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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Women's Self Defense Classes for teens and adults will begin Jan. 20 at Nashville Recreation Center. The 6 week session is $20 for Nashville residents ($30 non-residents). To register call 252-459-9796 or email ashley.hamlet@townofnashvillenc.gov

JANUARY 15
The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will be holding a flag raising ceremony at Jack Laughery Park in Rocky Mount on Saturday, January 15th, 2022, at 11:00 AM. Each month the Committee honors a deceased veteran of Nash or Edgecombe County and their family by presenting them with a flag flown over the park the previous month in their honor. The flag presentation this month will be to the family of Talbert J. Heustess, Pvt., U.S. Army. A new flag is then raised in honor of another veteran. This month's honoree is Fletcher Richards, Jr., PFC., U.S. Army, and shall fly over the park until the next event. The public is encouraged to attend to honor those who so honorably served our nation. To honor a Veteran of Nash or Edgecombe County, ask for an application at the ceremony or contact George Young at 252-813-2948 or James Ervin at 252-903-3512.

JANUARY 18 & 24
H.D. Cooley Library will host a series of storytimes on Mondays for children ages 2 through 5. January 18th's theme is kid inventors and January 24th's theme is laughter. To register, call 252-459-2106

JANUARY 13 & 27
H.D. Cooley Library will host tutoring sessions for children in grades K-6. Tutoring sessions are from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. To register,call 252-459-2106

JANUARY 18-21
H.D. Cooley Library will host an individual resume assistance workshop in 30 mintue increments from 2 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. To register, call 252-459-2106

JANUARY 19
H.D. Cooley Library is celebrating National Popcorn Day by hosting a popcorn taste test from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. To register,call 252-459-2106

JANUARY 22
Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount will host its annual Rocky Mount Railroad Museum Membership Drive and Reception 2 p.m. inside of the Warner and Wiley Room with guest speaker Anthony C. Hagans. RSVP by Friday, January 7. Contact Joyce Edwards Dantzlerat 252-314-7811 or email President@RMRailroad.org to reserve your seat

JANUARY 24
H.D. Cooley Library will host a virtual book talk with Miss Bailey about recent movies or books for ages 18 to 25 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Email Miss Bailey for the Zoom link at bailey.steart@townofnashville.gov

JANUARY 25
H.D. Cooley Library will host a design and create activity for its Lego Club for children ages 7 to 12 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. No registration is necessary for this free activity.

JANUARY 26
H.D. Cooley Library will host a snowy winter owl craft for ages 7 to 12 at 4 p.m.

JANUARY 27-30
Lights of Winter Wonderland, a drive-thru light show experience January 27-January 30 from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Nash County Agriculture Center. Tickets available at Nash County Agriculture Center, NC Cooperative Extenision, Room 102 and the Nash County Sheriff's Office. $5 per vehicle. For more information call 252-462-2628.

FEBRUARY 21, 2022
Doug Stone will perform at Nash Arts on February 21, 2022 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.

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

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 Histoic 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.

Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the United States with heroin and other opiates being the largest contributor. If your loved one is struggling with drug abuse of any kind, now is the time to get them the help they need. Learn more about the signs of heroin addiction. If you believe one of your loved ones is abusing drugs, learn how you can make a difference by visiting http://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/drug-rehab/

ADDICTION SCREENINGS - Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1- 800-431-1754

H.D. Cooley Library will provide free tax preparation beginning January 27 through April 15 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

MAY 19, 2022
Andy Griggs will perform at Nash Arts Center May 19, 2022. Doors open at 7 p.m. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. tickets are $30 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.