What’s Happening for Oct. 13

October 13, 2013


“Bullying” screening: Fairmont High School Youth Council and Robeson County Teen Court will hold a screening of the documentary “Bully” by Lee Hirsch at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 15. The screening, which will be shown at the Fairmont-South Robeson Heritage Center, is open to youths 12 years old and above, parents, child advocates, educators and other interested community members. Admission is free. Immediately following the film, a discussion will be held focusing on the dynamics of bullying and actions that can be taken to prevent violence of this nature in the school environment. For information, contact Lindsey Green at or Mayor Charles Kemp at 910-628-9766 Ext. 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


Pumpkin carving social: The Lumberton Recreation Department will hold a Community Family Pumpkin Carving Social at the Parkview Activity Center at 5:30 p.m. This program is sponsored by the Lumberton Recreation Department, Parkview Teen Club and Parkview Volunteers. For information, call Lori Washington, Brenda Rozier or Alonzo Ladson at 910-671-3873.


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.


Haunted river: Jeco’s gas station in Pembroke will hold its fourth annual Haunted River on 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.


Redstone-Hayswood meeting: The Redstone-Hayswood Alumni Association Inc. will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. at Golden Corral. For information, call Billie Ann McRae at 910-738-3417.

Horseshoe tournament:The Riverbank Screening Printing Company and the Robeson County Park and Recreation will hold a horseshoe tournament at Sam Noble Park at 2 pm. Trophies will be awarded at the event. There is a $20 registration fee per team.Tickets will be $1 a person. Sam Noble Park is located at 3924 Meadow Road in Lumberton. For information, call 910-735-2707.

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 or call Amy Hammond at 910-874-2790 or email

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.

Steak/Chicken dinner: The Robeson County Honor Guard will hold its 19th annual chicken/steak dinner fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m at Cherokee Chapel Methodist Church. Tickets are $30 for a couple and $15 for a single person. The church is located near U.S. 71 South in Red Springs. For tickets or information, call Eddie Matchett at 910-843-5040 or Stella Johnson 910-843-3569.

Oct. 23

Army Ground Forces Band’s concert: The Army Ground Forces Band will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the Givens Performing Arts Center at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. For information, call 602-769-9147.

Oct. 24

Nightmare on Elm Street: The Robeson Road Runners will host a one mile run, walk, and costume contest at 7 p.m. The start and finish of the event will be between Third and Fourth streets in Lumberton. The course will pass by iconic Halloween creatures and Freddie himself. After the race all participants are invited back to Candy Sue’s for refreshments and costume contest. There is a $10 registration fee that includes a T-shirt. For information, call Connie Russ at 910-671-3879 or go to

Halloween party: Exploration Station will hold a Halloween Party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Children should wear Halloween costumes. The cost is $7 a child.

Oct. 26

Garden club anniversary: The Progressive Garden Club of Lumberton will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Osterneck Auditorium, 101 N. Chestnut St. in Lumberton. Door prizes will be awarded at the event and admission is free. For information, call 910-739-3132.


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.

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.

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