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Sarah White Column: Master gardener to have seminar

West Stanly Senior Center September Schedule
Volunteers are needed at the front desk Monday through Friday. Check with Judy at 704-781-5470 for times and info.
Are you needing a place for a meeting, birthday party or other occasion? Contact Judy for more information.

Sarah White writes the Locust News for the SNAP.

Board games, card games, cornhole toss and puzzles are available every day.
Mondays: Light exercise for seniors 10-11 a.m., Bridge 1-4 p.m.
Tuesdays: Crochet class 10 a.m., Angie’s Chair Yoga 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ($3 per), Tai Chi Class 2-2:45 p.m..
Wednesdays: Light exercise for seniors 10-11 a.m., Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1 (BYOL), crafts, jewelry 1-3 p.m., Scrabble 3-5 p.m.
Thursdays: Angie’s Chair Yoga 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ($3 per), Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1 p.m. (BYOL), canasta 12-5 p.m.
Fridays: Light exercise for seniors 10-11 a.m., BINGO 6-10 p.m. – open to the community.

West Stanly Senior Center Special Events
• Sept. 11 at 3 p.m.: Seminar by local Master Gardener Kathy Gardner will present information about how to get ready for fall flower gardens and container plants. Do you know how to close out your garden for the year so it will be ready for the next season? Come to this seminar and find out the answers.
• Sept. 11 — Bunco from 6:30-8 p.m.
• Sept. 18 at 3 p.m.: Exploring Drawing with pencil and pastels. There is no charge. This is for if you like to draw, already know some techniques or don’t know how to draw.
Malia Bryngelson is donating her time and skills as an art teacher to help you learn about perspective and shading.
Malia creates pastel paintings with the goal of bringing the openness and peace of being outdoors, She teaches introductory classes that are designed for people who have little to no experience.
The classes are focused on experimentation with pastels, surfaces and basic techniques.
• Sept. 20 at 2 p.m.: Birthday party for those with September birthdays.
• Sept. 24: Trip to Billy Graham Library — rescheduled for a combination tour on Nov. 17.
• Sept. 26: Lake Lure cruise and Mt. Orchard trip — $69 prepaid.
• Sept. 30 at 2:30 p.m.: Old Courthouse Theater, Concord, “Ruthless,” $18.

Habitat for Humanity Yard Sale

Locust Presbyterian Church members are excited to be partnered with First Presbyterian of Albemarle and First Presbyterian of Norwood for the next Stanly County Habitat build sometime this fall.
Habitat for Humanity is a reputable international non-profit that fights poverty by helping people in need achieve affordable housing and home-ownership.
The goal is to raise $5,000 for Habitat and this build project. We need your help with spreading the word and collecting items to sell in a big yard sale on the front lawn on Sept. 15.
Please contact Jane Blackman 210-889-7932 or Chris Fish 704-451-5329 to schedule a time for item dropoff or to volunteer to help with the sale.
Working on site on a Habitat build is a very fun and rewarding experience, and a great way to invite people into the life of our church.
If you are interested in joining one of our LPC construction crews please let Evan or Chris know. No experience is needed.
The yard sale benefiting this Habitat build will be on Sept. 15 beginning at 8 a.m. on the front lawn of Locust Presbyterian Church, 607 W. Main St.

Concert
The final concert for this season will be on Sept. 15. The Fantastic Shakers will preform this concert from 6-9 p.m.
This is a fantastic group that is well known for their music. After the music there will be a fireworks display. This is a wonderful family friendly activity.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us for a relaxing night of great music and fireworks!

Family Festival
A Family Fun Festival hosted by the Locust VFW Auxiliary Post 6365, will be held at the Locust Town Center on Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Local vendors will offer their goods and services for sale. Enjoy food, crafts, music, games, a bouncy house for the kids and fun for all ages.
Vendor sites are still available; contact Bev Staples at bevsta@ctc.net
Come on out and have a good time.

Movie Night
Sponsored by Mission Church and Big Serve, family movie night will be Sept. 29 in the backyard of Locust City Hall. Movie will begin at sunset.
Come join in the preshow activities beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be free hamburgers and hot dogs, popcorn and ice cream.
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy this family event.

Birthdays
Happy Birhtday to: Gene Lowder Sept. 2, Judy Williams Sept. 3, Laura Denning Sept. 5, Penny Finnell Sept. 6, Tyler Massingale Sept. 7, Barry Benge Sept. 8, Janice Hills Sept. 9, Kennedy Beatty and Steven Remsburg Sept. 10, Maverick Baucom, Charles Cornell and Johnnie Haggerty Sept. 11, Steve Osborne Sept. 13, Legrande Little Sept. 15, Tommy Troutman Sept. 18 and Judy Love Sept. 19.

Farmers Market
The Locust Farmers Market will be open each Thursday from May through October from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market is across from Locust Elementary School, on the corner of Vella Drive and East Main Street (N.C. Highway 24-27). Make it your weekly trip for locally grown vegetables, berries, jams and homemade goods.
Locust Town Center Merchants are excited to plan an evening farmers market for Thursday evenings this summer. They will be open from 5-7 p.m. in Town Center (grassy lot across from ACE Hardware).
Locust news is by Sarah White. Call 704-888-5359.