Ellerbe lawnmower racing taking place Saturday

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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 [email protected] or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.

August 26

RICHMOND RED HATS will meet for lunch at noon at Henry’s Downtown Cafe.

August 27

SOUNDS ON THE GROUNDS featuring ’70s-themed band Liquid Pleasure will be the final of the three-part summer concert series from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door and are available at Weymouth and The Country Bookshop. Food trucks, beer truck and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased online at the Weymouth Center’s website.

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

MONTHLY BREAKFAST from 7 to 10 a.m. at Hamlet First United Church. Plates are $5 and include two meats, eggs, grits, biscuit, gravy, coffee and juice. Takeouts are available.

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.

KIDS’ CRUSADE with Minister Amy Morgan from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Church of God of Prophecy, N.C. 177 S., Hamlet. Story time, fun time and lunch will be provided.

LAWNMOWER RACING with the gates opening at 4 p.m. and racing starting at 7 p.m. at the Ellerbe Lions Club, 306 Millstone Road, Ellerbe.

August 30

THE CAMERONIAN QUARTET will sing in concert at 6 p.m. at Mount Calvary Rock of Ages Church, 464 County Home Road, Rockingham. Everyone is welcome to attend.

September 1

RICHMOND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 40TH REUNION will take place Sept. 25-26. Tickets are $50 per person or $70 for a couple. Registration fees must be mailed to 394 Dockery Road, Rockingham, NC 28379 by Sept. 1. For more information, email Lucy Morris Allen at [email protected] or call 910-895-6131.

September 5

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 are available. Call 910-582-5150. Funds raised will go for future projects, missions and those in need.

September 7

THE TOWN OF HOFFMAN has rescheduled its regular board meeting from Sept. 7 to Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall building in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Contact Town Hall with questions at 910-281-3606.

September 8

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

September 11

GAITHER-STYLE BENEFIT SINGING for James and Rachel Leviner to begin at 6 p.m. at East Rockingham Free Will Baptist Church, 189 Airport Road, Rockingham. Hot dog plates will be sold in the fellowship hall from 3 to 5 p.m. and include two hot dogs, chips, dessert and drink. For more information, contact Jeanine Hanson at 910-995-0099 or Linda Jacobs at 910-895-7015.

September 12

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.

CONCEALED CARRY CLASS from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 573 Battley Dairy Road, Hamlet. This nine-hour class will equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to operate and carry their handgun concealed. This class is presented in the classroom and on the range. Students must bring a handgun and 50 rounds of ammo. After completing the class successfully, students will receive a certificate that allows them to apply with the state for their concealed carry permit. Must be 21 to participate. Pre-registration and deposit required. The cost of the class is $75. For more information, contact Robert Taylor at 910-995-3387.

September 13

DIVORCECARE, a weekly seminar and support group, will hold a 13-week session from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sundays beginning Sept. 13 at Hamlet Church of God of Prophecy, 615 Cheraw Road, Hamlet. For more information or to sign up, call 910-582-2226 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

September 15

THE ROCKINGHAM DOWNTOWN CORP. will have its regular monthly meeting at noon at the Richmond County Cooperative Extension office, 123 Caroline St., Rockingham. Bring a lunch or contact Susan Kelly at 910-997-8255 to order a $7 lunch.

WOMEN’S CLUB OF HAMLET will hold its autumn card party at 6:30 p.m. at a cost of $8 per chair. Included are a light supper, snacks, drinks, prizes for high and low and door prizes. Contact Charlotte Cowan at 910-582-1730 or Pat Maloney at 910-582-1717 for reservations. Reservations are required.

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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