Community Briefs: Lunch and learn planned Thursday

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St. John AME Zion Church, 119 Pender St. E., continues its seniors’ lunch and learn series with a session on mental health and substance abuse from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24. Area residents are invited to bring their lunch and participate free of charge. For more information, call 252-243-6847 or 910-233-0012 or email saintjohnpastor@gmail.com.

Community meeting slated

The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina and Seeds of Hope will hold AMEXCAN Wilson’s community meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2 at Winstead United Methodist Church, 1407 Tarboro St. Wilson-area residents are invited and encouraged to attend.

Each meeting includes community engagement opportunities, education and skills development, guest speakers and more. For more information, call 252-258-9967 or 252-236-8673.

Breastfeeding support group to meet

The Wilson County Health Department’s breastfeeding support group BIBS,or Breast is Best Support, will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5 at the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash St. For more information, call Beverly Denton at 252-237-3141, ext. 6286, or 252-382-4079.

Omega Center hosting blood drive

The Beta Beta Beta chapter of Omega Psi Phi franerity will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at the Omega Resource Center, 300 Fairview Ave. For more information, call Darwin Sessoms at 252-243-6258. To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code OmegaWilson.

Church plans fitness fest

ROCKY MOUNT — Showers of Blessing Christian Center, 1740 E. Raleigh Blvd., will host a free fitness fest from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16 with vendors, giveaways, health screenings and more. For more information, call 252-985-1848.

Wilson Idol seeks contestants

Organizers of the Wilson Idol community talent show will accept applications through Aug. 17. The show will be held Sept. 8 at Fike High School.

For more information, call Mildred Summerville at 252-230-2689 or email wilsonidol2013@gmail.com.

Hospice agency seeks volunteers

3HC Home Health and Hospice is currently looking for volunteers for hospice patients in the Wilson area. Volunteers will sit with hospice patients in their home, giving primary caregivers the opportunity to run errands for a couple of hours.

All training is free and volunteers must commit to a minimum of two hours per week. For more information, call Cyndi Shimer at 919-583-1741 or email cshimer@3hc.org.