School Physicals and Immunizations: The Cumberland County Department of Public Health Child Health Clinic at 1235 Ramsey St. provides kindergarten and school physicals, along with Head Start, sports and camp physicals. The clinic is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with extended hours until 7 p.m. on second and fourth Tuesdays and Thursdays. All required vaccines and other recommended vaccinations are available. To make an appointment, call 910-433-3600.
Crisis Intervention Program: The Salvation Army is accepting applications from families and individuals who are experiencing a cooling-related crisis. Applications may be made at 310 Dick St., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Limited funds are available and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until they run out or the program ends. 910-483-8119
Precinct Workers Needed: Cumberland County Board of Elections is seeking precinct workers for the Nov. 8 general election. Interested persons must be U.S. citizens, registered to vote in Cumberland County and available for training. Online applications are at electionready.net. Call 910-678-7733 or go to co.cumberland.nc.us/election-board for more information.
Cumberland Soil and Water Conservation District: Rain barrels can be purchased for $40 at the district office at 301 E. Mountain Drive, Suite 229. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. All proceeds from rain barrel sales go toward supporting youth educational programs in Cumberland County. Cash and checks are accepted. For information, call 910-484-8479 ext. 3.
School Supplies Drive: The Cumberland County Register of Deeds office is collecting school supplies to make book bags for homeless children. Pencils, pens, notebooks, paper, rulers, glue sticks, tooth brushes and tooth paste are needed. Donated items may be dropped of in Room 114 of the Cumberland County Courthouse at 117 Dick St. Cash and gift cards also accepted. The deadline to donate items is Aug. 1. 910-678-7775
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County: 301 Hay St., Fayetteville. Online auction for tickets to see celebrities ends Aug. 5. Programs include Megyn Kelly Today, the Dr. Oz Show and Conan. Visit ebay.com/usr/nasil_39 to place your bid. Proceeds benefit arts education and youth development programs. 910-323-1776 or theartscouncil.com
Community Bash: A "Families Belong Together" public forum is Aug. 5, 2-5 p.m., at College Lakes Park, 4846 Tranquil Drive.
Cumberland County HIV Task Force: First Tuesday, noon, 306 Green St. The nonprofit group is open to all who wish to participate.
Hugs and Kisses Consignment Sale: Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Aug. 9-10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at Crown Expo Center, 1960 Coliseum Drive. All things for kids and moms. 910-436-4100
Ray and Joan: The Women’s Giving Circle of Cumberland County in conjunction with the Cumberland County Public Library present two book discussions and a movie that feature the book, "Ray and Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave it All Away." A movie, "The Founder," was based on the book. Book discussions are Aug. 8 at Headquarters Library and Aug. 16 at North Regional Branch, both at 6 p.m. The movie will be screened Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library. Copies of the book are available at all public libraries. For information, call 910-483-4449.
Stedman Summer Blast: Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ernest Freeman Park, Stedman. Local businesses, churches and neighboring partners provide free school supplies, food, clothes, entertainment and activities for families in the community. Children must be with parents to receive school supplies. Hosted by Emmanuel Empowerment Ministries. 910-689-4746
Fayetteville Urban Ministry: Volunteer tutors are needed for the Adult Literacy Center. Training sessions are once monthly. The next training session is Aug. 10, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Email Carolann Murray at email@example.com or call Fayetteville Urban Ministry at 910-483-5944.
Historic Tours of Olde Fayetteville: Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-noon, downtown. Horse and carriage departs 222 Hay St. hourly. Take a tour of the circa 1816 First Presbyterian Church. Make reservations at 910-678-8899.
Maxwell Road Endless Yard Sale: Aug. 11, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., 2105 Wade-Stedman Road, Stedman. Vendor space is $20. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase, as well as barbecue sauce and cookbooks. Contact Jo Autry at 910-624-2140 or Martha Tyler at 910-391-2653 for questions or vendor space rental. Fundraiser for the Bethany Historical Society.
Tasty Truck Tuesday: Aug. 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Westwood Shopping Center. Fundraiser for Partnership for Children of Cumberland County features food trucks and new cars on display. 910-868-2121
Democratic Men's Club: A meet and greet for Democratic candidates in the November election is Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kiwanis Recreation Center, 352 Devers St. Refreshments will be served.
Out of Sight Wing Fling: Aug. 25, 3-8 p.m., Festival Park. Food trucks, vendors and fun. Admission, $5; wing sampling cards, $10. Hosted by the Vision Resource Center and Mountaire Farms. Tickets available at wingflingfay.com or 910-483-2719.
Wine Tasting: Aug. 28, 6-8 p.m., Given Book Shop, 95 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Join Gwen Detering of Village Wine Shop for a taste of unique wines and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $35, available at Given Book Shop. Proceeds benefit Given Tufts community programs. 910-295-7002.
Home is Where the HeART Is: Sept. 27, 6-8:30 p.m. at Skyview on Hay, downtown Fayetteville. Silent and live auction of artwork by local artists; drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Fundraiser for Connections of Cumberland County. Make reservations at connectionsofcc.org or call 910-630-0106.
Metric Century Bike Ride: Oct. 6, 8 a.m., starts at Festival Park. Ride 12, 30 or 62 miles through Fayetteville and Cumberland County. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Cumberland County. Registration fee is $20. Register now at fcpr.us or call 910-433-1547 for more information.
Rock the Block: Volunteers age 14 and up of all skill levels are needed for the Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity's Rock the Block event in October. Volunteers will assist in power washing, painting, yard work and small exterior home repairs in the B Street community. Donations of ice, snacks and repair materials are welcome. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 910-483-0952. Interested volunteers may register at fayettevillenchabitat.volunteerhub.com.
Pinwheel Masquerade Ball and Auction: Oct. 13 in the Metropolitan Room, downtown. The Child Advocacy Center's annual fundraiser features music, dancing, silent and live auctions, and mask contests. Sponsorship information is available at CACFayNC.org.
Museum of the Cape Fear: An exhibit called "An Unlikely Refugee: The Story of a Python Named George" is on display through Dec. 2. George was a python rescued from Vietnam in 1963, brought to Fort Bragg, then lived at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences at Raleigh for many years. For information call 910-500-4243.
Red Cross Volunteer Opportunity: The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers on Fort Bragg to work with our military members and veterans. To become a volunteer, apply online at redcross.org or contact Linda R. Daney at 910-907-6234 or Linda.Daney2@Redcross.org.
Shepherd's Bread Ministry: 1014 Danbury Road. Senior nutrition and clothing giveaway is each second Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 910-482-4022
Fairy Godmothers of Fayetteville: Meets second and fourth Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Westmont Drive, to knit, crochet and sew items for premature babies at Cape Fear Valley and Womack Army medical centers. The group also supports local nursing homes, cancer centers and hospices with a variety of items. New members welcome. 910-624-0232 or 910-423-4074
Stanton Hospitality House: Canned meats, cereal, Pop-Tarts, plastic and paper items, fruit or pudding cups, coffee, water, crackers, cookies, microwaveable meals and monetary donations are needed. Stanton Hospitality House provides housing for family members of local hospital patients, especially those in ICU, NICU or a treatment center. Call 910-491-0721 to arrange drop-offs or for more information. Donations are tax-deductible.
Operation Blessing: Men's and women's underwear, men's shoes and 33 gallon black trash bags are needed as well as monetary donations, which are tax-deductible. Volunteers are also needed. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch; Friday 9 a.m.-noon. 910-483-1119
Xpressions Art Therapy: The Future Endeavors Life Program has developed a pilot art therapy program to help at risk youth face emotional and mental health challenges through art and group therapy. To learn more, visit futureendeavorslp.org.
Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity: Volunteers are needed to assist with disaster relief efforts, construction and Habitat ReStore operations. Visit fayettevillenchabitat.org and click on “VOLUNTEER” to sign up for events or contact email@example.com. For more information, contact 910-483-0952.
Cool Spring Downtown District: The First Friends donor campaign is ongoing. Tax-deductible donations in any amount are welcome. Donations may be delivered or mailed to 222 Hay St. To donate by credit card, call 910-223-1089.
The Habitat ReStore: 3833 Bragg Blvd., accepts donations of reusable and surplus building materials, furniture, appliances and household items, then sells them to the public, funding the construction of affordable housing in Cumberland County. Call 910-920-4657 for more information and to schedule the free pickup of donations. Volunteers are welcome. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Unchain Cumberland County: "Big Fix Outreach" every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food pantry, pet food, $50 spay and neuter applications. We rescue the whole family. Contact 910-425-0967 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Given Outpost/Book Shop: The Given Outpost/Book Shop, 95 Cherokee Road, in historic downtown Pinehurst, is available for evening rentals. The beautifully restored building is perfect for meetings, parties or gatherings. Visit giventufts.org/outpost-event-rentals or contact Lisa Richman at 910-585-4820 or email@example.com. The book shop also accepts gently used books. Donations may be tax deductible; receipts given.
The CARE Clinic: Free basic health care services to uninsured, low-income adult residents of Cumberland County and surrounding areas. Services include basic medical care, dental extractions and clinic-ordered prescription medications. Clinics are held Tuesdays and Thursdays and the second and fourth Wednesdays after 5 p.m. A diabetic clinic is held Tuesday afternoons. To schedule an appointment, call 910-485-0555.
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