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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Announcement: May is Fine Forgiveness Month at Braswell Library. Bring your overdue library books back to Braswell Memorial Library and the library will forgive the fine. Sometimes materials are lost. If that is your situation, stop by the service desk. Braswell Library now manages our community partner libraries in Spring Hope, Middlesex, Whitakers, and Bailey. You can take advantage of Fine Forgiveness Month at these libraries too.

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.

Class Reunion: Northern Nash Senior High Class of 1973 is planning its 45th reunion to be held Oct. 6. The planning committee is seeking contact information for class members. Please send contact information by June 30th to Debraslavin@gmail.com or call 813-2789.

Drivers Needed: The Volunteer Transportation Network and the DAV need volunteer drivers to help get fellow veterans in our local area to medical appointments in the Durham VA Health Care System. For information, contact Martin Hill at 813-5306, E.J. Lucas at 883-8615 or Solomon Dantzler at 314-1775.

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.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 will meet at noon and 6 p.m. Monday at Braswell Memorial Library. For information, call 903-1665 or 469-0516.

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 Corso at 442-1951, ext. 235 or email mcorso@braswell-library.org.

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

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. Registration will be held through Tuesday. For information, call 442-2925 or email jerry.carter@wordtab.net.

Meeting: The Friends of Braswell Memorial Library will meet from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday in the Wiley Room.

Meeting: The Daughters of the American Revolution Micajah Pettaway Chapter will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Warner Room at Braswell Memorial Library. The guest speaker will be Stepheny Houghtlin speaking on The Old Families of Rocky Mount. Members and prospective members are welcome to attend.

Workshop: The Rocky Mount/Edgecombe Community Development Corporation Business Development and Resource Center and the Carolina Small Business Development Fund will offer a "Quickbooks" training workshop from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and May 24 at the Edgecombe County Business/Industrial Incubator, 110 Fountain Park Drive, Battleboro. To register, call 442-3440 or email merlandwright@embarqmail.com.

Special Event: Nash Central High School will present "Back to the 80's" at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Imperial Centre, 270 Gay St., Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at door. For information, call 451-2860.

Fish Fry: Castalia Baptist Church, 9563 Main St., Castalia, will have a fish fry from 4-8 p.m. Friday. Cost is $9.

Special Event: PNC, the city of Rocky Mount and the Rocky Mount Rotary Club will hosts a Lawn Chair Theatre Friday at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex. The movie "Cars 3" will be shown. Doors open at 6 p.m. for kids activities followed by the movie at 8:30 p.m. For information, call 972-1266 or go to imperialcentre.org.

Special Event: The Twin County Domestic Violence Task Force will present a Family Fun Day from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Park, 1550 River Road. Activities include spray park, free rides, games, health screenings, face painting, live entertainment and community information booths. Admission is free.

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

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.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. May 23 at The Leaning Tree, 6168 Deans St., Bailey. For information or to RSVP, contact Ginger Haden at 443-6338.

Downtown Live: The city of Rocky Mount in partnership with PNC Bank will host the Downtown Live concert series every other Thursday, May 24 through Sept. 13. Doors open at 5 p.m. followed by music at 6 p.m. The schedule includes: May 24, Legacy Motown Revue; June 7, The Fantastic Shakers; June 21, The Holiday Band; July 5, The Tams; July 19, Jim Quick & Coastline; Aug. 2, The Main Event Band; Aug. 16, The Entertainers; Aug. 30, The Band of Oz; and Sept. 13, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard. For information, call 972-1266 or go to downtownrockymount.com.

Special Event: Nash Central High School Class of 1965 will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. May 26 at Golden Corral. For information, contact Ernestine Peete at 883-1966.

Special Event: The 20th annual Germantown Celebration will be held from 2-6 p.m. May 26 on Beamon Street. There will be games, horse riding, home cooking, Zumba, gospel singing and dancing. For information, contact Vera Powell at 757-723-2616 or email cepowell@cox.net.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA is accepting registration for its Hot Hoops youth basketball program for ages 5-15 through June 4. The season will be held June 11 through Aug. 4. For information, call 972-9622 or go to harrisonfamilyy.org.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA is accepting registration for its adult recreational basketball league through June 4. The season will be held June 24 through Aug. 4. Games will be played on Sundays in the main gym at the YMCA. For information, call 972-9622 or go to harrisonfamilyy.org.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold its annual campaign victory and volunteer spirit awards celebration from 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 7 at the Beer Garden at Rocky Mount Mills, 1151 Falls Road. The keynote speaker will be Michael Goodman, senior vice president of Real Estate for Capitol Broadcasting Company, owner of Rocky Mount Mills and YMCA advocate. To RSVP, goo to goo.gl/4G89Bs.

Class: The Nash County Cooperative Extension will teach a Green Bean canning class from 5:30-8 p.m. June 11 at Whitakers United Methodist Church, 304 W. Pippen St. Participants will learn how to properly preserve green beans using a pressure canner. Registration deadline is June 6. For information or to register, call 459-1405 or email rpmosele@ncsu.edu.

Golf: The annual Carlton D. Stevenson Golf Charity Event will be held at 10 a.m. June 23 at Belmont Lakes Golf Club. Registration is $70 with meal included. Proceeds benefit a scholarship to support a Rocky Mount High School senior college fund. For information, contact Michael McKoy at 919-278-0306 or email tarheels6373@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.

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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