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The Greater Greensboro Marine Corps League Detachment 260 held its 15th annual charity golf tournament on October 6 at Bryan Park in Greensboro.

The event raised more than $100,000 from several major sponsors and more than 140 golfers.

Inspector-Instructor staff from the local Marine Corps Reserve Unit provided Guilford South East High School ROTC Unit Color Guard and Drill Teams performed armed close order drills and unarmed.

In addition to helping other Marines in need, proceeds from the tournament will be used to support local veteran-focused organizations such as The Servant Center in Greensboro, Horsepower Therapeutic Riding Center in High Point, Saving Grace K9 in Lexington, Irreverent Warriors Suicide Prevention Program in Greensboro and the Montford Point Marine Organization in Charlotte.

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MCL 260 also offers Eagle Scout/Gold Scout Good Citizenship Awards and Scholarships and supports the NC/SC Young Marines Regiment.

For more information, visit www.MCL260.info.

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The Greensboro History Museum Guild will meet at 10 a.m. on October 17 at the museum.

After refreshments and a brief business meeting, author Julia Ridley Smith will discuss her recent publication “The Sum of Trifles”, a memoir about her late parents, Ridley Tyler and James Smith, who left behind a virtual museum of furniture, books, art and artifacts. The book chronicles the importance of objects as clues to shaping lives.

Copies of the book are on sale for $22.95 in the museum shop as well as local bookstores and online sites. Smith will also sign copies after the meeting.

Guests are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 336-373-2043.

The Triad chapter of the Native Plant Society of North Carolina and Maxie B’s are hosting the second annual Native Plant Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at Maxie B’s, 2403 Battleground Ave. in Greensboro.

Free native plants will be available (first come, first served), along with information about native plants (why plant natives, where to buy them) and guides to incorporating natives into gardens. There will also be door prizes and free desserts by Maxie B’s.

The Piedmont Bird Club will visit the Old Bynum Bridge and Meadow in Pittsboro on October 22.

The Old Bynum Bridge is now a pedestrian-only bridge, crossing the River Haw. Over the years, the trees have grown, providing a unique birding perspective atop the canopy. In addition to the bridge, there is also an adjacent meadow, allowing for a diversity of species.

The bridge is on Routes 15/501, northeast of Pittsboro. Exit Routes 15/501 onto Durham Eubanks Road and follow it to a stop sign. Turn right on Bynum Road; a parking lot is on the left.

The field trip starts at 8 am from the parking lot.

For any questions or to participate, email [email protected]

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