Calendar events must be submitted by 10 a.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host TACO WEEK kick off party on September 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Stoney Creek Environmental Park featuring a campfire hotdog cookout and s'mores. An outdoor movie will begin at 7:30 p.m., "Raya and the Last Dragon." Complete a TACO Week outdoor activity challenge to win prizes. Call 459-9796 for information.
Local toy drive, Manning's Store, 2739 S. Old Franklin Rd., Nashville. Sept. 25 from 2:30-9 pm. Entertainment by East Coast Rhythm & Blues Band and Ronnie Ezzell. $10 plus a new unwrapped toy. For more information call 252-904-9994. Toys will be donated to local schools and Nashville Police Department.
Town of Castalia's July 4th committee will hold a BBQ Chicken Plate Sale on Saturday, September 25 from 11am until sold out at 9507 Main Street, Castalia. Plates are $8 each. Proceeds benefit the Town's annual Independence Day celebration.
Harold D. Cooley Library in Nashville will host Take a Child Outside on September 27 from 10:30 - 11 a.m. at Stoney Creek Environmental Park
Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host Stream Stomp on September 28 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Stoney Creek Environmental Park. Call 459-9796 for information.
Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources announces Music in the Park on October 8 at 7 p.m. featuring the "Six Pack Band." The event is free and sponsored by Market Leader Realty. Food trucks, adult beverages, games and music. (Rain date: October 9th) Call 459-9796 for information.
BBQ Chicken Plate Sale at Philadelphia Baptist Church, 6701 Taylor's Store Rd., Nashville. Friday, October 1, 2021, 11 a.m. - until. Plates include green beans, potatoes and dessert. $8.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region will host its annual Steak & Burger Fundraising Dinner on October 14 at 7 p.m. The event will be held virtually. For more information call 252-977-2056.
The Voice of Nashville will host its monthly meeting October 18 at the Nashville Town Council Chambers at Cooley Library. The speaker will be Audria Bridges, Assistant Director NC SBI. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host a family nature hike on October 23 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at Nash Community College. Call 459-9796 for information.
HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Halloween Events:
October 1 - Pumpkin Picasso pumpkin painting contest begins, open ages 5 and older and businesses. Paint and decorate your pumpkin during the month of October and drop it off at the Nashville Recreation Center on Boddie Street for judging.
October 15 - Teacher workday Halloween crafts camp, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Nashville Recreation Center. Residents $10; non-residents $15. Space is limited. Call 459-9796 to register.
October 21 - Trick or Treat Trail, 6-8 p.m. - Nash County Ag Center
October 29 - Halloween events in downtown Nashville include:
•Fall Festival at Cooley Library, 3:00-5:30 p.m.
•Downtown trick or treating, 5:30-7 p.m.
•Outdoor movie, (The Addams Family) 7-9 p.m.
Terry McBride will perform at Nash Arts on November 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance / $35 door ($25/$30 Nash Arts members) Visit https://nash-county-arts-council.ticketleap.com to find tickets. For additional information call 459-4734. Nash Arts Center is located at 100 E. Washington Street, Nashville.
The Voice of Nashville will host its monthly meeting Nov. 15 at the Nashville Town Council Chambers at Cooley Library. The speaker will be Nashville Town Planning Director Sherry Moss. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Story time with Ms. Sunshine will be held Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 N. Grace Street, Rocky Mount,
THROUGH SEPTEMBER - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Boxes are available free to Nash County residents 60 years and older on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Boxes will be available for pickup at 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays through September at the Southern Nash Senior Center, 8180 Stoney Hill Church Road in Bailey. Boxes will contain an assortment of groceries including protein, grain, fruit and vegetables. For more information contact Wendy Perry at 252-459-1367 or email: Wendy.Perry@nashcountync.gov
TOPS diet class will now meet at Oak Level Baptist church on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. For more information call Bobby Catlett 252-904-0931
DRIVERS NEEDED - for the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) transportation network. Call 252-813-5306 or 252-314-1775. For veterans who are in need of transportation, call 252-212-5568.
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