NARFE Chapter 1743 meets today

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The National Association of Retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly breakfast meeting at 8:15 a.m. today at the Throttle Back Restaurant located at the Suffolk Executive Airport. Contact Scott Wright at 539-7730 for additional information. The speaker will be a representative from the Hampton Roads Naval Museum.

Purchase tickets today for

Brandon S. Barnes benefit

Email newsletter signup

A prayer breakfast for the benefit of the Brandon S. Barnes kidney transplant fund will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18 at the East Suffolk Community Center. The family and friends of Brandon S. Barnes is sponsoring the event. The program participants will be the Rev. Dr. Mark A. Croston, Minister Beverly Goodman, Deacon George Richards, Helen Flynn, Beatrice Reeves, with Mamie Martin-Ross as mistress of ceremony. The guest soloist will be LaNita Wiggins. There will be a $10 donation for this event. For more information contact any team member or by calling 538-8144 or 539-2828. Tickets must be purchased by today.

Hall Place to meet

The Hall Place Community Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday June 21 in the Farm Fresh meeting room located at Farm Fresh on Main Street. All members and non-members are welcome and this will be a very important meeting.

Beads and Brunch

The Suffolk Christian Women’s Connection is hosting Beads and Brunch at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn. The cost is $13.95. Complimentary nursery will be provided. For reservations, call 539-4675 or 539-3898. Reservations must be made by June 20.

Suffolk NSU chapter to meet

The Suffolk Norfolk State University alumni chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 20 at Paul D. Camp Community College, Kenyon Road. Jennifer Baker is the president. Call 539-9407 for more information.

Lake Kennedy Civic League

The Lake Kennedy Civic League, will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 at Tabernacle Christian Church, 1401 E. Washington Street.

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, 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.

Reading program at the library

The Suffolk Public Library System is sponsoring the 2005 Summer Reading Program for children of all ages. The theme is &uot;Funtastic Reading.&uot; Children can register for the reading program at Morgan Memorial Library, Bennetts Creek Library, Chuckatuck Library, East Suffolk Library Station and the Suffolk Bookmobile. The Funtastic Reading activities and programs are offered free of charge. He reading program runs June 20 to Aug. 13.Call 934-7686 for more information.

Junior clinic at Nansemond River Golf Course

The Nansemond River Golf Course will have a Junior Clinic. The clinic is from 9 to 11 a.m. from June 20-24. The cost is $30 per junior. Call 539-4356 for more information.

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.

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.

Get your reflective address signs

A representative of the Nansemond-Suffolk Volunteer Rescue Squad will be at the Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department on Kings Highway, from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday to make and sell the reflective address signs.

The Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department will also hold a fish fry at this time, allowing participants to get signs made while they eat.Two-sided mailbox signs are $15 and one-sided house signs are $10.

Also, those who have already ordered signs can pick them up at this time.

This will make your address easily identifiable.

For further information, call NSVRS at 757-539-6870.

Hollywood-Jericho Civic League

The Hollywood-Jericho Civic League will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 in the Sixth Street Baptist Church. Ethel Eley is the president. For more information, call 934-9236.

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.

Morgan Memorial Library

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

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,

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.