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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.

JULY 12
H.D. Cooley Library will host Minute to Win It Games on July 12 from 12 until 2 p.m. This event is for teens and children.

JULY 13
H.D. Cooley Library will host Mocktails and Monet on July 13 from 6 until 7 p.m. Adults, come learn about Monet and try out some of his methods while you sip mocktails. Call 459-2106 to sign up.

JULY 14
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host Food Collage: Food Workship on Saturday, July 14 from 1 until 4 p.m. Mix and overlap paper to compose a favorite summer food. For ages 7 and up. For info, call 972-1266.

Stonewall Manor will host an Open House on Saturday, July 14 from 1 until 4 p.m. The cost of admission is $5.

JULY 6 & 14
H.D. Cooley Library will host "The Tragical Myster Tour" Murder Myster Dinner on July 7 and 14 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. The program is for ages 16 and up. Call 459-2106 to register.

JULY 16
H.D. Cooley Library will host storytime on July 16 from 10:30 until 11 a.m. with the theme "Music."

JULY 17
PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet on Tuesday, July 17 at 6 p.m. at Unitarian 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. Persons who envision a society that embraces everyone are welcome to attend. For more information, email pflagrm@aol.com.

H.D. Cooley Library will host an 80's Escape Room Session on July 17 and 18. Sessions will be held for 30 minutes and will be available all day. Call 459-2106 to reserve a time slot. The max is 6 people per group and each group must have one person 16 and up.

JULY 20
Faith Family Worship PH Church will hold a BBQ Chicken Plate Sale on Friday, July 20 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the church, located at 4839 Redman Road, Rocky Mount. Plates are $8 and include half chicken, green beans, potatoes, bread and cake. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 544-1354. All proceeds will go to building funds.

JULY 21
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host Painting Portraits: Family Workshop, Saturday, July 21 from 1 until 4 p.m. Work together to paint a collaborative family portrait. For ages 6 and up. For info, call 972-1266.

The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will hold a flag raising ceremony at Jack Laughery Park in Rocky Mount on July 21st at 10 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 John J. Walker, PFC, U.S. Army. A new flag is then raised in honor of another veteran. This month's honoree is Kenneth Eugene Schmitz, Tech Sgt., U.S.A.F., 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.

H.D. Cooley Library will host "The Pillowcase Project" on July 21 from 1 until 1:40 p.m. The "Pillowcase Project" is a natural disaster preparedness for kids program. The program is for ages 8 to 11.

JULY 23
H.D. Cooley Library will host storytime on July 23 from 10:30 until 11 a.m. with the theme "At the Beach."

The Rocky Mount Police Department will hold a second session of its 18th annual Junior Police Academy from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23 through 27. The goal of the camp is to allow participants to learn about law enforcement procedures and spend time with those who carry out those duties within the confines of a fun environment. For more information on the Junior Police Academy, or to complete an application, call 252-972-1436

JULY 24
Cooley Library will hold a Lego Club for ages 5 and up on July 24 from 10 until 11 a.m. The Library will supply Legos and builders can build according to weekly themes or free build. Lego movies will be shown and light snacks will be provided.

JULY 26
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host Handbuilding in Clay every Thursday from July 26 to August 30 from 6 until 9 p.m. Explore techniques of creating functional and sculptural forms. For ages 14 up. For info, call 972-1266.

H.D. Cooley Library will host Harry Potter Trivia on July 26 from 5 until 6 p.m. All ages are welcome. Costumes are optional and prizes will be Harry Potter themed.

JULY 28
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host Carving in Clay: Sculpture Workshop Saturday July 28 and August 4 from 1 until 4 p.m. Create an original 3-dimensional form using special tools, color and pattern during the 2-session workshop. For ages 10 and up. For info, call 972-1266.

H.D. Cooley Library will host its Grand Finale of the Summer Reading Program on July 28 from 12 until 2 p.m. There will be a bounce house from 12 until 1 p.m. followed by a professional marionette puppet performance from 1 until 1:45 p.m. The Summer Reading Grand Prize Drawing from 1:45 until 2 p.m.

"Camp Moose on the Loose" Vacation Bible School will be held at Lighthouse Baptist Church on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. A fun cookout for all children, parents and families will be held at 4 p.m. outdoors at the "Hot Dog Chuck Wagon." Ages are Kindergarten through High School. For info, call 544-1704.

JULY 30
H.D. Cooley Library will host storytime on July 30 from 10:30 until 11 a.m. with the storyteller's choice for the theme.

AUGUST 3
The Nashville Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee will be held on August 3 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.

AUGUST 4
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host painting in watercolor on Saturday, August 4 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A crash course in everything watercolor. For ages 14 and up. For info, call 972-1266.

AUGUST 11
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host Painting in Oil Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A crash course in everything oil. For ages 14 and up. For info, call 972-1266.

AUGUST 18
The Twin County Domestic Violence Task Force will present its Fourth Annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, August 18 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Sunset Park. The free event will include free food, spray park, free rides, games, health screenings, face painting, live entertainment and community information booths.

COMMUNITY
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department's Summer Night Lights program will be held at various parks in Rocky Mount from June through August. Come out for games, inflatables, a live DJ, arts and crafts and more. The first 200 guests will receive a free hotdog, chips and a drink. Webby's, the popular shaved-ice company, will also be on hand. Summer Night Lights will take place Friday nights from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. For a list of all park locations, visit www.rockymountnc.gov.

The Rocky Mount Toastmasters Club will meet the second and fourth Monday at 12 noon and 6:30 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 Grace Street, Rocky Mount. For info, call 903-1665 or 469-0516. Guests and former members are welcome.

The Home Delivered Meals Program is in need of volunteers to help deliver hot meals to homebound senior citizens who live on the Corinth, Castalia and West Mount routes. For info, call Wendy Perry at 459-1367.

The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host Family Sundays every other Sunday from June 10 through August 19 from 2 until 4 p.m. Drop in for art making, gallery sketching and exhibition tours. The event is free for ages 3 and up with an accompanying adult. For info, call 972-1266.

The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host Painting from Life every Thursday from June 14 to July 26 from 6 until 9 p.m. Working in acrylic, investigate light and shade, color and composition. For ages 14 up. For info, call 972-1266.

The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host Make Art: Drop-in Workshops every other Saturday, from June 16 to August 25 from 11 a.m until 1 p.m. Drop in for conversation and art making. For ages 6 up. Free program. For info, call 972-1266.

NC Wesleyan College's Dunn Center Mims Gallery will host a Garden Party Group Exhibition through August 12. There will be 34 artists showcasing 77 artworks Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

HD Cooley Library will host a Buy One Get One Sale during the month of July. Buy a used book, get one paperback free. Proceeds from the book sale go back into the library budget for new books.

The Red Oak community has published "Hometown Favorites," a cookbook to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This one-of-a kind book includes over 250 mouth-watering recipes from local contributors. You may purchase this book for only $5 at Rocky Mount Medical Park Pharmacy and other local businesses. For more information, call (252)904-0686.

WLB Justice for All, a grief support group for mothers of murdered children, meets the last Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Dunimus Outreach Ministries, 105 Henry Street, Rocky Mount. For information, call Annette Brown at 314-5724 or email wlbjusticforall@hotmail.com.

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is seeking volunteers to drive veterans in the Twin Counties area to doctor's appointments in Durham and Greenville. For information, call Martin Hill at 813-5306.

Are you a suffering family member of friend of an addict? If so, the Hope Seeker's Nar-Anon Group meetings provide a safe, understanding, private place to meet, share and learn how to cope. Narnon meets every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Nashville United Methodist Church, 209 E Washington Street, Nashville. Call 800-477-6291 for info.

Tutors are needed for adult learners who need to improve their reading skills. Can you volunteer to help someone 11/2 hours per week? The Twin Counties Literacy

The Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club Meeting #8957 meets the second and fourth Mondays at 12 noon and 6 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 Grace Street, Rocky Mount. For info, call 469-0516 or 903-1665. Guests are welcome and new members are always accepted


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