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.

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS - During the month of May, Bailey's Fine Jewelry of Rocky Mount is providing watch battery replacement to customers at no charge, and giving all donations to Communities in Schools of the Rocky Mount Region. A Time to Give is one of many ways Bailey's Fine Jewelry gives back to the community. The Bailey family created the program as a way to provide community support. Patrons who support Communities In Schools through the watch battery program at Bailey's this month will be supporting the largest, most effective dropout prevention organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed.

REUNION - Northern Nash Senior High 's Class of 1975 will hold their 40th Reunion June 12 through 14 at the Double Tree, 651 N Winstead Ave., Rocky Mount. The cost is $55 per person. Make checks or money orders payable to NNSH class of 75 reunion; mail to MSH Insurance, 72 Azimuth Ct., Rocky Mount, NC 27804; Deadline is May 22, 2015. For info contact Marion at 252-366-0507 or David at 252-903-6754.

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. To complete a profile and register to attend, go to nnsh1980.com. For more info, go to nnsh1980.com or call (252)904-0686.

National Night Out - Nashville's Police Department will be holding its National Night Out event at Glover Park on August 4. There will be free educational booths, bouncies, games, EMS, Fire and Police on the football field. The soccer field field will be open to craft vendors for a $40 non-refundable donation fee, that will go to My Sister's House in Nashville. There will be no food vendors; the Nashville Parks and Recreation Department will be selling concessions. If there are any questions, please contact Jennifer Bull at jennifer.bull@townofnashvillenc.gov or 252-459-4545 ext 228.

May 28
Get live at Downtown Live! every other Thursday, featuring live bands. On Thursday, May 28, 2015, join us at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Imperial Centre for vendors, adult beverages and the sounds of the Band of Oz. The event is presented by PNC and hosted by the city of Rocky Mount. For more info. and a list of all bands, visit www.downtownrockymount.com, or call 252-972-1151.

The Edgecombe and Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils will meet at 9 a.m. at the East Carolina Ag and Education Center in Rocky Mount. The public is invited to attend.

Braswell Memorial Library will host an author visit from 6 until 7 p.m. with Conrad Bastien, a Trinidad-born playwright, poet, novelist and songwriter, who will present his book, "Wings of a Dream." Books will be available for purchase and author signing after the presentation in the Warner Room. For info, call 442-1951, ext 253.

Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Teen and Family Game Night from 5 until 7:30 p.m. in the YA area on the second floor. A variety of games will be available for play with friends or family. Teens can also sign up for Minecraft in the computer lab. Refreshments will be provided. For info, call Scott Houston at 442-1951, ext 257.

May 29
A Benefit Pork Chop Dinner will be held at the Red Oak Fire Department. Proceeds will benefit Ty Tharrington. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and dinner will be served from 4 until 7 p.m. Eat in or take out. 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. at the church at 4839 Redman Road, Rocky Mount. Plates include potatoes, green beans, bread and cake and are $7 each. For information, call Rev. Gerald Parker at 252-544-1354. Proceeds will go to building funds.

Philadelphia Baptist Church on Taylors Store Road will have a BBQ Chicken Plate Sale from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Eat in or take out, plates are $7 each.

June 3
The Spring Hope Senior Citizens will meet at noon in the Spring Hope Community Building. BEACH Bingo will be played following lunch. For additional information contact Jan Mills 252-478-4281.

June 11
A Summer Fest will be held by the Nash County Democratic Party at the Ed Bissette Cabin located across from 5540 W. NC 97 Hwy, Spring Hope. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. For more information please call 252-478-4281.

Braswell Memorial Library will hold a meeting for the Minecraft Design Club. Build, explore, design and challenge, the club is open to ages 12-17 and meets the second Thursday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the second floor computer lab. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.For info contact Scott Houston at 442-1951, ext 257 or email shouston@braswell-library.org.

June 12
Nashville Parks and Recreation will host its 2015 Outdoor Movie Series at 8:30 p.m. at Glover Park with the movie "Planes." Concessions will be available.

June 16
PFLAG meets at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church Street, Rocky Mount. For more information, email pflagrm@aol.com or visit www.pflag.org.

June 20
Beulah Church of Christ will hold a community yard sale on East Beulah Road, off off Womble Road Nashville. Spots are $10 each. Get rid of your stuff! All proceeds will go to "My Sister's House." The event will be held rain or shine. For info, call 459-9004.

July 9
Braswell Memorial Library will hold a meeting for the Minecraft Design Club. Build, explore, design and challenge, the club is open to ages 12-17 and meets the second Thursday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the second floor computer lab. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.For info contact Scott Houston at 442-1951, ext 257 or email shouston@braswell-library.org.

July 10
Nashville Parks and Recreation will host its 2015 Outdoor Movie Series at 8:30 p.m. at Glover Park with the movie "Yogi Bear." Concessions will be available.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The VFW Post 2057 on Highway 97W in Rocky Mount is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 12 pm. The post also has group sessions for veterans dealing with PTSD. The men meet every first and third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. Female veterans with PTSD and spouses of veterans trying to cope meet the first Tuesday 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 (take the right just past the fountain, and follow the green signs, take left at the fork in the road at Watson Eye, then go straight and look for pink balloons, 2 story building on the right). We will meet in the breast center lobby which is located on the 2nd floor of the medical office mall building with convenient close parking.

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 on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.

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 252-801-1216.

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.