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 email@example.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.
Join Us to Improve Housing in Rocky Mount -The City of Rocky Mount and APD Solutions are developing a plan to address the housing needs of the city, and your input is needed. Voice your opinions and share your ideas during community workshops, Wed., Dec. 4, at the Booker T. Theatre; Thurs., Dec. 5, at the OIC Community Health Education (CHEC) Center and on Tues., Dec. 17, at Winstead Elementary School.
‘Generals Orders’ Pender Civil War Roundtable 238th Meeting - will take place Dec. 5, at Gardner’s on Wesleyan Blvd in Rocky Mount. 6 - 6:30 social, 6:30 to 7 buffet, 7- 8 speaker. Cost of buffet is $12, pay when you arrive. Dr. David Long will be the guest speaker
A Christmas Carol, 2013 - *Adapted & directed by Jim Singleton, original music by Jared Wood will take place Dec. 6-7, Dec.13-14, At 7:30 p.m. And Dec. 8, At 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices: $12 general, $10 senior citizens and children 12 & under.*Nash Arts member discounts are now applied according to level of membership. General Admission tickets may be purchased online by visiting http://bt9.r.mailjet.com/redirect/r898hwhrxqs8jsx66ktmym/www.brownpapertickets.com/event/517213.
Call 252-459-4734 for reservations
NC’s Wildlife Spectacle at Lake Mattamuskeet - Join the Children’s Museum & Science Center of Rocky Mount as we travel to Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in Hyde County. The refuge’s 50,000 acres of woods and marshlands include the largest natural lake in our state. Our trip is timed to be at peak season, so get ready for a spectacular show of thousands of waterfowl, swans, geese and ducks, as well as many other species. Bring your binoculars and camera is desired, and don’t forget to pack a lunch. Check the weather forecast for help in planning appropriate clothes, and be sure to wear shoes. Trip departs from the Imperial Centre parking lot at 7 a.m. Sat., Dec. 7, and will return around 5 p.m. Fee of $23.50 per person for Rocky Mount residents ($33.75 for non-residents) includes travel by van and guided tour. For information visit http://museum.imperialcentre.org, or call 252-972-1167 during business hours. The Children’s Museum & Science Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 - 5 p.m. The museum remains open until 9 p.m. on the first Thurs. of each month, and the museum is closed on Mondays.
Christmas at the Roma’s Clydesdale Farm - Dec 7, 14, 21 11a.m.-4 p.m. Horse rides, scavenger hunt, crafts, gingerbread house, hot dogs, gift shop and more. 16153 Red Bud Road Castalia, 252 883-6185.
Nashville’s Christmas Parade - and Celebration is Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. in downtown near the courthouse. Calling out for children to participate –– you are the parade! Anyone 12 years old or younger is invited to decorate bikes, wagons, scooters, strollers or yourself to be in the parade. No motorized vehicles. Prizes awarded to most spirited entries. For information call 459-4050.
Celebrate Colonial Christmas Open House - will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in downtown Enfield. Prize drawings, refreshments, colonial craftsmen, colonial vendors, colonial costumes, sidewalk sale at participating merchants, “Chance” the Clydesdale horse, mule and wagon horserides, Farmers Market and more! Sponsored by Downtown Enfield restoration and preservation (DERP).
Holiday Homes Tour - will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Maps provided for home tour locations, tickets and maps available at the Lodge. Ticket cost: $20, seniors: $15
ABC 11’s Diane Wilson to Attend City’s Senior Gala - The Rocky Mount Senior Center ushers in the holiday spirit on Mon., Dec. 9, as they host the 2013 Senior Gala from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Gateway Convention Center in Rocky Mount. The gala will include a buffet lunch celebration, music and fun for senior clubs, as well as other senior groups and their guests.This year’s Senior Gala will feature Diane Wilson, troubleshooter for ABC channel 11 News, as the special guest. Deadline for ticket purchases is Wed., Dec. 4.
For information, call 252-972-1152. This event is only for individuals 55 and older and their guest. Attire is Sunday best.
Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Community Information Sessions - Upcoming are parent and community information sessions on the pre-kindergarten application process for the 2014-2015 school year. Light refreshments will be provided. For information call the PK department at 252-462-2527. Sessions are as follows:
Dec. 9, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Teacher Resource Center, 800 N Fairview Road, Rocky Mount
Jan, 6, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Rock Springs FWB Church, Bailey (intersection of Old Highway 264 and Camp Charles Road)
Jan, 7, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Nash County Agricultural Center, 1006 Eastern Avenue, Nashville
NARFE Meeting - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Rocky Mount chapter, will meet Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 12:15 p.m. A Christmas luncheon will take place at the Holiday Inn, 200 Enterprise Drive, and officers for next year will be installed. There will be fun and games, with prizes. For information, call Barbara Holden at 823.2404.
The Soldier and the Refusenik - Two Israelis. Two Choices. One Conclusion. Israeli activists, Maya Wind, conscientious objector and co-founder of the 2008 refusenik group of Israeli high school seniors, and Eran Efrati, a former Israeli Defense Force soldier and investigative researcher speak out about the Israeli occupation Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 516 N Church St., Rocky Mount (doors open at 6:30 p.m., light refreshments available). Sponsors: In the Name of Humanity, Black Workers for Justice 910-670-0891, www.SoldierandRefusenik.com (contributions to Maya and Eran’s work will be appreciated)
Red Eye Bus Trip to New York City - Spend a whole day in New York City. Friday, Dec. 13, depart Nash County Agriculture Center at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, arrive in NYC at approximately 8 a.m. Depart at 8 p.m. Drop off and pick up will be at a park behind Macy’s and near Time Square. Arrive back in Nash County Sunday, Dec. 15, wee hours of the morning.
Cost: Adults 12 years of age and older $90. Includes $5 50/50 Raffle Ticket (drawing held before arrival in NYC). Children 11 years and younger $70, must be accompanied by adults. Non-refundable deposit of $45 due at time of registration. Remaining payment due by Friday, Nov. 1.
All proceeds benefit Nash County 4-H Club Fund. First come, first served, get your seat today. Transportation provided by AT&T Charter Bus Company.
For information and details call 252-459-9810.
Diabetes Support Group Meeting - will take place Dec. 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Nash General Hospital, in Conference Room 2. The Diabetes Support Group provides educational lectures, valuable information, and a chance to ask questions of nurses specializing in diabetes and wellness. The group meets regularly on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information on the support group or on upcoming programs, please call 962-8854 or visit the website www.nhcs.org.
Teen Gingerbread Throwdown - Get ready to Deck the Halls! Construction begins Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. For more information and to sign up please see or call Leslie Schultz, Young Adult Librarian, 252-442-1951 ext 257.
A Gift of Music - Join Braswell Memorial Library and the Rocky Mount High School Music Department for its1st annual Holiday Concert featuring Rocky Mount High School Band and Choral students in a celebration of holiday favorites! Thursday, Dec. 19, 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Warner Meeting Room.
Teen Dance - The City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a Teen Dance, Sun., Dec. 29 from 7-11 p.m. at Star City Skate and Play. Admission fee is $10. For information, please call 972-1151.
Fall Loose leaf Collection - will take place through Fri., Jan. 3, 2014. Rake your leaves and pine straw in piles behind the curb or onto the shoulder of the road. Pick up will begin with the north route and will alternate weekly with the south route until collection service ends. For more information on loose leaf collection and a map indicating the north and south routes and the schedule of service, visit http://www.rockymountnc.gov or www.rockymountnc.gov.
Girls and Guys Night Out - Wednesday nights, 6 - 8 p.m. for teens at Braswell Memorial Library’s Warner Meeting Room. Jan. 8: Career Bound, March 12: Healthy Chefs, April 9: Statistics vs. Facts. To register call Francheskia Fenderson 252-822-2785, or Leslie Schultz 252-442-1951 ext. 257 to register. Sponsored by the City of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation and Braswell Memorial Libary.
Learn the Fundamentals of the SAT - on Saturdays Jan. 11, Feb. 22, April 19, 10 a.m. - 12 noon, in the Warner Meeting Room. Space is limited, so call Francheskia Fenderson 252-822-2785, or Leslie Schultz 252-442-1951 ext. 257 to register. Sponsored by the City of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation and Braswell Memorial Library.
Donations Being Accepted - The Nash Health Care Volunteers are accepting donations of gently used magazines (no older than 12 months). These magazines are placed in waiting rooms and patient and family areas throughout the facility. Please drop off donations at the volunteer discharge area in the main hospital lobby Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thank you in advance for your support!
Energy Share - Applications are now being accepted for the City of Rocky Mount’s Energy Share program. Learn how you can get a cash rebate of up to $500 for work related to attic weatherization or for a replacement HVAC system. For more information, visit rockymountnc.gov, or call 972-1100.
Nash County Dept of Social Services Santas Claus Campaign - With the Christmas holiday season approaching, the Foster Care Unit of the Nash County Department of Social Services is planning its annual “Santa Claus” campaign. This effort provides an opportunity for community members to give Christmas gifts to children who have been placed in foster care. If you are interested in sponsoring a foster child for Christmas or providing gifts or food for the annual Christmas party, please contact Stephanie Grischow at 252-459-1257.
Please Support the Nash County Aging Population - The Nash County Family Caregiver Support Program and United Way have teamed up to collect incontinence supplies Nov. 25 - Dec. 13 to address the unmet needs for the aging population, asking