Several county events taking place this weekend


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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.

August 1

COUNTRY BREAKFAST from 7 to 10 a.m. at Spring Hill Wesleyan Church, located off N.C. 38 on Spring Hill Church Road, Hamlet. Plates are $6 for all-you-can-eat. Carry-out plates available. Call 910-582-5150. Funds raised will go for future projects, missions and those in need.

YARD SALE AND BARBECUE RIBS AND CHICKEN PLATE SALE from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Prayer Deliverance Ministries, 108 School St., Rockingham. The sale is a fundraiser for Vision of Victory. Rib plates with sides and a drink are $7, and chicken plates with sides and a drink are $6. Sides include green beans, baked beans and potato salad.

CAR WASH beginning at 8 a.m. at Mirror Image Tabernacle of Faith Ministries, 639 McNair St., Rockingham, in the parking lot.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cameronian Presbyterian Church, 179 Northam Road, Rockingham. The public is invited to attend.

ALL-DAY SINGING featuring Jenny Bryant, Cameronian Quartet, Stan and Linda Jacobs, 2nd Chance Ministries and The Old Rugged Men from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mount Calvary Rock of Ages, 464 County Home Road, Rockingham. For more information, call 910-206-4088.

MOMENT OF YOUR TRANSFORMATION CONFERENCE from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Leak Street Education and Cultural Center, 1004 Leak St., Rockingham. Registration is $25. Musical guest will be Randi and DeQuilla and guest speakers will be Pastor Garcia Morman, attorney Bellonora McCallum, Tanya Wilson, Pastor Timothy Newton, Pastor Joletha Dockery, Bruce Stanback and Jennifer Michelle.

DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE SWINNIE AND FRANCES MARTIN will have their first Swinnie family reunion at 1 p.m. at East Rockingham Park. For more information and to order T-shirts, call 910-461-6896, 910-206-6763 or 910-334-8511.

CONCERNED CITIZENS OF RICHMOND COUNTY will have a back-to-school heath fair from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hamlet Outreach Center, 300 Hendersonville St., Hamlet. There will be free school supplies while they last.

THE KINGSMEN will be live in concert at 7 p.m. at the James H. Garner Center, 210 Burnette St., Troy. There will also be a silent auction beginning at 5 p.m. The concert is sponsored by Love Joy United Methodist Church in Troy. Tickets are $20 and will be sold at the door. Children under 12 will be $10. All profits from the concert will be given to Tommy Haynes and his family. Haynes is recovering from an automobile accident. For more information, call 910-220-3735 or 336-302-1822.

HWY 55 SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT will take place East Rockingham Park. The cost is $220 per team, and seven men and three women must be on the field at all times. All proceeds to support The Andy’s Foundation. Call 910-995-3172 to sign up.

August 2

CAMP MEETING at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 2 and at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 3-6 at Jefferson Park Free Will Baptist Church, 308 Forrest St., Rockingham. Derrek Stinnett and Wayne Runyon will be the guest speakers.

BENSON-PAUL REUNION will take place at 12:30 p.m. at East Rockingham Free Will Baptist Church in the fellowship hall, 189 Airport Road, Rockingham. Bring a picnic lunch. For more information, call Barbara Lyerly at 910-997-3481.

August 3

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

August 4

ROCKINGHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS will hold a special board meeting to discuss the ROSS Grant Application at 5:30 p.m. at the Rush Building, 733 Armstead St., Rockingham. The Rockingham Housing Authority is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for this meeting, call 910-997-3316.

August 5

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

UNITED PASTORS’ FELLOWSHIP will have noonday prayer followed by a 5 p.m. business meeting and 6 p.m. Bible study at St. Mary’s Holiness Church.

August 6

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL will have a second kindergarten registration from 8 a.m. to noon. Report to the front office. Those registering will need their child’s birth certificate, immunization record and proof of address.

GOSPEL CONCERT featuring The Whisnants beginning at 7 p.m. at Jefferson Park Free Will Baptist Church, 308 Forrest St., Rockingham.

August 8

PANCAKE BREAKFAST sponsored by the East Rockingham United Methodist Church Men’s Club from 7 to 10 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. The charge is $4 for all-you-can-eat. A sweets and craft sale will be held at the same time.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL CARNIVAL from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Holiness Church, 178 Channie McManus Drive, Dobbins Heights. There will be free food, games, prizes and free school supplies for students of all ages. For more information, call 910-206-5716 or 910-206-4424.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL DAY sponsored by the town of Hoffman from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hoffman Complex Center, 106 Thompson Road. For more information, call Rory Jones at 910-281-3606.

JACKSON, ALBROOKE AND MORGAN FAMILY REUNION from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Ellerbe Civitan Center, 149 O.G. Reynolds Road, Ellerbe. For more information, contact Frank Dumas at 910-997-4302 or Lena Ferguson at 910-995-0868 or 910-652-3261.

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 14

OLD-SCHOOL DANCE from 8 p.m. to midnight at East Hamlet Community Center, 155 Laurel Hill St., Hamlet. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. Music will be provided by DJ Donnie of Maryland. The event is sponsored by J.W. Mask Jr. Alumni, CHHS-MAHS Tigers. See any members for tickets.

August 15

ROCKINGHAM LADIES AUXILIARY will have a back-to-school yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon at the Rockingham VFW, 106 Old River Road, Rockingham.

August 17

BLOOD DRIVE from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Freedom Baptist Church on U.S. 1 N. in Rockingham. To make an appointment, call 910-895-9842.

August 22

COMMUNITY SAFE CELEBRATION from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dobbins Heights Park, 224 Earle Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights. There will be free swimming, door prizes, free food and entertainment for the entire family. For more information, contact Shirlyn Smith or Brenda David at 910-997-7105.

2ND CHANCE MINISTRIES will perform in concert at 6 p.m. at East Rockingham Free Will Baptist Church, 189 Airport Road, Rockingham. A love offering will be received. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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.

August 29

EAST ROCKINGHAM MEN’S CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Scotch Meadows Country Club in Laurinburg. Four-man captain’s choice will be $40 per person and includes cart and green fees and lunch after the round. Sponsor a hole for $50. Cash prizes will be available for the first two teams and prizes for closest to the pin on all par 3s and longest drive on hole No. 8. Sign up early because teams will be cut off at 18 teams. Contact Eddie Byrne at 910-206-5618, Lorie Locklear at 910-334-0703 or Scotch Meadows Country Club at 910-276-0169.

September 19

BLUEGRASS AND BARBECUE FUNDRAISER to purchase a wheelchair-accessible van for Caleb Buffaloe will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Pickin Shed, 24181 Marston Road, Laurel Hill. There will be barbecue and hot dogs with all the fixins, a raffle drawing with a $1,000 first prize, baked goods and homemade crafts and 50/50 drawing. The music lineup consists of Red Bluff Ramblers, Burrows Brothers, Thickety Creek, The Church Family, Triple Toe Cloggers and storyteller J.A. Bolton. Bring a lawn chair and clogging shoes. For raffle tickets or more information, call 910-462-2999 or 910-206-1862.

October 30

WILLS AND ADVANCE DIRECTIVES CLINIC conducted by Legal Aid of North Carolina at the Dobbins Heights Community Center, 222 Earle Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights. The clinic will cover preparation and execution of wills, powers of attorneys, health care powers of attorneys and living wills. To attend free of charge, participants must be screened and reserve a space by calling 919-542-0475 or 1-800-672-5834 before Oct. 25.

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