Dobbins Heights Community Center hosting movie night Friday

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

November 18

ZION UNITED METHODIST MEN will be selling cooked Boston butts for $25 each from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rockingham Farm Supply.

SANDHILLS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AUXILIARY will have a bake sale beginning at 9 a.m. For more information, call 910-997-2924.

MOVIE NIGHT will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dobbins Heights Community Center, 222 Earle Franklin Drive. Admission is free with a bag of popcorn. Concessions will be sold.

November 19

COUNTRY BREAKFAST will be held from 6:30 to 10 a.m. at Pee Dee Methodist Church in Rockingham. Price is $6 per plate for all-you-can-eat with three meats, eggs, grits, sausage gravy and homemade biscuits.

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF RICHMOND COUNTY will host a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon at 216 Eastside Drive, Rockingham. No items will be over $5. Proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund. For more information, contact Marvena Rush-Wall at 910-461-1499.

TOWN OF ELLERBE will have its third annual Farmer’s Day 5K walk/run beginning at 8:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Third Street across from Ellerbe Middle School. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the fee is $10. For more information, call Ellerbe Town Hall at 910-652-6251.

ZION UNITED METHODIST MEN will be selling cooked Boston butts for $25 each from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rockingham Farm Supply.

21ST ANNUAL FARMERS DAY PARADE AND ELLERBE FALL FEST will begin at 11 a.m. on Main Street. Local food and craft vendors will be on site. For more information on the parade, contact Willa Spivey or Jamie English at 910-997-5551, Alan Hogan at 910-652-5216 or Jamie Lambeth or Amy Yaklin at 910-895-3950 ext. 2. For vendor information, contact English.

PEKIN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT AND FIRST RESPONDERS will have their annual barbecue, raffle and silent auction fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 5321 Pekin Road, Mount Gilead. There will be pork and chicken barbecue plates available for $7, as well as sandwiches and by the pound. Grand prize for the raffle will be $1,000 cash. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Call 910-439-5652 for more information.

2ND ANNUAL RICHMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Cole Auditorium. Bands for the event include Sideline, Lost and Found and Deeper Shade of Blue. Tickets for the event are $25-$40 but increase $5 on the day of. Call 910-410-1691 for ticket details or visit the box office at the venue at 1042 West Hamlet Ave., Hamlet.

November 21

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE DETACHMENT 1252 will have its “Share Night” from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bojangles in Rockingham.

November 22

FREE FILM EVENT as part of Farm-City Week will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cole Auditorium. Includes local food hors d’oeuvres by White Rabbit Catering, “Farmland” film showing and panel Q&A. Registration is required at or by calling 910-997-8255.

November 24

TOWN OF HOFFMAN will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Call Hoffman Town Hall at 910-281-3606 with any questions.

November 26

MONTHLY BREAKFAST will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. at Hamlet First United Methodist Church. Each $5 plates serves two meats, eggs, grits, biscuit and gravy, juice and coffee. Take-outs are available.

November 28

RICHMOND COUNTY RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL will meet at noon at Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet. Guest speakers will be Joan Bass, president of North Carolina Retired School Personnel and Pat Randall, Region 6A Legislative Chairperson. All Richmond County school personnel are welcome to attend.

November 29

14TH ANNUAL CITY OF ROCKINGHAM TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY will begin at 7 p.m. at Cole Plaza next to City Hall in downtown Rockingham. Don Greene’s former chorus students will be singing Christmas carols. Everyone is invited.

COLUMBIA CITY BALLET PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER AT COLE beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Cole Auditorium on the campus of Richmond Community College. DeWitt season ticket holders use their tickets for entry but single single show tickets are available for $35 each. Call 910-410-1691 or ticket details or visit the box office at the venue at 1042 West Hamlet Ave., Hamlet.

December 2

ACOUSTIC COFFEE CHRISTMAS EDITION will take place at 7 p.m. at Nectar Coffee Shop inside the Hive Recreation Center, 1210 Rockingham Road, Rockingham. Admission is free with the donation of baby wipes or diapers for newborns to size 4 to benefit the Pee Dee Pregnancy Resource Center.

December 3

COUNTRY BREAKFAST will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. at Spring Hill Wesleyan Church, located off N.C. 38 on Spring Hill Church Road in Hamlet. Cost is $6 for all-you-can-eat. Carry-out plates also available. Funds raised will go for future projects, missions and those in need.

December 6

ELLERBE HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Ellerbe. There will be a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, live Christmas music and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Enjoy refreshments and register for door prizes.

December 8

MASONIC MEETING with a meal at 6:15 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m. will take place at the Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532, 307 Main Street.

December 10

HITCHCOCK CREEK NIGHT OF LIGHTS will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Steele Street access point. Each space on the walking trail is $50. Best space voted by the community will win a $500 gift basket. Drinks, hot cocoa and snacks will be available for $1 each. The event is free to the public, but visitors are asked to bring a canned food or make a donation in the gift box to help local families in need. Call Life’s Memories Outdoors at 910-334-2888 to pick a space on the walking trail.

December 12

SEASON EXTENSION WITH HIGH AND LOW TUNNEL TRAINING will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sandhills Research Station, 2148 Windblow Road, Jackson Springs. Registration fee is $20. Register online at by Dec. 8.

December 15

THE HAMLET SENIOR CENTER will be hosting a toy drive for Toys for Tots until Dec. 15. New, unwrapped toys to support underprivileged children of Richmond County can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday in the boxes located at the Hamlet Senior Center, 102 Veterans Drive, and Hamlet City Hall, 201 Main Street.

December 17

RICHMOND COUNTY PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN will present the inaugural Christmas run at Hinson Lake. The Rudolph Run/Walk 5K for ages 15 and up will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. for a fee of $25 and the Santa Shuffle 1K for ages 1-14 will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. for a fee of $15. Pre-register beginning Oct. 15 at Richmond County Partnership for Children, 315 S. Lawrence St., Rockingham. Registration fee will include a T-shirt and pre-registration guarantees a T-shirt. There will be T-shirts available on the day of the event, however, sizes and quantity will be limited.

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