Sunday, February 18, 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Precinct Meeting: Rocky Mount Precinct 12-1 will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at St. Mark AME Church, 1150 Tarboro St. The meeting is for all who vote at Johnson School.
Meeting: The Princeville Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Princeville Temporary Town Hall, 3003 N. Main St., Tarboro.
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 Rocky Mount Senior Center will hold a Black History Month celebration for ages 55 and older at 11 a.m. Wednesday. There will be an exhibit, fashion show, program and a covered dish luncheon. Admission is free, please bring a dish from the menu. For information or to register, call 972-1152.
Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will present Carole Boston Weatherford, New York Times best selling author, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Warner Meeting Room. For information, contact Linda Bunch at 442-1951, ext. 244.
Meeting: The Rocky Mount Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 9:45 a.m. Thursday 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. Thursday at the Moose Family Center, 521 Country Club Road. A donation of $10 is requested. Baked chicken will also be available.
Stew Sale: The West Edgecombe Ruritan Club will hols a Brunswick stew sale Thursday. Stew can be picked up at the clubhouse after 9 p.m. Thursday or from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Cost is $7 per quart. To place an order, call 813-1658 or 443-2385.
Mentoring Program: The Tar River Chapter of Les Gemmes Inc. will sponsor a Girls of Distinction mentor program from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at The Impact Center, 821 Word Plaza in room 443. This program fosters positive relationships and focuses on the areas of leadership, health, wellness, career planning, community service and building self-esteem for young ladies in fifth through eighth grade. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Event: The Phoenix Historical Society will hold a Black History program at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Edgecombe County Administrative Building Auditorium, 201 St. Andrew St., Tarboro. The featured panel speakers will be Ana Edwards, Nadia Orton, Speight Family Descendents and Earl James.
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.
Special Event: The following free sports clinics for adults age 50 and older thinking about competing in the Down East Senior Games will be held at the following dates and locations: 1 p.m. Feb. 27, Pickle Ball / Basketball at South Rocky Mount Community Center; 1 p.m. March 1, Table Tennis at the Nash County Senior Center; 1 p.m. March 6, Softball & Football Throw and Corn Hole at the Recreation Park Center in Wilson; and 1 p.m March 13, Boccie Ball, Croquet and Shuffleboard at the E.L. Roberson Center in Tarboro. For information or to register, call 972-1152 or 972-1564.
Special Event: Dunimus Outreach Ministries will present Sister Annette Brown, Helping M.O.M.S. (Mothers of Murdered Sons/Daughters on Feb. 27 at 105 Henry St. For information, call 314-5724.
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.
Registration Accepted: Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools will accept kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations: March 5, Baskerville Elementary; March 6, Bailey Elementary, Cedar Grove Elementary and Coopers Elementary; March 8, Red Oak Elementary; March 13, Spring Hope Elementary (7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.); March 14, Middlesex Elementary; March 15, Winstead Avenue Elementary; March 19, Nashville Elementary; March 20, Fairview Elementary and Spring Hope Elementary (5-6:30 p.m.); March 21, Hubbard Elementary and Williford Elementary; and March 26, Benvenue Elementary. For requirements and questions, please call 462-2527 or go to nrms.k.12.nc.us.
Meeting: The Marine Corps League's Cpl. Suzi Sannes Detachment will meet at 7 p.m. March 5 at the VFW Post 2057, 11270 N.C. 97 W. All Marines, FMF Corpsmen and FMF Chaplains are invited to join at 6:30 p.m. for coffee and snacks.
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.
Brunswick Stew: The Mildred Missionary Baptist Church and Bosom Buddies Relay for Life teams will hold a Brunswick stew sale from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9 in front of the Tarboro Piggly Wiggly. Cost is $6.50 per quart. Delivery available for 10 or more quarts. Proceeds benefit Edgecombe County Relay for Life. For information, contact Jane Harper at 823-8277 or John Jackson at 883-3482.
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.
Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will offer Girls on the Run, a nonprofit prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. Practice will begin the week of March 12 and registration closes March 2. Registration available at the YMCA or online at harrisonfamilyy.org. For information, contact Brett Van Pelt at 972-9622.
Senior Games: The Rocky Mount Senior Center is accepting registration for the Down East Senior Games for anyone age 50 and older. Compete in team and individual sports and games. Registration closes April 2. For information, call 972-1152 or 972-1561
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 available 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 email@example.com or on Facebook Rocky Mount Senior High-Class of 1968.
Special Event: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Gamma Zeta Chapter will present its Blue & White award banquet from 5-8 p.m. April 21 at the J.E. Thorne Family Life Center, 1624 Windsor Drive. The theme is "Unity in the Community." The speaker will be the Rev. James Gailliard. For information, call Cynthia Cooper-King at 904-9619, Tanya Wilkins at 469-6773 or Natasha Harrell at 955-0928.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.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.