Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Scholarship: LSV Scholarship applications are available online at lsvscholarship.com along with eligibility and instructions. Applications must be completed and post marked by May 1. Please mail to LSV Scholarship, P.O. Box 1003, Pinetops NC 27864.

Tutors Needed: The Twin Counties Literacy Council is seeking tutors for adult learners who need to improve their reading skills. Online training and certification are required. To register, call 877-398-5576 or visit onlinetutortraining.com. Adults who need help with reading can call the same number.

GED Classes: Tri-Faith Ministries, 140 E. Goldleaf St., will be offering GED classes. There is no cost to enroll. For information or to register, call 977-3002 or email trifaithministries@gmail.com.

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.

Special Event: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2057 will host PTSD sessions every first and third Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon. The sessions are chaired by a representative from the Veterans Department and are open to all veterans.

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 is accepting 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.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a "Minecraft Jr." program from 6-7 p.m. Monday in the computer lab. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 235.

Precinct Meeting: Tarboro Precinct 1-4 will meet from 6-7 p.m. Monday in the Martin Millennium Academy Band Room (enter from the parking lot at Walnut and Panola St.)

Precinct Meeting: A Salem Precinct organizing meeting for the Nash County Democratic Party will be held from 6-7 p.m. Monday at the Salem Volunteer Fire Department, 4559 Swift Creek School Road, Whitakers. Need registered voters from the Whitakers area whose precinct polling place is the Salem Volunteer Fire Department. For information, call 406-7093.

Precinct Meeting: The Edgecombe County Democratic Party will hold its organizational meeting for Precinct 1-2 at 7 p.m. Monday at the Tarboro Church of God, 412 Shirley Drive.

Meeting: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gardner's, 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd. Activities and guest speakers for the year will be discussed. For information, contact Martha Stith, chapter president, at 977-2195.

Meeting: The League of Women Voters Twin Counties will present a legislative update from 5:45-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rocky Mount, 516 N. Church St.

Meeting: Temperance Hall 13-1 Precinct of Edgecombe County will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at G.W. Bulluck School, 3090 Bulluck School Road.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a "Hour of Code" program from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Teen Area. For information, contact Brittany Harrell at 442-1951, ext. 257.

Unity Breakfast: The Community Enrichment Organization will hold its Seniors Unity Breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the Edgecombe County Administration Building Auditorium, 201 St. Andrews St., Tarboro. Please wear your African American attire. For information, contact the Rev. Thomas Jones at 813-8107.

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 speaker will be Elizabeth Graham, NSDAR State Regent. Members and prospective members are welcome to attend.

Precinct Meeting: The Rocky Mount Edwards annual precinct organizing meeting will be held from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 702 W. Raleigh Blvd. This precinct meeting is for registered voters whose regular precinct polling place is Greater Joy Baptist Church. For information, call 406-7093.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold a Parent's Night Out/Kids LEGO Night for ages 5-12 from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday in the multi-purpose room. Cost is $10 for child members and $15 for non-members. Registration is required. Registration available at the YMCA or online.

Precinct Meeting: The Nashville Precinct of the Democratic Party will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Nashville Public Library. For information, call 903-9943.

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

Pancake Supper: The Relay for Life team, Fruit of the Spirit, will hold a pancake supper from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Sandy Cross United Methodist Church. Cost is $7. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For information, contact Gary Smith at 908-2941 or Dale Poland at 903-0172.

Special Event: Got A Vision will present "Love is in the Air" from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday at the BTW Resource Center, 225 S. Church St. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For information, contact Sedrak Sheppard at 567-1542, Keith Royal at 314-7030, Sheila Wiggins at 813-7438 and Artine Cooper at 904-0261.

Meeting: The Princeville Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Princeville Temporary Town Hall, 3003 N. Main St., Tarboro.

Meeting: PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St. For information, email pflagrm@aol.com.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 22 at Lakeside Baptist Church. Kenny Jones will give a presentation on "Recycled Birdhouses." Non-members are welcome.

Chittlin Supper: The Rocky Mount Moose No. 938 will hold a chittlin' supper from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Moose Family Center, 521 Country Club Road. A donation of $10 is requested. Baked chicken will also be available.

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.

Book Club: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 26 in the Wiley Room at Braswell Memorial Library. The book "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman will be discussed. If you are interested in joining the book club, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Citizens Academy: The city of Rocky Mount will hold a Citizens Academy from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 1 through May 3. The academy teaches participants how government operates. For information or to register by Feb. 15, call 972-1354 or go to rocktymountnc.gov.

Special Event: Brick Scholars will host a three-week robotics and coding course for girls ages 9-14 from 4:30-6 p.m. March 2, 9 and 16 at the ECU/NC State Collaborative at the Gateway Technology Center at N.C. Wesleyan College. For information or to register, contact Megan Oteri at 230-6865 or Melissa Whitley at 446-2585.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold a Superhero Spin-a-Thon from 7:30-9:45 a.m. March 3 in Studio 1. Fruit, water, capes and superhero masks will be provided or bring your own. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 the day of. Proceeds benefit the 2018 annual campaign. For information, call 972-9622.

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.

Special Event: New Destiny Outreach Ministries, 990 Cox Ave., will hold its annual senior and community resource fair beginning at 10 a.m. March 8. For information, call 977-7000.

Special Event: G Rev Productions will present "A Cry From the Heart 2" at 4 p.m. March 10 at Edgecombe Community College, 2009 W. Wilson St., Tarboro. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For information, call 885-9568, 908-2469 or 903-7023.

Motown Revue: The Juneteenth Committee and the city of Rocky Mount will present the Motown Revue at 8 p.m. April 7 at the Imperial Centre Theater. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket includes reception from 6:30-7:45 p.m. and may be purchased by calling 972-1266 or 314-7030.

Golf Tournament: Down East Partnership for Children will hold a "Fore Every Child" golf classic April 13 at Northgreen Country Club, 930 Northgreen Lane. Registration will be held at noon with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $300 per four-person team. Tee sponsorships are availablee for $100. For information, contact Abby Glover or Monica Dood at 985-4300.

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.