The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

September 20, 2013

Edgecombe Events September 20


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.


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Disaster Preparedness

Marvin Daugherty, meteorologist from WITN TV, will be at the E.L. Roberson Center at 10:30 a.m. He will talk about the upcoming hurricane season, typical weather patterns for this area, and how to best prepare for any kind of disaster.

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.

Edgecombe Arts presents 2nd Annual Bluegrass Festival

10 a.m.-6 p.m., Gates Open at 9 a.m., Indian Lake Park. Tickets $20/person, ages 12 & under free. Tickets available now! Pick up at Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce or buy at the gate on date of event.


Walk for Hope

Join us for the Walk for Hope at Vidant Hospital from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Funds will benefit local breast cancer survivors. For questions, call Scott Phillips at 252-641-8313

Democratic Women of Edgecombe County

The DWEC will meet at 6:30 a.m. at Taco Bell for the DC Bus Trip. If you are interested in touring the U.S. Capitol, please call 252-823-8971 for more details!


Chrysantheum (Mum) Sale

The Blount-Bridgers Gardens BIG chrysantheum sale is in progress. Order red, yellow or daisy. $12 each for the LARGE mums. Pick up Tues., 9/24 at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact Candis at 823-5770 or


Tarboro Heart and Stroke Walk

10 a.m. Come out and enjoy a walk through beautiful downtown Tarboro while helping to spread awareness about Heart Disease and Stroke. Food, drinks and music provided. Call 252-641-7990 for more info.


Masters Gardeners Fall Planting Bulbs Sale

At Marrow Pitt Ace Hardware, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Demonstration on keeping moles and voles away from your bulbs. Come join us!


Pink Power Event

6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Rock Springs Center, Greenville, NC. Put on your pink pearls and party hat and join us for an exciting event with guest speaker DeLores Pressley, a sought-after expert on confidence and motivation. Local physicians will also speak on prevention and early detection of breast cancer. Enjoy healthy foods and receive a Pink Power kit to take home. Call 1-800-472-8500 to register.


Marrow Pitt Ace Hardware 100th Anniversary

100th Anniversary from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Free hotdogs, music, car washes, and gifts. Register to win a Holland grill and a Wilmington grill. Events for children and adults. Four generations of Pitts to own and operate our hardware store. Come join the fun!


Rabies Vaccination Clinic

State Law requires all dogs, cats, and ferrets 4 months of age and older to be vaccinated against rabies and wear proper collar and rabies tag. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Tarboro Animal Clinic.


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


Town of Conetoe-Christmas Parade

11 a.m. For more info, please call 252-823-1043


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.

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.