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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.

JANUARY 17
The January meeting of the Micajah Pettaway DAR will be held Thursday, January 17th at the Braswell Library at 10:30 a.m. Speaker Ken Mullen regarding the State of Emergency Medicine in Our Community.

Nash Community College's Small Business Center, along with the NC Department of Revenue, will host "Business Tax Essentials" from 4 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 17. Learn about filing and administrative requirements, sales and use tax law, NC withholding, directions for completing sales tax and withholding returns, and how to file online. Register at https://goo.gl/u17g6F, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

Nash Community College's Small Business Center will host a free live webinar, "How to Rock Your Customer's Farmer's Market Experience on Thursday, January 17 from 6:30 until 7:45 p.m. Designed for those looking to seriously up level their customer experience, have more fun at the market, and increase sales. No Cost. Register at https://goo.gl/dMDUFP, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

JANUARY 18
Faith Family Worship PH Church will host a BBQ Pork Plate Sale on Friday, January 18 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the church, located at 4839 Redman Road, Rocky Mount. Plates are $8 and include slaw, potatoes, bread and cake. All proceeds go to building funds. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 544-1354.

JANUARY 19
Nash County Parks and Recreation will host its annual Daddy Daughter Dance on January 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nash Community College in Brown Auditorium. The theme this years is Winter Wonderland. Portraits will be taken for the formal event and light refreshments will be served.

Nash Arts Nashville Showcase will present Jim Lauderdale on Saturday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, or $35 reserved. For Nash Arts, prices are $20 for advance, $25 at the door or $30 for reserved.

The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will hold a flag raising ceremony at Jack Laughery Park in Rocky Mount on January 19th 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 Warren G. Stallings, Sgt., U.S. Army. A new flag is then raised in honor of another veteran. This month's honoree is George V. Wheeless, Sr., Cpl. U.S. Army, 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. There is no charge for this service.

JANUARY 20
Nash Arts will feature a reception and poetry reading for Linda Edwards for Sunday, January 20 at 4 p.m.

The Nashville Willing Workers will host their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet on Sunday, January 20 at 3 p.m. at the O.D. Moore Alumni Building in Nashville. The event is free and open to the public.

JANUARY 21
The City of Rocky Mount will host its annual Unity Breakfast on January 21 at 7 a.m at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of NC Wesleyan College.

JANUARY 22
Harold D. Cooley Library will host a STEAM Camp on January 22 from 12 until 4 p.m. for ages 10 and up. Sign up is reqiured for the free camp. To register, call 459-2106.

The Town of Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host Ultimate with a Twist on January 22 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. in the Nashville Elementary School Gym. The free event is for ages 16 and older. Register at the door on the night of. Games will be played pick-up style.

JANUARY 24
Nash Arts will present Bill Lyerly with special guests Clyde Mattocks and Alan Hicks on Thursday, January 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Nash Community College's Small Business Center, along with the Eastern NC Center for Business and Entrepreneurship, will host "Be Free of Debt's Hold and Start Your Dream Business" from 6 until 9 p.m. on Thursday, January 24. Presenting a simple yet effective method to start the process of being debt free. Know the exact month and year you could be out of debt. Bring a calculator if you like. No Cost. Register at https://goo.gl/3vryHf, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.
Nash Community College's Small Business Center, Station Square and the Small Shops Marketplace, will host "Facebook 101: Insider Tips and Tricks for Small Business Success!" on Thursday, January 24 from 6:30 until 8 p.m. As the world's largest social media network, your audience lives here. You will be guided through each step from creating a business page, promoting through events and engaging content, utilizing Facebook Live, and analyzing campaign results. No Cost. Register at https://goo.gl/33sFGT, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

Harold D. Cooley Library will host a computer class, "Intro to Microsoft Word" on January 24 from 5:30 until 6 p.m. No sign-up is required for the free class.

JANUARY 25
Harold D. Cooley LIbrary will host a DIY Soap Carving on January 25 from 5 until 6 p.m. The event is free but sign up is required and can be done by calling 459-2106. The class is for ages 16 and up. Participants must bring a bar of Ivory soap.

JANUARY 26
Harold D. Cooley Library will host storytime from 10:30 until 11 a.m. on January 26 with an "Owl storytime" theme.

Honor and Remember of North Carolina will hold their 8th annual Gold Star Banquet on Saturday, January 26 in the Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College. The doors will open to the public at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner/program beginning at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker is Rev. Joel P. Jenkins. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at www.nchonorandremember.com until January 21st.

The Coopers Cub Scout Troop/Pack 37 will hold its annual homemade brunswick stew sale on January 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Coopers Ruritan Club, 6084 S Hwy 58, Nashville. The cost is $8.00. Please mark your calendar and come support the scouts.

JANUARY 28
Harold D. Cooley Library will host storytime from 10:30 until 11 a.m. on January 14 with a "Groundhogs" theme.

JANUARY 29
The Town of Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host Volleyball on January 29 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. in the Nashville Elementary School Gym. The free event is for ages 16 and older. Register at the door on the night of. Games will be played pick-up style.

JANUARY 30
Harold D. Cooley Library will host a Healthy Smoothie Workshop on January 30 from 2 until 2:30. The workshop is free but sign-up is required. To sign up, call 459-2106.

Nash Community College's Small Business Center and Woodforest National Bank will host, "Is Owning a Business a Good Fit for You?" on Wednesday, January 30 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Distinguish between the myths and realities of small business ownership; start a self-assessment to determine your readiness, and set a plan of action. No Cost. Register at https://goo.gl/cE11En, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

FEBRUARY 4
Nash County Cooperative Extension will be will be hosting the Growing Agritourism in Nash County series. The series will kick off with an Introduction to Growing Agritourism in Nash County on Monday, February 4th from 9 until11 a.m. with lunch following. The program will be held at the Nash County Farmers' Market on Peachtree Street in Rocky Mount. Please contact Nash County Cooperative Extension Service at 252-459-9810 to sign up for this Introduction session.

FEBRUARY 6
Nash Community College's Small Business Center and the Eastern NC Center for Business and Entrepreneurship will host "Achieving Your Business and Personal Financial Goals" on Wednseday, February 6 from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Setting financial goals and practicing good budgeting habits both in business and personal life will accelerate success. Learn strategies to find and save money, thereby improving financial conditions. No Cost. Register at https://goo.gl/bmTRWM, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

The Town of Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host Partner Dance Classes for ages 16 and over February 6, 13 and 20 from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Nashville Community Building. Grab your partner and come out and learn partner dances just in time for all the spring outdoor concerts. Registration is free for Nashville residents and $10 if you live outside of town. Register online or in person at town hall.


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