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June 24 Community News

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Marian Swinker shared this photo of a zebra from It's A Zoo Life petting zoo in Macclesfield, taken on June 5.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Today

Yoga class

A free yoga class will be offered from 6-7 p.m. near the amphitheater in the Town Common, 100 E. First St. For more information, contact 252-329-4567.

Crochet lessons

Crochet lessons are available from 10-11 a.m. at the Farmville Public Library, 4276 W. Church St., Farmville. Call 753-3355.

Line dancing

Winterville Parks and Recreation hosts aerobic line dancing from 7-8 p.m. at the Winterville Operations Center, 2936 Church St., Winterville. Cost is $3.

Substance abuse Town Hall

The Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse will hold its Drug Free Communities Town Hall Meeting from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Alice Keene Park, 4551 County Home Road. The meeting is to educate community members and reduce the stigma of substance misuse. The coalition will show the short film, “Four Stories, One Community,” highlighting local community members sharing their experiences with substance misuse and stigma around recovery. The group wants to hear from the community about how to reduce stigma and how to support recovery efforts. Dinner will be provided by Kickback Jacks. There is no cost.

Coming Up

Farmville Senior Council

The Farmville Senior Council’s monthly meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Soup Kitchen, 3492 S. Walnut St., Farmville. All seniors 60 and older are welcome to attend this meeting, where summer trip ideas and the recent museum trip will be discussed. For more information, call Cathy at 714-5930.

Blessing of the Badges

The First Annual Blessing of the Badges, to acknowledge, commemorate and salute the discipline, courage and sacrifice of the Peacekeepers and First Responders of Pitt and Martin Counties, will be held at noon June 27 at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 1295 Mumford Road. This event is sponsored by the Interfaith Clergy of Pitt and Martin Counties. For more information, visit www.clergy2014.org.

Crandall and Teel reunion

The Crandall & Teel Family Reunion will be held June 28-30. The family will kick off the reunion with the gathering of family and friends on Friday. The reunion banquet will be held on Saturday at the Holiday Inn, 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The reunion will close with a cookout on Sunday. For information contact Veronica Oliver at 919-698-1222.

Shirt drive

The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN) will be running a long-sleeve shirt drive to support the migrant farmworker community in eastern N.C. through July 5th. Farmworkers often face occupational hazards from extreme heat and overexposure to the sun, making long sleeve shirts a necessity. Gently used long sleeve shirts of any material and size can be dropped off from a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at AMEXCAN’s central office, 261 Belvoir Hwy. Donation boxes can be delivered to organizations. For information, contact AMEXCAN at 258-9967 or amexcan@amexcannc.org.

Humane Society

The Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina will continue its summer dog washing fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 13, at St. James Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St. Services include baths, nail clipping and anal gland expression, and prices vary. All pets must have a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society. Volunteers are also needed for this event; to volunteer, email HSECVolunteer@gmail.com.

Drivers needed

The Pitt County Council on Aging is in need of volunteers to help deliver Meals on Wheels in Ayden and Bethel Monday through Friday. Drivers will provide lunch for homebound older adults. Route delivery takes about an hour. Training is provided. Call 752-1717.

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