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April 18 Community News


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Thursday, April 18, 2019


Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 8-10 a.m. The church distributes food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 746-8403.

Lung cancer education

The Lung Cancer Initiative of N.C. is hosting a presentation on integrative medicine and research updates from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vidant Cancer Care Tower, 524 Moye Blvd. The event will feature three doctors who will speak on the topic. Lunch will be provided. The event is free, but space is limited, so registration should be completed online at www.lungcancerinitativenc.org/power-up-series by April 16.

Taste of Greenville

The Seventh Annual International Taste of Greenville charity event will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event is a fundraiser for the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center and Children’s Miracle Network. This culinary event will showcase food tastings from more than 30 area restaurants and beverage providers while musical entertainment will be provided by Ruffin Keys, Jr. A silent auction will be featured throughout the evening with WITN’s sports director Billy Weaver as emcee. Individual tickets are $100 and tables of ten are $750. To purchase tickets and for more information visit www.TasteGville.com.

Candidates Forum

The Pitt and Greene County Farm Bureaus will host a Meet the Candidates Forum from 6:15-9 p.m. at the Pitt County Agricultural Center, 403 Government Circle, Suite 2. Dinner will be served from 6:15-7 p.m. RSVP by April 16 by calling 756-3165 or by emailing Deborah Orr at deborah.orr@ncfbssc.com.

Art is Good Medicine

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will offer a free “Art Is Good Medicine” workshop, “Clay Planter,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The workshop is free to those affected by cancer, including patients, survivors, caregivers and family members older than 16. Advance registration is helpful, but not required. Visit www.emergegallery.com/education/classes/art-is-good-medicine or call 551-6947.

Poetry Reading

Poet Gabrielle Freeman, an author and writing professor at ECU, will join Malaika Albrecht, author of three poetry books, and Celestine Davis, writing professor at ECU and vice-president of programming for the N.C. Poetry Society, for a poetry reading at 6:30 p.m. at the East Carolina ArtSpace, 3747 S. Main St. in Farmville. Winning poems from three Farmville Middle School students also will be read at this event.

Coming up

S.T.E.A.M. Camp

River Park North will sponsor a science, technology, engineering, art and math camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning on April 24 and continuing through April 26 at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. Campers will examine the environment, animals and other topics through hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Campers should bring a water bottle and a lunch each day. The cost is $40 for Greenville residents and $60 for non-residents. Call  329-4576 or email ablake@greenvillenc.gov.

AARP Driver Safety Event

The AARP of Greenville will host a driver safety carfit event from 9 a.m. to noon on April 26 at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, contact 752-1717.

Scholarship fundraiser

The Greenville Pitt Education Association Inc. will host a “Jazz at Night” event from 7 p.m.-midnight on April 27 at the American Legion Building, 403 St. Andrews Drive. The event will include live entertainment by the Kruz Band, games, door prizes, a fashion contest, 50/50 raffle, a selfie photo booth, dining, dancing and more. Attire is dress to impress with men in all black and women in all white. Cost is $30 in advance (deadline April 19) and $35 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Scholarship Foundation of the Greenville PEA Inc. Call 258-8675.