Childbirth: Prepared Childbirth classes will be offered on Thursday evenings beginning March 5 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Community Education Room II at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. The six, weekly classes are taught by registered nurses and cover these topics: fetal development, pregnancy, labor and delivery, relaxation and breathing techniques, and the postpartum period. For more information or to register for childbirth classes, call (910) 671-5011.
Empowerment Summit: For the Love of Kids, a women’s empowerment summit will be held March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is hosted by Las Amigas, Inc. and will be held at W. H. Knuckles Elementary School. For information, call (910) 844-3645.
Fundraiser: The Givens Performing Arts Center will host its annual fundraiser called “An Affair of the ‘Art’” on March 07 at 6 p.m. There will be a silent auction and a wine & cheese reception with dinner. Followed by entertainment featuring Heartbeat of Soul. For information, call (910) 521-6361
Pageant: The Little and Teen Miss Robeson County pageant, which is a preliminary pageant for the Little Miss North Carolina event will be held March 7 at the Carolina Civic Center, 315 N. Chestnut St., Lumberton. The pageant includes divisions for all ages. For information, call (910) 536-6927.
Fashion Showcase: The Robeson Early College High School PTSO and All Occasions Prom and Bridal Shop will host a prom and bridal show March 7 at 6 p.m. in the A.D. Lewis Auditorium at Robeson Community College. Admission is $5 and proceeds go to the Early College High School PTSO. For information call Jo Ellen Essex or Gloria Martinez at (910) 737-5232.
Watch: West Lumberton will be having a community watch meeting March 10 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at West Lumberton J.C. Hut building. We will be discussing community concerns along with our up coming 911 Community Day.
Music: To many, Dan Tyminski is the ace guitarist/mandolinist and soulful tenor in Alison Krauss’s band Union Station. His band plays with the Tony Rice Unit on March 11 at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh. Tickets are $30-$20 for members and $35-$25 for the public. For information, call (919) 831-6060.
Staff showcase: Selected members of the UNCP faculty will speak on March 18 at 10:15 a.m. at the Mary Livermore Library. Dr. Shelby Stephenson and Dr. Charles Beem will speak about their new books. For information, call (910) 775-4242.
St. Patrick’s Day Pageant: The sixth annual pageant will be on March 21 at Elizabethtown Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. The pageant will feature females of all ages and males from birth through three years of age. Deadline for applications is March 7 and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. For information or an application call Marie at (910) 809-0055.
Theater: Studio One Lab of PSRC presents “The Loft,” a set on the stage of the Lumberton High School Auditorium which will host open mic and acoustic solo performances each evening, followed by one act plays and scenes from modern plays and movies. “The Loft” will open each evening March 5 to 7 at 7 p.m. and March 8 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students.
Robeson County Partnership for Children's Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, March 10 at noon at the Partnership building located at 210 E. Second St. For information about Smart Start or this meeting, call (910) 738-6767.
The 1/108th U.S. Army Reserves retired group will meet March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Village Station restaurant. For information, call Mitch at (910) 521-3637 or Betty at (910) 739-7263.
The Executive Committee of Robeson County Partnership for Children will meet on Tuesday, March 17 at noon at the Partnership building located at 210 E. Second St. For information about Smart Start or this meeting, call (910) 738-6767.
Square dance: Free Western style square dance nights will be held on March 19 and 26. The classes fun nights for potential students who might enroll in classes which will begin April 2. Classes will be $8 a month in Marietta and are sponsored by the Twin State Twirlers. For information, call Donald Thorndyke at (910) 738-7338.
Bingo: Southeastern Regional Medical Center’s PrivilegesPlus, a group for people ages 55 and over, will host a Bingo event on Friday, March 20 at 11 a.m. at the Southeastern Lifestyle Center Day Spa, located behind Southeastern Lifestyle Center for Fitness and Rehabilitation in Lumberton. Interested individuals are asked to pre-register. For information, call (910) 671-5835.
Shamrock Ball: BPW members are working women seeking to advance their career goals, earn higher salaries, build stronger business, achieve pay equity and equal opportunities and establish rewarding careers. The Shamrock Ball is a fundraiser for the BPW scholarship fund. The ball is March 20 at Jaycee Hut, in Pembroke from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $30 per person (includes dinner & dance) For tickets, call Kim Hunt at (910) 521-1260 or Dorothy Blue at (910) 521-4271.
Free Health Screening: A health screening will be offered March 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Dr. Neil A. Terry Community Building. Cholesterol/HDL Diabetes, blood pressure and weight will be checked. Breakfast will be sold for $5 a plate.
Farm Days: The Cape Fear Farm Heritage Association will host the Annual Southern Farm Days, at the Boys and Girls Home Horse Complex, on March 21 and 22 at Lake Waccamaw. To rent a craft or food vendors booth contact Rhonda Grice, 910-642-3132, or Alma Galloway, 910-520-8940.
Amateur Winemaker’s Competition: Lu Mil Vineyard is sponsoring a competition for winemakers in the region on March 21. Deliver bottles to the Lu Mil gift shop by 9 a.m. Judging will start soon after and winners will be announced after judging is completed. For information, call (910) 862-5979.
Free health checks: Free health screenings will be offered on March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southside Ashpole Alumni Association Building, 606 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Street in Rowland. 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, call Community Health Services at (910) 671-5595.
Reunion: The Cummings family reunion will be held March 22 at Maletty Bullard’s home. For information, call (910) 844-4288.
Volunteers: Southeastern Hospice will hold its monthly meeting for volunteers on March 23 at 7 p.m. at 2002 N. Cedar St., Lumberton. Nona Everette from the N.C. Department of Crime Control and Public Safety will speak at the March meeting about the N.C. Silver Alert Program. The program is deigned to quickly locate missing people who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments. The public is cordially 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 (910) 671-5655.
The Nominations/Personnel Committee of Robeson County Partnership for Children will meet on Wednesday, March 25 at noon at the Partnership building located at 210 E. Second St. For information about Smart Start or this meeting, call (910) 738-6767.
Healthy cook-off: PrivilegesPlus, a group for people ages 55 and over, will host a nutrition palooza healthy recipe cook-off on Wednesday, March 25 at 11 a.m. at the Southeastern Lifestyle Center Day Spa, located behind Southeastern Lifestyle Center for Fitness and Rehabilitation in Lumberton. Interested individuals are asked pre-register and bring one of their favorite healthy recipes to share at the event. For information, call (910) 671-5835.
Talent Competition: The LRDA is sponsoring a talent contest that will be held March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Purnell Swett High School. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students and $3 for Seniors.
Music: John Prine is coming to Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte March 27. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For information, call (704) 335-3100.
Pageant: The Relay for Life Pageant will be held March 28 at 6 p.m. at Lumberton High School. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For an application, call Tammy Wagner at (910) 608-7135 by March 8.
Reunion: The families of the Rev. F. R. Lowery and the Rev. Accy Goins will be held March 28 at noon at the Chavis Farm on McGirt Road in Maxton. Each family should bring two covered dishes of either a vegetable or dessert. Meat will be provided. For information call Pearl Lemonds at (910) 844-5115 or Carol Goins at (910) 425-7129.
Festival: The Taste of Robeson Spring Fest will be held March 30 and 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bill Sapp Recreation Center in Lumberton. Tickets are $10 for adults. The festival is presented by the Robeson County Church and Community Center. For information, call (910) 738-5204.
Comedy: The controversial comedy duo Cheech and Chong are making their way across the country on tour. Their show, “Light up America,” will play Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte April 2 and Durham Performing Arts Center on April 3. For information, call (704) 335-3100 or (919) 680-2787.
Car wash: AMR’s team for the Relay for Life will be holding a car wash at 2307 Elizabethtown Road in Lumberton April 4. The price is $8 for cars and $10 for trucks and SUVs.
Flea Market: The Town of Fairmont will have a flea market starting on April 4 and will occur every Saturday afterwards. The market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the grounds of the town museum. There is no fee to vendors. For information call Mayor Charles Kemp. (910) 628-9766 ext. 15.
Business Expo: The Lu Mil Vineyard is holding a business expo April 4 sponsored by the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. The day will include a Pig Cook-off, Anything Butt BBQ contest and entertainment. It’s an opportunity to share with the public what your business has to offer Bladen County. For more information call (910) 862-4368.
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.
Volunteers sought: Repeat Performace is looking for volunteers to work in its consignment shop in downtown Lumbeton. 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. 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, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tonya Crump at email@example.com.
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.Next Meeting: March 10
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: March 12
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: March 17
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. Next meeting: March 16
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 1-877-227-9416. Next Meeting: March 10
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. Next meeting: March 3
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.