Page 16 April Edition Southern Pines Today Fireshadow Pottery April 28 10-4 www.FarleyFoundationNC.com 244 Falls Drive Eagle Springs, North Carolina Call (910) 673-8317 “One Of A Kind Handmade Pottery” 100% Of All Proceeds From Pottery Sales Donated To The Farley Foundation According to a survey conducted by Novartis Animal Health, over half of pet owners aren’t aware their fuzzy family members can also spend the spring season feeling miserable thanks to pollens and other environmental allergens. Symptoms of seasonal allergies in dogs and cats are most frequently skin-related and include itchiness, infl ammation, and hot spots. Allergic animals can also have ear problems and respiratory issues. Seasonal allergies can turn into a year-round problem if steps aren’t taken to prevent exposure, aggressively manage symptoms, and insure your pet’s immune system is strong and resilient. If your pet gets itchy during spring, summer or fall, she’s probably reacting to seasonal, environmental allergens. But if her symptoms continue year-round, it’s more likely her sensitivity is to something more constant in her environment, or to something in her diet. There are a couple of exceptions to this rule, however. If you live in an area that doesn’t have a hard freeze in the winter, environmental allergens can build up and cause year-round issues for your pet. In addition, seasonal allergies can progress to year-round allergies. Unlike humans whose allergy symptoms usually involve the respiratory tract, dog allergies and cat allergies more often take the form of skin irritation or infl ammation – a condition called allergic dermatitis. If your pet has allergies, her skill will become very itchy. She’ll start scratching excessively, and might bite or chew at certain areas of her body. She may rub herself against vertical surfaces like furniture, or she may rub her face against the carpet. She’s trying to relieve the miserable itchiness by any means possible. As the itch-scratch cycle continues, her skin will become infl amed and tender to the touch. Other signs of allergic dermatitis include areas of hair loss, open sores on the skin, and scabbing. Hot spots can develop as well in dogs (hot spots are rarely seen in cats). A hot spot is infl amed, infected skin that occurs when your dog’s natural bacteria overwhelms an area of his skin. Typically the skin will be very red, and often there is bleeding and hair loss. Helpful Hints Frequent baths give complete, immediate relief to an itchy pet and wash away the allergens on the coat and skin. Make sure to use a grain free (oatmeal free) shampoo. Keep the areas of your home where your pet spends most of her time as allergen-free as possible. Vacuum and clean fl oors and pet bedding frequently using simple, non-toxic cleaning agents rather than household cleaners containing chemicals. If you haven’t already, move your pet to an anti-infl ammatory diet. Foods that create or worsen infl ammation are high in carbohydrates. Your allergic pet’s diet should be very low in grain content. Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help decrease infl ammation throughout the body. Adding them into the diet of all pets -- particularly pets struggling with seasonal environmental allergies – is very benefi cial. The best sources of omega 3s are krill oil, salmon oil, tuna oil, anchovy oil and other fi sh body oils. Edited By: Rick Levinger
Page B 1 April Edition Southern Pines Today April 7 AARP Tax Help at the Library: 10 am - 1 pm Trained volunteers to assist seniors in filing their tax returns. Free. Southern Pines Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave. April 8 69th Annual Spring Matinee Races: 11 am - 5 pm Opening ceremonies at 1 PM. First race at 1:30 PM. Bleacher seating for general admission. Food/ beverages available. Pinehurst Harness Track, 200 Beulah Hill Rd., Pinehurst. For more info: Bunny Mellone, 917-414-0919. Build Community @ Your Library Essential Oils 101: 3 pm - 4 pm Gayla Comer, dietician and certified aroma therapist explores most popular essential oils; how and when to use them. Southern Pines Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave. For more info: 910-692-8235. Sangha Meditation: 4 pm - 6 pm Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. 30 minute sitting meditation, 15 minute walking meditation and discussion. Congregational Church, 895 Linden Road, Pinehurst. April 9 Sandhills Photography Club: 7pm Theatre at the Hannah Marie Bradshaw Activities Center, The O’Neal School, 3300 Airport Road, Southern Pines. Free. April 10 Summit 2018: 9 am - 1 pm Speaker Michael Barbera. Discussion: Psychology of clicks, purchases and persuasion businesses use. Breakfast provided. Open to the public. Sandhills Community College, 102-103 Van Dusen Hall, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. For more info or to register: 910-695-3938. Afternoon Tea with Author, Anne Goodwin: “Come to the Lake”: 2:30 pm Enjoy tea as Anne Goodwin shares reflections of a cottage life. Cost: $30 all-inclusive. Reservations required. Lady Bedford’s Tea Parlour, 21 Chinquapin Rd, Pinehurst. For more info and reservations: 910- 255-0100. Sandhills Winery: “Trivia Tuesday” 6 pm - 8 pm Get your team together for a night of Trivia! Serving drinks and free popcorn. Sandhills Winery, 1057 Seven Lakes Dr, West End. For more info and to RSVP (required): 910-673-2949 or online. Action at the Outpost, Pressing Flowers for Cards & Art: 6 pm - 8 pm Nancy Heilman shows how to make art with pressed flowers. Flowers, supplies and refreshments available. E V E N T S Limited space, reserve at Given Memorial Library or 910-295-6022. Cost is $15. Proceeds benefit Given Memorial Library. Given Outpost, 95 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Begginner Shag Lessons: 6:15 pm - 7 pm National Shag Champions, Sam and Lisa West teach Shag. $10 per person. Down Memory Lane, 161 Dawkins St, Aberdeen. For more info call: 910-295-0015. April 12 Prancing Horse Barn Dance: 6 pm - 10pm Supports Prancing Horse Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship. Dinner, dancing, silent auction. Music: DJ King Curtiss. Tickets: $50. For more info: 910-281- 3223. The Fair Barn, 200 Beulah Hill Rd., Pinehurst. Live Theater,“The Miracle Worker” 7 pm - 10 pm Judson Theatre Company. The story of Helen Keller and how Annie Sullivan impacts her life as well as the obstacles she faces. Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. More info online. April 13 3rd Annual Moore Trivia Night: 6 pm - 9pm Teams of 8 requires. Reserve your table today. The Fair Barn, 200 Beulah Hill Rd., Pinehurst. For more info: Caitlin, 910-692-0777. Music, Paula Carlson and Acoustic on the Rocks: 7 pm - 10 pm Magnolia Inn, 65 Magnolia Rd, Pinehurst. For more info: 910-295-6900. The Arts Council of Moore County presents Hello Spring featuring Anna Elizabeth: 7 pm - 9 pm Casual evening with jazz singer, actress and recording artitist. Tickets: $30. For more info: 910-603-7512. April 14 SPGC 70th Home & Garden Tour: 10 am - 4:30 pm Six homes and gardens; Southern Pines, Pinehurst and horse county. Tickets: $20 advance. $25 day of tour. Visitors Ctr, 555 East Connecticut Ave, Southern Pines. For more info: 910-639-3747 or online. Fundraiser Second Saturday in the Pines: 11 am - 3 pm Celebrate The Month of The Military Child with Smoking Chunk Cookout. Benefit the Duskin & Stephens Foundation. Heritage Flag Company, 320 S. Bennett St, Southern Pines. For more info: 910-725-1540. Open House Moore County Shrine Club: 12 pm - 5 pm Support Shriners Hospitals for Children join us to check out our new trailer. Free food and soft drinks. Roman Eagle Masonic Lodge, 11621 Hwy 15-501, Aberdeen. For more info: Bill Loeser, 910-759-0571. Party with a Purpose: 7 pm - 11 pm Enjoy dancing to our DJ, light hors d’oeuvres, raffles, and cash bar. Cost: $25 per person; $40 per couple. All proceeds support Moore Buddies Mentoring. Down Memory Lane, 161 Dawkins St, Off NC-5, Aberdeen. For more info and tickets: 910-295-1072 or online. April 15 Sunday Film Series for Adults: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Showing the film featuring the faceoff of Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Southern Pines Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave. For more info: 910-692-8235. April 17 Seven Lakes Kiwanis BINGO: 7 pm Dollar prizes, mini Jackpot and Jackpot games. Chapel in the Pines, 581 Seven Lakes N, West End. April 18 Open Mic: 9 pm Broad Street Bar & Grill, 715 SW Broad St, Southern Pines. For more info: 910-695-7077. Bingo: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday and Saturday nights. Please come at 6 pm. Supports James Rogers McConnell Air Museum Inc. 206 Monroe Street, Carthage. For more info: 910-695-5216 or www. carthagebingo. April 21 1st Annual EJP Poker Run: 7:30 am - 9 pm To raise funds to build playgrounds for handicapped kids. 120 mile route. Moore County Fairgrounds,3699 US Hwy 15-501, Carthage. For more info: online. Equestrian Event, Longleaf Pine Horse Trials: 8 am - 5 pm Carolina Horse Park, 2814 Montrose Road, Raeford. For more info: 910-875- 2074 or online. 10th Annual Seagrove Potters Celebration of Spring Pottery: 8:30 am - 6 pm Over 55 local potters participate. Participate in our Stamp Card program to win a $150 gift certificate! Seagrove, NC. For more info: discoverseagrove.com. Dog Fair: 10 am - 2 pm Bring your furbabies. Onsite: vets, groomers, sitters, walkers, pet artist, vendors, crafts, food. Also available: free dog photo boot, contests & prizes. Free. Artist League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St. Aberdeen. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Carolina Philharmonic Broadway Cabaret: 3 pm Featuring two Broadway Stars. Sandhills Community College, Owens Auditorium, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. For more info or tickets: 910-687-0287 or online. April 26 Cruzin 4 Kidz: 5 pm - 7 pm Supporting Caring Hearts for Kids of Moore County. Ruby Tuesday, 1505 N. Sandhills Blvd, Aberdeen. Bingo: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday and Saturday nights. Please come at 6.00 pm. Supports James Rogers McConnell Air Museum Inc. 206 Monroe Street, Carthage. For more info: 910-695-5216 or www. carthagebingo. Apri 27 Festival D’Avion VIP Reception: 5 pm - 10 pm Inaugual, 3 day event celebates classic aircraft and military might. Concert on Saturday night, BBQ Cook Off on Sunday. Tickets: $30, includes concert. Moore County Airport, 7825 Aviation Dr, Carthage. April 28 Vietnam Veterans Pancake Breakfast: 8 am - 10 am Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Moore County Chapter 966, holding benefit breakfast. Fund-raiser hosted by the K of C. Tickets: $7.00. Founders Hall, Sacred Heart Church, 300 Dunde Rd, Pinehurst. For more info or tickets: email@example.com. Southern Pines Springfest: 10 am - 4 pm Free. Both sides of Broad Street blocked off for 2 blocks. Arts, crafts, games, rides, food, entertainment and more! 160 vendors. May 1 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 83 of Moore County: 7 pm - 8 pm Meets to assist disabled veterans. DAV, 1020 Priest Hill Raod, Carthage. For more info and appointments: 910-947-2821 or online. May 2 Yoga and Meditation For Wellbeing: 2 pm - 3 pm Ideal for adults ages 40 and up. FREE. Donations accepted. Proceeds benefit persons with disabilities served by MCACC. The Monarch Creative Art and Community Center, 1662 Richards St., Southern Pines. For more info: 910-692-2936 or online.