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Church ministry offers free lunch
Feed My Sheep Meal Ministries of Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 Barnes St., will have free lunches from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.
Free lunch bags available
Evan’s Bag of Care will offer free lunch bags on a first-come, first-served basis from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Evening Light Holiness Church, 208 Pender St. S. Everyone is welcome and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Community festival set for Saturday
Wilson city officials are partnering with the Wilson Community Improvement Association to hold a Pop-Up Plaza community festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Fikewood Shopping Center. The event will include food trucks, live music and games. In the event of inclement weather, the festival will be relocated to the Reid Street Community Center, 901 Reid St. E.
Church to host appreciation banquet
Life in the Word Ministry will hold an appreciation banquet for Pastor George and Estelle Atkinson at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Something Different Cafe and Catering on Airport Boulevard. The cost is $30 per person for ages 12 and up and $15 for ages 6 to 11.
Parkinson’s support group to meet
The Wilson Parkinson’s support group will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 19 at First Presbyterian Church on Sunset Road behind the recreation center. Family, patients and caregivers are welcome to attend. For more information, call Terry Norris at 571-224-3270 or Kitty Barnes at 252-230-6273.
Financial literacy class offered
Burning Bush Free Will Baptist Church, 6484 Speight School Road, will offer a free financial literacy class at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. Participants will learn about saving, spending, borrowing and protecting their money. Dinner will be provided. Attendees are asked to RSVP by emailing email@example.com or calling 919-988-0618.
Church to offer Thanksgiving meal
Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 309 Vick St. E., will offer a free Thanksgiving dinner to the community beginning at noon Thursday, Nov. 21.
Harvest sale and supper planned
ELM CITY — Temperance Hall United Methodist Church, 9379 Davistown-Mercer Road, will hold a harvest sale and supper from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. The supper will consist of Brunswick stew and barbecue for $8 per plate, eat-in or take out. The harvest sale will follow the supper. For more information, call 252-904-3969.
Clothing and food giveaway slated
St. Rose Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ’s mission department, 605 Douglas St. S., will hold a free clothing and household items giveaway at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Soup and sandwiches will also be given away.
Church plans breakfast, bake sale
BAILEY — Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 6048 Mount Pleasant Road, will hold a breakfast and bake sale from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, with ham and sausage biscuits, grits, coffee, milk, orange juice, cookies and cakes.
Nonprofit offers coats, sweaters, blankets
Wilson Mission Union will give away coats, sweaters and blankets from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 23 at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Gay St.
Thanksgiving meal scheduled
WomanUp will serve free Thanksgiving meals from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Vera Pope Resource Center, 1008 Railroad St.
Networking event planned
252 Black Wallstreet will host a networking event, “Together We Can,” from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Darden Alumni Center, 1600 Lipscomb Road. Entry fee is a canned food donation. Vendor slots are available. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-251-5312.
Genealogical society to meet
The Wilson County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 in the Wilson County Public Library assembly room, 249 Nash St.
Margaret and Jim Bailey will give a presentation on their recently released book, “The Country Doctor Museum: Early Medical Practices, Treatments and Medicines.” Books will be available after the presentation for sale and signing. All proceeds from the book sales go to the Country Doctor Museum.
Alumni center to host Players’ Ball
The Pride of Wilson Lodge No. 484 will hold its Players’ Ball from 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 to 1 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Darden Alumni Center, 1600 Lipscomb Road E.
Admission is $15 at the door and no advance tickets will be sold. The event features music from DJ Swurv and free food while it lasts with a $3 setup cost. For more information, call Eddie Hawkins at 252-290-0581 or Steven Lockamy at 252-230-7497.
Christmas purse care packages sought
The Christmas Purse Project is requesting donations of gently used purses filled with socks, gloves, toiletries and feminine products to be handed out to needy women and girls at the Soup Kitchen of Wilson during the Christmas season. The deadline for purse donations is Monday, Dec. 9.
Filled purses can be dropped off at Adams Carpet One, 4006 Nash St.; Truly Unique, 2006 U.S. 301 S.; Waltec inside Innovation Installation, 3850-A Airport Road; or The Spa, 1010 Nash St. For more information, email Tina Watkins at email@example.com.
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