Oakdale, Pierce Park league to meet today

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 26, 2005

The Oakdale, Pierce Park, Magnolia Civic League will meet at 7:30 p.m. today at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Sylvester Jones is the president.

ESH Class of ’56

The East Suffolk High School Class of ’56 will meet at 2 p.m. on June 2 at Fire Mountain. Call 539-3795 or 934-1855 for more information.

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Smithfield Gardens

Smithfield Gardens Inc. is celebrating its 16th annual Flower Festival Saturday, June 18. This is a day full of free classes, door prizes, and great sales.

Gardening experts will be on hand to answer questions concerning chemicals, lawns and ponds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local author Laurie Fox will also be available to answer questions. Call 238-2511 or 399-4331 for more information.

American Legion Post 57

There will be a Memorial Day Ceremony at Cedar Hill Cemetery at 11 a.m. on May 30 sponsored by the American Legion Post #57.

Morgan Memorial Library

The summer session of storytime will begin on Monday, June 20. Pre-registration for Tuesday and Thursday session and will begin on May 31.

At 10 a.m. Monday, school age storytime conducted by Beth Lyon-Suhring for grades K-3 no pre-registration needed for Monday storytime only. At 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays is toddler storytime, at 10 a.m. there is storytime for preschoolers and at 10:30 a.m. school age storytime for grades K-3. Call 934-7686 for more information.

Girl Scout Group 5563

The Girl Scout Group 5563 is sponsoring an American Flag Burning Ceremony at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 at Lone Star Lake Lodge, Pembrooke Lane, Chuckatuck. Anyone wishing to bring a tattered flag to be burned, is welcomed.

There is a container at the Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department on King’s Highway. Call Kitty Martin at 255-4335 for more information.

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.

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 wanda@wcross2264@aol.com.

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, clvod@aol.com or Phillissia (Robertson) Clinton at 484-0353, Optasia@msn.com

Boston butt sale

The Magnolia Ruritan Club will hold a boston butt sale on June 4 at their clubhouse at 1047 Nansemond Parkway. The boston butts will be cooked by the members and available for $20 each and include a pint of barbecue sauce. Tickets are available from any member or by calling 539-8251, 539-6719, or 538-2325. The orders must be placed prior to May 27.

King’s Fork fundraiser

King’s Fork Ruritan Club Fundraiser will have a barbecue, potatoes, slaw, hush puppies dinner catered by Leon Nixon Catering from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. There is a donation of $7 per plate. Eat in or take out. For tickets see any member of call 539-0161.

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.

LHS class of ’95

Lakeland High School’s Class of 1995 will have a class reunion Friday, Oct. 21-23. For more information e-mail keeping_hope_alive_in_95@yahoogroups.com, or write P. O. Box 3105, Suffolk, Va. 23439-3105 or call 647-8877, 934-0367, or 923-4197. Payments are currently being accepted for the reunion. Contact one of the group members to get package prices. To receive the early bird discount, payments must be received or postmarked by June 30.

SPOR-AC holding signups.

The Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the SPOR-AC Summer Leadership Program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays July 11 to Aug. 4 at Nansemond River High. The program offers a variety of team-building activities, computers, educational seminars and field trips. Parents must have completed registration form, proof of child’s age and a $20 fee. Only checks and money orders payable to Ronald Williams, treasurer, will be accepted. Children must be between 12-15 years. Register at the Parks and Recreation administration office at 1305 Progress Road from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call 923-2367.

Senior aerobics offered

Senior aerobics is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Suffolk Senior Center, 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.

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.

Mother and Daughter brunch

The Friends Christian Club is sponsoring a Mother and Daughter Brunch, featuring a musical show and games on Saturday, June 4. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holland Community House, 6887 Neverland Drive. Cost is $10 per person. For tickets, contact any Friends Christian Club member or call 934-0341.

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 3-4 at Windsor High School. For information, contact Pat Rice at 483-1748.

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, or 934-1042.