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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Special Event: The Competent to Counsel Ministry of Lighthouse of New Hope Inc. will offer biblical based Christ-centered counseling/guidance on a variety of subjects such as anger, anxiety, bereavement and forgiveness in the conference room at Braswell Memorial Library. To schedule an appointment, call 610-506-4316 or email apostleonfire2@gmail.com.

Market Days: WRAP will sponsor Friday Market Days from 3-7 p.m. Every Friday at 101 S. White St. (behind old Southern Bank building), Whitakers. There will be fresh produce, homemade bread, plants, crafts and packaged country ham with other items available. For vendor information, contact Nancy Taylor at 955-9663.

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 Farmers Market, 1006 Peachtree St., will hold Kids Day at the Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month through October. For information, call 459-9810.

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.

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.

Special Event: Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools will hold its free summer feeding program for all children and teens age 18 and younger at the following dates and locations. All sites serve meals Monday through Thursday. Breakfast will be served from 7:45-8:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For information, call 462-2491.

  • Monday through Aug. 15 (lunch only from Monday through June 17 and July 19-Aug. 15) – D.S. Johnson Elementary, Nashville Elementary, Winstead Avenue Elementary,
  • Wednesday through July 23 – Rocky Mount High and Southern Nash High.
  • Wednesday through June 27 – Southern Nash Middle.
  • June 18 through July 18 – Bailey Elementary, Benvenue Elementary and Cedar Grove Elementary.
  • June 19 through June 27 – Baskerville Elementary.
  • July 8 through July 23 – Edwards Middle, Nash Central Middle, Parker Middle, Red Oak Middle and Rocky Mount Middle.

Summer Camps: Tri-County Arts will hold the following summer camps from 8:30 a.m.-noon Mondays through Fridays. Cost is $100 and includes snacks.

  • Monday through Friday and June 17-20 - Gym Camp
  • June 24-28 - Gym & Dance Camp
  • July 8-12 - Gym & Cheer Camp
  • July 22-26 - Gym Camp
  • Aug. 5-9 - Gym Camp

Meeting: A regular meeting of the commissioners of The Rocky Mount Housing Authority will be held at 4 p.m. Monday in the conference room, 1065 Pinehurst Drive.

Meeting: The Distinguished Rocky Mount Toast Master Club #8957 will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and June 24 at Braswell Memorial Library. New members welcome. For information, call 469-0516 or 903-1665.

Meeting: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gardner's Restaurant, 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd. Mattie Mooring will be installed as chapter president. Members are encouraged to attend this special meeting and visitors are welcome. This will be the last monthly meeting until Sept. 11. For information, call 641-6884.

Basketball League: The Harrison Family YMCA is accepting registration for its Summer Slammers youth basketball league for Kindergarten through sixth grade through Wednesday. Player evaluations will be held from 3-6 p.m. June 13 for third through sixth grade. The season will begin July 18. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for community members. For information, contact Ivy Jones at 972-9622, ext. 227 or email ijones@rmymca.org.

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

Special Event: Terre des langues is seeking host families in the Rocky Mount area between Thursday and July 7 for seven French boys and girls, ages 15-16, and one language teacher. The host families will provide daily activities in their homes with some optional activities. For information and a personal visit, contact Professor Fladenmuller at fladenmullerf@ecu.edu or call Terre des langues at 754-2136.

Open House: ProjectLIFE Community Mentoring Association will hold an open house at 11 a.m. Saturday at Braswell Memorial Library. For information, contact Evangelist Linda Coley Murphy at 955-2917 or email leadingladies42@gmail.com.

Special Event: Northside Church, 1660 Beaver Pond Drive will hold vacation Bible school from 6-8:45 p.m. June 17-21. The theme is “To Mars and Beyond.”

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold its Summer Reading Kick-Off Party from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 21 on the back lawn and at the pavilion area. There will be activities, games, food, prizes and snacks.

Special Event: The Edgecombe County Tourism Development Authority is sponsoring a “Discover Edgecombe” video contest. Entrants may enter by creating and submitting a short video (one minute or less) that shows why you love to live and work in Edgecombe County. The deadline for entry is June 21. To submit a video, email videos@tripnc.com.

Plate Sale: Whitakers Revitalize and Preserve will hold a barbecued chicken plate sale and bake sale from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 22 at Whitakers United Methodist Church, 304 W. Pippen St., Whitakers. Delivery is available for order of 10 or more plates. Cost is $8 per plate. For information or to place an order, contact Nancy Taylor at 955-9663.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Crafty Cosmo with JoAnn Fabrics program from 1-2 p.m. June 22 in the Warner Room. Program includes supplies. For information, call 442-1951, ext. 236.

Police Academy: The Rocky Mount Police Department will offer its 19th annual Junior Police Academy from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24-28 and July 22-26 for ages 13-18. Registration for the academy is $35 and space is limited. For information, call 972-1436.

Meeting: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon June 24. The book “The Lonely Polygamist” by Brady Udall will be discussed. For information or to join, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Teen Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. June 25 in the Warner Room. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 236.

Meeting: PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 25 in the Parish Hall at Church of the Good Shepherd, 231 N. Church St. for information, email pflagrm@aol.com.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will present ventriloquist Jeff Scott at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 26 in the Warner Room. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 236.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a STEM Saturday program from 1-3 p.m. June 29 in the Warner Room. The movie “Robots” will be shown. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 236.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA is accepting registration for its adult recreational basketball league through June 30. The season will be held from July 14 through Aug. 4. Games will be plated on Sunday afternoons in the Main Gym at the YMCA. For information, call 972-9622.

Job Fair: The city of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department will hold a summer job fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 9 at the South Ricky Mount Community Center, 719 Recreation Drive. For information, call 467-4903.

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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