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03/18/2014 12:00 AM

03/17/2014 2:38 PM


Mental Health First Aid

Monarch will host a Mental Health First Aid program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Stanly Community College Small Business Center, 143 N. Second St., Albemarle. This eight-hour course will teach participants how to properly respond in a crisis situation involving individuals with mental illness or substance use disorder. Cost is $25 per person, space is limited to Stanly County residents and registration is required by Tuesday. Details and to register: 704-986-1578,


Brain Tumor Society race

The National Brain Tumor Society will host its inaugural race in Charlotte on Saturday at Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd.. Registration begins at 7 a.m., programs and activities will last from 8 to noon. The 10k begins at 8:30, the 5k at 9, and the 5k walk will start immediately after the 5k runners. All participants must register. There is no registration fee for the walk; fees for the timed events are $35/$10 prior to online registration closing, $50/$35 after. Details and to register:


Cancer support group meeting

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) will have its first meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the community room of Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, 10030 Gilead Road, Huntersville. The group is open to patients, caregivers and their family members and will meet on the fourth Monday of each month. Details:,

Hilary Trenda

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