Order of Eastern Star of Virginia meeting

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Order of Eastern Star of Virginia, P. H. A. Nansemond Chapter No. 31 will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Masonic Building on 168 Tyne Street.

For more information, call Edith Staton, worthy matron, at 934-0493.

55 Alive

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The Suffolk Chapter of the AARP will sponsor the 55 Alive driving class on September 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The class will be held at the Suffolk Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Broad and Constance.

The cost is $10.

Class size will be limited.

For additional information or to register, call Jeanne Banks, 539-6311.

Holland Bluegrass concert

The first ever Holland Bluegrass concert will be held in Holland next to the American Market on Friday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Edgar Atkins & Friends will be playing.

The event is free, just bring a lawn chair and enjoy some real good pickin’.

For more information, call Wendell Craig at 657-9099.

Girl Scout Fest 2005

Come join the fun at Girl Scout Fest 2005 on Saturday, Sept. 24, from noon to 4:00 p.m., at the ODU Constant Convocation Center.

Over 50 museum and community exhibits and hands-on activities will be there for the entire family.

Launch rockets with NASA, see Mad Science theater perform on stage, jump in a moonwalk and more.

Admission is $3 at the door; free for kids four and under.

No charge for parking.

The event is sponsored by NASA Langley Research Center at WB-TV 33. For more information, visit www.gsccc.org or call 547-4405.

Chuckatuck VFD Fish Fry

The Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department is having a fish fry on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $9 on the day of the event.

Filet of fish, potatoes, cole slaw, hush puppies and iced tea will be the fare.

Tickets are available through many ways: at Saunders Supply, Kelly’s Nursery, Kitty’s Beauty Salon, Fat Boys, Kirk Lumber Co., Farmers Feed and Seed, Bennett’s Creek Pharmacy, or by calling Tidewater Motorcycles (255-4200), Trophy World Inc. (595-7354), Aleck Winslow (255-4549 or 544-0919), or Vernon Gayle (255-4572 or 544-5839).

ESHS Class of ’56

East Suffolk High School class of 1956 will meet Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. at Fire Mountain to plan for their 50th reunion.

For more information, please call either 539-3795 or 934-1855.

King’s Fork Woman’s Club

The King’s Fork Woman’s Club will begin the new club year with a salad supper at King’s Fork Community House on Monday, September 26, at 6:30 p.m.

Sarah Willman will lead the devotional and Jeanne Banks and Pat McIntosh will serve as hostesses.

Members are requested to bring a salad for the supper. A monetary donation will be collected to purchase school supplies.

Help Wanted

The Suffolk Literacy Council needs volunteers to tutor adults in basic reading skills.

The next workshop is Sept. 26 and 27, and Oct. 3 and 4 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. each evening.

The workshops are held at Suffolk Christian Church at 216 North Main Street.

There is a $10 fee for books and materials.

To register or volunteer, call the Council’s office at 539-1524.

Chesapeake Bay Poets open-mic

Chesapeake Bay Poets will be holding an open-mic night at Java 149, 149 N. Main Street, Suffolk, at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30.

Poetry, acoustic, and stories will all provide an evening of entertainment.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 923-9928.

Whaleyville V. F. D. fish fry

The Whaleyville Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a fish fry Saturday, Oct. 1 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Cost is $6 per plate; eat in or take out.

Trout fillet, cole slaw, boiled potatoes and hush puppies will be served, along with a bake sale from the Women of Whaleyville United Methodist Church.

Tickets will be sold at the door, or see any V. F. D. member.

State Fair bus trip

St. Timothy Baptist Church is sponsoring a bus to the State Fair on Saturday, Oct. 1.

The bus will leave the church at 7:00 a.m. and leave from the fair at 6:00 p.m.

Cost is $30.

If interested in going, contact Deacon J. Wright at 538-0904 or Ms. Wright at 953-7862.

The church number is 934-1742.

Seating is limited.

Yard Sale

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Ivor Rescue Squad will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Ivor Rescue Squad building.

Tables are available for $10.

Breakfast and lunch will be available.

For more information, call either Joanne Joyner at 242-6929, or Sue Garner at 859-6436.

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 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

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 &uot;D&uot; Evans@

558-0411.

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.