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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.

OCTOBER 13
Harold D. Cooley Library will be offering basic computer skills classes. On October 13, the topic will be Intro to Email/Attaching documents. Class space is limited so call 459-2106 or visit the library to sign up. All classes will be held from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m.

The 10th annual Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down will be held on the lawn of the Helen P. Gay Rocky Mount Historic Train Station Friday, October 13 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The weekend of festivities will include a BBQ competition, the third annual home brew competition, a classic car show and competition, food vendors, two stages of live entertainment, children's activities, tours of Rocky Mount and much more. For more info., visit www.bbqthrowdown.net, or call 252-972-1151.

The West Mount Ruritan Club will host its annual Barbecue Chicken sale on Friday, October 13 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Plates are $8 each and tickets can be purchased by calling 813-7516. Proceeds will support community projects including clubhouse maintenance.

OCTOBER 14
Harold D. Cooley Library will host an "I Love Yard Day" witth a yarn swap on October 14 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Children can attend an optional Halloween Storytime from 10:30 until 11 a.m.

The Harold D. Cooley Library will be showing Guardians of the Galaxy for teens ages 12 and up from 10:30 until 12:50.Teens must have permission form signed to attend. There will be popcorn and water provided. Teens can bring in snacks as well.

Harold D. Cooley Library will host a Halloween storytime on October 14 at 10:30 a.m. with special guest Dr. Marilyn Jackson

OCTOBER 15
The Maria V. Howard Arts Center will hold an opening reception on Sunday, October 15 from 2 until 4 p.m. for its Fall 2017 Exhibits. In addition to Sculpture Salmagundi XXI juried by Charles Pilkey, the center will also feature Our Living Past: Photography by Timothy Duffy; Clay Pots, Clay Sculptures: Vessels and Sculptures by Mark Gordon; Dan Finch Potters: A versatile clay show by Dan Finch and Dan Finch students; and Dynamic North Carolina Artists: Selections from Permanent Art Collection. At the reception there will be music and refreshments.

OCTOBER 16
Harold D. Cooley Library will host an apple-themed storytime on October 16 at 10:30 a.m.

OCTOBER 17
PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet on Tuesday, October 17 at 6 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 North Church Street, Rocky Mount. The non-profit volunteer organization works 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, e-mail pflagrm@aol.com.

OCTOBER 18
Braswell Memorial Library will hold its Teen Advisory Board meeting on October 18 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Meet with other teens to help shape Braswell's Teen programming. For info, call Scott Houston at 442-1951, ext 257.

Friends of Braswell Memorial Library will meet on October 18 from 4 until 5 p.m. in the Wiley Room.

OCTOBER 19
Braswell Memorial Library's Teen Minecraft Club will meet on October 19 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Work with other teens to design and create in the world of Minecraft in the second floor computer lab. For info, call Scott Houston at 442-1951, ext 257.

The Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10:30 a.m. October 19th at the Braswell Memorial Library in the Warner Room. The guest speaker is Buck Price WWII Veteran and Sally Carlisle. Members and prospective members are welcome to attend.

The Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department will host a Community Fall Festival on Thursday, October 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the baseball field behind the Booker T. Washington Community Center. Admission is free to this fall evening of food, games, prizes, inflatables, a mini hay ride, step team performances and a live DJ. For more information, call 252-467-4925.

Harold D. Cooley Library will host "It's Crafting Time" on October 19 from 2 until 2:30 p.m. This month, adult crafters will learn how to turn a common household item into a gorgeous eyeglasses/sunglasses case. The only supply you'll need is a square oven mitt. You can also bring in your glue gun and a button or ribbon for a bit of flair. Signs up are required and the class is free. Call 459-2106 or visit the library to sign up.

Cornhole Tournament for adults 55+ at the Rocky Mount Senior Center, 427 S. Church St., Rocky Mount. Lots of fun, a prize for the winning team and a hotdog lunch. Thursday, October 19 at 11:30 a.m. $5 fee includes lunch. Call 252-972-1152 or 252-972-1564 for information. You must register by October 16.

Nash Arts will host a Fall Social Paint Party Class on Thursday, October 19 from 6 until 9 p.m. The class is instructed by Kim Valentine. The cost is $35 for non-members and $30 for Nash Arts members. Supplies provided.

OCTOBER 20
Harold D. Cooley Library will be offering basic computer skills classes. On October 20, the topic will be Resume 101. Class space is limited so call 459-2106 or visit the library to sign up. All classes will be held from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m.

Faith Family Worship PH Church will hold a BBQ Pork Plate Sale on Friday, October 20 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Plates are $8 and include slaw potatoes, bread and cake. The church is located at 4839 Redman Road, Rocky Mount. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 544-1354. Procees to go to building funds.

The Dunn Center for the Performing Arts will host pianits Jason Coleman for his third engagement at the center on October 20 at 7:30 p.m. You'll quickly realize that Floyd Cramer's slip note piano style survives in the work of this talented grandson. For tickets, call 985-5197.

Sandy Cross Methodist Men and Women will hold a barbecue chicken plate sale and bake sale on Friday, October 20 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Coopers Ruritan Club, located on Highway 58 S in Sandy Cross. Plates are $8 and baked goods are as priced. Eat in or take out.

OCTOBER 21
Braswell Memorial Library will host Monsters Inc., a Disney Pixar film, on October 21 from 1 until 3 p.m. in the Warner Room.Come watch a monster favorite and make your own monster to take home. For info, call Melissa Corso at 442-1951, ext 235.

Braswell Memorial Library will host, "Raising a Reader," on October 21 from 1 until 2 p.m. Join the library for some exciting and enlightening family storytime. Call Jennifer Stearns at 442-1951, ext 233.

The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will be holding a flag raising ceremony at Jack Laughery Park in Rocky Mount on October 21st at 11 a.m. Each month the Committee honors a deceased veteran of Nash or Edgecombe county and their family by presenting them with a flag flown over the Park the previous month in their honor. The flag presentation this month will be to the family of Dennis Joseph Breen, Senior Master Sergeant, United States Air Force. A new flag is then raised in honor of another veteran. This month's honoree is Ronell C. Ayers, Chief Petty Officer, United States Navy and shall fly over the park until the next event. The public is encouraged to attend to honor those who so honorably served our nation. To honor a Veteran of Nash or Edgecombe county, ask for an application at the ceremony or contact James Ervin at 252-903-3512.

The Loyal Order of the Moose will be sponsoring an inside yard sale on October 21 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 521 Country Club Road, Rocky Mount. Vendors are welcome. Tables will be available for $10 each or 3 for $25. Please call Pete or Ann Wright to reserve your space as soon as possible as spaces will fill up fast and are limited. The men will be offering sausage biscuits for breakfast and grill items for lunch. Proceeds will benefit Moose Charities. For info, call 978-4005.

OCTOBER 21
Lighthouse Baptist Church will have a Fall Vendor's Bazaar and Yards Sale on Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The yard sale will be inside and the bazaar will be held outside at 1703 Reges Store Road, Nashville. For info, call 903-0497.

OCTOBER 23
Braswell Memorial Library will host its Good Reads Book Club on October 23 from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. The club will be discussing Patient H.M. by Luke Dittrich in the Wiley Room. For info, call Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext 253.

Harold D. Cooley Library will have Take-n-Make Crafts October 23 through 26 during normal business hours. Magic scratch pumpkins are free and available while supplies last.

Harold D. Cooley Library will host a spider-themed storytime on October 23 at 10:30 a.m.

OCTOBER 24
Braswell Memorial Library will host a Monster Bash on October 24 from 6 until 7 p.m. Come out for an evening of monster fun and a Boo-terrific time. There will be games, crafts, story times and candy for all the little monsters who attend. For info, call Melissa Corso at 442-1951, ext 235.

OCTOBER 25
Braswell Memorial Library will host a Fire Safety Puppet Show on October 25 from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. Join the Rocky Mount FIre Department and Sparky the Fire Dog as they present a special puppet performance on fire safety. For info, call Linda Bunch at 442-1951, ext 244.

Harold D. Cooley Library will offer homework help on October 25 from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Snacks and drinks provided.

The Rocky Mount Senior Center is hosting a free Money Management program on Credit Reports presented by the Nash County Extension Service on Wednesday, October 25 at 11 a.m. Attendees will learn how to obtain your free Credit Report and how to review it, and correct any errors. Open to all adults 55+. Held at the Rocky Mount Senior Center, 427 S. Church St., Rocky Mount. Call 252-972-1152 to register.

OCTOBER 26
Braswell Memorial Library will host Teen Game Night on October 26 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. There will be a variety of games available to play with friends and/or family. Refreshments will be provided in the teen area.

Braswell Memorial Library will host "Let's Talk About it" on October 26 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. The NC Humanities Council will present the book series, "Picturing America: Land of Opportunity." Scholar Julie Cartner will be discussing the book, "Ragtime" by E.L. Doctorow in the computer lab. For info, call Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext 253.

The Wisdom Tooth is coming to Harold D. Cooley Library on October 26 at 10 a.m. Parents are encouraged to join their children for this event, which is a dental health initiative for children and adults. Participants are taught proper tooth brushing and floshing techniques. Parents are taught how to work with their children to implement a personal dental health plan and will learn how important dental hygiene is to a person's overall physical well being. Packets with age-appropriate toothbrushes and toothpaste are provided to all who participate. For info, call Latasha Sledge at 885-3200.

OCTOBER 27
Braswell Memorial Library will hsot a Braswell Star Party on October 27 from 7 until 9 p.m. Watch the stars on the library lawn with Braswell and the Imperial Centre. For info, call Scott Houston at 442-1951, ext 257.

The Town of Nashville will hold its Fall Festival and Halloween Celebration on Friday, October 27. The fun will begin at the Harold D. Cooley Library at 4 p.m. with face painting, balloon animals, trick or treating, games, crafts and a cake walk. Pet a Pony will begin at 5 p.m. The fun will then move to Downtown Nashville with trick-or-treating around downtown at 5:30 p.m. Trick-or-treating is sponsored by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. The evening will conclude with an outdoor movie in the parking lot of the library at 6:30 p.m. with a showing of Ghostbusters. Church Street Grill will be open late selling hamburgers and hotdogs.

OCTOBER 28
Braswell Memorial Library will host a Halloween Costume-Fest on October 28 from 1 until 3 p.m. There will Cosplay Tips and Hints from Genevieve Ballie. For info, call Scott Houston at 442-1951, ext 257.

OCTOBER 30
Harold D. Cooley Library will host an slighty spooky storytime on October 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Nash Arts will host Nash County's Got Talent Auditions on October 30 and 31. The entry fee is $25 for an individual and $50 for a group or band. If selected for callback, there will a $100 sponsorship fee required. Finals will be held on November 9 and 10. Cash prizes include $1,000 for first place; $500 for second place and $250 for first place. For info, call Nash Arts at 459-4734.

NOVEMBER 1
The Rocky Mount Senior Center is going to the North Carolina Museum of Art to tour the current exhibit "50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair" on Wednesday, November 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to all adults 55+. Fee is $40 per person (includes transportation, ticket and tour). You must register and pay by October 6. Call 252-972-1564 for more information.

NOVEMBER 3
Harold D. Cooley Library will be offering basic computer skills classes. On November 3, the topic will be Screenshots/copying and pasting. Class space is limited so call 459-2106 or visit the library to sign up. All classes will be held from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m.

The Dunn Center for the Performing Arts will host The General Assembly Chorus on November 3 at 7:30 p.m. Only three homegrown music genres exist in America. Barbershop (the others being jazz and blues) came from 19th century Africa American music and has been performed by this established group for over forty years. For info, call 985-5197.

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce will host First Friday Coffee starting at 8 a.m. at The Nashville Exchange in downtown Nashville. The public is invited for free coffee and an opportunity to network with local business leaders. For more information call 459-4050.

NOVEMBER 4
Faith Family Worship Center will hold an indoor yard sale on Saturday, November 4 from 7 until 11 a.m. Booths (tables) will be available to rent for $15 per table with three chairs. Call 443-6774 after 6 p.m. or leave a message. The ladies will be selling homemade sausage and ham biscuits, fresh coffee and canned beverages. The church is located at 4839 Redman Road, Rocky Mount.


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