The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

December 20, 2012

Edgecombe Events


EDGECOMBE COUNTY — 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.  

DEC 20  - DEC 30

Ice Skating

The City of Rocky Mt. is providing a huge ice skating rink for some Holiday fun. Sessions start on the hour and last 45 minutes. Come out for your session before or after the Christmas Parade. At the Rocky Mt. Train Station Tuesdays -Fridays from 1-8pm. Saturdays, 1-8pm and Sundays 1-5pm. FREE. For more information call 972-1441 or visit

DEC 20 - JAN 6

Season of Light

Planetarium show that takes a look at traditions around the world. Held at the Children’s Museum & Science Center at 4pm, a special showing on Saturdays at noon. Admission is $4. For more information call 972-1167 or visit

DEC 20 - JAN 6

Laser Holidays

It’s seasonal music and lights at 3pm in the Children’s Museum & Science Center in Rocky Mt., Admission is $4. Call 972-1167 or visit, for more information.

DEC 20 - JAN 31

Low-Income Engergy Assistance

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) gives families a one-time vendor payment to help pay their heating bills. Applications will be taken for disabled persons receiving a service through the Division of Aging and Adult Services or for households with a member age 60 and older. For application sites in

Rocky Mt. call 985-5053, for Tarboro sites call 641-7637.

DEC 20

Christmas Coloring Contest

For ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13. You can start picking up your sheets on Dec. 6th. Winners announced at 7pm. Prizes given for each group. For more information call 641-4210.

Christmas Party

At the Braswell Center for all ages at 6pm.  Games, food, music, and lots of fun! For more infomation call 641-4210.


Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR),  Micajah Pettaway Chapter will meet at 2pm,  in the home of rs. Andrew Gatsis (Alice Wynne) for Dessert and Coffee. The program will be by “Danielle Barrett, Flutist.”

DEC 24

Game Day

At the Braswell Center for ages 7-11 at 4pm. Small prizes for the winners. For more information call 641-4210.

Edgecombe County


Will be closing at 12:30pm and will re-open on Thursday, Dec. 27th at 8am in observance of the Christmas Holidays.

Edgecombe County Convenience Centers

Will be closing at 12:30pm and will re-open Wednesday, Dec. 26th at 7am.

DEC 26

Youth Rap Session

At the Braswell Center for ages 12-18.  This forum for young adults is to help them voice their opinions, issues or whatever is on their minds. For more information call 641-4210.

DEC 29

Kwanzaa Celebration

At the Thomas Sheilds Community Center at 3pm. FREE admission. Recipes and words of wisdom will be passed out. For more information call 907-3785.


Edgecombe County Landfill

Will be closed and will re-open Wednesday, Jan. 2nd, 2013, at 8am. All Convenience Centers will be open New Year’s Day.

Edgecombe County Streetriders & the Galatica Universal Club

Will sponsor the Annual New Years Breakfast at Abram’s at 9am. For reservations or information  call Lewis Higgs at 567-2547.



Final Registration

For Spring classes. Call 823-5166, ext. 255 or log onto www.



Final Registration

For Spring classes. Call 823-5166, ext. 255 or log onto www.

Relay For Life

Captains meeting at ECC room 152 at 6:30pm. For all team captains and new teams. For more information contact Susan New at 252-813-2170.



Will be offering an Electric Club beginning in January.  The club will  be for kids age 8 and up and wil be held after school at the cooperative Extension Office. Call 641-7827 to learn more.

Will be offering a cooking club for all budding young chefs. This is  club for kids 6 and up. After school beginning in January. Call 641-7827 for more information.

Toys for Tots

The Edgecombe Veterans Museum is now accepting “Toys for Tots”. All toys must be new and unwrapped. Museum open Thursday -Saturday 10am-4pm.

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!! Call 641-4210 for more information.


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 877-398-5578.

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.

Home School

A new support group has formed in Edgecombe County called SWISH (Spreading our Wings In Successful Home Schooling). Contact Renee Howell at 823-4877 or Teresa Denton at 827-5799.


   This study is geared toward helping African-American women and communities in eastern NC to improve diabetes outcomes. Recruiting African-American women between the ages of 19-75,  from Bertie, Edgecombe and Pitt counties. Qualified participants will be reimbursed for their time and effort. For more information and to see if you qualify call toll free, 1-855-748-4424, or 252-737-4632 or email,

Project GRACE

A consortium of community organizations and individuals committed to preventing HIV/AIDS in Edgecombe and Nash counties. We are looking for African American youth between the ages of 10 and 14 and their adult caregivers to participate in a research study to help them talk  more about risky sex behaviors and how to say no. For more information contact 252-823-1733 or 252-977-0765.

Searching for Decendants

The 106th Anniversary Committee of Eastern Star Baptist Church is in search of all descendants of the church founders. If you are a decendant of Dora Barlow, Lizzie Hart, Annie Joyner, Eliza Lewis, Charlotte McNair, Caroline ittman, Hattie Reeves,  Victoria Sledge, Mary Whitley, Henry Hart, Redman Joyner, David Key, William Reeves or Alfred Wood, please contact the church at 252-823-5117.