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.

REUNION: Southern Nash High School Class of 1996 will be having their 20th year class reunion on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Birchwood Country Club, 901 E Birchwood Dr, Nashville, NC 27856. More details to follow as they become available. Find up-to-date info at the class reunion website at http://classreport.org/usa/nc/bailey/snhs/1996/ or on the group's Facebook page. Contact Tracey Richardson at 252-813-1560 or tot2939@yahoo.com for info.

REUNION: The Rocky Mount Senior High School will have their 45th Class Reunion the weekend of October 28 through 30, 2016 and is searching for classmates and whomever started at the school in 1968. The class of 1968 is the second graduating "GRYPHON CLASS." The first was RMSH Class of "1970." For more info, call Katrina Rogers (RMSH Class of 71 Reunion Committee ) at (252)446-3238 or email karogers1934@centurylink.net.
to register.

SEPTEMBER 29
Westridge Grill is hosting the First Annual Travis' Day of Hope. Monte Tippette will be the entertainment for the evening, which will be on September 29 from 7 until 11 p.m. There will ba 50/50 raffle and 10 percent of all sales will go to the HOPE initiative.

Nash GOP Aware will host a Volunteer Information Night on Thursday, September 29th at the Nash Republican Headquarters in Rocky Mount at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The City of Rocky Mount will host the final Downtown Live! for 2016 on Thursday, September 29 on the Imperial Centre Lawn. The event will include live music from the Embers featuring Craig Woolard. Admission is free. Doors open at 5 p.m. and music starts at 6 p.m. For info, visit downtownrockymount.com

SEPTEMBER 30
Coopers Ruritan Club is holding a BBQ Chicken Plate Sale on Friday, September 30 from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Plates are $7 and are eat in or take out. Tickets are available at Phil Hair Works, Rocky Mount and Billy's Grocery, Spring Hope.

OCTOBER 1
Visitors will receive free admission to the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences on Saturday, October 1 for the grand opening of the centre's latest exhibit, "Attack of the Blood Suckers." Kids and their parents will have an opportunity to see the display through December 31. For more information, call (252) 972-1266.

OCTOBER 5
The Spring Hope Senior Citizens lunch group will meet at noon Wednesday, October 5 at the Spring Hope Community Building. Carol Vierela will speak about the Nash County Animal Shelter and other related topics. Please call 252-478-4281 for information.

OCTOBER 6
My Sister's House will celebrate the opening of their new location at Station Square on October 6 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a ribbon cutting followed by appetizers catered by the Prime Smokehouse of Rocky Mount. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and My Sister's House will also pay tribut to "The Empty Chair," which represents those who cannot be here due to a battle of domestic violence. Following the social, there will be an auctioning for a custom designed chair by a locally renowned artist. All proceeds will benefit My Sister's House.

OCTOBER 7
Nashville's Chamber of Commerce will host its First Friday Coffee on Friday, October 7 at 7:30 a.m. The event will take place at The Nashville Exchange in downtown Nashville. For more information on the event and the chamber, visit www.nashvillencchamber.org or call 459-4050.

PNC presents and the city of Rocky Mount hosts the 2016 Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down on Friday, Oct. 7 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in front of the Helen P. Gay Historic Rocky Mount Train Station in downtown Rocky Mount. Free Admission to check out food vendors, a kids' area, a beer garden, a Speedway Racing Pigs show, great barbecue and live entertainment from groups like the Backyard Groove Band and Trial by Fire Journey Tribute. Rocky Mount Public Utilities customers may also play Plinko for a chance to win $100 off their utility bill. For more information, visit bbqthrowdown.net, or call 252-972-1151.

OCTOBER 10
My Sister's House will be having a volunteer crisis training starting October 10, 2016. This is a 20 hour training for volunteers that are interested in taking crisis calls for My Sister's House. For information and to request a volunteer application, please call the Rocky Mount office at 252-316-8444

OCTOBER 15
Nash County's Family Fun Day and Walk Benefitting Alzheimer's NC Inc. will be held on Saturday, October 15 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Sunset Park in Rocky Mount. There will be free carousel and train rides for participants. Hot dogs, drinks and sweets will be for sale with all proceeds benefitting Alzheimer's NC. For info, call Anna Romanus at 955-8446.

OCTOBER 20
Harold D. Cooley Library will host Michael Brantley for a book signing on his book, "Memory Cards." The reading will be held at 3 p.m. in council chambers.

OCTOBER 22
Rock Creek Baptist Church will host a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. This is a free, family event that include hayrides, inflatables, games, snacks, face painting, etc. There will also be evaluations for Upwards basketball and cheerleading for grades K-6th. Call 252-373-2704 or www.rockcreekbaptist.net to register.

OCTOBER 29
Momeyer Volunteer Fire and Rescue will hold their Second Annual Fire Prevention Community Day on October 29 from 12 until 4 p.m. The free event will include a station walk-through, fire truck tour, info on fire prevention, bouncy house, food, fun and much more!

OCTOBER 31
The Nashville Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor its 2016 Outdoor Movie Series with the movie "Goosebumps" October 31 at 6:45 p.m. at Glover Park.

COMMUNITY
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Harold D. Cooley Libary offers preschool story time every Monday at 10:30 a.m. Children of preschool age are invited to participate in themed story times. Come read and sing with Ms. Yvonne. For info, call 459-2106.

Rock Creek Baptist Church is currently accepting registrations for basketball and cheerleading online at http://registration.upward.org/UPW62065. Upwards is for boys and girls ages kindergarten through sixth grade.