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Live Oak Free Will Baptist Church, 1577 Rock Road, Grifton, will host the Reverend Demetrius Williams’ Anniversary Celebration at 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 28. Sheikh Ronald Jackson will be the guest of honor.

Poinsettias will be available for purchase in the planting store at Greene Central High School starting November 30. Sale hours will be from 8 am to noon on school days. Group orders can be scheduled at other times. Poinsettias will be available in four sizes and four colours. For rates or additional information, call the school at 747-3814 or email henrypasour@greene.k12.nc.us.

The Eden Museum of History and Art will hold its annual Christmas Open Meeting from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 2. This will be in conjunction with the Christmas town festivities in Aydin. Museum visitors will have the option to come before or after the 6:30 p.m. show. There will be no open house on the fourth Sunday in November or December. Call 347-6672.

Winterfest will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 4 at The Barn Venue at Nooherooka Natural, 2029 Mewborn Church Road in Snow Hill. This holiday shopping event features artisans, artisans, woodworkers, and more. Nooherooka Natural will host the annual meat sale at the farm’s general store. For more information or seller inquiries, call Mary Petty at 714-2650.

The Eastern NC Tea Party will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7, at Parker BBQ, 3109 S Memorial Drive, Greenville. Dexter Liu, Second Amendment expert, will talk about recent policies and laws. For more information, contact Diane Rufino at crazy_for_the_80s@Reagan.com.

Farmville American Legion Post 151 will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on December 8, at Farmville Christian Church, 3776 S. Main St.

McGee Chiropractic, 1330 E. Arlington Blvd., Suite B, Greenville, collects donations for Pitt County Animal Shelter Friends through Dec. 10. Needs include dry food for dogs and puppies; dry and wet cat and cat food; Agglomerate cat litter, puppy pads, toys, candy, gas cards, Clorox wipes, bleach and paper towels. Pet Friends is a nonprofit group that helps animals on the euthanasia list at the Pete County Shelter County. Financial donations can be made to Friends of Pete County Animal Shelter or FPCAS. Call 355-5353.

The Farmville Community Arts Council will present the Tim Sutton Trio in concert at Salvation & Praise Full Gospel Church, 9243 W. Marlboro Road, Farmville, 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 12. Come enjoy the sounds of the season. Tickets are $10 on showtix4u.com/event-details/59065. Visit www.farmville-arts.org, the FCAC Facebook page or call the FCAC office at 753-3832.

Pitt County Master Gardener volunteers will hold a wreath-making workshop using fresh greenery from the Pitt County Arboretum at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 13, at the Agricultural Center, 403 Government Department, Greenville. Call 252-902-1709 to register and arrange a $10 upfront fee. Class size is limited. Bring gloves and scissors.

The Soup Kitchen for Community Outreach, located at 3492 S. Walnut St. Farmville has hot meals from noon to 1 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The kitchen depends on donations and volunteers. To volunteer or for more information, call Janet Heath at 917-4563.

Vidant Cancer Care will conduct free breast cancer screenings for residents without health insurance at Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Tower, 524 Moye Blvd. , in Greenville from 1-4 p.m. on December 7. At least 1 year older since your last mammogram. Clinical examination and 3D mammogram included. Call 847-7867 to register.

East Carolina University Academic Library Services and the Laupus Health Sciences Library are asking residents across eastern North Carolina to share stories about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their lives for inclusion in the Special Collections archive. Individual stories are important to the shared local history, and researchers will be better able to understand how the pandemic affected East Carolina University and the region because of the contributions. Documents documenting experiences during the pandemic can be shared in any format at https://bit.ly/COVIDCollection-ECU or send a private email to specialcollections@ecu.edu if you wish to hand in physical items at the library.

Tickets for Farmville’s 150th Anniversary Black Tie Gala are on sale with The Rakiem Walker Project music. The event will be at 7 p.m. January 15 at the charging station, Wilson Walnut Corner in Farmville. General admission is $75. Table 8 is $650. Call the Farmville Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 252-753-4671, to purchase tickets by check, cash, or credit card.


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