****Put at bottom of listing: Go to MontgomeryHerald.com to see complete list of County Calendar events.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY LIBRARIES - Visit the library during December to see the Community Holiday Display. Decorations will be featured at the Biscoe, Candor, Mt. Gilead, Star and Troy libraries. Call 910-572-1311 for details. A Santa party will be held in the Troy Library’s Children’s room on Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. - 12. Santa, elves and a mystery guest will be on hand. There will be free balloon sculptures, cookies and surprises. A holiday craft fair and book sale will be held at the Troy Library on Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Story times will be held during December at the Troy, Star and Biscoe Libraries. Stories are read on Mondays at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Troy Library. Tuesdays are for stories at the Star library at 10 a.m. The Biscoe Library features stories on Fridays at 11 a.m.

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COMMUNITY HEALTH FORUM- Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Troy-Montgomery Senior Center. Community members, agency representatives, members of faith organizations, and local elected officials are invited to participate in this meeting to collaboratively identify health priorities for the community for the next four years. A light meal will be provided. Call Rhonda Peters at the Health Department for more information. 572-1393 x1205.

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MT. GILEAD CHRISTMAS PARADE - Dec. 3, 2 p.m., line up at 12:30 p.m. Call Angel at 910- 439-0017 to get on list.

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CHI SIGMA CHRISTMAS DANCE – Dec. 3, 7:30 – 11:30 p.m., Haywood Event Center, Mt. Gilead. $25; for more info call Jackie Jahns 910-572-4388

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TROY/MONTGOMERY SENIOR CENTER – Dec. 7, 1 p.m. Christmas party, please bring pick up food item. Dec. 9, 11 a.m., lunch and corn hole tournament, please bring pick up food item. Dec. 16, 8:30 a.m. Christmas prayer breakfast, please bring pick up food item.

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STAR CHRISTMAS PARADE - Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. The parade will be held rain, snow or shine. For information on the parade call Cindy Johnson at 910-220-5532 or email 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, call Patricia Hyde at 910-573-1374. Sponsored by the Star Halcyon Woman's Club.

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TWINKLE TOES 5K AND 1M RUN/WALK, STAR- Dec.10, at Star Elementary School for the sixth annual Twinkle Toes 5K Run and 1-Mile Run/Walk. There is a limit of 300 runners for the race. 5K Rates: Early Bird Rate now through Nov. 30, $20; Dec. 1 through 9, $25; and Dec. 10 is $30. For the 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk Rates: Early Bird Rate is now through Nov. 30, $15; and Dec. 1 – 9, $20. No extra charge for strollers. The 1-mile race will start promptly at 8 a.m. and the 5K follows at 9 a.m. Each registered runner will receive a bag containing a T-shirt and other items. Bags will be available for pickup from 3 - 6 p.m. Dec. 9, at Star Elementary School. Bags may also be picked up day of the race from 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. at the school. The awards ceremony will be held at Star Elementary School at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact race director, Stacey Crump at 910-428-4333 or stacey.crump@montgmery.k12.ncus. Participants may also register at www.runsignup.com.

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NEW 4-H LIVESTOCK CLUB FORMING - An interest meeting will be held on Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension Service, Troy. Dinner will be served. For more information or to register in advance to participate, please call Chrissy Haynes at 910-576-6011. Open to youth ages 5 - 18 years old. This new 4-H club will be a fun way for youth to learn more about livestock animals. Youth will also receive information on how to become involved in showmanship of animals.

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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 – 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.