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Volunteers needed for Youth Halloween Carnival


   GRAHAM – The Graham Recreation and Parks Department is searching for 45 volunteers for its Youth Halloween Carnival on Oct. 29 at the Graham Recreation Center, 311 College St. Volunteers would be needed from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and duties will include interacting with participants ages 13 and under, running carnival games and passing out candy/prizes. At least two volunteers are needed per game. Pizza will be provided before the carnival begins. Volunteers must be high-school age or older. If you would like to volunteer, contact Carlyn Sautter at (336) 513-5510 or email her at

Pinterest Pals a great way to get crafting

Erin Loveland shows the Pinterest Pals at May Memorial Library, 342 S. Spring St., Burlington, how to assemble a decorative centerpiece (an idea gleaned from the popular Pinterest social media site) during its meeting on Aug. 19. / Abby Redding, Times-News correspondent

Photos and story by Abby Redding
Times-News correspondent

   Pinterest is the perfect place to go for anyone finishing a project, making a craft, wanting to know how to organize, sew and even build a robot. It has everything a person could dream of right at your fingertips. Businesses use it to drive up sales. Pinterest is a powerful, popular and addictive form of social media.
Founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp, Pinterest launched in March 2010. It’s so addictive folks hold Pinterest parties and clubs.
A Pinterest Pals club meets at May Memorial Library, 342 S. Spring St., Burlington, to do crafts and share recipes. The club meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at May Memorial Library. Teens & Twenties had the chance to see the club and interview programming librarian Erin Loveland recently.
Teens and Twenties: When did you start the Pinterest Pals?
Loveland: September 2013.
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Halloween Happenings for week of Sept. 22, 2014


Scarowinds’ Halloween Haunt, 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and Oct. 3-5, 10-12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 and Nov. 1 and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 18 and 25. Located at Carowinds amusement park, 14523 Carowinds Boulevard in Charlotte. Not recommended for anyone under 13 years old and may be too intense for young children. $26.99 to $45.99. For hours, tickets, directions and more information, visit
25th annual Original Hollywood Horror Show, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and Oct. 3-5, 10-12, 16-31 and Nov. 1, 6333 Bass Mountain Road, Snow Camp. Opens Friday for its 25th season. Hours are 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. $20. Produced by Hollywood award-winning makeup artists and Alamance County natives Dean and Starr Jones. www.originalhollywoodhorror or visit The Original Hollywood Horror Show on Facebook.
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