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MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Oct. 19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Heritage crafts pottery program welcomes Anne Partna and Owen Laurion for a presentation and live demonstration. Event is free and open to the public. For more info contact Josh Floyd at 910-576-6222, ext. 238.

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TOWN HALL- Meeting dates have been established as part of the Central High School and Early College process for the public to provide input on academics. Meetings have been scheduled for each town in Montgomery County on the following dates: Troy, Oct. 20, Biscoe, Oct. 25, Star, Oct. 26, Candor.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY - County-wide precinct meeting, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Early Vote schedule and Slate Cards will be distributed. Get Out The Vote, community breakfast, Oct 29, 8 – 10 a.m, at Highland Community Center, transportation to Early Voting immediately following the breakfast will be provided.

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THE PEKIN FIRE DEPARTMENT - Oct. 29 5 p.m- 8 p.m. Trunk or Treat.

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TROY LIBRARY – Oct. 29, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Comic book convention and Halloween celebration, Comic book artists and writers will be on hand, including Dennis the Menace’s Marcus Hamilton and Comics Legend Rick Davis. There will be free comics, candy and prizes for all. Contests include design a monster, act like werewolves and ghosts, coloring, Trivia and best and scariest costumes.

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SAVE THE GIRLS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS - 2 mile walk scheduled for Oct. 22, 8:45 a.m. front lawn Troy Town Hall. This walk is also dog friendly. Guest speaker will be Cathy Gaddy Thompson, breast cancer survivor. To be guaranteed a t-shirt please register before October 14. A few extra shirts will be ordered and you can register the day of the walk. Cost is $25.00. Contact Tammy Owens at GetFitStayFitBootCamo@yahoo.com or 910-975-1397.

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HALLOWEEN WITH ELVIS - Featuring Stephen Freeman, Oct. 22, James Garner Center, dinner 5:30 – 7 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. $40, Silent auction will be held. For more info call 910-572-2779. Proceeds benefit Montgomery County Humane Society.

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MONTGOMERY HOUSE – Oct. 22 – 23, living history Confederate encampment.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY 4-H – Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Haunted Clover Dash 4K. Check in at 6:30 p.m. Entry fee $20. Nov. 8, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m located at 203 W Main St. Troy. Homemade soup fundraiser. $6 for Eat-in or take-out, free delivery with 10 orders. For more information or to place an order, call Kim at 910-576-6011 or email kim_gibson@ncsu.edu by Nov. 4

PEABODY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - Oct. 29, 1 – 4 p.m., membership drive at First Congregational United Church of Christ beside Troy Housing Authority. The Paradigm of Hope, The Story of Peabody Academy author Garret Maynard, will be in attendance.

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WESCARE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY - Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. craft bazaar and silent auction at First Wesleyan Church, Troy.

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VETERANS DAY PARADE - Nov. 5, 11 a.m. sponsored by the Montgomery County Veterans Council, lineup will begin at 10 a.m. on Page Street, Troy.

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REGISTER TO VOTE – The upcoming General Election will be held Nov. 8. Voters can register to vote by coming to the Montgomery County Board of Elections office, Montgomery County Courthouse, Room 101, Troy, or online at www.montgomerycountync.com/Elections or www.ncsbe.gov. You may also pick up a voter registration form at any Town Hall throughout the county or voters can have a registration form mailed to them by calling 910-572-2024.

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ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR- Nov. 12, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Star Community Center; rent a table for only $5.

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HIGHLAND COMMUNITY CENTER - Nov. 12, 8 a.m. Fundraising bake sell at the Food King Grocery in Mt. Gilead. All bake goods will be homemade.

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STAR CHRISTMAS PARADE - Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. No motorcycles in parade unless it is pulled on a trailer . The parade will be held rain, snow or shine. For information on the parade please call Cindy Johnson at 910-220-5532 or email me at johnsontrkservice@yahoo.com. Sponsored by the Halcyon Woman's Club.

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STAR CHRISTMAS PAGEANT – Dec. 10, 7 p.m. at Star Elementary School. There are 4 categories this year Little Miss Merry Christmas,grades K-2, Young Miss, grades 3-5, Junior Miss, grades 6-8, and Miss Merry Christmas,grades 9-12. Applications will be in all schools the Star Town Hall and Fidelity Bank in Biscoe. If you have any questions about the pageant please call Patricia Hyde at 910-573-1374. Sponsored by the Star Halcyon Woman's Club.

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BISCOE TOWN HALL - Oct. 29 - 3rd annual Halloween in the Park 4 - 9 p.m. Nov. 11 - Town Offices Closed; Nov. 14 - Monthly town board meeting at 7 pm; 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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MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING – Craft project, Oct. 18, Star Community Center, 11 a.m.

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WEST MONTGOMERY CLASS OF 1976 – Oct. 21, 7 p.m. at West Montgomery Homcoming game and Oct. 22, 6 p.m. reunion dinner at Denson’s Creek Golf Club. For information contact Brenda C. Wall, 910-573-6252, or Charlotte McAuley, 910-817-1854.

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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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TROY SENIOR CENTER- Diabetes Empowerment Education Program, classes will be held on Thursdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. starting Oct. 6. All seniors are invited to prayer breakfast Sept.16, 8:30 a.m. Sept 20, 11 a.m., join the Montgomery and Stanly Center for a “Seniors Horseshoe Tournament.” Bring a pick up food item. Sept. 21, 1 p.m., a Happy Birthday to the Troy/Montgomery Senior Center. Celebrate 30 years of service.

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REGISTER TO VOTE – The upcoming General Election will be held Nov. 8. Voters can register to vote by coming to the Montgomery County Board of Elections office, Montgomery County Courthouse, Room 101, Troy, NC or online at www.montgomerycountync.com/Elections or www.ncsbe.gov. You may also pick up a voter registration form at any Town Hall throughout the county or voters can have a registration form mailed to them by calling 910- 572-2024. Deadline to register for the general election is Oct. 14, 5 p.m.

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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. A book sale will be held in the Troy library meeting room from Sept. 14 - Sept. 17. Browse for books, magazines, recorded books and DVDs during regular Library hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 – 12:30 p.m.

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THE WEAVERTOWN COMMUNITY CENTER- Leach St. in Biscoe is having a community yard sale Sept. 17, 8 a.m. - until. All spaces are $6 with your own table. $9 without table. Montgomery County Agricultural representative will do a presentation on " Growing Your Own Garden" Sept. 17, at 9 a.m. Children are welcome. Voter Registration is every Friday from 11 - 12. $1 donation lunches every Friday starting at 11:30 a.m.

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BISCOE TOWN BOARD MEETING- Sept 14 - Senior coloring at Town Hall at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 - monthly town board meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 - Movies with Seniors "Miracles from Heaven" at 2 p.m. Oct. 29 - 3rd annual Halloween in the Park 4 - 9 p.m. Nov. 11 - Town Offices Closed; Nov. 14 - Monthly town board meeting at 7 pm; 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- Movies With Seniors, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. This event is free along with free drinks and snacks. Third Annual Halloween In The Park, Oct. 29, 4 – 9 p.m. Senior bingo, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. Town offices closed for Veterans day Nov. 11. Monthly Town Board Meeting Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. 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. 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.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING – Craft project, Sept. 20, Star Community Center, 11 a.m. Craft project, Oct. 18, Star Community Center, 11 a.m. Lunch bunch at Carolina Restaurant, Siler City, Sept. 12, departs at 4 p.m. Cake decorating class, Sept. 22 and 29, Biscoe Presb. Church, 6:30 p.m., call for supply list, $10 deposit. Brunch and learn with friends, free legal aid, Sept. 27 Biscoe Presb. Church, 11 a.m. Bring covered dish. Brunch and learn with friends, Oct. 4, falls prevention awareness; Biscoe Presbyterian Church 10 a.m., bring finger food. Lunch bunch, Oct. 20, Sweet Tee Grill in Troy, 11 a.m.

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N.C. COOPERATIVE EXTENSION – Safe Plates certified food protection manager course, Sept. 27 – 29, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Exam, Sept. 30, 9 a.m. Contact Hayley Napier for registration or questions, 910-576-6011 or hayley_napier@ncsu.edu.

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REGISTER TO VOTE – General Election will be held Nov. 8. Voters can register to vote by coming to the Montgomery County Board of Elections office, Montgomery County Courthouse, Room 101, Troy, or online at www.montgomerycountync.com/Elections or www.ncsbe.gov. You may also pick up a voter registration form at any town hall throughout the county or voters can have a registration form mailed to them by calling 910-572-2024. Deadline to register for the general election is Oct. 19, 5 p.m.

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WEST MONTGOMERY CLASS OF 1976 – Oct. 21, 7 p.m. at West Montgomery Homcoming game and Oct. 22, 6 p.m. reunion dinner at Denson's Creek Golf Club. For information contact Brenda C. Wall, 910-573-6252, or Charlotte McAuley, 910-817-1854.

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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.