Gemstone mining at Rankin Museum


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.

Saturday

PANNING FOR GEMSTONES, 9 a.m. to noon, Rankin Museum of American Heritage, 131 W. Church St., Ellerbe. Students from preschool age to 16 may seine for minerals at the museum’s new mining flume. Sessions every hour. To register, call 910-652-6378.

Tuesday

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, 6-8:30 p.m., Cole Plaza and City Hall parking lot, Rockingham. Fingerprinting for children, dunking booth with police officers and other kids’ attractions, as well as graduation of cadets, 2017 Junior Police Academy.

Wednesday

ROHANEN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 luncheon, noon, Fatz Cafe, 714 US74 Bus. E., Rockingham.

Aug. 5

COUNTRY BREAKFAST, 7-10 a.m., Spring Hill Wesleyan Church, 289 Springhill Church Road, Hamlet. All you can eat, $6. Carry-out plates available. Proceeds will go to projects, missions and those in need.

Aug. 6

BENSON-PAUL REUNION, 12:30 p.m., East Rockingham Freewill Baptist Church, 189 Airport Road. Those attending should provide a picnic lunch, dessert and drinks. For more information, call B. Lyerly at 910-997-3481.

Aug. 7

BURLINGTON INDUSTRY RETIREES, 8:30 a.m., Holiday Restaurant, 414 S. Hancock St., Rockingham.

Aug. 8

BLOOD DRIVE, noon to 5 p.m., McLeod Health Cheraw, 711 Chesterfield Highway, Cheraw, South Carolina.

Aug. 10

MASONIC MEETING, Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532, AF&AM, 6:15 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, 307 Main St., Hamlet.

Aug. 12

JACKSON, MORGAN AND ALBROOKE FAMILY REUNION, 12:30-6 p.m., Ellerbe Lions Club, 306 Millston Road, Ellerbe. For more information, call Frank Dumas, 910-995-1490; or Lena Ferguson, 910-995-0868, 910-652-3261.

Aug. 14

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

Aug. 17

INNOCULATION 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 car, plus parent’s photo ID or child’s birth certificate. Call nursing supervisor Kim Crump for details on state immunization requirements, 910-410-1130.

Aug. 24

MASONIC MEETING, Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532, AF&AM, 7 p.m., 307 Main St., Hamlet.

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.

Sept. 7

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

Sept. 11

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

Sept. 14

INNOCULATION 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 car, plus parent’s photo ID or child’s birth certificate. Call nursing supervisor Kim Crump for details on state immunization requirements, 910-410-1130.

MASONIC MEETING Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532, AF&AM, 6:15 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, 307 Main St., Hamlet.

Sept. 18

INNOCULATION CLINIC for rising kindergartners, seventh-graders, 8-11:30 a.m., 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 car, plus parent’s photo ID or child’s birth certificate. Call nursing supervisor Kim Crump for details on state immunization requirements, 910-410-1130.

Sept. 28

MASONIC MEETING, Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532, AF&AM, 7 p.m., 307 Main St., Hamlet.

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.

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