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Community Calendar

County Commissioners:
First and third Monday of every month at 7 p.m., Commissioners Meeting Room, Stanly County Commons, 1000 N. First St., Albemarle.

Board of Education:
First Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Commons Meeting Room, Stanly County Commons, 1000 N. First St., Albemarle, (704) 983-5151.

Organizations

Albemarle High Class of 1963:
Meets at 11:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Rosebriar Restaurant.

Keep Stanly Beautiful (KSB):
Meets at noon the second Monday of each month (except July and December) at CHS-Stanly in room DPR2 next to the hospital cafeteria. Open to public. Guests and new members welcome. Call (704) 986-3692 for information

Senior Veterans:
Senior Center Veterans Club meets the last Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. at the Senior Center, 283 N. Third St., Albemarle. Call (704) 986-3769.

Albemarle Optimist Club:
First and third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Second Street Sundries, 221 N. Second St., Albemarle. Call J.C. Boone at (704) 982-0360.

Stanly Arts Guild:
First Thursday each month, September through June. Program each month by regional artists in various media. Open to public. Guests and new members welcome. Call 704-983-4278 for meeting location.

Norwood Lions Club:
Second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the lodge at Piney Point Golf Course at 7:30 a.m. Contact Dennis Layton at (704) 905-8193 or email to dennislayton@msn. com.

DAV Chapter 12 :
Claims Assistance: Assistance with filing claims is provided free of charge every Saturday (except the month of December) from 8 a.m.-noon at 1450 N.C. Highway 24-27 Bypass in Albemarle. To file a claim bring the veteran’s DD-214. If it is not available, come anyway. The Chapter Service Officer (CSO) can assist you in obtaining an official copy as well as begin the claims process.
Meetings: Monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the above address the last Tuesday of each month (except December). Membership applications can be obtained from any DAVNC12 member, from the CSO during claims assistance hours, or at the monthly meetings. Membership is open to all veterans who served honorably in any branch of the U.S. military who meet the following requirements: Discharged under any conditions other than dishonorable; has a disability rating from the Veteran’s Administration; or is being treated for a service connected illness or injury by a VA facility. Discounts are available.
Van Transportation: Free transportation to and from valid VA appointments is available to all veterans. Call (704) 322-0003 to ask for a ride. DAVNC12 is in need of volunteers to drive the van. Call the transportation number above or stop by during claims assistance hours to obtain an application.
Ritual Team: DAVNC12 is proud to provide military honors at the funerals of all Stanly County veterans. They need not have been a member of DAV. Contact the funeral director to request this service.

Stanly County Amateur Radio Club:
Meets at 7 p.m., the fourth Thursday of the month, at Stanly Community College in the Snyder Building, 141 College Dr., Albemarle. Call Bill K4VET at (704) 463-1202.

Stanly County Power of Yesteryear Club:
Meets the third Friday of each month at 7 p.m. at Jay’s Seafood on Stony Gap Road, Albemarle.

Teens Making A Difference:
This is a local youth development organization that is recruiting individuals who would like guidance. Everything from building self-esteem and developing one’s focus for success to community appreciation and brotherly love will be included. Call Delores Chambers at (704) 438-6948 or Valerie Tyson at (704) 422-3559.

Oakboro Lions Club:
Meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the home of Brooks and Jane Barnhardt, 8758 Swift Road, Oakboro. Lions sponsor services for the blind and hearing impaired as well as other community projects. Visitors and new members are welcome. Call Don Burris at (704) 984-1484.

Albemarle Lions Club:
Meets every Wednesday at noon at Sagebrush Steakhouse, 623 N.C. Bypass E., Albemarle.

Stanly County Democratic Century Club:
Meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. for dinner at Jay’s Downtowner Restaurant, 1230 E. Main St., Albemarle. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

West Stanly Lions Club:
Meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Jake’s Java in Stanfield. Call David Almond at (704) 888-5212.

Albemarle Rotary Club:
Meets every Thursday at noon in the Family and Education Center, Stanly Regional Medical Center, 301 Yadkin St., Albemarle. Visit albemarlerotaryclub.org.

NARFE:
Meets at 12 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Rosebriar Restaurant, 528 Wiscassett St., Albemarle. Various speakers present programs.

Gold Wing Road
Riders Association – Lake Tillery Wings Chapter:
Meets at 6:30 p.m. every second Thursday of the month at Blue Bay Restaurant, 1901 E. Main St., Albemarle. Call (704) 986-0944.

Three Rivers Quilt Guild:
6:30 p.m. every fourth Tuesday at Christ Episcopal Church, 428 Pee Dee Ave., Albemarle. Everyone is invited to quilt. Email threeriversquiltguild @yahoo.com.

Albemarle MOPS:
Albemarle MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a program designed to encourage, support and nurture mothers with children from pregnancy through kindergarten. MOPS meets at Mission Baptist Church, 12444 Mission Church Road, Locust, on the first and third Thursdays of each month September through May from 10 a.m.-noon. The group also meets every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the same location. Child care is provided. Call Lou Anne at (704) 254-4778.

American Legion Post 76:
7 p.m., second Monday of each month, Stanly County Fairgrounds, 24302 South Business 52, Albemarle, Tommy Alley at (704) 244-3503 or Cal Massingale at (704) 985-8214.

American Legion Post 520:
6 p.m.-meal, 6:30 p.m.-meeting, first Thursday of each month, at VFW Post 2908, 119 Anderson St., Albemarle, (704) 985-8120, John Welsh. Email: americanlegion.post520 @gmail.com.

AMVETS Post 910:
7:30 p.m., first Tuesday of each month at 29856 Bobcat Road, Albemarle, (704) 983-5921, Michael Marshall. Email: gandkpion@ctc.net. AMVETS Post 910 will host a weekly veterans club every Tuesday from 6-11 a.m. at the Albemarle Dunkin Donuts/ Baskin Robbins, at N.C. 24/27 Bypass East, Albemarle. There will be a free medium hot coffee, door prizes and discounts for Stanly County veterans.

DAV Chapter 12 and DAV Auxiliary Unit 12:
Complimentary meal begins at 7 p.m., meeting starts at 7:30 p.m., last Tuesday of each month at 1540 N.C. 24-27 Bypass W., Albemarle, (704) 983-2832, email: ncchptr12dav@ aol.com.

VFW Post 2908:
6 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. meeting, third Monday of each month, 119 Anderson Road, Albemarle, Paul Thompson: (704) 982-6383, email: pthompson52@carolinarr.com.

Marine Corps League, Detachment 1021:
7 p.m., last Monday of each month, (704) 983-7912, Email: PAHummel2009@yahoo.com. Paul Hummel.

VFW Post 6183:
7 p.m., third Thursday of each month, 755 Pee Dee Ave., Norwood, (704) 474-0203, Email: RHooks4@carolina. rr.com or bslater1@carolina.rr.com, Bob Hooks, Burt Slater.

VFW Post 6365:
6 p.m., third Tuesday of each month, 1011 Meadow Creek Church Road, Locust, (704) 888-3750, (704) 773-0555, Email: wm smith6365@ gmail.com.

VFW Post 6369:
7 p.m., second Wednesday of each month, 490 E. Church St., New London, (704) 463-7781, Email: wharward@carolina. rr.com, Milas (Mickey) Smith.

Daughters of American Revolution Yadkin River Patriots Chapter:
Meets 1 p.m., third Friday of each month at Stanly County Public Library, Albemarle, in the downstairs meeting room.

Uwharrie Region Chapter Concerned Bikers Assoc.:
Meets 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month. Open to everyone interested in motorcycling. Contact Charlie at (704) 463-0111 or email to kwiken24@yahoo.com.

Friends of Elvis Fan Club:
Meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6-9 p.m. at Blue Bay Seafood Restaurant, N.C. 24-27 E., Albemarle. No membership dues. Registered with Elvis Presley Enterprises. Contact Betty at (704) 426-0796 or Vivian at (704) 294-0192 or friendsofelvis@tcb. com.

Stanly County Genealogical Society:
Meets the fourth Monday of every month. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. at the Stanly County Public Library.

Stanly County Beekeepers Association:
Meets second Thursday of each month. Call Program Chairman Bill Smith at (704) 982-1861.

Support groups Survivors of Suicide:
This organization is for those who have lost someone to suicide and will meet the second Tuesday each month. Call Joy Beachum at (704) 438-3768.

The Grieving Parents Circle of Hope
Will meet bi-monthy from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Mary and Martha Center, 243 N. Second St., Albemarle. (704) 993-7737 or (704) 961-7502.

Compassionate Friends of Stanly County
This support group for parents who have lost a child meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Locust City Hall, 186 Ray Kennedy Dr. (off N.C. 24-27), Locust. Call Paula Troutman Fox at (704) 888-3960.

Females Everyday Life Changes:
Brown Bag Lunch Conversations at the Mary and Martha Center. Support Group for females focusing on everyday life challenges. Meets every Wednesday from 12-1:15 p.m. at 243 N. 2nd St., Albemarle. Bring your own lunch; water and fruit will be provided.

Men’s Grief:
8 a.m., fourth Tuesday of each month at Parkway House Family Restaurant, N.C. 24/27 Bypass East, Albemarle, (704) 983-4216.

Alzheimer’s:
Meets second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m., 283 N. Third St., Albemarle. Call (704) 986-3769.

Autism Society of N.C.:
A local family support group serves Stanly and Montgomery counties. Call the Autism Society at 1-800-442-2762 or email local contact person at tillerymom@gmail.com.

Stroke:
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the private dining room of the Forest Hills Café at CHS-Stanly, 301 Yadkin St., Albemarle. Call Komeh Zilka at (704) 984-9290.

Grandparents -Relatives Raising Children:
A support group for grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. raising grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc. Barbara Ledbetter at (704) 463-1897.

Stanly Parents of Twins andTriplets:
Have twins or triplets? Come join the support group for multiple birth parents. The meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of Locust Presbyterian Church, 607 W. Main St., Locust. Email to spottnc@gmail.com.

Grief Support Luncheon:
Will be at 11:30 a.m. every fourth Wednesday at Mazatlan. This is for women who have lost a spouse. Call (704) 983-4216.

National Federation for the Blind:
Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center, 283 N. Third St., Albemarle, (704) 986-3769.

Partners In Health:
Meets bi-monthly on the fourth Wednesday at noon in the Physicians Dining Room at CHS-Stanly, 301 Yadkin St., Albemarle. Call Ashley Holt at (704) 986-3018 or email aholt@co. stanly.nc. us.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 97:
Meets at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday at East Albemarle Church of God, 1110 E. Main St., Albemarle. Call Janet at (704) 474-7248 or (704) 985-3451.

Narcotics Anonymous:
The 24/7 Clean Group meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, 428 Pee Dee Ave., Albemarle. Entrance to meeting is off Miller Street, between East Main and Pee Dee. Helpline is (704) 640-6488.

Albemarle Narcotics Anonymous
Closed meeting/book study meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Open discussion meetings are at 6:30 p.m Fridays. Meeting are held at First United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 509 N. First St., Albemarle. For more info call (704) 982-9726 or (704) 991-5735.

Diabetes:
Meets third Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the Family Education Center of Stanly Regional Medical Center, 301 Yadkin St., Albemarle, (704) 984-4189.

TOPS Chapter 730:
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets every Thursday (except holidays) at Union Chapel United Methodist Church, South Business 52, Albemarle. Weigh-in is 6-6:25 p.m. and meeting is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call Sheila Hudson at (704) 983-1261 or Cynthia Greene at (704) 985-4557.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon:

Monday A.A. meetings:

12 p.m., High Noon Group, Rock Creek Park AA Hut, 110 Rock Creek Park Road, Albemarle, open discussion, non-smoking.

7:30 p.m., Women’s Big Book Discussion, Rock Creek Park AA Hut, 110 Rock Creek Park Road, Albemarle, closed discussion, non-smoking.

8 p.m., Norwood Group, (Community Table #2) 226 Kendall St. Norwood, closed discussion, open Big Book Study, non-smoking.

8 p.m., Red Cross AA Group, 17236 Frog Pond Road, Oakboro, open discussion, non-smoking.
Tuesday A.A. meetings:

12 p.m., High Noon Group, Rock Creek Park AA Hut, 110 Rock Creek Park Road, Albemarle, Open Step study, non-smoking.

8 p.m., Stanly Unity Group, Rock Creek Park AA Hut, 110 Rock Creek Park Road, Albemarle, Closed Big Book study, non-smoking.

7-8 p.m. Al-Anon Stanly Unity Group, Annunciation Catholic Church, 416 North Second Street, downstairs in the Family Life Center.

Wednesday A.A. meetings:

12 p.m., High Noon Group, Rock Creek Park AA Hut, 110 Rock Creek Park Road, Albemarle, closed discussion, non-smoking.

8 p.m., Albemarle Group, closed discussion, 309 S. Broome St., Albemarle, smoking.

8 p.m. Al-Anon Albemarle Group, 309 S. Broome St.

8 p.m., Stanly Unity Group 12×12 Step/Tradition study, Rock Creek Park AA Hut, 110 Rock Creek Park Road, Albemarle, closed discussion, non-smoking.

Thursday A.A. meetings:

12 p.m., High Noon Group, Rock Creek Park AA Hut, 110 Rock Creek Park Road, Albemarle, Open Big Book study, non-smoking.

8 p.m., Beginner’s Group, Rock Creek Park AA Hut, 110 Rock Creek Park Road, Albemarle, open discussion, non-smoking.

8 p.m., Western Stanly Group, First Baptist Church, 320 S. Central Ave./Hwy. 200, Locust, open discussion.

8 p.m., Red Cross AA Group, 17236 Frog Pond Road, Oakboro, open discussion, non-smoking.

7-8 p.m. Al-Anon Stanly Unity Group, Annunciation Catholic Church, 416 North Second Street, downstairs in the Family Life Center.

Friday A.A. meetings:

12 p.m., High Noon Group, Rock Creek Park AA Hut, 110 Rock Creek Park Road, Albemarle, open discussion, non-smoking.

8 p.m., Stanly Unity Group, Rock Creek Park AA Hut, 110 Rock Creek Park Road, Albemarle, open (speaker meeting), non-smoking.

8 p.m., Albemarle Group, 309 S. Broome St., Albemarle, closed discussion plus Al-Anon and Alateen.

Saturday A.A. meetings:

12 p.m., High Noon Group, Rock Creek Park AA Hut, 110 Rock Creek Park Road, Albemarle, open discussion, non-smoking.

8 p.m., Western Stanly Group, First Baptist Church, 320 S. Central Ave./Hwy. 200, Locust, open discussion.

Sunday A.A. meetings:

10 a.m., The Return to Sanity, Rock Creek Park AA Hut, 110 Rock Creek Park Road, Albemarle, closed discussion, non-smoking.

8 p.m., Stanly Unity Group, Rock Creek Park AA Hut, 110 Rock Creek Park Road, Albemarle, open (speaker meeting), non-smoking.

8 p.m., Albemarle Group, 309 S. Broome St., Albemarle, open speaker, smoking.