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Aug. 12 Community News

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Michael G. Cotter of Greenville shared this photo of some purple angel's trumpet flowers. Now in his backyard, this plant was from the Friends of the Pitt County Arboretum's Plant Swap in May.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Today

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.

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.

Tea Party

The Eastern NC Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. at the Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, 136 Davenport Farm Road in Winterville. The guest speaker will be Becki Gray, senior vice president at the John Locke Foundation, who will deliver an update on the actions of the General Assembly this term and an update on current litigation surrounding recently passed state constitutional amendments. For more information, contact Diane Rufino at crazy_for_the_80s@reagan.com.

Coming up

Board of Health meeting

The Pitt County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Commissioners Auditorium, 1717 W. Fifth St. For more information contact Betsy Wallace at 902-2442 or betsy.wallace@pittcountync.gov.

NAMI meeting

The Pitt County branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold its monthly support meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Room One at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St. NAMI is a free support group for family members, friends and individuals living with mental illness. All meetings are open to the public. For more information call 531-3603 or 341-1999.

Drug treatment fundraiser

Mellow Mushroom, 2020 Charles Blvd., will host a fundraiser for the Pitt County Drug Treatment Court from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday. Supporters should leave their receipts in the glass jar at the hostess stand to ensure the group receives credit.

Republican women

The Republican Women of Pitt County will meet beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Greenville Country Club, 216 Country Club Drive. Guest speakers at the event include Buddy Bengel, candidate for N.C. Lieutenant Governor, and Mayorr P.J. Connelly. The event will begin with a social before a lunch and meeting at noon. The cost is $17; RSVP to Beth Capillary at 531-0788 or bethcapillary@yahoo.com.

Senior citizens

The Winterville senior citizens club will meet at noon on Aug. 20, in the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St. in Winterville. Members are asked to bring school supplies for give-away for a back-to-school backpack 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.

Arts grants available

The Pitt County Arts Council is accepting applications for 2019-20 Grassroots Arts Project Grants through 5 p.m. on Sept. 6. Nonprofit arts organizations and nonprofit organizations that provide arts programming are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $500-$4,000 at pittcountyarts.org under the "Grants" drop-down. For more information contact Holly Garriott at 551-6947 or email info@pittcountyarts.org.

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