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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.

BLOOMING FESTIVAL - Nashville's 21st Annual Blooming Festival is May 12-13, 2017. Applications for parade entries are now being accepted. For information, please visit www.nashvillencchamber.org or call 252-459-4050.

APRIL 28
Nash Arts will host its Nashville Showcase with Ray Scott on Friday, April 28 at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Opening entertainment will be provided by Jamie Pridgen at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission. For info, visit www.rayscott.com or www.nasharts.org.

APRIL 29
The O.D. Moore Scholarship Foundation will host a Country and Western Hoe-Down on Saturday, April 29 from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the O.D. Moore Building, located at 806 S. Alston Street, Nashville. Wear your best western or country attire. The cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For info, call Goldie at 301-873-8586.

The Rocky Mount Area Youth Council (RMAYC), made up of students from local area high schools, seeks to increasing awareness and support victims of bullying with "Walk for a Victim." The anti-bullying walk will take place Saturday, April 29 at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex. Registration opens at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10:30 am. The walk is scheduled to last until 12 p.m. For more information, please call 252-972-1184.

Nash County Ruritan Clubs are raffling off a Pink Adirondack Chair with a foot stool. Tickets are $2 each or 3 tickets for $5. All proceeds will benefit Nash County Relay for Life. The drawing will be held on Saturday, April 29. For tickets, call any Ruritan member or Jane Tyson at 478-4744.

Nash County Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale on Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. until 12 noon at the Nash County Agriculture Center, 1006 Eastern Avenue, Nashville. There will be annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, fruit plants and more for sale as well as a silent auction and a raffle for a Troy-Bilt Generator. For info, call 459-9810 or visit www.facebook.com/nashcountyarboretum.

The Imperial Centre will host Comic Illustration at South Rocky Mount Community Center on Saturdays from April 29 through May 20 from 1 until 4 p.m. Learn the art of illustration and storytelling through designing your own comic book. Experiment with brush and ink, 2-dimensional animation, and character development. Age 10-18. Materials included. Free. For information and registration, call 972-1151.

MAY 3
The Spring Hope Senior Citizens monthly lunch group will meet May 3 at noon in the Spring Hope community building. Frank Lamm, who represents Spring Hope and the surrounding area as a member of the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education, will be the guest speaker. For additional information contact Jan at 252-478-4281.

MAY 5
The Coopers Ruritan Club will host its annual BBQ Chicken Plate Sale on Friday, May 5 from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Eat in or take out, plates are $8 each. Tickets are available at Phil Hair Works in Rocky Mount; Billy's Grocery in Spring Hope and from Ralph Langley in Nashville. Boy Scout Troop/Pack 37 will also be selling dessert.

MAY 6
Christian Living Ministry will present its Spring Community Outreach Clothes Giveaway on May 6 at 2 p.m. at 810 S. Alston Street. There will be fellowship, food as well as the clothing giveaway.

The Imperial Centre will host Dance Me a Story: Children's Workshop Saturday, May 6 from 12 until 2 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of storytelling, dancing and creativity inspired by Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles--Think of That! Age 6+. Free. For information and registration, call 972.1266.

MAY 13
The Imperial Centre will host Ballroom Dancing: Youth Workshop Saturday, May 13 from 1 until 3 p.m. Dance the afternoon away! Learn and practice the art of the waltz, swing, and partner dancing. Parents are welcome to participate. Ages 6+. Free. For information and registration, call 972.1266.

MAY 21
The Imperial Centre will host Pouring Paint: Watercolor Workshop Saturday, May 20 and Sunday May 21 from 12 to 5 p.m. Explore painting, color, value, and this unique technique through demonstrations, group and one-on-one instruction, and critique. Bring a photograph for inspiration or use resource images. Materials provided. Age 12+. $75/Rocky Mount resident, $112/non-resident. For information and registration, call 972.1266.

MAY 21
United Way Tar RIver Region is hosting a Sunday Supper at the Mills on Sunday, May 21 from 4 until 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Rocky Mount Mills and will be hosted by WRAL's Greg Fishel. Join friends across the community for a southern supper and homemade dessert auction. Meal is provided by Lou Reda's and Tap @ 1918. Tickets are $20 per adult and $10 per child. Purchase tickets online at www.unitedwaytrr.org/sundaysupper. Buy tickets by May 8.

MAY 24
The Oak Level Ruritan Club will host a BBQ Chicken Dinner on Friday, May 24 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Plates are $8 each.

MAY 26
The O.D. Moore Scholarship Foundation will host the eighth annual H. Earl Coley Golf Classic on Friday, May 26. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $70 per golfer and includes green fee, golf cart, lunch, range balls, longest drive, closest to the pin, cash prizes for hole in one and other prizes.

JUNE 3
The Imperial Centre will host Watercolor Batik: Painting Workshop Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4 from 12 to 5 p.m. Learn how to create artwork using traditional watercolor paint and wax. Bring a photograph for inspiration or use resource images. Materials provided. Age 12+. $75/Rocky Mount resident, $112/non-resident. For information and registration, call 972.1266.

JUNE 20
The Imperial Centre will host Intro to Airbrushing Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 20, 22, 27, 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. Experiment with paint application, control, shading, lettering, numbering, and outlining to create backgrounds, and fine details during this four-part class. Age 7+ (Parents welcome!) $45/Rocky Mount resident, $67.50/non-resident. For information and registration, call 972.1266.

JUNE 24
The Imperial Centre will host Surface Texture: Clay Family Workshop Saturday, June 24 from 1 until 4 p.m. Create a special clay object by transforming the surface of clay using stamps, natural objects and other found objects! Learn about clay, construction, and pattern. Age 6+. $15/Rocky Mount resident, $22.50/non-resident (registration fee includes up to 3 individuals). For information and registration, call 972-1266.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Are you a suffering family member of friend of an addict? If so, Narnon meetings provide a safe, understanding, private place to meet, share and learn how to cope. Narnon meets every Wednesday night at Nashville United Methodist Church, 209 E Washington Street, Nashville. Call toll-free 800-477-6291 for more information.

The Senior Liberty Club of Nashville is seeking old and new members. The club meets the first Tuesday of each month at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in the fellowship hall at 12:30 pm.

American Legion Post 293, of Nashville, is recruiting new members from all branches of military service. Contact Dorothy K. Baylor at 813-7715 or Chester Moody at (301) 332-4323. The post is located at 810 South Alston Street.

A community dance is offered each Monday Night from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Nash County Senior Center and is open to the public! Line dancing as well as couple dancing is offered. The cost is $4 for ages under 60. For those 60 and older the cost is only $3. Come join the fun at the Nash County Senior Center, 103 North Alston Street, Nashville.


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