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April 23 Community News


Irene Cannon spotted this bald eagle flying near Cannon's Crossroads.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019


Council on Aging

The Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will hold the following events. Call 752-1717.

■ The COA will hold free hearing screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

■ An event to inform seniors about financing long-term care at home will be held at 2 p.m. This event is free, but space is limited. 

Re-entry job fair

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

Great Decisions

David Smith, associate professor of foreign languages and literature, will speak on “Refugees and Global Migration” from 7-8:30 p.m. 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.

Coming up

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. through Friday for the Congressional District 3 primary election. For a sample ballot or to find other polling locations, visit www.ncsbe.gov.

JOY Soup Kitchen Fundraiser 

The Greenville Women’s League will hold a fundraiser for the JOY Soup Kitchen from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday at the Mellow Mushroom, 2020 Charles Blvd. For more information visit www.joysoupkitchen.org or https://greenvillewomensleague.net/.

Interfaith Clergy

The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt & Martin Counties will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday at New Dimensions Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. For more information visit www.clergy2014.org.

Soup kitchen help needed

The Outreach Community Soup Kitchen, 3492 S. Walnut St., Farmville, needs help with cooking and serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month. If you are able to help, call Janet at 917-4563.

Dads on Point 

A breakfast buffet for dads and granddads will be held from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday at the JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. The event, sponsored by Dads on Point, is being held to promote positive connections between fathers and their children. Register for this event online at www.dadsonpoint.org before Friday. For more information, contact 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 $35 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Scholarship Foundation of the Greenville PEA Inc. For more information call 258-8675.

Tea party

The Eastern NC Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. on April 29 at La Ribera, 658 E. Arlingotn Blvd. A roundtable discussion of current events and issues will take place. For more information, email Diane Rufino at crazy_for_the_80s@reagan.com.

Host families needed

Terre des Langues is seeking Greenville area families to host seven French boys and girls, ages 15-16, and one language teacher for three weeks this summer from June 13 to July 7. The students attend the private Lycee Saint Marc located near Lyon, France. They will share their language and culture while improving their language proficiency in English. Host families will simply provide daily activities in their homes. During the three-week stay, optional cultural activities will be provided to both the French students and their American counterparts. For more information and a personal visit, contact Frederic Fladenmuller at Fladenmullerf@ecu.edu or call Terre des Langues at 754-2136.