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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Banquet: The Tar River Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on Thursday at Nash Community College, 522 S. Old Carriage Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person, $90 per couple. Sponsor tickets are available for $280. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Jimmy Vickers at 813-4253.

Magazine Donations: Nash UNC Health Care is accepting donations of gently used magazines for hospital patients and guests. Please bring gently used magazine no older than 6 months old (with the exception of National Geographic or other educational magazines can be older) to Volunteer Services Office from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 962-8118.

Registration: Benvenue Baptist Church, 2464 Benvenue Road, is accepting registration for its K4 preschool program. For information, contact Dr. Mike Creekmore or go to benvenuebaptist.

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.

Scholarship: The LSV Scholarship is accepting applications for qualifying high school graduates who will attend a four-year college or university. Applications are available at lsvscholarship.com and must be postmarked by May 1. The LSV Scholarship Award Banquet will be held June 8. For information, contact Leah S. Vines at 827-4843 or 813-8533 or email leahvines@suddenlink.net.

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.

Enrollment: First United Methodist Preschool and Kindergarten is holding open enrollment for the 2019-20 school year. Mother's Morning Out is offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The two year old class is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays. The three year old class is offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Prekindergarten class are offered Mondays through Thursdays. Kindergarten classes are offered Mondays through Fridays. For information or to register, contact Debbie Ray at 977-0475.

Book Club: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon Monday. The club will discuss “The Story of Arthur Truluv” by Elizabeth Berg. For information, call 442-1951, ext. 253.

Meeting: The Distinguished Rocky Mount Toast Master Club will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at Braswell Memorial Library. Guests and new members are welcome. For information, call 469-0516 or 903-1665.

Registration Accepted: Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools will accept preschool applications and kindergarten registration from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations: Tuesday, Spring Hope Elementary; Thursday, Bailey Elementary; April 2, Hubbard Elementary; April 3, Coopers Elementary; April 4, Red Oak Elementary; April 9, Winstead Avenue Elementary; April 10, Nashville Elementary; and April 11, Williford Elementary. Forms can be downloaded at nrms.k12.nc.us. For information or requirements, call 462-2527.

Meeting: PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Parish Hall at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 231 N. Church St. For information, email pflagrm@aol.com.

Meeting: The Wilson County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Main Library, 249 W. Nash St., Wilson. Chris Meekins, a reference archivist with the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources will present “The Curious Case of Mrs. Fannie White Garlic and General Robert E. Lee: The Right of Truth?”

Workshop: The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer a free “Business Structure and Risk Management” workshop from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Register at bit/ly/2AXaNVa, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu or call 451-8233.

Fundraiser: New Life Temple Warriors for Christ will hold a Youth Group fundraiser from 4-10 p.m. Thursday at IHOP. A portion of sales will benefit the Warriors for Christ.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold a Puzzle Palooza 2019 annual campaign community kick-off from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Rocky Mount Mills. There will be puzzling games, Y program impact stations, impact stories and appetizers. RSVP at harrrisonfamilyy.org/events/puzzle-palooza-campaign-kickoff.

Volunteers Sought: The Twin Counties Literacy Council will hold a Basic Literacy Tutor Training orientation/workshop from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Edgecombe County Memorial Library, 909 Main St., Tarboro. Lunch provided. Registration deadline is March 27. For information or to register, call 469-8489.

Special Event: The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will hold a Memorial Ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jack Laughery Park. All veterans of the Vietnam War era, whether deployed or served at home, will be honored. A presentation by Col. David O'Dea, U.S. Army (Ret.) will be held. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held indoors at Coleman-Pitt American Legion Post 58, 2731 N. Church St.

Concert: The Farmers Market will hold a free Bluegrass concert at 6 p.m. Saturday. For information, go to nash.ces.ncsu.edu.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will celebrate Money Smart Week Saturday through April 6. Visit the library for different themed learning stations. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 235.

Special Event: The Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, April through November and 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays, June through August. For information, go to nash.ces.ncsu.edu.

Special Event: A community information session regarding a multi-family workforce housing development on Tarboro Street will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 2 in the Biotech Auditorium at Edgecombe Community College.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Show Me Your Money” program from 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 2 in the Youth Services Story Room. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 235.

Meeting: The Racial Justice Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 5 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St.

Special Event: Nash Central High School will present “High School Musical 2” at 7 p.m. April 4-5 and 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. April 7 at Imperial Centre, 270 Gay St. Tickets are $8 in advance through April 3 and $10 afterwards. For information, call 451-2860.

Plate Sale: A barbecued chicken plate sale will be held from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. April 5 at the Momeyer Ruritan Club. Cost is $8.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., the Small Business Center, and the Eastern N.C. Center for Business and Entrepreneurship will present a “Financial Fortitude Expo” from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 6. Dan Gerlach, president, Golden Leaf Foundation, will open with “Economic Development in the Twin Counties.” Following the keynote speaker will be two concurrent breakout sessions. Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. Expo is open to the public and is free to attend. Registration required. Register at conta.cc/2EK3QrE, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu or call 451-8233.

Yard Sale: Pay It Forward Civitan will hold a spring yard sale from 6:30 a.m.-noon April 6 at Tripps Automotive Service, 2510 Sunset Ave. There will be furniture, clothes, shoes, electronics, collectibles, decorations and toys. Proceeds benefit local community projects.

Opening Day: The Farmers Market will hold its opening day from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 6. For information, go to nash.ces.ncsu.edu.

Special Event: West Edgecombe Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, 13555 N.C. 43 N., will hold a Spring Extravaganza from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 6. There will be vendors and crafts. Free admission. For information, call 813-2571.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Cosmetology Chapter 21 will hold its annual fashion show “Express Yourself” at 6 p.m. April 7 at the OIC Auditorium, 420 E. Virginia St. For information, call 314-6496.

Special Event: A free movie screening of “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope” will be shown at 6 p.m. April 9 at the South Rocky Mount Community Center. A meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. A community chat will be held at 7 p.m. Childcare will provided. For information or to register, contact Taniza Tabb at 985-4300 or Chris Allen at 972-1170.

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.

Star Party: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Star Party from 7-9 p.m. April 12 on the library's back lawn. Gaze at the moon or the stars through one of the library's telescopes or bring your own for further exploration. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 235.

Yard Sale: The VFW Auxiliary – Post 2057 will hold its annual yard sale and bake sale at 7 a.m. April 13 at VFW Post 2057, 11270 N.C. 97. Tables are $10. Non-perishable food items will be collected for homeless veterans in our area. For information or to reserve a table, call 969-3334.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold its annual Spring Family Easter event from 10 a.m.-noon April 13. There will be the Easter Bunny, Easter Egg Hunts, special prizes, face painting, arts & crafts and LEGO activities. For information, call 972-9622.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount's Parks & Recreation Department will hold its ninth annual Paws in the Park from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 13 at Best Friend's Dog Park, 480 Lee St. There will be fashion show, vendors, food trucks and music. Rabies tags are required, and dogs six months old and younger will not be allowed inside the fence. For information, call 972-1159.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Where Do You Live in Outer Space?” program from 1-4 p.m. April 13 in the Youth Services Story Room. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 235.

Dance: Rocky Mount USA Dance will hold a formal dance at 7 p.m. April 13 at the Imperial Center Arts Education Building, 344 Falls Road. Alan Hedgepeth will teach a Rumba lesson and will be the host deejay for the evening. For information, call 452-1234..

Gala: Vidant Edgecombe Hospital will hold a “Salute to Broadway” gala at 7 p.m. April 13 at Edgecombe Community College, 2009 W. Wilson St., Tarboro. Tickets are $75. Proceeds benefit the new Palliative Care Suite. For information, call 823-7241.

Easter Eggstravaganza: The city of Rocky Mount will hold its annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 2-4 p.m. April 14 at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences. Event is open to children ages 12 and younger and includes egg hunts, inflatable games and free admission to the Children's Museum. Children must bring their own basket or bag for egg collection. For information, call 972-1266.

Special Event: Nash Community College's Advertising and Graphic Design program will hold their 10th annual art show “Phases of Art” from 6-8 p.m. April 18 in the Business & Industry Center, Brown Auditorium, Nash Community College.

Special Event: Union Missionary Baptist Church, 9853 E. N.C. 97, will hold an Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt from 2-4 p.m. April 20. There will be games, an egg hunt, snack and the true meaning of Easter. For information, call 977-9772.

Special Event: The Juneteenth Committee and the City of Rocky Mount will present its annual Motown Revue, a tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, at 7 p.m. April 20 in the Imperial Centre Theater. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door and includes a reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 314-7030 or Linda Joyner at 458-1782.

Volunteers Needed: My Sister's House will hold a 20-hour volunteer crisis line training beginning April 22. After completing the training, volunteers are added to a rotating schedule to answer crisis calls. For information and a detailed schedule of the training, contact Dalena Raya at 316-8444.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold a Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27. Activities include vendors with fun activities and healthy foods, prizes, giveaways and indoor/outdoor games and activities. For information, go to harrisonfamilyy.org.

Book Club: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon April 29 in the Wiley Room. The book “The Chilbury Ladies' Choir” by Jennifer Ryan will be discussed. For information, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Golf Classic: Foundation Builders Academy will host its inaugural Golf Classic at 1 p.m. May 8 at Belmont Lake Golf Club. Registration will be held at 11 a.m. For information, contact Frenchy Davis or Shewana Lynch-Manning at 442-1377 or email foundationbuildersacademy100@gmail.com.

Special Event: The 2019 Spring Garden Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 1 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 411 E. Church St., Tarboro. There will be lectures, private garden tours, vendors and a luncheon. Tickets are $50-$75. To purchase tickets, go tarborobbarboretumsymposium.eventbrite.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.

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 7 p.m. on the first and third Monday 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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