Pet food donations at KFHS

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 30, 2005

King’s Fork High School is asking all people attending the Friday night Homecoming football game at KFHS between Nansemond River and King’s Fork to bring donations of canned pet food.

The donations will be given to PETA to be taken to Texas and Louisiana animal shelters to care for rescued pets in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Chesapeake Bay Poets open-mic

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Chesapeake Bay Poets will be holding an open-mic night at Java 149, 149 N. Main Street, Suffolk, at 7 p.m. tonight.

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.

Keeping the Bees

Robert Schwartz will be speaking about honeybees and the challenges they are facing to survive in this country at Courthouse Galleries, 420 High Street, Portsmouth, on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.

Schwartz is a beekeeper in Suffolk and is President of the Tidewater Beekeeper’s Association.

He will have live honeybees, plus some samples from his apiary, with him Sunday.

Biscuits from Olde Town Bakery will be offered for sampling Schwartz’s honey.

The program is free, open to the public, and in conjunction with the exhibit Flora & Fauna, on view until Oct. 30.

Suffolk Health Department events

The Suffolk Health Department is holding free blood pressure and diabetes screenings Monday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. until noon at their building, 1217 N. Main Street.

Cholesterol screenings will be available for $10.

Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the College Drive Wal-mart, the Suffolk Health Department will be having free blood pressure screenings.

Fall Festival

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 to 7 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 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.

Pughsville Civic League

The Pughsville Civic League will be meeting Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church.

For more information, call Wyne White, president, at 934-9236.

Help Wanted

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.

There is a $10 fee for books and materials.

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

Nansemond-Suffolk NAACP

The Nansemond-Suffolk Branch NAACP will meet Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the East Suffolk Community Center, 134 South Sixth Street at 7 p.m.

The executive committee will meet at 6 p.m.

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.

Turkey-Ham Shoots

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 p.m.

Yard Sale

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Ivor Rescue Squad will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. until 1 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 p.m. until 10 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.

Shrine Club fish fry

The Suffolk Shrine Club will be holding their Famous Fish Fry on Sunday, October 23, 2005 from 1 to 5 p.m. Eat in or Take out. Price is $7 per person and children eight years and under are free.

The Suffolk Shrine Club is located at 500 Elizabeth Street, Suffolk.

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

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, or Phillissia (Robertson) Clinton at 484-0353,

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.

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.

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.