What’s happening


•Today, 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. 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. 16

Santa visit: Santa Claus will listen intently to childrens’ Christmas lists from 2 to 4 p.m. in the farmers market lot on East Broad Street next to the railroad tracks. He will also take a pictures with children.

•Dec. 16 – 17

Comic event: The first Holiday Comic Toy and Hobby Show will be held at Biggs Park Mall, located at 2800 N. Elm St. in Lumberton.

•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.

•Dec. 17

Luminary event: Residents of Mayfair subdivision in Lumberton will display luminaries from 6 to 8 p.m. Spectators are asked to drive with lights on dim, or park at French Park and enjoy a stroll.

•Dec. 18

Library Kwanzaa: The Robeson County Public Library will have a Kwanzaa celebration at 10 a.m.

•Dec. 24

Santa Deliveries: Santa Claus will be making gift deliveries for Fairmont residents beginning at 5:30 p.m. To participate, contact Charles Kemp at 910-628-7362, 740-0277 or ckemp1@nc.rr.com, Fire Chief Vernell Freeman at 628-9766, Ext. 16, or Town Clerk Jenny Larson at 628-9766, Ext. 17.

•Jan. 6

Healing concert: The Robeson County Arts Council has scheduled the 12th Night Concert of Healing and Hope on at 7 p.m. to benefit people and arts impacted by Hurricane Matthew at First Baptist Church on Seventh and Walnut Street in Lumberton.

•Jan. 9

Group performance: Derik Nelson & Family’s will perform at Givens Performing Arts Center on The University of North Carolina at Pembroke campus at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 910-521-6361.

•Jan. 15

•Jan. 26

Comedy show: The Carolina Civic Center, located on 315 N. Chestnut St. in Lumberton, will host coedian James Gregory at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 910-738-4339.

•Jan. 27

Well Strung: The string quartet, Well Strung is scheduled to perform at the Givens Performing Art Center at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. For ticket information, call 910-521-6252.

•Feb. 9 – 10

Talent auditions: Auditions for the “My Time to Shine 4 Talent” competition will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Feb. 9, and 11 a.m. on Feb. 10. Applications are available at carolinaciviccenter.com

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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