What’s Happening for July 4


First Posted: 7/3/2010

TODAY
Concert: The Land of the Free concert presented by First Baptist Church South Main in Fairmont will be held 3 p.m. today in the church sanctuary. It will feature the Chancel Choir and orchestra and a childrens choir.

MONDAY
Photo Exhibit: The Celebrate North Carolina: Faces and Places photography exhibit will be at the Museum of the Cape Fear Cultural Complex Fayetteville June 29 to July 18. Thirty photographs from around the state will be featured. For more information, call the museum at (910) 486-1330.

Shag lessons: The Lumberton Recreation Department will sponsor a series of shag lessons starting Monday and continuing on July 12, July 19 and July 26. Beginners classes will begin at 7 p.m. Intermediate classes start at 8 p.m. All classes will be held at the south end of Pine Street Activity Center, corner of Eight and Pine streets. No partner is required. The cost is $30. Registration is at the first class. For information, call Tonya (910) 671-3881.

TUESDAY
Camp: An Animal Adventure camp for children 3 to 7 years old will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday at the Exploration Station. Children will learn about animals through crafts and activities. The cost is $45 for member sand $55 for non-members. For information or to register, call (910) 738-1114.

Planetarium show: The presentation Ringworld-Saturn! will take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tueday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Robeson Planetarium. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students.

Meeting: The Lumberton Chapter #7 of Disabled American Veterans will hold their monthly meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday at Golden Corral. For more information, call Billy R. Jacobs at (910) 843-8748.

WEDNESDAY
Musical: Antioch Baptist Churchs Homeland musical will be held 7 p.m Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Tickets are free, but space is limited. For infomation or tickets, call the church office at (910) 739-9425.

Meeting: East Lumbertons Community Watch meeting will be today at 7 p.m. at the East Lumberton Resource Center. The meeting is moved to Wednesday for only this week; normally they will be on Tuesdays.

SATURDAY
Benefit Ride: A bike, car, and truck ride will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday beginning at Antioch Baptist Church in Proctorville to benefit Shelia Denise Lennon, who is being treated for cancer. The cost is $15 per vehicle and donations are accepted. For information, call Larry Evans at (910) 258-1651, Lee Taylor at (910) 740-5188, or Gracey Taylor at (910) 740-5549.

Art Show: 2nd Saturdays will present The Art of Family Fun 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex. For information, contact (910) 486-1330.

Duck race: The 8th annual duck race to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Lumberton/Robeson County will start at 11 a.m. Saturday at Stephens Park in Lumberton. Ducks sell for $25 each. First prize is $2,500 if present and $1,000 if absent. For information, call (910) 738-8474.

UPCOMING

Choir Performance: The B.B. Thompson Youth Choir will perform a concert at 3 p.m. July 11 at the A.D. Lewis Auditorium at Robeson Community College. It will benefit the Pavilion in the Pines project at Fairmont Community Park. Tickets will be $3 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under.

Quartet Revival: Quartets will be featured nightly at the Faith Tabernale Holiness Church at 7:30 p.m. July 12 to 16.

Sports Camp: A sports camp will be held for children grades K-6 July 12-16 and August 2-6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The cost is $30 per child, per week. For information, call the church office at (910) 739-7574.

Parenting Class: A basic school-age parenting program will be held 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. July 12 at the Southeastern Family Violence Center. The program will go on for 14 weeks. Families with children ages six to 12 are welcome and transportation, a light meal and child care is provided. For information, call Jamie Teague, the Incredible Years Program Coordinator at (910) 739-8622.

Computer classes: Weed & Seed computer classes for children and adults start July 12. The charge for adults to attend the three-month beginner class is $25 and $30 for the three-month advanced class. Classes will be at three times on Monday through Thursday. For information, call Lee Hinson at (910) 671-3997.

Theater camp: GCamp will be from July 12 through July 16 with participants performing The Princess and the Pea. For more information, call Givens Performing Arts Center at (910) 521-6361 or download a registration form at www.uncp.edu/gpac.

Planet presentation: The show Fantastic Planets! will take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 13, July 14 and July 15 at the Robeson Planetarium. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students.

Camp: An art camp for children 4 to 8 years old will be from 10 a.m. to noon July 13 through July 16 at the Exploration Station. The cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. For information or to register, call (910) 738-1114.

Job Fair: The Town of Fairmont and Employment Security Commission are holding a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 16 at the Heritage Center.

River Celebration: A celebration of Lumber River Day will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on July 17 at Lumber River State Park. The opening ceremony is at 10 a.m. and Sen. Michael Walters will attend. For information, contact Neill Lee.

Star show: The presentation Apollo Magnus! will take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 20, July 21 and July 22 at the Robeson Planetarium. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students.

Fitness class: A fitness and nutrition camp for children 5 to 9 years old will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 20 to July 23 at the Exploration Station. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. For information or to register, call (910) 738-1114.

Variety Show: Val Humphrey will host a variety show called The V Train 7 p.m. July 23 and 24 at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater. Tickets will be $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the theaters administration offices 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by calling the Carolina Civic Center at (910) 738-4339.

Agriculture Day: Country Comes to Town will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 24 at the Robeson County Fairgrounds. Admission is $5 a person and lunch will be provided. To register by July 9, call the Extension Center at (910) 671-3276.
Art workshop: An art camp for children older than 8 years will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 to July 30 at the Exploration Station. The cost is $60 for members and $70 for non-members. For information or to register, call (910) 738-1114.

Planetarium show: A Mars science lab project will be presented at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 27, July 28 and July 29 at the Robeson Planetarium. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students.

Science camp: A biotechnology camp for children 9 to 13 years old will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 2 through Aug. 6 at the O.P. Owens Agriculture Center. The cost is $60, which includes materials, field trips, snacks and lunch. Children will study alternative power and space. For information or to register, call Shea Ann DeJarnette at (910) 671-3276.

Antique show: An antique, crafts and collectibles show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 and from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 8 at the community center in Lake View, S.C. Booth reservations are due by July 7. For information, call Johnnie Luehrs at (843) 774-8551 or Don Barclay at (843) 774-6122.

Raffle: A raffle to benefit Derek Risen, a firefighter undergoing cancer treatment, will be noon Aug. 9 at East Howellsville Fire Department. Tickets are $2 and prizes include a fire helmet, Visa gift card and restaurant gift cards. For information, call (910) 740-0861 or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Cloverbud camp: A Cloverbud day camp for children 5 to 8 years old will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 to Aug. 13 at the O.P. Owens Agriculture Center. The cost is $40, including materials, snacks and lunch. Children will do art projects, crafts and cook. For information or to register, call Shea Ann DeJarnette at (910) 671-3276.

Camp: A science camp for children 7 to 11 years old will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 10 through Aug. 13 at the Exploration Station. The cost is $55 for members and $65 for non-members. For information or to register, call (910) 738-1114.

Relay meeting: The 2011 Robeson Relay for Life kick off meeting will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Red Springs community building. Dinner will be served. For information , call Michael Tyson at (910) 734-1865 or Robin Jones at (910) 733-6780.

Society camp: A mini society camp for children 9 to 13 years old will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16 to Aug. 19 at the O.P. Owens Agriculture Center. The cost is $30, including materials, field trips, snacks and lunch. Children will build towns, develop laws and create a business. For information or to register, call Shea Ann DeJarnette at (910) 671-3276.

Talent show: An extravaganza of talent called Whos got talent in Robeson County? will be 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the A.D. Lewis Auditorium on the campus of Robeson Community College. Admission is $10 a person. Applications must be received by June 30 with a $25 entry fee. They are available at The Robesonian, Biggs Park Mall and the United Way. Contestants will vie for cash prizes ranging from $100 to $500.

Highland games: The Scotland County Highland Games will be Oct. 2 at the John Blue House Complex in Laurinburg. There will be athletic competitions, Scottish bands, Highland dancers, bagpipes, merchandise and food. For information, visit, www.schgnc.org or call (910) 739-4879.

ONGOING
Open House: Mill Prong House at 3062 Edinburg Rd in Redsprings will hold an open house the first Sunday of each month from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The house was built in 1975 and is one of the few remaining Highland Scot settlements in North Carolina.

Classes: Free taxidermy classes are available for handicapped children 13 to 18 years old through the North Carolina Taxidermy Studio. The cost for adults is $175. For an application, call (910) 876-9342.

Prayer breakfast: A Full Gospel Business Mens Fellowship of America prayer breakfast will be at 7 a.m. Saturdays at McNeills restaurant on Fifth Street in Lumberton.

Craft sale: A craft sale will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Thursday at the Soaring Eagle Center located at 442 Normet Road. Jewelry, quilts handbags and other crafts made by the Lumbee Elder Heritage Group will be sold.

Volunteer: The Robeson County animal shelter in St. Pauls is now open from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are need to help staff those hours. For information, call Frances Stayton at (910) 736-0123 or Jean Pait at (910) 734-1872.

Karate lessons: The Lumberton Recreation Department will sponsor karate lessons for children and adults from 6 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. on Mondays at the Bill Sapp Recreation Center activity room. The instructor will teach krav-maga and Brazilian jui jitsu. Monthly fees are $25 for one person, $40 for two or $50 for a family. Registration fees can be paid to Chris, the instructor, on the first Monday of each month. For information, call Chris at (910) 618-1600.

Kickboxing: The Lumberton Recreation Department will sponsor kickboxing aerobics for women at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Bill Sapp Recreation Center activity room. The cost is $20 per month and can be paid to the instructor, Joan Townsend. For information, call the Recreation Department at (910) 671-3869.

Dancing: There will be free line dancing at 8 p.m. Thursdays at Marianis Steak, Seafood and Grill in Pembroke. For information, call (910) 521-1212.

Business meeting: The Pembroke Business Professional Womens Organization meets the first Monday of each month. For information, call Kim Hunt at (910) 536-7816.

Knife sale: The Lumberton Lioness Club is selling Rada Knives. Proceeds will be used to benefit the visually impaired of Lumberton. For information, call (910) 738-3948.

Karate lessons: The Lumberton Recreation Department will sponsor karate lessons at 5 p.m. for children 5 to 7 years old, 6 p.m. for children 8 to 10 years old, 7 p.m. for children older than 10 years and 8 p.m. for adults on Wednesdays at the Bill Sapp Recreation Center activity room. The cost is $25 a month. Fees can be paid to Arnold West, the instructor. For information, call the Recreation Department at (910) 671-3869.

Weight-loss group: Take off the pounds sensibly, a non-profit weight-loss group, meets at 6 p.m. Mondays in the West End Baptist Church fellowship hall. For information, call Lena at (910) 739-2700.

Dancing: There will be free line dancing at Swank the bistro at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. The restaurant is located at 1907 N. Pine St. in Lumberton. For information, call (910) 739-6712.

Aerobics: Swank the bistro is hosting free aerobics classes at 7 p.m. Mondays. For information, call (910) 739-6712.

Flea market: Fairmonts weekly flea market is each Saturday starting at 7 a.m. on the town museum grounds. There is no fee for vendors to set up. For information call (910) 628-9755, ext. 15.

Bingo: Bingo for anyone 55 years and older from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of every month in the Heritage Center in downtown Fairmont.

Museum: The Red Springs Historical Museum is open from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Sunday at 504 E. Fourth Ave.

Bingo: A bingo game is held from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Old Tobacco Land Restaurant, 505 Walnut St., in Fairmont. For information, call (910) 827-6274.

Swimming program: The American Red Cross offers swimming lessons for all levels of ability beginning at age 3. The class is two weeks long and taught Mondays through Thursdays, in the mornings or evenings throughout the summer at UNCP. The cost is $50 per two-week session. For information, call (910) 521-6277 or visit uncp.edu/swim.

Historic house: The Mill Prong House, a Federalist-style Scottish heritage house built around 1795, is open to the public from 2 to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of each month. It is located between Red Springs and Raeford. For information, call (910) 739-4879.

Charity: Donate your unwanted items to the needy in the Appalachian Mountains in Harlan, Ky. For information or pick-up, call (910 ) 738-8846.

VFW meeting: The Pembroke VFW meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the second Monday after the first Sunday at the Lowery VFW clubhouse in Pembroke. For information, call Jerry Lowery at (910) 521-3297.

Honor guard meeting: The Honor Guard of Robeson County meets the last Saturday of each month at Oxendine Church in Maxton. For information, call Jerry Lowery at (910) 521-3297.

Support group: The Chad Allen Arnette families and Friends of Murder and Homicide Victims support group of Robeson County holds a monthly support and advocacy group meeting on the last Tuesday of every month at the Bible Alive Ministries located at Floyds Mortuary, 809 E. Fifth St., Lumberton. For information, call Debra Arnette at (910) 734-1527 or Amanda McCormick (910) 736-4356.

Support group: The Lumberton Sarcoidosis Foundation meets at 11 a.m. every fourth Saturday of each month at the East Lumberton Police substation at 1608 E. Fifth St. The group offers an open discussion on the education of sarcoidosis. For information, call (910) 536-8635.

Volunteers: Southeastern Regional Medical Center needs dedicated and dependable adult volunteers to provide support and assistance in a variety of departments throughout the medical center. For information, call Beth Ivey at (910) 671-5093.

Magazines: Volunteers at Southeastern Regional Medical Center are requesting donations of recent magazines for daily distribution to patients. Donations may be dropped off at the main lobby reception desk. For information, call Beth Ivey at (910) 671-5093.

Meeting: The NAACP meeting is held at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the African American Culture Center in Lumberton. The new leadership is asking all members to come.

Happy Hearts: Happy Hearts Cardiac Support Group, for people with heart disease and their family members, meets at 7 p.m. quarterly in the Southeastern Regional Medical Center assembly room. Participants are asked to bring a heart-healthy dish. Drinks will be provided. For information, call (910) 671-5067.

Picture of Health: A television series which features the physicians, programs and services of Southeastern Regional Medical Center, airs at 10 a.m. Saturdays on Ion Media Network (local channel 62, cable channel 8, digital channels 36.6 and 62.1). Previous episodes can be viewed on the publications and videos link at www.srmc.org. For information, call (910) 671-5018.

Genealogy meeting: The Robeson County Historical and Genealogical Society meetings are held at 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the Osterneck Auditorium. Open to the public. For information, visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncrcgs2/index.html.

Support group: The HealthKeeperz Hospices grief support group meets from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday. It makes no difference whether the loss took place last week, several months ago, or even last year. For information, call (910) 860-7178.

Knife sale: The Lumberton Lioness Club is selling Rada Knives. Proceeds will be used to benefit the visually impaired of Lumberton. For information, call (910) 738-3948.

Study program: The Power Hour/Homework Study Program for youth ages 6 to 18 will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday from at 1310 N. Seneca St., Lumberton. For information, call (910) 738-8474.

Head start registration: The Lumbee Regional Development Association is accepting applications for children 6 weeks to 4 years old and expecting moms at the Rennert area, Lumberton/Allenton area and Fairmont area. For information, call Cassandra Blanks at (910) 522-2155.

Training program: Southeastern Family Violence Center is offering a new program, New Choices, which helps people with job training, education and support. For information, call (910) 739-8622.

Volunteers sought: The Boys & Girls Club of Lumberton/Turner Terrace Unit needs volunteers to tutor students. No special training is required. For information, call (910) 608-0040.

Cancer screening: The Robeson County Health Department is offering pap smears, breast exams and mammograms for women 50 to 64 years old. They are free or at a reduced rate for qualified women. For information, call (910) 671-3281.

Tourism meeting: The Robeson Tourism Development Association meets at noon the first Wednesday of the month. For information, call Everett Davis at (910) 671-3276.

SFVC support groups: The Southeastern Family Violence Center has a support group for women and children at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 109 W. Ninth St., Lumberton. For information, call (910) 739-8622.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Cedar Street AA meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday and at 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 6 p.m. Saturday at 2004 N. Cedar St., Lumberton. For information, call (910) 738-4499.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Alcoholics Anonymous, a self-help group for recovering alcoholics, meets at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at Southeastern Recovery Alternatives, 705-B Wesley Pines Road. For information, call (910) 272-3030.

Narcotics Anonymous: Narcotics Anonymous, a self-help group for people recovering from drug addiction, meets at 8 p.m. Mondays at Southeastern Recovery Alternatives, 705-B Wesley Pines Road. For information, call (910) 272-3030.

Nicotine Anonymous: Nicotine Anonymous, a self-help group that offers support to individuals in their effort to stop nicotine addiction, meets at 5 p.m. Tuesdays at Southeastern Regional Medical Centers Community Education Classroom I located on the main campus. For information, call (910) 272-3030.

Caregiver group: South Lumberton Family Caregiver support group meets at 6 p.m. on the Tuesday after the second Sunday of each month in the South Lumberton Resource Building on Martin Luther King Drive. A light dinner is served. For information, call (910) 272-0121.

Violence prevention: The Southeastern Family Violence Center is having classes at 4 p.m. Tuesdays for children who have experience or are experiencing family violence. For information, call (910) 739-8622.

Volunteers sought: Communities In Schools needs volunteers at West Lumberton and Janie C. Hargrave to tutor students. No special training is required. For information, call Brenda Pape at (910) 738-1734.

Beekeepers Meeting: The Robeson County Beekeepers meet the third Tuesday of the month at the O.P. Owens Building. For information, call (910) 671-3276.

Aerobics/kickboxing: The Lumberton Recreation Department is having aerobics/kickboxing classes Tuesday and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Bill Sapp Recreation Center. For information, call (910) 671-3869.

Visually-impaired bowling: The Sunshine Seekers, a visually-impaired group, bowls from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at the Lumberton Bowling Alley.

Crafts: The Lumberton Recreation Department is having craft classes for adults on Wednesdays from 12:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Pine Street Senior Center. For information, call Judy at (910) 738-2711.

Senior citizen hotline: Free information is available to older adults through the Robeson County Church and Community Center and Lumber River Council of Governments. For information, call (910) 738-5204.

Senior walking: The Lumberton Recreation Department has exercise and walking classes at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Pine Street Senior Center. For information, call (910) 671-3881.

Ham radio club: The Robeson County Amateur Radio Society meets the second Monday of each month downstairs in the countys emergency managers office. Brown bag dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Chip at (910) 272-0903.

Guardian volunteers: The Guardian Ad Litem needs volunteers for abused and neglected children. For information, call Tulisha at (910) 737-5088.

Quilting/sewing: The Lumberton Recreation Department has quilting and heirloom sewing classes from 5 to 7 p.m. every Monday at the Pine Street Senior Center. For information, call (910) 671-3881.
Super lungs: A support group for persons with breathing problems or lung disorders and their family members, meets at 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Community Education Classroom II at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. For information, call (910) 738-5403.

Alzheimers support group: Families, caregivers and friends of persons with Alzheimers disease or related disorders are invited to attend a support group, which meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the dining room of WoodHaven Nursing and Alzheimers Care Center, 1150 Pine Run Drive, Lumberton. No registration is required for these free meetings. For information, call (910) 671-5703.

Prostate cancer support group: Man-to-Man, a support group and lecture series for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the Obbie Lee Community Education Room of the Gibson Cancer Center, 1200 Pine Run Drive, Lumberton. Call the Gibson Cancer Center at (910) 671-5730 or the American Cancer Society at (877) 227-9416 for information.

Breast cancer support group: Sisters Network, an African-American breast cancer survivorship organization, meets monthly. For information about meetings, call Irene Stuart at (910) 738-8648.

Sisters: Unique Surviving Sisters meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the Obbie Lee Community Education Room of the Gibson Cancer Center, 1200 Pine Run Drive, Lumberton. The group, open to all women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and other cancers of the reproductive system, is free and no pre-registration is required. For information, call the Gibson Cancer Center at (910) 671-5730 or the American Cancer Society at (877) 227-9416.

Volunteers: The Gibson Cancer Center, an affiliate of Southeastern Regional Medical Center, needs licensed cosmetologists, manicurists and massage therapists to volunteer at the Terrific Tuesday event from 9 a.m. to noon on the first Tuesday of each month. Volunteers are also needed to oversee arts and crafts activities during the event. Terrific Tuesday is designed to help patients and their family members feel more at ease during their visits to the center by offering healthy refreshments, crafts, manicures, makeovers, hair cuts and chair massages. In addition, the center is looking for volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday to distribute movies, music, magazines and refreshments to patients. For information, call (910) 671-5730.

Diabetes community: The Diabetes Community Center sponsors a Diabetes Community Network that meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Pine/Willow Room at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. This outreach group helps individuals with diabetes. For information, call (910) 671-5595.

Free speakers: Health care professionals from Southeastern Regional Medical Center are available to speak on a wide variety of topics to civic, church and community groups free of charge. Speakers include hospital physicians, administrators, nurses, educators and allied health professionals. These speakers can talk on almost any health-related topic. To schedule a speaker, call (910) 671-5499. Please allow two weeks advance notice.

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