COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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.

FLU VACCINE - The Nash County Health Department is now providing flu and pneumococcal vaccinations at their Rocky Mount and Nashville clinic sites by appointment only.   For more information about flu and pneumonia vaccinations or to make an appointment, contact Nash County Health Department at 459-9819 (Nashville) or 446-0027 (Rocky Mount).

AVENTON COMMUNITY NEWS-
The Aventon Community will now be featured every week in The Nashville Graphic Community News Section. Please send news to JoJo Ricks at jochasonricks@gmail.com before Saturday evening of each week. News will be submitted on Monday mornings.

HALL OF FAME - Twin County Community Pride, Inc., is soliciting nominations  for 2015 Induction into the Twin County Hall of Fame.   Induction Criteria and Nomination Form can be downloaded from the website: http://www.twincountyhalloffame.com/images/TWCPNominationForm.doc.  Deadline for receipt is April 30.  The completed nomination form can be mailed to TCCP, Inc., P. O. Box 8441, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.  Prior year inductees’ names and biographical info are available on the Twin County Hall of Fame website.

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY-  In order to provide better customer service for clients, Nash County Health Department is now providing expanded scheduling options, though some next-day appointments will still be available.   For more information or to make an appointment, contact Nash County Health Department at 459-9819 (Nashville) or 446-0027 (Rocky Mount).

HOMETOWN FAVORITES - 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 recipes from local contributors.  You may purchase the book for only $15 at Faulkner’s Store, Rocky Mount Medical Park Pharmacy, Shear Joy Hair Salon, Siham Hair Boutique, Professional Hair Care by Donna Davenport, and Linda’s Beauty Shop.  You may also contact committee members Lindsay Alford, Frances Dunn, Marion Faulkner, Karen Girona, Vicki Griffin, Hazel Hill, Jeanette Hill, Audrey Pearce, Suzy Pearce, Jessica Smith, or Maureen Williams.  For more information, call (252)904-0686.

JANUARY 22
The West Mount Ruritan Club is sponsoring a blood drive from 3 until 7 p.m. at the West Mount Fire Department, 7955 West Mount Drive. Walk-ins are accepted or appointments can be made by calling 904-0479.

JANUARY 24
Braswell Memorial Library is hosting a Readathon from 12 until 4 p.m. in the YA area.  A Readathon is a marathon reading session, and National Readathon Day was created to help support efforts to educate, tutor, and create a lifelong love of reading.  Books, reading space, and snacks will be provided. For info, call Scott Houston at 252-442-1951 ext. 257.

United Daughters of the Confederacy Bethel Heroes Chapter 636 and Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold their second annual Lee/Jackson  Luncheon.  The event will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Birchwood Country Club in Nashville.The luncheon is held to honor the birthdays of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson and to raise funds to maintain the Confederate Monument located in Battle Park.  If you are a UDC or SCV member, please wear your period clothing.Guest speaker will be T. H. Robbins, SCV  North Carolina Division Color Guard.  He will speak on the history of the flags used in the War Between the States. Tickets can be bought from any UDC and SCV member or purchased by mail.  Cost per ticket is $25 or $45 per couple. For information or to order tickets,  call Helen Sharpe at 252-443-9413 or make checks payable to Bethel Heroes and mail to:
Bethel Heroes, 1104 Turnstone Drive, Rocky Mount, NC  27803.

A Veteran Expo is planned for Saturday, January 24 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the O.D. Moore Building, at 806 South Alston Street, Nashville. Veterans, widows and children of deceased veterans are invited to attend. Please bring your DD214. For info, call 252-864-6212 or 252-813-7715 or email alex1theo@aol.com or dorothykbaylor@yahoo.com.

January 30
Faith Family Worship P.H. Church will hold a BBQ Pork Plate Sale from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Plates include potatoes, slaw, bread and cake and cost $7. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 252-544-1354. Proceeds go towards the building fund. The church is located at 4839 Redman Road.

February 7
Dr. McIntosh will help Braswell Memorial Library celebrate Charles Dickens Birthday from 1 until 2:30 p.m. in the Wiley Conference Room. Dr. McIntosh brings literary characters to life.

Nash County Parks and Recreation will host its 8th annual Daddy Daughter Dance from 6 until 8:30 p.m. at the Nash County Agricultural Center. Register by Friday, January 23. Young ladies in grades K-5 and a male family members are invited to attend this event, which costs $25 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. For info, call 462-2628.

February 12
The Down East Partnership for Children is beginning recruitment for its Spring 2015 Incredible Years - Preschool Series for children ages 3-4. Learn to promote positive social and emotional behaviors in your school age children, establish predictable household ruels and routines, incorporate play with your children within your daily schedule and effectively manage your children’s challenging behaviors. As a participant you will receive weekly gas cards and door prizes, free dinner and childchare and $50 gift card for participants attending at least 13 out of the 16 sessions. Sessions begin Feb. 12 and are held every Thursday night from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at 215 Lexington Street, Rocky Mount. To register, call Janessa Nieves or Chioma Pitts at 985-4300.

February 13
Braswell Memorial Library will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Warner Meeting Room. Call 442-1951, ext 243 for info.

February 14
The C.C. Spaulding Alumni Association will host a Sweetheart Disco from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the O.D. Moore Building, 806 Alston Street  in Nashville. For info or to get tickets, call 478-3376.

March 7
The City of Rocky Mount’s Human Relations Commission and Nash Community College will hold the annual International Festival of Cultures on Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015. The event will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Brown Auditorium on the campus of Nash Community College. Come out for a celebration of Rocky Mount’s diverse cultures.

COMMUNITY
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Extension master gardener training will be offered in Wilson and Tarboro starting Jan. 8th through April 2nd. To sign up call (252) 641-7815 no later than Dec. 5th.

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 CDR Levon Cherry at 252-801-1216 or EJ Lucas 252-883-8615.

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

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.

The Nash County Department of Aging is in need of volunteers to help deliver meals to senior citizens in the Castalia area on Wednesdays, and also to help deliver meals to senior citizens in the Spring Hope area. For information or to volunteer contact Brenda Shields, Aging Services Coordinator, 252-459-1367.

Down East Radio Reading Service is  seeking volunteers to read information from local newspapers over the air to those in Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson counties who cannot read printed material due to vision or physical impairment.  Call 443-7551 for info.

Open Your Home & Heart To a Child - Consider Adoption or Foster Care. For more info. on becoming a foster or adoptive parent contact Nash County Department of Social Services at 252-459-1287 or 252-459-1428.

The Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 (Public Speaking Training) meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Monday at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 Grace Street, Rocky Mount, from 6:15 -  8pm. Call 252-454-0601 or email annewllms@yahoo.com for info.

The Tops Club meets weekly at the Nash (Nash County Senior Center) on Mondays at either 10:30 a.m. or 5:30pm. Take off pounds sensibly through this interactive club. For info., call 252-459-1313.

Honors - The public is invited to have their deceased loved ones, who served in the U.S. Military, honored at a free Flag-Raising Ceremony to be held at the Veterans Memorial on N. Church St. If interested, contact the Joint Veterans Committee of Edgecombe and Nash Counties: c/o Mr. Vince Tesoro, 252-212-5525 for info.

Narcotics Anonymous  - The group is made up of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. If you’re an addict or think you might have a drug problem, come join the group, which meets every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. at 204 E Church Street (White house), Nashville  behind United Methodist Church. Go to NA.org for all NA meetings in our area.

Narconon - reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. 800-431-1754 or  www.DrugAbuseSolution.com

Nar-Anon Family Group meets every Wednesday at 8pm at the Nashville United Methodist Church located at 209 E. Washington St. and every Monday at 8 p.m. at  the Englewood United Methodist Church, 300 S. Circle Dr., Rocky Mount. Nar-Anon is a fellowship for family and friends whose lives have been or are being affected by living with someone who uses drugs. For info. call (252) 478-4044.