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Sunday, October 7, 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 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.

Special Event: The study group for the book “The Cost of Privilege” will take place on every second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St. The 2017 edition is available for sale on amazon.com.

Special Event: Canvassing for the purpose of voter registration and information about the upcoming amendments added to this year's ballot will be held from 10 a.m.-noon every Saturday in the front of the OIC building, 402 E. Viriginia St.

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.

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.

Special Event: The Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe will hold its second annual Indigenous Peoples' Day Gathering from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday at the Chief W.R. Richardson Tribal Government Complex, 39021 N.C. 561, Hollister. There will displays, language lessons, ceremony and songs. For information, call 586-4017.

Meeting: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gardner's Restaurant, 1330 N. Wesleyan Blvd. Membership is open to civilians in any agency of the Federal or District of Columbia government, including retirees, employees, spouses and surviving spouses. For information, contact Martha Stith at 977-2195.

Special Event: The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer a free “Getting Started with Quickbooks: Part I” workshop from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Register at https://goo.gl/pZ8azz or emailtrpeaden297@nashcc.edu.

Special Event: The Small Business Center at Nash Community College, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and Nash County Arts Council will offer a free “Grow Your Small Business by Making Relationships Magical!” workshop from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday. Register at https://goo.gl/eWHEbr or email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu.

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

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Lets Talk About It” series featuring “Snow Falling on Cedars” by David Guterson from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Warner Room. The Eva R. Rubin Series Guest Scholar will be Lynn Salsi. For information, contact Rob Lewis at 442-1951, ext. 265.

Special Event: The Small Business Center at Nash Community College and the Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will offer a free “Power Up Your Prosperity with Principles that Perform in Life and Business” workshop from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Register at https://goo.gl/JgkB9h or email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu.

Special Event: The West Mount Ruritan Club will sponsor a barbecued chicken lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Proceeds benefit community projects including clubhouse maintenance. For tickets, call 813-7516.

Registration Accepted: Southside Baptist Church is accepting registration for Flag Football and Cheerleading for boys and girls kindergarten through eighth grade from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:15-10:45 a.m. Saturdays at the Southside Baptist Church athletic fields on N.C. 97 and 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Registration deadline is Saturday. For information, call 446-8579.

Yard Sale: The Women of the Moose will hold an indoor yard sale from 7 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Moose Lodge, 521 Country Club Road. Tables are available for $10 each or three tables for $25 with additional tables for $5 each. For information or to reserve tables, contact Ann Wright at 978-4005.

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

Special Event: The Phoenix Historical Society will present its annual Education Program on the “40th anniversary of the 1978 Rocky Mount Sanitation Workers Strike: Significance of this Movement on Eastern North Carolina” at 1 p.m. Saturday at the BTW Community Center, 727 Pennsylvania Ave. The program is dedicated to the memory of Alexander Evans and Naomi Green. Any surviving workers who participated in this strike are asked to contact Leonard Giles at 813-1773.

Dance: Rocky Mount USA Dance will have a Salsa lesson and dance Saturday at the Imperial Centre Arts Education Building, 344 Falls Road. The lesson will be taught by Andy Carlson and begins at 7 p.m. followed by dancing until 10 p.m. Cost is $5 members and students and $8 others. For information, call 452-1234.

Concert: The Rocky Mount Chamber Choir will hold its fall concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. Admission is free. For information, go to rockymountchamberchoir.com.

Volunteers: My Sister's House will hold a 20-hour volunteer crisis line training starting Oct. 15. If you would like more information on how to volunteer with My Sister's House and a full schedule of the upcoming training, contact Dalena Raya at 316-8444.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a meeting for the “Minecraft” Create Club for ages 12 and younger from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Computer Lab. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 236.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold an Hour of STE(a)M from 5-6 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Teen Area. For information, email Brittany Harrell at bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Special Event: The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer a free “Sales & Use Tax” workshop from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 16. Register at https://goo.gl/KmQ6Sw or emailtrpeaden297@nashcc.edu.

Cooking Class: Edgecombe Cooperative Extension's Family and Consumer Sciences Program will host the Cook Smart Eat Smart cooking school from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 16, Oct. 18, Oct. 23 and Oct. 25. Participants must attend all four sessions. Registration fee is $30. For information or to register, contact Regina Moseley at 641-7821.

Special Event: The 2018 Seniors Fun Festival will be held from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the E.L. Roberson Center, 305 W. Baker St., Tarboro. There will be games, arts and craft exhibits, door prizes and refreshments.

College Fair: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a fall College Fair from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 20 on the second floor. A collection of representatives will be available to discuss school options and application requirements.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Craft and a Movie program from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 20. The movie “Hotel Transylvania 3” will be shown. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 236.

Special Event: Rofelt Pasha Temple #175 will host a “Rofelt Pasha Goes Pink” event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 20 at 422 Lexington St. Tickets are $10. For information or to purchase tickets, call 240-217-5338.

Book Club: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 22 to discuss “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng in the Wiley Room. If you are interested in joining the book club, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Boo Bash from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 23. There will be treats, crafts, games and a special spooky story time. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, et. 236.

Special Event: The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer a free “Getting Started with QuickBooks: Part II” workshop from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 23. Register at https://goo.gl/v1xAY8 oremail trpeaden297@nashcc.edu.

Special Event: The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer a free webinar “Low Cost Marketing Ideas” from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 25. Register at https://goo.gl/L9xY7c or emailtrpeaden297@nashcc.edu.

Special Event: My Sister's House will host “The Empty Chair” with special guest First Lady of North Carolina, Kristin Cooper, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Edgecombe Community College. For information, call 316-8444 or go to mshnc.org.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP will present a report from the Nominating Committee in receipt of the Nominations by Petition and election of the Elections Supervisory Committee at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at OIC in the NAACP conference room. The elections of officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee will be held Nov. 29 at OIC in the NAACP conference room. Polls will open from 4-6 p.m. For information, contact Clara Knight at 452-1393.

Special Event: The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer a free “You’re your Passions into a Livelihood and Create the Small Business of Your Dreams!” workshop from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25. Register at https://goo.gl/hgw21y or email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu.

Special Event: A report from the Nominating Committee in receipt of the Nominations by Petition and election of the Elections Supervisory Committee will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at OIC in the NAACP conference room. All members whose memberships are current as of April 1 may be nominated for Office or as an at-large member of the Executive Committee. In order to sign a nominating petition, or be elected to the Election Supervisory Committee, a member must be current as of 30 days prior to the October meeting. The elections of officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee will be held Nov. 29 at OIC in the NAACP conference room. Polls will open from 4-6 p.m. In order to vote in a Branch election, one must be a member in good standing of the Branch 30days prior to the election. A form of identification is requested. Should a run-off election be necessary that election shall occur on Dec. 12 at OIC, 402 East Virginia Street, in the NAACP Conference Room from (5-6 p.m.) Run-off elections shall be conducted not less than 10 after the original election. For information, Clara Knight, branch secretary, call at 452-1393.

Fall Festival: Union Missionary Baptist Church, 9853 E. N.C. 97, will hold a free community fall festival from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 27. There will be games, food, a hay ride, photo booth and a chili cook-off. Costumes are welcome. For information, call 977-9772 or email unionmbc@embarqmail.com.

Fall Festival: Dortches Baptist Church will hold a fall festival from 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 27. There will be games, an old-fashioned cake walk and door prizes. Register at the door to receive your meal ticket. Food will be served from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Special Event: Station Square and the Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer a free “Selling Made Simple” workshop from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 30. Lunch provided; must register by Oct. 26. Register at https://goo.gl/2ERSSb or email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu.

Special Event: Zero Tolerance Auto, Motorcycle & Social Clubs will hold a Halloween Trunk or Treat from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 31 at The American Legion, 2731 N. Church St. For information, call 467-7330 or 452-3703.

Nature Days: Friends of Battle Park will offer free Nature Days at Battle Park Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. Participants will meet at the Battle Park boat ramp parking lot at 10 a.m. For information, go to friendsofbattlepark.com or facebook.com/battleparkfriends.

Special Event: The Tar River Pet Fest will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10 on the Town Commons in downtown Tarboro. For information, call 823-7241 or email director@tarborochamber.com.

Special Event: The Downeast Partnership for Children will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a series of events. The schedule includes:

  • 3-6 p.m. Nov. 16 – LulaRoe Fundraiser at DEPC, 215 Lexington St.
  • 5-7 p.m. Dec. 4 – Open House and Chamber After Hours at DEPC, 215 Lexington St.
  • 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.

Fundraiser: LSV Scholarship is sponsoring a “Pin Wheels of Melody” quilt raffle fundraiser. The drawing will be held Dec. 8 and you do not have to be present to win. For information or to purchase tickets, see Leah Vines, Marsha Cooper, Helen Collins or Katie Staton. All proceeds benefit the LSV scholarship fund. For information, call 827-4843.

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.

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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