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May 13 Community News


Vicki Kennedy says the Pitt County Master Gardeners have been sprucing up the Arboretum gardens for their big Plant Sale on May 18 from 10 a.m. to noon.


Monday, May 13, 2019


Advance planning

An advance care planning event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Vidant Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab Clinic, 2470 Stantonsburg Road. The first hour of the event will be an educational program, informing participants of what to do to have your wishes honored at the end of life. The second hour of the event will be the clinic session, where certified facilitators and notaries will be available at no charge to assist in completion of end-of-life documents. A photo ID is required for the completion of documents at this event. Call 341-3986.

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 fully supported by donations from the community. Call Janet Heath at 917-4563.

Sierra Club

The Cypress Group of the Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Church, 131 Oakmont Drive. Joshua Humphreys, president and senior fellow of the Croatan Institute and co-founder of the Organic Agriculture Revitalization Strategy will speak about organic agriculture as a strategy for revitalizing rural communities and supporting regional economic growth. Call Cindy Elmore at 258-3329.

Coming up

NAMI meeting

The Pitt County National Alliance on Mental Illness’ May meeting will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday in room one at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St. NAMI is a free support group for family members, friends, or individuals living with a mental illness. At this free event, participants will share with one another and support those who live with mental health issues. Call 252-531-3603.

Business expo

A business expo sponsored by the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. This annual expo will give attendees an opportunity to interact with local businesses and organizations and will feature door prizes, food samples and seminars. Call 481-5828.

Move in the park 

A movie in the park event sponsored by the City of Greenville will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday in the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. Attendees should bring blankets or chairs to enjoy this movie under the stars. Call 252-752-4101.

Red Cross event

An event to inform interested community members about becoming a Red Cross disaster volunteer will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Red Cross Office, 700-A Cromwell Drive. This event is a daylong workshop informing participants about the role of the Red Cross during disasters and how to work alongside first responders and other partners to assist community members during their time of need. To sign up for this event, contact Mace Robinson at mace.robinson@redcross.org or 933-7386.

Plant Sale

The Pitt County Master Gardeners will host their annual plant sale from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Pitt County Arboretum, 403 Government Circle. A variety of plants from the arboretum and from the Master Gardeners’ collections will be on sale. A plant swap will take place at 11 a.m. where customers may trade their own plants for others to take home. Proceeds will benefit the Pitt County Arboretum. Call 850-225-3832.

Pitt youth

An event for male Pitt County Schools students will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at City Hall, 200 W. Fifth St. The mission of this event is to enlighten young men about government, politics and the right to vote. Criteria for attendance is to be a male Pitt County Schools student between the ages of 11 and 18. This event is free. Call 355-7981.