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Community Connections

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July 31st
8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Edenton Steamers Christmas in July Ballgame/Donation Drop Off to

Come join us on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 at for our annual Edenton Steamers Christmas in July ballgame benefiting our Albemarle Commission Meals on Wheels home-bound senior’s clients. Thanks to the wonderful Edenton Steamers, if you bring 3 items (toiletry, hard candy or puzzle books) to the Edenton Steamers Ball Park, located at 1101 East Freemason Street, in Edenton North Carolina, you will receive a discounted entry ticket (Discounted to $2). Bring your family to see Santa throw out a pitch and enjoy the game with us! The game starts at 7:00 pm. We hope to see you there. For more information, contact Laura Rollinson, Albemarle Commission Volunteer Coordinator at 252-404-7091 or lrollinson@accog.org.

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August 16th
9:45 AM-11:00 PM

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MCFU Football Jamboree

Our 6th Annual Marine Federal Credit Union Football Jamboree will be held on August 16th at the Northside High School. Gates open one hour prior to games! Previous years' events brought out 3,000 fans and seven different media outlets and we are expecting an even bigger and better turnout than ever before!


The Marine Federal Credit Union Football Jamboree has had some of the best teams and players from Onslow County and surrounding counties play in the Jamboree. Coaches and players are already gearing up for this year's event to prove they are the best in the area. 

Prepare to see many talented teams from Onlow County and our surrounding counties clash in this year's Jamboree. 2019 will be one of the best Jamborees yet!

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July 15th - August 17th

Clear the Shelters

Everyone deserves a best friend! Clear the Shelters is back on August 17th. Join NBC and Telemundo stations for this nationwide pet adoption event. Last year more than 100,000 animals found their forever homes. Find your new best friend! Go to ClearTheShelters.com for a participating shelter near you.

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June 28th - August 30th
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Grimesland Movie in the Park

Join the Town of Grimesland for Movie in the Park at the Grimesland Community Park. 

 

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September 21st
9:30 AM-2:30 PM

Join the New Bern Police Department at Lawson Creek Park on Saturday, September 21st for Badge, Faith and Community Fun Day. Event is free to the public with tons of activities like K9 Demo, pony rides, bounce houses, face painting and more. Plus games, prizes and food. For more info call the New Bern Police Department at 252-672-4100. 

 

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October 5th
3:00 PM-7:00 PM

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Onslow Co Out of the Darkness Walk

The core of the Out of the Darkness Walks, the Community Walks created a movement. Held in hundreds of cities across the country, they give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health. For more information, please contact the walk chair at ootdwalk.nc.onslow@gmail.com. 

 

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June 14th - October 11th
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Grimesland Music in the Park

Join the Town of Grimesland each 2nd Friday of the Month for Music in the Park at the Grimesland Community Park. 

 

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October 19th
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Registration is now open for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s®The Alzheimer's Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter is inviting Jacksonville and surrounding area residents to turn their community into a sea of purple and help take steps to fight Alzheimer’s.

 

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Jacksonville will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Riverwalk Park, located at 421 Court Street in Jacksonville. Check-in opens at 9:00 a.m. and the Opening Ceremonies will begin at 10:00 a.m.

 

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® participants will complete a two-mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

 

“We invite the community to join us in taking steps for Alzheimer’s disease to support those who are among the 170,000 North Carolina residents living with Alzheimer’s and their 473,000 caregivers,” said Lisa Roberts, executive director of the Eastern North Carolina Chapter. “Our Walks are a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come together to help end this disease and to raise critically need funds for Alzheimer’s research and local support services.”

 

The Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter hosts six walks across eastern North Carolina including: Fayetteville, Jacksonville, New Bern, Robeson County, the Triangle Area and Wilmington. To sign up as a walker or Team Captain or to learn more about becoming a sponsor or volunteer, visit http://act.alz.org/jacksonvillenc or call 800-272-3900.

 

Additional Facts and Figures: (http://www.alz.org/facts/)

  • Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
  • An estimated 5.8 million Americans are living with the disease, including 170,000 North Carolina residents, are living with Alzheimer’s, a number estimated to grow to as many as 14 million by year 2050.
  • More than 16 million family and friends, including 473,000 in North Carolina, provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer's or other dementias in the United States.
  • In 2018, friends and family of those with Alzheimer’s in North Carolina provided an estimated 538 million hours of unpaid care, a contribution valued at $6.8 billion.
     

About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.

 

About the Alzheimer’s Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter:

The Eastern North Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in 51 eastern North Carolina counties. We provide a variety of services including a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. We offer opportunities to get involved and to make a difference. For more information about Alzheimer's disease, or the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter, visit www.alz.org/nc or call 800-272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on FacebookTwitterand Instagram.

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February 12th - December 31st
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