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 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.

FRUIT SALE - The Northern Nash High School band program has begun its annual Fruit and Cheesecake Sale! Contact any NNHS band student; order online at ; or contact Mary Whitwell, Fruit Sale Chairman, 937-9966, for information.

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).
Faith Family Worship P.H. Church will hold a BBQ Pork Plate Sale from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Plates will have potatoes, slaw, bread and cake and will be $7. The church is located at 4839 Redman Road, Rocky Mount. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 252-544-1354. All proceeds will go to building funds.

The Edgecombe Community College History Department and the William Dorsey Pender Civil War Roundtable will sponsor a free lecture by Ed Bearss, National Park Historian Emeritus at the college.  Ed plans to explain the famous North Carolina Rebel Boast: Last At Appomattox. The event will be held in the Mobley Atrium of the Thomas Fleming Bldg. on the Tarboro campus. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. following dinner, which is at 6:30 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $12. Students and all others are welcome to attend the lecture for free after the dinner. Reservations are requested for those who plan to attend the dinner. Please contact Monika Fleming at the college by email, by January 5 or email to make reservations

The January meeting of the After 5 Club will take place on Tuesday, January 20 for a celebration with Molly. Molly Long is coming to celebrate with music. Susan Ely, of Raleigh, will also talk about “Turtles Come Out and Leave the Shell.” The dinner will be at the Doubletree Hotel on Winstead Avenue. The dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. and conclude by 8 p.m. The cost is $15 inclusive. For reservations, call Jane or Janice at 446-4320 by Jan. 17.

The Rocky Mount Christian Women’s Connection will meet at the Doubletree. The afternoon will be stress free and will start with Charlene Lewis, RN, who will talk about After Christmas Stress. Maitland Johnson will bring music to alleviate stress. Susan Ely of Raleigh, will talk about Turtles Coming Out. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will conclude by 1 p.m. For reservations, call Katherine at 823-5381 or Dot at 823-1423 by January 18.


Extension master gardener training will be offered in Wilson and Tarboro starting Jan. 8th through April 2nd. To sign up call (252) 641-7815 no later than Dec. 5th.

The Twin County Chapter 55, with the help of Golden Corral, is soliciting for volunteer drivers to assist local veterans in meeting their VA health center needs. The chapter will offer each driver a free meal once a month as an incentive for their service. For applications, call the chapter commander Levon Cherry at 252-801-1216.

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Twin County Chapter #55 meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 58, 2731 N Church Street in Rocky Mount. For info, call CDR Levon Cherry at 252-801-1216 or EJ Lucas 252-883-8615.

My Sister’s House is in need of  volunteers to take crisis calls weeknights  Monday through Thursday. No experience necessary, we will provide training.  Bilinguals are encouraged to apply. For information call 252-462-0366

American Legion Post 58 has an Open House for Veterans every Thursday from 9 a.m to 12 noon, at 2731 N. Church St. in Rocky Mount. A certified Veteran Service Officer is present to address VA concerns.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 55 Rocky Mount offers rides to all veterans to the VA hospital in Durham and Greenville. VA-scheduled appointments required to ride. For info, call 446-4909.

The Nash County Department of Aging is in need of volunteers to help deliver meals to senior citizens in the Castalia area on Wednesdays, and also to help deliver meals to senior citizens in the Spring Hope area. For information or to volunteer contact Brenda Shields, Aging Services Coordinator, 252-459-1367.

Down East Radio Reading Service is  seeking volunteers to read information from local newspapers over the air to those in Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson counties who cannot read printed material due to vision or physical impairment.  Please call 443-7551 for info.

Open Your Home & Heart To a Child - Consider Adoption or Foster Care. For more info. on becoming a foster or adoptive parent contact Nash County Department of Social Services at 252- 459-1287 or 252-459-1428.

The Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club #8957 (Public Speaking Training) meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Mondays at The Braswell Memorial Library, 727 Grace Street in Rocky Mount, from 6:15 -  8pm. Please call 252-454-0601 or email for info.

The Tops Club meets weekly at the Nash (Nash County Senior Center) on Mondays at either 10:30 a.m. or 5:30pm. Take off pounds sensibly through this interactive club. For info., call 252-459-1313.

Honors - The public is invited to have their deceased loved ones, who served in the U.S. Military, honored at a free Flag-Raising Ceremony to be held at the Veterans Memorial on N. Church St. If interested, contact the Joint Veterans Committee of Edgecombe and Nash Counties: c/o Mr. Vince Tesoro, 252-212-5525 for info.