Wednesday, June 14

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Old Town Civic League will meet at 7 p.m. in Java, 149 N. Main St. Call Lance Carmine at 328-1530.

Boy Scout Troop 30 and the Bethlehem Ruritans will sponsor the Official City of Suffolk Flag Retirement Ceremony behind Johnson’s Garden Center at 7 p.m. The public is invited. Unserviceable, old and tattered flags may be taken to any fire station or Johnson’s Garden Center.

Thursday, June 15

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The Lake Kennedy Civic League will meet at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Tabernacle Christian Church, 1401 E. Washington St. Call 539-2677.

Saturday, June 17

The West End Civic League will hold its annual picnic from 4-7 p.m. on the mini island on Linden Avenue between Smith Street and Maryland Avenue. There will be free chicken. Bring-your-own salad, dessert, etc. A $5 donation is suggested. Call 934-1648 or 377-8816.

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Suffolk Chapter 5 will meet at 4 p.m. at 139 South Saratoga St. Call 934-2695.

Monday, June 19

Reaching Our Youth Through Bible Basics will sponsor a seminar on drugs and violence among youth, presented by the Suffolk Police Department from 6-7:30 p.m. in the 300 block of York Street. Open to all and free food and drinks included.

The Suffolk Public Library System is presenting its 2006 &uot;Once Upon a Time&uot; Summer Reading Program, aimed at all age groups, in all branches of the library. Reading logs to be filled out for each child who reads at least 10 books are available at each branch upon registration. Credit is given for newspapers, magazines and books on tape.

Successful completion and submission of the completed form by August 1-12 will result in an awards package being mailed to each participant. Special events are scheduled at the Morgan Memorial Library, the Chuckatuck Library, the East Suffolk Library and the Bennett’s Creek Library. Programs include a magician, puppets, live animals, a musical duo, and a storyteller. For a complete list see each library or visit

The East Suffolk High School Class of 1956 will meet in Fire Mountain at 2 p.m. Call 539-3795.

Tuesday, June 20

There will be a free blood pressure screening at Chorey Park Apartments, 804 W. Constance Rd., from 2-3 p.m., in the lobby, by the Suffolk Health department.

The Suffolk Retired Teachers Association will meet at Ed’s Place, 510 Pinner St., with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting at 10 a.m. A buffet lunch will be served at noon. Call 934-1514.

The Zeta Epsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., is holding a Summer Reading Program at Booker T. Washington Elementary School from Tuesday, June 20 through Thursday, June 29. The hours will be 9 a.m. to noon, for children of K through 5. The goal is to provide reading and math activities that will be entertaining and at the same time develop skills in comprehension, vocabulary, oral and written creativity, story telling, etc. Call 934-1514 or 538-8934.

The Suffolk chapter of the AARP will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Open Door Church, 216 Kings Fork Road. The business meeting will begin at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Joseph Barlow, member of City Council who will discuss issues before council.

Wednesday, June 21

The Suffolk Christian Women’s Connection presents a Musical Moments Brunch at 9 a.m. in the Hilton Garden Inn. Special feature: Diana Arlt and husband in concert, and Marvetta Cummings, speaker. Cost is $13.95. Nursery available. Call to make reservations, 539-4675 or 539-9430.

There will be a free blood pressure and diabetes screening by the Suffolk Health Department at the Senior Citizens Center, 350 N. Main St., from 10 a.m until noon.

There will be a free blood pressure and diabetes screening by the Suffolk Health Department at Suffolk Towers Apartments, 181 N. Main St., from 2-3 p.m.

The Suffolk Chapter 1743 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its regular monthly breakfast meeting Wednesday, June 21, at 8:15 a.m. at Ed’s Place, 510 E. Pinner St. The cost is $6. The speaker is Sue Woodward of the Historical Society. Call 539-2975.

Saturday, June 24

York River State park, 5526 Riverview Dr., Williamsburg , has programs, lectures, canoe trips, hikes, and other nature events every Saturday in June. Call 566-3036 for information and reservations.

Monday, July 10

The Mogarts Beach Day Camp at the FFA-FHA Camp at Mogarts Beach, north of Smithfield, is in its 17th year. The hours are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Activities include swimming, crafts, music, outdoor games, nature study, manners training, character studies and bible stories. There is a charge for the camp, but no child will be turned away for lack of money. The two camp weeks are July 10-15 and August 7-11. Call 357-4456 or 357-5218.

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.

Thursday, July 20

The Executive Committee of the East Suffolk Gardens Civic League will meet. Call 539-0726.

Tuesday, August 1

The Hall Place Civic League, Inc., is having its National Night Out program in the Hall Place entrance park starting at 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by the Main Street Jazz Restaurant’s House band, The JuJu Jazz Band, playing from 6:30-8:30 p.m. One dollar raffle tickets will be sold for gift certificates and prizes. Hotdogs and beverages will be provided. Call 435-7565.


Sunday, August 6

The East Suffolk High School Alumni Association Reunion and Scholarship Banquet will run from Thursday, August 3 to Sunday August 6, at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center. Call Ross Boone at 539-9366, Marion Wright at 539-8392, Jasper Mullins at 986-2322 or by mail at ESHSAA, P.O. Box 1536, Suffolk, VA 23439, or


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, at 7 p.m. All Hall Place residents are encouraged to attend For information please contact President Tara Stainback at (757) 435-7565.

The Forest Glen Class of 1976 is seeking classmates for its 30th reunion. Call Janet Owen at 934-2755 or go to

John Yeates Class of 1976 is planning its 30th reunion for the fall and invites the classes of 1975 and 1977 to participate.  Send information to or call Annette Ridley Brimmer at (757) 717-1840.

Descendants of Chatt Field Sr. and Rachel Mizell are planning a Family Reunion for August 18-20. Contact or Velverlee Parrish at 485-4771 or Redel Brown at 483-4402.