The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

August 11, 2013

Edgecombe Events August 12


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.


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:


ECC Fall Registration

Register now for fall classes. Classes begin Aug. 22. Call 823-5166, ext. 255


Kinston Water Park Field Trip

For all ages. Sign up and pay at the E.L. Roberson Center in advance by Tues., Aug. 13 before 5 p.m. Sandwich lunch provided with beverages and afternoon snacks. Depart at 10:30 a.m., return at 5:00 p.m. Call 641-4263 for more info.

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.

Gift Bingo

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.


Democratic Women of Edgecombe County Meeting

Will meet in Edgecombe Memorial Library’s Board Room, 6-7:30 p.m. Program: Final plans for DC tour trip U.S.  Capital, National American Indian Museum, Kennedy Theater “Shear Madness” play, National Cathedral church service, walking tour of WWII, Korean War, Vietnam memorials (National Museum of History if rains). Contact Dee Long, 252-823-8971.

AUGUST 20 & 21

ECC FINAL Fall Registration

Classes begin Aug. 22. Call 823-5166, ext. 255


How to Read Your New Medicare Summary Notice

Have you noticed your Medicare Summary Notice has changed? Stephanie Bias from NC Shiip will be at the E.L. Roberson Center at 10:30 a.m. to explain the new look and how to protect yourself from Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse. 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.


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.


Southwest Edgecombe Class of ‘83 Reunion

30 yr. reunion! Mail payments by Aug. 30 to Phyllis Lancaster Algood at P.O. Box 58363, Raleigh, NC 27658. Also, please send names of deceased classmates so that a memorial may be planned. For more details, call 252-567-4151


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.

TIPS, Inc.

Is offering Mental Health First Aid (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.