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Sunday, August 5, 2018

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.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA Togetherhood Committee is holding a feminine product collection drive to collect and distribute feminine hygiene products and coupons throughout local schools. For information, contact Liz Lord at 972-9622, ext. 256 or email llord@rmymca.org.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club Meeting #8957 will meet at noon and 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 Grace St. Guest and new members are welcome. For information, call 469-0516 or 903-1665.

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.

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.

GED Classes: Tri-Faith Ministries, 140 E. Goldleaf St., will be offering GED classes. There is no cost to enroll. For information or to register, call 977-3002 or email trifaithministries@gmail.com.

Registration Accepted: First United Methodist is accepting registration for its preschool and kindergarten classes for the 2018-19 academic year. They also offer Mother's Morning Out for ages 18 months through 4 years old from 9 a.m.-noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; two years old class Tuesdays and Thursdays; three years old class Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; and a pre-k class Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For information, contact Debbie Ray at 977-0475.

Registration: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. For information, call 972-1971 or go to school.olphrm.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.

Registration Accepted: Buck Leonard Baseball League summer registration and enrollment is open for children ages 5-13. Parents may register their children online at buckleonardrbi.leagueapps.com or in person from 1-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Buck Leonard Headquarters, 148 S. Washington St. For information, call 314-1637 or 458-1420.

Reunion: Northern Nash Senior High Class of 1973 is planning its 45th reunion to be held Oct. 6. The planning committee is seeking contact information for class members. For information, call 813-2789 or email debraslavin@gmail.com by Aug. 30.

Special Event: Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Departments will hold its Summer Night Lights program from 6-8 p.m. through August at various parks in Rocky Mount. There will be games, inflatables, a DJ and arts and crafts. The first 200 guests will receive a free hotdog, chips and drinks. For a list of all park locations, go to rockymountnc.gov.

Workshop: SCORE will present a free “Ten IT Best Practices Every Small Business Should Know” workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the computer lab. For information or to register, contact Joetta Pittman at 442-1951, ext. 239 or email jpittman@braswell-library.org.

Special Event: Villa Place will hold its National Night Out from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the corner of Sunset Avenue and Grace Street. There will be school giveaways, door prizes, music, games and crime and drug prevention information. For information, call 977-3257.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Board Game Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Teen Area. Refreshments will be provided. For information, email bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Summit: The Twin Counties Education & Business Leaders' Summit will be held Thursday in the Keihin Auditorium on the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College. Doors open at 7:15 a.m. Tickets are free but registration is required. To register, go to twincountiesummit2018.eventbrite.com.

Meeting: The Teen Advisory Board of Braswell Memorial Library will meet from 5:30-6 p.m. Thursday in the Teen Area. For information, email bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold a Swim and A Show family night from 5-8 p.m. Friday. Come swim and watch “Finding Dory.” Snacks and pool activities will be provided. Cost is $5 per family. For information, email Adam Crider at acrider@rmymca.org.

Soccer Registration: The Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for Hot Shot Soccer for ages 3-14 through Friday. Cost is $30 for city residents and $45 for non-residents. For information, call 972-1160 or go to rockymountnc.gov/parks.

Meeting: The Meadowbrook Community monthly meeting will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Thorne Chapel 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 host an “Authors in August” program from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in the Warner and Wiley Rooms. There will be local authors for book presentations and book signings. For information, contact Rob Lewis at 442-1951, ext. 265.

Special Event: The Nash County Sheriff's Department will hold its annual Back-to-School Book Bag Giveaway and Hot Dog for Kids event from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at 222 W. Washington St., Nashville.

Special Event: Cleen Sweep Janitorial, Look Here First Embroidery and Exterior Experts Inc. will hold a Back-to-School giveaway from noon-3 p.m. Saturday at 112 N. Circle Drive. There will be hot dogs, chips, drinks, school supplies giveaways and prizes.

Dance: Rocky Mount USA Dance will hold its monthly dance from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the Imperial Centre Arts Education Building, 344 Falls Road. Cost is $5 members and students and $8 others.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 will meet at noon and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 and Aug. 27 at Braswell Memorial Library. Guests are welcome to attend. Accepting new members. For information, call 903-1665 or 469-0516.

Downtown Live: The city of Rocky Mount in partnership with PNC Bank will host the Downtown Live concert series every other Thursday through Sept. 13. Doors open at 5 p.m. followed by music at 6 p.m. The schedule includes:  Aug. 16, The Entertainers; Aug. 30, The Band of Oz; and Sept. 13, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard. For information, call 972-1266 or go to downtownrockymount.com.

Yard Sale: Southside Baptist Church, 4948 Carter Road, Elm City, will hold an inside and outside yard sale from 7 a.m.-noon Aug. 18. Spots are $20 inside including a table and $10 outside without a table. Concessions will be available. Proceeds benefit youth summer camps. For information, call 446-8579.

Special Event: The Twin County Domestic Violence Task Force will hold a Family Fun Day from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Sunset Park. There will be free rides, games, health screenings, face painting, live entertainment and access to the spray park. Admission is free.

Fundraiser: A Wounded Warriors fundraiser will be held from 7-11 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Rocky Mount Moose Lodge. East Coast Rhythm and Blue Band will provide the music. Admission is $15 per person or $20 per couple. For tickets, contact Rex Jones at 903-7453, Margaret Cobb at 314-8510 or Michael at 883-7288.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will be hosting its annual Youth Initiative Kick-Off on Aug. 19 at OIC, 402 E. Virginia St. The program will begin at 4 p.m. If your male or female child is 13-18 years old, and you would like him/her to be in a program that builds character, enhances self-esteem, stresses academic success, and is free to the public. Youth applications can be obtained at rmacdst.org. Bring completed application to the Kick-Off. If your child is already a program participant you are asked to attend the Kick-Off to pick up some very important information. Also, bring completed application on that day. For information, contact Natalie Brooks at 813-3588.

Meeting: PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St. For information, email pflagrm@aol.com.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will host an Hour of Stem from 6-7 p.m. Aug. 21 in the Teen Area. For information, email bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Blood Drive: West Mount Ruritan Club will hold a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the West Mount Fire Department.

Tutoring: Volunteers are needed for reading tutors for adults age 16 and older. An orientation/basic literacy tutor training workshop will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 25 at Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 320 W. Thomas St. Registration deadline is Aug. 20. For information or to register, call 469-8489.

Special Event: Financial Peace University, a nine-week course that provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at Sunset Avenue Baptist Church, 3732 Sunset Ave. For information or to register, go to fpu.com/1065465.

Book Club: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 27 in the Wiley Room. The book to be discussed is “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. If you are interested in joining the book club, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Special Event: Villa Place will hold a Community Festival from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 8 at 224 S. Franklin St. For information, call 977-3257.

Fun Run: The Harrison Family YMCA in partnership with N.C. Wesleyan College will hold a Color Run Sept. 22 at N.C. Wesleyan College. Cost is $25 for 5K Run, $15 for Fun Run with Kit and $5 for Fun Run only. For information, call 972-9622.

Special Event: Rocky Mount High School Blackbirds will gather from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Dunn Center for Performing Arts. A luncheon will be served at noon. Dress is casual. Cost is $25 per person or $50 per couple. Letters have been sent with a Sept. 8 deadline to respond. If you did not receive a letter and you are a Blackbird member, mail check to M.H. Pridgen, P.O. Box 8333, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804. Make checks payable to RMHS Reunion and on the memo line put your graduating class.

Special Event: Edgecombe Cooperative Extension will host a N.C. Safe Plates certification course Sept. 26-28. Registration is $125 and includes book, exam and certification. Registration deadline is Sept. 5. For information, call 641-7821.

Reunion: North Edgecombe High School Class of 1975 will hold its 43rd class reunion in 2018. The planning committee is seeking information for classmates. Send contact information to P.O. Box 8881, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804 or email sswalker387@yahoo.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.

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.

Meeting: The Nash/Edgecombe Chapter of Medical Assistants meets every second Tuesday of the month, except July and December at 5:30 p.m. at Gardner's, 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd.

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.

Special Event: Around the Y Community Organization will hold free after school tutoring programs for pre-kindergarteners through sixth graders from 4-5 p.m. Thursdays at 916 Branch St. For information, call 985-1690 or 985-0078.

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.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 is recruiting new members. The club meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 Grace St. For information, call 469-0516.

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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