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Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 17, 2005

Salvation Army

Salvation Army youth will be presenting a musical &uot;Tale of the Three Trees&uot; at 11 a.m. on Sunday at 400 Bank Street. The musical is being directed by Capt. Veronica Banks.

Eastern Star meeting

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District #8 Council of Order of Eastern Star PHA will hold its monthly meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at the Holland Masonic Lodge #256 Highway 58. Call Rosalind Holland at 657-6853 for more information.

Triangle Hunt Club

The Triangle Hunt Club is sponsoring a Trail Ride on April 9. Ride from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $25 with lunch included. Register by April 2. Contact 934-0705 or 539-8859 for more information.

Red Hat Society

The Suffolk Red Hat Society will meet at 12:30 p.m. March 18 at the Dining Room. Any woman who wears a red hat and a purple outfit is invited to attend. Call Evelyn Graham at 923-5751 for more information.

Hall Place Community Association

The Hall Place Community Association monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. today, March 15 at 317 S. Main St. Call President Susan Blair at 923-0954 for information.

Junto Woman’s Club

The Junto Woman’s Club is holding a luncheon meeting at noon Monday, March 21, 2005 in St. John’s Parish Hall. The cost is $7.50. The guest speaker, Steve Philbrick, will speak about safety.

The executive board will meet at 11 a.m. prior to the regular meeting.

Suffolk Museum to host photography exhibit

The Suffolk Museum, 118 Bosley Ave., will host the 21st Annual Juried Photography Exhibit running through April 10. Museum hours are as follows: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information call 923-2371.

Sara Lee offering computer classes

Sara Lee Coffee and Tea in Suffolk, is offering free Microsoft Office 2005 computer classes. Classes include MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, and MS Word. The next class is scheduled for April 18. For more information and class specifics, contact human resources immediately at 538-4179.

Lake Kennedy Civic League meeting

The Lake Kennedy Civic League will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17 at Tabernacle Christian Church, 1401 E. Washington St. Call Eddie L. Hicks at 539-2677 for more information.

NCNW Tidewater Section meeting

The NCNW Tidewater section monthly meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at St. Mark’s Baptist Church, which is located at 2714 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth. Contact Margaret Moore at 465-0970 to join or further information. Tickets for the annual banquet on May 7 are now available. Contact Gwen Byrd at 436-3021.

AARP Chapter 4030

The AARP Chapter 4030 Suffolk will meet at 10:30 a.m. March 15 for socialization, with the main meeting starting at 11 a.m. The featured speaker will be pharmacist Nat Jones, who will speak on compounding medicine. Lunch will be served for a small donation. Members are also asked to bring Autumn Care items.

Relay for Life teams forming

Volunteers are needed to form teams for the American Cancer Society’s 2005 Isle of Wight Relay for Life. The fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research will be held on Friday, June 3 through Saturday, June 4 at Windsor High School. For information, contact Pat Rice at 483-1748.

Beef Barbecue scheduled

Holland VFD is sponsoring a Beef Barbecue at the fire station from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at the Station located 6666 O’Kelly Dr. Eat-in or take out. The cost is $7 per person. Tickets are available from any Holland member of the Fire Station. Call 377-7700 for more information.

Archeological Society regular meeting

The Nansemond Chapter of the Archeological Society will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 18 at Dennis’ Restaurant at 3356 Western Branch Blvd. in the Churchland section of Chesapeake. The guest speaker will be Faye Wade , president of ASV. Her topic is &uot;Virginia Archeology, 2005/2006: Visions and Activities.&uot;

Relay Team meeting

A Relay for Life team captains meeting takes place at 6 p.m. today in the Upper School Library at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.

All team captains are invited to attend. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life 2005 will be held at 7 p.m. May 20-21 at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy For more information, call 852-4111.

Hearts and Hammer Dinner

Habitat for Humanity will be sponsoring a Hearts for Hammer dinner which will be held on Saturday, April 9, at King’s Fork Middle School. Tickets are on sale for $15 now. Cal 539-5780 for more information.

Brunswick stew sale

Boy Scout Troop 25 (Chuckatuck) is sponsoring its annual Brunswick stew sale from 4 to 7 p.m. March 12 at Oakland Christian Church, 5641 Godwin Blvd. Tickets are available at the door from any Troop 25 member. The cost is $8 per take out quart. Call Kitty Martin at 255-4335 or Pete Rosa at 880-5303.

Magnolia Ruritan Club

Magnolia Ruritan Club will hold a Boston Butt Sale from 1 to 3 p.m. March 19 at their clubhouse located at 1047 Nansemond Pkwy. The Boston Butts will be cooked by the members and are available for $20 each, and include a pint of barbecue sauce. Tickets are available from any member or by calling Lester Brothers Service at 539-8521, Harvey’s Service Center at 539-6719, or Bunny’s Restaurant at 538-2325. Orders must be placed prior to March 12.

Eastover Wilroy Ruritan Club

The Eastover Wilroy Ruritan Club will sponsor a Barbecue Fundraiser from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at the Clubhouse on Williams Road behind Wilroy Baptist Church. There will be a donation of $6 eat-in or take out.

NSU Alumni cancel New Orleans trip

The Suffolk Chapter of NSU Alumni Association trip to the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans has been cancelled. Call Jennifer Baker for more information at 539-9407.

Pie sale to benefit Cancer Society

The Oakland United Christian Church will be selling pies to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The pies need to be ordered by Wednesday, March 16. The cost of the pies is $7.The pick-up dates are March 24 between 3 and 7 p.m. and March 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Make checks to Oakland Christian Church with pie sale in the memo. All orders are prepaid. Contact the church at 255-4353, or fax 255-2196. E-mail

Rotary Club sponsoring First Citizen Award

The Suffolk Rotary Club is sponsoring the Suffolk First Citizen Award.

The Rotary Club is offering applications to nominate a person for this distinguished award.

Applications can be picked up at the following locations:

-The Suffolk Visitor’s Center, 321 N. Main St.

-BB&T Main Branch, 1525 N. Main St.

-BB&T, 1512 Holland Road

-BB&T,101 E. Washington St.

The deadline for accepting applications is March 15. Mail applications to: The Suffolk Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1972, Suffolk, Va. 23439

This prestigious award recognizes individuals for exceptional service as Suffolk’s First Citizen in civic affairs and caring for the need of others.

The Suffolk Cosmopolitan Club began this annual tradition in 1956.

2005 Isle of Wight Relay for Life

Teams are forming now! To get involved or to learn more about the American Cancer Society Isle of Wight Relay for Life, contact Pat Rice at 483-1748 or Ruth Muss at 357-7914.

Riddick’s Folly exhibits

A new exhibit has opened at Riddick’s Folly called Up From Slavery. It will run from now through March 13 to celebrate Black History Month. Items in the exhibit date from 1844 to 2005. These items include: an original list of slaves and their value that belonged to Mills Riddick to a picture of Michael Vick, quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons and many other items. The majority of the exhibit is from the Mr. and Mrs. Therbia Parker collection. Riddick’s Folly’s hours of operation are: from 10 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Visit the Web site at or

Holland UCC welcomes seniors

Holland United Church of Christ, 6733 S. Quay Road, is opening the fellowship hall from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays to all seniors for refreshments and games.

Power wheelchairs available

The Three Wishes Inc. Program makes available to senior citizens and the permanently disabled power (electric) wheelchairs at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. The power wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel a manual wheelchair in their home, and who meet the additional guidelines of the program. Call toll free 1-800-839-5716.

Substitute teachers

The New Professional Substitute Teachers Association is asking members to contact the ad hoc committees at these numbers: 539-4373, 923-2997, 483-6320, 539-9363, 934-1042.

Relay for Life Teams

Teams are now forming for the American Cancer Society 2005 Isle of Wight Relay For Life. It will be held on Friday, June 3-4 at Windsor High School. For more information, contact Pat at 483-1748.

Senior aerobics offered

Senior aerobics is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. at the Suffolk Center Center, located at 350 N. Main St. Betty Cartwright instructs this class, which is free to seniors 55 and over. For more information call the Senior Center at 923-2372.

Championship Rodeo

The American Legion Post 40 will host a 2nd annual American Legion Championship Rodeo at 8 p.m. April 22-23 on the American Legion Fairgrounds in Edenton, N.C. For additional information call 252-482-4057.

Homework assistance

Parents should enroll their children in the After School Homework Assistance/Tutorial Program at East Suffolk Community Center. The program is from 3:30 until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday for students in Grades K-7.

Applications may be picked up from the center from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Contact the center at 934-8561.

Delta Kappa Gamma to award scholarship

The Alpha Theta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, is offering two $1500 awards to two Suffolk high school seniors.

This award, known as the Gladys H. Yates Award, is given to honor the memory of Yates, a teacher who taught in the Suffolk Public School system for many years. Yates, a past president of Alpha Theta Chapter, made many contributions to education.

This award is a means by which Alpha Theta Chapter has chosen to honor the memory of Yates and to encourage study in the field of education.

The applicant must be a senior from a high school within the city of Suffolk, accepted by an accredited college or community college, an honor graduate have a B average or 3.0 or above, planning to pursue a career in teaching and a resident of Suffolk.

For more information, contact Stephanie Potter at 925-5615 or the school’s guidance counselor.

JFK Class of 1985

It’s reunion time for the JFK class of 1985. Anyone interested in helping plan the 20-year reunion for 2005 should contact Donald Newsome, 925-4899; Betty Hall Jordan, 934-3602; or Elke Costley Boone, 934-8909.

JFK Class of 1975

All who would like to participate in the planning of the former John F. Kennedy High School Class of 1975 reunion, should contact Patricia Sweat Knight at 539-4450 or Wanda Robertson Cross at 875-1791 or e-mail

BTW Class of 1963

The former Booker T. Washington High School Class of 1963 meets every third Friday of each month for dinner at different restaurants or residences. If interested, contact Henry L. Dillard at 934-0983.

LHS Class of 1995

The Lakeland High School Class of 1995 is planning for its 10-year class reunion. For more information and to give suggestions, call Aleda Sharpe at 925-1437 or Nakisha Hill-Porter at 923-4197. Immediate contact is requested.

Windsor High School Class of 1978

Plans for the Windsor High School Class of 1978 reunion are under way. Call or email Calveta (Dickerson) Odom at 562-2233, or Phillissia (Robertson) Clinton at 484-0353,