Skeetertown Civic League

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The Skeetertown Civic League will meet Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the New First Baptist Church on Hosier Road.

A revision of the constitution will be discussed.

New membership is welcome.

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For more information, call Randy Skeeter, president, at 539-4041.

Laurel Garden Club

The Laurel Garden Club will be having a special meeting Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. at West End Baptist Church on West Washington Street.

The program will be “Brent and Becky’s Bulbs” and it is sponsored by the Suffolk Garden Council.

Gardening presentation

Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. at West End Baptist Church (501 W. Washington St.), Brent Heath, a third generation bulb grower, author of two books and co-owner of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs in Gloucester, will present a slide lecture and share his love of gardening.

This event is sponsored by the Suffolk Council of Garden Clubs.

The public is invited; please use the side entrance on St. James Avenue.

Lake Kilby Garden Club

The Lake Kilby Garden Club will meet at 2 p.m. Oct. 12 in the private dining room at Lake Prince Woods.

Jaeque Edwards is the hostess.

The program, “Featuring Fall Flowers,” will be presented by Herbery Pettway.

The exhibit of the day will be an arrangement using marigolds in a metal container.

Exhibitors are to be June Barrett and Kay Hurley.

Margaret Smith will be one of the judges.

East Suffolk Gardens Civic League

The East Suffolk Gardens Civic League will meet Thursday, Oct. 13 in Tabernacle Christian Church’s fellowship hall.

For more information, call William H. Goodman, president, at 539-0726.

Fall BBQ pork dinner

The Bethlehem Ruritan Club, 140 Manning Road, will be having their Fall BBQ Pork Dinner, catered by Leon Nixon Catering, on Friday, Oct. 14.  The dinner is from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., eat in or carry out.  Plates are $7.  Contact Fred Brinkley at 934-2145 for tickets.

Apple Fest

Magnolia United Methodist Church, 1764 Wilroy Road, will hold its annual Apple Fest Saturday, Oct. 22.

Please call the church at 538-8552 for information and order forms.

Orders and payments must be received by Oct. 14.

The office is open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Orders may be placed by mail or by bringing the order, with payment, to the church. Orders will be available for pick up on Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Suffolk Volunteer Fire Company Turkey Shoot

The Suffolk Volunteer Fire Co. Turkey Shoot will start Oct. 14 and run through Nov. 19 on Friday and Saturday nights from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The location is on Route 460 behind Oliver’s Auto (3624 Pruden Boulevard).

Turkey-Ham Shoots

Bennetts Creek Ruritan will be holding Turkey-Ham Shoots every Saturday evening from Oct. 1 through Nov. 26.

The shoots will be at a new location, 5433 Shoulders Hill Road.

The benefits help the Driver Volunteer Fire Department, Boy Scout Troop 16 and the North Suffolk YMCA.

Tickets go on sale each Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and the shoot starts at 6 p.m.

Nansemond River Class of ‘95 Reunion

Friday, Oct. 14th: Family cookout and Homecoming Game at NRHS, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15th: Semi-formal party, Radisson Hotel, Norfolk, 7 p.m.

Please call Rebecca Keeling at 377-3107 for more information.

Pig Pickin’ for Hurricane Katrina donations

The Suffolk Pentecostal Holiness Church, 100 Kilby Shores Drive, is hosting a city wide “All you can Eat Pig Pickin’” on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 and free for children under five.

There will be games and entertainment in addition to the delicious meal.

All proceeds and donations will go to Hurricane Katrina victims.

For further information or tickets, please call 539-1096.

Fall Celebration

Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 North Main Street, is having their Fall Celebration and “Get to Know You” Harvest Hoedown on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The celebration features a pig pickin’, the Peanut City Cloggers, the Bluegrass Projects Band, and children’s activities.

All Are Welcome!

Junto Woman’s Club luncheon meeting

The Junto Woman’s Club, a member of GFWC Virginia, will hold a luncheon meeting at noon on Monday, Oct. 17 in St. John’s Parish Hall.

The cost is $8.

The guest speaker will be Donna Pittman from the Red Cross.

The executive board will meet at 11 a.m. prior to the business meeting at St. John’s.

NFIB Hampton Roads Area Action Council

NFIB Hampton Roads Area Action Council, featuring Delegate John Cosgrove, NFIB/Virginia State Director Gordon Dixon, and McGuireWoods Senior Vice President Steve Horton, is being held Tuesday, Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spring Hill Suites, 6350 Newtown Road, Norfolk.


Learn more about eminent domain, the death tax and the gubernatorial campaign.

$15 per person includes lunch.

Business casual attire.

To register, call Jennifer Hatten at (866) 798-4578, or visit

Suffolk Health Department events

Monday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the main lobby of the Chorey Park Apartments, there will be free blood pressure screenings.

Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Suffolk Senior Center, 350 N. Main Street, there will be free blood pressure and diabetes screenings.

Also on the 19th, there will be free blood pressure screenings at Suffolk Towers Apartments from 2 to 3 p.m.

Suffolk Retired Teachers meeting

Suffolk Retired Teachers will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Nansemond River High School.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting follows at 10 a.m.

Representatives from AARP will be present to discuss Medicare Part D.

The Brass Ensemble from Nansemond River will be on the program.

For more information, call Gloria J. Colbert at 334-1946.

AARP 55 Alive

The Junto Woman’s Club, a member of GFWC Virginia, will sponsor an AARP 55 Alive course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20 and 21 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center.

The instructor will be John Cramer and the cost is $10.

The program is designed to improve road safety by helping drivers become more aware of factors that can affect their ability to drive as they get older.

For reservations, please call 238-3578 or 238-2850.

“Early Views of the Yucatan Peninsula”

The Nansemond Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 at Dennis’ Restaurant, 3356 Western Branch Blvd. in Chesapeke.

The meeting is open to the public.

Chapter members Preston and Sharon Cross will give the program entitled, “Early Views of the Yucatan Peninsula.”

They will show slides and discuss archeological features of the Maya culture of Mexico and Central American; visiting sites such as Chichen-Itza, Palenque, El Tajin, Uxmal and Tulum.

Poetry Reading at Java 149

Chesapeake Bay Poets is holding open-mic night Friday, Oct. 21 at Java 149 on North Main Street at 7 p.m. The evening is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Jeff at 923-9928.

Ruritan Pancake Breakfast

The Eastover Wilroy Ruritan Club is holding a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 22 from 6:30 a.m. to noon at the Wilroy Eastover Club House located behind Wilroy Baptist Church.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

The breakfast is pancakes, linked sausage, apples and tea or coffee.

We will also have a sweet table with homemade pies, cookies and brownies available for purchase.

Please come and support us as all money goes back into the community.

For more information, or for delivery, please call Dale Manns at 934-8230 or 620-9604.

Girl Scout Food Drive

Girl Scouts throughout the area will be collecting food from doorsteps between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Oct. 22 to support area food banks.

Place bagged, non-perishable food items on doorsteps by 9 a.m. and the Girl Scouts will do the rest.

Find a collection bacg in the Sunday, Oct. 16 edition of The Virginian-Pilot, or use any bag and mark it “Girl Scout Food Drive.”

If your doorstep is missed, you may bring food donations to any Farm Fresh store through the remainder of October and November.

For more information, call the Girl Scouts at 547-4405.

Shrine Club fish fry

The Suffolk Shrine Club will be holding their Famous Fish Fry on Sunday, October 23, 2005 from 1 to 5 p.m. Eat in or Take out. Price is $7 per person and children eight years and under are free.

The Suffolk Shrine Club is located at 500 Elizabeth Street, Suffolk.

Girl Scout tea party

Come to a Teddy Bear Tea Party at Magnolia Methodist Church, 1764 Wilroy Road, on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m.

This event is geared toward girls in kindergarten, but others are welcome to come and learn about Girl Scouting.

We also need adult volunteers.

Troops cannot exist without leaders.

So anyone interested, please come.

For more information, please contact Kitty Martin at 255-4335.

Please respond by Oct. 26.

“Beauty and the Beast”

The Smithfield Little Theatre will perform Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” for four weekends beginning Thursday, Oct. 27 through Saturday, Nov. 19.

Performances will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., and Sunday afternoon matinees on Oct. 30th, Nov. 6th and Nov. 13th at 2:30 p.m.

Director is Peter Natale.

Tickets are $12 and may be reserved by calling the box office at 357-7338.

For information by email:

Suffolk Literacy Council workshop

The Suffolk Literacy Council (SLC) recently received a grant from the Virginia Literacy Foundation to establish a tutoring program to teach English to speakers of other languages.

An ESL (English as a second language) workshop for tutors is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Suffolk Christian Church.

Mary Burleson, the ESL Coordinator for Peninsula Reads will be presenting the workshop.

A box lunch will be served.

People who are interested in learning how to tutor ESL students should contact the SLC office at 539-1524 for more information or to register.

STOP offering weatherization assistance

Weatherize your home today. Why wait until winter? Let The STOP Organization’s free weatherization assistance program lower your energy bills.

The STOP Organization Weatherization program, a non-profit program, assists income-eligible households with weatherizing their homes. STOP serves the areas of Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Hampton, Franklin, Isle of Wight and Southampton counties. For more information, call 858-1397.

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,

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.

John Yeates ‘85

Where is John Yeates’ graduating class of 1985?

Anyone interested in

reuniting please call Jeffery Townsend@ 537-8011 Eddie “D” Evans@


The year is almost gone and we really need to hurry.

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.

Substitute Teachers’ Association

The Suffolk Substitute Teachers’ Association is now accepting new membership for the 2005-06 capital school year.

The criterion is 30 or more college/university credits.

Call 923-1006 for more info.

JFK Class of ‘73

The alumni class of John F. Kennedy High School of 1973 is planning its 33rd reunion.

Call Dr. Freddie J. Wiggins for more information, 923-1006.

Hospice Volunteers Needed

Odyssey HealthCare needs volunteers to provide friendship and emotional support a few hours each month for terminally ill patients and their families.

Free training classes available.

For more information, call Beth Dyson at 473-8450.

Action, Inc. after school program

Children enrolled in grades K-7 are eligible to enroll in the After School Homework Assistance/Tutorial Program at East Suffolk Community Center.

The program is held Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

For additional information, please call the center at 934-8561.