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Tuesday, February 14

The Hollywod-Jericho Civic League will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sixth Street Baptist Church on Goodman Street.

The Skeetertown Civic League will meet at 7 p.m. at the New First Baptist Church, Hosier Rd. Community improvements will be discussed. Call 539-4041.

Wednesday, February 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.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1743 Suffolk, will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. at the Throttle Back Caf\u00E9, Suffolk Executive Airport. The speaker will be Adrian Hudges, supervisor of the Suffolk Senior Center.

There will be a free B/P and diabetes screening at the Senior Citizens Center, 350 N. Main street 10 a.m. n noon, sponsored by the Suffolk Health Department.

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There will be free B/P screening at Suffolk Towers, 181 N. Main St., in the lobby from 2-3 p.m., sponsored by the Suffolk Health Department.

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.

Clogging lessons will be held at Bethlehem Ruritan Club on Thursday nights beginning today from 6 n 7 p.m. Call Donna Riley, 934-2558.

Chuckatuck High School Class of 1960 Reunion will take place Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the IHOP at Wal-Mart Shopping Center. The affair will feature special recognition for Edgar (Lee) Harper. The meal is Dutch Treat, desert furnished. Call Catherine 538-3540.

The Lake Kennedy Civic League will meet at the Tabernacle Christian Life Center across from Tabernacle Christian Church 140 E. Washington St., at 7 p.m.

Guest speaker: Ms. Lakita Frazier, Director of Parks and Recreation.

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.

The Nansemond chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Dennis’ restaurant, 3356 Western Branch Boulevard in Churchland. A DVD produced on the Dismal Swamp showing investigations into the “maroons” will be shown. Wanda McLean, professor at Elizabeth City State University will discuss runaway situations.

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.

The Suffolk Chapter of Links, Inc., celebrates Black History Month with a book signing, with author Nathan M. Richardson’s Likeness of Being. The signing will take place Saturday from 4-6 p.m. in the Elgin M. Lowe room of the East Suffolk Complex, South 6th Street.

Love On A Bun, sponsored by New Mt. Joy Food For Living Ministries, Inc., will offer Free hot dogs, groceries, and clothes on February 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. it will take place in the parking lot behind the church at 307 County Street.

The Suffolk Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the Lake Kennedy Civic League are co-sponsoring a visit of the MY MEDICARE MATTERS van February 18th, from 12 -4 p.m., at Tabernacle Christian United Church of Christ (1401 East Washington Street, Suffolk).

Participants will receive individualized, unbiased assistance in selecting a prescription drug plan for Medicare Part D. For more information or to make an appointment, 539-2677 or 539-9360.

The Eastover-Wilroy Ruritan Club will have a Pancake Breakfast in the clubhouse located behind Wilroy Baptist Church from 6:30 a.m. until Noon. Eat in or take out – $5. Proceeds from the meal, consisting of pancakes, link sausage, apples, and tea or coffee, plus available fried pies, brownies and cookies goes back to the community.

The Booker T. Alumni Association will meet at 1 p.m. in the Morgan Memorial Library, with the Executive Board meeting at Noon.

Sunday, February 19

The Nansemond Suffolk Branch of the NAACP will be holding its 40th annual Freedom Fund Banquet at Temple Beth El, 3927 Bridge Rd., at 3p.m. Cost is $30 per person. Speaker will be Mr. King Salim Khalfani, Exec. Dir., Virginia State Conf. on NAACP. Tickets: Ms. M. Freeman 539-5789, Mr. C. Christian 539-6760, or Mr. M. E. Ricks 675-3306.

Monday, February 20

The Nansemond Training Center/ Southwestern High School Alumni Assoc. will meet at 7 p. m. in the Holland Community Center on Highway 58.

Monday, February 21

There will be free B/P screening at Chorey Park Apartments, 804 W. Constance Rd., from 2-3 p.m., sponsored by the Suffolk Health Department.

The Rosemont- Lloyd Place Civic League will meet at 7 p.m. in Tabernacle Church Fellowship hall, at East Washington and 6th Street.

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 Pruden 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.

Friday, February 24

Old Dominion University’s Ebony Impact Gospel Choir presents the 8th annual East Coast Gospel Festival, Friday and Saturday. Admission each day is $4 for ODU students, others $6. Groups of 100 or more $10 for both days. Food, fun, gospel DJ – Friday at 6p.m. Workshops, panels, seminars Saturday at

. Concert at 6 p.m.

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.

Tuesday, February 28

Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 828 King’s Highway. Tickets $6-adults, $4-children, and $15 for a family. Call 255-4168

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