The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email William Toler at or call 910-817-2675. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.

May 13

THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS of Moore County is offering the Family to Family course free to family members, caregivers, and friends of those with mental illnesses. The course begins May 13 and will run subsequent Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings until June 17. Participants will learn all current information about the severe and persistent mental illnesses and addictive disorders, up-to-date information about medications and current research. For more information or to register, call 910-295-1053. Space is limited.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, sponsored by the East Rockingham United Methodist Church Men’s Club, will run from 7 to 10 a.m. in the church fellowship hall, all you can eat for $4. There will also be a sweets and crafts sale at the same time.

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS will hold a tribute in honor of Confederate soldiers who served from 1861 to 1865 in Harrington Square from 10 to 11 a.m. Everyone is invited.

May 16

AMERICAN LEGION POST 49, Hamlet will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the post home on Veterans Drive. The sons of Legion and Auxiliary will meet at the same time. A meal will be served after the meeting.

May 17

THE ROCKINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958 will meet at Henry’s Uptown Cafe at 11:30 a.m.

THE RICHMOND COUNTY PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN will conduct its quarterly board of director’s meeting at noon. The meeting will be held at the Partnership, located on 315 S. Lawrence Street in Rockingham. The public is invited.

RICHMOND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETING will be held at the Judicial Building, 3rd floor, Rockingham, at 6 p.m. All Democrats are encouraged to attend. All meetings are scheduled for one hour.

May 18

COYOTE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP, sponsored by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, the Richmond County Cooperative Extension and USDA Wildlife Service, will feature information on coyote biology and behavior, non-lethal methods to prevent or reduce conflicts, laws and regulations on taking coyotes and basic trapping techniques. A light meal is included. The event is free, but early registration is required. call 910-997-8255 or visit

HAMLET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960 will meet at 12:30 at Smithfield’s Chicken ‘n Bar-B-Q. The group meets the third Thursday of every month.

May 19

CORDOVA BAPTIST CHURCH is having Monthly Family Movie Night at 7 p.m. The feature presentation for this month will be “God’s Compass.” Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Call 910-895-4045 for more information.

May 20

HOT DOG AND BAKE SALE will be held from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 861 Grassy Island Road,Ellerbe. Proceeds will be used to support the ministries of the United Methodist Women.

GREATER DIGGS CHAPEL A.M.E.Z. CHURCH, 1258 Old Cheraw Hwy, Rockingham, will sponsor a dinner with choice of Fish, Pork chop, Stew Beef and Rice or Chicken (fried or baked). Beginning at 10:30 a.m. – until. Eat in or take out.

PEE DEE METHODIST CHURCH will have their Country Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. It includes 3 meats, eggs, grits, sausage gravy and homemade biscuits. Price is $6 per plate. Proceeds go to Place of Grace, Walt and Randi Wood and other projects.

May 21

VFW POST 4203 AUXILIARY will meet at the VFW at 1 a.m. and generally meets the second Sunday of each month.

May 22

THE RICHMOND COUNTY RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL will have their May Meeting at noon at Sandhills Regional Medical Center. All retired school personnel are welcome to attend.

May 25

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

May 26

BLOOD DRIVE by the American Red Cross from 1:30 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2116 Main Street, Ellerbe. There is a goal of 51 donations to impact 153 lives. Sign up online with the sponsor code: “First Baptist Church Ellerbe” or contact Elsie Freeman at 910-817-4720 to make an appointment for a Whole Blood or Power Red donation. Visit on the day of the drive to reduce wait time.

May 27

MEN OF POWER PRAYER BREAKFASTwill be held at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church from 8 to 10 a.m.

June 3

MEN’S FIRE RETREAT is a one-day retreat for the men of God to come together to encourage each other and young men to live productive lives within and around their communities. There is no charge but donations are welcome. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dobbins Heights Community Center. For more information, call Pastor Mordecai Ross at 910-995-2413 or Elder Jerry Jenkins at 910-557-5015.

June 8

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

June 12

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.

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