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Sunday, January 21, 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.

Registration Accepted: First United Methodist will accept registration for its preschool and kindergarten classes for the 2018-19 academic year. 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 Monday 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: Alexis Stay Poppin, a 15 year old artist and children's book author, will discuss her book and writings, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Warner Room at Braswell Memorial Library. For information, contact Linda Bunch at 442-1951, ext. 244.

Meeting: The Tar River Basket Weavers will meet Tuesday at the Imperial Center Education Building, 270 Gay St. Open weave will be held at 4 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. New and experienced weavers are welcome. For information, contact Susan Legaj at 442-5659.

Special Event: The Barter Players will perform an adaptation of Jack London's "The Call of the Wild" at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College. Admission is free but reserves seating tickets are required. For information or to reserve tickets, call 823-5166, ext. 187 or visit the Box Office.

Special Event: NCHS FCA will present the sixth annual After Exam Jam scholarship fundraiser concert from 6-9 p.m. Saturday 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.

Wedding Show: The eighth annual Winter Wedding Show will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the BTW Resource Center. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at eventbrite.

Meeting: The Abbott Retiree Club will meet at noon Feb. 1 at Pizza Inn. The speaker will be Andrew Strickland with Community Support Agriculture. The cost is $10 per person for the meal and annual dues are $10 per family. All Abbott and Hospira Retirees are welcome to attend.

Open House: New Life Christian Academy, 812 Instrument Drive, will hold an open house and open enrollment for the 2018-19 school year from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 8. For information, call 443-6560.

Precinct Meeting: Griffins Precinct will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at 9023 Cedar Grove School Loop Road, Nashville. All democrats who vote at this school are encouraged to attend.

Special Event: The city of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation department will host a Mother & Son dance from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. The event is for women with males ages 5-15. Tickets are $25 per couple. Additional males are $5 each. Proceeds benefit the Parks and Recreation scholarship fund. For information, call 467-4925.

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 C.C. Spaulding Alumni Association will hold its annual Sweetheart Disco from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Nash Central Alumni (O.D. Moore Foundation), 806 S. Alston St., Nashville. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For information or to purchase tickets, call 478-3376.

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: Braswell Memorial Library will present Carole Boston Weatherford, New York Times best selling author, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Warner Meeting Room. For information, contact Linda Bunch at 442-1951, ext. 244.

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.

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