STARWORKS - 2017 Annual Gathering, “The Art of Education,” Oct. 26, 5:30 – 9 p.m. Dinner, music, glass demonstration and open house. Free event. Visit www.STARworksNC.org for information.

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CANDOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Fall Carnival, Oct. 27, 5 – 7 p.m. Games, food and raffle.

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PAGE STREET ELEMENTARY – Is selling Butter Braids. Orders need to be received by Oct. 27. Pickup orders Nov. 14 beginning at 2 p.m.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY YOUTH BASKETBALL – Registration Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, 10 a.m. - noon at Peabody Gym.

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TOWN CREEK INDIAN MOUND – Trick-or-Treat 5K & Fun Run, Oct. 28, check in at 7 a.m., run begins at 8 a.m. $20 for 5K, $10 for Fun Run. All fees go to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Pumpkin festival will be held same day.

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TOWN OF BISCOE – Halloween in the Park, Oct. 31, 5 -7 p.m. at Deaton-Monroe Recreation Park.

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TOWN OF BISCOE – Halloween in the Park, Oct. 31, 5 – 7 p.m. at Deaton-Monroe Recreation Park. For more information or to pass out candy, call Biscoe Town Hall 910-428-4112. Dessert Tasting Party and Recipe Swap, presented by the Senior Program, Nov. 8, 2 p.m. at Biscoe Town hall. To participate and RSVP, ages 55 and up, call 910-428-4112.

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TROY/MONTGOMERY SENIOR CENTER – Happy Halloween Tuesday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m., put on your best costume (not required) for lunch and fellowship. All events are age 55+ or married to. Call 910-572-4464 for more information.

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MT. GILEAD CIVITAN CLUB – Spaghetti dinner, Nov. 2, 5 – 7 p.m. The event will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Gilead. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children.

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PEKIN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT – Turkey Shoot fundraiser Nov. 3, Nov. 17 and Dec. 1, 7 p.m. each night. Barbecue fundraiser, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Raffle tickets for sale for a chance to win $1,000. See any Pekin firemen for tickets. All proceeds go to the department.

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VETERAN DAY PARADE – Nov. 11, 11 a.m. sponsored by the Montgomery County Veterans Council. Lineup will begin at 10 a.m. Entrants should enter on Page Street. Lowe Warner American Legion Post 159, Troy, will host a military display at the Troy Town Hall immediately following the parade. Contact Veteran Council President Ronnie Carpenter 910-439-6437 for information.

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HIGHLAND COMMUNITY CENTER – Bake sale at Food King Grocery Store, Mt. Gilead, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. Proceeds go to Highland Community Center.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY SOIL AND WATER DISTRICT – Applications are being accepted for the N.C. Ag Cost Share Program to reduce the input of non-point source pollution into the waterways. Land owners and operators of existing agriculture operations that need assistance addressing soil and water quality problems can call 910-572-2700.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES – Sewing Circle at the Star library, Weds. 10 a.m. Bring and share sewing, knitting, crocheting and needlepoint projects.

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MONTGOMERY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OFFICE – Creative Hands 4-H Club meets the first Monday of the month, 5 – 6:15 p.m. at the extension office. There will be no meetings for the month of July. Any young people ages 5 -18 are welcome.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - Creative Hands Knitting Club, Tuesdays, 6 p.m.; Story Time, Mondays, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Troy; Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Star; Fridays, 11 a.m., Biscoe.

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NAACP – Monthly meetings for Sept. and Oct. will be at New Beginnings Missionary Baptist Church, every fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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HOME-SCHOOL - Montgomery County Home-School community group of non-profit home educators is open to families in the county. If interested in participating in the free group, contact 910-220-5366 or mocohsg@gmail.com.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY BIBLE ASSOCIATION – Meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Montgomery County Library, 7 p.m. For more information contact Danny McRae, 910-439-5043.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY VETERANS INC. – Post 443 invites all active members or veterans of any military branch with an honorable discharge to join them the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 443 Troy-Candor Rd. Men or ladies 14 years or older related to an honorably discharged veteran or active duty military person may join the auxiliary. Shadows of the Stars, third Tuesday of the month, 6 – 9 p.m. Bring your CDs and sing. Also taking donations for future auctions. Call 910-220-1987 or 910-975-3351for information.

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WEST MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL – The school has established a clothing closet on campus in memory of Shayla McKinnon, accepting clean clothing, shoes and accessories appropriate for high school students. Donors can bring them by the school’s front office. They also need prom dresses, shoes; and for boys, suits, ties and dress shoes.

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MEALS ON WHEELS - Volunteers needed. If you would like to volunteer in your area, please contact Brenda at 910-975-3252 or 910-571-0434.

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MONTGOMERY INK AND QUILL WRITERS GROUP – Meets the second Thursday of each month at Star Presbyterian Church from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. for beginner and accomplished writers. Children are welcome with a parent. For more info call 910-220-2082.

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GUARDIAN AD LITEM – More than 1,500 abused and neglected children in North Carolina go to court without someone to advocate just for them. Could you be a child’s advocate in court? Could you speak up for their best interests? Could you work side by side with an attorney? Could you join 5,100 other volunteers in the state to say “I am for the child”? If so, becoming a Guardian ad Litem advocate could be a great opportunity for you. To find out more about being a GAL, call 336-328-3170 or email april.g.ferrell@nccourts.org.

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EAST MONTGOMERY VFW POST 9881 – Meets second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at VFW Building in Biscoe.

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MONTGOMERY AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY – Meets second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Good Ol Boys Building in Biscoe (behind the Presbyterian church).

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MT. GILEAD MUSEUM - Museum is open 2-4, Sunday afternoons, free.

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BRUTONVILLE COMMUNITY VETERANS GROUP - Regular meeting the third Saturday of each month at the Methodist Church in Brutonville at 1 p.m.

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PEABODY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION - Monthly meeting every third Monday at 7 p.m. at Peabody Campus.

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CLOTHES CLOSET - Macedonia Presbyterian Church, all items are free. Open every Tuesday from 8-12 and every third Saturday.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT- In collaboration with various agencies throughout the county, the Health Department is conducting a survey to determine how to improve health and quality of life. We need your input. Please stop by the Health Department and complete a survey or visit:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M3ZGQBP. Ten county residents will each win $50.00 gift card for participation. This survey is open to Montgomery County residents only, ages 15 and up.

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