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Monday, Jan. 16

The Suffolk Health Department is closed.

The West End Civic League will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Oxford United Methodist Church (use the South Broad Street entrance).

David Freeman, director of Neighborhood Development Services, will speak. A representative from the Suffolk Police Department has also been invited to attend and speak. The meeting is open to the public, and residents are encouraged to attend and find out what is happening in their neighborhood. Call 934-1648 or 377-8816.

The Nansemond County Training Southwestern High School Alumni will meet at 7 p.m. at the Holland Community Center on U.S. 58. Final plans for the Grand Reunion ’06 will be discussed. It is to be held July 29 and 30. Call 934-1624, or 657-6179. You may also e-mail to ecopeland6179@charter.net

The Suffolk City Wide Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee is sponsoring a program to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King.

The program will be held at Lakeland High School.

Keynote speaker will be Dr. Kim Brown of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in Chesapeake.

The program will begin at 11 a.m.

The public is invited to attend.

The Junto Woman’s Club will hold a luncheon meeting at noon in St. John’s Parish Hall. Cost: $8. Guest speaker: Joe Barlow, talking about the Hobie Scholarship. The executive board will meet at 11 a.m. Call 538-1771.

Rally in Richmond to demonstrate support for the Chesapeake Bay and visit legislators sitting on various committees regarding the health of the Bay. Call H.J. Miller, 539-9290 to sign up.

The Zeta Archonettes, of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, will host the Fourth Annual Redeem the Dream Step Show at 2 p.m. at the Philippine Cultural Center, 4857 Baxter Road in Virginia Beach.

The Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc., and Tidewater Community College are sponsoring the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Community Leaders’ Breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Norfolk. Tickets are $30. Call 627-0864.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

The Suffolk Chapter of the AARP will hold a meeting at 10:30 a.m. at Open Door Church, 216 King’s Fork Road.

The main meeting begins at 11 a.m.

Members are asked to bring items for the White Elephant Auction and to bring items for Autumn Care.

Lunch will be provided.

The Suffolk Chapter of the American Cancer Society has scheduled a Kickoff Breakfast for Suffolk’s Rockin’ Relay for Life at 7 a.m. at the Hilton Gardens Hotel on Constance Road. All Team Captains and anyone interested learning more about the Relay for Life are invited to attend.

Please RSVP to 852-4111 by Friday, Jan. 13. Alice Wichman will be the featured speaker.

The Rockin’ Relay for Life will be held on Friday, May 19, 2006,

from 7:00 pm-through Saturday, May 20, 2006. Mayor Bobby Ralph will be the Honorary Chair for the event.

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

The Isle of Wight Relay committee chair monthly meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Benn’s United Methodist Church, 14571 Benn’s Church Boulevard, Smithfield.

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

The Suffolk Health Department will offer free blood pressure screening from 2-3 p.m. at Chorey Park Apartments at 804 W. Constance St.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

The Suffolk Health Department will offer free blood pressure and diabetes screenings from 10 a.m. until noon at the Suffolk Senior Center, 250 N. Main St.

The Suffolk Health Department will offer free blood pressure screening from 2 to 3 p.m. at Suffolk Towers Apartments, 181 N. Main St.

The Entrepreneurs Forum of Hampton Roads is holding an event entitled, “Entrepreneur Issues in Retailing” at the Troutman Sanders LLP Town Center, 222 Central Park Avenue, Virginia Beach at 6 p.m.

Confirmed speakers include, Robert Camlin of Retail Alliance, Todd Rath of Rock Bottom Golf, Doug Stuver of Norfolk Florist and Bill Young of Taste Unlimited.

Admission is $5, parking is free; seating is limited.

RSVP to 687-7500 or kathleen.ahearn@troutmansanders.com.

The Christian Women’s Connection

presents a Midwinter Brunch at 9 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. Cost: $13.95. Complimentary nursery provided. Call 539-4675 or 539-3898 by Jan. 16.

Thursday, Jan. 19

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

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

The Baltimore Civic League will meet at 7 p.m. at R.W. Baker and Company, Constantia House, 509 West Washington Street.

For more information, call Joanne Davis at 539-6259.

Friday, Jan. 20

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 Donnie Sadler, Field Archeologist for Archeological Solutins, Inc.

He will present a program detailing recent investigations and excavations at Fort Norfolk prior to new construction in that area.

 

Saturday, Jan. 21

The Suffolk Art League will hold an evening of dinner and dancing, featuring Investment, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. RSVP no later than Jan. 14 at 925-0448. Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members.

Tidewater Genealogical Society will meet at the Earl Gregg Swem Library of the College of William and Mary. Guest speaker: Merle A. Kimball, serials and preservation librarian for local and family history will present an introduction to and show how to use the online catalog and equipment and then lead a tour of the Swem Library. Carpooling available at 9 a.m. at library parking lot, located in the 1884 Courthouse, 14415 Old Courthouse Way in the Denbigh area of Newport News. Visitors are welcome. Refreshments available at 10 a.m., the meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. For additional info see the TGS web site at www.rootsweb.com/~vatgs or call the TGS Library at 988-1055.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

The city will hold a community briefing on the comprehensive plan at 7 p.m. at Lakeland High School auditorium. The school is located at 214 Kenyon Road.

The Chronic Pain Support Group will hold a meeting to discuss “What’s new in managing chronic pain and fibromyalgia,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in classrooms A&B at Obici Hospital.

Thursday, Jan. 26

The city will hold a community briefing on the comprehensive plan at 7 p.m. at Nansemond River High School auditorium. The school is located at 3301 Nansemond Parkway.

Thursday, Feb. 2

The Chrysler Museum of Art will present Civil War photographs from the David L. Hack Collection and Civil War Redux: pinhole photographs by Willie Anne Wright, at 6 p.m.. Museum members admitted free. Cost for others is $8.

Sunday, Feb. 5

Butterfly Lecture

The Butterfly Society of Virginia will host a lecture on attracting butterflies at 2 p.m. at the Norfolk Botanical Garden Visitor’s Center Rose Garden Hall. Call 499-6789.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

The Flower Guild will host a floral demonstration, featuring Flower Guild Chairman Robin Ingram, at 10 a.m. at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk. Cost: $25 for guild members; $45 for non-members. Call 965-2045 for reservations. Tickets available at the museum giftshop.

Friday, March 3

Masterworks Performing Art Company of Chesapeake, will feature the ballet “Lily & the Gypsies” at 7 p.m. Tickets: General admission $12, senior citizens and children younger than 11 $10. Call 548-2122 or visit www.masterworksusa.com

Saturday, March 4

Masterworks Performing Art Company of Chesapeake, will feature the ballet “Lily & the Gypsies” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets: General admission $12, senior citizens and children younger than 11 $10. Call 548-2122 or visit www.masterworksusa.com

Sunday, March 5

Masterworks Performing Art Company of Chesapeake, will feature the ballet “Lily & the Gypsies” 2 p.m. and at 6 p.m. Tickets: General admission $12, senior citizens and children younger than 11 $10. Call 548-2122 or visit www.masterworksusa.com

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.

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 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

Granby High School, Norfolk, classmates of 1956 are planning for a reunion in the fall.  Contact Kay Neese Smith at 757-874-5897 or e-mail at Granby56Reunion@aol.com or George Steinmetz 757-686-4750, or e-mail at georgeamelia_98@yahoo.com