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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.
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.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL at Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, 714 Beaver Dam Church Road, Rockingham, beginning at 6 p.m. with the kickoff party featuring hot dogs, games and hay rides. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 25, the vacation Bible school will include Bible lessons, crafts, games and lunch. There will be studies for ages 1 to 18.
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 listen to some live music. For more information, call James at 910-895-6253.
MONTHLY BREAKFAST from 7 to 10 a.m. at Hamlet First United Methodist Church. Plates are $5 and include two meats, eggs, grits, biscuit, gravy, coffee and juice. Take-outs are available.
CHURCH DEDICATION SERVICE planned at 3 p.m. at Kingdom Institute Ministries, 1971 U.S. 1. Rockingham. Dr. Johnnie A. Bruton, pastor, invites the community to attend. Guest speaker will be Bishop Reginald S. Hinton, pastor of Mount Pisgah Harnett in Erwin and presiding prelate of the Original Cape Fear and Southwestern Free Will Baptist Conference.
DESCENDENTS OF ARCHIE AND EFFIE EASTERLING will gather at 1 p.m. at Roberdell United Methodist Church for their annual Easterling reunion. All immediate family members are invited to join and bring a lunch.
DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT LEE AND CARRIE ADCOCK USSERY will have their family reunion at 1 p.m. at McDonald Baptist Church. Bring a covered dish and beverage.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 6 to 8:15 p.m. nightly July 26-30 at Rourk Presbyterian Church. Classes will be available for ages 3 and up, and a light supper will be served each night at 6 p.m. The theme will be “Son Spark Lab.”
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly July 26-29 at Nebo Wesleyan Church, 1820 Airport Road, Hamlet.
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.”
THE J.W. MASK JR. ALUMNI CHAPTER will meet at 6 p.m. at the All Saint Episcopal Church hall, 217 Henderson St., Hamlet. All members and interested alumni are invited to attend this meeting.
HAMLET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 members will meet at noon for lunch at Smithfield’s Chicken and Barbecue. The class meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
CONCERNED CITIZENS OF RICHMOND COUNTY will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Hamlet Outreach Center, 300 Hendersonville St., Hamlet.
AMVETS POST 316 will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the East Rockingham Fire Department.
THE CITY OF HAMLET will have an adult over-30 basketball league, and registration for teams or individuals will take place until July 31. Registration for teams will be $250 and $35 for individuals. Those who register individually will be placed on a team as enough players sign up. To register or with any questions, call Maurice McLaurin at 910-417-8370.
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.
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.
CAR WASH beginning at 8 a.m. at Mirror Image Tabernacle of Faith Ministries, 639 McNair St., Rockingham, in the parking lot.
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.
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.
RETIRED BURLINGTON INDUSTRIES EMPLOYEES will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Restaurant.
ROHANEN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 will meet for lunch at noon at Pat’s Kitchen in Rockingham.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WILLS AND ADVANCE DIRECTIVES CLINIC conducted by Legal Aid of North Carolina at the Dobbins Heights Community Center, 222 Earle Franklin Dr., 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.