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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.

OCTOBER 19
The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host Lunch and Learn on October 19. Bring a lunch and interact with artists. From painters, to photographers and all artists in between, learn about process, discuss projects, and ask questions during an hour-long interactive gallery talk and demonstration. Open to all ages, all materials provided; no experience necessary. Registration is suggested by the Wednesday before each program. Oct.19 will be Mary-ann Prack.

The Harold D. Cooley Library will host a Halloween Cooking Club on Friday, October 19 from 2 until 3 p.m. Bring a cooked Halloween treat (enough to provide 8+ samples and one copy of the recipe. Bring containers to take home samples of other people's contributions.

The Tar River Orchestra will present Carnival on October 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dunn Center. The event marks the season opener and will include classic orchestral music by Johann Strauss and Bizet with a mix of popular tunes such as "Seventy Six Trombones," "Brazil" and music from the recent movie musical "The Greatest Showman." Tickets are $20. Children and college students admitted free.

Faith Family Worship P.H. Church will hold a BBQ Pork Plate Sale on Friday, October 19 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Plates are $8 and include slaw, potatoes, bread and cake. The church is located at 4839 Redman Road, Rocky Mount. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 544-1354. All proceeds go to building funds.

OCTOBER 20
The Harrison Family YMCA will hold its annual fall family event on Saturday, October 20 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. There will be arts and crafts, face painting, carnival games, cupcake walks, family exercises, a super hero costume contest, and more. Everyone can also dress like their favorite super hero. For info, call Alyssa Matthews at 972-9622, ext 232.

The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will hold a flag raising ceremony at Jack Laughery Park in Rocky Mount on October 20th at 11 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 Samuel McClain, PO3, U.S.N. A new flag is then raised in honor of another veteran. This month's honoree is Daniel Ray Joyner, Sgt. 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 James Ervin at 252-903-3512. There is no charge for this service.

The Town of Castalia will be having a BBQ Chicken Plate Sale on October 20 from 11 a.m. until at the town hall. Plates will be $8. Proceeds will benefit the annual July 4th event.

The Harold D. Cooley Library will host Poker Night on October 20 from 6 until 8 p.m. Chips only, no cash. Snacks will be provided.

OCTOBER 22
The Harold D. Cooley Library will host a "Spiders and Bats" storytime on October 22 from 10:30 until 11 a.m.

The Rocky Mount Toastmasters Club #8957 will meet on October 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Library. For info, call 469-0516 or 903-1665.

OCTOBER 23
The Harold D. Cooley Library will host a Wisdom Tooth Dental Program on October 23 from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Learn about proper brushing techniques, how to floss correctly and creating a personal dental plan. The program will be an interactive one for kids. Parents are also welcome!

The Small Business Center at Nash Community College is hosting a free "getting Started with Quickbooks: Part II" workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. on October 23. Register at https://goo.gl/v1xAY8 or email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu.

OCTOBER 24
The Harold D. Cooley Library will host a Monster Page Corner with Bookmark Making on October 24 from 5:30 until 6 p.m. All ages welcome!

OCTOBER 25
My Sister's House will host "The Empty Chair" on October 25 at Edgecombe Community College in the Fleming Building, 2009 West Wilson Street, Tarboro with special guest First Lady of NC Mrs. Kristin Cooper. A dinner and silent auction will be held. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the program and dinner at 7 p.m. For more information, call 316-8444 or email msh05@suddenlinkmail.com.


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