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Aug. 19 Community News

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Kathy Sprau of Greenville shared this photo taken in May in Northern England of a trio of curious and friendly wooly ones wondering, “How close can we get?”


Monday, August 19, 2019


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.

Medicare info session

The Pitt County Council on Aging will host a session on "Medicare & You" from 3-4 p.m. at the Pitt County Senior, 4551 County Home Road. Christal Curran with the COA will answer questions about Medicare enrollment, coverage options and the different resources available to help you navigate the Medicare maze. The program is free but seating is limited. Call 752-1717, Ext. 201, to register.

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. For more information, contact 702-8167 or 327-7964.

Amputee support group

The Eastern North Carolina Amputee Support Group will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. the third Monday of each month through November at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Classroom at Vidant Medical Center. The entrance can be found behind the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital, 2100 Stantonsburg Road. For more information, contact Millie Shinn at 241-0828.

Volunteer cooks needed

The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 3503 S. Walnut St., Farmville, serves from noon until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday year round and needs volunteers, especially cooks who can prepare for 25-40 persons, in order to continue this schedule of operation. Some recent time slot vacancies need to be filled. For more information about serving or donating, call Janet Heath at 917-4563.

Coming up

Council on Aging events

Free hearing screenings will be available from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road.

Free wood carving classes from Master Leo Trujillo will be held on Thursdays from Aug. 22-Oct. 17. This event requires registration; call 752-1717, Ext. 201.

Senior citizens

The Winterville Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon on Tuesday in the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St. Members are asked to bring school supplies for a back-to-school backpack giveaway day. All seniors in the surrounding area are invited to participate for this free event, which will feature door prizes, fellowship and a luncheon. RSVP to 355-2572 or 814-9012.

Summer concert

The Community Pops singers will preset a Mystical Magical Broadway concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 at John Paul II Catholic High School, 2725 E. 14th St. A piano prelude will begin at 7:15 p.m. The concert will feature songs from many well-known stage productions including Les Miserables and Wicked.

Class of '99

The J.H. Rose Class of 1999 will hold its 20-year class reunion from 6-11 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the Emerald Room at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd.

Health fair

The Grifton School PTA will host a health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 14 at 513 McCrae St., Grifton. This free event will feature health screenings, safety education, games and prizes for the family. For more information, contact Heather Taylor, PTA president, at heather.taylor@vidanthealth.com.