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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.

COMMUNITY CENTER -The Nashville Community Building is available for rental. For info. or to rent the facility, call Rachel Ervin at 252-813-8772.

NASH GOP HEADQUARTERS, 1616 Sunset Ave, Rocky Mount, across from City Lake is now open. Hours are Tuesday and Thursdays 5pm - 8pm, Saturdays 10am - 2pm. (252) 908 - 5214

REUNION – Southern Nash High School Class of 1969 is planning its 45th Class Reunion on October 18th at Ribeyes Steakhouse in Nashville. Contact Rex Denton at 478-3632 for info.

REUNION – The Northern Nash Class of 1994 will have its 20-year reunion on Saturday, October 25th from 8 p.m. to midnight.  The reunion will be held at The Four Seasons Restaurant and Conference Center in Rocky Mount. $35 per ticket. Classmates, for more information please contact:  nnshclassof1994@gmail.com

FAIR – The Rocky Mount Fair will run from October 6 through 11, 2014 at Hwy. 64 Business East, Rocky Mount. Free petting zoo, rides, entertainment, food and more! For more information visit www.rockymountfair.com, or call 252-977-3247.

FOOD AND CLOTHING DRIVE – The Town of Nashville is hosting a food and clothing drive for My Sister’s House. You can drop off gently used clothing, children’s toys, books, non-perishable foods, cleaning items, toiletries and much more at any of the following locations: Nashville Town Hall, Cooley Library, Nashville Police Department, Nashville Fire Department, State Employee’s Credit Union, Southern Bank (both locations), Providence Bank and On a Whim!
Drop off locations are accepting donations now through December 1st! If you would like a box in your business, please contact Officer Jennifer Bull at 459-4545 ext 228 or email Jennifer.bull@townofnashvillenc.gov.

OCTOBER 3
First Friday Coffee, sponsored by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, will be held at The Nashville Exchange, downtown Nashville, Friday, October 3rd starting at 7:30 a.m. For more information about chamber events call 459-4050.

OCTOBER 4
Keep America Beautiful of Nash and Edgecombe counties will host its NC Big Sweep Cleanup Day. Volunteers are asked to clean our river and land areas near waterways. Volunteers are asked to meet on Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9 a.m., at the Battle Park boat ramp in Rocky Mount and Riverfront Park boat ramp in Tarboro. For more information, call 467-4960.

The Nashville Willing Workers will hold their First Annual Fund Raiser/Yard Sale from 3 until 7 p.m. on Friday, October 3 and on Saturday, October 4 from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the VFW Building at 810 S. Alston Street in Nashville. There will be a large variety of items; vacuum cleaners appliances, electronics, ladies shoes, handbags,clothing items.  Hot hogs and drinks will be for sale. Raffle tickets will be available. For information, call Ernestine Peete at (252) 478-7820.

Universal Health Care in Nashville is having a community yard sale from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m.  Come out and shop or rent a booth. For info call Wanda at 252-459-3014

OCTOBER 7
The League of Women Voters of the Twin Counties will meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Warner Room of the Braswell Memorial public library in Rocky Mount. The guest speaker will be Shoneca Kent, Eastern Organizer for Democracy NC.  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. Members, and anyone interested in the League, are invited to attend the meeting.

OCTOBER 9
The Nashville Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidate-Citizen Meet and Greet on Thursday, October 9th from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Nash Arts in downtown Nashville. For more information about chamber events call 459-4050.
                                
OCTOBER 10
National Recording Artist Bobby V. will perform at the 7th annual Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down. The festival will take place Friday, October 10, 2014 from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Bobby is known for his #1 R&B single, “Slow Down,” and for his collaborations with rappers Ludacris, Lil Wayne and more. Bobby will perform at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from the Power 95.5 stage located at the corner of Nash and Western Streets. Admission is free! For information, call 972-1151, or visit www.rockymountnc.gov.

The West Mount Ruritan Club will hold a barbecue chicken plate sale from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 10. Eat in or take out. The cost is $7 per plate.

OCTOBER 13
A hunter education course will be held October 13, 14 and 15, November 17, 18 and 19 and December 8, 9 and 10 at the Nash County Ag Center in Nashville. The course is for those desiring to purchase for the first time a NC Hunting License. The course is free and there is no age limit, however, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Courses run from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Register at ncwildlife.org.

OCTOBER 14
The Edgecombe-Nash RSP will meet at 10:30 a. m. in Braswell Memorial Library’s Warner Room.

OCTOBER 15
The City of Rocky Mount will host its Coffee with a Cop event from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Hardee’s, 600 N. Wesleyan Blvd. Officers from the Rocky Mount Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Rocky Mount’s neighborhoods. For more information, call Brad Summerlin at 252-972-1466, or via e-mail at brad.summerlin@rockymountnc.gov.

The Rocky Mount Christian Women’s Connection will hold its October meeting at the Doubletree. The afternoon will begin with Ada Lovelace showing her silk flower arrangements. Patsy Gilliland will have music to share. Annis Barnett, of New Bern, will present, “How to Live Confidently in a Changing World.” The lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and should conclude by 1 p.m. For reservations, call Katherine at 823-5381 or Dot at 823-1423 by October 12. The charge is $15 inclusive.

OCTOBER 16
The DAR Micajah Pettaway Chapter will meet at 10:30 a.m. in Braswell Memorial Library. Kelli Wilson will speak on “Crossnore School.”

OCTOBER 17
 My Sister’s House will hold a charity dinner, “The Empty Chair,” to support the organization. The event will be held at 6 p.m. at Nashville United Methodist Church with special guest speaker WRAL Crime reporter, author and mom Amanda Lamb. Tickets are $25 per person. Call (252) 462-0366 for info.

OCTOBER 18
Nash County Parks and Recreation is holding a Halloween Hunt for ages 8 to 12 at Ennis Park in Red Oak. Wear a costume, bring a flashlight and a bag to hold your treats while participating in the Halloween Egg Hunt. The best boy and girl costume will win a prize. Register now through October 17. For info, call 252-462-2628.

The City of Rocky Mount’s Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation, Eastpointe, Mental Health America and Express Employment Professionals are gearing up for the second annual Disability Awareness and Employment Celebration. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Science and will raise awareness about the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities, and this will be done during Disability Awareness Month. The celebration will also include vendors who are seeking individuals with disabilities for employment. Admission is free. For more information, call 252-972-1182.

The Nash County Democratic Party will hold its Fall Rally at the Nash County Agriculture Center, 1006 Eastern Avenue, Nashville, on Oct. 18. Registration will begin at 5: 30 p.m.  All Democratic candidates have been invited to attend and to bring a baked item for a Candidates’ Baked Goods Silent Auction.  Joe Tucker and the Happy Land Singers will entertain prior to the candidates taking the podium. You may visit the party website at nashcountydemocrats.com for details or call Jan Mills at 252-478-4281. Food will be served by Doug Sauls Catering.

The Women of the Moose, Lodge 938 in Rocky Mount, will be sponsoring an indoor yard sale from 6:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at 521 Country Club Road in Rocky Mount. For info or to reserve your table, call 459-8255. Bring your yard sale items, collectibles, antiques and crafts. Sausage dogs, coffee and soft drinks will be available. Tables are available for members and for the public for $5 each. Profits will go towards community service projects and events and other Women’s special projects such as our Moose charities, MooseHeart (Children’s Home), and MooseHaven (Senior Care Village).

The October meeting of the After 5 Club will take place on Tuesday, October 14. Annis Barnett of New


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