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April 8 Community News


Mike Shugart of Greenville sent in this photo of a rare five blossoms from a single jonquil stem in his garden.


Monday, April 8, 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.

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. Contact 702-8167 or 327-7964.

Sierra Club meeting

The Cypress Group of the Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 131 Oakmont Drive. Dr. Cristina Richie, author of the 2019 book “Principles of Green Bioethics: Sustainability in Health Care,” will discuss sustainable health care at this meeting. This free event is open to the public. Contact Cindy Elmore at 252-258-3329.

AARP meeting

The Greenville chapter of the AARP will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Rd. The speaker will be a representative from TEDI Bear, an advocacy center that serves children who are victims of child abuse or neglect. This event is free and open to the public. Contact Jack Hansel at 717-3611.

Coming up

International day

The English Language Acquisition program at Pitt Community College will hold its annual International Day event from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the Goess Student Center at PCC, 1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville. The event will feature ELA students delivering presentations about their home countries. Contact Jan Fisher at 493-7213.

Riley’s Army golf tourney

The Riley’s Army Pirate Treasure Night is from 6-10 p.m. Thursday 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.

Read E.N.C.

Read E.N.C. Community Literacy Coalition, The Oakwood School and Publix Super Market will sponsor a summit for all summer learning providers and teachers from 9-11 a.m. Friday in Monk Hall at The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Rd. The event will be a networking opportunity for summer learning providers and teachers. Educators will also have an opportunity to offer input on Read E.N.C.’s forthcoming database of local summer learning opportunities. Contact Terry Atkinson at 916-9851.

Easter cards

A free family event to decorate Easter cards will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Leroy James Farmers’ Market, 2560 County Home Road.

Earth Day Expo

The Biodiversity Initiative and Department of Biology at East Carolina University will host an Earth Day Expo from 4-6 p.m. on April 16 in the breezeway of Howell Science Complex with interactive events for people of all ages. Various ECU researchers and local organizations will have displays and activities available on topics related to biodiversity. There will be live animals and plants, lab activities, natural history story times and more. The public is welcome. More details are available at www.ecu.edu/biology/ncbiodiversity or on Facebook. Contact Heather Vance-Chalcraft at vancechalcrafth@ecu.edu or 328-9841. This event is a North Carolina Science Festival event.