Last meeting of the Booker T. Washington Alumni today

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 18, 2005

Booker T. Washington Alumni Associations final meeting will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Boosters Lodge on East Washington St.

This is the last meeting before the reunion July 8-10. For more information call 539-9359. Virginia Barnes is the president.

Parks and Recreation offering History Camp

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Have you ever wondered what Virginia was like when the first settlers arrived?

Suffolk Parks and Recreation is offering a camp that will allow participants to learn about local history through a series of

fieldtrips, including stops at Colonial Williamsburg, York Town Victory Center, and The Virginia War Museum.

History Camp takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27 – 30. The program is open to ages 10- 12. Suffolk residents pay a $40 fee and non residents pay $50. Registration will end June 23. For more information call 923-2360 or 923-3646

O.A.K. – Outdoor Adventure Kamps

For ages 6-10, this adventure camp takes place at Lone Star Lakes Lodge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 8 – 12.

Children will experience a plethora of outdoor activities. The fee is $40 for Suffolk residents and $50 for non- residents. There is a $10 sibling discount. Registration for this camp takes place at the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office and ends July 29, 2005.

Ages 11 – 15

This out door adventure camp also takes place at Lone Star Lakes Lodge with the exception of an overnight campout. Other portions of this camp focus on team building and canoeing.

The fee is $90 for Suffolk residents and $113 for non-residents. There is a $10 sibling discount.

Registration for this camp takes place at the Parks and Recreation administrative office and ends July 1.

Proof of date of birth, proof of residence, and a check or money order are required at the time of registration for both of these camps. For more information, call 923-2360 or 923-3646

Cow Pie Bingo

B-I-N-G-O! Try your luck at Cow Pie Bingo. The Suffolk chapter of the American Red Cross will host Suffolk’s first Cow Pie Bingo event.

The cow determines the winner by making a &uot;deposit&uot; on one of the squares. Chances on each square are sold for $10. Only 100 tickets will be sold. The winner will receive a gift basket of local certificates and items valued at over $600. The event will take place at the Suffolk Executive Airport at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Attendance is not mandatory to win. The winner will be awarded a gift basket of local certificates and gift items valued at over $600.

Tickets can be purchased at the Suffolk Visitor’s Center by calling 539-6645.

Hero Hoe Down

Tired of traffic, crowded malls and hurried days? Join the Suffolk chapter of the American Red Cross from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at the Suffolk Executive Airport for our first annual Hero Hoe Down. The menu will include barbecue, cole slaw, baked beans, roll and soda.

Entertainment will be provided by local musician Jason Swain, the Peanut City Cloggers and KlownTown Entertainment. Tickets to the event are $15 for adults and $10 for children and includes meal and all entertainment and activities.

Tickets are available at the Suffolk Visitors Center or by calling 539-6645.

Charter Communications to present

Stars and Stripes Spectacular

Celebrate Independence Day at the Stars and Stripes Spectacular presented by Charter Communications on the banks of the Nansemond River on Monday July 4th from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Entrance to the Constant’s Wharf Park and Marina is free and open to the public and the children’s area with fun, games and prizes is $5 per child. Jason Swain and Island Boy will perform. Cold beverages and snacks will be available. A fireworks display begins at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 923-2360.

Water Safety Day at Cypress Pool

The Suffolk chapter of the American Red Cross will be sponsoring their annual Water Safety Day from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, June 24 at the Cypress Park Swimming Pool located on Oregon/Arizona Avenue in Suffolk.

This free fun-filled day will host a variety of activities for the entire family. Options include KidCare ID (Parent or Guardian must be present for child to receive ID), blood pressure screening, live dive team show, a life jacket relay, free hot dogs and drinks. Certified lifeguards will be on duty.

For more information about Water Safety Day or other programs offered by the American Red Cross, call Lisa Harrell at 539-6645.

Summer Reading and Math Enrichment Program

The Zeta Epsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is sponsoring its 24th Summer Reading and Math Enrichment Program. The program will be held weekdays at Booker T. Washington Elementary School beginning Tuesday, June 21-30 from 9 a.m. to noon. This program is open to youth that are currently enrolled in grades K-5.

The overall objective of the program is to provide opportunities for students to engage in reading and math activities for enjoyment, enlightenment and enrichment.

Program activities will include comprehension skills, vocabulary skills, recreational reading, creative expressions (oral and written) storytelling, art expression, educational games, computation, and problem solving. There will be presentations from various resource persons and a cookout on June 25. The program is free. Call 657-6313 or 934-1514 for more information. Children can be registered at the Booker T. Washington program site.

Saratoga, Philadelphia Civic League to meet

The Saratoga and Philadelphia Civic League will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lakeview Baptist Church, 635 Brook Ave. The president is Wayne Mitchell. For more information , call 739-0905.

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. Call 923-2367 for details.