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Feb. 22 Community News

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Tina Lee sent in this photo of the first crocus flowers blooming in her yard. It's a beautiful sight knowing spring is just around the corner.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Today

Food pantry

Registration for the food pantry at Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and the food pickup will be from 1-2 p.m. The food pantry is open every second and fourth Thursday of the month. For more information, contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, 758-7110.

Grad Expo

The three-day Graduation Expo for May 2018 graduates, sponsored by East Carolina University's Dowdy Student Store, concludes from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Graduating seniors may pick up their caps and gowns, register for graduation and order class rings, invitations, announcements, personal thank-you notes and diploma frames. The store is located on campus in the Wright Building. Call 328-6731 for more information.

Interfaith Clergy

Pitt County Interfaith Clergy will meet at noon at New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. Email deskcon2007@gmail.com or call 714-7063 to RSVP or for more information.

Toastmasters meeting

The Greenville Toastmasters Club will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. The club meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, contact Ryan Y. Samia at 850-341-2089 or visit http://www.toastmasters.org/ or http://gville.toastmastersclubs.org.

Coming Up

Cancer support 

The Brother to Brother prostate cancer support group will meet at 9 a.m. Friday at The Seahorse Restaurant, 2301 Stantonsburg Road. The group is sponsored by the Cancer Support Community Eastern N.C. and meets the last Friday of each month. Call John Head at 227-1527 or email him at hrtopf@gmail.com.

Free concerts

The Eastern Youth Orchestras will perform free concerts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Presyterian Church of Kinston, 2101 N. Heritage St., Kinston, and at 7 p.m. Monday in ECU’s Fletcher Hall. For more information, visit http://www.easternyouthorchestras.org.

Advance care

A free Advance Care Planning Presentation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at University Church of Christ, 100 Crestline Blvd. From 6-7 p.m. participants will learn about the medical, legal, spiritual and personal reasons that everyone over 18 needs to have these documents in place; from 7-8 p.m. a facilitator, notaries and witnesses will be available to assist participants with completing their own advance care planning documents. Photo ID is required for completion of documents. To register call 342-9375 or 855-698-4326. For more information visit www.VidantHealth.com/AdvanceCare.

Foster parents

The Methodist Home for Children will host a Foster Parent Information Session from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., for anyone interested in learning more about fostering, therapeutic foster care or foster-to-adopt. To RSVP your attendance or to learn more, visit our website at www.mhfc.org, email fosterandadopt@mhfc.org or call 1-888-305-4321, ext. 6.

Peace workshop

Maya Zwerling, national organizing manager for the Advocacy Team movement, will present a workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday at New Dimensions Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. A group from the local community is working to bring a peace and justice movement to Greenville called “Friends Committee on National Legislation.” The topic for this year’s Advocacy Teams is “Preventing Nuclear War with North Korea.” Zwerling will teach participants how to do grassroots lobbying with senators and representatives using proven techniques to engage elected representatives in effective and respectful communication.To register for the event, visit act.fcnl.org/event/advocacy-teams_attend/312. For more information contact Ann Harrington at all826@suddenlink.net or visit https://www.fcnl.org/updates/advocacy-teams-37.

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

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