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.

July 10
Downtown Live! - PNC presents Downtown Live! concert series Thursday, July 10 on the lawn of the Imperial Centre featuring The Legacy Motown Review. Bring your lawn chair as early as 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. Downtown Live! takes place bi-weekly, through Thursday, Sept. 18. For info., visit www.downtownrockymount.com, or call 252-972-1151. In the event of inclement weather, Downtown Live! will take place at the Booker T. Theater.
July 15
PFLAG - (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) PFLAG meets Tuesday, July 15 at 6 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Building, 516 North Church Street, Rocky Mount.  For more information, contact pflagrm@aol.com or visit www.pflag.org.
After 5 Club - The July meeting of the After 5 Club will be held with patriotic music to listen to and sing with. Betty Sue McNeill, of Sanford, will present “What If” or “Why Not.” Dinner will be held at the Double Tree Hotel on Winstead Road. 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 July 13.
July 16
Blood Drive - The Nashville Police Department is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive from 2 until 7 p.m. at the Nashville Police Department. The Bloodmobile will be present for donors. To make an appointment, visit www.redcross.org or email jennifer.bull@townofnashvillenc.gov.
Christian Women’s Connection - The Rocky Mount Christian Women’s Connection will hold its July meeting on July 16. The afternoon will begin with patriotic music. Betty Sue McNeill, of Sanford, will present “What If” or “Why Not.” Lunch will begin at 11:30 and will conclude by 1 p.m. For reservations, call Katherine at 823-5381 or Dot at 823-1423 by July 12. The charge is $15 inclusive.
July 18
Movie Night - Nashville Parks & Recreation Movie Series presents The Lego Movie at Stoney Creek Environmental Park at 8:30 p.m. The park is located off Washington Street,  behind L&L and Bojangles. For information call 252-459-4511.
July 19
Carolina Grass Bluegrass Band at Nash Arts Center, 100 E. Washington Street, Nashville. Hot Dog supper at 5:30p.m.; NorthSide Community Church Puppet Ministry Show at 6:30 pm; concert begins at 7:15 p.m.. For more information call 252-908-2500 or 459-4734.
Pancake breakfast - The Nashville Lion’s Club will be sponsoring a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at Andy’s of Nashville on Saturday, July 19 from 8 until 10 a.m. Plates are $6 each.
Conference - “A Better You A Better Me A Better Community,” one day conference for youth and adults will take place July 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Rocky Mount Community Center, 517 Ravewood Drive. Keynote speech will be delivered by motivational speaker, Belinda Harper. The conference mission seeks to “inspire, motivate, and inform individuals to better self, family and the community.”
Lunch will be served. Event cost is $15 per person or $10 per person for groups of 10 or more.  Registration deadline is June 30. To register call Tamara Davis at 252-885-3499 or go to eventbrite.com and search A Better You A Better Me A Better Community to register.
July 21
Voice of Nashville - The monthly meeting of the Voice of Nashville will have Princeville Mayor Bobbie Jones as the guest speaker. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the town council chambers of Cooley Library. For info, call 452-8125.
July 23
Balloon Lady- PNC presents Donna Pruett, “The Balloon Lady” from 11 a.m. unti. 2 p.m. For info, call 442-1951, ext 235.
July 24
Downtown Live! - PNC presents Downtown Live! concert series Thursday, July 24 on the lawn of the Imperial Centre featuring Fantasy. Bring your lawn chair as early as 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. Downtown Live! takes place bi-weekly, through Thursday, Sept. 18. For more info., visit www.downtownrockymount.com, or call 252-972-1151. In the event of inclement weather, Downtown Live! will take place at the Booker T. Theater.
July 25
Auto & Motorcycle Expo - PNC Presents, and the City of Rocky Mount hosts, the Rockin’ Classic Auto & Motorcycle Expo. from 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., classic cars will cruise into the Douglas Block. Then, there will be a free Block Party featuring the North Tower Band from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Auto and Motorcycle Expo and Competition will be held Sat., July 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street. Car and motorcycle registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Check out cars and motorcycles, food, Liquid Pleasure band, kids’ activities and more. For info., call 972-1151, or visit www.downtownrockymount.com.
Aug. 5
National Night Out - Nashville’s Police Department is hosting its second annual National Out on Tuesday, August 5 from 5:30 until 7:30 at Stoney Creek Environmental Park. The event will feature games, fire trucks, bouncers, prizes and a scavenger hunt among many other events. A movie will be shown following the event, at 8:15 p.m.
Movie Night - Nashville Parks & Recreation Movie Series presents Despicable Me 2 at Stoney Creek Environmental Park at 8:15 p.m. The park is located off Washington Street,  behind L&L and Bojangles. For additional information call 252-459-4511.
Aug. 7
Parenting program - The Down East Partnership for Children is offering a 16 week parenting program, beginning August 7. The program will be held Thursday nights from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Parents can win prizes and gas cards weekly! Classes are held at the Down East Partnership. Contact Jennifer Cobb or Chioma Pitts  at 252-985-4300 to register or for more info.
Downtown Live! - PNC presents Downtown Live! concert series Thursday,  Aug. 7 on the lawn of the Imperial Centre featuring Hip Pocket. Bring your lawn chair as early as 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. Downtown Live! takes place bi-weekly, through Thursday, Sept. 18. For more info., visit www.downtownrockymount.com, or call 252-972-1151.
Aug. 21
Downtown Live! - PNC presents Downtown Live! concert series Thursday,  Aug. 21 on the lawn of the Imperial Centre featuring the Tams. Bring your lawn chair as early as 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. Downtown Live! goes through Thurs., Downtown Live! takes place bi-weekly, through Thursday, Sept. 18. For more info., visit www.downtownrockymount.com, or call 252-972-1151.
Sept. 4
Downtown Live! - PNC presents Downtown Live! concert series Thursday,  Sept. 4 on the lawn of the Imperial Centre featuring Liquid Pleasure. Bring your lawn chair as early as 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. Downtown Live! takes place bi-weekly, through Thursday, Sept. 18. For more info., visit www.downtownrockymount.com, or call 252-972-1151.
Sept. 12
Class Reunion - Northern Nash Senior High School Class of 1989 is planning a 25th class reunion. The reunion festivites will take place Sept. 12-13. Please contact Chrissy Gunther Moore, 252-903-7144 for more information, or visit Facebook group: NNSH Class Reunion.
Sept. 13
Tar River Festival - The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will present the 25th annual Tar River Festival from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Downtown Louisburg. This family event is free and open to the public. There will be live entertainment throughout the day. This year, there will also be a cornhole tournament and a tractor show. Interested vendors can call 919-496-3056 or by emailing bfuller@franklin-chamber.org. Deadline for vendors is August 14.
Sept. 18
Downtown Live! - PNC presents Downtown Live! The final Downtown Live! takes place Thursday, Sept.18 on the lawn of the Imperial Centre, featuring the Embers. Bring your lawn chair as early as 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. For more info., visit www.downtownrockymount.com, or call 252-972-1151. In the event of inclement weather, Downtown Live! will take place at the Booker T. Theater.
Sept. 23
MOPS - MOPS: Rocky Mount is a brand new charter of MOPS Interntaional that will launch in September with the hope of reaching moms of preschoolers in Rocky Mount and its surrounding areas. The first meeting will be held on September 23. All meetings are from 7-9 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Rocky Mount. Additional meetings are planned for October 14 and 28, November 11 and 25 and December 9. For info, visit http://rockymountmops.wordpress.com.
Oct. 31
Movie Night - Nashville Parks & Recreation Movie Series presents  Hotel Transylvania at Glover Park at 8:15 p.m. The park is located off Washington Street,  behind L&L and Bojangles. For additional information call 252-459-4511.
Dec. 6
Movie Night - 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.