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Saturday, Dec. 3

Suffolk’s annual Christmas parade begins at 7 p.m.

Recording artist Prof. Timothy Wright of Brooklyn, NY will be performing at New Gospel Temple Church in Whaleyville at 7 p.m.

Join Supt. Gerald Goodman and enjoy an end of the year, “Gospel Burst.”

The event is free.

There is also a need for 100+ voices for a mass workshop for Wright.

Workshop rehearsal is from noon to 3 p.m. and costs $7, including lunch.

For more information, call Tracy Jones at 986-4565.

The Suffolk Museum, 118 Bosley Ave., will hold art demonstrations and holiday music from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Call 923-2371.

Riddicks Folly, 510 N. Main St., will host a “History in a House” from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Call 934-1390.

The Red Thread Studio, 153 W. Washington St., will host homemade gifts by regional artists from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Call 923-9832.

Shooting Star Gallery, 118 N. Main St., will host its 10th Annual Holiday Open House, featuring Kacey Carneal, Brenda Wright and introducing Cary Ragland from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Call 934-085.

The East Suffolk High School Alumni Association will meet at 1 p.m. at the East Suffolk Complex on South 6th Street. Call 986-2322 for information.

Providence United Methodist Church, 3109 Providence Road, will conduct its December Citrus Fruit Sale as part of its fund-raising activities.

Fresh naval oranges, grapefruit, and tangerines will be available.

For information or to place an order (by Dec. 5) call 934-9263.

The Building Committee of Greater First Baptist Church will sell pork and chicken yock from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The price is $5 a box.

To place an order or for delivery, call the church at 539-0032.

There will be a salted herring fish breakfast at Sixth Street Baptist church, 324 Goodman Street, from 7 a.m. to noon.

It is sponsored by the Building Fund Committee.

For more information, call Ethel Eley, 539-6232.

The Steppers of Joy, Praise Dancers of Pleasant 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.

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.

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 appreciation dinner in recognition of Elect Lady Pauline Copeland scheduled for Dec. 3 at Lakeland High School has been postponed.

A future date will be announced and all previously purchased tickets will be honored.

Contact Brenda Savage at 539-0310 for information.

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

Riddicks Folly, 510 N. Main St., will host a “History in a House” from 1-5 p.m. The event features the Suffolk Christian Church Hand Bell Choir at 2 p.m. Call 934-1390.

The Suffolk Museum, 118 Bosley Ave., will hold art demonstrations and holiday music from 1-5 p.m. Call 923-2371.

The Red Thread Studio, 153 W. Washington St., will host homemade gifts by regional artists from 1-5 p.m. Call 923-9832.

Shooting Star Gallery, 118 N. Main St., will host its 10th Annual Holiday Open House, featuring Kacey Carneal, Brenda Wright and introducing Cary Ragland from 1-6 p.m. Call 934-085.

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.

In recognition of her many contributions to the church and local community, Greater Sweet Beulah Apostolic Church will celebrate Elect Lady Pauline Copeland during an appreciation service at 5:00 p.m., 137 Maple Street, Suffolk.

Dr. Norvice G. Sellers, First Lady of Mount Tabor Church of God In Christ, Smithfield, will be guest speaker.

All are invited to share this time of celebration.

A reception will immediately follow the service.

For more information call Brenda Savage (530-0310) or Sherry Goodman (538-0908).

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.

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.

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.

The East Suffolk Federated Civic League will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the STOP Training Center at 125 Tynes Street.

The Suffolk Health Department is holding a free screening for blood pressure and diabetes from 8 a.m. to noon at the Department’s headquarters, 1217 North Main Street.

Cholesterol screenings will be available for $10.

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

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

The executive committee will meet at 6 p.m.

For more information, call President Charles Christian at 539-6760.

Lakeview Heights Garden Club will hold its December meeting at noon at 318 Sherwood Drive, in the form of a Christmas salad luncheon.

Horticultural specimens and arrangements should be there by 11:30.

Bring a gift for the Chinese exchange.

Virginia University’s spring registration will be held Dec. 6 and 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Pleasant Union Baptist Church, 215 Webb Street.

Call Dr. Naomi P. Chambers at 934-0191 for registration appointments.

It is fully accredited by TRACS.

For more information log on to www.vuonline.us.

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.

Thursday, Dec. 8

Virginia University’s spring registration will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Pleasant Union Baptist Church, 215 Webb Street.

Call Dr. Naomi P. Chambers at 934-0191 for registration appointments.

It is fully accredited by TRACS.

For more information log on to www.vuonline.us.

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).

The Nansemond Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Dennis’ Restaurant, 3356 Western Branch Boulevard, Chesapeake.

Guest speaker will be Will Moore, Project Archeologist for the William and Mary Center for Archeological Research.

His program will be, “The Pasquotank Site: Description and Analysis of a Paleoindian Tool Assemblage from the North Carolina Coastal Plain.”

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.

There will be a shopping trip to Reading, PA leaving at St. Paul RZUA at 4:30 p.m. and Victory Crossing at 5 p.m.

The cost for the trip is $35.

For more information, call Vernetta Mason at 538-1006.

An original play, “Christmas in Recovery…Continues” will be presented at Bethlehem Christian Church, 312 Bute Street at 5 p.m.

This is the sequel to “Christmas in Recovery” which was presented in 2003.

The characters are being portrayed by various members of the church.

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.

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.

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.

Metropolitan Baptist Church will be having a Christmas Gala at 6:15 p.m.

The affair is black tie.

It is sponsored by the Missionary Ministry of the church.

Providence United Methodist Church, 3109 Providence Road, will be presenting their children and youth’s musical program, “Christmas Joy” at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 13

The Louise Obici Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host a purse sale in the hospital’s classrooms, C and D, located on the garden level. The sale starts at 7 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. each day. The event is open to the public. Enjoy discounts up to 70 percent off retail prices on brand name items. Wallets, mini bags and small leather goods will be included. A wide variety of brief cases and luggage will also be available. Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard will be accepted. Call 934-4789.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

The Louise Obici Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host a purse sale in the hospital’s classrooms, C and D, located on the garden level. The sale starts at 7 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. each day. The event is open to the public. Enjoy discounts up to 70 percent off retail prices on brand name items. Wallets, mini bags and small leather goods will be included. A wide variety of brief cases and luggage will also be available. Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard will be accepted. Call 934-4789.

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

The Suffolk Christian Women’s Connection is sponsoring its Christmas Brunch at 9 a.m. at Hilton Garden Inn. Cost is $13.95. Complimentary nursery. For reservations, call 539-4675 or 539-3898.

 

Friday, Dec. 16

New Paul’s Temple Bible School classes will be having a Christmas program, “In Heaven’s Eyes” at 7 p.m. at the church located at 720 Hosier Road.

For more information, call Janie Gates at 934-7934.

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.

Providence United Methodist Church, 3109 Providence Road, will present the Adult Choir Christmas Cantata, “One Small Child” at 7 p.m. followed by a reception.

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.

Monday, Dec. 26

The Smithfield Little Theatre is holding auditions for its Winter comedy production, &uot;The Foreigner,&uot; at 7:30 p.m.  Auditions are at the theatre at 210 N. Church Street (next to the Smithfield Center).   There are five adult male roles and two adult female roles, various ages. For more information go to smithfieldlittletheatre.com or phone director Jeannette Chapman at 357-4014.

Tuesday, Dec. 27

The Smithfield Little Theatre is holding auditions for its Winter comedy production, &uot;The Foreigner,&uot; at 7:30 p.m.  Auditions are at the theatre at 210 N. Church Street (next to the Smithfield Center).   There are five adult male roles and two adult female roles, various ages. For more information go to smithfieldlittletheatre.com or phone director Jeannette Chapman at 357-4014.

On-going

Local chiropractor Dr. Charles L. O’Dea, located at 416 Market St., is offering free stress screenings in exchange for a new toy that will be donated to Toys for Tots.

Call 539-2234 to make an appointment.

The Suffolk Citywide Martin Luther King Day Celebration Committee is accepting applications for the 2006 I Have a Dream Award. It is presented annually to a group or individual working to fulfill the ideals of the slain civil rights leader. The award will be presented to the recipient at the annual citywide celebration event on Jan. 16, 2006. Applications can be gotten from the Rev. Dr. Mark A. Croston, P.O. Box 1834, Suffolk, 23439; by calling 539-3324, or via e-mail at eebcmac@aol.com. Completed applications must be returned by Jan. 4, 2006.

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.

Sentara Home Care Hospice Program is currently seeking volunteers to share their time and talents with patients and families in the Suffolk area.

Giving just a few hours to be a companion, run an errand, or send a card can make a difference in the lives of others.

To learn more, contact Sharon Royster MSW, volunteer coordinator, at 224-4835 or slroyster@sentara.com.

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 35rd 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