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Aug. 19 Community News


Irene Cannon shared this photo of a fawn staring out from a field near Cannon's Crossroads.


Saturday, August 19, 2017


Cooking demonstration

The Pitt County Health Department will sponsor a cooking demonstration from 8 a.m.-noon each Saturday at the Leroy James Farmers Market, 4560 County Home Road. The demonstration will be of a healthy recipe featuring a donated produce item from local farmers. This week’s featured item will be potatoes. Recipes of the prepared dish will be available. For information contact Magen Flanagan at 258-6134 or flanaganm14@students.educ.edu.

Bethel Union parade

An Alumni Parade and Festivities will take place from 9 a.m.-noon in the Bethel community as part of the Bethel Union High School reunion. Members of the Bethel community are invited to participate. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Cemetery Road and ends on Main Street at the old Piggly Wiggly. Classes from years ending in “7” will hold reunion celebrations throughout the weekend. For information about the parade or other reunion-related events, contact Mildred Atkinson Council, co-coordinator, at 252-757-1037 or 252-917-1431 or councilwomancouncil@gmail.com.

Blood Donors

The American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and is in need of blood donors. Call 758-1140 for more information.

Basketry class

A Pine Needle Basketry class will be offered from 10 a.m.-noon at The May Museum & Park, 3802 S. Main St., Farmville. The class will be taught by Charity Valentine, Pitt Community College art instructor. The cost of the class is $10 per student (which includes all supplies) and the class size is limited. Contact Deb Higgins at 252-327-8859 or dhiggins@farmvillenc.gov.

Breastfeeding celebration

The 2017 World Breastfeeding Celebration will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pitt County Agricultural Center, 403 Government Circle. The purpose of this event is to provide community members with information about breastfeeding and to connect families with resources that help to encourage and support breastfeeding. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about Pitt County’s breastfeeding resources and the 2017 World Breastfeeding Celebration, contact the Pitt County Health Department Breastfeeding Program at 252-902-2382.

Free school supplies

The Christ 2017 Free Back-to-School Supplies Event will be held from 3-6 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 621 W. Fire Tower Road, Winterville. There will be guest appearances by gospel rapper Canton Jones, Second Timothy, Keya Smith, Cappello and more. For more information call 252-414-5009.

Veterans host bingo

The Veterans of Foreign Wars 7032 host bingo games every Saturday at the post headquarters, 1108 Mumford Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 252-758-3251 for information between 10 a.m. and noon daily.

Coming Up

Blood drive

Marlboro Free Will Baptist Church, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will host a blood drive from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 8031 U.S. 264 Alt.  Blood donors are needed. Contact 758-1140 for more information.

Block party

The Greenville Recreation and Parks Department will host A Back-to-School Block Party from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Thomas Foreman Park, Nash and West Fifth Streets. The event, for Pitt County students in grades K-12, will include free school supplies, food, music, a health fair, games and prizes. For more information contact Karen Turnage with the Greenville Pitt Education Association at 258-8675.

Emergency preparedness

The Pitt County Council on Aging Road to Resources Program will be from 3-4 p.m. Monday at the Pitt County Senior Wellness Center, 4551 County Home Road. Kathy Sheppard with the Pitt County Health Department will present information about Emergency Preparedness. The program is free to the public, but space is limited. Call 252-752-1717 ext. 12 to register or for more information.

Visit reflector.com/communitycalendar for a full listing of events.