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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.

REUNION - Northern Nash Senior High Class of 1980 reunion activities are planned for Sept. 18-19, 2015! Group activities include a home football game and social on Sept. 18 with the class reunion banquet to be held at Northern Nash on Sept. 19. To complete a profile and register to attend, go to nnsh1980.com. For info, go to nnsh1980.com or call 904-0686.

National Night Out - Nashville's Police Department will be holding its National Night Out event at Glover Park on August 4. There will be free educational booths, bouncies, games, EMS, Fire and Police on the football field. The soccer field will be open to craft vendors for a $40 non-refundable donation fee, that will go to My Sister's House in Nashville. There will be no food vendors; the Nashville Parks and Recreation Department will be selling concessions. For info, please contact Jennifer Bull at jennifer.bull@townofnashvillenc.gov or 252-459-4545 ext 228.

July 30
A veterans discussion panel will be held at Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount from 3-5 pm on July 30th. Join veterans from Nash and Edgecombe Counties as they discuss all stages of their careers, wars, conflicts and veteran affairs in the Warner Room. For more information, contact Kesha Joyner 442-1951 ext. 253.

Faith Family Worship P.H. Church will hold a BBQ Chicken Plate Sale from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the church, 4839 Redman Road, Rocky Mount. Plates are $7 each and include potatoes, green beans, bread and cake. Proceeds will go to building funds. For information, call 252-544-1354.

July 31
The City of Rocky Mount will hold its Lawn Chair Theatre, with "Frozen Sing-A-Long," beginning at 8:30 p.m. at the Imperial Centre, 270 Gay Street. Admission is free. For info, visit www.downtownrockymount.com. Click Discover Downtown summer event series and then Lawn Chair Theatre.

Activate Drama presents "Once on this Island, Jr.," the musical, July 31 and August 1 at 7 p.m. at the Imperial Centre Theatre in Rocky Mount. Tickets are $12 and be purchased by calling 972-1266.

August 1
Ephesus Baptist Church will hold a fundraiser yard sale at 7 a.m. at the church, located at 7300 West Old Spring Hope Road, off Highway 581. In addition to the yard sale, there will be breakfast biscuits, a bake sale and frozen casseroles plust a homemade quilt raffle. At 12 p.m., barbecue plates will be sold for $10. Take out only. Proceeds will benefit Esther Ezzell's lung transplant.

A car wash will be held at Nashville Baptist Church from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The car wash is a fundraiser for Jordan Lucas, who is working towards earning his Eagle Scout rank. Lucas is planning to put cabinets in at Nash Arts to help with storage.

August 4
National Night Out in Nashville at Glover Park from 3:30 - 8pm. Lots of exciting events including Balloon Twisters, Ronald McDonald, Captain America, Spiderman and Princess Elsa, Police vs. Fire Tug-o-War and lots more. Craft vendors are welcome. For more information, contact Jennifer.bull@townofnashville.gov. Nashville Parks and Recreation will also have it s movie night starting at 8:30 featuring "A bug's life." This event is free, bring your own chairs.

August 5
The Spring Hope Senior Citizens monthly lunch group will meet at noon in the Spring Hope Community Building. Mike Clark with Community Health Care & Hospice will be the guest speaker. Please call Jan at 252-478-4281 for additional information.

August 6
The West Mount Ruritan Club will sponsor a blood drive from 3 until 7 p.m. at the West Mount Fire Department, 7955 West Mount Drive, Rocky Mount. For an appointment call 904-0479. Walk-ins are also welcome.

August 14
The City of Rocky Mount will hold its Lawn Chair Theatre, with "Paddington," beginning at 8:30 p.m. at the Imperial Centre, 270 Gay Street. Admission is free. For info, visit www.downtownrockymount.com. Click Discover Downtown summer event series and then Lawn Chair Theatre.

August 19
Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Healthy Heroes Fair from 1 until 4 p.m. in the Warner Room. The fair will feature local businesses and health organizations and will provide information on making healthy lifestyle choices. For information, call Scott Houston at 442-1951, ext 257.

August 29
The City of Rocky Mount will hold its Lawn Chair Theatre, with "Willy Wonka," beginning at 8:30 p.m. at the Imperial Centre, 270 Gay Street. Admission is free. For info, visit www.downtownrockymount.com. Click Discover Downtown summer event series and then Lawn Chair Theatre.

October 8
My Sister's House will host its "Empty Chair" event from 6 until 8 p.m. at Booker T. Theatre in Rocky Mount. The charitable dinner cost $30 per ticket and includes a cash bar. For info, call Tonya Slocum at 955-4046 or Cynthia Kornegay at 462-0366.

The Rocky Mount Toastmasters Club #8957 will meet the second and fourth Monday from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount. Call 252-220-9584 or 252-469-0516 for info. New/Old members accepted.

Adults 55+, come play Bingo at the Rocky Mount Senior Center every first, second, and third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. Call the Rocky Mount Senior Center 252-972-1561 for more information.

The VFW Post 2057 on Highway 97W in Rocky Mount is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 12 pm. The post also has group sessions for veterans dealing with PTSD. The men meet every first and third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. Female veterans with PTSD and spouses of veterans trying to cope meet the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. These sessions are led by a veteran from the VA in Greenville. For info, call Judy Jones at 919-853-2576.

The Breast Recovery and Support (B.R.A.S.) group will meet the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Nash Breast Care Center lobby of the Nash Medical Arts Mall on the Nash Health Care System campus (take the right just past the fountain, and follow the green signs, take left at the fork in the road at Watson Eye, then go straight and look for pink balloons, 2 story building on the right).

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Twin County Chapter #55 assists veterans with transportation to and from doctor's appointments. The van leaves for Durham every Tuesday and Friday. Those needing a ride can meet at the train station at 6 a.m. On Wednesday, the van goes to Greenville. The time depends on the time of the appointments. For info, call 252-212-5568.
The Twin County Chapter 55, with the help of Golden Corral, is soliciting for volunteer drivers to assist local veterans in meeting their VA health center needs. The chapter will offer each driver a free meal once a month as an incentive for their service. For applications, call the chapter commander Levon Cherry at 252-801-1216.

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Twin County Chapter #55 meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 58, 2731 N Church Street in Rocky Mount. For info, call 252-212-5568

My Sister's House is in need of volunteers to take crisis calls weeknights Monday through Thursday. No experience necessary, we will provide training. Bilinguals are encouraged to apply. For information call 252-462-0366.

Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com for a free brochure.

American Legion Post 58 has an Open House for Veterans every Thursday from 9 a.m to 12 noon, at 2731 N. Church St. in Rocky Mount. A certified Veteran Service Officer is present to address VA concerns.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 55 Rocky Mount offers rides to all veterans to the VA hospital in Durham and Greenville. VA-scheduled appointments required to ride. For info, call 252-801-1216.

The Nash County Department of Aging is in need of volunteers to help deliver meals to senior citizens in the Castalia area on Wednesdays, and also to help deliver meals to senior citizens in the Spring Hope area. For information or to volunteer contact Brenda Shields, Aging Services Coordinator, 252-459-1367.

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