April 14 Community News
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Pet food pantry
The Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina, 408 W. Arlington Blvd., B-1, will distribute pet food from 1-4 p.m. to needy pet owners. The pantry also provides pet food to pet owners through the Council on Aging Meals on Wheels program. The pantry relies entirely on donations and the support of donors to help family pets in need. Drop off items, host a pet food drive or make a donation at www.petfoodpantryenc.org.
The Farmville Library, 4276 W. Church St., will host a poetry workshop from 2-4 p.m. Poet Gabrielle Freeman, who teaches writing at ECU, and is the author of a book of poetry titled “When She Was Bad,” will lead the workshop. No experience is needed for this event.
The ECU Department of English and the Department of Gender Studies will sponsor a discussion by Greg Howard, author of “The Whispers,” at 2:30 p.m. in the Dr. Jesse R. Peel LGBTQ Center, located in the ECU student center. Howard will read from his latest novel and discuss LGBTQ representation in young adult literature. For more information, contact Timm Hackett at email@example.com.
Museum open house
The Winterville Museum in the Cox-Ange House, 2543 Church St., will hold an open house from 3-5 p.m. The museum houses artifacts and displays that reflect the history of Winterville and Pitt County. Private or group tours can be scheduled by calling 321-2660. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.
The Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church and the Chancel Choir of Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church will present a recital at 4 p.m. at 1400 S. Elm St. For more information, contact 758-1901 ext. 206.
The Pitt County Branch of the NAACP will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Eppes Recreation Center, 400 Nash St. The speaker will be Faris Dixon, the first African-American district attorney for Pitt County, who will speak about the future of the Pitt County court system.
Stewards of children
TEDI BEAR will offer free training to prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse from 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. For more information and to register, email Kia Glosson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 744-8334.
Lung cancer education
The Lung Cancer Initiative of N.C. is hosting a presentation on Integrative Medicine and Research Updates from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Vidant Cancer Care Tower, 524 Moye Blvd. The event will feature three doctors who will speak on the topic. Lunch will be provided. The event is free, but space is limited, so registration should be completed online at www.lungcancerinitativenc.org/power-up-series by April 16.
International Taste of Greenville
The Seventh Annual International Taste of Greenville charity event will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event is a fundraiser for the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center and Children’s Miracle Network. This culinary event will showcase food tastings from more than 30 area restaurants and beverage providers while musical entertainment will be provided by Ruffin Keys, Jr. A silent auction will be featured throughout the evening with WITN’s sports director Billy Weaver as emcee. Individual tickets are $100 and tables of ten are $750. To purchase tickets and for more information visit www.TasteGville.com.
The Farmville Seniors Council, 3886 S. Main St., in Farmville, will meet at 10:30 a.m. on April 23 for their monthly day trip. Seniors will visit a Greenville restaurant for lunch and then head to AMC theater for a viewing of “Breakthrough” at 1:30 p.m. There is limited seating, so please register by April 22. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 714-5930.