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Sept. 9 Community News


Marian Swinker spotted this hummingbird visiting a feeder on Aug. 22 at her home in Winterville.


Monday, September 9, 2019


Open Play

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will hold “Open Play Mondays” for all ages from 10 a.m.-noon through Nov. 4. The park staff will provide unstructured activities for the Mobile Play Trailer located in the Born Learning Trail play area. Some unstructured activities include the Imagination Playground building blocks, musical instruments, games and more. Parent supervision is required. Free. Call 329-4560.

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. 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. Contact 702-8167 or 327-7964.

Real Men Talk

Real Men Talk (For Men Only) will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at a new location, the JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. Dinner will be served from 6-6:15 p.m. 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 and productive. 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. Call Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600.

Sierra Club

Dustin Foote, general curator and resident falconer of Sylvan Heights Bird Park, will kick off a new season of programs at the Sierra Club Cypress Group at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 131 Oakmont Drive. Foote will discuss several of Sylvan Height’s conservation projects, including flamingos in Bolivia and mergansers in Brazil. The public is invited to this and all Sierra Club programs.

Coming Up

Public input needed

The Pitt County Arts Council and the City of Greenville will host a community input session from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Greenville Museum of Art, 812 S. Evans St. The session is to discuss a potential designation of an Arts District in the Center City of Greenville. For directions call 758-1946 or go to gmoa.org. For more information call Holly Garriott at 551-6947 or send her an email at holly@pittcountyarts.org.

NAMI meeting

National Alliance on Mental Illness-Pitt County will meet from 6:30– 8:30 on Tuesday in Room 001 at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St. The meeting will be a time of support and sharing. NAMI is a free support group for family members, friends or individuals living with a mental illness. Call 531-3603 or 341-1999.

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. 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 at 412-3148 or all826@suddenlink.net.

Karen Eckert can be reached at 252-329-9565 or at keckert@reflector.com.