BREAKFAST: Pee Dee United Methodist Church Saturday, May 2, 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Plates, $4 each.
LAWNMOWER RACE: May 2 at Ellerbe Lions Club, Ellerbe. Gate opens 4 p.m. and first race at 6:30 p.m. Food concessions. Admissioin $5 for adults and $2 for school age.
INDOOR YARD SALE: First United Methodist Church, 300 Charlotte St., Hamlet, May 2, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Light breakfast and lunch available.
RELAY FAMILY FESTIVAL: Saturday, May 2, 4-10 p.m., A&P Parking Lot, Hamlet. Games 4-7 p.m. includes Dunking Booth, Bounce House, Necklace Engraving, Hula Hoop Contest, Adult Tricycle Race, and more. Drive-In Movie, “Grease,” at 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit Hamlet Pride Relay for Life Team.
YARD SALE: Someset Court, 632 Freemn Mill Road, Hamlet, to benefit residents’ activities. Featuring food and live music on May 2 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
FARMERS MARKET: Opens May 2 from 8 a.m. to noon on the Square in downtown Rockingham. Fresh local strawberries in abundance. Richmond County Farmers’ Market Association will continue to accept vendor applications through the end of May. Vendors must be a member of the Association in order to sell at the Rockingham Farmers’ Market. Call the Extension Office at 997-8255 for information or application form.
MONROE AVENUE CLASS OF 1968: Meeting May 2 at 4 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, Hamlet. Information, Sam Breeden, 582-4576.
PLATE SALE: Barbecue pork or fried chicken plates Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Pat’s Kitchen to benefit Sandra Lynch. Plates $7 each. Five or more plates will deliver. Call 895-0683 or 331-3651.
RIDE FOR PAWS: Motorcycle Ride scheduled May 3. Registration at 12:30 p.m. at Hamlet Depot Park. Ride starts at 1:30 p.m. Cost $10 for singles and $15 for doubles. Proceeds to benefit Humane Society of Richmond County. Information, call 910-995-1759.
HANDBELL CONCERT: 4 p.m. May 3 at First United Methodist Church, 300 Charlotte St., Hamlet. Come experience the fun and unusual sounds handbells can make.
4-H LIFESTOCK CLUB: Meets Tuesday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. at N.C. Cooperative Extension Office, 123 Carolne St., Rockingham. All members and children ages 5-19 interested in learning about livestock invited. Program on preparing to get your meat goat for upcoming show season. For more information, contact Michelle Stumbo, 4-H Extension Agent, 910-997-8255.
SARA LEE HOSIERY: Retirees invited to breakfast Tuesday, May 5, at 9 a.m. at Shoney’s.
RABIES VACCINATION: N.C. State Law requires all dogs and cats four months of age and over to be vaccinated against rabies each year. All dogs and cats found without current rabies vaccination tags on collars will be subject to impoundment by Richmond County Animal Control. Licensed veterinarians will be at following locations on May 7: Ellerbe Lions Park from 4-5 p.m. and Cordova Fire and Rescue Old Cheraw Hwy, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dogs should be on leashes and cats in carrying cages. Vaccination fee $6.
CONSTITUTION PARTY: Monthly meeting of Constitution Party of NC Richmond County will be held Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at East Rockingham Senior Citizens Club, 135 Safie 6th St., Rockingham. Videos will be shown. Check out web site at www.constitutionpartync.com. Any questions about the meeting or the Constitution Party, call Richard Singletary at (910) 206-1143.
HOMESCHOOL: Parent Support Meeting: May 7th at 7 p.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy in Hamlet. The final parent meeting for this school year will focus on planning field trips, special events and educational activites for the 2009-2010 school year. Parents currently or considering homeschooling are encouraged to attend this meeting. Childcare and light snacks will be provided. Contact Chrisynda at (843)537-9463 for more information. CHEFS, Carolina Home Educators Family Support group, provides encouragement and support to homeschooling families in Chesterfield, Marlboro, Anson, and Richmond counties of S.C. and N.C.
RABIES VACCINATION: N.C. State Law requires all dogs and cats four months of age and over to be vaccinated against rabies each year. All dogs and cats found without current rabies vaccination tags on collars will be subject to impoundment by Richmond County Animal Control. Licensed veterinarians will be at following locations on May 8: Hamlet Fire Department from 4-5 p.m. and Richmond County Health Department from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Dogs should be on leashes and cats in carrying cages. Vaccination fee $6.
NAACP BANQUET: Richmond County Branch NAACP 31st Annual Banquet Friday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. East Hamlet Center, 155 Laurel Hill Street, Hamlet. Dr. Fred D. McQueen Jr., Riichmond County Branch NAACP President, guest speaker. Semi-formal. Donation, $20.
FISH FRY: East Rockingham Men’s Club fish fry, $6 a plate, Friday, May 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at East Rockingham Fire Station. Eat in or carry out. Will deliver 5 or more plates. Phone 910-895-6777 day of fish fry only.
BENEFIT CONCERT: Richmond Transitional School and Leak Street High School Benefit concert, Doo Wop Cops popular DC singing group, Friday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. Cole Auditorium. Lower level tickets $15, mezzanine tickets, $10. Tickets on sale at Cole Auditorium,410-1690.
BARBECUE: Pork barbecue or fried chicken plates May 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cordova Baptist Church. Donation $7 per plate to benefit mission trip.
MOTHER’S DAY: Crafts for all ages Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Arts RIchmond.
FISH PLATE SALE: Saturday, May 9, 9:30 a.m. until, sponsored by First Baptist Church, West Avenue, at Hamlet Review Masonic Lodge Building, 513 Pine Street, Hamlet. Fish dinners, $7; fish sandwiches, $3; chili dogs, $1.25; and hot dogs, $1. Will deliver 5 or more dinners. For delivery service call 910-331-4297 or 910-995-1907.
YARD SALE: Hamlet Rotary Club Yard Sale Saturday, May 9, 8 a.m. until 12 noon at 317 E. Hamlet Avenue, Hamlet. Donate gently used items through Friday, May 8, at BB&T Hamlet, RBC Centura Hamlet and McLaurin Center. Information 910-582-0184.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: East Rockingham United Methodist Church Men’s Club will sponsor a pancake breakfast Saturday, May 9, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. in church fellowship hall. The charge is $3. All you can eat. A sweets and crafts sale will be held at the same time.
MEN’S CLUB: East Rockingham Men’s Club meets 7 p.m. Monday, May 11, at the East Rockingham Fire Department. Visitors welcome.
NARFE: The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Sandhills Chapter 1895 meets Monday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m. at Community Congregational Church, 141 N. Bennett St., Southern Pines. Dee Johnson, coordinator, Landscape Gardening Program, Sandhills Community College, will be guest speaker.
NAACP: Community monthly meeting May 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Marston First Baptist Church, 220 Stroman Road, Marston. Public invited. For more information, call 582-2403.
SARA LEE HOSIERY: Retirees invited to breakfast on Wednesday, May 13, at 9 a.m. at Holiday Restaurant.
BARBECUE: Pork or chicken, First United Methodist Church, Rockingham, May 13, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Eat in or take out orders. Will deliver 5 or more plates. Plates, $7 each. Information, 895-4027.
TORCH RUN: N.C. Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics, from 8 a.m. to noon May 20, from Pee Dee River to Browder Park. For $13 T-shirt or to make a contribution, contact Sgt. John Edwards, Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. Contributions to “N.C. Special Olympics.” Info, call Edwards at 417-7040.
COUNTRY SUPPER: Highland Acres Church of God Recycle Teens hosting Country Supper Friday, May 29, at 5:45 p.m. at Highland Acres Church of God fellowship hall located on Hwy. 74 across from old Wal-Mart. Adult plates $7 each; children platess $3.50 each 4-10 years old, and 3 and under is free. All you can eat. Information, call 895-3661.