Auditions: The North Carolina Children’s Theatre will have auditions for “Willy Wonka” on Thursday and Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pine Street Activity Center. Show dates are March 13-14 at the Carolina Civic Center. For information, call (910) 736-9822.
Pembroke health checks: Free health screenings will be offered on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maynor Manor Community Building, 400 Locklear St. in Pembroke.
Tot Time with Mrs. Matilda: A new semester will begin in February. If you would like your 2- to 5-year-old to participate in this six week music series, contact Stacie Kinlaw at (910) 738-1114. Classes are on Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. beginning Feb. 5.
Volunteers needed: The Gibson Cancer 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. until 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. For information, about volunteer opportunities or the event, call the Gibson Cancer Center at (910) 671-5730.
Southeastern Regional Medical Center’s Bariatric Surgery program is now offering lap banding, a minimally invasive weight-loss procedure that helps control hunger and support unique weight-loss needs. General Surgeon Dr. Barry Williamson will provide information about the procedure at a seminar on Feb. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Medical Center’s Assembly Room. The seminars are open to the public. Interested individuals are asked to pre-register. For information about the seminar or to register, call (910) 735-8984.
Lumbee Warriors: The annual chicken bog fundraiser will be Feb. 7 at Goins Barn, 5560 Hwy 710 N., Pembroke from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $5. For information, call Furnie Lambert (910) 844-3210.
Auditions: Auditions for the musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7th at the Carolina Civic Center at 12 noon - Sharp! Prior singing and dancing experience preferred but not required. The only requirement is a desire to have fun! For more information, call 910-738-4339 or 910-618-9401.
Lecture: North Carolina’s Extraordinary Coast Lecture Series continues on Feb. 8 with Dawson Carr discussing the history of the 150-year-old Hatteras Lighthouse. The lecture series will be at the Weymouth Center, 555 East Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. For information, call (910) 692-6261.
Music: Slipknot is bringing the noise, and the angry to Charlotte. The band is playing at Bojangles Coliseum Feb. 10. Tickets are $38-$48. For information, call (704) 335-3100.
Southeastern Regional Medical Center will hold an American Red Cross blood drive on Feb. 12 from 7 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 6 p.m. in the Medical Center’s Assembly Room. Persons who would like to donate blood must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. To schedule an appointment or for information, call (910) 671-5149.
Fitness: Southeastern Regional Medical Center’s PrivilegesPlus, a group for people ages 55 and over, will host a healthy heart fitness expo on Thursday, Feb. 12 from noon to 2 p.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 or to register, call (910) 671-5835.
Theater: Robeson Little Theatre presents A.R. Gurney's “Love Letters” on Feb. 13, 14 & 15 at the All About Dance Studio in downtown Lumberton. Show times are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2:30 P.M. on Sunday. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for Seniors, and $5 for students. For information, call 910-618-9401.
Sidewalk Sale: A “sweetheart” of a sidewalk sale will be in Downtown Farimont Feb. 14 from 7 to 2 p.m. There will be vendors, store bargains and music by Dr. Electrode. Cash prize drawings will begin at 2 p.m.
Music: Feeling the blues? The Charlotte Blues Festival just might be the cure. starting Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. at the Bojangles Coliseum. Tickets are $42.50-$49.50. For information, call (704) 335-3100.
Music: Lalah Hathaway and her special guest Rahsaan Patterson bring their contemporary R&B to Ovens’ Auditorium in Charlotte Feb. 15. Tickets are $55. For information, call (704) 335-3100.
Memorial: Southeastern Hospice will hold its 21st annual memorial service on Friday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at Godwin Heights Baptist Church, 704 Godwin Ave. in Lumberton. Family members and friends are invited to share in this memorial for Southeastern Hospice patients who died during the past year. The service will be non-denominational and will feature speakers from throughout the county. Refreshments will also be served after the service. For information, call (910) 671-5655.
Auditions: Jaenicke Productions will have auditions for “Steel Magnolias” on Feb. 19-20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pine Street Activity Center. Show dates are March 27-29. For information, call (910) 736-9822.
Music: TI and Young Jeezy are coming to Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte Feb. 26. Make sure you don’t miss one of the hottest acts on tour today. Tickets are $45-$75. For information, call (704) 335-3100.
The Southeastern Regional Medical Center Foundation will host its 17th annual fundraiser gala beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27 at Pinecrest Country Club. The black-tie event will benefit the Southeastern Heart Center, which will use the funds to purchase telehealth equipment for pediatric cardiology patients. Tickets can be purchased for $200 per couple. For information about the gala or to purchase tickets, call the SRMC Foundation at (910) 671-5583.
Music: The legendary Kenny Rogers makes a stop in Charlotte. If you can make it there by 8 p.m. Feb 27, you’ll be able to see one of the most important country music singers of his time. Tickets are $33-$79. For information, call (704) 335-3100.
Theater: “Remember the 60s” will be performed Jan. 17, 24 and 31 at Lumberton Junior High School. The show will pick up and move to the Carolina Civic Center Feb. 27, 28 and March 1. All shows start at 7 p.m. except for the March 1 show, which starts at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $7-$10. For information, call (910) 739-8984.
Health Screenings: Free health screenings will be offered Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Baker’s Chapel Baptist Church, 581 Old Baker Road in Maxton. 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.
Comedy: If you’ve been to a movie in the past 20 years, you probably know Robin Williams. Williams brings his standup act to Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte Feb. 28. Tickets are $56-$96. For information, call (704) 335-3100.
Dance: It’s Riverdance. The iconic Irish folk dancing show kicks and jumps in unison to Ovens Auditorium March 3 to 8. For information, call (704) 335-3100.
Lecture: North Carolina’s Extraordinary Coast Lecture Series continues on March 1 with Kevin Duffus discussing the shipwrecks in the Outer Banks. The lecture series will be at the Weymouth Center, 555 East Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. For information, call (910) 692-6261.
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 pagent includes divisions for all ages. For information, call (910) 536-6927.
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.
Ongoing 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.
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 Heritage Center in Fairmont.
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.
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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 1-877-227-9416 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 1-877-227-9416.
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.