Town of Hoffman to close Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

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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 William Toler at [email protected] or call 910-817-2675. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.

March 18

COUNTRY BREAKFAST of 3 meats, eggs, grits, sausage gravy and homemade biscuits will be served from 6:30 to 10 a.m. at Pee Dee Methodist Church for $6 per plate. Proceeds go to Place of Grace, Walt and Randi Wood and other projects. Contact Brian Perry at 910-895-2148 for more information.

COMMUNITY CLOTHING GIVEAWAY will be held at Ashley Chapel AME Zion Church, 332 Mizpah Road, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., providing gently used clothes for men, women and children. For more information, call 910-334-8511.

March 20

THE MINERAL SPRINGS IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL will have its monthly meeting at the Service Center on Railroad street at 7 p.m. All interested citizens are invited to attend.

March 21

AMERICAN LEGION POST 49 in Hamlet will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the post home on Veterans Drive. The Sons of Legion and Auxiliary will meet at the same time. A meal will be served after the meeting.

RICHMOND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE will be collecting unused or expired prescription and over the counter medicines at a take-back event from 1 to 5 p.m. at G-104 F.M. on Airport Road, Rockingham.

March 23

VETERANS’ BREAKFAST will be served at 9 a.m. at the East Rockingham Senior Center for veterans 55 and older. Those planning to attend are asked to register by March 16 by calling 910-997-8332.

MASONIC MEETING will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532, 307 Main St., Hamlet.

GREEN FIELDS SANDHILLS will present a solar farm meeting at the Moore County Ag Center, 707 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage, from 7 to 9 p.m. Andrew Branan, ag law attorney, and Tommy Cleveland, with the N.C. Clean Technology Association, providing information for landowners with an interest in leasing their land for solar farms, and for neighbors and communities to learn more about how solar farms impact farm land. Edgar Miller, with Conservation Trust of N.C., will discuss farmland preservation issues and options. The main focus of the evening will be answering questions and generating engaged discussion between our experts, speakers, and attendees. To register for the free event, visit

ROCKINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT will be collecting unused or expired prescription and over the counter medicines at a take-back event from noon to 4 p.m. at Medical Center Pharmacy on Long Drive, Rockingham.

March 25

RICHMOND COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will hold its convention at 10 a.m. in the jury assembly room of the Richmond County Judicial Center in Rockingham. All Republican and unaffiliated voters are encouraged to attend. Congressman Robert Pittenger and state Sen. Tom McInnis are scheduled to be guest speakers. The party will also be appointing county delegates to the state convention.

CONCERNED CITIZENS OF RICHMOND COUNTY will hold an Environmental Justice Rally at Dobbins Heights Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public — as well as choir, rap, mime and other groups — invited.

LADIES DAY OUT will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cole Auditorium on the campus of Richmond Community College. Shop for unique items from vendors. Pamper yourself with a beauty consultation. Hear the Zoopendous Show Chorus perform. Admission is $3 at door. First 50 ladies receive a goodie bag with surprises. Come get away for a girl day! Info: (910) 331-9965 or

INDUSTRIAL SHEET METAL/TRANE EMPLOYEE REUNION will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the fellowship hall of Highland Acres Church of God, 715 U.S. 74 East (across from Ollie’s.) Attendees are encouraged to bring a covered dish, but it is not necessary. A $5 cover charge will be used to cover rental and paper products.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH of Hamlet will server its monthly breakfast on Saturday, March 25, from 7 to 10 a.m. Plates of eggs, two meats, grits, biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice, $5. Takeouts available.

March 27

THE RICHMOND COUNTY RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL will meet at noon at Sandhills Regional Medical Center. Possible speaker will be Region 6A Legislative Chair Pat Randall. All retired school personnel are welcome to attend.

March 28

HAMLET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 will meet at noon at Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q.

March 29

VET CENTER will hold an open house at 1 p.m. at the Hamlet Public Library, 302. W. Main St., in commemoration of the 5oth anniversary of the Vietnam War.

April 3

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR, sponsored by the Richmond County Health Department, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cole Auditorium in Hamlet. Vendors will address Richmond County’s top 10 health concerns.

April 4

SOIL FUNDAMENTALS CLASS is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ag Service Center, 123 Caroline Street, Rockingham.

Whether you enjoy landscaping your home or have a serious vegetable garden, it’s all about the soil. In the Sandhills, you can’t afford to ignore what you are growing in. As spring approaches, start the season off right by learning about our unique Sandhills soil, how to improve it, and have the garden you’ve always dreamed of.

This event is free, but registration is required. A minimum of five registrants is needed to have the class.

April 5

ROHANEN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 will meet for lunch at noon at No. 1 Diner in Rockingham.

April 8

THE J. W. MASK, JR. ALUMNI CHAPTER OF CHHS-MAHSwill sponsor a Spring Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at the East Hamlet Community Center, 155 Laurel Hill Street, Hamlet. Music by DJ ECUTT. Donations $10. For more information or tickets call 910-582-1234.

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