Community Briefs: Domestic Violence Awareness Month events planned

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Cybersecurity workshop set Thursday

An introduction to cybersecurity business boot camp will be held 6 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Upper Coastal Plain Business Development Center Training Center, 121 Nash St. W. The registration fee is $50. For more information, call 252-234-5917.

Church to hold clothing giveaway

ELM CITY - Vaughn's Chapel Church, 4966 S. Elm City Road, will have a giveaway including household items and clothing from 8 a.m. tonoon Saturday, Oct. 14.

Domestic violence awareness events planned

The Wesley Shelter will hold three events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month beginning with a domestic violence protocol signing at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 in the Wilson Medical Center auditorium.

A "Take Back the Night From Violence" vigil will be held 6 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Barton College in the plaza near Howard Chapel and a Silent Walk for Domestic Violence will be held noon Tuesday, Oct. 31 from Wesley Shelter to the courthouse with lunch served afterward.

All events are free and open to the public.

Parkinson's support group to meet

The Wilson County Parkinson's Support group will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at First Presbyterian Church, Sunset Avenue, beside the recreation park. Yoga instructor Joyce Mayo will demonstrate and describe the benefits of yoga in counteracting some Parkinson's disease symptoms. Patients and caregivers are invited.

College hosting financial aid workshop

A financial aid workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Wilson Community College's Frank L. Eagles Community Business Center. This is for all area public and private high school seniors.

Boutique plans 'sip and see'

Touch of Country Boutique and Gifts, 222 Tarboro St. SW, will have a "sip and see" for breast cancer awareness from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. Ten percent of proceeds of all breast cancer awareness items will be donated to Pennies From Angels.

Church to hold breast cancer brunch

White Oak Pentecostal Holiness Church, 5259 U.S. 264 Alternate E. will present Shades of Pink, a breast cancer awareness brunch, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 21 featuring Sharon Mitchell, Jessica Williams and soloist Sybil Lucas.

Charity art auction scheduled

A silent art auction sale featuring local artists will be held 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 at Wilson Praise and Worship's gym located at 202 Nash St. Proceeds will go to assist cancer patients in a time of need with essential living expenses based on need and income through Pennies From Angels. For more information, call Helen Harwood at 252-246-0620.

Fraternity banquet slated Nov. 17

The Beta Beta Beta chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity will sponsor its annual Founders and Achievement Banquet at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at the Darden Alumni Center, 1600 Lipscomb Road. 

Tickets are $30. For more information, call Reggie Harris at 252-315-6085 or Tim Farmer at 252-237-2318.

Jolian seeks shoe donations

Jolian Shoes, 2801 Ward Blvd., is collecting gently used shies through Dec. 1 for Soles4Souls, a charity that distributes shoes to needy children to prevent illnesses caused from walking barefoot.

For more information, call Shelley Anderson at 252-813-4329.

Gifts sought for Christmas purses

Southern Exposure Photography is accepting gift donations for its third annual Christmas Purse Project. Items needed are gloves, scarves, toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine products, socks, hand sanitizer, handy wipes, hats, razors, hygiene products, tissue, makeup, deodorant, food gift cards and other small items that will fit in a purse. 

Donations can be dropped off to Atomosphere Salon Goldsboro, Adams Carpet One or Truly Unique by Dec. 15. Organizers hope to fill 250 purses. For more information, call Cheryl Hall at 252-363-2294.