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Looking for a fun way to beat the winter doldrums or celebrate Valentine's Day weekend?

Sons of the American Legion Gold Star Squadron 191 in Mount Airy will host a Pig Roast Luau from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Feb. 15, with doors opening at 5 p.m.

Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and will include pig on the pit, fried chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, rolls, desserts and an assortment of drinks. A cash bar will also be available.

A dance will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. with a variety of music by Unique Dreams, a deejay company.

Those attending are encouraged to wear a luau outfit.

There will be numerous games, as well as the crowning of best-dressed luau king and queen.

There will also be a best-decorated table contest for those attending in a group. The judges for the contest will be hidden in the crowd. Small items will be given out to the winners.

"Proceeds from this event support the programs that benefit our veterans, our active-duty military and the children of our country," said Brett Beall, past detachment commander.

Beall also said that the reason for this luau is because "it's time to think warm."

The event will take place at American Legion Gold Star Post 191, 801 Prospect Road, Mount Airy. No one younger than 21 will be admitted.

Tickets are available at the Post Lounge through Feb. 9 at a cost of $22 per person.

For more information, call 301-829-9161.

Service opportunity

Do you love horses? Days End Farm Horse Rescue Inc. is looking for volunteers.

Anyone interested in volunteering is required to attend a Welcome to DEFHR Orientation. The orientations are offered every month, on the second Saturday and fourth Tuesday, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the farm in Lisbon.

Youths younger than 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to attend the orientation.

Youths 12 and older may volunteer without a parent after attending orientation. Children younger than 12 may volunteer if a parent volunteers by their side and provides supervision at all times.

For addditional information, call the farm at 301-854-5037 or visit http://www.defhr.org.

The farm is at 1372 Woodbine Road.

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