COMMUNITY CALENDAR


The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day before publication. To list your event, email Christine S. Carroll at christinecarroll@s24507.p831.sites.pressdns.com or call 910-817-2673. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled.

Today

BREASTFEEDING SUMMIT & LATCH, 9:30 a.m. to noon, First Health Richmond Memorial Hospital-Hamlet, 1000 W. Hamlet Ave. Information and support for nursing mothers. Prizes, speakers and food. Sponsor: Richmond County WIC program.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST, 6:30-9:30 a.m., Pee Dee Methodist Church, 101 Second Ave. Pee Dee, Rockingham. Three meats, eggs, grits, sausage gravy and homemade biscuits, $6. Proceeds will go to church work.

DONATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES by leaving them at your mailbox for your carrier to pick up. Donations will go to students in Richmond County schools.

Monday

SOLAR ECLIPSE ACTIVITIES, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Leath Memorial Library, 412 E. Franklin St., Rockingham. “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” at 10 a.m., children’s activities, video game trailer, food vendors. Those who wish to view the eclipse should take lawn chairs. Special glasses will be distributed at 1 p.m. to those who sign wavers.

Tuesday

HAMLET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959, lunch at noon, Smithfield’s Chicken ‘n Bar-B-Q, 718 U.S. 74 Bus., Rockingham.

Thursday

HAMLET MASONIC LODGE NO. 532, AF&AM, 7 p.m., 307 Main St., Hamlet.

OPEN HOUSE, 5-7 p.m., all Richmond County schools. Administrators, staff and teachers will be available with information on the upcoming school year.

Friday

STUFF THE BUS, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Walmart parking lot, 720 U.S. 74 Bus. E., Rockingham. Donate school supplies for Richmond County students in need. Bus also will be parking at Richmond County Senior High during its home football game.

Aug. 26

KICK BACK AT THE COLE. health-education event for teens, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cole Auditorium, Richmond Community College, 1042 W. Hamlet Ave., Hamlet. Information for those 13 to 19 on sex, drugs and driving.

Aug. 29

MONROE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967, 11 a.m. meeting, Holiday Restaurant, 414 S. Hancock St., Rockingham.

Aug. 30

U.S. REP. ROBERT PITTENGER TOWN HALL, 12:30 p.m., Rockingham City Hall, 514 Rockingham Road.

Sept. 1

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, 6 p.m., West Rockingham Church of God, 116 Garrett St., Rockingham. Donations will be accepted, with proceeds will go to the church’s youth department.

Sept. 2

FILL BACKPACKS FOR KIDS bicycle and motorcycle ride, 9 a.m. to noon, behind Sports Connection, 38 Main St., Hamlet. Families are welcome and may contribute school supplies for the children of Fairview Elementary, Hamlet. At 3 p.m., motorcyclists will ride from Sports Connection to Town Creek Indian Mound at Mount Gilead, and back again, as part of the collection effort. Riders are asking for such donations as 24-packs of crayons, notebook paper, highlighters, hand sanitizer and backpacks.

Sept. 6

ROHANEN CLASS OF 1959, lunch at noon, Fatz Cafe, 714 U.S. 74 Bus. E., Rockingham.

Sept. 7

HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hamlet Senior Center, 102 Veterans Drive, Hamlet. Free blood pressure, hearing, vision screenings. Free hot dogs, music, entertainment. Flu, shingles, hepatitis and tetanus/diptheria/pertussis vaccinations available to those who present insurance information and register by Sept. 1. For more information, call 910-582-7985.

SANDHILLS AGINNOVATION CENTER ribbon-cutting/open house, 10:30 a.m., 1298 Crawford Road, Ellerbe. Please contact Susan Kelly to say you will attend, 910-997-8255, susan_kelly@ncsu.edu.

Sept. 10

GUINN FAMILY REUNION, 1 p.m., East Rockingham Senior Center, 135 Sixth St., Rockingham. All descendents of George Henry and Carrie Grice Guinn invited.

Sept. 11

BURLINGTON RETIREE BREAKFAST, 8:30 a.m., Holiday Restaurant, 414 S. Hancock St., Rockingham.

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

Sept. 14

INOCULATION CLINIC for rising kindergartners, seventh-graders, 4-6:45 p.m., Richmond County Health Department, 127 Caroline St., Rockingham. No appointment needed. Parents must provide proof of insurance, Medicaid/Health Choice card, plus parent’s photo ID or child’s birth certificate. Call nursing supervisor Kim Crump for details on immunization requirements, 910-410-1130. (No kindergarten physicals performed.)

HAMLET MASONIC LODGE NO. 532, AF&AM, 6:15 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, 307 Main St., Hamlet.

Sept. 17

“LADIES IN HATS,” 3 p.m., New Diggs Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 494 Mizpah Road, Rockingham. The Rev. Janice Ingram, Waylon Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Rockingham, will talk about the history of women and hats. Dinner will be served. Participants should wear their favorite hats. For more information, call Clara Crenshaw, 910-895-3486.

Sept. 18

INOCULATION CLINIC for rising kindergartners, seventh-graders, 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m., Richmond County Health Department, 127 Caroline St., Rockingham. No appointment needed. Parents must provide proof of insurance, Medicaid/Health Choice card, plus parent’s photo ID or child’s birth certificate. Call nursing supervisor Kim Crump for details on immunization requirements, 910-410-1130.

Sept. 19

SINGER DEBBY BOONE, 7:30 p.m., Cole Auditorium, Richmond Community College, 1042 W. Hamlet Ave., Hamlet. Famous for the song “You Light Up My Life,” Boone will perform songs from her new album, “Swing This,” as well other pop, country and gospel numbers. DeWitt season ticket holders may use their tickets for entry. Single-show tickets, $35 to $45. For ticket details, call 910-410-1691, or visit the box office.

Sept. 23

MOTORCYCLE RIDE for charity, 1 p.m., Hwy 55 restaurant parking lot, 722 U.S. 74 Bus., Rockingham. Singles $15, doubles $20. Door prizes, auction, 50/50 drawing. Meal furnished to those who ride. Proceeds to Andy’s Foundation, which supports Miracle League, Make-a-Wish Foundation, shelters for battered women. Sponsors Ol’ Skool Tribe, Hwy 55 restaurant.

Sept. 25

COMPUTER CLASSES @ LEATH LIBRARY, 11 a.m. to noon, Leath Memorial Library, 412 E. Franklin St., Rockingham. Five weeks of Monday-morning classes in basic computing, internet basics, email basics, Microsoft Word basics, Facebook basics. Free. Call 910-895-6337 to sign up.

Sept. 26

SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY, noon to 2 p.m., Beaver Dam Community Center, U.S. 1, Hoffman. The Hoffman Red Hat Club will give away school supplies, and serve hot dogs, chips and drinks.

Sept. 28

HAMLET MASONIC LODGE NO. 532, AF&AM, 7 p.m., 307 Main St., Hamlet.

Oct. 12

AFFAIR ON THE SQUARE, 5-8 p.m., Harrington Square, downtown Rockingham. Dark Horse Band will play. Dinner specials will be available at Pattan’s Grille, Henry’s Cafe, Hudson Brothers. Sidewalk art exhibits. Children’s activities at Discovery Place Kids. Drawings for gifts. For information, call 910-331-9965.

Oct. 14

LADIES’ DAY OUT, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cole Auditorium, Richmond Community College, 1042 W. Hamlet Ave., Hamlet. Shopping, beauty consultations, fashion show. Admission $5. Goodie bags for first 50 attendees. For information, call 910-331-9965, or visit www.LadiesDayOutNC.com.

Oct. 21

PICKIN’ IN THE PINES, bluegrass and barbecue benefit to support 4-H campers, 6-11 p.m., Camp Millstone, 1040 Mallard Drive, Ellerbe. Music by the Blue Highway Band, the Long Gone Band and Lauren & Lane; pig pickin’ and heavy hors d’oeuvres; live auction. Adults only. $50 per person. For more information, visit go.ncsu.edu/millstone4hpickininthepines.

HOLY SMOKE BBQ & MUSIC FESTIVAL, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 410 E. Washington St., Rockingham. Classic Soul beach band, Unity Quartet gospel group. Barbecue, face-painting, arts and crafts, playground. Proceeds will go to charity. For more information, call 910-895-4027.

Nov. 6

COMPUTER CLASSES @ LEATH LIBRARY, 11 a.m. to noon, Leath Memorial Library, 412 E. Franklin St., Rockingham. Five weeks of Monday-morning classes in basic computing, internet basics, email basics, Microsoft Word basics, Facebook basics. Free. Call 910-895-6337 to sign up.

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