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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact name and phone number.
Nash Community College will host "How to write an effective marketing plan" from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. No cost. Register at https://bit.ly/2B9MoMf, email email@example.com or call 252-451-8233.
The March meeting of the Micajah Pettaway DAR will be held on Thursday, March 21st at the Braswell Library at 11 a.m. Allan Hoffman, WNCT, will discuss service in Vietnam.
Nash County Cooperative Extension will be hosting "Empowering Youth and Families Program" for parents and youth ages 10-14. The 12-week program will begin on March 21 and run through May 30 and will help combat the opioid crisis in the community. The program will strengthen parent and youth communication skills and work to educate attendees so they can help prevent opioid misuse through knowledge and healthy behaviors. For info, call Adrienne Williams at 459-9810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oak Level Ruritan Club will host a BBQ Chicken Dinner on Friday, March 22 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Plates are $8.
Nash Arts will host its annual Denim and Diamonds Fundraiser on March 22 from 6 until 9 p.m. featuring entertainment by The Ginger Thompson Band. Catering will be by The Nashville Exchange. There will be a live silent auction and a cash bar available. The cost is $30 per individual or $55 per couple. For info, call 459-4734.
Community Grief Support Meetings are held weekly on Mondays at Nash Community College. Sessions are held from 6:30 to 8 pm. Meetings will be held in Room 7203 in the Science & Technology Building. Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On March 25, the session will focus on "Feeling Your Grief."
Braswell Memorial Library will host its Good Reads Book Club March 25 from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. The club will be discussing "The Story of Arthur Truluv" by Elizabeth Berg. For info, call Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext 253.
PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, Church of the Good Shepherd, 231 North Church Street, Rocky Mount. PFLAG is a non-profit volunteer organization working to support the well-being of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender persons, their families and friends; to advocate equal civil rights for all; and to educate on issues regarding sexual orientation and gender identities. Persons who envision a society that embraces everyone are welcome to attend. For more information, email email@example.com.
The Distinguished Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 will meet on Monday, March 25 from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Librayr in Rocky Mount. For info, call 469-0516 or 903-1665. Guests are welcomed as well as new members.
Nash Community College will host "Business Structure and Risk Management" from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. Learn how to identify the common warning signs of risk and how to implement, monitor and evaluate a risk management plan for your small business. No Cost. Register at https://bit.ly/2AXaNVa, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-451-8233.
The Rocky Mount Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 28th at the Lakeside Baptist Church. The program begins at 10 a.m. with refreshments and visiting prior at 9:30 a.m. This months guest speaker is, Dean Bulluck, concentrating on Bonsai Trees. Non-members are invited to join us. For more information call 443-6338.
The Nash County Farmers Market will host a Free Bluegrass Concert on Saturday, March 30 at 6 p.m. For more information, visit nash.ces.ncsu.ed or call 459-9810.
The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will be holding a Memorial Ceremony at Jack Laughery Park in Rocky Mount on Sunday, March 30th at 3 p.m. All Veterans of the Vietnam War era, whether they deployed or served at home, will be honored. Come bearing respect for all who served. Presentation by Col. David O'Dea, U.S. Army(Ret.). In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held indoors at Coleman-Pitt American Legion Post 58, 2731 N. Church Street, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804.
Nash Arts Center presents Guitar and Friends in Concert on Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For info, or to get tickets, call 459-4734.
Community Grief Support Meetings are held weekly on Mondays at Nash Community College. Sessions are held from 6:30 to 8 pm. Meetings will be held in Room 7203 in the Science & Technology Building. Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On April 1, the session will focus on "Coping Techniques."
Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools will present a "Safety Forum" on Tuesday, April 2 from 6 until 7 p.m. at Rocky Mount High School in the Black Box Theater, 1400 Bethlehem Road, Rocky Mount. The forum is hosted by the District Parent Advisory Committee and will feature Superintendent Dr. Shelton Jefferies and Sheriff Keith Stone. The safety forum will bring an expert panel of school and county level safety response teams together for an open forum on the topic of school safety. For info, email Dr. Patricia Hollingsworth at email@example.com or Leondus Farrow, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nash Central High School Drama Department will be performing High School Musical 2 at the Imperial Center. Showtimes are: Thursday, April 4th at 7 p.m., Friday, April 5th at 7 p.m., and two shows on Sunday, April 7th at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 each before April 3rd and $10 each after April 3rd. For more information call 451-2860.
The Nash County Farmers Market will celebrate opening day on Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, visit nash.ces.ncsu.ed or call 459-9810.
The Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Small Business Center and the Eastern NC Center for Business and Entrepreneurship will present "Financial Fortitude Expo" on Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dan Gerlach, President, Golden LEAF Foundation will open the event with, "Economic Development in the Twin Counties." Following the keynote will be two concurrent breakout sessions. Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. The Expo is open to the public and is at no cost. Registration is required. Register at https://conta.cc/2EK3QrE, email email@example.com, or call 252-451-8233.
Community Grief Support Meetings are held weekly on Mondays at Nash Community College. Sessions are held from 6:30 to 8 pm. Meetings will be held in Room 7203 in the Science & Technology Building. Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On April 8, the session will focus on "Your New Environment."
The VFW Auxiliary Post 2057 will hold its annual Yard Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. Tables are $10 and going fast. Call 969-334 to reserve yours. The sale will be held at the VFW Post, 11270 Highway 97, Rocky Mount. The post will also be collecting non-perishable food items for homeless veterans.
The Ninth Annual Paws in the Park will be held on Saturday, Aprirl 13 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Best Friend's Dog Park, located at 450 Lee Street, Rocky Mount. Call 972-1159 for info.
Community Grief Support Meetings are held weekly on Mondays at Nash Community College. Sessions are held from 6:30 to 8 pm. Meetings will be held in Room 7203 in the Science & Technology Building. Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On April 15, the session will focus on "Dealing with Special Days."
The VOICE of Nashville will meet on Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in council chambers at Cooley Library. Nashville Fire Chief Chris Joyner will be the speaker for the event. The community is welcome to attend.
My Sister's House will be having a 20 hour volunteer crisis training starting April 22, 2019. After com
pleting the 20 hours of training, volunteers are added to a rotating schedule to answer crisis calls. For more information and a detailed schedule of the training please call Dalena Raya: 252-316-8444
The 10th Anniversary H. Earl Coley Golf Classic will be held on Friday, May 24 at the Belmont Lake Golf Club. The event will benefit the O.D. Moore Scholarship Foundation. To participate, or for sponsorship opportunities, call Patrick Ford at 252-469-9805, Allegro Cordell at 252-469-1299, Goldie Ford at 301-873-8586 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tony Smith at 919-672-0448.
American Legion Post 293, located at 810 South Alston Street, Nashville, needs a few more fine soldier men and women to join the post. All service branches welcome. For info, call Adj. Dorothy K. Baylor at 813-7715. "Be among the best."
The Nash County Farmers Market is open Saturdays April through November from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, visit nash.ces.ncsu.ed or call 459-9810.
The Home Delivered Meals Program is in need of volunteers to help deliver hot meals to homebound senior citizens who live on the Corinth, Castalia and West Mount routes. For info, call Wendy Perry at 459-1367.
Be the Astronaut is an interactive learning exhibit that teaches STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)-based content via state-of-the-art video game technology, as well as traditional methods is currently on display at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences. For more info on the exhibit, visit imperialcentre.org.
The VITA Free Tax Preparation service began on January 31, 2019 and will continue every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until April 13, 2019 at Cooley Library in Nashville. On Thursdays and Fridays, they will be available from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturdays they are available from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. No appointments necessary. Flyers available in the Harold D. Cooley Library with more details if needed.
The Edgecombe & Nash Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils have intervention and prevention funds available to serve at-risk youth in Edgecombe & Nash counties. The deadline for submitting applications will be February 28, 2019. Local public agencies, 501©(3) non-profits & local housing authorities interested in applying may call 641-7834 (Edgecombe), 451-8347 (Nash) or 827-5058 (E & N).
With the opiate crisis running rampant, families are looking for ways to help those they love who need treatment. Getting them into treatment becomes even harder if their loved one is not willing. This is when Intervention can become key. To learn more about successful interventions, please visit, www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/intervention-101.html.
The Nash County Health Department is offering flu shots in the Nashville office, 214 S. Barnes St. and the Rocky Mount office, 322 S. Franklin St. Cost for the shot is $47, Medicaid, Health Choice, Medicare Part B, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, MedCost and United Healthcare, participants can receive shots with no co-pay. You must bring your card with you for verification. For more information, contact the Nashville office at 459-9819 and the Rocky Mount office at 446-0027.
The Distinguished Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 will meet the second and fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 N Grace Street, Rocky Mount. Guests are welcome to attend. For info, call 469-0516 or 903-1665.