Obici hosts Volunteer Fair and Luncheon

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 9, 2005

The Obici Volunteers are hosting a Volunteer Fair and Luncheon for volunteers Wednesday, April 13 from 10 a.m. until 2 pm. This is in honor of National Volunteer Week. It will take place on the lower level (garden level) of the hospital. There will be free blood pressure checks, raffles, nutrition information and educational stations to cover infection control, confidentiality and HIPPA, hospital safety codes.

Suffolk DAV soup kitchen

The Suffolk Chapter 5 Soup Kitchen on South Saratoga Street will open Wednesday, April 13 from noon to 1 p.m.

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East Suffolk Garden Civic League to meet

The East Suffolk Gardens Civic League will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in Tabernacle Christian Church. W.H. Goodman is the president.

Suffolk Red Cross offers pet First Aid

The Suffolk chapter of the American Red Cross is offering a pet First Aid training course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 16. The cost is $35.

To register, call 539-6645. Pre-paid registration is required.

Celebration of Spring Luncheon

The Suffolk Christian Women’s Connection will host a Celebration of Spring Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 20 at the Cedar Point Country Club.

Tickets are $12.95. Complimentary child care will be provided. For reservations call 484-2568 or 986-4136.

Rummage, plant and craft sale

The Magnolia United Methodist Church at 1764 Wilroy Road in Suffolk will hold a Rummage, Plant and Craft sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7. Breakfast, lunch, a bake sale, silent auction, entertainment, children’s games, activities and door prizes will also be offered. The Rev. Mike Derflinger is the pastor.

Local 26 Retiree meeting

At 11 a.m. Monday, April 11, Local 26 will show a movie, the life story of Ray Charles, at the Local 26 Union Hall, located at 509 E. Washington St. The Local 26 retiree meeting will take place at 1 p.m.

Relay for Life team captains meeting

There will be a Relay for Life team captains meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 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 on May 20-21 at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy beginning at 7 p.m.

For more information call 852-4111. Also, there is still time to get friends and family together and form a team to participate in the Suffolk Relay for Life.

A new fundraiser is available this year. The popular Purple Bracelet will be given to each team captain when they register. For additional information, call the American Cancer office at 853-6638.

Suffolk Woodman to meet

Suffolk Woodman of the World Camp 2 will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 11 at the clubhouse, which is located at 1230 Kansas St.

Isle of Wight Relay for Life

A Tag Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9 in the Smithfield Food Lion parking lot. Proceeds will benefit Isle of Wight Relay for Life. Visit online at

South Suffolk-Pleasant Hill Civic League

The South Suffolk-Pleasant Hill Civic League will meet a 7 p.m. on Monday, April 11 at the St. Paul RZUA Church located at 615 Spruce St. Call 539-5601 or 539-8392.

Skeetertown Civic League to meet

Skeetertown Civic League will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 at the New First Baptist Church on Hosier Road. Call 539-4142 for more information.

Baltimore Civic

League meeting

The Baltimore Civic League will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Morgan Memorial Library. Call 539-6259 for more information.

University of Lynchburg-Suffolk campus enrolling

The Virginia University of Lynchburg, Suffolk campus is enrolling for the fall semester, which takes place Aug. 30 to Dec. 13. The college is located at the Pleasant Union Baptist Church, 215 Webb St. Registration takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 9 p.m. through May 2. Programs offered include an Associate of Arts and Science degree, certificate in ministry, Bachelor of Arts in religious studies and a master’s of divinity degree. Financial aid is available. The program is approved by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia.

Hearts and Hammer Dinner

Habitat for Humanity will be sponsoring its Hearts and Hammers 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.

Civil War Weekend chicken dinner

During the Civil War Weekend, the Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum will have a chicken dinner (take-out only) from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9 in the parking lot at 326 N. Main St. Dinner will includes fried chicken, coleslaw, boiled potatoes, and hushpuppies. Advance tickets are $6 and are available at the train station. For more information, contact the museum at 923-4750 or e-mail at

Bus ride to Midway Casino

H.M. White Bus Service is sponsoring a trip to Midway Casino in Harrington, Del. Call 536-6048.

&uot;Just Say No&uot; softball and t-ball league

The Suffolk Department of Parks and Recreation and the East Suffolk Federated Civic League are sponsoring a &uot;Just Say No&uot; Coed Youth Slow-Pitch Softball and T-Ball League. The registration deadline is April 9. The cost is $20 per participant. Registration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Saturday from 10 to 2 p.m. at Booker T. Washington. Proof of age and residence is required upon registration. The season will start on Saturday, May 7. Volunteer coaches are needed. For more information call 923-2366 or 923-2367.

Obici Alumni raising funds with barbecue dinner

Every year the Louise Obici Alumni Association puts on a fund raiser to generate money for the Louise Obici School of Nursing Scholarship which is awarded to one or more deserving students, who are pursuing a special certificate, diploma, degree, or post-graduate degree in the nursing field. This year the membership has chosen to offer a Take-Out Barbecue Dinner. The dinner will consist of Carolina BBQ, baked beans, slaw, and a roll. The organization will also have a Bake Sale and Bazaar, featuring desserts and handmade items.

The fund raiser will take place Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the north entrance of the Suffolk Christian Church on North Main St., Suffolk.

The BBQ dinners will cost $6 each, or 2 for $10.

Tickets are now on sale from the following alumni:

Belinda Jeffreys (539-8409), Sandra Parker (539-5522), Mary Emily Dailey (539-1175), or MaryEllen Hammond (242-4611).

Suffolk’s Day of Wellness

Suffolk’s Day of Wellness will be held from 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 10 at King’s Fork Middle School Parks and Recreation’s multi-purpose room. A complimentary chair massage and spa quality treatments for face and body will be provided. Participants can also learn relaxation and breathing exercises, figure analysis, screening and more.

Benefit planned for cancer victim

Family and friends of Russell Parham are hosting a benefit in his honor at the Wakefield Sportsman Club in Wakefield on Saturday, April 16. Russell was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer on Jan. 7 and has been undergoing chemo and radiation therapy since Jan. 14 with mounting medical expenses. Festivities will begin with an auction at 3 p.m. A wide variety of items will be auctioned off including a custom grill, a fishing trip for four, quilts, furniture and much more. Come early to check out the items before the auction begins.

A southern rock band will perform at 7 p.m.

Tickets cover the day’s festivities and dinner. Additional food and drink will be sold throughout the event. There will be door prizes, raffles and a bake sale. The event will take place rain or shine. To help with the event or to donate items for the auction, call 804-834-3504.