Open House, dog wash at animal shelter


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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 William Toler at wtoler@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2675. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.

July 15

DOG WASH AND OPEN HOUSE from noon to 5 p.m. at Richmond County Animal Shelter, with proceeds benefiting Richmond County Animal Advocates.

COMMUNITY BARBECUE, sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Richmond County, will feature food, music, guest speakers, a video screening of “Rising Up With Richmond County,” and other outdoor activities. The event is free to the public and will run from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Dobbins Heights Community Center.

July 17

THE MINERAL SPRINGS IMPROVEMENT COUNCILwill have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Service Center on Railroad Street in Ellerbe. All interested citizens are invited to attend.

July 18

RICHMOND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY will meet at 6 p.m. at the Norman Town Hall, 104 Town Hall Road. All Democrats are encouraged to attend.

July 19

THE LUNCH BUNCH from Rockingham High School class of 1958 will meet at Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q at 11:30.

July 20

HAMLET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960 will meet at noon at Captain George’s Seafood in Rockingham.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 147 will host “Share Night” at Captain D’s Seafood from 5 to 8 p.m. Residents are encouraged to come have supper with the veterans.

July 21

BLOOD DRIVE by the American Red Cross from 1:30 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Ellerbe. The goal is 61 donors. Sign up online with sponsor code: “First Baptist Church Ellerbe” or contact Elsie Freeman at 910-817-4720 to make your appointment for a whole blood or power red cell donation. Visit redcross.org/RapidPass on the day of the drive to reduce wait time.

A LIFESTYLE OF PRAYER will begin at 9:30 a.m. with intercessory prayer, followed by a prayer brunch at 10 a.m. There will be another intercessory prayer at 6:30 p.m., followed by a service at 7. The free event is open to all and will be held at the Dobbins Heights Community Center. For additional information, contact O’Dena Ford at 910-587-6884.

MOVIE NIGHT at Timber’s Crossing Free Will Baptist Church will feature the movie “The Shack,” screening outdoors at 8:45 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring lounge chairs. In the case of rain, the event will be moved inside. Refreshments will be served.

July 22

SHORT STACKS FOR BIG CHANGE, a benefit breakfast by the Rockingham Civitan Club will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. with plates at $7 per person. Proceeds will benefit club charities. For more information, contact Inell Allen at 910-895-9480.

July 23

DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT LEE USSERY will celebrate their annual family reunion at 1 p.m. at the fellowship hall of McDonald Baptist Church. Attendees are encouraged to bring covered dishes and a beverage. For more information, contact Carrie Ussery at 910-206-2589.

July 24

RAIDER CHEER CAMP will be held from 8 a.m. to noon daily July 24-27 at Richmond Senior High School.

July 27

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

CLERGY & CONGREGANTS LUNCH & LEARN: How to Prevent Suicide and Care For Those Affected will be held at the First United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall located at 410 E. Washington St. in Rockingham from noon-3 p.m. N.C. Chapter Area Director, Betsy Rhodes with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Dana Cea, AFSP-NC Chapter Area co-chair and communications ambassador will be the guest speakers. Lunch and resources are provided free. Contact Suzanne Maness at 910-627-1769, toll free 877-211-5995, or by email at connectionsfsp@gmail.com to register. Deadline to register: Monday, July 24.

BLOOD DRIVE at Calvary Baptist Church of Hamlet from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Contact Jackie Dawkins at 910-582-4728 to make an appointment.

August 1

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, hosted by the city of Rockingham and the Rockingham Police Department, will feature finger printing for children, a dunking booth with police officers, and other kids’ attractions, as well as the graduation of cadets from the 2017 Junior Police Academy. The event will be held in Cole Plaza and city hall parking lot and run from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

August 5

COUNTRY BREAKFAST at Spring Hill Wesleyan Church from 7 to 10 a.m., all you can eat for $6. Carry-out plates are available. Funds raised will go for future projects, missions and those in need.

August 10

MASONIC MEETING will be held, with a 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 Street, Hamlet.

August 12

JACKSON, MORGAN AND ALBROOKE FAMILY REUNION

will be held at the Ellerbe Lions Club from 12:30 to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Frank Dumas at 910-995-1490 or Lena Ferguson a 910-995-0868 (cell) or 910-652-3261 (home).

August 14

THE EAST ROCKINGHAM MEN’S CLUB will meet 7:00 p.m. at the East Rockingham Fire Department, 487 Airport road Rockingham. Visitors and new members welcome.

August 24

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

September 11

THE EAST ROCKINGHAM MEN’S CLUB will meet 7:00 p.m. at the East Rockingham Fire Department, 487 Airport road Rockingham. Visitors and new members welcome.

September 14

MASONIC MEETING will be held, with a 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 Street, Hamlet.

September 28

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

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