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AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of McLeod Health, 711 Chesterfield Hwy, Cheraw, South Carolina. To schedule an appointment, call 843-320-5509.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 147 will meet at 7 p.m. at the post home at Ledbetter Lake.
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.
ANNUAL GENERAL STORE FUNDRAISER will begin with a yard sale from 8 to 10 a.m. followed by a hot dog plate sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Timbers Crossing Free Will Baptist Church, 277 Loch Haven Road, Rockingham. Plates are $5 and five or more can be delivered. For more information, call Charlie Tyler at 910-582-4517.
YARD SALE hosted by the East Rockingham Free Will Baptist Church ladies auxiliary will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Sausage biscuits, jelly biscuits, grits, coffee and juice will also be for sale. For more information, call Barbara Lyerly at 910-997-3481.
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.
ROCKIN’ FOR VETERANS will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Rockingham VFW Post 4203. Bands featured will be Mother Reign, Hardwired, The Way She Goes and Ponder. Charge is $10 at the door. All proceeds go to the VFW in honor of Jeff Tyler.
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.
BURLINGTON INDUSTRIES RETIRED EMPLOYEES will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Restaurant.
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.
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE DETACHMENT 1252 will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 400 E. Washington St., Rockingham. All Marines and Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen are invited.
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.
RICHMOND COUNTY NAACP will have its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Freedom Ministries No. 1, 121 Earle Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights. The NAACP youth chapter will be starting up and reaching out to the youth at this location also. All members and the public are invited to attend.
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.
RICHMOND COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Millstone 4-H Camp, 1296 Mallard Drive, Ellerbe. RSVP to Seth Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONNECTIONS FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM is hosting its monthly caregiver and foster parent support group from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Richmond County Department of Social Services, 125 Caroline St., Rockingham. Dinner is provided free. Deadline to register is Sept. 12. Contact Suzanne Maness at 910-627-1769, toll-free at 877-211-5995 or by email at email@example.com to register.
FLEA MARKET sponsored by the Leak Street Alumni Inc. will be from 6 a.m. to noon at Broad Street Square on U.S. 74. Donations for the flea market can be dropped off at the Leak Street Cultural Center from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 9.
MONTHLY BREAKFAST will take place from 6:30 to 10 a.m. at Pee Dee United Methodist Church. Plates are $6 for all-you-can-eat.
64TH OLE NORTH STATE ANTIQUE GUN AND MILITARY COLLECTOR SHOW will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, 1025 Blue Ridge Road off I-40 and I-440. There will be 200 tables with at least 75 dealers from the east coast in attendance selling arms and memorabilia from the American Revolution to the war in Iraq with an emphasis on the Civil War and World War II. Admission is $8 for ages 13 and over and $1 for children 6-12. Fifty cents from each ticket will go to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program in Raleigh.
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.
USA DANCE will host its monthly dance and Black and White Celebration of National Ballroom Dance Week at the Southern Pines Elks Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for social time. Free dance lessons begin at 7 p.m. and dancing continues until 10. For more information, call 919-770-1975.
64TH OLE NORTH STATE ANTIQUE GUN AND MILITARY COLLECTOR SHOW will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, 1025 Blue Ridge Road off I-40 and I-440. There will be 200 tables with at least 75 dealers from the east coast in attendance selling arms and memorabilia from the American Revolution to the war in Iraq with an emphasis on the Civil War and World War II. Admission is $8 for ages 13 and over and $1 for children 6-12. Fifty cents from each ticket will go to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program in Raleigh.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to order a $7 lunch. Call 910-997-8255 for more information.
HAMLET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Seaboard Restaurant.
ROCKINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Henry’s Uptown Café.
FLU SHOTS will be offered from 1 to 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2116 Main St., Ellerbe.
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.
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 email@example.com.
MONTHLY BREAKFAST will be from 7 to 10 a.m. at Hamlet First United Methodist Church. Plates are $5 for two meats, eggs, grits, biscuit and gravy, juice and coffee. Take-out plates are available.
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.
J.P. STEVENS, BIBB AND WEST POINT PEPPERELL FORMER EMPLOYEES will have their reunion at 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First Free Will Baptist Church, 1747 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet. Bring a covered dish. For more information, call 910-730-2331 or 910-417-7251.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.”
PORK BARBECUE PLATE SALE will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rockingham Lions Club clubhouse on U.S. 220 N. Delivery is available for five or more plates. Call 910-895-1112 or 910-331-7191. Profits are used to assist the visually impaired with eye exams and glasses.
ROCKINGHAM LIONS CLUB ANNUAL AUCTION will be at 7 p.m. at the Lions’ clubhouse on U.S. 220 N. Pork barbecue and hot dogs will be sold from 5 to 7 p.m. Profits are used to assist the visually impaired with eye exams and glasses.
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.
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.
ALCOHOL AND DRUG SERVICES are sponsoring a law enforcement appreciation for community safety from 4 to 6 p.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 596 W. Washington St., Rockingham. For more information, call Emily Nicholson at 910-997-7105.
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.
ROCKINGHAM DOWNTOWN CORP. will have its monthly lunch meeting at noon at 123 Caroline St., Rockingham. Bring a lunch or contact Judy Cagle at email@example.com to order a $7 lunch. Call 910-997-8255 for more information.
RICHMOND COUNTY FARM BUREAU will have their annual meeting at 7 p.m. at Richmond Senior High School. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. No take-outs. Present membership card at the door.
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 www.surveymonkey.com/r/Tallamy 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.