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April 1 Community News


Marian Swinker shared this photo of some flowering quince, taken at her home in Winterville in March.


Monday, April 1, 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. Call 561-7519.

■ The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 Walnut St., Farmville, serves meals from noon to 1 p.m. The service is carried out by local volunteers from churches and individuals and is totally supported by donations from the community. For more information or to volunteer to serve meals, call Janet Heath at 917-4563.

Documentary Screening

A free film screening and panel discussion of the documentary “Chairman Jones: An Improbable Leader” will be held at 5:30 p.m. at East Carolina Heart Institute Conference Center, 115 Heart Drive. Filmmaker Anna Jones will share her award-winning film about leadership, faith, untold stories of success in the rural south and the amazing work of her father, who became the first black North Carolina school board chairman. Contact Hunter Corn at 919-987-1841.

Free aerobics

A free aerobics exercise class is open to the public at 6 p.m. 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. For more information, contact 702-8167 or 327-7964.

4-H Clover Campaign

Customers at Pitt County Tractor Supply, 3985 S. Memorial Drive, Winterville, will have the opportunity to support 4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, now through Sunday by purchasing paper clovers for $1 or more at checkout. The funds raised will be awarded as scholarships to individual Pitt County 4-H members wishing to attend 4-H camps and leadership conferences across the country. Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org or www.facebook/pittcounty4H or pitt.ces.ncsu.edu.

Coming up

Ronald McDonald fundraiser

A Friends’ Night Out, hosted by the Friends of the Ronald McDonald House ENC, will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. on Thursday at The Uptown Brewery, 418 Evans St. Tickets are $25 per person and will benefit the Ronald McDonald House ENC. Tickets are available through the Ronald McDonald House or at Simply Divine Oil and Wine, 692 E. Arlington Blvd.

Sierra Club

The Cypress Group of the Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. on April 8 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. Dr. Cristina Richie, author of the 2019 book “Principles of Green Bioethics: Sustainability in Health Care,” will discuss sustainable health care. This free event is open to all members of the public. For more information, contact Cindy Elmore at 258-3329.

Pickleball clinic

A pickleball clinic will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on April 9 at the Elm Street Park tennis courts, 1055 S. Elm St. This enjoyable game combines tennis, badminton and ping-pong. The clinic will teach basic technique, strategies and rules of the game. For more information, contact John Barrow at 252-329-4573.

Newcomers club

The Newcomers Club of Greenville will meet at 11:30 a.m. on April 10 at the Holiday Inn, 203 Greenville Blvd. Lunch is $17 payable at the door. The program will be presented by Terrie Hamilton, who teaches hospitality students at E.C.U. Reservations are requested before Sunday by emailing newcomersclubgnc@yahoo.com.

Boy Scouts

Jack Farrior’s Wild Game and Seafood Feast will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 11 at the May-Lew Farm, 5130 W. Wilson St, Farmville. The event will feature a silent auction, raffles, games, door prizes and a bluegrass band. Cost is $60 a person and $100 a couple. Tables for eight are $500. Sponsorship levels are also available. To purchase a ticket, call 522-1521 or email grady.mullis@scouting.org. Proceeds will benefit the Boy Scouts of America East Carolina Council.