Free housing, services for homeless veterans begins today
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Beginning today through Thursday, homeless veterans throughout Suffolk and Western Tidewater can find a variety of free services, including temporary shelter, at the National Guard Armory. Stand Down 2005 involves a coalition of agencies and businesses, including area health provides, who will contribute to the effort. Nutritious meals, job counseling, hair cuts, health exams, and legal services are among the offerings. For more information, call 934-2695 or 539-9996.
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.
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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.
Booker T. Alumni meeting
The Booker T. Washington Alumni Association will meet June 4 at Morgan Library. Virginia Barnes is 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.
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.
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@firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com or Phillissia (Robertson) Clinton at 484-0353, Optasia@msn.com
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Morgan Memorial Library
The summer session of storytime will begin on Monday, June 20. Pre-registration for Tuesday and Thursday session will begin May 31. At 10 a.m. Monday, Beth Lyon-Suhring will conduct school age storytime for grades K-3. No pre-registration needed for Monday storytime. Toddler storytime takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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.
Alumni offer scholarships
Applications for the Suffolk Chapter of Norfolk State University Alumni Association Scholarship Award of $500 are available from the guidance department at King’s Fork, Lakeland and Nansemond River high schools. Graduating seniors planning to further their education at Norfolk State University are encouraged to pick up an application from their guidance counselor. Applications should be completed and mailed to the post office box listed on the application by June 6. Call 539-9407 for more information.
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.
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.
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.