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April 16 Community News

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"The azaleas are blooming at Cannon's Crossroads," says Irene Canon.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Today

Free hearing screenings

The Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will hold free hearing screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Lori Cortright, 752-1717, Ext. 13.

Winterville seniors

Winterville Senior Citizens Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. in the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St. The speaker will be Bonnie Kuras from TEDI BEAR Children’s Advocacy Center, who will speak about child abuse. All seniors in the surrounding areas are invited to attend this event, which also will feature door prizes, a luncheon and celebrations of birthdays in the month of April. Anyone planning to attend should call Bea Henderson at 355-2572 or 814-9012.

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. in the breezeway of the 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. 

Stewards of children

TEDI BEAR will offer a free training to prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse from 6-8:30 p.m. at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. For more information and to register, email Kia Glosson at glossonk15@ecu.edu or call 744-8334.

Anti-Bullying Information Meeting

Pitt County Schools, the Greenville Police Department, Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County and Pitt County Students Against Drunk Driving will sponsor a meeting to highlight county responses to bullying at 6:30 p.m. at Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road. Representatives will be available to discuss this issue and how community members can work together to help students feel safe and supported. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required, at https://bit.ly/2HC2Nga or by calling 758-1604, Ext. 201.

Coming Up

Stone Soup

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s, 401 Fourth St., will host its annual Stone Soup from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday. The event is a fundraiser for the church's Community Food Pantry. Cost is $8 for soup, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Free for children ages 5 and younger. Cost is $25 for the meal and handmade pottery bowl or mug. A choice of more than a dozen soups, provided by area restaurants, is available. Visit www.stonesoup-enc.org for more information.

Falcon Festival

South Central High School, 570 Forlines Road, Winterville, will sponsor the second annual Falcon Arts and Culture Fair from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the media center. Music and dances celebrating diversity will be followed by a rotation of stations representing various cultures where participants can get mock “passports” stamped. There will also be food from multiple local ethnic restaurants including Bahteeni, Cinnamon, Villa Verde, Zoe’s Kitchen, Mi Cabana and more. This event is open to the public.

Town hall 

The Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse will hold its Drug Free Communities Town Hall meeting from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Alice F. Keene Park, 4561 County Home Road. The speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Matthews, associate professor in the Department of Health Education and Promotion at ECU, who will discuss underage drinking and its impact on our community and our youth. The event will also feature a question and answer session and a forum for guests to offer their thoughts on top priority issues for Pitt County to address. Pizza from Mellow Mushroom will also be provided. Contact 328-2827 or email pccsa@ecu.edu.

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