Flag Raising: The Joint Veterans Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties will hold a flag raising ceremony at 10 a.m. todayJuly 18 at the Jack Laughery Park. The flag presentation this month will be to the family of Gerhard C. Bartlet, PFC., U.S. Army. To honor a veteran of Nash or Edgecombe county, ask for an application at the ceremony or contact George Young at 813-2948 or James Ervin at 903-3512.

Gymnastics Camp: The Harrison Family YMCA, 1000 Independence Drive, will offer gymnastics mini camps for ages 3-18 on the following dates and levels. Cost is $100 per week. For information, call 972-9622.

Advanced Camp: Monday through ThursdayJune 20-23 and July 25-28.

Beginners Camp: June 27-30 and Aug. 1-4

Intermediate Camp: July 11-14 and Aug. 8-11

Vacation Bible School: Northside Community Church, 1660 Beaver Pond Drive, will hold vacation bible school for ages 3 years old to 12th grade from 6-8:45 p.m. Monday through FridayJune 20-24. Dinner will be served nightly.

Swim Camp: The Harrison Family YMCA, 1000 Independence Drive, will offer mini swim camps for beginners Monday through FridayJune 20-24 and for intermediate June 27-30. Registration for the intermediate camp on FridayJune 24. Cost is $100 per week. For information, call 972-9622.

Special Event: William Battle of Rocky Mount, president and founder of Emmanual Health Education, will be hosting the second annual We are one EHE Prostate Cancer Walk, Run, Ride on SaturdayJune 25 at Edgecombe Community College at 225 Tarboro St. in Rocky Mount. For additional information, contact Battle at emmanualhealthedu@gmail.com or 301-256-6841.

Meeting: The Historical Recovery Association of North Carolina will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Temperance Hall Ruritan Club, 3597 Temperance Hall Road, Elm City. HRANC is a group of metal detecting enthusiasts that help to save, recover and preserve North Carolina’s history. New members are welcome. For information, contact Joe at 212-3320.

Class Reunion: The Rocky Mount Senior High Class of 1970 will hold its 50th and 52nd reunion Oct. 7-9. Classmates can get additional information and register at gryphons1970.myevent.com or go to RMSHS Class of 70 Facebook page.

Meeting: The Edgecombe and Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month.

Market Day: Whitakers Revitalize and Preserve will sponsor a Market Day from 3-6 pm. Fridays at 101 N. White St., Whitakers. The market is in need of vendors, vegetables, homemade crafts, plants and baked goods (homemade or home grown). There is no charge to set up vendor spaces. Vendors will need to complete an application. For information, contact Nancy Taylor at 955-9663.

Special Event: Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments Area on Aging announces the addition of its COVID-19 Outreach Program. The overall purpose of the program is to connect individuals with educational resources to make informed decisions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, provide assistance with scheduling the vaccine and/or booster shot at a vaccination site in their communities. If an individual is disabled or has impaired mobility, the program can assist with scheduling to have the vaccination given in the homes. The coordination and scheduling of transportation is also provided. For information, contact Dawn N. Tillery, Aging Program Specialist at 677-6059 or email dtillery@ucpcog.org.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Railroad Museum welcomes new and returning memberships and donations for 2022. The museum is located in the Helen P. Gay Historic Train Station. Public tours are expected to begin in June 2022. The membership fee is $25 and can be paid using PayPal or by mail to The Rocky Mount Railroad Museum, P.O. Box 94, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27802. For membership information or a form, contact Joyce Edwards Dantzler at 314-7811 or email president@rmrailroad.org.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Railroad Museum is seeking donations of train artifacts, tools, pictures, train china, sings, symbols, logos, model trains and scenery. For information, contact Joyce Edwards Dantzler at 314-7811 or email president@rmrailroad.org.

Donations: Nash UNC Health Care is seeking donations of gently used metal crutches. The hospital will clean, sanitize and repair any crutches received. Donations can be dropped off in the donation box located in the Main Lobby of Nash General Hospital or at the Supply and Distribution Center for large donations. For information, contact Kirby Slade at 962-8835.

Food Pantry: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 301 S. Church Drive, will open its food pantry from 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. All are welcome.

Meeting: TOPS will meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday Oak Level Church, 3598 Oak Level Road. For information, contact Bobby Catlett at 904-0931.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold Storytime for children birth through 5 years old at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Warner Meeting Room.

Volunteers Needed: Weekly Weeder volunteers are needed in the Blount-Bridgers Arboretum for weeding, pruning, etc. from 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays. No experience needed. For information, contact Candis Owens at 883-7856.

Support Group: Wisdom Al-Anon Family Group for families and friends of alcoholics will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1217 Bethlehem Road. For information, call 883-0105 or 704-860-6133.

Meetings: The Tar River Piecemakers Quilting Guild meets at 9 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at the Imperial Centre.