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Community Connections starts with some comedy

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North Carolina-based comic Mick McKenna will kick off the Mental Health Association’s Community Connections event at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Darden Alumni Center, 1600 Lipscomb Road, Wilson. Admission is free.

McKenna, who hails from Scotland, prides himself on comedy that is appropriate for all ages and all settings. “Clean, but not prudish,” he states. McKenna makes fun of himself and his Scottish brogue, and audiences enjoy his take on parents, raising kids and living in America.

Before taking on stand-up comedy, McKenna was a commissioned writer for BBC Television and Radio and wrote a comedic newspaper column.

McKenna will take the stage shortly after 10 a.m. and will do a set that lasts about 15 minutes. Other performances taking the stage between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. include a demonstration by Gray’s Hardcore Boxing, dance groups Passion in Motion and Studio B, yoga by Patricia Townsend and local substance use recovery advocate Mike Cannon. Local psychologist Dr. Krishna Verma will be honored for his years of service to the Wilson community.

Vendor booths at the event will offer reflexology, decorative soaps, chiropractic services, homemade crafts, homeopathic products, representatives from local mental health service providers and many more.

“Shoe Size Fundraiser” tickets are also available to purchase for a chance to win $200, $75 or $25 and various door prizes.

Call the Mental Health Association at 252-243-2773 or email mhawilsonnc@gmail.com for more information.

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