Richmond County NAACP to meet Tuesday in Ellerbe


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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.

January 10

AMERICAN RED CROSS HAMLET COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE will be held from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hamlet Masonic Lodge, 307 Main St., Hamlet. Support the blood drive by making an appointment with Bill Dennis at 910-417-0565 or w4roo@yahoo.com or go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor key word “Hamlet Community.”

RICHMOND COUNTY NAACP will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Sidney Grove Deliverance Church, 401 McIntyre Road, Ellerbe. All youth and adults are encouraged to attend this meeting. For more information, contact Barbara Young at 910-582-4869.

January 11

HAMLET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1962 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. at Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q in Rockingham.

January 12

MASONIC MEETING with dinner at 6:15 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m. will be held at the Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532, 307 Main St., Hamlet.

January 13

ASHLEY CHAPEL COMMUNITY CENTER OPEN HOUSE will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the newly renovated community center, 297 Mizpah Road, Rockingham.

January 14

PANCAKE BREAKFAST sponsored by the East Rockingham United Methodist Church men’s club will be held 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.

January 17

ROCKINGHAM DOWNTOWN CORP. ANNUAL MEETING will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Liberty Place in Rockingham. The 2016 featured business of the year will be recognized. Feature speaker this year will be Dr. Dale McInnis, president of Richmond Community College.

January 18

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

January 19

CONNECTIONS FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM will host a trafficking and domestic violence workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church, 410 E. Washington St., Rockingham. Kiricka Yarbough Smith and Ashley Bass-Mitchell, coordinators with Project C.O.P.E. on Human Trafficking (NC Council for Women), and Karen Bostic with New Horizons Life and Family Services will be the guest speakers. Lunch will be provided free. Deadline to register is Jan. 13. Contact Suzanne Maness at 910-627-1769, toll-free at 877-211-5995 or by email at connectionsfsp@gmail.com to register.

HAMLET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Seaboard Restaurant in Hamlet.

INFORMATION SESSION ON SOLAR FARMS will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Moore County Extension office, 707 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage. Find out the facts about solar farms at this program, presented by specialists from North Carolina State University. The event is free. Register at gfssolarfarms.eventbrite.com. Call 910-997-8255 for more information.

January 20

BLOOD DRIVE BY THE AMERICAN RED CROSS will be held from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2116 Main St., Ellerbe. Sign up online with the sponsor code “First Baptist Church Ellerbe” or contact Elsie Freeman at 910-817-4720 to make an appointment. Visit redcross.org/RapidPass on the day of the drive to reduce wait time.

January 21

COUNTRY BREAKFAST will be from 6:30 to 10 a.m. at Pee Dee Methodist Church. Plates are $6 each for all-you-can-eat three meats, eggs, grits, sausage gravy and homemade biscuits.

AARP LOCAL CHAPTER will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Hamlet Senior Center, 102 Lakeside Drive, Hamlet.

January 23

FREE DIABETES PROGRAM FOR SENIORS will be offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27 at the Hamlet Senior Center, 102 Veterans Drive, Hamlet. Reserve a spot today by contacting Nikki Sewell at 910-582-7985 or nsewell@hamletnc.us.

RICHMOND COUNTY RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL will meet at noon at Sandhills Regional Medical Center. The speaker will be Sandi Keyser, 6A Regional Director. All retired school personnel are welcome to attend.

January 24

NORTH CAROLINA PEACH GROWERS’ SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Moore County Ag Center, 707 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage. N.C. State Specialists will present on the latest on pest management, orchard establishment and food safety. Marketing information will also be included. Pre-registration before Jan. 18 is $30 or $35 at the door and includes lunch and the N.C. Peach Spray Guide. For more information, go to the NCSU peach portal at peaches.ces.ncsu.edu or call 910-997-8255.

January 26

THE FIVE IRISH TENORS will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Cole Auditorium on the campus of Richmond Community College. DeWitt season ticket holders can use their tickets for entry but single show tickets are available for $25 each. Call 910-410-1691 for ticket details or visit the box office at the venue at 1042 W. Hamlet Ave., Hamlet.

MASONIC MEETING will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532, 307 Main St., Hamlet.

January 28

SPRING HIRING EVENT FOR LOWE’S HOME IMPROVEMENT will take place at the Rockingham location from 1 to 4 p.m. Managers from the Lowe’s store will be on-site to conduct interviews. Applicants must apply online beforehand at careers.lowes.com, wear business attire for the interview and bring a paper copy of a resume.

January 29

THE SANDHILLS RINGERS, a community handbell choir, will be in concert at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 201 North Randolph St., Rockingham. The Sandhills Singers will also be featured. The public is invited.

February 5

BARBECUE, BRUNSWICK STEW SUPER BOWL SUNDAY SALE will be held starting at noon at the American Legion Post 147, American Legion Road off Ledbetter Road. Barbecue is $7 per pound and stew is $7 per quart. To reserve an order, call Carlton Hawkins at 910-334-1484, Jeff Joyner at 910-690-1301 or Robert Steele at 910-995-6630.

February 9

MASONIC MEETING with dinner at 6:15 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m. will be held at the Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532, 307 Main St., Hamlet.

February 13

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

February 23

MASONIC MEETING will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532, 307 Main St., Hamlet.

February 26

THE PIEDMONT BRIDAL SHOW will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cole Auditorium on the campus of Richmond Community College. The wedding expo will feature caterers, florists, photographers, bridal stores, cake makers and other area professionals to assist in planning weddings, anniversary parties and other special events. Prize drawings for brides will be held during the afternoon with a grand prize awarded at 4 p.m. Admission is $2.

March 9

MASONIC MEETING with dinner at 6:15 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m. will be held at the Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532, 307 Main St., Hamlet.

March 13

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

March 23

MASONIC MEETING will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532, 307 Main St., Hamlet.

March 25

LADIES DAY OUT will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cole Auditorium on the campus of Richmond Community College. Shop for unique items from vendors, pamper yourself with beauty services, try a mini-massage, a makeup touch-up or a new hair style. Enjoy edibles and entertainment. Admission is $3 at the door. First 50 ladies receive a goodie bag with surprises. For more information, call 910-331-9965 or visit www.LadiesDayOutNC.com.

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