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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.

The Edgecombe and Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 20th at 9 a.m. at the East Carolina Ag & Education Center in Rocky Mount. The public is invited to attend.

The City of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Mother-Son Dance, "A King's First Queen" on Friday, February 21 at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. The event is for women with sons ages 3 to 18. The cost $25 per couple. Registration can be taken over the phone at 467-4925 or by going by the Booker T. Washington Community Center.

The Rocky Mount Toastmasters Club #8957 will meet on February 24 at Braswell Memorial Library in the Computer Lab, 727 Grace Street, Rocky Mount from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Ramona Baylor, DTM Director of Membership East. Call 469-0516 or 903-1665 or 919-225-8815.

H.D. Cooley Library will host a Black History storytime on Monday, February 24 from 10:30 until 11 a.m.

PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, Church of the Good Shepherd, 231 North Church Street, Rocky Mount. PFLAG is a non-profit volunteer organization working 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, email pflagrm@aol.com.

H.D. Cooley Library will host Resume 101 February 25 from 4 until 4:30. The program is free but sign up is required.

H.D. Cooley Library will host Fairytale Storytime on Wednesday, February 26 from 10:30 until 11 a.m. for ages two to five. Children can dress as their favorite book character if they would like.

The board and staff of Your Choice Pregnancy Resource Center will host its 30th annual Celebrate Life Banquet on February 27 at Englewood Baptist Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner beginning at 7 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. The theme this year is "A Night of Heroes." For more information, call 446-2273 or visit friendsofycrc.org. Reserve by February 19.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People of Nash County will have a reorganization meeting on February 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Castalia Rosenwald School Museum, 10445 Lancaster Store Road, Castalia. Mr. Tony Burnett District Director of District 11 will preside. All members are ask to attend and non-members are welcome. For information, call 907-3050.

The Rocky Mount Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting February 27th at Lakeside Baptist Church. The program will begin at 9:45 a.m. with refreshments and visiting prior to the program. A Greenleaf Nursery representative will be discussing trees and shrubs and encouraging members to incorporate in their yards. Non-members are welcome. For more information, please call Ginger Haden 210-3215 or Peggy Daughtridge 446-6496.

The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences will host Talk and Draw February 27 from 12 until 1 p.m. for all ages. Join an artist to explore art in two different ways. Pre-registration is suggested, drop-ins welcome. Limited to 20 participants.

The Nash Community College Continuing Education and Small Business Center will host "Top 20 Best Businesses to Start in 2020" from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 27th. Want to start a business? Which kind is best? Home office, home based or retail store. No Cost. Register at https://bit.ly/338ML4s, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233

The Coopers Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, located at 3628 Volunteer Road, Elm City, will have their BBQ Pork Chop fund-raiser on February 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. You may eat in or drive through for a plate for $8 each. Cake slices will be available for a $1.00 each.

Nash County Relay for Life will host its 18th annual Live Charity Auction on Saturday, February 29 at the Farmers Market in Rocky Mount. A preview will be held at 10 a.m. and the sale will begin at 11 a.m. There will be lots of stuff to bid on, including a homemade picnic table, collegiate sporting tickets, gift baskets, furniture, homemade baked items and much more! Concessions will be available! The auctioneer will be Stephanie Viverette of Somewhere in Time Auctions. For more information, call Crystal at 903-5978 or Heather at 955-5813.

H.D. Cooley Library will host a Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash and Storytime on Saturday, February 29 from 10:30 until 11:15 a.m.

The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences will host Clay Arts Afterschool on Wednesdays and Fridays March 4 through 25 from 3:30 until 6 p.m. for ages seven through 16 . Enjoy experimenting with clay! Learn the techniques of construction and forming through wheel throwing and handbuilding. All materials included. No prior experience needed. Register by February 28. Limited to 20 participants. The cost is $130 for residents and $195 for non-residents.

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