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Nominations Accepted: The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Citizen Award. Members are encouraged to make recommendations for this year’s award. To submit a nomination, indicate the name of your candidate and include brief descriptive information of the candidate’s accomplishments that attest his/her worthiness and fax to 446-5103 or mail to the attention of Theresa Pinto, The Chamber, P.O. Box 392, Rocky Mount, NC 27802-0392. Nominations must be received no later than Dec. 4.
Special Event: The Wright’s Adult Day Health Care Center currently has vacancies for Nash and Edgecombe County elders age 60 and older, disabled adults and veterans. A supervised program of activities, health monitoring, meals/snacks and transportation are provided. For information, call 442-8363.
Tutoring: ALDH (Association for Learning Disabled and Handicapped) offers tutoring for exceptional students. Parents can register students for the winter session starting in January by calling 972-9896.
Casting Call: The Juneteenth Planning Committee of Rocky Mount is in search of dancers for the 2016 Annual Motown Revue fundraiser. Dancers must be at least 12 years old. Deadline for interested parties is Dec. 11. Auditions will be held beginning Dec. 14. For information, contact Linda Joyner at 212-3473 or Sauuda Y. Eshe at 212-3466.
Applications Accepted: The Edgecombe County Department of Social Services will be taking applications for resident of Edgecombe County for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program Dec. 1-31 or until funds are exhausted for disabled persons receiving a service through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) or for households with an elderly member who is age 60 and older. Applications on all other households will be taken Jan. 4 through March 31. If interested in receiving assistance, apply at the Human Service Building, 122 E. St. James St., Tarboro, or the Social Service Building, 301 S. Fairview Road, Rocky Mount. For information, call 641-7611 or 985-4101.
Workshop: Rocky Mount Chapter of SCORE will present a Time Management workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in the computer lab at Braswell Memorial Library. The speaker will be Mark Frohman, Rocky Mount SCORE Counselor. Workshop is free and open to the public.
Meeting: The Spring Hope Seniors will hold its monthly meeting at noon Dec. 2 at the Spring Hope Community Building. Entertainment will be provided by the Spring Hope Elementary School Chorus. For information, contact Jan Mills at 478-4281.
Meeting: The Lactation Club of Nash and Edgecombe Counties Breastfeeding Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at Braswell Memorial Library and Dec. 16 at Edgecombe County Memorial Library. For information, call 903-1740.
Special Event: Nash UNC Health Care and the UNC Cancer Network will sponsor a lunch and learn at noon Dec. 4 at Nash UNC Health Care. The speaker will be Jennifer Spring, RD from the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program. Event is free and a light lunch will be served. Seating is limited. For information or to register, call 962-3473.
First Friday: The city of Rocky Mount will present First Friday from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Imperial Center. The event will feature No Shame open-mic night, ice skating, Santa and lighting of the Imperial Center. Admission is free. Visitors also get free admission to the Children’s Museum and Science Center. For information, call 972-1266.
Arts and Crafts: The Enfield Colonial Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 and 1-4 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Enfield Performing Arts Center, 137 S.E. Railroad St. The Christmas House Tour will be held noon to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and 1:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 6. There will be six houses on tour. Cost is $25 adults and $20 for seniors. Tickets for tour available at the Enfield Performing Arts Center or by calling 445-2234.
Special Event: North Carolina Wesleyan College SNCAE Chapter will hold a Teacher Appreciation Walk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at N.C. Wesleyan College on the southern green lawn. Teachers, students and friends are asked to join to celebrate and honor teachers and stakeholders in Nash-Rocky Mount Schools.
Special Event: Sean Gaskell will give a performance on the Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa, at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at Braswell Memorial Library. 727 N, Grace St.
Silent Auction: Christian Men’s Fellowship of First Christian Church, 1101 West Haven Blvd., will hold a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in the fellowship hall. Admission is $1 to cover refreshments. Proceeds benefit various outreach projects. For information, call 446-4943, email or go to
Christmas Parade: The 60th annual Rocky Mount Christmas Parade will be held at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 in downtown Rocky Mount. The parade will feature grand marshal Brian Shrader from WRAL, Santa, bands, clowns and floats. Please bring a toy for Toys for Tots.
Special Event: The Senior Christmas Gala, a lunch celebration for local seniors to kick start the holiday season, will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Gateway Convention Center. You must be 55 and older to attend. Cost is $22 per person. For information, call 972-1564.
Training: The Upper Coastal Plain Council of Government Area Agency on Aging will hold “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls” training sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at 121 W. Nash St., Wilson. For information, contact Kendra Dixon at 234-5959.
Special Event: An evening of “Old Fashioned Christmas Cheer” will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 in downtown Spring Hope. There will be horse-drawn carriage rides, Christmas face painting, Christmas music, Christmas lights, Christmas dancers, nativity displays and Santa Claus.
Christmas Musical: Englewood Baptist Church, 1350 S. Winstead Ave., will present “Tell Me the Story of Jesus,” a musical based on the story of Jesus from the cradle to the cross, at 7 p.m. Dec. 11-12 and 6 p.m. Dec. 13. For information, call 937-8254.
Coats Needed: Whitakers United Methodist Church is accepting donations of gently used or new outerwear, gloves, scarves and caps for all ages for the Annual Coats for the Cold event to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 12. For information, contact Nancy Taylor at 437-8751 or 955-9663.
Christmas Scenes: Rock Creek Baptist Church of Nashville will present living Christmas scenes, five scenes depicting the story of the birth of Jesus, from 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 12-13. For information or directions, call 459-4477.
Special Event: Winter Wonderland will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. There will be music, children’s activities, ice skating, carriage rides and Santa. Admission is free.
Basketball: The Harrison Family YMCA is accepting registration for winter youth basketball for ages 3-16. Practice will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays, Dec. 14 through Feb. 16 and games will be held Thursdays through Saturdays, Jan. 11 through Feb. 20. Cost is $40 for YMCA members and $45 for non-members. For information, call 972-9622.
Special Event: Eason Tiney American Legion Post 19 is hosting a Turkey Shoot from 6-10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday except on Thanksgiving weekend through Dec. 12 at 10606 U.S. 258 N. 12 gauge shotguns only no modified or outlaw shotguns. A .410 50/50 round will be held nightly for youth. Proceeds will benefit American Legion programs and scholarships.
Leaf Collection: The city of Rocky Mount’s Public Works and Water Resources Department will hold its annual Loose Leaf collection through Dec. 31. Due to holidays, loose leaf collection will not take place on Dec. 21-25. For information, go to or call 467-4906.
Scholarship: The National Wild Turkey Federation is accepting applications for its scholarship program. The deadline for submission is Jan. 1, 2016 to your local chapter. For information on eligibility, selection process and scholarship levels, contact Jimmy Vickers at 813-4253.
Special Event: Nash Community College will offer high school equivalency (GED) classes from 5:30-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the Sharpsburg Town Hall Meeting Room, 110 W. Railroad St., Sharpsburg. Registration will be held on the first, second and fourth Thursday. For information, contact Linda Virgil at 883-8878.
Meeting: Toastmasters, a nonprofit organization that teaches people how to become better communicators and leaders, meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at Braswell Memorial Library.
Rides Available: Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 55 offers rides to all veterans to the Durham Medical Center on Tuesdays and Fridays and to the Greenville Medical Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays. You must have a VA appointment to ride and provide notification two days prior to appointments. For information, call 212-5568.
Open House: American Legion Coleman-Pitt Post 58 will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays. Veterans are welcome to stop by for a free cup of coffee. Veteran Service Officers are available to assist with filing claims.
Registration Accepted: First United Methodist Preschool and Kindergarten is accepting registration for the 2015-16 school year for Mother’s Morning Out, Preschool, Pre-K and 1/2 day state certified kindergarten. For  information, call 977-0475.
Reunion: The Enfield High School Alumni Club will hold a reunion for all that attended Enfield High from 1971-81 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday  at the Mystique Event Center, N.C. 125 N., Roanoke Rapids. There will be activities, live entertainment, door prizes and food. For information, call 567-6008 or 567-6009.
Special Event: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 2057 of Rocky Mount, Post 4147 of Bailey and Post 6651 of Wilson are collecting nonperishable items to help the Veterans Residential Services of Wilson. The program “No Veteran Should be Hungry at Christmas” will be collecting food through December. Food can be dropped off at Post 2057 on any Wednesday morning, Unity Hair and Nail Salon in Nashville, Post 4147 in Bailey, Post 6651 in Wilson or the Veterans Residential Services of Wilson. VFW Auxiliary Post 2057 will also be accepting donations at their craft fair on Saturday  at 11270 N.C. 97. For information, call 442-0051.
Workshop: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Ribbons to Bows” workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday  in the Warner Meeting Room. Gwen Hyman will teach participants how to tie bows. Seating is limited to 25 attendees. For information, call 442-1951, ext. 253.
Applications Accepted: Pure Light Tent Sisters Chapter 337 is accepting applications for membership. Leadership training, time management skills, problem solving skills, critical thinking and literacy skills and various volunteer projects in the community are available. For information or an application, call 200-4132 or 469-0516.
Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a teen/family game night from 5 to 7:30 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month in the teen area and in the computer lab. Refreshments will be provided. For information, call 442-1951, ext. 257.
Registration Accepted: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School is accepting registration for preschool through eighth grade for the 2015-16 school year. For information or to arrange a tour, call 972-1971 or go to
Volunteers: Community Home Care and Hospice serves terminally ill patients and their family members. Volunteers are needed. Free training will be provided. For more information, contact Faye Wheeler at 442-4918.
Special Activity: Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Nash County Senior Center, 103 N. Alston St., in Nashville. For information, contact Dorothy Brantley at 437-1436.
Veterans Assistance: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2057 has a certified Veterans Service Office available for veterans from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at 11270 E. N.C. 97. Assistance is rendered on first-come, first-served basis. No appointment necessary.
Open House: American Legion Post 58, 2731 N. Church St., will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon every Thursday. Veterans are welcome to stop by with questions or to speak with a certified veterans service officer about issues with the VA.
Tutoring: Tutoring for pre-K through sixth grade will be offered from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Bassett Center, 916 Branch St. Tutoring is free. For information, call 985-1690 or 985-0078.
Meeting: The Tar River Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol cadets meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Rocky Mount Wilson Regional Airport. Adult members meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. For information, call 459-2153 or 292-7648.
Volunteers Sought: The Edgecombe-Nash Humane Society are looking for volunteers. Volunteers should love animals and enjoy saving unwanted and abused pets. For more information, call 446-1669.


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