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Community Briefs: Skin cancer screenings available at Relay for Life

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St. John AME Zion Church, 119 Pender St. E., will continue its lunch and learn series from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17 with a program on safety and how to avoid falling. Senior citizens are invited to bring a lunch to the free event and learn with others.

Skin cancer screenings offered

Wilson County Relay for Life will offer free skin cancer screenings from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Wilson Medical Center’s booth on the hospital walking track. For more information, call 252-399-8478.

Chronic fatigue support group to meet

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group will meet 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 in the conference room at the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash St.

Organizers ask that attendees refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.

Barnes to address genealogical society

The Wilson County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 in the assembly room at the Wilson County Public Library. The guest speaker will be Keith Barnes, news editor of the Kenly News and a former Wilson Times journalist whose column appears in the Times each Thursday.

This program will be devoted to Wilson history and will be accompanied by images from the archives of early Wilson photographers, including O.V. Foust (1888-1932) and Charlie Raines/Guy Cox (1947-2000).

Animal rescue fundraiser slated

Waggin’ and Shaggin’ with Lee Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram benefiting The Maggie Society and Wilson County Humane Society is planned from 7 - 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 1 at the Wilson Moose Lodge on Forest Hills Road. Spare Change will provide live entertainment. Tickets are $25 per person and are on sale now at Lee Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Lodge plans Juneteenth festival

Mount Hebron Masonic Lodge Post No. 42 will host its second annual Juneteenth festival from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, June 9 on the 500 block of Nash Street between Pettigrew and Pender streets. A parade leading to the festival will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at Barnes Street with the festival beginning at 11 a.m.

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day and Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South.

For more information, call Roger Hudson at 252-315-7047.

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.

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