What’s Happening


COMMUNITY

• Nov. 29

Lighting of Old Main: Old Main at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will light up for Christmas at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments and entertainment will be provided. The event is free and open to the public and the first 200 guests receive a free gift.

• Dec. 1

Pembroke Christmas Parade: The parade starts at 4:30 p.m. in Milton Hunt Park, with caroling, a tree lighting, food and a Christmas tree contest at 6:30 p.m. For information, call 910-521- 9758.

• Dec. 2

Tree lighting ceremony: Lumberton’s annual tree lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. at Lumberton’s downtown plaza. There will also be a free hay ride, horse and carriage rides, hot cocoa, cookies, hot dogs and other food for purchase. Music will be provided by the Lamm Family. For information call 910-671-3876.

Fairmont Holiday on Main: Fairmont’s annual tree lighting ceremony, including musical performances and a reading of “The Christmas Story” will be at 6 p.m. in Fairmont Community Park followed by a twilight parade at 6:30 p.m.

GPAC Christmas concert: The Eighth Annual Holiday Extravaganza will be performed at Givens Performing Arts Center at One University Drive, Pembroke. The “Tuba Christmas” mini-concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in front of GPAC. The Holiday Extravaganza begins at 8 p.m. For information, visit uncp.edu/gpactickets or call (910) 521-6361.

Dec. 3

Marietta parade: The 30th annual Marietta-White House Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Parade will be held at 11 a.m. The lineup will be at the old Marietta School from 9 to 10:30 a.m. There will be food, entertainment, raffle and an auction immediately following the parade at the Marietta Community Building.

Dec. 6

Rails to Christmas: The public is invited to take a night time ride through Christmas on rail cars on in Red Springs. The ride will be held at 6 p.m. at 101 N. Main St., Red Springs and the cost is $5 per person.

Dec. 8

Movie Night: Pembroke will host Movie Night in the Park at 6 p.m. with a free showing of Disney’s “A Christmas Carol” at Milton Hunt Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Dec. 10

Red Springs Christmas: The town of Red Springs and Red Springs Arts Council will host their annual Christmas in Red Springs and parade at 2 p.m. in the downtown area.

Garden Club Pageant: The Progressive Garden Club of Lumberton is sponsoring a Little Miss Progressive Garden Club Pageant at 4 p.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church, located at 2008 Elizabethtown Road. For more information call 901-887-2621.

REUNION

• Dec. 2

Army Reserve Retirement Group: The U.S. Army Reserves First 108th Retirement Group will meet at the Village Station Restaurant in Lumberton at 6 p.m. Members are expected to bring a gift to exchange. For more information call Mitch Lowery at 910-521-3637 or Betty Lawson at 910-774-6289.

Dec. 9

Retired corrections employees: Members of the Retired Employees of the Department of Corrections will meet at 6 p.m. at the Village Inn restaurant in Lumberton. For more information call Barry Dees at 910-628-7368 or Mitch Lowery at 910-521-3637.

Dec. 16

Pembroke Reunion: The Pembroke High School Class of 1967 will have its Christmas party at the Lumbee Lodge on Philadelphia Road. Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. to be followed with dinner and music. The cost is $20 per person. For information, call Linda Oxendine at 910-521-9582.

ONGOING

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 Ervin 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 Tonya 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 Tonya at 910-671-3962.

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