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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Registration Accepted: The city of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for fall sports to include tackle football, softball, baseball, soccer and cheerleading for youth and sand volleyball and softball for adults. Registration forms available at rockymountnc.gov/parks. For information, call 972-1160.

Volunteers: Community Home Care & Hospice is seeking caring, compassionate individuals to become companions to Hospice patients in their home and facilities. Free training will be provided. For information, contact Faye Wheeler at 442-4918.

Special Event: The Nash County Democratic Women will host a “Victory Celebration” from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 26 at Birchwood Country Club. The event is black tie optional. Tickets are $45. For tickets or for information, contact Beatrice Watson at 801-3907 or email bwatson39@gmail.com. Tickets can be purchased online at sites.google.com/​site/​nashcountydemocraticwomen/​home/​events-activities/​champagne-and-hot-dogs-2017.

Color Run: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold its first Color Run 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run on Sept. 23 at N.C. Wesleyan College. Registration will be held at 7:30 a.m. The 1 Mile Fun Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9 a.m. After the 5K, there will be raffles, prizes and the Battling Bishops home football game at 1 p.m. Registration is $20 for the 5K, $15 for the 1 Mile Fun Run with the color kit or $5 with no color kit. There is also a chance to purchase extra T-shirts for $10 or extra color packets for $3. Community members are encouraged to register online at harrisonfamilyy.org/​events/​chance-all-color-run/ You must register before Aug.23 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Registration also accepted at the YMCA and pre-registration will close at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 20. For information, call 972-9622.

Reunion: Rocky Mount Senior High School Class of 1968 will hold its 50th class reunion April 14, 2018. The planning committee is seeking information for classmates. Send contact information to rmshsclass68@gmail.com or on Facebook Rocky Mount Senior High-Class of 1968.

Special Event: Dynamik Learning will hold a “Gear Up” camp for getting students prepared for the upcoming school year from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Cost is $100. Lunch and snack included. For information, call 497-3661.

Training: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold a Lifeguard Training class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. Monday through Thursday. Cost is $205 without book (student download). For additional information, call 972-9622 or go to harrisonfamilyy.org.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Toastmasters Club #8957 will meet from noon-1 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Aug. 28 at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 Grace St. For information, call Mary Hinton at 903-1665 or Anne Williams at 469-0516.

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

Special Event: The 10th annual Shred-A-Thon will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday in the parking lot of Wealth Management Strategies, 204 N. Winstead Ave. Limit of 5 boxes or bags and to residential customers only. For information, call 451-0488.

Open House: The town of Princeville will hold an open house from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Edgecombe County Administration Building.

Meeting: The Edgecombe and Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at the East Carolina Ag & Education Center.

Special Event: Downtown Live will feature Jim Quick & Coastline at 6 p.m. Thursday on the Imperial Center lawn. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. For information, call 972-1266 or go to downtownrockymount.com/events.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department will present its free block party style program “Summer Night Lights” from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hornbeam Park, 150 Cunningham Drive.. There will be organized sports, inflatables, a live DJ and face painting. For additional information, call 972-1151.

Special Event: The sixth annual Rock the Mount will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 22 at N.C. Wesleyan College. Registration is being accepted for businesses and churches through Friday. Event is free. For information or to spotlight your business or church, go to rockthemount2017.eventbrite.com or email trobinson@ncwc.edu.

Open House: North Edgecombe High School, 7589 N.C. 33 N.W., Tarboro, will hold an open house from 2-7 p.m. Aug. 24.

Game Night: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a teen game night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Refreshments will be provided.

Special Event: The Imperial Centre will hold a free Lunch and Learn from noon-1 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Art Galleries. The speakers will be writer and poet Tonya Holy Elk Locklear and visual artist Margie Beth Labadie. Seating is limited. For information or to RSVP, call 972-1266.

Movie Night: Whitakers United Methodist Church, 304 W. Pippen St., Whitakers, will hold a movie night at 7 p.m. Aug. 26. The movie “God Is Not Dead” will be shown. Refreshments will be available. For information, contact Nancy Taylor at 955-9663.

Meeting: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 28 in the Wiley Room at Braswell Memorial Library. “The Other Einstein” by Marie Benedict will be discussed. If interested in joining the book club, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, Ext. 253.

Community Festival: The Villa Place Community Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9 on Nash Street, downtown beside Southern Bank. For information, call 977-3257.

Golf Tournament: The West Mount Ruritan Club will sponsor the Duke K.I.D.S. Golf Tournament Sept. 22 at Belmont Lake Golf Club. Proceeds benefit Duke Children's Hospital. For information, call Wayne Outlaw at 904-0479.

Special Event: The first annual Marching Band Showcase featuring Northern Nash, Nash Central, Rocky Mount Senior High and Southern Nash bands will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Northern Nash football stadium. Foods and concessions will be available for purchase. Tickets are $5 adults and middle school youth and younger are free.

Registration Accepted: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School, 315 Hammond St., is now registering students in grades pre-k through 8th for the 2017-18 school year. Registration forms, requirements for registration and additional information are available at olphrm.com. To schedule a school tour and appointment with the principal, call 972-1971 or email office@olphrm.com.

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.

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.

Reunion: Rocky Mount Senior High Class of 1977 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.

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.

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. For additional 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.

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 is looking for volunteers. Volunteers should love animals and enjoy saving unwanted and abused pets. For additional information, call 446-1669.

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