Shag lessons: The Lumberton Recreation Department will sponsor shag lessons starting Jan. 5, with additional classes on Jan. 12, 19 and 26. The classes will be located in the south end of the Pine Street Activity Center at the corner of 8th Street and Pine Street. Beginners classes start at 7 p.m. Intermediate classes start at 8 p.m. The fee is $30 per person. For information, call (910) 671-3869.
Terrific Tuesday: The Gibson Cancer Center hosts a “Terrific Tuesday” event on the first Tuesday of each month to help patients and their family members feel more at ease during their visits to the Center. Tuesday, Jan. 6 from 9 a.m. until noon, there will be healthy refreshments, crafts, manicures, makeovers, hair cuts and chair massages to all patients of the Center and their family members. For information, call the Gibson Cancer Center at (910) 671-5730.
Theater volunteers: The Carolina Civic Center needs ushers, ticket takers, concession stand personnel and other volunteers to help manage the season of performances. If you like being around the theater, drop by Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and learn how you can participate. The theater is located at 315 N. Chestnut St. in downtown Lumberton.
MLK Day: The fourth Annual Martin Luther King Celebration will take place on Jan. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Heritage Center in downtown Fairmont. There will be singing, praise, dancing, and a guest speaker. Refreshments will be served. For information, call Annie Durant at (910) 628-9800.
Theater: The Burning Coal Theatre Company presents the play “Way to Heaven” by Juan Mayorga in Spanish and English at the Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School in Raleigh. The play will run Jan. 22 to 24, and 29 to 31 and Feb. 5 to 7 at 7:30 p.m. It will show Jan. 25 and Feb. 2 and 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20. For information, call (919) 834-4001.
Pembroke health checks. Free health screenings will be offered on Friday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maynor Manor Community Building, 400 Locklear St. in Pembroke.
Volunteers: SRMC needs additional dedicated and dependable adult volunteers to provide support and assistance in a variety of departments throughout the Medical Center, including the information desk. For information, call volunteer coordinator Beth Ivey at (910) 671-5093.
Magazines: Volunteers at Southeastern Regional Medical Center are requesting donations of recent magazines for daily distribution to patients. Donations may be dropped off at the Medical Center’s main lobby reception desk. For information, call volunteer coordinator Beth Ivey at (910) 671-5093.
Happy Hearts: Happy Hearts Cardiac Support Group, for people with heart disease and their family members, meets quarterly at 7 p.m. in the SRMC Assembly Room. Participants are asked to bring a heart-healthy dish. Drinks will be provided. Call (910) 671-5067 for information.
Bereavement Support Group: Designed to offer support to grieving persons who have experienced the loss of a loved one, will begin a new five-week session on Jan. 20. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. in Southeastern Hospice’s conference room, 2002 N. Cedar St. in Lumberton. There is no charge for these sessions. For information, call Southeastern Hospice, (910) 671-5655.
Picture of Health: A television series which features the physicians, programs and services of Southeastern Regional Medical Center, airs Saturdays at 10 a.m. on Ion Media Network (Local Channel 62, Cable Channel 8, Digital Channels 36.6 and 62.1). Previous episodes can be viewed on the Publications and Videos link at www.srmc.org. For information about the television program (910) 671-5018.
Genealogy Meeting: The Robeson County Historical and Genealogical Society meetings are held the first Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Osterneck Auditorium. Open to the public. For information, visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncrcgs2/index.html.
Reunion: Lumberton Senior High School Class of 1990 is planning a 20-year class reunion for the summer of June 2010. Felicia Evans Long, MBA class of 1990 has started the research efforts of finding classmates. Forward interest and current mailing address to Felicia at email@example.com or Tonya Crump at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Group: The HealthKeeperz Hospice will start a grief support group which will be open to the public. The group will meet every third Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and again from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. It makes no difference whether the loss took place last week, several months ago, or even last year. Call (910) 860-7178 for information.
Knife Sale: The Lumberton Lioness Club is selling Rada Knives. Proceeds will be used to benefit the visually impaired of Lumberton. Call (910) 738-3948 for information.
Study program: The Power Hour/Homework Study Program for youth ages 6 to 18 will be held Monday through Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at 1310 N. Seneca St., Lumberton. This program was made possible by a $25,000 grant from the Charity Projects Entertainment Fund/America Gives Back and the partnership of the Boys and Girls Club of Lumberton/Robeson County. For more information, call (910) 738-8474.
Support group: The Chad Allen Arnette families and Friends of Murder and Homicide Victims support group of Robeson County will be holding a monthly support and advocacy group meeting on the last Tuesday of every month at the Bible Alive Ministries located at Floyd’s Mortuary, 809 E. Fifth St., Lumberton. For information, call Debra Arnette at (910) 734-1527 or Amanda McCormick (910) 736-4356.
Head Start registration: The LRDA are accepting applications for children 6 weeks to 4 years old and expecting moms at the Rennert area, Lumberton/Allenton area, and Fairmont area. Contact Cassandra Blanks at (910) 522-2155 for more information.
Classic car rally: Held from 6 to 9 p.m. every Saturday at the Sonic Drive-in in Lumberton.
Training program: Southeastern Family Violence Center is offering a new program, New Choices, which helps people with job training, education and support. For more information, call (910) 739-8622.
Volunteers sought: The Boys and Girls Club of Lumberton/Turner Terrace Unit needs volunteers to tutor students. No special training is required. For information call (910) 608-0040.
Cancer screening: The Robeson County Health Department is offering pap smears, breast exams and mammograms for women ages 50 to 64. They are free or at a reduced rate for qualified women. For information, call (910) 671-3281.
Tourism meeting: The Robeson Tourism Development Association meets noon the first Wednesday of the month. For information, call Everett Davis at (910) 671-3276.
Painting/pottery classes: The Lumberton Recreation Department is having painting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 1314 Mimosa St., Lumberton. Pottery classes are on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. Cost for each 8-week class is $25. For more information, call (910) 671-3881.
SFVC support groups: The Southeastern Family Violence Center has a support group for women and children Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at 109 W. Ninth St. in Lumberton, For information, call (910) 739-8622.
Exercise class: The Lumberton Recreation Department is taking registration for aerobic and exercise classes at Parkview Activity Center on Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 6 p.m. Cost of the class is $10 for six weeks. For information, call (910) 671-3873.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Cedar Street AA is a new group that meets seven days a week at 2004 N. Cedar St., Lumberton. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday at 5 p.m., Thursday 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Saturday 6 p.m. For information call (910) 738-4499.
Alcoholics Anonymous: (AA) a self-help group for recovering alcoholics, meets Tuesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. at Southeastern Recovery Alternatives, 705-B Wesley Pines Road. For information call (910) 272-3030.
Narcotics Anonymous: (NA) a self-help group for people recovering from drug addiction, meets Mondays at 8 p.m. at Southeastern Recovery Alternatives, 705-B Wesley Pines Road. For information, call (910) 272-3030. Meetings scheduled for Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.
Nicotine Anonymous: a self-help group that offers support to individuals in their effort to stop nicotine addiction, meets on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. at Southeastern Regional Medical Center’s Community Education Classroom I located on the main campus. For information, call (910) 272-3030. Meetings scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 and Fridays, Dec. 5, 12, 19 and 26.
Caregiver group: South Lumberton Family Caregiver support group meets on the Tuesday after the second Sunday of each month. The meeting is at 6 p.m. in the South Lumberton Resource Building on Martin Luther King Drive in Lumberton. A light dinner is served. For information, call (910) 272-0121.
Crafts: Arts and Crafts classes are at the South Lumberton Resource Center on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Thursdays at the East Lumberton Resource Center from 2 to 4 p.m. For information, call 671-3997.
Violence prevention: The Southeastern Family Violence Center is having classes on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. for children who have experience or are experiencing family violence. For information, call 739-8622
Volunteers sought: Communities in Schools needs volunteers at West Lumberton and Janie Hargrave to tutor students. No special training is required. For information, call (910) 738-1734.
Crafts for children: The Lumberton Recreation Department has arts and crafts for children ages 5 through 10 on Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Parkview Activity Center. For information, call (910) 671-3873.
Bingo: Bingo for anyone age 55 and older the first Saturday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Fairmont Fire Hall.
Grandparents meeting: The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service Building, 455 Caton Road. Lunch will be provided. For information, call Christy at (910) 671-3276.
Beekeepers’ meeting: The Robeson County Beekeepers meet the third Tuesday of the month at the O.P. Owens Building. For information, call (910) 671-3276.
Aerobics/kickboxing: The Lumberton Recreation Department is having aerobic/kickboxing classes Tuesday and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Bill Sapp Recreation Center. For information, call (910) 671-3869.
Visually-impaired bowling: The Sunshine Seekers, a visually-impaired group, has bowling Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lumberton Bowling Alley.
Pottery class: A pottery class is being offered at RCC on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The instructor is Patty Speights. For information, call (910) 739-5135.
Historic house: The Mill Prong House, a Federalist-style Scottish heritage house built around 1795, is open to the public from 2 to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of each month. It is located between Red Springs and Raeford. For information, call (910) 739-4879.
Crafts: The Lumberton Recreation Department is having craft classes for adults on Wednesdays from 12:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Pine Street Senior Center. For information, call Judy at (910) 738-2711.
Senior citizen hotline: Free information to older adults is available through the Robeson County Church and Community Center and Lumber River Council of Governments. For information, call (910) 738-5204.
Senior walking: The Lumberton Recreation Department has exercise and walking classes at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Pine Street Senior Center. For information, call (910) 671-3881.
Ham radio club: The Robeson County Amateur Radio Society meets the second Monday of each month, downstairs in the county’s emergency manager’s office. Brown bag dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Chip at (910) 272-0903.
Guardian volunteers: The Guardian Ad Litem needs volunteers for abused and neglected children. For information, call Tulisha at (910) 737-5088.
Quilting/sewing: The Lumberton Recreation Department has quilting and heirloom sewing classes from 5 to 7 p.m. every Monday at the Pine Street Senior Center. For information, call (910) 671-3881.
Super Lungs: A support group for persons with breathing problems or lung disorders and their family members, meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in the Community Education Classroom II at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. Call (910) 738-5403 for information. Next Meeting: December 11.
Alzheimer’s support group: Families, caregivers and friends of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders are invited to attend a support group, which meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the dining room of WoodHaven Nursing and Alzheimer’s Care Center, 1150 Pine Run Dr., Lumberton. No registration is required for these free meetings. For information, call (910) 671-5703. Next meeting: December 16
Prostate cancer support group: Man-to-Man, a support group and lecture series for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Obbie Lee Community Education Room of the Gibson Cancer Center, 1200 Pine Run Dr., Lumberton. Call the Gibson Cancer Center at (910) 671-5730 or the American Cancer Society at 1-877-227-9416 for information. Next meeting: December 22
Breast cancer support group: Sisters Network, a support group primarily for African American women diagnosed with breast cancer, meets the Monday after the third Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Dr. A.J. Robinson Medical Clinic, 800 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Lumberton. Call (910) 738-3175 for more information.
SRMC support groups: Southeastern Regional Medical Center offers the following support groups for information, call (910) 671-5499:
Alzheimer’s: Meets second Thursday of each month at Wood Haven.
Breast Cancer: Sisters network for black women meets the Monday after the third Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. at the A.J. Robinson Medical Clinic.
Super Lungs: Meets second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in the assembly room.
Diabetes: Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Pine/Willow room.
Prostate cancer: Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Obbie Lee Community Education room.
Surviving Sisters: The cancer support group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Gibson Cancer Center.
Narcotics Anonymous: Meetings are Monday through Saturday at noon; Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. They meet at 122 Elizabethtown Road, Lumberton.
The Southeastern Recovery Alternatives group has a meeting Mondays at 705B Wesley Pines Road. For information, call (910) 272-3030 or toll free at (888) 370-6262.
Al-Anon: Al-Anon, a self-help group for friends and family members of alcoholics meets Mondays and Thursdays at the I-95 building on Dawn Drive.
The Pembroke group meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. at Sacred Pathways building , 202 Union Chapel Road. For information, call (910) 738-5883.
AA meetings: Alcoholics Anonymous, a self-help group for recovering alcoholics, meets Tuesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. at Carolina Manor/Recovery Alternatives, 1100 Run Drive. The I-95 group meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. They also meet at noon daily. They meet at the Robeson County Health Department.
The Southeastern Recovery Alternatives Group: Meets Tuesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. at 705B Wesley Pines Road. For information, call (910) 272-3030.
There are meetings in St. Pauls on Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at 103 S. Third St. For information, call (910) 797-6050.