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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.

MISS BAILEY PAGEANT - Applications are now being accepted for the Miss Bailey Pageant for girls ages 1 year old to 19 years old and must be a resident of Nash County. The deadline to enter will be October 17th. For an application please contact the director at pageants4tb@yahoo.com or call 252-314-0867. Applications can also be picked up at the Bailey Post Office.

October 8
My Sister's House will host its "Empty Chair" event from 6 until 8 p.m. at Booker T. Theatre in Rocky Mount. The charitable dinner cost $30 per ticket and includes a cash bar. For info, call Tonya Slocum at 955-4046 or Cynthia Kornegay at 462-0366.

Community Grief Support Meetings will be held every Thursday at Braswell Memorial Library on Grace Street in Rocky Mount beginning from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On October 8, the topic will be "Coping Techniques" and the meeting room will be announced. For info, call 813-8934.

In celebration of Manufacturing Day The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce will have an Industry on Parade October 8. Planned manufacturing events include a Job Fair at the DoubleTree Hotel from 12 noon until 3 p.m. There will be a "Made In" Social at the DoubleTree Hotel from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. to highlight what manufacturers are making locally and provide time to network with these companies. Later that evening there will be a Manufacturers' Appreciation Dinner located at the Gateway Convention Centre from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are $30 and can be ordered through www.rockymountchamber.org or by calling Linda Mann at (252) 973-1211. For info, call Desiree Dolberry at 252-973-1202 or at ddolberry@rockymountchamber.org.

October 9
The Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down will be held from 12 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 9 and on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in front of the historic Train Station in downtown Rocky Mount. Don't miss BBQ food vendors, a BBQ Competition, music from the Tams & other artists, and the first ever Eastern Carolina Home Brew Competition. The Brew Competition, sponsored by the Rocky Mount Brewmill, is Oct. 10th. And, don't miss a Corn Hole Tournament Fundraiser Friday, Oct. 9 starting at 6:30 p.m., presented by Rocky Mount Public Utilities. Admission is free. For info, visit bbqthrowdown.net, or call 252-972-1151.
The West Mount Ruritan Club will hold a BBQ Chicken Plate Sale for lunch and dinner on Friday, October 9 from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Plates are $7 each and are eat in or take out. The sale will be at the Ruritan Club Building at 8277 West Mount Drive, Rocky Mount. For info or tickets, call 904-0479.

The Nash Health Care Foundation will partner with Rodgers on its second annual Autumn Day and Broken Clays Shoot, set for Friday, October 9 at Rose Hill Sporting Clay Range. Proceeds will benefit the new Women's Center. Register online at www.nashhealthcarefoundation.org/clayshoot or email Erika Thompsen at elthompsen@nhcs.org or call 962-8583.

October 10
The Hackensaw Boys will perform as part of Nash Arts' Nashville Showcase Series on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. Admission is $17 General/$15 Nash Arts Members. For more information call 252-459-4734 or visit www.nasharts.org

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will hold its Annual Fall Yard Sale at 8 a.m. Tables are $10 each. Call 442-0051 to reserve yours. The sale will be at VFW Post 2057, 11270 Highway 97, Rocky Mount. Non-perishable food items will also be collected for the "No Veteran goes Hungry at Christmas" project. This project is to help homeless Veterans in our area.

The Castalia July 4th Committee will hold a barbecue chicken plate fund raiser on October 10 from 11 a.m. until. Plates will be sold for $8.

The Nash County Firebirds will celebrate their homecoming game to host Tarboro at Southern Nash High school. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so please dress in your best pink! Activities include: field goal kick, #picwithyour favorite player, hula hoop contest, and much more. There will be a homecoming king and Queen crowned at the event. Game time 5Q/Rookies 9 a.m., JV 11 a.m., and Varsity 1 p.m.

Writer's Fellowship at Braswell Memorial Library on the second floor computer lab from 1 until 3 p.m. All writes and ages are welcome. For info, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext 253.

October 13
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 0781 will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, at Gardner's Restaurant, 1331 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount. The guest speaker, a representative from Nash County Law Enforcement Office, will discuss "Fighting Increase in Fraud and ID Theft." For info call (252) 443-5618.

October 15
Community Grief Support Meetings will be held every Thursday at Braswell Memorial Library on Grace Street in Rocky Mount beginning from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On October 15 the topic will be "Adjusting to Your New Environment" and the meeting will be in the Wiley Room. For info, call 813-8934.

The League of Women Voters-Twin Counties will have their next meeting October 15 from 5:45 until 7:15 p.m. at the Black Box Theater (formerly the Braswell Library, now a part of the Imperial Center). Walter Salinger, a member of LWV-Piedmont Triad, will give a talk on campaign finance reform and nonpartisan redistricting reform. The League is a nonpartisan organization composed of men and women who are community leaders and concerned citizens working to create lasting change in the communities in which they live.

Let's Talk About It Film Series Looking at: Jazz, America's Art Form on October 15 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Scholar John Herold will present the film "Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday" in the second floor computer lab. For info, call Kesha Joyner at 442-1951 ext 253.

The Edgecombe and Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils meet monthly on the third Thursday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 14 at 9 a.m. at the East Carolina Ag and Education Center in Rocky Mount.

October 16
The Sandy Cross United Methodist Men and Women will hold a Barbecue Chicken Plate and Bake Sale on Friday, October 16 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Coopers Ruritan Club House. Plates are $7 and baked goods are as priced. Take out or eat in.

October 17
Paul Porter will be in concert on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Dunn Center for Performing Arts. Advance tickets on sale by calling 919-207-8627, 252-287-7813 or 252-985-5248. The concert is hosted by Stephanie Luchele and Pastor Brandon Lucas.

Braswell Memorial Library will host a blood drive on October 17 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Warner and Wiley Rooms. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code; Braswell Memorial Library. For info, call Kesha Joyner at 442-1951 ext 253.

Nash Central Alumni will host Dancing with the Stars at 6 p.m. at the O.D. Moore Building. Tickets are $10.

October 20
PFLAG will meet Tuesday, October 20 at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Building, 516 North Church Street, Rocky Mount. For more info, contact pflagrm@aol.com or visit www.pflag.org.

October 22
The Boys and Girls Club will hold its annual "Steak and Burger Dinner" fundraising event. The dinner provides club members the opportunity to have dinner with corporate sponsors and community leaders. A Champion for Children Award is also presented. Sam Parker will be the keynote speaker. The program begins at 7 p.m. For info, call 977-9924.

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