Program: The Border Belt Historical society will meet on April 20 at 7 p.m. at the border belt museum. Joey Mitchell will be presenting a program Joseph Mitchell. For information, call(910) 628-8645.
Director’s Meeting: The Robeson County Partnership for Children's Board of Directors will meet in April 21 at noon at the African American Cultural Center located at 123 W. Third St. The Executive Committee will meet before hand at 11:00 a.m. Meetings are open to the public.
Community Watch: The Godwin Heights Community Watch will meet April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Godwin Heights Community Building. For information, call Bill Perry at (910) 671-1813.
Mixer: A mixer will be held at Swank: The Bistro for all local businesses April 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be door prizes and drink specials. For information, call (910) 739-6712.
Theater: The University Theater is producing the musical, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” on April 22, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. and April 25 at 2 p.m. Admission is free for students, faculty, and staff with ID, $3 for non-UNCP students, and $5 for general admission. “I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change,” tells the story of several relationships in a series of vignettes. This musical takes you on a journey with each couple to unveil what they secretly think about first dates, marriage, and even having children. For information, call (910) 521-6287.
Social Hour: The Friends of the Pine Crest Country Club will hold an annual meeting April 23 starting at 6:30 p.m. Fred Kiger will be the guest speaker.
Committee Meeting: The Robeson County Partnership for Children will have a Grants Review Committee Meeting at their office in Lumberton April 23 at 4 p.m.
Theater: Robeson Little Theatre will present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” April 23 to 26 at the Carolina Civic Center. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday & Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students and children.
Look-alike contest: The Boys and Girls Club of Lumberton/Robeson County and the city of Lumberton Recreation Department will hold a grandparent/parent/child look-alike contest at Biggs Park Mall April 25. Prizes range from $25 to $100 . Participants must be at the mall to enter at 1:30 p.m. The contest begins at 2 p.m.
Festival: Floyd’s Strawberry Patch on Stone Road in Fairmont will host their fifth annual Kid’s Festival April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be activities for children such as face painting, bounce castles and coloring books, among other attractions. Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of N.C. For information, call (910) 740-6151.
Walk: A walk for Multiple Sclerosis will be held on April 25 at 8 a.m. at Mable Bradley Park in the Mt. Olive Community on Red Store Road in Whiteville. Donations are accepted. For information, call (910) 648-2720.
Car Wash: Town & Country 4 Movie Theatre’s Relay For Life Team, Showtime Superstars will be hosting a donation only car wash, bake sale, & 50 cent yard sale April 25 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in support of the American Cancer Society. The parking lot is located at 3525 Fayetteville Road in Lumberton. For information, call (910) 739-0809.
Spring Fest: Rowland will hold its annual Spring Fest and Art Show April 25. The festival will be held at the historic Rowland Depot and Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature crafts, food vendors, artists, dancers, and entertainment throughout the day. The art show will be on display at the back of the depot and will feature artwork from the three local schools in Rowland. For information, call (910) 422-3254 or (910) 422-3450 or (910) 422-9742.
Health Checks: Free health screenings will be offered on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rennert Volunteer Fire Department, 9896 Rennert Road in Shannon. Southeastern Regional Medical Center’s Community Health Services is sponsoring the screens which will check total cholesterol/HDL, blood pressure and blood sugar for adults 18 years or older. Height, weight and body mass index will also be measured at the screen. Participants with diabetes will be offered additional HbA1c testing which shows average blood sugar rates over the last three months. For information about the health screen, call Community Health Services at (910) 671-5595.
Volunteers: Southeastern Hospice will hold its monthly meeting for volunteers on April 27 at 7 p.m. at 2002 N. Cedar St., Lumberton. The public is invited to attend the meeting and learn more about Southeastern Hospice and the services it provides for terminally ill patients and their families. Refreshments will be served. For information, call at (910) 671-5655.
Musical theater: A musical comes to Givens Performing Arts Center that features the work of pop star Billy Joel April 27. For information, call (910) 521-6409.
Strawberry Festival: The N.C. Strawberry Festival in Chadbourn will present a free Outdoor Dove Brothers concert as part of the opening ceremonies on April 28 at 7 p.m. The stage is located next to Food Lion on North Brown St. in Chadbourn. Lawn chairs are recommended. The N.C. Strawberry Festival is the oldest Agricultural Festival in N.C. and draws approx. 20,000 visitors each year. For information, call (910) 840-1447.
Volunteers: Southeastern Regional Medical Center is now accepting applications for junior volunteers to serve during the summer of 2009. Applicants must be ages 14 to 18, entering at least the 9th grade and have an 80 or above average in the current school year. Application packets can be obtained from the Volunteer Coordinator’s office in the Patient Relations department Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Deadline for applications is April 30. For information or an application packet, contact Volunteer Coordinator Beth Ivey at (910) 671-5093.
Camp Care: Applications are being accepted through May 1 for Southeastern Hospice’s Camp Care, a camp for local youth between the ages of 8 and 16 who have experienced the death of a loved one. The weekend camp will be held May 15 to 17 at Camp Monroe in Laurel Hill, N.C. Activities planned for the camp include making crafts, playing sports and learning grief-coping skills. Cost for the camp is $20 per child, with some scholarships available. For information, call (910) 671-5601 or (910) 671-5031.
Bazaar: The Tar Heel Fire Department’s Auxiliary Unit is hosting a community bazaar on May 2 starting at 8 a.m. For booth information call (910) 229-9147.
Community Bazaar: The Tar Heel Fire Department’s Auxiliary Unit is hosting a bazaar on May 2 starting at 8 a.m. at the Tar Heel Fire Department. For information, call (910) 229-9147.
Meet the Author: A book signing will be held at Strickland Computer Repair and Sales in Pembroke. Pavin, the author of “Final Validity,” will be signing his book May 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shag Lessons: The Lumberton Recreation Department will sponsor shag lessons. New classes start May 4 and continue on May 11, 18 and 25. The classes will be held at the Pine Street Activity Center in Lumberton. Beginner classes start at 7 and intermediate classes start at 8 p.m. AThe fee is $30 per person and there is no partner required. For information, call (910) 671-3881.
Writer’s Rally: Author Carolyn Rawls Booth will be speaking at the Osterneck Auditorium on May 7 at 7 p.m. She is the author of a trilogy that takes place between the Cape Fear River and the Black River near Colly Creek which reflect her love of the landscape, southern food traditions, rural architecture, medicine and mental health. Visit www.carolynbooth.com for more information. Her talk is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing.
Theater: Studio One Lab of PSRC presents “Lights, Camera, Action,” where Hollywood's greatest musicals come alive through a multimedia blending of film and stage. Show dates are May 7, 8, and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and May 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the Givens Performing Arts center on the campus of UNC-Pembroke. Ticket prices are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for students.
Music: Four emerging singer/songwriters will perform classics from Motown artists at “Influences — Motown Greats.” They perform at 8 p.m. on May 8. Tickets are $15. For information, call (910) 738-4339.
Breakfast: Swank: The Bistro is hosting a mother’s day breakfast on May 9 from 8 to 11 a.m. It is free for all moms. For information, call (910) 739-6712.
Tea Party: The fifth annual Prissy Polka Dilly Tea Party will be held May 12 at 6 p.m. at the Osterneck Auditorium. The party will feature tea, snacks and music. The cost is $25 for each ticket and $5 for each girl under 12 that accompanies each main ticket. Tickets can be purchased at Exploration Station. For information, call (910) 738-1114.
Guitar Septet: The Winston-Salem Guitar Septet will perform at the Carolina Civic Center May 17 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10. For information, call (910) 738-4339.
N.C. Festival: May 29 to 30 will see a return of the N.C. festival to the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. It will feature carnival rides, games, a food and wine Expo, music, and antique tractors and farm equipment. Festival information is available at ncagfest.com.
Cruise: Robeson County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a cruise to Key West, Fla., and Nassau, Bahamas, leaving Oct. 26 and returning Oct. 31. For information, call Wendy Sampson or Porchia Chavis at (910) 671-3090.
Golf Benefit: The 2009 Law Enforcement Torch Run annual golf tournament benefiting the Special Olympics of North Carolina will start at noon on June 26 at Cliffwood Golf Club. The registration deadline is June 19. For information, call (910) 618-5574.
Camp: The Theater Arts Summer Camp will take place at the Carolina Civic Center July 13 to 25. It is for children ages 6 to 17. Participation fee is $120 per student. For information, call (910) 738-4339.
Pageant: The 2009 N.C. Watermelon Festival Pageants will be held July 18 and 25 and will be held at the Fair Bluff National Guard Armory. The Little Miss Pageant will be July 18 adn the Queens Pageant will be held July 25. Applications can be picked up at Fair Bluff Discount Drugs and B.H. Small Co. in Fair Bluff. For information, call (910) 640-8119.
Fairmont Treasure Island Flea Market is held every Saturday at the corner of Walnut and Cottage Streets in Fairmont. For general information, and to learn how to become a vendor call (910) 364-3032
Support Group: The Lumberton Sarcoidosis Foundation meets every fourth Saturday of each month at the East Lumberton Police substation at 1608 E. Fifth St. at 11 a.m. The group offers an open discussion on the education of sarcoidosis. For information, call (910) 536-8635.
Bingo: A bingo game is held for everyone Thursdays Fridays Saturdays at Old Tobacco Land Restaurant, 505 Walnut Street in Fairmont. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and close at 11:30 p.m. For information, call 910 827-6274.
The Lumberton Recreation Department will sponsor a Summer Activity Program at the Parkview Activity Center for youth ages 5 through 12 beginning June 15, and ending August 14. The Summer Activity Program will operate Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program will be closed during the week of July 4th. Registration will begin March 16, and end May 15 at the Parkview Activity Center, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The fee for this program is $5 per week. You must bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate. For information, call 671-3873.
Head Start program: Head Start is accepting applications for children who will be age 3 to 4 by August 31. Anyone applying needs to bring a birth certificate, shot record, social security numbers of any family members, income verification and other health related information to the Sandy Grove Head Start Center, 1601 Martin Luther King Dr. in Lumberton.
Volunteers sought: Repeat Performance is looking for volunteers to work in its consignment shop in downtown Lumberton. For information, call Anne at 739-5626.
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.
Meeting: The N.A.A.C.P. meeting is held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the African American Culture Center in Lumberton. The new leadership is asking all members to come.
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. For information, call (910) 671-5067.
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, call (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.
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.
Museum: The Red Springs Historical Museum is open Tuesday and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. It’s located at 504E Fourth Ave.
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.
Bingo: Bingo for anyone age 55 and older the first Saturday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Heritage Center in downtown Fairmont.
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. Meetings scheduled for Tuesday March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Fridays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27.
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.
Grandparents raising grandchildren: The O.P. Owens Agriculture Center hosts an opportunity for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren to meet others who are dealing with the same issues and triumphs that they face. The group will meet Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. For information call (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.
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.
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 (877) 227-9416 for information.
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. Dr., Lumberton. Call (910) 738-3175 for more information.
Unique Surviving Sisters meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Obbie Lee Community Education Room of the Gibson Cancer Center, 1200 Pine Run Dr., Lumberton. The group, open to all women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and other cancers of the reproductive system, is free and no pre-registration is required. For information, call the Gibson Cancer Center at (910) 671-5730 or the American Cancer Society at (877) 227-9416.
Volunteers: The Gibson Cancer Center, an affiliate of Southeastern Regional Medical Center, needs licensed cosmetologists, manicurists and massage therapists to volunteer at the “Terrific Tuesday” event on the first Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are also needed to oversee arts and crafts activities during the event. “Terrific Tuesday” is designed to help patients and their family members feel more at ease during their visits to the Center by offering healthy refreshments, crafts, manicures, makeovers, hair cuts and chair massages. In addition, the Center is looking for volunteers Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon to distribute movies, music, magazines and refreshments to patients. For information about volunteer opportunities, call the Gibson Cancer Center at (910) 671-5730.
Diabetes Community Network meets monthly The Diabetes Community Center sponsors a Diabetes Community Network that meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. This outreach group helps individuals with diabetes. Meetings are held in the Pine/Willow Room at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. For information, call (910) 671-5595.
Free speakers: Health care professionals from Southeastern Regional Medical Center are available to speak on a wide variety of topics to civic, church and community groups free of charge. Speakers include hospital physicians, administrators, nurses, educators and allied health professionals. These speakers can talk on almost any health-related topic. To schedule a speaker, just call (910) 671-5499. Please allow two weeks advance notice.