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.

HOLIDAY MAIL FOR HEROES - The Micajah Pettaway Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is supporting the Red Cross "Holiday Mail for Heroes." Please bring signed Christmas cards to Braswell Memorial Library and place them in the box on display. Some do's and don'ts: DO sign your card and write a personal note. DO NOT include personal information such as home or email addresses. DO NOT USE glitter. Do not enclose in an envelope. Cards must be dropped off by November 20, 2017 to be sure they will be sent to troops overseas.

NOVEMBER 17
The Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at NC Wesleyan College will feature the Grass Cats on November 17 at 7:30 p.m. The last time the Grass Cats came to the Dunn Center, Wesleyan's own Sheila Martin remarked, "Everyone, and I do mean everyone, left happy!....they brought in great humor, variety and a show that brought the audience to their feet. We will have them back!" For more information, or tickets, visit www.dunncenter.com or call the box office at 985-5197.

Faith Family Worship P.H. Church will hold a BBQ Pork Plate Sale on Friday, November 17 from 11 am. until 3 p.m. at the church, located at 4839 Redman Road, Rocky Mount. Plates are $8 and include potatoes, slaw, bread and cake. Proceeds will go to building funds. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 544-1354.
Harold D. Cooley Library will be hosting an Adult Crafting Session on November 17 from 5 until 6 p.m. This session will be a Turkey Hairbow Class. Bring a hot glue gun if you have one and a hair clip. All other supplies will be provided by the library. Call 459-2106 to sign up as space is limited.

NOVEMBER 18
Kingdom Warriors M/M is partnering with Nash County DSS to collect toys for the foster children in Nash County. A Toy Run will be held on November 18 at Nash County DSS in Nashville. The ride will start at 10:30 a.m. and will end at New Birth Community Church in Middlesex. Bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $20 for registration. For info, call Danny at 903-8403, Donald at 373-8362 or Danny Ray at 326-1844.

The Town of Castalia will hold a BBQ Chicken Plate Sale on November 18 from 11 a.m. until at the town hall. Plates will be $8 and all proceeds will benefit the Annual July 4th event.

Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling are hosting a "Battle for the Belts" on Saturday, November 18 at Nash Central High School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the bell time at 8 p.m. Former WCW Superstar Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell, WWE Hall of Famer Jeremy "The King" Lawler, WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons, former WCW-NWA Superstar The "Russian Nightmare" Nikita Koloff are just some of the MACW Superstarts scheduled to appear. The even is a fundraiser for the FOP and Blue Knights. Tickets are $20 ringside, 12 general admission. Tickets can be purchased at Pridgen Tire and the Mayflower Restaurant in Rocky Mount.

Harold D. Cooley Library will be offering a storytime on Turkeys and Thankfulness on November 18 from 10:30 until 11 a.m.

Faith Christian School is holding a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 18 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be crafts and unique items available from many local vendors such as Kristy's Kreations, Lipsense, Scentsy, LuLaRoe, Paparazzi, Wood items, puzzle lights, handsewn items and more! The school is located at 1333 Faith Christian Drive.

NOVEMBER 20
Harold D. Cooley Library will be offering a storytime on Thanksgiving on November 20 from 10:30 until 11 a.m.

Harold D. Cooley Library will offer and Thanksgiving Take and Make Craft from November 20 through 22 while supplies last.

NOVEMBER 21
PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet on Tuesday, November 21 at 6 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 North Church Street, Rocky Mount. The non-profit volunteer organization works to support the well-being of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender persons, their families and friends; to advocate equal civil rights for all; and to educate on issues regarding sexual orientation and gender identities. Persons who envision a society that embraces everyone are welcome to attend. For more information, e-mail pflagrm@aol.com.

NOVEMBER 27
Harold D. Cooley Library will be offering a storytime on Music on November 27 from 10:30 until 11 a.m.

The Rocky Mount Toastmasters Club will meet on November 27 from 12 until 1 p.m. and 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 Grace Street, Rocky Mount. For info, call M. Hinton at 903-1665 or A. Williams at 469-0516.

NOVEMBER 28
Nash Community College's Small Business Center, the Nashville Chamber of Commer and the NC Military Business Center are partnering to offer a free government contracting seminar on Tuesday, November 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Continuing Education and Public Services Building at Nash Community College. Boyce Haywood will be the presenter for the seminar.

NOVEMBER 29
Harold D. Cooley Library will be offering a teen flix for ages 13 and up on November 29 from 3:30 until 5:15 p.m. The movie will be Fallen.

DECEMBER 2
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 2057 of Rocky Mount will host its 2017 annual craft fair on December 2 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 11270 East NC Highway 97, Rocky Mount. To be a vendor, call Sharon Schmitz, Auxiliary President at 252-969-3334 or email starsinuniform@yahoo.com. The Auxiliary will also collect non-perishable foods to support local veterans.

Nashville's Christmas Celebration and Children's Parade is at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2nd in downtown Nashville at courthouse. Children 12 and under are welcome to decorate bikes, scooters, strollers, wagons, or yourself to march in your very own parade. No motorized vehicles. Children will visit with Santa after lighting the town tree. This event is sponsored by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce.

DECEMBER 8
AgCarolina Farm Credit will host an agricultural economic update session on December 8 at 12 noon Nash Community College in Brown Auditorium. Dr. Blake Brown, Hugh C. Kiger Professor and Extension Economist in Agricultural and Resource Economics at NC State University, will lead the discussion. RSVP by November 29 by calling 919-250-9500, ext. 393 or by emailing marketing@agcarolina.com.

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.

COMMUNITY
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Still Standing of Nash County meets every Thursday from 7:30 until 9 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.

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.

Red Oak United Methodist Church hosts the Still Standing Support Group every Thursday night from 7:30 until 9 p.m. The support group is for AA/NA Family's affected by substance abuse. All are welcomed. Snacks/coffee are offered at every meeting. Anonymity is essential at meetings.

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.