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.

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.

JANUARY 18
A resource fair will be held on Thursday, January 18 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at St. Mark AME Church, 1150 Tarboro Street, Rocky Mount. The event will be hosted by the NEW Reentry Council and is sponsored by PNC and will feature information on jobs, healthcare, transportation, education, nutrition, legal assistance, childcare, financial literacy and much more. For info, call Sheneathia Hanson at 442-8081, ext 245.

JANUARY 19
Faith Family P.H. Church, located at 4839 Redman Road, Rocky Mount, will hold a BBQ Pork Plate Sale on Friday, January 19 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Plates are $8 and include slaw, potatoes, bread and cake. Proceeds will go to building funds. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 544-1354.

Castalia Baptist Church will hold a fish fry on Friday, January 19 from 4 until 8 p.m. at the church, located at 9563 Main Street, Castalia. Plates are $9 and include fried fish, crab cakes, french fries or baked potato, slaw, hush puppies, dessert and tea,. Eat in or take out.

Cooley Library will host an adult carft, "Upcycle and Get Organized," on January 19 from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Bring in empty cereal boxes and colorful duct tape or washi tape to turn the boxes into colorful organizers. The library will provide some tape options as well.

JANUARY 20
In honor and celebration of the MLK Jr. Holiday, the PTA of Rocky Mount Prep School will present "The MLK Jr Holiday Celebration Show" on Saturday, January 20 from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Rocky Mount Prep School Gym. The show will feature high school, middle school, community and elementary step teams and dance teams from Rocky Mount, Raleigh, Greenville, Greensboro, Tarboro and Sanford. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5 in advance or $7 at the door on the day of the show. For info or tickets, call 343-7162.

The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will hold a flag raising ceremony at Jack Laughery Park in Rocky Mount on January 20th 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 Anthony (Tony) Leonard, Corporal, United States Marine Corp. A new flag is then raised in honor of another veteran. This month's honoree is Herman Aaron Sines, PFC, United States Army, and shall fly over the park until the next event. 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.

JANUARY 22
The Good Reads Book Club will meet on January 22 from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. The club will be discussing "No One is Coming to Save Us" by Stephanie Powell Watts in the Wiley Room at Braswell Memorial Library. For info, call Kesha Joyner at 252-442-1951, ext 253.

The Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 will meet on January 22 at Braswell Memorial Library. The club will meet at 12 and 6 p.m. New members and former members welcome. The club meets every second and fourth Monday. For info, call 903-1665 or 469-0516.

The Harold D. Cooley Library will hold Saturday Storytime on January 27 from 10:30 until 11 a.m. The theme is a wisdom tooth dental show.

JANUARY 23
Cooley Library wil hold a teen flix, "Geostorm" on January 23 from 4:15 to 6 p.m. The event is for ages 13 and up.
The Tar River Basket Weavers will meet on January 23rd at 4 p.m. at the Imperial Center Education Building, 270 Gay St, Rocky Mount for open weave. The meeting will follow at 7 p.m. New and experienced weavers are welcome. Please call Susan Legaj at 252-442-5659 for more information.
Cooley Library will host a free computer class on January 23 from 10 until 10:30 a.m. The class with focus on Microsoft Publisher 101. Call 459-2106 to sign up or sign up at the Circulation Desk.

Alexis Stay Poppin will be at Braswell Memorial Library on January 23 from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. to discuss her work, "Nakiyasoul." Poppin is a 15-year-old teen recording artist and children's author. She will read from her work and talk about her writing and composing process. Her books and CD's will available to purchase. For info, call Linda Bunch at 442-1951, ext 244.

JANUARY 24
The Children's Museum and Science Center at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host "Dinosaur Revolution" beginning on January 24. The exhibit will run through Aug. 26. Guests will have the opportunity to become a junior paleontologist and find evidence of dinosaur doings, learn why dinosaurs are one of the most successful survivors in earth's history and unearth a shocking discovery: dinosaurs may not be extinct! For more information on the exhibit, visit www.imperialcentre.org.

JANUARY 25
The West Mount Fire Department will hold a blood drive on Thursday, January 25 from 3 until 7 p.m. at the fire department, located at 7955 West Mount Drive, Rocky Mount. The blood drive is sponsored by the West Mount Ruritan Club. Visit redcrossblood.org and enter West Mount Ruritan to schedule an appointment or call 904-0479.

JANUARY 27
The Edna Boykin Cultural Center in Wilson will host Dreamfest 2018, a "Shark Tank" like event on January 27 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Compete for up to $10,000 in front of a live audience. For info and to register, contact oabrams@ucpcog.org or visit www.dreamfest2018.info. Six finalists will be determined by January 19 and each of them will present at the January 27 event.

The Harold D. Cooley Library will hold Saturday Storytime on January 27 from 10:30 until 11 a.m.

Nash Arts will feature Russ Varnell and His Too Country Band on Saturday, January 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club (FCA) at Nash Central High School, in partnership with the Youth Pastor's Coalition, is holding its 6th annual After Exam Jam Concert on January 27 at Red Oak Baptist Family Life Center starting at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $5 in advance through any member or by contacting Nash Central High School.

JANUARY 29
The Harold D. Cooley Library will hold Saturday Storytime on January 29 from 10:30 until 11 a.m. The theme is Animals in Winter.

JANUARY 30
Cooley Library will host a free computer class on January 30 from 10 until 10:30 a.m. The class with focus on Gmail 101. Call 459-2106 to sign up or sign up at the Circulation Desk.

FEBRUARY 3
Envy-us Steppers will host its 15th annual Step-Fest on February 3 at Northern Nash High School. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. with the show starting at 4 p.m. For info, call Dexter Terrell at 205-1104.
The Frank E. Hart Rocky Mount National Association of Black Veterans (NABVETS) Chapter will be chartered. Commander Richard Kingsberry, District Commander for Region 8, will be the speaker. All veterans with a honorable discharge are eligible to be a part of the organization. Call Deborah J Battle at 985-4481 or Frances Davis at 442-3204.

FEBRUARY 9
Englewood Baptist Church will host the 2018 Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God's love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. The event will take place at more than 500 churches around the world simultaneously from 6-9 p.m. on February 9, 2018. For more information, please contact Kathleen French at kathleen@englewoodbaptist.com or 252-937-8254 x235 or visit our website at www.englewoodbaptist.com.

FEBRUARY 10
The C.C. Spaulding Alumni Association will hold a Sweetheart Disco on Saturday, February 10 from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the Nash Central Alumni Building (OD Moore Foundation), 806 South Alston Street, Nashville. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Call 478-3376 for info.

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.

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 9 and up and $5 for ages 8 and younger.

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.

COMMUNITY
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Still Standing of Nash County meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. Still Standing is a peer-based support group for those affected by addiction and substance use disorder. Individuals, family members, allies or anyone who supports the recovery lifestyle is welcome to attend. Meetings are held at Red Oak United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 8285 Red Oak Road, Red Oak. Call 903-2315 for info.

The Harold D. Cooley Library will off free tax preparation services through April 14 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday and Fridays and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

VFW Auxiliary Post 2057 is holding a can food drive, "No Veteran Should be Hungry at Christmas." All food will be donated to the Veterans Residential Services in Wilson, which means it will help veterans in Nash, Wilson and Edgecombe Counties. Drop off locations are the VFW Posts in Rocky Mount and Bailey, Unity Hair and Nails in Nashville, and the Veterans Residential Services of Wilson. For info, call Claudia at 237-4778.

Need help with your college essay? Harold D. Cooley Library can help! Call 459-2106 and schedule an editing session. Sessions are Thursdays between 4 and 6 p.m.

Guess what Beau the Therapy Dog loves to do? Listen to his friends read! Schedule an appointment with Beau by calling the Harold D. Cooley Library at 459-2106. Appointment times are flexible.

Braswell Memorial Library will provide free computer assistance every Friday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. No appointment needed, just arrive before 12:30 p.m. There are volunteers that will help with basic computer needs. For info, call 442-1951, ext 241.

The US Submarine Veterans Inc. - Old North State Chapter meets the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2057, 11270 E. N.C. 97, Rocky Mount. All submarine veterans are encouraged to attend. For information, call Jerry Emerson at 235-2926 or email nkiv368@embarqmail.com.

Looking for something special to do this holiday season? Assist someone whose life has been impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault, Adopt-a-Family through My Sister's House. Call Kristal at 316-8444 for more information.

Are you a suffering family member of friend of an addict? If so, Narnon meetings provide a safe, understanding, private place to meet, share and learn how to cope. Narnon meets every Wednesday night at Nashville United Methodist Church, 209 E Washington Street, Nashville. Call 800-477-6291 for info.

The Senior Liberty Club of Nashville is seeking new members. The club meets the first Tuesday of each month at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in the fellowship hall at 12:30 pm.

American Legion Post 293, of Nashville, is recruiting new members from all branches of military service. Contact Dorothy K. Baylor at 813-7715 or Chester Moody at (301) 332-4323. The post is located at 810 South Alston Street.

A community dance is offered each Monday Night from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Nash County Senior Center and is open to the public! Line dancing as well as couple dancing is offered. The cost is $4 for ages under 60. For those 60 and older the cost is only $3. Come join the fun at the Nash County Senior Center, 103 North Alston Street, Nashville.

The Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 is recruiting new members. The club meets the second and fourth Mondays at the Braswell Memorial Library, 727 Grace Street, Rocky Mount from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Call 469-0516 for info or check the Toastmaster International Website.

The VFW Post 2057 on Highway 97W in Rocky Mount is open every Wed. from 9 a.m.-12 pm. The post also has group sessions for veterans dealing with PTSD. The men meet every first and third Wed. of the month at 10 a.m. Female veterans with PTSD and spouses of veterans trying to cope meet the first Tues. 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 Breast Recovery and Support (B.R.A.S.) group will meet the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Nash Breast Care Center lobby of the Nash Medical Arts Mall on the Nash Health Care System campus.

Adults 55+ Bingo at the Rocky Mount Senior Center every first, second, and third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. Call 972-1561 for info.

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.

The Home Delivered Meals Program is in need of volunteers to help deliver hot meals to homebound senior citizens who live on the Corinth and Castalia routes. For info, call Ashley Winstead at (252) 459-1365.

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.

Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the United States with heroin and other opiates being the largest contributor. If your loved one is struggling with drug abuse of any kind, now is the time to get them the help they need. Learn more about the signs of heroin addiction. If you believe one of your loved ones is abusing drugs, learn how you can make a difference by visiting http://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/drug-rehab/.

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 and for Greenville every Wednesday and Thursday. Those needing a ride need to give a two-day notice to get van service. Call 252-212-5568 to get van service.

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. A potluck is held at 6:30 p.m. For info, call 252-801-1216 OR 252-883-8615.

Pure Light Tent Sisters Chapter #337 is accepting applications for membership /all ages. Leadership Training is available and various volunteer projects in the community. Time management skills, problem solving skills, critical thinking and literacy skills training also available. For application or info call I. Mcknight at 200-4132 or A. Williams 469-0516.

Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1- 800-431-1754.