Sustainable Sandhills Com-munity Action Team meetings, a forum for people with green ideas to identify projects and improve their communities. Projects include greening local schools, weatherizing low-income housing and urban farming. Moore County meetings: July 21, Sept. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Sandhills Community College, Dempsey Student Center. Amanda Blue, amandab@sustainable sandhills.org, http://sustainable sandhills.org, 673-0826.
Safe Sitter Class, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, July 22 and 23, Conference Center, Moore Regional Hospital. For boys and girls ages 11-13. Learn how to handle emergencies when caring for children: CPR and choking for infant and child, calling for help, diapering and feeding, entertaining children and keeping them safe. $20 per person. 715-1582.
Sandhills Chapter of SCORE will hold its monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, July 29, at the Holiday Inn Express on U.S. 15-501. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m.
Save Our Sandhills meeting July 30, 7 p.m., Southern Pines Civic Center. Bill Holman, researcher for Duke-UNC-Chapel Hill Water Allocation Study Team, will speak on "Water, a Valuable Resource in the 21st Century -- Does North Carolina Need a Plan?" The study team's recommendations have been carried over to the 2010 legislative session. www.saveoursand hills.org. R. Stolting, 235-3862.
20th Anniversary Sandhills Community College Coca-Cola Classic Golf Tournament, presented by Unilever on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Pine Needles Resort & Golf Club and Mid Pines Resort. $375 per individual, $1,500 per foursome, $2,000 hole sponsor. Proceeds benefit the Sandhills Community College scholarship program. Germaine Elkins, 695-3706, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Sandhills' Farmers Green Market on Wednesdays, Sandhills Community College, Aristotle parking lot, 3-6 p.m., through Aug. 5. Fresh local fruit, vegetables, jams and jellies, custom-made furniture, garden and house plants.
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.
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 July 18, 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.
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.
FirstHealth of the Carolinas Mobile Health Screenings: Vascular screening, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, July 23, abdominal aortic aneurysm, stroke/carotid artery and peripheral vascular disease. Three screenings, $85; two, $60; one, $30. Appointments required. Cholesterol, Glucose, Blood Pressure screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 25, House of Praise, West End. Participants should fast 12 hours but take all medications as prescribed prior to screening. $5. Osteoporosis and free PSA screening, 8-11 a.m., Tuesday, July 25, House of Praise, West End, $5/free. EKG, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, Aberdeen Lake, U.S. 1 South, to detect heart problems. $25. Appointments required. Financial assistance available for those who qualify. To register, (888) 534-5333.
Senior Enrichment Center (215-0900): Healthy Eating Choices, Wednesday, July 15, 2-3 p.m., Lynn Quick, RN, FirstHealth Diabetes Self Management Program, will offer a presentation to those in good health and those managing chronic conditions. Call to register. Karen Backall, PT, of Appalachian Physical Therapy, will discuss general principles of healing and rehabilitation on Thursday, July 16, 4-5 p.m. Anyone who has had or will have surgery will benefit. Call to reserve a seat. Hoppers, Climbers and Swimmers, Wednesday, July 22, 2-3 p.m., presented by Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, will focus on some of the 20 species that can be found here in the Sandhills, from the tiny grass frog to the great bull frog. Bring grandchildren! Call to reserve a seat. 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): Ron Polisoto will provide music for dancing on Tuesday, July 21, 7-9:30 p.m. $5. 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 village of Pinehurst on Wednesday evenings. Check times and info at www.sandhillsstriders. org., call 603-6334 or e-mail email@example.com. All levels welcome. Come run with us. No runner will be left behind!
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. 974-3051.
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.
2:30-7 p.m., Monday, July 20, sponsored by Community Presbyterian Church, 125 Everett Road. Call 692-8571 for an appointment.
11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Thursday, July 23, sponsored by St. Joseph of the Pines, 103 Gossman Dr., Southern Pines. Call 246-1139 for an appointment.
1:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, sponsored by Penick Village, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, First Bank at Penick Village North Building, 100 E. Rhode Island Avenue Ext., Southern Pines. Call 692-8571 for an appointment.
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 30, sponsored by First Health Fitness Center, 170 Memorial Dr., Pinehurst. Call 715-1800 for an appointment.
Health & Safety Classes
6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, Professional Rescuer CPR/AED Review (for health care providers and lifeguards). Certification fee $25.
6-8:30 p.m., Thursday, July 16, Standard First Aid Review. Certifi-cation fee $25.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, July 18, Professional Rescuer CPR/AED (health care providers). Certifica-tion fee $60.
6-9 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, Standard First Aid. Certification fee $35.
6-8:30 p.m., Thursday, July 23, Adult/Infant/Child CPR/AED Re-view. Certification fee $25.
8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Thursday, July 25, Adult/Infant/Child CPR/AED. Certification fee $55.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Bariatric Support Group, first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital Conference Center. 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. at the FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital Out-patient Conference Room. 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 a lunch. Dessert and drinks provided.
Man to Man, first and third Thursday 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 the day before if you plan to attend.
Mothers of Moore, for mothers of children from birth-age 5, monthly meetings and weekly playgroups. Marsha, 295-6878, www. mothersofmoore.com.
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, First Health 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 in Pinehurst, 895 Linden Road, to educate and advocate for equal rights in the community. 695-1850, e-mail email@example.com.
Recovery Inc., a mental health self-help program, Thursdays at 7 p.m., Brownson Memorial Pres-byterian Church, Southern Pines. Free meetings to face emotional problems, symptoms and fears. 505-9288.
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.
The Rufus Barringer Civil War Roundtable meets at the Southern Pines Civic Club, located across from the tennis courts, at the corner of Ashe Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines, the third Thursday of each month (except July and August) at 7 p.m. Various speakers are on the agenda. New members and visitors are welcome. Refreshments. 315-1213.
Sandhills Ostomy Support Group first Sunday of the month, 3 p.m., Conference Room B, FirstHealth 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., FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital Conference Center. 715-5266.
Stroke Club support group meets Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 10:15 a.m.-noon, First Health Moore Regional Hospital Conference Center. 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 Table on the Green, Pinehurst, 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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