• Aug. 6
Benefit bike ride: The Dublin Lions Club will host a benefit bike ride for Freddie Pait, a member of the Dublin community who was admitted to the hospital with severe pneumonia in June. Registration for the ride will be held from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. with kick stands going up for the ride at 10 a.m. The cost for single riders is $20, and double riders cost $25. Costs for the ride include lunch. Chicken plates will be available for $7 for those who don’t ride. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. T-shirts will be for sale upon request. For information, call Melissa Tatum at 910-991-2072, Christie Merritt at 910-874-6720 or Stephanie Lewis at 910-872-3144.
• Aug. 13
Put Your Dream to the Test: Fairmont native Jamie Pendergrass will host a workshop titled “Put Your Dream to the Test” at the Holiday Inn Conference Center located at 101 Wintergreen Drive in Lumberton. The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon. For information or to purchase tickets, visit Dreams2Realities.com, text the code 2DREAM to 44222 or call 910-221-6038.
• Aug. 16 – 17
ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training: The North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Robeson County Center will provide ServSafe Food Safety Certification from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the O.P. Owens Agriculture Center located at 455 Caton Road in Lumberton. A two-hour exam will be given Aug. 22 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is $125 and should be paid via check or money order that is made payable to Robeson County Cooperative Extension. For information, call 910-671-3276.
• Aug. 5
Corn variety plot tour: Wilton Shooter and Sons Farm, located off U.S. 301, will provide a tour of 21 corn varieties in an on-farm corn variety evaluation test. To register or for information, contact Mac Malloy, Extension field cropsa gent for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Robeson County Center, at 910-671-3276 or by email at [email protected]
• Aug. 2
National Night Out: The Lumberton Police Department will host National Night Out at the plaza downtown from 6 to 9 p.m. National Night Out will feature free food, ice cream and games.
• Aug. 11
Candlelight ceremony: First Baptist Church will host the ninth annual candlelight ceremony in memory of those who have died by homicide, domestic violence and drunk driving at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Call 910-734-1527 or email [email protected] by Aug. 1 to have your loved one remembered at the service. The church is located at 606 N. Walnut St. in Lumberton.
• Aug. 5 – 7
Best of Broadway: Summer Stage, the performing workshop of Purple Door Productions, in association with Robeson Community College, will present “The Best of Broadway,” a showcase of Broadway tunes from The Wiz, Beauty and the Beast, Bonnie and Clyde, Hamilton, The Color Purple and Newsies. The show will run Aug. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 6 and 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the A.D. Lewis Theatre on the campus of Robeson Community College in Lumberton. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and RCC faculty. Tickets will be on sale each night prior to each performance. For information, call Purple Door Productions at 910-258-0787 and find them on Facebook.
• Aug. 4
Back-to-school celebration: The Public Schools of Robeson County will host its annual back-to-school celebration from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Southeastern N.C. Agricultural Events Center. The celebration will include free school supplies and refreshments.
• Aug. 18
United Way Back-to-School Bash: United Way will host a back-to-school bash to show appreciation for Robeson County teachers. During the bash, United Way of Robeson County will collect school supplies that teachers will need for the upcoming semester from 5 to 7 p.m. behind First S. Bank on Fayetteville Road in Lumberton. Food and door prizes will be awarded. For information, call 910-739-4249.
• Aug. 18
Opening day: The Public Schools of Robeson County will host its annual Opening Day, or the first day back to school for more than 2,000 educators, at the Southeastern N.C. Agricultural Events Center in Lumberton. The event was previously scheduled to be held at Lumberton Senior High School but was recently moved. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
• Aug. 5 to 7
Redstone-Hayswood annual reunion: The Redstone-Hayswood Alumni Association, Inc. will celebrate its 38th Annual Reunion with a meet and greet and fish fry on Aug. 5. The scholarship awards banquet will be held Aug. 6 and will conclude with a goodbye brunch after church on Aug. 7. All activities will be held at Candy Sue’s Downtown, located at 111 W. Third St. in Lumberton. The classes of 1966 to 1968 will be featured. For information, call 910-738-3417 or 910-739-3701.
• Aug. 13
Family reunion: The Preston Locklear family reunion will be held at 5 p.m. at Preston Gospel Chapel on Preston Road. Please bring a covered dish. For information, call Lillian Harris at 910-521-4107.
• Oct. 15
Fairgrove alumni classes 1952 to 1969: Fairgrove Middle School alumni are planning a reunion that will begin at 5 p.m. If interested, call Betty Locklear at 910-739-7838 or Shirlean C. Hunt at 910-738-5103.
Alumni Association: The Rosenwald Alumni Association meets 4 p.m. every fourth Saturday at The Stage, which is located at 205 W. Thompson St. in Fairmont. All former students are welcome to attend.
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 Britt 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.
Disabled Veterans: The Disabled American Veterans of Lumberton Chapter 7 holds its monthly meeting at Golden Corral at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. For information, call 910-301-2383.
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.
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.
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 Tanya 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.
Visually Impaired 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 Tanya at 910-671-3962.