April 18

PURPLE UP!   Wayne County Public Schools will pay tribute to the local military population and invites the public to participate. Thursday is designated as the day to “Purple Up!” Teachers, staff and community members are encouraged to wear the color purple as a visible show of support for military-connected students. The color is symbolic, since April has been designated the Month of the Military Child and represents all branches of the military — Air Force blue, Army green, Navy blue, Marine red and Coast Guard blue, all which combine into a single hue of purple.

LOSS OF CHILD. Friends of Compassion will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at Pizza Inn on U.S. 70 Bypass. This is mainly for parents, grandparents and siblings that have lost a child, grandchild or sibling. Anyone having problems dealing with the loss of a loved one is welcome. For information, contact Connie Brown at 919-920-9732.

April 23

Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni classes celebrating an anniversary are asked to send their activities to Pat Burden by today. A necrology list is also needed from each class by today.

April 29

Eastpointe, in collaboration with the Mental Health Association of Wayne County, will host a free information session on “Stewards of Children” about keeping children safe, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 121 of the Pine Building at Wayne Community College. For more information or to register, contact vhill@eastpointe.net.

May 20

Today is the deadline for submitted entries in the Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni parade to be held May 25. Send information to Gary Packer at 919-221-4176.