Disc Golf Opens at Bennett’s Creek Park

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 26, 2005

To celebrate its grand opening, the Suffolk Department of Parks and Recreation and the CAN-I Disc Golf Club will hold a ribbon cutting today at 10 a.m. for the new disc golf course at Bennett’s Creek Park.

A tournament will follow the ribbon cutting.

The state of the art course was designed and built by a joint partnership between Suffolk Parks and Recreation and the CAN-I Disc Golf Club and meets all current Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) standards. The course measures 4,440 feet using the Recreation Tees, 5,441 feet from the Advanced Tees, and 6,554 feet from the Professional Tees. The course is free and open to the public.

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For more information, call the Parks and Recreation office at 923-2360.

Cow Pie Bingo today

The Suffolk chapter of the American Red Cross will host Suffolk’s first Cow Pie Bingo event at 3 p.m. today at the Suffolk Executive Airport.

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. 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 may be purchased at Suffolk Visitor’s Center of by calling 539-6645.

JFK Class of ’75

The John F. Kennedy High School Class of 1975 will be having their class reunion at 1 p.m. today at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 2535 E. Washington St., Suffolk. Call 539-4450 or 875-1791 for more information.

Nansemond Parkway Civic League

The Nansemond Parkway Civic League will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3667 Nansemond Parkway. Call 539-2548 for more information.

Summer Reading and Math 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 on weekdays at Booker T. Washington Elementary School through June 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. If interested, call 657-6313 or 934-1514. Children can be registered at the Booker T. Washington program site.

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. Monday-Thursday 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.

Storytime at the Station

Through Aug. 11, the Suffolk Seaboard Station, Railroad Museum, is presenting Storytime at the Station. Children ages 3-8 can participate. Join Whiskers and friends every Thursday. Ages 3,4 and 5 (15 children maximum), can hear stories from 10:15 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.; for ages 6-8, 11-11:30 a.m. (15 maximum in a group). Reservations are required. The cost is $2 per visit. Call the Seaboard Station at 923-4750 to reserve space.

L. D. Britt M.D. Scholarship Fund

The L. D. Britt M. D. Scholarship Fund Committee is seeking applicants (individuals and non-profit organizations) for its 2005 Community Service Award. Applications can be obtained by calling 473-3568 for more information.

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. The reading program runs now through Aug. 13.Call 934-7686 for more information.

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 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

presents Stars and Stripes

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 and games and prizes is only $5 per child. Jason Swain and Island Boy will perform. Cold beverages and snacks will be available. Don’t forget to stay around for the fantastic fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 923-2360.

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.

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.

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. 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 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

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.