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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave a daytime contact phone number.
Be someone’s hero and save a life. Donate Blood at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Lobby from 10am-2:30pm. For more info. call Amy Dixon at 252-641-7126.
LYNX Summer Enrichment Program Plates
Plates are $7. Includes 2 leg quarters, green beans, boiled potatoes, cake, and drink.
MAY 31 and JUNE 1
Juneteenth Community Empowerment Harambee Festival
This FREE event will take place Friday and Saturday. On Fri., it’s the Thelonious Monk Jazz Festival featuring live jazz entertainment from 7pm-11pm in the Booker T. Theater. On Sat. the Junteenth Community Empowerment Celebration featuring artist Mel Waiters, from 12pm-7pm at the Douglas Block. There will also be kids activities, arts/crafts, food vendors, entertainment and more. Congressman G.K. Butterfield will serve as the guest speaker. For more info visit www.downtownrockymount.com.
MAY 31 and JUNE 1
Sponsored by the Tarboro TNR & Friends of the Tarboro Animal Shelter, featuring RADA Products. Friday from 5-7pm and Saturday from 8am-Noon at 1100 Panola St., Tarboro. Proceeds to provide spay/neuter surgery, food, and medication to Tarboro’s free roaming cats and kittens. For more information call 567-3053.
& BBQ Festival
Tarboro Campus from noon to 6pm. Bank of Oz, The Embers and Carolina Breakers, hosted by Luke Vail from 107.9’s “Sunday on the Beach,”. Annual Shag Contest at 3:30. $20 at the gate, $15 in advance at the Blount Bridgers House, Tarboro Chamber, Edgecombe County Library, Heritage Bank, Providence Bank, Tarboro Savings Bank, ECC, or www.etix.com. Rain or Shine. karen Andrus at 252-823-5166, ext. 212 for more information.