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Sept. 19 Community News

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Today

Today

Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church of Winterville will host a food distribution from 8-10 a.m on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2648 Mill St., Winterville. Call 689-6590 for more information.

Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers’ Market, 4560 County Home Road, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday. Visit www.pittcountync.gov/599/Farmers-Market or follow the market on Facebook.

Senior events

The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will offer the following events today. Call 752-1717 for more information.

An Advance Care Planning session will be held at 9 a.m.

A session to train volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homes will be held at 10 a.m.

An interest meeting for a biking club for adults older than 55 will be held at 10 a.m.

Free Closet

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

Democratic women

The Democratic Women of Pitt County will meet at 6 p.m. at the Alice F. Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road. The agenda will feature a presentation on “Towards a Blue State Future.” The meeting is open to all interested persons. Contact Rebecca Powers at 414-6737 or email democraticwomenpittcounty@gmail.com.

Global warming lecture

Author Bill McKibben will give a lecture on global warming, “Faith and Climate: Trying to Make Sense of the Biggest Things That Ever Happened,” at 7 p.m. in the ECU Main Campus Student Center, Ballrooms A-B. The lecture will address ethical issues and the role of faith communities. The ECU Religious Studies Program is hosting the event, which is billed as 27th Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Culture.

Nar-Anon family support

The Nar-Anon family support group meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 204 of the main building at Covenant Church, 4025 Corey Road, Winterville. The group’s leader may be contacted at 919-880-0473. More information about help for anyone struggling with a drug addiction is available at 1-800-431-1754. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction.

Coming Up

Artwork

A panel discussion of the current exhibition “Greenville Then and Now” will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Greenville Museum of Art, 802 S. Evans St. Panelists will be Don Edwards, Dan Elliott, and Roger Kammerer who will discuss Greenville’s past and present as depicted in the artwork displayed in the exhibition. The panel will be moderated by Calvin Mercer. The discussion is a “Downtown Dialogues in the Humanities and Fine Arts” event.

Cancer walk

The Fifth Annual Cancer Awareness Walk will be held at 9 a.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m.) on Sept. 28 at St. Paul Church of Christ, 4406 East Ave, Ayden. Fee is $5. T-shirts can be pre-ordered in adult sizes ($15) and youth sizes ($10). Call Annette Dixon at 327-9237.

Pullin’ for Pink

Greenville Fire/Rescue, in partnership with Eastern Radiologists, will hold their annual Pullin’ for Pink Fundraiser at 11:15 a.m. on Sept. 28 at 2101 W. Arlington Blvd. Teams of six adults each will compete in pulling a firetruck 100 feet for time. Pullin’ for Pink is held in conjunction with the annual Ride for the Ribbon, raising funds to support breast cancer screenings/early detection programs and provide assistance to breast cancer patients in Pitt, Beaufort and Lenoir Counties. For more information visit the Pullin’ for Pink Facebook page.

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

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