The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

May 2, 2013

Edgecombe Events May 2


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.  


National Day

of Prayer

On the Town Square across from the Courthouse in Tarboro at 11:45am

Happy Senior

Citizens Club

Will be sponsoring Gift Bingo on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-9pm at the E.L. Roberson Center.


Multicultural Event

A FREE event featuring Hispanic/Latino artist and musicians from 10am-5pm, on the Tarboro campus in the Mobley Atrium, Fleming Bldg., Featuring music 12-1pm and art exhibit 12-5pm. The public is invited. Call 823-5166, ext. 164.

MAY 3 - 4

Rely For Life

Tarboro High School Athletic  Field Opening Cereminies at 6pm with Survivors Lap at 6:30pm. Come one and all  to Celebrate Survivors, Remember Ones Lost and Fight Back for a Cure.


Ebonette Club

Will meet at 6pm at the home of Dolores Taylor.



Vaccination Clinic

At the Tarboro Animal Clinic from 9am-noon. Call 823-2295. Sponsored by Edgecombe County Animal & Rabies Control Program.

Pancake Breakfast

At Andy’s (55 Diner) Restaurant on Western Blvd. Tickets $5. To raise funds for The Tarboro High School Air Force JROTC Program. If you have any questions contact Col Wilson or SMSgt Alderman at 823-4284.

Eason Tiney

American Legion

Post 19

Will meet at 9am for breakfast at Abrams Restaurant. business session to start at 9:45am. Special Guest Speaker will be from the North Carolina National Guard Family Support Program. This is an Election meeting for Post Officers. All Veterans are encouraged to attend and to bring their family.




Medication Aide

Two classes being on the Tarboro campus. A day and evening class is available. Mon-Wed 8:30am-12:30pm or Mon-Wed 5:30-9:30pm. Tuition is $65. Books needed for the 1st class available in Bookstore. For more details or to register, contact or 823-5166, ext. 293.

Flag Raising

117th Ceremony for Horace Ward. Contact: Gerald Ward at 252-641-6835, or Donald Morris  at 252-885-0496.


Kickball Game

To support Relay For Life. Vidant Edgecombe Hospital will battle it out with Vidant Multispecialty Clinic. Admission is FREE.  Refreshments. For more information call 641-7126.


Golden Kiwanis

Meets at the E.L. Roberson Center at 9:45AM. The speaker this Wednesday is Captain Andrew Coccaro, EMS. Please bring guest.



Medication Aide

A 4-day class meets May 9-10 and May 13-14 on the Rocky Mt.  campus. Class meets 8am-2:30pm. Tuition is $65. Books needed for 1st class available in Bookstore. For more details or to register, contact hymang@edgecombe,edu or 823-5166, ext. 357.

Bosom Buddies

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

Dialysis Support


Celebrating 1 year! At the Oakland House, 708 Edmondson Ave., Tarboro, at 6pm. 823-4483.

MAY 11

Queen For A Day

To show some Love on Mother’s Day weekend, The Tarboro Parks & Recreation Dept. will feed and pamper the ladies. At 9:30am Ladies will be served Breakfast with scrambled eggs, grits, sausage, bacon, pancakes, toast, biscuits, coffee, and orange juice, $3 per person. Bring your Grandmother, Mother, Aunt, Cousin,  next door neighbor, church member young and old. MEN, MEN, MEN if you would like to help  in any way please call 641-4210. Please RSVP by May 8th  so well will have plenty of good for everyone!

MAY 13

Tar River Republican Women’s Club

Will meet at the Tarboro Library in the Pender Room at 7pm. New members are welcome.

MAY 14


The National Active and retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Rocky Mount Chapter 0781 will meet at 12:30pm, at Gardner’sBBQ Restaurant. NARFE State Treasurer Gracie Couch will present a program on highlights of the state convention held in Havelock. For information call Barbara Holden at 823-2404.

Retired School


The Edgecombe-Nash Retired School Personnel will meet at 11am at the Gateway Center. Call Donald Thomas, Treasurere, for reservations.

MAY 15


Medication Aide

Class begins on  the Rocky Mt. campus. Class meets 8am-noon Tues-Thurs. Last class is May 28th. Tuition is $65. book needed for 1st class available in Bookstore. For more details or to register, contact or 823-5166, ext. 357.

MAY 16


Micajah Pettaway Chapter

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will meet in the Warner room at Braswell Memorial Library for coffee at 10:30am. The program will be “Installation of Officers”.

Happy Senior

Citizens Club

will be sponsoring gift bingo on the 1st and 3rd  thursday of each month from 7-9pm at the E.L. Roberson Center.

MAY 20

Volunteer Crisis

Call Training

At My Sister’s House from May 20-June 13. This is a 40 hour training course from 5:30-8:30pm, Monday-Thursday. We are looking for volunteers. Call 252-462-0366.

MAY 21



Will be held May 21-Oct. 31 on the Tarboro campus. Class meets 6-9pm, Tues-Wed-Thurs. cost is $183.50. For more details or to register, contact or 823-5166, ext. 322.


Summer Registration

Final registration for summer session. Classes begin May 22. Call 823-5166,  ext. 255 or log onto


Tire Manufacturing

Bridgestone is hiring! A 4-week Intro to Tire manufacturing Class begins on the Rocky Mt. campus. A day class meets 9am-noon Tues-Thurs. An evening class meets 6-9pm Tues.-Thurs. Fee is $150. To register, contact or 823-5166, ext. 121.


Nurse Aide I

Class will be held May 21-Aug. 1st on the Rocky Mt. campus. Class meets Mon-Thurs. 8am-2pm. Tuition is $183.50. For more details or to register, contact or 823-5166, ext. 357.


Nurse Aide I

Two classes will be held May 21-Aug. 1st on the Tarboro campus. A day class meets 8am-2pm Mon-Thurs. An evening class meets 5:30-9:45pm.  Tuituion is $183.50. For more details or to register, contact or 823-5166, ext. 293.

MAY 22


Nurse Aide I

A hybrid class will be held on the Tarboro campus and meets Wed-Thurs from 2-6pm. Tuition is $183.50. For more details or to register, contact or 823-5166, ext.  293.

Senior Day

The  Senior Committee  at Braswell Memorial Library will host Senior Day from 10am-1pm. There will be vendors.  For more information call 442-1951,  ext.  249.

MAY 23


Medication Aide

Class begins today on the Rocky Mt. campus. Class meets Mon-Thurs. 5:30-9:30pm. Last Class is June 4th. Tuition is $65. Books needed for 1st class available in the Bookstore. For more details or to register, contact or 823-5166, ext. 357.

MAY 24 - 26

35 Annual

School Reunion

Phillips/Bricks Alumni Association. Including Phillips High School and Bricks School. For more information  contact or by email at and submitting a request.



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.



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.

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.