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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.

COMMUNITY CENTER -The Nashville Community Building is available for rental. For info. or to rent the facility, call Rachel Ervin at 252-813-8772.

NASH GOP HEADQUARTERS, 1616 Sunset Ave, Rocky Mount, across from City Lake is now open. Hours are Tuesday and Thursdays 5pm - 8pm, Saturdays 10am - 2pm. (252) 908 - 5214

REUNION – Northern Nash High School Class of 1974 will host its 40th class reunion November 1, 2014 at Benvenue Country Club, 100 Southern Blvd., Rocky Mount. Cost per person is $65; $125 per couple. To pay online visit http://tinyurl.com/p4spro5 or send checks to: Hilda Pettiford, 8010 Somerdale Drive, Durham, NC 27713.

FRUIT SALE - The Northern Nash High School band program has begun its annual Fruit and Cheesecake Sale! This sale benefits all aspects of the music program which follows the motto “Pursuit of Excellence” and demonstrates that both in performance and personal character of the students involved. All community support is greatly appreciated. Contact any NNHS band student; order online at www.freshfruitorder.org/NNBandsFruit ; or contact Mary Whitwell, Fruit Sale Chairman, 937-9966, exernaut@embarqmail.com for information.

FOOD AND CLOTHING DRIVE – The Town of Nashville is hosting a food and clothing drive for My Sister’s House. You can drop off gently used clothing, children’s toys, books, non-perishable foods, cleaning items, toiletries and much more at any of the following locations: Nashville Town Hall, Cooley Library, Nashville Police Department, Nashville Fire Department, State Employee’s Credit Union, Southern Bank (both locations), Providence Bank and On a Whim!
Drop off locations are accepting donations now through December 1st! If you would like a box in your business, please contact Officer Jennifer Bull at 459-4545 ext 228 or email Jennifer.bull@townofnashvillenc.gov.

OCTOBER 30
The Nashville Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours  on Thursday, October 30th at Joyner-Silk-Reams Market Leader Realty & Wallace Appraisal, 915 Eastern Ave., Nashville. For more information about chamber events call 459-4050.

A Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon will be held from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the OIC Community Health Education Center, 1060 Pinehurst Drive, Rocky Mount. There will be speakers, vendors and giveaways. A free lunch will be required but registration is required. Call (252) 544-2049 to RSVP.

Community Grief Support Meetings will be held every Thursday at Braswell Memorial Library on Grace Street from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Meetings will be held in the Wiley Room.  Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On October 30, the meeting will be on “Moving Forward.” For info, call 252-813-8934.

OCTOBER 31
The Town of Nashville will host its Halloween Activities for Kids. Harold D. Cooley Library will hold its Kids Fall Festival from 4 until 5:30 p.m., with Trick-or-treating, face painting and activities. At 5:30, Nashville Parks and Recreation will host the Haunted Walking Trail at Glover Park from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. with trick-or-treating and a costume contest. Only children 11 year old and younger can participate in activities. At 6:30, an Outdoor Movie Event will take place at Glover Park, wiht “Hotel Transylvania” showing.

Faith Family Worship P.H. Church will have a BBQ Pork Plate Sale on October 31 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Plates will include potatoes, slaw, bread and cake and are $7. The church is located at 4839 Redman Road, Rocky Mount. Proceeds will go to the building fund. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker, 252-544-1354.

Holiday Craft and Food Fair - A juried Holiday Craft and Food Fair will be held on Nov. 8, 2014, at Lake Royale near Bunn. The craft fair will include only hand-crafted items. Vendors are still wanted for the fair. Request applications at LRHolidayFair@gmail.com or call 252-478-4121, Ext 116. Deadline for discounted rates for applications received is July 1st, 2014.

NOVEMBER 1
The United Way Tar River Region, Nash County, and Town of Nashville presents the Monster Dash for United Way 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. The race will begin at the Claude Mayo Administration Building, 120 W Washington Street in Nashville. The 5K will be at 9 a.m. and the 1 mile fun run will follow at 10 a.m. To Register, visit www.eventbrite.com. For more information, please call Sue Yerkes, 462-2672.

The Stanhope Community Volunteer Fire Department will hold a BBQ Pork and BBQ Chicken plate sale and bake sale from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Eat in or take out. Plates are $7.

Braswell Memorial Library will present Ribbons to Bows from 1 until 3 p.m. with Gwen Hyman from Edgecombe Community College. Patrons will meet in the Warner Room. The workshop is the third one for learning how to make bows for the holidays. Participants are asked to bring scissors and ribbons with wire edge.s Call 252-442-1951 ext. 243 to register.

The Nashville Police and Nashville Fire Department are hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross on November 1, 2014 from 9:30a-2:30p in the bay of the fire department! You can register online at http://www.redcross.org/ or by calling Officer Bull at 459-4545 Ext 228.

NOVEMBER 4
 BRAS (Breast Recovery And Support), a support group for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Mayo Surgery Pavilion. Light refreshments are provided. For more information, those interested may contact Marlene Everette at (252) 962-6655 or Pat Silver at (252) 962-8004.

NOVEMBER 6
Community Grief Support Meetings will be held every Thursday at Braswell Memorial Library on Grace Street from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Meetings will be held in the Wiley Room.  Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On November 6, the meeting will be on “Where Do I Go From Here?” For info, call 252-813-8934.

NOVEMBER 8
Covenant Homes, Inc will host a Bazaar and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. with crafts and food. Door prizes will be given away. Covenant Homes is located off of Country Club Road. Call 443-2323 for info.

Red Oak Baptist Church will hold a craft sale and bazaar/yard sale on Saturday, November 8 from 6:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Red Oak Baptist Church parking lot. Tables are available for rent for $25 to set up your wares. Anyone with crafts, jewelry or independent business owners and individuals with yard sale items can participate. Money raised will go to youth and children’s 2015 mission camps. For info, call Amy Cary at 904-2797 or Christy May at 813-6927 or go by the church office. Reserve your spot no later than November 5.

NOVEMBER 10
The City of Rocky Mount will host its Coffee with a Cop event from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Chick-fil-A, 1332 Jeffrey’s Rd, Rocky Mount. Officers from the Rocky Mount Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Rocky Mount’s neighborhoods. For more information, call Brad Summerlin at 972-1466, or e-mail brad.summerlin@rockymountnc.gov.

NOVEMBER 11
The November meeting of the After 5 Club will take place at 6:30 p.m at the Doubletree Hotel in Rocky Mount. The evening will feature an annual auction and the guest speaker will be Yvonne Ortega of Yorktown, Virginia, who will speak on “Day In/Day Out - Fear Affects Our Daily Lives.” Cost is $15 inclusive. For reservations, call Jane or Janice at 446-4230 by Nov. 9

NOVEMBER 12
The Edgecombe-Nash Retired School Personnel will meets Tuesday,  November 12 at 10:30 a. m. in Braswell Memorial Library’s Warner Room.  All retired teachers are invited to attend!

The City of Rocky Mount will host a Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) Workshop. Minorities, women and other contractors are invited to the Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building to learn how you can work with the city on various construction and renovation projects. The workshop, scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the third floor George W. Dudley Council Chambers, will also provide helpful small business insurance and finance tips and more.
To register for the MWBE Workshop or for additional information, please call Tia Lawrence, senior purchasing technician, at 972-1226. You can also send your e-mail to tiawana.lawrence@rockymountnc.gov.

The Rocky Mount Women’s Connection will hold its November meeting at the Doubletree. The afternoon will begin with Shelly Shadrick of Curves, who will bring inspirational music. Yvonne Ortega, of Yorktown, Virginia will speak on “Help! I’m scared of my own shadow.” Lunch will begin at 11:30. The cost is $15 inclusive. For reservations, call Katherine at 823-5381 or Dot at 823-1423.

NOVEMBER 13
Community Grief Support Meetings will be held every Thursday at Braswell Memorial Library on Grace Street from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Meetings will be held in the Wiley Room.  Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On November 13, the meeting will be on “Grief Resources.” For info, call 252-813-8934.

NOVEMBER 15
A Staged Reading of Out in Left Field, a play by Lela Chesson, will be directed by Lawrence Goering on Saturday, November 15th at 7 p.m. at Powers Recital Hall at the Dunn Center. Donations to PFLAG-RM ($5 suggested) will fund scholarships for area youth. The public is invited.

Alan Bailey, from East Carolina University, will present his book Building a Core Print Collection for Preschoolers at Braswell Memorial Library from 1 until 3 p.m.  Early exposure to books heavily influences vocabulary knowledge, which in turn improves later reading skills and helps foster lifelong literacy.  This book will assist you in choosing which children’s books will help you ensure that your child; or for teachers your students, have the reading material to get the best start. Meet the author in the Warner Room at Braswell Memorial Library.

Keep America Beatiful of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will hold its America Recycles Day from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Golden East Crossing Mall, near JCPenny The event will include a community paper shredding, electronics recycling, and operation medicine drop-off. For info, call 467-4960 or visit ww.rockymountnc.gov/kab.

NOVEMBER 18
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. For info, call CDR Levon Cherry at 252-801-1216 or EJ Lucas 252-883-8615.

Author and award-winning photographer Douglas Butler will discusses his book in a presentation.  from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Library. The event is sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council, Tar River Genealogical Society and Braswell Library.

The Diabetes Support Group, which meets on the third Tuesday of every month, will meet from 6 to 7 p.m.  The group will meet on November 18 in conference room 2 of Nash General Hospital. The Diabetes Support Group is for those diagnosed with diabetes and their families. Meetings feature guest speakers and important educational information on managing the disease The topic will be holiday eating.   For information, on the support group, call 962-8854

NOVEMBER 20
Twin County Community Pride, Inc. is pleased to announce the Twin County Hall of Fame class of 2014 to be inducted on Thursday, November 20 at Nash Community College.  This year’s class of nine includes educators, historians, merchants, a farmer, a judge, a hospital administrator, two bankers, and former elective office holders.    Several of this year’s inductees are veterans and civil rights activists; all are community advocates. The 2014 Inductees will be Bryant Taylor Aldridge, James Edward (Ed ) Bridgers, Roland Clark, Elijah Longstreet Daughtridge, C. Rudolph Knight, Robert (Bob) Ray Mauldin, Judge Henry Ramsey, Earl Lynn Roberson and Frank Parker Spruill. The installation banquet will be at Nash Community College.  Tickets may be purchased from Twin County Board members or ordered through the web site at    www.twincountyhalloffame.com.  Call 977-1438 for info.

The DAR Micajah Pettaway Chapter will meet Thursday, November 20th at 10:30 a. m. in the Wiley Room’s Braswell Memorial Library.  The program will be on “Haliwa-Saponi Tribe.”

Community Grief Support Meetings will be held every Thursday at Braswell Memorial Library on Grace Street from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Meetings will be held in the Wiley Room.  Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On November 20, the meeting will be on “Celebration of Life.” For info, call 252-813-8934.

DECEMBER 2
BRAS (Breast Recovery And Support), a support group for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Mayo Surgery Pavilion. Light refreshments are provided. For more information, those interested may contact Marlene Everette at (252) 962-6655 or Pat Silver at (252) 962-8004.


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