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Wednesday, August 30

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 5 is providing a special lunch for veterans from noon to 1 p.m. Call Bill Goodman, commander, at 934-2695 for more information.

Saturday, September 2

There will be a flounder fishing tournament leaving from the Lynnhaven Inlet boat ramp, 5-9 a.m. Entry fee is $50 and prizes will be awarded for biggest fish and biggest fish pool. Proceeds go to Graz’n Acres Therapeutic Riding Center. Call 653-9615 or go to www.graznacres.org.

The East Suffolk High School Alumni Association will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the East Suffolk Complex on S. Sixth St. For more information, call Jasper L. Mullen at 986-2322.

Tuesday, September 5

Virginia Cooperative Extension invites all horse owners to an educational horse seminar, 5-8 p.m., at the Suffolk National Guard Armory. The meeting and associated dinner are free; however, pre-registration is required. Call 923-2050 during weekday business hours no later than Sept. 1.

Wednesday, September 6

The Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 11 a.m. at the Cedar Point Country Club. Guest speakers will be Col. William Allen, of Smithfield, and Patricia Hatfield Mayer, state regent. Call 539-7138.

Thursday, September 7

Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a free lawn care seminar from 2-5 p.m. at the Suffolk National Guard Armory. Pre-registration is required. Call 923-2050 during normal weekday business hours no later than Sept. 5.

Friday, September 8

The Norfolk Scope Arena will present the “Barney Live! Let’s Go Tour!” The tour coincides with the start of an all-new season with brand-new episodes on PBS and a DVD release featuring the new character, Riff.

Saturday, September 9

The Wakefield Foundation, Inc., 100 Wilson Ave., Wakefield, will hold a country/bluegrass music show featuring Thunder Creek at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 (in advance) and $10 (day of the show) and can be purchased at Britt’s Shell, Wakefield Pharmacy, Waverly Drugs, Kids Korner, Windsor Pharmacy, Parker Drugs, Surry Drugs or by calling 899-2365. Food and drinks will be sold. The proceeds will benefit The Wakefield Foundation Elevator Fund. For more information on this event, visit www.wakefieldfoundation.org.

The Hydrant will hold CGC/TDI certification exams for all canine owners interested in enrolling their pet in dog obedience classes, 1528 Holland Road, starting September 5.

The Tidewater Musical Theater presents Anne of Green Gables, Canada’s most enduring musical, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School Art Center, 6311 Granby St. in Norfolk. Tickets

are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

The Norfolk Scope Arena will present the “Barney Live! Let’s Go Tour!” The tour coincides with the start of an all-new season with brand-new episodes on PBS and a DVD release featuring the new character, Riff.

Sunday, September 10

The Tidewater Musical Theater presents Anne of Green Gables, Canada’s most enduring musical, at 2 p.m. at the Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School Art Center, 6311 Granby St. in Norfolk. Tickets

are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

The Norfolk Scope Arena will present the “Barney Live! Let’s Go Tour!” The tour coincides with the start of an all-new season with brand-new episodes on PBS and a DVD release featuring the new character, Riff.

Tuesday, September 12

Dog obedience classes will be held every Tuesday evening at The Hydrant, Pet Boutique and Wellness Center, 1528 Holland Road, beginning September 5 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The fee is $80. Classes for AKC titles of Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Therapy Dog (TDI) are also offered. Call 539-8500 or visit The Hydrant for more information.

Wednesday, September 13

There will be a peanut/cotton educational field tour from 2-6 p.m. at the Tidewater Agriculture Research Farm on Hare Road. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. Call Rex Cotten, 923-2050 or 2051.

Saturday, September 16

The Hydrant, Pet Boutique and Wellness Center, 1528 Holland Rd., will offer a “Dog Food: From Kibble to Raw” lecture by Karyn Cook, Pet Nutrition Advisor, for $30 at 9 a.m. Reservations required, limited seating. Call 539-8500.

Monday, September 18

The Local 26 Retirees Activity Club will hold their annual luncheon at Fire Mountain from 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Tickets are $6.00 for members and $9.00 for guests. No tickets will be issued after Sept. 1. For more information, call Local 26 Office at 539-9400 or 539-3753.

Saturday, September 23

The Suffolk Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting the First Annual Suffolk Outdoor Expo, presented by Seaport Marine Services, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Constant’s Wharf Park and Marina, in conjunction with the 35th Annual National Hunting and Fishing Day.

There will be a big buck competition, as well as duck and turkey calling competitions. There is a $10 fee for each contest.

Some rules apply. Application deadline is Sept. 8.

Applications may be downloaded at www.suffolk.va.us/parks, or call Park Ranger Sgt J.R. Ruggiero at 255-4032 for more information.

The Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum will host “Thomas and Friends,” a play-day event, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. It includes door prizes for the first 50 children in attendance. Crafts and refreshments will be available. Call 923-4750.

The Hydrant, Pet Boutique and Wellness Center, 1528 Holland Rd., will offer an “Lead Your Dog, Love Your Dog” lecture by Kristian Lowry, dog behavior specialist, for $30 at 9 a.m. Reservations required, limited seating. Call 539-8500.

Sunday, September 24

The Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum will host “Thomas and Friends,” a play-day event, from 1-4 p.m. It includes door prizes for the first 50 children in attendance. Crafts and refreshments will be available. Call 923-4750.

Sunday, October 1

The Khedive Shriners are sponsoring a Poker Run, “Run for Fun.” Proceeds benefit local Shrine activities. It starts at the Khedive Temple, 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, with registration from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Cost is $0 per rider and $10 per passenger. Active duty military receive a $5 discount. Pre-register by Sept. 15 and receive a free T-shirt. Lunch and entertainment provided between 2-4 p.m. Call 471-5111, or 562-5960, or visit www.khedive.org.

Saturday, October 7

The 2006 Western Tidewater Community Services Board will hold its third annual ‘Riding the Road to Recovery’ benefit motorcycle run. All proceeds will benefit the mentally disabled.

Tuesday, October 10

The JFK High School Class of 1973 will meet at Fire Mountain at 6 p.m. All classmates are asked to bring $5 for dues. Call 923-1006, 923-4337, or 722-3194.

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 Lakeland High School Class of 1997 is planning its 10-year reunion.  The officers are trying to compile a list of home addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, etc.  If you are a member of the Class of 1997, please send your contact information to lakeland1997@yahoo.com as well as register on the Lakeland High School alumni website.  Should you have questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Christina Riddick at 335-1427.

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

Hall Place Community Association holds meetings in the Farm Fresh Community Room, at 7 p.m., on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Contact Sandra Parker at 539-5522.

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

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 jyhs1976@yahoo.com or call Annette Ridley Brimmer at (757) 717-1840.

Descendants of Chatt Field Sr. and Rachel Mizelle are planning a Family Reunion for August 18-20. Contact mizellfamreunion@aol.com 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 www.reunonmakers.com., or for updates go to nrhs1996@hotmail.com., 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.