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Calendar events must be submitted by noon Monday for publication. Items accepted are events sponsored by not-for-profit organizations or free events. Mail to: Community Calendar c/o The Nashville Graphic, 203 W. Washington St. Nashville, NC 27856 or fax (252) 459-3052 or email to news@nashvillegraphic.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

COMMUNITY CENTER -The Nashville Community Building is available for rental. For info. or to rent the facility, call Rachel Ervin at 252-813-8772.

REUNION – Northern Nash Senior High Class of 1989 is planning a 25th class reunion on September 12th and 13th. Email Crissy Gunther Moore at northernnashclassof1989@gmail.com or visit Facebook: NNSH Class Reunion group page for more details.
REUNION – The Nash Central High School Class of 1965 is planning it’s 50th reunion and needs  to contact membersof the class by September 1, 2014. For more information contact 252-469-0516.

AUGUST 1
Join the City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department from 6 to 9 p.m. for Summer Night Lights, a free block style program taking place at various parks in July and August. There will be organized sports, field days, inflatable bouncers, a live DJ, face painting, Bingo and much more. The first 200 guests each night will receive a free hotdog, chips and drink. On Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, come out to Meadowbrook Park, 1742 Bedford Rd.  For more info, call 252-822-2785.

AUGUST 2
Northside Community Church will host an appreciation and benefit concert for Jr. Winstead on Saturday, August 2 at 6 p.m. featuring the Oak Grove Boys and Stephanie. Also in concert is The Ambassadors, the Tim Taylor Family and NSCC Men’s Trio. All proceeds will go to Jr. Winstead. Donations can be made to Northside Community Church, 1660 Beaver Pond Drive, Rocky Mount.

Relay for Life team Fruit of the Spirit will have a yard sale, car wash and bake sale on Saturday August 2nd from 7 am until 12 noon at Sandy Cross United Methodist Church. Breakfast biscuits will also be sold. For info call 908-2941.        

Rocky Mount Middle School will host its first annual Yard Sale on August 2 from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The school is located at 841 Nash Street in Rocky Mount. Proceeds will benefit Rocky Mount Middle School.

 Join the City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department from 6 to 9 p.m. for Summer Night Lights, a free block style program taking place at various parks in July and August. There will be organized sports, field days, inflatable bouncers, a live DJ, face painting, Bingo and much more. The first 200 guests each night will receive a free hotdog, chips and drink. On Sat., Aug. 2, 2014, come out to Three Sisters Park, 221 Walter Drive.  For more info, call 252-822-2785.

AUGUST 5
 Nashville’s Police Department is hosting its second annual National Out on Tuesday, August 5 from 5:30 until 7:30 at Stoney Creek Environmental Park. The event will feature games, fire trucks, bouncers, prizes and a scavenger hunt among many other events. A movie will be shown following the event, at 8:15 p.m.

Nashville Parks & Recreation Movie Series presents Despicable Me 2 at Stoney Creek Environmental Park at 8:15 p.m. The park is located off Washington Street,  behind L&L and Bojangles. For additional information call 252-459-4511.

AUGUST 6
The Spring Hope Senior Citizen’s Club will meet at noon in the Spring Hope Community Building. Entertainment will be provided by Adolphus Batchelor and Bertie Bryant. Call Jan Mills at 478-4281 for info.

A one-day workshop on Microsoft PowerPoint for adults 50+ meets August 6 on the Rocky Mount campus of Edgecombe Community College. Class meets from 12 to 1 p.m. in Barnes 232. The class is free. Contact 823-5166, ext. 331, or wilsonm@edgecombe.edu.

AUGUST 7
 The Down East Partnership for Children is offering a 16 week parenting program, beginning August 7. The program will be held Thursday nights from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Parents can win prizes and gas cards weekly! Classes are held at the Down East Partnership. Contact Jennifer Cobb or Chioma Pitts  at 252-985-4300 to register or for more info.

Braswell-SCORE will present a series of monthly workshops, free to the public, for people running or considering starting a small business or nonprofit. The first workshop is
“Making it Easy for Social Media/Marketing Consultant” and will be held on Thursday, August 7 from 6 until 7:15 p.m. in the computer lab, second floor. For info, call Brenda Thibodeau at 252-442-1951, ext 243 or Bobby Balmores at SCORE at 252-442-1173.

The West Mount Ruritan Club is sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, August 7 from 3 until 7 p.m. at the West Mount Fire Department, 7955 West Mount Drive. Walk-ins welcome and appointments available. Call 252-904-0479 for more info.

Downtown Live! -  concert series Thursday,  Aug. 7 on the lawn of the Imperial Centre featuring Hip Pocket. Bring your lawn chair as early as 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. Downtown Live! takes place bi-weekly, through Thursday, Sept. 18. For more info., visit www.downtownrockymount.com, or call 252-972-1151. In the event of inclement weather, Downtown Live! will take place at the Booker T. Theater.

The League of Women Voters of the Twin Counties will meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Warner Room of the Braswell Memorial public library in Rocky Mount. The League is a nonpartisan organization composed of men and women who are community leaders and concerned citizens working to create lasting change in the communities in which they live. Members, and anyone interested in the League, are invited to attend this meeting, and add their voice to this effective grassroots organization.       

AUGUST 8
Join the City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department from 6 to 9 p.m. for Summer Night Lights, a free block style program taking place at various parks in July and August. There will be organized sports, field days, inflatable bouncers, a live DJ, face painting, Bingo and much more. The first 200 guests each night will receive a free hotdog, chips and drink. On Fri., Aug. 8, 2014, come out to Englewood Park, 300 Old Mill Rd.. For more info, call 252-822-2785.

AUGUST 9
 Join the City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department from 6 to 9 p.m. for Summer Night Lights, a free block style program taking place at various parks in July and August. There will be organized sports, field days, inflatable bouncers, a live DJ, face painting, Bingo and much more. The first 200 guests each night will receive a free hotdog, chips and drink. On Sat., Aug. 9, 2014, come out to Bea Holman Park, 1030 Star St.. For more info, call 252-822-2785.

AUGUST 10
The Nash County Democratic Women will sponsor their Second Annual Afternoon Tea from 3 until 5 p.m.  The Tea will be held at Benvenue Country Club, 100 Southern Blvd., Rocky Mount.  Attire is Summer Dress with hat optional.  A Silent Auction will take place.  Guest speakers are Supreme Court Associate Justice Robin Hudson and Supreme Court Associate Justice Cheri Beasley.  Event donation is $30 and tickets may be obtained by contacting Rosita Wiggins (252) 442-7187/Laura ONeal (252)904-3529.

AUGUST 11
A hunter education course will be held August 11, 12 and 13 and September 22, 23 and 24 at the West Mount Ruritan Club on West Mount Drive. The course is for those desiring to purchase for the first time a NC Hunting License. The course is free and there is no age limit, however, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Courses run from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Register at ncwildlife.org.

AUGUST 15
Join the City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department from 6 to 9 p.m. for Summer Night Lights, a free block style program taking place at various parks in July and August. There will be organized sports, field days, inflatable bouncers, a live DJ, face painting, Bingo and much more. The first 200 guests each night will receive a free hotdog, chips and drink. On Fri., Aug. 15, 2014, come out to. Branch Street Park, 1731 Branch Street.. For more info, call 252-822-2785.

AUGUST 16
Join the City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department from 6 to 9 p.m. for Summer Night Lights, a free block style program taking place at various parks in July and August. There will be organized sports, field days, inflatable bouncers, a live DJ, face painting, Bingo and much more. The first 200 guests each night will receive a free hotdog, chips and drink. On Sat.., Aug. 16, 2014, come out to Buck Leonard Park, 929 S. Grace St.. For more info, call 252-822-2785.

AUGUST 19
The City of Rocky Mount’s End of Summer Celebration will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex. The End of Summer Celebration is an event for the entire family and will include activities, such as inflatables for the kids, food, vendors and fireworks. Fireworks will begin between 9:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will meet on Tuesday, August 19 at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Building, 516 North Church Street, Rocky Mount.  For more information, contact pflagrm@aol.com or visit www.pflag.org.

The August meeting of the After 5 Club will take place from 6:30 until 8 p.m. The evening will honor teachers. Angie Ruffin will share the message, “I’m so Tired.” Bev Hofert, of Garner, will share how Heart Storms can turn into Rainbow Promises. The cost is $15 inclusive. For reservations, call Jane or Janice at 446-4320 by August 17.

AUGUST 20
The Rocky Mount Christian Women’s Connection will hold its August meeting at the Doubletree. Meredith Davis will be performing. Bev Hofert, of Garner, will share how Heart Storms can turn into Rainbow Promises. The lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and should conclude by 1 p.m. The charge is $15 inclusive. For reservations, call Katherine at 823-5381 or Dot at 823-1423.

AUGUST 21
Downtown Live!  concert series Thursday,  Aug. 21 on the lawn of the Imperial Centre featuring the Tams. Bring your lawn chair as early as 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. Downtown Live! goes through Thurs., Downtown Live! takes place bi-weekly, through Thursday, Sept. 18. For more info., visit www.downtownrockymount.com, or call 252-972-1151. In the event of inclement weather, Downtown Live! will take place at the Booker T. Theater.

A one-day workshop on Online Applications for adults 50+ meets August 13 on the Rocky Mount campus of Edgecombe Community College. Class meets from 12 to 1 p.m. in Barnes 232 and is free. Contact 823-5166, ext. 331, or wilsonm@edgecombe.edu.

The Nash County Democratic Executive Committee will meet August 21 in the EMS Operations Room at the Claude Mayo Administration Bldg. in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. Beth Wood, State Auditor, will be the guest speaker. Contact Jan Mills at 478-4281 for info.


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