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Aug. 24 Community News

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Today 

Food pantry

Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will host a food pantry every Tuesday and Thursday. Registration will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and the food pickup will be from 1-2 p.m. For more information about the Sycamore Helping Hearts Food Pantry contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, 252-758-7110.

Market on the Square

The town of Winterville hosts Market on the Square from 4-8 p.m. Thursdays in downtown Winterville near 252 Main St. The event includes live entertainment, food trucks and vendors selling fresh produce, crafts and baked goods. Contact 215-2360 or stephen.penn@wintervillenc.com.

Back-to-school event

AMEXCAN will sponsor a back-to-school event at 5 p.m. at Belvoir Elementary School, 2568 N.C. 33. Free school supplies will be provided for the upcoming kindergarten class. For more information about this event and others, call the AMEXCAN office at 252-757-3916 or follow the organization on social media.

Toastmasters

Toastmasters will meet from 6:30-8 pm. at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, please contact Bob Gose at 252-714-1892 or at bgose35@suddenlink.net or visit www.gville.toastmastersclubs.org.

Alumni meeting

The Eva J. Lewis Alumni Chapter of ECSU will have its monthly meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St., in the Group Study Room. For more information contact President Mary Cates at 252-758-5039.

Coming Up

Empowerment workshop

Faith Based Counseling Services LLC will host a Men of Valor Empowerment Workshop from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Alice F. Keene Park in the Multipurpose Room, 4561 County Home Road, Winterville. The event is for men ages 18 and up and is free although registration is needed. To register visit www.eventbrite.com/e/men-of-valor-mens-empowerment-workshop-tickets-34866714281. For more information and to become a sponsor, contact Faith Based Counseling LLC at 252-493-6300 or by email at FaithbasedLLC@gmail.com. 

River trash art, film

The Plastic Ocean Art Works Reception and Documentary will begin at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main St., Washington. The judged art exhibit will be of pieces created from debris and other “trash” collected from the rivers. Winners will be presented with awards during the reception, sponsored by PotashCorp and featuring musician Gary Braddy. The documentary, supported by the Pamlico Albemarle Wildlife Conservationists, will be shown on the big screen at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Jennifer Alligood at 252-943-7544.

South Ayden High

The South Ayden High School Alumni Association will host the 17th Bi-Annual Multi-class Reunion Sept. 1-3. Activities will include a meet and greet, breakfast, fashion show, banquet, dance, worship service and farewell picnic. Cost is $70 for the entire weekend of activities. Classes of 1966 and 1967 will be recognized for their 50th anniversaries. For more information call 252-746-4899.

Book sale

The Friends of Sheppard Memorial Library will sponsor a Fifty Cents Book Sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9 and from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 10 at the main library, 530 Evans St. Sunday is $3 a bag day. There will be thousands of great items to choose from including paperbacks, VHS tapes, records and some older hardbacks. For more information call the library at 329-4580 or visit www.sheppardlibrary.org.

Afterschool program

Children ’R’ Us, a 10-week after school program for children aged 7-13 who are above a healthy weight, will begin Sept. 11. The program will be at Community Fellowship Church, 4111 S. Main St., Farmville. The program requires registration and is first-come, first-serve. Contact the church at 252-753-6753.

 

Visit reflector.com/community calendar for a full listing of events.

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