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.

FRUIT SALE - The Northern Nash High School band program has begun its annual Fruit and Cheesecake Sale! Contact any NNHS band student; order online at www.freshfruitorder.org/NNBandsFruit ; or contact Mary Whitwell, Fruit Sale Chairman, 937-9966, exernaut@embarqmail.com for information.

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).

FOOD AND CLOTHING DRIVE – The Town of Nashville is hosting a food and clothing drive for My Sister’s House. You can drop off gently used clothing, children’s toys, books, non-perishable foods, cleaning items, toiletries and much more at any of the following locations: Nashville Town Hall, Cooley Library, Nashville Police Department, Nashville Fire Department, State Employee’s Credit Union, Southern Bank (both locations), Providence Bank and On a Whim! Drop off locations are accepting donations now through December 1st! If you would like a box in your business, please contact Officer Jennifer Bull at 459-4545 ext 228 or email Jennifer.bull@townofnashvillenc.gov.

NOVEMBER 27
The Fifth annual Feed the Families Thanksgiving Dinner will be held from 12 noon to 4 pm at Fellowship of Praise church located at 3201 Benvenue Road in Rocky Mount. If you or anyone you know would like to reserve your free meal, volunteer, or make a donation, please contact Shamonica Mcneil-Johnson at (252)210-3490.

NOVEMBER 29
The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW will hold the Second Annual Craft Fair, beginning at 9 a.m.   Tables are available. Call 252-442-0051 for info. Admission is one non-perishable item to feed local homeless  Veterans. The VFW Post 2057 is located at 11280 Highway 97 in Rocky Mount.

DECEMBER 2
BRAS (Breast Recovery And Support), a support group for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Mayo Surgery Pavilion. Light refreshments are provided. For more information, those interested may contact Marlene Everette at (252) 962-6655 or Pat Silver at (252) 962-8004.

DECEMBER 3
The Spring Hope Senior Citizens will holds its regular lunch meeting at the Spring Hope Community Building December 3 at noon. The Spring Hope Elementary Chorus will entertain the group. Please contact Jan Mills at 252-478-4281 for additional information.

DECEMBER 4
Braswell Memorial Library will hosta  Movie Afternoon from 3 until 5 p.m. to celebrate the Let’s Talk about it Series: Mad Women in the Attic. A movie from one of the books read at the beginning of the series will be shown in the Warner Meeting Room. Also, the drama, The Yellow Wallpaper, will be heard in its entirety. Call (252) 442-1951 Ext 243 for more information.

DECEMBER 5
The Tar River Children’s Choir will host its annual Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Fellowship Church in Nashville. Tickets are $13. The church is located at 1114 S First Street, Nashville. For tickets, call 252-985-5197 or 252-985-3055.

The 4-H Holiday Extravaganza Shopping Spree will be held Friday, December 5 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event will feature shopping with 26 unique vendors as well as food at the Clover Cafe and Clover Bakery. On Friday night, the Light Show will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the live nativity at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday morning, from 10 a.m. until noon, Santa will be available for photos.

DECEMBER 6
Nashville Parks & Recreation Movie Series presents Arthur Christmas at Stoney Creek at 5 p.m. Environmental Park at 8:30 p.m. The park is located off Washington Street,  behind L&L-Bojangles. For additional information call 252-459-4511.

The Clydesdales are coming to Ashlyn Stables, at 6272 Old Bailey Highway, Nashville! Get into the Christmas spirit as you enjoy Christmas decorations, enjoy hot cider. Pictures with the horses will be available for a nominal fee. For carriage rides, donations to the United Way are requested. Call 443-1199 for more info.

The Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will hold an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser from 8 until 10 a.m. at the Rocky Mount Applebee’s, 1120 N Wesleyan Boulevard. Pancakes, sausage and a drink will be served for $7. For tickets or info, call Ruth Jones at 314-8897 or Nathlynn Ohree at 904-8145.

Rock Creek Baptist Church will hold a Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church, 1238 Rock Creek Drive, Nashville.  Booth spaces are still available! Call (252) 801-1081 for an application or more info.

Nashville will celebrate Christmas with its annual Christmas Parade and Celebration. Children partiicpate in the parade with their decorated bikes, wagons, scooters, strollers or themselves. No motorized vehicles. Prizes will be awarded to the most spirited entries. $50 for first place, $25 for second, third and fourth place. The event will begin at 4 p.m.  For more information call 252-459-4050.

The Downtown Enfield Restoration and Preservation Association (DERP) will hold its fourth annual Colonial Christmas Crafts Fair on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 at the Enfield Performing Arts Center. The crafts fair will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m on Saturday, December 6 and will go from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 7. This year, the DERP is also sponsoring a two-day house tour of Enfield on Saturday from 3 until 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 3 until 6 p.m. For info or to be a vendor, call Julia Andrus at 252-908-1227 or Brenda Greene at 252-445-1031.

DECEMBER 7
The Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and Maria V. Howard Art Center & IVY Incorporated are sponsoring a “Jazz in the Gallery,” on Sunday, December 7 at 6 p.m. at the Imperial Center, 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount. The cost is $10.  Refreshments and drinks will be served. For info, call Karen Clark at 458-1166.

DECEMBER 9
The  December meeting of the After 5 Club will take place at the Christmas Extravaganza Buffet. There will be a Christmas Concert full of carols. Judy Blevins of Wake Forest will come to talk about Cheering in Spite of Your Life. The dinner will be held at the Doubletree Hotel on Winstead Avenue. The dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. and conclude by 8 p.m. The cost is $15 inclusive. For reservations, call Jane or Janice at 446-4320 by December 7.

DECEMBER 10
The City of Rocky Mount will host its Coffee with a Cop event from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Hardee’s, 1200 East Raleigh Blvd, Rocky Mount. Officers from the Rocky Mount Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Rocky Mount’s neighborhoods. For more information, call Brad Summerlin at 252-972-1466, or via e-mail at brad.summerlin@rockymountnc.gov.

The Rocky Mount Christian Women’s Connection will be holding the December meeting at the Doubletree. The afternoon will begin with Kay Hindsley presenting a Christmas Concert. Judy Blevins of Wake Forest is coming to tell about Cheering When Life Gives You Nothing to Cheer About. The lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. and should conclude by 1 p.m. For reservations, call Katherine at 823-5381 or Dot at 823-1423 by December 7. The charge is $15 inclusive.

DECEMBER 18
Braswell Memorial Library will host the Rocky Mount High School Chorus, led by Suzanne Weaver and the String Ensemble in the Warner Meeting Room from 1 until 2 p.m.

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 information, call 446-4909.

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.  Please 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 Mondays at The Braswell Memorial Library, 727 Grace Street in Rocky Mount, from 6:15 -  8pm. Please 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.

Alcoholics Anonymous Book Study - “A Vision For You,” Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Study, meets every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Nashville United Methodist Church.

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.