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Nov. 11 community calendar

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Charles Davis shared this photo of a Mexican sunflower, a favorite of monarch butterflies, growing in Planters Trail, Greenville.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Today

Reading event

A Children’s Reading & Craft Event for kindergartners through fifth graders will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday at the New Wynn Chapel Life Center, 191 Package-Craft Road, Bethel. The book, Miles is the Boss of His Body, will be the focus of the program. The book is about respect for personal boundaries. This awareness event is part of a 19 Days of Prevention series that focuses on child and youth violence prevention that will take place from Nov. 1-19 sponsored by the Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking. For information email melinda@encstophumantrafficking.org.

Tea Party

The ENC Tea Party will meet at The Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, 136 Davenport Farm Road, Winterville, at 6 p.m. on Monday. Richard Alan Harrup will discuss climate change. The meeting is open to the public.

Sierra Club meeting

The Sierra Club Cypress Group will meet at 7 p.m. at 131 Oakmont Drive. Terry Lansdell, executive director of BikeWalk NC, will lead the program, “Walking & Bicycling in North Carolina: Advocating for a New Vision of Transportation.” Based in Charlotte, BikeWalk NC promotes bicycling and walking as valid forms of transportation and as economic drivers. For more information contact Cindy Elmore, 258-3329.

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.

Coming Up

Affirming Families

“Affirming Families” will be the topic of a program held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 Washington St. The program is part of an “Affirmation Series” presented by the Center for Family Violence Prevention. Other topics in the series will be “Affirming Healthy Relationships” on Dec. 10 and “Affirming Community Resilience” on Jan. 21.

Board of Health meeting

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

Vaping event

The Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse will offer a program, “What’s this vape thing all about?” from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at Alice F. Keene Park, 4561 County Home Road. The program will provide a general overview of vaping with a specific focus on youth in Pitt County. Call 328-2827 or email pccsa@ecu.edu.

Democracy lecture

“Democracy and Its Discontents in Germany and Around the World” will be the topic of a lecture at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday in Rivers 102 on the ECU campus. The speaker will be Nancy McLean, a nationally-renowned expert on democracy, who is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. The lecture is supported by the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Global Affairs and the Dept. of Foreign Language and Literatures. For more information contact Susanne Lenne Jones at 737-2390 or jonessu@ecu.edu.

Painting with Purpose

Lives of Purpose will host “Painting with Purpose” at 7 p.m. on Friday at Unity Church, 4301 Charles Blvd. Lives of Purpose is fundraising to open Awaken Coffee Shop, a place that will employ adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The cost for painting is $45 and includes all supplies to paint a 11” x 14” holiday picture. There also will be a hot chocolate and cookie bar. Tickets are required and may be reserved at livesofpurpose.com.

Contact jstorm@reflector.com or 252-329-9587.

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