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Sunday, July 8, 2018

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.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club Meeting #8957 will meet at noon and 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 Grace St. Guest and new members are welcome. For information, call 469-0516 or 903-1665.

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.

Registration: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. For information, call 972-1971 or go to school.olphrm.com.

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.

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. For information, call 813-2789 or email debraslavin@gmail.com by Aug. 30.

Basketball Camp: The Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department will offer basketball camps for youth who are entering the third through 12th grade Monday through Thursday and July 30-Aug. 2. Camp will be held for grades 3-7 from 9 a.m.-noon at the South Rocky Mount Community Center and grades 8-12 from 1-4 p.m. at the Booker T. Washington gymnasium. Registration fee is $35 per person. For information, call 972-1160 or go to rockymountnc.gov/parks.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Popsicles & Stories in the Park” event at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Buck Leonard Park. There will be stories, games and popsicles for all ages. For information, call 467-4925.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Lip Sync Battle from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday in the Warner Room. For information, email bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Big Band/Big Memories” program from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Warner Room. For information, call 442-1951, ext. 265.

Special Event: The Doug Berky Theatre will present a program at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Imperial Centre. The program is a blend of mask, improvisation, mime, circus, acting and storytelling. For information, call 442-1951, ext. 236.

Game Night: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Board Game Night from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Teen Area. For information, email bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will have a Rock Painting program from 2-3 p.m. Thursday in the Warner Room. Paint a rainbow or design and make your own pet rock. For information, call 442-1951, ext . 236.

Meeting: The Teen Advisory Board will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Teen Area. For information, email bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Special Event: PNC and the city of Rocky Mount will host the Lawn Chair Theatre beginning at 8:30 p.m. Friday and July 27 on the lawn of the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. Doors open at 7 p.m. for activities coordinated by the Children's Museum and Science Center. For information and all movie titles, call 977-1266 or go to imperialcentre.org.

Tumbling Clinic: The Harrison Family YMCA will offer a Tumbling Clinic for age 8 and older from 10-11 a.m. Saturday.There will be standing tumbling, running tumbling and other stations along with a trampoline. Cost is $10 per participant. For information, call 972-9622, ext. 255.

Meeting: Meadowbrook Community will hold its monthly meeting from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Thorne Chapel Baptist Church, 1624 Windsor Drive. For information, contact Robert Davis at 977-7208.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Musical Mouse Trap program from 1-3 p.m. Saturday in the Wiley Room. Come build a Rube Goldberg Machine set to music. For information, email bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Dance: Rocky Mount USA Dance will have a Bolero lesson and dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Imperial Centre Arts Education Building, 344 Falls Road. The lesson will be taught by Jordan Jewell. Cost is $5 members and students and $8 others. For information, call 452-1234.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Housing Authority Public Housing waiting list will reopen at 9 a.m. July 16 for the first 250 applicants. Applications are being accepted for 2 and 3 bedrooms only at rm-ha.org. For information, call 450-3533.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will host an Hour of Stem from 6-7 p.m. July 17 in the Teen Area. For information, email bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Meeting: PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet at 6 p.m. July 17 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St. For information, email pflagrm@aol.com.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Rockstar Magic of Chris and Neal” program at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 18 in the Warner Room. For information, call 442-1951, ext. 236.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Make Your Own Musical Instrument” program from 2-3 p.m. July 19 in the Warner Room. For information, call 442-1951, ext. 236.

Downtown Live: The city of Rocky Mount in partnership with PNC Bank will host the Downtown Live concert series every other Thursday through Sept. 13. Doors open at 5 p.m. followed by music at 6 p.m. The schedule includes: 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: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold an Active Arcade and Parents Night Out for ages 5-12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 20. Cost is $10 per child for members and $15 per child for non-members. For information, email acrider@rmymca.org.

Movie Night: Abundant Life Ministries, 500 Peachtree St., will hold an outdoor movie night at 7:45 p.m. July 20. Admission is free. For information, call 557-1333, ext. 7.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Police Department will hold a second session of its 18th annual Junior Police Academy from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23-27. The goal of the camp is to allow participants to learn about law enforcement procedures and spend time with those who carry out those duties. For information, call 972-1436.

Book Club: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon July 23 in the Wiley Room. The book “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr will be discussed. For information, call 442-1951, ext. 253.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Popsicles & Stories in the Park event at 10 a.m. July 24 at Stith-Talbert Park. There will be stories, games and popsicles for all ages. For information, call 467-4925.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Disco Day at the Library” program from 2-3 p.m. July 26. There will be music, crafts and science experiments. For information, call 442-1951, ext. 236.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Robot Maze” program from 4-6 p.m. July 26 in the Teen Area. Two teams will compete to build a maze for a hexapod robot to navigate through. For information, email bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Special Event: Joy Community Development Corp. and Partners will hold an “Unity for Community Festival” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 28 at Boone Street Park, 539 Eleanor Place. Admission is one canned good.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold an “Escape the Pharaoh's Tomb,” teen escape room, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m and 3-5 p.m. July 28 in the Computer Lab. For information, email bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Special Event: Word Tabernacle Church Marriage Ministry will present the Insight Drama Ministry in “The CFC of Marriage” play at 6 p.m. July 28. A meet and greet will be held at 5 p.m. Admission is $5.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will offer a Gymnastics Parents Night Out for ages 5-13 from 6-9 p.m. July 28. Cost is $10 per child. Registration deadline is July 23. For information, email cmizelle@rmymca.org.

Special Event: Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Departments will hold its Summer Night Lights program from 6-8 p.m. through August at various parks in Rocky Mount. There will be games, inflatables, a DJ and arts and crafts. The first 200 guests will receive a free hotdog, chips and drinks. For a list of all park locations, go to rockymountnc.gov.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold a Gymnastics Open Gym for ages 6-15 from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 3. This includes free play on the gymnastics equipment with supervision by YMCA Gymnastics Staff. Cost is $10 per participant. For information, call 972-9622, ext. 255.

Special Event: Villa Place will hold its National Night Out from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 7 at the corner of Sunset Avenue and Grace Street. There will be school giveaways, door prizes, music, games and crime and drug prevention information. For information, call 977-3257.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold a Swim and A Show family night from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 10. Come swim and watch “Finding Dory.” Snacks and pool activities will be provided. Cost is $5 per family. For information, email Adam Crider at acrider@rmymca.org.

Special Event: The Nash County Sheriff's Department will hold its annual Back-to-School Book Bag Giveaway and Hot Dog for Kids event from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 11 at 222 W. Washington St., Nashville.

Special Event: Villa Place will hold a Community Festival from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 8 at 224 S. Franklin St. For information, call 977-3257.

Fun Run: The Harrison Family YMCA in partnership with N.C. Wesleyan College will hold a Color Run Sept. 22 at N.C. Wesleyan College. Cost is $25 for 5K Run, $15 for Fun Run with Kit and $5 for Fun Run only. For information, call 972-9622.

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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