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.

MAY 25
The Autism Chapter of Nash County will host its Family Support Group on May 25 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Englewood Methodist Church. Come meet and talk with other families who have children with Autism or special needs. Dinner and childcare are provided. Call Barbara Batts at 450-5000 for information or to register with the number of kids needing childcare.

My Sister's House is selling tickets for the May 25 Carolina Mudcats Game. Tickets are $10 and proceeds will benefit My Sister's House of North Carolina. The game starts at 7 p.m. with fireworks to follow. For tickets, call Emily or Samantha at 316-8444 or email msh05@suddenlinkmail.com or order online at www.mshnc.org/baseball.

MAY 28
The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash & Edgecombe Counties will be hosting a ceremony at Jack Laughery Park in Rocky Mount on May 28th to remember our fallen heroes. The opening ceremony will begin promptly at 11 A.M. with the entrance of the Nash Central High School NJROTC. An American flag flown over the U.S.S. Arizona memorial will be raised and lowered to the half-staff position. Sgt. Major Leo Nieves (USMC Ret.) will then perform a POW/MIA Fallen Comrades Ceremony followed by a presentation by the Department of North Carolina American Legion Chaplain, James Ervin, on "The Chapel of The Four Chaplains." A Ceremonial rifle salute by the NJROTC and the playing of "Taps" will close the ceremony. Everyone is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.

JUNE 1
The Nashville Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee will be held on Friday, June 1 at 8 a.m. at the Nashville Exchange in downtown Nashville. Drop in for a free cup of coffee and meet your neighbor. For more information call 459-4050 or visit www.nashvillencchamber.org.

H.D. Cooley Library will host Free Book Friday on June 1. Choose a book from the used book sale area and take it home for free. One book per person.

JUNE 2
"Teal Yaking About It" is an ovarian cancer awareness fundraiser that will take place on the Tar River June 2. All funds donated will support Ovarian Cancer research at Duke University Medical Center. There will be an access point in Rocky Mount on Bethlehem Road and take out at Sunset Park boat ramp. For more information please visit the event page on Facebook "Teal Yaking About It" Tar River Float for Ovarian Cancer Awareness or email Tealyakingaboutit@gmail.com.

Braswell Memorial Library will host an author visit on June 2 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. with Lynwood Williams in the Wiley Room with his book "Cafeteria Poetry." For info, call Rob Lewis at 442-1951, ext 265.

Lego Club will meet on June 2 from 1 until 2 p.m. in the YS Story Room. Come listen to a story and then build it with Legos. For info, call Melissa at 442-1951, ext 235 or email mcorso@braswell-library.org.

Lighthouse Baptist Church will hold a Pork Chop Plate Sale on Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Plates are $8. A bake sale will also take place inside the church. The church is located at 1703 Reges Store Road, Nashville. For info, call 903-0497.

The Town of Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host a Trolls Extravaganza at Glover Park on Saturday, June 2 beginning at 6 p.m. The event was rescheduled from May 19 due to rain. Come out and fashion your own troll hair, try on your singing voice and dance moves for a Troll party and enjoy some time in the Bergen Castle Bounce House. Then stay around as the sun sets for an outdoor showing of the movie, Trolls. The concession stand will be open providing beverage and snacks.

Nash Arts will present Meredith Davis in concert on Saturday, June 2 at 7 p.m. The cost of admission is $11. Nash Arts member discounts are applied according to membership level.

JUNE 4
HD Cooley Library will host a "Camping" storytime on June 4 at 10:30 a.m.

JUNE 5
SCORE and Braswell Library will present a hands-on workshop to aid small businesses in Nash and Edgecombe Counties on June 5 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. For info, call Joetta Pittman at 442-1951 ext 239.

JUNE 6
The Nash County Senior Center and The Rocky Mount Senior Center will partner together to host Scam Jam for seniors on June 6. This event will be hosted at The Nash County Ag Center from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. There will be different agencies represented such as the Securities Division of the NC Department of the Secretary of State; the Consumer Protection Division of the NC Department of Justice; the NC Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program, The Nash County Sheriff's Office and The Rocky Mount Police Department. The free event will show you how to recognize - and AVOID - falling victim to fraud. There are many vendors who have signed up and medication drop off is also available! Pre-registration is required by calling 459-7681.

Braswell Memorial Library will hsot a Board Game Night on June 6 from 5 until 7 p.m. Take a break from the summer heat and play some classical board games. For info, call Brittany at bharrell@braswell-library.org.

JUNE 7
Braswell Memorial Library will host Movies and Munchies on June 7 at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the computer lab. The movie Blue Hawaii, starring Elvis Presley, will be shown.

JUNE 9
The C.C. Spaulding Alumni Spring Fling Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. The extravaganza will be held at the OD Moore Building, 806 S. Alston Street, Nashville. Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For info call 478-3376.

JUNE 11
Nash County Cooperative Extension will be teaching a Green Bean Canning Class on June 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The class is hosted by the Whitakers United Methodist Church. The location is 304 W. Pippen St. Whitakers. Participants will learn how to properly preserve green beans using a pressure canner. Please call the Nash County Cooperative Extension Service 252-459-1405 or email rpmosele@ncsu.edu to register. Registration is due by June 6, 2018.

Braswell Memorial Library will host Minecraft Jr on June 11 from 6 until 7 p.m. Come have fun in the pixel world of Minecraft.