The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

April 24, 2013

Edgecombe Events April 24


TARBORO — Edgecombe Events should be submitted by noon the day before publication. Items eligible include notices of local meetings and activities of non-profit organizations, clubs, schools and civic groups in the community. Information should be brief and typewritten, neatly printed or via e-mail. Questions? 823-3106 or e-mail: Leave  a daytime contact phone number.  

APR 24

Ping Pong


At the Braswell Center at 5pm for ages 13-18. Deadline to sign up is the 22nd. For more information call 641-4210.

Job Fair

First Annual Job Fair at the Braswell Memorial Library from 11am-3pm in the Warner and Wiley Meeting Rooms.

APR 25

First Birthday


You’re invited to fellowship with us as we celebrate our first birthday! We would love to extend our appreciation to you by hosting a floating birthday celebration. From 2-4pm at the Vidant Behavioral Health Center, 201 W. Edgecombe St., Macclesfield.

APR 25 - 28

“The Odd Couple”

Neil Simon’s comedy, presented by the Tar River Players.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 8pm., Sunday at 2pm.  Directed by Dawn Whitehurst in the McIntyre Auditorium at ECC Tarboro campus. ticket are 410 for adults; $5 for seniors, students and groups of ten or more. Tickets also available at the door. For more information call 823-5166, ext.  218.

APR 26

Jr. & Sr.

Basketball Games

At the Braswell Center at 6pm. There will be 2 games starring our all-stars of the league. Cost $1 for both games. For more information call 641-4210.

Social Security at

your fingertips

As part of Money Smart Week, Carolyn Dyson from U.S. Social Security Administration will present  Social Security at your fingertips at 3pm in the  Warner Room of the Braswell  Memorial Library.

BBQ Chicken

Plate Sale

“Talks Mentoring Program For Youth”

At Panola Heights Club, 2205 Martin Luther King Drive, Tarboro. From 10am-6pm. Half Chicken, Boiled Potatoes, Sring Beans, Roll,  Cake, Drink for $8.00.

Uniform and

Shoe Fair

At the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Classroom in Tarboro, from 7am-4pm. The Public is welcome. Brands that will be offered include Cherokee, Grey’s Anatomy, Landau, Koi, Dansko, Sanita, Alegria, New Balance, and Kogs USA.

APR 27

Cooper’s High School

Annaul Alumni Banquet

Fellowship 6-6:30pm with meal follwoing - Entertainment by Alumni. 50 year and 60 year class honored. For more information contact Ray Batchelor at 252-445-2153.

21st Annual

Cougar Extravaganza

At the West Edgecombe Ruritan Club at  6pm. $100 donation includes two Steak Dinners. Grand Prize $10,000 - Additional Cash Prizes. Contact Sandra Langley at 252-827-5016,  x-7130.

“The Art Garden”

Sponsored by The Imperial Center, 270 Gay St., Rocky Mt., (next to Braswell Memorial Library) from 10am-5pm. There will be artists painting, paintings for sale and a continuous program will be presented by Master Gardners. The Rocky Mount Garden Club, Englewood Garden from Rocky Mount and Edgecombe Garden Club from Tarboro will present a Standard Flower Show. It will include a section on horticulture and design and educational exhibits. All is open and FREE to the public!

APR 29

Toastmasters Club


The Rocky Mount Toastmasters Club will hold a public speaking workshop at the Braswell Memorial Library from 6:30-7:30pm. Call 252-454-0601 or 252-469-0516 for more information.

Relay For Life

Bank Night/T-Shirts

First Bank night and T-shirt pick-up at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 3204 Western Blvd., Tarboro from 6-8pm

Alice In Wonderland


Held at 7pm in keihin Auditorium, ECC. For more information call 823-5166, ext. 218. Performances are scheduled for June 21-23 and June 28-30.



Nurse Aide I

Class will be held today through Sept. 25th on the Rocky Mt.  campus. Class meets Wed-Thurs. 5:30-9:45pm and Sat. 8:30am-3:30pm. Clinicals are Sat. 7am-2pm. Tuition is $183.50. For more details or to register, contact or 823-5166, ext. 322.

Relay For Life

Bank Night/T-Shirts

Second Bank night and T-shirt pick-up at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church,  3204 Western Blvd., from 6-8pm.


Happy Senior

Citizens Club

Will be sponsoring Gift Bingo on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-9pm at the E.L. Roberson Center.

MAY 3 - 4

Rely For Life

Tarboro High School Athletic  Field Opening Cereminies at 6pm with Survivors Lap at 6:30pm. Come one and all  to Celebrate Survivors, Remember Ones Lost and Fight Back for a Cure.


Ebonette Club

Will meet at 6pm at the home of Dolores Taylor.



Vaccination Clinic

At the Tarboro Animal Clinic from 9am-noon. Call 823-2295. Sponsored by Edgecombe County Animal & Rabies Control Program.

Pancake Breakfast

At Andy’s (55 Diner) Restaurant on Western Blvd. Tickets $5. To raise funds for The Tarboro High School Air Force JROTC Program. If you have any questions contact Col Wilson or SMSgt Alderman at 823-4284.



Medication Aide

Two classes being on the Tarboro campus. A day and evening class is available. Mon-Wed 8:30am-12:30pm or Mon-Wed 5:30-9:30pm. Tuition is $65. Books needed for the 1st class available in Bookstore. For more details or to register, contact or 823-5166, ext. 293.



Medication Aide

A 4-day class meets May 9-10 and May 13-14 on the Rocky Mt.  campus. Class meets 8am-2:30pm. Tuition is $65. Books needed for 1st class available in Bookstore. For more details or to register, contact hymang@edgecombe,edu or 823-5166, ext. 357.

Bosom Buddies

Breast Cancer Support Group will meet fat 7pm in the library  at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital. Please call 823-8277, 823-5546, or 823-2525 for more information.

MAY 11

Queen For A Day

To show some Love on Mother’s Day weekend, The Tarboro Parks & Recreation Dept. will feed and pamper the ladies. At 9:30am Ladies will be served Breakfast with scrambled eggs, grits, sausage, bacon, pancakes, toast, biscuits, coffee, and orange juice, $3 per person. Bring your Grandmother, Mother, Aunt, Cousin,  next door neighbor, church member young and old. MEN, MEN, MEN if you would like to help  in any way please call 641-4210. Please RSVP by May 8th  so well will have plenty of good for everyone!

MAY 13

Tar River Republican Women’s Club

Will meet at the Tarboro Library in the Pender Room at 7pm. New members are welcome.

MAY 14


The National Active and retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Rocky Mount Chapter 0781 will meet at 12:30pm, at Gardner’sBBQ Restaurant. NARFE State Treasurer Gracie Couch will present a program on highlights of the state convention held in Havelock. For information call Barbara Holden at 823-2404.

MAY 16


Micajah Pettaway Chapter

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will meet in the Warner room at Braswell Memorial Library for coffee. the program will be “Installation of Officers”.

MAY 21



Will be held May 21-Oct. 31 on the Tarboro campus. Class meets 6-9pm, Tues-Wed-Thurs. cost is $183.50. For more details or to register, contact or 823-5166, ext. 322.


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. 9am-5pm and on Friday from 9am-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.

Youth & Adult

Swim Lessons

At The Harrison Family YMCA in Rocky Mt., For more information call 972-9622.




Is under way and classes begin May 22nd  and August 22nd. Call 823-5166,  ext. 255.

Seeking Adults who

need help with

Basic Reading

Work one-to-one with your personal tutor 1 1/2 hours a week-FREE of charge. Confidential. Register now. Starts in March. Contact Twin Counties Literacy Council at 442-1511 or Ms. Howard at 823-1141.

English as a Second Language

Classes are on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5-8pm at ECC, Tarboro campus, Bldg. B, Room 9. Register Immediately. For  more information call J. Harper at 252-823-5166, x-379 or the Adult Enrichment Center at 252-823-5166, x-229.

Tarboro Travelers

Biking Club

Every Sunday from 5 p.m. -7 p.m. For more information call 641-4210.


Dog Food

SPCA Alliance of NC has free dog food for families in need. Please send your name and phone number to SPCAANC, P.O. Box 1461, Tarboro, NC, 27886. First come, first served, deadline is August 31st.



YOU may qualify:  If you live in the city limit of Tarboro; if you are low-income and qualify for public assistance. Apply at Tarboro Public Work Office, 506 Dowd St. or call 252-641-4234.

Line Dance Class

At the Braswell Center on  thursdays from  6:30-8pm.  FREE!! Must be 18 years or older. Call 641-4210 for more information.

Advanced Line Dane

Held each Tuesday at 1:30pm at the E.L.  Roberson Center. This is a group teaching another, practicing and coming togther for fun. For more information call 641-4263.


For those 55 and older at the E.L. Roberson Center every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost for town residents is $16, non residents $32 monthly. For more information call 252-641-4263.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed at the Community Home Care and Hospice at 401 W. Wilson St. in Tarboro. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Susan Woolard at 623-8715 for more information.

Literacy Council

The Twin Counties Literacy Council is seeking adults who need help with reading. Work one-one with personal tutor one and a half hours a week. Free of charge. Confidential, safe environment. For more information call 877-398-5576.

Literacy Volunteers

Literary volunteers sought to work with adult non-reader one and a half hours a week. For more information call 877-398-5576.

Exercise Equipment

The Tarboro Community Outreach is in need of exercise equipment. New or gently used. Call 823-8801.

Caregivers Support

The Family Caregivers Support Group meets once a month at 2 p.m. on second Tuesday in room 260 of the County Administration Building, 201 Saint Andrew St.



Donate to the Edgecombe County Memorial Library’s Children’s Department for our Summer Reading Program. For more information or to make a donation call 252-823-1141.