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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.

Blooming Festival - Now accepting craft vendor and parade applications for the 2014 Nashville Blooming Festival which will be held May 9-10. For information call 252-459-4050 or visit www.nashvillencchamber.org to download applications.

April 19
Sunset Easter Eggstravaganza - The public is invited to the City of Rocky Mount’s Sunset Easter Eggstravaganza, Sat., April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sunset Park. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11:30 a.m. Come out for free food, the best decorated egg contest and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Admission is FREE. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be $1each. For more info., call 972-1151 or visit rockymountnc.gov/parks.

April 21
Easter Egg Hunt at Glover Park hosted by Nashville Recreation at 9:30 a.m. followed by Story Time at Harold D. Cooley Library at 10:30 a.m. For more information call Nashville Red 459-9796 or Cooley Library 459-2106.

April 22
Meeting - The Nash County Democratic Women will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at the Nashville Diner, 39 Curtis Street, Nashville.  Please RSVP by email to: Rwegaa@aol.com  or phone: (252) 442-7187.

April 24
`Generals’ Orders Pender Civil War  Roundtable 242nd Meeting -  will be April 24, at Gardner’s in Rocky Mount on Wesleyan Blvd.  6-6:30 social, 6:30 to 7- buffet, 7- to 8 speaker.  Cost of buffet is $12,  pay  when you arrive.Monika Fleming, Edgecombe County’s eminent historian will be with us to talk about Memorial Day.

April 26
Block Party - Nashville United Methodist Church is sponsoring a community block party rom 3 until 7 p.m.  This is a free event which includes a BBQ cook off, inflatables, face painting, a DJ, dunk tank, silent auction and much more!  Proceeds received from the silent auction will fund Bibles for area youth.  For additional details please visit www.nashvilleumc.net.
The Rocky Mount Railroad Museum-a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, will host its second Annual Membership Banquet and Auction at 4 p.m., at The Hunter Hill Café, 501 Old Mill Rd., Rocky Mount. The guest speaker will be Doug Riddell, a retired Amtrak/Seaboard Coast Line locomotive engineer. He will recall living in Rocky Mount, a town shaped by the railroad and explain why it is in a unique position to host a museum dedicated to railroaders. Mr. Riddell is also Co-Author of Virginia’s Legendary Santa Trains. Contact any museum members or Joyce Edwards Dantzler at 252-314-7811 or  president@rmrailroad.org for ticket and/or donation information. Boarding Passes for the banquet and auction are: $25/Adult and $15/Children 12 years and under.
ECC Historic Preservation Trades School - Mick Worthingon, a renowned expert on tree-ring dating of historic buildings, is headlining the 5th annual Historic Preservation Trades School on Saturday, April 26, on the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College. School meets 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with demonstrations in masonry restoration, painting historic structures, window repair, and more. Fee for the day is $70. Optional box lunch is $10, available at pre-registration. Contact 823-5161, ext. 241, or flemingm@edgecombe.edu.
Annual Plant Sale - The Nash County Master Gardners will present their annual plant sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.,  at the Nash County Agricultural Extension Office, 1006 Eastern Ave., Nashville. Choose from a vast assortment of blooming perennials, heirloom tomatoes, herbs, shrubs, container gardens and featuring Artisan Crafts, cookbooks and educational booths. A silent auction and raffle will be held also. All proceeds benefit the Nash County Arboretum and Nash County Master Gardener programs.
81st Coopers High School Alumni Reunion - will take place Saturday, April 26, from 5:30 - 10:30 p.m. at Coopers Elementary School Gymnasium, 6833 South NC 58, Nashville. Special Recognition will go to Class of 1954 - 50 years, Class of 1953 - 60 years, oldest alumni and former teachers.
Please send you payment and form by April 14 by mail to: Ray Batchelor, PO Box 306 Enfield, NC 27823. Please call Ray at 252-445-2153 with questions. Regrets may be sent to Joyce Batts at jcb_jrb@msn.com (there is an underscore between jcb and jrb on the email address.
Public Schools New Laws Forum - New laws for North Carolina public schools:  So what are they? Will they affect my family? A forum planned for April 26 featuring Dr. June Atkinson, N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction and a group of panelists seeks to answer these questions. They will share information about the new legislation and its impact on students, educators and our public school system. The forum is the latest project of the League of Women Voters Twin Counties Unit. The free event in Rocky Mount will be open to the public.

April 27
Safe Boating Course - The Rocky Mount Power Squadron will offer a safe boating course beggining at 10 a.m. - 5:50 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 N. Grace St., Rocky Mount. Cost is $50. Contact Robert Bruner at 252-908-2494.

April 28
Nash Community College Job Fair - Nash Community College is now registering employers for their 2014 Back to Work Job Fair. The event will take place Monday, April 28. Doors open to the public from 9 a.m.- 12 noon. Employers can begin setup at 8 a.m. at the Nash Community College Business and Industry Center’s Brown Auditorium.
Employer Registration is FREE. Registration includes a free breakfast from 8:30 - 9 a.m. and one 3’x6’ table. For questions about the event or issues with registration, please contact Michael Coleman at 252-451-8307 or mcoleman@nashcc.edu.

April 30
Badges and Books Reading Program - Cooley Library will host Badges and Books on Wednesday, April 30 at 4 p.m. Nashville Police Officer Jennifer Bull will be present to read to children and for face painting afterwards.
Twin County Hall of Fame Nominations - Twin County Community Pride, Inc., is soliciting nominations  for 2014 Induction into the Twin County Hall of Fame.   Induction Criteria and Nomination Form can be downloaded from the website: http://www.twincountyhalloffame.com/images/TWCPNominationForm.doc. DEADLINE for receipt is April 30.  The completed nomination form can be mailed to TCCP, Inc., P. O. Box 8441, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Prior year inductees’ names and biographical info are available on the Twin County Hall of Fame website.

May 1
Book Club -The last of the Let’s Talk About It series with Cynthia Villagomez  will be from 6 to 7:45 p.m. on May 1 in the Warner Meeting Room.The book is “The Butterfly Mosque” from the Muslim Journey/ American Stories series.
2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament - ACDI North Carolina will be hosting the 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament May 1, at Birchwood Country Club. All proceeds will benefit My Sister’s House located in Nashville. For information, call 252.462.4700 or email tshaw@acdi.com.
Homeschool Expo - CHARM homeschool group of Rocky Mount will hold its annual Homeschool Expo from 6 to 8 p.m. The Expo will be  held in the fellowship hall of Ridgecrest Worship Center, 1120 West Mount Drive, Rocky Mount. Information will be provided about how to begin homeschooling. Exhibitors will be onsite to showcase the opportunities available to homeschool families in our area. The Expo is designed to reach those who are considering homeschooling as an option or are new to homeschooling. More information can be found on our facebook page www.facebook.com/charmexpo.

May 2
BBQ Fundraiser - Peachtree Baptist Church is holding its annual BBQ lunch/dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the church, 3523 N NC Highway 581, Spring Hope. Eat in or take out. Plates are $7 and include BBQ pork, cole slaw and boiled potatoes. For tickets, call Catherine Gupton at 478-3766.

May 3
BBQ Plate Fundraiser - The Castalia July 4th committee will be having a barbecue chicken plate fundraiser sale on May 3, from 11 a.m. until... Cost: $7/plate.
Wlliamsburg Shopping Trip - Nash County 4-H is hosting a one day shopping trip to Williamsburg, Va. on May 3. The cost is only $50 per seat which includes a $5 50/50 raffle in which the drawing will take place just before arriving in Williamsburg. Stops for shopping at the new pottery and Prime Outlets with a dinner stop on the way home.  For more information, please call the Nash County 4-H office at 252-459-9810 or come by the NC Cooperative Extension Office at the Nash County Ag Center in Nashville.  All proceeds help benefit the Nash County 4-H Summer Camping Fund.
Battleboro Community Volunteer Fire Department Fund Raiser - Cow Drop will take place May 3,  at 5 p.m. Cost: $50 per ticket, includes 2 rib dinner plates and a chance to win $1500 and every 25th ticket drawn will win $50. Dinner will be served from 5 - 7 p.m. Need not be present to win.Only 225 tickets available so purchase early. 11 CHANCES TO WIN -
• ONE chance to win $1,500.
• TEN chances to win $50 during the square assignments.
• Squares will be assigned randomly at 2 p.m.
• Cow will be turned loose at 5 p.m.
• Event will last until the Cow chooses a winner by dropping a cow pie in the winning square.
• Includes 2 rib plates valued at $20.
• Meal consists of one third of a rack of ribs, potatoes, string beans, bread, and dessert.
For any questions please contact the Day Staff at 252-446-6961 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., bcvfd@suddenlinkmail.com or Jim Hardee 252-903-1802.
Free Comic Book Day - will be celebrated at the Braswell Memorial Library on Saturday, May 3, from 11a.m. - 4 p.m.  A free comic book will be given to any child or teen grades K-12 that visits the library while supplies last. There will be opportunities to earn more free comic books at the library and a Super Hero Training Academy will be available for young heroes.  For information about FCBD at Braswell contact Scott Houston or Melissa Corso at (252) 442-1951 or go online at www.braswell-library.org/.  For more information about Free Comic Book Day check out www.freecomicbookday.com.

May 8
Bees in the Spring Time - Learning about bees in the tri-county area with Bee Blessed Honey, will take place May 8, from 3 - 5 p.m. in Braswell Memorial Library’s Wiley Conference Room.

May 9
American Red Cross Blood Drive  - will take place May 9 at Braswell Memorial Library, from 10:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. in the meeting rooms. Give the Gift of Life. Call 252-442-1951 to schedule an appointment, or go to www. redcrossblood.org to sign up online.

May 16
The Lymphedema Support Group  Meeting will take place May 16 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the dining room of the Bryant T. Aldridge Rehabilitation Center. The meeting will feature a demonstration by Flexitouch Compression pumps with company representative Lindsay Craig. For more information about the group, please call 962-3769.
Golf Tournament -The Harrison Family YMCA is holding a Golf Tournament Friday, May 16, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start time, at Belmont Lake Golf Club, 100 Ford’s Colony Drive, Rocky Mount. This tournament will help the Y raise funds to provide programs for all. We want everyone, no matter their age, income or background, to have the same opportunities to learn, grow and thrive. You must register to play in the tournament or become a sponsor, by May 9. At $260 per team, you may sign up to play. Each team will consist of 4 players. All players will be given a YMCA Gift Bag with tons of coupons and Y Goodies, along with a boxed snack upon arrival in the morning. Lunch will also be provided at 1 p.m. Fun prizes and raffles will be given out at the end of the tournament. For information about the Harrison Family YMCA Golf Tournament, visit  www.harrisonfamilyy.org and click on the Get Involved Page or give us a call at 252-972-9622 extension 232.

May 20
Braswell Memorial Library Senior Day - will be May 20, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Warner Meeting Room.“Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow.”

May 24
Breakfast Meeting - Nash Central High School Class of 1965 will meet for a Breakfast Meeting at The Golden Corral Restaurant Rocky Mount, NC.
Business Meeting will be at Braswell Memorial Library 12 noon - 3 p.m. For more information call 252-459-0516 or770-490-4309.

May 28
Second Annual JOB FAIR at Braswell Memorial Library - will take place from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the meeting rooms. Dress to impress, and bring copies of your resume. Several area employers will be on site to offer job information.

June 14
Southern Nash HS Class of 1976 Class Reunion - will take place June 14, at 7 p.m., at Imperial Center in Rocky Mount. Registration deadline April 15. Contact Angeline Warren 919-967-6450, e-mail angelinewarren100@gmail.com or Anthony Harrison 202-420-9724, e-mail Harrison@ahecontractor.com.

MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS

United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. - If you desire to share the comradery of the U. S. Navy Submarine Force, you may want to join the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc., an organization of over 13,000 submarine veterans  composed of approximately 168 local bases in all 50 States. North Carolina has six bases and a seventh base may be formed in the Wilson/Rocky Mount/Nashville area. If you are qualified in submarines and are interested, please contact Jerry Emerson at 252-235-2926,  252-289-0699, or e-mail, nkiv368@embarqmail.com.

Dortches Ruritan Club Fundraiser - wiil be selling Blue Bird Houses for $20 each. Call 937-2150 for information.

Class Reunion - Northern Nash Senior High School Class of 1989 is planning a 25th class reunion. The reunion festivites will take place Sept. 12-13. Please contact Chrissy Gunther Moore, 252-903-7144 for more information, or visit Facebook group: NNSH Class Reunion.


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