Monday, March 10, 2014
Who: Ron Curll, Walk MS Committee
What: Walk MS
When: Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m.
Where: Greenville Town Common
Details: Start a team. Be a part of creating a world free of MSTuesday, March 11, 2014
Who: Growing Up Fit
March is National Nutrition Month and this year's theme is "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right". This means that you don't have to sacrifice flavor to eat healthy. You can create healthy, delicious meals with the flavors and ingredients you love. We also have a special event coming up for National Nutrition Month.
Nutrition Tips: One way to "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right" is to get creative with the foods you love.
• Create a trail mix using your favorite nuts, whole grain cereal, and dried fruit.
• Add your favorite fresh fruit to your morning oatmeal, ready-to-eat cereal, or yogurt. For example, slice up a small banana and mix it in with your cereal.
• Use salt free seasoning mixes or make your own seasoning mix with your favorite herbs and spices to add flavor to cooked vegetables. For example, you can make your own Italian seasoning by combining dried oregano, basil, and garlic powder together.
• Try cooking your favorite vegetable in a new way. For example, try roasting broccoli in the over. Use 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil, which will lightly coat it.
Puppet Shows and Story Time:
o Puppet Show & Snack March 24th at 3:30 PM at Sheppard Memorial Library
o Story hour & Craft March 27th at 10:30 AM at Sheppard Memorial Library
o Puppet Show & Snack March 31st at 3:30 PM at Winterville Public Library
• Purpose: To help children get excited about nutrition and physical activity and "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right". It provides a great opportunity for learning while having fun and tasting healthy snacks.
• This is a free event and does not require registration. For more information, please contact the Children's Library at 252-329-4581 or 902-2388.
Zucchini Mini Muffins: This recipe is an easy way to add vegetables in a bite size snack that still packs in flavor and nutrition.
1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup shredded zucchini (about 1 medium zucchini)
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons skim milk
1/8 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Non-fat Cooking spray
1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
3. Combine zucchini, canola oil, milk, vanilla extract and egg in a small bowl; stir with a whisk.
3. Add zucchini mixture to flour mixture, stirring batter just until combined.
4. Divide batter evenly among 24 miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray.
5. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of muffins comes out clean.
Yields 24 mini muffins
Nutrition Information: Serving size 2 mini muffins
Calories 115, Fat 4g, Sodium 10mg, Total Carbohydrates 18g (Fiber 0.6g, Sugars 7g), Protein 2 g
• You can add raisins for a fruity flavor.
• If the batter seems too dry, you can add about 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce or a few extra tablespoons of low fat milk to thin out the batter a little bit.
• Use unsweetened applesauce or mashed bananas to replace the fat.
• Use another type of vegetable, like yellow squash or carrots. You can even create a combination, like carrots and zucchini.
Who: Henry Hinton, Talk of the Town Host
What: Greenville Community Forum
When: Thursday, March 13, 7 a.m. - 10 a.m., and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: 400 St. Andrews Street, Greenville
Details: Inner Banks Media is pleased to host the Greenville Community Summit, which will bring together community leaders and citizens to discuss six important issues facing the Greenville/Pitt County area. The Greenville Community Summit will be held at the Conference Center at 400 St. Andrews Drive (formerly The Beef Barn). There will be six one-hour forums. Each forum will focus on a specific community issue or problem and feature four panelists who are subject matter experts in the particular field. Each forum will begin with a panel discussion followed by an interactive segment providing attendees the opportunity to ask questions of summit panelists and offer ideas and opinions. 7 am topic: crime. 8 am: traffic. 9 am: working with ECU and PCC. 3 pm: healthcare. 4 pm: economy. 5: Greenville's futureWednesday, March 12, 2014
Who: Peg Bodie, LPGA, CLGC Professional. Dale Fincke, CLGC Military Appreciation Day (MAD) Committee Member
What: Cypress Landing Golf Club's (CLGC) 6th Military Appreciation Day (MAD) Event
When: April 26, 2014, ~ 9:30 AM Opening Ceremony, NC Senator, District 1, Bill Cook to provide remarks
Where: Cypress Landing Golf Club, 600 Clubhouse Road, Chocowinity, North Carolina 27817
Phone: (252) 946-7788 ext. 3
Details: Cypress Landing Golf Club (CLGC) in Chocowinity is hosting its 6th Military Appreciation Day (M.A.D.) where they invite local active Duty military (90-100) from the surrounding bases (Seymour Johnson Air Base, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Base (MCAS), Camp Lejeune Marine Base, as well as the local Air and Army National Guard for a day of FREE Golf, Food, Beverages, Prizes and just an all out day in tribute to them. Many will have recently returned from being in conflict. Funded by CLGC members, Cypress Landing residents and donations from Chocowinity/Washington/Greenville residents and businesses, all proceeds over costs are donated "locally" to support our wounded warriors. At last year's event CLGC donated over $5,075.00 to the Camp Lejeune Fisher House, within the Wounded Warrior complex, which support our service men and women and their families.
Who: Humane Society of Eastern Carolina
What: Pet of the Week
Phone: (252) 413-7247
Web: >www.hsecarolina.org/ Thursday, March 13, 2014
Who: Kim Stokes, Friends of the Ronald McDonald House
What: Friends Night Out
When: Thursday, March 27, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where:Plum Tree Bistro, Greenville
Phone: (252) 531-2854
Details:Did you know that since 1987 the Ronald McDonald House of eastern North Carolina as well as the new Ronald McDonald House located in the Children's Hospital at Vidant Medical Center has served over 25,000 families? On Thursday evening March 27, 2014 from 5:00 pm till 7:30 pm the Friends of the Ronald McDonald House along with our sponsors The Plum Tree Bistro in Arlington Village and the Eye Care Centers in Greenville and Washington will host our second annual "Friends Night Out" at the Plum Tree Bistro. The tickets must be purchased in advance and are $25 each. Your ticket includes your choice of one beverage as well as Chef Heather's fabulous appetizers. Raffle tickets will also be on sale for a fabulous gift basket to be given away the night of the event. Come join us for an entertaining evening to benefit our local houses. Tickets can be purchased at the Ronald McDonald House on 529 Moye Blvd., the Plum Tree Bistro, the Eye Care Centers in both Greenville and Washington, 692 Olive or from a Friends Board member. All proceeds will be used to support the local Ronald McDonald houses where our mission is to provide a home away from home for families who have children being treated at Vidant Children's Hospital or local medical facilities. For more information please contact Kim Stokes, publicity chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-531-2854.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Who: Jimmy Wils, Pitt County Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) President and Dan Fitzgerald, member of Pitt County AOH. Tiffany Gay, Uptown Greenville
What: St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration
When: Saturday, March 15, 3-6pm; parade steps off at 4pm.
Where: Five Points Plaza and Evans St. in Uptown Greenville.
Phone: (252) 916-4591
Details: The Festival runs from 3-6 and will include the Millennium Funk Band, food vendors, and a grog garden. The parade steps off at 4pm and features local dignitaries and business owners, as well as the Greenville Public Safety Pipes & Drums. Sponsors for these events include the Uptown Greenville Assn., Coastal Beverage Co., AJ McMurphy's Irish Pub, The Greenville Times, Hastings Ford, Bailey's Fine Jewelry, and CopyPro.
Who: Bobbie Parsons, Saving Graces for Felines
What: Cat Adoptions at PetsMart
When: Monday - Friday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: PetsMart in Greenville
Phone: (252) 355-3404