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Oct. 7 Community News

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Today

Open Play

River Park North will hold Open Play Mondays from 10 a.m.-noon through Nov. 4 for all ages. The park staff will provide unstructured activities for the Mobile Play Trailer located in the Born Learning Trail play area. Activities include the Imagination Playground building blocks, musical instruments, games and more. Parent supervision is required. Free. Call 329-4560.

Bird presentation

The Greenville-River Park North Bird Club will host Woody Spencer as the guest speaker for it 7 p..m. meeting. Spencer is now a devoted nature photographer after years in television at WITN as creative services videographer, WNCT as creative services director and WCTI as a photojournalist/feature reporter. He also spent 18 years with the City of Kinston as a fire safety educator and police officer. Now he is fully retired and pursues his passion as a nature photographer. Come see some of his fantastic photos of birds, many taken right in his own back yard or nearby country lane. The meeting is at River Park North; admission is free and open to the public.

Volunteers needed

The Farmville Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 S. Walnut St., is in need of volunteers for serving on the fourth Monday and cooking and serving on the fourth Wednesday of the month. The kitchen serves lunch from noon to 1 p.m. daily all by volunteers. To sign up or for more information call Janet Heath at 252-917-4563 or 252-744-2234.

Coming up

Golden K programs

The Golden K Kiwanis of Greenville will host Charles Langley of Pitt County Schools at 10 a.m. on Tuesday to discuss the needs of the students, and Dwayne Cooper of the Pitt County United Way will review the agency’s programs at 10 a.m. on Oct. 15. The meetings are at the Masonic Lodge at 1104 Charles St. All are welcome. Call 252-367-8310.

Gospel concert

The Pastor Keven Woolard Trio and Dawson Road will hold a free community gospel sing at Ayden’s West Avenue State. The performance will be 7-8 p.m. Thursday. It is open to the public.

Clothing giveaway

The Keeping God’s Children Warm clothing giveaway will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays starting on Oct. 17 at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 Sixth St. It will offer free clothing for all ages in the fellowship hall.

State Fair trip

The Farmville Senior Council is taking reservations for a trip to the N.C. State Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 23, leaving the Community Center at 10 a.m. Participants are asked to meeting at 9:45 a.m. to load up the van. Twelves seats are available. Call Cathy Holmes at 252-714-5930 or Sue Dudley at 252-558-7788. Details on November’s trip to lunch at The Seahorse Restaurant and the movies are forthcoming.

Cancer Society benefit

Lifting for Life will host a silent auction at 6 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Tie Breakers Sports Bar and Grill, 1920 Smythewyck Drive. The event, held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The event will feature music by Pamela and JB, along with an appearance by Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Sharon Delaney McCloud. Visit facebook.com/HYGLiftingforLife.

Aces dinner

The sixth annual Samuel C. Robinson Aces for Autism Dinner & Auction will be held from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Musician Christopher Duffley, who is blind and has autism, will return this year as worship leader. General admission tickets are $75. Visit acesforautismnc.com.

Wave of Light

Vidant Women’s Services will participate in the International Wave of Light ceremony in honor of Pregnancy And Infant Loss Remembrance Day at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 15. The ceremony will take place in the Seascape Theater at Vidant Medical Center’s Women’s Center & James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital. The facility’s light tower will change from Vidant blue to white as families across every time zone join in a wave of light to remember babies who died. The event is open to the public.

Contact Bobby Burns at baburns@reflector.com and 329.9572.

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