What’s Happening for Oct. 15

First Posted: 1/15/2009


Community Watch: Fairmont Community Watch will be Thursday at 7 p.m. in the town courtroom.


Golf Tournament: The inaugural Farmers Festival Golf Tournament sponsored by Fairmont Chamber of Commerce will be Friday at Flag Tree Golf Course. Tee off time is 1 p.m.


Farmers Festival: The 22nd annual Farmers Festival will be Saturday, Oct. 18. A fun filled day begins with a parade at 10 a.m., followed by a car and antique tractor show, food crafts, a civil war battle reenactment and more until 3 p.m. The car show sound off and antique tractor show have a registration fee – $17 for pre-registration and $20 day of show. The evening will be topped off with a warehouse dance and concert by the Pizazz Band. Tickets for the concert are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, visit www.fairmontnc.com/farmersfestival.html or call Jenny Larson at (910) 628-9766, ext. 17.


The Chevy to the Levee is set for Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at Luther Britt Park in Lumberton. The event includes a Family Fun Mile, 5K, live music, rides and activities, boating, food, arts and crafts and more. Gates open at noon. The Lumberton Surgical 5K (walkers welcome too) begins at 1:30 p.m. The SRMC Family Fun Mile begins at 3 p.m. For more information, visit the Web site www.robesonroadrunners.com.


Knife Sale: The Lumberton Lioness Club is selling Kada Knives. Proceeds will be used to benefit the visually impaired of Lumberton. Call Virginia Baxley at 738-3948 or Rachel Ivey at 738-6666 to purchase these knives.

Smart Start: The Robeson County Partnership for Children, the local Smart Start initiative, has scheduled the following meetings. The Grants Review Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Partnership Building. The Executive Committee will meet at noon on Oct. 21 at the Partnership Building.

Fruit Sale: The Lumberton Area School Bands in cooperation with the Lumberton Band Fans Incorporated will be having their annual Fruit Sale Oct. 15 through Dec. 4. Navels, Tangelos, Sunburst Tangerines, Juice Oranges, Citrus Trio boxes (which include Grapefruits, Navels, and Tangelos), Apple Trio Boxes (which include Apples, Navels, and Tangelos), Red Delicious Apples and Golden Apples may be purchased from any band member or band parent from the Lumberton High School Band, junior high school band, or the Littlefield Middle School Band. Prices range from $21 to $35 a box and will be sold in 2/5 and 1/2 bushels. The delivery date is Dec. 12. Contact any Lumberton area band member for your order or call 737-5128.

Symphony and the Pointer Sisters: The Charlotte Symphony and The Pointer Sisters will be performing at Owens Auditorium on Oct. 24. Tickets are $79, $69, $66, $43, $33. For more information contact Lacey Cameron at (704) 335-3216.

Fashion Show: The Ebony Fashion show will be Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at Owens Auditorium. For more information, call (704) 335-3216 or visit www.Ebonyfashionsfair.com

Trick or Treat: “Trick or Treat” with Dr. Electrode on the front steps of the Town Hall in Fairmont on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. until all the candy is gone.

Bazaar and plate sale: Bethesda United Methodist Church hosts its 40th annual Bazaar & Barbeque Plate Sale on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 8414 S. Creek Road, Orrum, in the Barnesville community. The Bazaar begins at 10 a.m. The Plate Sale runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., eat in or take out. Plates are $6. Featured items include home-made quilts, Christmas decorations, specially-crafted wood items, and more. There will be a silent auction, and a grand food court with lots of home-made food. A nursery will be provided for children age 4 and younger, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (910) 628-7858.

Guinness World Record: John Brookfield and John Bruney will attempt a two-man tractor trailer truck pull over a 1 mile course just south of Fairmont to the medical clinic on Walnut Street on Nov. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. After, they will demonstrate their strength in the Town Hall parking lot. This is a free event and the public is invited.

Fairmont Sidewalk Sale: “Red, White, and Blue Sidewalk Sale” will be Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Fairmont. Vendors and store bargains, food, Dr. Electrode returns for more fun and music, and at 11 a.m. there will be a tribute program in the Heritage Center to honor veterans. Members of the Army Reserves will participate.


Robeson County Republican Party: The headquarters office is now open at 1903 N. Pine St., Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m.

Head Start registration: The LRDA are accepting applications for children 6 weeks to 4 years old and expecting moms at the Rennert area, Lumberton/Allenton area, and Fairmont area. Contact Cassandra Blanks at 522-2155 for more information.

Classic car rally: Held from 6 to 9 p.m. every Saturday at the Sonic Drive-in in Lumberton.

Autism meeting: The Robeson County Chapter of Autism Society meets the second Wednesday of the month in the OP Owens building. For information, call 739-5298.

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

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

Volunteers sought: The Boys and 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 ages 50 to 64. They are free or at a reduced rate for qualified women. For information, call 671-3281.

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

Painting/pottery classes: The Lumberton Recreation Department is having painting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1314 Mimosa St. Pottery classes are on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. Cost for each 8-week class is $10. For more information, call 671-3881

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

Exercise class: The Lumberton Recreation Department is now taking registration for aerobic and exercise classes at Parkview Activity Center on Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 6 p.m. The Cost of the class is $10 for every six weeks. For information, call 671-3873.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Cedar Street AA is a new group that meets seven days a week at 2004 N. Cedar Street, Lumberton. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday at 5 p.m., Thursday 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Saturday 6 p.m. For information call 738-4499.

Al-Anon: A self help group for friends and family members of alcoholics meets Mondays a 8 p.m. at 2004 N. Cedar Street. For more information call 738-4499.

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

Crafts: Arts and Crafts classes are at the South Lumberton Resource Center on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Thursdays at the East Lumberton Resource Center from 2 to 4 p.m. For information, call 671-3997.

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

Volunteers sought: Communities in Schools needs volunteers at West Lumberton and Janie Hargrave to tutor students. No special training is required. For information, call 738-1734.

Crafts for children: The Lumberton Recreation Department has arts and crafts for children ages 5 through 10 on Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Parkview Activity Center. For information, call 671-3873.

Bingo: Bingo for anyone age 55 and older the first Saturday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Fairmont Fire Hall.

Grandparents meeting: The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. at the N.C.. Cooperative Extension Service Building, 455 Caton Road. Lunch will be provided. For information, call Christy at 671-3276.

Beekeepers’ meeting: The Robeson County Beekeepers meet the third Tuesday of the month at the OP Owens Building. For information, call 671-3276.

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

Painting/pottery classes: The Lumberton Recreation Department is having painting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 1314 Mimosa St. Pottery classes are on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. Cost for each 8-week class is $25. For more information, call 671-3881.

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

Potter class: A new pottery class is being offered at RCC on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It starts Sept. 11. The instructor is Patty Speights. For information, call 739-5135

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 739-4879.

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 738-2711.

Senior citizen hotline: Free information to older adults is available through the Robeson County Church and Community Center and Lumber River Council of Governments. For information, call 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 671-3881.

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

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

Quilting/sewing: The Lumberton Recreation Dept. has quilting and heirloom sewing classes from 5 to 7 p.m. every Monday at the Pine Street Senior Center. For information, call 671-3881.


SRMC support groups: Southeastern Regional Medical Center offers the following support groups for information, call 671-5499:
Alzheimer’s: Meets second Thursday of each month at Wood Haven.
Breast Cancer: Sisters network for black women meets the Monday after the third Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. at the A.J. Robinson Medical Clinic.
Super Lungs: Meets second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in the assembly room.
Diabetes: Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Pine/Willow room.
Prostate cancer: Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Obbie Lee Community Education room.
Surviving Sisters: The cancer support group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Gibson Cancer Center.
Narcotics Anonymous: Meetings are Monday through Saturday at noon; Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. They meet at 122 Elizabethtown Road, Lumberton.
The Southeastern Recovery Alternatives group has a meeting Mondays at 705B Wesley Pines Road. For information, call 272-3030 or toll free at (888) 370-6262.
Al-Anon: Al-Anon, a self-help group for friends and family members of alcoholics meets Mondays and Thursdays at the I-95 building on Dawn Drive.
The Pembroke group meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. at Sacred Pathways building , 202 Union Chapel Road. For information, call 738-5883.
AA meetings: Alcoholics Anonymous, a self-help group for recovering alcoholics, meets Tuesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. at Carolina Manor/Recovery Alternatives, 1100 Run Drive. The I-95 group meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. They also meet at noon daily. They meet at the Robeson County Health Department.
The Southeastern Recovery Alternatives Group: Meets Tuesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. at 705B Wesley Pines Road. For information, call 272-3030.
There are meetings in St. Pauls on Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at 103 S. Third St. For information, call (910) 797-6050.

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