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Sunday, April 14, 2019

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.

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.

Pancake Supper: The Whitakers Lions Club will hold a pancake supper from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $7 adults and $3 children.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program will open online at 9 a.m. Thursday for the first 150 applicants. Applications will be accepted at rm-ha.org. For information, call 450-3523.

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. Thursday in the Business & Industry Center, Brown Auditorium, Nash Community College.

Special Event: The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer a free “Using Online Sources to Sell a Product or Service for Your Small Business” program from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Register at https://bit.ly/2sLbdZW, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will offer a “Y Knots,” a knitting and crocheting community group, from 10-11 a.m. Fridays, Friday through May 24. Please bring supplies. No registration required. For information, call 972-9622.

Special Event: S.W.A.P. (Sisters With A Purpose) will hold its Jamaican/American Connection Banquet at 7 p.m. Friday at the R.T. McCarter Fellowship Center, 225 S. Glendale Drive. Tickets are $25 adults and $12 for children 12 and younger. Proceeds benefit projects in Jamaica.

Flag Raising: The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will hold a flag raising ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jack Laughery Park. This month's honoree is Homer T. Baker, Sgt., U.S. Army. To honor a veteran of Nash or Edgecombe county, ask for an application at the ceremony or contact James Ervin at 903-3512.

Special Event: Union Missionary Baptist Church, 9853 E. N.C. 97, will hold an Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. 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. Saturday 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.

Meeting: PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 23 in the Parish Hall at Church of the Good Shepherd, 231 N. Church St. For information, email pflagrm@aol.chttps://bit.ly/2FLlLRnom.

Special Event: The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer a free “Financial Management for Small Business Owners” program from 6-8 p.m. April 24. Register at https://bit.ly/2FYSFgC, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

Special Event: The Down East Partnership for Children will celebrate its 25th anniversary from 7-10 p.m. April 25 at Rocky Mount Mills.

Recycles Day: Edgecombe County Recycles will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27 at the Edgecombe County Administrative Building, 201 St. Andrew St., Tarboro. For information, call 467-4960.

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.

Special Event: The Phoenix Historical Society will recognize and celebrate eight senior “Unsung Heroes” of Edgecombe County at 2 p.m. April 27 at the Edgecombe County Administration Building auditorium, 201 St. Andrew St., Tarboro.

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.

Wiffle Ball: The Harrison Family YMCA in partnership with Rocky Mount Mills will offer a new Wiffle Ball League. The league is open for age 18 and older and is co-ed. The season begins on May 4 and ends June 1. Games are played at 1 p.m. Saturdays. To register, go to harrisonfamilyy.org by Saturday. For information, call 972-9622.

Bike Ride: The sixth annual Rocky Mount Fun Bike Ride will be held at 10 a.m. May 4 at Sunset Park. A bike rodeo for younger children will also be held from 9-10 a.m. The ride is free and open to riders of all ages. All riders are required to wear a helmet, and youth must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Pre-registration is required. For information, call 972-1129 or email bob.league@rockymountnc.gov or to register, go to rockymountnc.gov/bike.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Chamber will hold its 2019 Safety Awards Banquet at noon May 7 at Benvenue Country Club. The guest speaker will be Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Tickets available at rockymountchamber.org/events/Regional-Safety-Awards-Banquet-1015/details.

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 city of Rocky Mount will hold its annual Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival from 5-10 p.m. May 31 and 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. June 1 at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. For information, go to rockymountnc.gov.

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.

Color Run: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold its annual third annual Color Run beginning at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 28 in the campus of North Carolina Wesleyan College. There will family-friendly activities and explosions of color. Register online at harrisonfamilyy.org/events/color-run.

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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