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.

July 16
Blood Drive - The Nashville Police Department is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive from 2 until 7 p.m. at the Nashville Police Department. The Bloodmobile will be present for donors. To make an appointment, visit www.redcross.org or email jennifer.bull@townofnashvillenc.gov.
Christian Women’s Connection - The Rocky Mount Christian Women’s Connection will hold its July meeting on July 16. The afternoon will begin with patriotic music. Betty Sue McNeill, of Sanford, will present “What If” or “Why Not.” Lunch will begin at 11:30 and will conclude by 1 p.m. For reservations, call Katherine at 823-5381 or Dot at 823-1423 by July 12. The charge is $15 inclusive.
Retirees Meeting - The NHCS Retiree’s will meet at 11 a.m. in dining room two of the hospital cafeteria.  This is a lunch meeting so please bring a side dish or dessert.  The main course and drinks will be provided.  Call Sammie Crumley 454-0826 is you have questions.
July 18
Movie Night - Nashville Parks & Recreation Movie Series presents The Lego Movie at Stoney Creek Environmental Park at 8:30 p.m. The park is located off Washington Street,  behind L&L and Bojangles. For information call 252-459-4511.
Fish Fry- Castalia Baptist Church on Main Street in Castalia will hold a fish fry from 4 until 8 p.m. All you can eat, eat in or curb service. Plates are $8 each For information, call 459-4663.
Summer Night Lights - Join the City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department from 6 to 9 p.m. for Summer Night Lights, a free block style program taking place at various parks in July and August. There will be organized sports, field days, inflatable bouncers, a live DJ, face painting, Bingo and much more. The first 200 guests each night will receive a free hotdog, chips and drink. On Fri., July 18, 2014, come out to Three Sisters Park, 221 Walter Drive. For more info., call 252-822-2785.
July 19
Pancake breakfast - The Nashville Lion’s Club will be sponsoring a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at Andy’s of Nashville on Saturday, July 19 from 8 until 10 a.m. Plates are $6 each.
Carolina Grass Bluegrass Band at Nash Arts Center, 100 E. Washington Street, Nashville. Hot Dog supper at 5:30p.m.; NorthSide Community Church Puppet Ministry Show at 6:30 pm; concert begins at 7:15 p.m.. For more information call 252-908-2500 or 459-4734.
Summer Night Lights - Join the City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department from 6 to 9 p.m. for Summer Night Lights, a free block style program taking place at various parks in July and August. There will be organized sports, field days, inflatable bouncers, a live DJ, face painting, Bingo and much more. The first 200 guests each night will receive a free hotdog, chips and drink. On Sat., July 19, 2014, come out to Buck Leonard Park, 929 S. Grace St. For more info., call 252-822-2785.
Conference - “A Better You A Better Me A Better Community,” one day conference for youth and adults will take place July 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Rocky Mount Community Center, 517 Ravewood Drive. Keynote speech will be delivered by motivational speaker, Belinda Harper. The conference mission seeks to “inspire, motivate, and inform individuals to better self, family and the community.”
Lunch will be served. Event cost is $15 per person or $10 per person for groups of 10 or more.  Registration deadline is June 30. To register call Tamara Davis at 252-885-3499 or go to eventbrite.com and search A Better You A Better Me A Better Community to register.
July 21
Voice of Nashville - The monthly meeting of the Voice of Nashville will have Princeville Mayor Bobbie Jones as the guest speaker. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the town council chambers of Cooley Library. For info, call 452-8125.
July 23
Balloon Lady- PNC presents Donna Pruett, “The Balloon Lady” from 11 a.m. unti. 2 p.m. For info, call 442-1951, ext 235.
July 24
Downtown Live! - PNC presents Downtown Live! concert series Thursday, July 24 on the lawn of the Imperial Centre featuring Fantasy. 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.
July 25
BBQ Chicken plate sale - Faith Family Worship P.H. Church will hold a BBQ chicken plate sale on Friday, July 25 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Plates are $7 and include green beans, potatoes, bread and cake. The church is located at 4839 Redman Road in Rocky Mount. For information, call 252-544-1354. All proceeds go to building funds.
Auto & Motorcycle Expo - PNC Presents, and the City of Rocky Mount hosts, the Rockin’ Classic Auto & Motorcycle Expo. from 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., classic cars will cruise into the Douglas Block. Then, there will be a free Block Party featuring the North Tower Band from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Auto and Motorcycle Expo and Competition will be held Sat., July 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street. Car and motorcycle registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Check out cars and motorcycles, food, Liquid Pleasure band, kids’ activities and more. For info., call 972-1151, or visit www.downtownrockymount.com.
The Pirates of Penzance - North Carolina Wesleyan College, the Dunn Center for the performing Arts and Activate present a production of “The Pirates of Penzance, Junior.” July 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. Book and lyrics by Sir William S. Gilbert and music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. The play is produced by Joseph Papp, directed by William Leach with musica adaptation by William Elliot and choreography by Graciela Daniele. Tickets are $7 for students/seniors and $12 for adults. For ticekts, call 252-985-5197.
Summer Night Lights - Join the City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department from 6 to 9 p.m. for Summer Night Lights, a free block style program taking place at various parks in July and August. There will be organized sports, field days, inflatable bouncers, a live DJ, face painting, Bingo and much more. The first 200 guests each night will receive a free hotdog, chips and drink. On Fri., July 25, 2014, come out to Englewood Park, 300 Old Mill Rd.. For more info., call 252-822-2785.
July 26
Summer Night Lights - Join the City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department from 6 to 9 p.m. for Summer Night Lights, a free block style program taking place at various parks in July and August. There will be organized sports, field days, inflatable bouncers, a live DJ, face painting, Bingo and much more. The first 200 guests each night will receive a free hotdog, chips and drink. On Sat., July 26, 2014, come out to Bea Holman Park, 1030 Star St.. For more info., call 252-822-2785.
July 28
Junior Police Academy - The City of Rocky Mount will host the 14th annual Junior Police Academy Monday, July 28, 2014 to Friday, Aug.1, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Junior Police Academy is a program offered to youth between the ages of 13-18. Participants will learn about police procedures and the law, as well as what it means to be a good citizen.  Teens will also ride along with a police officer and get to know police officers in a fun environment.For information or to complete an application, call 972-1436.
Aug.1
Summer Night Lights - Join the City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department from 6 to 9 p.m. for Summer Night Lights, a free block style program taking place at various parks in July and August. There will be organized sports, field days, inflatable bouncers, a live DJ, face painting, Bingo and much more. The first 200 guests each night will receive a free hotdog, chips and drink. On Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, come out to Meadowbrook Park, 1742 Bedford Rd.  For more info, call 252-822-2785.
Aug. 2
Benefit Concert - Northside Community Church will host an appreciation and benefit concert for Jr. Winstead on Saturday, August 2 at 6 p.m. featuring the Oak Grove Boys and Stephanie. Also in concert is The Ambassadors, the Tim Taylor Family and NSCC Men’s Trio. All proceeds will go to Jr. Winstead. Donations can be made to Northside Community Church, 1660 Beaver Pond Drive, Rocky Mount.
Summer Night Lights - Join the City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department from 6 to 9 p.m. for Summer Night Lights, a free block style program taking place at various parks in July and August. There will be organized sports, field days, inflatable bouncers, a live DJ, face painting, Bingo and much more. The first 200 guests each night will receive a free hotdog, chips and drink. On Sat., Aug. 2, 2014, come out to Three Sisters Park, 221 Walter Drive.  For more info, call 252-822-2785.
Aug. 5
National Night Out - Nashville’s Police Department is hosting its second annual National Out on Tuesday, August 5 from 5:30 until 7:30 at Stoney Creek Environmental Park. The event will feature games, fire trucks, bouncers, prizes and a scavenger hunt among many other events. A movie will be shown following the event, at 8:15 p.m.
Movie Night - Nashville Parks & Recreation Movie Series presents Despicable Me 2 at Stoney Creek Environmental Park at 8:15 p.m. The park is located off Washington Street,  behind L&L and Bojangles. For additional information call 252-459-4511.