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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Special Event: The N.C. Chapter of Honor and Remember will hold the 7th annual Gold Star Banquet at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College, 522 N. Old Carriage Road. The keynote speaker will be retired Brigadier General Arnold Gordon-Bray. Five families of fallen soldiers will be presented flags to honor their loved one's ultimate sacrifice. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at nc.honorandremember.com or from a link on the Facebook page – Honor and Remember-North Carolina Chapter. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 31.

Raffle: The LSV Scholarship Fund Committee will sponsor a quilt raffle for a full-size “Circles of Love” quilt. Tickets are $5. Drawing will be held Nov. 18 and you do not have to be present to win. For information, go to lsvscholarship.com. To purchase tickets, contact Leah Vines, Helen Collins, Katie Station or Marsha Cooper.

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.

Meeting: The U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc. - Old North State Chapter meets from 10 a.m.-noon the second Saturday of each month at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2057, 11270 E. N.C. 97. All submarine veterans are encouraged to attend. For information, contact Jerry Emerson at 235-2926 or email nkiv368@embarqmail.com.

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: Around the Y Community Organization will hold free after school tutoring programs for pre-kindergarteners through sixth graders from 4-5 p.m. Thursdays at 916 Branch St. For information, call 985-1690 or 985-0078.

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: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Magic World of Astronomy” featuring the Imperial Centre's StarLab at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Warner Room. For information, contact Linda at 442-1951, ext. 244.

Pancake Supper: Temperance Hall Ruritan Club will hold a pancake and sausage supper from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $7.

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 Edgecombe County Human Relations Commission will host a Municipal Candidates Forum from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Edgecombe County Administration Building. Attendees will get the chance to meet the candidates and ask questions. Early voting starts Oct. 19 and Election Day is Nov. 7.

Meeting: The Tar River Connections Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Kornegay Room at Braswell Memorial Library. Open discussions of family genealogy and history will be discussed.

Meeting: The Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Warner Room at Braswell Memorial Library. The guest speakers will be Buck Price, WWII Veteran, and Sally Carlisle. Members and prospective members are welcome to attend.

Cornhole Tournament: The Rocky Mount Senior Center, 427 S. Church St., will hold a cornhole tournament for adults age 55 and older at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Cost is $5 and includes lunch. Registration deadline is Monday. For information or to register, call 972-1152 or 972-1564.

Special Event: Edgecombe Community College will hold its annual Career Clusters Showcase from 5-7 p.m. Thursday in the Mobley Atrium, Fleming Building, Edgecombe Community College on the Tarboro campus. For information, contact Teresa Bottoms at bottomst@edgecombe.edu.

Fall Festival: The Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department will hold a community Fall Festival from 6-8 p.m. Thursday on the baseball field behind the Booker T. Washington Community Center. Admission is free. For information, call 467-4925.

Plate Sale: The Sandy Cross United Methodist Men and Women will hold a barbecued chicken plate sale and bake sale from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday at the Coopers Ruritan Club House. Plates are $8.

Yard Sale: The Loyal Order of the Moose will hold an indoor yard sale from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Vendors are welcome. Tables are available for $10 each or 3 for $25. The men will offer sausage biscuits and grill items for lunch. For information or to reserve a space, contact Pete or Ann Wright at 978-4005. Proceeds benefit Moose Charities.

Flag Raising: The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will hold a flag raising ceremony honoring Ronell C. Ayers, Chief Petty Office, United States Navy. at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jack Laughery Park. To honor a veteran of Nash or Edgecombe County, ask for an application at the ceremony or contact James Ervin at 903-3512.

Book Club: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 23 in the Wiley Room. The book “Patient H.M.” by Luke Dittrich will be discussed. If you would like to join the book club, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 will meet from noon-1 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Braswell Memorial Library. For information, call 903-1665 or 469-0516.

Monster Mash: Braswell Memorial Library will hold its annual Monster Mash from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Warner and Wiley Rooms. There will be games, crafts, story times and candy. For information, call 442-1951, ext. 235.

Special Event: Meals on the Wheels will hold its fourth annual Beans and Brews from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 24 at the new Beer Garden located on the Rocky Mount Mills campus, 1151 Falls Road. Tickets are $40 per person. For information, call 446-4336.

Workshop: The College Foundation of North Carolina in partnership with NRMPS, Nash Community College and N.C. Wesleyan will present a financial aid workshop at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 on the campus of Nash Community College in the Business & Industry Building. Information on the financial aid process, how to complete the FAFSA, federal and state grants, loans, scholarships and what to expect after filing the FAFSA will be shared.

Program: The Rocky Mount Senior Center, 427 S. Church St., will hold a free “Money Management” program on credit reports presented by the Nash County Extension Service at 11 a.m. Oct. 25. Program is open to all adults age 55 and older. For information or to register, call 972-1152.

Puppet Show: The Rocky Mount Fire Department and Sparky the Fire Dog will present a Fire Safety puppet show from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Warner Meeting Room at Braswell Memorial Library. For information, call 442-1951, ext. 244.

Special Event: The N.C. Humanities Council will present the book series, “Picturing America: Land of Opportunity.” Scholar Julie Cartner will discuss the book “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the computer lab. For information, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Special Event: The Maria V. Howard Arts Center will hold a free Lunch and Learn featuring Mark Gordon from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Arts Galleries. Mark Gordon's works are currently on display through Dec. 24. For information or to register, call 972-1266.

Yard Sale: A community yard sale will be held from 7 a.m.-noon Oct. 28 at Nash Community College in the Multipurpose Room of the Continuing Education and Public Services Building. For information or to rent a table, contact Denise Hill at 451-8395. Table rentals benefit the United Way Tar River Region.

Car Show: Macclesfield will hold its first annual car show featuring 1903-1990 models Oct. 28 at the Macclesfield Fall Festival, W. Edgecombe St., Macclesfield. Registration will be held from 8:30-11:59 a.m. Entry fee is $20 for judging and $15 for display. Pre-register online at smore.com/b6n0x. For information, call 903-9889 or email macclesfieldcarshow@gmail.com.

Upward: Oakdale Baptist Church, 13037 U.S. 64 Alt. W., will hold Upward Basketball and Cheerleading evaluations from 9 a.m.- noon Oct. 28. For information, call 442-6587 or 886-2909.

Reunion: Rocky Mount Senior High Class of 1972 will hold its 45th reunion from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 28 at Benvenue Country Club. Please send email and cell phone number to marshainscoe@yahoo.com or fbird54@bellsouth.net.

Recipe Contest: Rocky Mount Public Utilities is hosting a Watt's Cooking Recipe Contest for city of Rocky Mount residential customers. To enter, submit a recipe that uses a cooking method other than the oven or stovetop, such as a microwave or toaster oven. First place prize is $150 off a city of Rocky Mount utility bill. All customers who submit a recipe will receive a potholder and chef's hat (while supplies last). All entries must be submitted by Oct. 31. Apply online at rockymountnc.gov/utilities. For information, call 972-1269.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Senior Center will travel to the North Carolina Museum of Art to tour the current exhibit “50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair” from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 1. The trip is open to all adults age 55 and older. Cost is $40 per person and includes transportation, ticket and tour. Registration deadline is Friday. For information, call 972-1564.

Fall Bazaar: American Legion Post 425 of Littleton will hold a Veteran's Day bazaar Nov. 11. Food, craft and product vendors are being sought as well as face painters, clowns, amusement rides and rock climbing walls. For information, contact Annette at 532-5982 or Randolph at 365-4930.

Special Event: Hearthside Crafters will hold a craft fair from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 9-11 at the Wilson Agriculture Center, 1806 S. Goldsboro St., Wilson. Artists and craftsmen will be selling locally produced arts and crafts screened for quality in workmanship, design and originality. Door prizes daily and a 50/50 raffle with proceeds going to Veterans Residential Services of Wilson.

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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