September 12, 2008

Ruritans Celebrate With Open House

Currituck County | The Shawboro Ruritan Club will celebrate its 60th anniversary with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

There will be food and drinks, and the club will provide information on how the club has assisted the community. The club is seeking new members.

Currituck County

golf tournament gets new name

The annual Annunciata Council Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament has been renamed the Greg Shuk Memorial Golf Tournament and will begin at noon Oct. 7 at the Currituck Club. The name was changed to honor the memory of past Grand Knight Greg Shuk.

A shotgun start will take place at 1 p.m.

Cost is $85 per player or $340 per team and covers green and cart fees, range balls, an 18-hole scramble tournament, a registration gift, an awards dinner buffet and a silent auction.

It is limited to the first 30 teams or 120 people who register. The format is a four-person scramble.

Potential sponsors and players can call (252) 453-0956.

Dare County

LIVE art AUCTION set for Oct. 5

The annual Artrageous Art Extravaganza Live Auction is scheduled for Oct. 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk.

Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery and other works are donated from local artists. Proceeds benefit the Dare County Arts Council.

The work can be previewed starting Tuesday through Oct. 3 at Eastern Fusion Gallery in Nags Head. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.


The Town of Kill Devil Hills, the Chicamacomico Historical Association and the U.S. Coast Guard will present a Beach Apparatus Drill at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ocean Bay Beach Access at milepost 8 in Kill Devil Hills.

The event will showcase both the equipment and the methods that are used by surfmen of the U.S. Lifesaving Service to rescue sailors from ships along the Outer Banks.

It's free, and the public is invited to attend.

FALL CPR CLASSES, first aid offered

The Hatteras Island Rescue Squad will offer a regular monthly CPR class from 7 to 10 p.m. beginning Thursday and continuing on the third Thursday of each month at the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad building in Buxton.

First-aid classes will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 and will be offered on the third Friday of each month. The cost for each class is $15, and registration is requested. Call (252) 995-5490 for details.

Help NEEDED for jazz festival

The town of Duck is looking for volunteers to help with the annual Jazz Festival scheduled from 11 a.m. to dusk on Oct. 12. Call (252) 255-1234.

Gates County

Church will hold yard sale sunday

Gatesville United Methodist Church on Main Street will hold a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday.

There will be furniture, appliances, toys, wreaths, flowers, clothes, glassware and more. Donations of items are appreciated.

Food, drinks and baked goods will be available.

For more information, call (252) 357-0835.

Northampton County

prostate cancer group to meet

The Roanoke Salem Prostate Cancer Initiative will be holding its first Prostate Cancer Support Group at 6 p.m. Monday at Roanoke Salem Baptist Church, off N.C. 186 in Garysburg.

All men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer or other prostate issues are urged to attend. The Rev. Robert E. Sessoms will facilitate the meeting.

In addition, a monthly prostate cancer education workshop will take place at 6 p.m. starting Sept. 22 at the church.

For more information, call Roanoke Salem Prostate Cancer Initiative, (252) 536-4656.

Pasquotank County

landmark show begins SUNday

The 22nd annual Landmark Competition and Show will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Arts of the Albemarle Gallery, at 609 E. Main St.

Historically, the show features more than 150 paintings from artists from across North Carolina and Virginia.

Many of the artists in the show will be attending the free reception. No reservations are required.

The show will continue through Oct. 10.

come celebrate constitution week

Betsy Dowdy Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will honor Constitution Week during the "We the People" Constitution Week Celebration at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Pavilion on Water Street.

The ringing of the bell and the re-creation of the Betsy Dowdy Ride will commemorate the 221st anniversary of the Constitution.

cosmetic-arts classes offered

College of The Albemarle's Small Business Center will hold an EnVogue Gel Nail class and European Pedicure & Sanitation course for cosmetologists, manicurists and teachers.

Two training courses will be held, one from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and one from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday in the John Wood Foreman Technology Center, Room FC-121-A.

Nail technicians must have their eight hours of continuing education before Sept. 30.

Cost is $80 and includes nail kits, lunch, refreshments and the registration fee.

To register, call (252) 335-0821, ext. 2231 or 2370.

Perquimans County

Meteorologist to speak in belvidere

Meteorologist Jon Cash will speak at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Up River Friends Meeting, at 523 Up River Road in Belvidere.

Cash was ordained five years ago and has preached to the largest Protestant church in Russia and the underground church in Cuba. He has helped in the distribution of 100,000 bibles in Cuba and Russia.

Jon Cash Ministries has built four churches in Nigeria and is in the process of finishing a parsonage/orphanage in that country.

An offering will be taken to help support the completion of the parsonage/orphanage in Nigeria.


Aging with gusto extravaganza set

The 2008 Aging with Gusto Extravaganza will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Currituck County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

The educational program for senior adults will include a keynote address, vendors, educational workshops, entertainment, door prizes, morning refreshments and lunch.

The cost is $10. Registration deadline is Thursday. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum capacity of 150.

For a copy of the registration brochure, contact your local Cooperative Extension Center.

meetings + events


Commissioners meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Camden County Board of Commissioners, Camden County Courthouse.


Commissioners meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Currituck County Board of Commissioners, Historic Currituck County Courthouse.


Commissioners meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Hertford County Board of Commissioners, County Office Building No. 1 , Room 222.


Commissioners meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Pasquotank County Board of Commissioners, Pasquotank County Courthouse, Courtroom C.

Beverlie Gregory, (252) 441-1620,

[email protected]

Karen Santos, (252) 338-2590,

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