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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact name and phone number.
DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN CEREMONY – Hosted by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and Nash Arts at the Nash Arts Center. Refreshments at 7 p.m., ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. For information call 459-4050.
Rocky Mount Citizens Academy - Have you always wanted to know more about Rocky Mount? Would you like to hear more about the various aspects of government? You are encouraged to join the Rocky Mount Citizens Academy, a great way for residents to learn about boards and commissions, to understand the 13 different departments within City Hall, and to become spokespersons for our community. The Rocky Mount Citizens Academy will take place March 6-May 22. Sessions will be held from 6-9 p.m. Deadline for applications is Feb. 21.To complete your application for the Citizens Academy, visit http://www.rockymountnc.gov/academy.html or call Loretta Braswell, 972-1354.
The Harrison Family YMCA - will begin a new Swim Club program for non-competetive swimmers in February. For information, contact 972-9622.
The Nash County Republican Party - will hold its Precinct meetings and Convention on Thursday, March 6, at Nash Community College. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Precinct Meetings and Convention start at 6:30 p.m. Meal tickets are $25. Momeyer Ruritan Club is serving pork chops and chicken. There is no fee to attend the Convention. All are invited.
Nash County native and Chairwoman of the NC Commission on Public Health, Felice Pete, will be the keynote speaker.To order tickets, call 252-904-3168 or 252-451-0060.
Late Winter Early Spring: Let’s Talk About It Series - Dates for this 5 part series will be March 6, March 20, April 3, April 17 and May 1 at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 N. Grace Street Rocky Mount, in the Warner Room. Call 252-442-1951 ext. 243 for information. Sponsored by North Carolina Humanities Council.
Free Kidney Screening - Chronic kidney disease affects one in nine North Carolinians, but most people are not aware that they have the disease or that they are at increased risk for developing kidney disease. In partnership with the UNC Kidney Education Outreach Program (KEOP), the Country Doctor Museum is hosting a free kidney screening on Friday, March 7, from 10 a.m. -1p.m. To sign-up for screening: Jennie Schindler, Museum Curatorial Director at 252.235.4165
For information about the KEOP: Donna Harward, Director of Education and Outreach, UNC Kidney Center at 919.966.2561 extension 300 or email@example.com or http://www.unckidneycenter.org/outreach.html
The City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering FREE science education activities and demonstrations at locations around Rocky Mount. Public Star Parties are free stargazing events which introduce participants to the night sky. Each month’s viewing session features a new theme and changing observing targets. Don’t miss the City Lake Moon Viewing Party on Fri., March 7, from 7-9 p.m. at City Lake. For information, call 972-1266.
Volunteer Tutors Needed - The Twin Counties Literacy Council is recruiting volunteer tutors. Two day trainings will be held March 8 and 15 at Cooley Library. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, see our website www.twincountieslit.org or call 877-398-5576 for information.
Nash County Recycles Day - will take place Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the parking lot of the Nash County Courthouse, 234 W. Washington St., Nashville. Bring your old electronics, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, unwanted/unused medicines and paper documents and recycle them safely and securely at this FREE public event! Monetary donations will be accepted for Keep America Beautiful of Nash and Edgecombe Counties for this event but participation is completely free to the public. Businesses will be charged for shredding. Optiional data clensing available from 5R processors, Ltd for $10 per drive. Hard drive will not be returned. Keep your confidential documents out of the wrong hands and out of landfills. Bring them to be shredded and recycled! Bring in expired, unbroken bulbs CFL bulbs to be recycled. Please do not tape lamps together in bundels. No contractors please. For information contact 467-4960.
Nash County Relay for Life Live Auction - will take place Saturday, March 8 at the Farmer’s Market, 1006 Peachtree St., Rocky Mount. Preview starts at 2:30 p.m., auction starts at 4 p.m. $500 cash raffle, and concessions. Bring your family and friends! Auctioneer will be Brent Hoggard of the Red Barn Auction Co., Nashville. 10% buyers premium will be added to each order. Please contact Michael 252-903-6813 or Liz 252-469-1120 if you have questions or items to donate. Thanks for your support!
Democratic Party Precinct Meeting - for Griffin #7 will take place March 10, at 6 p.m. at Cedar Grove Elementary School gym/multi-purpose room, 8967 Cedar Grove School Rd., Nashville.
Edgecombe-Nash Retired School Personnel Meeting - will take place 10:30 a.m., March 11 in Braswell Memorial Library’s Warner Room.
Groundbreaking Ceremony - Please attend the groundbreaking for the new Castalia Community Park, at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 13, Main St. and Hwy 58, Castalia. In case of inclement weather, ceremony will be at town hall. Partial funding by PARTIF and LWCF.
West Mount BBQ Chicken Lunch/Dinner - plate sale will take place at West Mount Ruritan Club on Friday, March 14, serving time 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Cost: $7 per plate.
Public Safety Blood Drive - The Nashville Police Department and Nashville Fire Department have joined together to hold a Public Safety Blood Drive. The American Red Cross will be at the Fire Department in the truck bay on March 15, from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. You will be able to sign up for an appointment at the end of February at http://www.redcross.org/. Please join us as we will also have the “doubles” machines available. For more information, email Jennifer.email@example.com
My Sister’s House - will be conducting crisis line volunteer training from March 17- April 8. Call the office at 252-462-0366 and ask for Lozen for times and application information.Crisis Volunteers are the best! Bilingual? We need bilingual volunteers.
After 5 Club Dinner - The March meeting of the After 5 Club will take place Tuesday, March 18 at the Doubletree Hotel on Winstead Rd. The evening will begin with Master Gardner, Cindy Scalf, teaching about roses A-Z. There will be wonderful springtime music. Speaker, Linda Wright from Ashboro will speak about “Chrysalls” Triumph Over Tragedy. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude by 8 p.m. Cost will be $15 inclusive. For reservations please call Janice or Jane at 446-4320 by March 16. Bring a friend, she’ll be glad you did.
PFLAG Meeting - (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meets Tuesday, March 18, 6 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Building, 516 North Church Street, Rocky Mount. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pflag.org.
The Rocky Mount Christian Women’s Connection - March meeting will take place Wednesday, March 19, at the Doubletree Hotel. The afternoon will begin with Donna Clifton speaking about noon day jewelry. Mary Ruth Johnson has some spring-like music to share. Linda Wright from Ashboro will speak about “Chrysalls” Triumph Over Tragedy. Luncheon 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 March17. The charge is $15 inclusive. Invite a friend, she will be glad you did.
The DAR Micajah Pettaway Chapter - will meet March 20, 10:30 a.m., in Braswell Memorial Library. Marianne Karth, Personal Historian, will speak on “Preserving Your Family History.”
Hunting Heritage Banquet - The Tar River Chapter of the NWTF will host its annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on March 20 at Nash Community College in the Brown auditorium. Please support our hunting heritage, conservation and preservation. Doors open at 6 p.m. For tickets call Jimmy Vickers, 252-813-4253 or e-mail email@example.com.
Art Garden Visual Art & Flower Fair - The Maria V. Howard Arts Center, located in the Imperial Centre, is calling all visual artists for the second annual Art Garden Visual Art and Flower Fair. The fair will give artists and flower enthusiasts from across the region an opportunity to share their works and talents with the community. Art Garden will take place Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, 1-5 p.m. A 10X10 booth space is available for participants to feature and sell their merchandise. For more info. or to register, visit www.rockymountnc.gov, or call 972-1632. Registration deadline is Friday, March 21.
Meet the Democratic Candidates Prior to the Primary - The Nash County Democratic Party will hold its annual Spring Rally March 27, at the Momeyer Ruritan Club, Momeyer Way, Nashville. Tickets $25. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Contact Jan Mills 252-478-4281.
Reading - A Staged Reading of “Out in Left Field,” a play by Lela Chesson, will be directed by Marilynn Anselmi on Saturday, March 29, 7 p.m., at Nash Arts Center in Nashville. Donations to PFLAG-RM ($5 suggested) will fund scholarships for area youth. The public is invited.
Spring Bazaar - will take place Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Rock Creek Baptist Church, located 1238 Rock Creek Drive, Nashville. Gifts and decorations for Easter, birthdays and graduations, baby and bridal showers, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Memorial Day and July 4th! Summer fun too! For more details call 252-801-1081 or 252-459-4477.
Paws in the Park - The City of Rocky Mount’s annual Paws in the Park event will be held Saturday, April 5, 11 a.m. at Sunset Park. The event will include a pet parade, largest dog, smallest dog, best dressed, best trick, barrel race, musical chairs and other contests for prizes. Vendors and veterinarians will be providing health tips, microchips and rabies shots for a small fee. All pets must be on a six foot leash and owners of pets must show proof of rabies shots and vaccinations. For more info., vendor applications or to volunteer for Paws in the Park, call 972-1151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering FREE science education activities and demonstrations at locations around Rocky Mount. Sidewalk Astronomy includes staff from the Cummins Planetarium who will operate a safely filtered telescope to provide daytime solar telescope viewing, revealing sunspots and other amazing features of the sun’s fiery surface. Sidewalk Astronomy will take place on Sat., April 5, from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. at City Lake. For information, call 972-1266.
4th Annual Christian Fellowship Church Youth Benefit Golf Tournament - will take place Friday, April 11, at Birchwood Country Club, Nashville. 4-man superball, captain’s choice with awesome prizes/cash. Early registration $240/team ends April 4. Lunch /registration - 12:00 p.m., Shotgun start - 1 p.m. complimentary beverages served on course. Goodie bags and lunch included. Charitable donation.
The City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering FREE science education activities and demonstrations at locations around Rocky Mount. Public Star Parties are free stargazing events which introduce participants to the night sky. Each month’s viewing session features a new theme and changing observing targets. Don’t miss the Spring Break Star Party on Fri., April 11, from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Imperial Centre. For information, call 972-1266.
Mother-Daughter Overnight Camp - The North Roanoke Baptist Association Woman’s Missionary Union will hold its 18th annual mother/daughter overnight camp for girls in grades 1-6 and their moms at Camp Mundo Vista (near Asheboro) on April 11-12. Camp theme is “Whooo?.....Me?”. Cost is $55 per person. Registration deadline is Feb. 8. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call (252)904-0686.
Public Schools New Laws Forum - New laws for North Carolina public schools: So what are they? Will they affect my family? A forum planned for April 26 featuring Dr. June Atkinson, N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction and a group of panelists seeks to answer these questions. They will share information about the new legislation and its impact on students, educators and our public school system. The forum is the latest project of the League of Women Voters Twin Counties Unit. The free event in Rocky Mount will be open to the public.