The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

October 3, 2013

Edgecombe Events Oct. 3



The Happy Senior Citizens Club will be sponsoring gift bingo on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the E.L. Roberson Center.

Candidate Forum

The Edgecombe County Human Relation Commission will host a candidate forum 6 p.m. at Edgecombe County Auditorium. The purpose of the forum is for citizens to become informed about the candidates.


Ebonette Club

Meets at 4:00 p.m. at the home of Viola Harris.

American Legion

Eason Tiney American Legion Post 19 will meet 5 a.m. for breakfast followed by an meetin at Abrams Barbecue in Tarboro. All veterans are encouraged to attend.


Tarboro Fire Department

The Tarboro Fire Department invites the citizens it station on Howard Avenue from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Puppet shows games and refreshments as well as fire related demonstrations will be offered.


Flag-raising Cermony

There wil be a Flag-raising Cermony at the Veteran’s Memorialon the Town Common. The veteran being honored is Joel Bourne, U.S. Marine.

Activity Day in Hobgood

Starting with the gigantic yard sale at 9 a.m. Booths are available for $10, other activities start at 10 a.m. All activities will be held at the Thomas Sheilds Community Center. To reserve a booth or for more info, call 907-3785. Come one, come all! Bring your lawn chair!

Masters Gardeners Fall Planting Bulbs Sale

At Marrow Pitt Ace Hardware, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Demonstration on keeping moles and voles away from your bulbs. Come join us!

Relay for Life Captain’s Meeting, Edgecombe County

6:30 p.m. in room 152, Edgecombe Community College. Returning teams and new teams invited! 2014 Relay Location will be at SouthWest High School.


Literacy Volunteers Registration Deadline

Tutor an adult nonreader 1 1/12 hours a week. Register for the 12-hr tutor training workshop to be held on Oct. 12 and Oct. 26 at the Edgecombe County Memorial Library. For more info, call 252-442-1511 or 877-398-5576.



The reading’s Alive Book Club will meet and discuss the book “Home” by Toni Morrison. Time 10”30 a.m. in the Pender Room of the library. All interested persons are welcome.


FOL Fundraiser

Edgecombe County Memorial Library’s Friends of the Library proudly presents, an Evening of Mystery & Imagination; a wine and cheese social to velebrate the literature of the fantasitc. This will feature a live performance of H.P. Lovecrat’s classic story; The Picture in the House. Admission is 10 per person. Tickets are availabe at the library.

Book discussion

Book discussion 6:30 at Egecombe County Memorial Library on “the Stone Angel” by Margaet Laurence will be conducted by N.C. Humanties scholar Dr. Louise Taylor, retired college professor from Buies Creek. For more information call 252-823-1141.

NARFE Meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Assoication,Rocky Mount Chapeter will meet 12:30 p.m. at Gardner’s Barbecue Restaurant on Wesleyan Boulevard in Rocky Mount.

Pink Power Event

6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Rock Springs Center, Greenville, NC. Put on your pink pearls and party hat and join us for an exciting event with guest speaker DeLores Pressley, a sought-after expert on confidence and motivation. Local physicians will also speak on prevention and early detection of breast cancer. Enjoy healthy foods and receive a Pink Power kit to take home. Call 1-800-472-8500 to register.


Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group

Meets at 7 p.m. in the library at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital. Please call 823-8277 or 823-2525 for more info.


Marrow Pitt Ace Hardware 100th Anniversary

100th Anniversary from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Free hotdogs, music, car washes, and gifts. Register to win a Holland grill and a Wilmington grill. Events for children and adults. Four generations of Pitts to own and operate our hardware store. Come join the fun!


THS 1983 30th Class Reunion

Please contact Shirley Lane Draughn 252-469-6503, Howie Stephens 252-557-5631 or Angela Manning Bridgers 252-717-0084 for more info.


Rabies Vaccination Clinic

State Law requires all dogs, cats, and ferrets 4 months of age and older to be vaccinated against rabies and wear proper collar and rabies tag. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Tarboro Animal Clinic.


1st Annual Myrtle Beach Fun Fling

Includes two nights hotel accomodations, two breakfasts, two dinners, and reserved seating at two shows. For additional info, call Jane Harper at 823-8277 or Carolyn Worden at 823-1882.


Town of Conetoe-Christmas Parade

11 a.m. For more info, please call 252-823-1043.

Tarboro High School is calling all alumni cheerleaders to cheer on the Vikings Oct. 25 during homecoming. Practice will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 21-22 at the school. For more information call Nicole Jones at 252-823-4284 ext. 7310 or email her at


N.E.E.D., Inc. Head Start Applications

Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development, Inc. (NEED, Inc.) Head Startis accepting applications for our 2013-2014 Program Year for children ages 3-4 years old. Your child/children must be age three (3) or four (4) on or before Aug. 31, 2013.We also accept applications for children with special needs. In the Edgecombe County area, please call 252-641-1117, or 641-1118 for more indo.

Canned Food Drive:

Trinity Baptist Church VBS Mission Project

Help your community by donating canned/nonperishable items at Trinity Baptist Church, 730 W. Wilson Street. July 8-10, 7:30-8:00 each night. Convenient drive thru drop off.

Adults Who Need Help with Basic Reading

Seeking adults who need help with basic reading. Work one-on-one with your personal tutor 1 1/2 hours a week free of charge. Confidential. Register now. Start in July. Contact Twin Counties Literacy Council at 442-1511 or Mr. Booth at 459-2106.

Braswell Memorial Library Benefit Bank of North Carolina

The Benefit Bank is a web-based service that helps individuals & families apply for state and federal benefits. (Medicare, Medicaid, Voter Registration, Scholarships, etc.) Volunteers from S.W.I.. (Single Women in Mission) will be here to assist patrons with The Benefit Bank-NC every Monday and Wednesday in the computer lab from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Zumba Class

The Braswell Center is having Video Zumba Classes for ages 16 & up on every Tues. and Thurs. at 6pm. Cost is Free! Come in, work out and slim down  for summer! For more info, come by the center or call 641-4210.

Line Dance Class

The Braswell Center is having Line Dance Class. You must be 18 years old to take the class. The class is on Thurs. at 6pm. Cost is Free! For more info come by the center or call 641-4210.

Tarboro Travelers

Biking Club

Bike riding every Sunday, starting from Braswell Center from 3pm-5pm. Come ride your bike for fun and your health around Tarboro. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner, average or an experienced rider! For more info come by the center or call 641-4210.

Braswell Center

Fitness Room

The Braswell Center invites you to come and try out our Fitness Room! If you want to lose weight, tone up, get stronger, have a healthy heart or all the above, Braswell Fitness Room is the place to be! For more info come by the center or call 641-4210.

Silver Sneakers Program

The Braswell Center has a new program for seniors ages 65 yrs. old & up. It’s called “Healthways Silver Sneakers Program”. For more info come by the center or call 641-4210.

4th Annual

“The Prom Closet”

Organizers are asking for new and gently used dresses, tuxedos, tuxedo pants, tux shirts, tux ties,  studs, and cummerbunds, handbags, jewelry, hair accessories and anything else and young man or woman may need for the prom. Donated items may be taken to First Presbyterian Church, 153 N. Church St., Rocky Mt., Mon-Thurs. 9 am-5 pm and on Friday from 9 am-noon.  For more information call 252-985-0078.

TIPS, Inc.

Is offering the following support groups: Alateen/Al-Anon, Grief, Parents of chidren with ADHD, Children with ADHD, Teen Parents and Teens & Self-Esteem. For more information call 252-538-1384.

TIPS, Inc.

Is offering a 16 session “Preventive Life Skill Training” for youth between the ages of 12-17, every 1st & 3rd Tues. and Sat. starting in July. For more info or to refer, please call 252-538-1384.

TIPS, Inc.

Is offering Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training. Please visit our website or call Dr. Knight at 252-538-1384.

Gift Bingo

The Happy Senior Citizens Club will be sponsoring gift bingo on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7pm to 9pm at the E.L. Roberson Center.