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Feb. 18 Community News


Bobby Heath of Greenville, a graduate of East Carolina University, sent in this photo from behind the "ECU" display at the Main Campus Student Center.


Monday, February 18, 2019


Soup kitchens

The JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave., serves a meal of soup, sandwiches and/or fruit from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 561-7519. The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 Walnut St., Farmville, serves meals from noon-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call Janet Heath at 917-4563.

Precinct meetings

■ Democrats in Pitt County's Pactolus Precinct will meet at 7 p.m. at the Pactolus Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, 5858 U.S. 264 East. All Democrats in the precinct are welcome to attend and help organize locally. E-Mail PittCountyDems@gmail.com with any questions.

■ Precinct 9 of the Pitt County Democratic Party will hold its annual meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Jaycee Park, 2000 Cedar Lane (off 14th Street), in the meeting room next to the children’s library. All Democrats in Precinct 9 are welcome.

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

Coming Up

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will host an ECU Kinesiology Dept. Challenge Blood Drive at ECU Student Health Services, 1000 E. Fifth St. from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Democratic women

The Democratic Women of Pitt County will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Alice F. Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road. Judge Wendy Hazelton will give a presentation on the N.C. judicial system and 2019-21 officers will be inducted. Contact democraticwomenpittcounty@gmail.com or the Democratic Women of Pitt County on Facebook.

Mixed media painting

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will offer a free “Art Is Good Medicine” workshop on “Mixed Media Painting” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday. The workshop is free to those affected by cancer, including patients, survivors, caregivers and family members older than 16. Advance registration is helpful, but not required. Visit www.emergegallery.com/education/classes/art-is-good-medicine or call 551-6947.

Chamber singers

The ECU Chamber Singers will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Peace Presbyterian Church, 301 Guiness Drive, Winterville. Free. Call 328-6851.

Parkinson’s support

The Eastern N.C. Parkinson’s Support Group will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. on Sunday at Cypress Glen Retirement Community, 100 Hickory St. The speaker will be Crystal Zagwyn Harrison who will discuss “Chiropractic techniques for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.” New members are welcome to join the group at any time. Meetings are held on the last Sunday of the month. Call 258-4228.

Vocal concert

ECU's University Chorale and Concert Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St. Free. Call 328-6851.

Great Decisions

Dr. Alethia Cook, chair of the ECU Department of Political Science, will speak on “Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future” from 7-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 on the ECU campus, Rivers 102. This event is part of the Great Decisions 2019 series. Admission is free. Parking is available in the A lots around the Rivers Building. Contact Alethia Cook at cooka@ecu.edu or 328-5869.

Literacy coalition meeting

READ ENC Community Literacy Coalition (formerly Books from Birth) will host a meeting from 3:30-5 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the Nature Center auditorium at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. There will be updates about the coalition's Community Solutions Action Plan. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in joining the coalition's efforts to improve kindergarten readiness, summer learning and school attendance. Visit readenc.org or email Terry Atkinson at info@readnc.org.