The Ruth Pauley Lecture Series presents the Sam Ragan Memorial lecture, CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen, "Beyond The Kite Runner: Exploring Afghanistan Today," Wednesday, Sept. 16, Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College. Free. 245-3131. Oct. 28, "Globalization and North Carolina" with Roland Stephen, Ph.D.
Fashion Show Fundraiser, Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m., The Fair Barn. Music provided by Jerry D. Silent auction. Appetizers and sweets. Sandi Burrell, 673-0901. Tickets, $40 per person. All proceeds go to The Avon Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Sandi Burrell, 673-0901.
Carolina Chef Series, presented by the Hospitality Club of Sandhills Community College, will showcase the state's top chefs in cooking class demonstrations. Monday, Sept. 21, 5:30-7 p.m., Chef Chuck Nelson of The Table at Crestwood in Boone. Reservations, Lavada Alsbrook, 695-3796. Cost, $25 per person or $40 a couple.
MANNA! On The Links golf tournament, Monday, Sept. 21, National Golf Club. Registration: 11:30. Captain's Choice format: 1 p.m. To sponsor or donate a prize, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Benefits MANNA! (Moore Alliance Nourishing Neighbors, Amen!) in its mission of feeding those in need in Moore County.
Sandhills Classical Christian School brings internationally renowned pianist Sam Rotman to the Sandhills Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., at the Village Chapel. Rotman's concerts feature composers like Rachmaninoff, Mozart, Chopin, Debussy and Schubert. Tickets, $12.50 in advance, and $15 at the door. 695-1874, www.sandhillsccs.org.
Weymouth Supper on the Grounds, Sept. 24. Barbecue with all the trimmings. Drinks at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. Live music. Reservations, 692-6261.
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.
Kiwanis of the Pines 28th Annual Travelogues, a series of four films sponsored by Kiwanis of the Pines, benefits the Sandhills Children's Center, Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., "Worlds of Maya." Sandy Mortimer, who created the film, goes south of Mexico to areas of ancient civilizations, more than 3,000 years ago.
Moore County Literacy Council offers a 12-hour training session for volunteers who would like to become adult tutors. Volunteers are required to attend orientation, Sept 30, 1-2 p.m., Emmanuel Youth House, 385 E Indiana, Southern Pines, prior to a training session Tutor Training:October 6, 13, 20 and 27th 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.Donations will be accepted to defray the cost of materials.Please register by the week prior to the session. Register by phone, 692-5954 or e-mail, email@example.com.
Southern Pines Civic Club is holding a candidates' forum Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m., Douglass Center, West Pennsylvania Avenue in Southern Pines, to inform voters on candidates running in the Nov. 3 non-partisan town elections. Moore County Elections Board Supervisor Glenda Clendenin will be the guest speaker. The forum will have candidates fielding questions from co-sponsoring non-profit community organizations.
Second Annual Applause for Paws at Ironwood Cafe to Benefit Solutions for Animals on Wednes-day, Oct. 7, 7-9 p.m. New Buffalo Thunder, with special guests The McKenzie Brothers, will provide the music. Silent auction and two free spay or neuter drawings. Proceeds to benefit the animals at Solutions for Animals. Sue Kress, 246-0840. Donations: SFA, P.O. Box 2062, Southern Pines, NC 28388.
Sandhills Horticultural Society and the Council of Garden Clubs will sponsor a program at the Ball Visitors Center of Sandhills Community College on Wednes-day, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. Noted television host of "In the Garden with Bryce Lane" will present a free lecture on "The Right Plants for the Right Location." Trisha Mabe, 695-3882, to register.
Weight-loss Challenge, Thurs-days, 6 p.m. Be Moore County's biggest weight loser and win cash. 255-0405.
Financial Peace with Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, a biblically based study that teaches families to beat debt, build wealth and give. Thursdays at Christ Community Church, 6:30-8 p.m. $99.50 per couple.
MANNA!, a community free-lunch program. John Roberts, 528-1363.
Toastmasters Club of the Sand-hills first three Tuesdays of the month, 7 p.m., Sandhills Com-munity College, 102 Van Dusen Hall. E-mail tcots@freetoast host.us, www.freetoasthost. org/.
FirstHealth Grief Resource and Counseling Center hosts free educational support programs. Therapeutic Writing, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursdays through Oct. 8. 715-6000.
Mobile Health Screenings Vascular, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, FirstHealth Center for Health & Fitness; EKG, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, Aberdeen Lake, U.S. 1 South. FirstHealth Center for Health & Fitness. To register, (888) 534-5333.
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.
Douglass Community Center (692-7376). Crafts, Fridays, 2-3 p.m.
Aberdeen Parks and Rec (944-PARK). Art class, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Bingo, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2-3:30 p.m. Kindermusik, Wednesdays, 9:15-10 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m. Fall-O-Ween Carnival (10 and under), Saturday, Oct. 24.
Senior Enrichment Center (215-0900). Call for game schedule. Registration required for classes. "Mantrap," 1926 Paramount Pictures silent film starring Clara Bow, Ernest Torrence and Percy Marmont, Thursday, Sept. 17, 7 pm. AARP Driver Safety Class, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1-5 p.m. Four-hour refresher class available to adults age 50+. Crystal Dancers will present a ballroom dance demonstration on Saturday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. Drawing with Gabriel, 1-2:30 p.m., Mondays. Introduction to Watercolors with Gabriel, first, second and third Mondays of the month, 10 a.m.-noon. Watercolors with Gabriel, Mondays, 2:30-4 p.m. Knitting, 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays. Wet on Wet Oil Painting with Carol, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Rug artists, learn the art of hand hooking on the first Friday of each month, 1-4 p.m.
Douglass Community Center (692-7376). Wii Fit, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Wii league, Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Tap dancing, Wednes-days, 5 p.m. (beginners), 3 p.m. (advanced). Canasta, Wednes-days, 10-noon. Chess, Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Mahjongg, Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. 692-7376.
Southern Pines Recreation (692-7376). Senior Gym time, Monday-Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Senior Enrichment Center (215-0900): Stretching, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Line dancing with Vic Walk Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. (beginners); 6:30 p.m. (intermediate) and 7:30 p.m. (experienced). Rumba lessons with the Weatherbies, Tuesdays, Sept. 22 and 29, 7 p.m.
Aberdeen Parks and Rec (944-PARK). Chair exercises, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Walk/Run for Fitness, 10-11 a.m., Wednesdays. Belly dance, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1.
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@sandhills striders.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, 101 Brucewood Rd., Southern Pines. Free chair-based Tai Chi every other Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. National Assisted Living Week: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m., Belk fashion show, dessert and tea. Friday, Sept. 18, 2:30 p.m., ice cream social. Free. Amy McNeill, 692-4928.
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. 673-4077.
The American Red Cross, Moore County Chapter is located at 115 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. 692-8571.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, sponsored by Sandhills Community College and Embarq, 3395 Airport Rd., Pinehurst. Call 692-8571 for an appointment.
1:30-6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, sponsored by Moore County Red Cross, Douglass Community Center, Southern Pines. Call 692-8571 for an appointment.
1:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, sponsored by Penick Village, Emmanuel Episcopal Church and First Bank, Penick Village North Building, 100 E. Rhode Island Ave. Ext., Southern Pines. Call 692-8571 for an appointment.
Health & Safety Classes
6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, Standard First Aid Review. Certification fee $25.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, Professional Rescuer CPR/AED (for health care providers). Certification fee $60.
6-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, Adult/Infant/Child CPR/AED Review. Certification fee $25.
8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, 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, 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 Assisted Living, 115 Brucewood Rd., Southern Pines. 695-1277.
Autism Society of NC -- Moore County Chapter holds its meeting the second Thursday of each month, Sandhills Children's Center, 6:30 p.m. RSVP for childcare, Katie, 255-6715, e-mail email@example.com.
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, second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., Middle Cross Baptist Church, West End. Jessie Kellis, 673-2839.
Caregiver Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month,1-2 p.m., Senior Enrichment Center. Peggie, 215-0900.
Christian Support for Caregivers meets the 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 Wednes-day 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. 715-6000.
Mothers of Moore, monthly meetings and weekly playgroups. Victoria, 783-6672, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www. mothersofmoore.org.
MS self-help group. For meeting date, time and location, contact Joanne, 420-2476, or Dell, 944-2567.
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 Thurs-day, 7:30 p.m., Bethesda Presby-terian Church, Aberdeen, and Saturday at 10 a.m., Aberdeen Community Center, 504 Wilder Avenue. Aileen, 295-1840.
Panic and anxiety program to overcome fears and achieve positive self-image, 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 pflagsandhills @yahoo.com.
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 Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12, 10:15 a.m.-noon, Conference Center, Moore Regional Hospital. 715-1582/ 1583.
Therapeutic Foster Parent orientation sessions by NC MENTOR meets Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m., Simpson Executive Center, 503 Carthage, Suite 302, Sanford. (919) 790-8580, ext. 715.
Boles Funeral Home and Crematory luncheon for widows and widowers meets the first and third Wednesday of each month, Long-leaf Country Club, Southern Pines, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $7. Reserva-tions, 692-6262.
Cox Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory luncheon for widows and widowers every third Tuesday of the month.
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