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May 7, 2016 - Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day

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Maysville, NC & Trenton, NC
May 7, 2016 - Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day

The purpose of this event is to help educate our local Military personnel and their families, as well as our local civilian community members, in order to raise awareness about veteran suicide, while providing a great day of events, with special guests and some country music.

Community Supporting AHERO - Maysville 5k
William H. Frost Park
8th Street
Maysville, NC.

Race participants are asked to arrive between 8:00am and 8:45am for registration. Registration will occur in the parking lot of the Maysville United Methodist Church, located adjacent to the park.
Maysville United Methodist Church
804 Foy Avenue
Maysville, NC 28555

At 9:00am we will kick off the 5k with opening remarks from the Founder and CEO of AHERO, Maj. Lee Stuckey. Upon completion of the race by participants, an awards ceremony will take place to award race winners. Special Guests Dr. Carrie Elk and Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Dave Glassman will speak to the participants, followed by final remarks by Major Stuckey.

AHERO Suicide Awareness & Prevention Event
Jones County Civic Center
832 North Carolina Hwy 58
Trenton, NC 28585

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Kickoff of Evening Events
Opening Remarks by AHERO Founder and CEO, Maj. Lee Stuckey
Country Music Performance by Kevin Adair

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Suicide Prevention and Awareness
Dr. Carrie Elk will discuss suicide prevention and awareness
Country Music Performance by Jeff Widenhofer

7:00pm - 8:00pm: Impactful Speakers
Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Dave Glassman will speak about past battles with suicide, losing Marines/Sailors to suicide and the impact it made
Country Music Performance by Coffey Anderson

At 8:00pm, Maj. Stuckey will conclude the event with closing remarks.

Please see the attached pages for information regarding our Organization, Guest Speakers and Musical Performers. 

What is AHERO?

AHERO (America's Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors), is an organization that connects veterans with other veterans and patriotic members of local communities; and brings these parties together by organizing outdoor and social activities.

The primary purpose of these activities is to boost morale, introduce veterans to resources/programs available to them, encourage constructive communication and engagement, and develop an informal support network of veterans across the country, in an effort to heal the physical and psychological wounds of war.

AHERO was organized and is operated by Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Marine Corps and Army veterans, who understand the challenges that today's war veterans face in reengaging the civilian world.

AHERO was conceived and founded by Major Lee Stuckey, U.S. Marine Corps (Active Duty). Major Stuckey has served three combat tours in Iraq, and is currently at Camp Lejeune, NC. Maj. Stuckey has been awarded the Purple Heart (for wounds received in Iraq), Bronze Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a "V" device for Actions of Valor during combat, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and other military ribbons/medals for outstanding service.

The biggest need that AHERO currently has is spreading the word about our organization and the staggering suicide statistics that currently plague our veterans, people to setup future fundraising events to raise awareness as well as money, and supporters willing to donate monthly so we can continue to stop veterans from taking their own lives. Every dollar raised by AHERO goes directly to veterans in support of this mission. The directors and staff of AHERO are all volunteers and don't receive any monetary compensation in any form.

Currently, approximately 29 veterans commit suicide each and every day. These numbers are horrific if you consider that we sadly lost 6,700 veterans to com at related death in both Afghanistan and Iraq; and we lose over 10,000 a year to suicide. That equates to over 100,000 suicides in the last decade, compared to 6,700 killed in combat. We need assistance from our local communities to help heal our veterans and stop them from taking their own lives. They've sacrificed so much for us, so now it's our turn to reach out and help them to cope and heal.

Lee Stuckey
Major, U.S. Marine Corps
AHERO Founder and CEO

Major Stuckey is from Montgomery, Alabama. He received his early education from Trinity Presbyterian School, and transferred to Marion Military Institute in Marion, Alabama where he graduated high school in 1998. He enrolled in Auburn University in 1998 and spent a year in college before enlisting in the Marine Corps as a Machine Gunner. He graduated Parris Island as an Honor Graduate and received the rank of Lance Corporal. He graduated at the top of his class at both the School of Infantry and Machine Gunner School in December of 1999. Upon completion, he returned to Lima Company 3rd Battalion 23rd Marines in Montgomery, AL in order to finish college to pursue a Commission. Lee deployed to Iraq with Lima Company, 3/23, and was attached to an infantry line platoon executing patrols and raids. During his time in Iraq, he learned to communicate in Arabic , worked with the only Arabic interpreter assigned to the company, , and acted as an interpreter and translator for his platoon. Upon Lee’s arrival to the States, he returned to Auburn in 2004 to finish school, and was reassigned as an Operations Chief to the 4th FSSG in Marietta, GA. While a Sergeant in Marietta, he served as the Battalion Operations Chief as well as a Platoon Commander for Headquarters Platoon. Sergeant Stuckey ran the Battalion Armory, taught small arms and crew serve weapons systems classes, and instructed Martial Arts to Headquarters Battalion, 4th FSSG. Along with his deployment to Iraq, he was also involved in Operation Cornerstone in Albania and Cobra Gold in Korea working with different militaries, teaching weapons classes and running patrols.

He graduated from Auburn University in 2004, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a concentration in Logistics. He attended the Officer Candidates School in the winter of 2005 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. Following graduation in January 2006, he attended the Logistics Officer’s Course before joining 2d Marine Division as the Platoon Commander and Executive Officer for Truck Company. Truck Company deployed in January 2007 to February 2008 and conducted Third Country National (TCN) escort missions as well as numerous tactical convoys throughout central Iraq. Upon returning from his second deployment, Lee began teaching Mixed Martial Arts to Marines with PTSD from the Wounded Warriors Battalion to assist them in dealing with their stress. Through this

outreach he realized that this was a way to reach out to individual Marines and identify possible suicidal issues. He continued this program in order to give the Marines a positive outlet through martial arts as opposed to alcohol or substance abuse.

During his third deployment, he was certified as a Level 3 Army Combatives Instructor, where he taught and certified over 200 Soldiers in Modern Army Combatives. He served for 40 months on Recruiting duty until September of 2012 with the Recruiting Station in Montgomery, AL. He functioned as the Operations Office and then as the Executive Officer.

In 2012, while in the Montgomery area, he started America’s Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors (A HERO). A HERO brings in Wounded Veterans from all over the United States to mentor and assist with the rehabilitation of those who have sacrificed so much for our Country in an effort to assist with suicide prevention. He still serves as the Chief Executive Officer for A HERO and to date; the nonprofit has supported over 450 Veterans in just 4 years.

He attended the Army Logistics University Captain’s Career Course where he graduated March 15, 2013. While attending this course he trained over 500 Soldiers in Modern Army Combatives, established a Toys-for-Tots Drive, and conducted numerous suicide awareness speeches. He served as the Commanding Officer for Transportation Support Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group from May 2013-February 2014, as well as serving as the Director of the Support Center for Black Sea Rotation Force (BSRF) 14.3 in Romania, where he managed all of the logistics for 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines.

Major Stuckey’s personal decorations include the Bronze Star, a Purple Heart for wounds received in OIF 06-08, a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a "V” for Valor, Combat Action Ribbon, and an Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. 

Carrie A. Elk, PhD, LMHC, CTE
B.S. Townson State University 1991, Education & Psychology
M.Ed. Pennsylvania State University 1994, Counselor Education-Chemical Dependency
Ph.D. Florida State University 1999, Human Science-Family Relationships

Dr. Carrie Elk has been in the mental health field for more than 20years. She has been involved in many local, national, and international activities supporting military and veterans. She is a licensed mental health professional and Certified Trauma Expert, providing education, treatment, and clinical research consultation on psychological trauma and other mental health and psychological performance topics to service members, veterans, military families, and other veteran/military organizations, as well as civilian organizations that work with military populations.

Dr. Elk served as a Clinical Services Supervisor for Military One Source until 2010 and continued to do outreach for the organization beyond that time. Dr. Elk was then recruited for a two-year contract (2010-2012) as a visiting faculty member at USF to serve as co-investigator on the initial DOD funded studies of treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. Upon completing her assignment there, she created a non profit organization to continue her work. Dr. Elk is founder & executive director of Elk Institute for Psychological Health & Performance, a non-profit organization that provides education and treatment at no cost to the individual veteran/service member.

Dr. Elk has served as a Subject Matter Expert on PTSD to USSOCOM, as a guest instructor at the Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, provides consultation, education & treatment to USSOCOM’s Care Coalition and other military groups as needed, and is a professional member of Special Operations Medical Association. Dr. Elk, who served as Honorary Commander for the ASTS,927th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill Air Force Base and continues her work with the wing on the advisory board. Dr. Elk works with the Veterans court of Hillsborough County & Bar Association’s Military and Veteran Committee when needed.

She travels around the country speaking on mental health and performance topics, primarily PTSD, and offers treatment to warriors in need with the help of her air sponsor American Airlines/Air Compassion for Veterans. She collaborates with many organizations to achieve this such as AHERO, Gallant Few, Raider Project, Task Force Dagger Foundation, Hero Media Group, Elderheart/Mission 22, and Special Operations Wounded Warrior Foundation. She has a recurring segment on Fox News Radio’s Tipping

Point with Boone Cutler entitled ‘Training for Tactical Athletes’.

Dr. Elk provides straightforward information on psychological trauma, offers efficient, non pharmaceutical, corrective treatment and is frequently quoted as an expert in combat veterans mental health issues by the media.

David Glassman
Lieutenant Colonel, USMC Ret.

Born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Carmel, NY. After graduating from the State University of New York, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on August 5, 1988, designated a Naval Aviator on May 31st, 1991 and subsequently designated a CH-53E Helicopter pilot, December, 1991.

From June 1991 to May 1999, he served as a Squadron Maintenance Officer and Operations Officer in multiple Heavy Lift Helicopter Squadrons assigned to Marine Corps Air Station, Tustin, CA and Marine Corps Air Station New River, NC. He participated in two Unit Deployments to Okinawa, Japan and a Landing Force 6th Fleet Deployment to the Mediterranean and served in combat support operations in the Kosovo area of operations.

From June of 1999 to July of 2009, he served in multiple upper level staff tours with HQMC, Combat Development, Quantico, VA and Marine Aviation Training Support Group-21, NAS Pensacola, FL. He served as Marine Aircraft and Anti-Air Weapons & Control Systems Requirements Branch Head and as the CH-53K Helicopter Requirements Officer where he led the effort to secure the Department of Defense CH-53K Program of Record, a $24B aircraft service life program. He served as the MATSG-21 as Group Executive Officer from 2005 until he retired from active duty on February 1st, 2010.

From 2010 through 2011, he served as Director of Operations and Community Liaison for the Center for Strategic Military Excellence, Pensacola, FL and provided leadership and programmatic development designed to address gaps in veteran services provided by the Veterans Administration. From 2012 to the present, he continues to serve the community as a Partner of DigiPro Media LLC developing digital networks that serve small business and as a Board Member of America’s Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors (AHERO: www.aherousa.com) advocating for quality of life enhancement for veterans.

Kevin Adair

Growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama, Kevin Adair was introduced to all kinds of music. Kevin has played music all his life. He started out playing piano, then guitar, and dabbled in drums, all self taught. He started mimicking what friends were doing on piano and would then go home on a little Casio keyboard and play things like "Phantom of the Opera." Later on he was introduced to guitar, and while he didn't know what a note or a chord were, he figured out that if he moved his finger on the string it made different sounds.

Kevin has graced the stage with some of the greats, (Drivin'-n-Cryin', Lee Ann Womack, The Commodores to name a few), and has written songs from the heart and the hip. He resides in Holtville, Alabama, and has played shows all over the southeast. Bringing his blend of soulful roots, screaming bluesy guitar and the storytelling of classic country, he mesmerizes the audience with grace and honesty. 

Jeff Widenhofer

Jeff grew up around Detroit. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1997. After college Jeff served as a Navy Officer and Helicopter Pilot and deployed to the Middle East four times. While underway aboard Navy ships, Jeff continued to write, practice, perform, and record award-winning music.

Jeff produces music for movies, television shows and commercials. In 2014 he was in contention for two Oscar Nominations for his music in “MURPH: The Protector”. In the last year he has produced music for local and national television commercials, documentary films and independent projects.

Jeff spent 10 years in New York City working as a professional guitarist. He played in Broadway orchestra pits, television studios, major recording studios, and bands and churches all over the city. He now lives and performs in New Orleans.

Coffey Anderson

Coffey grew up in the small town of Bangs, Texas. His father worked at the jail and his mother was a junior high English teacher. He attended Howard Payne University and borrowed a guitar from a then girlfriend’s dad. Learning chords in his dorm room and singing would attract his fellow college students to come and listen.

Coffey uses music, comedy, and his personality to bring a spirit of joy and excitement to those around him. Coffey, Southern Man, standing at 6’5′′(without his hat), has an amazing stage presence along with a voice that is by far one of the best in country music! In 2008, Coffey was awarded 3rd place out of over 52,000 contestants on NBC’s Nashville Star. Currently, Coffey has over 300,000 downloads in iTunes downloads (without a record label), over 40,000 You Tube subscribers, 100,000 Facebook likes, over 31,000 Twitter followers and over 15,000 Instagram followers! Coffey is constantly touring. He’s on stage, performing rodeos, fairs, private events, festivals, and faith-based shows. Coffey is also a national commercial actor with the likes of Disney, Taco Bell, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Coffey has partnered with great charity organizations like: the Military Warriors Support Foundation based in San Antonio, Texas in order to help raise funds to award mortgage free homes to wounded war heroes. He has also partnered with Leer Vineyards out of Byron, California to become the face of Heroic Red Wine, which is a red wine that gives a portion of every bottle sold to the MWSF to support the awarding of these mortgage free homes. Coffey’s life-size stand up figure can now be found in Wal-Mart Supercenter’s across the country, In June of 2015, Coffey performed at his first ever CMA Festival in Nashville, TN. The “Southern Man” performed on the Navarre Family Watersports Stage, where he gained hundreds of new fans! Coffey performed at the 2-day event and became a crowd favorite instantly. With his unique voice and ability to engage the audience and capture their attention, new and existing fans gathered to witness his performance.

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Dash On Ash 5K & Fun Run

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Starts and Ends at the Young Life Office, 1104 E. Ash Street, Goldsboro
To Register: Sign up online at www.waynecounty.younglife.org
or send completed form to: Young Life
PO Box 1702
Goldsboro, NC 27533

Race Fee for 5k or 1 mile fun run! Includes T-shirt - $25

May 14, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Race day registration begins at 8:00 a.m. (t-shirt not guaranteed)
Questions???? call 919-344-1487

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Town of Farmville 5k & Fun Run

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Town of Farmville Town Common (3672 North Main Street)
Farmville Public Library, Farmville Recreation, and Farmville Police Department will be holding the 2nd annual Town of Farmville 5k & Fun Run on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Register online here: https://www.runtheeast.com/calendardetail.php?id=530

This event has been generously sponsored by the Friends of Farmville Public Library, Alliance One Int., Boberg Law, Farmville Pediatrics, and Dixon & Associates Real Estate.
David Miller, dmiller@farmville-nc.com, (252) 753-3355

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Sudan Motor Patrol Poker Run

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Lenoir County Shrine Club ~ 1558 Hwy 70 East. Kinston, NC 28501
The Sudan Motor Patrol is having a poker run and a 50/50 raffle. Lunch will be served when you return. Registration begins at 8:30 and kick stands up at 10:15. Please come out and help support us.
Lynn Hill, 252-560-1181 email Lhill@stjohns4.org

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Super 5K

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Join us for our Super 5K on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM at TWIN RIVERS YMCA.
This family friendly event is open to strollers, dogs, and even grandparents.
Registration can be completed at www.trymca.org and 100% of the proceeds go to support the Annual Campaign-strengthening the foundations of our community.
Adrienne Payton; 252-638-8799; apayton@trymca.org

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Edenton Sprint Triathlon, Paddle, Pedal and Plod

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Edenton, NC
This is the 3rd annual Edenton Optimist Club Sprint Triathlon to benefit the DeVine Intervention Cancer Fund. It is unique as it combines a 1.5 mile kayak, 20 K bike ride and a 5 K run. This year we will start and end at the Queen Anne's Park. There will be a shot gun start promptly at 8:30 am May 21st 2016. The first leg will be from the bridge at Queen Anne's Creek past the Roanoke River Light House, across the Edenton Harbor (site of a Cilvil War Ironside battle), to the Bayside Marina where you will transition to your bikes. The route is the same as last year through the plantations and farms of Chowan County, down town Edenton and ending back at the Queen Anne's park. You will then transition to the final leg with a 5K run through the historic Hayes Plantation. Onsite registration will take place the Friday evening prior to the event at Waterman's Restaurant from 4-7 pm and on the morning of the event at the Queen Anne's park from 7 am to 8:15 am. There are men and women divisions 12-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60 and 60+. There are both individual and teams. Registration fees are 50.00 individual and 75.00 team until April 1st and 60.00 individual and 85.00 team after April 1st. The morning of the event put your bike at the Bayside Marina where there will be monitors from 7 am until 12 noon. - See more at: http://www.raceit.com/search3/event.aspx?id=36174#sthash.er2C774L.dpuf
Ashley Kent, 843-758-0933

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8th Annual Eastern Run/Walk for Autism

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Greenville Town Common, Greenville, NC
The Autism Society of NC-Pitt County Chapter is holding the 8th Annual Eastern Run/Walk for Autism on Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at the Greenville Town Common in Greenville, NC. Events will include a competitive 5K, Awareness Walk, Kid's Dash and Resource Fair. You can register on-line at www.easternrunwalkforautism.com or on-site the morning of the event from 7 am-9 am. The competitive 5K will begin at 9 am and all other events will follow. All money raised will be used to provide supports and services for individuals with autism and their families in Eastern NC.
Jill Kime, jkime@autismsociety-nc.org

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Costumes, Candy and Color me Undead 5k family fun run

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7:00 am
100 recreation lane Jacksonville nc 28546
This is a family friendly fun walk/ run, come in costume , come as a zombie, come as you are bring a trick or treat bag for the candy stations there will be 4 color station dousing people in color, at the candy station candy will pe passed out. If you want zombies to chase you and take your flag let us know. this is what you want it to be. Fun for all. Stroller friendly children 4 and under no charge. CCC2014 coupon code good until 10/10/2014 $5.00 off this event is raising money for Special Olympics Onslow County. Registration is online at active.com
Dawn McCullen

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Hershey’s Track and Field Program

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4/22/2014 - 6/1/2014
New Bern High School
The New Bern Parks and Recreation Department is beginning registration for our Hershey’s Track and Field Program. Boys and Girls ages 9 to 14 can participate. We will be hosting a local meet in June at New Bern High School. Winners will advance to the Eastern Region Meet to be held in June in Havelock N.C. First practice meets on April 22nd for participants to prepare for their events.

Some of the events include: 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, standing broad jump and softball throw. Parents may sign up their child at the West New Bern Recreation Center, located at: 1225 Pine Tree and pay a $5.00 fee.

Parents may also download the form from www.newbern-nc.org and bring it to the center.
For more information please contact Gus Hill at 639-2908.

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Reasons to Run 5K Run/Walk

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8:30 am
Bond Park, Cary, NC
This is a family event for runners and walkers. All proceeds will go directly to "7 Billion Reasons", a global non-profit organization, currently working to share the love of Jesus Christ among impoverished children in Busia, Uganda. 7 Billion Reasons is in the early stages of developing a community campus that will include a Christian school, a medical clinic, a church, and farmland. The goal of this 5k is to raise money to assist with the purchase of the land and the initial building phase. Check-in will take place at the Kiwanis Shelter at Bond Park in Cary. The 5k is on a certified course traversing various trails. The race will NOT be timed but prizes will be awarded for the top 5 male and top 5 female finishers. There will be a shorter course for children and even a bounce house. Check-in will begin at 7:30am and the race will start at 8:30am. See more at: www.7billionreasons.org
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Feb 24: Succulent Seafood Series- The Aquarium once again teams up with top restaurants to dish up recipes and tips on selecting and preparing fresh, seasonal, local seafood. Succulent Seafood sessions are scheduled for selected Mondays and occasionally other days of the week at 2 p.m. Aquarium staff members share information on the life cycles and habitats of featured seafood species.

Chefs provide favorite recipes and insights on preparing finfish, shellfish and crustaceans. A taste test of the featured dish tops off each gathering. Succulent Seafood is for ages 12 and up; $15 per person, per session. Advance registration is required. Feb. 2: Clawson's Restaurant- Beaufort, Feb. 24: Island Grille- Atlantic Beach, Mar. 3: Amos Mosquitos- Atlantic Beach & Mar. 17: Island Grille- Atlantic Beach. Call 252-247-4003 for more information

Feb 24-Mar 1: Art from the Heart- Sponsored by the Arts Council of Carteret County, this three-week exhibition and sale of original, innovative and traditional works by area artists occurs each year in mid-February, with an opening reception on Friday, Feb.14 from 5:30-7:30. The reception is free and open to the public. Combined with an annual exhibit of work by area school children, this exhibition is a great opportunity for art lovers to view and buy original oils and acrylics; water media; photography and computer generated art; glass, stone, fiber arts and other three-dimensional artwork; pastels and drawings; and mixed media. Proceeds benefit the artists and the Arts Council. The show is open 7 days a week through March 1.

Location: Morehead Plaza, 3000 Arendell Street, Morehead City, just west of Lowes Food Store. Gallery Hours: Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 6 pm, Thus - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm For more information go to the ACCC's website at www.artscouncilcarteret.org or call 252-726-9156

Feb 27: Book Fair- 7 am to 4 pm at Carteret General Hospital (1st floor, birthing center) 3500 Arendell Street, Morehead City. Event sponsored by the gift gallery and benefits patient care.

Feb 28: Taste of Core Sound- Every winter the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center in Harkers Island gathers to celebrate the a wonderful winter menu of stewed oysters, duck and rutabaga, scallop fritters, stewed beef and taters, collards and sweet potatoes, light rolls, homemade pie ... the list goes on ...

Wine & cheese begins at 6, dinner at 7, program at 8 ... There will be music, and good friends, a silent auction, a live auction, and a great time "at the end of the road." Guest speaker is Joe Smith (an avid waterman and fishery biologist and is employed by the NOAA Beaufort Laboratory. He maintains the annual fishery-dependent databases for the Atlantic and Gulf menhaden fisheries. Joe's perspective of fisheries spans nearly 30 years and is one that has been honed from the water and working alongside fishermen). For more information call 252-728-1500 or visit www.coresound.com

Feb 28: Merry Time for Tots- 10 am at the NC Maritime Museum, Beaufort. Admission to the program, designed for ages 2-5 is free, but advance registration is preferred as space is limited. The program theme for Feb. 28th is "Ahoy, Pirates!". To register, call 252-728-7317 or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

Mar 1: Coastal Home & Garden Show- This annual trade show in March assembles the services, wares and expertise of local businesses that focus on aspects of building, landscaping and decorating. With more than 65 exhibitors you can gath-er ideas, good advice and the right products for do-it-yourself projects. Or you can shop for professional services during the show. This is a mutually beneficial opportunity for businesses and the community, too. Hours are Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM & Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Entrance fee is $3. Call 252-247-3883 for more information.

Mar 1: Spring Craft Fair- Location: The History Place Museum, 1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City. Three times a year we bring talented crafters in ceramics, alpaca products, shell ornaments, jewelry and gemstones, etched glass, and a changing variety of artwork to our History Place. We also feature a bake sale that has some of the best homemade cakes, cookies, scones, breads, Greek pastries and candies. All proceeds go directly to the Carteret County Historical Society. Bring your appetites and be ready to indulge yourself. Hosted by the CCHS/History Place, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Admission: Free, refreshments will be available. 252-247-7533 or www.thehistoryplace.org

Mar 1: Crystal Coast Half Marathon & 5K- 8 am in downtown Morehead City. The race starts and finishes on the More-head City Waterfront and makes a loop past the neighborhoods and businesses of Downtown Morehead City. After passing the gift shops and charter fishing boats, runners cross the bridge to Atlantic Beach. This part of the race offers a beautiful view of the sound and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. For information on the marathon and how to register, visit http://ncraces.com/events/crystal-coast-half-marathon-and-5k/

Mar 1: Seafood “Shellabration:- Join the N.C. Coastal Federation and Swansboro Parks and Recreation in Historic Down-town Swansboro for a celebration of North Carolina oysters and seafood and the healthy coastal habitats and waters that provide them. Time: 11 am - 5 pm. For all details, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event;jsessionid=59CBEB878CC0F86B84F24D1F72B7CF17.worker_registrant?llr=zt44nadab&oeidk=a07e8sspkql9171956b or contact Lexia Weaver, lexiaw@nccoast.org

Mar 1: Fishtowne 5K Race Series- 9 am beginning on the corner of Turner and Front Street along the Beaufort waterfront. Registration at 8 am. Fee is $15 per runner per race. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Coastal Carolina. Register online at www.beaufortnc.org. For more information, contact Lauren Hermley at l.hermley@beaufortnc.ort or call Beaufort Town Hall at 252-728-2141.

Mar 1: About Boating Safety- Location: Carteret Community College, Morehead City. This one-day seminar will be taught by certified instructors of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The seminar will meet all requirements to satisfy NC laws for recrea-tional boating certification. The course is suitable for beginning boaters or for the more experienced boater who may wish to remain current on boating requirements and regulations. Cost is $25 with a family discount available. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For information or to enroll, contact Ben Crabtree at 252-808-3091 or benandlib-bie1@embarqmail.com

Mar 1: Mardi Gras on Middle Lane- 2-6 pm on Middle Lane in Beaufort. Parade begins at 3 pm. Cajun and New Orleans delicacies, jazz and zydeco music, games, street dance, "krewes" competition and crowning of Mardi Gras king and queen. Hosted by Beaufort Sister Cities.
For all programs and events offered at our major attractions, please visit individual websites:

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: www.ncaquariums.com (252-247-4003)

North Carolina Maritime Museum: www.ncmaritimemuseum.org (252-728-7317)

Beaufort Historic Site: www.beauforthistoricsite.org (252-728-5225)

Fort Macon State Park: http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/foma/main.php (252-726-3775)

The History Place: www.thehistoryplace.org (252-247-7533)

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum: www.coresound.com (252-728-1500)

Cape Lookout National Seashore: www.nps.gov/calo (252-728-2250)

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A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center - March Events

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A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center (ATFS) is located off Highway 11 between Ayden and Grifton in Contentnea Creek Estates. The physical address is 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton NC 28530.
Follow the website and newsletter regularly for possible additions or other updates to this schedule. For weather dependent activities (such as star parties, etc.), check the website for possible cancellations before leaving home.

If it is possible for you to do so, please announce (or post) this first activity regularly throughout the month till the March 22 date

Save the Date -- March 22
Love A Sea Turtle Annual 5k Run & Nature Walk
10:00 am
Proceeds fund summer camps at A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center for underserved youth as well as turtle awareness and education. $20.00 for individual runners ($25.00 after Feb 1) and $5.00 for the Nature Walk. Participants can register on-line at loveaseaturtle.com or runtheeast.com.

Each Saturday in March except 22nd (Mar 1, 8, 15, --, 29)

On the Trail to Fitness
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Cost - $2.00 / participant
Combine your exercise program with a connection to Nature. Walk or run along the One-Mile Fitness Trail around four lovely ponds and workout at the 10 fitness stations. Or simply amble along the trail for a pleasant Saturday walk.

March 8
Second Saturday Family Fun Day
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Cost - $5.00 adult $3.00 child
Take a guided walk along one of the Conservancy trails then make a “pin-less” pinwheel for fun in the winds of March. Please register by March 7.

March 15
2014 Greenville St. Patricks’ Day Parade
Location -- Downtown Greenville
4:00 pm to 11:00 am
Cost – No Charge
Enjoy the A Time For Science / Ulster Project float in the Second Annual Greenville St. Patricks’ Day Parade.

March 22
Busy Body Builders
Location – Pitt County KidFest, Greenville Convention Center
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit the A Time For Science exhibit at KidFest 2014 for a stimulating experience for your preschooler that you can learn to duplicate at home.

March 22
Carolina Skies Astronomy Club – Spring Equinox Star Party
7:00 pm ---
Cost – No Charge
Following the big Turtle Run in the morning the astronomy Club will hold its annual Spring Equinox Star Party at 7:00 pm. Come a little early to watch the sun go down in the west, one of only two time during the year it sets in the west. The indoor program will be announced on the A Time For Science website. Please register by March 21.

March 24
Fourth Monday Family Night
Location - Chick-Fil-A Winterville
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Cost – No Charge
Begin your spring garden by starting your own flower seed pot.

Save the Dates -- March 28 through April 13
North Carolina Science Festival
Check the calendar and the website for A Time For Science events during the state-wide North Carolina Science Festival.
For information or for registrations contact ATFS through the website (www.atimeforscience.org), through email at (atfs@atimeforscience.org), or by phone at 252-746-4470.

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes / Take Back the Night

Event Dates and Times

beginning at College Hill, ECU
On March 3rd at 6:00pm, Gamma Sigma Sigma (a national service sorority at ECU) is sponsoring an event along with Greenville PD and Office of Victim Services.

This event is being held to raise awareness and support those who have been victims of sexual violence. We will be having a walk beginning at college hill followed by a candle light vigil at the end of the walk near Joyner Library.

This event is open to the public and are welcoming all to join us.

Rosalie Mackiewicz, (267) 934-8269
Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority
Delta Chi Chapter at East Carolina University
Alumni Liaison

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Great Glow Run benefitting Easter Seals UCP

Event Dates and Times

8:00 p.m.
Town Commons
The Easter Seals UCP Great Glow Run will light up Greenville in support of individuals and families managing disabilities and mental health challenges. The illuminated 5K evening race will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Town Common. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. and the race starts at 8:00 p.m. Participants will don glow and LED gear as they join other enthused runners on an eye-catching, glimmering course.

Register by April 18 at GreatGlowRun.com for just $35. Unless sold out, day of event registration is $50. Active duty military are eligible for a special $25 registration; team discounts also available. Entry fee includes bib, timing chip, race t-shirt, bib, glow decoration and entrance to the post-race Afterglow party.
Patrick Curran (919) 783-8898 x8907

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20th Annual Hamstring Hustle

Event Dates and Times

Greenville NC, ECU Brody School of Medicine Health Sciences Building
The 20th Annual Hamstring Hustle is a race sponsored by the Brody School of Medicine to benefit ECU Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center
Nicholena (Nikki) Etxegoien

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Run for the Fallen/Give2thetroops

Event Dates and Times

Ayden Grifton High School Track
The North Carolina Branch of Give2thetroops is sponsoring a Memorial Run for the Fallen on Saturday, May 23, 2009 to honor the 124 troops from North Carolina who have been killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan since March 2003. Runners and walkers are invited to run/walk one or more miles to honor our fallen heroes. The run will be held at the Ayden-Grifton High School track, Highway 11 south, Ayden NC, starting at 8 AM. Volunteers and sponsors can get a
T-shirt for a minimum donation of $10. Please make your check payable to Give2thetroops and mail to Give2thetroops at 3109 Landmark St., Greenville, NC 27834. Please note in the memo section the size/sizes and quantity/quantities. T-shirts may also be purchased to donate in care packages being sent to deployed troops. Items for care packages can be donated at the Run.

Last year on June14, 2008 a group of dedicated runners started at Ft. Irwin CA and ran to Arlington National Cemetery where they will end their run on August 24 2008. You can find out more about this organization at www.runforthefallen.com. They ran a mile for every service member that has been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq since March 2003. They placed flags with each service members name and home town at each mile. North Carolina’s 2008 Memorial Run started at Fayetteville and ended at Greenville, with flags to honor each fallen hero placed at every mile along the route.

Give2thetroops, Inc. is a national, non-profit organization that sends care packages to service members in combat zones around the world. You can learn more about the organization at www.give2thetroops.
For more information and to register, please contact the race coordinator, Kathy Moore, at 252-746-3435 after 5:00 pm or at 252-639-2134, during the day, or by email at kmkathy1957@yahoo.com. Kathy is a Gold Star mother, whose son, Cpl Ryan Russell, was killed March 5, 2007 in Iraq.

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