September 28, 2008

New Horizons Has Open House

DARE COUNTY | A ribbon-cutting and open house will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Dare County Substance Abuse Center at 2808 S. Croatan Hwy. in Nags Head.

New Horizons, the program offered at the facility, is a Dare County initiative that gives individual assessments, group counseling and family education to residents experiencing substance abuse problems.

Walk-ins are accepted, or call (252) 441-2324 to schedule an appointment.

Currituck County

League of voters offers registration

The Currituck County League of Women Voters will hold voter registration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Food Lion stores in Grandy and Moyock.

The deadline date to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election is Oct. 10.

Dare County

chamber looking for volunteers

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers for its annual Golf Tournament and Auction on Oct. 8 at Duck Woods Country Club.

A volunteer training meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at the club, in Southern Shores. Volunteers should contact the chamber as soon as possible to allow for shirts to be ordered.

Call (252) 441-8144.

BENEFIT YARD SALE set for saturday

The annual Master Gardener Volunteer Yard Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Thomas A. Baum Senior Center in Kill Devil Hills.

Household items, clothing and more will be available, and proceeds will benefit the Outer Banks Arboretum and Teaching Garden.


A community meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Roanoke Community Center (Head Start Building) in Manteo.

The University of North Carolina Cancer Care Initiative for Dare County will be the topic, and all Dare County residents are invited.

Refreshments and a question-and-answer period will be part of the program.

LINE DANCE LESSONS on the agenda

Line dance lessons will be offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Nov. 4 at the Thomas A. Baum Senior Center in Kill Devil Hills.

The classes are free for seniors 55 and older.

Call (252) 475-5638 to sign up.


Lt. Paul Cagiano of the Dare County Emergency Medical Services Department received the county's Employee of the Month Award for September.

Cagiano is a paramedic and shift supervisor at EMS Sta- tion 1 in Kill Devil Hills and has been with the county for 17 years.


Dr. Fran Collichio, a University of North Carolina cancer specialist, will present a free workshop on skin cancer from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Cancer Resource Center in the medical building behind The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head.

The Lunch and Learn program includes a light lunch; reservations are requested.

Call (252) 475-5900 to reserve a space.

Aquarium to hold NATIVE PLANT SALE

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island will have its annual native plant sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

A variety of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, grasses and ferns will be available, and proceeds will benefit environmental programs and events at the aquarium.

Caseworker to be available at center

The Dare County Department of Social Services will have a caseworker from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays at the Thomas A. Baum Senior Center in Kill Devil Hills.

The purpose is to accept applications for public assistance programs, including Medicaid, Food and Nutrition Services, Work First Family Assistance and Special Assistance.

Pasquotank County

roundtable to be held at museum

The Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will hold its Albemarle Roundtable at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Gaither Family Auditorium.

The speaker will be Harry Warren, director of the North Carolina Museum of Forestry. He will discuss the development and economic importance of tar, turpentine, rosin and pitch and how North Carolinians got their nickname.

The event is free and open to the public.

YMCA schedules registration

The Albemarle Family YMCA is holding registration for a variety of programs.

Sign-up for Beginning and Advanced Karate for ages 4 to 13 ends Wednesday . Members pay $30; non members, $60. Monday and Wednesday sessions start Oct. 6, with beginning level at 5 p.m., intermediate at 6. Weekend sessions start Oct. 11 at 10 a.m.

Registration for Tumbling Classes ages 18 to 36 months and 3 to 5 and 6 to 12 years ends Wednesday . Members pay $20; non members, $35. Saturday and Monday sessions will be at various times based on age.

Sign-up for Youth Basketball ages 3 to 11 ends Oct. 20. Members, $40, non members $55. Session starts Nov. 4.

Registration for Tiny Tot Ballet Classes ages 3 to 5 ends Wednesday . Members pay $20; non members, $35. Session begins Friday, 4 to 4:45 p.m.

For more information, call (252) 334-9622.

board to hold community forum

The North Carolina Caucus of Black School Board Members will host a community forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, "The Courage to Engage: A Leadership Model for 21st Century Learning."

The event will be held at Elizabeth City State University's K.E. White Graduate Center in Elizabeth City. Registration and reception will begin at 6 p.m.

The event is being held to address the need to prevent young people from dropping out of school and to improve their chances for success in the 21st century.

Encouraged to attend are parents, school administrators, faith- based and community-based organizations, social workers, student groups, school board members, child/parent/family advocacy organizations, elected officials, and business owners.

There is no charge, but registration is encouraged. Call (252) 312-8779.

celebration to be held at church

Powerhouse Church of Redemption, 2554 Peartree Road in Elizabeth City, will celebrate the sixth annual Founders Day and the Pastor's Anniversary at 4:30 p.m. next Sunday.

Pastor Robert and Sheila Lee will be honored. The guest speaker will be Pastor Michael Blanchard of Corner stone Christian Center in Norfolk .

For information, call (252) 562-1819 or visit www.powerhouse

meetings + events

Camden County

Blessing of the animals Church of the Redeemer in Camden, 5 p.m. Saturday. All animals in a cage or on a leash are welcome.


Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Oct. 8, Currituck County Christian Women's Club, American Legion Post 288, Coinjock. Cost is $6. For reservations, call (252) 453-3266.


Blood drive 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Charter Communications (on the bus), Nags Head.

Advisory meeting Manteo Collins Park Advisory Committee, 4 p.m. Thursday, Collins Park Cookhouse.

Commissioners meeting Manteo Board of Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Manteo Town Hall.

Commissioners meeting Nags Head Board of Commissioners, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nags Head Municipal Complex Board Room.

Public meeting Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse, 9 a.m. Friday, Kill Devil Hills Town Hall.


Meeting Guild of Museum Friends, Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City, 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Beverlie Gregory, (252) 441-1620,

[email protected]

Karen Santos, (252) 338-2590,

[email protected]

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