Published 12:00 am Friday, July 14, 2006

Ride the Free Downtown Suffolk Trolley at lunchtime. Jump on anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. every Friday. The trolley operates between the Municipal Center and Hilton Garden Inn, stopping at N. Main & Washington St., E. Washington and Commerce St., Bank St (Godwin Courts Bldg.), Seaboard Train Sta. & Museum, Hilton Garden Inn, Suffolk West Shopping Ctr., and return to Municipal Ctr. Call 923-3880.

The Love Center Family Church, 362 E. Washington St., will sponsor a free youth camp for children ages 7-16 in the Suffolk community on July 14. Call 539-7079 for more details about the camp and registration.

Child Evangelism Fellowship will be holding three Good News Clubs in Suffolk for the week of July 14. The clubs are taught by CYIA (Christian Youth in Action) who are high school and college age youth that have intensive training. The five day clubs will be hosted by Suffolk Pentecostal Holiness from 11:30-12:30 p.m., Pleasant Union Baptist from 1:30-2:30 p.m., and the Suffolk YMCA from 3-4 p.m. For more information call Wanda Keith, director, CEF of Tidewater, at 465-1329.


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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.

The East Suffolk High School Alumni Association will meet at 1 p.m. at the East Suffolk Complex, South Sixth Street. Final plans for the August 3-6 reunion will be presented. Call Jasper L. Mullen at 986-2322.

Disabled American Veterans will meet at 4 p.m. at 139 S. Saratoga St. W.H. Goodman is commander. Call 934-2695 for more information.

Hope and Happiness annual “Prom” will be held at Glede Episcopal Church at 4400 Nansemond Parkway in Driver from 7-9 p.m. All “special needs” individuals are invited to put on their Sunday best and come out for a great time. For more information, call 986-3353 or 923-4070.

The Booker T. Washington Alumni Association will meet at the Farm Fresh meeting facility on North Main St. from 12-2 p.m. Roland Wilson is interim president.


The LPGA Foundation USGA presents a golf program for girls, Girls Golf of South Hampton Roads from July 10-16 at Sleepy Hole Golf Course, titled “Take Your Daughter to the Course.” Call Ramona at 214-7033.

There will be a Poker Run and Fundraiser for the Vethouse beginning with registration at 9 a.m. The Vetshouse provides outreach, assistance and transitional housing for homeless veterans. Rolling Thunder, Inc. Chapter 2 is sponsoring this event and is providing a wide range of prizes and trophies as well as 2 live bands noon until 4 p.m. at Boneshakers Saloon, Virginia Beach. Registration from 9am to 11am at Fatboys Bar and Grill at 1457 Mount Pleasant Road in Chesapeake and the run ends at Boneshakers Saloon at 1297 General Booth Blvd. For more information call Mike Ghiloni at 757-496-2988 or Gordon Waite at 757-439-0167.


The July 17 meeting of the West End Civic League has been canceled due to summer vacations. Meetings will resume Aug. 21.


The Suffolk Health Department will provide a free blood pressure screening at the Chorey park apartments in the main lobby, 804 W. Constance Road, from 2-3 p.m.

The LPGA Foundation USGA presents a golf program for girls, Girls Golf of South Hampton Roads Mini-School from 8-10 a.m., July 17-18 at Sleepy Hole Golf Course. Call Ramona at 214-7033.


The Suffolk Health Department will provide a free blood pressure and diabetes screening at the Suffolk Senior Center, 350 N. Main St., 10 a.m. – noon.

The Suffolk Health Department will provide a free blood pressure screening at Suffolk Towers Apartments in the main lobby, 181 N. Main St., from 2-3 p.m.

Thursday, July 20

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

The Lake Kennedy Civic League will meet at 7 p.m. at Rising Saint James PHC, 201 North 6th Street. Guest speaker will be Antonio Jordon, Rep. Of City of Suffolk Public Works.

Saturday, July 22

A benefit sale of daylilies, hosta and perennials will take place at Dewpoint Gardens, 9109 Jerusalem Plank Rd., Waverly, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 10% of the days sales will go to the Wakefield Foundation Building Fund. Orders can be placed at www.dewpointgardens or by calling 804-834-2550.

The Creeds Ruritan Club, 1057 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, is hosting the Senior Celebration dinner, featuring the Just Singers and the Spiritual Editions of Suffolk. Dinner is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for children (5-14). For more information call 483-0657 or 513-7093, Dea. or Deaconess Wilson or Mr. and Mrs. George Lawrence at 227-4599.

Metropolitan Baptist Church is hosting a Men’s Day Summit, following the midweek service. Guest speakers will be Pastor Edwin L. Goodwin, Jr., Pastor Robert Earls, Dr., and Rev. John H. Colander.

Sunday, July 23

The Golden State Foods Foundation is sponsoring a Motorcycle Poker Run to benefit the Ronald McDonald House starting at Boneshakers Saloon on General Booth Blvd. in Va. Beach at 9:30 a.m. The final stop will be at Randzz (restaurant and bar serving prime rib, seafood and burgers) with live entertainment at 3 p.m. Registration costs $15/ rider, $10/ passenger. Call Darlene, Lisa or Maxie at 538-8068.

The LPGA Foundation-USGA presents a golf program for girls, Girls Golf of South Hampton Roads July 19 and 26 at Sleepy Hole Golf Course. Sign up required 24 hours in advance, Practice 8-10 a.m., play 10 a.m.-noon. Call Ramona at 214-7033.

Windsor Baptist Church, 4 Church St., Windsor, invites children of all ages and teenagers to experience Artic Edge VBS: Where Adventure Meets Courage with Bible study with special activities. Adults are also invited to participate. Children 2 and under must be accompanied by an adult to partake in the Bible study. The week of fun, food and exciting learning opportunities, is free of charge and open to the whole family. Call

242-6391 for more information.

Pleasant Union Baptist Church, 215 Webb St., will be having the First Lady’s Recognition Service at 1:30 p.m. Guest church, Providence UCC, Chesapeake, will be represented by Rev. Dr. Isaac McDonald.

Metropolitan Baptist Church will have their Annual Men’s Day Service during the 11 a.m. service. The guest speaker for Wednesday night midweek service will be the Rev. Vernon Delano Shelton of New Hope Christian Baptist Church in Baltimore, Md.

Thursday, July 27

The Sentara Obici Wellness Center, at the Suffolk YMCA on Godwin Boulevard, is having a Healthcare Provider CPR class, designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals and will provide a certification card. The course will be from 9 a.m. n 3 p.m. Cost is $60.

Saturday, July 29

The Virginia Caribbean Carnival at Chesapeake City Park from 1-8 p.m. The carnival parade will begin at 1 p.m. Free admission, parking fees will apply. For more information call 692-0663 or

The John F. Kennedy Class of 1980 is hosting a cookout from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sleepy Hole Park, Portsmouth, for friends and family. Admission charges are as follows: $10 per individual, $15 per couple, $20 per family.

The John F. Kennedy Class of 1980 is hosting dinner for friends and family at The Main Street Jazz Restaurant, 136 S. Main St., Suffolk, at 8 p.m. There will be live music and dancing. Cover fee is $15-$20 per person at the door.

Sunday, July 30

There will be a summer breeze concert at 6:30 p.m. at the lake front stage of Temple Beth El, 3927 Bridge Road (Route 17) with the renowned R&B group “The Sylistics” and the local group, “Second Chance.” General admission is $20, and VIP admission is $30. Call 484-1161 ext. 9, or

The John F. Kennedy Class of 1980 is hosting a Farewell Church Service at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 2635 E. Washington St., Suffolk, at 10:45 a.m. for friends and family.

The Virginia Caribbean Carnival at Chesapeake City Park from 1-8 p.m. Free admission, parking fees will apply. For more information call 692-0663 or

Greater Mt. Zion Tabernacle, 3100 Deep Creek Blvd., Portsmouth, and St. Timothy Baptist, 1613 E. Washington St., are celebrating the Spiritual Editions Gospel Singers 7th Anniversary featuring various praise dance groups, choirs, and more at 4 p.m. For more information contact Dea. Alfred Wilson or Deaconess Barbara Wilson at 478-0657 or 513-0657.

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.

Wednesday, August 2

The LPGA Foundation-USGA continues its golf program for girls, Girls Golf of South Hampton Roads, Wednesdays in August (8/2-8/23) with practice 8-10 a.m. and play 10 a.m.-noon. at Sleepy Hole Golf Course.. Call Ramona at 214-7033.

Saturday, August 5

The Suffolk Democratic Committee will be having a Barbecue and Chicken Dinner at Ed’s Place, 510 Pinner St from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available at Shooting Star Gallery, 118 N Main St, For information call 934-0855 or 934-8197.

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

Monday, August 28

The LPGA Foundation-USGA continues its golf program for girls, Girls Golf of South Hampton Roads at Sleepy Hole Golf Course, with a tournament starting at 7:30 a.m. Call Ramona at 214-7033.


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.

Nansemond River High School, Class of

1996 will be hosting its 10 year reunion on November 25 at the Greenbrier Country Club. For details or to purchase a ticket go to, or for updates go to, or contact Ms. Shakunda Bradshaw at 465-3581.

Child Evangelism Fellowship is looking for churches in Suffolk to host Good News Clubs planned for the week of August 7-11. Call Rev. Russell Leonard of Impact Suffolk at 255-4720 is interested.