What’s Happening


• March 21

Percussion performance: STOMP, the international percussion sensation, will be performed at UNCP’s Givens Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $21 to $36. Youth tickets start at $16. Tickets are available by calling 910-521-6361 or online at www.uncp.edu/gpactickets. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

• March 24

Givens Performing Arts Center will host “How We Got Here: Songwriters on Social Justice,” featuring Reggie Harris and Scott Ainslie. They will sing historical blues and will discuss the blues genre’s historical perspectives in social justice. This will be a limited seat engagement, and attendees are encouraged to get tickets soon. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $1 for any students with a school ID. Givens Performing Arts Center is located at 1 University Drive, Pembroke. For tickets call 910-521-6361 or go to: uncp.edu/gpactickets.

• March 25

Locklear reunion: The Josh and Adline Locklear Family reunion will be held at noon at Preston Church in Maxton. Family members are asked to bring a covered dish. For information, call 910-521-0176, 910-633-3709, or 910-610-3776.

•April 1

Junior Service League: The Lumberton Junior Service League will hold a vendor and yard sale at Lumberton Senior High School, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Merchandise on sale will include: LuLaRoe, Tupperware, Initials, Inc., The Secret Garden, Thirty-One, Stella and Dot, and others. There will also be steak plates for sale for $15 from 11 a.m until 1 p.m. Vendor registration is $50 inside; and $25 outside. For more information email; Lumbertonjuniorserviceleague.wordpress.com or [email protected]

•April 15

Easter egg hunt: Jones Lake State Park, located at 4117 NC 242 North, in Elizabethtown, will have its annual Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., sponsored by Friends of the Bay Lakes. There will be games, concessions, crafts, prizes and special events. The event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. Call 910-588-4550 or go by the Jones Lake State Park Visitor Center to register by April 8.

•April 21

Day of Service: The United Way of Robeson County day of service will be held at Lumberton, Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, Cadillac from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. While this is an all day event, volunteers will not be required to participate the entire day. Those wishing to participate may call 910-739-4249 or send an email to: [email protected]

April 21-22

Fairmont’s Heritage Days will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on April 21 and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on April 22. There will be food, entertainment, cafts, an Amish quilt raffle, pony rides, and a petting zoo. It will be located at the Fairmont Heritage Museum.

April 22

Scholarship run: A 5K fun run and 1-mile walk will be held beginning at Southeastern Lifestyle Center parking lot, located at 301 Mount Tabor Road in Red Springs. The Scholastic Day Challenge is being held by Peterkin Law Firm to raise money for college scholarships for Robeson County students. On-side registration starts at 7:30 a.m.; the race begins at 8 a.m. For more information on the race and fun run, go to www.peterkinlegal.com, call 910-728-4930 or go by the law office at: 129 E. Third Ave., Red Springs.

Family reunion: The Oxendine Family Reunion will be held beginning at 1 p.m. at Bear Swamp Baptist Church on St. Anne Road. Families are asked to bring a picnic basket with their favorite foods and a dessert. There will be singing, storytelling, food, and lots of laughter. For information, call Janice Deese at 910-521-4253 or Daphene Bullard at 910-521-4495.

•May 27

Class reunion: The Pembroke High School Class of 1967 will celebrate its 50th class reunion at the Lumbee Lodge on Philadelphia Road in Pembroke. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and music. The price is $15 per person and is due by May 10. Tickets at the door will be $20. For more information call Harlie W. Locklear at 910-521-9584 or Linda G. Oxendine at 910-521-9582.

ONGOING

Autism Society: The Robeson County chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Lumberton. For information, call Wendy Ervin at 910-740-5562.

Community Watch: The East Lumberton Community Watch meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the East Lumberton Community Resource Center located at 1608 E. Fifth St. For information, call 910-740-3406. Godwin Heights Community Watch meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Godwin Heights Park. For information, call Councilman Burnis Wilkins at 910-734-4841.

Rosenwald Alumni Association will meet at 4 p.m. every fourth Saturday at The Stage, which is located at 205 W. Thompson St., in Fairmont across from BB&T Bank. All former students are welcome to attend.

Rosenwald High School: Class of 1968 members will meet at 4 p.m. at The Stage, 305 Thompson St. in Fairmont every third Saturday of the month. The building is located across the street from BB&T Bank. All classmates are welcome. Contact Lucille Christian at 910-628-7644 for more information.

Disabled Veterans: The Disabled American Veterans of Lumberton Chapter 7 holds its monthly meeting at Golden Corral on Kahn Drive in Lumberton at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. For information, call Billie Locklear at 910-992-0224.

Social Group: The OK Club will meet the first Tuesday of every month for business meeting at 1:30 p.m. at Pine Street Senior Center. A planning meeting will be held at noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Members must be 50 and older. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881.

VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies hold monthly meetings every fourth Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Pine Street Activity Center in Lumberton. The center is located at 801 N. Pine St. The Veterans of Foreign Wars post 2843 of Pembroke holds is monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on the first Monday following the second Sunday of each month. The post home is located at 1509 Union Chapel Road.

SUPPORT GROUPS

For the Blind: Sunshine Seekers is a support group that meets at 10 a.m. on Thursdays at the Pine Street Senior Center. Participants must be legally blind. Some of the activities include attending musicals, sports camps, exercise, bowling and fishing trips. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881.

For the Deaf and Hearing Impaired: A support group for the deaf and hard of hearing is held every third Saturday of each month from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pine Street Senior Center.

For Seniors: The Golden Ladies support group will meet at 10 a.m. every Thursday at the Pine Street Senior Center. Members must be 50 years old or older. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881.

For Family and Friends of Homicide Victims: The Chad Allen Arnette Families and Friends of Murder and Homicide Victims support group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Bible Alive Ministries in Lumberton. For information, call Debra Arnette at 910-734-1527.

CLASSES

• Ongoing

Aerobics: Aerobics and kickboxing classes are held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Bill Sapp Recreation Center in Lumberton. Classes cost $3 each, or $20 a month. The instructor is Joan Townsend. For information, call Tonya 910-671-3962.

Chair aerobics: A low-impact chair aerobics class will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Pine Street Senior Center. Participants must but 50 and older. The instructor is Timothy Clark. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881.

Crafts: Craft classes will be held 1 to 4 p.m.on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Pine Street Senior Center and on Thursdays at the East Lumberton Resource Center. No experience is necessary. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881.

Painting: Painting classes will be held at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at 1314 Mimosa St. in Lumberton. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881.

Quilting: Quilting classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday at the Pine Street Senior Center. No experience is necessary. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881.

Shag Lessons: The Lumberton Recreation Department offers shag dancing lessons the first Monday of each month at the Pine Street Activity Center. Advance classes start at 6 p.m., beginner lessons start at 7 p.m and intermediate classes start at 8 p.m. For information, call 910-671-3881.

Smocking/Sewing: Smocking classes will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. every Monday at the Pine Street Senior Center. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881.

Crafts: Craft classes for the visually impaired are held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. No experience is necessary. For information, call 910-671-3881.

Zumba: Zumba classes will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Bill Sapp Recreation Center in Lumberton. The instructor is Kim McVicker. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3962.

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