The cost is $30 a month. Call 919-553-4350 to register. A caregivers’ support group meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month.
Here’s the schedule of upcoming STEM events at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield: fraction art, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 4, with registration by Dec. 28; binary code bracelet, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 1, with registration by Jan. 28; and popsicle-stick catapult, 4:30 p.m. March 7, with registration by Feb. 29. The events are free. STEM is short for science, technology, engineering and math. The library is at 305 E. Market St., Smithfield. To register for a program, call 919-934-1846.
Here’s the schedule of upcoming crafts programs at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield: Cheerio bird feeder, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28, with registration by Jan. 20; heart wreath. 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25, with registration by Feb. 17; and cup garden, 4:30 p.m. March 31, with registration by March 23. The free programs are designed for children ages 5-11. To register for a program, call 919-934-1846.
The Johnston Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders for loblolly pines, eastern red cedars and hardwoods. Available hardwoods include crepe myrtle and red maple. The agency will accept orders until supplies run out. Pines are in bundles of 25; cedars and hardwoods are in bundles of 10. Seedling prices are $10 per bundle. Distribution will be Feb. 3, 2016, in the Soil and Water Conservation District Office at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Call 919-934-7156, Ext. 4, to place your order. Proceeds support the C.W. Warrick Memorial Scholarship.
A stop-smoking class will begin Monday, Jan. 4, at the Johnston County Health Department, 517 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. The program is free. For more information, call 919-989-5200.
The Salvation Army is seeking donations of gently used furniture. To schedule pickup, call 919-934-9641.
The Johnston County Public Health Department offers walk-in flu clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hours are 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Children and adults are welcome. The health department, located at 517 N. Bright Leaf Blvd. in Smithfield, accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare Advantage plans, Tri-Care standard, Medicare, Coventry, Medicaid and Humana. The department also accepts credit cards.
The Tobacco Farm Life Museum has launched its annual fund drive. To contribute, go to gofundme.com/jhe63x3u or mail your donation to the museum at P... http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/article51862560.html
Among attendees at Winnipeg's MMIW Day of Remembrance was Gerri Pangman, 41, whose aunt Jennifer Johnston was killed in 1990. Pangman's sister, Jennifer McPherson, was later killed in April 2013. (Chris Glover/CBC)
In Winnipeg, several events were planned, including the Manitoba Legislative Building gathering, where hundreds of carnations were placed in the pattern of a butterfly, symbolizing the transformation of women.
Organizers said the display was meant to highlight the fact that some women are killed before they can take that journey of transformation.
Among attendees was Gerri Pangman, 41, whose aunt Jennifer Johnston was killed in 1990.
Pangman's sister, Jennifer McPherson, was later killed in April 2013.
Jade Turner performed at the event, singing the song Worth.
Turner's male cousin was killed, and she told the crowd violence against all people needed to be stopped — not just women.
Red dresses pop up all over Winnipeg
Several Winnipeggers also took part in the REDress Project on Sunday, a national movement that has people display red dresses for 24 hours as a symbol of solidarity with the fight for justice for MMIW.
Red dresses were hung outside at the Alexander Docks in Winnipeg on Sunday, near a memorial for Tina Fontaine, a 15-year-old girl whose body was pulled from the Red River last year. Her ho... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-s-mmiw-day-of-remembrance-marked-by-red-dresses-flowers-1.3256278
Flowers Unlimited has been in its current location for about eight years, Tichi said, ever since they bought the place from former proprietor, Sherry Johnston.Tichi said that both she and her mother had zero experience with flowers before they got into the business.Fortunately, Tichi said that Johnston helped teach her the ways of flower arranging at the beginning of the process.Tishi’s favorite flower is the gardenia.While Tichi enjoys working with the flowers, which come from a Phoenix supplier and prior to that around the world, her mother tends to prefer managing the business end of the floral shop.Tichi said she became aware of the opportunity when Johnston happened to be a customer at her boyfriend Gary’s pest control business.Johnston happened to mention that she was looking to sell the business, Gary told Tichi and the rest was history.“I dragged my mom along,” Tichi laughed.Tichi said that Johnston was ready to get out of the business and even more ready to get back to Colorado.While Tichi said she enjoys working with the flowers, she also enjoys dealing with weddings.“I like talking to the brides,” Tichi said.The wedding business seems to be doing pretty well in the Verde Valley, Tichi said.
To read the full story, see the Wednesday, Sept. 30, edition of The Camp Verde Journal.
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