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March 25 Community News


Roopa Iisc took this photo of a forest's reflection at Alice F. Keene District Park during a nature walk.


Monday, March 25, 2019


■ 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.

Awareness Dinner

Vidant Cancer Care will sponsor a Colorectal Cancer Awareness dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center, 1100 Ward St. March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., yet it is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Discussion will include how to lower risk, signs and 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.

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

Paws for a Cause

Alpha Omicron Pi and Sigma Nu will host Paws for a Cause from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Mendenhall Brickyard on ECU’s campus. The event is an opportunity to meet dogs from the Pitt County Animal Shelter and pay for some play time. Cost is $3 for five minutes of play time and $5 for 10 minutes. All proceeds from the event will go to the Pitt County Animal Shelter.

Dating abuse

A program called Eyes Wide Open: A Frank Discussion on Dating Abuse will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, Taft Christian Life Center (playground entrance).Guest speakers will be Jan and Ron Kimble. Ron Kimble is a former Greenville city manager. The Kimbles’ daughter was murdered by an abusive boyfriend. A free meal is included; everyone is welcome. For more information contact the church at 752-3101.

Free screenings 

Vidant Cancer Care will provide free clinical breast exams and 3D mammograms from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday at Vidant Medical Center, Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Tower, 524 Moye Blvd. Women must meet the following requirements: age 40 or older; no health insurance; at least one year since last mammogram and income at or below 250 percent of federal poverty level. Event is free, but participants must register in advance. To schedule an appointment call 847-9450.

Interfaith Clergy

The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt County & Martin County will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday at New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth. St. The meeting will be hosted by Pastor Eve. C. Rogers. Contact Dr. Rodney Coles, Sr., president, at 717-9600 or Debbie S. Dixon at 462-1112 or send an email to deskcon2007@gmail.com.

Crossroads fundraiser 

Community Crossroads Center's annual Homeless Nights Fundraiser at the Greenville Convention Center will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday. Attendees will hear first-hand stories of the residents served at the shelter. There will also be entertainment, a live auction, dinner and a 50/50 raffle. An after party with fun and dancing will be held after the event until 11 p.m. Tickets and sponsorships are now available. Community Crossroads Center relies on the generosity and compassion of the community to keep the doors to our facility open to the homeless in Greenville and Pitt County. For sponsorship information and tickets call 752-0829, visit www.communitycrossroadscenter.org or stop by the CCC office at 207 Manhattan Ave.