First Posted: 1/15/2009
Gangs: A gang symposium will be held in Fairmont at 6 p.m. tonight, at the new Heritage Center downtown. The event is free and open to the public. The guest speaker is a seasoned gang investigator.
Autism: The Autism Society of North Carolina, Robeson County Chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. tonight at the O.P. Owens Agricultural Center, 455 Caton Road, Lumberton. Guest Speaker is Amanda Smith, psycho-educational specialist from the TEACCH Center, Fayetteville. For more information, call Jennie Lee at 740-1523.
Heritage: Rosenwald Elementary second graders will celebrate Indian Heritage Month with a visit from Talking Feather today. On Nov. 14, fourth grade students will take a field trip to IEA Museum and UNCP. On Nov. 17 there will be storytelling, dancing, and crafts with Kathy Mitchell for third grade students. Contact Ann Bartley or Jessica Pate at 628-4291 with any questions.
Tribal gathering: The Saddletree Community District 9 Tribal Community Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Soaring Eagle Tribal Building, 442 Norment Road, Lumberton. This is the Clybourn Pine area. Those who attend can view one of the tribal community buildings that the Lumbee tribe is building for elders. For more information, call 738-5556 or 733-2472.
Macbeth: Essentially the most dangerous, frightening, and gripping plays Shakespeare has ever written; A nightmarish world of bloodshed, war and political violence. Audiences are thrust into a Post-Apocalyptic setting as the play unfolds on the Givens Performing Arts Main Stage at UNCP Nov. 18 through Nov. 22. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday. General admission is $5; students, faculty, and staff are free with ID. Tickets may be purchased through the box office at 521-6361.
Scrapbooking: The Robeson County Christian Women invite all area women to a scrapbooking event, “Crop til You Drop,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19 at Adelio’s Restaurant on Kahn Drive in Lumberton. Cost is $12.50. Reservations are needed by Nov. 13. For more information, call Joan at 738-7081 or Marilyn at 738-4403.
Moon look: The Robeson Planetarium and Science Center presents, “The Woman Who Married The Moon,” on Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for 18 and younger, free for students and staff of the Public Schools of Robeson County. For more information, call 735-2147 or visit the Web site at www.robesonsky.com.
Pilgrimage: Families and friends connected to the Robeson County Lumbee/Croatan Indians who migrated to Georgia in the late 1800’s will journey from points in Robeson County on Friday, Nov. 21, and arrive in Statesboro, Georgia, where they will check into a local hotel. On the morning of Nov. 22 the delegation will travel to the Croatan Indian Memorial Cemetery located on the Wiregrass Plantation in Adabelle, Georgia to clean it. Afterwards they will gather for a group lunch and tour the rural area where their ancestors lived, worked, schooled and died during the post Civil War Era. The Saturday afternoon schedule includes a tour of the Claxton Bakery and an opportunity to purchase world famous Claxton Fruit Cakes. For more information, contact Horace Locklear and Barbara Braveboy-Locklear at 575-6074 or [email protected].
Bazaar: The Tar Heel VFD Auxiliary Unit is hosting a Community Bazaar on Nov. 22 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside the Tar Heel Fire Department. There is free parking and free admission. To reserve a 10 by 10 foot booth call 229-9147 by Nov. 17. The events will offer crafts, clothing, seasonal items, food and fellowship.
Wizard: The yellow brick road starts at Lu Mil Vineyard when the North Carolina Children’s Theatre performs “The Wizard of Oz,” on Nov. 20 through Nov. 23 at Lu Mil Vineyard. Tickets are $10 on Nov. 20, Nov. 21, and Nov. 23. Dinner-theater tickets on Nov. 22 are $35. For information, call 866-5819.
Concert: Studio One Lab of PSRC announces its opening of winter, “T’is the Season to Be Joyful,” a concert of music and dance celebrating the many themes of Christmas. The event unfolds at the Givens Performing Arts Center on the campus of UNCP. Performances will be Nov. 25, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 30 at 2:30 p.m. Adults are $13, seniors are $10 and students are $7. For tickets or reservations, call the GPAC box office at 521-6409.
Smart Start: The Robeson County Partnership for Children, the local Smart Start initiative, has scheduled the following meetings for November: The Executive Committee will meet at noon on Nov. 18 at the partnership building, 210 E. Second St., Lumberton. The Grants Review Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the partnership building. The Nominations/Personnel Committee will meet at noon on Nov. 26 at the partnership building.
Healing: Advantage Hospice & Home Care invites those who have suffered a loss (death, divorce, etc.) to attend a night of healing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Cornerstone Assembly of God, 950 Linkhaw Road, Lumberton. Refreshments will follow. To display a picture of your loved one, send to: 405 N. Elm St., Lumberton, N.C. 28358, by Nov. 7. For more information, call 345-0030.
Author, author!: Writer Pamela June Kimmell will be speaking at the Osterneck Auditorium in Lumberton on Thursday, Nov. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Following her talk, she will be signing copies of her latest book. Her appearance is the last in the 2008 Writers Rally in Robeson series. Visit www.robesoncountylibrary.com or www.pamelajunekimmell.com for more information.
Community Watch: A Community Watch meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 in the courtroom at Fairmont Town Hall.
Festival: Trinity Holiday Festival will be held on Nov. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 1202 N. Chestnut St., Lumberton. This is a fundraiser for Trinity Episcopal Church. Tickets for the event will be $10 at the door. In addition to a Silent Auction there will be a live auction, homemade food items, attic treasures and a hand-made quilt as a raffle grand prize. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased by calling 739-3717. The winner does not need to be present to win.
Stockings: Needy families can register on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25 form 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bill Sapp Center in the Teen Room. Please bring picture ID, social security card for everyone in the home and verification of your income. Application will only be taken for children 1-13 years of age. If you received from the empty stocking last year, you will not be eligible to receive this year. For information, call Sandra Cox at 671-6201.
Rowland Christmas: The Town of Rowland will have its annual Christmas Parade and the Festival on Saturday, Nov. 29. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. with line-up starting at 9 a.m. at Rowland Middle School. Vendors will be located at the Historic Rowland Depot, set-up begins at 8 a.m. The festival committee is seeking vendors in all areas and the entries for the parade. There is no fee for the parade entries. Vendors can call 422-9742, parade entries can call 422-3450.
Veterans meet: Lumberton Chapter # 7 Disabled American Veterans will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Jimmy’s Seafood House, 1933 Roberts Ave., Lumberton. For more information, call Billy R. Jacobs at 843-8748.
Holiday parade: Fairmont’s Twilight Christmas Parade, “Holiday on Main,” will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 5. A Christmas tree lighting at will follow in the Community Park at 7 p.m. Then at 7:30 p.m. folks are invited to the Heritage Center downtown for singing, music, Santa and the kids. The public is invited to this free holiday event. For more information, call 628-9766, ext. 15.
Pancake Breakfast: The Pembroke Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast on Dec. 6, at the Pembroke Elementary School. The event runs from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tickets will be $5 all you can eat. Eat in or carry out will be available.
Christmas parade: The Marietta Christmas Parade will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 6 in downtown Marietta. Applications are being accepted through Nov. 28, with no entry fees. The WHVFD benefit auction immediately follows the parade, and donations will be accepted by any member of the department. For parade applications, contact John Bare at 628-9368, Donna Stubbs at 628-8103, or Mayor Justin Oliver at 628-6556. For vendor information, call Danny Campbell at 628-6008.
Concert: UNCP’s Nostalgic Concert Series presents The Lettermen delivering tight pop harmonies on Dec. 9 at the Givens Performing Arts Center in Pembroke. For more information, call 521-6361.
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.
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.
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 taking registration for aerobic and exercise classes at Parkview Activity Center on Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 6 p.m. 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 St., 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 St. 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.