Area-Wide Teen Rally sponsored by The Village Chapel in Pinehurst will be held at The Boys and Girls Club in Southern Pines on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Chris Connors, former third-degree black belt instructor, will share his long road to recovery from drugs, alcohol and gambling. Free pizza will be served.
Dueling Pianos will be presented by Bill Welte and Robert Hayes of America's Keswick in New Jersey on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. at The Village Chapel. This will be a fun evening of humor, history and hymnology.
Page Memorial's Lenten Lunches at Page Memorial UMC, Wednesdays, Feb. 25-April 8, at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $4 a person and includes a home-cooked meal, dessert and time for ministry and fellowship.
League of Women Voters of Moore County present Moore County DA Maureen Krueger and Janet Currie, former juvenile justice officer for North Carolina, to speak on juvenile justice in Moore County. There will also be a presentation by the Pinecrest High School debate team on the issue of the national popular vote. The meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m.., March 17, at the Table on The Green, Midland Country Club, 2205 Midland Rd., Pinehurst. Public is welcome. Cost is $12. To reserve, call Charlotte, 944-9611, byMarch 13.
Green Summit, Edible Land-scapes/Wellness Adventure at Sandhills Community College, Tuesday, April 21, 10 a.m. Dr. Mozely will speak on global warming at Ball Visitor Center. 11:30 lunch. 1-3 p.m. demonstrations on organic gardening, cooking with herbs, flower arranging, organic facials. Wednesday, April 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: yoga, pilates, belly breathing; massage, healthy food; fitness evaluations. Activities (except lunch, $6) are free and open to the public. For info or to reserve lunch, call 246-4943.
Sandhills Woman's Exchange is open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and serves homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts.Retail sales room hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Consignment area features handmade gift items, soaps, holiday items and children's clothing. For info, call 295-4677.
The Animal Center of Moore County is open until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thurs-days and on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 5235U.S. 15-501, Carthage, 947-2858.
MANNA!, a community free-lunch program, serves lunches at local hospitality sites. For info, call John Roberts at 528-1363.
Volunteers Needed, Community Service Project. FSN Sandhills is looking for individuals to assist with the SAND program. SAND, See Ability Not Disability, is an athletic program for children with disabilities. Volunteers needed as coaches, buddies, planning team. For info, call Christine Garton, 246-8059, or visit www.fsnsandhills.org.
Toastmasters Club of the Sand-hills meets at 7 p.m. the first three Tuesdays of the month at Sandhills Community College, Van Dusen Hall, Room 102. For info, e-mail email@example.com, or visit http://sandhills.freetoasthost.us/index.html.
Learn how to prune trees on Wednesday, Feb. 25, with Taylor Williams, 2 p.m., Agricultural Building, 707 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage. Bring shears and a notebook. For info, call 947-3188.
Organic Vegetable Gardening seminar by Taylor Williams and Paige Burns will cover benefits, March 5, 6-8 p.m.; March 7, 10 a.m.-noon; April 1, noon-2 p.m. at Agricultural Building, Carthage. For info, call 947-3188.
The Moore County Amateur Radio Society offers Technician, General and Extra Class licensing exams on March 21, May 23, July 18,Sept. 19 and Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Meeting Room, Moore County Library, Carthage. $12 fee, cash only. For info, call Charles Wackerman, 947-2707.
The Moore County Extension and Community Association offers Heritage Craft Classes at the Moore County Agricultural Center, 707 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage. Learn to use materials and methods from long ago. Feb. 25, potato necklace. Classes free except for cost of materials. For info, call 947-3188.
Aberdeen Parks and Recreation sponsors classes. Call 944-5902 to register or for info about fees. Art classes, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Aberdeen Recreation Station. Bingo first Thursday of the month, 2-3:30 p.m. Carol Nash will instruct oil painting classes on Feb. 23. Spring Fling Potluck Lunch, Thursday, March 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Aberdeen Recrea-tion Station. RSVP by Feb. 27.
The Senior Enrichment Center offers: Exploring Compassion Fatigue: Tools for Professional Caregivers will be presented by Community Homecare and Hospice on Thursday, Feb 19, 10-11 a.m. Learn to identify emotions and how compassion fatigue presents itself in the lives of caregivers and professionals. Reservation required. AARP Tax Aid Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. For info, call 673-1164. Paint and Draw with Gabriel (free), 1-4 p.m., Mondays. Learn to paint with watercolors and to sketch. Learn to Knit, 10-11 a.m., Wednesdays. Bring needles and yarn. Instructions for beginners and guidance for experienced knitters. Wet on Wet Painting with Carol ($1 fee), 10 a.m.-noon, Thursdays. Bring a canvas. Call 215-0900 to register or for info.
The Douglass Community Center offers low-cost activities for older adults. Fitness room is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Senior Gym time (walking) is Monday-Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tap dancing is every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m.-noon. Chess, Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., and table tennis on Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. For info, call 692-7376.
The Senior Enrichment Center offers 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). Call 215-0900 to register or for info.
The Sandhills Striders Running Club holds group runs at 8 a.m. every Sunday at the Reservoir in Southern Pines and on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 in downtown Pinehurst in front of Dugan's Pub. All levels and abilities are welcome. A beginners' running group is also being formed.For info, visit www.sandhillsstriders.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-6334.
The 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.
Yoga classes, 6 p.m., Mondays and 9 a.m., Tuesdays at Southern Pines United Methodist Church. Call Gloria at 638-4314 for info.
Elmcroft Assisted Living, 115 Brucewood Road, offers Tai Chi every other Tuesday at 4 p.m. For info, contact Donna Taylor at 692-4928. Bingo offered the first and third Thursday of the month. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Early-bird bingo: 7 p.m.; regular bingo: 7:30 p.m. Ages 16 and older welcome. For info, call 974-3051.
Our Lady of the Americas, at 298 Farmers Market Road, near Candor, has Bingo and Speed-ball the first and third Thursdays of the month. Early-bird bingo: 7 p.m.; regular bingo: 7:30 p.m. Open to the public, ages 16 and older. Doors open at 6 p.m. For info, call 974-3051.
Aberdeen Parks and Recreation offers Chair exercises, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Senior Game Day, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2-3 p.m.; Walk/Run for Fitness, Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m., Aberdeen Lake Park beginning March 4. Call 944-5902 to register or for info.
The American Red Cross, Moore County Chapter is located at 244 SW Broad St., Southern Pines. For info, call 692-8571.
1-6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, sponsored by Seven Lakes Community at North Clubhouse. For appointment, call 673-4931.
Health & Safety Classes
6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, Professional Rescuer CPR/AED Review (equivalent to BLS for healthcare provider). Certification fee $25.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, Standard First Aid Review. Certification fee $25.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, Standard First Aid Review. Certification fee $25.
8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, Adult/Infant/Child CPR + AED. Certification fee $55.
Looking to form an activities-based group for hiking, boating, camping, etc. For info, call Camille at (423) 773-5862.
AlAnon meetings at noon, Mondays, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Southern Pines, and at noon, Fridays, at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines.Meetings at 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Alcoholics Anony-mous building on Wyler Street, Aberdeen. For info, call 215-8894.
Alcoholics Anonymous of Moore County has information available online at www.sandhillsaa.org, or call (800) 496-1742.
ALS support group meets in Fayetteville every second Sunday from 2-4 p.m. in the conference room at the Fayetteville Regional Airport. Contact Suzanne Gilroy, MSW, at (877) 568-4347, or e-mail email@example.com.
The Outreach of the Chapel in the Pines hosts an Alzheimer's memory loss support group in Seven Lakes for caregivers of Alzheimer's or other dementia-related conditions the third Tuesday of each month. For info, call Fran at 673-5493.
The Moore County Alzheimer's support group meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, U.S. 1, Aberdeen. For info, call (336) 877-9332, (800) 888-6671 or 692-0232.
An Alzheimer's support lunch group meets at noon the second Wednesday of each month at Elmcroft of Southern Pines Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care, 115 Brucewood Rd., Southern Pines. Call 695-1277 for info.
A support group forsurvivors of brain injury and their families will meet in the community room of the Specialty Center, Pinehurst. For info, call 315-4982.
Business Network International offers the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and quality business through qualified referrals. Call Wayne Gomillion, 585-2400, for meeting dates and times, or visit www.BNI.com.
Middle Cross Baptist Church sponsors a cancer support group that meets the second Tuesdayofthe month at 7 p.m. at Middle Cross BaptistChurch, West End.For info, call Jessie Kellis at 673-2938 or Pastor David Reynolds at 947-2261.
Christian Support for Caregivers meets from 2-3 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at The Village Chapel, Pinehurst. For info, call Debbie Brown at 295-6003.
Co-dependents Anonymous meets Mondays, 7-8 p.m., at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Conference Room C. The meeting is non-smoking. For info, call Jill at 235-0545.
Looking to form a community theater project. For info, call Camille at (423) 773-5862.
Compassionate Friends of the Sandhills, a grief support group for families who have experienced the death of a child, meets the third Monday of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Longleaf Country Club, 10 Knoll Rd., Southern Pines. For info, call Cindy Shepherd at 695-8629, or visit www.compassionatefriends.org.
A Course in Miracles, a spiritual self-development and self-studygroup, meets Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m., at Pinebrook Apartments, 325 S.W. Service Rd. For info, call 692-1812.
Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis support group meets 7-9 p.m. the first Wednesday in April at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Conference Center. Call 687-0066, or e-mail vscofield@ aol.com.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 83 of Moore County meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at 1020 Priest Hill Rd., Carthage. DAV is a service organization dedicated to assisting disabled veterans. Service officers available to help veterans with VA paperwork Tuesday through Thurs-day. Drop in or call for appointment. For transportation to VA or info, call 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 provided. Call 949-1145 for info.
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. For info, call Christine Garton, 246-8059, or visit www.fsnsandhills.org.
Fibromyalgia support group meets once a month the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital Out-patient Conference Room. For info, call Janice Gilliam at 947-3630 or 724-9676.
Incest survivor support group is forming. For info, call 947-1052.
La Leche League, for new mothers, meetsfourth Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in Star. For info, call Rebecca at 948-1002.
Moore Down Syndrome Con-nection meets for play dates the second Tuesday of the month. Call Christine Garton, 246-8059, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moore Home Schoolers Net-work on Thursdays. For info, visit www.moorehomeschoolers.net.
Mothers of Moore, for mothers of children from birth-5, holds monthly meetings and weekly playgroups. Call Marsha, 295-6878, or visit www.mothersofmoore.com.
Mothers of Preschoolers, for mothers of children ages birth-5, meets the first and third Wednesday of each month during the school year at Community Presbyterian Church, Pinehurst. For info, call 295-6848, e-mail SandhillsMOPS@yahoo.com or visit www.SandhillsMOPS.com.
MS support group for anyone with physical or mental pain. For info, call 725-0096, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
MS self-help group meets at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 1002 N. Sandhills Blvd., Aberdeen, first Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m. Call Joanne at 420-2476 for info.
Nar-Anon, non-profit program for those affected by the addiction of a family member or friend, meets. Tuesday's 8-9 p.m. at St. Stephens Church, Room 157, 901 N. Franklin Dr., Sanford. Call (800) 477-6291 for info.
Narcotics Anonymous, for recovering addicts, holds meetings every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Specialty Center, Building 2, Memorial Dr., Pinehurst, and every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines. For info, call (866) 418-9500, or visit www.crna.org.
National Alliance on Mental Illness -- Moore County sponsors a localeducational/support meeting the first Monday of each month, 7 p.m. A support-only meeting is held the third Monday of each month, 7 p.m., at FirstHealth Conference Center on Page Road and N.C. 211. For info, visit www.nami-moorecounty.org, or call 295-1053.
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 Avenue. For info, contact Aileen at 295-1840.
Panic and anxiety program for overcoming fears, agoraphobia and achieving control, positive self-image and constructive thinking. Programs are held in Southern Pines Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Call (732) 940-9658.
The Sandhills Chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of the month at the Congregational Church in Pine-hurst, 895 Linden Rd., to educate and advocate for equal rights in the community. For info, call 695-1850, or email pflagsandhills@ yahoo.com.
R.E.A.C.H. is a home school support group. No membership fee (may be fees for field trips or other learning activities).For info, visit www.reach4moore.org.
Recovery Inc., a mental health self-help program, meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines. Free meetings to face emotional problems, symptoms and fears. For info, call 505-9288.
Recovery program for struggling addicts at Beaver Creek Family Life Center, 2280 Nicholson Rd., Cameron, 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 6 p.m. Sundays. Call (919) 499-9632 for info.
Sandhills Ostomy Support Group, 3 p.m., first Sunday of the month in Conference Room B, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. For info, call Gloria Tanner, 215-8086.
Sandhills Post-Polio Health Group meets the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. in the FirstHealth Conference Center. For info, call 715-5266.
Set Free, a 12-step program of fellowship for those recovering from behaviors that have affected their lives, meets at Calvary Chapel of the Sandhills, 201 W. South St., Aberdeen, Sundays at 7 p.m. For info, call 944-2477.
Sex Addicts Anonymous is a spiritual program based on the principles and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.Meetings Mondays, 8 p.m.Confidentiality assured. Call 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. For info, call 947-3333.
Stroke Club support group will meet March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 10:15 a.m.-noon, in Conference Center of the FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. For info, call 715-1582 or 715-1583. Free and open to the public.
Therapeutic Foster Parent orientation sessions by NC MENTOR every Wednesday from noon-1 p.m. at the Simpson Executive Center, 503 Carthage, Suite 302, Sanford. Call (919) 790-8580, ext. 7151 for info or for other locations.
Boles Funeral Home and Crematory hosts a luncheon for widows or widowers the first and third Wednesday of each month at Table on the Green, Pinehurst, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $7. For reservations, call 692-6262.
Cox Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory hosts a luncheon for widows and widowers every third Tuesday of the month. For
info, call Michelle at 245-3330.
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