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“A Historic Holiday – Christmas during Civil War Times” will be celebrated at Historic Stonewall Manor with public tours in December. For Christmas, Stonewall will be decorated with all of the natural elements that would have been used during the 19th century to make its ambiance that of the period. The home will be open to the public for tours:
Thursday, Dec. 12, 5 - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec.17, 5-8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 20, 5-8 p.m.
Fees are: $5 – adults; $3 seniors; $2 children. Please call 252-904-0744 for details or visit our website at www.stonewallmanornc.org.
Christmas Concert for the Schools - will take place Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Rocky Mount Middle School, 841 Nash Street, Rocky Mount. Students get in FREE, bring your parents and other adults for $10 each.Tickets will be sold at the door. Secure parking in a fenced lot on Nash Street across from the school. Secured entrance on Nash street, side entrance direct to band room area and auditorium. Proceeds to Nash Rocky Mount Public Schools and Tar River Orchestra and Chorus.
The Soldier and the Refusenik - Two Israelis. Two Choices. One Conclusion. Israeli activists, Maya Wind, conscientious objector and co-founder of the 2008 refusenik group of Israeli high school seniors, and Eran Efrati, a former Israeli Defense Force soldier and investigative researcher speak out about the Israeli occupation Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 516 N Church St., Rocky Mount (doors open at 6:30 p.m., light refreshments available). Sponsors: In the Name of Humanity, Black Workers for Justice 910-670-0891, www.SoldierandRefusenik.com (contributions to Maya and Eran’s work will be appreciated)
A Christmas Carol, 2013 - *Adapted & directed by Jim Singleton, original music by Jared Wood will take place Dec.13-14, At 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices: $12 general, $10 senior citizens and children 12 & under. *Nash Arts member discounts are now applied according to level of membership. General Admission tickets may be purchased online by visiting http://bt9.r.mailjet.com/redirect/r898hwhrxqs8jsx66ktmym/www.brownpapertickets.com/event/517213. Call 252-459-4734 for reservations
Christmas at the Roma’s Clydesdale Farm – Dec 14 and 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Carriage rides on Dec. 14. Horse rides, scavenger hunt, crafts, gingerbread house, hot dogs, gift shop and more, 16153 Red Bud Road, Castalia, 252 883-6185
Benvenue Holiday Extravaganza and Vendor Event -Come enjoy some shopping and fun! Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Benvenue Elementary School, 2700 Nicodemus Mile Road, Rocky Mount. $2 adult admission. Light concessions available for purchase. Lots of items to help you with your holiday shopping needs including handmade crafts (stained glass, wreaths, hair bows), delicious homemade foods (soups, salsa, cheese straws), body wraps, Mary Kay, Thrive, Scentsy, thirty-one, Silpada, Henley and Co., doTERRA and more! Please see our Facebook event “Benvenue Extravaganza” for a more detailed and up-to-date list.
Free Surgical Weight Loss Education Classes - are offered to those interested in weight loss surgery and are the first step for entry into the surgical weight loss program at Nash Health Care. Classes will be held Dec. 17. Call the Nash Surgical Weight Loss Center at 962-6503 for more information. For information on the Nash Surgical Weight Loss Center, visit the website www.nhcs.org” www.nhcs.org
Diabetes Support Group Meeting - will take place Dec. 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Nash General Hospital, in Conference Room 2. The Diabetes Support Group provides educational lectures, valuable information, and a chance to ask questions of nurses specializing in diabetes and wellness. The group meets regularly on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information on the support group or on upcoming programs, please call 962-8854 or visit the website www.nhcs.org.
Teen Gingerbread Throwdown - Get ready to Deck the Halls! Construction begins Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. For more information and to sign up please see or call Leslie Schultz, Young Adult Librarian, 252-442-1951 ext 257.
A Gift of Music - Join Braswell Memorial Library and the Rocky Mount High School Music Department for its1st annual Holiday Concert featuring Rocky Mount High School Band and Choral students in a celebration of holiday favorites! Thursday, Dec. 19, 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Warner Meeting Room.
Teen Dance - The City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a Teen Dance, Sun., Dec. 29 from 7-11 p.m. at Star City Skate and Play. Admission fee is $10. For information, please call 972-1151.
Fall Loose leaf Collection - will take place through Fri., Jan. 3. Rake your leaves and pine straw in piles behind the curb or onto the shoulder of the road. Pick up will begin with the north route and will alternate weekly with the south route until collection service ends. For more information on loose leaf collection and a map indicating the north and south routes and the schedule of service, visit http://www.rockymountnc.gov or www.rockymountnc.gov.
Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Community Information Sessions - Upcoming are parent and community information sessions on the pre-kindergarten application process for the 2014-2015 school year. Light refreshments will be provided. For information call the PK department at 252-462-2527. Sessions are as follows:
Jan. 6, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Rock Springs FWB Church, Bailey (intersection of Old Highway 264 and Camp Charles Road)
Jan. 7, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Nash County Agricultural Center, 1006 Eastern Avenue, Nashville
Girls and Guys Night Out - Wednesday nights, 6 - 8 p.m. for teens at Braswell Memorial Library’s Warner Meeting Room. Jan. 8: Career Bound, March 12: Healthy Chefs, April 9: Statistics vs. Facts. To register call Francheskia Fenderson 252-822-2785, or Leslie Schultz 252-442-1951 ext. 257 to register.
Learn the Fundamentals of the SAT - on Saturdays Jan. 11, Feb. 22, April 19, 10 a.m. - 12 noon, in the Warner Meeting Room. Space is limited, so call Francheskia Fenderson 252-822-2785, or Leslie Schultz 252-442-1951 ext. 257 to register.
Donations Being Accepted - The Nash Health Care Volunteers are accepting donations of gently used magazines (no older than 12 months). These magazines are placed in waiting rooms and patient and family areas throughout the facility. Please drop off donations at the volunteer discharge area in the main hospital lobby Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thank you in advance for your support!
Energy Share - Applications are now being accepted for the City of Rocky Mount’s Energy Share program. Learn how you can get a cash rebate of up to $500 for work related to attic weatherization or for a replacement HVAC system. For more information, visit rockymountnc.gov, or call 972-1100.
Nash County Dept of Social Services Santas Claus Campaign - With the Christmas holiday season approaching, the Foster Care Unit of the Nash County Department of Social Services is planning its annual “Santa Claus” campaign. This effort provides an opportunity for community members to give Christmas gifts to children who have been placed in foster care. If you are interested in sponsoring a foster child for Christmas or providing gifts or food for the annual Christmas party, please contact Stephanie Grischow at 252-459-1257.
Please Support the Nash County Aging Population - The Nash County Family Caregiver Support Program and United Way have teamed up to collect incontinence supplies Nov. 25 - Dec. 13 to address the unmet needs for the aging population, asking the community to engage in this effort. Calling upon individuals, businesses, clubs, community organizations and places of worship. Whether you collect and donate supplies or make a financial donation, you can help make a difference! Supplies being collected are: Depends, wipes, gloves, bed & chair liners. Donations can be made out to Nash County. Find out how you can help: Ashley Winstead 459-1365 or United Way 937-2213. Supplies are being collected at The Nash Senior Center, 103 N. Alston Street, Nashville, and various locations around Nash County.
Volunteer Tutors - The Twin Counties Literacy Council is seeking volunteer adult tutors and adult literacy learners. The learner and tutor will work one-to-one at least 1.5 hours a week at a public place. If interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or call 877-398-5576 and leave a message.
Peanuts Naturally on Display Now! - Check out Charlie Brown and the crew at the Peanuts Naturally exhibit, located at the Imperial Centre, 270 Gay Street in Rocky Mount. This exhibit takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the environment and the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Interactive stations allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. Peanuts Naturally will be on display through Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
Edgecombe and Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils- Meetings will take place the third Thursday monthly at the East Carolina Ag & Education Center in Rocky Mount. The public is invited.
The Diabetes Support Group - meets regularly on the third Tuesday of each month at Nash General Hospital. For information on the support group or on upcoming programs, please call 962-8854 or visit the website www.nhcs.org.
Badges and Books Reading Program -The Nashville Police Department is proud to announce its Badges and Books reading program. The department is working with local schools and daycares to promote a positive association between its officers and the children of the community while encouraging an interest in reading. Officers will be reading age appropriate materials from Harold D. Cooley Library.
To have the Nashville Police Department come to your school, daycare or church, please contact Officer Bull at 459-4545 or 903-8168.