COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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.

COMMUNITY CENTER -The Nashville Community Building is available for rental. For info. or to rent the facility, call Rachel Ervin at 252-813-8772.

FLU VACCINE - The Nash County Health Department is now providing flu and pneumococcal vaccinations at their Rocky Mount and Nashville clinic sites by appointment only.   For more information about flu and pneumonia vaccinations or to make an appointment, contact Nash County Health Department at 459-9819 (Nashville) or 446-0027 (Rocky Mount).

HALL OF FAME - Twin County Community Pride, Inc., is soliciting nominations  for 2015 Induction into the Twin County Hall of Fame.   Induction Criteria and Nomination Form can be downloaded from the website: http://www.twincountyhalloffame.com/images/TWCPNominationForm.doc.  Deadline for receipt is April 30.  The completed nomination form can be mailed to TCCP, Inc., P. O. Box 8441, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.  Prior year inductees’ names and biographical info are available on the Twin County Hall of Fame website.

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY-  In order to provide better customer service for clients, Nash County Health Department is now providing expanded scheduling options, though some next-day appointments will still be available.   For more information or to make an appointment, contact Nash County Health Department at 459-9819 (Nashville) or 446-0027 (Rocky Mount).

HOMETOWN FAVORITES - The Red Oak community has published, “Hometown Favorites”, a cookbook to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  This one-of-a kind book includes over 250 recipes from local contributors.  You may purchase the book for only $15 at Faulkner’s Store, Rocky Mount Medical Park Pharmacy, Shear Joy Hair Salon, Siham Hair Boutique, Professional Hair Care by Donna Davenport, and Linda’s Beauty Shop.  You may also contact committee members Lindsay Alford, Frances Dunn, Marion Faulkner, Karen Girona, Vicki Griffin, Hazel Hill, Jeanette Hill, Audrey Pearce, Suzy Pearce, Jessica Smith, or Maureen Williams.  For more information, call (252)904-0686.

January 30
Faith Family Worship P.H. Church will hold a BBQ Pork Plate Sale from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Plates include potatoes, slaw, bread and cake and cost $7. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 252-544-1354. Proceeds go towards the building fund. The church is located at 4839 Redman Road.

January 31
Boy Scout Pack/Troop 37 will hold a Brunswick Stew Sale from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Quarts are $7 each. The sale will be held at the Coopers Ruritan Club Building, at 6084 Highway 58 South.

February 3
College Foundation of North Carolina will offer a free college financial aid workshop for Nash County students at 6:30 p.m. at Nash Community College in Brown Auditorium.  All Nash County-area students and parents, no matter which high school the student attends, are welcome.  Amy Denton, regional representative with CFNC, will present a financial aid workshop, which will cover filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), avoiding too much debt, finding scholarships and grants, saving for college and more.   Financial aid personnel from Nash Community College and N.C. Wesleyan College will be available to answer questions.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Gardner’s BBQ Restaurant, 1330 N. Wesleyan Boulevard in Rocky Mount.  All chapter members are asked to attend this important meeting to discuss a subject that pertains to every member.  NC NARFE Vice President Robert Allen, Roxboro, will attend.  For details, call Barbara Holden at 823.2404.

February 4
The Spring Hope Senior Citizens will hold their monthly meeting at noon in the Spring Hope Community Building. Sheriff Keith Stone will be the guest speaker. For additional information please contact Jan Mills 252-478-4281

February 5
Friends of Braswell Memorial Library will sponsor a fun, free family event, “It’s Not Your Grandmother’s Library,” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Staff will be available to talk about the library’s free Wi-fi, how to borrow a laptop, how to check out ebooks, the growing digital collection, study rooms, computer classes, teen clubs, children’s computer services and upcoming programs. For children up through fifth grade, there will be storytelling, crafts, prizes and tours in the Children’s Section from 5 to 6:15. Tweens and Teens are invited to join staff upstairs in the Young Adult Section and the Footeprint Homework Center at 5 for games and info on how to take a “Shelfie” and win a tablet and gift cards. Parents, tweens and teens can hear SBI special agent Kevin Roughton speak at 5:15 upstairs in the non-fiction section. Roughton will talk about the changing world of social media and safety concerns. For more info on the event, call Jenny White at 266-8749 or Braswell at 442-1951.

February 7
Dr. McIntosh will help Braswell Memorial Library celebrate Charles Dickens Birthday from 1 until 2:30 p.m. in the Wiley Conference Room. Dr. McIntosh brings literary characters to life.

Nash County Parks and Recreation will host its 8th annual Daddy Daughter Dance from 6 until 8:30 p.m. at the Nash County Agricultural Center. Register by Friday, January 23. Young ladies in grades K-5 and a male family members are invited to attend this event, which costs $25 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. For info, call 462-2628.

February 12
The Down East Partnership for Children is beginning recruitment for its Spring 2015 Incredible Years - Preschool Series for children ages 3-4. Learn to promote positive social and emotional behaviors in your school age children, establish predictable household rules and routines, incorporate play with your children within your daily schedule and effectively manage your children’s challenging behaviors. As a participant you will receive weekly gas cards, door prizes, free dinner, childchare and $50 gift card for participants attending at least 13 out of the 16 sessions. Sessions begin Feb. 12 and are held every Thursday night from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at 215 Lexington Street, Rocky Mount. To register, call Janessa Nieves or Chioma Pitts at 985-4300.

February 13
Braswell Memorial Library will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Warner Meeting Room. Call 442-1951, ext 243 for info.

February 14
The C.C. Spaulding Alumni Association will host a Sweetheart Disco from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the O.D. Moore Building, 806 Alston Street  in Nashville. For info or to get tickets, call 478-3376.

February 19
The DAR Micajah Pettaway Chapter will meet at 10:30 a. m. in Braswell Library.  John Jesso, Downtown Development Manager, will present the program on “Progress in Downtown Rocky Mount.”

March 5
The Nash County Republican Party 2015 Convention will take place at Nash Community College, with registration at 6 p.m. and dinner & Convention at 6:30 p.m.  Meal tickets are $20/person. The Keynote speaker is Tami Fitzgerald, the Executive Director of  NC Values Coalition. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 904 - 3168 or visit www.nashncgop.com

March 7
The City of Rocky Mount’s Human Relations Commission and Nash Community College will hold the annual International Festival of Cultures on Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015. The event will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Brown Auditorium on the campus of Nash Community College. Come out for a celebration of Rocky Mount’s diverse cultures.

Keep America Beautiful will sponsor Nash County Recycles Day from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Nash County Courthouse. Recycle old electronics, flourescent tubes and bulbs, unwanted/unused prescriptions and over the counter medications  safely at this free event. For info, call 467-4960.

March 13
The Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council has $240,814 in intervention and prevention funds available for services to youth most at-risk of court involvement. Applications will be accepted through March 13. Local public agencies, 501c(3) non-profits and local  housing authorities wishing to apply can call 252-451-8347 or 252-827-5058.

COMMUNITY
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Nash County Senior Center is in need of assistance and participation in its second annual Easter Food Box Drive. The purpose of the program is to collect and distribute non-perishable food items to needy senior citizens throughout Nash County. Items will be collected February 16 through March 16. Monetary donations are also accepted and appreciated. Volunteers are also needed to help assemble boxes on March 20 and to deliver them on March 24 and 25. For info, call 459-7681.