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Sunday, September 16, 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.

Special Event: The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 37 is now open to help disabled veterans with their claims for benefits on the second and fourth Saturdays each month from 8 a.m.-noon in addition to their regular days on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The DAV Chapter 37 is located at the Joy Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle St., Greenville. No appointment needed, first-come first-served. For information, call 493-4954.

Special Event: If you are interested in practicing and playing mountain dulcimers on a regular basis, email kmgpg71@gmail.com or call 442-7268.

Volleyball: Word Tabernacle Church will offer S.O.A.R. Volleyball from 5:30-8 p.m. on the second, fourth and fifth Sundays at the Impact Center. For information, email stephanie.battle@wordtab.net or call 316-8309.

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, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 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. 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.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce, along with presenting sponsor Pfizer and silver sponsor Eastern North Carolina Center for Business & Entrepreneurship will present the SHE-E-O first annual Women's Conference Kick-Off at noon Wednesday at Benvenue Country Club. Tickets are $50 per ticket for members and $60 for prospective members. Tickets are available at http://web.rockymountchamber.org/events/SHEEO-Women-Sharing-Helping-Empowering-First-Annual-Womens-Conference-KickOff-977/details or by calling 973-1211.

Special Event: The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer the following free workshops from 6-9 p.m. For information, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu.

  • Wednesday - “Bookkeeping & Taxes for Small Business Owners”; register at https://goo.gl/pZ8azz.
  • Thursday - “How to Find Customers!”; register at https://goo.gl/tksxX5 .
  • Sept. 25 - “How to Do the 501(c)(3) Thing Filing”; register at https://goo.gl/2f3Rq8.
  • Sept. 27 - “30 Nonprofit Fundraising Tips & Strategies from an Event Planning Prop”; register at https://goo.gl/Kmwsq4 .

Special Event: The Downeast Partnership for Children will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a series of events. The schedule includes:

  • 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Friday – Car Wash at Tidal Wave Auto Spa, 1615 Benvenue Road.
  • 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 – Party in the Park Birthday Bash at Discovery Park, 215 Lexington St.
  • 3-6 p.m. Nov. 16 – LulaRoe Fundraiser at DEPC, 215 Lexington St.
  • 5-7 p.m. Dec. 4 – Open House and Chamber After Hours at DEPC, 215 Lexington St.
  • April 12 - 2nd annual Golf Classic at The Links at Cotton Valley. Lunch and registration at noon followed by 1 p.m. Shotgun start.
  • 7-10 p.m. April 25 – Anniversary Celevbration at Rocky Mount Mills.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold a Welcoming Day festival from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday. There will be booths with cultural activities and information, kids creative activities, cultural exercise and dance samplers, Welcoming Card activity, food samples from different cultures, voter registration and “Where Are You From?” pin drop activity. For information, call 972-9622, ext. 224 or ext. 256.

J.A.K.E.S. Day: The Tar River Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its annual J.A.K.E.S. Day Saturday at Rose Hill Farms north of Nashville. There will be different stations with hands-on activities planned to help children acquire knowledge of the outdoors. Registration will be held at 9 a.m. and the event will last until noon. For information, contact Jimmy Vickers at 813-4253.

Fun Run: The Harrison Family YMCA in partnership with N.C. Wesleyan College will hold a Color Run Saturday 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.

Special Event: Rocky Mount High School Blackbirds will gather from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Dunn Center for Performing Arts. A luncheon will be served at noon. Dress is casual. Cost is $25 per person or $50 per couple. Letters have been sent with a Sept. 8 deadline to respond. If you did not receive a letter and you are a Blackbird member, mail check to M.H. Pridgen, P.O. Box 8333, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804. Make checks payable to RMHS Reunion and on the memo line put your graduating class.

Movie Night: Whitakers United Methodist Church, 304 W. Pippen St., Whitakers, will hold a free movie night at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Educational Building. The movie “The Case of Christ” will be shown. Popcorn and drinks will be served.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting Sept. 27 at Lakeside Baptist Church. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. with refreshments and visiting prior to the program at 9:30 a.m. Non-members are welcome to join the meeting. For information, call 443-6338.

Plate Sale: The Coopers Ruritan Club will hold a barbecued chicken plate sale from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 28. Plates are $8. BSA Troop 37 will hold a bake sale also for an additional charge. Tickets can be purchased at Phil's Hair Works, 109 N. Circle Drive, and Billy Grocery, 2423 Macedonia Road, Spring Hope.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will host Pet Partners World's Largest Pet Walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 29. Participants should meet at the YMCA soccer field fence and sign in. All dogs must have current and updated vaccines. Please bring poop bags and a regular leash up to 6 ft. No retractable leashes. All dogs must be dog and people friendly. Water stations for dogs will be provided. For information, contact Sharon Simons at 972-9622, ext. 246.

Reunion: The descendents of David and Louisa Matthews Boone will gather for their 79th annual family reunion Sept. 30 at White Oak United Methodist Church, 5027 Old White Oak Road, Nashville. All in attendance are urged to bring a picnic basket for the 1 p.m. luncheon.

Pancake Supper: Whitakers Lions Club will hold a pancake supper from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at Whitakers United Methodist Church. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.

Nature Days: Friends of Battle Park will offer free Nature Days at Battle Park Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. Participants will meet at the Battle Park boat ramp parking lot at 10 a.m. For information, go to friendsofbattlepark.com or facebook.com/battleparkfriends.

Special Event: The Phoenix Historical Society will present its annual Education Program on the “40th anniversary of the 1978 Rocky Mount Sanitation Workers Strike: Significance of this Movement on Eastern North Carolina” at 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at the BTW Community Center, 727 Pennsylvania Ave. The program is dedicated to the memory of Alexander Evans and Naomi Green. Any surviving workers who participated in this strike are asked to contact Leonard Giles at 813-1773.

Cooking Class: Edgecombe Cooperative Extension's Family and Consumer Sciences Program will host the Cook Smart Eat Smart cooking school from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 16, Oct. 18, Oct. 23 and Oct. 25. Participants must attend all four sessions. Registration fee is $30. For information or to register, contact Regina Moseley at 641-7821.

Special Event: Rofelt Pasha Temple #175 will host a “Rofelt Pasha Goes Pink” event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 20 at 422 Lexington St. Tickets are $10. For information or to purchase tickets, call 240-217-5338.

Special Event: My Sister's House will host “The Empty Chair” with special guest First Lady of North Carolina, Kristin Cooper, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Edgecombe Community College. For information, call 316-8444 or go to mshnc.org.

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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