The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

July 24, 2013

Edgecombe Events July 25


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.

JULY 25 - 26

Braswell Center Summer Program: Basketball Camp

Ages 8-13 yrs. old. This camp is designed to develop skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting & coordination. 11 a.m.-12 noon. Fee is $10.


Infant Swim Lessons: Ages Birth-3 years

Two week swimming lessons meets Mon.-Thurs. where instructor leads parents along with infant in basic swimming skills such as water immersion, floating, kicking and more. 6-7 pm. Cost is $25/Infant & parent. Lessons will be held at the  Clark Pool.

JULY 25-26

Sweetness Cooking Class Ages 8-12: Braswell Center Summer Program

Class designed to further the child’s basic cooking skills to a more advanced level of cooking. Mon., Wed., Fri. 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. Fee is $10.

JULY 25-26

Edgecombe Arts “Creative Spark Week” Summer Camp

9 a.m.-12 p.m. for ages 6-12 years. Tuition is $55 for Arts Council members and $65 for non-members. Contact Edgecombe Arts at 823-4159 or

JULY 25-26

Fishing Camp: Ages 5-12 Braswell Center Summer Program

Learn the techniques of baiting, casting, catching and taking a fish off the hook. Location: Indian Lake Park. 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Fee is $10.


Exercise for Arthritis

Tues. and Thurs. from 1:30-2:30 pm at the E.L. Roberson Center. Will be offering this exercise class for free. Class will be led by a certified Arthritis instructor.


Tennis Lessons: Braswell Center Summer Program

Ages 9-12. Learn the game of tennis with proper strokes and techniques. Tues. & Thurs. 10am-11am. Fee: $10.


Weight-lifting Class: Braswell Center Summer Program

Ages 10-13. Learn the proper lifting techniques and get stronger. Mon., Wed., Fri., 12 noon-1pm. Fee: $10.


L.Y.N.X. Enrichment Program

“A Making Family Work” Project. At the Heritage Park, Princeville. Tuesdays-Thursdays. 7 a.m.-12 noon. Serving Breakfast & Lunch! For more info, call 883-5604 or email:


Cheerleading Clinic: Braswell Center Summer Program

Learn cheers, jumps and chants at these two-week clinics. Mon., Wed., Fri., 9 a.m.-10 a.m. No Class the week of July 4th. Fee is $10.


The Affordable Care Act Meeting

Change is coming. Are you ready? Reserve your seat today with Nicole Dozier, NC Justice Center 919-856-2146 or or contact OIC: 252-212-3461. 6-7:30 p.m.

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

Join us for a Free information session on weight loss surgery with Dr. Raghid Bitar and learn everything you need to know about the procedure. To register for this event, call 1-800-472-8500

Braswell Center Summer Program: Arts & Crafts

For the creative student.  Ages of 7-11 yrs. old. 11 am-12 noon. Fee is $10.


Rockin’ Classic Auto & Motorcycle Expo

Motorcycles and classic cars will cruise-in to Downtown Rocky Mount  Fri. and Sat., July 27, 2013. The two-day event will begin at 6 p.m.

ECC Window Repair

A weekend Historic Plaster Installation class meets on the Tarboro campus of ECC. Class meets 8am-5pm Sat. & Sun. Fee is $120. Contact or 823-5166, ext. 219

JULY 29-AUGUST 8 Swim Lessons: Ages 4-15

Two week swimming lessons meets Mon-Thu where children will be taught basic swimming skills for all levels. 10-11 a.m. Pre-registration is required and deadline for registering with payment is July 26, by 12 noon. $25 Tarboro residents, $50 non-resident. Call 641-4263 for more info.


Tour of Durham

The E.L. Roberson Center is hosting a trip to Durham to tour the city and its historic sites.Cost is $35, which covers the tour. Lunch is separate. All money is due by July 25th. For more info, call 641-4263.

Summer Reading Program Wrap-Up Party

1pm at the Edgecombe Community College in the Keihin Auditorium. A special musical performance by “Big Bang Boom.” Prizes will be awarded to our top readers from each age category.


NC Concealed Carry Class

1 day class, Instructor Capt. Keith Stone, (Ret.) NCHP, Licensed NC Concealed Handgun Instructor. For more info, and to register, call 252-903-0489 or 252-885-6161

AUGUST 3 & 4

ECC Window Repair

A weekend Historic Plaster Installation class meets on the Tarboro campus of ECC. Class meets 8am-5pm Sat. & Sun. Fee is $120. Contact or 823-5166, ext.219


ECC Medication Aide-Tarboro Campus

Day/Evening Medication Aide classes begin on the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College. Day class meets Mon-Thurs 8:30am-12:30pm through Aug. 13. Evening class meets Mon-Wed 5:30-9:30pm through Aug. 14. Tuition is $60; book is $12 in ECC bookstore. Contact or 823-5166, ext. 293

ECC Medication Aide-Rocky Mount Campus

Rocky Mount campus of ECC. Class meets Mon-Thurs 8:30am-12:30pm through Aug. 13. Tuition is $60; book $12 in ECC bookstore. Contact or 823-5166, ext. 357


Trip to Rocky Hock Theater in Edenton

The E.L. Roberson Center is planning a trip to the Rocky Hock Theater to see the performance “Jacob, Prince of God.” We will leave at 10am. Cost is $30, which includes the ticket and a lunch buffet. All money is due July 15. Space is limited as we will only be taking one van. For more info, call 641-4263.


Adult Prom

Formal prom, 30 and up. Panola Heights Club, 7 p.m.-Until. For more info, contact Catherine Hinton at 823-0311 or Donna Pittman 823-8557.


Chemotheraypy Treatment Completion Party

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital invites patients of Vidant Oncology-Tarboro who have completed their chemotherapy treatments within two years to a Treatment Completion Party from 5:30-7 p.m. in the lobby of the Vidant Oncology building. Enjoy fellowship, door prizes, and light refreshments. Please RSVP to 252-641-7737.


NARFE Meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Rocky Mount Chapter, will NOT meet in July and August . The next meeting will be on 9/10 at 12:30pm at Gardener’s Barbecue Restaurant, 1331 N. Wesleyan Boulevard. For info, call Barbara Holden at 823-2404.


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.


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.

2013 Midget Tackle Football

Registeration is July 1-August 2, 2013. Registration forms will ONLY be accepted at Braswell Center, 1501 Western Blvd. Players must be 7yrs of age by Aug. 5 and cannot turn 13yrs of age before Dec. 1.  All players must have a copied birth certificate when registering. For more info, call 641-4215 or 641-4210.

Play Camp: Ages 5-12

Braswell Center’s free summer camp provides fun filled afternoons of organized activities and field trips supervised by camp staff. Mon.-Fri. 1pm-5pm. Fee: cost of the kid’s weekly field trips!

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.

Walk the Miles Away

The Braswell Center is having a summer walking class in the gym from 8:30am-10am. Walk for 30 mins. or walk for 18 laps to get 1 mile in. Whether it’s 90 degrees outside, rainy or just pretty as can be come and get your walk on. 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. We will focus on Abstinence, Gangs, Drugs/Alcohol, Bullying, Nutrition  and Academics!!!

TIPS, Inc.

Is offering Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training. This is a 12-hour training to educate participants on a 5 step action plan on how to respond to emotional and/or mental health crisis until an appropriate professional is secured. This training is very interactive, open to Everyone and have been approved for SA credits! Two scholarships will be offered per session on a first come first serve basis! We will travel to your agency/organization to conduct MHFA training. Please visit our website or call Dr. Knight at 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 Dance

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.

       Clothes Closet

Pinetops Baptist Church has a growing clothes closet that is able to assist everyone from infants to adults! Please contact Becky Webb at 252-883-8418 with the following info: male/female, size of ; clothes, shoes, and any other household needs.

Democratic Women of Edgecombe County

The Democratic Women of Edgecombe County will meet May 20, 6:00PM in the Oakland House in Tarboro.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

The E.L. Roberson Center will be hosting this free workshop. Beginning May 13-June 24th. It will be one day a week for six weeks from 1-3:30. To register or for more info call 641-4263.

ECC Summer Theatre Camp

Enroll now in the summer Theatre, Music, and Dance Camp for ages 9 and up at Edgecombe Community College. Two-week camp meets July 22-26, July 29-August 2, 9am-4pm. Mon.-Thurs. and 9am-3pm Friday. A public performance is set for August 3 at 2pm. Classes held on Tarboro campus. Cost is $175. contact or 823-5166, ext. 218.

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.

Edgecombe County Memorial Library Summer Reading

Storytime every Tuesday 10:30am in Tarboro and Wednesday 10:30am in Pinetops.