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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Special Event: The public is invited to provide input that will help shape the direction of the region's transportation system by completing an online survey. If you want to provide input on how our transportation system should look within the next five, 10 and 25 years, go to rockymountnc.gov or go to wikimapping.com/wikimap/connect-2045.html.

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.

Meeting: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gardner's, 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd. The guest speaker will be Willie R. Williams, interim Rocky Mount Police Chief. For information, contact chapter president Martha Stith at 977-2195.

Class Offered: A free Kidney Smart class will be held from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Rocky Mount Senior Center, 427 S. Church St. Coome learn what causes kidney disease, how to slow its progression, what diet resources are available and how insurance counselors can help navigate coverage or financial questions. For information, call 972-1152 or 972-1564.

Special Event: The Harrison Family YMCA will hold a Tots Play program for ages 2-4. Variety sports will be held Thursday through Feb. 15 and Basketball will be held Feb. 20 through March 27. For information, call 972-9622 or go to harrisonfamilyy.org.

Author Visit: Author Angela Vick will present her book "Compassion in God's Love" from 2-3 p.m. Saturday in the computer lab at Braswell Memorial Library. For information, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Railroad Museum will hold its annual membership drive and dinner at 5 p.m Sunday at Grandsons, 1450 Benvenue Road. The guest speaker will be Rochelle Small-Toney, city manager. RSVP by Wednesday to Joyce Edwards Dantzler at 314-7811 or email president@rmrailroad.org.

Unity Breakfast: The 30th annual Unity Breakfast honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at 7 a.m. Monday at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts. The theme is "Unfinished Work of a Dreamer." The program begins at 8 a.m. and will feature keynote speaker Synthia Saint James. Her works include two U.S. Postal Service Kwanzaa stamps, released in 1996 and 2016. Admission is free. For information, call 972-1181.

Meeting: PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N Church St. For information, email pflagrm@aol.com.

Meeting: The Micajah Pettaway Chapter of DAR will meet at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 18 in the Warner Room at Braswell Memorial Library. Tyler Steveman of the Nash County Veteran's Services will be the guest speaker. Members and prospective members are invited to attend.

Registration Accepted: First United Methodist will accept registration for its preschool and kindergarten classes for the 2018-19 academic year beginning Jan. 20. 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, Thursdays and Fridays. For information, contact Debbie Ray at 977-0475.

Book Club: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon Jan. 22 in the Wiley Room at Braswell Memorial Library. The book "No One is Coming to Save Us" by Stephanie Powell Watts will be discussed. If you are interested in joining the book club, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Special Event: The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission will present the International Festival of Cultures from noon-4 p.m. March 3 in the Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College. For information, call 972-1181.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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