The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

January 18, 2013

Edgecombe Events in January 18th paper


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.  

JAN 18  - JAN 31

Low-Income Engergy Assistance

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) gives families a one-time vendor payment to help pay their heating bills. Applications will be taken for disabled persons receiving a service through the Division of Aging and Adult Services or for households with a member age 60 and older. For application sites in

Rocky Mt. call 985-5053, for Tarboro sites call 641-7637.

JAN 18 - JAN 19

Book Sale

Everything must go! Buy all you can pack in the bag for $5. Gently used and purged books and books on cassette. Call Edgecombe County Memorial Library for more information. 252-823-1141.

JAN 18

Day Trip Titanic Exhibit

The E. L.  Roberson Center is hosting a trip to Raleigh to see the Titanic Exhibit. Leave at  8:30am return around 3:30pm. You will need to bring a packed lunch; we will tour the capital and legislative bldgs. Cost is $15, which includes your ticket for the Titanic Exhibit and transportation. Call 641-4263.

JAN 19

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Commemorative Banquet at 6pm at ECC, Mobley Atrium Bldg., Speaker - Reverend James D. Gailliard, Word Tabernacle Church, Rocky Mt.

JAN 20

21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Concert

At the House of Resurrection, 120 S. King St., Whitakers. 4pm. Featuring Youth and Gospel Choirs from Whitakers, Battleboro, and Enfield area.

JAN 21

25th Annual Unity Breakfast

The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Dunn Center with Civil Rights Attorney and CNN Legal Analyst, Avery Friedman, as the guest speaker. The breakfast will begin at 7am and the program will start at 8am. For more information call 972-1181.

16th Annual MLK Community Empowerment Breakfast

At the Franklinton  Center at Bricks, US 301 North, Whitakers. 7:30am. Speaker: Ms. Esterine Pitt, Mayor of Whitakers.

Commemorative March

23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March at 10am, at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church to St. Luke Church of Christ in Princeville.

Lunch with the King

From 11:30-1pm at St. Luke Church of Christ in Princeville.

Edgecombe County Landfill

Will be closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday. All recycling centers will be open.

15th Annual Whitakers MLK Day Motorcade & March

Starting at 9:30am at Whitakers Town Park, NW Railroad St., ends at Bloomer Hill  Community Center.

23rd Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration

At 11am. Bloomer Hill Community Center, US 301, Whitakers. Featuring via Television, The Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Music by Mann’s Chapel AME Youth Choir. Lunch, then “Workers Rights Are Human Rights”.

JAN 22

Basket Weavers Guild

The Tar river Basket Weavers meet every 4th Tuesday at the Battleboro Community Center at 7pm. New and experienced weavers are welcome. Please call Susan Legaj at 252-442-5659 for more information.

JAN 23

Golden Kiwanis

Meeting at 9:45am. Speaker will be Reg Holden, Retired U.S. Air Force Veteran. Part 2.

JAN 24

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

At the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Administrative Conference Room from  1-2pm. Dr. Raghid Bitar will answer all the questions you have had about the procedure. Call 1-800-472-8500 to register.

Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR)

Will meet at 10:30am in the Braswell Memorial Library’s Wiley Room. Paul Blount, Road Scholar Ambassador, will speak on “Continuing Education for Senior Citizens.”

Ready Community Voices

This is the last day to register for a 10 week  Information Session to learn more about being a leader in your community.  Sponsored through the Down East Partnership for children. From 6-7:30pm starting Jan. 30th. A light dinner and childcare will be provided. For more information contact Viola Barnes-Gray or James Bellamy at 985-4300.

JAN 26

Relay For Life

Purple Bow Class

At First Baptist Church from 9-11am in the Fellowship Hall. We need people to cut ribbon and team members to learn to tie bows. Please send one team member per class to help. Call Brenda Ward (452-7747) for more information.

George Henry White Day Program

At 11am at the Edgecombe County Administrative Bldg., 201St. Andrew St., Tarboro. A panel of 5 historians will share insights of White’s role in history. Sponsored by the Phoenix Historical Society,  Inc. in partnership with the Benjamin & Edith Spaulding Descendents Foundation, Inc.

JAN 29

New to Medicare

Do you have questions? The E.L. Roberson Center there  will be a free informational session from 5:30-7:30pm. Call 641-4263 to register.

JAN 29 - APR 16

Income Tax Services

Will be offered at the E.L. Roberson Center again this year. Bring all income documentations for 2012, drivers license and social security card. Tax preparaton services will be held each Tuesday from 9am-1pm.


Relay For Life

Captains meeting at ECC room 152 at 6:30pm. For all team captains and new teams. For more information Contact Susan New at 252-813-2170.


Edgecombe Garden Club

Will meet at noon at the Fountains at the Albemarle. Georgia Mixon, Past District 12 Director, Flower Judge, and Rocky Mount Garden Club member, will speak.


Relay For Life

Pancake Breakfast

Hwy 55 Restaurant in Tarboro. Formerly Andy’s. 7-10am. Tickets $5, includes 3 large pancakes, bacon and sausage and a beverage of your choice. Walk-ins welcome. Eat in or Take out. Proceeds Support Survivor Events.