TROY/MONTGOMERY SENIOR CENTER – Christmas in July, July 20, 1 p.m., bring pick up food item, a food bank donation and a $2 wrapped gift. Alzheimer's family support and information, July 27, 2 p.m. Call 910-572-4464 for information on events.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING - Visitation group, July 21, meet at Star Comm. Ctr., 10:30 a.m. Senior Dance in Asheboro, July 23, $10 admission. Craft project, Aug. 16, 11 a.m., Star Com. Ctr. Lunch Bunch, Aug. 18, Sir Pizza, Troy, 11 a.m. Gospel Music, Asheboro, Aug. 26, donation only. Contact, Brenda at 910-571-0434 or 910-975-3252. Eldorado, July 21, bingo and lunch. White Crest, July 26, peach dessert contest. Blaine Rd., outreach, July 28, bingo. Ophir Outreach, Aug. 1, U.S. map fill-in contest. Eldorado Outreach, Aug. 18, craft fun. White Crest, Aug. 23, craft and U.S. map contest. Blaine, Aug. 25, lunch and bingo. Contact Carolyn 910-439-1693. Highland line dancing, July 6, 13, and 27. Pekin Outreach, July 19, bingo and summer craft, 11 a.m. Wadeville Outreach, Aug. 3, bingo and summer craft, 11 a.m. Pekin, Aug. 16, bingo and summer craft. Contact Andrea 910-571-6272. For More information please contact the Site coordinators. They will have signup sheets. Seniors may attend any or all events no matter the location in the county.

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DMV LICENSE PLATE AGENCY - Troy will be closed for vacation July 20 - 22. License Plate Agencies in all adjacent counties are expected to be open regular hours during the period. More information is available at 919-715-7000.

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BISCOE TOWN HALL- July 21, Paint class 10 a.m. – noon. Limited class size. Registration 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Fri. Registration deadline is July 8.

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WINDBLOW SMURFS M/C - 29th Annual Rally and Fish Fry, July 22, noon – until July 23. Candle lighting in memory of fallen bikers, July 22, 9 p.m. Car, Truck and Bike show, July 23; entry deadline 6 p.m., judging 6:15 p.m. Vendor space available. Admission $10, children under 12 free. Family event. For information contact Rickey Flowers, 910-571-1061; Tony Hill, 910-220-2758; Darthelia Ingram, 910-220-0128; or Rankin Roninson, 910-331-3932.

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WEAVER TOWN COMMUNITY CENTER – Community meeting, July 23, 10 a.m. - noon. Discussing what will be done at the community center, information on financial aid for anyone entering college and information on voter registration. Located on Leach St., Biscoe.

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NC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION – Worksite Walkers at Montgomery County Administration Building, starting Aug. 1. Kickoff and sign up, July 29, 5:15 p.m. Morning walk begins at 7:15 a.m., Mon. - Fri.; lunch walk begins at 11 a.m., Mon., Wed., and Fri.; lunch walk begins at noon, Tues. and Thurs.; evening walk beings 5:15 p.m., Mon. - Fri. For more information contact Hayley Napier, 910-576-6011 or hmnapier@ncsu.edu.

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EAST MONTGOMERY CLASS OF 1966 – 50th class reunion Aug. 6, 5 p.m. at J.F. Allen's Kitchen, Biscoe. $15 per person. Send payment to Rudy Britt, 3020 Tarry Church Rd., Biscoe, NC 27209. For more information contact Rudy Britt, 336-963-4599 or Randy Britt, 910-572-3027.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Montgomery County Schools Stuff the Bus event August 5 - 6 at Wal-Mart in Biscoe from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Please help our students prepare to go to back to school. School supplies as well as monetary donations will be accepted. August 11 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Color ME Ready Back to School Bash at Montgomery Community College. Please join MCS for its annual Back to School Bash. There will be FREE food, supplies, and entertainment for ALL students pre-K to 12th grade.

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WESCARE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY – Now enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year for grades K-12. School begins Aug. 8. For information contact the Academy office, 910-572-2270.

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VETERANS RESOURCE FAIR AND STAND DOWN – Sponsored by the Montgomery County NCWorks Career Center, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Garner Center, Troy. To attend the event pre-register with Kenneth Kelley, Disabled Veterans Outreach Specialist, 910-944-7697 or kenneth.kelley@nccommerce.com.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY SCHOOLS- 2016 - 2017 open house August 23, 5 – 7 p.m. East Montgomery and West Montgomery. August 24, 5 – 7 p.m. Star, Candor, Green Ridge, Page Street Troy, and Mount Gilead Elementary. August 25, 5 - 7 p.m. East and West Middle.

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NC 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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TROY/MONTGOMERY SENIOR CENTER - Yoga for Seniors, Friday mornings at 10 a.m. Call 572-4464 for more information.

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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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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.