Animal Advocates of Moore County will be hosting an Adopt-a-less-Adoptable Pet Day on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at PetSmart, U.S. 15/501, Aberdeen. This national event will feature special-needs animals, black animals and others that are overlooked by potential adopters. 944-5098.
The Moore the MerrierA Celebration of Local Food, Thursday, Aug.13, 5-7:30 p.m. Sunrise Theater Green, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Enjoy local food, wine, beer and music. Sample foods prepared by local chefs followed by the 7:30 p.m. screening of "FOOD Inc." The film will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Suzanne Coleman, 246-6544.
American Red Cross Moore County Chapter 2009 Raffle Monday, Aug. 31. Grand prize: Mazda 3 or $10,000 cash, plus nine other prizes. $50 for one ticket; $100 for three tickets; $500 for 18 tickets. Tickets are available at the American Red Cross, 115 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. 692-8571.
The Child Advocacy Center presents Darkness to Light, Monday, Aug. 31, an interactive training that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse at Fayetteville Family Life Center, 114 Highland Ave., Fayetteville. Training, 9 a.m.-noon. Educators, parents and other concerned adults are invited to participate. Free. To register, call Fayetteville Family Life Center, (910) 484-0176.
Moore County Choral Society, under the direction of Anne Dorsey, begins its 2009/10 season Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines. Registration, 6:30 p.m. (continues until Sept. 15); rehearsal, 7:30 p.m. Male and female voices needed. No auditions required. Rehearsals 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Dues: $45; high school students, $20. John Pfisterer, 692-3371.
Colors 'N Clay new classes. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m., clay hand building. $100 for six weeks. Minimum age: 7. Thursday, Sept. 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m., art lessons. $120 for six weeks. Minimum age: 8. Sibling discount: 10 percent off session price.
Financial Peace with Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, a biblically based study that teaches families to beat debt, build wealth and give. 13-week seminar begins Thursday, Sept. 10, 6:30-8 p.m. and meets Thursdays at Christ Community Church (Campground Road, 1.5 miles north of the Traffic Circle on U.S. 15/501 toward Carthage). Cost is $99.50 per couple. If people have the kit, come for free.
Prancing Horse Volunteer Workshop, Monday, Sept. 14, 9-11 a.m. Volunteers for therapeutic riding program should attend. Therapeutic classes begin in September. Reserve a space: Susan, 295-4103, e-mail Prancing email@example.com.
Sustainable Sandhills Com-munity Action Team meetings, a forum for people with green ideas to improve communities. Sept. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Sandhills Community College, Dempsey Student Center. Amanda Blue, 673-0826, amanda firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sustainablesandhills.org.
Fashion Show Fundraiser, Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m., The Fair Barn. Music provided by Jerry D. Silent auction. Appetizers and sweets. For questions, to help sponsor this event or participate in some other way, contact Sandi Burrell, 673-0901. Tickets, $40 per person, can be purchased at The Clothes Horse, Eve Avery or by contacting Sandi Burrell. All proceeds go to The Avon Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
MANNA! On The Links golf tournament, Monday, Sept. 21, National Golf Club. Registration: 11:30. Captain's Choice format starts at 1 p.m. For details, to become a sponsor or to donate a prize, e-mail MANNAonthelinks @gmail.com. Benefits MANNA! (Moore Alliance Nourishing Neighbors, Amen!) in its mission of feeding those in need in Moore County.
Moore County Farmers Market Mondays, FirstHealth Fitness Center, 2-6 p.m. through Sept. 28; Thursdays, Morganton Road, Southern Pines, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Oct. 29; Saturdays, downtown Southern Pines, 8 a.m.-noon through Sept. 26.
Church and Civic Group Volunteers needed to transport students to Basic Skills/GED classes at Sandhills Community College. Rose Highland-Sharpe, 695-3783.
Animal Center of Moore County Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thurs-days to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 5235 U.S. 15/501, Carthage. 947-2858.
MANNA!, a community free-lunch program, serves lunches at local hospitality sites. John Roberts, 528-1363.
Toastmasters Club of the Sand-hills first three Tuesdays of the month, 7 p.m., Sandhills Com-munity College, 2nd floor, Van Dusen Hall. E-mail tcots@free toasthost.us, www.freetoasthost. org/.
The Moore County Amateur Radio Society offers Technician, General and Extra Class licensing exams on Sept. 19 and Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. at Moore County Library, Carthage. $12 fee, cash only. Charles Wackerman, 947-2707.
Older adults who enjoy making crafts come to Douglass Community Center Fridays, 2-3 p.m. Ornaments, walker bags, pillows, jewelry and more! No fee for residents of Southern Pines. Rynet Oxendine, 692-7376.
Calming Your Busy Mind, noon-1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25, Room A, Conference Center, Moore Regional Hospital. Tools to practice calming the mind and staying present in each moment. To register, 715-3262. Free. Community Lectures: Steps to Achieving an Active and Pain-Free Lifestyle and Options for Spine Pain, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 5:30 p.m., Conference Center, Moore Regional Hospital. To register, 715-1600. Free. Mobile Health Screenings: Tuesday, Sept. 1, Walmart, Aberdeen. Cholesterol, Glucose, Blood Pressure ($5), 8-11 a.m. Participants should fast 12 hours but take all medications as prescribed prior to screening. Free PSA, 8-11 a.m. Osteoporosis ($5), 8-11 a.m. Financial assistance available for those who qualify. To register for an appointment, (888) 534-5333.
Aberdeen Parks and Rec: Art class, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Aberdeen Recreation Station. Bingo, first Thursday of the month, 2-3:30 p.m. 944-5902.
Senior Enrichment Center (215-0900): New Horizons Band Informational Meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 3:30 p.m. New group forming. For costs and info, Jan, 673-4099, or Carole, 673-1381. AARP Driver Safety Class, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1-5 p.m. Four-hour refresher class available to adults age 50+. $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. Limited class size; registration required. Beginning Watercolors with Gabriel Roy, first Monday of the month (second Monday in September), 10 a.m.-noon. Call 215-0900 for a supply list and to register. Paint and Draw with Gabriel (free), 1-4 p.m., Mondays. Sketch and paint with watercolors. Learn to Knit, 10-11 a.m., Wednesdays. Bring needles and yarn. Instruction (beginners); guidance (experienced). Wet on Wet Painting with Carol (fee), Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Bring a canvas.
Douglass Community Center fitness room open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Tap dancing every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m.-noon. Chess, Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Table tennis, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. 692-7376.
Southern Pines Recreation: Senior Gym time (walking), Monday-Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (fee). Senior program, Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. Bring lunch and enjoy board games, cards and socializing. 692-7376.
Senior Enrichment Center (215-0900): Stretching ($2), Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Line dancing with Vic Walk Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. (beginners) and 7-8 p.m. (experienced).
The Sandhills Striders Running Club meets at the Reservoir in Southern Pines on Sundays and in the Pinehurst village on Wednesday evenings. Check times and info at www.sandhillsstriders. org., 603-6334 or e-mail info@sand hillsstriders.org. All levels welcome.
Yoga classes, 6 p.m., Mondays, and 9 a.m., Tuesdays at Southern Pines United Methodist Church. Gloria, 638-4314.
Elmcroft Assisted Living, 115 Brucewood Road, Tai Chi every other Tuesday, 4 p.m. Donna Taylor, 692-4928. Bingo first and third Thursday of the month. Early-bird: 7 p.m.; regular: 7:30 p.m. Ages 16 and older. 974-3051.
Our Lady of the Americas, 298 Farmers Market Road, near Candor, has Bingo and Speed-ball the first and third Thursdays of the month. Early-bird: 7 p.m.; regular: 7:30 p.m. Ages 16 and older. 673-4077.
Aberdeen Parks and Rec: Chair exercises, Tuesdays and Thurs-days, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Walk/ Run for Fitness, 10-11 a.m., Wednesdays, Aberdeen Lake Park. 944-5902. Program Coordinator Ryan Gordon 944-PARK or rgordon@townof aberdeen.net.
The American Red Cross, Moore County Chapter is located at 115 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. 692-8571.
1:30-6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 17, sponsored by Our Savior Lutheran Church, Luther Way, Southern Pines. Call 692-8571 for an appointment.
Health & Safety Classes
6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, Professional Rescuer CPR/AED Review (for health care providers and lifeguards). Certification fee $25.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 13, Standard First Aid Review. Certification fee $25.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, Professional Rescuer CPR/AED (for health care providers). Certification fee $60.
AlAnon, Mondays, noon, Emman-uel Episcopal Church, Southern Pines. Fridays, noon, Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines. Tuesdays, Wednes-days and Thursdays, 8 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous building, Wyler Street, Aberdeen. 215-8894.
Alcoholics Anonymous of Moore County, www.moorecountyaa.org, (800) 496-1742.
ALS support group, Fayetteville, second Sunday of the month, 2-4 p.m., conference room, Fayetteville Regional Airport. Suzanne Gilroy, MSW, (877) 568-4347, e-mail email@example.com.
Outreach of the Chapel in the Pines hosts Alzheimer's memory loss support group in Seven Lakes for caregivers of Alzheimer's or other dementia-related conditions. Third Tuesday of the month. Fran, 673-5493.
Moore County Alzheimer's support group meets 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, U.S. 1, Aberdeen. (336) 877-9332, (800) 888-6671 or 692-0232.
Alzheimer's support lunch group meets second Wednesday of the month, noon, Elmcroft of Southern Pines Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care, 115 Brucewood Rd., Southern Pines. 695-1277.
Autism Society of NC -- Moore County Chapter holds its monthly meeting the second Thursday of the month at the Sandhills Childrens Center, Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m. To RSVP for childcare, Katie 255-6715, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bariatric Support Group, first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Conference Center, Moore Regional Hospital. 715-5266.
Business Network International offers the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and quality business through qualified referrals. Wayne Gomillion, 585-2400, www.BNI.com.
Cancer Support Group the second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., Middle Cross Baptist Church, West End. Jessie Kellis, 673-2839.
Caregiver Support Group at the Senior Enrichment Center holds its monthly meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 1-2 p.m. Peggie, 215-0900.
Christian Support for Caregivers fourth Thursday of the month, 2-3 p.m., The Village Chapel, Pinehurst. Debbie Brown, 295-8026.
Compassionate Friends of the Sandhills, a grief support group for families who have experienced the death of a child, third Monday of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Longleaf Country Club, 10 Knoll Rd., Southern Pines. Cindy Shepherd, 695-8629, www.com passionatefriends.org.
A Course in Miracles, a spiritual self-development and self-study group, first and third Sundays of the month, 3-4:30 p.m., at Pinebrook Apartments, 325 S.W. Service Road. 692-1812.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (Pinehurst area chapter) meets the first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., Conference Room C, FirstHealth of the Carolinas in Pinehurst. Open to patients with Crohn's disease or Ulcerative Colitis and their families. Carolyn Walters, rncwalters@ embarqmail. com, or 692-5233, or Natalie Scott, 295-4752.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 83 of Moore County meets the first Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., 1020 Priest Hill Rd., Carthage. DAV assists disabled veterans. Service officers available to help veterans with VA paperwork Tuesday-Thursday. Drop in or call for appointment. 944-1113, www.davch83.us.
Down Syndrome Support Group meets for activities and educational support the second Tuesday of each month. FSN of the Sandhills, 295-3133, ext. 241, www.fsnsand hills.org.
Do you have a child with a special need, disability or chronic illness? Family Support Network of the Sandhills can help you start a support group. 295-3133, ext. 241, www.fsnsandhills.org.
Fibromyalgia support group meets second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., Outpatient Conference Room, Moore Regional Hospital. Janice Gilliam, 947-3630 or 724-9676.
FirstHealth Diabetes Helpline for help with non-urgent medical/nutritional questions. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., (800) 364-0499. Free.
FirstQuit support group for those trying to quit tobacco. Meets every Tuesday, noon, FirstHealth building in Taylortown. 715-5266.
Gamblers Anonymous, Wednes-days, 7:30 p.m., Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 330 S. May St., Southern Pines. Hotline: (888) 846-4427, 528-2903.
Living With Loss, first and third Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., FirstHealth Grief Resource and Counseling Center, 5 Aviemore Dr., Pinehurst. Ongoing support group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Bring lunch. Dessert and drinks provided.
Man to Man, first and third Thursdays of the month, 8:30 a.m., FirstHealth Grief Resource and Counseling Center, 5 Aviemore Dr., Pinehurst. Social gathering for men who may be experiencing issues related to caregiving and loss. RSVP 715-6000 if you plan to attend.
Mothers of Moore, monthly meetings and weekly playgroups. Victoria, 783-6672, e-mail: email@example.com, www. mothersofmoore.org.
MS self-help group first Wednes-day of the month, 6 p.m., Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 1002 N. Sandhills Blvd., Aberdeen. Joanne, 420-2476.
Nar-Anon, for those affected by the addiction of a family member or friend, meets Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m., St. Stephen's Church, Room 157, 901 N. Franklin Dr., Sanford. (800) 477-6291.
Narcotics Anonymous, for recovering addicts, 7:30 p.m., Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Specialty Center, Bldg. 2, Pinehurst, and at 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines. (866) 418-9500, www.crna. org.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (Moore County) sponsors an educational/support meeting, 7 p.m., first Monday of the month. Support-only meeting, 7 p.m., third Monday of the month, FirstHealth Conference Center. 295-1053, www.nami-moorecounty.org.
Overeaters Anonymous Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Bethesda Presbyter-ian Church, U.S. 1, Aberdeen, and Saturday at 10 a.m., Aberdeen Community Center, 504 Wilder Avenue. Aileen, 295-1840.
Panic and anxiety program to overcome fears, agoraphobia and achieve control, positive self-image and constructive thinking, Southern Pines, 7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, (732) 940-9658.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Sandhills Chapter), 10 a.m. the second Saturday of the month at the Congregational Church, 895 Linden Rd., Pinehurst, to educate and advocate for equal rights in the community. 695-1850, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recovery program for struggling addicts at Beaver Creek Family Life Center, 2280 Nicholson Rd., Cameron, Monday-Saturday, 7 p.m. and Sundays, 6 p.m. (919) 499-9632.
Sandhills Ostomy Support Group, first Sunday of the month, 3 p.m., Conference Room B, Moore Regional Hospital. Gloria Tanner, 215-8086.
Sandhills Post-Polio Health Group first Saturday of the month, 10 a.m., FirstHealth Conference Center. 715-5266.
Sex Addicts Anonymous is a spiritual program based on the principles and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. Mondays, 8 p.m. Confidentiality assured. 684-5263.
Sexual assault support group --Friend to Friend, domestic violence and rape crisis center, is forming a support group for survivors of sexual assault. 947-3333.
Sight Seekers, third Thursday of the month, 2:30 p.m., Conference Center, Moore Regional Hospital. 715-5266.
Stroke Club support group meets Sept. 12, 10:15 a.m.-noon, Conference Center, Moore Regional Hospital. 715-1582 or 715-1583.
Therapeutic Foster Parent orientation sessions by NC MENTOR Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m., Simpson Executive Center, 503 Carthage, Suite 302, Sanford. (919) 790-8580, ext. 715.
Boles Funeral Home and Crematory hosts a luncheon for widows and widowers the first and third Wednesday of each month at Longleaf Country Club, 10 N. Knoll Rd., Southern Pines, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $7. For reservations, 692-6262.
Cox Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory hosts a luncheon for widows and widowers every third Tuesday of the month.
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