What’s happening?


Oct. 8

Arts Council: The Robeson County Arts Council has scheduled an exhibit titled “We Can do More” from 2 to 4 p.m. at 700 N. Roberts Ave. in Lumberton. Music and poetry will be provided by Mark Andersen and Tonya Elk Locklear.

Oct. 8

Scotland Games: The 89th annual Scotland County Highland Games will be held at the John Blue House and Historical Complex in Laurinburg. For more information, go to the Scotland County Highland Games website.

•Oct. 8

Matthew Anniversary: Area residents can come together at 4 p.m. at Lumberton’s downtown plaza and say “We Are One United” on the anniversary of the day Hurricane Matthew struck Robeson County. The anniversary event will feature evangelist Judy Jacobs and the Robeson Community Mass Choir & Praise Dancers. Contact the Rev. Clarence Page at 910-301-1088 or pageg@bellsouth.net for more information.

•Oct. 10

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

•Oct. 12

Humane Society: The Robeson County Humane Society has scheduled it’s fifth annual “Bark at the Moon” reception to showcase the facility from 7 to 9 p.m. The free event will take place at 3189 W. Fifth St. in Lumberton.

•Oct. 13

Open house: The CIS Academy Charter School will celebrate its 20th year of operation with an open house for academy alumni and parents from 1 to 5 p.m. in the gymnasium on the school’s campus, 818 Third St., Pembroke. Current and past students, parents and friends are welcomed. Call 910-738-1734 for information.

•Oct. 14

Artist Market: The Artist Market Pembroke will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Entrepreneurship Incubator, located at 202 Main St. For more information or to be a vendor, contact Kim Pevia at 910-774-6328, or UNCP Entrepreneurship Incubator at 910-775-4065.

•Oct. 14

Gun show: The Dixie Gun and Knife show will be held at the Southeastern Agricultural Events Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about this event, contact Missy Fields at 919-781-1287.

•Oct. 14

Gospel concert: Multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host a music event featuring the Gaither Vocal Band at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville at 6 p.m.

•Oct. 14

Grape festival: The North Carolina Grape Festival will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lu Mill Vineyard, located at 438 Suggs-Taylor Road in Elizabethtown, just off N.C. 87 near Dublin. For information, call 910-866-5819.

•Oct. 14

Scholarship Pageant: The Fairmont Farmers Festival Scholarship Pageant will be held at 3 p.m. in the E.R. Gause Auditorium at Rosenwald Elementary School. For more information, call Angie Lovin at 910-628-6027 or 910-740-1152.

•Oct. 14

Memory Walk: The 2017 Robeson County Alzheimer’s Memory Walk will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at Wesley Pines Retirement Community, located at 1000 Wesley Pines Road in Lumberton. For more information contact Kim Branch at 910-827-9530 or Amy Hammond at 910-272-3006.

•Oct. 19

Martial artists: The Chinese Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin is at the Givens Performing Art Center 7:30 p.m. Visit www.uncp.edu/gpac or call 910-521-6361 for more information.

•Oct. 26

Phantom: Andersen and Friends will present the “Phantom of the Opera” at the Carolina Civic Center Historical Theatre at 7 p.m. The show will include organist and composer Mark Andersen. For ticket information, call the Civic Center Box Office at 910-738-4339.

•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.

•Nov. 3 – 4

Plate sale: The Borderbelt AIDS Resources Team has scheduled an End-of- Summer barbecue and chicken bog plate sale and yard sale at 415 Country Club Road in Lumberton. For information, call BART at 910-739-6167.

•Nov. 10 – 11

Pancake Festival: The Kiwanis of Robeson-Lumberton will be hosting the 55th annual Pancake Festival at Bill Sapp Recreation Center, 110 N. Cedar St. in Lumberton. The event will be Nov. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Nov. 11 from 7 to 9:30 a.m. A plate will be $7.

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.

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