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Notables


• Cancer Support Offers Free Fitness Class

Fit Forever Class is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Village Health and Fitness located at 1006 Broad Street in Oriental. This is a free class. Fit Forever is a group fitnessclass for cancer survivors and their caregivers that is designed to focus on whole body strengthening, balance and flexibilit. This is a free class sponsored by The Journey of Hope Cancer Support Center. Call 249-1869 for more information.

• Partnership for Children to Hold Meeting

The Pamlico Partnership for Children, Inc. will hold its Annual Board of Directors Meeting on September 22 at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at the office of Pamlico Partnership for Childen, Inc. located at 205 Main Street in Bayboro. Please call 745-7850 for additional information.

• "All Lives Matter" Topic of Meeting

The NAACP of Pamlico County will host a special monthly meeting on Monday, October 10, at the Pamlico County Courthouse at 7p.m. on the subject of “All Lives Matter.” County Sheriff Chris Davis is scheduled to give short prepared remarks, followed by a question and answer period with attendees. Your contact for further information about this meeting is branch President Chester Bryant. His email address is bryantc1001@gmail. com and his phone number is 252-571-0892.

• State Now Has Animal Cruelty Hotline

North Carolinians now have a new tool to report animal cruelty. To file a report with the Animal Welfare Hotline: visit ncdoj.gov and complete the online animal welfare complaint form, call 1-855-290-6915 toll-free within, submit a complaint by mail to: P.O. Box 629, Attention: Animal Welfare Hotline, Raleigh, NC 27602.

• The Growing Threat to Public Health

There will be a presentation and discussion entitled Methane Pollution: A Growing Threat to our Climate and Public Health on Tuesday October 18 at the Fort Benjamin meeting room in Newport. There will be a “Meet and Greet” with refresh-ments at 6:00 and at 6:30 the program will begin followed by questions and discussion. Hosts will be Penny Hooper and Larry Baldwin. The slides and discussion will focus on the environmental impacts of the proposed gas pipeline in NC. The event is free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Sponsored by the Croatan Group of the Sierra Club, NC Interfaith Power and Light and Crystal Coast Waterkeepers. Email CroatanGroupSierraClub@gmail.com for further information.

• Remembering Country Stores

Visit the Oriental History Museum for a special afternoon evoking memories of your favorite country stores. Old-fashioned refreshments will be served reminiscent of days gone-by. The Museum is located at 802 Broad Street in Oriental. Hours are: Friday 11-3, Saturday 1-4, Sunday 1-4. Admission is always free. For more information call 252-249-1870 or visit museum@dockline.net.

• New Bern Farmer's Market

Grow it, Sew it, Make it, Bake it. The New Bern Farmers Market is now accepting SNAP/EBT. This week we will feature locally grown late Summer Vegetables! American-made flags and locally madejewelry, soaps, candles, pottery, cutting boards, children’s ware, and much more. Open Saturdays from 8 am to 2 pm and Tuesdays from 10 am to 2 pm. Open Mumfest! Saturday, October 8th from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 9th from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at 421 South Front Street in Downtown New Bern. Call 252-633-0043.

• Tryon Civitans Sponsor Peanut Butter Drive to Benefit Religious Community Services

The Tryon Civitan Club, in conjunction with The UPS Store, is sponsoring their Nineth Annual Peanut Butter Drive to benefit Religious Community Services. The Peanut Butter Drive will last the entire month of October. RCS distributes peanut butter in food orders filled through their Food Pantry. Last year they distributed over 450,000 lbs of food, in addition to serving more than 65,000 meals to individuals. RCS also uses peanut butter and jelly as a backup meal in their Soup Kitchen if they run short of prepared food. With the support of our community, we’re hoping to deliver 1000 jars of peanut butter. Jelly is also welcome. Peanut Butter can be dropped off at The UPS Store, 1822 South Glenburnie Rd between 8am and 6pm Monday through Friday and from 8am to 4pm on Saturdays.  For more information, please contact Mack Paul, Tryon Civitan Projects at 637-7500 or Juliet Meyer, Tryon Civitan President at 636-3588.

• Library Announces New Hours

The library is now be open 12:00 pm—8:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday; 9:00 am—8:00 pm Wednesday and Thursday; 9:00 pm –6:00 pm on Friday and 10:00 am—2:00 pm on Saturday.

• Flu Shots Available in Oriental Oct. 14

Flu Shots will be available in the Oriental Town Hall Board Room on Friday, Oct. 14, 10am-1pm. Bayboro Pharmacy, who will conduct the clinic, can bill insurance - most insurance companies cover flu shots with zero cost to patients. For anyone that doesn’t have insurance, cash price is $29.99 after a $5 discount. In order for Bayboro Pharmacy to bill insurance, they will need a photo ID and a copy of the patient’s insurance card. Email admin@townoforiental.com with the subject line Flu Shots and a number of those wishing to participate, so we can help the phar-macy ensure they have enough vaccine on hand.

• Pamlico County Clean Sweep Set for Oct. 8

Pamlico County Clean Sweep will be held Saturday, October 8 from 10am-2pm at any area of the county that you would like to collect litter. We are excited to invite everyone to join Pamlico County Cooperative Extension & 4-H as we help “Sweep Clean” our county of unsightly and dangerous litter. It’s easy to participate! Stop into the Pamlico County Cooperative Extension Office to collect gloves, trash bags, and safety vests (Supplies are limited so come in early!), then head out to your favorite spot in Pamlico County. Collect as much litter from your community (public spaces, roadways, beaches, etc.) as you can. A dumpster will be placed at the recycling center next to Gary’s Restaurant in Arapahoe, NC for folks to dispose of their collected litter. We will have collection report cards available for participants so we can record and report all our great efforts to protect and beautify our communities. If you would like to participate, please contact the Pamlico County Cooperative Extension office at 252-745-4121 or Daniel Simpson (County Extension Director) at daniel_simpson@ncsu.eduThe 2014 Pamlico Big Sweep results were 50 bags of litter collected, 7 miles cleaned and 105 voluneers took part.

• Lobster Fest 2016

The 12th Annual Lobster Fest will take place at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Indian Beach, 920 Salter Path Road, on Saturday, October 8, from 12 to 4 p.m. As in past years, it will be a great excuse for a dinner party with family and friends either at home or at the church. Live lobsters are delivered to the church directly from Maine. On-site cooks prepare them to go and for meals served at the church. A new cooker has helped speed up the process, allowing several containers of lobsters to cook at a time. A complete lobster dinner, including potato salad, coleslaw and homemade dessert, is $25. Add a cooked lobster to an eat-in dinner or take cooked lobsters home for $21 each. If you are feeling more adventuresome, you can get live lobsters for $19 each and cook them at home. The lobsters are large, approximately 1 ½ lbs. each, and exceptionally good. The best way to ensure you will get one is to purchase tickets in advance by October 1. Last year, as in past years, the church sold out, so it is risky not to purchase tickets before the event. If you are picking up take-out orders, it is best to arrive before 3 p.m. Special delivery is available upon request for orders of ten or more. You may get tickets from a parishioner or by phone—240-2388 (church office) or 354-5859 (Linda Davies). Those who bought tickets in the past will receive order forms in the mail. 


• Fall Party Featured Artist 

Coming October 15th from Windsor to Beaufort is Fall Party artist Fen Rascoe. Fen’s work will be featured in the beautiful waterfront home of Wes and Trent Ragland during Beaufort Historical Association’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual Fall Party.

Every fall, the BHA combines the elegant backdrop of a waterfront home, delectable food, great music and the beautiful paintings of a selected artist for its annual Fall Party, the biggest fundraiser of the year. To kick off the Fall Party weekend, Fen will host an artist workshop on October 12th and 13th where he will work with a small group of participants on color mixing and impressionism painting. Also on the 13th, the grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site will open to the sponsors of the Fall Party for a private viewing of Fen’s artwork. On October 15th the work of Fen Rascoe will be on display at the home of Wes and Trent Ragland, where guests can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. There will be plenty of delicious food from Beaufort Grocery Company and the sounds of Blue Moon Jazz will fill the air. 

After the Fall Party, Fen’s artwork can be seen at the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery located in the historic Rustell House c.1732 on the Beaufort Historic Site. The Mattie King Davis Art Gallery is the oldest art gallery in Carteret County. Open year round, the Gallery contains only original works of art by local and regional artists inspired by our quaint sea coast.  

 For more information about the Fall Party or the artwork of Fen Rascoe, stop by the Beaufort Historic Site’s Welcome Center at 130 Turner Street, call 252-728-5225 or visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org.

Methane Pollution Presentation October 18

There will be a presentation and discussion entitled Methane Pollution: A Growing Threat to our Climate and Public Health on Tuesday October 18, 2016 at the Fort Benjamin meeting room in Newport.  There will be a "Meet and Greet" with refreshments at 6:00 and at 6:30 the program will begin followed by questions and discussion.  Hosts will be Penny Hooper and Larry Baldwin. The slides and discussion will focus on the environmental impacts of the proposed gas pipeline in NC. The event is free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Sponsored by the Croatan Group of the Sierra Club, NC Interfaith Power and Light and Crystal Coast Waterkeepers.  Email CroatanGroupSierraClub@gmail.com for further information.

Ongoing Events

• Cancer Support Offers Free Fitness Class

Fit Forever Class is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Village Health and Fitness located at 1006 Broad Street in Oriental. This is a free class. Fit Forever is a group fitness class for cancer survivors and their caregivers that is designed to focus on whole body strengthening, balance and flexibility. This is a free class sponsored by The Journey of Hope Cancer Support Center. Call 249-1869 for more information.

• Pamlico Chorale Kicks Off 27th Season

The Pamlico Chorale will begin its 27th season on Monday, September 12th, 7:00p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Oriental United Methodist Church. New members are welcome.

• Alive at Five Line Up

Jim Quick and the Coastline Band- October 27.

• Pamlico Survivors of Suicide Group at StillWaters

The Pamlico Survivors of Suicide Group (SOS) is a support group for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. There is no charge for this free support group. For information about meeting dates, please contact Branson Dunn at (304)-839-4131 or pageese@yahoo.com or Katherine Hudson at (919)-906-4968.

• Arts Council Accepting Grant Applications

The Arts Council is now accepting applications for NC Arts Council Grass Roots SubGrants through June 30. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations (theaters, galleries, choral societies, festivals, arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists and other community organizations that provide arts programs in the county). These projects must occur between July 1, 2016 through May 15, 2017. Application forms and grant guidelines are available by calling Per Erichsen at 252-571-1458 or by request at pamlicoarts@gmail.com. For questions or information, call Per Erichsen at 252-571-1458.

• PARS Meeting

The Pamlico Amateur Radio Society (PARS) meets at Brantley’s Village Restaurant at 9am on the last Saturday of every month (except June). We invite all HAMS and anyone interested in amateur radio to attend. Call Bill Olah KR4LO at 252-249-0287 for information. Visit our website: www.N4PRS.org

 • Heartworks seeks volunteers

HeartWorks is a non-profit organization in Bayboro. The AfterSchool & Summer Programs serve K – 8th grade students and needs volunteers in a variety of capacities. You could tutor a child or help with the arts & crafts club, the music club or teach a child to play chess, to play a sport, or simply read books with the kids. Volunteers are also needed to help with food preparation. Want to start a book drive so every kid has at least 5 books at home? Have another idea? We will be happy to talk about it. Just because you travel a lot, doesn’t mean you can’t volunteer. HeartWorks can use you when you are available. If you would like to enrich the life of a child, call 252-745-9703 and ask for Katherine Hudson or email volunteer@HeartWorksNC.org


 • Open Jam Session

At the PCC Johnson Building Mall at 6:00pm on the 3rd and 5th Thursday of each month there is an open jam session.  This is an informal gathering for any and everyone who enjoy a pickin' and a playin' and a singin'. For information call Leigh Russell at (252) 249-1851 Ext.3033 or Denise Meyerson at 252-249-1851x3034. 

 • State Launches Animal Cruelty Hotline

North Carolinians now have a new tool to report animal cruelty. To file a report with the Animal Welfare Hotline: visit ncdoj.gov and complete the online animal welfare complaint form, call 1-855-290-6915 toll-free within, submit a complaint by mail to: P.O. Box 629, Attention: Animal Welfare Hotline, Raleigh, NC 27602.

 • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

New Bern Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for boys and girls ages eight to thirteen. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a martial art that teaches a smaller person “male or female” how to defend themselves against a larger person. It is a combination of judo and Japanese jiu-jitsu. It is popular around the world and soon to be an Olympic sport. This class will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. beginning June 22 at the Stanley White Recreation Center located at 901 Chapman St. The cost is only $20.00 per participant for a four week class session. Registration has begun and participants must bring a copy of a recent physical in order to sign up for the class. For more information contact Gus Hill 639-2908.

 

• Oriental Farmers Market Open Saturdays

The Oriental Farmers Market on Hodges Street is open every Saturday, 9-12. The market features a wide variety of goodies including farm fresh eggs, home-baked breads, biscotti, cookies, cakes as well as preserves and homemade chocolates. Don’t miss the hormone-free, home-raised pork, an assortment of crafts that make great holiday gifts and an ever-changing selection of new items each week.

• New Bern Farmer’s Market Open Saturday


The New Bern Farmers Market will offer Local Fresh Winter & Hot House Vegetables, Farmraised Meats, Dairy, Wine, Cheese, Sausage, Sauces, Canned & Baked Goodies, Handcrafted one-of-a-kind Treasures, Homegrown and Handmade by Your Neighbors on Saturday, 8am - 2pm. Tuesday market closed til April. Now accepting SNAP/EBT.

• New Interactive Community Calendar

Sheri Rettew, Executive Director of the Hope Clinic, has created an interactive community calendar for the Chamber of Commerce that is super user friendly! Anyone can log on and post an event to spread the word throughout the county. This free service is open to all community and civic groups, churches, schools, nonprofits, organizations, and businesses in Pamlico County and surrounding communities. Visit www.pamlicochamber.com and click on Community Calendar. Email info@pamlicocommunitycalendar.

com with questions or corrections.

•  Narconon New Life Retreat Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education

 

Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.  800-431-1754 or DrugAbuseSolution.com

 

•  ADDICTION COUNSELING

 

Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family.  Call today for free screenings or referrals.   800-431-1754