What’s Happening


•Wednesday

Watermelon fun: The 32nd annual NC Watermelon Festival will be held in Murfreesboro through Aug. 5. It will feature its traditional agricultural parade, fireworks, watermelon-eating and seed-spit contests, Little Princess Contest, Little Mr. and Miss Farmer Contest, food fair, craft show, and amusement rides. Hot-air balloon tethered rides will be offered behind the Municipal Building on Aug. 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The rides will cost $15 per person. A miniature petting zoo will be open for children of all ages on Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free pony rides also will be available. More information is available at www.ncwatermelonfesto.com, via email at ncmelon@gmail.com, or by calling 252-398-7695.

•Aug. 8

Partnership meeting: The Robeson County Partnership for Children board of directors meets. Call 910-738-6767, ext. 229 for more information.

•Aug. 10

Memorial service: The Families and Friends of Murder and Homicide Victims support group will hold its 10th annual candlelight memorial services for those who have died as the result of homicide, domestic violence, drunk driving or vehicle homicide at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church Cherry Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 606 N. Walnut St., Lumberton. If you would like to have a family member remembered please contact Debra L. Arnette at 910-734-1527.

Aug. 11

Christmas show: Auditions for “A Robeson County Christmas Show” will be held at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and on Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater. Christmas songs would be appropriate for auditions but not required. Please bring accompaniment tracks — a CD player will be provided — and be ready to learn a short movement routine. The theater is located at 315 N. Chestnut St. in downtown Lumberton. Call 910-738-4339 or go to towww.carolinaciviccenter.com for full schedule.

•Aug. 12

Health screenings: A City-Wide Rejuvenation Day in Lumberton will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Raymond B. Pennington Athletic Complex, located on Hornet Road. Services and screenings will include vision, hearing, blood pressure, dental and fluoride varnish for children, and glucose checks. There will also be voter registration, live music, faith-based resource informational booths, educational demonstrations, and culinary healthy food demonstrations as well as raffles, bungee jumps, games, give-ways and free food for children. The Raymond B. Pennington Athletic Complex is at Northeast in Lumberton on Hornet Road, Exit 22. For information or to register for a vendor’s booth, call Laney S. Mitchell-McIntosh at 910-827-1030.

Reunion: The Preston Locklear Annual Reunion will be 5 p.m. at Preston Gospel Chapel, located at 1872 Preston Road in Maxton.

•Sept. 8-9

Tractor pull: The Robeson County Shriners-Sudan Tomcats will hold a Truck and Tractor Pull both evenings at 7 at the Robeson County Fairgrounds, located at 3750 N.C. 41 South in Lumberton. Admission is $20 for people ages 13 and up, $5 for those ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. The event is the largest fundraiser for the club, which raises money for Shriner hospitals.

•Sept. 11

Partnership meeting: The Robeson County Partnership for Children’s Organizational Development Committee meets. Call 910-738-6767, ext. 229 for more information.

•Sept. 19

Executive meeting: The Robeson County Partnership for Children’s Executive Committee meets. Call 910-738-6767, ext. 229 for more information.

•Sept. 23

In Concert: “A Temptations Revue” will be on stage at 7 p.m. at the Carolina Civic Center. For information, call 910-738-4339 or go to www.carolinaciviccenter.com. Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is located at 315 N. Chestnut St. in downtown Lumberton.

Sept. 27

Partnership meeting: The Robeson County Partnership for Children’s Nominations/Personnel Committee meets. Call 910-738-6767, ext. 229 for more information.

Sept. 28

Grants Review: The Robeson County Partnership for Children’s Grants Review Committee meets. Call 910-738-6767, ext. 229 for more information.

Oct. 6

Cowboy Concert: Riders in the Sky Salute Roy, Rogers King of the Cowboys will perform at 7 p.m. at the Carolina Civic Center. For more information, call 910-738-4339 or go to www.carolinaciviccenter.com. Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is located at 315 N. Chestnut St. in downtown Lumberton.

Oct. 10

Directors meet: The Robeson County Partnership for Children board of directors meets. Call 910-738-6767, ext. 229 for more information.

Nov. 2

Bluegrass: The Robeson County Arts Council features The Outliers, a popular five-piece eclectic bluegrass ensemble from Raleigh. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Carolina Civic Center. For information, call 910-738-4339 or go to www.carolinaciviccenter.com. Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is located at 315 N. Chestnut St. in downtown Lumberton.

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.

Alumni meet: The Rosenwald High School Class of 1968 will meet at 4 p.m. at The Stage, 305 Thompson St. in Fairmont every third Saturday of the month. The building is located across the street from BB&T Bank. All classmates are welcome.

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.

Rosenwald High School Alumni: The Alumni members of Rosenwald High School will meet at 4 p.m. at The Stage, 305 Thompson St., in Fairmont every fourth Saturday of the month. The building is located across the street from BB&T Bank. All Alumni members are welcome to attend.

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.

VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars meets every fourth Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Pine Street Senior Center in Lumberton. The center is located at 801 N. Pine St. For information, call 910-671-3881.

Senior Bingo: Free Senior Bingo is held every first Monday of the month at 10 a.m. to noon at Pine Street Senior Center. Call 910-671-3881 for more information.

Bridge Game: Bridge card games are held every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Pine Street Senior Center. Call 910-671-3881 for more information.

O.K. Club: The Club meets every first Tuesday of the month for a business meeting. The meeting is a 1:30 p.m. at Pine Street Senior Center. Participants must be 50 years old or older. It involves making new friends, exercise/walking. day trips, senior games, lunch & learns, and volunteering at nursing facilities. Call 910-671-3881 for more information.

Board Games: The games are held every second Monday of the month at 10 a.m. to noon at Pine Street Senior Center. Call 910-671-3881 for more information.

Horseshoes: Games take place at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday of each month at Pine Street Senior Center, located at 801 N. Pine St. in Lumberton. Call 910-671-3881 for more information.

Canasta: The card game takes place at 1:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Pine Street Senior Center, located at 801 N. Pine St. in Lumberton. Call 910-671-3881 for more information.

Movies: Movies are being shown 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the each month at Pine Street Senior Center, located at 801 N. Pine St. in Lumberton. Call 910-671-3881 for more information.

Ping Pong: Free ping pong for people 50 years old and over take place every Monday starting at 2 p.m. at Pine Street Senior Center, located at 801 N. Pine St. in Lumberton. Call 910-671-3881 for more information.

SUPPORT GROUPS

For the Blind: Sunshine Seekers is a support group that meets 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays at the Lumberton Bowling Center. The group also meets every second Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at Pine Steet Senior Center. Participants must be legally blind. Some of the activities include attending musicals, sports camps, exercise, bowling and fishing trips. For information, call 910-671-3881.

For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 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 information, call 9120-671-3881.

For Seniors: The Golden Ladies support group meets 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.

Robeson County Caregivers: The Lumber River Council of Governments, Area Agency on Aging offers a caregiver support group to assist local caregivers with information, education and support. The group meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at 30 CJ Walker Road in COMtech Park in Pembroke. Call Tina Jones at 910-522-0001 or 910-534-0863 for more information.

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 years old 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, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Pine Street Senior Center. Make all kinds of crafts for all occasions. No experience is necessary. For information, call 910-671-3881.

Painting: Painting classes will be held at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Mimosa Street Art Center, located at 1314 Mimosa St. in Lumberton. For information, call 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: Shag dancing lessons are offered at 6 p.m. every first Monday of each month at the Pine Street Senior Center, located at 801 N. Pine St. in Lumberton. Beginning, intermediate and advanced classes are offered. 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.

Crafts: Craft classes for the visually impaired are held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays at the Pine Street Senior Center. 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.

Walking: Walking for exercise is held every day at Pine Street Gym from 9 to 10 a.m. Call 910-671-3881 for information.

Tai Chi: A free Tai Chi exercise class series is being offered at the Pine Street Senior Center, located at 801 N. Pine St. in Lumberton. Classes are being held 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday and Aug. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, and 24.Participants must be 50 years old and older. Call 910-671-3881 for more information.

A Matter of Balance: A free eight-week training course titled Managing Concerns About Falls is being offered at the Pine Street Senior Center, located at 801 N. Pine St. in Lumberton. Participants must be 50 years old and older. Dates have yet to be determined. For information, call 910-671-3881.

Recovery assistance: The Recovery Assistance Program is a free weekly support group for people seeking or currently in recovery from addictions. It meets every Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at 700 Roberts Ave. in Pembroke. The program offers participants the opportunity to be involved in a variety of activities that will improve overall well-being. This is an open group that offers peer support and perspective through conversation. Contact Rocky Locklear at ral005@bravemail.uncp.edu or Natasha Kinto at nk0003@bravemail.uncp.edu for more information.

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