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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.

COMMUNITY CENTER -The Nashville Community Building is available for rental. For info. or to rent the facility, call Rachel Ervin at 252-813-8772.

NASH GOP HEADQUARTERS, 1616 Sunset Ave, Rocky Mount, across from City Lake is now open. Hours are Tuesday and Thursdays 5pm - 8pm, Saturdays 10am - 2pm. (252) 908 - 5214

REUNION – Southern Nash High School Class of 1969 is planning its 45th Class Reunion on October 18th at Ribeyes Steakhouse in Nashville. Contact Rex Denton at 478-3632 for info.

REUNION – Northern Nash High School Class of 1974 will host its 40th class reunion November 1, 2014 at Benvenue Country Club, 100 Southern Blvd., Rocky Mount. Cost per person is $65; $125 per couple. To pay online visit http://tinyurl.com/p4spro5 or send checks to: Hilda Pettiford, 8010 Somerdale Drive, Durham, NC 27713.

REUNION – The Northern Nash Class of 1994 will have its 20-year reunion on Saturday, October 25th from 8 p.m. to midnight.  The reunion will be held at The Four Seasons Restaurant and Conference Center in Rocky Mount. $35 per ticket. Classmates, for more information please contact:  nnshclassof1994@gmail.com

FRUIT SALE - The Northern Nash High School band program has begun its annual Fruit and Cheesecake Sale! This sale benefits all aspects of the music program which follows the motto “Pursuit of Excellence” and demonstrates that both in performance and personal character of the students involved. All community support is greatly appreciated. Contact any NNHS band student; order online at www.freshfruitorder.org/NNBandsFruit ; or contact Mary Whitwell, Fruit Sale Chairman, 937-9966, exernaut@embarqmail.com for information or to receive a brochure.

FOOD AND CLOTHING DRIVE – The Town of Nashville is hosting a food and clothing drive for My Sister’s House. You can drop off gently used clothing, children’s toys, books, non-perishable foods, cleaning items, toiletries and much more at any of the following locations: Nashville Town Hall, Cooley Library, Nashville Police Department, Nashville Fire Department, State Employee’s Credit Union, Southern Bank (both locations), Providence Bank and On a Whim!
Drop off locations are accepting donations now through December 1st! If you would like a box in your business, please contact Officer Jennifer Bull at 459-4545 ext 228 or email Jennifer.bull@townofnashvillenc.gov.

OCTOBER 16
Relay for Life is turning 30! A Kick Off celebration is being held for Nash Relay for Life at 6 p.m. at Northside Community Church, 1660 Beaver Pond Road, Rocky Mount. The community is invited to attend the event. For info, call Sherry Harris, Event Lead at 252-907-1887.

Community Grief Support Meetings will be held every Thursday at Braswell Memorial Library on Grace Street from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Meetings will be held in the Wiley Room.  Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On October 16, the meeting will be on “Adjusting to your new environment.” For info, call 252-813-8934.

OCTOBER 17
 My Sister’s House will hold a charity dinner, “The Empty Chair,” to support the organization. The event will be held at 6 p.m. at Nashville United Methodist Church with special guest speaker WRAL Crime reporter, author and mom Amanda Lamb. Tickets are $25 per person. Call (252) 462-0366 for info.

The Sandy Cross Methodist Men and Women will sponsor a Barbecued Chicken Plate sale on Oct 17 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Coopers Ruritan Club. Plates are $7 each. Bake goods will also be available. Eat in or take out.

OCTOBER 18
Nash County Parks and Recreation is holding a Halloween Hunt for ages 8 to 12 at Ennis Park in Red Oak. Wear a costume, bring a flashlight and a bag to hold your treats while participating in the Halloween Egg Hunt. The best boy and girl costume will win a prize. Register now through October 17. For info, call 252-462-2628.

The YA program at Braswell Memorial Library is sponsoring a blood drive from 12 until 4 p.m. in the Warner Meeting Room. The blood drive will have a Halloween/vampire theme and teens that donate or bring someone to donate will be entered in a prize drawing. 

The City of Rocky Mount’s Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation, Eastpointe, Mental Health America and Express Employment Professionals are gearing up for the second annual Disability Awareness and Employment Celebration. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Science and will raise awareness about the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities, and this will be done during Disability Awareness Month. The celebration will also include vendors who are seeking individuals with disabilities for employment. Admission is free. For more information, call 252-972-1182.

The Nash County Democratic Party will hold its Fall Rally at the Nash County Agriculture Center, 1006 Eastern Avenue, Nashville, on Oct. 18. Registration will begin at 5: 30 p.m.  All Democratic candidates have been invited to attend and to bring a baked item for a Candidates’ Baked Goods Silent Auction.  Joe Tucker and the Happy Land Singers will entertain prior to the candidates taking the podium. You may visit the party website at nashcountydemocrats.com for details or call Jan Mills at 252-478-4281. Food will be served by Doug Sauls Catering.

The Women of the Moose, Lodge 938 in Rocky Mount, will be sponsoring an indoor yard sale from 6:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at 521 Country Club Road in Rocky Mount. For info or to reserve your table, call 459-8255. Bring your yard sale items, collectibles, antiques and crafts. Sausage dogs, coffee and soft drinks will be available. Tables are available for members and for the public for $5 each. Profits will go towards community service projects and events and other Women’s special projects such as our Moose charities, MooseHeart (Children’s Home), and MooseHaven (Senior Care Village).

The October meeting of the After 5 Club will take place on Tuesday, October 14. Annis Barnett of New Bern will come to tell about “Living Confidently in a Changing World.” The dinner will be at the Doubletree Hotel on Winstead Road. The dinner will start at 6:30 and will conclude by 8 p.m. The cost is $15 inclusive. Call Jane or Janice at 446-4320 by Oct. 12.

OCTOBER 20
The VOICE of Nashville will meet at 7 p.m. This month, Nashville’s Fire Department will be offering information on fire prevention and fire alarms. The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers at Cooley Library. The public is welcome to attend the meeting.

OCTOBER 21
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Twin County Chapter #55 meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 58, 2731 N Church Street in Rocky Mount. For info, call CDR Levon Cherry at 252-801-1216 or EJ Lucas 252-883-8615.

The Diabetes Support Group, which meets on the third Tuesday of every month, will meet from 6 to 7 p.m.  The group will meet on October 21 in conference room 2 of Nash General Hospital. The Diabetes Support Group is for those diagnosed with diabetes and their families. Meetings feature guest speakers and important educational information on managing the disease The topic will be updates on diabetes with guest speaker Dr. Nilay Desai.   For information, on the support group, call 962-8854.

The NHCS Retiree’s will meet at 10 a.m. in dining room 2 of the hospital cafeteria.  For more information call Sammie Crumley 454-0826.

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will meet at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Building, 516 North Church Street, Rocky Mount.  For more information, contact pflagrm@aol.com or visit www.pflag.org.

OCTOBER 22
Do you want to remove guns from your home? The City of Rocky Mount Police Department is hosting a Gun Buyback program, Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Gun Buyback Program is a safe, no questions asked way to remove guns from the home. You’ll get cash for each gun turned in, but you must be a Rocky Mount resident to participate. The Gun Buyback program will take place at the City of Rocky Mount Police Department, 330 S. Church Street in Downtown Rocky Mount.

OCTOBER 23
Community Grief Support Meetings will be held every Thursday at Braswell Memorial Library on Grace Street from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Meetings will be held in the Wiley Room.  Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On October 23, the meeting will be on “Dealing with Special Days and Holidays.” For info, call 252-813-8934.

Generals Orders Pender Civil War Roundtable will hold its 247th meeting at Gardner’s in Rocky Mount at 6 p.m. with a social, following by a buffet dinner at 6:30 and the speaker at 7 p.m. The cost of the buffet is $12. Chris Meekins will be the guest speaker for the meeting.

The Boys & Girls Club of Nash/Edgecombe Counties will be holding its annual Steak and Burger Dinner at the Gateway Convention Center. The “Steak & Burger Dinner” is an annual fundraising event that provides the opportunity for the Boys & Girls Club members to have a dinner with corporate sponsors and community leaders. Simon T. Bailey will serve as the keynote speaker for the event. A sponsor reception will be held at 6 with the program beginning at 7 p.m.

OCTOBER 24
Fall Festival at Rocky Mount Academy from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. There will be a rock climbing wall, bounce houses, games, prizes and lots more. Armbands available for $20 for the first child, $15 for the second child and $10 for the third child. For info, call 443-4126.

The Third Annual Stand Down will be held on October 24th in Greenville, NC. The event is a full day of providing services to veterans and all veterans are invited to the event, which will be held at the Eppes Recreaiton Center, Thomas Forman Park, 400 Nash Street in Greenville. The event is in honor of the men and women who have served in any branch of the military and is a way of saying “thank you.” The day of events includes food, give-aways, educaitonal seminars, medical check ups, employment staffing and housing opportunities. There will also be live entertainment.

OCTOBER 30
The Nashville Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours  on Thursday, October 30th at Joyner-Silk-Reams Market Leader Realty & Wallace Appraisal, 915 Eastern Ave., Nashville. For more information about chamber events call 459-4050.

A Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon will be held from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the OIC Community Health Education Center, 1060 Pinehurst Drive, Rocky Mount. There will be speakers, vendors and giveaways. A free lunch will be required but registration is required. Space is limited! Call (252) 544-2049 to RSVP.

Community Grief Support Meetings will be held every Thursday at Braswell Memorial Library on Grace Street from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Meetings will be held in the Wiley Room.  Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On October 30, the meeting will be on “Moving Forward.” For info, call 252-813-8934.

OCTOBER 31
The Town of Nashville will host its Halloween Activities for Kids. Harold D. Cooley Library will hold its Kids Fall Festival from 4 until 5:30 p.m., with Trick-or-treating, face painting and activities. At 5:30, Nashville Parks and Recreation will host the Haunted Walking Trail at Glover Park from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. with trick-or-treating and a costume contest. Only children 11 year old and younger can participate in activities. At 6:30, an Outdoor Movie Event will take place at Glover Park, wiht “Hotel Transylvania” showing.

Holiday Craft and Food Fair - A juried Holiday Craft and Food Fair will be held on Nov. 8, 2014, at Lake Royale near Bunn. The craft fair will include only hand-crafted items. Vendors are still wanted for the fair. Request applications at LRHolidayFair@gmail.com or call 252-478-4121, Ext 116. Deadline for discounted rates for applications received is July 1st, 2014.

NOVEMBER 1
The United Way Tar River Region, Nash County, and Town of Nashville presents the Monster Dash for United Way 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. The race will begin at the Claude Mayo Administration Building, 120 W Washington Street in Nashville. The 5K will be at 9 a.m. and the 1 mile fun run will follow at 10 a.m. To Register, visit www.eventbrite.com. For more information, please call Sue Yerkes, 462-2672.


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