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July 18 Community News

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Today 

Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church of Winterville will host a food distribution from 8-10 a.m on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2648 Mill St., Winterville. The church distributes food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 689-6590 for more information.

Back-n-Time book club

Grifton Museum’s Back-n-Time book club meets from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. The club is designed to motivate youth and adults to celebrate the power of words. Stories are read every hour at the museum, 437A Creekshore Drive, Grifton. For more information, call 252-253-0767 or 252-414-0428.

Nar-Anon family support

The Nar-Anon family support group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays in Room 204 of the main building at Covenant Church, 4025 Corey Road, Winterville. The group’s leader may be contacted at 919-880-0473. Nar-Anon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. More information about help for anyone struggling with a drug addiction is available at 1-800-431-1754. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction. Nar-Anon also offers free screenings and referrals.

Coming up 

Poetry Series

Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road, will present a "Summer Poetry Series: Psalms of the Heart," featuring local talent at 7 p.m. Friday. The evening will include smooth jazz, spoken word and hors d'oeuvres. For advance tickets, visit www.mycmbcnc.org/poetry-nights. Call the church at 252-752-4156.

Candidate meet-and-greet

Ayden Democrats will host a meet-and-greet with Allen Thomas, candidate for NC's Third Congressional District, from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Gwendy's Goodies Bakery, 514 Second St., in Ayden. Refreshments will be served and all Democrats are welcome to attend this free event.

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The Winterville Historical and Arts Society membership meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Winterville Depot, 217 Worthington St. in Winterville. The meeting will feature a blues and jazz musical performance by a trio from the Pitt Community College Music Department. This event is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. For more information, call 252-321-2660.

Ribbon cutting

A Time For Science's Nature Center, 949 Contentnea Lane in Grifton, will host a ribbon cutting for their new nature playscape from 9-10 a.m. July 25. The playground, funded by a Vidant Health Community Benefit Grant, offers an opportunity for children to explore, build, create and play in an area made entirely of natural materials.

Human trafficking 101 

NC Stop Human Trafficking will hold a Human Trafficking 101 community training event from 6-8:30 p.m. July 25 at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. The training will provide information on what human trafficking is, what it looks like in Eastern North Carolina, what the red flags and warning signs are, what to do to report human trafficking and how residents can become involved in the anti-human trafficking movement. This free event is open to the public, but registration is required at https://humantrafficking101greenville.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Melinda Sampson at melinda@encstophumantrafficking.org.

Networking event 

BB&T and the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a business networking event from 5:30-7 p.m. August 1st at Ron Ayers Motorsports, 1929 N. Memorial Drive. Attendees will be able to meet and promote their businesses in a relaxed social atmosphere. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.

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