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LOCUST NEWS: Valhalla to perform

The next summer concert will feature Valhalla July 21.

Sarah White writes the Locust News for the SNAP.

Valhalla has several local band members. They play a variety of music that is sure to be a hit.

This is a free and family friendly concert. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy the night.

You can also participate in the blood drive with Community Blood Center. Your donation goes to help local people.

Find information on the blood drive and make an appointment here: https://ncdonor.com/index.cfm?group=op&expand=60148&zc=28097

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 Presbyterian

Come check out some of the changes at Locust Presbyterian Church. New worship hours will begin on Sunday. New worship time is 10 a.m., with Fellowship Hour to follow with activities and learning for all ages.

Fred Valfer will be guest speaker at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Fellowship Hall.

He was born in Miami Beach, Florida in 1959 to two holocaust survivors. He grew up in Minnesota and attended college at University of Wisconsin Stout. He has been married for almost 37 years.

Up until three years ago he lived in the Midwest, but he now calls Mint Hill home.

He states he enjoys telling his father’s story of survival during the Holocaust as he cannot do it so often being 93. He tells their story so people will not forget.

You are invited to join Locust Presbyterian for this special presentation. The church is on West Main Street in Locust.

West Stanly Senior Center July 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.

Board games, card games, cornhole toss and puzzles are available every day.

Mondays: Light exercise for seniors 10-11 a.m., Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1 p.m. (BYOL).

Tuesdays: Angie’s Chair Yoga 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ($3 per), Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1 p.m. (BYOL), Tai Chi Class 2-2:45 p.m.; July 10 is Bunco Night at 6:30 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., Bag Lunch 12-1 p.m. (BYOL), BINGO 6-10 p.m. – open to the community; July 6 is Quilt Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

West Stanly Senior Center Special Events

July 16 — Kannapolis Intimidators vervus Hagerstown Suns – $7.50, meet at the Kannapolis Stadium at 6 p.m.

July 17 — 6 p.m. at WSSC Patriotic Potluck.

July 24 — Free diabetes seminar at 2 p.m.

Moose Pharmacy will present a seminar on diabetes. Learn about pre-diabetes and how to keep it from turning into diabetes through diet, exercise and medication.

There will be a question and answer period so jot down your questions and bring them with you to the seminar.

July 29 — 3 p.m. — Uwharrie Players at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center in Albemarle will present “Cinderella.”

With all planned trips that require payment, please leave your money with the receptionist by the requested date.

If you are not able to drive, it is possible that there may be room in one of the cars. Please write “need ride” next to your name on the sign-up sheet. If you are a rider you may be needed to help with driver’s expenses.

Reminder: West Stanly Senior Center has Bingo every Friday night from 6-10 p.m. This event is open to the community for anyone that wants to play.

VFW Meeting

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6365 Locust, meets the third Tuesday of each month, at 1011 Meadow Creek Church Road. They have a light meal and joint session with the Ladies Auxiliary at 6 p.m.

The veterans and ladies then have individual meetings starting at about 7 p.m. All veterans of foreign conflicts are invited to attend.

Call Bill Smith 704-773-0555 for more information.

July Birthdays

Happy Birthday to: Scott Efird July 8; Betty Porter, John Crayton, Christine Tyson and Jackie Mullis July 9; Marvene Hinson and Tammy Burleson July 10; Tamara Pope and Jamie Furr July 12; Wilburn Tomberlin July 13; Barry Porter July 14; Irene Ross and Larry Baucom July 15; Bradley White July 17; Scott Hall July 18; and Sue Helms July 19.

Locust news is by Sarah White. Call 704-888-5359.