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COMMUNITY

Oct. 13

Library event: “River Voices: Reading and Discussing Joseph Mitchell” will be held at 6 p.m. at the Gilbert Patterson Memorial Library at 210 N. Florence St. in Maxton.Reservations should be made by calling the Robeson County Public Library at 910-738-4859.

Oct. 15

Bluegrass and Barbecue: Pickin’ in the Pines, a bluegrass and barbecue benefit for campers at Millstone 4-H Camp will be held 6 to 11 p.m. at the camp at 1296 Mallard Drive, Ellerbe. The event will feature live entertainment from the Blue Highway Band, the Long Gone Band, and L&L along with a pig-picking and all the fare that goes with it. Tickets are $50 per guest. For information or to RSVP, call 910-652-5905 or email Erehn Moss at [email protected]

Oct. 20

Library event: “River Voices: Reading and Discussing Joseph Mitchell” will be held at 6 p.m. at The Stage at 205 W. Thompson St. in Fairmont. Reservations should be made by calling the Robeson County Public Library at 910-738-4859.

Oct. 29

Fall Festival: Jones Lake State Park, which is at 4117 NC 242 North, Elizabethtown, will host a fall festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by Friends of the Bay Lake. There will be a costume contest at noon with winners announced at 1:30 p.m. The festival will include hayrides, games, cakewalks, animal exhibits and more. Call 910-588-4550 for information.

The Border Belt Museum in downtown Fairmont will present “The Haunted Museum” 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be candy and treats for children inside plus an array of spectacular special effects on the museum grounds.

Nov. 3

Library event: “River Voices: Reading and Discussing Joseph Mitchell” will be held at 6 p.m. at the Pembroke Public Library at 413 S. Blaine St. Reservations should be made by calling the Robeson County Public Library at 910-738-4859.

Nov. 5

Cruise in: Station No. 36 Whitehouse Fire Department will host a cruise in. The registration fee is $10 per vehicle, which includes a meal, and $5 a rider. Registration will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Extreme Soundz in Lumberton. In the event of rain, the event will be held on Nov. 12. For information, call 910-785-4663 or 910-740-0537.

• Nov. 11

Veterans Day Tribute: The Border Belt Museum in downtown Fairmont will host a tribute to veterans at 8 a.m. Coffee, juice and pastries will be served to all veterans who attend.

• Nov. 12

Cruisin’ Pembroke Street Festival: The sixth annual event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a soup cook-off from noon to 2 p.m. There will be live entertainment, food and craft vendors, a raffle, free kids activities, live reptiles and $2 train rides. For information, call 910-522-2162 or 910-536-7816.

FUNDRAISERS

Oct. 8

Benefit bike ride: A benefit motorcycle ride and plate sale will be held at the National Guard Armory at 1001 W. Swanzy St., Elizabethtown to raise money for the family of 7-month-old Joseph Thomas Higgs, the son of Kelsey Cox and Jacobe Higgs. Higgs has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblasic leukemia. Registration for riders will be held 9 to 10:45 a.m., and kick stands go up at 11 a.m. It is $20 for single riders and $25 for double riders, which includes a meal. Boston butt plates will be on sale for $7 each. All donations and proceeds will benefit Higgs and his family to help with medical and living expenses.

• Oct. 13

Bark at the Moon: A cocktail reception will be held to benefit the Robeson County Humane Society from 6 to 9 p.m. Donations and supplies are welcome at this free admission event where attendees can enjoy beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres and meet animal lovers. For information, call 910-738-8282.

• Oct. 15

Alzheimer’s Walk: The 2016 Robeson County Alzheimer’s Walk will be held at Wesley Pines Retirement Community at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a keynote speaker at 9:30 a.m. There is no fee to walk, but participants must raise $50 to get a T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. For information, call Amy Hammond at 910-272-3006.

Oct. 22

Kicking Away Cancer: a kickball fundraising tournament will be At noon at Rowland Ball Park, E. McCormick St., Rowland. Churches, businesses and other groups are invited to form teams to participate. Registration is $5 per team member and proceeds will go toward a scholarship for a graduating senior who has lost a parent to cancer. For information, call Yoland Alford at 910-474-7941.

REUNION

• Oct. 8

Sampson family reunion: The family of Henry Sampson and Nancy Carter Sampson will have a reunion at Mt. Olive Pentecostal Holiness Church, located at 610 Normal St. in Pembroke, at 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish. For information, call Pat Locklear at 910-867-9583, Margaret Honeycutt at 910-739-9433 after 8 p.m., Shelby Lowery at 910-706-2816, or Johnny Baker at 910-521-9413.

Bryant family reunion: The descendents of William Doyle and Lillie Bryant will have a family reunion at noon at Two Streams Prospect Road, Pembroke. For information, call Elaine Lambert at 910-843-3210 or Ruby B. Locklear at 910-521-4431. Those planning to attend should call by Nov. 5.

Oscar and Rittie family reunion: The Oscar and Rittie family reunion will be held at noon at 1301 Preston Road, Maxton. Bring a covered dish. For information call Tony Barton at 919-806-6827.

• 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.

Fairmont class reunion: The reunion is for Fairmont High School’s class of 1984. The cost to attend is $40 a person. For information, call 910-733-0114 or 910-740-0167.

The annual Barnesville School Reunion: The reunion will be held at Sterling’s Fire Department with a pig picking and BBQ chicken dinner for $15 per person. Casual dress is expected. For information, contact Faye Sealy at 910-628-8746.

• Oct. 29

Graham family reunion: The descendants of John, Annie and Joe Graham will gather for a family reunion at 1 p.m. at Deep Branch Church on Deep Branch Road in Pembroke. Family members are asked to bring a covered dish. For information, call Gail Graham at 910-521-3063 or Dorine Jones at 910-521-8010.

Magnolia High School class of 1978 will meet at Fuller’s Old Fashioned BBQ on N.C. 211 at 5 p.m. Students and staff are invited. Everyone is responsible for the cost of their meal. For information, contact Beverly at 910-671-1187, Demetrius at 910-521-1133 or Lana at 910-738-5931.

Nov. 19

The Rosenwald High School Class of 1968 will have its next class meeting on at The Stage at 205 Thompson St. at 4 p.m. All class members are asked to attend. For information call Lucille Christian at 910-628-7644.

ONGOING

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 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 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.

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