September 16 Community News | Local News

The Leroy James Farmer’s Market, 4560 County Home Road, is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today-Saturday.

The pantry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 E. Fourth St., is open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Parking is available behind the church on Third Street. Call 752-3482.

Inez Ribustello of On The Square Restaurant in Tarboro will be signing his “Life Beyond Windows” memoir from 4 pm to 6 pm today at Simply Divine Oil and Wine, 692 E. Arlington Blvd.

Major Benjamin May Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution calls on the community to join them in celebrating Constitution Week September 17-23, marking the 234th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The group is asking everyone to ring a bell, ring their keys or honk their horns at 4 p.m. on Friday to commemorate the event. The Farmville Public Library features related books in several areas, and free bookmarks will be available at small, free libraries in the area.

The First Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Elm and 14th streets, will be holding their Mayfest garage sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The event will also include a plant sale, a bake sale and a hot dog lunch. Masks will be compulsory inside the building and in the tents. Profits support local charities.

The Ayden Historical and Artistic Society Museum will unveil its exhibit on local barbecue traditions during its monthly open house from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on September 26 in the former Dixon Medical Building at 554 Second Street. There is no admission fee, but donations are welcome. Call 746-4209 or visit

Auditions for the Farmville Ghost Walk will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Paramount Theater, 3723 N. Main St., Farmville. The ghost march will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 21-23 and 28-30. Call the Farmville Community Arts Council at 753-3832.

The City Art Gallery, 511 Red Banks Road, will host an opening reception for Edge of Today, featuring the work of artist Ellen Hathaway, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. The artist will offer a painting demonstration at 7 p.m. Hathaway’s exhibition will remain on display at the gallery until October 17. Visit

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Greenville, 729 Dickinson Ave., will officially open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday with more than 40 interactive and educational stations along Dickinson Avenue to represent a variety of science subjects and careers. . Visit a

St. James Free Will Baptist Church, 515 S. Railroad St., Fountain, will celebrate Pastor Walter C. Blount’s 29th birthday at 11 am Sunday.

The Greenville Pitt County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly energy lunch at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. J. Eric Boyette, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, will speak at the virtual event. Members can register on

First Christian Church, 3776 S. Main St., Farmville, is hosting a Red Cross blood drive from 3 pm to 7 pm Tuesday. Make an appointment at and use FCC Farmville code. The need is urgent. The Red Cross Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

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