Wednesday, May 3

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 3, 2006

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.


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The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is having a wine tasting event “Wine Down on the Wharf” at the Hilton Garden Inn at Constance Wharf, from 5-8 p.m.. Tickets are $25 including the Michael Clark Band and one beer or other adult beverage; without the wine, but with the band, $5. Call 664-2611.

The Kingsboro Civic League will meet Thursday, May

4, at 7 p.m., in Ed’s Place (former Dining Room).

They will host the Kingsboro Neighborhhod Crime Watch Committee which will join in giving a power point presentation

on crime and crime prevention. Neighbors owning 2-way radios are asked to bring them to the meeting.

Contact Donna Perry at 679-3993.

Friday, May 5

The United Way of South Hampton Roads Project Inclusion Leadership Development Program is celebrating its 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

The Nansemond No. 77 Masonic Lodge will hold one of two annual plant and bake sales. The sale, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., will be at the lodge, 5681 Lee Farm Lane. Accepted forms of payment are cash or check only. Call Harold Smith, 925-3752 for more.

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.

A seminar, Caring for the Caregiver, will be presented by the Suffolk Chapter, American Red Cross, 109 1/2 Clay St. from 9-10 a.m. Cost is $10, preregistration required. Call Lisa Harrell at 539-6645. Certificates will be issued.

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.

The Constantia Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 11 a.m. in Cypress Cove Country Club, Franklin. Mrs. Ellen Saunders and Mrs. Dana Adams will present a program on the Nansemond River Garden Club’s Cedar Hill Cemetery project. Call 539-7138.

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.

The Suffolk Chapter of Las Amigas, Inc., will host its second annual “Lupus Walk” beginning at 9 a.m., at the East Suffolk Community Center, 134 S. Sixth St. For those who can’t participate, Las Amigas will accept checks made to the Lupus Foundation of America, at the East Suffolk Center, weekdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For information call Cleo Myrick at 539-5632.

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.

There will be free Blood Pressure screening in the main lobby of Chorey Park Apartments, 804 W. Constance Rd., from 2-3 p.m., by the Suffolk Helath Department

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.

There will be free Blood Pressure screening in the Suffolk Senior Center, 350 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to noon, by the Suffolk Health Department.

There will be a free Blood Pressure screening in the Suffolk Towers Apartments’ main lobby, 181 N. Main St., from 2-3 p.m. by the Suffolk Health Department.

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.

Thursday, May 25

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

Thursday, June 1

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

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 T.E Cooke Funeral Home, Patsy’s Hair Botique, and 3K’s Pantry. Call Costellar Ledbetter at 934-1027.

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

Thursday, June 8

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.

Saturday, June 10

The Suffolk Chapter Les Gemmes, Inc. is sponsoring a fun trip to Cowtown, and Atlantic City, N.J. The cost is $70, including round trip transportation and a $22.50 voucher from Tropicana Casino. For details on how to pay, and departure times from convenient locations, call 925-4205, or 539-7896.

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

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.