Multi-company job fair being held Tuesday at Cole Auditorium

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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 or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.

August 30

JOB FAIR for RSI, Therafirm, Global Packaging, Perdue, Plastek, ITG and Hood Packaging will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cole Auditorium on the campus of Richmond Community College. Bring a resume. For more information, contact Lori McLaughlin at 910-410-1722.

ELLERBE DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION will meet at 6 p.m. at Ellerbe Springs Inn, 2537 N. U.S. 220, Ellerbe. Anyone interested in the progress of Ellerbe is welcome to attend. For more information, call Mark Buckeridge at 910-652-5600.

AMVETS POST 316 will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the East Rockingham Fire Department.

September 1

2016 SEABOARD FESTIVAL APPLICATIONS will be accepted until Sept. 1 and can be found at After this date, applications are subject to a $25 late fee. Information about the 5K race and car show can also be found on the website.

September 3

COUNTRY BREAKFAST will be from 7 to 10 a.m. at Spring Hill Wesleyan Church, Spring Hill Church Road, Hamlet. Plates are $6 for all-you-can-eat. Carry-out plates also available. Call 910-582-5150 for more information. Funds raised will go for future projects, missions and those in need.

MONROE AVENUE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 will meet for a celebration at 9 a.m. at Pat’s Kitchen in Rockingham.

MOUNT PISGAH’S CLOTHES CLOSET will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. giving away free women, men and children’s clothes at 1015 Leak St., Rockingham.

September 5

TOWN OF HOFFMAN will be closed in observance of Labor Day. The town’s monthly board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 12 in the Town Hall building. Contact the city at 910-281-3606 for more information.

September 7

ROHAHEN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 will meet for lunch at noon at Fatz Café in Rockingham.

September 8

ROCKINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1947 will meet for their final lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Pat’s Kitchen. Input will be needed into where and when to meet in the future. Call 910-997-6440 by Sept. 5 to RSVP.

MASONIC MEETING: STATED COMMUNICATION with dinner served 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.

September 10

PANCAKE BREAKFAST sponsored by the East Rockingham United Methodist Church Men’s Club will take place 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.

RICHMOND COUNTY 4-H GOAT SHOW will begin at 1 p.m. on Dale DeWitt’s farm on Highway 73 in Ellerbe. The show traditionally draws around 50 4-H’ers from across the region to show their animals and showmanship skills. There will be food sold on site. Call the Extension office at 910-997-8255 for directions or to make a donation.

September 11

FAMILY REUNION for the descendants of George Henry and Carrie Grice Guinn will celebrate at 1 p.m. at the East Rockingham Senior Center in the Herbert C. Diggs Memorial Park.

September 12

WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE CLASS will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 12-14 at the Hive Recreation Center, 1210 Suite E., Rockingham Road, Rockingham. The class will be taught by 5th Dan Black Belt James Jeter Sr. and is $12 for all three classes.

EAST ROCKINGHAM MEN’S CLUB will meet at 7 p.m. at the East Rockingham Fire Department, 487 Airport Road. Visitors and new members welcome.

September 15

GRACE SENIOR CENTER is sponsoring a one day trip to Shatley Springs in Crumpler, North Carolina. The group will visit the cheese factory, tour the Blue Ridge Parkway and visit Deal’s Apple Orchard. The cost of the trip is $60 and includes dinner. Deposits for the trip are being accepted and a final payment is due before Sept. 8. For more information or to register, call 704-694-6616.

September 17

ROHANEN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 will meet for their annual reunion at 11 a.m. at the Community Church recreational building across from church at 193 Mill Road in Rockingham.

September 20

ROCKINGHAM DOWNTOWN CORP. will have its monthly lunch meeting at noon at Ella’s Ballroom, 503 Rockingham Road. Bring a lunch or contact Judy Cagle at to order a $7 lunch. Call 910-997-8255 for more information.

September 22

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.

September 23

CONNECTIONS FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM is hosting a SafeTALK training workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church, 410 E. Washington St., Rockingham. The half-day workshop will prepare participants to identify people with thoughts of suicide and connect them with life-saving first aid resources. Registration is due by Sept. 20. To register, call Suzanne Maness toll-free at 877-211-5995 or by email at

September 24

RICHMOND COUNTY DUCKS UNLIMITED GREENWING FISHING EVENT will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 220 McKinney Lake Road, Hoffman. Tickets are $20 per child and must be accompanied by an adult. Ticket includes hat, fishing rod, tackle box, shirt, lunch, duck call, Ducks Unlimited cup and more. Activities include fishing, fire truck, BB guns, wildlife education and dog retrieving demonstrations. For more information, call Michael Cauley at 910-992-7113, Scotty Baldwin at 910-995-5893 or Gary Payne at 910-417-7570.

26TH ANNUAL KUUMBA FESTIVAL will be held in Market Park in Laurinburg. The annual festival celebrating African contributions to American culture will feature live music, drumming and dancing, chefs, storytelling, artists and craftsmen, educational and African exhibits and the 23rd Kuumba pageant. To become a vendor, call 910-217-4452 or email The pageant will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. The event will feature African dancing and songs, talents, African attire and recognition of “Miss Congeniality.”

October 4

GRACE SENIOR CENTER is sponsoring a 4 day/3 night trip to Ocean City, Maryland and Cape May, New Jersey from Oct. 4-7. The cost of the trip is $395 per person with double occupancy and $484 for a single room. Trip and quad occupancy is available. The package includes three nights lodging in Ocean City, three breakfasts, two dinners, Ocean Downs Casino, visit and tasting at Nassau Winery, visiting the Rehoboth Outlets, time at the Ocean City Boardwalk, round trip ride on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, trolley tour of historic Cape May, free time at Cape May’s Washington Street Mall, souvenir gift, luggage and handling, taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. There is a $50 deposit required with the final payment to be made on or by Sept. 6. For more information, call 704-694-6616.

October 7

RICHMOND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1976 will kick off its class reunion weekend with a tailgate party at 5:30 p.m. at Hinson Lake before the homecoming football game. Bring your own chairs and coolers.

October 8

RICHMOND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1976 40TH REUNION will be held at 7 p.m. at Ellerbe Springs Inn. Dress is casual. A DJ and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar available. Cost of admission is $25 per person. Make checks payable to RSHS 1976 Class Reunion and mail to Carla Liles, P.O. Box 1013, Hamlet, NC 28345 or pay at the door. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page or call Teresa Blue Brown at 919-907-1729.

October 15

FIRSTHEALTH FITNESS will offer a CPR class from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and first aid class from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $60 for both classes. Call 910-410-0123 for more information.

October 18

ROCKINGHAM DOWNTOWN CORP. will have its monthly lunch meeting at noon at 123 Caroline St., Rockingham. Bring a lunch or contact Judy Cagle at to order a $7 lunch. Call 910-997-8255 for more information.

October 30

THE PINEHURST FAIR BARN will host author Dr. Douglas Tallamy at the Harness Track in Pinehurst at 2 p.m. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Admission is free. Space is limited so register online at or by calling 910-295-1900. Learn what is needed to make landscapes part of a functioning ecosystem that benefits wildlife and enhances the environment. Presented by the Village of Pinehurst Greenway Wildlife Habitat Committee and Save Our Sandhills. Door prizes, beer, wine, soft drinks, water and complimentary snacks will be available. Books and songbird nest boxes for sale. Includes author meet and greet and book signing.

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