Hamlet church to host Friday gospel concert


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June 19

HOT DOG SUPPER from 5-7 p.m. at Rockingham Wesleyan Church, 618 N. Lee St. off U.S. 220, in the fellowship hall. The cost is $5 per plate for two hot dogs, chips and drink. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 910-895-4436.

QUARTERLY SOUTHERN GOSPEL SINGING featuring Cameronian Quartet, Donnie Gilliam, Southern Redeemed and Stand Linda Jacobs will begin at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. at Joy Free Will Baptist Church, 864 N.C. 177 South in Hamlet. Light refreshments will be served after the free concert. No love offering will be taken. For more information, call Stan or Linda Jacobs at 910-895-7015 or email csjacobs@bellsouth.net.

FORD’S BLUEGRASS MILL, 134 City Lake Drive, Rockingham, will have a dance every Friday night at 7:30 p.m. with different live bands playing bluegrass, country and/or Southern rock. No alcohol or smoking is allowed. Come out and enjoy dancing or just listening to some live music. For more information, call James at 910-895-6253.

MOVIE NIGHT beginning at 8 p.m. at Timbers Crossing Free Will Baptist Church, 241 Homeplace Road. Bring a lawn chair, and refreshments will be served. The movie will be “Shallow Water.” For more information, call Charlie Tyler at 910-582-4517.

June 20

COUNTRY BREAKFAST from 6:30 to 10 a.m. at Pee Dee United Methodist Church. Cost is $6 for all-you-can-eat. Proceeds go to church building fund and a monthly donation to Place of Grace.

FAMILY FUN DAY presented by Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hoffman Recreational Complex, 106 Thompson St., Hoffman. There will be karaoke, bingo, carnival rides, AAU basketball tournaments, hay rides, food, prizes, entertainment, helicopter rides and much more. Admission for the basketball tournament is $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, call 910-281-4476.

HAMLET HOUSE BIG OUTSIDE SUMMER SINGING featuring Stan and Linda Jacobs, Jennie Bryant Family, Mickey and Linda Smith, Jeanine Hinson and Family, Vickie Daniel and Myra Greene from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 632 Freeman Mill Road, Hamlet. Lunch on grill will be provided.

BROTHERS LEANING ON ANOTHER CREATING KINGS, a group for young African-American males ages 12-18 in the Richmond County community, will have a meet-and-greet from 1 to 5 p.m. at Leath Memorial Library in Rockingham. One college-bound student will receive a $500 scholarship. For more information, email tavaresbostic@gmail.com or call 585-967-8396.

LAWNMOWER RACING will begin at a new time due to the weather with gates opening at 3 p.m. and racing starting at 7 p.m. at the Ellerbe Lions Club lawnmower track.

June 22

SUMMER FOOD-FUN 2015 will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily June 22 through July 31 at the Leak Street Cultural Center. Registration forms for kids grades K-9 are now available and will be accepted at the center until June 22. Space is limited, and only 100 applications will be accepted. The camp will include swimming, field trips, two USDA-approved meals, playground, gym and enrichment activities, recreation room and fitness center. Cost is $50 per student. Cost covers activities for entire six weeks except swimming, which is $1 for each swim. The camp is sponsored by Leak Street Alumni in cooperation with the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina. For more information, call 910-997-6238.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 9 a.m. to noon daily June 22-26 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1596 U.S. 74 E., Hamlet. The theme will be “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” Classes are available for infants through adults. A light snack will be served daily. The public is invited to attend.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly June 22-26 at First Baptist Church, 329 West Ave., Hamlet. The theme will be “Truth, Justice and Power, the Jesus Way.” Classes are available for all ages. The public is invited to attend.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. nightly June 22-26 at Crestview Baptist Church. The theme for the week will be “Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was A Kid.” There will also be an adult Bible school from 7 to 7:45 p.m. June 22-25.

June 23

THE WEYMOUTH CENTER will present Casey Goggin, third-place winner in the national Poetry Out Loud competition, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Goggin, a graduating senior at Pinecrest High School, will share with the public a selection of poems that launched him onto the national stage. A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public. For reserved seating, call 910-692-6261.

June 24

RICHMOND RED HATS will meet for lunch at noon at Wendy’s in Rockingham.

June 25

ROCKINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1947 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Pat’s Kitchen. Rockingham High School upper and lower classes are invited to join. Call 910-997-6440 by June 2 if planning to attend.

SOUNDS ON THE GROUNDS CONCERT featuring ’90s cover band Groovetown from 6 to 9 p.m. at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Advance tickets are $5 and $10 at the gate. Children under 12 are free. Tickets are available at the Weymouth Center office and Country Bookshop. Bring a chair or blanket to the lawn at Weymouth. Call 910-692-6261 for more information or look on weymouthcenter.org.

MASONIC MEETING: STATED COMMUNICATION with meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532 A.F. & A.M., 307 Main St., Hamlet.

June 26

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 26, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 27 and 10 a.m. to noon June 28 with the finale at 6 p.m. at Beverly Hills Baptist Church, 110 Kemberly St., Rockingham. The theme will be “Everest: Conquering Challenges With God’s Mighty Power.” For more information, visit the church’s Facebook page or call 910-895-9862.

FORD’S BLUEGRASS MILL, 134 City Lake Drive, Rockingham, will have a dance every Friday night at 7:30 p.m. with different live bands playing bluegrass, country and/or Southern rock. No alcohol or smoking is allowed. Come out and enjoy dancing or just listening to some live music. For more information, call James at 910-895-6253.

June 27

MONTHLY BREAKFAST from 7 to 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Hamlet. Plates are $5 for two meats, eggs, grits, biscuit, gravy, coffee and juice. Take-outs are also available.

J.W. MASK JR. ALUMNI CHAPTER will meet at 6 p.m. at the All Saints Episcopal Church, 217 Henderson St., Hamlet, in the fellowship hall. All members and any CHHS-MAHS students are welcome.

June 30

LEGAL AID OF NORTH CAROLINA will provide a legal clinic to assist individuals directly affected by a criminal arrest/conviction record interfering with finding a job, obtaining housing or securing benefits at the Richmond County Judicial Center, 105 W. Franklin St., Rockingham. Participation in this legal clinic is open to individuals who are eligible for Legal Aid assistance at no cost. Slots are limited and a person must register before attending by calling 1-800-672-5834 by June 26. A client at this clinic will have her/his criminal record confidentially evaluated to determine whether s/he may be eligible for some type of relief in the form of an expunction and/or a certificate of relief.

TOWN OF HOFFMAN SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM will begin on June 30 and run until Aug. 8. The events will take place at the recreation center located at 106 Thompson Road. Registration forms may be picked up at the Hoffman Town Hall building during regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays and noon to 5 p.m. on Thursdays. Contact Rory or Jones or Cynthia Northcutt at 910-281-3606 with any questions.

ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION from 7 to 9 p.m. at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. All are welcome. Bring your instrument(s) and your own beverage.

July 3

LEAK STREET ALUMNI INC. will honor Mr. James Clyde Watkins at 5 p.m. at the Leak Street Education and Cultural Community Center, 1004 Leak St., Rockingham. Expressions of congratulations and donations to the Leak Street Alumni Inc. Endowment Fund in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Watkins may be mailed to P.O. Box 2252, Rockingham, NC 28380.

July 4

RICHMOND COUNTY LANDFILL AND CONVENIENCE SITES will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. While other county offices will be closed on the July 3, the convenience sites will remain open that day under normal scheduled hours.

July 6

BURLINGTON INDUSTRIES RETIRED EMPLOYEES will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Restaurant.

July 8

ROHANEN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 will meet for lunch at noon at Pat’s Kitchen in Rockingham.

July 9

MASONIC MEETING: STATED COMMUNICATION with dinner at 6:15 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532 A.F. & A.M., 307 Main St., Hamlet.

July 11

ANNUAL DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK SALE AND CIRCUS in downtown Southern Pines from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers can find deals in the downtown Southern Pines stores. The Broad Street sidewalks and surrounding blocks will transform into an all-American summer carnival with clowns, games, photo booths and other attractions as if under a circus big top. Most carnival games will be hosted between noon and 4 p.m. For more information, contact Ginny Trigg at 910-693-2481.

July 23

MASONIC MEETING: STATED COMMUNICATION with meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532 A.F. & A.M., 307 Main St., Hamlet.

July 24

BLOOD DRIVE by the American Red Cross from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2116 W. Main St., Ellerbe. Contact Elsie Freeman at 910-817-4720 to make an appointment for a whole blood or double red cell donation.

July 27

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. daily July 27-31 at First Baptist Church, 201 N. Randolph St., Rockingham. This VBS will be a joint endeavor between First United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Rockingham. The theme for the week will be “Everest: Conquering Challenges With God’s Mighty Power.”

August 13

MASONIC MEETING: STATED COMMUNICATION with dinner at 6:15 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532 A.F. & A.M., 307 Main St., Hamlet.

August 27

MASONIC MEETING: STATED COMMUNICATION with meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532 A.F. & A.M., 307 Main St., Hamlet.

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