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.

REUNION: Southern Nash High School Class of 1996 will be having their 20th year class reunion on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Birchwood Country Club, 901 E Birchwood Dr, Nashville, NC 27856. More details to follow as they become available. Find up-to-date info at the class reunion website at http://classreport.org/usa/nc/bailey/snhs/1996/ or on the group's Facebook page. Contact Tracey Richardson at 252-813-1560 or tot2939@yahoo.com for info.

REUNION: The Rocky Mount Senior High School will have their 45th Class Reunion the weekend of October 28 through 30, 2016 and is searching for classmates and whomever started at the school in 1968. The class of 1968 is the second graduating "GRYPHON CLASS." The first was RMSH Class of "1970." For more info, call Katrina Rogers (RMSH Class of 71 Reunion Committee ) at (252)446-3238 or email karogers1934@centurylink.net.

SEPTEMBER 23
North Carolina Wesleyan College and the MIMS Gallery is hosting Kidney Warriors - Strong People with Kidney Disease, a narrative exhibition of paintings by Katrinia Williams from August 19 through September 26. A reception party will be held on September 23 from 7 until 8:30 with live music and an informal gallery talk with Ms. Williams. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Faith Family Worship P.H. Church will host a BBQ Chicken Plate Sale on Friday, September 23 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the church at 4839 Redman Road, Rocky Mount. Plates are $7 and include BBQ chicken, green beans, potatoes, bread and cake. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 252-544-1354. All proceeds will go to building funds.

SEPTEMBER 24
Jacob's Friends will host a Special Needs Children's Carnival on Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Red Oak United Methodist Church. There will be food, games, prizes, special appearances, fire trucks and special music by Grafted. For info, call Bonnie Smith at 904-0852.

The Tar River Chapter of the National Wild Turker Federation will host their 15th annual JAKE'S Day on Saturday, September 24 at 9 a.m. Registration is free for all children. Events include a BB shoot, a Labrador Retriever field trial demonstration, NCWRC Wildlife Officers, archery, a rock climbing wall, a zip line and rope bridge, reptiles, a shark tooth dig, the Rocky Mount Children's Museum, NC Forest Service and live wolves. Hot dogs and drinks will be available for $1 each. Proceeds will support scout troops and shooting teams assisting at the event. For info, call Bill Collart at 904-4286.

The VFW Auxiliary Post 2057 will celebrate its 70th birthday on Saturday, September 24 at 1 p.m. There will be free BINGO games, a children's craft table and free snacks. The post is located at 11270 NC Highway 97.

Join the Tar River Land Conservancy on Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. for a hike on a newly preserved property adjoining Fishing Creek in northern Nash County. The 40-acre property is a mixture of hardwood and pine forest areas and open land on Fishing Creek, which is the largest tributary of the Tar River. Also attending will be Bill Lewis, Nash County Forest Ranger and Judy Ratcliffe, Eastern Region Freshwater Ecologist. The event is free, but donations are appreciated. Please wear sturdy shoes and field clothing suitable for walking off-trail. TRLC rates this hike as an easy hike. It is requested that dogs, other than registered service animals, not be brought to the event. To register and get directions go to www.tarriver.org or call 919-496-5902.

Braswell Memorial Library will host an author visit with Yancey Uriah on September 24 from 2 until 3 p.m. Uriah will present his book, "Hood's Product." Books will be available for purchase and author signing after the presentation in the Warner Room. For info, call Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext 253.

The Nash Health Care Auxiliary will host a yard sale on the Nash Health Care campus in the bottom of the parking deck on Saturday, September 24 from 7 a.m. until noon. Donations are needed and can be dropped off on Friday, September 23 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. or at other times by contacting Stephanie Collins at 252-962-8118 or via email at shoell@nhcs.org. All donations are tax deductible. Spaces are also available to rent at the yard sale for $15. You must provide your own table and chairs.

SEPTEMBER 25
The descendents of David and Louisa Matthews Boone will gather for their 77th annual family reunion on Sunday September 25, 2015 at the White Oak United Methodist Church at 5027 Old White Oak Road, Nashville. All in attendance are urged to bring a picnic basket for the 1 p.m. luncheon.

SEPTEMBER 26
Braswell Memorial Library will host the Good Reads Book Club on September 26 from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. If interested in joining the book club, call Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext 253.

SEPTEMBER 27
The Young Ambassadors Circle ("YAC") will be hosting a Farm-to-Table Family Style Dinner on Tuesday, September 27 at the Rocky Mount Mills at 6 p.m. This is the YAC's first signature event and will be supporting the Pediatric Behavioral Health Activities Program at Nash Health Care. Tickets are $75 for YAC members through August 19 and $100 for non members.

Local Historian Jenny Braswell will be presenting "American Revolution and the Birth of Nash County" on September 27 at 2 p.m. at Cooley Library. Join Jenny for colorful history and thorough information! No registration is required. For info, call 459-2106.

The Tar River Basket Weavers will meet on September 27 at 4 p.m. at the Battleboro Community Center, 280 Battleboro Ave for open weave. The meeting will follow at 7 p.m. New and experienced weavers are welcome. Please call Susan Legaj @252-442-5659 for more information.

SEPTEMBER 28
The Down East Partnership will facilitate a free Kaleidoscope Play and Learn group in the Children's Room at Harold D. Cooley Library beginning on September 28. This play group offers free play, learning, socialization, resources and more for families, caregivers, and children. The play group will met from 9:30 -11:30 each Wednesday. To register for free, please contact Pattie Davis at Down East Partnership at (252) 985-4300.

Braswell Memorial Library will host "Banned Books on Film" on September 28 from 5 until 7:30 p.m. in the computer lab. Celebrate Banned Books Week with a film based on a challenge or banned book.

Harold D. Cooley Library will host a crochet class on each Wednesday in September, with instructor Jama Currin. The class is offered for free. A brief supply list will be provided upon registration. Call the library at 459-2106 to register.

SEPTEMBER 29
Westridge Grill is hosting the First Annual Travis' Day of Hope. Monte Tippette will be the entertainment for the evening, which will be on September 29 from 7 until 11 p.m. There will ba 50/50 raffle and 10 percent of all sales will go to the HOPE initiative.

Nash GOP Aware will host a Volunteer Information Night on Thursday, September 29th at the Nash Republican Headquarters in Rocky Mount at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

SEPTEMBER 30
Coopers Ruritan Club is holding a BBQ Chicken Plate Sale on Friday, September 30 from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Plates are $7 and are eat in or take out. Tickets are available at Phil Hair Works, Rocky Mount and Billy's Grocery, Spring Hope.

OCTOBER 5
The Spring Hope Senior Citizens lunch group will meet at noon Wednesday, October 5 at the Spring Hope Community Building. Carol Vierela will speak about the Nash County Animal Shelter and other related topics. Please call 252-478-4281 for information.

OCTOBER 6
My Sister's House will celebrate the opening of their new location at Station Square on October 6 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a ribbon cutting followed by appetizers catered by the Prime Smokehouse of Rocky Mount. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and My Sister's House will also pay tribut to "The Empty Chair," which represents those who cannot be here due to a battle of domestic violence. Following the social, there will be an auctioning for a custom designed chair by a locally renowned artist. All proceeds will benefit My Sister's House.

OCTOBER 7
Nashville's Chamber of Commerce will host its First Friday Coffee on Friday, October 7 at 7:30 a.m. The event will take place at The Nashville Exchange in downtown Nashville. For more information on the event and the chamber, visit www.nashvillencchamber.org or call 459-4050.

OCTOBER 10
My Sister's House will be having a volunteer crisis training starting October 10, 2016. This is a 20 hour training for volunteers that are interested in taking crisis calls for My Sister's House. For information and to request a volunteer application, please call the Rocky Mount office at 252-316-8444

OCTOBER 15
Nash County's Family Fun Day and Walk Benefitting Alzheimer's NC Inc. will be held on Saturday, October 15 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Sunset Park in Rocky Mount. There will be free carousel and train rides for participants. Hot dogs, drinks and sweets will be for sale with all proceeds benefitting Alzheimer's NC. For info, call Anna Romanus at 955-8446.

OCTOBER 20
Harold D. Cooley Library will host Michael Brantley for a book signing on his book, "Memory Cards." The reading will be held at 3 p.m. in council chambers.

OCTOBER 29
Momeyer Volunteer Fire and Rescue will hold their Second Annual Fire Prevention Community Day on October 29 from 12 until 4 p.m. The free event will include a station walk-through, fire truck tour, info on fire prevention, bouncy house, food, fun and much more!

OCTOBER 31
The Nashville Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor its 2016 Outdoor Movie Series with the movie "Goosebumps" October 31 at 6:45 p.m. at Glover Park.

COMMUNITY
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Harold D. Cooley Libary offers preschool story time every Monday at 10:30 a.m. Children of preschool age are invited to participate in themed story times. Come read and sing with Ms. Yvonne. For info, call 459-2106.

Rock Creek Baptist Church is currently accepting registrations for basketball and cheerleading online at http://registration.upward.org/UPW62065. Upwards is for boys and girls ages kindergarten through sixth grade.

Copies of "Hometown Favorites," the Red Oak community cookbook to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, are still available. This one-of-a kind book includes over 250 recipes from local contributors. You may purchase this book for only $10 at Rocky Mount Medical Park Pharmacy, Shear Joy Hair Salon, Siham Hair Boutique, and Linda's Beauty Shop. You may also contact committee members 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.

The Rocky Mount Toastmasters Club #8957 will meet the second and fourth Monday of each month at The Braswell Memorial Library at 627 Grace Street in Rocky Mount from 6:30 pm until 7:30pm. New membership/or former members applications are being accepted. Call 804-305-1475 for info.

The VFW Post 2057 on Highway 97W in Rocky Mount is open every Wed. from 9 a.m.-12 pm. The post also has group sessions for veterans dealing with PTSD. The men meet every first and third Wed. of the month at 10 a.m. Female veterans with PTSD and spouses of veterans trying to cope meet the first Tues. of every month at 10 a.m. These sessions are led by a veteran from the VA in Greenville. For info, call Judy Jones at 919-853-2576.

The Breast Recovery and Support (B.R.A.S.) group will meet the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Nash Breast Care Center lobby of the Nash Medical Arts Mall on the Nash Health Care System campus.