Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Registration Accepted: The city of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for fall sports to include tackle football, softball, baseball, soccer and cheerleading for youth and sand volleyball and softball for adults. Registration forms available at rockymountnc.gov/parks. For information, call 972-1160.

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.

Color Run: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold its first Color Run 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run on Sept. 23 at N.C. Wesleyan College. Registration will be held at 7:30 a.m. The 1 Mile Fun Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9 a.m. After the 5K, there will be raffles, prizes and the Battling Bishops home football game at 1 p.m. Registration is $20 for the 5K, $15 for the 1 Mile Fun Run with the color kit or $5 with no color kit. There is also a chance to purchase extra T-shirts for $10 or extra color packets for $3. Community members are encouraged to register online at harrisonfamilyy.org/​events/​chance-all-color-run/ You must register before Aug.23 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Registration also accepted at the YMCA and pre-registration will close at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 20. For information, call 972-9622.

Reunion: Rocky Mount Senior High School Class of 1968 will hold its 50th class reunion April 14, 2018. The planning committee is seeking information for classmates. Send contact information to rmshsclass68@gmail.com or on Facebook Rocky Mount Senior High-Class of 1968.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 will meet from noon-1 p.m. Monday and Sept. 25 at Edgecombe Community College and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Sept. 25 at Braswell Memorial Library. For information, call 469-0516 or 903-1665.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Wading through the Wetlands” program with the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Warner Room. For information, contact Linda Bunch at 442-1951. ext. 144.

Program: An update of the study “The Status of Women in NC Politics” will be presented by author, Dr. David McLennan, professor of political science at Meredith College. The League of Women Voters Twin Counties offers this program at 5:45 p.m. Tueaday at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St. For information, call 937-8266.

Bark for Life: Nash County's Bark for Life will have their team captains meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Level Baptist Church, 3598 Oak Level Road. Bark for Life is an event honoring the life-long contributions of our canine caregivers. For information, contact Georgette Williams at 883-0820 or Beth Edwards at 883-3014.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Senior Center will celebrate National Senior Center Month with the following activities. Events are open to age 55 and older. For information and to register, call 972-1152.

  • 11 a.m. Wednesday – Cornhole Expo.
  • 11 a.m. Thursday – Community leadership workshop.
  • 10 a.m. Friday – Skylight BBQ & Simply Natural Creamery; $10.
  • 11 a.m. Sept. 19 – Home safety and security seminar.
  • 10 a.m. Sept. 22 - “Remembering When”.
  • 8:30 a.m. Sept. 25 – Shopping in Greenville; $15.
  • 11 a.m. Sept. 26 – Medicare educational workshop.
  • 11 a.m. Sept. 27 – Three part money management series.

Special Event: The Nash County GOP will sponsor “An Evening with Sheriff Keith Stone” at 6 p.m. Thursday at Nash Community College. There will be dinner, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and a presentation by Sheriff Stone. Tickets are $20 per person. For information, call 908-5214 or 908-3528.

Special Event: The Small Business Center and N.C. Military Business Center will present a “Doing Business with the Federal Government: Contracting 101” workshop from 6-9 p.m. Thursday in room 8255 in the Continuing Education Building at Nash Community College. The presenter will be Boyce Haywood, Business Development Specialist for Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. For information or to register, contact Theresa Peaden at 451-8233 or email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Railroad Museum will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Wiley Room at Braswell Memorial Library. Guests and new members are welcome.

Seminars Offered: Coastal Credit Union will host a series of Financial Wellness seminars on the following dates and times: Noon Friday, “Purchasing Your First Home”; 4 p.m. Sept. 22, “Achieving Your Financial Goals”; and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29, “Retirement and Investment Basics.” For information or to register, contact Shane Lancaster at 748-2064 or online rmfinancialwellness.eventbrite.com.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Housing Authority Public Housing Program will be accepting applications beginning Friday online at rm-ha.org. Public Housing will accept 250 applicants for 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms. For information, contact 450-3533.

Walk for Life: Your Choice Resource Center will hold its annual Walk for Life event Saturday at Englewood Park. Registration will be held at 8 a.m. The two-mile walk will start at 9 a.m. There will be a dance performance, balloon art, face painting, a photo booth, a bouncy house and food. For information, call 446-2273 or go to friendsofycrc.org.

Meeting: PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St. For information, email pflagrm@aol.com.

Meeting: The Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21 in the Warner Room at Braswell Memorial Library. The guest speaker will be Harriet Buss, Touring the USA by Bicycle. Members and prospective members are welcome to attend.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold its “Let's Talk About It” series from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 through Nov. 9. The theme is “Picturing America: Land of Opportunity.” For information, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

  • Sept. 21 - Scholar Karin Zipf will discuss the book “All the King's Men” by Robert Pen Warren.
  • Sept. 28 – Scholar Sue Ross will discuss the book “Dreaming in Cuban” by Cristina Garcia.

Golf Tournament: The West Mount Ruritan Club will sponsor the Duke K.I.D.S. Golf Tournament Sept. 22 at Belmont Lake Golf Club. Proceeds benefit Duke Children's Hospital. For information, call Wayne Outlaw at 904-0479.

Special Event: Vidant Health will hold its first annual Fall Community Check-Up event from 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 23 at Vidant Multispecialty Clinic-Tarboro, 101 Clinic Drive. Event is free and open to the public. There will be cancer screenings, health resources and information, education, activities for children, prostate cancer screenings and clinical breast exams, skin cancer screenings and blood pressure checks. There will also be refreshments, face tattoos, popcorn and balloons.

J.A.K.E.S Day: The Tar River Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host its annual J.A.K.E.S. Day Sept. 23 at Rose Hill Farm. Registration will be held at 9 a.m. Admission is free and the mission is to introduce children to the outdoors. For information, contact Jimmy Vickers at 813-4253.

Boating Course: The Rocky Mount Power Squadron will be conducting Americas Boating Course from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23 and Sept. 30 at Braswell Memorial Library. Preregistration required. For information, call 908-2494 or email r.h.bruner@gmail.com.

Special Event: The first annual Marching Band Showcase featuring Northern Nash, Nash Central, Rocky Mount Senior High and Southern Nash bands will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Northern Nash football stadium. Foods and concessions will be available for purchase. Tickets are $5 adults and middle school youth and younger are free.

Meeting: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 25 in the Wiley Room. The club will be discussing “The Keeper's Son” by Homer Hickam. If you would like to become a member of the book club, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Craft Fair: West Edgecombe Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a craft and vendor extravaganza from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 30 at the West Edgecombe Fire Department, 13555 N.C. 43 N. Admission is free.

Special Event: The Honorable Carol Allen White, judge probate, N.C. Clerk of Superior Court for Edgecombe County and Staff, will host the 14th biennium Community Forum at 9 a.m. Sept. 30 at Edgecombe Community College, 225 Tarboro St., Rocky Mount. To register by Sept. 23, contact Kim Harrell at 824-3231, kimberly.h.harrell@nccourts.org or Brittany Turner at 824-3254, brittany.g.turner@nccourts.org.

Braswell Memorial Library and SCORE will hold a “NCDOR: Business Tax Essentials” workshop from 5:15-7:45 p.m. Oct. 3 in the computer lab at Braswell Memorial Library. For information or to register, call 442-1951, ext. 239 or email jpittman@braswell-library.org.

Car Show: Macclesfield will hold its first annual car show featuring 1903-1990 models Oct. 28 at the Macclesfield Fall Festival, W. Edgecombe St., Macclesfield. Registration will be held from 8:30-11:59 a.m. Entry fee is $20 for judging and $15 for display. Pre-register online at smore.com/b6n0x. For information, call 903-9889 or email macclesfieldcarshow@gmail.com.

Reunion: Rocky Mount Senior High Class of 1972 will hold its 45th reunion from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 28 at Benvenue Country Club. Please send email and cell phone number to marshainscoe@yahoo.com or fbird54@bellsouth.net.

Registration Accepted: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School, 315 Hammond St., is now registering students in grades pre-k through 8th for the 2017-18 school year. Registration forms, requirements for registration and additional information are available at olphrm.com. To schedule a school tour and appointment with the principal, call 972-1971 or email office@olphrm.com.

Prom Closet: First Presbyterian Church of Rocky Mount and United Community Ministries are accepting donations of gently used formal wear, tuxedos, jewelry, shoes and other accessories for their Prom Closet. The formal wear will be offered to those in need whom the prom organizers, social/​guidance counselors of the area schools have identified. Items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. For more information, call 446-9121.

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.

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.

Reunion: Rocky Mount Senior High Class of 1977 hold its 40th class reunion in 2017. The planning committee are seeking information for classmates. Send contact information to P.O. Box 7176, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804, rmsh.classof1977directory@gmail.com or search Facebook RMSH Class of ‘77 (40th reunion).

Volunteers Sought: Communities In Schools of the Rocky Mount Region is seeking volunteers to mentor and tutor students enrolled in one of the sixteen CIS supported schools in the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools district. For additional information, call 442-9991 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Racial Justice Group meets the first Tuesday of each month. For additional information, contact Dr. Koo at 210-2522.

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.

Drivers Needed: Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 55 is seeking volunteer drivers to drive veterans to the Durham Medical Center and to the Greenville Medical Center for medical appointments. For information or to sign up, call Levon Cherry at 801-1216.

Special Event: Early College High School Honor Society Students in partnership with STEM teachers will host a long-term after school program from 4-6 p.m. at the Imperial Center. For additional information, call 451-2890.

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: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a teen/​family game night from 5 to 7:30 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month in the teen area and in the computer lab. Refreshments will be provided. For additional information, call 442-1951, Ext.. 257.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Senior Center will offer Pickleball at 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for age 55 and older. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn. For information, call 972-1564.

Special Event: Nash Community College will offer high school equivalency (GED) classes from 5:30-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the Sharpsburg Town Hall Meeting Room, 110 W. Railroad St., Sharpsburg. Registration will be held on the first, second and fourth Thursday. For additional information, contact Linda Virgil at 883-8878.

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.

Volunteers Sought: The Edgecombe-Nash Humane Society is looking for volunteers. Volunteers should love animals and enjoy saving unwanted and abused pets. For additional information, call 446-1669.