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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.

FEBRUARY 15
The Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10:30 a.m. on February 15th at the Braswell Memorial Library in the Warner Room. The guest speaker is Elizabeth Graham, NSDAR State Regent. Members and prospective members are welcome to attend.

The Edgecombe and Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 15th at 9 a.m at the East Carolina Ag & Education Center in Rocky Mount. The public is invited to attend.

FEBRUARY 16
What happens when you merge traditional bluegrass with an updated style? You get Keith Garrett, known as a singer's singer. You get Adam Steffey, IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year. You get Ron Stewart, banjo and fiddle master. All will perform on February 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of NC Wesleyan College. For tickets, call 985-5197.

Faith Family Worship P.H. Church will hold a BBQ Pork plate sale on Friday, February 16 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. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 544-1354. All proceeds go to building funds.

Cooley Library will hold a family craft on February 16 from 5:15 until 6 p.m. Attendees will make homemade bird feeders. No supplies necessary and no sign up required. There will be peanuts involved in this craft so those allergic should use caution.

Cooley Library will show the third series of "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on February 16 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. The showing is in honor of Black History Month. Each showing will be prefaced by a local speaker.

FEBRUARY 17
The Nashville Precinct of the Nash County Democratic Party will have its Precinct Meeting on Saturday, February 17th, at 10 a.m. at the Nashville Public Library. All Democrats are encouraged to attend. Please call 252-903-9943 for further information.

Cooley Library will host storytime from 10:30 until 11 a.m. on February 17. The theme is Kindness.

The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will hold a flag raising ceremony at Jack Laughery Park in Rocky Mount on February 17th at 11 a.m. Each month the Committee honors a deceased veteran of Nash or Edgecombe county and their family by presenting them with a flag flown over the park the previous month in their honor. The flag presentation this month will be to the family of Herman Aaron Sines, PFC, United States Army. A new flag is then raised in honor of another veteran. This month's honoree is Chesley Marvin Holder, Sgt., United States Army, and shall fly over the park until the next event. The public is encouraged to attend to honor those who so honorably served our nation. To honor a Veteran of Nash or Edgecombe county, ask for an application at the ceremony or contact James Ervin at 252-903-3512. There is no charge for this service.

The Relay for Life team, Fruit of the Spirit, is having a sausage, egg, and pancake supper on Saturday, February, 17th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sandy Cross United Methodist Church. The cost is $7 for all you can eat. (5 and under free). Take outs will be available. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Pay at the door. For more info, call Gary Smith @ 252-908-2941 or Dale Poland 252-903-0172.

The Nash County 4-H Quadpods Livestock Judging Club will hold an indoor yard sale on Saturday, February 17 from 7 a.m. until 12 noon at the Nash Count Ag Center. Spaces are $15 each or two for $25. Set up will be on Friday, February 16 from 5 until 8 p.m. All proceeds will benefit and support camp and clinic attendees. Donations are welcome. For info, call Melissa Winner at 886-0299.

FEBRUARY 19
Cooley Library will host its weekly storytime from 10:30 until 11 a.m. on February 19. The theme is Black History.

The Frank E. Hart Rocky Mount National Association of Black Veterans (NABVETS) will meet on Monday, February 19 at 6 a.m. at East End Baptist Church, 928 E Highland Avenue, Rocky Mount. All veterans with an honorable discharge are eligible to be a part of this organization. Call Sister Deborah J. Battle, President, at 985-4481 or Rev. Frances Davis, Vice-President, at 442-3204 for info.

FEBRUARY 20
PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet on Tuesday, February 20 at 6 p.m., atUnitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 North Church Street, Rocky Mount. The non-profit volunteer organization works to support the well-being of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender persons, their families and friends; to advocate equal civil rights for all; and to educate on issues regarding sexual orientation and gender identities. For more information, e-mail pflagrm@aol.com.

FEBRUARY 21
New York Times best-selling author Carole Weatherford and her son, Jeffrey, will be at Braswell Memorial Library on Wednesday, February 21 from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. in the Warner Meeting Room. For information, call Linda Bunch at 442-1951, ext 244.

FEBRUARY 22
Rocky Mount Moose Lodge No. 938, 521 Country Club Rd., Rocky Mount will be holding a chittlin' supper on Thursday, Feb. 22nd at 6 p.m. The cost will be $10 for all you can eat. Chicken will be offered for those who do not wish to have chittlin's. Reservations are preferred and should be made as soon as possible. Reservations can be made by calling 443-1425 or 813-4655.

FEBRUARY 23
Cooley Library will show the fourth series of "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on February 23 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. The showing is in honor of Black History Month. Each showing will be prefaced by a local speaker.

FEBRUARY 26
Cooley Library will host Dr. Seuss Storytime and Birthday Party on February 26 from 10:30 until 11 a.m.

The Rocky Mount Toastmasters Club #8957 will meet on Febraury 26 at 12 noon and at 6 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Library. Former members, guest and applications for new members will be available. For info, call 469-0516 or 903-1665.

FEBRUARY 28
The Edgecombe & Nash Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils have intervention and prevention funds available to serve at-risk youth in Edgecombe & Nash counties. The deadline for submitting applications will be February 28, 2018. Local public agencies, 501©(3) non-profits & local housing authorities interested in applying may call 641-7834 (Edgecombe), 451-8347 (Nash) or 827-5058 (E & N).

MARCH 2
Nashville's Business and Professional Women will host its annual Elsie Clark Memorial Opry on March 2 at Nash Arts. Tickets are $10 for ages 7 and up and free for kids 6 and under.

Cooley Library will show the fifth series of "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on March 2 rom 6 until 7:30 p.m. The showing is in honor of Black History Month. Each showing will be prefaced by a local speaker.

MARCH 3
Celebrate the many diverse cultures of Rocky Mount during the International Festival of Cultures. Come out Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 12 to 4 p.m. in the Brown Auditorium of Nash Community College. For more information, call 252-972-1181. The International Festival of Cultures is presented by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission.

Lighthouse Baptist Church will hold a Barbecu Chicken Dinner/Supper on Saturday, March 3 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the church, located at 1603 Reges Store Road, Nashville. A bake sale will also take place inside the church. Eat in or take out, platwes are $8. For info, call 903-0497.

MARCH 5
The regular monthly meeting of the Marine Corps League's Cpl. Suzi Sannes Detachment will be held on Monday night, March 5th at VFW Post 2057.The Post is located at 11270 NC Hwy 97 W, Rocky Mount. All Marines, FMF Corpsmen and FMF Chaplains are invited to come for coffee and snacks at 6:30 p.m. The meeting begins promptly at 7 p.m.

MARCH 15
The Nash County Republican Party will host its annual convention on Thursday, March 15 at Nash Community College. Registration starts at 6 p.m. with the meal and the convention starts at 6:30. This year the speaker will be NC Treasurer Dale Folwell.

MARCH 24
The Bits and Boots Horse Club is hosting a family horse camp on March 24 in Red Oak. The camp is for all ages and is a great opportunity for the entire family to experience horseback riding and educational hands-on activities with horses. The cost is $20 per family at the gate or $18 per family in advance. The deadline for tickets is March 17. Activities include pony ride, horse safety, horse anatomy, grooming, learning about different breeds, breed colors and riding disciplines. The camp will be held at 10187 Red Oak Boulevard, Nashville (less than two minutes from Griffins). For info, call Mimi at 452-3374 or Jennifer at 955-3343.

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Cooley Library is holding a book sale in honor of Heart Health Month and Library Lovers' Month. All red books will be on sale during the month of February. Red paperbacks will be five cents and red hardbacks will be 10 cents.


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