Jan. 3

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Morgan Memorial Library will begin their Winter Session of Storytime Jan. 17.

Pre-registration is required and begins Jan. 3.

The schedule includes Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 9.

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A parent or guardian is required to stay with the child during the program.

For information, call 934-7686.

Toddlers (1 1/2 – 2 years old) at 9:30 a.m.

Preschool (3 – 5 years old) at 10 a.m.

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.

There will be pre-planning for the Freedom Fund Banquet which will be held in February, so all members are asked to attend.

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

Jan. 4

Laurel Garden Club is meeting at the home of Teddy Lacey, 8608 Viney Vista, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m.

The program will be &uot;Small Landscaping&uot; by Mary Swain.

Exhibits will be the Class of the Day, &uot;Funky Flowers&uot;, which will be an artificial floral arrangement of flowers and a container from Dollar Tree not to exceed $5, and an Open Class.

Arrangements will be judged by Cindy Manno and Dot Payne.

Exhibits will be judged by Jennifer Bradshaw and Judy Moger.

Jan. 17

The Saratoga-Philadelphia Civic League meeting will meet at 7 p.m. at Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Brook Ave.


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 instru-ctor 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 myshi-zz@yahoo.com; or Darius Bailey 435-4617;


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.

For information, 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 35th 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