Sunday, November 19, 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.
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 Monday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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. Monday at Englewood United Methodist Church, 300 Circle Drive. For information, contact Eric Miller at 977-1438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting: PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St. For information, email email@example.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. Tuesday 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.
Meeting: The Rocky Mount Toastmasters Club will meet from noon-1 p.m.Nov. 27 at Braswell Memorial Library. For information, contact M. Hinton at 903-1665 or A. Williams at 469-0516.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.