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Sunday, January 6, 2019

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.

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.

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 hold a Lockbox Scavenger Hunt for middle and high school students through Jan. 31 on the second floor. For information, contact Brittany Harrell at bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Meeting: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gardner's, 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd. The chapter meets on the second Tuesday of each month, except July and August, and provides information on current items of interest to active federal employees, retirees and survivor annuitants. For information, contact Martha Stith at 977-2195.

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

Game Night: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Family Game Night from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Teen Area. For information, contact Brittany Harrell at bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Meeting: The Movie Appreciation Club of Braswell Memorial Library will meet from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Computer Lab. For information, contact Joetta Pittman at 442-1951, ext. 239.

Movie Night: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Teen Talks movie night from 3-6 p.m. Thursday in the Computer Lab. The movie “The Honor List” will be shown. For information, contact Brittany Harrell at bharrell@braswell-library.org.

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

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

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold sign-up for its Winter Wonderland reading program from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday in the Youth Services Department. The program runs Jan. 12 through March 2.

Special Event: The Lego Club of Braswell Memorial Library will meet from 1-2 p.m. Saturday in the Youth Services Story Room. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 236.

Special Event: The “Minecraft” Create Club of Braswell Memorial Library will meet from 6-7 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Computer Lab. Program is for age 12 and younger. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 236.

Meeting: The Teen “Minecraft” Club of Braswell Memorial Library will meet from 3-5 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Computer Lab. For information, contact Brittany Harrell at bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Soccer: The Harrison Family YMCA is accepting registration for its Tots Soccer for ages 2-4 through Jan. 15. The season starts Jan. 29. For information, call 972-9622.

Special Event: Greater Joy Church will present the 2019 African American Business Expo Jan. 21. If your business would like to participate, register online at greaterjoymbc.org. For information, contact Eugenia Dancy at 910-274-1813.

Author Visit: Braswell Memorial Library will hold an Author Visit featuring Keenan Dupree from 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Wiley Room. His book “Boy from the Clouds” will be discussed. For information, contact Joetta Pittman at 442-1951, ext. 239.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting Jan. 24 at Lakeside Baptist Church. The program begins at 10 a.m. with refreshments and visiting prior to the program at 9:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Jim Carlone, with Briar Creek nursery, speaking on Terrarium Arranging. Non-members are welcome to attend. For information, call 443-6338.

Book Club: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon Jan. 28. If interested in joining the book club, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Book Club: The Genre Book Club of Braswell Memorial Library will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Wiley Room. For information, contact Joetta Pittman at 442-1951, ext. 239.

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.

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