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DOBBINS HEIGHTS TOWN COUNCIL has called a council meeting for June 28 at 11 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is to hire a lifeguard and maintenance person.
THE ROCKINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1947 will celebrate their 65th anniversary with lunch at Pat’s Kitchen on Thursday, June 28, at 11:30 a.m. Out of 93 graduates that year, 52 of them are no longer with us. Upper and lower classmates are invited and welcome to join.
MASONIC MEETING: Stated Communication; 7:30 p.m., Thursday June 28, at Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532 A.F. & A.M., 307 Main St., Hamlet.
P.L.A.Y. (People Living Active Year-round) adult active living classes every Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m. from May 17 to June 28 at the Ag Services Center/Cooperative Extension Office, 123 Caroline St., Rockingham. Free class; materials provided. Please pre-register at 997-8255 by May 10.
MAIN STREET PARK CLEAN UP - Sponsored by the Hamlet Depot and Museum. Saturday, June 30 at 8 a.m. Come help us clean up Hamlet’s Main Street Park. Bring your enthusiasm and your garden tools! Call 417-7791 for further details.
MONTHLY BREAKFAST - Hamlet First United Church will serve its monthly breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m.; full breakfast with juice and coffee for $5. Biscuits and gravy included. Handicapped parking and access.
4TH OF JULY JAMBOREE at the Ellerbe Lions Club. Gates open at 10 a.m. There will be performances by the Backlash Bluegrass Band, Vickie Daniel, Van Haggard Country Rock, Quicksilver Clogers, Dixie Still Band, and more. The event will have several activities including watermelon races, train rides, face painting and bouncers. Food concessions will be available. Admission is $5 for ages 13 years and up; $3 for ages 5-13. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair. Plenty of parking available. Fireworks will begin at dark.
4TH OF JULY FAMILY FUN DAY IN HAMLET - Located on Main Street from 5 p.m. until after the fireworks. Music will be presented by Ponder Blue. There will be a dunking booth, corn hole, tricycle race, rubber obstacle course and slide, watermelon eating contest, clowns and balloons. Tour the Depot Museum and Annex (Tornado Building). Hamburgers/hot dogs, soft drinks, funnel cakes, shaved ice, ice cream and nachos will be for sale. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the fireworks beginning at 9 p.m.
HAMLET SENIOR CENTER HOLIDAY SCHEDULE - Open 8 to 12 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Nutrition Site open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Wednesday, July 4.
BOJANGLES’ EAST ROCKINGHAM MEN’S CLUB SHARE NIGHT on Thursday, July 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ten percent of sales will benefit East Rockingham Men’s Club.
LEAK STREET ALUMNI will be celebrating their 28th reunion on July 6-8. For more information, contact Elaine McLaurin at 895-8058.
ROCKINGHAM AMERICAN LEGION Post 147 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Post Home at Ledbetter Lake.
PEE DEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have a country buffet breakfast from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Cost is $5 per person.
THE HART FAMILY REUNION will be held July 6 and 7 starting on Friday night at the Beaver Dam Community center with a fish fry at 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s portion will be held at the Parks and Recreational Building, 106 Thompson St., with dinner from 1:30 to 5 p.m. and will return back to Beaver Dam Community center for games, senior activities and dance. The family will worship on Sunday at Fletcher’s Chapel during morning worship at 11 a.m.
PRETTY-AS-A-PEACH DAY on July 7 in Derby at Triple L Farms, 2205 Derby Road. Lots of delicious peaches, corn, tomatoes, melons…plus an inspirational patriotic program by John Webb at 12 p.m. and a quilt show by local artisans beginning at 11 a.m. Triple L Farms asks that you join them for lots of old-time fun. For information, call Marcia at 995-6082.
COUNTRY BREAKFAST at Spring Hill Wesleyan Church from 7 to 10 a.m. All you can eat for $5. 1st Saturday of every month. Carry out plates available. Phone: 582-5150. Everyone is invited and welcome. The church is located off of Hwy. 38 on Spring Hill Church Road, Hamlet. Funds raised will go for future projects and to help those in need.
KIDS DAY AT THE ROCK - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rockingham Dragway. Youth must be accompanied by at least one adult. One adult is admitted free with every youth between the ages of 6 and 17 (limit 3 kids per adult). Special performances by “Miko,” RHA Step Team, guest speakers and motorcycle stunts. Lunch is provided free for youth that attend. For more information, contact Robert David at 461-9186.
ROCKINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1956 will meet Monday, July 9, at Pizza Inn at 11:30 a.m.
EAST ROCKINGHAM MEN’S CLUB meets at 7 p.m. at the East Rockingham Fire Department, 487 Airport Road, Rockingham. Visitors are welcome.
2012 CHHS-MAHS Reunion Committee will meet on July 10 at 6 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church in Hamlet. All alumni are welcome.
NAACP MONTHLY MEETING will be held at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 177 N., Dobbins Heights. Meeting begins at 7:30 pm. The group invites all members and interested persons to attend. “We need everyone to come and help our organization.”
ROHANEN HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1959 will meet at Pat’s Kitchen for lunch at 12 p.m.
MASONIC MEETING: Stated Communication; Dinner at 6:15 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532 A.F. and A.M., 307 Main St., Hamlet.
EAST ROCKINGHAM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH MEN’S CLUB will sponsor a Pancake Breakfast Saturday, July 14 from 7 to 10 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. Charge is $4 for all you can eat. A sweets and crafts sale will be held at the same time.
THE NORTH CAROLINA YOUTH SHOOTING FOUNDATION (NCYSF) is open for students grade 4 to grade 12. Practices will be held at Dewitt’s on the Monday before the tournament at 6 p.m. The next tournament will be July 14 at DeWitt’s. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., shooting starts at 10 a.m. WARM-UP 15 birds for $5. Rookie will be shooting the 5 stand. Intermediate and Advanced will be shooting the course. ALL shooters will be shooting 50 birds for $15. Please come out and be involved! We need donations and sponsors. If you need more information about the NCYSF or would like to help out in any way, contact Rick Mitchell at 691-2644 firstname.lastname@example.org or Terrie Bowman at 652-6444 or email@example.com.
ANNUAL 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT presented by Alcohol and Drug Services at Dobbins Heights Park on July 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Age grouping is as follows: 10-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19 and up. Register at Dobbins Heights Town Hall by July 9 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Volunteers will be welcomed to supervise any unsupervised team. Please drop off names to Dobbins Heights Town Hall by July 9. Free event.
COMMUNITY SAFE CELEBRATION held at Dobbins Heights Park, 224 Earle Franklin St., Dobbins Heights, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special performances by Da-Vocie Box, A-Dubb, MIKO and more. Hair show by Almond and Company. Free food, fun and entertainment for the entire family. Face painting, basketball tournament, inflatables, clown, door prizes and free swimming. Sponsored by Alcohol and Drug Services, CORRL (Citizens of Richmond for Responsible Living). For more information, contact Shirlyn Smith or Brenda David at 997-7105.
HAMLET COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE hosted by the Hamlet Masonic, 307 Main St., Hamlet, from 3 to 7 p.m. Your participation is important and appreciated. Special gift for any first time donors with appointments. Call Bill Dennis at 582-0867 to make an appointment. Present to donate blood or platelets between July 1 and Sept. 30 and be entered into a summer drawing for $3,000.
BREAKFAST & LEARN - Join Debbie Polaski on Friday, July 20 Infection Control Nurse at Sandhills Regional Medical Center.
BUFFET BREAKFAST - Saturday, July 21 from 6:30 to 10 a.m. at Cameronian Presbyterian Church, 179 Northam Road, Rockingham. All you can eat for $5. For more information, contact the church at 997-2408.
ANNUAL EASTERLING FAMILY REUNION - Descendants of Archie and Effie Jones Easterling will meet for their annual family reunion at Roberdell United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 22. Paper products will be furnished. Bring your lunch and your family and come join us there.
USSERY FAMILY REUNION - Descendants of Robert Lee Ussery and Carrie Adcock Ussery will have their family reunion on Sunday July 22, at McDonald Baptist Church, McDonald Church Road, Rockingham, at 1 p.m. Please bring beverages and covered dishes. Paper products will be furnished. Share this information with your family members.
AARP DRIVER SAFETY’S 2012 EDUCATOR APPRECIATION PROMOTION - The Hamlet Senior Center will host the four-hour training class in refining existing driving skills and developing defensive driving techniques on Tuesday, July 24 beginning at 10 a.m. to individuals who have been an educator, or have worked for a school district or university in any capacity. This includes everyone from custodians, secretaries, aides, pre-school teachers, college professors, guidance counselors, band directors, school nurses, Sunday school teachers, cafeteria workers, and even parents who home-school their children. To redeem the $5 course offer, participants are required to fill out a coupon and provide any form of educator identification. To download the discounted coupon go to www.aarp.org/educators and call the center at 582-7985 to pre-register. Class is limited to the first 20 adults who pre-register. This is an opportunity for the senior center to host and take advantage of the opportunity to recognize and thank educators.
MASONIC MEETING: Stated Communication; 7:30 pm. at the Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532 A.F. and A.M., 307 Main St., Hamlet.
DEHYDRATION EDUCATION PROGRAM - As the temperatures climb, you need to be aware of the risk of dehydration, and take steps to prevent it. Join us on Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m. to learn how to help keep your body properly hydrated no matter what the conditions.Presented Lala Mabe, ANP-BC with Sandhills Medical Group. Please pre-register by July 25.
PIRATES VOYAGE FUN, FEAST & ADVENTURE DINNER/SHOW - Venture out into the great unknown when you see the Pirates Voyage Fun, Feast & Adventure, which features two full-sized pirate ships, a live action battle for a mysterious treasure and a 15-foot deep lagoon and truly an adventurous meal on Tuesday, July 31 departing at 1 p.m. for matinee performance at 4 p.m. Cost is $70 per person and includes: transportation, show and dinner. Deadline is Tuesday, July 17 for cost of trip to be paid.
COLORING CONTEST - Join the Hamlet Depot & Museums and Operation Lifesaver for the Inaugural “Stay Back From the Tracks!” Coloring Contest for Kids. Come to the Hamlet Visitors Center to pick up an “Operation Lifesaver Coloring Book.” Color your favorite picture and submit it to Miranda at the Hamlet Visitors Center by July 31. Each child’s picture will be entered into a drawing on August 1. Contest is open to kids up to 13 years old. Call 910-417-7791 for further details.
EAST ROCKINGHAM SENIOR CENTER will be holding an AARP Safe Driving Class on Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be a special discount for educators. Please call to register at 997-8332.