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Community Connections

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September 19th
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

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Alzheimer’s Community Forum

Join the Alzheimer's Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter for a community forum. “Let’s Talk About Alzheimer’s: A Conversation about Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Memory Loss” is a gathering for people who have been affected by Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the disease, discuss their experiences and needs, learn about resources, and discover how to engage in the cause. There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested at https://tinyurl.com/Sept19ALZForum or call 800-272-3900.

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September 20th - September 21st
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2019 Native Plant Festival

Venue: New Hanover County Arboretum
6206 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

The 4th Annual Native Plant Festival celebrates Cape Fear area native plants and helps attendees learn how to incorporate them into their own garden plans. The event features activities for adults and children, native plant vendors, a seed swap and seed giveaway, displays and presentations by local experts, four food trucks, and live music by Wilmington Police Pipes & Drums. Free satellite parking with shuttle to event.

Info: (910)547-4390 or http://arboretum.nhcgov.com/ or www.facebook.com/cfnativeplantfestival/.

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September 21st
9:30 AM-2:30 PM

Join the New Bern Police Department at Lawson Creek Park on Saturday, September 21st for Badge, Faith and Community Fun Day. Event is free to the public with tons of activities like K9 Demo, pony rides, bounce houses, face painting and more. Plus games, prizes and food. For more info call the New Bern Police Department at 252-672-4100. 

 

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September 21st
3:00 PM-8:00 PM

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Onslow County Band Showcase

Southwest Highschool has been selected to host the 2019 Onslow County School Band Showcase! Join us September 21, 2019 from 3-8pm and support the hardworking band students of Onslow county. Vendors, Food trucks, raffles, and eight highschool marching bands performing their 2019 marching shows! Family friendly, come grab a bite, and support local musicians. 

General admission is $5.00

1420 Burgaw hwy, Jacksonville, NC 28540

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September 28th
1:00 PM-8:00 PM

Make That Change No Bully Music Festival

The No Bully Music Festival will be the first event for Make That Change on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Our expectation is that a majority of Swansboro and its surrounding communities will attend and participate in uniting the community to send a message that bullying behavior/violence in schools is NOT ACCEPTABLE. There will be entertainment from the Swansboro High School Marching Band, Pure T Mommicked, The Ryan Cain Band, and Victor Spoils the creators of our theme song Bully. This will be a community-wide, family inclusive event -- an immersive experience for all ages. At the Pugliese Pavilion at Olde Town Square right in the heart of historic Swansboro.

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October 4th
11:00 AM-7:00 PM

Pactolus Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department Inc. Annual BBQ

The Pactolus Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, Inc. will be having its Annual BBQ Fundraiser on Friday October 4th 2019.

It will be held at the Department’s main station located at 5858 US 264 East Greenville NC 27834. This is on US 264 in between Greenville and Washington NC.

Food will be served from 11am to 7pm OR until we run out of food.

We are requesting a donation of $8 per plate.

All proceeds will go towards supporting the department in its efforts to provide prompt and effective emergency services to our community.

Your plate will include your choice of Pork BBQ OR ½ BBQ Chicken (Sorry – no combinations are available), Cole Slaw, Red Potatoes, and Hushpuppies. Tea will also be available on site and there will be desserts for sale as well. You can eat in or take out.

Bulk sales of meats and vegetables are possible; however, we do ask you contact us at least one week in advance for large orders.

We will also be having a 50-50 Raffle drawing at the end of the day; you can purchase tickets when you get your food. You do not have to be present to win.

If you have any questions or comments or are interested in joining the department please contact us at 252-752-7162.

Thanks, and We Look Forward to Seeing You and Having A Good Time!!!

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Oct 05, 2019
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8th Annual DSNOCC Buddy Walk/3rd Annual Fun Run

Saturday October 5th 2019 • 8:00 am Buddy Run 9:45am Opening Ceremony for Walk

Jacksonville Commons Recreational Center, Jacksonville, NC

The Buddy Walk

The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness.

This is a Family Fun Day, but also our largest fundraiser. We are asking everyone to contribute at various impact levels. Be sure to review the ways you can make an impact and please share this page with your family and friends.

Your involvement is critical to our success in meeting our fundraising goal.  Thank you again for your help.
Registration will include a t-shirt, medal/ribbon, food voucher, and a DSNOCC bag with some goodies. 

Awards to be given out that day for 

* Largest Team

* Most Money Raised

* Most Team Spirit

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October 5th
3:00 PM-7:00 PM

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Onslow County Out of the Darkness Walk

The core of the Out of the Darkness Walks, the Community Walks created a movement. Held in hundreds of cities across the country, they give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health. To register, visit www.afsp.org/OnslowCounty. For more information, please contact the walk chair at ootdwalk.nc.onslow@gmail.com.

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June 14th - October 11th
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Grimesland Music in the Park

Join the Town of Grimesland each 2nd Friday of the Month for Music in the Park at the Grimesland Community Park. 

 

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October 11th
4:15 PM-10:30 PM

Mumfest Kickoff Concert

 

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October 19th
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Registration is now open for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s®The Alzheimer's Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter is inviting Jacksonville and surrounding area residents to turn their community into a sea of purple and help take steps to fight Alzheimer’s.

 

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Jacksonville will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Riverwalk Park, located at 421 Court Street in Jacksonville. Check-in opens at 9:00 a.m. and the Opening Ceremonies will begin at 10:00 a.m.

 

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® participants will complete a two-mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

 

“We invite the community to join us in taking steps for Alzheimer’s disease to support those who are among the 170,000 North Carolina residents living with Alzheimer’s and their 473,000 caregivers,” said Lisa Roberts, executive director of the Eastern North Carolina Chapter. “Our Walks are a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come together to help end this disease and to raise critically need funds for Alzheimer’s research and local support services.”

 

The Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter hosts six walks across eastern North Carolina including: Fayetteville, Jacksonville, New Bern, Robeson County, the Triangle Area and Wilmington. To sign up as a walker or Team Captain or to learn more about becoming a sponsor or volunteer, visit http://act.alz.org/jacksonvillenc or call 800-272-3900.

 

Additional Facts and Figures: (http://www.alz.org/facts/)

  • Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
  • An estimated 5.8 million Americans are living with the disease, including 170,000 North Carolina residents, are living with Alzheimer’s, a number estimated to grow to as many as 14 million by year 2050.
  • More than 16 million family and friends, including 473,000 in North Carolina, provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer's or other dementias in the United States.
  • In 2018, friends and family of those with Alzheimer’s in North Carolina provided an estimated 538 million hours of unpaid care, a contribution valued at $6.8 billion.
     

About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.

 

About the Alzheimer’s Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter:

The Eastern North Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in 51 eastern North Carolina counties. We provide a variety of services including a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. We offer opportunities to get involved and to make a difference. For more information about Alzheimer's disease, or the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter, visit www.alz.org/nc or call 800-272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on FacebookTwitterand Instagram.

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October 19th - November 3rd

Volunteers Needed for Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter needs 30 volunteers to help in various functions at its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s – New Bern. The Walk will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3 at The Galley Stores & Marina in New Bern.  Volunteers are also needed for the Jacksonville walk being held on Saturday, October 19th at the Riverwalk Park in downtown Jacksonville. 

 

Volunteers for New Bern are needed anytime between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Volunteers for Jacksonville are needed anytime between 8 a.m. -1 p.m. on the day of the event. Event-day roles include: event set-up, registration, parking, walk route support, refreshment station, T-shirt station, start and finish line cheerleaders, and breakdown. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt.

 

“Our dedicated volunteers are the backbone of Walk to End Alzheimer’s and help make our event a safe and fun experience for all involved,” said Lisa Roberts, executive director of the Eastern North Carolina Chapter. “There are individual and group volunteer opportunities so grab your friends, family and co-workers, and sign up today. We appreciate the support from the community in helping us make this year’s Walk a huge success.”


Committee and subcommittee member positions are available all year long. Those interested in volunteering for the New Bern walk can sign up at http://act.alz.org/newbern, or contact Amy Julian at amjulian@alz.org or at 919-803-8285. For the Jacksonville walk you can sign up at http://act.alz.org/jacksonvillenc, or contact Amy Julian at the number above. 

 

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®:

The Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter hosts six walks across eastern North Carolina including: Fayetteville, Jacksonville, New Bern, Robeson County, the Triangle Area and Wilmington. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. For more information, visit http://www.alz.org/walk.

 

About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.

 

About the Alzheimer’s Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter:

The Eastern North Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in 51 eastern North Carolina counties. We provide a variety of services including a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. We offer opportunities to get involved and to make a difference. For more information about Alzheimer's disease, or the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter, visit www.alz.org/nc or call 800-272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.