Community Calendar - February 24, 2010
Do you enjoy growing your own vegetables, herbs and flowers? Purchase a raised bed plot from the Town of Southern Pines. Water, tools, soil are provided. You supply seeds. Garden is located behind the Armory ballfield off Morganton Road. Fee. Rynet Oxendine, (910) 692-7376.
Knights of Columbus Annual Fish Fry, St. Anthony of Padua Parish Hall, 320 N. Ash St., Southern Pines, Fridays, Feb. 26, March 5, 19, 26, 5:30-7 p.m. Takeout available.
Moore County Joint Nursing Home/Adult Care Home Community Advisory Commit-tee open business meeting, Tuesday, March 2, 10 a.m., Senior Enrichment Center. The committee advocates for residents living in long-term care facilities. To become a volunteer or ask questions about the care a loved one is receiving, Barbara Venditti, chairman, Moore County Community Advisory Committee, (910) 295-4081.
Divorce Support Group Thinking about divorce, going through it or in need of support? March 10, 17, 24, 31, 11 a.m.-noon, West End. Provided as community service. (860) 689-3197, www.thespiritual healing.com.
AAUW Sandhills/Southern Pines Branch will sponsor a program, “Renewable Energy Oppor-tunities for North Carolina,” Thursday, March 11, 1 p.m., Ball Center, Sandhills Community College. Speaker, Alex Hobbs, is associate director of Renewable Technologies for North Carolina Solar Center, N.C. State University. Eleanor Chajkowski, (910) 255-6027, to reserve a space.
Sandhills Horticultural Society and Council of Garden Clubs will sponsor a program at the Ball Visitors Center, Sandhills Com-munity College, Thursday, March 11, 10 a.m. John Hoffman, Hoff-man Nursery in Rougemont and graduate of Sandhills Community College, will present a free lecture “Beyond Pampas: Great Orna-mental Grasses for Today’s Gardens.” To reserve space, Tricia Mabe, (910) 695-3882.
Moore County End of Life Coalition sponsors Life’s Journey Expo to educate the community about end-of-life issues and raise awareness of resources. March 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, Pinehurst. For those who are facing end-of-life issues, have questions or concerns or know someone who does.
Sandhills Children’s Center, Outback Steakhouse and Pinehurst Resort present the 2010 Kelly Cup Championship, Wednesday, March 17, Pinehurst No. 8. Teresa Copper or Kathy Desmond, (910) 692-3323, www.SandhillsChil drensCenter.org.
12th annual Dirt Gardeners Workshop, Weymouth Center, Tuesday, March 23, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Featured speakers, local writer and gardener Jim Dodson and rose expert Bill Shore. To register, (910) 692-6261.
Weight Loss Challenge 12-week session (one hour a week). Personal coach, free body analysis, group support. Meets Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. (910) 255-0405.
Douglass Community Center (910) 692-7376. Telephone Anniversary, March 9, 11:30 a.m. Register by March 3. Kite Day, March 30, 11:30 a.m. Register by March 23. Cataract Awareness Month, March 23, 11:30 a.m. More than half of all Americans develop cataracts by age 80. An ophthalmologist will answer questions. Register by March 9. Crafts, Fridays, 2-3 p.m.
Aberdeen Parks and Rec (910) 944-5902. Art class, Wednes-days, 9 a.m.-noon. Kinder-musik, Wednesdays, 9:15-10 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m. Family Pizza & Puzzle Night, Friday, Feb. 26, 6-8:30 p.m. Youth Night, Friday, March 5 and May 7, 6-9 p.m. Where’s My Pot of Gold, Saturday, March 13, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Senior Enrichment Center (910) 215-0900. Call for game schedule. Registration required. The Wounding and Death of General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3-4:30 p.m. Presented by Matt Farina, a member of the Rufus Barringer Civil War Roundtable. All About Shoulders, Thursday, Feb. 25, 4-5 p.m. Karen Backall, physical therapist with Appalachian Physical Therapy, will discuss the dynamics of shoulders and how to prevent injury. The Art of Beautiful Writing, Wayne Fish returns to teach calligraphy, Tuesday, March 2, 2-3:30 p.m. AARP Driver Safety, Fridays, March 5, and Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Exploring Compassion Fatigue: A Reality for Caregivers, Thursday March 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Caregivers are often concerned with caring for loved one’s needs and lose sight of their own. Coping skills and self-healing strategies will be covered. The New Horizons Band, a local chapter of a national organization, meets Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. Adults who have never played an instrument or have not played in years are welcome. 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 and third Friday of each month, 1-4 p.m. Social Bridge, Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
Douglass Community Center (910) 692-7376. Fitness Room, Monday-Friday, during regular business hours. Wii Fit, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Wii league, Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Tap dancing, Wednes-days, 2 p.m. (beginners), 3 p.m. (advanced). Table Tennis, Tues-days and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Line Dancing, Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m.
50 & over Walkers, Saturdays, 10 a.m. Meet in front of Pinehurst Recreation Center. Isabel, email@example.com, (910) 295-4271.
Southern Pines Recreation (910) 692-7376. Senior gym time, Monday-Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Senior Enrichment Center (910) 215-0900. Stretching, Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Line dancing with Vic Walk, Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. (beginners), 6:30 p.m. (intermediate) and 7:30 p.m. (experienced).
Ballroom Dance Classes for beginners, Carolina Pines Chapter of USA Dance. Thursdays, 6 p.m., 105 McReynolds St., Carthage. (919) 770-1975.
Aberdeen Parks and Rec (910) 944-PARK. Spring Break Full Day Camp (ages 6-12), Monday-Friday, April 5-9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Half Day Camp, Monday-Friday, April 5-9, 8 a.m.-noon. Chair exercises, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Walk/Run for Fitness, 10-11 a.m., Wednesdays. Yoga for Adults, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Belly Dance, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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, www.sandhillsstriders.org., (910) 603-6334, e-mail info@sandhills striders.org. All levels welcome.
Yoga classes, 6 p.m., Mondays, and 9 a.m., Tuesdays, Southern Pines United Methodist Church. Gloria, (910) 638-4314.
Elmcroft Assisted Living, 101 Brucewood Road, Southern Pines. Free chair-based Tai Chi every other Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. Amy McNeill, (910) 692-4928.
Our Lady of the Americas, 298 Farmers Market Road, Bingo and Red Ball the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Early-bird: 7 p.m.; regular: 7:30 p.m. (910) 974-3051.
The American Red Cross, Moore County Chapter is located at 115 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. (910) 692-8571.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, sponsored by FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Conference Center, N.C. 211 and Page Road, Pinehurst. Call (910) 715-1478 for an appointment.
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, sponsored by The O’Neal School, Conference Center, Upper School, 3300 Airport Road, Pinehurst. Call (910) 692-6920, x. 100, for an appointment.
7-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, sponsored by village of Pinehurst, 395 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst. Call (910) 255-3806, x. 234, for an appointment.
Health & Safety Classes
6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, Standard First Aid. Certification fee $35.
8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, 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. (910) 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, (910) 673-5493.
Monthly support group for those caring for loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s/dementia, Fox Hollow Senior Living, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m. The group will focus on offering support and education. Free and open to the public. RSVP, Elizabeth Ragsdale, (910) 695-0011, e-mail Eragsdale@ 5sqc.com.
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 Road, Southern Pines. (910) 695-1277.
Autism Society of NC — Moore County Chapter meets second Thursday of the month at Sandhills Children’s Center for networking, idea sharing. March 11, 6:30 p.m., ECAC presents “Becoming Your Child’s Best and Most Effective Advocate.” RSVP required for childcare. Katie, (910) 255-6715, e-mail, autismsocietyofmoore@ yahoo.com.
Bariatric Support Group, first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Conference Center, Moore Regional Hospital. (910) 715-5266.
Cancer Support Group, second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., Middle Cross Baptist Church, West End. Jessie Kellis, (910) 673-2938, Pastor David Reynolds, (910) 947-2261.
Caregiver Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, 12:30 p.m., Senior Enrichment Center. Peggie, (910) 215-0900.
Christian Support for Caregivers meets the fourth Thursday of the month, 2-3 p.m., The Village Chapel, Pinehurst. Debbie Brown, (910) 295-8026.
Compassionate Friends of the Sandhills, a grief support group for families who have experienced the death of a child, third Sunday of the month, 5:30-7 p.m., at Brownson Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines. Cindy Floyd, (910) 295-3011, www.tcfsandhills.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. (910) 692-1812.
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (Pinehurst area chapter) meets 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, email@example.com, (910) 692-5233, or Natalie Scott, (910) 295-4752.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 83 of Moore County meets the first Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., 1020 Priest Hill Road, Carthage. Assists disabled veterans. Service officers available to help veterans with VA paperwork Tuesday-Thursday. Drop in or call for appointment. (910) 947-2821, www.davch83.us. For transporation to VA medical appointments, call (910) 949-4155.
Down Syndrome Support Group meets for activities and educational support the second Tuesday of each month. FSN of the Sandhills, (910) 295-3133, ext. 241, www.fsnsandhills.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. (910) 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, (910) 947-3630 or (910) 724-9676.
FirstHealth Diabetes Helpline for 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. (910) 715-5266.
Gamblers Anonymous, Wednes-days, 7:30 p.m., Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines. Hotline: (888) 846-4427, (910) 528-2903.
Grief Support Group, Community Home Care & Hospice, 185 W. Illinois Ave., Southern Pines, public welcome every other first Wednesday of the month starting March 3, 11 a.m.(910) 692-9122.
Legal Aid Intake Day (evictions, foreclosures, domestic violence, unemployment, benefits denials), second Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Douglas Community Center, 1118 Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Third Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sandhills Community Action Program Office, 103 Saunders St., Carthage. To schedule an appointment, (800) 672-5834.
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 Drive, Pinehurst. On-going 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 Drive, Pinehurst. Social gathering for men who may be experiencing issues related to caregiving and loss. (910) 715-6000.
Mothers of Moore, monthly meetings and weekly playgroups. Victoria, (910) 783-6672, e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mothersofmoore.org.
MS self-help group. For meeting date, time and location, contact Joanne, (910) 420-2476, or Dell, (910) 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 Drive, Sanford. (800) 477-6291.
Narcotics Anonymous, for recovering addicts, 7:30 p.m., Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Pine-hurst, and 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines. (866) 418-9500, www.crna.org.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-MC) sponsors an educational/support meeting, 7 p.m., first Monday of the month and a support-only meeting, 7 p.m., third Monday of the month, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital Specialty Clinic Building located at the corners of Memorial Drive and Page Street, Pinehurst. Free and open to public. (910) 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, (910) 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 Road, Pinehurst, to educate and advocate for equal rights in the community. (910) 695-1850, e-mail, pflag email@example.com.
Recovery program for struggling addicts at Beaver Creek Family Life Center, 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron, Monday-Saturday, 7 p.m. and Sundays, 6 p.m. (919) 499-9632.
R.E.A.C.H. (Reaching, Embrac-ing and Connecting Home-schoolers), a home-school support group in the Sandhills, offers friendship, support, information, field trips, play dates. R.E.A.C.H. offers resources that enhance home schooling, provide support and encouragement for home-schooling parents and promotes activities for all home-schooled students. Jessica, (910) 295-5608, www.reach4moore.com.
Sandhills Ostomy Support Group, first Sunday of the month, 3 p.m., Conference Room B, Moore Regional Hospital. Gloria Tanner, (910) 215-8086.
Sandhills Post-Polio Health Group first Saturday of the month, 10 a.m., FirstHealth Conference Center. (910) 715-5266.
Sex Addicts Anonymous, a spiritual program based on the principles and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, meets Mondays. Confidentiality assured. (910) 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. (910) 947-3333.
Sight Seekers, third Thursday of the month, 2:30 p.m., Conference Center, Moore Regional Hospital. (910) 715-5266.
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 (March 3, 24), Aberdeen Recreation Center, 301 Lake Park Crossing (by Aberdeen Lake). Emily or Emma, (910) 692-6262.
Cox Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory luncheon for widows and widowers every third Tuesday of the month. Michelle, (910) 245-3330.
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