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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave a daytime contact phone number.
JAN 17 - 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.
JAN 17 - JAN 19
Everything must go! Buy all you can pack in the bag for $5. Gently used and purged books and books on cassette. Call Edgecombe County Memorial Library for more information. 252-823-1141.
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
Meeting has been moved to Jan. 24th.
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.
Juvenile Crime Prevention
The Edgecombe and Nash County Councils meet at 9am at the East Carolina Ag & Education Center in Rocky Mt. The public is invited to attend. For more information call 827-5058.
Karen Caputo from the NC Deaf and Hard of Hearing will be at the E.L. Roberson Center to discuss services offered. At 9:30am. You must register. Call 1-800-999-6828.
Day Trip Titanic Exhibit
The E. L. Roberson Center is hosting a trip to Raleigh to see the Titanic Exhibit. Leave at 8:30am return around 3:30pm. You will need to bring a packed lunch; we will tour the capital and legislative bldgs. Cost is $15, which includes your ticket for the Titanic Exhibit and transportation. Call 641-4263.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Commemorative Banquet at 6pm at ECC, Mobley Atrium Bldg., Speaker - Reverend James D. Gailliard, Word Tabernacle Church, Rocky Mt.
21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Concert
At the House of Resurrection, 120 S. King St., Whitakers. 4pm. Featuring Youth and Gospel Choirs from Whitakers, Battleboro, and Enfield area.
25th Annual Unity Breakfast
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Dunn Center with Civil Rights Attorney and CNN Legal Analyst, Avery Friedman, as the guest speaker. The breakfast will begin at 7am and the program will start at 8am. For more information call 972-1181.
16th Annual MLK Community Empowerment Breakfast
At the Franklinton Center at Bricks, US 301 North, Whitakers. 7:30am. Speaker: Ms. Esterine Pitt, Mayor of Whitakers.
23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March at 10am, at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church to St. Luke Church of Christ in Princeville.
Lunch with the King
From 11:30-1pm at St. Luke Church of Christ in Princeville.
Edgecombe County Landfill
Will be closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday. All recycling centers will be open.
15th Annual Whitakers MLK Day Motorcade & March
Starting at 9:30am at Whitakers Town Park, NW Railroad St., ends at Bloomer Hill Community Center.
23rd Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration
At 11am. Bloomer Hill Community Center, US 301, Whitakers. Featuring via Television, The Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Music by Mann’s Chapel AME Youth Choir. Lunch, then “Workers Rights Are Human Rights”.
Basket Weavers Guild
The Tar river Basket Weavers meet every 4th Tuesday at the Battleboro Community Center at 7pm. New and experienced weavers are welcome. Please call Susan Legaj at 252-442-5659 for more information.
Meeting at 9:45am. Speaker will be Reg Holden, Retired U.S. Air Force Veteran. Part 2.
Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
At the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Administrative Conference Room from 1-2pm. Dr. Raghid Bitar will answer all the questions you have had about the procedure. Call 1-800-472-8500 to register.
Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR)
Will meet at 10:30am in the Braswell Memorial Library’s Wiley Room. Paul Blount, Road Scholar Ambassador, will speak on “Continuing Education for Senior Citizens.”
Ready Community Voices
This is the last day to register for a 10 week Information Session to learn more about being a leader in your community. Sponsored through the Down East Partnership for children. From 6-7:30pm starting Jan. 30th. A light dinner and childcare will be provided. For more information contact Viola Barnes-Gray or James Bellamy at 985-4300.
Relay For Life
Purple Bow Class
At First Baptist Church from 9-11am in the Fellowship Hall. We need people to cut ribbon and team members to learn to tie bows. Please send one team member per class to help. Call Brenda Ward (452-7747) for more information.
George Henry White Day Program
At 11am at the Edgecombe County Administrative Bldg., 201St. Andrew St., Tarboro. A panel of 5 historians will share insights of White’s role in history. Sponsored by the Phoenix Historical Society, Inc. in partnership with the Benjamin & Edith Spaulding Descendents Foundation, Inc.
New to Medicare
Do you have questions? The E.L. Roberson Center there will be a free informational session from 5:30-7:30pm. Call 641-4263 to register.
JAN 29 - APR 16
Income Tax Services
Will be offered at the E.L. Roberson Center again this year. Bring all income documentations for 2012, drivers license and social security card. Tax preparaton services will be held each Tuesday from 9am-1pm.