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Thursday, Nov. 24

Tabernacle Christian Church, 1401 East Washington Street, is having Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come for an awesome time of worship and fellowship.

Transportation will be available for anyone needing a ride. Please call any of the participating churches by Monday, Nov. 21:

New Mount Joy Family Worship Center n 539-2931

Oak Grove Baptist Church n 539-8012

St. Paul RZUA Church n 934-9822

Southside Baptist Church n 539-6629

Tabernacle Christian Church n 539-7257

Friday, Nov. 25

East Suffolk High School’s Class of 1955 50-year reunion will be held today through Nov. 27 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Call Lillian Morings Willie 686-2639; Linwood Ledbetter 539-2003; Fannie Wright Mabry 539-4504; Helen Boyd Lewis 547-8792; or email Esh1955@aol.com.

Sunday, Nov. 27

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Brook Avenue, will have a kick off for the church’s 92nd and pastor Dr. John E. Jones’ 14th anniversaries at 4 p.m.

Guests will include Rev. Leroy Hill, Jr. and Ebenezer Baptist Church of Portsmouth.

Mineral Spring Baptist Church, Mineral Spring Road, celebrates its 133rd anniversary at 3 p.m.

Dr. Robert L. Barnes II, pastor, and Canaan Baptist Church will be special guests.

A special invitation is extended to former members and all friends to attend this glorious occasion.

The 10th anniversary of The Dynamic Tones will be celebrated at 5 p.m. at New Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 1000 County Street, Portsmouth.

Featured guests include Brothers in Christ, Singing Larks, Pearly Gates, Gospel Sensations, Determination, Dawson Town Community Choir, Ronnie Person, The Men of Praise, The Word Singers, and more.

Admission is free, call 539-3852 or 465-1733 for more information.

Monday, Nov. 28

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Brook Avenue, will be having a celebration commemorating the church’s 92nd and pastor Dr. John E. Jones’ 14th anniversaries at 7 p.m.

The guest will be Dr. Jerome L. Williams and New Testament Church Ministries of Portsmouth.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Brook Avenue, will be having a celebration commemorating the church’s 92nd and pastor Dr. John E. Jones’ 14th anniversaries at 7 p.m.

The guest will be Dr. James Edward III of Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church in Chesapeake.

The anniversary celebration will conclude Wednesday, Nov. 30 with a sing-a-rama.

Friday, Dec. 2

Santa will visit the Seaboard Railroad Train Station Museum on North Main Street from 6-7:30 p.m. Photos will be offered at $5 per child. Call 923-4750 for reservations.

Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 North Main Street, presents “Trilogy” today at noon for a 30 minute free concert and a soup and sandwich luncheon.

“Trilogy” will present a program of seasonal carols and songs.

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

For more information, call 539-8751.

Students in the former Booker T. Washington High School classes of 1968 and 1969 are invited to a meet-and-greet at Fire Mountain, on North Main Street, from 5 to 7 p.m. Call Gail Hinton Copeland, 539-3689, or June Bowers, 548-9220, for information.

Saturday, Dec. 3

White Poinsettia Celebration Weekend at White’s Old Mill Garden Center begins today and runs through Dec. 4. Free tram rides through the greenhouse will be available from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon until 4 p.m. Sunday. Santa will be there at the same times each day. Call 487-2300.

The Steppers of Joy, Praise Dancers of Pleaseant Union Baptist Church, 215 Webb Street, will host a Praise Dance Extravaganza from 1 to 5 p.m.

Praise dancers from area churches are invited to join in this praise worship.

Please call Minister Kenneth Goodman for more information, 934-3328.

Have lunch with Santa and Rudolph from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Wakefield Foundation, 100 Wilson Ave, Wakefield. Cost is $5 per person and two and younger are free.

Photos with Santa will be taken.

Tickets available at Wakefield Pharmacy, Kids Korner, Waverly Drug Store and Windsor Pharmacy. Reservations required. Call 899-2365 or 89-6005.

Learn the game of tennis or brush up on your skills in the park. This tennis clinic is for youth ages 5 to 15 and will be held at the Howard Mast Tennis Courts, 1401 N. Main St. The cost is $20 per person and the registration deadline is Nov. 30. Call 923-2366.

The 11th annual Battle of Great Bridge Celebration will be held today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 500 Callison Drive, Chesapeake. For information, call 382-6411.

Sunday, Dec. 4

Main Street United Methodist Church will hold a “Hanging of the Greens – Preparing God’s House” at 6:30 p.m. at 202 North Main Street.

Annette Montgomery, author of “The Black History Series: Suffolk,” will visit the Seaboard Railroad Train Station Museum on North Main Street from 1-3 p.m. Her book will be available that day.

The 11th annual Battle of Great Bridge Celebration will continue today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 500 Callison Drive, Chesapeake. For information, call 382-6411.

Monday, Dec. 5

“The Shoemaker,” performed by 40 Ukrainian orphans, will be presented at Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Suffolk Christian Church, 216 North Main St., will present a Christmas concert featuring Judy Fischer at the piano and Mary Huber at the organ at 4 p.m. Call 539-1025.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Laurel Garden Club will present “Creating a Hogarth Curve,” using fresh fruit, live berries, cones and greens at 10 a.m. at 1520 Woodspath Lane. Guest: Otis Owen. Exhibits: Class of the Day and Open Class. Call 238-3489.

Friday, Dec. 9

Apostolic Faith Churches of God Headquarters, 680 Oak St. Doors open at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. Early bird tickets $10, after that $15. Includes Dynamic Tones, Brothers in Christ, Southernaires.

St. Timothy Baptist Church, 1613 East Washington Street, is having “Pre Holiday Sing-A-Rama” today.

For more information, contact the church (934-1742), or Deacon and Deaconess Wilson (483-0657 or 513-7093).

A Christmas Cantata, “The King of Kings,” will be presented at Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, at 7 p.m. Nursery provided.

Saturday, Dec. 10

The Band Parents Association of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy will host its 18th Annual Breakfast with Santa 8:30-10:30 a.m. ( 2 separate seatings) at the school. Tickets: $5 per person, $3 to have photo taken with Santa. Everything is Santa’s Shopping Village is $2. Reservations required. Call 365-4434.

A Christmas Cantata, “The King of Kings,” will be presented at Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, at 6 p.m. Nursery provided.

Santa will visit the Seaboard Railroad Train Station Museum on North Main Street from 6-7:30 p.m. Photos will be offered at $5 per child. Call 923-4750 for reservations.

Thundercreek Bluegrass Band Music Show performs at the Ivor Municipal Building at 7 p.m.

The show is sponsored by the Ivor Volunteer Rescue Squad Ladies Auxiliary.

Admission is $8 adult, $4 children ages four to ten, free children three and under.

Sunday, Dec. 11

A Christmas Cantata, “The King of Kings,” will be presented at Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, at 6 p.m. Nursery provided.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

Elvis concert, at Southampton High School, 6:30 p.m. Tickets call Joan Bunn 654-6286.

Sunday Dec. 18

Main Street United Methodist Church will have a live nativity at 3:30 p.m. and a candlelight musical reception with Santa at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The church is at 202 North Main St.

A Christmas Breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. at Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road. Worship service is at 10:30 and includes a special program with puppets. Nursery provided.

A drive-through Christmas Panorama will be held at Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road today through Dec. 21 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 24

Main Street United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight communion at 5:30 p.m. (the Christmas Story for families) and 11 p.m. (traditional service.)

Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, will hold a Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 25

Main Street United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas service with worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and a Praise Connection at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 202 North Main St.

On-going

First aid/CPR/AED Instructor training at the Suffolk Chapter of the American Red Cross. Call Lisa Harrell 539-6645.

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

Contact Dion Scott

819-3518; e-mail myshizz@yahoo.com; or Darius Bailey 435-4617;

DaGrain2005@yahoo.com.

Teams are now forming for the Isle of Wight Relay For Life.

This year’s date is June 2 and 3, 2006, at Windsor High School.

For more information, log on to www.IOWRelay.org or contact Pat Rice (483-1748) or Tom Norris (357-7588).

Bennetts Creek Ruritan will be holding Turkey-Ham Shoots every Saturday through Nov. 26 at 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.

The Suffolk Volunteer Fire Co. Turkey Shoot runs through Nov. 19 on Friday and Saturday from 7-10 p.m., at Route 460 behind Oliver’s Auto (3624 Pruden Boulevard).

Suffolk High School Class of ’75 is looking for classmates for a reunion. Call Ann Ruffin 582-0155, Paquita Lawrence 535-4021, or Jackie Williams 376-2275

The John F. Kennedy High School Class of 1973 is planning a gala for its 33rd class reunion celebration.

Call Dr. Freddie J. Wiggins, 923-1006 or fax, 923-0566.

Crewmembers from the USS Rio Grande (AOG-3) are planning a reunion in Norfolk in the fall of 2006. Call Richard Hughes (480) 895-5611 or email at dichughes@robsoncom.net