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June 3 Community News

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Nancy Slocum Bunch of Winterville spotted this "visitor from heaven," a cardinal.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Today

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.

Republican debate

The two Republican candidates for the 3rd Congressional District, Greg Murphy and Joan Perry, will participate in a debate at 6:30 p.m. in the Walter & Marie Williams Building, Room 111, at Pitt Community College, 2105 Warren Drive in Winterville.

Free aerobics

A free aerobics exercise class is open to the public at 6 p.m. every Monday 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.

Coming up

Umbrella market

An Umbrella Market event sponsored by Uptown Greenville will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Five Points Plaza, at the corner of West Fifth Street and Evans. This open-aired market will feature live music, fresh produce, seafood, artisan cheese, handmade arts, jewelry, antiques, local brew and more. For more information, visit www.uptowngreenville.com or call 561-8400.

Town common concert

A concert at the Town Common, 105 E. First St., will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday. Attendees should bring blankets or chairs to sit on for this free concert featuring the Who’s Bad band, a Michael Jackson tribute band. For more information, call 329-4567.

Gyotaku Painting

River Park North will sponsor a Gyotaku painting session from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. Participants will learn why this ancient form of Japanese fish painting was created and will make their own Gyotaku paintings. All paints are washable. This event is $3 for Greenville residents or $5 for non-residents. Supplies are limited, so registration is encouraged by calling 329-4560.

Council on Aging events

■ Walk with Ease, a free walking program for adults with arthritis or other ongoing health conditions will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 4-18. Call 752-1717.

■ The Living Healthy with Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 4-16. The workshop is free and registration is required. Call 752-1717.

■ Greenville Utilities will offer a presentation titled “Summer Time Energy Saving Tips” from 2-3 p.m. on June 13 at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. The presentation will teach participants how to save money on energy this summer. Registration is required at 752-1717, Ext 201.

■ The Council on Aging will sponsor a trip to Boston and Maine, Sept. 9-14. The trip includes a tour of Boston, a lobster boat tour, a visit to Nubble Lighthouse in Cape Neddick, a vintage steam train ride, outlet shopping and more. Cost is $865 double occupancy, deposit of $100 due by July 1. Call 752-1717.

Host families needed

Terre des Langues is seeking Greenville area families to host one French boy, age 16, and one language teacher 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.

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