Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 27, 2005
The Suffolk Literacy Council needs volunteers to tutor adults in basic reading skills.
The next workshop is Oct. 3 and 4 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each evening.
The workshops are held at Suffolk Christian Church at 216 North Main Street.
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There is a $10 fee for books and materials.
To register or volunteer, call the Council’s office at 539-1524.
The Suffolk Substitute Teachers Association will have an informative meeting Thursday, Sept. 29 at John F. Kennedy Middle School’s library at 3:00 p.m.
For more information, call Dr. Freddie J. Wiggins, president, at 923-1006.
Oakdale, Pierce’s Park
and Magnolia Civic League
The Oakdale, Pierce’s Park and Magnolia Civic League will meet Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church.
For more information, call Sylvester Jones, president, at 539-3279.
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 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.
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 6:00 p.m.
Autumn Care of Suffolk will be having its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The festival will include a car show, blood pressure screenings, raffles, arts and crafts, baked goods, collectibles, face painting, and much more.
All proceeds will go to residents funding.
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.
Laurel Garden Club
The Laurel Garden Club is having a &uot;Plant Swap&uot; program Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 1517 Woodspath Lane with Peggy Shaw and Marilyn Steele as hostesses.
Bring two or more plants (house or perennial).
Exhibits will be &uot;Colors of Fall,&uot; which will be fall flowers in a pumpkin or pumpkin container with foliage; and an Open Class.
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 &uot;Brent and Becky’s Bulbs&uot; and it is sponsored by the Suffolk Garden Council.
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.
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.
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 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
The location is on Route 460 behind Oliver’s Auto (3624 Pruden Boulevard).
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 &uot;All you can Eat Pig Pickin’&uot; 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.
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.
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@firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.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@
The year is almost gone and we really need to hurry.
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.