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Sunday, March 4, 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.

Blooming Festival: The Nashville Blooming Festival will be held May 11-12. Applications are being accepted for craft and exhibit booths and parade entries. Applications are available at nashvillechamber.org. For information, call 459-4050.

Volunteers Needed: The Blount-Bridgers Weekly Weeders, 130 Bridgers St., Tarboro, are looking for volunteers who enjoy gardening and who would be interested in volunteering 1-4 hours a month from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday mornings. For information, contact Candis Owens at 883-7856 or email cbowens100@yahoo1.com.

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.

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.

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: Monday, Baskerville Elementary; Tuesday, Bailey Elementary, Cedar Grove Elementary and Coopers Elementary; Thursday, 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. Monday 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: 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. Tuesday, 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: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Tools of the (Scientific) Trade program presented by The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences from 4:30-5:30

p.m. Tuesday in the Warner Room. The program is suited for upper elementary and middle school students. For information, contact Linda Bunch at 442-1951, ext. 244.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Teen Tech Week: Introduction to Webpage Design from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the computer lab. Come learn the

basics of free web design software to create websites and portfolios. For information, contact Brittany Harrell at 442-1951, ext. 257.

Workshop: SCORE will present a Cybersecurity workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the computer lab. For information, contact Joetta Pittman at 442-1951, ext. 239.

Meeting: The Racial Justice Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Unitarian Hall, 516 N. Church St.

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

Meeting: The Teen Advisory Board of Braswell Memorial Library will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Teen Area. For information, contact Brittany Harrell at 442-1951, ext. 257.

Jewelry Event: Bailey's Fine Jewelry, 117 Winstead Ave., will hold an estate jewelry event featuring the Madison Estate Collection Thursday.

Plate Sale: The West Mount Ruritan Club will hold a barbecued chicken plate sale from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Cost is $8 per plate. To purchase tickets, contact Trish at 813-7516.

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. Friday 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: Nash County Farm Bureau Safety Committee will sponsor a Concealed Carry class beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Nash County Farm Bureau, 255 N. Eastpointe Ave., Nashville. Space is limited. Registration fee is $65 per person for Farm Bureau members and $90 per person for non-members and is due by Monday. For information or to register, call Susan Raper at 459-3181.

College Fair: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a college fair from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday on the second floor of the library. Representatives from local colleges and universities will be available to discuss school options and application requirements. For information, contact Brittany Harrell at 442-1951, ext. 257.

Special Event: The Lego Club of Braswell Memorial Library will meet from 1-2 p.m. Saturday in the YS Story Room. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 235.

Special Event: G Rev Productions will present "A Cry From the Heart 2" at 4 p.m. Saturday 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 Friday. Registration available at the YMCA or online at harrisonfamilyy.org. For information, contact Brett Van Pelt at 972-9622.

Special Event: "Minecraft" Jr. for ages 12 and under will meet from 6-7 p.m. March 12 in the computer lab. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 235.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will offer a Basic Email program from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 14 in the computer lab. Come learn how to create an email account and send email. For information or to register, contact Gloria Barnes at 442-1951, ext. 256.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a "Chopped: Arts and Crafts Edition" program from 6-7:30 p.m. March 15 in the Teen Area. For information, contact Brittany Harrell at 442-1951, ext. 257.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Basic Online Applications program from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 21 in the computer lab. Come learn how to apply for jobs online. For information or to register, contact Gloria Barnes at 442-1951, ext. 256.

Heritage Banquet: The Tar River Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its 29th annual Hunting Heritage Banquet March 22 in the Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. For information, contact Jimmy Vickers at 813-4253.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA, 1000 Independence Drive, will hold a free "Hoppin Good Time" spring family Easter event from 10 a.m.-noon March 24. There will be Easter egg hunts, prizes for special eggs, arts and crafts, LEGO activities and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Please bring your own basket for the hunt. For information, call 972-9622.

Plate Sale: Parkwood Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Hill Road, will hold a barbecued chicken plate sale from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 24. Cost is $8 per plate. Proceeds benefit summer youth camp.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Bee Bot Robot Coding Fun program from 1-2 p.m. March 24 in the YS Story Time Room. For information, contact Melissa Corso at 442-1951, ext. 236.

Special Event: The Matthew Family Mortuary will hold its first annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 1-4 p.m. March 24 at 1208 Scott St. There will be food, an Easter egg hunt, singing, line dancing, horseback riding, face painting and bouncers. For information, call 316-8270.

Book Club: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. March 26 in the Wiley Room at Braswell Memorial Library. The book "The Dovekeepers" by Alice Hoffman will be discussed. If interested in joining the book club, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Open House: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold a free summer day camp open house form 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. March 30. Registration is required and is limited to the first 25 in each age group. Camp will begin June 11 and is offered weekly from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. through Aug. 25. For information or to register, go to harrisonfamily.org or at the Y, 1000 Independence Drive.

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.

Special Event: Steven Curtis Chapman will perform at 7 p.m. April 8 at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $25-$35. For information, call 985-5197 or go to ncwc.edu.

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 rmshsclass68@gmail.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 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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