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March 18 Community News


Irene Cannon spotted these turkeys feeding in a field near Cannon's Crossroads.


Monday, March 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 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.

Blood donors needed

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. today at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church Christian Life Center, 510 S. Washington St. The Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will also be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Tea Party meeting 

The Eastern N.C. Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. at the Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, 136 Davenport Farm Road, Winterville. Discussion will be about actions of the General Assembly and the upcoming special election for the open Third District Congressional seat. Contact Diane Rufino, crazy_for_the_80s@Reagan.com.

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

Republican Women 

The Republican Women of Pitt County will meet at 11:30 a.m. for a social hour, followed by lunch at noon on Thursday at the Greenville Country Club, 216 Country Club Drive. The guest speaker will be Michael LaPaglia, 2020 candidate for N.C. Secretary of State. Michael is a Durham business consultant and staunch Constitutional conservative who wants to see less regulation and more free market capitalism in N.C. The meal will be catered by G & K Cafe. Cost is $17 inclusive. Members are encouraged to bring a friend. RSVP to Beth Capillary at 531-0788 or bethcapillary@yahoocom by Tuesday.

Greenville Toy/Collectible Show

The Greenville Toy/Collectible Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Greenville Masonic Temple, 1104 Charles Blvd. The free event will be fun for the whole family and will include a Thomas the Train display, Lionel trains, vintage toys, collectibles, metal lunch boxes, children’s Golden books, old signs, license plates and vinyl records and LPs.

Democratic Party

The Pitt County Democratic Party will hold its 2019 County Convention at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Pitt County Courthouse, 100 W. Third St. Registration begins at 9 a.m. All delegates elected to serve as representatives of their precinct are expected to attend. For more information contact PittCountyDems@gmail.com.

Ballroom dancing

The Greenville USA Dance Chapter will host a ballroom dance at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the ECU Health Sciences Student Center (second floor), 1868 Health Sciences Drive (right on MacGregor Downs Road off Arlington Blvd.) Chikako Massey will be teaching salsa, beginning to advanced, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited.

Awareness Dinner

A Colorectal Cancer Awareness Dinner will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on March 25 at the Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Center, 1100 Ward St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. There will be a discussion of how to lower risk, signs, symptoms and screening options. The event is free, but registration is required. To register call 1-855-MYVIDANT or go to www.vidanthealth.com/events. Anyone who is concerned about a risk for cancer may visit the Cancer Prevention Clinic by calling 816-7000.