The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

May 17, 2013

Edgecombe Events May 17


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 18

FREE Concert

At Addie’s Cafe’ on Main St. in Tarboro. Live music by Lonesome & Friends. 10am-2pm.

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.

Tar River Republican Women’s Club

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

Democratic Women of Edgecombe County

The Democratic Women of Edgecombe County will meet at 6PM in the Oakland House in Tarboro, 709 Edmondson Ave. New members are welcome.

MAY 20 - 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

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.

ECC Introductory Latin

A 10-week Introductory Latin class begins on the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College. Class meets Tues/Thurs 1-3PM in Fleming 218. Instructor is Stephen Herring. Questions? Call 823-5166, ext. 180. To register contact or 823-5166, ext. 293.

American Legion

Post 316

Pinetops American Legion Post 316 will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30pm at the Pinetops Lion’s Club Bldg. There will NOT be a dinner meal served.


Chapter #3812

Will meet at the Princeville Museum at 1:30pm. Please be on time.  For more information call 641-6884.

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.

Golden Kiwanis

Meets at the E. L. Roberson Center at 9:45am. The speaker is An Kent, Chairperson for Edgecombe County Board of Education.


Latin Class

A 10-week Introductory Latin class begins on the Tarboro campus. Class meets Tues/Thurs 1-3pm in Fleming 218. Instructor is Stephen Herring. To register contact or 823-5166, ext. 293.

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.

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

Seminar will be held at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital from 5:30-6:30PM. Got any questions about weight loss surgery? Join us for an informative session with Dr. Raghid Bitar and learn all of the ins-and-outs of the procedure. Also, feel free to ask the surgeon himself any questions you may have. To register, call 1-800-472-8500.

Braswell Memorial Library Adult Program

Gardening with Don Aycock, Nash County Master Gardener. 5:30-7:30PM in the Warner Room.

MAY 24 - 26

35 Annual

School Reunion

Phillips/Bricks Alumni Association will hold its 35th annual school reunion. All graduates, attendees, former teachers and friends of Phillip High School and Bricks School are urged to attend. Ticket are $75 per person for all of the weekend activities, Friday-Sunday or $40 for just one event. Events include Friday night Meet and Greet Fellowship, Saturday night Scholarship Banquet, Saturday morning Business meeting/Breakfast and Sunday Church worship/Lunch. Proceeds go toward our annual scholarship fund. More info and registration forms can be obtained from our website: or by emailing the reunion committee at and submitting a request.

May 29

4-H Golf Club

Interest Meeting

Are your interested in playing golf? Join the 4-H Golf club for any youth between the ages of 10 through 18! An interest meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 4:00pm in the Family Consumer Science Lab of the Edgecombe County Administrative Building located on 201 Saint Andrew St. For additional information contact Jamilla Hawkins at 252-641-7821.

MAY 30

May Day

The E.L. Roberson Center will be hosting the fourth annual May Day at Sunset Church of God, from 9-2. It’s to honor Older Americans Month. This is free and lunch will be provided. To register or for more info call 641-4263.



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.


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 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.


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.


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.



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.

       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.