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April 16 Community Calandar


Marian Swinker shared this photo of dianthus flowers dripping after the rain, taken at her home in Winterville.


Monday, April 16, 2018


Tax relief information

The Council on Aging Road to Resources program will be held from 3-4 p.m. at the Pitt County Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. Carly Jackson with the Pitt County Tax Assessor's office will present information about Property Tax Relief Programs. This program is free to the public, but space is limited. Call 752-1717, Ext. 7, to register.

Literacy help

The Pitt County Council on Aging, along with Literacy Volunteers of Pitt County, offers reading assistance from 9-11 a.m. on Mondays and math help and tricks from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesdays. These services are available to persons who want to improve their reading comprehension skills or need a refresher on everyday math. Call 752-1717 for an appointment.

Soup Kitchen

The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 Walnut St., Farmville, serves meals from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The service is carried out by local volunteers from churches and individuals and is totally supported by donations from the community. For more information about serving or donating, call Janet Heath at 917-4563.

Coming Up

Opioid abuse

Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County/Parent Engagement Program Academy will host a workshop on opioid abuse at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Unity Free Will Baptist Church, 4301 Charles Blvd. Presenters will be from the Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse and Students Against Destructive Decisions. Topics addressed will include recognizing opioid use and abuse and having meaningful conversations about opioids with teens. Call 758-1604 ext. 201.

Democratic women

Democratic Women of Pitt County will meet from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday at 4561 County Home Road. Visit Democratic Women of Pitt County on social media.

Pops chorale

The Community Pops Singers will present “Fun, Fun, Fun with the Pops” on at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at John Paul II Catholic High School, at 2725 E. 14th St. The free chorale presentation will feature a mix of rock, easy listening, and Broadway. Call Kathy Sprau at 355-2712.

Interfaith clergy

The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt County will meet at noon on April 26 at New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. Host will be Pastor Eve C. Rogers. Contact Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600 or Debbie S. Dixon at 462-1112.

Social event

The Bachelor Benedict-Twentieth Century Social Club Inc. will hold “A Salute to Distinguished Ladies” at the President’s Spring Gala at 7 p.m. on May 5 at American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive. The ladies to be honored are Mildred Council, Rose Glover, Ann Huggins, Kandie Smith, Mary Perkins-Williams and Mary Blount Williams. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Call 752-7196 or 341-5696 for tickets.

All-classes reunion

The Eighth Annual Belvoir-Falkland All Classes High School Reunion will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 5 at the Holly Hill Family Life Center of Holly Hill Free Will Baptist Church, 755 Porter Road. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/371716343308782/.

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

Volunteer drivers

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to help provide patients with rides to treatment centers. Volunteers must have a safe and reliable vehicle, a valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, a good driving record and attend A Road to Recovery volunteer training. For more information, or to coordinate a ride for a cancer patient in need, call 1-800-227-2345.