Suffolk Health Department events

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 4, 2005

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.

Monday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the main lobby of the Chorey Park Apartments, there will be free blood pressure screenings.

Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Suffolk Senior Center, 350 N. Main Street, there will be free blood pressure and diabetes screenings.


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Also on the 19th, there will be free blood pressure screenings at Suffolk Towers Apartments from 2 to 3 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.

Concert and luncheon

Main Street United Methodist Church presents James E. Derr, organist, for a concert and luncheon at noon on Friday, Oct. 7 at noon.

The concert, lasting 30 minutes, is free and followed by a soup and sandwich luncheon in the fellowship hall.

Donations for lunch ($5 suggested) will benefit the Organ Fund.

Derr has been serving Trinity Episcopal Church in Portsmouth since 1985.

As an organist and conductor, he has appeared in concert throughout the U. S., Canada, and England.

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.

South Suffolk/Pleasant Hill Civic League

The South Suffolk/Pleasant Hill Civic League will meet Monday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. at the St. Paul RZUA Church, 615 Spruce Street.

This meeting is the membership drive.

Your support is needed.

For more information, call Eleanor Clark, president, at 539-5601 or 539-8392.

Skeetertown Civic League

The Skeetertown Civic League will meet Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the New First Baptist Church on Hosier Road.

A revision of the constitution will be discussed.

New membership is welcome.

For more information, call Randy Skeeter, president, at 539-4041.

East Suffolk Gardens Civic League

The East Suffolk Gardens Civic League will meet Thursday, Oct. 13 in Tabernacle Christian Church’s fellowship hall.

For more information, call William H. Goodman, president, at 539-0726.

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.

Apple Fest

Magnolia United Methodist Church, 1764 Wilroy Road, will hold its annual Apple Fest Saturday, Oct. 22.

Please call the church at 538-8552 for information and order forms.

Orders and payments must be received by Oct. 14.

The office is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Orders may be placed by mail or by bring the order, with payment, to the church between 2 and 6 p.m.

Orders will be available for pick up on Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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).

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.

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.

Fall Celebration

Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 North Main Street, is having their Fall Celebration and &uot;Get to Know You&uot; Harvest Hoedown on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The celebration features a pig pickin’, the Peanut City Cloggers, the Bluegrass Projects Band, and children’s activities.

All Are Welcome!

Junto Woman’s Club luncheon meeting

The Junto Woman’s Club, a member of GFWC Virginia, will hold a luncheon meeting at noon on Monday, Oct. 17 in St. John’s Parish Hall.

The cost is $8.

The guest speaker will be Donna Pittman from the Red Cross.

The executive board will meet at 11 a.m. prior to the business meeting at St. John’s.

AARP 55 Alive

The Junto Woman’s Club, a member of GFWC Virginia, will sponsor an AARP 55 Alive course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20 and 21 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center.

The instructor will be John Cramer and the cost is $10.

The program is designed to improve road safety by helping drivers become more aware of factors that can affect their ability to drive as they get older.

For reservations, please call 238-3578 or 238-2850.

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.