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Oct. 23 Community News

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Today  

Candidates forum

The AMEXCAN Meet the Candidates forum, to get to know the candidates in the upcoming City of Greenville elections, will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday in the auditorium of the ECU Willis Building, 300 E. First St. For more information contact the AMEXCAN office at 258-9967, juvenciorp@amexcannc.org or follow AMEXCAN on social media.

Coming Up

Matthew recovery

Disaster Recovery Partner (DRP) will offer assistance to residents of Pitt County who still have unmet needs as a result of Hurricane Matthew from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church, 1295 Mumford Road, and from 5-8 p.m. at Grifton Mission Ministries, 6499 Highland Ave., Grifton. For more information call 717-9600 or email Rodneycoles@drp2016.org.

Free screenings

Free breast cancer screenings will be offered from 3-5:15 p.m. on Tuesday at Eastern Radiology Breast Imaging Center, 2101 W. Arlington Blvd. for women who are residents of Pitt County between 40-65 years-old without health insurance. Participants also must meet income requirements. Registration is required. Call 847-9450. This event is sponsored by Vidant Cancer Care and Eastern Radiologists in commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Book signing

Michael Bonner, second-grade teacher at South Greenville Elementary who was featured on The Ellen Show in January, will discuss his new book, “Get Up or Give Up” at 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble in the University Commons shopping center, 3040 Evans St. The event will include a photo-op and book signing. For more information contact Jessica Lawrence at 702-1904.

Blood Donors

The American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is in need of blood donors. Call 758-1140 for more information.

Wine/beer tasting

The Winterville Civitan Club will host a wine and beer tasting from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Firefly Wine Shop, 3110 Evans St. for the Club’s Grapes & Grain event. Tickets are $20 per person and entitle tasters to sample either six wines (the grapes) or six N.C.-based craft beers (the grain). The price also includes food and an event glass for your tastings. A portion of the proceeds benefits Riley’s Army, a nonprofit organization that supports children with cancer in eastern N.C. To purchase tickets or for more information call Riley’s Army at 919-608-8421, email Norreen Furness at ngfurness@suddenlink.net, or go to Eventbrite under Winterville Civitan Wine Tasting.

Unchain Me program

Pitt County Animal Services and the Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina operates a local “Unchain Me” program designed to give pet owners an alternative to keeping their dogs chained. Owners selected for the program agree to have their pets spayed/neutered (at no cost to them) and receive a free kennel enclosure to use as an alternative to chaining. Applications are available at the Pitt County Animal Shelter, 4550 County Home Road. Call 902-1725 for more information or download the form at www.pttcountync.gov/153/Animal-Services.

Meals on Wheels

The Pitt County Council on Aging is in need of volunteers for home-delivered meals. Routes take about an hour to deliver. Meals can be picked up anytime between 10 a.m.-12 noon depending on the community you serve. One hour training required. Call 752-1717, Ext 4.

Visit reflector.com/communitycalendar.com for a full listing of events.

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