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Sept. 16 Community News

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This young deer was “high tailing” it away from Irene Cannon of Ayden as she was taking a picture on Sept. 7.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Today

Open Play

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will hold “Open Play Mondays” for all ages from 10 a.m.-noon through Nov. 4. The park staff will provide unstructured activities for the Mobile Play Trailer located in the Born Learning Trail play area. Parent supervision is required. Free. Call 329-4560.

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. For more information about serving or donating, call Janet Heath at 917-4563.

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

Chasing Coral screening

Sustain ECU and Love A Sea Turtle will host a series of events, including a free screening of the award-winning Netflix documentary Chasing Coral, from 6-9 p.m. on the Town Common on Tuesday. From 6-7:30 p.m. there will be youth project displays and food trucks and from 7-7:30 p.m. Zack Rago, a cast member in the film, will speak. The screening will be from 7:30-9 p.m. More events featuring Rago will occur from throughout the day on Wednesday on the ECU campus, at River Park North and at other locations. Visit https://loveaseaturtle.com.

COA events

The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will offer the following programs. Call 752-1717 for more information and/or to register.

Free hearing screenings will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Council on Aging will offer tethered hot air balloon rides from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Cost is $5 per rider and all proceeds benefit the COA’s home-delivered meals program.

A free advance care planning clinic will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday.

The Pitt COA needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homes. The next training will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

Discovery lecture

Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist and entrepreneur, will present “Diversity: On TV, Behind the Scenes and in our Lives,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in ECU’s Wright Auditorium. This is the premier lecture in the 2019-20 Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Voyages of Discovery Series. Tickets are $25 for the public, $10 for ECU faculty and staff and $5 for youth (ages 16 and younger). Visit www.ecu.edu/voyages.

Seniors club

The Winterville Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon on Tuesday in the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St, Winterville. The club will celebrate Western Day, and all seniors are encouraged to wear their Western outfits. There will be door prizes, a healthy luncheon and a celebration for all club members who have birthdays during the month of September. Anyone planning to attend should call 355-2572 or 814-9012.

Chicken fundraiser

Winterville Baptist Church, 2593 Church St., will sponsor a Chicken-on-a-Mission Fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4-6 p.m. on Sept. 21. The $8 meal will include a half chicken, potatoes, green beans, roll and dessert and drinks for those dining in. Dine in, take out and drive-thru are all available. The event will include an auction of handmade items, wood crafts and quilts at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit local missions.

Contact jstorm@reflector.com or 252-329-9587.

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