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Featured Event: North Carolina FIRST® Tech Challenge Regional Qualifier

Event Dates and Times

1/20/2018
Winterville, NC
North Carolina FIRST® Tech Challenge Regional Qualifier

Winterville, NC – The North Carolina FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) is holding a Regional
Qualifying Tournament at AG Cox Middle School, the tournament Host, on Saturday,
January 20, 2018, in the school’s Gymnasium. The tournament will begin at 10:30am, and
is open to the public from 1:00pm – 5:00pm, beginning with the Opening Ceremony and
Qualification Matches. The College of Engineering at N.C. A&T State University serves as
the FTC Affiliate Partner for North Carolina.

FIRST Tech Challenge is an exciting and fun global robotics program that ignites an
enthusiasm for science, technology and discovery in young people and teaches them
STEM skills and concepts, principles of leadership, and how to work as a team.

The competitions are the result of focused brainstorming, dedicated mentoring, project
timelines and teamwork. Paired with technical mentors, teams learn from and play with
the “pros” to experience engineering problem solving first-hand.
• Entices kids to think like scientists and engineers
• Provides a fun, creative, hands-on learning experience
• Teaches kids to experiment and overcome obstacles
• The skills they learn make math and science tangible, accessible and real
• Endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals
• Teams learn to document their design ideas and discoveries
• Builds self-esteem and confidence
• 90% of participating students report learning how STEM can solve real-world
problems

All teams competing in the Regional Qualifying Tournament at AG Cox Middle School will
have the opportunity to claim one of 4 slots and advance to the State Championship in
Greensboro, NC on Saturday, February 10, 2018.
More information about the North Carolina FIRST LEGO® League is located at:
firsinsprires.org and ncfllandftc.com.

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Featured Event: January Lupus Foundation Support Group- New Hanover County

Event Dates and Times

1/20/2018
Northeast Regional Library-Azalea Room, 1241 Military Cutoff Rd., Wilmington, NC 28405
The group meets on the third Saturday of each month. There is no charge to attend the meeting, and drop-ins are welcome. Contact the LFANC at info@lupusnc.org or at 877-849-8271, ext. 2. For more information, visit www.lupusnc.org.
This group provides participants with an opportunity to receive introductory information about lupus, encourage the expression of concerns, provide an opportunity to share experiences, encourage and support positive coping strategies, and emphasize the importance of medical treatment. Meeting programs vary from guest speakers to DVD presentations and open group discussion.
Ally Hunter, 704-716-5640, info@lupusnc.org

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Featured Event: WORD OF GOD CHRISTIAN CENTER FOOD BANK CANCELLATION

Event Dates and Times

1/20/2018
3650 Neuse Blvd, NEW BERN, NC
Monthly (3rd Saturday) Food Bank distribution is postponed until January 27th.
James Forbes. (252) 626-1353

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Featured Event: Freezin For A Reason Polar Plunge

Event Dates and Times

1/20/2018
Courts Plus 2911 Brunswick Ave, New Bern NC 28560
Fund Raiser for Craven County Special Olympics, Plunge or Dip into outdoor pool. Entry Fee - $25, Under age 18 - $12, Special Olympians plunge for free. Online registration: wwwfirstgiving.com/sonc/cravenplunge2018

January 20, 2018, On-site registration @ 9am, plunging/dipping @ 10am
Steve Astor 252-636-6606

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