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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.

PRE-K APPLICATIONS - It's time to complete applications for four-year old services! Children who are four years old on or before August 31, 2017 are eligible to enroll in pre-K services from Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools. Applications will be accepted from 8 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on March 2 at Swift Creek Elementary School, March 7 at Winstead Avenue Elementary School, March 9 at Middlesex Elementary School, March 14 at Fairview Elementary School, March 16 at Bailey Elementary School, March 21 at Williford Elementary School, March 23 at Cedar Grove Elementary, March 28 at Nashville Elementary School and March 30 at Coopers Elementary School. For more information, call 462-2527.

Parent and Community Information Sessions will be held for the pre-kindergarten application process on February 23 from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. at the Teacher Resource Center, 800 N Fairview Road, Rocky Mount. For info, call the pre-K department at 452-2527.

Braswell Memorial Library will host a Teen Game Night on Thursday, February 23 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. in the teen area and computer lab. A variety of games will be available for play with friends and family. For info, call Scott Houston at 442-1951, ext 257.

The Coopers Fire Dept. Barbecued Pork Chop Plate sale is Friday, Feb. 24 from 11 am - 6 p.m. at the fire house. Plates are $7 each. The Auxiliary will sell baked goods.

Faith Christian High School Theatre Group will hold a Spirit night at Pizza Inn, 1473 Hunter Hill Road, on Monday, February 27th from 5 until 8 p.m. Please come out and eat pizza, relax, and help raise funds for a Theatre trip to New York City!

The Tar River Basket Weavers will meet February 28th at the Battleboro Community Center, 280 Battleboro Ave, at 4 p.m. for open weave. The meeting will follow at 7 p.m.New and experienced weavers are welcome. Please call Susan Legaj at 442-5659.

Braswell Memorial Library will host the Black History Hall of Fame on Tuesday, February 28 from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. in the Warner Room. For info, call Linda Bunch at 442-1951, ext 244.

The Nash County Republican Party will host its annual convention on Thursday, March 2 at Nash Community College. Mark Johnson, NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, will be the keynote speaker. Meal tickets are $20 per person. Registration starts at 6 p.m. with dinner and the speaker at 6:30 p.m. For info, call 908-5214 or visit nashgop.com.

A Democratic Precinct meeting for Griffins Precinct will be held Thursday March 2 at 6:30 p.m. at 9023 Cedar Grove School Loop Rd Nashville. Democrats of this Precinct are urged to attend. Contact 883-6149.

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Distinguished Citizen Reception March 2 at Nash Arts Center in downtown Nashville. The reception will begin at 6:30 followed by the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. For informtaion on how to nominate someone for the award, call 459-4050 or visit www.nashvillencchamber.org.

Community Grief Support Meetings will be held each week at Braswell Memorial Library on Grace Street in Rocky Mount from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Meetings will be held in the Wiley Room. Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. The topic on March 2 will be "The Grief Journey."

The Nash County Alzheimer's Walk will host a BBQ Chicken Plate Sale fundraiser on Friday, March 3 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Red Oak United Methodist Church. Plates are $7 and include BBQ Chicken, green beans, potatoes and bread. Eat in or pick up at Red Oak United Methodist Church, 8258 Red Oak Boulevard, Red Oak. Delivery is available for a minimum of 15 plates. To purchase tickets, call Anna Joyner at 382-7305. Orders must be placed by February 20.

The annual Elsie Clark Memorial Opry will be held on Friday, March 3 from 6 until 9:30 p.m. at Nash Arts. Proceeds will go towards funding the Hazel Valentine Scholarship.

The O.D. Moore Scholarship Foundation will host its first Gospel Jubilee Fundraiser on Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of gospel music. The event is a competition and will be judged by Luther Barnes and emceed by radio personality Partice Smith. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Seats are limited so get tickets early by calling Irma Boykin at 813-6753 or Hattie Dunn at 919-404-8234. TIckets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Children 12 and under are free.

Sandy Cross United Methodist Church is holding their Old Fashioned Chicken Pastry Supper on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 3 until 7 p.m. The "all-you-can-eat" supper is available for dine-in only and tickets are $8. Tickets or reservations are required and can be obtained by calling Pat Joyner at 443-4586. Children under 5 eat Free! The church is located at 3725 Sandy Cross Road, Nashville.

The Red Oak Democratic Precinct, along with the Dortches and Salem Democratic Precincts will meet on Saturday, March 4 at 10 a.m. at the Red Oak Fire Department. All Democrats are encouraged to attend.

The Castalia Democratic Precinct will meet on Saturday, March 4 at 11 a.m. at the Castalia Town Hall, 9507 Main Street, Castalia.. All Democrats are encouraged to attend.

Lighthouse Baptist Church will hold a BBQ Chicken Plate Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, March 4 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Plates are $7 and include green beans, potatoes and a roll. Eat in or take out. The church is located at 1703 Reges Store Road, Nashville. For info, call 459-2779.

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