Pleasant Hill AME Zion hosting barbecue, chicken plate sale Friday


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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.

April 1

BARBECUE AND CHICKEN PLATE SALE will begin at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill AME Zion Church, 105 Lake Road, Rockingham. Plates are $8 and include one meat, two sides, a roll and dessert. The menu consists of fried or grilled leg quarters, chopped barbecue, macaroni and cheese or potato salad, cabbage or string beans and a homemade dessert. Will deliver five or more plates. To place an order, call Lynette Pemberton at 910-334-3744, Phillip Pemberton at 910-334-9023 or Sandra Moore at 910-331-5352.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 147 AND SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION will meet at 7 p.m. at the post home at Ledbetter Lake.

April 2

COUNTRY BREAKFAST will be from 7 to 10 a.m. at Spring Hill Wesleyan Church, located off N.C. 38 on Spring Hill Church Road, Hamlet. Plates are all-you-can-eat for $6. Carry-out plates available by calling 910-582-5150. Funds raised will go for future projects, missions and those in need.

ANNUAL INDOOR YARD SALE hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4203 Ladies Auxiliary will begin at 7 a.m. at the VFW Post 4203 home.

GRAND RE-OPENING from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the newly renovated tasting room at Little River Vineyards and Events Center, 1907 N.C. 73 W., Mount Gilead. There will be free food and refreshments, 50 percent off all wine and accessories, free wine tastings, and enter to win a case of wine of your choice via $5 raffle tickets. The new improvements include a fully enclosed room with central heating and air conditioning, updated décor, more indoor and outdoor seating and a new 42 inch flat-screen TV.

DINNER SALE hosted by Greater Diggs Chapel AME Zion Church’s home missions department will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Dinners include meat, two vegetables, bread, dessert and a drink. Call 910-997-6824 for more information.

LEAK-WALL GARDEN ART SHOW will be held from noon to 3 p.m. in the Wall Garden at the Leak-Wall House, 405 E. Washington St., Rockingham. The show and sale sponsored by the Pee Dee Artist Guild will be in conjunction with the Richmond County Historical Society, featuring hand-decorated antique tiles. The proceeds of the sale will benefit the historical society. Artists interested in painting on the tiles for the show may pick up tiles between 10 a.m. and noon on Feb. 5 or between 2 and 4 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Leak-Wall House. For registration forms or additional information, call Pat Halligan at 410-596-2770 or Peggy Andersen at 910-895-6909.

April 4

RICHMOND COUNTY ADULT CHURCH SOFTBALL LEAGUE will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m. at Freedom Baptist Church, 987 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham. Any church wishing to field a team must have a representative at this meeting. The second meeting will be Monday, April 11 where teams will turn in rosters, entry fees and ball orders when schedules are passed out. Contact Dale Denson at 910-334-0588 for more information.

April 6

ROHANEN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 will meet for lunch at noon at Pat’s Kitchen in Rockingham.

UNITED PASTORS FELLOWSHIP will have noonday prayer, business meeting at 5 p.m. and Bible study at 6 p.m. at Victory Deliverance Church of God. Pastor and elder Tommy Graham will be teaching.

April 7

PEE DEE ARTIST GUILD will have a paint-in featuring a still life set-up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Rockingham.

April 8

FILM SCREENING featuring the movie “Wilmington On Fire” will take place at 7 p.m. at Cole Auditorium on the campus of Richmond Community College in Hamlet. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the box office at 910-410-1691 for $15 for general admission and $10 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can also be purchased by visiting www.wofcole.eventbrite.com.

April 9

CHURCH YARD SALE in support of an upcoming mission trip to Guatemala will take place from 7 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, at Roberdel Baptist Church, 1118 Richmond Road, Rockingham. There will also be a silent auction at 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall, a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. for $3 a plate and hamburger and hot dog plates from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $5 a plate.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST sponsored by the East Rockingham United Methodist Church men’s club will be from 7 to 10 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. The charge is $4 for all-you-can-eat. A sweets and crafts sale will be held at the same time.

TAYLOR ‘LIL’ BIT’ WRIGHT, former star of “Party Down South” and a Rockingham native, will be at Sun Angels Tanning Salon, 1039 E. Caswell St., Wadesboro, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to meet with fans and sign autographs.

15TH ANNUAL HOME-COOKED BARBECUE SALE hosted by Millstone Men of the Church will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Millstone Community Building, 367 Gibson Nursery Road, Ellerbe. Cost is $7 per plate or one pound container. Eat-in or take-out are available. Free delivery of five plates or more. Call 910-995-1893 for directions or take-out orders. Backlash Bluegrass will perform from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local community projects.

April 10

CHESTERFIELD DISTRICT CHAPTER, S.C. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY will meet at 3 p.m. at the Visitors’ Center, 100 Main St., Chesterfield, South Carolina. The guest speaker, Ansley Ray, will present a program on the history of the Cheraw people and the Sumter Tribe of Cheraw Indians. He will bring Native American crafts and people in Native American regalia. For more information, call 843-623-2244 or email chesterfielddistrict@chesterfield.SCgen.org.

April 11

EAST ROCKINGHAM MEN’S CLUB will meet at 7 p.m. at the East Rockingham Fire Department.

April 12

ANNUAL RICHMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SPRING CAREER FAIR will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the college’s main campus at 1042 W. Hamlet Ave., Hamlet. Registration deadline will be April 8 for businesses and industries interested in taking part in the career fair. Those attending the event should bring copies of updated resumes. For more information, call Patsy Stanley at 910-410-1830.

FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP hosted by Connections Family Support Program will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Bynum building at First United Methodist Church in Rockingham. The group is open to parents, grandparents and foster parents and is a time for those with children who have behavioral, emotional and/or learning challenges to share their experiences and learn from others. Brunch will be provided at no cost. Contact Suzanne Maness at 910-627-1769, toll-free at 877-211-5995 or by email at connectionsfsp@gmail.com to register by April 8.

CHILDREN AND GRIEF WORKSHOP will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Bynum building at First United Methodist Church in Rockingham. Pam Easterling, director of Sandhills Alternative Academy, will discuss the signs and symptoms of grief in children ages 6-18, contributing factors of grief and resources and options to help children recover from grief. Lunch will be provided at no cost. Contact Suzanne Maness at 910-627-1769, toll-free at 877-211-5995 or by email at connectionsfsp@gmail.com to register by April 8.

THE RICHMOND COUNTY SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM AND NEW HORIZONS are sponsoring an awareness event at 1 p.m. on the steps of the Cole Auditorium on the campus of Richmond Community College in Hamlet. The theme this year is “Prevention is Possible” and the event focuses on building blocks of prevention by communicating how individuals, communities and the private sector can take action to promote safety, respect and equality. Claudia Smith, a survivor, will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited.

ANNUAL WOMEN’S FAIR will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital in Rockingham. All events are free to the public. Registration is required for all events. Refreshments will be provided. Call toll-free 800-213-3284 to register or for more information.

April 14

CARD PARTY hosted by the Richmond County Women’s Club will take place from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital cafeteria. There will be high score and door prizes given out to winners. Call Cathy McDuffie at 910-997-1905 to reserve a table.

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

April 16

FIRSTHEALTH AND DISCOVERY PLACE KIDS-ROCKINGHAM will host a family fun 1K at 9:30 a.m. and 5K at 10 a.m. starting at DPK, 233 E. Washington St., Rockingham. Race registration includes free admission to DPK on the day of the race. Call 910-695-7500 or visit www.active.com or www.firsthealth.org/ribbons to register.

April 19

ROCKINGHAM DOWNTOWN CORP. will meet at noon at the Agricultural Services Center, 123 Caroline St., Rockingham. Lunch will be ordered at a cost of $7. For more information, contact Susan Kelly at 910-997-8255 or rockinghamdowntown@gmail.com.

ANNUAL WOMEN’S FAIR will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital in Rockingham. All events are free to the public. Registration is required for all events. Refreshments will be provided. Call toll-free 800-213-3284 to register or for more information.

April 27

BARBECUE PLATE SALE hosted by First United Methodist Church will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the church. Plates are $7 for eat-in or take-out. Will deliver five or more plates. For more details or to place an order, call the church office at 910-895-4027.

April 28

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

April 30

ROCKINGHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL will host its third annual Rock Middle 5K Run/Walk for Technology beginning at 10 a.m. at Hinson Lake. Same-day registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and registration fees are $15 for students, $25 for other participants until April 22 and $30 the day of the race. For more information, email michelleusewicz@richmond.k.12.nc.us or blairfetner@richmond.k.12.nc.us.

May 9

EAST ROCKINGHAM MEN’S CLUB will meet at 7 p.m. at the East Rockingham Fire Department.

May 12

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

May 14

YARD SALE OF THE CAROLINAS will be held from 7 a.m. to noon in the 200 and 300 blocks of West Main Street in front of the Chesterfield County Courthouse in Chesterfield, South Carolina. Spaces are available for $15 (one parking space) and multiple spaces may be reserved. Registration forms are available at the Hospice of Chesterfield County offices located at 700 West Blvd., Chesterfield, 160 Second St. in Cheraw and 114 E. McGregor St. in Pageland. The deadline for registration is May 11. For more information, email jdouglashcc@hotmail.com or call the Hospice office at 843-623-9155.

May 17

ROCKINGHAM DOWNTOWN CORP. will meet at noon at the Agricultural Services Center, 123 Caroline St., Rockingham. Lunch will be ordered at a cost of $7. For more information, contact Susan Kelly at 910-997-8255 or rockinghamdowntown@gmail.com.

May 21

SOUL WHISPERS ART presents “Cold Connections,” a jewelry metalsmithing class, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arts Richmond building in downtown Rockingham. The class is designed to help beginners advance their metal skills. Cost of the class is $92. To register, call Arts Richmond at 910-997-6008, and leave a message. To secure spot, send a $35 non-refundable deposit to Arts Richmond, P.O. Box 1296, Rockingham, NC 28379. The class is limited to the first 12 to register.

May 26

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

May 28

RICHMOND COUNTY RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL will meet at noon at Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet. The guest speaker will be attorney Bellonora McCallum. All retired school personnel are invited to attend.

June 9

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

June 13

EAST ROCKINGHAM MEN’S CLUB will meet at 7 p.m. at the East Rockingham Fire Department.

June 23

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

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