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April 22 Community News


Lorraine Pridgen sent in this photo of her tulip magnolia in bloom, taken on March 15.


Monday, April 22, 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.

Early voting

The Alice F. Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road, will be open for early voting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For a sample ballot or to find other polling locations, visit www.ncsbe.gov.

Coming up

Re-entry job fair

A job fair for formerly incarcerated individuals will take place from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday at Life Empowerment Center, 600 W. Third St. This event is sponsored by local and county officials as well as local businesses. For more information, call 752-9774.

Great Decisions

David Smith, associate professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures, will speak on “Refugees and Global Migration” from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday on the ECU campus, Rivers 102. This event is part of the Great Decisions 2019 series. Admission is free. Parking is available in the A lots around the Rivers Building. Contact Alethia Cook at cooka@ecu.edu or 328-5869.

AARP Driver Safety Event

The AARP of Greenville will host a driver safety CarFit event from 9 a.m.-noon on Friday at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, contact 252-752-1717.

Paternal breakfast

A breakfast buffet for dads and granddads will be held from 9-10 a.m. on April 27 at Joy Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. The event is being held to promote positive connections between fathers and their children. Register for this event online at www.dadsonpoint.org before Friday, April 26. Contact the Rev. Rodney Coles Sr. at  717-9600.

Scholarship fundraiser

The Greenville Pitt Education Association Inc. will host a “Jazz at Night” event from 7 p.m.-midnight on Saturday 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. For more information call 258-8675.


Mayfest will take place from 7 a.m. to noon on May 4 at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St. The event will feature a yard sale, a BBQ chicken dinner for $8, a bake sale, a plant sale and a handmade quilt raffle. All proceeds will benefit local non-profit organizations.

Plant Sale

The Master Gardener program of Beaufort County will sponsor a pass along plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon on May 4 at the Beaufort County Cooperative Extension Center, 115 Airport Road in Washington. Vegetables, perennials, annuals and native plants, as well as garden art, crafts, planters and education materials will be available for purchase by cash or check only. Call 946-0111 or visit beaufort.ces.ncsu.edu.

Legislative forum

The N.C. Family Policy Council will sponsor a legislative forum from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on May 7 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 107 Louis St. The speaker will be John Rustin, president and executive director of the N.C. Family Policy Council.