Community Briefs: Darden High reunion planned Sunday

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The Opportunities Industrialization Center of Wilson, 801 Reid St. E., will hold its quarterly food distribution from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 22. Qualified applicants who have fixed incomes, receive public assistance and are Wilson County residents are welcome. Free health screenings will be available. For more information, call Brenda Wilkins at 252-291-0038.

Darden High class reunion planned

The C.H. Darden High School class of 1959 will celebrate its 60th reunion from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, May 26 at Western Sizzlin, 101 Bruton St. The meal is Dutch treat and door prizes will be given. For more information, call Dorothy Howell at 917-941-2272, Dorothy B. Holmes at 252-363-4999, Bill Bullock at 252-315-3140 or David Speight at 22-315-1821.

Genealogical society to meet

The Wilson County Genealogical Society plans to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 in the Wilson County Public Library assembly room, 249 Nash St. Karen Edmundson will present her new book, “A History of the Davis Family in North Carolina and Texas.”

Canning workshops scheduled

The Wilson County Cooperative Extension will hold hands-on canning workshops beginning June 3 at the Wilson Agriculture Center, 1806 Goldsboro St.

Participants will learn to can fruits and high-acid foods from 2-5 p.m. Monday, June 3, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 13. A class on canning vegetables and low-acid foods is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Registration is $10 per class, and attendees must pay the registration fee at least three days prior to the class they wish to attend.

Barton to hold youth soccer camp

Barton College will host a youth residential soccer camp for boys ages 7-13 from Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9.

The cost to register is $175. Check-in is 1 p.m. June 7 and checkout is 1 p.m. June 9. For more information, visit www.mcmichaelsocceracademy.com.

— From staff reports

Garden talk to focus on food insecurity

Brittany Allen, an AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America member working with the city of Wilson, will be the featured speaker for the Wilson Botanical Gardens’ June Garden Talks lecture planned from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Monday, June 17 at the botanical gardens, 1806 Goldsboro St. Allen will speak about food insecurity in Wilson.

Garden volunteer day slated

The Wilson Botanical Gardens and the Wilson Master Gardeners are asking for volunteers to help uproot invasive weeds in the banana split sundae garden at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 21.

Trained master gardeners will lead the volunteer workers. Volunteers are asked to bring sturdy shoes, a cap or hat, work gloves, sunscreen, insect repellent and their favorite weeding and pruning tools. They will meet outside the Children’s Secret Garden entrance near the shed and greenhouse.