The Animal Center of Moore County is now remaining open until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for adoptions. It is also opening on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located at 5235U.S. 15-501, Carthage, 910-947-2858.
Feral Friends of the Sandhills will hold an informal meetings to discuss the stray and feral cat situation in Moore County.Meetings will be held on Thursdays, beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Flynne's Coffee Bar, Southern Pines.For more info, call Sherry Mortenson 603-2529.
The Fidelity Bank, Carthage, is hosting "Customer Appreciation Day: Meet and Greet the New Manager" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 25, at The Fidelity Bank, Carthage. Refreshments will be served. For more info, call 947-2501.
First Friday will begin again from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, in the open lot next to the Sunrise Theater, downtown Southern Pines. Peyton Tochterman will perform. Food and beverages will be available. Free admission.
Keep Moore County Beautiful, the Town of Aberdeen, the Village of Pinehurst and the Town of Southern Pines are sponsoring a mixed paper recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Kangaroo Station, Southern Pines (at the Fresh Market), and an electronics recycling drive/paper shredding event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Call 295-1900 for a list of acceptable items.
The annual Moore County Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Southern Pines Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and ribbon cutting will be at 10 a.m. Proceeds will support the Alzheimer's Association. Walkers and volunteers are wanted. For more info, call 695-0011.
The Moore County Genealogical Society is hosting an open house and membership drive at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Moore County Agricultural Center, Carthage. Lunch will be provided. Show and tell items including vintage household and textiles. Learn how to get started in your family research and read old land deeds. Heritage crafts will also be on display. For mor info, call 692-5846.
The Moore County Senior Enrichment Center offers various recreational programs, such as canasta, social bridge, cribbage, mah jongg, pinochle, Mexican train dominoes, cornholeo, foosball, jigsaw puzzles, table tennis and Nintendo Wii. The center also offers arts and crafts, including knitting, quilting, rug hooking and cooking. For more info about hours and availability, call 215-0900.
MANNA!, a community free lunch program, serves lunches at local hospitality sites. For information on time and location on specific days, call John Roberts, operations director, at 528-1363. The lunches may be eaten at the hospitality sites or taken home.
The Douglass Community Center offers a variety of low-cost fitness activities for older adults. Clubs, programs and classes are available. Fitness room is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. The walking program follows the traditional school calendar and is open from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday-Friday. The center also offers chess from 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday. Free admission. Info, call 692-7376.
The Southern Pines Welcome Center, located at the restored passenger train depot in downtown, is now open from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday-Saturday. The center contains cultural items, photos and up-to-date tourism info.
Yoga classes are held at 6 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. Tuesdays at Southern Pines United Methodist Church. Call Gloria at 638-4314 for info.
Newcomers of Pinehurst is an organization formed to introduce new residents to one another and the community, by providing over 19 social events and activities monthly.Info, call 315-2471.
Act II is an organization designed to promote sociability and good fellowship among its members. Membership is open to anyone who has previously been a member of Newcomers of Pinehurst or has lived in the Pinehurst area (including surrounding towns) for at least two years. Activities such as bridge groups, dining groups, sports groups, theater activities and other special interest groups are available. Dues are $15 per year, per household. For more info, call Mary at 528-5823, or visit www.pinehurstact2.com.
The Sandhills Woman's Exchange is a nonprofit organization that sells handmade crafts on consignment. The Exchange is closed until Labor Day.Call 295-4677.
The Town of Southern Pines Parks and Recreation Department holds a senior program every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Seniors are invited to bring a lunch and enjoy board games, cards and socializing. Call Rynet Oxendine at 692-7376.
The National MS Society will host its annual MS Bike Ride. Call Adam at 639-3704 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Sandhills Striders Running Club holds group runs at 8 a.m. every Sunday at Southern Pines Reservoir Park. Runners should meet at the Lake Loop. Group runs are also held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the village of Pinehurst. Runners are to meet in front of Dugan's Pub. For more club info, send and e-mail to SandhillsStriders@yahoo.com, or call 528-2302.
Toastmasters Club of the Sandhills meets at 7 p.m. on the first three Tuesdays of every month at Sandhills Community College, Van Dusen Hall, Room 102. Info, contact Chris, at 949-2278, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit online at www.tcots.freetoasthost.us.
The Carolina Hotel offers High Tea the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost of $25 per person includes an historic walking tour, followed by classic tea with sandwiches, scones and truffles. Call resort services desk at 235-8415.
Family Support Network of the Sandhills and the Moore County Parks and Recreation Department are working together to create a sports program for families with children with disabilities. They are looking for families to join. Any person is eligible, ages 4-adult. Volunteer as a member of the planning committee. For more info, call Christine at 692-6123 ext. 25, or visit www.fsnsandhills.info.
The Moore County Extension and Community Association offers Heritage Craft Classes each month at the Moore County Agriculture Center, Carthage. Call 947-3188 or visit 707 Pinehurst Avenue to register.
The Moore County Senior Center, Pinehurst, will host Spiders of the Sandhills, with Ranger Billy, of the Weymouth State Nature Preserve. The seminar will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the center. To reserve a seat, call 215-0900. The center is located at 8040 N.C. 15-501, Pinehurst.
Douglass Community Center offers table tennis in a quiet, family environment on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $10 for residents, and $20 for non-residents, and is valid for six months. All ages are welcome.
The FirstHealth Mobile Health Services van will be parked at Fox Hollow Senior Living Community (190 Fox Hollow Pinehurst), from 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 17. Cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings will be available. Cost is $5. For more info call (888) 534-5333 or 695 0011.
The American Red Cross, Moore County Chapter, 244 SW Broad Street, Southern Pines. For information call 692-8571. Blood donors must be 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have donated blood in the last 8 weeks. Call 866-562-7156 for more information.
1 to 6 p.m. today (Wednesday, July 9), Seven Lakes Kiwanis. For an appt., call 673-4931.
1:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 11, Sandhill Cycle Center. For an appt., call 692-8571.
1:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 21, at the Moore County Red Cross. For an appt., call 692-8571.
11 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, July 25, at St. Joseph of the Pines. For an appt., call 692-8571.
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 28, May St. Market. For an appt., call 692-4110.
1:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Penick Village. For an appt., call 692-8571.
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at FirstHealth Center for Health and Fitness. For an appt., call 715-1834.
Alcoholics Anonymous of Moore County has information available online at 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 Outreach of the Chapel in the Pines is planning to begin an Alzheimer's/Memory Loss Caregiver support group in Seven Lakes. The group is for caregivers of Alzheimer's or other dementia-related diseases, and is scheduled to meet the third Tuesday of each month. The first meeting will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Chapel in the Pines. For more info, call Fran at 673-5493.
A.R.E. -- A Search for God study group meets 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays. Call 695-7055 for more info.
A support group forsurvivors of brain injury and their families is being started.They will meet in the community room of the Specialty Center, Pinehurst. For more info, call 315-4982.
Local cancer support group meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Middle Cross Baptist Church, West End. Call 775-2544 or 499-9632.
Caregivers' Support Group will be held at 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Congregational Church in Pinehurst, 895 Linden Rd. The Rev. Marion Wilson will facilitate the discussion. Call 295-2243 for more information.
Middle Cross Baptist Church has started a Cancer Support group, meeting the second and fourth Tuesdaysofevery month at 7 p.m. at Middle Cross BaptistChurch, West End.Info, call Jessie Kellis at 673-2938 or Pastor David Reynolds at 947-2261.
Christian Support for Caregivers meets at 2-3 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at The Village Chapel, Pinehurst. Call Debbie Brown at 295-6003 for info.
Co-dependents Anonymous meets each Monday from 7 to 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, a grief support group for parents and families who have experienced the death of a child, meets the third Monday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Longleaf Country Club, 10 Knoll Rd., Southern Pines. For info, call Cindy Shepherd at 695-8629 or visit www.compassionate friends.org.
A Course in Miracles, a spiritual self-development course self-studygroup, meets Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Pinebrook Apartments, 325 S.W. Service Rd. Call 692-1812 for information.
Cox Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory hosts widows and widowers luncheons on every third Tuesday of the month. For info, call Michelle at 245-3330.
Creative Connection: Are you an out-of-the-box artist looking for a home? Come join the group Thursdays, 7 to 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 from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Conference Center 2. Call 687-0066 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Elmcroft Alzheimer's Support Lunch Group meets at noon on the second Wednesday of each month at Elmcroft of Southern Pines Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care, 115 Brucewood Road, Southern Pines. Care available with advance notice. Call 695-1277 for more information.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 83 of Moore County meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., at 1060 Priest Hill Rd., Carthage. DAV is a service organization dedicated to assisting disabled veterans. For info call (910) 944-1113.
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. Child care is provided. Call 235-4465 for more information, or 692-8750 for 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. Info, call Janice Gilliam at 947-3630 or (910) 724-9676.
Home schooling and looking for connection with other home schoolers? Moore Home Schoolers Network meets Thursdays. For more informtion: www.moorehomeschoolers.net.
An Incest Survivor Support Group is forming. For more information, call 947-1052.
La Leche League, for new mothers, meetsthe fourth Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in Star. For directions to the meeting or more information, 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 Marsha at 295-6878 or visit www.mothersofmoore.com.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group is for anyone with physical or mental pain. For more information, call 725-0096, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Narcotics Anonymous, a search and recover grooup, has four meetings in the area: every Sunday, Wednesday and fourth Thursday, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the specialty center, building 2, Moore Memorial Drive, Pinehurst; every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines. Info, call (866) 418-9500.
National Alliance on Mental Illness -- Moore County (NAMI-MC) sponsors a localeducational/support meeting on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at FirstHealth Conference Center, Room A. For more info, call 295-1053. A support-only meeting is held on the third Monday of each month. Apeer to peer support group is held each Tuesday at 7 p.m.in the Community Room at FirstHealth Specialty Center, located on Memorial Drive.No charge. For more info, call 690-0266 or 315-6892. The next support-only meeting will be held Monday, July 21, and the next educational and support meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 4. For more info, call 295-1053.
A self-help Neuropathy support group is being formed in the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area. Call 295-5019.
Overeaters Anonymous meets Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, U.S. 1, Aberdeen, and Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Aberdeen Community Center, 504 Wilder Ave. For more information, contact Aileen at 295-1840.
Panic and anxiety program for overcoming fears, anxiety, agoraphobia; achieving control, positive self-image and constructive thinking. Programs are being held in Southern Pines, Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Call 732-940-9658.
Panic attack, anxiety and stress program is being created in Pinehurst. Learn how to fully understand why you are having these symptoms and how to overcome them. For more info, call (732) 940-9658.
Parents of Amazing Children, (PAC) is a parent support group for parents of children with special needs or chronic illness. It meets every third Tuesday of the month in Southern Pines. For info about support and resources, call Christine Garton at 692-6123 ext. 25, or visit online at www.fsnsandhills.info.
The Sandhills Chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month, at the Congregational Church in Pinehurst, United Church of Christ, 895 Linden Rd. The purpose of the group is educationl and advocacy for equal rights in our community.
Sandhills Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a program for mothers of children ages birth to 5 years. MOPS meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month during the school year at Community Presbyterian Church located in Pinehurst. For more info, visit www.SandhillsMOPS.com, e-mail SandhillsMOPS@yahoo.com, or call 295-6848.
R.E.A.C.H. is a newly forming home school support group in the Sandhills Area. The bond of this group is home schooling. There is no membership fee, although there may be fees incurred for participation in field trips or other learning activities.For more info, visit www.reach4moore.org.
Recovery Inc., a mental health self-help program, meets each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Free meetings to face emotional problems, symptoms and fears. Info: 505-9288.
A Recovery Program for struggling addicts is held nightly at Beaver Creek Family Life Center, 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron, at 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 6 p.m. Sundays. Call 919-499-9632 for more details.
Sandhills Post-Polio Health Group meets the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. in the First Health Conference Center. For more information call 715-5266.
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 recovering from behaviors that have affected their lives. Info: 944-2477.
Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) is a spiritual program based on the principles and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.Local group meetings are held on Mondays at 8 p.m.Confidentiality assured. Call 684-5263.
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.
A support group for single parents is being created, and will focus on issuessingle parents deal with and productive ways in which to deal with them. Meetings will be held in the Pinehurst area on a bimonthly basis. Info, contact Camille at (423) 773-5862.
Boles Funeral Home and Crematory hosts a luncheon for widows or widowers on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Days Inn, Southern Pines, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $7. Reservations: 692-6262.
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