What’s Happening


FUNDRAISERS

• Sept. 29

Golf Tournament: Robeson Community College Foundation and the Bullard Restaurant Group will host its 32nd annual Clifford Bullard Memorial Golf Tournament at Carolina Plantation Golf Club in Lumberton. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds will support the Robeson Community College Foundation.

• 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.

WORKSHOPS

• 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. 26

Corn husk doll workshop: The Museum of the Southeast American Indian will host the workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. The workshop will be taught by Lumbee artist Gloria Tara Lowery and her husband Wendell. Cost for the workshop is $25 and is due on the day of the workshop to pay for all materials that are needed. Participants must be 14 years old or older. For information, call Alisha Locklear Monroe at 910-521-6282 or email [email protected]

THEATER

• Aug. 19 – 20

“A Robeson County Christmas” Show Auditions: Auditions will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 19 and at 10 a.m. on Aug. 20 for the Carolina Civic Center’s fifth annual Christmas show.

OUTDOORS

• Aug. 16

Canoe and kayak catch trip: Lumber River State Park is offering a canoe and kayak catch trip down the Lumber River. The group will meet at the Princess Ann Access at 9 a.m. All participants must be able to swim. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, a snack, and any other necessary items. For information or to make reservations, as space is limited, contact Ranger Ronald Anderson at 910-628-4564. Preregistration is required.

• Aug. 17 – 18

Canoe and kayak trips: Lumber River State Park is offering canoe and kayak trips down the Lumber River. The group will meet at the Wire Pasture Access Area on Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. and at the Princess Ann Access area at 10 a.m. on Aug. 18. All participants must be able to swim. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, a snack and any other necessary items. For information or to make reservations, as space is limited, contact Ranger Ronald Anderson at 910-628-4564. Preregistration is required.

• Aug. 19 – 20

Nature hikes: Lumber River State Park is offering two nature hikes. The group will meet on Aug. 19 at Princess Ann Access Area at 9:30 a.m. and on Aug. 20 at the Chalk Banks Access Area at 9:30 a.m. All participants need to dress for the weather and wear good foot wear. This program will give visitors a chance to experience the natural beauty of the river. Bring snacks, bottled water, sunscreen, and any other items needed for the Nature Hike. For information, please contact Ronald Anderson, at 910-628-4564

• Aug. 25

Small farm outreach meeting: The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Robeson and Bladen Centers will host the meeting at the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Service Center, located at 450 Smith Circle Drive in Elizabethtown, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. The meeting will inform farmers and landowners of programs that can provide financial assistance to their farms. For information or to register, contact Nelson Brownlee at 910-671-3276 or by email at [email protected]

• Aug. 27

Youth triathlon: The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will host a youth triathlon for children aged 6 to 15. There is only room for 300 children in the triathlon. For information, or to register, visit triwarriors.com.

MEETINGS

• Sept. 2

U.S. Army Reserves: The 1st/108th Army Reserves Retired Group will meet at Dale’s Seafood in Whiteville at 6 p.m. For information, call Mitch Lowry at 910-521-3637.

• Sept. 9

REDOC: Retired employees of the Department of Corrections will meet at Village Station in Lumberton at 6 p.m. For information, call Barry Deese at 910-628-7386.

REUNION

• Sept. 3

Chavis family reunion: The Archie Chavis and Carrie Mae Smith Chavis family will have a reunion at noon at Saddletree Church of God. Bring a covered dish. For information, call Rosie Oxendine at 910-740-1241 or Glenn Hammonds at 910-734-0041.

• Sept. 10

Allenton High School reunion: The alumni of the Allenton High School who graduated between 1928 and 1955 are invited to attend a reunion at Pier 41 Restaurant in Lumberton at 11:30 a.m. Contact one of the following by Aug. 30 to reserve a seat: Hazel N. Taylor at 910-739-5886; Betty Lou Prevatte at 910-739-2433; Billy Meares at 910-618-6442; Ray Branch at 704-544-2417; or Joyce Freeman at 910-618-7337.

• Sept. 18

Bullock family reunion: The descendants of Henry Rawl Bullock will hold a family reunion at 1p.m. at Centerville Baptist Church, located at 3428 N.C. 41 South in Lumberton. Bring a covered dish. For information, call Nancy Allen at 910-734-5125.

• Oct. 15

Sampson family reunion: The family of Henry Sampson and Nancy Carter Sampson will have a reunion on Oct. 8 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.

• 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.

• Oct. 15

Fairmont class reunion: The reunion is for Fairmont High School’s class of 1984. The cost to attend is $40 a person and deadline to submit that free is Sept. 16. For information, call 910-733-0114 or 910-740-0167.

EDUCATION

• 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.

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 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.

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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