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.

BLOOMING FESTIVAL - Nashville's 19th Annual Blooming Festival is May 8-9, 2015. Applications for craft vendors are now being accepted. For information, visit www.nashvillencchamber.org or call 252-459-4050.

CITIZEN'S POLICE ACADEMY - The Nashville Police Department will hold its fourth annual Citizen's Police Academy starting May 26. The academy will run through August 25 and will be held every Tuesday from 6 until 9 p.m. at the Nashville Police Department. Attendees will experience hands-on learning with Nashville Police Department Instructors and Officers. Some of the topics covered include firearms, crime scene investigations, DWI investigations, motor vehicle law, vehicle stops, community policing and more. Ride-a-longs will be held as well as hands-on scenarios and mock crime scenes. For info, call Officer Jennifer Bull at 252-459-4545, ext. 228 or email Jennifer.bull@townofnashvillenc.gov.

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 - Northern Nash Senior High Class of 1980 reunion activities are planned for Sept. 18-19, 2015! Group activities include a home football game and social on Sept. 18 with the class reunion banquet to be held at Northern Nash on Sept. 19. Don't miss this opportunity to reconnect with your high school friends! To complete your profile and register to attend, go to nnsh1980.com. For more information, go to nnsh1980.com or call (252)904-0686.


March 26
Teen and family game night at Braswell Memorial Public Library. Thursday, March 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the YA area. Snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information contact Scott Houston at (252) 442-1951 ext. 257.

General's Orders Pender Civil War Roundtable will meet at Gardner's in Rocky Mount on Wesleyan Boulevard, with a social from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and buffet from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and a speaker from 7 to 8 p.m. The cost of the buffet is $12. Randolph Watkins will be the guest speaker.

March 27
Family Fun Day at Harrison Family YMCA is Friday, March 27 from 6:30-8 pm. Activities include family bingo, early Easter Egg Hunt, ping pong, parent/child cooking class and more. For more information call 972-9622 or visit www.harrisonfamilyY.org.

The Oak Level Ruritan Club is holding its BBQ Chicken Dinner from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Plates are $7 each.

Faith Family Worship P.H. Church will hold a BBQ Chicken plate sale from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Plates include potatoes, green beans, bread and cake and cost $7. Proceeds will go to building funds. The church is located at 4839 Redman Road in Rocky Mount. For info, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 544-1354.

March 28
Join the City of Rocky Mount for its annual Sunset Easter Eggstravaganza, Sat., March 28, 2015 at Sunset Park from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come out for your chance to win prizes. This date also marks the grand opening of the newly renovated Sunset tennis courts.

The Constant Change Bluegrass Band will perform a free concert at the Rocky Mount Farmer's Market at 6 p.m. There will be complimentary hot dogs, fixings and desserts. Bring your lawn chairs, as seats are limited. A concession stand will be open for beverages. The Farmer's Market is located at 1006 Peachtree Street. For info, call 407-7920.

The C.C. Spaulding Alumni Association will hold its rescheduled Sweeheart Disco on Saturday, March 28 from 9 until 11 p.m. at the O.D. Moore Building in Nashville. Donations are accepted. For info, call 478-3376.

Tickets are now available for an "Evening of Elegance. A dinner an show will be held at Rock Creek Baptist Church at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per youth. See Angela Wiggins or Carol Hood for tickets or questions. For info, Contact Carolyn Williams at 252) 904-2789.

April 1
WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel will be the guest speaker at the April 1 meeting of the Spring Hope Senior Citizens. The time and location have changed for the April meeting only. The meeting will begin at 11:30 at the Spaulding Family Resource Center located at 610 S. Pine Street, Spring Hope. As space is limited, please call 252-478-4281 for additional info.

April 4
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Annual Spring Yard Sale will be held at 8 a.m. Admission is one non-perishable food item to help homeless Veterans in our area. Tables are going fast so call 252 442 0051 to reserve yours. It will be located at the VFW Post 2057, 11270 Highway 97, Rocky Mount.

The Rocky Mount Farmer's Market opens at 8 a.m. An early bird special will include complimentary doughnuts and coffee from 8 until 9 a.m. From 9 until 11 a.m., the Joan Sloop Quartet will perform instrumental jazz, blues, smooth and funk.

April 6
The Town of Nashville is hosting its annual Easter celebrations with an Easter Egg hunt at Glover Park at 9:45 a.m. followed by storytime at Cooley Library at 10:30 a.m. Face painting will be offered following storytime at the library.

April 7
The Rocky Mount Police Department will hold a Citizen's Police Academy April 7 through May 19 every Tuesday night from 6 until 9 p.m. Topics covered include recruitment and hiring, department structure, ethics and leadership, professional standards, elements of law, crime scene investigation, community policing, mock court trial, use of force and firearms training, K-9 and Bike Patrol, alcohol and controlled substance and interview and interorogation techniques. The program will conclude with a graduation ceremony and reception on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Anyone 18 or older, residing or working in Rocky Mount is encouraged to apply. The program is free but seats are given on a first come, first serve basis. For info, call 972-1436.

April 11
5th annual Paws in the Park, Saturday, Apr. 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sunset Park at Duke Circle. This event is free to the public and provides an opportunity for non-profit organizations, businesses, and dog-loving citizens to advance the humane treatment of dogs and promote responsible pet ownership. Paws in the Park also marks the grand opening of Dog Park, Rocky Mount's first ever off-leash Dog Park.

The Rocky Mount Farmer's Market will hold a "Bee" Friendly Field Day with educational events by the Coastal Plains Chapter of the NC Beekeepers Association.

Parkwood Baptist Church will hold a BBQ Chicken Cook on Saturday, April 11 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the church at 1731 Hunter Hill Road. Plates are $7 each for pre-sale and $8 each on the day of sale, if available. For delivery call 446-3121 or 985-9591. Proceeds will go to benefit Summer Youth Camp.

April 14
It's time to register for Kindergarten! Registration will be held at Bailey, MB Hubbard, Middlesex and Red Oak Elementary Schools from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Children who are five years old on or before Augsut 31, 2015 are eligible. To register, bring the child's certified birth certificate, immunization record, health assessment, two verifications of residency, parent/guardian photo ID and legal custody papers (if applicable). For info, call 462-2527.

April 15
It's time to register for Kindergarten! Registration will be held at Benvenue, Cedar Grove and Williford Elementary Schools from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Children who are five years old on or before Augsut 31, 2015 are eligible. To register, bring the child's certified birth certificate, immunization record, health assessment, two verifications of residency, parent/guardian photo ID and legal custody papers (if applicable). For info, call 462-2527.

The Edgecombe-Nash Retired School Personnel will meet at 10:30 a. m. in Rocky Mount's Braswell Memorial Library.

April 16
It's time to register for Kindergarten! Registration will be held at Baskerville and Fairview Elementary Schools from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Children who are five years old on or before Augsut 31, 2015 are eligible. To register, bring the child's certified birth certificate, immunization record, health assessment, two verifications of residency, parent/guardian photo ID and legal custody papers (if applicable). For info, call 462-2527.