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 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 or on the group's Facebook page. Contact Tracey Richardson at 252-813-1560 or for info.

April 28
Braswell Memorial Library will host "Money Smart Week" on Retirement Planning on April 28 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Receive info on retirement planning with Sherlon Page from Edward Jones Investments. For info, call Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext 253.

The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce and Premier Sponsor Pfizer present the 2016 Economic Summit on April 28, 2016 in Nathan Hall at the Rose Hill Plantation. This year the Economic Summit will focus on the importance of infrastructure investments, a downtown economic center and a vision to the future. The breakfast begins promptly at 8 a.m. Tickets for the event are $25 per ticket for members and $35 per ticket for non-members. Tickets can be ordered through The Chamber website Events Calendar at, or by calling The Chamber at (252) 973-1211.

April 29
The Nash County Senior Center and Nash Health Care Systems have partnered to offer a health education series, Dine and Discover. A presentation on HPV: Past, Present and Future will be held on April 29 at 12 p.m. at Nash Health Care Systems with guest speaker Lyn Filip. Call 962-3473 to register.

Positive Action for Christ (a non-profit Bible curriculum publishing company) is holding a sale inside the company's main office building from 8 a.m. until12 noon on both Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 at 502 W. Pippen Street, Whitakers (old Enfield Academy building). Previous edition Bible study curriculum and materials for all ages, office equipment, electronics, plus multi-family household items & furniture from staff for sale. For more info, visit or call (252)437-7771.

April 30
Communities In Schools of the Rocky Mount Region will host The Red Bow Tea on Saturday, April 30, at Benvenue Country Club from 2 until 4 p.m. The guest speaker will be Donna Tyson, author of the book The Red Bow. All proceeds will benefit the CIS College Access Program. Ticket price is $35 and are on sale now. Call 442-9991 for more details.

The Rocky Mount Farmer's Market will sponsor a free concert during the Saturday, May 30 market from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. The concert will be presented by Triple Knot and Friends. The band consists of three brothers, Bentley, Will and Drew Plyler, Kaitlyn Baker and Abby Patterson. The Farmer's Market is open every Saturday from 8 am. until 1 p.m. and is located at 1006 Peachtree Street in Rocky Mount.

The city of Rocky Mount will host a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Rocky Mount Animal Shelter. The shelter is located at 1017 North Church Street. The clinic, administered by Hicks Animal Clinic, is held often in order to provide safety for animals, and ultimately humans, from exposure to the disease.

Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 433 S Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, April 30 from 7 a.m. until noon. Proceeds will support Rob and Mauri Moser, missionaries serving in Mexico.

The Pay it Forward Civitan Club and the city of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation department are partnering to host the annual prom for special populations on Saturday, April 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shrine Club, 320 Airport Road in Rocky Mount. The prom will include live music and great food for high school juniors and seniors, as well as adults. The attire for the event is formal. To receive any of the free additional services, including cosmetology or grooming services from the community colleges, attire from the Salvation Army, or to be entered into the drawing for a free limo ride, you must plan to attend the prom, have a paid RSVP spot, and must call 252-467-4925 to make an appointment. Admission to the prom is $5 before April 15, 2016. After April 15, 2016, the cost is $8. For more information, call 252-467-4925.

Braswell Memorial Library will host "May the Fourth Be With You" on May 4 from 5 until 7:45 p.m. in the Warner Room.

The Spring Hope Seniors luncheon group will meet May 4 at noon in the Spring Hope Community Building. Russ James, singer songwriter, previously scheduled for March, will be the guest performer. Call Jan at 478-4281 for information.

Braswell Memorial Library will host a Teen Movie as part of a celebration to celebrate Free Comic Book Day a little early. The event will be held from 5:30 until 7:45 p.m. in the computer lab.

MAY 6-7
Nashville's 20th Annual Blooming Festival is May 6-7, 2016. Applications for craft vendors and parade entries are now being accepted. For information, visit or call 252-459-4050.

May 6
The Rocky Mount/Sharpsburg Frederick Douglass Alumni Association will be selling BBQ chicken and Fish Plates on Friday, May 6 from 11 a.m. until at the Sharpsburg Community Center at 139 Lincoln Street, Sharpsburg. Plates include BBQ chicken and Fish with boiled potatoes, string beans, coleslaw, cornbread and cake. The plates are $8 each. Proceeds will go to Community Outreach Programs. Ten or more plate orders can be delivered for free. For information or place your order, call Pearl Armstrong at 252. 977.1373 or Joe Pender at 252.451.9464.

The Coopers Ruritan Club will hold their BBQ Chicken Plate sale on May 6 from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse on Highway 58, Nashville. Eat in or take out, plates are $7 each. Tickets are available at Billy's Grocery in Spring Hope.

May 7
The Annual Medoc Day Festival will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 11:00am until 6:00pm on the campus of Eastman School at 20212 Hwy 48, Enfield NC 27823. We are currently seeking vendors for this event. Please call Susie Evans at (252) 578-2865, Marilyn Lynch at (252) 544-3951 or Becky Copeland at (252) 813-5952 for more information.

The City of Rocky Mount will host its third annual Fun Bike Ride on Saturday, May 7 beginning and ending at the shelter located beside the tennis courts at Sunset Park. The 6.5 mile route will take riders through four national historic districts, downtown and the Tar River Trail. A bike rodeo for children ages five to 10 will be held at 9 a.m., and the Fun Bike Ride will begin at 10 a.m. Children are required to wear a helmet and must be supervised. To register for the Fun Bike Ride, contact Bob League at 972-1129 or send an email to

May 12
Braswell Memorial Library will host its Minecraft Design Club on May 12 from 5:30 until 7:30 in the 2nd Floor Computer lab.

May 14
Nashville Elementary School will have a Sock Hope Fundraiser on Saturday, May 14 from 6 until 10 p.m. in the school's gymnasium. The cost is $50 per couple, $35 for a single and $20 per child. Dinner and dessert will be served. Tickets must be purchased by May 10. For tickets, call Carrie Morningstar at 903-6032 or email

Odin's Orphans Rescue will be hosting a yard sale on Saturday, May 14 at 929 Eastern Avenue, Nashville (across from the L&L Gas Station). Items are being collected to sale. To donate items, drop them off at Coats Veterinary Hospital's Spa and Resort Area. For larger items, call 252-407-1616 in advance. All donations are tax deductible and all proceeds go towards the care of Odin's Orphans.

A floral designing workshop with Charles Raynor and a silent auction will be held at the Northgreen Sand Trap Grill, 920 Northgreen Lane, Rocky Mount. on May 14 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The $25 ticket includes lunch and the costs of the workshop. For tickets contact Patty at 252 210-3583. Proceeds to benefit LWV Twin Counties.

May 17
PFLAG of Rocky Mount will meet on Tuesday, May 17 at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Univesralist Fellowship Building at 516 N Church Street, Rocky Mount. PFLAG supports families, allies and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender; educates on unique issues facing LGBT people and advocates to change attitudes and create policies and laws to achieve full equality of LGBT people. For info, email

May 26
Braswell Memorial Library will host Teen Game Night from 5 until 7:30 p.m. on May 26 in the Teen Area and the 2nd Floor Computer Lab. A variety of games will be available to play with friends or family. Refreshments will be provided.

May 27
The O.D. Moore Scholarship Foundation will present its 7th Annual H. Earl Coley Golf Classic on Friday, May 27 at Belmont Lake Golf Club. Check in is at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $70 per golfer and includes a green fee, golf cart, lunch, range balls, longest drive, closest to the pin and other prizes. For info, call Patrick Ford at 469-9805, Allegro Cordell at 469-1299, Goldie Ford at 301-873-8586 or Tony Smith at 919-672-0448 or visit

The Tar River Symphonic Band, Adult Chorus and Children's Chorus will present a patriotic touch of Americana on Saturday, June 4. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with food for purchase and entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Dan Crocker, Tar River Orchestra and Chorus Board Chair, and his wife, Brenda, who serves as the Tar River Orchestra League President, will host the concert at their farm, located at 3358 Turkey Foot Road in Rocky Mount. There will be bounce houses for kids from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. Admission is free for children up to 18 years of age and college students with ID. Admission for others is $15.

G.W. Carver Eagles will hold their 50-year reunion for the class of 1966 on July 1 from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount. Tickets are $25 each and are available now. For info, call Harold McEachin at 399-0163, Elizabeth Meeks Moore at 230-6289, Harriet M. Hines at 202-635-3302, E. Ray Bynum at 908-0149 or Nancy J. Evans at 310-3753.

Applications for the Nash Health Care 2016 Junior Volunteer Program are now being accepted. This program offers high school students, ages 15-18, the opportunity to work in a professional environment and learn hands on skills that will help them in their future endeavors. The 2016 Junior Volunteer Program will begin on Monday, June 13th and go through Friday, August 12th. Please contact Stephanie Collins at 962-8118 or via e-mail, for more information or to request an application. Once all applications are in, interviews will be scheduled. Application packets must be turned in before Friday, April 22

Twin County Community Pride, Inc., is soliciting nominations for 2016 Induction into the Twin County Hall of Fame. Induction Criteria and Nomination Form can be downloaded from the website: . DEADLINE for receipt is April 30. The completed nomination form can be mailed to TCCP, Inc., P. O. Box 8441, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Prior year inductees' names and biographical info are available on the Twin County Hall of Fame website.

The Rocky Mount Toastmasters Club #8957 will meet the second and fourth Monday from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount. Call M. Clay at 804-305-1475 for info. New/Old members accepted.

The VFW Post 2057 on Highway 97W in Rocky Mount is open every Wed. from 9 a.m.-12 pm. The post also has group sessions for veterans dealing with PTSD. The men meet every first and third Wed. of the month at 10 a.m. Female veterans with PTSD and spouses of veterans trying to cope meet the first Tues. of every month at 10 a.m. These sessions are led by a veteran from the VA in Greenville. For info, call Judy Jones at 919-853-2576.

The Breast Recovery and Support (B.R.A.S.) group will meet the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Nash Breast Care Center lobby of the Nash Medical Arts Mall on the Nash Health Care System campus.

Adults 55+ Bingo at the Rocky Mount Senior Center every first, second, and third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. Call the Rocky Mount Senior Center 252-972-1561 for more information.

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Twin County Chapter #55 assists veterans with transportation to and from doctor's appointments. The van leaves for Durham every Tuesday and Friday. Those needing a ride can meet at the train station at 6 a.m. On Wednesday, the van goes to Greenville. The time depends on the time of the appointments. For info, call 252-212-5568.

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 252-801-1216 OR 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.

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