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The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.

August 13

A MORNING OF PAINTING OUTDOORS will be held at 9 a.m. at the Pee Dee Artist Guild’s next monthly paint-in the home of May MacCallum in Rockingham. MacCallum’s yard includes a small lake with reflections and wildlife. The house will also be open for sketching. Parking will be available in front of the house on the grass. Bring a bag lunch. For additional information and directions, contact May MacCallum at 910-997-3828.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 147 will have a share night from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bojangles’ in Rockingham. A portion of the restaurant’s proceeds between those hours will go toward the American Legion.

RICHMOND COUNTY SENIOR DEMOCRATS will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Pat’s Country Kitchen for a business meeting and to elect officers. All Democrats are welcome.

THE WOMEN OF WEYMOUTH present their annual summer tapas events, catered by Elliotts Catering from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Tickets are $45 per person. To make reservations, call 910-692-6261 or visit the Weymouth Center’s website.

MASONIC MEETING: STATED COMMUNICATION with dinner at 6:15 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532 A.F. & A.M., 307 Main St., Hamlet.

August 14

OLD-SCHOOL DANCE from 8 p.m. to midnight at East Hamlet Community Center, 155 Laurel Hill St., Hamlet. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. Music will be provided by DJ Donnie of Maryland. The event is sponsored by J.W. Mask Jr. Alumni, CHHS-MAHS Tigers. See any members for tickets.

August 15

COUNTY BREAKFAST from 6:30 to 10 a.m. at Pee Dee United Methodist Church. Plates are $6 for all-you-can-eat. All proceeds will go to future church projects and a monthly donation to the Place of Grace ministry.

ROCKINGHAM LADIES AUXILIARY will have a back-to-school yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon at the Rockingham VFW, 106 Old River Road, Rockingham.

August 17

BLOOD DRIVE from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Freedom Baptist Church on U.S. 1 North in Rockingham. To make an appointment, call 910-895-9842.

August 18

THE ROCKINGHAM DOWNTOWN CORP. will have its regular monthly meeting at noon at the Richmond County Cooperative Extension office, 123 Caroline St., Rockingham. Bring a lunch or contact Susan Kelly at 910-997-8255 to order a $7 lunch.

HAMLET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. at Jones Cafe on Main in Hamlet.

THE RICHMOND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY will meet at 6 p.m. in the Richmond County Judicial Center in downtown Rockingham.

OPEN HOUSE AND REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR hosted by Southeastern Christian Academy from 6:30 to 8 p.m. On-site registration will be available for grades 1-12. For further information, contact Mr. Reynolds at 910-206-0851.

HAMLET AMERICAN LEGION POST 49 AND SONS OF THE LEGION SQUADRON 49 will hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the post home on Veterans Drive.

August 19

ROCKINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Henry’s Downtown Cafe.

THE ROCKINGHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting at 5 p.m. at the Rush building, 733 Armstead St., Rockingham. The Rockingham Housing Authority is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for this meeting, call 910-997-3316.

THE RICHMOND COUNTY ENRICHMENT CORP. will hold its board meeting immediately following the Rockingham Housing Authority board meeting at the Rush building, 733 Armstead St., Rockingham. Richmond County Enrichment Corp. is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for this meeting, call 910-997-3316.

August 21

FISH FRY with trimmings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. at East Rockingham United Methodist Church, 490 Mill Road, Rockingham. Plates are $7 a piece. Deliveries for five or more plates are available. Call 910-997-5790 to place an order or for more information.

August 22

COMMUNITY SAFE CELEBRATION from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dobbins Heights Park, 224 Earle Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights. There will be free swimming, door prizes, free food and entertainment for the entire family. For more information, contact Shirlyn Smith or Brenda David at 910-997-7105.

2ND CHANCE MINISTRIES will perform in concert at 6 p.m. at East Rockingham Free Will Baptist Church, 189 Airport Road, Rockingham. A love offering will be received. Everyone is welcome to attend.

August 24

LEAK STREET ALUMNI will meet at 6 p.m. at the Leak Street Education and Cultural Center. All alumni are encouraged to attend. Contact Leroy Crowder at 910-582-2023 for more information.

August 25

OPEN HOUSE AND REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR hosted by Southeastern Christian Academy from 6:30 to 8 p.m. On-site registration will be available for grades 1-12. For further information, contact Mr. Reynolds at 910-206-0851.

WEYMOUTH ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Bring a beverage and spend the evening enjoying music by local acoustic musicians in the Great Room.

August 27

SOUNDS ON THE GROUNDS featuring ’70s-themed band Liquid Pleasure will be the final of the three-part summer concert series from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door and are available at Weymouth and The Country Bookshop. Food trucks, beer truck and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased online at the Weymouth Center’s website.

MASONIC MEETING: STATED COMMUNICATION with meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532 A.F. & A.M., 307 Main St., Hamlet.

August 29

MONTHLY BREAKFAST from 7 to 10 a.m. at Hamlet First United Church. Plates are $5 and include two meats, eggs, grits, biscuit, gravy, coffee and juice. Takeouts are available.

EAST ROCKINGHAM MEN’S CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Scotch Meadows Country Club in Laurinburg. Four-man captain’s choice will be $40 per person and includes cart and green fees and lunch after the round. Sponsor a hole for $50. Cash prizes will be available for the first two teams and prizes for closest to the pin on all par 3s and longest drive on hole No. 8. Sign up early because teams will be cut off at 18 teams. Contact Eddie Byrne at 910-206-5618, Lorie Locklear at 910-334-0703 or Scotch Meadows Country Club at 910-276-0169.

September 7

THE TOWN OF HOFFMAN has rescheduled its regular board meeting from Sept. 7 to Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall building in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Contact Town Hall with questions at 910-281-3606.

September 12

CONCEALED CARRY CLASS from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 573 Battley Dairy Road, Hamlet. This nine-hour class will equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to operate and carry their handgun concealed. This class is presented in the classroom and on the range. Students must bring a handgun and 50 rounds of ammo. After completing the class successfully, students will receive a certificate that allows them to apply with the state for their concealed carry permit. Must be 21 to participate. Pre-registration and deposit required. The cost of the class is $75. For more information, contact Robert Taylor at 910-995-3387.

September 15

THE ROCKINGHAM DOWNTOWN CORP. will have its regular monthly meeting at noon at the Richmond County Cooperative Extension office, 123 Caroline St., Rockingham. Bring a lunch or contact Susan Kelly at 910-997-8255 to order a $7 lunch.

WOMEN’S CLUB OF HAMLET will hold its autumn card party at 6:30 p.m. at a cost of $8 per chair. Included are a light supper, snacks, drinks, prizes for high and low and door prizes. Contact Charlotte Cowan at 910-582-1730 or Pat Maloney at 910-582-1717 for reservations. Reservations are required.

September 19

BLUEGRASS AND BARBECUE FUNDRAISER to purchase a wheelchair-accessible van for Caleb Buffaloe will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Pickin’ Shed, 24181 Marston Road, Laurel Hill. There will be barbecue and hot dogs with all the fixins, a raffle drawing with a $1,000 first prize, baked goods and homemade crafts and 50/50 drawing. The music lineup consists of Red Bluff Ramblers, Burrows Brothers, Thickety Creek, The Church Family, Triple Toe Cloggers and storyteller J.A. Bolton. Bring a lawn chair and clogging shoes. For raffle tickets or more information, call 910-462-2999 or 910-206-1862.

October 30

WILLS AND ADVANCE DIRECTIVES CLINIC conducted by Legal Aid of North Carolina at the Dobbins Heights Community Center, 222 Earle Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights. The clinic will cover preparation and execution of wills, powers of attorneys, health care powers of attorneys and living wills. To attend free of charge, participants must be screened and reserve a space by calling 919-542-0475 or 1-800-672-5834 before Oct. 25.

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