Selected Community Events
Indoor Yard Sale at Westside Church
1205 Lynn Drive in Kinston (Off of Roseanne Dr., behind Bill Fay Park)
Join Westside FWB Church for an indoor yard sale Saturday, August 2nd from 7am to noon, rain or shine! Stop by to see what hidden treasures you may find!
There will be children's clothes and toys, books, movies, electronics, plants, sports items, skin care products, furniture, home decorations, holiday decorations, pet toys, and much more!
OR, take the opportunity to make room for new things in your home, and sell some of your items with us! Rent a 12x12 space with table and chairs for only $10. Contact Sandy Tilghman at (252) 522-5729 to reserve your space today.
Spread the word! Hope to see you there!
Operation Christmas Child Project Leader workshop
New Bern, NC
Learn more about Packing Parties, Crafting and shopping for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes
Stephanie Seymore 252-349-8261
Lil Pirate Exchange Children's Consignment Sale
Greenville Convention Center, 303 Greenville Blvd SW, Greenville NC 27834
The Lil Pirate Exchange semi-annual children's consignment event again "sets sail" at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, NC! Shop for all things KID--babies through teens--and outfit your kids' closets and toy bins with clothing, shoes, toys, games, books, videos, sporting goods, baby equipment must-haves, accessories, decor and more. Special focus on fall/winter/back-to-school items. This event happens twice a year and features high quality, gently used items at deep discount from retail prices. Whether you're looking to refresh your kids' wardrobes, buy some new-to-you toys or stock up for school, your treasure hunt at the Lil Pirate Exchange is bound to yield a lot of loot!
*SUNDAY MOST ITEMS 50% OFF!!*
Friday, Aug. 8 @10am-7pm
Saturday, Aug. 9 @10am-7pm
Sunday, Aug. 10 @11am-7pm
*Early entry Fri-Sun (1 hour prior) for anyone bringing 2 canned goods for donation*
Luggage 4 Love (Greenville NC Chapter)
Greenville, NC Walmart (210 SW Greenville Boulevard)
Integrated Family Services, PLLC is hosting a Luggage 4 Love Drive (Greenville Chapter) to collect luggage for children who come into foster care. Foster children placed by Integrated Family Services and the Pitt County Department of Social Services will benefit from this event. Please bring new or gently used luggage to the Walmart parking lot located at 210 SW Greenville, Boulevard in Greenville, NC on August 2, 2014, from 8am-4pm.
Leslie Jones or Michael Owens
Dover Community Eggstravaganza
Apr 12, 2014 2:00pm
The public is invited to Dover Community Eggstravaganza. April 12, 2014 at 2:00pm. Something for all ages. Egg Hunt, Kickball Games, Food, Fun and Fellowship. Sponsored by All Dover Local Churches.
Donna Kelly 252-521-5724
2nd Chance Kindergarten Information Session
Apr 15, 2014 6:00 - 8:00 pm
North East Carolina Prep Charter School, Tarboro
Due to over-whelming demand and the opportunity to add classrooms, NECP, a public charter school, has reopened the Kindergarten application process for 2014! At the 2nd Chance Session, your family will visit the NECP campus, meet our Kindergarten teachers, and learn how your child will benefit from attending this great public charter school. Visit our website for more information: www.necprepschool.com
Diane C. LeFiles, Dir. of Communications
NECP Charter School 252-641-0464
Spring Celebration at Raised In A Barn Farm
Apr 19, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
2106 NC Hwy 33 East, Chocowinity, NC 27817
Antique Tractor Show * Hayride to Easter Egg Hunt * Pig Pickin * Baked Goods Egg Decorating Contest * LIVE MUSIC * Handmade Crafts * Vendors
Farm Animals * Goat Cheese Blends * 4H Club Enrollment … and MORE!
Jane Boahn 252-945-6153
LCPS All-County Chorus Concert
Mar 8, 2014 2 p.m.
Kinston-Lenoir County Performing Arts Center, 2601 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC
The LCPS All-County Chorus, comprised of elementary and middle school students from across the Lenoir County Public Schools system, will perform in concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Kinston-Lenoir County Performing Arts Center. The concert is free.
Patrick Holmes, 252-527-1109, Lenoir County Public Schools
Port Discover’s Afterschool Science on February 27th “Geology Rocks”
Feb 27, 2014 4:00 pm
Port Discover located at 611 East Main Street in Elizabeth City
Port Discover’s Afterschool Science on February 27th
Elizabeth City, NC — Fast forward through the rock cycle at Port Discover! Students learn how rocks are formed by creating their own sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous “rocks.” “Geology Rocks” Port Discover’s Afterschool Science on Thursday, February 27th, at 4:00 pm.
Afterschool Science is Port Discover’s free, interactive science program featuring a different and timely topic each month. Afterschool Science is made possible thanks to the City of Elizabeth City.
Port Discover is located at 611 East Main Street in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The science center’s hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Programs can be arranged at other times for special groups.
A hands-on science museum for the kid in all of us, Port Discover is a community-based, non-profit organization, established to enhance the public’s understanding and enjoyment of science through engaging programs, activities, and exhibits. Elizabeth City State University along with the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce initiated the project that has attracted broad community support, including Elizabeth City Morning Rotary, College of the Albemarle, Albemarle Hospital, Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools. Port Discover is also a member of ASTC and the NC Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative.
To register for this program please call 252-338-6117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more about Port Discover at www.portdiscover.org.
Greene Lamp Head Start Now Accepting Pre-Kindergarten Applications For 2014-2015 School Year
Feb 20, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014 8:00am – 4:00pm
309 Summit Ave and 1001 E. Highland Ave in Kinston
Snow Hill office located at 110 S. E. First St.
Greene Lamp Head Start is now accepting Pre-Kindergarten applications for the 2014-2015 school year for children in Lenoir and Greene Counties. The child must be three or four years of age by August 31, 2014. Transportation is available to children enrolled in the program based on need and availability.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm.
To complete the application, the following items are required:
-Proof of child’s birth (i.e. Birth Certificate)
-Proof of Income for 2013 (i.e. tax return, W-2 form, TANF, SSI, child Support).
Any questions, please call the Family Engagement and Community Partnership staff in Kinston at (252) 527-5252 or Snow Hill at (252) 747-8146.
A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center - March Events
Mar 1, 2014 - Mar 28, 2014 --
A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center (ATFS) is located off Highway 11 between Ayden and Grifton in Contentnea Creek Estates. The physical address is 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton NC 28530.
Follow the website and newsletter regularly for possible additions or other updates to this schedule. For weather dependent activities (such as star parties, etc.), check the website for possible cancellations before leaving home.
If it is possible for you to do so, please announce (or post) this first activity regularly throughout the month till the March 22 date
Save the Date -- March 22
Love A Sea Turtle Annual 5k Run & Nature Walk
Proceeds fund summer camps at A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center for underserved youth as well as turtle awareness and education. $20.00 for individual runners ($25.00 after Feb 1) and $5.00 for the Nature Walk. Participants can register on-line at loveaseaturtle.com or runtheeast.com.
Each Saturday in March except 22nd (Mar 1, 8, 15, --, 29)
On the Trail to Fitness
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Cost - $2.00 / participant
Combine your exercise program with a connection to Nature. Walk or run along the One-Mile Fitness Trail around four lovely ponds and workout at the 10 fitness stations. Or simply amble along the trail for a pleasant Saturday walk.
Second Saturday Family Fun Day
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Cost - $5.00 adult $3.00 child
Take a guided walk along one of the Conservancy trails then make a “pin-less” pinwheel for fun in the winds of March. Please register by March 7.
2014 Greenville St. Patricks’ Day Parade
Location -- Downtown Greenville
4:00 pm to 11:00 am
Cost – No Charge
Enjoy the A Time For Science / Ulster Project float in the Second Annual Greenville St. Patricks’ Day Parade.
Busy Body Builders
Location – Pitt County KidFest, Greenville Convention Center
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit the A Time For Science exhibit at KidFest 2014 for a stimulating experience for your preschooler that you can learn to duplicate at home.
Carolina Skies Astronomy Club – Spring Equinox Star Party
7:00 pm ---
Cost – No Charge
Following the big Turtle Run in the morning the astronomy Club will hold its annual Spring Equinox Star Party at 7:00 pm. Come a little early to watch the sun go down in the west, one of only two time during the year it sets in the west. The indoor program will be announced on the A Time For Science website. Please register by March 21.
Fourth Monday Family Night
Location - Chick-Fil-A Winterville
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Cost – No Charge
Begin your spring garden by starting your own flower seed pot.
Save the Dates -- March 28 through April 13
North Carolina Science Festival
Check the calendar and the website for A Time For Science events during the state-wide North Carolina Science Festival.
For information or for registrations contact ATFS through the website (www.atimeforscience.org), through email at (email@example.com), or by phone at 252-746-4470.
Dare Day Festival
Jun 7, 2014 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Waterfront, Manteo, NC
In its 39th year, Dare Day Festival is a free, fun-filled family event, presented by the County of Dare and the Town of Manteo. Dare Day is considered by locals as the official kick-off of summer. Over 100 vendors will open booths on the Manteo Waterfront and surrounding downtown areas to display a variety of beautiful items, delicious foods and drinks. Children will be able to ride a kiddie train, play games and enjoy an inflatable slide and moonwalk.
There will be plenty of local musical entertainment on two stages for the enjoyment of all ages.
The smell of seafood, polish sausages, hotdogs/ hamburgers, funnel cakes and kettle corn will fill the air. There will be homemade and soft serve ice cream as well as a variety of cold drinks to quench your thirst.
Come to the Dare Day Festival and make some memories.
Melva Garrison, Jackie Tillett, or Cara Daniels
Dare Day Office - 252.475.5629
4th Annual Carolina Strawberry Festival
May 9, 2014 - May 10, 2014 --
Downtown Wallace, NC
Friday, May 9- 7-10 pm
Saturday, May 10- 11am-9 pm
Friday- Strawberry Jam Street Festival- Midway rides, food, beer & wine garden, music by the Band of Oz. Saturday- Food & Craft Vendors, Midway rides & games- entertainment, music by Ken Knox & Company, beer & wine garden.
Lou Powell, Executive Director- Greater Wallace Chamber of Commerce- 910-285-4044