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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Special Event: The Peacemakers After-School program is accepting applications for kindergarten through fifth grade students. The program is free and is offered from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The program provides homework assistance, tutoring services, academic games and a snack. Transportation to and from the program is not provided. For information, call 212-5044.

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.

Food Pantry: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 301 S. Circle Drive, will open its food pantry from 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. For information, call 443-2070.

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.

Special Event: Just Food Collaborative meets every second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at OIC Community Health Education Center, 1060 Pinehurst Drive. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in ensuring equity in food availability and healthy nutrition for our communities. Food providers (farmers), handlers and distributors are welcome.

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.

Special Event: Democracy NC meets every second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St. Everyone who is interested in questions on the democratic process and ensuring fair elections is welcome.

Special Event: The study group for the book “The Cost of Privilege” will take place on every second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St. The 2017 edition is available for sale on amazon.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.

Leaf Collection: The city of Rocky Mount's Public Works and Water Resources Department will offer loose leaf collection during specified weeks in December. Crews will collect loose leaves and pine straw on alternating weeks between designated north and south routes. For dates and routes, go to rockymountnc.gov or call 467-4906.

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.

Class Reunion: Southern Nash Senior High Class of 1979 is planning its 40th class reunion. For information, contact Pamela Mitchell at 919-853-3201.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will observe Hour of Code week from 1-2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Youth Services computers. For information, call 442-1951, ext. 236.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Free Press News Voices for Young Adults from 4-6 p.m. Monday in the Computer Lab. Current media landscapes and how local teens fit into that landscape will be discussed. For information, contact Brittany Harrell at bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Book Club Brainstorming from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Wiley Room. Patrons are invited to help come up with the theme, books and other ideas for a new book club. For information, contact Rob Lewis at 442-1951, ext. 265.

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

Open House: The Down East Partnership for Children, 215 Lexington St., will hold an open house from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. There will be heavy hors D'oeuvres and a raffle. For information, contact Bethany Lambeth at 985-4300, ext. 237 or email blambeth@depc.org.

Special Event: Salem Community Baptist Church, 4502 Swift Creek School Road, Whitakers, will hold its annual Christmas Supper and Auction to benefit needy families in the Salem, Whitakers and Red Oak community at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Dinner is $7.

Special Event: The 41st annual Farm-City breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the East Carolina Agriculture Center, 1175 Kingsboro Road. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Mike Yoder. General admission is $10. Seating is limited. For information or to reserve a space, call 823-7241 or email director@tarborochamber.com.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Movie and Munchies event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Computer Lab. The movie “White Christmas” will be shown. For information, contact Rob Lewis at 442-1951, ext. 265.

Special Event: First Friday will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Imperial Centre for Arts & Sciences. The event will include lighting of the Imperial Centre's Christmas tree, carriage rides, hot cocoa and arts & crafts. Admission is free. For information, call 972-1266 or go to imperialcentre.org.

Meeting: Meadowbrook Community will hold its monthly meeting from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Thorne Chapel Baptist Church, 1624 Windsor Drive. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month at Thorne Chapel. For information, contact Robert Davis at 977-7208.

Special Event: VFW Auxiliary – Post 2057, 11270 N.C. 97, will hold a Gingerbread House Making class from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $25 per house. Registration is required and can be completed by contacting Sharon at 969-3334. 

Author Visit: Braswell Memorial Library will have an Author Visit with Sandra Hight form 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Computer Lab. The author will discuss her book. For information, contact Rob Lewis at 442-1951, ext. 265.

Fundraiser: LSV Scholarship is sponsoring a “Pin Wheels of Melody” quilt raffle fundraiser. The drawing will be held Saturday and you do not have to be present to win. For information or to purchase tickets, see Leah Vines, Marsha Cooper, Helen Collins or Katie Staton. All proceeds benefit the LSV scholarship fund. For information, call 827-4843.

Special Event: The city of Rocky Mount will hold its Winter Wonderland from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Imperial Centre for Arts & Sciences. There will be music, children's activities, carriage rides and a visit from Santa. For information, call 972-1266.

Christmas Parade: The Tarboro Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2018 Tarboro Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. Sunday on Main Street.

Christmas Gala: The Rocky Mount Senior Center's Christmas Gala will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 10 at Nash Community College. Cost is $25. For information, go to rockymountnc.gov or call 972-1152.

Special Event: The “Minecraft” Create Club for age 12 and younger will meet from 6-7 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Computer Lab. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 236.

Meeting: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at Gardner's, 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd. Members, prospective members and visitors are welcome to the dutch-treat luncheon meeting. For information, contact Martha Stith at 977-2195.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a visit with Santa Claus from 6-7 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Warner Room. Santa Claus will read “The Night Before Christmas” followed by personal time with each child. For information, contact Jenna Watson at 442-1951, ext. 249.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will offer a new Movie Appreciation Club from 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Computer Lab. For information, contact Rob Lewis at 442-1951, ext. 265.

Summit: The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce will present an Economic Summit at 8 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Rose Hill Conference Center. The moderator will be David Joyner, president of Joyner Media Strategies. Tickets are $40 per ticket for members and $50 for non-members. Tickets can be ordered through the Chamber website events calendar or by calling Linda Mann at 973-1211.

Uniform Drive: The Down East Partnership for Children, 215 Lexington Drive, will accept uniforms for its uniform drive for migrant families every Friday from noon-4:30 p.m. through Dec. 13. Shirts can be white, black, gray, red and any shade of blue. Pants can be khaki, navy or black. For information, contact Taniza Tabb at 985-4300, ext. 236 or ttabb@depc.org.

Meeting; The Rocky Mount Railroad Museum will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Wiley Room at Braswell Memorial Library.

Special Event: The Spring Hope Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its old-fashioned Christmas in Spring Hope from 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 14. The event will include free horse-drawn carriage rides, a Christmas scavenger hunt, face painting, over 100 nativity displays, choirs, a live nativity, a reading of “The Christmas Story”, vendors and Santa Claus. Girl Scout Troop 4835 will be selling chili and hot dogs.

Special Event: Brooke Simpson will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at N.C. Wesleyan College, 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd. Tickets are $40 for VIP tickets and $25, $20 and $15 for general admission. Tickets available at dunncenter.com or by calling 985-5197.

Special Event: Whitakers United Methodist Church is sponsoring it's annual Coats for the Cold to be held from 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 15 at the Educational Building, 304 W. Pippen St., Whitakers. The ministry will be giving outerwear to those in need. Donations are also being accepted. If you have outerwear items or monetary donations, contact Nancy Taylor at 955-9663.

Special Event: The city of Rocky Mount will hold its Kwanzaa Kick-Off Celebration from 3-6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Imperial Centre for Arts & Sciences. The event will celebrate and introduce African American heritage and Kwanzaa principles through interactives, African drum and dance performances and exhibitions featuring Kente cloths and drum. Admission is free. For information, call 972-1266 or go to imperialcentre.org.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold an Hour of STEM from 4-5 p.m. Dec. 18 in the Computer Lab. For information, contact Brittany Harrell at bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Author Visit: Braswell Memorial Library will hold an Author Visit with Paul Allen from 6-7 p.m. Dec. 18 in the Computer Lab. The author will discuss his book “When Tobacco Was King: A History of Tobacco in Canada – A Southerner's Global Journey.” For information, contact Rob Lewis at 442-1951. ext. 265.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold an Open House and Health Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 5. There will be free use of equipment, exercise/water fitness samplers, BMI testing, pickleball, Tots Play and Rookie sport youth program samplers, vendors and drawings for free memberships. For information, call 972-9622.

Registration Accepted: The Harrison Family YMCA is accepting registration for its Tots soccer for ages 2-4. The season starts Jan. 29. For information, call 972-9622.

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

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 Celebration at Rocky Mount Mills.

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.

Meeting: The 2018 Distinguished Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club will meet on the second and fourth Monday at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 N. Grace St. Guests are welcomed to attend. For information, call 469-0516 or 903-1665.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.

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.

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.

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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