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TROY LIBRARY – Celebrate the Black History month during February, with artwork by Rodney Bennet.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY LIBRARY - Join the Montgomery county libraries to honor staff members, families, friends and patrons whose lives have been touched by cancer. Relay for Life footprints may be purchased for a donation. Shirts for American Cancer Society are sold at all branches. Contact all libraries to participate.

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AMERICAN RED CROSS – West Montgomery High School Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Candor Macedonia Presbyterian. Feb. 15, 3 – 7:30 p.m., East Montgomery High School, March 2, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wescare Academy and First Wesleyan Church, March 7, 1:30- 6 p.m.

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FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION WORKSHOP - Feb. 4, at West Montgomery High School cafeteria., 9 a.m., breakfast will be served. If additional information is needed, contact Vera Richardson or Kenneth Neal at 910-439-6191.

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MT. GILEAD GIRL SCOUTS - Camper stew, Feb. 9, 4 - 8 p.m., Mt. Gilead Fire Department.

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TROY SENIOR CENTER – Feb. 10, 11 a.m., Corn hole tournament. Feb. 14, 1 p.m., Valentines bingo. Feb. 17, 8:30 a.m. prayer breakfast. Bring pick up food item if attending.

KNITTING CLUB – Feb. 21, 6 p.m. Learn to knit at the Troy Library. The Club is for all ages and all skill levels from beginners to experienced knitters. Registration is requested. Call 910-572-1311 for details.

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HIGHLAND COMMUNITY CENTER - Feb. 18, 5:30 p.m., black history program, dinner will be served.

WEST MONTGOMERY CLASS OF 1987 - 30th Class Reunion meeting on Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. at The Ford Place Restaurant in Mt. Gilead. This meeting is for anyone interested in helping organize and plan this event. Any and all are welcome. Like our page on Facebook for updates: WMHS Class of 1987 30th Class Reunion, email us at wmhs30threunion@yahoo.com or contact Amy Roberts, 910-220-0781 with current contact information.

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CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME FOR CMN – Feb. 18, 6 p.m, East Montgomery High School. $5 entry fee. The Walmart Sparks vs. Police Department Gunners. Money goes to Children's Miracle Network.

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2017 MONTGOMERY GROWN GARDENING SERIES – Live courses; Feb. 21, 6 – 7:15 p.m., Soil 101 basics, Feb. 28, 6 – 7:15 p.m., Soil 201 advanced, March. 15, 6 – 7:15 p.m., Fruit Tree Care, April. 18, 6 – 7:15 p.m., Container Garden. June. 8, 6 – 7:15, chickens, June 14, 6 – 7:15 p.m., growing pumpkins, July. 11, 6 – 7:15 p.m., food preservation, Aug. 15, 6- 7:15 p.m., season extension. Prices for classes $5 - $10. Online courses also available. Call 910-576-6011, or register at Montgomery Community College.

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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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COUNCIL ON AGING – Feb 13. 10:30 a.m., Valentine party, bring $5 wraped gift. North amd Southeast quadrant, Feb 21., 11 a.m.,lunch bunch at Sweet Tee Grill. Free hot lunch, 11 a.m. – noon, every Friday. Sponsored by Covington Missionary Baptist Church, Troy. If possible $1 donation, to assist with transportation. Contact Covington Missionary Baptist Church at 910-572-2608 for further information. Veteran’s breakfast, free, every Friday at Star Community Center, 9 a.m. Crafter’s Guild, free, all crafters and hobbists welcome at Star Community Center, every Monday from 12 - 1 p.m. Free, Bible class, Star Community Center every Wednesday, 12 - 1 p.m. All ages welcome. Senior social clubs in the community meet at 11 a.m. every month and are open to anyone 55 years old and up. Locations include, Candor Town Hall, every Wednesday; Abner Macedonia Methodist Church, 2nd and 4th Monday; Eldorado Community Center, 3rd Thursday; Ophir Community Center, 1st Monday; Pekin Community Center, 3rd Tuesday; Star Town Hall, 2nd Thursday; Wadeville Community Center, 1st Wednesday; White Crest Baptist Church, 4th Tuesday. Call Brenda for more information and to reserve your spot, 910-571-0434. Music Night, every 3rd Thursday, 6 - 8 p.m. $2 admission. All ages welcome. Star Community Center. Mon./Wed./Fri. STARWalks walking club, all ages welcome. To sign up call Brenda, 910-975-3252 or 910-571-0434. Bingo and meal, 11 a.m., every 1st Monday each month at Biscoe Presbyterian Church, every 2nd Thursday each month at Star Town Hall and every 3rd Tuesday each month at Pekin Community Center.

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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 2nd 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, 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6 – 9 p.m. Bring your CD’s and sing. Also taking donations for a 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 AMATUER 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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NAACP - Meeting every fourth Tuesday of the month at Troy A.M.E. Zion Church, 7 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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TROY LIBRARY- Sept is Library card sign-up month. Juveniles and adults who sign-up for a new library card during the month will be entered into drawings for Walmart Gift Cards. Sign up at Biscoe, Candor, Mt. Gilead, Star and Troy libraries. Library hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 – 12:30 p.m.

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BISCOE TOWN BOARD MEETING- Nov. 24 - 25 - Town Offices Closed; Dec. 12 - Monthly town board meeting at 7 pm; December 15 - Polar Express Pajama Party at Biscoe Town Hall 6 - 8:30 - Hot chocolate and cookies; Dec. 23 and 26 - Town Offices closed; Jan. 2, - Town Offices Close; and Jan. 16, - Town Offices Closed

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TOWN OF BISCOE- Town offices closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 24 and 25. Monthly Town Board Meeting Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Biscoe Engaging Seniors Today Upcoming Events; prayer breakfast located at Biscoe Town Hall Dec 14, at 10 a.m. Polar Express pajama party Dec. 15 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Town offices closed Dec. 23 and 26 for Christmas. Town offices closed Jan. 2 for the New Year. Monthly Town Board Meeting Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. Paint Class located at Biscoe Town Hall, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. Cost will be $5. Ages 55 and up. For more info call 910-428-4112. Jan. 16, Town Office closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Feb. 8, Senior Bingo at Town Hall at 2 p.m. Feb. 13, Monthly Town Board Meeting at 7 p.m. March. 8, Senior Coloring at Town Hall at 2 p.m. March. 13, Monthly Town Board Meeting at 7 p.m.

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HOMESCHOOL - 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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COUNCIL ON AGING - Free hot lunch, 11 a.m. – noon, every Friday. Sponsored by Covington Missionary Baptist Church, Troy. If possible $1 donation, to assist with transportation. Contact Covington Missionary Baptist Church at 910-572-2608 for further information. Veteran's breakfast, free, every Friday at Star Community Center, 9 a.m. Crafter's Guild, free, all crafters and hobbists welcome at Star Community Center, every Monday from 12 - 1 p.m. Free, Bible class, Star Community Center every Wednesday, 12 - 1 p.m. All ages welcome. Senior social clubs in the community meet at 11 a.m. every month and are open to anyone 55 years old and up. Locations include, Candor Town Hall, every Wednesday; Abner Macedonia Methodist Church, 2nd and 4th Monday; Eldorado Community Center, 3rd Thursday; Ophir Community Center, 1st Monday; Pekin Community Center, 3rd Tuesday; Star Town Hall, 2nd Thursday; Wadeville Community Center, 1st Wednesday; White Crest Baptist Church, 4th Tuesday. Call Brenda for more information and to reserve your spot, 910-571-0434. Music Night, every 3rd Thursday, 6 - 8 p.m. $2 admission. All ages welcome. Star Community Center. Mon./Wed./Fri. STARWalks walking club, all ages welcome. To sign up call Brenda, 910-975-3252 or 910-571-0434. Bingo and meal, 11 a.m., every 1st Monday each month at Biscoe Presbyterian Church, every 2nd Thursday each month at Star Town Hall and every 3rd Tuesday each month at Pekin Community Center.

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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 2nd 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, 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6 – 9 p.m. Bring your CD’s and sing. Also taking donations for a 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 AMATUER 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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NAACP - Meeting every fourth Tuesday of the month at Troy A.M.E. Zion Church, 7 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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AA MEETINGS - Monday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Good Ole Boys Hut in Biscoe, behind the Presbyterian Church. For more information call 910-220-2674.