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Monday, October 22, 2018


Free aerobics

A free aerobics exercise class is open to the public at 6 p.m. every Monday at the Alice F. Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road. The class is sponsored by Healthy Lives Healthy Choices, a grant supported program focusing on prevention and management of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The program is funded by Vidant Health's Community Benefit Grants Program. Contact 702-8167 or 327-7964.

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.

Joy Soup Kitchen 

The Joy Soup Kitchen serves a meal of soup, sandwiches and/or fruit from 10:30-11:45 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Joy Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. For more information call 561-7519.

Coming Up

Historical and Arts Society

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society will have a membership meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Winterville Depot, 217 Worthington St., Winterville. LeRae Umfleet, who currently works with the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and oversees commemorative activities and outreach programs across the state, will be the speaker. The topic of Mr. Umfleet’s presentation will be “North Carolina in the Great War” and will discuss our state’s contributions to the war effort and the activities of the WW1 centennial committee to commemorate the “War to End All Wars.” Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, or to schedule private tours, call 252-321-2660.

Concerts, costumes

The PCC Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Farmville Community Arts Council, 3723 N. Main St., Farmville, and at 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at Edgecombe Community College's Keihin Auditorium, 2009 W. Wilson St., Tarboro. The concerts will include “Selections from West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein; “Night on Bald Mountain” by Moussorgsky; “L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1” by Bizet; and “Soundtrack Highlights” by John Williams. The event will include a Halloween costume contest for ages 12 and younger. Contact R. Michael Stephenson at rstephenson@email.pittcc.edu or 493-7493.

How to Avoid Scams and Frauds

The Kiwanis Club of Greenville will meet at noon on Tuesday at the G&K Cafe, 3197 E. 10th St. The program will be hosted by Natalie Wood from the N.C. Department of Justice who will be delivering a presentation on how to avoid scams and frauds. All are welcome and lunch will be served. For more information, call the Kiwanis Club at  355-0200.

Yoga and Zumba

Yoga in the Park will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. Zumba in the Park will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday. These free classes will be offered each Tuesday and Thursday during September and October and are sponsored by the city of Greenville. Contact 329-4567 or visit greenvillenc.gov for more information.

Blood donation center

The Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays. Call 758-1140 for more information or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. The church will distribute food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 746-8403.