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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.

SEPTEMBER 20
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host a Watercolor Workshop on September 20 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Rocky Mount Senior Center. Join the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences to learn basic techniques of painting with watercolors. Perfect for beginners, play and explore with color, bushes, and how to mix, blend and apply this exciting art medium. All materials provided; no experience necessary. Registration is required by September 10. Limited to 20 participants. The cost is $14 for Rocky Mount residents and $21 for non-residents.

The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer a free, "How to Find Your Customers!" workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. on September 20. Register at https://goo.gl/tksxX5 or email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu.

SEPTEMBER 21
Faith Family Worship P.H. Church will hold a BBQ Pork Plate Sale on Friday, September 21 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 will go to building funds. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 544-1354.

SEPTEMBER 22
Christian Living Ministry, at 810 Alston Street, Nashville, will hold a Yard Sale on Saturday, September 22 from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. There will be all types of items available. Sweet potato jacks and drinks will also be sold.

SEPTEMBER 27
The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer a free, "30 Nonprofit Fundraising Tips & Strategies from an Event Planning Pro!" workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. on September 27. Register at https://goo.gl/Kmwsq4 or emailtrpeaden297@nashcc.edu.

SEPTEMBER 28
The Coopers Ruritan Club will be having its BBQ Chicken Plate Sale September 28 from 11 am to 6 p.m. Plates are $8 each and are eat in or take out. BSA Troop 37 will have a bake sale available for an additional charge. Tickets can be purchased at Phil's Hair Works, 109 N Circle Dr, Rocky Mount and Billy's Grocery, 2423 Macedonia Rd, Spring Hope.

SEPTEMBER 30
The descendents of David and Louisa Matthews Boone will gather for their 79th annual family reunion on Sunday September 30, 2018 at the White Oak United Methodist Church at 5027 Old White Oak Road Nashville, NC. All in attendance are urged to bring a picnic basket for the 1:00 pm luncheon.

OCTOBER 3
A free seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 3 for Nashville Chamber of Commerce members and the business community. The topic for the seminar will be marketing and sales and will be held from 2 until 5 p.m. at Nash Arts in Nashville. The presenter will be John Formica, "The Ex-Disney Guy." To reserve a seat, visit goo.gl/Ko7rih.

OCTOBER 5
The Nashville Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee will be held on Friday, October 5 at 8 a.m. at the Nashville Exchange in downtown Nashville. Drop in for a free cup of coffee and meet your neighbor. For more information call 459-4050 or visit www.nashvillencchamber.org.

Philadelphia Baptist Church, located at 6701 Taylors Store Road, Nashville, will hold a Barbecue Chicken Plate Sale on October 5 from 11 a.m. until. Eat in or take out, plates are $8 and include chicken, string beans, potatoes and dessert.

The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host Lunch and Learn on October 5. Bring a lunch and interact with artists. From painters, to photographers and all artists in between, learn about process, discuss projects, and ask questions during an hour-long interactive gallery talk and demonstration. Open to all ages, all materials provided; no experience necessary. Registration is suggested by the Wednesday before each program. October 5 will be Sculpture Talk and Draw.

OCTOBER 6
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host a family workshop on "Draw Buildings" on October 6 from 1 until 4 p.m. Discover the special architecture inside and out of the Imperial Centre! Learn and practice fundamentals of drawing and create your own observational artworks. All materials provided; no experience necessary. Age 6 and up with accompanying adults Registration is required by October 1. Limited to 20 participants. The cost is $18 for a Rocky Mount resident family and $27 for non-resident. or $6 for Rocky Mount residents and $9 for non-residents.

The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host Mugs and Bowls on Saturday, October 6 from 12 until 4 p.m. Create functional clay wares for your kitchen! This two-part workshop focuses on handbuilding techniques including pinch, coil, slab, and pattern making to build usable ceramics. Experiment with surface texture, design, and glaze and take home multiple unique and special treasures. All materials provided; no experience necessary. Ages 12 and up. Registration is required by October 3. Limited to 20 participants. The cost is $43 for Rocky Mount residents and $64 for non-residents.

OCTOBER 13
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host Mugs and Bowls on Saturday, October 13 from 12 until 4 p.m. Create functional clay wares for your kitchen! This two-part workshop focuses on handbuilding techniques including pinch, coil, slab, and pattern making to build usable ceramics. Experiment with surface texture, design, and glaze and take home multiple unique and special treasures. All materials provided; no experience necessary. Ages 12 and up. Registration is required by October 3. Limited to 20 participants. The cost is $43 for Rocky Mount residents and $64 for non-residents.

The Castalia Fire Department will hold its annual Fire Prevention Community Day on October 13 at the main station, located at 11065 Lancaster Store Road, Castalia. There will be multiple activities for the kids, including games, bouncy houses, fire and rescue demonstrations, prizes, etc. Various departments and agencies will attend with their rigs on display for all to enjoy and learn about different equipment and tools used in everyday firefightingn and rescue operations. Lunch will be free and will include hot dogs, chips and a drink and will be served around 12 p.m.

The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host a Jewelry Making Workshop on Thursday, October 13 from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Art Education Building at the Imperial Centre. Design and make funky rings, bracelets and necklaces using traditional and recycle material. All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary. Ages 6 and up.

OCTOBER 18
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host a Jewelry Making Workshop on Thursday, October 18 from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Rocky Mount Senior Center. Design and make funky rings, bracelets and necklaces using traditional and recycle material. All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary. Registration is required by October 15. For ages 18 and up. The cost is $15 for Rocky Mount residents and $22 for non-residents.

OCTOBER 19
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host Lunch and Learn on October 5. Bring a lunch and interact with artists. From painters, to photographers and all artists in between, learn about process, discuss projects, and ask questions during an hour-long interactive gallery talk and demonstration. Open to all ages, all materials provided; no experience necessary. Registration is suggested by the Wednesday before each program. October 19 will be Mary-ann Prack.

OCTOBER 25
My Sister's House will host "The Empty Chair" on Thursday, October 25 with special guest First Lady of North Carolina Mrs. Kristin Cooper. A dinner and silent auction will be a part of the evening, which will be held at Edgecombe Community College in the Fleming Building, 2009 West Wilson Street, Tarboro. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the program and dinner at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit mshnc.org. For table sponsorships or more information, call Emily or Samantha at 252-316-8444 or msh05@suddenlinkmail.com.

NOVEMBER 2
The Nashville Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee will be held on Friday, November 2 at 8 a.m. at the Nashville Exchange in downtown Nashville. Drop in for a free cup of coffee and meet your neighbor. For more information call 459-4050 or visit www.nashvillencchamber.org.

NOVEMBER 3
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host a Clay Ornament Workshop on Saturday, November 3 from 12 until 4 p.m. with instructor Grace Joyner. Create beautiful every day and holiday decorations! Form, cut, and color your own clay. All materials provided; no experience necessary. Registration is required by October 31. Limited to 20 participants. The cost is $20 for Rocky Mount residents and $30 for non-residents.


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