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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Funds Available: The Edgecombe & Nash Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils have intervention and prevention funds available to serve at-risk youth in Edgecombe & Nash counties. The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 28. Local public agencies, 501(3) non-profits & local housing authorities interested in applying may call 641-7834 (Edgecombe) 451-8347 (Nash) or 827-5058 (Edgecombe & Nash).

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.

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.

Meeting: The “Minecraft” Club of Braswell Memorial Library for age 12 and younger will meet from 6-7 p.m. Monday in the Computer Lab. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 236.

Meeting: The Distinguished Rocky Mount Toast Masters Club #8957 will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Feb. 28 at Braswell Memorial Library. Guests are welcome. Accepting new and renewal memberships. For information, call 469-0516 or 903-1665.

Special Event: The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer a free “Organic Growers Series: Into to Organic Certification” webinar from 6-7:15 p.m. Monday. Register at https://bit.ly/2G69iY6, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

Meeting: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gardner's, 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd. Volunteers are needed to serve as chapter officers for CY 2019. For information, contact Martha Stith at 977-2195.

Special Event: The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer a free “Organic Growers Series: Introduction to Organic Recordkeeping” webinar from 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Register at https://bit.ly/2WoJhch, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

Meeting: The Nash County Democratic Party will hold its precinct meeting for Precinct 23A- Rocky Mount South at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the South Rocky Mount Community Center, 719 Recreation Drive. All registered Democrats are encouraged to attend. Voter registration forms will be available to register to vote.

Special Event: The city of Rocky Mount in partnership with the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will hold a Paint & Play event from 6-8 p.m Wednesday at the Booker T. Washington Community Center. Cost is $5 per person and includes materials. Pre-registration is required by Monday. For information or to register, call 467-4925.

Special Event: The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer a free “Planning for a Healthy Business” from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Register at https://bit.ly/2Wb2n5u. For information, call 451-8233 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 its Raising a Reader Family Story Time from 1-2 p.m. Saturday in the Youth Services Story Room. For information, contact Jennifer at 442-1951, ext. 233.

Book Drive: The Harrison Family YMCA, 1000 Independence Drive, is accepting new and gently used books for elementary aged children at Baskerville Elementary School through Feb. 16. For information, call 972-9622.

Special Event: The Cooperative Extension of Nash & Edgecombe Counties will offer a Farm to Fork 4-H Food Challenge for ages 8-18 from noon-6 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Farmers Market. Space is limited. Cost is $10 per participant. Registration deadline is Wednesday. For information or to register, contact the Nash County office at 459-9810.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Edwards Democratic Party will hold its annual precinct meeting from 5-6 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Wiley Room at Braswell Memorial Library. The Edwards Precinct polling place is at Greater Joy Church. For information, contact Lorenzo Ellis at 343-5148.

Meeting: PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet Feb. 19 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St. For information, email pflagrm@aol.com.

Pancake Supper: Temperance Hall Ruritan Club will hold a pancake and sausage supper from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 19. Cost is $7.

Meeting: The Edgecombe and Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils will meet at 9 a.m. Feb. 21 at the East Carolina Ag & Education Center.

Meeting: The Micajah Pettaway DAR will meet at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21 at Braswell Memorial Library. Evan Chavez, Capital Broadcasting, will speak regarding Rocky Mount Mills.

Special Event: The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer a free “Sales and Use Tax 101” workshop from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 21. Register at https://bit.ly/2DrPLzC, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

Registration: Rocky Mount Parks & Recreation is accepting registration for its spring season of baseball, softball and soccer. Soccer registration is $30 for city residents and $45 for non-residents and is open for players ages 4-15 (as of 12/31/18). Baseball and softball registration is $35 for city residents and $52 for non-residents. Baseball is open for players ages 3-12 (must be 3 as of 3/1/19) and softball is open for players 8-14 (as of 1/1/19). Registration is available at rockymountnc.gov through Feb. 22. For information, call 972-1160.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold a Tumbling Clinic for age 5 and older from 10-11 a.m. Feb. 23. Cost is $10 for YMCA members and $15 for community members. Registration deadline is Feb. 21. For information, contact Courtney Mizelle at 972-9622, ext. 255.

Book Club: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 25. For information, contact Kesha at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Seuss and Slime program from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Youth Services Story Room. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 236.

Book Club: The Genre Book Club of Braswell Memorial Library will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Wiley Room. The genre to be discussed is Fantasy. Choose any book to read and discuss from this genre. For information, contact Joetta at 442-1951, ext. 239.

Special Event: The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer a free “How to Start a Business” from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 28. Register at https://bit.ly/2U9uP5P, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

Banquet: Your Choice Pregnancy Resource Center will hold its Celebrate Life fundraising banquet at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Englewood Baptist Church. For reservations, call 446-2273 by Feb. 20. The keynote speaker will be Mike Sharrow, president of C12.

Book Drive: Williford Elementary School is currently holding a book drive. Book or monetary donations can be made at the school through March 1. Books may also be purchased using the school's Amazon Wish List by searching for Williford Elementary School. For information, contact Kimberly Fischer at 937-9030 or email knfischer@nrms.k12.nc.us.

Special Event: The city of Rocky Mount Human Relations Department will hold its annual International Festival of Cultures from noon-4 p.m. March 2 in the Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College. For information, call 972-1181.

Plate Sale: The West Mount Ruritan Club will hold a barbecued chicken plate sale from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 8. Cost is $8 per plate.

Special Event: There is 12 day trip to San Antonio, Texas, planned for April 4-15. The trip includes hotel stay, motorcoach travel, 20 meals, admissions to Texas State Aquarium, tour of San Antonio, the famous Alamo, IMAX theater, Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio Missions, National Museum of the Pacific War and tour of the LBJ Ranch and Antonio's Famous RiverWalk Cruise. Cost is $1,079 per person with double occupancy. For information, contact Clara Parker at 539-2452 or 578-6100.

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.

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.

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.

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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