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Friday, February 3

The Suffolk Substitute Teachers Association meeting for today has been cancelled. For information call Freddie J. Wiggins, Phd., 623-1006

Saturday, February 4

A statewide financial aid event for students will be held at Paul D. Camp Community College’s Regional Workforce Development Center on 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The purpose of the event is to give all students, who are planning to attend a college or university in the fall, the opportunity, resources and assistance to connect to the online federal aid site to file next year’s Free Financial Aid Application (FAFSA). Students should bring their 2005 W-2s and/or completed tax forms to the event. For students 24 or younger, bring a parent along to provide his/her income information and to sign the application. Call Teresa Harrison at 569-6715 or Veronica Cianetti 925-6307.

The East Suffolk Alumni Association will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the East Suffolk Complex on south Sixth Street. Call Jasper Mullen 986-2322.

St. Paul Reform Zion Union Apostolic (RZUA) Church, 615 Spruce St., Suffolk, will hold a soup kitchen from noon until 2 p.m. For more information, call Evangelist Green at (757) 539-2742.

Sunday, Feb. 5

Hillcrest Retirement Center will hold an open house from 2-4 p.m. The center is located at 200 W. Constance Road behind the Nansemond Rehab.

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.

There will be a Super Bowl Open House sponsored by the Suffolk Chapter 5, Disabled American Veterans, at 5 p.m. in the chapter headquarters on South Saratoga St.

Monday, Feb. 6

The Westside Civic League (Williamstown and Boston) will met at 6 p/m. at Bethlehem Christian Church on Bute Street. Important business will be discussed. Call 297-6590.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

The Bethlehem Ruritan Club, 140 Manning Road, will hold an information session of the Southeastern Virginia Medicare Drug Prescription Program at 7:30 p.m. Jim Hutchinson, from MEDICARE in Norfolk, will present a one-hour program on the Drug Reform Senior Service.

The

public is invited to attend the presentation at no cost.

The club will have dinner at 7 p.m., with the program

beginning at 7:30.

Call Rufus Powell

539-8872 to make reservations.

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 gift shop.

A culinary class, teaching the preparation of several quick, exotic desserts, including audience participation and sampling, will be held at the Obici Wellness Center at the Suffolk YMCA on Godwin Boulevard from 6-8 p.m.

Cost is $20, with a $5 discount per person for registering a guest. Pre-registration and payment are required. Call 934-8572

Jim Hutchinson of Senior Service of Southeastern Virginia will speak on Medicare Prescription Drug Programs at Bethlehem Ruritan Club, 140 Manning Rd. at 7:30 p.m.

Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. Reservations for dinner only 539-8872

The Lakeview Heights Garden Club will meet at the home of Mrs. Sarah Blair, Peachtree Drive. Flower judging will be at noon, with themes of “President’s Day” or “Be My Valentine.” Guest speaker Mrs. Sallie Sebrell will speak about the Cedar Hill Cemetery project.

Wednesday, February 8

The Lake Kilby Garden Club will meet at 2 p.m. in the home of Jeanette Maust, 1107 Pine Valley Drive. Bert Poulson will talk about “Creative Arrangements”.

Exhibitors Lena Small and Margaret Smith will be presenting “A Floral Valentine”.

The February meeting of Post P, travelers Protective Association will be held on Wednesday at the Magnolia Ruritan Clubhouse. 1047 Nansemond Parkway. Fellowship is at 6 p.m. and the dinner meeting at 7 p.m. Call Harrell Jory, sect. At 934-0061

Thursday, Feb. 9

The East Suffolk Gardens Civic League will meet 7 p.m. at the Action Inc., Community Center, 134 S. 6th St. Contact President William Goodman at (757) 539-0724 for more information.

Beta Sigma Phi Sweetheart Ball

Beta Sigma Phi will hold its 57th annual Sweetheart Ball on Saturday, Feb. 11,

from 9 p.m. until 1 p.m. The affair, featuring DJ, Jeremy Branch, will be held at Nansemond Suffolk Academy on Pruden Boulevard. Tickets $10 per person, semi-formal attire. Call 539-6171.

Suffolk Elks Lodge No. 685 will have a herring breakfast on from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Cost for the breakfast is $5.

The menu includes herring, potatoes, cornbread, fruit, coffee and orange juice.

Saturday, Feb. 11

Western Tidewater Community Services Board Annual Polar Bear motorcycle ride sponsored by the American Cruiser Alliance will by held today. All proceeds to benefit the Mental Health Consumer Fund. For more information call Sandra Brinkley @ 255-7132 or Pat @ 328-7584

Relay For Life of Isle of Wight is presenting a workshop to learn how to recruit and motivate members, and to provide fundraising ideas. It will be held in Windsor Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and is designed for Team Captains. Call Cathy 357-4612 or Pam 255-0058.

Sunday, Feb. 12

The 17th Annual Sweetheart Banquet will be held at 3 p.m., Feb. 12, at the Smithfield Center, Smithfield. Special guest: The Rev. H.C. Church of Chapel Grove UCC Church, Windsor. Musical guests: violinist Bro. Eric Taylor, Gospel Sensations, of Portsmouth, and Lorita Mason, of Zuni. A buffet dinner will be served. Dress is formal or semi-formal. Call 242-4608, 641-8004, or 641-8216.

Volunteers to Teach Therapeutic Horse Riding Lessons

Graz’n Acres Therapeutic Riding Center seeks volunteers for horse leader or sidewalker for lessons for people with disabilities. No horse experience is required. Training will be Sun., Feb.12, 2-4 p.m. at 14492 Ivor Rd., Sedley. Call Cyndi Raiford at 653-9615, or e-mail director@granacres.org.

Monday, February 13

A Commercial and Private Pesticide Permit Re-Certification and Dealer Update will be held at Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center on Highway 58 in (Holland) Suffolk, starting with registration at 8:30 a.m. Categories approved for full re-certification are: Agricultural plant pest control, Fumigation of soil and agricultural products, Demonstration and research pest control, Registered technician, and Private applicator. The class will conclude at 1 p.m. A free full-course country style lunch will be provided. Please pre-register by calling Rexford Cotton at the City of Suffolk Extension office 923-2050 or 923-2051.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

The Suffolk Christian Women’s Connection will host a Heart-filled Brunch, 9 a.m. at Hilton Garden Inn. Featured speaker: Connie Chapman of the YMCA. Cost: $13.95. There will be a complimentary nursery. For reservations call 539-3898 or 539-9430.

Thursday, Feb. 16

Pat Edwards, RN, MSN, CCRN, CS, Acute Care Nurse Practitoner at Obici Hospital and Lakeview Medical Center will present a free program on Heart Health. The one-hour presentation will be at 10 a.m., in the Obici Wellness Center at the Suffolk YMCA on Godwin Boulevard. Call for information or to pre-register at 934-8572

Friday, Feb. 17

Tidewater Community College will host Transitions, a free half-day conference for women in Virginia Beach from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in Pungo Auditorium on the Virginia Beach Campus. The program includes a motivational speakers and TCC representatives who will answer questions and present information on enrollment, financial aid, placement testing, and what to expect when attending college. Participants are encouraged to discuss their concerns about balancing family, work and school. Interested women may register for the date that best fits their schedule. The Student Activities office will provide refreshments. To register, call 822-7363.

Saturday, February 18

The 6th annual Womanless Beauty Pageant will be held Feb. 18 at Nansemond Suffolk Academy, starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Nansemond River Pilot Club, and will benefit the American Cancer Society. Appetizers will be provided by club members, and are included in the $15 cost of admission. Call Janet Cowell 539-6007, or Nancy Rountree 539-9988.

The Third Mr./Ms. Wakefield Womanless Beauty Pageant will be held at the Wakefield Foundation, 100 Wilson Ave., Wakefield on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.. Event is sponsored by the Wakefield Foundation to benefit the Elevator Fund. Tickets are $6 per person (six and under free), and can be purchased at Wakefield Pharmacy, Britt’s Service Center, or the Troxler Library.

Mr./Ms. Wakefield 2004, “Bunny” Laine will be present to crown the queen, and Mike Harrell will be master of ceremonies. Call 757-899-2365.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

A Healthcare Provider CPR from the American Heart Association, course, that includes a Certification Card, will be presented in the Obici Wellness Center at the Suffolk YMCA on Godwin Boulevard, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Course is designed for healthcare professionals. Cost is $60 and pre-registration is required, which can be done at the Suffolk YMCA. Call 934-8572

Thursday, Feb. 23

An American Heart association course, Heartsaver CPR with AED will be presented 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Obici Wellness Center at the Suffolk YMCA on Godwin Boulevard. Course is designed for lay rescuers and a two year certification card is issued upon successful completion. Cost is $60. Pre-registration is required. Call 934-8572.

The Prudent Center for Industry and Technology, 4169 Pruden Blvd., will hold an open house from 5-8 p.m. for parents/guardians of 9th, 10th

and 11th

grade students currently attending high school in Isle of Wight

or Suffolk, and residents and all others who have an interest in attending The Pruden Center evening courses. Refreshments will be served and door prizes given away each hour. Call 925-5651 or visit www.prudencenter.net

The Florence Bowser Elementary School has rescheduled its February meeting to today at 7 p.m.  (It was originally set for Feb. 2)  Kindergarten students will perform.  Call the school at 538-5410 for more information.

A “Tribute to Heritage” will be held at the Smithfield Center, 220 N. Church St., Smithfield, at 6:30 p.m. It will include two one-act plays and dinner. Tickets: $30, and seating is limited. Call 934-3070 for more information.

Saturday, February 25

A free class in “Proper Pruning Techniques” will be presented by Les Parks from 2-3 p.m. A free class in “Basic Home Landscape Design” will be presented from 2p.m. – 3 p.m. at 1869 Bridge Road by Smithfield Gardens, Inc. Course is limited to 30 people. Call 238-2511 or 399-4331 to reserve space.

The Kings

Fork Ruritan Club will hold its semi-annual All-you-can-eat Belgian waffle breakfast at the Kings Fork Community House, 1600 Kings Fork Road, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. tickets are adults $5, and children under 12, $3. For advance tickets call 934-9263 or buy from any club member.

Sunday, February 26

at 1869 Bridge Road, across from Cedar Point, by Smithfield Gardens, Inc. Course is limited to 30 people. Call 238-2511 or 399-4331 to reserve space.

Thursday, March 2

A fall evening five-week course will start at 7 p.m., in the Tidewater Genealogy Society Library, 1884 Warwick County Courthouse located at 14415 Courthouse Way, Newport News. The cost is $25.  The course consists of five lessons: Genealogy Basics, Family and Home Sources, Genealogy Research, Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, Death), and 1790-1930 Census Records. Reservations required by Feb. 23.  To register, send check to TGS, 14415 Old Courthouse Way, Newport News, Va. 23608. For additional information e-mail JSample763@aol.com, call 988-1055 and leave message, or check the TGS web site at www.rootsweb.com/~vatgs.

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

The Suffolk Shrine Club, 500 Elizabeth St., will hold a fish fry from 4-7 p.m.. Eat-in or take-out available. Price: $7, children 8 and younger are free.

Graz’n Acres Therapeutic Riding Center’s Benefit Dinner and Auction to support its therapeutic lessons for people with disabilities will be held Sat. March 4, at 6 p.m., at Paul D. Camp Community College Regional Workforce Development Center, 100 N. College Dr., Franklin. $30 per person. Call Cyndi Raiford 653-9615 or e-mail director@granacres.org.

A free class in “Successful Camelia & Azalea Growing” will be presented by Jeff

Williamson from 10-11:30 a.m. Another free class in “Growing Phals. As Houseplants” will be presented from 2-3:30 p.m. Both classes will be at Smithfield Gardens, Inc., 1869 Bridge Road, across from Cedar Point. Course is limited to 30 people. Call 238-2511 or 399-4331 to reserve space.

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

Friday, March 19

Tidewater Community College will host Transitions, a free half-day conference for women in Virginia Beach from 6-9 p.m., on the Portsmouth Campus. The program includes a motivational speakers and TCC representatives who will answer questions and present information on enrollment, financial aid, placement testing, and what to expect when attending college. Participants are encouraged to discuss their concerns about balancing family, work and school. Interested women may register for the date that best fits their schedule. The Student Activities office will provide refreshments. To register, call 822-7363. To register, call 822-2160

Friday, May 17

The Rockin’ Relay for Life will be held from 7 p.m.-through Saturday, May 20. Mayor Bobby Ralph will be the honorary chair for the event.

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