Community Briefs: Speaker to discuss plant pest control

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Colby Griffin, horticulture extension agent from Franklin County, will speak from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at Parker’s Barbecue. Griffin will discuss alternatives to leyland cypress, Japanese hollies, boxwoods, roses and other pest-prone plants.

Retailer collecting FFA donations

Tractor Supply Co., 2380 Forest Hills Road W., is collecting donations to support Wilson County high school Future Farmers of America chapters now through Saturday, Feb. 24.

Customers can donate $1 or more at checkout while shopping in-store or online during National FFA Week. Donations will fund the national Grants for Growing program and support FFA chapters in North Carolina. For more information, visit www.ffa.org/grantsforgrowing.

Dance team schedules tryouts

The Wilson Dynamic Divas majorette dance team will have tryouts for dancers ages 5-17 from 1 - 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.

Tryouts will be held at the Vick Elementary School gym, 504 Carroll St., and the tryout fee is $10 per person. Dancers are asked to wear a black top and bottom. For more information, call 252-218-8003 or email wdd41@yahoo.com.

217 Brew Works hosting Hymns and Hops

217 Brew Works located at 217 South St. will host Hymns and Hops from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. This is a time to gather for food, fellowship and singing of hymns. The event is not affiliated with any particular church or denomination, but is a community offering for all. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share for the potluck dinner and musicians are invited to bring their instruments along.

Church selling chicken pastry plates

NASHVILLE — Sandy Cross United Methodist Church, 3725 Sandy Cross Road, will hold a chicken pastry supper 3 - 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. The all-you-can-eat supper is dine-in only. Tickets are $8 (children 5 and under eat for free). Tickets or reservations are required by calling Pat Joyner at 252-443-4586.