Community Briefs: Tax refund seminar set for Wednesday

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Dale Sauls, the Wilson County Department of Social Services’ financial educator, will lead a talk on being smart with your income tax refund 2 - 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the Recovery Concepts Community Center, 2860 Ward Blvd., Suite C. For more information or to register, call 252-991-7267.

Documentary screening set Thursday

The Cox Corbett Historical Society presentation of “Wilmington on Fire” will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11 at the Boykin Center. Admission is free.

The documentary screening is a city of Wilson and Wilson Historical Association collaboration.

For more information, email cashooks0814@gmail.com.

Church to hold food giveaway

By Faith Church at 4667 Evansdale Road south of Wilson will have a food giveaway beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12. Participants are asked to bring boxes or containers along with picture ID. For more information, contact Judy Langston at 252-814-7657.

Tree-pruning seminar planned

Cyndi Lauderdale, horticulture extension agent at the N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Wilson County office, will teach proper crape myrtle pruning techniques from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Wilson Botanical Gardens, 1806 Goldsboro St. S. The seminar will include an outdoors, hands-on pruning demonstration.

Clothing giveaway set Jan. 20

Freedom Ministries will have a clothing giveaway for the entire family beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Omega Resource Center, 300 Fairview Ave. Refreshments will be served while supplies last. For more information, call 252-315-3421.

Church to host Financial Peace U.

Money management guru Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Wilson Community Church, 2301 Montgomery Drive.

The course is designed to help participants understand where their money is going each month and how to get debt-free, invest and make wise spending decisions. To sign up and purchase course materials, visit www.wccnc.org/fpu or contact Stan Bacon at 252-237-6608 or info@wccnc.org.