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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 news@nashvillegraphic.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

PUMPKIN DECORATING
CONTEST
Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will accept entries for its Pumpkin Decorating Contest October 10-27. Free entry for participants ages 5 years and up. Pumpkins can be decorated or painted, but not carved Three entry categories: Mini Monsters (ages 5-13 yrs.), Ghastly Ghouls (14 yrs. and up), Business. Decorated pumpkins can be dropped off at the Nashville Recreation Center at 108 S. Boddie Street, Nashville, Monday-Friday from Oct. 10-27. Judging will take place on Friday, October 28. Prizes awarded to first place in each category. For more information call 252-459-9796 or email ashley.hamlet@townofnashvillenc.gov.

CLASS REUNION
SNHS CLASS OF 1981 AND 1982
Southern Nash Senior High School Class of 1981 and 1982 will have a joint class reunion on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Elks Lodge, 2814 Fieldstream Drive North off Hwy 58 - Nash Street, Wilson. Buffet Dinner (Singles $40, Couples $75) To purchase tickets visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/399548419077. Please RSVP by Sept. 23 by calling Regina Blackmon 703-474-7880, Kimberly Hinton Loftin 919-801-2108 or Johnny Barnes 252-459-3101.

BOONE FAMILY REUNION
The descendants of David and Louisa Matthews Boone will gather for their 81st annual family reunion on Sunday September 25, 2022 at the White Oak United Methodist Church at 5027 Old White Oak Road Nashville. All in attendance are urged to bring a picnic basket for the 1 p.m. luncheon.

SEEKING VENDORS
VFW Auxiliary Post 2057 in Rocky Mount is seeking vendors for its October 7-8 Arts & Craft Fair. The event is from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Vendor fee is $25 per table. Call or text Cheryl-Ann (252) 969-3333 or email starsinuniforms@yahoo.com. The VFW is located at 11270 NC 97, Rocky Mount.

SEPTEMBER 10-24
The N.C. Department of Transportation is looking for volunteers for the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Litter Sweep, which runs Sept. 10 - 24
Each April and September, the department calls on volunteers to help remove litter from roadsides. Volunteers from local businesses, schools, non-profits, churches, and community groups play an important role in keeping North Carolina's roads clean.
Volunteers can request gloves, safety vests, and bags from their local county maintenance office during the sweep People looking to participate should contact their local litter management coordinator.
Visit www.ncdot.gov for more information or contact the local DOT office at 252-462-2560.

SEPTEMBER 23
Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host TACO Week Kickoff Party on September 23 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Stoney Creek Park in Nashville. Free outdoor activities, free hotdogs and s'mores, outdoor movie. For more information call 252-459-9796 or email ashley.hamlet@townofnashvillenc.gov.

SEPTEMBER 24
Large yard sale, Saturday, September 24, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. The yard sale will take place at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1703 Reges Store Rd., Nashville.

SEPTEMBER 27
Harold D. Cooley Library LEGO Club for ages 7 and older will be held Tuesday, September 27 from 4-5 p.m. (Outside weather permitting.) The library is located at 114 W. Church St., Nashville. For more information call 252-459-2106.

SEPTEMBER 28
Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will offer Fall Container Gardening class on September 28 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Stoney Creek Park in Nashville. $10.00 residents, $15.00 non-residents Explore the joys of container gardening and create your own fall container garden to take home. Registration via Eventbrite or email Ashley Hamlet at ashley.hamlet@townofnashvillenc.gov

SEPTEMBER 29
Harold D. Cooley Library will host Teacher Appreciation for all teachers, including home school, on Thursday, September 29 from 5-5:45 p.m. Light refreshments and a bag of goodies! The library is located at 114 W. Church St., Nashville. For more information call 252-459-2106.

OCTOBER 1
Nashville Lion's Club will hold a pancake breakfast on October 1 at Hwy 55 restaurant in Nashville from 8-10 a.m. Plates are $6 each.

NC Wesleyan University will hold its Homecoming on Oct. 1, 2022 including a day of football, food and fellowship to celebrate the annual homecoming game in the NEW Vernon T. Bradley Sports Stadium. Tailgating begins at 9 a.m. the alumni football game begins at 9:30 a.m. Alumni and kid zone opens at 10 a.m. The 4th Annual Battling Bishop Homecoming Chili Bash is from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Homecoming golf cart parade begins at 11:30 a.m. Football game begins at 12 noon. A celebration will be held in downtown Rocky Mount from 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. Homecoming worship service is Sunday, Oct. 2 in the chapel at NCWU at 11 a.m. For more information visit https://ncwc.edu/alumni-relations/homecoming/

OCTOBER 7
Philadelphia Baptist Church will hold its BBQ Chicken Plate Sale on Friday, October 7 from 11 a.m. - until. Eat-in or take-out. Green beans, potatoes & dessert. Plates are $10. The church is located at 6701 Taylor Store Rd., Nashville.

OCTOBER 8
The Rocky Mount Railroad Museum opens October 8 in the Helen P. Gay History Rocky Munt Train Station, 101 Coastline Street, in downtown Rocky Mount. Music by Milton Bulluck formerly of The Platters is 1-4 p.m. Activities include face painting, washable tattoos, magnets, fans, coloring books, safety information, gifts, games, raffle tickets, and key chains.

Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will offer Yoga Night, Fitness Friday on October 8 from 6-7p.m. at the Nashville Farmers Market at 723 S. Barnes Street in Nashville. Free to participate- registration encouraged via Eventbrite

OCTOBER 12
Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host a Pumpkin String Art Class on October 12 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Nashville Recreation Center, 108 S. Boddie Street. The class is recommended for adults, but children ages 12 yrs. and up are welcome with an adult. $10 residents, $15 nonresidents. Show off your inner artist and learn to make string art with this step-by-step class to make some adorable fall decor for your home or the perfect gift for a loved one. All supplies and instruction are included with your registration fee. Registration via Eventbrite or email Ashley Hamlet at ashley.hamlet@townofnashvillenc.gov

OCTOBER 15
Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host its Fall Nature Hike on October 15 from 10-11 a.m. at the Nash Community College trail. Learn about native plants and animals in the area, learning how to use the iNaturalist app to identify unknown living things, and the ecology of the trail. Free to participate- registration is encouraged via the Facebook event. For more information call 252-459-9796 or email ashley.hamlet@townofnashvillenc.gov.

OCTOBER 19
Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host Paper Making on October 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Nashville Recreation Center, 108 S. Boddie Street. For more information call 252-459-9796 or email ashley.hamlet@townofnashvillenc.gov.

OCTOBER 28
Nashville's Downtown Halloween Celebration is October 28. Washington Street will be closed from 4-8 p.m. Activities begin at Cooley Library at 4 p.m. followed by trick-or-treat and trunk-or-treat on Washington Street from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Trunk or Treat provided by Nashville Police Department, Nashville Fire Department, Nash County Sheriff's Office, Nashville Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources. A drive-in movie will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse parking lot featuring "The Addams Family 2."

NOVEMBER 5
Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host Mammals Program at Stoney Creek Park in Nashville on November 5 from 10-11 a.m. Learn about some of North Carolina's native mammals and make your own animal track bandanna to take home. For more information call 252-459-9796 or email ashley.hamlet@townofnashvillenc.gov.

DECEMBER 3
Nashville's Children's Celebration is Saturday, December 3 featuring the traditional Children's Bike Parade. Parade lineup begins at 3 p.m. Parade begins at 4:15 p.m. followed by the town's tree lighting later in the evening. Pictures with Santa from 4:30-6:30 p.m. the Nashville Exchange. The event is hosted by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources. For more information call 252-459-4050.

DECEMBER 16
Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will offer a holiday drive-in movie in the Nash County Courthouse parking lot in downtown Nashville on December 16 at 6 p.m. featuring "The Grinch."

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Harold D. Cooley Library will host storytime each Thursday morning at 11 a.m. beginning September 15 (except holidays). The library is located at 114 W. Church St., Nashville. For more information call 252-459-2106.

Town of Nashville Recreation adult pickleball is held Thursday nights, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Nashville Elementary School gym. A free pickleball program for players of all levels. Players ages 16 yrs+ are welcome.

Nashville's Farmer's Market will be open every Friday from 3-7 p.m. through October 14 at 723 S. Barnes Street, Nashville. For more information call 252-532-9591.

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.

The Rocky Mount Railroad Museum is seeking donations of train artifacts, tools, pictures, train china, signs, symbols, logos, model trains, etc. Keepsakes donated to the museum can be shared with the public instead of fading away into obscurity in your attic or garage. To donate train related items, contact Joyce Edwards Dantzler at 252-314-7811 or email President@RMRailroad.org

NEAC is a non-profit organization which provides income tax services for low income and the elderly in the community free of charge. The organization is seeking volunteers, no experience necessary. For more information call 252-314-6902.


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