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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.

REUNION - Northern Nash Senior High Class of 1980 reunion activities are planned for Sept. 18-19, 2015! Group activities include a home football game and social on Sept. 18 with the class reunion banquet to be held at Northern Nash on Sept. 19. To complete a profile and register to attend, go to nnsh1980.com. For info, go to nnsh1980.com or call 904-0686.

August 27
The Friends of the NRA will host a banquet at Nash Community College at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include a beef brisket and ribs dinner. Each ticket also enters your name to be drawn to win one of three door prizes. There will be additional firearm drawings as well with the purchase of raffle tickets. There will also be a bucket drawing, games, silent and live auctions. For info, call Buddy at 9191-868-5545, Edward at 252-450-9090, Tim at 252-885-6526, Philip at 252-902-2219 or Wayland at 252-452-9888.

Nash GOP Aware will meet at Braswell Memorial Library from 6 until 8 p,m. Get information on volunteer opportunities, meet some elected Nash Republican officials and discuss issues affecting Nash County.

August 28
Nash Healthcare is teaming up with UNC to present a series of Lunch & Learns on the last Friday of each month in Private Dining Room 3 in the cafeteria from 12 until 1 p.m. The topic for August is "Everything you need to know about Melanoma". The lunch & learn is free of charge and a box lunch will be provided. Please contact Rich Jared for more information or to register at : 252-962-3473.

August 29
The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Community Health Day at Greater Joy Baptist Church from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public to build health awareness in the community. There will be multiple healthcare workshops for people to receive great health information on topics such as elderly care, heart disease, back to school health awareness and much more. There will also be a healthy, free lunch to those who attend four of the workshops. For info, call Desiree Dolberry at 252-973-1202.

The Sharpsburg Parks and Recreation Committee have organized a Sharpsburg Extravaganza from 1 until 10 p.m. at 110 W Railroad Street. There will be food, vendors, bouncers, games, live music and fireworks! A motorcycle show, hosted by Viscious Ryders MC, will be held at 2 p.m. with trophies awarded. The event sponsored by Twin County Motor Sports and the Law Offices of Gary Poole. For info, call Robert Smith at 252-908-7919.

The City of Rocky Mount will hold its Lawn Chair Theatre, with "Willy Wonka," beginning at 8:30 p.m. at the Imperial Centre, 270 Gay Street. Admission is free. For info, visit www.downtownrockymount.com. Click Discover Downtown summer event series and then Lawn Chair Theatre.

September 1
Braswell Memorial Library and the Rocky Mount Chapter of SCORE will present First Tuesdays for Small Business. The first Tuesday of each month will bring a presentation designed to help local small businesses expand their knowledge base, allow those working with nonprofits to discover available resources and introduce area residents to the assistance available to help realize their dreams of entrepreneurship. Heather Morris will be the presenter in September and will present ideas for starting and running your own blog. The event will be held from 5:30 until 7:30 in the second floor computer lab.

September 3
The C.C. Spaulding Alumni Association will hold its 41st Annual Reunion September 3, 4, 5 and 6 with various events, including a Black Tie Banquet in Wilson, A fish fry in Spring Hope, A banquet and dance in Nashville and a family fun day in Spring Hope. For more information on reunion events, call 478-3376.

September 4
The Momeyer Ruritan Club will have its barbecue chicken plate sale from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Eat in or take out. Plates are $7 each. The event will be held rain or shine.

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce will hold its First Friday Coffee Sept. 4th starting at 7:30 a.m. at The Nashville Exchange, downtown Nashville. For more information visit www.nashvillenchamber.org or call 252.459.4050

September 8
NARFE Chapter 0781 will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Gardner's Restaurant,1331 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount. All members are encouraged to attend. Prospective members and guests are also welcomed. For more information call (252) 443-5618.

September 11
The 15th annual Justice Community Antique Tractor, Car and Engine Show will be held September 11 and 12 at Duke Memorial Baptist Church, Highway 581 in Louisburg. The event will benefit the Justice Volunteer Fire Department and Duke Memorial Baptist Church. Admission is $5. Children 12 and under get in free. There will be antique farm equipment, tractors, cars, and other items will be on display. Spaghetti will be served on Friday night beginning at 5:30 p.m. at $6 per plate. Special music with David Hendrix Band on Friday night. On Saturday, Ted Jones & the Tar Heel Band from Louisburg will provide music from 9:30 a.m. until 12 noon. An auction will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with farm items and other miscellaneous items. In addition, there will be food, children's events, crafts, baked goods, homemade ice cream, flea market, vendors, swap meet, Parade of tractors, cars and trucks. For information call: 919-853-3161 or 919-853-2925.

September 12
PFLAG-Rocky Mount will host a Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser from 8 until 10 a.m. at Applebee's. Proceeds will fund scholarships for area youth. Tickets are $7 and are available from PFLAG members or at the door the morning of the event. For more information, e-mail pflagrm@aol.com.

September 15
PFLAG meets 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.

September 19
A benefit concert featuring Grafted will be held at 4 p.m. on the lawn of Red Oak United Methodist Church. The concert is to benefit Jacob's Friends, a ministry of the church that provides activities and social interaction for children and young adults with specials needs and also offers support to their parents and caregivers. Admission for the concert is free and there will also be hot dogs. A love offering will be accepted. For more information about Jacob's Friends, call the church office at 937-9300.

September 26
Bark For Life will be held at Stoney Creek Environmental Park in Nashville on Sept. 26 from 9am-1pm. For information contact Susan (252-937-7205), Retha (252-903-3892) or Mary Grace (252-908-2500).

The Schlage Lock Reunion will be held from 4 until 5:30 p.m. at Truth Tabernacle Ministries, 704 Arlington Street, Rocky Mount. Former employees of Schlage Lock are invited to come out to reconnect and fellowship. RSVP by Saturday, September 16. For info, email bbattle1127@gmail.com.

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.

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 only. Deadline for entry is Sept. 25. 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 details, visit bbqthrowdown.net, or call 252-972-1151.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Rocky Mount Toastmasters Club #8957 will meet the second and fourth Monday from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount. Call 252-220-9584 or 252-469-0516 for info. New/Old members accepted.

Adults 55+, come play Bingo at the Rocky Mount Senior Center every first, second, and third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. Call the Rocky Mount Senior Center 252-972-1561 for more information.

The VFW Post 2057 on Highway 97W in Rocky Mount is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 12 pm. The post also has group sessions for veterans dealing with PTSD. The men meet every first and third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. Female veterans with PTSD and spouses of veterans trying to cope meet the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. These sessions are led by a veteran from the VA in Greenville. For info, call Judy Jones at 919-853-2576.

The Breast Recovery and Support (B.R.A.S.) group will meet the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Nash Breast Care Center lobby of the Nash Medical Arts Mall on the Nash Health Care System campus (take the right just past the fountain, and follow the green signs, take left at the fork in the road at Watson Eye, then go straight and look for pink balloons, 2 story building on the right).

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Twin County Chapter #55 assists veterans with transportation to and from doctor's appointments. The van leaves for Durham every Tuesday and Friday. Those needing a ride can meet at the train station at 6 a.m. On Wednesday, the van goes to Greenville. The time depends on the time of the appointments. For info, call 252-212-5568.

The Twin County Chapter 55, with the help of Golden Corral, is soliciting for volunteer drivers to assist local veterans in meeting their VA health center needs. The chapter will offer each driver a free meal once a month as an incentive for their service. For applications, call the chapter commander Levon Cherry at 252-801-1216.

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 252-212-5568.

My Sister's House is in need of volunteers to take crisis calls weeknights Monday through Thursday. No experience necessary, we will provide training. Bilinguals are encouraged to apply. For information call 252-462-0366.

Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com for a free brochure.

Pure Light Tent Sisters Chapter #337 is accepting applications for membership /all ages. Leadership Training is available and various volunteer projects in the community. Time management skills, problem solving skills, critical thinking and literacy skills training also available. For application and more information contact I.Mcknight at 252-200-4132 or A. Williams 252-469-0516.

American Legion Post 58 has an Open House for Veterans every Thursday from 9 a.m to 12 noon, at 2731 N. Church St. in Rocky Mount. A certified Veteran Service Officer is present to address VA concerns.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 55 Rocky Mount offers rides to all veterans to the VA hospital in Durham and Greenville. VA-scheduled appointments required to ride. For info, call 252-801-1216.


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