First Posted: 11/8/2013
Veterans Day Ceremony: The Maxton North Carolina Legion Post 117 will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 10:45 a.m. at the Maxton Historical Grounds, at the corner of North Florence and West Graham streets in Maxton.
Veterans Day ceremony: There will be a Veterans 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.
Alumni meeting: The Redstone-Hayswood Alumni Association, Inc. will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. at Golden Corral in Lumberton. For information, call Billie Ann McRae at 910-738-3417.
Run/walk fundraiser: There will be a fundraiser for Red Springs High School cross country and track and field teams. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk and run will begin at 10 a.m. at the Red Springs High School Gym. There is a $20 registration fee per person and the first 50 registrants will receive a free T-shirt. For information, contact Charles Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Katasha Oxendine at 910-785-4520 or Ramona Jones at 910-308-3280.
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.
Wrestling matches: The Lumberton Indoor Flea Market will host three wrestling matches. The doors open for VIP at 6 p.m., general admission at 7 p.m. and the match begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 a person in advance or $12 at the door. Tatanka will fight Steve Corina, Hector Sanchez will fight Hangtyme, and Devin Nicole will fight Mia Swanson. The flea market is located at 612 Second St. in Lumberton.
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.
Thanksgiving run/walk/bike: The Robeson Road Runners will hold a Thanksgiving Turkey Trot beginning at 8 a.m. All ages are welcome to join. Participants will begin a three- to five-mile run/walk/run. The event is free. For information, call Jeff Lambdin at 910-738-8179 or email email@example.com.
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.
Christmas Parade and Festival: The town of Rowland will hold its annual Christmas Parade and Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street. For information, call 910-422-3333.
The City of Lumberton and the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater will present the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Movie at the downtown plaza. Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. The musical entertainment will be provided by The City of Lumberton “D.A.R.E. Band” and Creation Ministries of Harvest Church of the Assemblies of God. The movie “Polar Express” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the civic center and is free to the public. There will also be free horse and carriage rides, tractor hay rides, hot cocoa and cookies. Hot Dogs and meal items will be available for purchase. For information, call 910-671-3876.
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.
Marietta parade: The 27th annual Marietta-Whitehouse Volunteer Fire Department parade will be held at 11 a.m. Lineup at the old Marietta school will be between 9 and 10:30 a.m. Parade entries are now being accepted.Mail entry form to John Bare at 3021 Williamson Road, Fairmont, N.C., 28340 by Nov. 30. For information, contact Donna Stubbs at 910-628-8103, Bare at 910-628-9368 or Justin Oliver at 910-628-6556. For vendor information, contact Danny Campbell at 910-628-0668. There will be an auction immediately following the parade at the Marietta community building with proceeds benefiting the fire department.
Legion meeting: The American Legion Post 42 in Lumberton will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. at Sammy’s Auto Sales at 1509 W. Fifth St. For information, call 910-738-5704.
Dance classes: The Lumber River Swingers of Lumberton will hold two free Western Square Dance and Line Dance classes on Jan. 21 and Jan. 28. The regular class session begins on Feb. 4 and dues are $10 a month. The club meets every Tuesday except the fifth Tuesday of a month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the East Lumberton Community Resource Center located at 1608 E. Fifth St.
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.