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April 24 Community News

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Vicki Kennedy sent in this photo of a kangaroo joey visiting the Grifton Shad Festival on April 13 as part of the It's a Zoo Life petting zoo.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Today

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. at the Mellow Mushroom, 2020 Charles Blvd. Visit www.joysoupkitchen.org or https://greenvillewomensleague.net/.

Project Anna

Project Anna will have a Big Spring Fling Food Giveaway from 2-5 p.m. on Wednesday at 154 W. Jefferson St., Bethel. Participants should bring a large, sturdy box or container and their ID. Visit yourhealthmatters@audrasingleton.org.

GriefShare Ministry

Parkers Chapel Baptist Church hosts GriefShare 6:30-8 p.m., each Wednesday at Parker’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, 2241 Old Pactolus Road. GriefShare is a grief recovery support group. Anyone who is experiencing grief can attend the program on any Wednesday. Contact the church at 752-4179.

Weekly bingo

American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive, holds bingo games each Wednesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games with prizes begin at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the military, veterans and families. Call 347-9638 for more information.

Coming up

Farmville seniors

The Farmville Senior Council monthly meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Soup Kitchen located at 3492 S. Walnut St. All seniors are welcome to attend this meeting where the May and June trip plans will be discussed. Transportation can be arranged. For more information, call 714-5930.

Music concert

The Pitt County Schools Early College Band and Chorus will present their spring concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 130 W. Fire Tower Road, Winterville. The band, directed by Miles Huggins, and the choir, directed by Lisa Stockard, will perform traditional works. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information contact R. Michael Stephenson at 493-7493 or rstephenson@email.pittcc.edu.

Art show

An art show titled “The New ENC” will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the City Art Gallery, 511 Red Banks Road. Artists Ben Knight, Jordan Parah and Fen Rascoe will present their paintings and sculptures reflecting the evolving spirit of this region. Visitors should wear their best ENC attire. Call the gallery at 353-7000.

Spring Fling

St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., will hold its 27th Annual Spring Fling on Saturday. The event will begin at 5 a.m. with a yard sale, bake sale, boutique shop, bookstore and art mart. Barbecue chicken will be available for lunch and a live auction will begin at 5 p.m. All proceeds benefit local charities and non-profits.

Blood drive

St. Peter’s Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, 2866 Seven Pines Road, will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in the church’s fellowship hall. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 to make an appointment.

Parkinson’s support

The Eastern N.C. Parkinson’s Support Group will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. on Sunday at Cypress Glen Retirement Community, 100 Hickory St. The speaker will be Sherri Winslow who will discuss “Communication strategies for patients with Parkinson’s disease.” New members are welcome to join the group at any time. Meetings are held on the last Sunday of the month. Call Jennifer Hodgson at 258-4228.

Mental health

A first-aid course for adult mental health patients will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (sign in at 8 a.m.) on Tuesday at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 107 Louis St. This free event is open to all members of the public who would like to learn skills that could help save lives and strengthen the community. To register for this event, email amy.corbitt@trilliumnc.org.

Stakeholders meeting

A community stakeholders meeting with the Greenville Police Department will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road. Contact Sgt. Dale Mills of the GPD at 329-4339.

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