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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.

May 24
The 10th Anniversary H. Earl Coley Golf Classic will be held on Friday, May 24 at the Belmont Lake Golf Club. The event will benefit the O.D. Moore Scholarship Foundation. To participate, or for sponsorship opportunities, call Patrick Ford at 252-469-9805, Allegro Cordell at 252-469-1299, Goldie Ford at 301-873-8586 or email at gmfmoody@aol.com, or Tony Smith at 919-672-0448.

H.D. Cooley Library will host a Lighthouse Craft for all ages on May 24 from 11 until 11:45 a.m. Space is limited. Sign up by calling 459-2106.

May 25
The Nash Central Class of 1959 will celebrate their 60th class reunion with a breakfast at the Holiday Inn on Winstead Avenue in Rocky Mount on May 25. For info, call R. Ricks at 443-6383 or V. Wilson at 972-1933.

May 27
The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash & Edgecombe Counties will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at Jack Laughery Park in Rocky Mount on Monday, May 27th to remember our fallen heroes. The opening ceremony will begin promptly at 11 a.m. with the entrance of the Nash Central High School NJROTC. Sgt. Major Leo Nieves (USMC Ret.) will then perform a POW/MIA Fallen Comrades Ceremony. Brigadier General Arnold Gordon-Bray (US Army Retired) will be honoring Nash County native William Hoover Jones, PFC US Army, who remained MIA for 68 years before being returned to America by North Korea. A Ceremonial rifle salute by the NJROTC and the playing of "Taps" will close the ceremony. Everyone is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.

May 28
PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet on Tuesday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m, in the Parish Hall, Church of the Good Shepherd, 231 North Church Street, Rocky Mount. PFLAG is a non-profit volunteer organization working to support the well-being of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender persons, their families and friends; to advocate equal civil rights for all; and to educate on issues regarding sexual orientation and gender identities. Persons who envision a society that embraces everyone are welcome to attend. For info, email pflagrm@aol.com.

June 1
The Twin County Domestic Violence Task Force will presents its fifth annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 until 12:30 p.m. at Sunset Park in Rocky Mount. Activities will include spray park, free rides, games, health screenings, face painting, live entertainment and community information booths. The event is free and open to the community.

June 8
The Nash County Farmers Market will host Kids Day at the Market on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Kids Day will be held every first saturday of the month from May to October.

June 11
Nashville's Business and Professional Women is hosting its first annaul "Taste of Nash County 2019" on June 11 from 4 until 7 p.m. at Nash Community College. There will be local Nash County restaurants and locally made products available for sampling. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any BPW member. Proceeds will support scholarships for high school seniors at local high schools.

July 28
The Rocky Mount Kidney Warriors will host "Walk after you Worship" at the More than Talk Kidney Walk on Sun., July 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the MLK Park Trail, 800 East Virginia Street, Rocky Mount. Proceeds will benefit the NC National Kidney Foundation and is sponsored by Concerned About People Inc.

September 28
The Harrison Family YMCA will host its 3rd annual Chance for All Color Run 5K and 1 mile Fun Run on Saturday, September 28 from 7:30 until 10:30 a.m. at North Carolina Wesleyan College. For information, visit www.harrisonfamily.org/events/color-run.

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American Legion Post 293, located at 810 South Alston Street, Nashville, needs a few more fine soldier men and women to join the post. All service branches welcome. For info, call Adj. Dorothy K. Baylor at 813-7715. "Be among the best."

The Rocky Mount Garden Club participated in the Annual North Carolina Garden Club meeting held in Greenville, where a new Junior Club was ratified. The group of ladies are looking forward to mentoring the younger generation of gardeners. The actual calendar year will begin in August. The club will participate in civic projects, beautification projects, and individual and group projects that will cultivate an environment of learning about horticulture, conservation, and ecology to name a few. Anyone interested in participating in grades 2nd-8th can contact juniorgardenclubnrm@gmail.com. It is based on availability with a limited amount of spaces.

The Nash County Farmers Market is open Saturdays April through November from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, visit nash.ces.ncsu.ed or call 459-9810.

The Home Delivered Meals Program is in need of volunteers to help deliver hot meals to homebound senior citizens who live on the Corinth, Castalia and West Mount routes. For info, call Wendy Perry at 459-1367.

Be the Astronaut is an interactive learning exhibit that teaches STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)-based content via state-of-the-art video game technology, as well as traditional methods is currently on display at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences. For more info on the exhibit, visit imperialcentre.org.

The Edgecombe & Nash Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils have intervention and prevention funds available to serve at-risk youth in Edgecombe & Nash counties. The deadline for submitting applications will be February 28, 2019. Local public agencies, 501©(3) non-profits & local housing authorities interested in applying may call 641-7834 (Edgecombe), 451-8347 (Nash) or 827-5058 (E & N).

Narconon New Life Retreat would like to remind families to stay educated on the signs and dangers of drug abuse. Methamphetamines and opioids are on the rise in both rural and city areas. Learn the signs and protect your loved ones from drug abuse and addiction. The amount of deaths caused by Methamphetamines has almost tripled since 2014. To learn more, visit: https://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/the-other-drug-epidemic.html. Narconon provides free drug education materials covering a wide range of topics. Please call today for free drug education materials at: 1 (800) 431-1754

The Distinguished Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 meets the second and fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 N Grace Street, Rocky Mount. Guests are welcome to attend. For info, call 469-0516 or 903-1665.


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