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April 3 Community News


Irene Cannon spotted this young deer feeding in a field near Cannon's Crossroads.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019


Food drive

A food drive hosted by Churches Outreach Network will be held at 9 a.m. at 713 Albemarle Ave. The event is first come, first served. Participants should bring their own bags or boxes. For more information, call Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600.

Weekly bingo

American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive, holds bingo games each Wednesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games with prizes begin at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the military, veterans and families. Call 347-9638 for more information.

Coming up

Family homelessness

A meeting to discuss the issue of family homelessness in Pitt County will be held at 7 p.m.  on Thursday at St. Timothy Episcopal Church, 107 Louis St. Representatives from Family Promise, a national organization that works with local communities to help homeless families achieve sustainable independence, will be at the meeting, as well as civic and church leaders and members of the community. Anyone interested in this issue is invited to attend the meeting. Call 355-2125 for more information.

Free Screening

Vidant Cancer Care will sponsor a free head and neck cancer screening from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday at Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Tower, 524 Moye Blvd. Registration is required for this event and can be completed by calling 855-MYVIDANT or online at vidanthealth.com/events. Screening for head and neck cancer is quick and painless and can find cancer earlier when it is easier to treat. If you are concerned about your risk for cancer, you may call Vidant’s Cancer Prevention Clinic at 816-7000.

Open house

The Queen Anne’s Revenge Lab will hold its fifth annual open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the QAR Conservation Lab, 1157 VOA Site C Road. This event will have demonstrations on how conservationists and archaeologists use chemistry, physics, technology and other disciplines to conserve 300-year-old artifacts. It will include hands-on activities and educational demonstrations. For more information, visit www.qaronline.org/visit/qar-lab-open-house.

Dia del Nino

The Association of Mexicans in NC will host “Dia del Nino” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. This event offers free family activities including bounce houses, games, prizes and more. Local health resources will be available for information. For more information call 757-3916 or email amexcan@amexcannc.org.

Public Forum

The ECU Retired Faculty Association will present a public forum entitled “You Have Been Hacked” at 3 p.m. on April 9 in the second floor classroom of the ECU Physicians Family Medicine Center, 101 Heart Drive. The speaker will be Dr. Charles Lesko Jr., the director of Graduate Studies at ECU’s Department of Technology Systems. Lesko’s current teaching focuses on the application of virtual technologies in the workspace and the virtual delivery of digital forensic technologies.

Riley’s Army golf tourney

The Riley’s Army Pirate Treasure Night is from 6-10 p.m. on April 11 at The Murphy Center featuring a silent auction, entertainment, dinner and a reverse raffle drawing, totaling $5,000. The Teed Off at Cancer golf tournament is April 12 at the Greenville Country Club. Flights are at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information or to register, email kimber@rileysarmy.com.

Poetry and Art show

The Farmville library, 4276 W. Church St., will host a Poetry and Art show featuring works by Farmville Middle School students at 6:30 p.m. on April 11. Judges will select three winning poems.

Spring Clean Up 

A volunteer day and celebration for Spring Clean Up Week will be held at 8 a.m. on April 13 at the Lucille W. Gotham Inter-generational Community Center. There will be free food, free health screenings, a firetruck showcase and live music. Contact the Greenville Public Works Department at 329-4522 for more information.