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Live Nativity scene opens today
KENLY — Sonlight Farms, 293 Bunn Road, will present “Come & Behold,” a walk-through live Nativity, from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 through Sunday, Dec. 15. No reservations are needed and the scene takes about 20 minutes to walk through. Children’s crafts and animals to pet will be on hand. Attendees are encouraged to dress warmly. Admission is free and donations are accepted.
Toy, clothing giveaway planned
Total Impact Outreach Ministries, 502 Jordan St., will have a toy and clothing giveaway during its youth explosion at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
Country store holding blanket drive
ROCKY MOUNT — Reservoir Country Store, 5696 Bend of the River Road, is hosting a community blanket drive to help the less fortunate stay warm through Wednesday, Dec. 18. Donations can be dropped off at the store during regular business hours.
‘Christmas in Harlem’ gala slated
ELM CITY — Young adult ministry Young and Reckless will hold “Christmas in Harlem: Jazz & Melanin” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the Train Depot Community Center, 101 Nash St. The gala features live jazz, spoken word and dancing. Awards will be presented for the black-owned business of the year, artist of the year and servant leader of the year.
Event attire is formal — no jeans, T-shirts or sneakers. Admission is $13 and proceeds will benefit the Hope Station. Tickets are available on Eventbrite via the shortened link https://bit.ly/2LcjCiQ.
Alumni scholarship ball scheduled
The Williamson-Springfield Alumni Association will host its annual scholarship ball at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at the Wedgewood Country Club on Stantonsburg Road. Attendees are asked to wear semi-formal attire in red or white.
Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. For more information or for tickets, call Jack Kirby at 252-289-5650, Brenda White at 252-315-4016, James Kent at 252-230-3937 or Wayne Perry at 252-230-8419.
New Year’s Eve ball planned
The Darden Alumni Wilson chapter will hold a New Year’s ball from 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1 atthe Darden Alumni Center, 1600 Lipscomb Road. Advance tickets are $15 and admission is $20 at the door. The ball includes food, dancing and music by DJ Ike-Luv. Proceeds support the scholarship and building fund. For more information or for tickets, call Robert Spells at 919-631-5900 or the Darden Alumni Center at 252-243-9316.
Wilson Dems reschedule meeting
The Wilson County Democratic Party meeting originally planned for Saturday, Dec. 14 has been rescheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash St.
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