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.

REUNION – Southern Nash High School Class of 1984 is planning a 30th class reunion November 29. Please contact Amy March-Howell at 252-903-2544  for more information. Deadline to RSVP with payment is September 14, 2014.

REUNION – Southern Nash High School Class of 1969 is planning its 45th Class Reunion on October 18th at Ribeyes Steakhouse in Nashville. Contact Rex Denton at 478-3632 for info.

REUNION – Northern Nash Senior High Class of 1989 is planning a 25th class reunion on September 12th and 13th. Email Crissy Gunther Moore at northernnashclassof1989@gmail.com or visit Facebook: NNSH Class Reunion group page for more details.
REUNION – The Nash Central High School Class of 1965 is planning it’s 50th reunion and needs  to contact members of the class by September 1, 2014. For more information contact 252-469-0516.

AUGUST 29
Faith Family Worship P.H. Church will hold a BBQ Chicken Plate sale on Friday, August 29 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Plates include green beans, potatoes, bread and cake and are $7 each. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 252-544-1354. The church is located at 4839 Redman Road, Rocky Mount. All proceeds go to building funds.

AUGUST 31
The C.C. Spaulding Alumni Association will hold its 40th Annual Reunion Banquet on August 30 at 4:30 p.m. at the O.D. Moore Building at 806 Alston Street in Nashville. Mrs. Alexis D. Howard will be the keynote speaker. For info, call 478-3376.

SEPTEMBER 2
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Gardner’s Restaurant, 1331 N Wesleyan, Rocky Mount at 12:30 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 4
Downtown Live! concert series Thursday,  Sept. 4 on the lawn of the Imperial Centre featuring Liquid Pleasure. Bring your lawn chair as early as 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. Downtown Live! takes place bi-weekly, through Thursday, Sept. 18. For more info., visit www.downtownrockymount.com, or call 252-972-1151. In the event of inclement weather, Downtown Live! will take place at the Booker T. Theater.

SEPTEMBER 5
Duke Memorial Baptist Church and the Justice Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor the 14th Annual Justice Community Antique Tractor, Car and Engine Show on September 5 and 6.   Special events include:  a parade of cars and tractors, music and entertainment, events for children, crafts, bake sale, home-made ice cream, and lots of good  food and fellowship.  Craft and agricultural vendors interested in selling at the event should contact Philip Rice, 919-853-2925.

The Momeyer Ruritan Club will have its barbecue chicken plate sale on Friday, September 5 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.. Eat in or take out. Plates are $7 each. The event will be held rain or shine.

SEPTEMBER 6
Parkwood Baptist Church will holds it BBQ Chicken Cook on from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the church, 1731 Hunter Hill Road. Plates are $7 each presale or $8 each on the day of the sale. For delivery, call David Brantley at 446-3121 or 985-9591. Proceeds will benefit the van ministry.

SEPTEMBER 8
Nash County Parks and recreation will hold a Community Input Meeting for its Master Plan Development at the Red Oak Town Hall at 7 p.m. For info, call 462-2628.

SEPTEMBER 9
A New DivorceCare session will begin at Nashville United Methodist Church, 209 E. Washington St., on Tuesday Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.  Contact Kathy Smallwood at 252-459-1878 or visit www.nashvilleumc.net for more information about this group for those going through separation or divorce.

Nash County Parks and recreation will hold a Community Input Meeting for its Master Plan Development at the Spring Hope Town Hall on September 9 at 6:30 p.m. For info, call 462-2628.

SEPTEMBER 13
The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will present the 25th annual Tar River Festival from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Downtown Louisburg. This family event is free and open to the public. There will be live entertainment throughout the day. This year, there will also be a cornhole tournament and a tractor show. Interested vendors can call 919-496-3056 or by emailing bfuller@franklin-chamber.org.

SEPTEMBER 15
 A Veteran Expo will be held from 9 a.m. until on Monday, September 15 at the O.D. Moore Building in Nashville. Veterans are asked to bring their DD214. For information, call 252-864-6212 or 252-813-7715.

SEPTEMBER 16
The Diabetes Support Group, which meets on the third Tuesday of every month, will meet from 6 to 7 p.m.  The group will meet on September 16 in conference room 2 of Nash General Hospital. The Diabetes Support Group is for those diagnosed with diabetes and their families. Meetings feature guest speakers and important educational information on managing the disease The topic will be wound and foot care.   For more information, on the support group, call 962-8854

The September meeting of the After 5 Club will take place on September 16. The meeting will show women’s fashions from the Second Season. Rachel Radford will provide music. Ilene Dirks of Sioux City, Iowa is coming to talk about “Best Friends Forever.” The dinner will be at the Double Tree Hotel on Winstead Road and will start at 6:30 and conclude by 8. The cost is $15 inclusive. For reservations call Jane or Janice at 446-4320.

SEPTEMBER 17
The Rocky Mount Christian Women’s Connection will hold its September meeting at the Doubletree Hotel on September 17. The afternoon will begin with Holly Long bringing music. Ilene Dirks of Sioux City, Iowa is coming to talk about “Best Friends Forever.” The lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and conclude by 1 p.m. For reservations call Katherine at 823-5381 or Dot at 823-1423. The charge is $15 inclusive

SEPTEMBER 18
The final Downtown Live! takes place Thursday, Sept.18 on the lawn of the Imperial Centre, featuring the Embers. Bring your lawn chair as early as 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. For more info., visit www.downtownrockymount.com, or call 252-972-1151. In the event of inclement weather, Downtown Live! will take place at the Booker T. Theater.

SEPTEMBER 23
MOPS: Rocky Mount is a brand new charter of MOPS International that will launch in September with the hope of reaching moms of preschoolers in Rocky Mount and its surrounding areas. The first meeting will be held on September 23. All meetings are from 7-9 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Rocky Mount. Additional meetings are planned for October 14 and 28, November 11 and 25 and December 9. For info, visit http://rockymountmops.wordpress.com.

OCTOBER 4
Keep America Beautiful of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will host its NC Big Sweep Cleanup day on Saturday, October 4. Volunteers are asked to meet at Battle Park boat ramp in Rocky Mount and Riverfront Park boat ramp in Tarboro at 9 am. For info, call 467-4960.