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March 21 Community News

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Today  

Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 8-10 a.m. The church distributes food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 746-8403.

Trafficking meeting 

Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking (PCCAHT) will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. in Meeting Room A of the Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. Visit  https://encstophumantrafficking.org/pccaht/ for more information.

Film screening 

A free screening of “Defining Hope” featuring Diane Ryan, a nurse caring for end-stage cancer patients, will take place at 6 p.m. at G & K Cafe, 3197 E. 10th St. A discussion led by Dr. Hellen Ransom will follow the film in which participants will explore quality of life and how to live life on your own terms through the dying process. Viewers  older than 18 are welcome and encouraged to attend. The film depicts real life people and events and may evoke strong emotions; viewer discretion is advised.

Silk Scarf

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will offer a free “Art Is Good Medicine” workshop, “Silk Scarf,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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.

PCC concert 

The Pitt Community College Chorale and Elements of Praise will perform a joint concert at 7 p.m. at Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 130 W. Fire Tower Road. “Arise my Love” written by Kate Rusby and arranged by Jim Clements, “Arise my Love” by Joan Szymko and “True Light” by Keith Hampton will be performed by the PCC Chorale, then Elements of Praise will perform the spiritual “Ride on King Jesus” and “Let Freedom Ring” by Duncan A. Butler. The concert is free but donations will be accepted to support the music programs. Contact R. Michael Stephenson at 493-7493 or rstephenson@email.pittcc.edu.

Nar-Anon family support

The Nar-Anon family support group will meet at 7 p.m. at Covenant Church, House No. 3, 4025 Corey Road, Winterville. The group’s leader may be contacted at 919-880-0473. Nar Anon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. Call 1-800-431-1754 for a free brochure on the signs of addiction. Nar- Anon also offers free screenings and referrals.

Coming Up

Blood donation 

Blood donors are needed at the following locations. Walk-ins accepted; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

■ The American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

■ Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church, 2973 Black Jack-Simpson Road, will host a blood drive from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.

■ Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 411 Watauga Ave., will host a drive from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. 

Scholarship deadline

The Greenville Pitt Education Association is accepting applications from Pitt County high school graduating seniors for a scholarship in the amount of $500. Students must submit a 500-word essay. Deadline is March 29. For a full list of requirements and other information, visit the Greenville Pitt Education Association on Facebook

Free tax prep

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance volunteers is providing free income tax preparation by appointment only from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. through April 9 at the Pitt County Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. Participants must be age 55 or older, low-income preferred. Volunteers are trained and certified, but not certified to complete complex tax returns. Call 752-1717, ext. 8 and leave a message. A return call will be made to confirm the date and time the tax return will be prepared.

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