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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.

JULY 20
Nashville's Cooley Library will host its finale party for the Summer Reading Program on Saturday, July 20. There will be a bounce house, nerf wars, rocket building, pizza and a grand prize drawing.

The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will hold a flag raising ceremony at Jack Laughery Park in Rocky Mount on Saturday, July 20th at 10 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 Herman Baker, 2nd Lt., U.S. Army. ... A new flag is then raised in honor of another veteran. This month's honoree is Roscoe Marvin Langley, Sgt., 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 903-3512. There is no charge for this service.

JULY 22
Nash Arts will host a Drama Camp July 22-26 from 1 until 5 p.m. with Instructor Jim Lee. The camp is for ages 6 to 13 and will teacher basic theater fundamentals. The cost is $75 ($70 for Nash Arts members). The registration deadline is July 15.

The Distinguished Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 will meet on July 22 from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Library, Guests and new members are welcome. For info, call 469-0516 or 903-1665.

JULY 23
PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet on Tuesday, July 23 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. For info, email pflagrm@aol.com.

JULY 28
The Rocky Mount Kidney Warriors will host "Walk after you Worship" at the More than Talk Kidney Walk on Sun., July 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the MLK Park Trail, 800 East Virginia Street, Rocky Mount. Proceeds will benefit the NC National Kidney Foundation and is sponsored by Concerned About People Inc.

AUGUST 1
Strategic Twin Counties Education Partnership (S.T.E.P.), along with local partners in business and education, will present the Twin-Counties Education & Business Leaders' Summit on Thursday, August 1 from 8 until 10 a.m. in the Nash Community College Brown Auditorium. Doors will open at 7:15 a.m. for a networking breakfast followed by the program. Tickets are $15 each, or $120 for a table of eight. Online registration is available at step-partnership.org/summit. For more info, visit step-partnership.org, email steptwincounties@gmail.com or call 252-446-0113.

AUGUST 3
The VFW Auxiliary - Post 2057 will host its annual Fall Yard and Bake Sale on Saturday, August 3 at 7 a.m. Tables are $10 each and going fast so call 969-3334 to reserve yours. The sale will be held at the VFW Post 2057 located at 11270 Highway 97, Rocky Mount. Please bring a non-parishable food item for the homeless veterans in the area.

The Fruit of the Spirit Relay for Life team will hold a Yard Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, August 3 from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Sandy Cross United Methodist Church, located at 3725 Sandy Cross Road, Nashville. In addition to the yard sale, ham biscuits will also be sold.

AUGUST 8
The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will host "Getting Started in a Food Business" from 6 until 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 8. Do you have an old family recipe that you would like to develop into a business? Love baking, and think you can generate some income from your goodies? This seminar will help take your recipe from the kitchen to the marketplace. No Cost. Register at https://bit.ly/2NtLd2P, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

AUGUST 15
The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will host "Tips for Growing your Food Business" on Thursday, August 15 from 6 until 9 p.m. In this workshop, attendees will go into a deeper dive into finding and developing retail markets, marketing planning, and cash flow analysis. No Cost. Register at https://bit.ly/2KFzWKe, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

AUGUST 17
The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will host "Volunteers: the Heart of the Community" from 9:45 until 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 17. Learn what to expect and how to keep volunteers happy and engaged. Know where to find and how to retain them, and ways to give them value. Side step the transgressions on our list that run folks away. Discover how to amp up on-boarding and develop leaders. No Cost. Register at https://bit.ly/2w9M117, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will host "Show Me the Money: Where and How to find Grants" on Saturday, August 17 from 12: 45 until 2:45 p.m. Learn where to find potential grant opportunities that align with your organization's values, goals and objectives. Discover a searchable database of private grant makers that accept inquiries and proposals from a variety of organizations. No Cost. Register at https://bit.ly/2VHQuCl, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

AUGUST 22
The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will host "10 Steps to Starting a Business" on Thursday, August 22 from 6 until 9 p.m. Starting your own business may seem like a daunting task, but it is not too hard if you take it step by step. Learn an overall understanding of the steps you need to take to make your dream become a reality. No Cost. Register at https://bit.ly/2JP9Sv8, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

AUGUST 29
The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will host "How to Find Your Customers" on Thursday, August 29 from 6 until 9 p.m. Developing a focused and effective marketing plan requires up-to-date market analysis. Discover the variety of market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers. No Cost. Register at https://bit.ly/2HFX47y, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.


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