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Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

  • | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | Personal Events, Sports, Exercise, Health, Personal interest, well-being
    - South Piedmont Community College will be offering Yoga - All levels at its Monroe campus beginning in January. Learn and practice Yoga in weekly 60 minute classes. Wear modest, comfortable clothing in order to permit movement. Each 8 week class is only $40.00.

    For more information, contact Kathy Coggins at (704)993-2402 or register online at spcc.edu.
    South Piedmont Community College
    4209 Old Charlotte Hghway Monroe NC 28110
    Kathy Coggins 704.993.2402 kcoggins@spcc.edu

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

  • | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Library Events
    - Gene Stowe, formerly of the Charlotte Observer’s Union Observer, will discuss his book, Inherit the Land (available for check out), and talk about race relations in Marvin and Union County during the early 20th century and the racial implications of the trial.
    Griffin Room, Monroe Library
    316 E. Windsor St. Monroe NC 28112
    Gypsy Culp Houston 7042838184ext232 ghouston@unioncountync.gov
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. 59th annual running of the "Great American Race." The world's top drivers compete in NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motorsports event. Est attendance: 100,000.
     
           
  • - A 1,210-pound bomb packed in a van exploded in the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 (mostly from smoke inhalation). The powerful blast left a crater 200 feet wide and several stories deep. The cost for damage to the building and disruption of business for the 360 companies with offices in the Center exceeded $591 million. Fifteen people - the fundamentalist Muslim cleric Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman and 14 of his followers were indicted for the bombing. Rahman was given a life sentence, and the others received prison terms of up to 240 years each.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA. 89th annual Honoring film achievements of the previous year. Televised live on ABC.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 9:58 AM, EST.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Annular eclipse of the Sun. Visible in the Pacific, South America, southern and western Africa, Indian Ocean, Antartica.
     
           

Monday, February 27th, 2017

  • | 5:00pm - 6:00pm | Special Interest, Zumba, Dance, Fitness, School
    - South Piedmont Community College is excited to offer Zumba fitness classes. In a 1-hour session you can burn up to 500 calories, get your heart rate pumping & have some fun!
    This class is open to ages 16+
    Our instructors are nationally certified & teach in area fitness centers throughout Union County.
    Cost: $40 (Please bring water)
    Next class: January 4 – March 1, 2017, MW, 5:30pm-6:30pm

    South Piedmont Community College
    4209 Old Charlotte Highway Monroe NC 28110
    Tara Moss 704.290.5212 tmoss@spcc.edu
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Last feast before Lent. Although Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday, literally) is properly limited to Shrove Tuesday, it has come to be popularly applied to the preceding two weeks of celebration. Celebrated especially at New Orleans, LA, Mobile, AL and certain Mississippi and Florida cities. State holiday in Louisiana.
     
           

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Marks the beginning of Lent. Forty weekdays and six Sundays (Saturday considered a weekday) remain until Easter Sunday. Named for the use of ashes in ceremonial penance.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Most Christian churches observe a period of fasting and penitence (40 weekdays and six Sundays) beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending the Saturday before Easter.
     
           
  • - On March 1, 1872, the first area in the world to be designated a national park, most of the Yellowstone is in Wyoming, with small sections in Montana and Idaho. It was established by an act of Congress.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - It is one month of the year to take the time to recognize our country's everyday heroes who give their time to help people in need. Presidential Proclamation for Red Cross Month issued each year for March since 1943.
     
           

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

  • | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | Personal Events, Sports, Exercise, Health, Personal interest, well-being
    - South Piedmont Community College will be offering Yoga - All levels at its Monroe campus beginning in January. Learn and practice Yoga in weekly 60 minute classes. Wear modest, comfortable clothing in order to permit movement. Each 8 week class is only $40.00.

    For more information, contact Kathy Coggins at (704)993-2402 or register online at spcc.edu.
    South Piedmont Community College
    4209 Old Charlotte Hghway Monroe NC 28110
    Kathy Coggins 704.993.2402 kcoggins@spcc.edu
  • | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Meeting, gardening, landscape, bugs, plants
    - A free educational meeting provided to the community to support our mission - we like to help, as well as teach, our community about good gardening practices, composting, integrated pest management, and home grown food production, just to name a few.
    Union County Agricultural Center
    3230 Presson Road Monroe NC 28112
    Union County Master Gardeners 704.283.3822 ucmgwebsite@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Incorporate these guides and activities to celebrate reading with young people!
     
           

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - An “unofficial” National holiday is celebrated on the first Friday in March. This day honors the value and dedication of the professional salesperson as well as the hard work that they perform.
     
           

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 45th running of "The Last Great Race on Earth"* (first run March 3, 1973). 1000 miles through Alaskan Wilderness from Anchorage to Nome, AK along the historic Iditarod Trail.
     
           

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

  • - On March 5, 1770, a skirmish between British troops and a crowd at Boston, MA, became widely publicized and contributed to the unpopularity of the British regime in the colonies before the American Revolution. Five men were killed and six more were injured by British troops commanded by Captain Thomas Preston.
     
           
  • - March 5, 1933 – On his first full day in office, President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed a national "Bank Holiday" to help save the nation's faltering banking system.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters first quarter phase at 6:32 AM, EST.
     
           

Monday, March 6th, 2017

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On March 6, 1836, the anniversary of the fall of the Texan fort, the Alamo. The siege, led by Mexican general Santa Anna, began Feb 23rd and reached its climax March 6th, when the last of the defenders was slain. Texans, under General Sam Houston, rallied with the war cry "Remember the Alamo" and, at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21st, defeated and captured Santa Anna, who signed a treaty recognizing Texas's independence.
     
           

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

  • - A day to honor women, especially working women. Said to commemorate an 1857 march and demonstration of New York, NY, by female garment and textile workers.
     
           

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

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