Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Volunteers: 3HC Home Health and Hospice is currently recruiting volunteers for hospice patients in the Rocky Mount/Nash/Edgecombe County area. The only special skills required are a compassionate heart and smile. 3HC Home Health and Hospice will provide the training. Volunteers are asked for a minimum of two hours per week. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Cyndi Shimer at 919-583-1741.

Program: The Edgecombe County Department of Social Services will accept applications for residents of Edgecombe County for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program. Applications will be accepted through March 31 or until funds are exhausted. Applications will be accepted at the Human Service Building, 122 E. St. James St., Tarboro and the Social Services Building, 301 S. Fairview Road, Rocky Mount. For information, call 641-7611 or 985-4101.

Special Event: Day 2 Day Dads, a free 12-week fatherhood program, will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. beginning Monday at Performance Plus Auto, 526 N. Church St., Rocky Mount and Thursday at Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church, 718 E. Church St., Tarboro. Classes include meals, transportation assistance, cash incentives, case management and employment assistance. For information or to register, call 919-834-9300, Ext. 210 or email dads@frcsa.org.

Dance: Rocky Mount USA Dance will sponsor a West Coast Swing lesson and dance Saturday at the Imperial Center Arts Education Building. Racquel Williams will teach West Coast Swing beginning at 7 p.m. Followed by dancing until 10 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and students and $8 for non-members. For information, call 452-1234.

Special Event: The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission and the city of Rocky Mount will hold the 29th annual Unity Breakfast on Jan. 16 at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts. Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. followed by a program at 8 a.m. The keynote speaker will be author and N.C. State University professor Dr. Jason Miller.

Meeting: PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St. For information, email pflagrm@aol.com.

Special Event: The OIC Highway Construction and Carpentry Trades class for ages 18 and older will begin Jan. 17. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 14. For additional information, contact Gregory Royal at 212-3478.

Meeting: The Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19 in the Warner Room at Braswell Memorial Library. The guest speaker will be Martha Blount. Members and prospective members are invited to attend.

Special Event: Edgecombe County Memorial Library will hold a free “Take Your Child to the Library” day from 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 4. There will be stories, crafts, snacks and door prizes. For information, call 823-1141 or go to edgecombelibrary.org.

Floor Hockey: The Harrison Family YMCA will offer floor hockey for boys and girls ages 5-11 Feb. 6 through March 3. The cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Register by Feb. 3. For information, call 972-9622 or go to harrisonfamilyy.org.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Chamber Singers will hold a Valentine’s dinner and concert at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at Benvenue Country Club. Tickets are $60 per person. Seating is limited. Reservation deadline is Feb. 4. Checks can be made payable to The Rocky Mount Chamber Singers and mailed to The Rocky Mount Chamber Singers, P.O. Box 8228, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804.

Special Event: G Rev Productions will present “A Cry from the Heart,” an original stage play about God’s divine love for his people, at 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at the OIC, 402 E. Virginia St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For information, call 908-2469 or 903-7023.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library and The Rocky Mount Chapter of SCORE will present a “North Carolina Department of Revenue seminar, “Tax Implications for Starting a Business,” from 5:45-7:45 p.m. March 7 in the computer lab on the second floor. Admission is free. For information or to register, contact Joetta Pittman at 442-1951, Ext. 239.

Reunion: Rocky Mount Senior High Class of 1977 will hold its 40th class reunion in 2017. The planning committee are seeking information for classmates. Send contact information to P.O. Box 7176, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804, rmsh.classof1977directory@gmail.com or search Facebook RMSH Class of ‘77 (40th reunion).

Volunteers Sought: Communities In Schools of the Rocky Mount Region is seeking volunteers to mentor and tutor students enrolled in one of the sixteen CIS supported schools in the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools district. For additional information, call 442-9991 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Announcement: The Tar River Connections Genealogical Society will suspend its monthly meetings for the remainder of 2016. Meetings will resume at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of January at Braswell Memorial Library.

Meeting: The Eason Tiney American Legion Post 19 meets the first Saturday of each month in the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital classroom, 111 Hospital Drive, Tarboro. A breakfast social is held from 8-8:45 a.m. followed by the meeting. All veterans are encouraged to attend. For information, call 955-9001 or email etalpost19.info@gmail.com.

Special Event: The Micajah Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites students in grades 5-8 to participate in the American History Essay Contest. The topic for the 2016-17 essay contest is National Parks. For information or specific requirements email jerrimblanton@msn.com or call 443-9034.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 is recruiting new members. The club meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 Grace St. For information, call 469-0516.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Racial Justice Group meets the first Wednesday of each month. For additional information, contact Terry at 469-1446 or Dr. Koo at 210-2522.

Veterans Assistance: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2057 has a Service Office available to help veterans file or work on their claims with the VA from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at 11270 E. N.C. 97. No appointment necessary.

Meeting: The Tar River Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol cadets meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Rocky Mount Wilson Regional Airport. Adult members meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. For more information, call 459-2153 or 292-7648.

Open House: Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 55 will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon every Thursday at American Legion Coleman-Pitt Post 58, 2731 N. Church St. Veterans are welcome to stop by with questions or to speak with a veterans service officer about filing claims For information, contact Martin Hill at 813-5306.

Drivers Needed: Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 55 is seeking volunteer drivers to drive veterans to the Durham Medical Center and to the Greenville Medical Center for medical appointments. For information or to sign up, call Levon Cherry at 801-1216.

Special Event: Rise Up Rocky Mount, a community faith-based organization working toward the betterment of conditions in our city for all citizens, meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Pit Stoppe. For more information, contact Pete Vartanian at 458-1410.

Special Event: Early College High School Honor Society Students in partnership with STEM teachers will host a long-term after school program from 4-6 p.m. at the Imperial Center. For additional information, call 451-2890.

Special Activity: Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Nash County Senior Center, 103 N. Alston St., in Nashville. For more information, contact Dorothy Brantley at 437-1436.

Prom Closet: First Presbyterian Church of Rocky Mount and United Community Ministries are accepting donations of gently used formal wear, jewelry, shoes and other accessories for their Prom Closet. The formal wear will be offered to those in need whom the prom organizers, social/guidance counselors of the area schools have identified. Items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. For more information, call 904-7889.

Rides Available: Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 55 offers rides to all veterans to the Durham Medical Center on Tuesdays and Fridays and to the Greenville Medical Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays. You must have a VA appointment to ride and provide notification two days prior to appointments. For information, call 212-5568.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a teen/family game night from 5 to 7:30 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month in the teen area and in the computer lab. Refreshments will be provided. For additional information, call 442-1951, Ext.. 257.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Senior Center will offer Pickleball at 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for age 55 and older. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn. For information, call 972-1564.

Special Event: Nash Community College will offer high school equivalency (GED) classes from 5:30-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the Sharpsburg Town Hall Meeting Room, 110 W. Railroad St., Sharpsburg. Registration will be held on the first, second and fourth Thursday. For additional information, contact Linda Virgil at 883-8878.

Special Event: The Wright’s Adult Day Health Care Center currently has vacancies for Nash and Edgecombe County elders age 60 and older, disabled adults and veterans. A supervised program of activities, health monitoring, meals/snacks and transportation are provided. For information, call 442-8363.

Volunteers Sought: The Edgecombe-Nash Humane Society are looking for volunteers. Volunteers should love animals and enjoy saving unwanted and abused pets. For additional information, call 446-1669.