What’s happening


•Dec. 3

Home Tours: The Country Christmas Tour of Homes will be 3 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, call Bethesda UMC at 910-628-7858, Myrna Ivey at 910-628-7294, Sharon Lewis at 910-734-4615 or Debbie Webb at 910-827-5441.

•Dec. 1 – 3, Dec. 7 – 10, 14 – 23

Christmas lights: The Lu Mil Vineyard will display Christmas lights from 6 to 10 p.m. A country buffet will be served an hour before the light show. The vineyard is located at 438 Suggs-Taylor Road in Elizabethtown, just off N.C. 87 near Dublin. For more information, call 910-862-2576 or email lumilvineyard@intrstar.net.

•Dec. 5

Alzheimer’s event: Mary Ann Dybzinski, of the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, will give a presentaton on effective communication strategies for families dealing with loved ones with Alzheimer’s from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Lumber River Council of Governments, 30 C.J. Walker Road, COMtech Park, Pembroke. For more information, call 910-618-5533.

•Dec. 7

Lighting Ceremony: The Pembroke annual tree-lighting ceremony will be held at the Park on Third Street at 4:30 p.m. The event includes a Christmas parade, hot chocolate and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

•Dec. 8

Fellowship dinner: The annual Westpoint fellowship dinner will take place at 5 p.m. at Captain Larry’s Seafood Restaurant in Laurinburg. For more information, call Janie Cox at 910-316-4662 or Eva McCray at 843-586-9518.

•Dec. 8

Movie showing: A holiday movie will be shown 6:30 p.m. at the Milton R. Hunt Memorial Park on Third Street in Pembroke as part of the three-day Winter Wonderland event. The winners of a tree-decorating contest will be announced, and pizza will be served.

•Dec. 9

Holiday Extravaganza: The Rex Community Center will hold a Holiday Extravaganza at 5 p.m. It will include a dinner and program for $10. The center is located at 168 New Bethel Church Road in St. Pauls.

•Dec. 9

Artist Market: Artist Market Pembroke will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Entrepreneurship Incubator, located at 202 Main St. in Pembroke. For additional information, call 910-775-4065.

•Dec. 9

Winter Wonderland: The town of Pembroke concludes its Winter Wonderland with a full day of events beginning at 11 a.m. Events include local entertainment, train rides, face painting. corn hole and horse shoes, and a story from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Food from Big Boy’s Kitchen will be provided.

•Dec. 9

Holiday Brunch: The Robeson County Arts Council will serve brunch in three one-hour intervals beginning at 10 a.m. Reservations can be made by calling 910-628-7294. The cost is $20.

•Dec. 9

Science Show: The planetarium will run public shows at 1 and 3 p.m. This month’s program features the holiday season, and why so many different cultures celebrate this very special time of year. Please call 735-2147. Tickets are Free. Seating is limited to 23 per showing. Please make reservations in advance in order to reserve

•Dec. 9

Maxton Parade: Maxton’s Christmas Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Food and craft vendors, floats, music, custom cars, and school bands are expected to be part of the holiday celebration.

•Dec. 9

Red Springs: The town of Red Springs will have its Christmas in Red Springs event at 1 p.m. and a parade at 3 p.m. For more information, call the Red Springs Chamber of Commerce at 910-843-5441.

•Dec. 12

School meeting: Robeson County Retired School Personnel will hold its meeting at Goldan Coral in Lumberton at 11 a.m.

•Dec. 15

Christmas Social: Pembroke High School class of 1967 will hold a Christmas social at the Lumbee Lodge at 5 p.m. Admission is $20 per person. For more information, contact Linda Oxendine at 910-521-9582, Diane Locklear at 910-521-2930 or Harlie Locklear at 910-521-9584.

•Dec. 17

Music program: Flora Macdonald Academy will be the setting for a traditional Christmas program at 3 p.m. Admission is free but freewill donations will be accepted. The campus is located at 200 N. College St. in Red Springs. For additional information, call 910-843-4995.

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 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.

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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