Army Ground Forces Band’s concert: The Army Ground Forces Band will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the Givens Performing Arts Center at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. For information, call 602-769-9147.
Nightmare on Elm Street: The Robeson Road Runners will host a one mile run, walk, and costume contest at 7 p.m. The start and finish of the event will be between Third and Fourth streets in Lumberton. The course will pass by iconic Halloween creatures and Freddie himself. After the race all participants are invited back to Candy Sue’s for refreshments and costume contest. There is a $10 registration fee that includes a T-shirt. For information, call Connie Russ at 910-671-3879 or go to www.robesonrunners.com
Halloween party: Exploration Station will hold a Halloween Party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Children should wear Halloween costumes. The cost is $7 a child.
Garden club anniversary: The Progressive Garden Club of Lumberton will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Osterneck Auditorium, 101 N. Chestnut St. in Lumberton. Door prizes will be awarded at the event and admission is free. For information, call 910-739-3132.
Women’s Health Day: Southeastern Home Care Services will be holding its fourth annual Women’s Health Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2002 N. Cedar St., Lumberton. The event is free, but requires advance registration, and will include lunch and door prizes along with several speakers regarding health. Topics will include fitness over 50, breast cancer and self defense. For information and registration, call Shelia William at 910-671-5601.
Howl-o-ween Pet Costume contest: South Robeson Veterinary Clinic will hold a pet costume contest on Oct. 26 beginning at 2 p.m. There will be food, games, prizes and tours of the clinics new facility during the event. Prizes will be awarded for pets that dress up in the following categorizes; scariest costume, humorous costume, most creative costume and cutest costume. The clinic is located at 5412 N.C. 41 South in Fairmont. Only companion animals are allowed.
Pet Costume contest: Biggs Pall Mall will hold a Pet Costume Contest from 2 to 4 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Robeson County Humane Society. For information, call Chelsea Biggs at 910-671-0028.
Bike run: A bike run will be held for Lorette Canady, who has breast cancer. Registration will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Luther Britt Park in Lumberton. The price is $10 for a single rider and $15 for a couple. A rain date is scheduled for Nov. 3. For information, call Bruce Freeman at 910-258-2799 or Hilton Scott at 910-733-2581 or Clyde Hall at 910-740-2669 or Donald Sampson at 910-521-8009.
Halloween Festival: Biggs Park Mall will hold a free Halloween Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be inflatables, candy and a costume contest. For information, call Chelsea Biggs at 910-671-0028.
Harvest Festival: Parkview Activity Center will hold its annual Harvest Festival from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Children should bring a bag for goodies. For information, call Lori Washington, Brenda Rozier or Alonzo Ladson at 910-671-3873.
Fairmont Halloween: Dr. Electrode, Charles Kemp, will hold a trick-or-treating night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Town Hall building. Candy will be given out.
Leaping Lizards Crafts festival: The First Presbyterian Church of Lumberton will hold its 10th annual Leaping Lizards Craft Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 2. Applications for vendors are now being accepted. The church is located at 1002 N. Chestnut St. For information, call 910-739-5089.
Red Springs candidates forum: The town of Red Springs will hold a public forum for those running for mayor and town commissioner at the E.R. Gause Auditorium at Rosenwald Elementary School at 5 p.m. Candidates will be asked to present their platforms and a question-and-answer session will follow. For information, call Monte McCallum at 919-649-1670.
Community forum: Robeson Community College will hold a community forum from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Town Hall in Pembroke. For information, contact Dennis Watts at 910-272-3369 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saddletree VFD plate sale: Saddletree Volunteer Fire Department will hold a plate sale at its fire department beginning at 10 a.m. Participants can purchase a barbecue or chicken plate for $6; a combination plate for $7; a sandwich for $3.50; or a pound of barbecue for $6. For phone orders, call 910-738-6850 or fax 910-738-6242 or email them to email@example.com.
Veterans Day: Biggs Park Mall will hold a Veterans Day event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The mall will provide veterans with a free lunch and a certificate. For information, call Chelsea Biggs at 910-671-0028.
Bike ride for toys: The annual Red Springs Toy Run will be held beginning at 9 a.m. at the Red Springs Fire Department. The fee to participate is one new, unwrapped toy or a cash donation. The goal is to collect 1,000 toys. For information, call Bob or Elnora Hollingsworth at 910-734-3903 or 910-843-9991.
Pembroke street festival: The Pembroke Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors and exhibitors for its third annual street festival, Cruisin’ Pembroke 2013. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in Pembroke. The event is also sponsored by the town of Pembroke, Lumbee Regional Development Association, The Lumbee Tribe and The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. For information, contact 910-775-9110.
Benefit ride: A benefit ride will be held for Sheila Hammonds. Registration will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Advance Auto Parts on Roberts Ave. in Lumberton. The price is $10 a person and $5 for a single ride. All cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. There will be a $100 raffle. For information, call Pat at 910-740-0537, Jackie at 910-740-6133 or Anthony at 910-785-4663.
Celtic Christmas Concert: Moore Auditorium, at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, will be hosting Jennifer Licko and Pasty O’Brien in a ‘Celtic Christmas’ at 7:30 p.m. Christmas music will include traditional, Scottish, Celtic and Irish. Ticket information is available by calling 516-670-5534.
Shag dance lessons: The Lumberton Recreation Department will sponsor shag dance lessons with new classes starting Nov. 4. The classes will be held in the south end of the Pine Street Activity Center. Beginners classes start at 7 p.m. and intermediate classes start at 8 p.m. A partner is not required. There will be a fee of $30 a person a month. For information, call 910-671-3881.
Support group: The Chad Allen Arnette Families and Friends of Murder and Homicide Victims support group of Robeson County holds meetings the last Tuesday of every month at The Bible Alive Ministries in the Floyd Mortuary and Bible Alive Ministries Building at 809 E. Fifth St. in Lumberton. For information, call 910-734-1527.
Lupus support group: The Lumberton Support Group of the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina chapter, meets the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Sandy Grove Baptist Church. The church is located at 1601 Martin Luther King, Hr. Drive in Lumberton. For information, call 877-849-8271 or visit www.lupusnc.org.
Smocking/Sewing classes: 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.
Quilting classes: 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.
Group walking: Walking as exercise is held from 9 to 10 a.m. every day at the Pine Street Gym. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881.
Craft classes: Craft classes will be held 1 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the South Lumberton Resource Center located Martin Luther King Drive. No experience is necessary. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881
Craft classes: Craft classes will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Pine Street Senior Center. No experience is necessary. For information, call T0nya at 910-671-3881.
Craft classes: Craft classes will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. every Thursday at the New Easy Lumberton Resource Center. No experience necessary. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881.
Painting classes: 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.
Visually impaired bowling: Sunshine Seekers support group will host a bowling event from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at the Lumberton Bowling Center. All legally visually impaired individuals are welcomed. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881.
Senior Bingo: Free bingo for seniors will be held from 10 a.m. to noon the first and second Monday of each month at Pine Street Senior Center. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881.
Card game: The card game Bridge will be played at 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Pine Street Senior Center. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881.
Blind support group: 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.
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.
Visually impaired craft classes: Craft classes for the visually impaired are held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. No experience is necessary. For information, call 910-671-3881.
Support group: 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.
Board games: The Pine Street Senior Center will offer board games from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881.
Chair aerobics: A low-impact chair aerobics class will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Mondays and 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays 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.
Percussion classes: The South Resource Center at 1408 Martin Luther King Drive offers percussion class on Mondays through Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. The costs is $10 per month. For information, call Jackie Jimenez at 910-671-3962.
Square dancing: The Lumber River Swingers hold a dance every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 at the East Lumberton Community Resource Center For information, call Betty Cox at 910-258-2237 or Donald Thorndyke at 910-734-2237. No dance is held on the fifth Tuesday of the month.
Drum classes: Drum classes are being held Mondays through Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Weed and Seed building on Martin Luther King Drive. For information, call Gregory Campbell at 910-671-5979.
Community watch: The Godwin Heights Community Watch program will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m.on the third Tuesday or the month at the Godwin Heights community building. For information, call Councilman Jackie Taylor at 910-738-4389.
VFW meeting: The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies will hold its monthly meeting every fourth Saturday at noon at 300 Brooke Lane, Weaver Court Housing Complex.
Parenting program: The Southeastern Family Violence Center hosts a basic school age parenting program every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. beginning March 19 at 108 W. Ninth St. in Lumberton. Program participants receive a $25 gift card upon completion. Residents of Lumberton Housing Authority also receive 56 community service hours. For information, call 910-739-8622.