COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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.

JULY 8
H.D. Cooley Library will have a Coral Reef Craft for children ages 7-11 from 3:30-4:00 p.m. Supplies are limited so be sure to sign up early. To register, call 252-459-2106.

JULY 11
Town of Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host Explore Archery July 11-August 15 from 9-10 a.m. - Monday mornings only. Explore Archery is a 6-week USA Archery curriculum program focused on introducing beginners of all ages to the lifelong sport of archery. Registration fees: $15 Nashville residents; $25 non-residents. For more information call 459-9796.

JULY 12 & 26
H.D. Cooley Library and The Nash County Arboretum will host Storytime in the Garden at 10 a.m. for all ages at the Nash County Agriculture Center in Nashville. Listen to educational agriculture readings and engage in fun activities. Sign up at go.ncsu.edu/storytime.

JULY 14
H.D. Cooley Library will have a Rainbow Fish Craft for children ages 4-6 from 11-12 a.m.

JULY 16
Town of Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host Adult Painting Class July 16 from 1-4 p.m. Painters of all experience levels 16 years or older are welcome to join artist Amanda Wilson for an instructor-led painting class. All materials are provided and participants will paint a beautiful beach scene. ($40.00 Nashville residents, $45.00 nonresidents) For more information call 459-9796.

JULY 19-22
Town of Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host Youth Police & Fire Camp uly 19-22 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Participants will explore careers in the police and fire department alongside the Nashville Police Department and the Nashville Fire Department. For more information call 459-9796.

JULY 20
H.D. Cooley Library will have a Recycled Art Craft from 4-5 p.m. Turn a sock into an octopus or a t-shirt into a tote. The sock octopus activity is for ages 7-11 while ages 12-16 will make tote bags.

JULY 21
H.D. Cooley Library will host a book club at 11 a.m. where adults ages 18+ can read, eat, and discuss content.

JULY 26
H.D. Cooley Library will host its monthly Lego Club for children ages 7-12 from 4-5 p.m. Kids are given the opportunity to free build or try a challenge build. What will you build?

JULY 28
H.D. Cooley Library will be have a Christmas in July craft activity for all ages from 4-5 p.m. Make a keepsake ornament for your tree and also decorate a cookie.

AUGUST 12
Town of Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host Fitness Friday- August 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Join Box Haus Rocky Mount at the Nashville Farmers Market for a free 60-minute high-energy, full-body, no-contact HIIT boxing class. For more information call 459-9796.

AUGUST 19
Town of Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host Back to School Bash August 19 at the Nashville Farmers Market. Free activities for kids from 307 p.m. For more information call 459-9796.

AUGUST 23
NC Wesleyan University will host Rock the Mount- August 23, 2022 from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to welcome NC Wesleyan's Class of 2026. Surrounding area business owners, churches and other non-profit organizations are invited to come gain exposure with Wesleyan's students and promote your organization.

AUGUST 25 - SEPTEMBER 15
Town of Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will host Fitness Boxing Class August 25-September 15, 6-7 p.m. Box Haus Rocky Mount and the Town of Nashville PRCR are teaming up to offer a 4-week HIIT boxing class. Each class will feature 60 minutes of high-energy, full-body, no-contact HIIT boxing fitness fun. This course is open to participants ages 16 years or older. ($30.00 Nashville residents, $45.00 nonresidents) For more information call 459-9796.

OCTOBER 1
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/

ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.

Children and teens can pick up summer reading logs at H.D. Cooley Library for the 'Oceans of Possibilities' summer reading program starting June 1. The program lasts from June 1 to July 31. For more information, contact H.D. Cooley Library at 252-459-2106 or email Amanda Yetter, Library Director at amanda.yetter@townofnashvillenc.gov.

Castalia Farmer's Market will be open every Saturday starting April 23rd through November 19th, 2022 from 9a.m. to 1 pm. at Castalia Community Park, 9656 Main Street/Hwy 58, Castalia, NC 27816.

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.

Story time with Ms. Sunshine will be held Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 N. Grace Street, Rocky Mount.

Summer Storytime at the Park will be held at:
W.B. Ennis Memorial Park in Red Oak at 10 a.m. on July 11 and August 1.
Nash County Miracle Park at Coopers at 10 a.m. on June 27, July 25 and August 15.
The Bookmobile will be on site at these event. For more information call Braswell Memorial Library, 442-1957 ext 249.

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

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

The Rocky Mount Railroad Museum welcomes new and returning memberships and donations for 2022. The museum is located in the Helen P. Gay Historic Train Station. Public tours are expected to begin in June 2022. Contact Joyce Edwards Dantzler at 252-314-7811 or email President@RMRailroad.org for a membership form and more information about the museum. To pay for a $25 membership, you can use PayPal or mail it to The Rocky Mount Railroad Museum, P.O. Box 94, Rocky Mount, NC 27802

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.