Saturday, April 29

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 29, 2006

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.

The Kings Fork Women’s Club will sponsor a Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon at noon in the Kings Fork Community House. Fashions are by Denison’s, and tickets are $10. Call Marie Bowman at 934-0901.


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The Eastover-Wilroy Ruritan Club will have a spaghetti dinner in the club house, located behind Wilroy Baptist Church, from 3-7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out is $7 for spaghetti, garlic bread, a salad, and tea or coffee. Deserts are available.

The Pastor’s Aid Ministry of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, is having a fish fry at Nellie’s. 8711 South Quay Road, from noon to 5 p.m. The $6 dinner includes fish, hushpuppies, potato salad, green beans and assorted deserts. Call 485-3409.

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.

Monday, May 1

The STOP Center for Employment Training is accepting applications until May 1, for a Nurse’s Aide Training Program. Fee is $250. Apply at STOP CET Center, 125 Tynes St. Call 539-8081

The Suffolk Police Department is sponsoring the Pink and Blue Prince and Princess contest through May 1. Three babies whose parents are connected to the Police Department are looking for support in the form of donations to the March of Dimes. Prizes will be awarded to the child who has the most money raised in her/ his name. Call Rosalind Britt at the Suffolk Police Department: 923-2350.

Tuesday, May 2

The Chronic Pain Support Group of Sentara Obici Hospital will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Garden Level classroom A/B.

Tonya Swindel, OT from Obici’s Rehabilitative Department will be the speaker, on “Learn to DeStress.” Call MedMatch for more information 934-4999.

Wednesday, May 3

20-30 Military Retirees Club will have a bus trip to Midway, leaving from Food Lion on Portsmouth Blvd. at 7:30 a.m., and Victory Crossing at 8 a.m. Cost of the trip is $30. Call 657-6591 or 934-1971.

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.

Norfolk State University Board of Visitors will have its regular meeting at 7:30

a.m. in the BOV Conference Room on the 5th floor at Norfolk State University. Sessions will continue all day.

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.

The Wakefield Foundation, Inc., 100 Wilson Ave., Wakefield, is presenting their 18th annual Flower and Art Show, May 6-19. The opening Gala Reception will be held Saturday from 7-9 p.m. An admission fee is charged for the reception. Call 899-2365 or visit

The Whaleyville Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Fish Fry from 4-7 p.m. at the Whaleyville Fire Department. Eat in or Take out.

The menu includes filet of trout, coleslaw, boiled potatoes, hush puppies. Tickets are available from any W.V.F.D. member or can be purchased at the door.

Donation $7 per plate. Call 757-620-9072 or 757-986-3739. Bake Sale sponsored by the women of Great Fork Baptist Church.

In conjunction with Whaleyville Days, Shibui Ni Equestrian Center is sponsoring a benefit Saddle-Up Trail Ride for St. Jude Hospital. Minimum donation is $25 which includes breakfast and a lapel pin; $35 also includes a tee-shirt. All the money goes to St. Jude. The ride is 13 miles long and the parade starts at 9:30 a.m., lineup at 8:45. Call 925-4232.

The ESH Alumni Association is looking for former students of East Suffolk School, grades 1-12. They are seeking new members, and invite all who are interested to attend the next meeting on Saturday, May 6, or the following Saturday, May 13, at the East Suffolk Complex. Call Randolph Mitchell at 539-4889.

Sentara Obici Hospital celebrates the Week of the Nurse with a 5K Run/ Walk and Health/ Safety Fair. Registration forms are available at Obici Hospital or at There will be free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings. All money raised will help to provide medications to patients who can’t afford them. The run/walk starts at 8 a.m., and the health fair runs from 8-11 a.m.

The Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department, 300 Kings Highway, is having a Multi-Family yard sale from 8a.m. – 2 p.m. Rental spaces are available at 255-2669. Lunch will be available. There will be a moonwalk, clowns and a dunking booth.

The Isle of Wight Department of Parks and Recreation will have “A Day in The Park” at the Carrollton Nike Park Soccer Complex. There will food and music, a clown, and information on most of the programs offered by the department. There will also be pedestal jousting, a moonwalk, and the 22-foot giant slide. Call 357-2291.

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.

Monday, May 8

Become a tutor and experience the absolute joy of seeing someone learn to read. The Suffolk Literacy Council is sponsoring a basic literacy tutor training workshop May 8, 10, 15, and 17 (6:30 n 9:00 p.m.) at Suffolk Christian Church.  In this 10-hour workshop, tutors will learn how to use the Laubach Way to Reading program and how to work with adult students. There is a $10 fee for materials. For additional information or to register, call the Suffolk Literacy Office at 539-1524.

Tuesday, May 9

The Nansemond-Suffolk branch of the NAACP will meet at 7 p.m. in the East Suffolk Community Center, 134 S. 6th Street. The Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Call Charles Christian, Pres. at 539-6760.

Officer Champange (Resource officer at Kings Fork High School) will speak to the PTA of Kings Fork Middle School at 7 p.m., as the featured event in the regular PTA meeting. His subject will be “Gang Violence.” Call 925-5750.

Wednesday, May 10

Post P, Travelers Protective Association will meet, starting at 6 p.m. in the Magnolia Ruritan Clubhouse, 1047 Nansemond Parkway. Contact Harrell Jory 934-0061.

Thursday, May 11

The Salvation Army Soup kitchen is open to all at the SA headquarters, 400 Bank Street from noon to 1p.m., assisted by Providence United Methodist Church.

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.

The “Love of the Kingdom” will be presented at Peanut Park, from 3-10 p.m., by His Company. It will be an all day event that will feature free food and drinks, games for the children, free hair-cuts, and painted finger nails for the youth and senior citizens. There will also be resource booths addressing Domestic Violence, Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Drug and Alcohol. There will be many door prizes, and the day will end with prayers and gospel. Members of the group will be going to Biloxi, Miss. to aid in the recovery efforts. Call 934-0980.

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

The BTW Alumni Association will meet at 1 p.m. in the Morgan Memorial Library.

The Magnolia Ruritan Club is having a Boston Butt sale at their clubhouse, 1047 Nansemond Parkway. Cooked by members, they are $20 each, including a pint of BBQ sauce. Tickets are available form any club member or Lester Brothers Service, 539-8521, or Bunny’s Restaurant 538-2325. Order deadline is May 10. Call Harrell Jory 934-0061.

Tuesday, May 16

A musical Program and Annual Luncheon will be presented by the Junto Woman’s Club at noon, in Cedar Point Country Club. Erica Warren, a music student at James Madison University will be featured. For information, call 538-1771.

Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, May 18

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 Laurel Hill United Church of Christ on Saturday.

Saturday, June 3

The National Council of Negro Women, Tidewater Section will have their annual Luncheon and Fashion Show at Noon. Donation is $30, tickets available at TE Cooke Funeral Home, Patsy’s Hair Botique, and 3K’s Pantry. Call Costellar Ledbetter at 934-1027.

Saturday, July 15

The Suffolk High School Class of 1966 invites the classes of 1964, 1965, 1967, and 1968 to an evening of nostalgia at the Shrine Club, on the occasion of their 40th class reunion. Call 242-9458.


Sunday, August 6

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


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; 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

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

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 or George Steinmetz 757-686-4750, or e-mail at

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.