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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.

REUNION - Northern Nash Senior High 'sClass of 1975 will hold their 40th Reunion June 12 through 14 at the Double Tree, 651 N Winstead Ave., Rocky Mount. The cost is $55 per person. Make checks or money orders payable to NNSH class of 75 reunion; mail to MSH Insurance, 72 Azimuth Ct., Rocky Mount, NC 27804;Deadline for payment is May 22, 2015. For information please contact Marion at 252-366-0507 or David at 252-903-6754.

REUNION - Northern Nash Senior High Class of 1980 reunion activities are planned for Sept. 18-19, 2015! Group activities include a home football game and social on Sept. 18 with the class reunion banquet to be held at Northern Nash on Sept. 19. Don't miss this opportunity to reconnect with your high school friends! To complete your profile and register to attend, go to nnsh1980.com. For more information, go to nnsh1980.com or call (252)904-0686.

May 1
The Coopers Ruritan Club will be selling BBQ Chicken Plates on May 1 from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at their clubhouse on Highway 58. Eat in or take out, plates are $7 each. Tickets are available at Acme Dry Cleaners in Nashville and Billy's Grocery in Spring Hope.

May 2
Universal Healthcare in Nashville will hold a yard sale from 7 until 11. For info, call Wanda Wagstaff at 459-3014.

The Coopers Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a yard sale fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.. Spots are $15 and includes 2 tables and 2 chairs.

The City of Rocky Mount will host a Fun Bike Ride at 10 a.m. The Fun Bike Ride will begin and end at Sunset Park, taking riders through four national historic districts, downtown and the Tar River Trail. Also, a Bike Rodeo for younger children will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The rodeo teaches safe riding practices to those learning to ride. Pre-registration is requested and includes a free hot dog lunch. To register or for more information, call 252-972-1129, or email bob.league@rockymountnc.gov. To see the entire Fun Bike Ride route, visit www.rockymountnc.gov.

The Rocky Mount Area Youth Council needs your support. Come out to Walgreens, 2624 Sunset Avenue in Rocky Mount, for a car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is just $5 for cars and $7 for trucks or SUV's. Your support will provide these young students an opportunity to share in local government matters and learn how to become responsible citizens.

May 6
The Spring Hope Senior Citizens will hold its monthly meeting at noon in the Spaulding Family Resource Center. Guest speaker will be Tracey Baines Jackson, President of the Spring Hope Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information please call 252-478-4281.

May 7
The National Day of Prayer observance for Nashville and Nash County will take place at noon on the Courthouse steps in Nashville. The community of churches in the Nashville Area will sponsor this event. The public is invited to attend and pray for our nation in corporate prayer before the Lord. This is a most important time for prayer for our nation and your participation is requested and appreciated. For more information contact Rev. Vernon Potter, 252-813-2215

May 9
Nashville's 19th Annual Blooming Festival is May 8-9, 2015. Applications for craft vendors are now being accepted. For information, visit www.nashvillencchamber.org or call 252-459-4050.

A Confederate Memori.al Day Program will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in Wilson at 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the NC Sons of the Confederate Veterans, Gen. William Dorsey Pender Camp #1916, Capt. Jesse S. Barnes Camp #771

May 14
Get ready for your favorite live bands on the lawn of the Imperial Centre starting Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Downtown Live! Admission is free! The fun starts at 6 p.m., including vendors and adult beverages. Downtown Live! kicks off with the Tams. The event is presented by PNC and hosted by the city of Rocky Mount. For more info. and a list of all bands, visit www.downtownrockymount.com, or call 252-972-1151.

May 17
"An Afternoon in The Garden" presented by the Nash County Democratic Women will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. Come savor the distinctive tastes from the Chef and enjoy cocktails as you wander through the rooms and gardens of "The Leaning Tree" at 6168 Deans Street, Bailey, NC 27809. Dress is summer casual. Tickets are required. Contact Rosita Wiggins, 352-255-5778 or Laura O'Neal. 252-904-3529.

May 22
The O.D. Moore Scholarship Foundation is hosting its sixth annual golf tournament at Belmont Lake Golf Club in Rocky Mount. Check in is at 8:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The entry fee donation is $70 per golfer and includes the green fee, golf cart, lunch, range balls, 50/50 long drive, 50/50 closest to the pin and other prizes. Proceeds from this event go towards a scholarship fund, which benefits graduating high school students. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, call Patrick Ford at 252-469-9805, Allegro Cordell at 252-469-1299, Goldie Ford at 301-873-8586 or Tony Smith at 919-672-0448.

May 28
Get live at Downtown Live! every other Thursday, featuring live bands. On Thursday, May 28, 2015, join us at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Imperial Centre for vendors, adult beverages and the sounds of the Band of Oz. The event is presented by PNC and hosted by the city of Rocky Mount. For more info. and a list of all bands, visit www.downtownrockymount.com, or call 252-972-1151.

May 29
A Benefit Pork Chop Dinner will be held at the Red Oak Fire Department. Proceeds will benefit Ty Tharrington. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and dinner will be served from 4 until 7 p.m. Eat in or take out. Plates are $7 each.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The VFW Post 2057 on Highway 97W in Rocky Mount is open every Wednesday form 9 a.m. until 12 pm. The post also has group sessions for veterans dealing with PTSD. The men meet every first and third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. Female veterans with PTSD and spouses of veterans trying to cope meet the first Tuesday 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 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. Those needing a ride can meet at the train station at 6 a.m. On Wednesday, the van goes to Greenville. The time depends on the time of the appointments. For info, call 252-212-5568.

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. For info, call 252-212-5568

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.

Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.

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. A certified Veteran Service Officer is present to address VA concerns.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 55 Rocky Mount offers rides to all veterans to the VA hospital in Durham and Greenville. VA-scheduled appointments required to ride. For info, call 252-801-1216.


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