Walk-a-Thon at King’s Fork HS

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 15, 2005

The Suffolk Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will sponsor its annual Walk-a-Thon on Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to noon, at King’s Fork High School, Suffolk.

Drinking water and juice will be available for participants.

The theme is &uot;It’s Time to Make Great Strides&uot; for Project Walking Fete.

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The purpose of the walk-a-thon is to promote better health and to raise funds to support and conduct activities beneficial to the community.

This year’s local activity will target displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina who are residing in Suffolk.

A portion of the funds will be used to support projects of the organization’s National Foundation.

For more information, contact the walk-a-thon’s Coordinator, Link Marvia Goode, at 657-9827.

Elks’ herring breakfast

The Suffolk Elks’ Lodge on Constance Road is holding a herring breakfast Saturday, Oct. 15 from 8 to 10 a.m.

Meals are $5 a piece and are eat-in or take-out.

BTW Alumni Association

The Booker T. Washington Alumni Association will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Morgan Memorial Library on West Washington Street.

The Board of Directors will meet at noon.

Roland Wilson is acting president.

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!

Nansemond County Training/Southwestern High alumni

The Nansemond County Training/South-western High School Alumni Association meeting will be held at the Southwestern Elementary School Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

J. Harold Faulk is president.

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.

NSU Alumni Association meeting

The Suffolk Chapter of the NSU Alumni Association will meet Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at Paul D. Camp Community College, Kenyon Road.

Jennifer Baker is president.

For information, call 539-9407.

Saratoga and Philadelphia

Civic League meeting

The Saratoga and Philadelphia Civic League will meet Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Lakeview Baptist Church, 635 Brook Avenue.

Gail Turner, an executive counselor for Carver Memorial Cemetery, will be speaking concerning the cemetery; come out and hear the facts concerning Carver Memorial Cemetery.

For more information, call Rev. Wayne Mitchell, president, at 539-1621.

AARP meeting

The Suffolk Chapter of the AARP is meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18 at their new location, the Open Door Church, 816 King’s Fork Road.

The meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. with socialization, and the main meeting starts at 11 a.m.

The featured speaker will be Diane Sinclair, Social Security specialist.

The subject will be &uot;Social Security, Our Future, Our Fight.&uot;

Lunch will be served, a small contribution is asked; also, don’t forget Autumn Care items.

NAACP Sheriff’s Candidates Forum

The Nansemond-Suffolk Branch of the NAACP will hold a Sheriff’s Candidates Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at the East Suffolk Community Center.

The general public is invited to come out and hear from the candidates.

NFIB Hampton Roads Area Action Council

NFIB Hampton Roads Area Action Council, featuring Delegate John Cosgrove, NFIB/Virginia State Director Gordon Dixon, and McGuireWoods Senior Vice President Steve Horton, is being held Tuesday, Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spring Hill Suites, 6350 Newtown Road, Norfolk.


Learn more about eminent domain, the death tax and the gubernatorial campaign.

$15 per person includes lunch.

Business casual attire.

To register, call Jennifer Hatten at (866) 798-4578.

Suffolk Health Department events

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

Wednesday, 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.

Also, there will be free blood pressure screenings at Suffolk Towers Apartments from 2 to 3 p.m.

Suffolk Retired Teachers meeting

Suffolk Retired Teachers will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Nansemond River High School.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting follows at 10 a.m.

Representatives from AARP will be present to discuss Medicare Part D.

The Brass Ensemble from Nansemond River will be on the program.

For more information, call Gloria J. Colbert at 334-1946.

Lake Kennedy Civic League

Lake Kennedy Civic League will meet Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at Tabernacle Christian Church, 1401 East Washington Street.

The guest speaker will be Selena Cuffee-Glenn, the newly-appointed Suffolk Assistant City Manager.

For more information, call Eddie L. Hicks at 539-2677.

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.

&uot;Early Views of the Yucatan Peninsula&uot;

The Nansemond Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 at Dennis’ Restaurant, 3356 Western Branch Blvd. in Chesapeke.

The meeting is open to the public.

Chapter members Preston and Sharon Cross will give the program entitled, &uot;Early Views of the Yucatan Peninsula.&uot;

They will show slides and discuss archeological features of the Maya culture of Mexico and Central American; visiting sites such as Chichen-Itza, Palenque, El Tajin, Uxmal and Tulum.

Poetry Reading at Java 149

Chesapeake Bay Poets is holding open-mic night Friday, Oct. 21 at Java 149 on North Main Street at 7 p.m. The evening is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Jeff at 923-9928.

Ruritan Pancake Breakfast

The Eastover Wilroy Ruritan Club is holding a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 22 from 6:30 a.m. to noon at the Wilroy Eastover Club House located behind Wilroy Baptist Church.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

The breakfast is pancakes, linked sausage, apples and tea or coffee.

We will also have a sweet table with homemade pies, cookies and brownies available for purchase.

Please come and support us as all money goes back into the community.

For more information, or for delivery, please call Dale Manns at 934-8230 or 620-9604.

Girl Scout Food Drive

Girl Scouts throughout the area will be collecting food from doorsteps between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Oct. 22 to support area food banks.

Place bagged, non-perishable food items on doorsteps by 9 a.m. and the Girl Scouts will do the rest.

Find a collection bacg in the Sunday, Oct. 16 edition of The Virginian-Pilot, or use any bag and mark it &uot;Girl Scout Food Drive.&uot;

If your doorstep is missed, you may bring food donations to any Farm Fresh store through the remainder of October and November.

For more information, call the Girl Scouts at 547-4405.

Meet Spider-Man

Come meet favorite costumed characters at the Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth Saturday, Oct. 22 from 8 to 10 a.m.

Ticket prices are $5 per child, $8 per adult and tickets are available at Farm Fresh Ticketmaster locations.

Ticket prices include all day admission into the museum and a continental cold breakfast with Kellogg’s cereals.

Spider-Man will appear on a first come basis for autograph and/or Polaroid photo opportunities for an additional donation.

Other characters include Tony the Tiger, Peter Pan, Tinkerbelle, Wizard of Oz characters, Beauty and the Beast, Care Bear, and more.

For more information, visit www.farmfreshmarkets.com or call 1-800-280-6726.

All proceeds will go to the Farm Fresh Charitable Foundation.

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.

Woman’s Club of Suffolk meeting

The Woman’s Club of Suffolk, Inc. will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 25 at noon at Bunny’s Restaurant.

The program will be an &uot;Update on the Suffolk Cultural Center&uot; presented by Mrs. Betsy Brothers from the Historical Society.

The cost of the meal is $7.

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.

&uot;Beauty and the Beast&uot;

The Smithfield Little Theatre will perform Disney’s &uot;Beauty and the Beast&uot; for four weekends beginning Thursday, Oct. 27 through Saturday, Nov. 19.

Performances will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., and Sunday afternoon matinees on Oct. 30th, Nov. 6th and Nov. 13th at 2:30 p.m.

Director is Peter Natale.

Tickets are $12 and may be reserved by calling the box office at 357-7338.

For information by email: contact@smithfieldlittletheatre.com

New Jerusalem Holiness bus trip

New Jerusalem Holiness Church, Carrsville, will be sponsoring a bus trip to Holy Land, USA on Saturday, Oct. 29.

The fare is $40.

Come and enjoy the day with us.

Contact Lois Slaughter at 539-3590 for more information.

D.A.R. &uot;Building the Flag&uot;

The Constantia Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Thursday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at Village at Wood’s Edge in Franklin.

Mrs. Carlton Cutchin and Mrs. George Forbes will be hostesses.

Mr. Floyd Gilbert will present the program, &uot;Building the Flag&uot; which is a patriotic program depicting the various stages of the development of the American flag.

For more information, call Bobbie Chapman at 539-7138.

Suffolk Literacy Council workshop

The Suffolk Literacy Council (SLC) recently received a grant from the Virginia Literacy Foundation to establish a tutoring program to teach English to speakers of other languages.

An ESL (English as a second language) workshop for tutors is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Suffolk Christian Church.

Mary Burleson, the ESL Coordinator for Peninsula Reads will be presenting the workshop.

A box lunch will be served.

People who are interested in learning how to tutor ESL students should contact the SLC office at 539-1524 for more information or to register.

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.

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@


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 John F. Kennedy Class of 1973 is planning a gala for its class reunion.

Call Dr. Freddie J. Wiggins for more information at 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.

Action, Inc. after school program

Children enrolled in grades K-7 are eligible to enroll in the After School Homework Assistance/Tutorial Program at East Suffolk Community Center.

The program is held Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

For additional information, please call the center at 934-8561.

LHS Class of 1996

The Lakeland High School Class of 1996 is planning for its 10-year class reunion.

For more information and to give suggestions, contact Dion Scott (by phone 819-3518, by e-mail myshizz@yahoo.com) or Darius Bailey (by phone 435-4617, by e-mail DaGrain2005@yahoo.com).

Immediate contact is requested.

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.

Forest Glen HS ’86 needs YOU

We are trying to plan a 20-year class reunion for 2006.

Please contact the following people if interested; Anthony Reid (460-2651), Felicia Boone Stokley (539-5944 or f.stokley@charter.net), Karen Clark Dalesandro (471-6074), or Dana Huddle Weaver (657-6695).