Health Department STD Clinic: The Cumberland County Department of Public Health has added evening hours for its Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic located at 1235 Ramsey St. The STD Clinic is open every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Regular hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For an appointment, call 910-433-3600.

Flu Shots: The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is offering flu vaccinations to children and adults at the Immunizations Clinic at 1235 Ramsey St. Uninsured children six months to 18 years old may receive the vaccination for free. For others, the cost varies depending on the type vaccine received. The clinic is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., every second and fourth Tuesday until 7 p.m. and Fridays, 8 a.m.-noon. Appointments are required for Friday service. Walk-ins are welcome Monday-Thursday and must arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time. For more information, call 910-433-3633 or 910-433-3657.

Volunteer Opportunity: The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center at 7489 Raeford Road has several volunteer opportunities available for those with knowledge of fishing and boating. For more information, call 910-868-5003 or go to ncwildlife.org/Learning/Education-Centers/Pechmann.

Pure Pro Westling: Oct. 27, 5 p.m., Capitol Encore Academy, 126 Hay St. Champion pro wrestlers lead an all-star cast of heroes. Net proceeds will benefit families of students affected by Hurricane Florence. Tickets range from $5 to $25 with VIP options. Advance tickets available at pureprowrestling.net or Capitol Encore Academy. For information, call 910-845-3962.

Fayetteville NAACP Branch: Meetings are the fourth Sunday of each month at 4 p.m. at 707 Murchison Road. Call 910-484-6166.

Social Justice Symposium: Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m., UC Annex Assembly Room, UNC-Pembroke. A dialogue about dismantling racism and discrimination. Dr. Karen Gaffney will speak. 910-521-6508

Ruth Pauley Lecture: Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., Lee Auditorium, Pinecrest High School, Southern Pines. Dr. Robert P. Watson will speak on "Dysfunction in Washington." Free. ruthpauley.org.

Tree Seedling Sale: Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District is taking pre-paid orders for its annual tree seedling sale. To place an order, go to co.cumberland.nc.us/soil-water and click on the “Tree Seedling Sale” tab. For more information, call 910-484-8479, option 3. Order forms with payment must be received by Oct. 31. Seedlings will arrive the second week of December.

Bluegrass on the Blackwater: Nov. 1, 7-10 p.m., Carolina Civic Center, Lumberton. The Robeson County Arts Council presents Sweet Potato Pie, bringing their blend of bluegrass, Americana, country and gospel music. General admission is $15; students with current ID, $10. 910-738-4339

Holly Day Fair: Nov. 1-4, Crown Expo Center, 131 E. Mountain Drive. One-stop holiday shopping features more than 170 vendors. Super Shopper hours are Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-noon. Tickets available at CapeFearTix.com, 888-257-6208 and at the Crown Complex Box Office or Leisure Travel Office on Fort Bragg.

Happiness Yoga: Nov. 3, 9-11 a.m., Kiwanis Recreation Center, 352 Devers St. 910-867-0070

Diabetes Symposium: Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., DSS, 1225 Ramsey St. Better Health hosts annual symposium to launch Diabetes Awareness Month. Free; registration required. Call 910-483-7534 or visit www.betterhealthcc.org.

Lung Cancer Vigil: Nov. 8, 6 p.m., Clara McLean House, 20 FirstVillageDrive, Pinehurst. FirstHealth of the Carolinas hosts the tenth annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer vigil focusing on lung cancer treatment and support. For information, call 800-213-3284.

Kiwanis Pancake Festival: Nov. 9, 5-8 p.m. and Nov. 10, 7-9:30 a.m. at Bill Sapp Recreation Center in Lumberton. $7, dine in or take out. Proceeds benefit Robeson-Lumberton Children's Foundation. 910-618-2608

Tractor Show: Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Vander Civic Association Walking Trail, 128 Rock Hill Road. The South River Antique Tractor and Equipment Club presents its first annual show.

Make, Freeze, Heat, Eat!: Nov. 29, noon to 1:30 p.m., Cooperative Extension, 301 E. Mountain Drive. Learn to prepare meals in advance. Rescheduled from September. For information and registration, call 910-321-6860.

Master Gardener Volunteer Training: Classes for persons interested in becoming Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are Jan. 31-April 4. The class meets each Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Cooperative Extension I.B. Julian Auditorium, 301 E. Mountain Drive. A training fee covers training supplies and the Extension Master Gardener Manual. Applications and information are available by calling 910-321-6405 or online at https://cumberland.ces.ncsu.edu/. The deadline to apply is Nov. 30.

CenturyLink Teachers Grants: The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation invites local pre-k through twelth grade teachers to apply for Teachers and Technology program grants of up to $5,000 to fund science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects in their classrooms. Applications are being accepted until Jan. 12. To apply, teachers should visit centurylink.com/teachersandtechnology and complete an online application.

Red Cross Volunteer Opportunity: The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers on Fort Bragg to work with our military members and veterans. To become a volunteer, apply online at redcross.org or contact Linda R. Daney at 910-907-6234 or Linda.Daney2@Redcross.org.

Stanton Hospitality House: Canned meats, cereal, Pop-Tarts, plastic and paper items, fruit or pudding cups, coffee, water, crackers, cookies, microwaveable meals and monetary donations are needed. Stanton Hospitality House provides housing for family members of local hospital patients, especially those in ICU, NICU or a treatment center. Call 910-491-0721 to arrange drop-offs or for more information. Donations are tax-deductible.

Operation Blessing: Men's and women's underwear, men's shoes and 33 gallon black trash bags are needed as well as monetary donations, which are tax-deductible. Volunteers are also needed. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch; Friday 9 a.m.-noon. 910-483-1119

Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity: Volunteers are needed to assist with construction and Habitat ReStore operations. Visit fayettevillenchabitat.org and click on “VOLUNTEER” to sign up for events or contact anna@fayettevillenchabitat.org. For more information, contact 910-483-0952.

The Habitat ReStore: 3833 Bragg Blvd., accepts donations of reusable and surplus building materials, furniture, appliances and household items, then sells them to the public, funding the construction of affordable housing in Cumberland County. Call 910-920-4657 for more information and to schedule the free pickup of donations. Volunteers are welcome. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Unchain Cumberland County: "Big Fix Outreach" every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food pantry, pet food, $50 spay and neuter applications. We rescue the whole family. Contact 910-425-0967 or shelbyttd5@aol.com

Given Outpost/Book Shop: The Given Outpost/Book Shop, 95 Cherokee Road, in historic downtown Pinehurst, is available for evening rentals. The beautifully restored building is perfect for meetings, parties or gatherings. Visit giventufts.org/outpost-event-rentals or contact Lisa Richman at 910-585-4820 or lisa@giventufts.com. The book shop also accepts gently used books. Donations may be tax deductible; receipts given.

Operation Wheelchair: Donations of money, electric and manual wheelchairs, scooters, spare parts, lifts and ramps are needed. 910-391-1945 or Facebook.

Fayetteville Urban Ministry: Volunteer tutors are needed for the Adult Literacy Center. Pre-registration and training is required. For information and registration, email Carolann Murray at cmurray@fayurbmin.org or call Fayetteville Urban Ministry at 910-483-5944.

Center for Economic Empowerment and Development: Volunteer opportunities available in these areas: self sufficiency program, business center programs and events and promotions. Email Events@ncceed.org.

The CARE Clinic: Free basic health care services to uninsured, low-income adult residents of Cumberland County and surrounding areas. Services include basic medical care, dental extractions and clinic-ordered prescription medications. Clinics are held Tuesdays and Thursdays and the second and fourth Wednesdays after 5 p.m. A diabetic clinic is held Tuesday afternoons. To schedule an appointment, call 910-485-0555.

 

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