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.
Haunted river: Jeco’s gas station in Pembroke will hold its fourth annual Haunted River on Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. each day. The event will be held at Pine Lake Park in Pembroke. Admission is $10 a person. There will be a haunted house, concessions trail ride and free hay rides. For information, call 910-785-2864 or 910-316-1174.
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.
Costume contest: A Halloween Spook-Tacular Costume Contest will be held at the Robeson Regional Agricultural Fairgrounds. The Best Costume Contest Pre-Show will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the the show beings at 7:30. There will be games, prizes, treats and food. Admission is $10 a person. For information, call 941-704-8572.
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.
Open auditions: Purple Door Productions and the Robeson Community College Foundation will hold open auditions for the musical “A Christmas Carol at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Purple Door Studio at 209 N. Elm St. in Lumberton. Singers need a short vocal selection, actors will read from the script and there will be a short movement session. The studio is seeking a young boy age 9 to11 for the role of Tiny Tim. For information, or to schedule an audition time, call 910-224-4000.
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 by Nov. 7.
Collard Festival: The Town of Maxton will hold its annual Collard Greens Festival from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Beacham Park on South Austin Street in Maxton. Admission is free. For information, call 910-844-9431.
Charity open house: Woodmen of the World will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Woodmen of the World building across from Fairmont Park. There will be free hot dogs, games and information about the organization. For information, call 910-740-6601.
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.
Veterans Day ceremony: There will be a Verterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at Fairmont Heritage Center in Fairmont. The speaker will be Julie Sawyer, physical therapist for Southeastern Health and former Air Force. All veterans are invited to attend. For information, call 910-628-9766 Ext. 15.
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.
Rotary auction: The Fairmont Rotary Club will hold its annual auction at 6 p.m. at the Fairmont Heritage Center at 207 S. Main St. in Fairmont. Tickets cost $8 a person, which includes a barbecue plate and a $5 credit toward the auction. The proceeds will benefit the Rotary’s projects throughout the year.
Christmas Parade: Parade entries are now being sought for Fairmont’s sixth annual Twilight Christmas parade to be held on Dec. 6 in downtown Fairmont. Bands, queens, marching units, floats, antique cars, church floats, choirs, or other crowd pleasing units are welcome. The deadline to enter a unit in the parade is Friday Nov. 29. For information or to enter a unit contact Mayor Charles Kemp at 910-628-9766 Ext. 15.
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.
Veterans meeting: The Disabled American Veterans of Lumberton Chapter 7 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Golden Corral in Lumberton. Veterans and their families are welcome. For information call, Henry Caulder at 910-628-6263 or Janice Weathers at 910-733-2299.
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 Jr. 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.