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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.

MARCH 15
Faith Family Worship P.H. Church will hold a BBQ Pork plate sale on Friday, March 15 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the church, located at 4839 Redman Road, Rocky Mount. Plates are $8 and include slaw, potatoes, bread and cake. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 544-1354. Proceeds will go to building funds.

The Sandy Cross United Methodist Men and Women will host a BBQ Chicken Plate and Bake Sale on Friday, March 15 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Coopers Ruritan Club House. Plates are $8 and baked goods are as priced. Take out or eat in.

MARCH 16
The O.D. Moore Scholarship Foundation will host its third Gospel Jubilee Fundraiser. Enjoy a spaghetti dinner while listening to some of your favorite gospel singers on Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m. at the O.D. Moore Building, 806 S Alston Street, Nashville. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Spaghetti dinner is $5 and will include a salad, roll, dessert and beverage.There will also be door prizes and a raffle. For info, call Irma Boykins at 252-813-6753, Goldie Moody at 301-873-8586 or Hattie Dunn at 919-404-8234.

Lighthouse Baptist church will host a BBQ Chicken Plate Sale on Saturday, March 16 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Plates are $8 and include BBQ chicken, pork chops, potatoes, green beans and bread. Eat in or take out. A bake sale will be held inside the church featuring homemade items. The church is located at 1703 Reges Store Road, Nashville. For info, call 903-0497.

The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will hold a flag raising ceremony at Jack Laughery Park in Rocky Mount on March 16th at 11 a.m. Each month the Committee honors a deceased veteran of Nash or Edgecombe county and their family by presenting them with a flag flown over the Park the previous month in their honor. The flag presentation this month will be to the family of Russell D. Cockrell, Cpl. U.S. Army. A new flag is then raised in honor of another veteran. This month's honoree is Bobby Lee Joyner, MSG, U.S. Army, and shall fly over the park until the next event. The public is encouraged to attend to honor those who so honorably served our nation. To honor a Veteran of Nash or Edgecombe county, ask for an application at the ceremony or contact James Ervin at 252-903-3512. There is no charge for this service.

MARCH 18
The VOICE of Nashville will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 18 in Town Council Chambers. The guest speakers will be Nashville Council Members Larry Taylor and Charles Taylor. The meeting is open to the public.

Community Grief Support Meetings are held weekly on Mondays at Nash Community College. Sessions are held from 6:30 to 8 pm. Meetings will be held in Room 7203 in the Science & Technology Building. Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On March 18, the session will focus on "Facing the Reality of Loss."

MARCH 20
Nash Community College will host "Email marketing: A Crash Course" on Wednesday, March 20 from 6 until 8:30 p.m.The workshop is great for beginners who want to learn how to start creating email marketing campaigns for their business or for email marketers who aren't getting the results they expect. No cost. Register at https://bit.ly/2Ti4AgO, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu or call 252-451-8233.

MARCH 21
Nash Community College will host "How to write an effective marketing plan" from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. No cost. Register at https://bit.ly/2B9MoMf, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu or call 252-451-8233.

The March meeting of the Micajah Pettaway DAR will be held on Thursday, March 21st at the Braswell Library at 11 a.m. Allan Hoffman, WNCT, will discuss service in Vietnam.

Nash County Cooperative Extension will be hosting "Empowering Youth and Families Program" for parents and youth ages 10-14. The 12-week program will begin on March 21 and run through May 30 and will help combat the opioid crisis in the community. The program will strengthen parent and youth communication skills and work to educate attendees so they can help prevent opioid misuse through knowledge and healthy behaviors. For info, call Adrienne Williams at 459-9810 or email adwill23@ncsu.edu.

MARCH 22
The Oak Level Ruritan Club will host a BBQ Chicken Dinner on Friday, March 22 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Plates are $8.

Nash Arts will host its annual Denim and Diamonds Fundraiser on March 22 from 6 until 9 p.m. featuring entertainment by The Ginger Thompson Band. Catering will be by The Nashville Exchange. There will be a live silent auction and a cash bar available. The cost is $30 per individual or $55 per couple. For info, call 459-4734.

MARCH 25
Community Grief Support Meetings are held weekly on Mondays at Nash Community College. Sessions are held from 6:30 to 8 pm. Meetings will be held in Room 7203 in the Science & Technology Building. Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On March 25, the session will focus on "Feeling Your Grief."

Braswell Memorial Library will host its Good Reads Book Club March 25 from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. The club will be discussing "The Story of Arthur Truluv" by Elizabeth Berg. For info, call Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext 253.

MARCH 26
PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet on Tuesday, March 26 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 more information, email pflagrm@aol.com.

The Distinguished Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 will meet on Monday, March 25 from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Librayr in Rocky Mount. For info, call 469-0516 or 903-1665. Guests are welcomed as well as new members.

MARCH 27
Nash Community College will host "Business Structure and Risk Management" from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. Learn how to identify the common warning signs of risk and how to implement, monitor and evaluate a risk management plan for your small business. No Cost. Register at https://bit.ly/2AXaNVa, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu or call 252-451-8233.

MARCH 30
The Nash County Farmers Market will host a Free Bluegrass Concert on Saturday, March 30 at 6 p.m. For more information, visit nash.ces.ncsu.ed or call 459-9810.

The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will be holding a Memorial Ceremony at Jack Laughery Park in Rocky Mount on Sunday, March 30th at 3 p.m. All Veterans of the Vietnam War era, whether they deployed or served at home, will be honored. Come bearing respect for all who served. Presentation by Col. David O'Dea, U.S. Army(Ret.). In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held indoors at Coleman-Pitt American Legion Post 58, 2731 N. Church Street, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804.

Nash Arts Center presents Guitar and Friends in Concert on Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For info, or to get tickets, call 459-4734.

April 1
Community Grief Support Meetings are held weekly on Mondays at Nash Community College. Sessions are held from 6:30 to 8 pm. Meetings will be held in Room 7203 in the Science & Technology Building. Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On April 1, the session will focus on "Coping Techniques."

April 2
Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools will present a "Safety Forum" on Tuesday, April 2 from 6 until 7 p.m. at Rocky Mount High School in the Black Box Theater, 1400 Bethlehem Road, Rocky Mount. The forum is hosted by the District Parent Advisory Committee and will feature Superintendent Dr. Shelton Jefferies and Sheriff Keith Stone. The safety forum will bring an expert panel of school and county level safety response teams together for an open forum on the topic of school safety. For info, email Dr. Patricia Hollingsworth at pdhollingsworth@nrms.k12.nc.us or Leondus Farrow, Jr. at llfarrow@nrms.k12.nc.us.

April 4
The Nash Central High School Drama Department will be performing High School Musical 2 at the Imperial Center. Showtimes are: Thursday, April 4th at 7 p.m., Friday, April 5th at 7 p.m., and two shows on Sunday, April 7th at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 each before April 3rd and $10 each after April 3rd. For more information call 451-2860.

April 6
The Nash County Farmers Market will celebrate opening day on Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, visit nash.ces.ncsu.ed or call 459-9810.

The Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Small Business Center and the Eastern NC Center for Business and Entrepreneurship will present "Financial Fortitude Expo" on Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dan Gerlach, President, Golden LEAF Foundation will open the event with, "Economic Development in the Twin Counties." Following the keynote will be two concurrent breakout sessions. Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. The Expo is open to the public and is at no cost. Registration is required. Register at https://conta.cc/2EK3QrE, email trpeaden297@nashcc.edu, or call 252-451-8233.

April 8
Community Grief Support Meetings are held weekly on Mondays at Nash Community College. Sessions are held from 6:30 to 8 pm. Meetings will be held in Room 7203 in the Science & Technology Building. Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On April 8, the session will focus on "Your New Environment."

April 13
The VFW Auxiliary Post 2057 will hold its annual Yard Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. Tables are $10 and going fast. Call 969-334 to reserve yours. The sale will be held at the VFW Post, 11270 Highway 97, Rocky Mount. The post will also be collecting non-perishable food items for homeless veterans.

April 15
Community Grief Support Meetings are held weekly on Mondays at Nash Community College. Sessions are held from 6:30 to 8 pm. Meetings will be held in Room 7203 in the Science & Technology Building. Persons who have lost loved ones and are interested in finding healing in a group setting are encouraged to attend. On April 15, the session will focus on "Dealing with Special Days."

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.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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 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 VITA Free Tax Preparation service began on January 31, 2019 and will continue every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until April 13, 2019 at Cooley Library in Nashville. On Thursdays and Fridays, they will be available from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturdays they are available from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. No appointments necessary. Flyers available in the Harold D. Cooley Library with more details if needed.

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).


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