Sunday, February 12, 2017
Special Event: Twin County Community Pride is soliciting nominations for the 2017 induction into the Twin County Hall of Fame. Induction criteria and nomination forms can be download at tchof.org/nominate-twin-county-hall-of-fame/. Deadline is April 30. The completed nomination form can be mailed to TCCP, P.O. Box 8441, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804.
Prom Closet: First Presbyterian Church of Rocky Mount and United Community Ministries are accepting donations of gently used formal wear, tuxedos, 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 446-9121.
Funds Available: The Edgecombe & Nash Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils have intervention and prevention funds available to serve at-risk youth in Edgecombe & Nash counties. The deadline for submitting applications will be March 17. Local public agencies, 501 (3) non-profits & local housing authorities interested in applying may call 641-7834 (Edgecombe), 451-8347 (Nash) or 827-5058 (Edgecombe & Nash).
Community Dance: A community dance is offered from 5-7 p.m. every Monday at the Nash County Senior Center, 103 N. Alston St., Nashville. Cost is $4 for ages under 60 and $3 for age 60 and older.
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.
Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will have a “I Love Making” workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Computer Lab. For information, call 442-1951, Ext. 257.
Unity Breakfast: Community Enrichment Organization, 99 N. Main St., Tarboro, will hold a senior’s unity breakfast at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Edgecombe County Administration Building, 201 St. Andrew St., Tarboro. For information, contact the Rev. Thomas Jones at 813-8107.
Meeting: The Daughters of the Revolution will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Warner Room at Braswell Memorial Library. The guest speaker will be Stacy Jesso, Nash UNC Healthcare Foundation. Members and prospective members are welcome to attend.
Special Event: Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools will have a Rocky Mount High School Curriculum Fair and Rising 9th Grader Visit from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Rocky Mount High School. For information, call 937-9050.
Special Event: Your Choice Pregnancy Resource Center will hold the 27th annual Celebrate Life banquet from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Englewood Baptist Church, 1350 S. Winstead Ave. The keynote speaker will be Paul Isaacs. Cost is $20. For information, email email@example.com or contact the center at 446-2273.
Special Event: The Furman Mathewson Memorial Trust of Edgecombe County Memorial Library will present the Barton Players’ production of “Great Expectations” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Keihin Auditorium at Edgecombe Community College. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Advance tickets are available at the Keihin Box Office and at Edgecombe County Memorial Library.
Stew Sale: Rocky Mount Elks Lodge 1038 will have a Brunswick stew sale from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday. Cost is $7.50 per quart. For information, call 446-4433.
Dance: The Rocky Mount USA Dance will hold its Valentine’s Dance from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the Imperial Center Arts Education Building. Cost is $5 for members and students and $8 for non-members. For information, call 452-1234.
Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a SAT Strategy and Prep session from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Computer Lab. For information, call 442-1951, Ext. 257.
Special Event: Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools will hold Parent and Community Information Sessions for the Pre-Kindergarten Application Process at the following dates and times: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Nash County Agricultural Center, 1006 Eastern Ave., Nashville; and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Teacher Resource Center, 800 N. Fairview Road. For information, call 462-2527.
Meeting: PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St. The non-profit volunteer organization works to support the well-being of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender persons, their families and friends; to advocate equal civil rights for all; and to educate on issues regarding sexual orientation and gender identities. Persons who envision a society that embraces everyone are welcome to attend. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Event: The Rocky Mount Senior Center will have a potluck lunch and program including speakers, entertainment and fashion show at 11 a.m. Feb. 23 in celebration of Black History Month. You must register and bring a food dish. Space limited. There is also a free exhibit in the lobby featuring African American designers which runs Feb. 20-24. Registration deadline is Feb. 17. For information or to register, call 972-1566.
Game Night: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Teen Game Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, March 23 and April 27 in the Teen Area and the Computer Lab. For information, call 442-1951, Ext. 257.
Meeting: The Edgecombe County Democratic Party meeting for precinct Tarboro 1-2 (for people who vote at the Tarboro Church of God) will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Tarboro Church of God, 412 Shirley St. New officers will be elected. For information, contact Bob Byrd at 823-7208.
Plate Sale: Coopers Fire and Rescue will hold a pork chop plate sale from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 24. Cost is $7 per plate.
Special Event: Dancin’ & Shaggin’ for Shelter will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Nash Community College. Music will be provided by The Magic Pipers and a silent auction and raffle will be held. Tickets are $40 per person in advance and $45 at the door for the event and $5 for raffle tickets. Proceeds support the United Community Ministries Soup Kitchen, Homeless Shelter and Basset Center. For information, call 904-9417.
Flapjack Fundraiser: Tri-County Industries, a local non-profit agency that provides vocational services to persons with disabilities and/or disadvantages, will have a Flapjack Fundraiser from 8-10 a.m. Feb. 25 at Benvenue Country Club. Tickets are $7. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Brenda Cogdell at 977-3800.
Meeting: Nash Democratic Women will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 25 at the Nash Democratic Headquarters, 1916 Stone Rose Drive.
Brunswick Stew: St. Paul United Methodist Church will hold a Brunswick Stew Sale from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 25. Cost is $7 per quart. Order deadline is Feb. 19. For information or to place an order, call 443-3468 or email email@example.com.
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.
Book Club: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 27 in the Wiley Room. The club will discuss “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi. If you are interested in joining the book club, call 442-1951, Ext. 253.
Special Event: Faith Christian High School Theatre Group will hold a Spirit Night from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 27 at Pizza Inn, 1473 Hunter Hill Road. Proceeds will benefit the theatre.
Special Event: Edgecombe County Memorial Library will present the ECU School of Medicine Readers’ Theater production of “Fetishes” by Richard Selzer at 7 p.m. Feb. 28. Admission is free.
Movie Night: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Teen Movie Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 1, April 5 and May 3 in the computer lab. For information, call 442-1951, Ext. 257.
Special Event: The Nash County Republican Party Convention will be held March 2 at Nash Community College. The keynote speaker will be Mark Johnson, N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction. Tickets are $20 per person.
Applications Accepted: Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools will accept applications for its 4 year old services from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the following locations: March 2, Swift Creek Elementary; March 7, Winstead Avenue Elementary; March 9, Middlesex Elementary; March 14, Fairview Elementary; March 16, Bailey Elementary; March 21, Williford Elementary; March 23, Cedar Grove Elementary; March 28, Nashville Elementary; and March 30, Coopers Elementary. For information on information to bring, call 462-2527.
Plate Sale: Spring Arbor of Rocky Mount will hold a barbecued chicken plate sale from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 3 at Red Oak United Methodist Church, 8285 Red Oak Blvd., Red Oak. Cost is $7 per plate. Delivery is available for orders of 15 or more plates. Orders must be placed before Feb. 20. For information or to purchase tickets, call 382-7305.
Special Event: Edgecombe Memorial Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday from 10 a.m.-noon March 4. There will be stories, games, crafts, snacks and door prizes. Admission is free. For information, call 823-1141 or go to edgecombelibrary.org.
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 more information or to register, contact Joetta Pittman at 442-1951, Ext. 239.
Meeting: The Teen Advisory Board will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. March 8 and April 12 in the Teen Area at Braswell Memorial Library. For information, call 442-1951, ext. 257.
Meeting: The Teen “Minecraft” Design Club will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 9 and April 13 in the Computer Lab at Braswell Memorial Library. For information, call 442-1951, Ext. 257.
Boating Course: The Rocky Mount Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will offer an Americas Boating Course from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25 and April 1 at Braswell Memorial Library. Attendees must attend both classes. Registration and payment deadline is Feb. 24. For information, contact Education Officer Robert Bruner at 908-2494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Class Reunion: Tarboro High School Class of 1976 is planning a class reunion for April 7-9. The planning committee is seeking information for classmates. For information or to provide contact information, contact Lillian Johnson at 954-483-4007 or Leon Waller at 823-8410.
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, email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 516 N. Church Street. For information, contact 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 additional information, call 459-2153 or 292-7648.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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 more information, contact Martin Hill at 813-5306.
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.
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.