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April 29 Community News


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Sunday, April 29, 2018


Vote rally

The Pitt County NAACP will hold a “Get Out To Vote Rally” at 6 p.m. at New Deliverance Church of Christ-Disciples of Christ, 4346 South Edge Road, Ayden. The theme of the rally will be “Taking the Resistance to the Ballot Box” and all candidates will be invited to attend. Call 814-9076.

Understanding Dementia

St. James United Methodist Church will present Understanding Dementia, a workshop for family and caregivers dealing with this disease, from 3-5 p.m. at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St. Register by contacting Joyce Day at joyce@stjconnect.org or 752-6154. For more information, visit www.stjconnect.org.

Holocaust commemoration

An Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration event will be held at 3 p.m. at Congregation Bayt Shalom, 4351 E. 10th St. The keynote speaker will be Geri Crain, DDS, Ph.D, the daughter of Holocaust survivor Alice Kern, who will tell stories about her mother’s experiences in the Auschwitz death camp and at the Death March to Bergen-Belsen. The program will also include music, candle-lighting, prayers, inspirational readings and an overview of the work of the N.C. Council on the Holocaust. To learn more, contact Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman at 318-416-3491 or rabbi_harley@baytshalom.org or contact Karen Klaich at klaichkaren@gmail.com.

Coming Up

Hearing loss program

The Pitt County Council on Aging will host Merri Schermerhorn, N.C. Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday. Schermerhorn will present information about living with hearing loss, including how to be alert to local weather events and how to communicate with law enforcement in stressful situations. Seating is limited. Register by contacting 1-800-999-6828 or Merri.Schermerhorn@dhhs.nc.gov.

Beekeepers meeting

The Tar River Beekeepers will hold their monthly potluck supper and meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Pitt County Agriculture Center, 403 Government Circle. Dr. Ricky Watson, clinical assistant professor from the Family Medicine Department at Brody School of Medicine, will address the group about “Anaphylaxis and Apitherapy.” Watson is an avid beekeeper himself and a member of the Tar River Beekeepers. Visit www.facebook.com/tarriverbeekeepers.

Orchestra concert

The Pitt Community College Symphony Orchestra will present a Spring Concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Reimage Church, 3950 Victory Lane, Winterville. Admission is free; donations are accepted. For more information, contact R. Michael Stephenson at rstephenson@email.pittcc.edu or 493-7493.

Food distribution

The Churches Outreach Network and The JOY Soup Kitchen will present the “First Wednesday Food Distribution & Feeding” from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday at 713 Albemarle Ave. Bring bags and boxes. Vendors who would like to participate in sharing resources should contact Dr. Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600 or at rodneycon2007@gmail.com. Vendor tables must be set up by 8 a.m.

Power of the Purse

Women for Women of Pitt County’s annual Power of the Purse luncheon will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. John Quinones, ABC News veteran and host of “What Would You Do?” will be keynote speaker. Tickets are $100 each and are available at womenforwomenpittcounty.org. Call 355-7550 for more information.

Appreciation ceremony

The Benevolence Corps, a humanity-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides for senior citizens, the disabled, and other vulnerable groups, will hold its 15th Annual Senior Citizens Appreciation Ceremony from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on May 7 at the C.M. Eppes Recreation Center, 400 Nash St. The public is invited to attend. For more information call Keith Cooper at 258-1260.

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