What’s Happening

•July 8

Family reunion: The descendants of Clarence and Oklahoma Huggins-Lowery will hold their annual reunion at 2 p.m. at Bethel Hill Baptist Church in Lumberton. Those attending are encouraged to bring a covered dish. Drinks and plates will be provided. For information, contact Jerry Chavis at 910-774-2473 or [email protected]

Family reunion: The descendants of Jakie Locklear will hold their annual reunion at 12:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club in Pembroke, located behind the Turtle. Those attending are encouraged to bring a covered dish. Drinks and plates will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Woods Caulder at 844-9892. Aunt Martha Jane’s Family will be the host.

Fun Walk: Lumbee Regional Development Association and the Pembroke Kiwanis Club are accepting applications for the 36th annual 5K Fun Walk. This year’s event is in honor of Thomas “Tommy” W. Lowry. The event will take place at the Southeastern Lifestyle Fitness Center, 923 W. Third St. in Pembroke. The race will start at 7 a.m. Registration at the walk site is $25 and will be held from 6 to 6:45 a.m. Registration forms are available at the LRDA main office or online at www.lumbeehomecoming.com under forms/applications. For more information contact, Faline Dial at 910-827-1005 or Virgil Oxendine at 910-521-8602.

•July 17

Partnership meets: The Organizational Development Committee of the Robeson County Partnership for Children will meet at noon.

•July 22

Swim lesson: As part of the World’s Largest Swim Lesson, lessons will be available for ages 4 and up at the Bradford Pool, located at 625 E. Blue St. in St Pauls. Preregistration will be prior to the class at the pool. It is being sponsored by Robeson County Recreation Department. For information, call 910-865-3490 or 910-734-6090.

River festival: The public is invited to the Lumber River State Park’s Princess Ann Access Area, located at 2819 Princess Ann Road in Orrum, for a day of family fun and activities from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free canoe rides and activities, including a casting contest, pony rides, miniature train rides, and a bouncy house and slide in a new inside house. There will be food available for lunch and snacks, along with ice cream and frozen treats, or bring a picnic lunch. Learn about the animals along the Lumber River from exhibitors. For information, contact the park office 910-628-4564.

•Aug. 10

Memorial service: The Families and Friends of Murder and Homicide Victims support group will hold its 10th annual candlelight memorial services for those who have died as the result of homicide, domestic violence, drunk driving or vehicle homicide at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church Cherry Fellowship hall. The church is located at 606 N. Walnut St., Lumberton. If you would like to have a family member remembered please contact Debra L. Arnette at 910-734-1527.

Sept. 8-9

Tractor pull: The Robeson County Shriners-Sudan Tomcats will hold a Truck and Tractor Pull both evenings at 7 at the Robeson County Fairgrounds, located at 3750 N.C. 41 South in Lumberton. Admission is $20 for people ages 13 and up, $5 for those ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. The event is the largest fundraiser for the club, which raises money for Shriner hospitals.

Sept. 23

In Concert: “A Temptations Revue” will be on stage at 7 p.m. at the Carolina Civic Center. For information, call 910-738-4339 or go to www.carolinaciviccenter.com. Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is located at 315 N. Chestnut St. in downtown Lumberton.

Oct. 6

Cowboy Concert: Riders in the Sky Salute Roy, Rogers King of the Cowboys will perform at 7 p.m. at the Carolina Civic Center. For more information, call 910-738-4339 or go to www.carolinaciviccenter.com. Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is located at 315 N. Chestnut St. in downtown Lumberton.

Nov. 2

Bluegrass: The Robeson County Arts Council features The Outliers, a popular five-piece eclectic bluegrass ensemble from Raleigh. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Carolina Civic Center. For information, call 910-738-4339 or go to www.carolinaciviccenter.com. Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is located at 315 N. Chestnut St. in downtown Lumberton.

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 and the Ladies hold monthly meetings every fourth Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Pine Street Activity Center in Lumberton. The center is located at 801 N. Pine St. The Veterans of Foreign Wars post 2843 of Pembroke holds is monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on the first Monday following the second Sunday of each month. The post home is located at 1509 Union Chapel Road.

SUPPORT GROUPS

For the Blind: Sunshine Seekers is a support group that meets at 10 a.m. on Thursdays at the Pine Street Senior Center. Participants must be legally blind. Some of the activities include attending musicals, sports camps, exercise, bowling and fishing trips. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881.

For the Deaf and Hearing Impaired: A support group for the deaf and hard of hearing is held every third Saturday of each month from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pine Street Senior Center.

For Seniors: The Golden Ladies support group will meet 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.

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 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 and Wednesdays at Pine Street Senior Center and on Thursdays at the East Lumberton Resource Center. No experience is necessary. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881.

Painting: Painting classes will be held at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at 1314 Mimosa St. in Lumberton. For information, call Tonya at 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: The Lumberton Recreation Department begins new shag dancing lessons the first Monday of each month at the Pine Street Activity Center for $30. Lesson continue throughout the month. Advance classes start at 6 p.m., beginner lessons start at 7 p.m and intermediate classes start at 8 p.m. 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. 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.

To submit an announcement for Happenings email Terri Ferguson Smith at: [email protected]

To submit an announcement for Happenings email Terri Ferguson Smith at: [email protected]