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The Disabled American Veterans Twin County Chapter is dedicated with assisting area veterans with transportation to their scheduled appointments. The transportation network must have volunteer drivers to continue to aid these wounded warriors. If you are interested in being a volunteer driver, call (252) 212-5568 and leave a message. The coordinator will return your call.
Triangle Land Conservancy and the Raleigh Astronomy Club are holding First Friday Under the Stars on Friday, May 5th from 7:30 until 11:00 pm. This event will take place at Three Bears Private Reserve (711 Beaver Dam Road) in Creedmoor. The event is free, but registration is required. Register at triangleland.org.
If you are a foster parent in Wilson County, register for the Community Foster Parent Appreciation Event by May 1st with Foster Care at 252-265-5779. The event will be held on Saturday, May 6th from 9:30 until noon at Bible Missionary Baptist Church (2833 Tilghman Road).
Children’s Kids-Fest is on Saturday, May 6th starting at 10 at Riverside High School (1260 Godwin Avenue) in Williamston. This event is an opportunity for parents of young children to explore resources and hands-on activities from local organizations. For more information, visit mppfc.org.
There will be a Red Cross Community Blood Drive on Thursday, May 12th from 2 until 6 at the First Baptist Church of Scotland Neck (1015 Church Street) in the Fellowship Hall. Register at redcrossblood.org to this or to any other blood drive.
Johnston County’s Relay for Life event will be on Friday, May 12th at Smithfield Selma Senior High School (700 M Durwood Stephenson Pkwy) in Smithfield. The survivor walk starts at 7:00 pm with the luminaria ceremony to begin at 9. For all the details, visit acsevents.org.
National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food drive is Saturday, May 13th. Participating in this year’s Food Drive is simple. Just leave a non-perishable food donation in a bag by your mailbox Saturday, May 13th and your letter carrier will do the rest. These donations go directly to a local food pantry.
Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is a three-day book sale that starts on Thursday, May 18th (9:15 to 7:30 pm; Friday, May 19th from 9:15 to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 9:15 to 1:00 p.m.) The sale will take place at the Public Library of Johnston & Smithfield (305 East Market Street in Smithfield) […]
Louisburg United Methodist Church will hold an Open Table Dinner Church on Wednesday, May 17th from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in Fellowship Hall (402 North Main Street in Louisburg). Louisburg UMC welcomes everyone for fellowship, food, and worship even if you don’t attend. Children are welcome, there is a nursery for kids under 2. For […]
The Benvenue Baptist Church in Rocky Mount will hold a Women’s Afternoon Tea “Women Honoring Women” on May 20th from 2 to 4 (2464 Benvenue Road). It’s an afternoon of fellowship, worship, and Bible Study. For more information or to RSVP email Office@BenvenueChurch.org.
The Joel Fund’s Operation Art Spring Session Student Showcase will be on Sunday, May 21st from 2 until 4 at the TJF Art Studio (822 South White Street) in Wake Forest. Operation Art is a community arts program aiming to provide an expressive outlet for the emotional wellbeing in the lives of veterans and their […]
Senior adults are invited to Train Your Brain for Seniors on Monday, May 22nd from 3 to 3:30 at the Black Creek Branch Library (103 Central Avenue in Black Creek). You get to challenge your brain with crossword puzzles, word puzzles and connect-the-dot games. Light refreshments will be served.
EJ’s Parade of Hope will take place on Saturday, May 27th starting at 1:30 at Greater Rotary Park (1901 Branch Street NW) in Wilson. The Parade of Hope is a family fun 1 mile walk to remember missing children and give hope to their families. Donations will be collected for the Wesley Shelter. The event […]
The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash, Edgecombe and surrounding counties will be hosting a Memorial Day ceremony at Jack Laughery Park in Rocky Mount on Monday, May 29th to remember fallen heroes. The opening ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00. There will be a POW/MIA Fallen Comrades Ceremony followed by a rifle salute and the […]
Come to Walstonburg on Saturday, June 3rd to honor veterans, military and fallen heroes. Proud to be an American Day will run from 9 to 5 on Main Street. There will be food, arts & crafts vendors, face painting, BBQ, music. This event is sponsored by the Walstonburg American Legion Post 322.
Do you love plants? Then you are perfect for the NC State Extension Master Gardener℠ program. Under the guidance and direction of Extension agents, individuals complete a 40-hour training program, pass an examination, and complete at least a 40-hour internship. The wealth of information you learn is immense and the skill set is rewarding. Visit Become a Volunteer on the NC State Extension website or contact your local N.C. Cooperative Extension Center to learn how you can join the Extension Master Gardener program.
The Knights of Columbus have continued to cook dinners for Veterans Residential Services every other week since the Spring of 2020. To keep this ministry going, the Knights of Columbus are looking for donations to help offset the cost of the food. If you would like to contribute, please send a check made out to K of C 4460 to St. Therese, 700 Nash St NE, Wilson, NC 27893. If you would like to help prepare and pack meals, please contact Tony at 252-299-0008.
At Habitat for Humanity, it is believed that everyone deserves a safe, decent, and affordable home. The goal is to work together to build homes and help families succeed in their homeownership journey. Volunteers are the lifeblood of Habitat for Humanity. There is work that continues beyond the construction site. Habitat volunteers are active at the office, they assist the ReStore staff, they serve on committees, and they are engaged in various community revitalization projects. Interested? Contact a local Habitat for Humanity affiliation.
The United Way of Wilson works across Wilson County to develop and implement strategies that make a difference in the local community. The United Way supports programs, services and initiatives that deliver results in the areas of education, income, and health. An example of the impact…. 72,174 meals have been delivered to senior and disabled citizens in Wilson County. The United Way of Wilson could not do its work without the efforts of our agencies, volunteers, and donors. Check out their website to see how you can make an impact.
My Sister’s House of North Carolina provides crisis response 24 hours a day, safety planning, emergency shelter and support groups to name a few of the services this organization offers. Financial donations contribute to helping many in desperate need. Access mshnc.org for more details.
Veterans Residential Services of Wilson strives to provide quality support and services to low-income, homeless, and at-risk veterans and their families. You can help them in their mission by making either a financial or in-kind donation. VRSW is always in need of employment and job training. For more info email Claudia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tar River Piecemakers Quilting Guild of Rocky Mount was founded in 2000 to bring together people who share in the love of quilts and quilting. The guild meets on the second Saturday of each month at 9:00 am at the Arts Center at the Imperial Centre. Visitors are always welcomed.
The Wilson Botanical Gardens and the Wilson Master Gardeners are asking for VOLUNTEERS to help with pruning, clean up, and planting in the Gardens. Volunteer gardeners can enjoy free water, snacks, plants, and the knowledge that their hard work is helping the Gardens. Check their Facebook page under Events for dates and times.
A Second Season is a resale boutique from which all its proceeds go to My Sister’s House which supports victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. At the store not only are customers served, but so are victims in their time of need. Check out A Second Season’s Facebook page for weekly sales and pictures of clothing.
Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity? The American Red Cross needs volunteers. The most needed positions are Blood Donor Ambassador, Blood Transportation Specialist, Disaster Action Team, Shelter Services and Disaster Health Services Team. 90% of the Red Cross workforce are volunteers. Access their website to start your volunteer journey.
You can always make a difference with the American Red Cross. Not only are blood donations critically important, but your financial gift is needed to help people affected by disasters big and small. Access red cross dot org to learn how you can assist or how you can receive help from the American Red Cross throughout North Carolina.
The mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Programs such as Youth of the Year help members with ideals such as good character & citizenship, academic success, and healthy lifestyles. Programs such as I Give 365 give everyone the opportunity to support the Clubs’ effort. With a 100 percent graduation rate and 72 percent increased school attendance, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region show that your investment is more than worthwhile.
Meals on Wheels of Rocky Mount is committed to serving homebound senior citizens with a hot nutritious meal and providing a caring friendly visit with each meal. Anyone can help this organization by delivering meals once a month, making the holidays brighter for homebound seniors by participating in holiday and special events each year, giving your time and talent as a Board of Directors member, or making a monetary donation.
The Nash County farmers market is located on Peachtree Street in Rocky Mount. The market is open from 8 until 1 on Saturdays through November. June through August, the market is open on Tuesdays from 3 until 6 and Saturdays 8 until 1.
The Nashville Farmers Market is located on South Barnes Street and open now through October 13th on Fridays from 3 until 7. Check out their Facebook page for updates.
The Leroy James Farmers Market is open every Friday & Saturday from 8 until 1 now through October 28th at 4560 County Home Road in Greenville.
The Clayton Farm & Community Market, on East Main Street, is open from now through December every Saturday from 9 until 1. From January through February, the market is open twice a month from 10 until 1. Check out their Facebook page for updates.
The Downtown Rolesville Farmers Market, located at 302 South Main Street, is open now through October on Saturdays from 9 until 1.
Join the Wake Forest Farmers Market on Saturdays year-round no matter the weather. From now through September, the market is open from 8 until noon. Then, from October through March, the market is open from 10 until noon. Located on South Taylor Street in Wake Forest. Check out their Facebook page for updates.
The 2023 Wendell Market will be held on Thursdays, 6 – 9 pm at East Campen Row and West Campen Street on the following dates: June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5 and November 2.
The Warren County Growers Association Farmers Market will be open on Saturdays now through mid-October from 8 until noon. The market is located at the Warren County Health Dept Parking Lot on Ridgeway Street.
The Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market operates each Saturday from 8 until noon at the Vollis [Vaul lis] Simpson Whirligig Park located on Goldsboro Street South. This market is open from April 22nd through September 16th.