Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Special Event: The public is invited to provide input that will help shape the direction of the region's transportation system by completing an online survey. If you want to provide input on how our transportation system should look within the next five, 10 and 25 years, go to rockymountnc.gov or go to wikimapping.com/wikimap/connect-2045.html.

Meeting: The Nash/Edgecombe Chapter of Medical Assistants meets every second Tuesday of the month, except July and December at 5:30 p.m. at Gardner's, 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd.

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.

Auditions: Auditions will be held for the Tar River Chorus Monday. For information, contact the chorus manager at 443-1896.

Unity Breakfast: The 30th annual Unity Breakfast honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at 7 a.m. Monday at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts. The theme is "Unfinished Work of a Dreamer." The program begins at 8 a.m. and will feature keynote speaker Synthia Saint James. Her works include two U.S. Postal Service Kwanzaa stamps, released in 1996 and 2016. Admission is free. For information, call 972-1181.

Special Event: A meeting about the Levee Project with Representatives of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the N.C. Department of Transportation and Princeville residents will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Edgecombe County Administration Building in the auditorium, 201 St. Andrews St., Tarboro.

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

Meeting: The Tar River Connections Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Wiley Room at Braswell Memorial Library. Genealogy and Family History will be discussed. Visitors are welcome.

Meeting: The Friends of Braswell Memorial Library will hold their monthly meeting from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday in the Warner Room.

Meeting: The Teen Advisory Board will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call 442-1951, ext. 239.

Special Event: The Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson (NEW) Reentry Council will hold a resource fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday at St. Mark AME Church, 1150 Tarboro St. The NEW Reentry Council is a coalition of community stakeholders that provide supportive services to returning citizens who are transitioning back into the community from jail or prison in Nash, Edgecombe or Wilson. For information, call Sheneathia Hanson at 442-8081, ext. 245.

Meeting: The Micajah Pettaway Chapter of DAR will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Warner Room at Braswell Memorial Library. Tyler Steveman of the Nash County Veteran's Services will be the guest speaker. Members and prospective members are invited to attend.

Fish Fry: Castalia Baptist Church, 9563 Main St., Castalia, will hold a fish fry from 4-8 p.m. Friday. Cost is $9.

Game Night: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold a family game night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday in the multi-purpose room. Free for members, $5 per family for non-members. Registration required. For information, harrisonfamilyy.org/programs.

Special Event: A screening and fundraiser for the new short film "Learning Man" written by local playwright Marilynn Barner Anselmi will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Rocky Mount Mills. Admission is free, a $5 donation is recommended.

Flag Raising: The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will hold a flag raising ceremony honoring Herman Aaron Sines, PFC, United States Army 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.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Raising A Reader program from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Story Time Room. For information, call 442-1951, ext. 233.

MLK Event: The PTA of Rocky Mount Prep School will present a "Martin Luther King Jr." holiday celebration from 4-7 p.m. Saturday in the Rocky Mount Prep School gym. The program will feature high school, middle school, community and elementary step teams and dance teams. Admission is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. For information or to purchase tickets, call 343-7162.

Special Event: The Nash Health Care Foundation will present its Patrons Gala from 7-11:30 p.m. Saturday at Benvenue Country Club, 100 Southern Blvd. The event is black tie. Entertainment will be provided by the Fantasy Band. Tickets are $150 per person. Proceeds benefit the Nash Health Care Foundation's endowment fund. To purchase tickets, go to nashhealthcarefoundation.org/Events/entryid/86/patrons-gala.

Registration Accepted: First United Methodist will accept registration for its preschool and kindergarten classes for the 2018-19 academic year beginning Saturday. They also offer Mother's Morning Out for ages 18 months through 4 years old from 9 a.m.-noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; two years old class Tuesdays and Thursdays; three years old class Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; and a pre-k class Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For information, contact Debbie Ray at 977-0475.

Book Club: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon Jan. 22 in the Wiley Room at Braswell Memorial Library. The book "No One is Coming to Save Us" by Stephanie Powell Watts will be discussed. If you are interested in joining the book club, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Special Event: NCHS FCA will present the sixth annual After Exam Jam scholarship fundraiser concert from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 27 at Red Oak Baptist Church, 4861 Church St., Red Oak. Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds benefit the NCHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes program and scholarship fund. For information or for tickets, contact Jessica Horne and Heather Thompson at 451-2860 or email jdhorne@nrms.k12.nc.us or hthompson@nrms.k12.nc.us.

Special Event: The Tim Tebow Foundation will sponsor a "Night to Shine" from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 9 at Englewood Baptist Church, 1350 S. Winstead Ave. A "Night to Shine" is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God's love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. For information or to register, contact Kathleen French at 937-8254,ext. 235 or email kathleen@englewoodbaptist.com.

Special Event: The Pitt County Historical Society will hosts its 12th annual "Antiques Show and Tell" from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Winterville Train Depot, 217 Worthington St., Winterville. The public is invited to submit vintage and antique items to be evaluated by a panel of local experts. Items to be shown should be submitted by 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold a Tots Play basketball program for ages 2-4 Feb. 20 through March 27. For information, call 972-9622 or go to harrisonfamilyy.org.

Special Event: The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission will present the International Festival of Cultures from noon-4 p.m. March 3 in the Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College. For information, call 972-1181.

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.

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.

Tutoring: Tutoring for prekindergarten through sixth graders will be held from 4-5 p.m. Thursdays at the Bassett Center, 916 Branch St. Tutoring sessions are free. For information or to register, call 985-1690 or 985-0078.

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.