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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.

FLU SHOTS - The Nash County Health Department is offering flu shots in the Nashville Office on 214 South Barnes Street and the Rocky Mount Office on 322 South Franklin Street by appointment only. The cost for the flu shot is $47.00. Medicaid, Medicare Part B, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and MedCost participants can receive shots with no co-pay. You MUST bring your card with you for verification. For information, please call the Nashville Office at 459-9819 or the Rocky Mount Office at 446-0027.

DECEMBER 7
Northern Nash High School will host a concert on Thursday, December 7 at 7 p.m. at the Dunn Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for free admission.

DECEMBER 8
AgCarolina Farm Credit will host an agricultural economic update session on December 8 at 12 noon Nash Community College in Brown Auditorium. Dr. Blake Brown, Hugh C. Kiger Professor and Extension Economist in Agricultural and Resource Economics at NC State University, will lead the discussion. RSVP by November 29 by calling 919-250-9500, ext. 393 or by emailing marketing@agcarolina.com.

An Old Fashioned Christmas in Spring Hope will be held on December 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. There will be horse drawn carriage rides, a scavenger hunt, reading of the Christmas Story, over 100 nativities on display and performances by Spring Hope Elementary, Southern Nash Middle and Southern Nash High School chorurses. Santa will also visit! All events are free and located in Downtown Spring Hope.

DECEMBER 9
Santa will be at Harold D. Cooley Library on Saturday, December 9 from 6 until 7 p.m. to read and listen to Christmas wishes. Santa will also be handing out wrapped books. The program is free but pre-registration is required at the library. Wear your PJ's, bring your sleeping bag and pillow and stay around afterwards to watch The Polar Express beginning at 7 p.m. Hot Chocolate from Nashville Sheetz will be served.

The Town of Nashville Fire Department in conjunction with Nash Women's Center at Nash UNC Healthcare will hold a free Child Passengery Safety check point in the Nashville Wal-Mart parking lot on December 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

DECEMBER 10
First Christian Church will host its Christian Men's Fellowship Auction on Sunday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall on the left side of the church located at 1101 West Haven Boulevard, Rocky Mount. There will be refreshments and Christmas music in addition to the auction. Admission is just $1 to cover refreshments and you can make an unlimited number of bids. Funds raised will go to outreach projects. For info, call 446-4943 or email fccrmoffice@gmail.com.

Lighthouse Baptist Church will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with a performance by the Lighthouse Singers of their Christmas Cantata, "Breath of Heaven," on December 10 at 6 p.m.

The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host Winter Wonderland on December 10 from 1 until 5 p.m. There will be winter time activities for everyone. Enjoy music, children's activities, carriage rides through downtown and even a vist from Santa! There will also be snow in the main lobby every hour. Admission is free though some activities have a nominal fee.

DECEMBER 11
Harold D. Cooley Library will feature a holiday storytime on December 11 from 10:30 until 11 a.m.

DECEMBER 12
Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resrouces is looking to host an afterschool tutoring program and is still looking for tutors. A tutor/pupil meet and greet is planned for December 12. We will begin the actual tutoring in January. If people of interested in volunteering they can contact me and we will get them signed-up. We will tutor every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:00 in the NES cafeteria. This is in partnership with Nashville Elementary School and local churches.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 12:30 on Tuesday, December 12 at Gardner's Restaurant, 1331 N. Wesleyan Boulevard, Rocky Mount. There will be an abbreviated business session followed by a Christmas celebration. For more information, call chapter president Martha Stith at 977-2195.

Santa Claus will make an appearance at Braswell Memorial Library on Tuesday, December 12 from 6 until 7 p.m. For info, call Linda Bunch at 442-1951, ext 244.

Harold D. Cooley Library will have a Medicare Part D and ACA enrollment rep at the library from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Patrons can either do walk-ins or make appointments by calling 252-717-2113.

DECEMBER 13
The Harold D. Cooley Library will host its teen flix series with a showing of "Elf" on December 13 from 4 until 5:30 p.m. The movie is for teens ages 13 and up. There will be free popcorn and drinks available.

Harold D. Cooley Library in Nashville offers free computer classes. On December 13, there will be an "Introduction to Microsoft Word" class from 10 until 10:30 a.m. Learn to create documents such as letters, calendars, bulletins, newsletters, etc. Call 459-2106 to sign up or for more information.

DECEMBER 15
Faith Family Worship PH Church will hold a BBQ Pork Plate Sale on Friday, December 15 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. Proceeds will go to building funds. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 252-544-1354.

DECEMBER 16
The Harold D. Cooley Library is hosting the Great Cookie Bake Off and Christmas Ornament Making on December 16 from 1 until 3 p.m. Cookies must be baked before coming to the library. Most cookies and ornaments will be delivered to AutumnCare to help the residents enjoy the Christmas season.

DECEMBER 18
Harold D. Cooley Library will host a storytime, featuring "C is for...." on December 18 from 10:30 until 11 a.m.

Harold D. Cooley Library will begin its Take and Make Magnets project, "Gingerbread People" The make and take projects will be available from December 18 through 22 while supplies last.

DECEMBER 28
Harold D. Cooley Library will offer Escape Room Sessions December 28 and 29. Call 459-2106 to reserve a 30-minute session for up to six people per group. At least one person in the group must be 16 and up.

JANUARY 2
SCORE and Braswell Memorial Library will be hosting the second part of a two-part Grant Writing Seminar, Grant Writing II: Navigating Through the World of Grants, on January 2. The program, presented by Christina Parker, will be in the Computer Lab on the second floor of Braswell Memorial Library from 6 until 7:30 p.m. The workshops is free and open to the public; pre-registration is required,. Light snacks will be provided at breaks. Please register to attend by calling Joetta Pittman, SCORE Library Liaison, at 252-442-1951 ext. 239, email jpittman@braswell-library.org, or text your interest to 252-525-4992.

JANUARY 4
Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will begin a Free Family Fitness Fun program on January 4 with Zumba by Dr. Tevis Harris and his HYPE team from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. in the Nashville Elementary School gym. This event is free and for all ages.

JANUARY 27
The Edna Boykin Cultural Center in Wilson will host Dreamfest 2018, a "Shark Tank" like event on January 27 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Compete for up to $10,000 in front of a live audience. For info and to register, contact oabrams@ucpcog.org or visit www.dreamfest2018.info. Six finalists will be determined by January 19 and each of them will present at the January 27 event.

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Still Standing of Nash County meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. Still Standing is a peer-based support group for those affected by addiction and substance use disorder. Individuals, family members, allies or anyone who supports the recovery lifestyle is welcome to attend. Meetings are held at Red Oak United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 8285 Red Oak Road, Red Oak. Call 903-2315 for info.

VFW Auxiliary Post 2057 is holding a can food drive, "No Veteran Should be Hungry at Christmas." All food will be donated to the Veterans Residential Services in Wilson, which means it will help veterans in Nash, Wilson and Edgecombe Counties. Drop off locations are the VFW Posts in Rocky Mount and Bailey, Unity Hair and Nails in Nashville, and the Veterans Residential Services of Wilson. For info, call Claudia at 237-4778.

Need help with your college essay? Harold D. Cooley Library can help! Call 459-2106 and schedule an editing session. Sessions are Thursdays between 4 and 6 p.m.

Guess what Beau the Therapy Dog loves to do? Listen to his friends read! Schedule an appointment with Beau by calling the Harold D. Cooley Library at 459-2106. Appointment times are flexible.

Braswell Memorial Library will provide free computer assistance every Friday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. No appointment needed, just arrive before 12:30 p.m. There are volunteers that will help with basic computer needs. For info, call 442-1951, ext 241.


The US Submarine Veterans Inc. - Old North State Chapter meets the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2057, 11270 E. N.C. 97, Rocky Mount. All submarine veterans are encouraged to attend. For information, call Jerry Emerson at 235-2926 or email nkiv368@embarqmail.com.

Looking for something special to do this holiday season? Assist someone whose life has been impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault, Adopt-a-Family through My Sister's House. Call Kristal at 316-8444 for more information.

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 800-477-6291 for info.

The Senior Liberty Club of Nashville is seeking 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.

The Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 is recruiting new members. The club meets the second and fourth Mondays at the Braswell Memorial Library, 727 Grace Street, Rocky Mount from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Call 469-0516 for info or check the Toastmaster International Website.

The VFW Post 2057 on Highway 97W in Rocky Mount is open every Wed. from 9 a.m.-12 pm. The post also has group sessions for veterans dealing with PTSD. The men meet every first and third Wed. of the month at 10 a.m. Female veterans with PTSD and spouses of veterans trying to cope meet the first Tues. of every month at 10 a.m. These sessions are led by a veteran from the VA in Greenville. For info, call Judy Jones at 919-853-2576.

The Breast Recovery and Support (B.R.A.S.) group will meet the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Nash Breast Care Center lobby of the Nash Medical Arts Mall on the Nash Health Care System campus.

Adults 55+ Bingo at the Rocky Mount Senior Center every first, second, and third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. Call 972-1561 for info.

My Sister's House is in need of volunteers to take crisis calls weeknights Monday through Thursday. No experience necessary, we will provide training. Bilinguals are encouraged to apply. For information call 252-462-0366.

The Home Delivered Meals Program is in need of volunteers to help deliver hot meals to homebound senior citizens who live on the Corinth and Castalia routes. For info, call Ashley Winstead at (252) 459-1365.

American Legion Post 58 has an Open House for Veterans every Thursday from 9 a.m to 12 noon, at 2731 N. Church St. in Rocky Mount.

Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the United States with heroin and other opiates being the largest contributor. If your loved one is struggling with drug abuse of any kind, now is the time to get them the help they need. Learn more about the signs of heroin addiction. If you believe one of your loved ones is abusing drugs, learn how you can make a difference by visiting http://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/drug-rehab/.

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Twin County Chapter #55 assists veterans with transportation to and from doctor's appointments. The van leaves for Durham every Tuesday and Friday and for Greenville every Wednesday and Thursday. Those needing a ride need to give a two-day notice to get van service. Call 252-212-5568 to get van service.

The Twin County Chapter 55, with the help of Golden Corral, is soliciting for volunteer drivers to assist local veterans in meeting their VA health center needs. The chapter will offer each driver a free meal once a month as an incentive for their service. For applications, call the chapter commander Levon Cherry at 252-801-1216.

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Twin County Chapter #55 meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 58, 2731 N Church Street in Rocky Mount. A potluck is held at 6:30 p.m. For info, call 252-801-1216 OR 252-883-8615.

Pure Light Tent Sisters Chapter #337 is accepting applications for membership /all ages. Leadership Training is available and various volunteer projects in the community. Time management skills, problem solving skills, critical thinking and literacy skills training also available. For application or info call I. Mcknight at 200-4132 or A. Williams 469-0516.


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