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What’s Happening for Sept. 22

September 21, 2013

Monday


Community forum: Robeson Community College will hold a community forum from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Town Hall building in Red Springs. Meetings are also being planned for Maxton, Fairmont and Lumberton. For information, contact Dennis Watts at 910-272-3369 or at dwatts@robeson.edu.


Nature hike: The Lumber River State Park will hold a nature hike at 8:30 a.m. The meeting point will be at the Princess Ann Access Area. All participants need to dress for the weather and wear good foot wear. Bring snacks, bottled water, sunscreen and any other items needed for the nature hike. For information, call Ranger Brantley Bowen at 910-628-4564.


Tuesday


Canoe fishing trip: The Lumber River State Park will hold a guided canoe fishing trip down the Lumber River at 9 a.m. The meeting point will be at the Princess Ann Access Area. All participants must be able to swim. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, a snack and any other necessary items. For information, call Ranger Ronald Anderson at 910-628-4564. Due to limited space, preregistration is required.


Kayak fishing trip: The Lumber River State Park will hold a guided kayak fishing trip down the Lumber River at 9 a.m. The meeting point will be held at the Princess Ann Access Area. All participants must be able to swim. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, a snack and any other necessary items. For information, call Ranger Brantley Bowen at 910-628-4564. Due to limited space, preregistration is required.


Thursday


RCPC grants review meeting: The Robeson County Partnership for Children Grants Review Committee will hold its meeting at noon in the board room at 210 E. Second St. in Lumberton. All meetings are open to the public.


Lumbee Warriors: The Lumbee Warriors Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Lumbee Regional Development Offices at 636 Prospect Road in Pembroke. For information, call 910-844-3210 or 910-827-0205.


Friday


Westpoint Stevens luncheon: Wespoint Stevens will hold its annual luncheon at 6 p.m. at the Golden Corral in Laurinburg. Former employees are invited. For information, call 843-586-9518 or 910-301-8348.


Nature hike: The Lumber River State Park will hold a nature hike at 9:30 a.m. The meeting point will be at the Princess Ann Access Area. All participants need to dress for the weather and wear good foot wear. Bring snacks, bottled water, sunscreen and any other items needed for the nature hike. For information, call Ranger Rick Keenan at 910-628-4564.


Saturday


Country theater show: “Legends of the Opry” will be performed at 7 p.m. at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater. Legends of the Opry is a tribute and theater show that highlights the legends of country music from the late 1950s through 1990. The show is performed by live musicians and singers, starring country music singer/songwriter, Tammie Davis and male country performer, Mark Wallace.


National Public Lands Day: The Lumber River State Park will host a volunteer work project from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chalk Banks Access Area. Volunteers will walk down a historic road, which General Sherman used during the American Civil War, and pick up trash/debris in order to help preserve the natural beauty of the area. Volunteers should wear proper hiking attire and bring plenty of water and bug spray. To sign up to volunteer, call Ranger Rick Keenan at 910-628-4564.


Sept. 29


Bike run: There will be a bike run at 2 p.m. to raise money for Jessie Chavis, who has a brain disorder and needs a special van for transportation. Registration will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the C and P Mini Store in Pembroke. The price is $10 for a single rider and $15 for a couple. The cost of dinner for a non-rider will be $10. For information, call the Rev. Chester and Patsy Chavis at 910-521-0101 or the Rev. Jerry and Elaine Chavis at 910-843-2725.


Oct. 1


Faith Summit: The Robeson County Partnership for Children Inc. will hold its First 2,000 Days Faith Summit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church at 5701 Westmont Drive in Fayetteville. Faith leaders from the region will be there to discuss the role places of worship play in building a strong foundation for learning and health for youngest congregants. For information or to register, contact the Robeson County Partnership for Children Inc. at 910-738-6767, Ext. 290. The event is free and lunch will be provided.


Oct. 3


Musical: The Public Schools of Robeson County Studio One Lab theater program will hold its fall show, “Snow White Goes West,” from Oct. 3 through Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. each day and on Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Lumberton Senior High School. The price is $8 for adults and $5 for students and children. For information, call Jeanne Koonce at 910-224-4000.


Oct. 5


Gospel concert: The Tabernacle, a new mobile ministry, will hold a gospel concert from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Luther Britt Park in Lumberton. There will be free food, a door prize giveaway of a new Samsung Galaxy Tablet and gospel singing.


Pageant: The Carolina Youth Action Association will hold a pageant at 3 p.m. at the Southside Alumni Building on Martin Luther King Street in Rowland. Donations will be accepted for the child of your choice. There will be first, second and third place winners for child with the most money raised. To register, call Jean Love at 910-422-9125.


Oct. 8


RCPC board of directors meeting: The Robeson County Partnership for Children board of directors will hold its meeting at noon in the board room at 210 E. Second St. in Lumberton. All meetings are open to the public.


Oct. 12


Scholarship pageant: The Fairmont Farmers Festival Scholarship Pageant will be held at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the E.R. Gause Auditorium at Rosenwald Elementary School. Participants must live within a 12-mile radius of Fairmont and be between the ages of 2 and 19 years old. Applications can be picked up at Angie’s Touch of Class or printed from the town of Fairmont’s website, www.fairmontnc.com. Application deadline is Friday. For information call Angie Lovin at 910-628-6027 or 910-740-1152.


Oct. 15


Community forum: Robeson Community College will hold a community forum from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Dr. R. E. Hooks building in St. Pauls. For information, contact Dennis Watts at 910-272-3369 or at dwatts@robeson.edu.


Oct. 17


Humane Society Benefit: The Robeson County Humane Society will hold a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. All money raised will be used for the maintenance and operation of the shelter facility, and the well-being and comfort of the animals. The event will be held at 3180 W. Fifth St. in Lumberton.


Oct. 19


Alzheimer’s walk: Alzheimer’s North Carolina will hold a Robeson County Alzheimer’s Walk for Memory at Luther Britt Park from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is free, but participants are encouraged to raise $25. Proceeds from the walk will fund educational services for people with Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers, local support groups and research. For information or to register, call Kim Branch at 910-827-9530 or email kimberly.branch@goldenliving.com or call Amy Hammond at 910-874-2790 or email 3hamms@centurylink.net.


Fairmont Farmers’ Day: Fairmont will hold its 27th annual Farmers’ Day beginning at 10 a.m. There will be a parade, arts and crafts, food and dancing. For information, call Jane Powell at 910-280-2040.


Oct. 27


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.


Nov. 1


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.


Nov. 7


Community forum: Robeson Community College will hold a community forum from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Town Hall Building in Pembroke. For information, contact Dennis Watts at 910-272-3369 or at dwatts@robeson.edu.


Nov. 9


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.


Ongoing


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.


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.


Shag dance lessons: The Lumberton Recreation Department will sponsor shag dance lessons with new classes starting Oct. 7. 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.


Hand-made items for sale: Lumbee Elders Southern Spirit Club will hold a sale every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. Items include quilts, aprons and pillows. The club is located on Back Swamp and 301 Roads. For information, call 910-738-4075.


Fitness Fusion Class: The Bill Sapp Recreation Center at 1100 N. Cedar Street in Lumberton will hold an exercise class every Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Classes will include a blend of exercises, such as resistance training, interval training, ply metrics and endurance exercises. The cost is $15 a month or $5 a class and fees are paid to instructor Timothy Clark. For information, call Jackie Jimenez at 910-671-3962.


Kickboxing aerobics: The Bill Sapp Center, at 1100 N. Cedar Street in Lumberton, will offer a kickboxing aerobics class for women Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per month and all fees will be paid to instructor Joan Townsend. For information, call Jackie Jimenez at 910-671-3962.


Fitness classes: The Bill Sapp Center at 1100 N. Cedar St. in Lumberton, will offer a fitness classes to senior citizens on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Pine Street Senior Center in Lumberton. For information, call Jackie Jimenez at 910-671-3962.


Self-defense classes: The Bill Sapp Center at 1100 N. Cedar St. in Lumberton will offer a children’s self-defense/karate classes on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. The cost is $25 a month and the instructor is Arnold West. For information, call Jackie Jimenez at 910-671-3962.


Computer classes: The East Resource Center at 1608 E. Fifth St. in Lumberton holds computer classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. The South Resource Center at 1408 Martin Luther King Drive in Lumberton hold computer classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $10 a month. For information, call Jackie Jimenez at 910-671-3962.


Piano classes: The East Resource Center at 1608 E. Fifth St. in Lumberton holds piano lessons on Mondays through Wednesdays from 3 to 6:30 p.m. The South Resource Center at 1408 Marin Luther King Drive offers piano lessons on Mondays through Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. The cost is $10 a month. For information, call Jackie Jimenez at 910-671-3962.


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.


Craft classes: Lisa Matthews is offering craft classes every Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Robeson County Public Library. For information, e-mail lmatthews@robesoncountylibrary.org.


Craft classes: The South Lumberton Resource Center on Martin Luther King Drive will host craft classes every Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. For information, call 910-671-3881.


Quilting classes: The Pine Street Senior Center offers quilting classes every Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. For information, call 910-671-3881.


Craft classes: The Pine Street Senior Center offers craft classes every Wednesday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. For information, call 910-671-3881.


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.


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.