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Wherever you choose to settle, you are going to really enjoy those great hardcover and paperback books you bought at the Dare Literacy Council Book Sale. Saturday, 20, at Dare County Family Recreation Center, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. (also includes CDs, DVDS, and LPs at bargain prices) The sale will be held from 9am to 3pm at the Dare County Family Recreation Park, 602 S. Mustian Street, Kill Devil Hills (behind the OBX Brewing Station).
Over 5,000 books will be available for purchase from $.50 to $5.00-children's books, cookbooks, biographies, fiction, etc. Cash or checks will be accepted for
payment; credit cards will not be accepted. Further questions about the Book Sale can be directed to DLC at 252-216-7773.
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What is 2-1-1?
Have you ever wondered how to find help or a community service for yourself or someone in need? There are about 30,000 nonprofits in North Carolina. Finding the one you need can be difficult. The first step in finding help is knowing who to call. 91-1 is for emergencies, 4-1-1 is for directory assistance and 2-1-1 is for finding community health and human service resources. Simply dial 2-1-1 from your home, office or cell phone, any time 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to learn about vital services in your community. This call is free, confidential and available in any language.
Heron Pond Montessori School Parent and Staff Association presents, "Dancing through the Decades" Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Outer Banks Relief Fund; the rest will go to the Parent Staff Association and the Montessori Scholarship Fund.
Dare County citizens make up some of 85% of North Carolinians who can pick up the phone and dial 2-1-1 to get connected to local help. Much of the eastern portion of the state has been without access access. A grant received from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will enable NC 2-1-1 to build out its communications infrastructure and simplify service expansion in the
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40 counties. In the mean time, the 211 number works for any caller statewide thanks to the Duke Energy Foundation Grant.
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In 1994, a play called The Vagina Monologues, written by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, broke ground, offering to the world a piece of art like nothing it had seen before. Based on dozens of interviews Ensler conducted with women, the play addressed women's sexuality and the social stigma surrounding rape and abuse, creating a new conversation about and with women.
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Dare Literacy Council Volunteers are also needed to assist DLC before, during, and after the April 20th book sale.
* Distribute publicity posters * Transport books and other items from donation locations to a storage facility before the sale (larger vehicles preferred) * Sort books into categories * Set up and organize tables * Maintain tables and make sales\ * Break down tables, clean up, and transport items after the sale. Further questions directed to DLC at 216-7773.
What is V-Day?
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing antiviolence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.
Law Enforcement Torch Run
2nd annual Law Enforcement Torch
Run to raise money for Special Olympics North Carolina. This year we will carry the Flame of Hope in Dare County on Saturday, April 20th starting at 9:00 A.M.. The route is up the beach road starting at Jeanette's Pier end at the Hilton Garden Inn. The distance is 14.7 miles (The course is divided into 7 - 2 mile legs so, you can run as little as you want or go for the whole distance!!!). We are looking for volunteers to help run the torch up the beach road, to help with logistics such as setting up the booth for t-shirt donations, taking pictures, and driving runners to their starting point. Contact Officer Lora Gilreath
VDAY Outer Banks will present "The Vagina Monologues" on Thursday, April 25, 2013, Friday, April 26, 2013, and Saturday, April 27, 2013 at The Avenue Grille in Manteo, North Carolina. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at: Brown Paper Bag. This will be the 8th and final time that Gail Hutchison will direct the play!
If you are presently being challenged with caring for a loved one (spouse, child, sibling or friend), have cared for a loved one in the past, or anticipate caring for a loved one in the future, you are invited to join an open discussion on caregiving. The 2-year-old Stephen Ministry of Duck United Methodist Church (DUMC) is sponsoring a forum on Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 PM, in the Fellowship Hall of the church located at 1214 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949. The goal of the forum is to bring understanding, light, encouragement and spiritual support to caregivers. A panel of the following OBX residents will lead the discussion: Sandy Burgee (retired social worker and family caregiver); Reverend Fred Barrett (Pastor, Church of the Good Shepherd, Nags Head); Della Gill (retired medical professional and family caregiver); Reverend Richard Jones (Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, Nags Head); and Marie Neilson (Director, Hands of Hope, OBX Hospital). Introductions and comments from panel members will be followed by a question-and-answer session with forum attendees. Nursery assistance and refreshments will be provided for this free forum, which is open to all local residents. For further information, please call the DUMC Office, 261-1525.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOOD BANK OF THE ALBEMARLE
Annual Currituck Home, Flower and Garde n Show
Currituck and Dare Master Gardeners each have annual
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Garden shows which are not to be missed. Interesting exhibits for both novice and master gardener. The Currituck Home, Flower and Garden Show is Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20. Doors open on Friday at 1:00pm and close at 6:00pm. Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm. The Currituck Master Gardeners and several other vendors will have plants for sale. Our vendors offer an extensive array of garden and household items, from garden furniture to garden art, birdfeeders, and much, much more. Master Gardener Volunteers will also be available to answer gardening questions. The event is co-sponsored by the NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center held at the Currituck Extension Center, 120 Community Way, in Barco, NC. 2322262 or e-mail email@example.com
New Delivery Stop for Mobile Food Pantry
The Food Bank of the Albemarle mobile food pantry program has a new destination in Dare County. They are now to Manns Harbor, Mt. Carmel UMC for deployments. April 17 from 12:15-1:15PM. Check the website for a map of all associated food pantries and stops made by the Mobile Food Pantry.
Hatteras CERT Training
The interest in the HI CERT has been overwhelming. At last count, we have 77 people interested in the training. There will be an organizational meeting on April 24th, at the Avon Volunteer Fire Department, at 7pm. We do not anticipate the meeting lasting over 1 hour. We would like all interested people to attend. We will decide how the Response team will function and elect officers. Please remember that taking the course does not obligate you to participate in the Response team. Your only obligation will be to be better prepared in an emergency. However we are hopeful that a cadre of trainees will want to be part of a formal response team, to support Hatteras Island emergency responders. (You will also get a VERY cool green t shirt as funding becomes available.) Once again, NO PRESSURE!!! The training is in 9 modules. We plan to offer the
Survey of System of Care
The NC Collaborative for Children, Youth,
and Families is conductring a statewide survey of System of Care practices, implementation, and training across all child-serving systems in NC. What is System of Care? Many children have a variety of physical, mental, social, emotional, educational, and developmental needs. A System of Care framework is used to provide the necessary services to these children. It is a child and family focused framework based on the principles of: inter-agency collaboration. individualized, strength-based practices, cultural competence, community-based services and full participation of families at all levels of the system Shared responsibility for successful results Interagency collaboration brings together child and family-serving agencies from the public, private, and faith-based sectors. The Dare Child MH/SU Community Collaborative meets on the 4th Friday/month 10:00 am - Dare Board of Education, 3020 Wrightsville Avenue, Nags Head, NC 27959 For more information, contact: Sarah Massey, System of Care Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org 338.0142 The survey should take about 20 minutres. There are 2 links below. The first is for Agencies and Organizations. If you are a Family Partner, family member, or youth who is affiliated with an agency or organization, please respond using the Agency and Organization link. The second link is for Families and Youth. If you are a family member or youth who is NOT affiliated with an agency or organization, please respond using the Family and Youth link.
modules a little out of order to ease scheduling. If you have to miss a module, don't worry. There will be opportunities to make them up. You will need to attend the first module to begin the training. If a subsequent module is missed, we will provide options to make it up. The class totals 21 hours and encourages open discussion. The survey results indicated that 6 Wednesdays or 4 Sundays are the preferred schedule. We will begin with 6 Wednesdays, beginning May 1, and ending June 5. 3.5 hours each night. We will poll the group to see if a 6:30 or 7:00pm start time works best. Please wear comfortable clothing. During the fire extinguisher hands on portion, long pants and closed toe shoes are required. If you chose to take the online course, you will need to attend a 5 hour review and hands on class. These will be scheduled as needed. Anyone can take the online course, but it is more suited for persons who have firefighter/rescue/EMS experience. If you take the online course, you must provide a copy of the certificate.
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