TROY/MONTGOMERY SENIOR CENTER – Christmas party, Dec. 6, 1 p.m. Lunch and cornhole tournament, Dec. 8, noon. Christmas prayer breakfast, Dec. 15, 8:30 a.m. Lunch and canasta playoff, Dec. 15, 12:30 p.m. Bring pick up food item for all events. Ages 55 and up contact 910-572-4464 to register or for more information.

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MCC FOUNDATION – A Christmas Carol, a one-man production, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. at the James Garner Center. Admission is free. Please RSVP at 910-898-9603 or email eppsl@montgomery.edu.

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CAROLINE CARES STOCKING STUFFING EVENT – Dec. 9, 2 – 4 p.m. at the Girl Scout Hut in Mt. Gilead. Items collected go to homeless individuals in our area. For information or to volunteer contact Nora Beasley 910-975-9971 or Sabrina Cline 910-220-3479.

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STAR CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL – Craft vendors, bouncy house, pony rides, children craft and story time, food vendors, guided tour of historical buildings begins 10 a.m., Dec. 9.

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STAR CHRISTMAS PARADE – Parade will take place 2 p.m., Dec. 9, for information call Cindy 910-220-5532. No motorcycles unless pulled on trailer.

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MISS MERRY CHRISTMAS PAGEANT – Dec. 9, 7 p.m. at Star Elementary School. Applications are in all the schools. For information call Patricia 910-573-1374.

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TWINKLE TOES 5K AND 1-MILE FUN RUN – Dec. 9, 1-mile race begins at 8 a.m. and 5k at 9 a.m. Limit of 300 runners. Contact race director Stacey Crump at stacey.crump@montgomery.k12.nc.us or 910-428-4333.

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HIGHLAND COMMUNITY CENTER – Christmas banquet, Dec. 16, 6 p.m. Tickets $10, raffles, fashion, etc. Dinner will be served. For information call 910-439-9099.

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MT. GILEAD CONCERNED CITIZENS – Coats for Kids, sponsored by Mt. Gilead Concerned Citizens and the Mt. Gilead Police Department. Donate coats, gloves, hats and scarves to keep children in the community warm this winter between now and Jan. 15, 2017. Drop off locations: Mt. Gilead Police Department and Mt. Gilead Town hall. Contact Johnny Greene 910-572-7447 for additional information.

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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. 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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