LITTLETON — Auditions for two live radio plays — “A Christmas Carol” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” are planned by Lakeland Cultural Arts Center. Show dates and venues will be announced. Performance possibilities may include a taped radio production as well as live stage productions. There may be two separate casts or one cast for both shows. All five characters will be playing many different roles along with some singing. Both plays are scripted readings with minimal memorization required. Send in a video audition to email@example.com or contact Lakeland at 252-586-3124 to set up an audition appointment for Nov. 4-5. Video submissions need to be submitted by Nov. 5 in order to be considered. Visit lakelandcac.org to access the suggest script for a video audition.
Rescue squad to hold open house
Roanoke Valley Rescue will hold an open house and public forum from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 201 Washington St. in Roanoke Rapids.
Enfield board meeting
ENFIELD — Enfield will hold a virtual board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Join with Google Meet at meet.google.com/ssf-iojm-zkw, or by phone at 1-617-675-4444, pin 525 227 211 4916#
Book sale begins Monday
JACKSON — A book sale will begin Monday at the Northampton Memorial Library, 207 W. Jefferson St. The sale will continue until all items are gone. Pack a provided bag with books for $2 a bag. If you don’t want to fill a bag, individual books are 50 cents each.
Get out the VOTE
Transportation will be provided to early voting sites Oct. 24 and 31, as well as on election day — Nov. 3. Transportation is available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Halifax Ag Center in Halifax
• Kirkwood Adams in Roanoke Rapids
• Enfield Fire Substation in Enfield
• Scotland Neck Town Hall in Scotland Neck
Voter safety kits will be available and includes a mask, pen, gloves and hand sanitizer.
For more information or to request transportation, call Belinda Jones-Hill at 252-370-2340 or 252-678-2249. The transportation is sponsored by The A. Philip Randolph Institute.
Rabies clinic planned
The Halifax County Health Department and Lake Country Animal Hospital will host a rabies clinic Monday through Oct. 30 at Lake Country, 915 U.S. Highway 158 in Roanoke Rapids. This is by appointment only — call 252-308-1882. A fee of $5 per animal vaccinated is required to cover the cost of vaccine and supplies. Make sure your pets are adequately restrained when bringing them to the clinic. A proof of current rabies vaccination must be shown in order to receive a three-year vaccination. Remember, it is against the law to have a pet not properly vaccinated against rabies. The Halifax County Public Health System will also be offering low-cost spay/neuter clinics at various times throughout the year. For more information, call 252-583-6651.
Northampton commissioners meeting
JACKSON — The Northampton County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 9495 NC Highway 305. The meeting will be closed to the public, including local media. The board will also meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 2. Members of the public will be able to view and listen to the meetings via live streaming video on the County’s Facebook page at bit.ly/34OvRv2.
CPTA board to meet
The Choanoke Public Transportation Authority Board will meet by electronic communications due to COVID-19 at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Submit all public comments by 4 p.m. Oct. 20 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Facebook Live interview
Hannah’s Place will sponsor a Virtual Facebook Live interview with the Honorable Judge Vershenia Balance Moody at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Moody will talk about the court process when victims of domestic violence file Domestic Violence Protective Orders and Restraining Orders. The Facebook page is Hannah’s Place, Inc.
Diabetes health, prevention program
Are you interested in learning about diabetes health and prevention? Register for a free two-part Center for Energy Education Health and Wellness Program. Receive education about the causes and prevention of diabetes, take home valuable literature, receive free A1C testing (optional) and enjoy a healthy lunch. Part one is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Center, 460 Airport Road in Roanoke Rapids. This event will follow CDC health and safety guidelines. Registration is required. For more information or to register by Oct. 20, call 252-541-3004 or email email@example.com.
Play to be presented
LITTLETON — Lakeland Cultural Arts Center will present a reading of “Art” by Yasmina Reza at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Oct. 22-23 and at 2:30 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.) Oct. 25 at Artists of Elements, 370 Lizard Creek Road. The show is directed by LaVonne McClain and stars David Lasky, John DuVall and Mark Nielsen. This show contains mature language; a cash bar and discussion will follow. How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? Through laughter and anger, this reading explores how we evaluate art and friendship. Admission is $12. To purchase tickets, go to artistsofelements.com. There is limited seating due to CDC guidelines.
Barbecue fundraiser Oct. 26
Hannah’s Place will hold a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (turkey and pork) on Oct. 26. Cost is $9 per pint, with all proceeds to benefit Hannah’s Place Inc. in its fight to end domestic violence. Pre-paid orders only. For more information and to place orders, contact 252-541-2037 or Hannahsplace1392@gmail.com.
Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic
A Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at Roanoke Rapids Fire Station #2, 638 Highway 125 in Roanoke Rapids. Remain in your vehicle and receive a flu shot. Show a Medicare, Medicaid or Blue Cross/Blue Shield Card (other insurance accepted) and the flu shot is free. Otherwise, flu shots are $36, and fees will be collected on-site. Wear loose sleeves for access to the upper arm, near the shoulder, in order to receive the flu shot. Attendees must wear a mask. This clinic is for those 18 years and older.
New well-testing project in Northampton
The Northampton County Citizens Against Coal Ash has accepted an invitation from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to assist with a grant funded well-testing project in Northampton County, administered through the county health department. The main targets of this project will be persons who did not participate in the NCCACA well study last fall or persons whose private wells showed high levels of contaminants. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, follow-up lead testing which requires sample collection in homes is not available through this project. To request that you be included in this new well study, call the Northampton County Health Department from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at 252-534-5841. Specify you are calling for the DHHS Testing Program and the staff will work with you to schedule a time for them to collect your sample. You will need to provide your name, mailing address, phone number and the physical address where the property is located. Please be patient with the staff since there is only one private well staff member who will collect these samples. This sampling program will end Oct. 30 and calls after that date will not be eligible for this free grant funded well-testing.
Toy drive planned
Boys 2 Men Inc. will hold a Community Focus Toy Drive to help families in Halifax and Northampton counties who may have been affected by COVID layoffs or families needing help during the Christmas season. The drive will run from Nov. 2 to Dec. 18. Toys should be for boys and girls, new, unwrapped, and for ages 1-10. The following are drop-off locations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday:
Gaston Concrete, 321 Old Emporia Road,
Sugahill Fashion, 1722 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway, Roanoke Rapids
Alluzions By Anglea, 115 W. 10th St., Roanoke Rapids
Tight Edge Barber Shop, 1024 E. 10th St.,
Queen’s Throne Beauty Bar, Renata’s Creations, 1032 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids
For more information, contact Founder/CEO Alvin Arrington at 252-326-5224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the COVID-10 crisis, the special called joint meeting between the Northampton County Board of Commissioners and the Halifax County Board of Commissioners for Nov. 5 has been postponed. The new date will be announced by the respective Boards.
Drive-In Movie Night
The Center for Energy Education has partnered with RCE Theaters to provide a Drive-In Movie Night Nov. 7 at the center, 460 Airport Road in Roanoke Rapids. Find out what is playing and register to attend by visiting center4ee.org/movienight or by calling 252-541-3004. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., followed by the movie at 6:30 p.m. Concessions from RCE Theaters will be available for purchase. Admission is free, and space is limited. Registration is required to attend.
CONWAY — The annual donation supper will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at Conway Volunteer Fire Department, 113 White St. The event will be a drive-thru behind the fire department. Plates include fried chicken, barbecue, potatoes, slaw and hush puppies. For more information, call Joe Flythe at 252-398-7730.