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Wednesday, Dec. 14

Suffolk City Council will hold a special meeting with members of the Virginia General Assembly at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Post P, Travelers Protective Association, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Ruritan Clubhouse, 1047 Nansemond Parkway. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m. All members are asked to bring a potential member. Call 934-0061.

The Woman’s Club of Windsor will judge homes decorated for the holidays beginning at 5 p.m. Those wishing to have their homes judged should leave their front lights on. Call 242-6795.

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: 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.

Lake Kilby Garden Club will meet at 2 p.m. at the home of Uli Chalkley, 203 S. Broad St. A musical program will be presented by Sarah Burford. Gifts will be exchanged as part of the Christmas celebration. Call 539-3505.

 Friday, Dec. 16

The Suffolk News-Herald office will be closed from noon until 2 p.m. for the newspaper’s annual Christmas party. The office will be open as usual before and after.

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.

Saturday, Dec. 17

The Nansemond County Training/Southwestern High School Alumni Association will meet at the Holland Community Center, located on Route 58, at 7 p.m.

J. Harold Faulk is president.

Sunday, Dec. 18

Hall Place Community Association will be judging holiday decorations on home exteriors and doors in the neighborhood. Awards will be given for both.

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 20

The regular monthly meeting of the Womens Club of Suffolk will be held at noon at Bunny’s Restaurant. Husbands or significant others are invited as this is our Christmas meeting. Entertainment will be provided by Taraleigh Burke. Cost of the meal is $7. Call 539-1307.”

The Suffolk Health Department will hold a free blood-pressure screening at Chorey Park Apartments, 804 W. Constance Road, from 2-3 p.m. in the main lobby.

Wednesday, Dec. 21

The Suffolk Health Department will hold a free blood pressure and diabetes screening at the Suffolk Senior Center, 350 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. until noon. Walk-ins will be welcome.

The Suffolk Health Department will hold a free blood pressure screening at Suffolk Towers, 181 N. Main St., from 203 p.m. in the main lobby.

Friday, Dec. 23

The Suffolk Health Department will be closed today.

Monday, Dec. 26

The Suffolk Health Department will be closed today.

The Smithfield Little Theatre is holding auditions for its Winter comedy production, “The Foreigner,” 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, “The Foreigner,” 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