Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Nominations Accepted: Twin County Community Pride Inc. is accepting nominations for 2018 Induction into the Twin County Hall of Fame. Induction criteria and nomination form can be downloaded from tchof.org/nominate-twin-county-hall-of-fame. The deadline is April 30. Completed nomination forms can be mailed to TCCP Inc., P.O. Box 8441, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

Summer Camp: Word Tabernacle Church is accepting registration for its K.I.D.S. summer camp to be held at The Impact Center, 821 Word Plaza. Early registration will be held through April 30 and late registration will be held May 1 through June 11. For information, call 442-2925 or email jerry.carter@wordtab.net.

Applications Accepted: The Rocky Mount Housing Authority Section 8 Waiting List will open May 1 for the first 150 applicants. Applications will be accepted at rm-ha.org. For information, call 450-3523.

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.

Scholarship: The Rocky Mount Chapter of PFLAG is accepting applications for its $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a graduating senior who has worked to promote the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender students at school or in the community. Students, parents and educators may email pflagrm@aol.com for information and applications.

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. Volunteers are needed for 1.5 hours per week. Online training and certification are required. To register as a tutor or adult learner, call 877-398-5576 or go to onlinetutortraining.com.

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.

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.

Meeting: The Twin County DAV Chapter 55 meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at 2731 N. Church St. A potluck is served from 6:30-7 p.m. All DAV members are encouraged to attend. New members are welcome.

Registration Accepted: Buck Leonard Baseball League summer registration and enrollment is open for children ages 5-13. Parents may register their children online at buckleonardrbi.leagueapps.com or in person from 1-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Buck Leonard Headquarters, 148 S. Washington St. For information, call 314-1637 or 458-1420.

Summer Camps: Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation is accepting registration for its summer day camps for ages 5-12. Camps will be held June 18 through Aug. 24. Scholarships are available. To learn more about scholarships, call 467-4925. Applications available at rockymountnc.gov. For information, call 972-1151.

Book Club: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon Monday. The book "The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women" by Kate Moore will be discussed. If interested in joining the book club, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Open House: The Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 will hold an open house from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Braswell Memorial Library. For information, call 336-482-8043 or 903-1665.

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.

Meeting: Springfield-Leggett Road neighborhood meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Wiley Room at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 N. Grace St., For information, call 972-1180 or 903-4423.

Special Event: Author Jacqueline Ogburn will discuss her book "The Unicorn in the Barn" from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Youth Services Story Time Room. The program is recommended for upper elementary students. For information, contact Linda Bunch at 442-1951, ext. 244.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Blackout Poetry program from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday in the Teen Area. For information, contact Brittany Harrell at bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Special Event: A free "Harlem Brewing: Building a Sustainable Brewing Company" seminar will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Rocky Mount Mills, 1139 Falls Road, Nash Community College's 360 classroom in the Rambler's Bottle Shop Building. Seating is limited. The presenter will be Celeste Beatty. For information or to register, contact Theresa Peaden at 451-8233, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu or online at goo.gl/NCkmhs.

Special Event: Gianna Jessen, pro-life advocate, speaker, writer and singers, will share her story at 7 p.m. Friday at Peace Church, 2338 Tilghman Road, Wilson. Tickets are $10 and will benefit the Wilson Pregnancy Center. For information, call 237-6833 or go to eventbrite.com.

Special Event: Nash Community College's Alumni Association and Small Business Center will kickoff Small Business Week with a Small Business Showcase from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. All alumni are invited to register for a table for free where they can spotlight their business services and/or goods. Registration deadline is Friday. Submit your online registration at goo.gl/FvhN9o, email alumni@nashcc.edu or nashcc.edu/bluefest.

Spring Fling: Peacemakers, 1725 Davis St., will hold its annual Spring Fling from 2-5 p.m. Saturday. There will be carriage rides, bouncy houses, food trucks, local vendors, stem-related games, music and live entertainment provided by Tru Manna.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department will host "A Night in Hollywood" special needs population prom from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. There will be a red carpet, dinner, dancing, photos and formal attire. For information, call 972-1135 or go to rockymountnc.gov.

Banquet: Coopers Alumni Association  will hold their annual Alumni Banquet Saturday. If you attended Coopers High School prior to the consolidation you are invited even if you did not graduate from Coopers. If interested, contact Joyce Batts at jcb_jrb@msn.com.

Special Event: Sandy Cross United Methodist Church will host a Relay for Life fundraising lunch from 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday. Plates are $9 adults, $5 children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. Reservations must be made by Wednesday and can be made by contacting Dolly Joyner at 443-5994 or Dale Poland at 443-6292.

Special Event: The N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a Strawberry Jam workshop from 5:30-8 p.m. May 1 at the Nash Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Science Lab, 1006 Eastern Ave., Nashville. Cost is $10 per person. Registration deadline is Friday. For information, call 459-9810.

Plate Sale: Coopers Ruritan Club will hold a barbecued chicken plate sale from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 4. Tickets are $8 and are available at Phil Hair Works,109 N. Circle Drive; Billy's Grocery, 2423 Macedonia Road, Spring Hope; and Bobby's Enterprises, 6298 Land Road, Nashville. BSA Troop/Pack 37 will have a bake sale.

Special Event: The city of Rocky Mount will host a Fun Bike Ride and Rodeo May 5. The Fun Bike Ride will begin at 10 a.m. and will begin and end at Sunset Park. A Bike Rodeo for younger children will be held from 9-10 a.m. The Fun Bike Ride is free, preregistration is requested. Children are required to wear a helmet and must be supervised by an adult. Riders should check in by 9:30 a.m. For information, call 972-1129 or email bob.league@rockymountnc.gov. To register for the Fun Bike Ride, go to rockymountnc.gov/bike.

Craft Show: The West Edgecombe Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a craft and vendor show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 5 at the West Edgecombe Fire Department, 13555 N.C. 43 N. Admission is free.

Special Event: WWII Veteran USMC Cpl Allen Seth Johnson will receive the Congressional Gold Medal from 1-3 p.m. May 5 at the O.D. Moore Building, 806 S. Alston St., Nashville.

Special Event: The OIC is recruiting for Highway Construction and Carpentry Trade Academy, a eight-week training program, that will begin May 14. Classes are free. For information, call 212-3478.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department will offer a Fundamentals of Boxing program for ages 12-18 from 4-5:30 p.m. May 14 through July 4 and Aug. 13 through Oct. 3 at the South Rocky Mount Community Center. For information or to register, call 972-1134.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold a Kids' Super Hero Coloring Contest and Gala for ages 4-17. Art will be displayed for voting May 23-25. Winners from each age group will be chosen at the Gala held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 25 and will win a prize. Entries are due by May 22. For information, call 972-9622 or go to harrisonfamilyy.org.

Reunion: The Northern Nash Class of 1973 will hold its 45th class reunion Oct. 6. To update your contact information, call Deborah Slavin at 813-2789 or email deborahslavin@gmail.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.