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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 20
Harold D. Cooley Library in Nashville will offer a Couponing Class on January 20 at 2 p.m. Couponing genius Natema Drummond will show you how to use coupons, store sales, and specials to your best savings advantage. No registration is necessary.

Faith Family Worship P.H. Church will host a BBQ Pork Plate Sale on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Plates are $7 each 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. All proceeds go to building funds.

JANUARY 21
The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will hold a flag raising ceremony at Jack Laughery Park in Rocky Mount on January 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. Each month the Committee honors a deceased veteran of Nash and 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 Vincent J. Tesoro. A new flag is then raised in honor of another veteran. This month's honoree is Petty Officer Third Class Buford Ray Williams, US 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 Herb Joyner at 252-985-8844.

JANUARY 25
Braswell Memorial Library will host Teen Game Night on Wednesday, January 25 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. in the Teen Area and Computer Lab. A variety of games will be available for play with friends and family. For info, call 442-1951, ext 257.

JANUARY 26
Free VITA Tax Preparation begins January 26 on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. VITA tax preparers will assist anyone who comes in preparing regular tax documents. They will be stationed in the Council Chambers.

The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host an Open House: Art Education Studios on Thursday, January 26 from 4 until 7 p.m. at 270 Gay Street. Tour the Imperial Centre's studios and learn about hte range of programs for beginner through advanced students. Demonstrations and activities provided. All are welcome to attend. For info, or to register, visit imperialcentre.org, call 972-1167 or email arts@imperialcentre.org.

JANUARY 30
There will be a joint Rocky Mount High School/Nash Community College Abundant Life Ministries Community Outreach Event at Abundant Life Ministries, 500 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount to discuss the interactive Career and Technical Education (CTE) Academies, on January 30th 2017 from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Fire Academy Chief Sudia at 937-9050, ext 1724 or email lcsudia@nrms.k12.nc.us.
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host and Open House: Clay Studio on January 31 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount. Peek inside the Imperial Centre's clay studio and learn about the many opportunities for beginner through advanced students. Demonstrations provided. Current, new and prospective members are welcome to attend this event. Beginner to advanced, age 12+ welcome. For info, or to register, visit imperialcentre.org, call 972-1167 or email arts@imperialcentre.org.

FEBRUARY 4
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host an Acting Workshop on Monologue Basics on February 4 from 1 until 4:30 p.m. his workshop focuses on preparing monologues for auditions. Learn auditioning etiquette, how to pick a compelling monologue and perform using strong, bold, and memorable choices. Instructor: Brooke Edwards. For info, or to register, visit imperialcentre.org, call 972-1167 or email arts@imperialcentre.org.

FEBRUARY 2
The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce, along with Presenting Sponsor Rocky Mount Mills and Host Sponsor Nash Community College, will host the 113th Annual Meeting on February 2 at 6 p.m. At the Annual Meeting the Chamber will recognize the winner of The Distinguished Citizen of the Year award and two other nominees for their outstanding service throughout the year. The Chamber will also have the passing of the gavel to 2017 Chamber Chairman of the Board, Marty Nealey. Tickets for the event are $60 per ticket for members and $70 for prospective members, and reserved table seating is available for the dinner program. Tickets can be ordered through The Chamber website Events Calendar at RockyMountChamber.org or by calling Linda Mann at (252) 973-1211.

FEBRUARY 7
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host an Open Art Studios for painting on Tuesdays from February 7 through April 25 from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Each Tuesday night, the Imperial Centre's painting studio is open! Beginners to advanced students are welcome to share the studio, work on current projects and inspire each other. A selection of easels will be available. No instruction or materials provided. Age 8+. To learn more or to register, visit imperialcentre.org, call 252.972.1167, or email arts@imperialcentre.org.

FEBRUARY 11
The C.C. Spaulding Alumni will host its annual Sweetheart Disco on Saturday, February 11, from 9 p.m. until 1 p.m. at the O.D. Moore Building, at 806 S. Alston Street in Nashville. Donations of $15 in advance or $20 at the door are accepted. For info or to obtain tickets, call 478-3376.

MARCH 25
The Rocky Mount Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering America's Boating Course on Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 N Grace Street in Rocky Mount. Call Education Officer Robert Bruner at 908-2494 or email r.h.bruner@gmail.com for information.This course meets NASBLA and NC General Statute.

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The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences has now launched sales for "I Dream," the Rocky Mount concerts. Those who wish to attend the performance are encouraged to stop by the Imperial Centre box office at 270 Gay St. in Rocky Mount to purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.rockymountnc.gov. Performances are February 8 through 12.

The Nash County Health Department will offer Triple P Lifestyle Mondays, January 23 through April 24 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Harrison Family YMCA, 1000 Independence Drive, Rocky Mount. Triple P Lifestyle is offered to parents of children ages 5 to 10 years old. The goal is to help parents develop strategies for managing their child's weight by introducing gradual permanent changes in their family daily living. Sessions include 10 weeks of group classes and four weeks of telephone consultations. Participants learn about various healthier eating strategies and physical activities for weight management. Free child care is provided for parents attending the group classes and free gifts are provided to participants that attend weekly sessions. For more information, call Latesha Regena B-Staton at 459-1240 or email latesha.staton@nashcountync.gov.

The Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 is recruiting new members. The club meets the second and fourth Mondays at the Braswell Memorial Library, 727 Grace Street, Rocky Mount from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Call 469-0516 for info or check the Toastmaster International Website.

Harold D. Cooley Library offers preschool story time every Monday at 10:30 a.m. Children of preschool age are invited to participate in themed story times. Come read and sing with Ms. Yvonne. For info, call 459-2106.

The VFW Post 2057 on Highway 97W in Rocky Mount is open every Wed. from 9 a.m.-12 pm. The post also has group sessions for veterans dealing with PTSD. The men meet every first and third Wed. of the month at 10 a.m. Female veterans with PTSD and spouses of veterans trying to cope meet the first Tues. 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.

Adults 55+ 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 972-1561 for info.

Narconon reminds families that abuse of heroin and opiod drugs has become a national health crisis. Learn to recognize the signs of heroin abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Visit www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/naloxone-availability.html to learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone and find out its availability in your state.Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call 1- 800-431-1754 for free screenings or referrals.

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 and for Greenville every Wednesday and Thursday. Those needing a ride need to give a two-day notice to get van service. Call 252-212-5568 to get van service.

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. A potluck is held at 6:30 p.m. For info, call 252-801-1216 OR 252-883-8615.

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.

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.

Pure Light Tent Sisters Chapter #337 is accepting applications for membership /all ages. Leadership Training is available and various volunteer projects in the community. Time management skills, problem solving skills, critical thinking and literacy skills training also available. For application and more info call I. Mcknight at 252-200-4132 or A. Williams 252-469-0516.


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