Attention pet owners in the Robbins area of Moore County:Moore County Animal Control will be administering one-year $5 rabies shots at Davis Community Center, 4788 N.C. 705 in Robbins on Tuesday, Jan. 9,from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. No appointment necessary.This is part of the Robbins' Pet Responsibility Campaign.
Beginning January 10, 2007, St. Anthony's Catholic Church will host a seven-week Bioethics Seminar to be offered on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Topics will include Stem Cell Research/Cloning, End of Life Issues, Living Wills/Advance directives and Organ Donation. The panel of expert presenters are Dr. Kilpatrick, professor and department head at NC State, Dr. Mistrot, retired cardiac surgeon presently involved in medical mission work, Fran Buser, attorney and engineer, and Dr. Hambourger, philosophy professor at NCSU. For further information, call Barbara Kemple at 295-3072.
As little as one hour a week can change a life. On Tuesday, Jan.16, an orientation for volunteers will be held at the Moore County Literacy Council from 10 to 11 a.m. Please come and see how you can help. Tutor training will be held Jan. 23 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to register, call Pam at 692-5954.
Attention, pet owners in the Robbins area of Moore County: Take advantage of amobile spay/ neuter unit visitingRobbins (Davis Community Center)one day amonth from October through June.Call 910-693-1228 (Citizens' Pet Responsibility line) for pricing and schedule. This is part of the Robbins' Pet Responsibility Campaign.
Business Network International: Free tips on increasing your business through positive word-of-mouth marketing. BNI is an exclusive business-to-business referral network with meetings at various times and locations. Visit www.bni.com and/or call (910) 585-2400 for more info.
The Friends of the Postmaster's House, Inc., a non-profit organization, have restored the Postmaster's House, located at 204 E. South Street.It is available for organizational and club meetings, family reunions, receptions, etc. For information, call 944-2583.
Meals On Wheels of the Sandhills has an immediate need for delivery people to deliver one day a week in the Southern Pines, Aberdeen, Pinebluff or Pinehurst areas. Call 692-0384, mornings for info.
Pinebluff Lions Club -- The clubhouse is available to use for organized events, such as civic/club meetings, reunions, receptions, private parties, birthday/anniversary celebrations, or even to organize an exercise program. Call 281-4479.
The Moore County Extension and Community Association offers Heritage Craft Classes each month at the Moore County Agriculture Center in Carthage. Call 947-3188 or visit 707 Pinehurst Avenue to register.
Prancing Horse, a therapeutic riding program for children with physical or emotional challenges, needs volunteers to serve as horseback riding assistants.No experience required, volunteers will be trained. Info: 947-6395.
"Focusing." Practice a variety of techniques to improve your sports performance and health. At The CC of Whispering Pines, Wednesdays, Jan. 17, to Feb. 7, from 7 to 8:30 a.m. or 4 to 5:30 p.m. Reservations: 949-3000, ext. 321 or the instructor, Karen Wheeler, Certified Yoga and Mental Game Coaching Professional, 949-6578, or www. BEwellPLAYwell.com
n Bookmobile: Services are sched- uled throughout the county.
n Card Catalog: The card catalog for the county library is available online at www.srlslibraries.com.
n Dial-a-Story: The Robbins Library is host to the Dial-a-Story program. Stories are available from a machine by phone for young children. Dial 948-3322 for a new story every day.
n The Moore County Library is located at 101 Saunders St. in Carthage. One-hour workshop on health and fitness resolutions, two sessions, 12 to 12:45 p.m. or 1 to 1:45 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, seating is limited to 15 per session. Beverages provided. For info about the library or its programs, call 947-5335.
Storytime: Preschool storytime is each Monday at 10:30 a.m.
n Page Library is located in Aberdeen at 101 N. Poplar and Main. The branch is open Monday-Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. Call 944-1200 for info.
n The Pinebluff Library is located at 305 E. Baltimore and Currant. The branch is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Info: 281-3004.
n The Robbins Area Library is located at 161 E. Magnolia off Middleton behind Tar Heel Drug. This branch is open Tuesday-Saturday with evening hours on Tuesday. Call 948-4000 for info. Storytimes for preschoolers are held Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
n The Vass Library is located on Seaboard Street near the Vass Post Office. Hours: Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Storytime: 1st Wednesday, 3rd Thursday of the month, 10:30 a.m. For information, call 245-2200.
Given Memorial Library
Given Memorial Library is located in downtown Pinehurst. 295-6022.
The Given Book Shop at Olmsted Village is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds go to the library/archives.
Southern Pines Library
The Southern Pines Public Library at 170 W. Connecticut Ave. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public. Need the perfect last-minute gift? The Friends of the Library have unveiled the fifth in the annual series of collectible 24k gold-finished ornaments depicting architectural landmarks of Southern Pines. Available for $20 at the Library. The catalog and other information about the library are available at www.sppl.net or call 692-8235. The Library will be closed for the New Year's holiday Dec. 31 and Jan.1.
n Read to Your Bunny story time for infants (birth to 14 mos.) on Wed., Jan. 10, from 4 to 4:15 p.m. and for Toddlers (15 to 36 mos.) on Wed., Jan. 10, from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.
Join us for "Oldies and Goodies: Classic Films and Afternoon Tea" on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. This month's feature is "Rose Marie" starring Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald.
Mon., Jan. 15 -- Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance.
Pizza with Pizzazz: students in grades 6 to 8 are invited to "Go to Extremes" on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. Find out if you have what it takes to survive in extreme conditions and meet a real-life "Survivor" who lived in the Antarctic. Free pizza!
Free Saturday Afternoon Movie for students grades 3 to 5. "Eight Below" on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. Snacks will be provided.
The American Red Cross Moore County Chapter, 244 SW Broad Street, Southern Pines. For more information call 692-8571. Donors must be 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have donated blood in the last 8 weeks (56 days). Donor Counselor: 866-562-7156.
URGENT! O Negative units are at EMERGENCY status, and are being triaged at present. O Positive and B Positive also at EMERGENCY status. B Positive is at CRITICAL status.
DECEMBER 2006 Blood Drives
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Health Moore Regional Hospital, Conference Center, Page Rd. Appts., call 715 -1478.
Thursday, Dec. 28, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., FirstHealth Center for Health and Fitness, 170 Memorial Dr., Pinehurst. Appts. call 715-1478
Saturday, Dec. 30, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Acorn Ridge Baptist Church, 288 Acorn Ridge Rd., Robbins. No appts. needed. There is no longer an upper age limit.
JANUARY 2007 Blood Drives
Wed., Jan. 10, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sandhills Community College, Blue Hall, no appt. needed.
Mon., Jan 22, 1:30 to 6 p.m., Moore Co. Red Cross Chapter 244 SW Broad St., Southern Pines, appt. - call 692-8571.
Tues., Jan. 30, 1:30 to 6 p.m., Penick Village, East Rhode Island Ave. Extension, Southern Pines, appt. - call 692-8571.
Health and Safety Classes
Call 692-8571 for more information and registration:
n Adult CPR with AED, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sat. Jan. 6, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17, March 10, March 24. $35
n Infant/Child CPR, 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17, March 10, March 24. $30
n First Aid Basics, 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17, March 10, March 24. $30
n Challenge Course/Recertifica-tion, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Jan. 11, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, March 15, March 29. Participants must have previously completed a regular ARC course to recertify in any of these courses: Adult CPR, Infant/Child CPR, AED and First Aid. $25.
n Babysitter Training, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10. $25
n CPR/First Aid Instructor Trainer Class -- The American Red Cross Moore County Chapter will offer an Instructor-Trainer class for those interested in becoming certified instructors for CPR, First Aid, and AED. The course will be held over three days, Jan. 9 from 6 to 10 p.m., and Jan. 12 and 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Candidates must attend all 3 days of the course. Registration is limited to 10 participants. To register or obtain further information, please contact (910) 692-8571.
Alcoholics Anonymous of Moore County has information available on its Web site: www.sandhillsaa.org or call (800)496-1742.
The Moore County Alzheimer's Support Group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, U.S. 1, Aberdeen. Info: (336) 877-9332, (800) 888-6671, or 692-0232.
The Sandhills monthly Alzheimer's Support Group meets at Elmcroft, 101 Brucewood Rd., Southern Pines, on the second Wednesday of each month at noon. Info: 695-1277.
A.R.E. -- A Search for God study group meets Monday, 7-9 p.m. Call 695-7055 for more information or e-mail Joyof_Art@msn.com.
Local cancer support group meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in The Family Life Center of Beaver Creek Baptist Church, 2280 Nicholson Rd., Cameron. Call 775-2544 or 499-9632.
A Caregiver Support Group meets every second Wednesday of each month, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Dept. of Aging in Carthage. RSVP to Susan Church at 947-2881.
Christian Support for Caregivers meets at 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at The Village Chapel, Pinehurst. Call 295-6003 for info.
Co-dependents Anonymous meets each Monday from 7-8 p.m. at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Conference Room C. The meeting is non-smoking. Call Jill at 235-0545 for more information.
The Compassionate Friends of the Sandhills, grief support group for parents and families who have experienced the death of a child, will meet the third Monday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, Pinehurst. For information contact Cindy Shepherd at 295-2755 or visit their national website at www.compassionate friends.org.
A Course in Miracles, a spiritual self-development course self-studygroup. Like minds come together to inspire each other for personal growth in daily life. Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. at Pinebrook Apartments, 401 W. Illinois Ave., near Lob Steer. Call 692-1812 for information.
Creative Connection. Are you an out-of-the-box artist looking for a home? Come join the group Thursdays, 7-9:30 p.m. Contact Joy, 695-7055, Joyof_Art@ msn.com.
Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Support Group, for Pinehurst and surrounding areas will meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Conference Center 2. More info: email@example.com or call Vicky Scofield at 910-687-0066.
National Depression - Manic Depression Support Group meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital Outpatient Center in the Doctor's Conference Room, off Page Rd. Info: 215-1582.
A support group for family members of those serving in the military or who have been deployed meets monthly at First Baptist Church, Southern Pines. Childcare is provided. Call 235-4465 for info. or 692-8750 for childcare reservations.
Fibromyalgia Support Group meets once a month on the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital Outpatient Conference Room in Pinehurst. Information: 281-3175.
All girls ages 5-17 are invited to join Girl Scouts. Adults, age 18 and older, are needed as volunteers. Membership dues are $10 annually. Contact the Moore County Girl Scout office at 692-6156 or www.pinesofcarolina.org.
Home schooling and looking for connection with other home schoolers? Moore Homeschoolers Network meets Thursdays. For more information: www.moorehomeschoolers.net or contact Wendy at 295-4334.
Whether you breastfeed your baby six days, six weeks or six months, you'll find La Leche League meeting supportive and informative. LLL of Star meetsthe fourth Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Mothers with their nursing babies and mothers-to-be are welcome. For directions to the meeting or more information, please call Rebecca at 910-948-1002.
Mothers of Moore, a support group for mothers of children from birth to 5 years, holds monthly meetings for moms and weekly playgroups for children. Call Jessica at 295-7566 or Suzanne at 235-9266 or visit our website at www.mothersofmoore.com
Sandhills Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a program for mothers of children ages birth to five years. MOPS meets the first and third Wednesday of each month during the school year at Christ Community Church in Southern Pines. Registration has begun, and childcare is available in a parallel program, MOPPETS. Information can be found at www.SandhillsMOPS.com or by emailing SandhillsMOPS@yahoo.com OR call the church at 695-1234.
The Mothers of Twins Club meets every second and fourth Wednesdays at 3 p.m. at Pinebluff Methodist Church. Info: 281-4444 or by e-mail unctwinmom@yahoo. com.
National Alliance on Mental Illness - Moore County (NAMI-MC) meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Conference Center, Room A, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, at Page Road and N.C. 211. Info: 295-1053.
Overeaters Anonymous meets Thursday at 8 p.m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, U.S. 1, Aberdeen, and Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Aberdeen Community Center, 504 Wilder Ave. Info: 295-1840.
Panic and anxiety program for overcoming fears, anxiety, agoraphobia; achieving control, positive self-image and constructive thinking. Learn how attitudes and current thoughts affect panic and anxiety. Group now forming. Programs to be held in Southern Pines, Mondays from 12 to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. Call 732-940-9658.
Parents of Amazing Children, P*A*C, is a support group for parents of children with special needs. For more info: call Christine Garton at 692-6123, ext. 15, or go to our Web site, www.fsnsandhills.org
Recovery Inc., a mental health, self-help program, meets each Wednes-day evening at 7 p.m. at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Free meetings to face emotional problems, symptoms and fears. Info: 692-4606.
The Sandhills Ostomy Support Group meets thefirst Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. in the First Health Conference Center at Moore Regional Hospital. Non-members are welcome to attend. For information call 695-1554 or 295-2819.
Sandhills Post-Polio Health Group meets the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. in the First Health Conference Center. Polio survivors, their caregivers and others are welcome. Info: 215-5266.
Sexual Assault Support Group - Friend to Friend, the domestic violence and rape crisis center in Moore County is forming a weekly support group for survivors of sexual assault. No charge. Info: 947-3333.
Set Free, a 12-step program, meets at Calvary Chapel of the Sandhills, 201 W. South St., Aberdeen, Sundays at 7 p.m. Set Free is a fellowship of those who are recovering from behaviors that have affected their lives. Info: 944-2477.
The Moore County Vision Re-source Center Social Support Group meets the second Friday at Aberdeen Firehouse. For transportation, call 692-2629. Learn what is available for the visually impaired every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. at the firehouse.
Boles Funeral Home and Crematory hosts a luncheon for widows or widowers on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Days Inn, Southern Pines, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $7. Reservations: 692-6262.
W.O.W. Women of Wisdom -- A women's spiritual, self-discovery support group, using yoga, movement, breathing, creativity, journaling, study and visualization. Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call 692-5593.
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