The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

May 30, 2013

Edgecombe Events May 31


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.  

MAY 31

Blood Drive

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

MAY 31 and JUNE 1

Cutlery Sale

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.



Beach Music

& 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 Rain or Shine. karen Andrus at 252-823-5166, ext. 212 for more information.

Container Planting

10AM at ACE Hardware. Jazz up your porch, patio, or garden with a container of flowers, herbs, or veggies. Master Gardeners will be attending to help plant your very own container. Come bring a friend and join the fun!

Ebonette Club

Will  meet at 3pm at the home of  Vivian Bazemore.


Group Meditation

5pm at Saint Anne’s Chapel. Lead by Todd Shirley. Donations accepted.


JUNE 3 - JUNE 13

Volunteer Crisis Call Training

My Sister’s House will be having a volunteer Crisis Call Training course from 5:30PM-8:30PM, Mon.-Thurs. We are looking for volunteers.


Spanish Class

A five-week Conversational Spanish II class begins on the Tarboro campus. Class meets 6-8:30pm  Mon/Wed in  Fleming 267. Cost is $65. Space is limited.  To register contact or 823-5166, ext. 265.


Nurse Aid I

A Class will be held June 3-July 31 at OIC in Rocky Mt., Class meets Mon-Thurs. 8:30am-3pm. Sponsored by ECC. Tuition is $183.50. For more details or to register, contact or 823-5166,  ext.  357.



6:30pm with Kathleen Loucks at Saint Anne’s Chapel. $8 per person.


Celebrity Chef Dana Hubert aka Sugar Daddy

The winner of Cake Boss “Next Great Baker” is coming to Rocky Mount on Tuesday, for a FREE Event. Hebert will hold two FREE cooking demonstrations, at 4:30pm and 6:30pm at the Imperial Centre. He will demonstrate how to make food flavorful and healthy. This event is open to the public.


Healing Meditation Circle

7pm with Daphne Towell at Saint Anne’s Chapel. Donations accepted.


DAR District VIII Annual Meeting

The NC DAR District VIII Annual meeting will be Wednesday from 9am-1pm at Englewood Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Englewood Drive, Rocky Mount. Micajah Pettaway Chapter is hostess. Contact Helen Sharpe, 252-443-9413 for more information.


Pops On

The Common

The North Carolina Smphony presents “Pops on the Common” concert at 7pm. Free Health Screenings by Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, and Free iced water from Thorne Drub Center. Bring a chair/blanket and picnic. Rain location will be Keihin Auditorium at ECC.

ECC Reading Music

A 6-week Introduction to Reading Music class begins on the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College. Class meets Thursdays 6-8pm through July 18. Cost is $65. To register contact or 823-5166, ext. 293.



The NC Dept. of  Corrections will be at Braswell Memorial Library from 11am-2pm in the Warner Room, offering information about employment.


PNC  Presents Lawn Chair Theatre

Returning to the lawn of the Imperial Centre on Fri. Come out for family friendly movies, starting with “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” Movies begin at sundown and will take place every other Friday through Aug. 16, 2013. For more info, call 252-972-1266.


Town Wide Clean Up

Don’t forget town wide clean up day!!!

ECC CPR Training

CPR for Healthcare Providers meets Saturday on the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College. Class meets 9am-1pm in Fleming 173. Fee is $65. Registration is required. Call 823-5166, ext. 120 or 293.

N.C. Concealed

Carry Class

1 Day Class at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. 8am. Cost is $80.00. Call for info. 252-903-0489 or  252-883-3113. Ladies Welcome!


Group Meditation

5pm lead by Ron Veitel and Jamie Powell, based on the “Transformative Life”. Donations accepted.



Nurse Aid I

Class will be held June 10-August 15 on the Rocky Mt.  campus. Class meets Mon-Wed-Thurs 8am-3pm.  Tuition is $183.50. For more details or to register, contact or 823-5166,  ext.  357.


Nurse Aid I

Class will be held June 10-August 17th on the Rocky Mt. campus. Class meets Mon-Thurs. 5:30-9:45pm. Tuition is $183.50. For more details or to register, contact or 823-5166, ext. 357.



6:30pm with Kathleen Loucks at Saint Anne’s Chapel. $8 per person.


Flag Raising

118th Ceremony for Warfield Cobb.

NARFE Association Picnic

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Rocky Mount chapter, picnic will be at 12:30pm, Shelter A, Sunset Park, 1550 River Dr. in Rocky Mount. Meats and beverages will be provided; please bring sidedish and/or dessert. This will be last meeting until Sept. 10. For more info call Barbara Holden at 252-823-2404.  

ECC Wine Appreciation

Tasting Tuesdays, a three-week class focusing on wine, held on the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College. Class meets Tues. 6:30-9PM in Fleming 152. Sessions include Intro to Wine, Wine & Food, and Wine & Cheese. Instructors are Inez Ribustello, Kathy Dikeman , and Michael Procino. cost is $65 per session for wine and food. Contact or 823-5166, ext. 293.

ECC Intro to Piano

A 6-week Introduction to Piano class begins June 11 on the Rocky Mount campus of Edgecombe Community College. Class meets Tuesdays 6-8pm. through July 16. Cost is $65. To register contact or 823-5166, ext. 293.



CPR Training

CPR for Healthcare Providers meets on the Tarboro campus. Class meets 9am-1pm in Fleming 173. Fee is $65. Registration is required. Call 823-5166, ext. 120 or 293.


Adult Program for Braswell Memorial Library

This is a Flower Arranging Workshop with Gwen Hyman from 5:30-7:30PM in the Warner Room. Participants are asked to bring materials necessary for this workshop. Call 252-442-1951, ext. 243 to register.

Bosom Buddies Support Group

Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 7pm in the library at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital. Please call 823-8277, 823-5546, or 823-2525 for more information.


Foot Doctor

The Foot Doctor will be at the E.L. Roberson Center at 2PM. To make an appointment call 641-4263. Do not make any other appointments for that afternoon as there will be a wait.

Day Trip to Beaufort

The E.L. Roberson Center is hosting a day trip to Beaufort. Leaving on a charter bus at 8AM (Friday). Will tour the NC Maritime Museum and elsewhere. At 12:30 we will board the Crystal Coast Lady for the Shackleford Wild Pony and Dolphin Tour, with lunch aboard the boat. Cost for the trip is $80. A deposit of $40 is due at registration with the balance due by June 10th. We need  23 people to make this trip happen! For more info call 641-4263.



Grant Seeking

For Non-profit organizations sponsored by Foundation Center. At the Braswell Memorial Library in the Warner Room from 11am-1:30pm. To sign up for this FREE workshop call 252-442-1951 ext. 240 or 241.



CPR Training

CPR for Healthcare Providers meets on the Rocky Mt. campus. Class meets 6-10pm in room 247. Fee is $65. Registration is required. Call 823-5166, ext. 120 or 293.


4-H Fishing for Fun Clinic

From 8:30AM-2:30PM at Indian Lake in Tarboro. This clinic is for youth ages 5-10. The fee is $10 per youth. A NC wildlife officer will be in attendance and speaking to all youth about fishing safety. Youth will learn how to use a rod and reel, how to bait a hook, types of baits to use & much more! Must be regisitered to attend this event. Contact the 4-H office at 641-7827 to sign up and register.


N.E.E.D.,  Inc.

Head Start is takig applications for children 3,4,5 years of age. Must be 3 before Aug. 31st. Located at 2228 N. Main St., Tarboro.  Beside Southern Loans. Call Hope Pitt at 252-641-1118 or Delores Harrison at 252-641-1117.  

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. 9am-5pm and on Friday from 9am-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 Dane

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.