Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Special Event: Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary – Post 2057 is holding a “No Veteran Should be Hungry at Christmas” can food drive. All food will be donated to Veterans Residential Services of Wilson, which helps veterans in Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe Counties. Drop-off locations are: VFW Post 2057 (Rocky Mount), VFW Post 4147 (Bailey). Unity Hair and Nails (Nashville) and Veterans Residential Services of Wilson. For information, call Claudia at 237-4778.

Registration Accepted: The Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for their Winter Youth Sports (basketball, cheerleading and futsal) through Friday. Registration forms online at rockymountnc.gov/parks or by calling 972-1160.

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 Saturday 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.

Special Event: Christmas cards are being accepted for the Red Cross “Holiday Mail for Heroes” project at Braswell Memorial Library in the box on display. Cards should be signed and a personal note can be written inside the card. Do not include any personal information such as home or email addresses or enclose in an envelope. Cards must be dropped off by Nov. 20.

Special Event: Whitakers United Methodist Church, 304 W. Pippen St., Whitakers, will hold its annual Coats for the Cold event from 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 2. Free coats and outer wear will be given to those in need. Clean and gently worn coats, mittens and outwear items are being accepted. If you have items to donate, contact Nancy Taylor at 955-9663.

Craft Fair: Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary – Post 2057, 11270 E. N.C. 97, will hold its annual craft fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 2. Non-perishable foods will be collected to support local veterans. If you would like to be a vendor, contact Sharon Schmitz at 969-3334 or email starsinuniform@yahoo.com.

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.

Reunion: North Edgecombe High School Class of 1975 will hold its 43rd class reunion in 2018. The planning committee is seeking information for classmates. Send contact information to P.O. Box 8881, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804 or email sswalker387@yahoo.com.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Toastmasters Club will meet from noon-1 p.m. Monday and Nov. 27 at Braswell Memorial Library. For information, contact M. Hinton at 903-1665 or A. Williams at 469-0516.

Meeting: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gardner's, 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd. BCBS Federal Employees Program representative Patsy Zeigler will provide information about the 2018 plan. For information, contact Martha Stith at 977-2195.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will present Willa Brigham, author of “The Pizza Tree,” from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Warner Room. The author will discuss her book and copies will be available for purchase. For information, contact Linda at 442-1951, ext. 244.

Program: The League of Women Voters Twin Counties will hold a “Launching Your Involvement in Local Government” program at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Center, 516 N. Church St. The program will feature information about the Citizens' Academy, as well as, resources and programs available from the N.C. League of Women Voters.

Meeting: The Friends of Braswell Memorial Library will meet from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday in the Wiley Room.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Metropolitan Planning Organization in partnership with Nash County, Edgecombe County and member jurisdictions will hold a public transportation workshop from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Imperial Centre, 270 Gay St.

Meeting: The Teen Advisory Board of Braswell Memorial Library will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday. For information, contact Scott Houston at 442-1951, ext. 257.

Meeting: The Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Wiley Room at Braswell Memorial Library. The guest speaker will be Kathryn Quigg, author of “To Any Soldier: A Novel of Vietnam Letters.” Members and prospective members are welcome to attend.

Meeting: The Teen “Minecraft” Club will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the second floor Computer Lab. Work with other teens to design and create in the world of “Minecraft.” For information, contact Scott Houston at 442-1951, ext. 257.

Special Event: Rocky Mount High School Gryphon Theatricals will present “Little Women” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the Black Box Theater at Rocky Mount High School, 1400 Bethlehem Road. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for all students. For information, email Kristin Lundberg at kalundberg@nrms.k12.nc.us or go to gryphontheatricals.weebly.com.

Special Event: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 301 Circle Drive, will hold a free turkey giveaway from 9 a.m.-noon (while supplies last) Saturday.

Christmas Bazaar: Faith Christian School, 1333 Faith Christian Drive, will hold a Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Vendor Fair: Shiloh Church, 5843 Shiloh Church road, will hold a holiday vendor fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free admission with donation of canned goods for the church's food pantry. Proceeds benefit the less fortunate in the local community.

Market Day: The Nash Community College Cosmetology Program will hold a Cosmetology Market Day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in the Science & Technology Building parking lot. There will be crafts, hair care demonstrations, jewelry displays and student competitions. Vendors and presenters may purchase one space for $25 or two spaces for $40. Vendor registration ends Monday. To register as a vendor or presenter, call 451-8291 or 451-8375.

Toy Run: Kingdom Warriors M/M in partnership with Nash County DSS will hold a Toy Run Saturday. The ride will start at Nash County DSS at 10:30 a.m. and end at New Birth Community Church. All toys collected will go to the foster children of Nash County. For information, 326-1844, 903-8403 or 373-8362.

Plate Sale: The town of Castalia will hold a barbecued chicken plate sale beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at the town hall. Plates are $8. Proceeds benefit the annual July 4th event.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Day in the Revolution: Researching Your Soldier” program from 12:30-5 p.m. Saturday in the Warner Room. The program consists of understanding the war, the organizations created by the war and the records created during the war and its aftermath. For information, contact Traci Thompson at 442-1951, ext. 247.

Special Event: Temperance Hall United Methodist Church will hold a Harvest Day Sale and Supper from 4-7 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $7. The sale will follow the supper. For information, call 442-8528.

Special Event: The Medoc Group of the N.C. Sierra Club will present two free films about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline with speakers and a Q&A at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Englewood United Methodist Church, 300 Circle Drive. For information, contact Eric Miller at 977-1438 or email gtie67@aol.com.

Meeting: PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St. For information, email pflagrm@aol.com.

Special Event: The Math & Science Faculty of Nash Community College will hold a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Parents Night Out at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Science & Technology Building, room 7104. There will be demonstrations, door prizes and refreshments.

Meeting: The Good Reads book club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 27 in the Wiley Room at Braswell Memorial Library. The book “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance will be discussed. For information, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA, 1000 Independence Drive, will offer winter youth basketball for ages 5-12 Nov. 27 through Jan. 27. Register at the YMCA or online at harrisonfamilyy.org.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold its “Day Tue Give” annual campaign Nov. 28. For information, call 972-9622 or go to harrisonfamilyy.org.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold a Tots Play program for ages 2-4. Variety sports will be held Jan. 11 through Feb. 15 and Basketball will be held Feb. 20 through March 27. For information, call 972-9622 or go to harrisonfamilyy.org.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.