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Tuesday, September 5

Today is the first day of school for Suffolk Public Schools.

Beginning today, he tutorial ministry of Bethlehem Christian Church, 312 Bute St., will be assisting children grades 1-8 with homework at the church, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5-6 p.m. beginning Sept. 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.

The Obici Chronic Pain Support Group meets the first Tuesday of every month. Today’s meeting will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Obici classrooms C&D, garden level. Heather Kirkpatrick, licensed massage therapist, will talk about managing pain.

The Nansemond-Suffolk NAACP will meet at 7 p.m. at the East Suffolk Community Center, 134 S. 6th St. The executive committee will meet at 6 p.m. Call 539-6760.

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 Nansemond-Suffolk Volunteer Rescue Squad will be having a Yard Sale – Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the municipal parking lot across from the Municipal Building on Market Street. Spaces are available and vendors welcome. No tables or chairs will be provided.

Call Darlene at 613-4981.

Suffolk Les Gemmes Inc., will host a Western Disco, with DJ Benford Hunter, at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, 100 E. Constance Road, from 8 p.m. until midnight. Donation: $10. Call 539-7896, 334-5038, or 539-3689.

Suffolk Les Gemmes Inc., will host a luncheon and fashion show at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, 100 E. Constance Road, from noon until 2 p.m. Call 539-7896, 334-5038, or 539-3689.

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.

State Fair trip to Richmond is $35 per person and includes bus fare, gate admission and all rides. The bus departs from the Suffolk Shopping Center at noon on Oct. 7. The minimum deposit is $20 and is due today. Call 577-2888 to reserve seats.

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 Holland Ruritan Club will be holding a fried chicken barbecue luncheon at the Holland Community House from noon to 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 and are available from Ruritans, or at the door. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be put back into the community.

Call Joe or Janet at 657-6908.

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.

Friday, September 15

The Nansemond Chapter of The Archeological Society of Virginia will resume monthly meetings today, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at Dennis’ Restaurant, 3356 Western Branch Blvd., Chesapeake. Guest speaker will be Michael F. Johnson, an archeologist who has done extensive investigations of the Paleo Indian site at Cactus Hill. The meeting is open to the public.

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.

Tidewater Genealogical Society will meet at Tabb Library, 100 Long Green Blvd. off of Route 134. Refreshments at 10 a.m., the meeting at 10:30 a.m. Visitors are welcome. A panel discussion of the work of the “James City County Cemetery Project” by Pat Higgs, Barbara Kaufmann, Karol Hull and Fred Boelt, will be held. A silent auction of donated items will be held. Bring your donated items. For info see the TGS web site at www.rootsweb.com/~vatgs or call the TGS Library at 988-1055.

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.

Tuesday September 19

Morgan Memorial Library will host a fall storytime series today through Nov. 16 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Toddlers: 11/2 to 2, 9:30 a.m. Preschool: 3-5, 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required and will begin Sept. 5. Call 934-7686. Parent or guardian must be present with the children.

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.

Wednesday, October 4

Story time for K-4 will be held at the Morgan Memorial Library at 4 p.m. Call 934-7686 to pre-register.

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Story time for K-4 will be held at the Morgan Memorial Library at 4 p.m. Call 934-7686 to pre-register.

Wednesday, October 18

Story time for K-4 will be held at the Morgan Memorial Library at 4 p.m. Call 934-7686 to pre-register.

Wednesday, October 25

Story time for K-4 will be held at the Morgan Memorial Library at 4 p.m. Call 934-7686 to pre-register.

Saturday, November 11

Holy Neck Christian Church, 4400 Holy Neck Road, will hold an annual bazaar and barbecue from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The ladies of the church will sponsor a country store, home-baked goods and handmade crafts. The men’s fellowship is sponsoring the barbecue, which is $7 a plate, eat-in or takeout. Call 986-4524.

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. To receive up to date information, send your contact information to LHSgrad96@hotmail.com or contact Dion Scott at 819-3518 or Darius Bailey at 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 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.