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Oct. 8 Community News

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Kathy Harley shared this photo of foliage that was taken on her annual family vacation to Paradise Island, Bahamas.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Today

Threads of Love

Threads of Love, a group that sews, knits and crochets items for preemies and sick babies staying in local hospitals, will meet at 9 a.m. at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. New members are welcome. Participants are asked to bring yarn, fabric or notions the group can use. Contact Jennifer Wells at 746-4077.

Golden K program

The Golden K Kiwanis of Greenville will host Charles Langley of Pitt County Schools at 10 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 1104 Charles St. to discuss the needs of students. Call 367-8310.

Food bank

A food bank will be held from noon-2 p.m at Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road. Those in need of assistance should stop by the church to pick up a food bag while they last. Disabled people who need assistance may call call 916-2115. Call the church at 756-4869.

Free Closet

The Community Crossroads Center, 207 Manhattan Ave., holds free closet events with gently used clothing, toys and household goods from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The center also will accept donations of items Monday through Friday. Volunteers are needed to assist with the closet; to volunteer, call 752-0829.

Rose Tennis raffle

The J.H. Rose High School girls tennis team will hold its 50/50 Ball Drop Raffle in memory of the former coach, Liz Upton, from 4-6 p.m. at the Rose Tennis Complex. Upton lost her battle to breast cancer in 2017. The event will feature pink-themed snacks, decorations, music, costumes and a fun-filled tennis tournament with the team players and guests. GUC will help out by dropping over 500 balls from a bucket truck to decide the raffle winner. The event is open to the public. Tickets available at the event and from tennis team members. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society Strides Against Breast Cancer and the JHR Liz Upton Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Mental Health forum

National Mental Illness Awareness Week will be observed at 6:30 p.m. with a free mental health forum sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Pitt County at Alice Keene Park, 4561 County Home Road. The forum will show two documentaries: one about anxiety and one about depression. Professionals then will answer questions. Pitt County District Attorney Faris Dixon will provide an update on the Behavioral Health Treatment Court. There also will be information about the crisis intervention training for law enforcement officers. The event is free and open to the public.

Grief support group

Pathways to Hope is an ongoing grief support group that meets from 5:30-7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at Vidant Wellness Center, 2610 Stantonsburg Road. The free program is offered by Vidant Home Health and Hospice. Individuals may come and go based on their needs with no start date or end date. Call 847-1236.

Board of Health

The Pitt County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. in the conference rooms of the Health Department, 201 Government Circle. For information contact Betsy Wallace at 902-2442.

Coming Up

COA events

■ The Council on Aging, 4550 County Home Road, will offer two events Wednesday: "Let's Test Our Muscles" physical therapy screenings with Glen Newman of Vidant Medical Center from 10 a.m.-noon and a "Traveling the Internet" class from 1-2:30 p.m. For more information about the screenings or to register for the class, call 752-1717.

■ The COA will hold two events Thursday: a free Community Shred Event from 9 a.m.-noon. and an Adopt-a-Pet event from 10 a.m.-noon. The shred event, sponsored by Brookdale Assisted Living, is for residential customers only and there will be a five bag/box limit. No three-ring binders. Call 752-1717.

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