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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.

NOVEMBER 15
The Rocky Mount Garden Club will dedicate a Blue Star Highway Memorial on Friday, November 15th at the Dortches Rest Stop on I-95 N, located at the 142 mile marker. The dedication will begin at 10 a.m. with refreshments following. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, please call Ginger Haden 443-6338.

NOVEMBER 16
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host Weaving textiles: family workshop on Saturday, November 16 from 12 until 3 p.m. for ages 10 and up. Registration is required by November 13 and is limited to 20 participants. The cost is $20 for a family up to 3 people.

The Town of Castalia's July Fourth committee will hold a BBQ Chicken Plate Sale on Saturday, November 16 from 11 a.m. until sold out. Plates are $8. The proceeds will benefit the town's annual July 4th celebration.

NOVEMBER 18
The Edgecombe & Nash Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils have intervention and prevention funds available to serve at-risk youth in Edgecombe & Nash counties. The deadline for submitting applications will be November 18. Local public agencies, 501C3 non-profits & local housing authorities interested in applying may call 641-7834 (Edgecombe), 451-8347 (Nash) or 827-5058 (E & N).

The Nash County GOP and WHIG-TV will be sponsoring a Republican Lt. Governor's Debate at Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College ON November 18 at 7 p.m. There are currently eight candidates that have said they are running and all eight have committed to the debate. The candidates are Former U.S. Representative Renee Ellmers, Former State Senator Scott Stone, Mark Robinson, Buddy Bengel, Greg Gebhardt, John Ritter, State Senator Andy Wells, and Deborah Cochran. Tickets are free but attendees will have an opportunity to make a donation to Your Choice Pregnancy Center in Rocky Mount rather than purchasing a ticket. You may pick up tickets at WHIG-TV, Pridgen Tire and Auto, Remedy This, and Ward Pharmacy. The event will last until 8:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER 19
The Down East Partnership for Children is hosting a Triple P Seminar Series for parents of children ages birth to five years of age. On November 19, the series will focus on Raising Resilient Children. Dinner will be provided from 5:30 until 6:15 and the seminar will last until 8 p.m. All seminar are free and held at the Partnership, located at 215 Lexington Street, Rocky Mount. To register, call 985-4300.

NOVEMBER 21
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host Talk and Draw on Thursday, November 21 from 12 until 1 p.m. for all ages. Pre-registration is required and drop ins welcome. The free program is limited to 25 participants.

The Edgecombe and Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils meet monthly on the third Thursday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 21st at 9 a.m. at the East Carolina Ag & Education Center in Rocky Mount. The public is invited to attend.

The Nash GOP will host a Free Hot Dog Dinner on Thursday, November 21st at 6 p.m. for potential 2020 volunteers at the Nash County Farmers Market (1006 Peachtree St, R Mt). Free Trump Yard signs will be distributed to each attendee who volunteers for 2020. For more information, call 252-908-5214.

The Nash Community College Small Business Center will host "Getting your business ready for tax time" on Thursday, November 21 from 6 until 8 p.m. No matter what your filing status, navigating the red tape of federal tax requirements is a headache. To help you confidently navigate filing business taxes, this session will provide valuable tips and tactics to ensure you are ready. No Cost. Register at https://bit.ly/30lV248, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233

Cooley Library's Lego Club will meet on the third Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be on November 21 from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. Lego builders ages 7 and up are welcome to attend the free activity. No sign up necessary.

NOVEMBER 23
Shiloh's third annual Holiday Shopalooza will be held on Saturday, November 23 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 5843 Shiloh Church Road. There will be over 20 local vendors set up for a Christmas shop. All proceeds will benefit those in need within the local community. Admission is free but please consider a donation of canned goods in support of Shiloh's Food Pantry Ministry.

The Nash Community College Small Business Center will host "Event planning for business" from 9 a.m. until 10:55 a.m. on Thursday, November 23. This lively presentation will provide a blueprint with a variety of online sites that can enhance the look of your event, make registration easier, and aid you in enhancing your email list. No Cost. Register at https://bit.ly/2VHmcQq, email trpeaden297@ nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

NOVEMBER 25
The Rocky Mount Toastmasters Club #8957 will meet on November 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Library. For info, call 469-0516 or 903-1665.

NOVEMBER 26
PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet on Tuesday, November 26 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. Persons who envision a society that embraces everyone are welcome to attend. For more information, email pflagrm@aol.com.

DECEMBER 1
The City of Rocky Mount will host the 64th annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 1 at 3 p.m. in downtown Rocky Mount. Entry deadline to be part of the parade is November 15.

DECEMBER 6
The City of Rocky Mount will host the Lighting of the Imperial Centre Christmas tree on Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m. and will run in conjunction with a First Friday event that includes carriage rides and a visit from Santa.

Langston Hughes' Black Nativity: A Gospel Song Play will be performed during two weekends at the Imperial Centre. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. on December 6 and 7 and December 13 and 14 while showtimes are 2 p.m. for the December 8 and December 15 performances. Black Nativity will feature an all-local cast and tell the Christmas story in dialogue, narrative, pantomime, gospel song and folk spiritual forms. The play will be directed by Imperial Centre Artistic and Managing Director Brooke Edwards and co-produced by Word Tabernacle Church. General admission is $11, $9 for seniors and students and $7 for children 12 and under.

DECEMBER 7
Rock Creek Baptist Church will host its annual Christmas Bazaar on December 7 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church, located at 1238 Rock Creek Drive, Nashville. There will be various vendors present. Come out and get ahead of your Christmas shopping.

DECEMBER 8
The City of Rocky Mount will host its annual Winter Wonderland celebration on Sunday, December 8 from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. The free event will feature music, a sledding hill, arts and crafts activities, carriage rides and a visit from Santa.

Nash County Master Gardener volunteers will hold wreath making classes December 8 and 9 at the Rocky Mount Farmers Market. Classes on Sunday, December 8 are from 2 to 5 p.m; Monday, December 9 are 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 5-8 p.m. Classes fill up fast. Call 459-9810 to register to attend.

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American Legion Post 293, located at 810 South Alston Street, Nashville, needs a few more fine soldier men and women to join the post. All service branches welcome. For info, call Adj. Dorothy K. Baylor at 813-7715. "Be among the best."

"Spin" has taken over the Children's Museum and Science Center in the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences through Dec. 31. Designed to engage visitors in the science of rotation by looking at how objects spin, why things spin at different speeds and how spinning objects are used in daily life. The Imperial Centre is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The cost to visit the Children's Museum is $6 per person for anyone ages 3 and older, free for guests ages 2 and under, and Rocky Mount residents may visit for free on Sundays. For more information, please call 972-1266.

The Northern Nash Senior High Class of 1975 is planning a 45th class reunion on June 19, 20, 21 of 2020. For more information, call Milton Hagans at 434-426-3528.


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