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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.

DONUT FUNDRAISER - The Nash County Support Group for the Blind is sponsoring its annual Krispy Kreme fundraiser through the end of August. Coupons for a dozen donuts will be sold for $7. The coupons do not have an expiration date and will arrive in September. Proceeds from the sale will support the group's learning activities and meetings. To purchase coupons, call Carolyn Carpenter at 885-5046.

AUGUST 17
Faith Family Worship P.H. Church will hold a BBQ Chicken Plate Sale on Friday, August 17 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Plates are $8 and include half chicken, green beans, potatoes, bread and cake. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 252-544-1354. All proceeds will go to building funds. The church is located at 4839 Redman Road, Rocky Mount.

Castalia Baptist Church will hold a fish fry on Friday, August 17 from 4 until 8 p.m. Plates are $9 and include fried fish, crab cakes, french fries or baked potato, slaw, hush puppies, dessert and tea. Eat in or take out. The church is located at 9563 Main Street, Castalia.

H.D. Cooley Libray will host an Empty Nester Game Night on August 17 from 5 until 6 p.m. Board games, card games, refreshments and new friends for patrons with empty nests!

AUGUST 18
The Twin County Domestic Violence Task Force will present its Fourth Annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, August 18 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Sunset Park. The free event will include free food, spray park, free rides, games, health screenings, face painting, live entertainment and community information booths.

The Rocky Mount Elks Lodge #1038 will host a benefit concert fundraiser for veterans and wounded warriors on Saturday, August 18. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the East Coast Rhythm and Blues Band set to perform from 7 until 11 p.m. The Elks Lodge is located at 2750 N Church Street, Rocky Mount.

The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will be holding a flag raising ceremony at Jack Laughery Park in Rocky Mount on August 18th at 10 a.m 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 Kenneth Eugene Schmitz, Tech Sgt., U.S.A.F. A new flag is then raised in honor of another veteran. This month's honoree is Samuel McClain, PO3, U.S.N. 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 James Ervin at 252-903-3512. There is no charge for this service.

The Nash County Farmers Market will host Everything Succulant, a Master Gardener Mini-Clinic along with a Big Tomato Contest Weigh-In on Saturday, August 18. The market is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

H.D. Cooley Library will host Saturday Storytime on Saturday, August 18 from 10:30 until 11 a.m.

AUGUST 19
The Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host its annual Youth Initiative Kick-Off on Sunday, August 19 at OIC, located at 402 E. Virginia Street, Rocky Mount. The program will begin at 4 p.m. If your male of female child is 13 to 18 years old and you would like him/her to be in a program that builds character, enhances self-esteem, stresses academic success and is free to the public please come with your child on August 19th. Youth applications can be obtained at our website: www.rmacdst.org click on programs tab. Bring completed application to the Kick-Off on August 19th. Please come and hear more about what the program offers. If your child is already a program participant you are asked to attend the Kick-Off to pick up some very important information. Also, bring completed application on that day. We hope to see you Sunday, August 19, 2018 at OIC. For more info, call Natalie Brooks at 252-813-3588.

AUGUST 20
H.D. Cooley Library will host its Back to School Storytime on August 20 from 10:30 until 11 a.m.

AUGUST 21
Braswell Memorial Library will host an "Hour of STEM" on August 21 from 6 until 7 p.m. in the Teen Area. For info, email Brittany Harrell at bharrell@braswell-library.org.

"How to Write a Winning Business Plan!" will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21st. A key tool to guide start-up and expansion, or to obtain funding. Learn how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover the dos and don'ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. No Cost. Register at https://goo.gl/cjo9bS or email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu.
The Nash County Farmers Market will host Meredith Davis, who will perform Country music, along with Everette's Food Truck on Tuesday, August 21. The Farmers Market is open from 4 until 7 p.m.

PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet on Tuesday, August 21 at 6 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 North Church Street, Rocky Mount. The non-profit volunteer organization works 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.

H.D. Cooley Library will host a Resume Writing Class on August 21 from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m.

AUGUST 23
An "Exploring a Food Truck or Food Service Business" will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 23rd. Learn basic pricing strategies, safety tips, and how to sell goods as a vendor. Explore the pros and cons of different types of food service businesses and how to get started. No Cost. Register at https://goo.gl/HocP7Z or email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu.

H.D. Cooley Library will host an Intro to Mango Languates (foreign language learning resources) class on August 23 from 5 until 6 p.m.

AUGUST 24
H.D. Cooley Library will host a class on Downloading Apps on August 24 from 10 until 10:45 a.m.

AUGUST 25
The Nash County Farmers Market will feature Regina Moseley, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent with Nash County, who will speak on "Packing Healthy School Lunch." The market is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

A free Reading Tutor Training Workshop will be held on Saturday, August 25 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, 320 W Thomas Street, Rocky Mount. The event is sponsored by Twin Counties Literacy Council. The deadline to register is August 20. Lunch will be provided. Clal 252-469-8589 or 252-469-0516.

H.D. Cooley Library will hold a rock painting class for all ages on August 25 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Patrons can bring their own shells to paint.

AUGUST 27
Braswell Memorial Library will host its Good Reads Book Club on August 27 from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. The club will discuss the book "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate in the Wiley Room. Call Kesha Joyner at 442-1951 ext 253 for info.

The Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 will meet on August 27 at 12 noon and 6:30 p.m. at Brawell Library in Rocky Mount. Guests are welcome to attend. Accepting new members. For info, call 903-1665 or 469-0516.

H.D. Cooley Library will host a "Grandparent's Day" storytime on August 27 from 10:30 until 11 a.m.

Nash County Cooperative Extension will be hosting a NC Safe Plates Class September 12 to 14. This class is a food safety certification program for food service managers and supervisors. Successful completion of this course meets the NC Food and Sanitation Regulation for food safety training. The registration fee for the class is $120 and includes book and the exam and certification, along with snacks on Tuesday and Wednesday. Deadline to register is August 27. Please contact Regina Moseley, Area Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences at 252-459-1405 to get a registration form.

AUGUST 28
A "Marketing Your Business" seminar will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28th. Gain insights to reach your customer, analyze the business environment, and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan. No Cost. Register at https://goo.gl/YqQyWF or email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu.

A "How to Start a Nonprofit Business" seminar will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 30th. Learn the issues to consider before starting a nonprofit, key steps in forming a nonprofit, which forms and documents need to be filed, and more. No Cost. Register at https://goo.gl/ZKMpqj or email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu


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