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March 4th - April 1st
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Younce, Vtipil & Baznik Scholarship

Attention North Carolina students: Younce, Vtipil & Baznik are pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for North Carolina students.

Students must enter a 500+ word essay addressing the following topic: If you had the authority to change your community in a positive way, what specific changes would you make?

Two winners will be selected, with prize amounts of $1,000 and $500 each.

The deadline for entries is April 1, 2019.

To enter, please visit the scholarship page at

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April 6th
7:00 AM-2:00 PM

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Soup Kitchen Spring Yard Sale

The Onslow Soup Kitchen is holding a yard sale on Saturday, April 6th, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. It will be held at the OCO Services Center, 1210 Hargett Street, Jacksonville.

We are raising funds to buy new equipment for the soup kitchen when it moves to the New River District, said Marjorie Tredwell, volunteer cook.

People who are planning a spring cleanup or garage sale can instead donate furniture, housewares and other gently used items. Donations will be accepted March 19, 21, 26, 28 from 1:00 to 4 p.m. at the site of the yard sale.

The soup kitchen is a program of Onslow Community Outreach. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

For more information, call 910-347-3227.

April 12th - April 13th
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Healthy Living Festival '19

HEALTHY LIVING FESTIVAL is returning to NC Battleship Park on April 13, 2019!

This One-Day Event is Open with FREE Admission to the Public!

Bring the entire family and enjoy a day filled with loads of:

* LIVE Local Music * Delicious Food * FREE Samples * LIVE Demonstrations * Kids' Activities * Bouncy Houses * Vendors Galore * Holistic Alternatives * All Things Healthy * LIVE Animals * Reptile Rescue * and so much more!

We're also featuring local charity, ADOPT-AN-ANGEL - who will be bringing their menagerie of adoption-ready pets!

Presented by Healthy Living NC

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March 5th - April 15th
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Charles Ullman Scholarship



Students can enter the annual Charles Ullman essay contest, by submitting a 750+ word essay addressing the following topic:

"How can men become allies for the MeToo movement? Since the movement promotes women speaking out, what can men to do make victims of harassment become more comfortable speaking out? How do you think the movement has changed environments in the workplace, social life, and other areas?"

Submissions are due by April 15, 2019. To enter, please visit:

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April 27th
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Rock-A-Thon Craft Show at the Blind Center

Rock-A-Thon Craft Show - Saturday, Apr. 27th, 10am - 3pm. The Blind Center (221 N. Harvey St., Washington, NC) will be "Rocking for a Cause" at their 16th Annual Rock-A-Thon Craft Show. This fundraiser features visually impaired clients rocking for donations (one-time or per hour), craft vendors, music and face-painting. Lunch plates (fried chicken, boiled potatoes, green beans and roll) are $8. Tickets available at The Blind Center (252-946-6208). Tickets also available at the door.   

May 3rd
8:00 PM-11:00 PM

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The Katie Bunch Memorial 5k Run/Walk

Join us as we kick off our first 5k Run/Walk in memory of Katie Bunch. All proceeds will go towards the Katie Bunch Servant Leader Scholarship. 

May 4, 2019 
Memorial Park
800 South Church St. 
Asheboro, NC 27203

Registration fees: 
$25 for all non-competitive runners and walkers. This will include a T-Shirt and a bag at registration 

$30 for all competitive runners that will be timed. This will include a T-Shirt and a bag at registration. All top winners out of age divisions will also get recognition and a winning prize. 

$12 for children under 10 to participate. This will include a T-Shirt and a bag at registration. 

***We now have a Virtual Category available to all wishing to participate but cannot attend the event Day of. This is $25 for all and will include Race T-Shirt. 

***There is a Team/Group option available on Registration. One person will need to sign up as Captain, and participants can join team. This is available for all: Competitive, Non-Competitive, and Children. 

Early Registration Packet Pick Up will be May 3, 2019 at Asheboro High School from 4-6pm. 

Registration packet pick-up begins at 7:30 the morning of the event. Upper Level Shelter at Memorial Park. 

To Register, please go to:
***Registration is open NOW! 

Registration ends April 26, 2019 
This event will be Timed by Go Sports Timing and Events!

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November 27th - May 21st
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New Horizons Band in the PInes Practices

This Band is for adults that have played an instrument "once upon a time" and would like to renew their skill and make new friends.  We perform at many of the senior retirement homes in our area, the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center (Dec 7th at 3:00 pm this year) as well as other venues.  If you do not presently have an instrument we will help you to locate one and then get you on the path to performance with our band.  Don't be shy!  Many of our members did not play since high school.  You should hear them now!

We practice Tuesdays 3:30 to 5:30 pm at Sandhills Community College, Room 101 Wellard Hall, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst 28374.  Our practice/performance season is from mid-September to late May in two equal length sessions.  The first "semester" is free whereas the subsequent semesters are $70 each.  Check our website at or call (910) 215-0240 for additional details or to answer your questions.

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June 12th - July 31st
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Lisa Jordan Summer kids and Special Needs Summer camps 2019

Lisa Jordan offers kids camps and Spexail Needs summer camps.  252-347-1138  for additonal information



June classes:

Wed June 12th 10-12pm Special needs Art Class.

Wed June 19th 10-12pm Special Needs Art Class.

Mon June 24th Ages 5-7yrs. $40 10-12pm Art Class.

Tues June 25th Ages 7yrs and old $50 9:30-1:30pm Art Class.

Wed June 26th 10-12pm Special needs Culinary Class.

Thurs June 27th Ages 7yrs and older $50 Wood Shop Class.


July Classes:

Mon July 1st  Ages 7yrs and older $50 9:30-1:30pm Craft Class.

Tues July 2nd Ages 7yrs and older $50 9:30-1:30pm Art class.

Wed July 3rd 10-12pm Special needs Art Class.

Mon July 8th Ages 5-7yrs $40 10-12pm Culinary Class.

Tues July 9th Ages 7yrs and older $50 9:30-1:30pm Culinary Class.

Wed July 10th 10-12pm Special needs Art Class.

Tues July 16th Ages 7-older $50 9:30-1:30pm Art Class.

Wed July 17th 10-12pm Special needs Art Class.

Tues July 23rd Ages 7yrs-older $50 9:30-1:30pm Wood Shop Class.

Wed July 24th 10-12pm Special needs Wood Shop Class.

Tues July 30th Ages 7yrs - older $50 9:30-1:30pm Culinary Class.

Wed July 31st 10-12pm Special needs Culinary Class.