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 8, 2016. More details to follow as they become available. Find up-to-date information 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.

February 5
Nashville's Chamber of Commerce will host its First Friday Coffee on Friday, February 5th 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.

First Friday will be held on February 5 from 6 until 9 p.m. in the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. This First Friday will feature live entertainment from the Dave Matthews Tribute Band, a grand opening of the new exhibit, "Design Zone 2," a craft fair, planetarium show and much more! Admission is free! For more info, call 252-972-1266.

February 6
Braswell Memorial Library will host a Mine Craft Basics for all ages from 4 until 5 p.m. in the second floor computer lab.

February 9
What's Next for Small Business in North Carolina? Find out when NFIB/North Carolina presents A Small Business Roundtable Luncheon with Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest on February 9, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The Roundtable will take place at Edgecombe Community College in the Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center Room 120, Auditorium 225 on Tarboro Street in Rocky Mount. To register and reserve your seat, please visit rockymountchamber.org/events or contact Linda Mann at 252-973-1211 or lmann@rocymoutnchamber.org. Limited Seating is available.

A Valentin's Dance for special populations will be held on Tuesday, February 9 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. at the Imperial Centre. Come out for food, door prizes and music. RSVP by calling 252-467-4903.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 0781 will meet Tuesday, February 9th at12:30 p.m. at Gardner's Barbecue Restaurant, 1331 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount. For information call (252) 443-5618.

February 11
The Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee will have a Free Tax Workshop presented by John Vann, CPA of Haney, Vann, Bruton& Crawford, CPA's. He will be providing powerful tax tips regarding health insurance, how to handle tax notices, proper business record keeping etiquette and much more. The workshop will be at the Chamber Offices on February 11, 2016 at 12 p.m.

Braswell Memorial Library will hold its Minecraft Design Club on February 11 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. in the second floor computer lab. Work with other teens to design and create in the world of Minecraft.

February 12
The Tar River Orchestra and Chorus League is sponsoring an event at Nash Community College on Friday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. The event will include dining, dancing, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Entertainment will be provided by the Original Drifters. All proceeds will support the league. Tickets are $50 each. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com and search Tar River Orchestra and Chorus.

Braswell Memorial Library, along with the American Red Cross, will host a blood drive on February 12 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Warner and Wiley Rooms. For info, call Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

February 13
Relay for Life team, Fruit of the Spirit, is having a sausage, egg, and pancake supper on Saturday February, 13th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sandy Cross United Methodist Church. The cost is $7.00 for all you can eat. Take outs will be available. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Tickets are available or pay at the door. For more info call Gary Smith @ 908-2941.

4-H Yard Sale is Feb. 13 from 7 am - noon inside the Cooperative Ext. Building, 1006 Eastern Ave., Nashville. Seller set-up is Friday, Feb. 12, from 5-8 p.m. All proceeds benefit Quadpods Livestock Judging Club to attend camp and contests. $10 / table. Call Melissa Winner 252-886-0299.

The C.C. Spaulding Alumni will host its annual Sweetheart Disco on Saturday, February 13 from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the O.D. Moore Building, 806 S. Alston Street, Nashville. For information, call 478-3376.

In honor of Black History Month, the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host "Black History Month: Night of Heritage" on Saturday, February 13 at 6 p.m. and will feature the 7th Hour Groove Masters Jazz Band, the city of Rocky Mount Community Choir, Envy-Us Steppers, Mime dancers and soloist Evans J. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door. Proceeds will go towards the summer scholarship fund. For more information, call 252-972-1151.

Braswell Memorial Library will host Literary Latte Hour at Starbucks inside Target on February 13 from 1 until 2 p.m. Come relax and find out what's new in the library's collection or share what you have recently read with fellow booklovers. For info, call Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Braswell Memorial Library will host its Writer's Fellowship on February 13 from 3 until 4 p.m. All writers and ages are welcome to attend in the second floor computer lab.

February 15
Braswell Memorial Library will host a Valentine's Day Recovery Party on February 15 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. in the Warner Room. Come out for unromantic books, leftover treats and a unromantic movie full of robotic destruction. The movie is rate PG-13 and parents must be with patrons under 13.

February 16
PFLAG meets Tuesday, February 16 at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Building, 516 North Church Street, Rocky Mount. For info, email pflagrm.com.

February 18
Braswell Memorial Library will host Super Hero Genealogoy on February 18 from 5 until 6 p.m. in the Warner Room. Join genealogy expert Monika Fleming as she traces the family trees of popular super heroes.

February 22
Braswell Memorial Library will host its Good Reads Book Club on February 22 from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the Wiley Room. This month, the group will discuss the book, "Sycamore Row," by John Grisham. To become a member of the book club, call Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

February 23
The Coastal Plain Beekeeping Chapter, in conjunction with the NC State Beekeepers Association and NC Cooperative Extension are offering the beginning bee keeping short course beginning in February 23 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Courses are designed for anyone interested in honeybees and beekeeping, as well as a refresher for the most advanced beekeeper. The course will cover topics such as bee biology, bee pests and diseases, apiary site selection, seasonal management, swarm prevention, the role of pesticides as well as other topics. Courses will be held Tuesdays, February 23, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at East Carolina Agriculture and Education Center, 1175 Kingsboro Road, Rocky Mount.

February 25
Braswell Memorial Library will host Teen Game Night on February 25 from 5 until 7:30 p.m. in the Teen Area and the Second Floor computer lab. A variety of games will be available for play with friends and family. Teens can also sign up for Minecraft in the computer lab. Refreshments are available.

February 27
Braswell Memorial Library will host its Photography Club on February 27 from 2 until 3 p.m. in the Wiley Room. To join this new club, call Information Services at 252-442-1951, ext 3, stop by the IS Desk on the second floor or text-a-librarian at 252-525-4992.

Brawell Memorial Library will host its Coloring Club for adults and teens from 3 until 4 p.m. on February 27 in the Wiley Room. Relax with friends, fun and conversation.

March 4
The Edgecombe and Nash Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils have intervention and prevention funds available to serve at-risk youth in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. The deadline for submitting applications will be March 4, 2016. Local public agencies, 501C3 non-profits and local housing authorities interested in applying may call 641-7834 (Edgecombe) or 451-8347 (Nash) or 827-5058 (Edgecome and Nash).

You're invited to the musical "Oliver!" Based on the Charles Dickens' classic, the performance of "Oliver!" will take place at the Imperial Centre Theater March 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and March 6 and 13 at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call the Imperial Centre at 252-972-1266.

March 12
Keep America Beautiful of Nash and Edgecombe counties will host its Nash County Recycles Day on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Nash County Courthouse. Come out to 234 W. Washington Street and recycle your old electronics, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, unwanted and unused prescriptions (pills only), as well as over-the-counter medications and paper documents. This event is free to the public. For more info, call 252-467-4960.

March 24
Nashville's Chamber of Commerce will hold its Second Annual Shrimp Boil on Thursday, March 24 from 7 until 10 p.m. at Nash Community College. Tickets are $40. Enjoy food and music as well as craft beer tasting by the brewing and fermentation program at NCC. Buy tickets online at http://bit.do/shrimpboil or call 459-4050.

COMMUNITY
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Rocky Mount Power Squadron will be conducting the United States Power Squadrons ABC 3 Boating class at 137 Jacqueline Drive, Nashville in two sessions; Saturday, February 6 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday, February 13 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Pre-register by January 29. Class is limited to six students. Cost is $40. Contact Educational Officer Lt/C Robert Bruner at r.h.bruner@gmail.com.

Twin County Community Pride, Inc., is soliciting nominations for 2016 Induction into the Twin County Hall of Fame. Induction Criteria and Nomination Form can be downloaded from the website: http://www.twincountyhalloffame.com . DEADLINE for receipt is April 30. The completed nomination form can be mailed to TCCP, Inc., P. O. Box 8441, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Prior year inductees' names and biographical info are available on the Twin County Hall of Fame website.

The Rocky Mount Toastmasters Club #8957 will meet the second and fourth Monday from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount. Call M. Clay at 804-305-1475 for info. New/Old members accepted.

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.

Adults 55+ Bingo at the Rocky Mount Senior Center every first, second, and third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. Call the Rocky Mount Senior Center 252-972-1561 for more information.

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Twin County Chapter #55 assists veterans with transportation to and from doctor's appointments. The van leaves for Durham every Tuesday and Friday. Those needing a ride can meet at the train station at 6 a.m. On Wednesday, the van goes to Greenville. The time depends on the time of the appointments. For info, call 252-212-5568.

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 252-212-5568.

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.

Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com for a free brochure.

Pure Light Tent Sisters Chapter #337 is accepting applications for membership /all ages. Leadership Training is available and various volunteer projects in the community. Time management skills, problem solving skills, critical thinking and literacy skills training also available. For application and more information contact I. Mcknight at 252-200-4132 or A. Williams 252-469-0516.