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Wednesday, December 27

The local chapter of AARP is sponsoring a bus trip to see the Christmas decorations at the White House. Bus leaves Providence United Methodist Church on U.S. 460 at 4 a.m. and returns to Suffolk at 9 p.m. Cost: $35. For more information and to reserve a seat, call 539-6311. Reservations must be made by Dec. 12.

Friday, December 29

Crossroads Coffeehouse, a Christian fellowship, will have family night at Cotton Blossom Caf\u00E9, 510 E. Pinner St., from 7-10 p.m., featuring music from “Stronghold.” Call 334-0899 for more information.

Saturday, December 30

Crossroads Coffeehouse, a Christian fellowship, will have youth night at Cotton Blossom Caf\u00E9, 510 E. Pinner St., featuring music by “4th Day Band,” from 7-10 p.m. Call 539-5027 for more. information.

Monday, January 1

DMV customer service centers are closed. They will remain closed tomorrow, and will reopen Jan. 3.

Tuesday, January 2

The Nansemond-Suffolk branch of the NAACP will meet at the East Suffolk Community Center, 134 S. Sixth St., at 7 p.m. The executive committee will meet at 6 p.m. Charles Christian is president; for more information, call 539-6760.

Wednesday, January 3

Last day to submit applications for the 2007 I Have a Dream Award. The award is presented annually to a group or individual in Suffolk working to fulfill King’s ideals. For more information, call 539-3324, e-mail eebcmac@aol.com, or write Dr. Mark Croston at P.O. Box 1834, Suffolk, Va., 23439.

Sunday, January 7

Girl Scouts will hold a skate at Smithfield Skating Rink, 200 Wimbledon Lane, Smithfield, from 5:15-7:15 p.m. Cost is $5/person, includes skate rental. The 2007 Cookie Kick-off will be held at the event, as well as a recruitment table to inform about troop opportunities.

Monday, January 8

The Isle of Wight/Surry Relay for Life Kick-off Meeting will be at Benns United Methodist Church, Benns Church Boulevard, Smithfield, from 7-8 p.m. For more information, visit www.iwsrelay.org or call Pat Rice at 483-1748 or Rick Bodson at 365-9794.

Saturday, January 13

Suffolk American Red Cross is offering a CPR class from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Adult, infant and child CPR are covered. Pre-paid registration is required; call 539-6645 for more information.

Saturday, January 20

The Tidewater Genealogical Society will meet at the Hampton Public Library, 4207 Victoria Blvd., at 10 a.m. TGS President Alice Phillips will speak on “My Genealogical Journey Toward Certification.” For more information call 988-1055.

Friday, January 26

D.A.V. Chapter 5, 139 S. Saratoga St., will hold a small business loan seminar 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Please bring with you all 3 major credit reports. Open to all veterans, small and minority businesses, start-ups, home-based, existing and expanding businesses. For more information call 934-2695. For credit reports go to www.annualcreditreport.com.

Tuesday, January 30

An orientation meeting for the 2007 Master Gardener Classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Suffolk Extension Office at 923-2051.

Saturday, March 17

The Riddick’s Folly Ball will be held at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts 8:30 p.m.-midnight. Music will be by “The Band of Oz.” For questions, call 934-1390.

On-going

Heartland Hospice Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers. Volunteers are fully trained with a flexible schedule. You can make a positive difference in the lives of those who have life-limiting illnesses. To offer your time and care, please contact the volunteer coordinator at 934-7935.

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. 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.

Hall Place Civic League, Inc. meetings are held the first 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.