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Friday, September 6, 2019

Today

Blood donation center

The American Red Cross Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. It also is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments, which can be made online, are recommended. Blood drives at additional locations are listed at www.redcrossblood.org. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767.

Coming Up

Real Men Talk

Real Men Talk (For Men Only) will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at the LIFE Empowerment Center (STRIVE), 600 W. Third St. Dinner will be served. All men are invited to attend. Real Men Talk is an organization for mentoring men who have been incarcerated, teaching them how to be successful. Real Men Talk will discuss issues and needs of the men in our communities. Information will be available on finance, education, legal issues and jobs.

Documentary screening

The Greenville Advocacy team, a division of the non-partisan peace and justice lobby Friends Committee on National Legislation, will host a showing of An Endless War: Getting Out of Afghanistan at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 131 Oakmont Drive. The documentary film is about the United States’ longest and costliest war and features former commanding officers of the U.S. military, combat veterans, political analysts, peace activists and the late Walter B. Jones Jr. explaining why the war has gone on for so long. Solutions will be offered on how to exit Afghanistan and honor those who have died and been wounded. Contact Ann Harrington for further information at 412-3148 or all826@suddenlink.net.

Maison Sanz Day

Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church and Simply Natural Creamery will host Maison Sanz Day on Sept. 14 at both Simply Natural Creamery locations, 317 E. Arlington Blvd. and 1265 Carson Edwards Road, Ayden. Proceeds from purchases at both sites will go towards the medical expenses for Maison Sanz, a young man in need of a triple-organ transplant. Donations can also be made through a tax deductible contribution via check payable to Mt. Calvary FWB Church, Attn: Maison Sanz Account.

Class of ‘99

The J.H. Rose Class of 1999 will hold its 20 year class reunion from 6-11 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the Emerald Room at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd.

Health fair

The Grifton School PTA will host a health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 14 at 513 McCrae St., Grifton. This free event will feature blood pressure screenings, glucose screenings, safety education, weight and height screenings, health education, games and prizes, food and fun for the family. For more information contact Heather Taylor, PTA president, at heather.taylor@vidanthealth.com.

Fluff & Puff

The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina will sponsor a Fluff & Puff Dog Wash from 10-2 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Capital Subaru of Greenville, 3999 S. Memorial Drive. Proof of rabies vaccine is required for all dogs, original certificate or copy of it via phone. Tags only are not accepted. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society. For more information visit https://www.hsecarolina.org/fluff-and-puff.

AMEXCAN celebration

AMEXCAN will celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day from noon to 4 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Town Common, 105 First St. with music, Mexican folk dance groups, vendors, bouncy houses for kids and other activities. For more information call 258-9967 or email amexcan@amexcannc.org.

Soup kitchen help

The Outreach Community Soup Kitchen, 3492 S. Walnut St., Farmville, needs help with cooking and serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month. Anyone able to help should call Janet at 917-4563.

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