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Monday, April 10

The Suffolk Presbyterian Church is offering five $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors of Kings Fork, Lakeland, and Nansemond River high schools. Application forms are available from high school guidance counselors. Deadline is April 14.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia, at JFK Middle school, is having a baseball clinic from 2-4 p.m.

The South Suffolk – Pleasant Hill Civic League will meet at 7 p.m. in the Pleasant Union Baptist Church, 215 Webb St. The topic will be affordable housing. Call 539-5601.

Tuesday, April 11

Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia, at JFK Middle school, is having a trip to VA Air and Space Museum w/ IMAX Theatre, hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Skeetertown Civic League will meet at 7 p.m. in the New First Baptist Church, Hosier Road. Call 539-4041.

The Hollywood-Jericho Civic League will meet at 7 p.m. in the Sixth Street Baptist Church on Goodman Street. Call 539-6232

The Suffolk Democratic Committee will meet at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Memorial Library. All Democrats are welcome. Call Carol Johanningsmeier at 934-8197.

Wednesday, April 12

The Travelers Protective Association, Post P, will meet at 7 p.m., at the Magnolia Ruritan Clubhouse, 1047 Nansemond Parkway. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m. Call Harrell Jory 934-0061.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia, at JFK Middle School, will be sponsoring a trip to the VA Sports Hall of Fame. Call 934-0349 or 934-6219.

The Lake Kilby Garden Club will meet at 2 p.m. in the West End Baptist Church, West Washington St. and St. James Ave. The program will be an arrangement workshop with Jacque Edwards and Bert Poulson as the exhibitors.

Thursday, April 13

The Old Dominion University dance program presents its annual University Dance Theatre Spring Concert at 8 p.m. April 13-14, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 15 at Tidewater Community College’s Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St. in Norfolk. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Arts and Letters Box Office.

in ODU’s Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, by phone at 683-5305 or at the door. For more information call 683-3002 or 683-4354.

The Salvation Army Soup kitchen is open to all at the SA headquarters, 400 Bank Street from noon to 1p.m., assisted by West End Baptist Church on Thursday.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia will have an Easter Eggstravaganza at the club, located in JF Kennedy Middle School. There will be an Easter egg hunt, egg toss, egg decorating and more, all starts at 1 p.m. Call 934-0349 or 934-6219.

The Children’s Center is having an Administrative Professional’s Day, Fashion Show and Luncheon, at noon, April 26, in the National Guard Armory. Tickets are $20, available at Suffolk Children’s Center, 300 Executive Court, Texie Camp Marks Children’s Center, 700 Campbell Ave., Franklin, and Denison’s, 1413 N. Main St. Fashions are by Denison’s, Karen’s for Kids, and Richardson and Nash.

Friday, April 14

The John F. Kennedy High School class of 1981 is planning its 25th class reunion, with a meeting at Fire Mountain at 4 p.m. Contact Roz Evans White 925-0154,

Sylvonna Baker Dickens 934-3646, Darlene byrd Lascano 986-2450, or Dee Boyette 923-9402.

The Suffolk Presbyterian Church is offering five $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors of Kings Fork, Lakeland, and Nansemond River high schools. Application forms are available from high school guidance counselors. Deadline is April 14.

Saturday, April 15

A special event for Disabled Veterans will include a brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Disabled American Veterans Building, 139 S. Saratoga Street. The event is given by Hampton Roads Agape fellowship, Bishop Vernon Artis founder and pastor. Admission is free. Call Angela Batten at 357-2632.

The East Suffolk Federated Civic league will have a cleanup at 9 a.m., from Shingle Creek to Marshall Ave. Call 925-4434 or 539-5601.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia, at JFK Middle School, will go to the VA Living Museum & Lego Ocean Adventure. Call 934-0349 or 934-6219.

Monday, April 17

The Junto Woman’s Club, will hold its luncheon meeting in St. John’s Episcopal Church Parish House, 828 King’s Highway at noon. Cost is $8. The Executive Board will meet at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, April 18

The Salvation Army Advisory Board will meet at the SA headquarters, 400 Bank Street, at noon.

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

Wednesday, April 19

The 58th annual Shad Planking, sponsored by the Wakefield Ruritan Club, will be held at the Wakefield Sportsman’s Club on Brittle Rd, 4 miles west of Wakefield, beginning at 2 p.m. and ending at 6:30 p.m., rain or shine.

The keynote speaker will be Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell, who will speak at 4 p.m. Tickets are $18 before April 1, and $20 thereafter. They are available from The Wakefield Ruritan Club, P.O. Box 148, Wakefield, VA 23888, or at the Virginia Diner in Wakefield. Call 899-5263.

There will be an annual fish fry dinner by Providence United Methodist Men at Providence United Methodist Church, 3109 Providence Rd., from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for a complete meal, eat-in or take-out. Desserts are available for an extra charge. Call Bob Thurman at 536-0803.

The Isle of Wight Relay For Life Committee will meet at Benns United Methodist Church, 14571 Benns Church Blvd., Smithfield at 6:30 p.m. Call 357-7588, 483-1748, or www.IOWRelay.org.

There will be a free blood pressure screening at the Suffolk Senior Center, 350 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to noon. Another B/P screening will take place at the Suffolk Towers Apartments main lobby, 181 N. Main St., from 2-3 p.m. Visits are provided by the Suffolk Health Department.

Saturday, April 22

The Salvation Army Soup kitchen is open to all at the SA headquarters, 400 Bank Street from noon to 1p.m., assisted by St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on Thursday, and Main Street United Methodist Church on Saturday.

H-E-A-R-T (Hope Exists After Rape Trauma), Inc., which provides hope and assistance for rape victims, both physically, emotionally and financially, is sponsoring a fund raising, Gospel Event at King’s Fork Middle School, 350 King’s Fork Rd. An eat-in dinner will be served from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and craft exhibits will be open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. A program will be distributed to all visitors including information about H-E-A-R-T, the performing groups and individuals, and a description of the craft show participants. Call 539-3348.

The 3rd annual Literary Arts Festival will run from 4/21 to 5/26, with an opening reception at 7 p.m. in the Suffolk Museum, on Bosley Avenue. Music will be provided by “Moon Struck” and entertainment by the “Art of T” and the “River City Burners.” Call 923-2371.

Historic Garden Week in Virginia begins with tours of local homes and gardens. Call 804-644-7776.

Tuesday, April 25

There will be a Mass meeting of the Suffolk Republican Party at 7 p.m. in the conference room of Business Technologies, Inc., 1256 Progress Rd., Wilroy Industrial Park, to elect officers and delegates.

Call Gene Sankey at 925-4764.

Wednesday, April 26

The Children’s Center is having an Administrative Professional’s Day, Fashion Show and Luncheon, at noon in the National Guard Armory. Tickets are $20, available at Suffolk Children’s Center, 300 Executive Court, Texie Camp Marks Children’s Center, 700 Campbell Ave., Franklin, and Denison’s, 1413 N. Main St. Fashions are by Denison’s, Karen’s for Kids, and Richardson and Nash.

Saturday, April 29

Oxford United Methodist Church will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon to clear out the overflow and winter items from the clothes closet to make way for summer garments. The items will sell for 25 cents to $2.

The 2nd annual Craft Show/ White Elephant Sale for the Isle of Wight Relay for Life will be held at Benn’s United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Vendor spaces are $20, and the Relay for Life Board will sell breakfast and lunch foods. The event will go on rain or shine. Call Sharon 591-8330.

Sunday, April 30

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chuckatuck will hold its final 250th anniversary celebration and with a special service at 10:30 a.m. during which the church will be re-dedicated, followed by a luncheon and dedication of the memorial brick walkway. Various notables from the area and state have been invited.

Thursday, May 4

The 22nd Annual Suffolk Leadership Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. at the National Guard Armory. Tickets go on sale April 3 at Chorey & Associates Realty, 330 W. Constance Road. Individual tickets are $15 and tables of eight are $120.

Friday, May 5

The United Way of South Hampton Roads Project Inclusion Leadership Development Program is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary with a dynamic Leadership and Diversity Conference from

8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Norfolk Hilton Airport Hotel and Conference Center.

The West End Civic League, Williamstown and Boston, will meet at 6 p.m. in the Bethlehem Christian Church, 312 Bute St. Visitors are invited to learn about the civic league. Call 539-4729.

Saturday, May 6

Smithfield Gardens, Inc., 1869 Bridge Road, is offering a class “Basic Perennial Gardening for Beginners” from 2-3:30 a.m. Call 238-2511 or 399-4331.

Paddle for the Border takes place on the Dismal Swamp Canal with a 7.5 mile float to the N.C. border. Registration limit is 200 boats. Event sponsor is the City of Chesapeake Parks and Recreation. Call 382-6411.

Sunday, May 7

Smithfield Gardens, Inc., 1869 Bridge Road, is offering a class “Shade Gardening Basics” from 10-11:30 a.m. Call 238-2511 or 399-4331.

Saturday, May 13

Smithfield Gardens, Inc., 1869 Bridge Road, is offering a group of classes for kids “Making a Flowering Gift for Mom” from 10-11 a.m., 1-2 p.m., and 4-5 p.m. Call 238-2511 or 399-4331.

Smithfield Gardens, Inc., 1869 Bridge Road, is offering a class “Orchids, Growing Outdoors for Summer” from 2-3:30 a.m. Call 238-2511 or 399-4331.

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.

A Merry Mixer Brunch will be held at 9 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. Guest speaker: Karin Williams. Cost: $13.95. A complimentary nursery will be provided. For reservations call 539-4675 or 539-3898. Sponsored by the Suffolk Christian Women’s Connection.

 

Sunday, August 6

The East Suffolk High School Alumni Association Reunion will run from Thursday, August 3 to Sunday August 6.

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.

The Holland United Church of Christ, 6733 South Quay Road has a senior citizens center in the fellowship hall on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. There are games, bridge, dominoes, checkers, chess, day trips, and more. Transportation available. Call 657-6681.

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 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

Hall Place Civic League, Inc. meetings are held the 1st Thursday of every month at the John Constance House, located behind Baker Funeral Home on the corner of W. Washington Street and Linden Avenue. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. All Hall Place Suffolk residents are encouraged to attend; potential new members and guests are always welcome. For membership information or if you have questions please contact Civic League President Tara Stainback at (757) 435-7565.