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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.

JANUARY 24
Cooley Library will host a DIY Soap Carving for ages 16 and up on January 24 from 5 until 5:45 p.m. The event is free but sign up is required. For info, call 459-2106.

JANUARY 25
The Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in partnership with The Alpha Omicron Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, January 25. The Drive will be held at the Union Hill Church located at 1104 Taylor Store Rd, Nashville, NC. Soup, snacks, and beverages will be provided. Come give the gift of life.

JANUARY 27
The Rocky Mount Toastmasters Club #8957 will meet on January 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Braswell Library, 727 N Grace Street, Rocky Mount. For info, call 469-0516 or 903-1665.

JANUARY 28
PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet on Tuesday, January 28 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.

JANUARY 29
Cooley Library will host a Healthy Smoothie Taste Testing on January 29 from 3 until 3:30 p.m. For ages 16 and up, sign up is required. For info, call 459-2106.

JANUARY 30
Nash Community College Continuing Education and the Small Business Center will host "Enhancing Business Information Management with Microsoft Excel" on Thursday, January 30th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. In this seminar, you will learn how to utilize Microsoft Excel to better understand and manage your small business' financial condition. No Cost. Register at https://bit.ly/348Upx9, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 451-8233.

FEBRUARY 1
Boy Scout Pack/Troop 37 will host a Brunswick Stew Sale on Saturday, February 1 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Coopers Ruritan Club, 6084 Highway 58 South. The cost is $8 per quart.

FEBRUARY 6
The Abbott Retiree Club will meet on Thursday, February 6 at 12 nooon at Pizza Inn on Hunter Hill Road in Rocky Mount. The guest speaker will be Ashley Winstead, Senior Services Supervisor with Nash County. The luncheon costs $11 and soup/salad is $7 per person. Annual dues are $10 per family. All Abbott and Hospira retirees are welcome to attend.

FEBRUARY 8
The Relay for Life team, Fruit of the Spirit, is having a sausage, egg and pancake supper on Saturday, February 8th from 5-7 p.m. at Sandy Cross United Methodist Church, 3725 Sandy Cross Rd, Nashville. The cost is $7 for all you can eat. Take-outs will be available. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Pay at the door. For more info, call Gary Smith at 908-2941 or Dale Poland 903-0172.

FEBRUARY 14
The CC Spaulding Alumni Association presents its annual Valentine's Sweetheart Disco on Friday, February 14 from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. at the O.D. Moore Building, 806 S. Alston Street, Nashville. Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information, contact Lydia Davis Merritt at 200-4785.

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The Northern Nash Senior High Class of 1975 is planning a 45th class reunion on June 19, 20, 21 of 2020. For more information, call Milton Hagans at 434-426-3528.

Nashville's Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Distinguished Citizen of the Year and Junior Achievement Award. Nominations will be accepted through February 18 and can be mailed to PO Box 1003, Nashville, NC 27856. Nominations can also be dropped off at the Nashville Graphic, 203 W Washington Street, Nashville. The event will be held on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at Nash Arts.

Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council announces the availability of $301,888 in funding that requires a 20 percent match. Services considered for funding include: mentoring, parenting, interpersonal/social skills, vocational skills, tutoring, teen court, community service/restitution, mediation, home based counseling, substance abuse prevention, sexual offender treatment, specialized foster care and juvenile structured day programming. For the full RFP, email newu0980@aol.com or contact Amy Harrell 252-451-8347. Program applications are due 3/4/2020.

As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for students, families and communities around the country. From January 26 through February 1, over 50,000 independently-planned events will be held in celebration of the week. For information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.

Nash County is hosting its annual Citizen's Academy, "Nash County Government Works" for 10 weeks every Monday night beginning in February. The academy will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided. The academy is a series of classes designed to inform citizens about their county government. Locations vary but will be in Nash County. For info, call 462-2434.

WLB Justice for All, a grief support group for mothers of murdered children, meets the last Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Dunimus Outreach Ministries, 105 Henry Street, Rocky Mount. For info, call Annette Brown at 314-5724 or email wlbjusticforall@hotmail.com.

The Home Delivered Meals Program is in need of volunteers to help deliver hot meals to homebound senior citizens who live on the Corinth, Castalia and West Mount routes. For info, call Wendy Perry at 459-1367.


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