Bloodmobile to be in Hamlet on Monday

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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.

September 19

COUNTRY BREAKFAST from 6:30 to 10 a.m. at Pee Dee United Methodist Church. Plates are $6 for all-you-can-eat. All proceeds go to future church projects and monthly donation to Place of Grace ministries.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST with sausage, bacon and grits from 7 to 11 a.m. at Ledbetter United Methodist Church. There will also be a bake sale.

THE 8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DEMOCRATIC PARTY invites all Democrats residing in the 8th District to attend the executive committee meeting at the Logan Family Resource Center, 298 Lincoln St. SW, Concord. Registration will start at 10 a.m. and gavel at 10:30. Lunch will be provided. Precinct organization and planning for 2016 on both the local and district level will be part of the agenda. Anson County native Holly Jones, candidate for lieutenant governor, will be the keynote speaker. District officers unable to attend may arrange their proxies by emailing [email protected]

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.

LAWNMOWER RACING will take place with gates opening at 3 p.m. and racing starting at 6 p.m. at the Ellerbe Lions Club Lawnmower Track.

ROCKINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958 will celebrate its 57th reunion/ 75th birthday party with a meet and greet at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. at Liberty Place in downtown Rockingham.

U.S. RETIREMENT MILITARY HONORARY CELEBRATION for Master Sgt. Gwyndolyn Wilkins after 29 years of service in the U.S. Army, will begin at 7 p.m. at The Ballroom, 3 Hamlet Ave., Hamlet. This celebratory event is limited to RSVP only. Contact Sherman Wilkins at 573-587-9635 to confirm attendance by Sept. 17. The dress attire is business casual.

September 21

THE RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. will be at First United Methodist Church in Hamlet.

THE MINERAL SPRINGS IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL will have its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Railroad Street in Ellerbe. All interested citizens are invited to attend.

September 24

ROCKINGHAM LIONS CLUB BARBECUE from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lions clubhouse on U.S. 220 North in Rockingham. Barbecue plates and 1-pound containers are $7 apiece. Will deliver for five or more plates. For more information, call Tri-Cook Electrical at 910-895-1112 or Neal Watkins at 910-331-7191.

MASONIC MEETING: STATED COMMUNICATION at 7:30 p.m. at Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532 A.F. & A.M., 307 Main St., Hamlet.

September 26

MONTHLY BREAKFAST from 7 to 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Hamlet. All plates are $5 and include two meats, eggs, grits, biscuit and gravy, juice and coffee. Take-outs are also available.

THE ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT MEN’S BOOSTER CLUB will have their monthly prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. at Green Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Hamlet. All men are invited to attend.

TEE OFF FOR STETSON BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at Hyland Golf Club in Southern Pines. Stetson is 3 years old and was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in June of this year. Proceeds will go to his family to cover travel and medical expenses and any other costs associated with his treatment. Lunch will be served and door prizes and a 50/50 raffle will be available. Cost is $200 per team for a four-man captain’s choice, hole sponsorships are $50 and individual sponsorships are $25. Call Rick at 910-331-5606 or Kenny at 910-995-1806 to sign up.

JADA’S HELPING HANDS will host its annual fundraiser to help disadvantaged children with physical disabilities and handicaps from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1596 U.S. 74 East in Hamlet. There will be food, games and prizes. All proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House and Duke Medical Center Children’s Unit.

HOLY SMOKE BARBECUE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 410 E. Washington St., Rockingham. The family fun day will feature the beach band Classic Soul at noon, Lumber River Quartet gospel group at 1:30 p.m., barbecue, pizza and a kids’ area with corn hole toss, games, face painting, arts and crafts and a playground. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair. For more information, call 910-895-4027.

J.P. STEVENS, BIBB AND WEST POINT PEPPERELL FORMER EMPLOYEES will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. at First Free Will Baptist Church in Hamlet. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. For more information, call Bonnie at 910-730-2331 or Teresa at 910-582-4424.

THE KING’S BALL AND DINNER presented by the Philadelphia United Methodist men from 5 to 9 p.m. at the East Hamlet Community Center, 155 Old Laurel Hill Road, Hamlet. Tickets are $10. The guest speaker for the evening will be former major league baseball player Alvin Morman with a guest performance from The Mighty Swan Jubilee.

GOSPEL EXPLOSION 2015 presented by Greater Harvest Pentecostal Holiness Church beginning at 5 p.m. at Leak Street Cultural Center, 1004 Leak St., Rockingham. All choirs, praise teams, mime and praise dance ministries are invited. For more information, contact Linda White at 910-534-0056.

September 27

FRANK AND ELLA KIKER FAMILY REUNION will be held at 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Hopewell United Methodist Church, Hopewell Church Road, Peachland. Frank and Ella’s children were Irana, Ed, Dovie, Fincher, Effie, Vernon and Wade. Family and friends are invited to bring picnic foods, pictures and memories. For more information, call Linda Kiker Phifer at 704-624-5127.

69TH ANNUAL KING REUNION will be held at 1 p.m. in the multi-purpose building at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Rockingham. Bring a covered dish.

September 28

FREE AND DISCOUNT HEALTH SCREENINGS from 6 to 10 a.m. Sept. 28-30, Oct.1-2 and Oct. 5-7 at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital. Screenings include wellness blood profile, prostate specific antigen, EKG, glycosolated hemoglobin A1C, basic spirometry for lung assessment, urinalysis, osteoporosis, blood pressures and pap smear by appointment.

THE RICHMOND COUNTY RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Sandhills Regional Medical Center. All retired school personnel are invited to attend.

THE RICHMOND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN will meet at 6 p.m. in the Richmond County Judicial Center. For more information, call Mary Swann at 910-582-4429 or Yvonne McGraw at 910-997-2468.

THE J.W. MASK JR. ALUMNI CHAPTER will meet at 6 p.m. at the All Saints Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 217 Henderson St., Hamlet. All alumni from CHHS-MAHS are invited to join.

October 2

RICHMOND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1995 will celebrate their 20 year reunion during the homecoming football game at 7 p.m. and a meet and greet from 9 to 11 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Lacabana Mexican Restaurant, 220 W. Broad Ave., Rockingham. A family fun day will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and then dinner and dancing at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the American Legion, 402 Lakeside Drive, Hamlet. Tickets are $50 for class members and $25 for non-class members. Money is due by Oct. 2. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Rona Lockhart at 910-434-3042, via email at [email protected] or inbox Lockhart or Wendy Herrick on Facebook.

October 3

COUNTRY BREAKFAST from 7 to 10 a.m. at Spring Hill Wesleyan Church located off N.C. 38 on Spring Hill Church Road in Hamlet. Plates are $6 for all-you-can-eat. Carryout plates are also available. Call 910-582-5150. Funds raised will go for future projects, missions and those in need.

THE ROCKINGHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT will hold its annual fire prevention day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Winn-Dixie parking lot. Come see Sparky and the fire trucks. Free kids’ activities include an obstacle course, bounce house, slide and sports challenge.

ROHANEN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 will have their reunion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pattans Downtown Grille on East Washington St. in Rockingham.

SPIRITUAL GROWTH, BUSINESS AND JOB CREATION to be held at 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 800 U.S. 74, Rockingham. The cost will be a $25 donation. To RSVP, send a check to P.O. Box 1630, Hamlet, NC 28345. This will be a voluntary assembly of neighbors, business owners and elected officials. For more information, contact Lorene Quick at 910-817-9435 or Perry Ealim at 936-244-5046.

ROCKINGHAM LIONS CLUB ANNUAL BARBECUE DINNER AND AUCTION with dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. and the auction beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, call 910-895-1112, 910-334-2050 or 910-331-7191.

October 8

THE RICHMOND COUNTY HUMAN RELATIONS COUNCIL is seeking candidates to serve as members of the council and will meet at noon at Sandhills Regional Medical Center. Anyone interested in serving can contact Jewel H. Mabe at 910-205-8368 for an application.

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.

October 10

33RD ANNUAL WELLNESS SCREENING DAY from 8 to 11 a.m. at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital. Free presentations by gastroenterologist Dr. T.J. Pulliam discussing colon issues at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and Dr. Muhammad Iqbal discussing kidney disease and dialysis at 9 and 10 a.m. Registration is not necessary. Free and discounted health screenings and services along with information booths are available.

October 12

EAST ROCKINGHAM MEN’S CLUB will meet at 7 p.m. at the East Rockingham Fire Department.

October 22

MASONIC MEETING: STATED COMMUNICATION at 7:30 p.m. at Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532 A.F. & A.M., 307 Main St., Hamlet.

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.

November 9

EAST ROCKINGHAM MEN’S CLUB will meet at 7 p.m. at the East Rockingham Fire Department.

November 12

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.

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