CARD PARTY: To be held at Woman’s Club of Hamlet, 601 Oak St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, $7.50 per person. Salad plate served plus snacks and drinks during games. Door prizes and raffles. Call Pat Maloney, 582-1717 for more information and table reservations. Open to public.
SHOPPING TRIP: Hamlet Senior Center will provide shopping assistance transportation to Campbell Soup Company Store in Maxton on Friday, March 17, departing at 9 a.m. Cost is $3 per person paid at time of registration.
TOWN MEETING: Public invited to Small Town Main Street Meeting Tuesday, March 17, at 6 p.m. at Hamlet City Hall, 201 Main Street, Hamlet. Group will be discussing improvements for the Hamlet Downtown Business Districts.
HOSPICE: Richmond County Hospice will be holding its Community Grief Support Group meetings at the Hospice Center at noon on Tuesday, March 17, and at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 19. These groups are available at no cost to anyone who has experienced a significant loss such as death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, etc. Anyone desiring more information, may contact Rev. Colin Shaw at 997-4464.
EAT SMART: N.C. Cooperative Extension offering, “Eat Smart, Move More,” a 12-week healthy eating and physical activity series beginning each Wednesday from March 18 to June 3. registrants may choose to attend either a 12 noon or 6 p.m. Wednesday session. Registration is $10 and may be mailed to NCCE, PO Box 1358, Rockingham, NC 28380 or brought by the class location at the Extension office at 123 Caroline St., Ste 100, Rockingham. Registration must be received by March 6 to reserve a space. Call 997-8255 for more Information.
PRAYER BREAKFAST: Hamlet Senior Center Fellowship Prayer Breakfast will meet Wednesday, March 18 at 9 a.m. Guest speaker Carol Carper of Bennettsville, S.C. Cost is $2 for sausage casserole. Deadline to pre-register is Friday, March 13.
GENEALOGY CLASS: Workshop will be taught by Linda Pryce of Richmond County Historical Society on Wednesday, March 18, at 10 a.m. at Hamlet Senior Center. Registration deadline is Friday, March 13. Learn basic steps to trace family tree or find a specific person in your family’s past.
BELLY DANCING: Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Intermediate Belly Dancing, Arts Richmond Center, 123 East Washington St., Rockingham. For more information, call 461-1265.
RHS CLASS OF 1958: Meeting for lunch on March 18 at 12:30 p.m. at Smithfield’s in Rockingham.
BARBECUE: March 20, 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., Hamlet VFW barbecue or 1/2 chicken. Plates, $6 each. Eat in or take out orders. Delivery of five or more plates. To benefit Veterans Children’s Home.
COUNTRY SUPPER: Highland Acres Church of God Recycle Teens hosting Country Supper Friday, March 20, 5:45 p.m. at Highland Acres Church of God Fellowship Hall located on Hwy. 74 across from the old Wal-Mart.. Adult plates, $7 each; children’s plates $3.50 each for 4-10 years old and free for under three. All you can eat. Information, call 895-3661.
BREAKFAST AND LEARN: Hamlet Senior Center will host Breakfast and Learn Program beginning with a Continental breakfast served at 10 a.m. Friday, March 20. Guest speaker Officer Clint Neely with the Wadesboro Police Department sharing his “Afghanistan Experience.” Register by Monday, March 16.
BEGINNING BELLY DANCING: Saturday, March 21, 11a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Arts Richmond Center, 123 East Washington St., Rockingham, Beginning Belly Dancing. Registration required. For more information, call 461-1265.
GREAT FALLS SCHOOL: Reunion Saturday, March 21, 1-4 p.m. Rockingham National Guard Armory. Information, call 895-0856.
BUFFET BREAKFAST: Saturday, March 21, 6:30-10 a.m., Cameronian Presbyterian Church, 179 Northam Road, Rockingham. All you an eat for $4. Information, call 910-997-2408.
CONCEALED HANDGUN: Permits Saturday, March 21, 8 a.m., Camp Millstone. Call 910-995-3387.
CHHS-MAHS: J. W. Mask Jr. Alumni Chapter meeting March 23 at 6 p.m. at NAACP Building in Hamlet.
LEAK STREET ALUMNI: Will meet Monday, March 23, 2009, at 6 p.m. at Leak Street Cultural Center.
RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL: Meeting Monday, March 23, at 11:30 a.m. at Sandhills Regional Medical Center. Guest speaker will be Cathy Gainey, clerk of court for Richmond County. Executive meeting March 19 at Leath Memorial Library at 11 a.m.
BOOK SERIES: Tuesday, March 14, at Leath Memorial Library at 6:30 p.m. “Snow Falling on Cedars” by David Guterson will be discussed. Mary Ellen Snodgrass will be the presenter. The series is free and open to anyone who would like to participate.
SENIOR COUNCIL: Hamlet Senior Center Advisory Council will meet Tuesday, March 24, at 12 noon.
SCIENCE FAIR: Ellerbe Middle School Science Fair March 5, 4:30-6 p.m., gym.
OPEN HOUSE: Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy Open House for Hamlet Middle students and parents on March 24, 4- 8 p.m. at Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy.
HEALTH FAIR: An Awareness Fair, “Kick Butts Day,” will be held 1 to 3 p.m. March 25, Human Services Complex, Caroline Street, Rockingham. Information on the dangers of smoking.
OPEN HOUSE: Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy Open House for Ellerbe and Rohanen Middle students and parents March 25 from 4-8 p.m. at RC Ninth Grade Academy.
RICHMOND RED HATS: Meet March 25 at 12 noon for lunch at Clintons in Laurinburg.
HAMLET MASONIC LODGE: No. 532 will meet Thursday, March 26; stated communication at 7:30 p.m. Hamlet Masonic Temple, 307 Main Street, Hamlet. All members requested to attend.
HEALTH SEMINAR: Stroke and heart attack prevention for adults between the ages of 55-65 who are providers of care to a family member or others. Hamlet Senior Center will provide a free seminar with Dr. Kirk Hasenmueller to educate you on how to help reduce the risk of a future strokes or heart attacks for those you provide care. Seminar scheduled on Thursday, March 26, at 6 p.m. The goal is to help you become more hopeful about your loved one’s recovery. Refreshments provided. Register by calling the senior center no later than March 23.
OPEN HOUSE: Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy Open House for Rockingham Middle students and parents March 26, 4-8 p.m. at RC Ninth Grade Academy.
SCHOLARSHIP FUND: There will be a Lovon Everett Scholarship Fund Musical Saturday, March 28, at 6 p.m. at Temple Church of God In Christ, Rockingham. There will be choirs, mime team, solos, praise dancing. Information, contact Sarah Everett at 910-997-7824 or April Rogers at 910-582-3187.
SENIOR DEMOCRATS: Meet March 26 at the East Rockingham Senior Center. Refreshments at 5:30 p.m., program at 6 p.m. Program speaker is Emma Lambeth from Congressman Larry Kissell’s Rockingham office who will discuss the first few months of Kissell’s term.
BLOOD DRIVE: FirstHealth for Health and Fitness, 12 noon until 4 p.m.
4-H BENEFIT: Plate Sale and Silent Auction 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 27, fund raiser to benefit 4-H member Katie Parsons injured in farm accident, at Montgomery County Cooperative Extension Office, 203 West Main St., Troy. Call (910) 576-6011 for information.
COMMUNITY THEATRE: “Secret Father” by Robert Houser, a comedic, romantic and serious love story, will be presented March 12-28 at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. at Sunday matinee on March 22. All tickets $9. Box office open 12:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday beginning March 12. Questions, contact Mark L. Colbenson, director, Richmond Community Theatre, 111 East Washington St., Rockingham, N.C. 28379 or phone 910-997-3765.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: At Andy’s on Saturday, March 28, from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., $5. Proceeds go to Emily White to support her People to People Ambassador trip to Europe.
VETERANS RIDE: A ride in support of the upkeep of Veterans Park, Caroline Street, Rockingham, will be held March 28 beginning at VFW Post 4203. Registration begins 8 a.m.; ride, 10 a.m. Food and entertainment. Motorcycles, cars, trucks, all welcome. Call 410-0280 for information.
BARBECUE: Plate sale at Rockingham Masonic Lodge. Eat in or take out. Plates served March 28 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Cost is $7 per plate. Proceeds to support Masonic charities. Barbecue by Jordan’s.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Saturday, March 28, 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at Fellowship United Methodist Church, McDonald Avenue, Hamlet; Plates, $4 for adults, and $2 for age 6 and under.
RELAY FOR LIFE: Benefit given by Fairview Heights School PTO and Perdue Farms will be held March 28 at Moose Lodge from 8 p.m. until 1 p.m. Dixie Ambush Band will perform. An auction will be held as well as a 50/50 raffle. Tickets, $10, may be purchased at door. All proceeds to American Cancer Society.
BIKE RIDE: Charity benefit for Relay for Life American Cancer Society sponsored by Southern Thunder, Motorcycle Club, Perdue Farms Inc., Fairview Heights School and The Moose Lodge. Meet at Moose Lodge. $10 donation for single rider and $15 donation for couples. Starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 29, with pull out at 2 p.m. Door prizes and 50/50 tickets available. Dinner included after the ride. For more information, call 910-995-8450.
BLOOD DRIVE: RCC in Cole Auditorium Monday, March 30, 8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
BLOOD DRIVE; Hamlet First Baptist Church, Monday , March 30 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
ERFD BBQ: East Rockingham Fire Department is offering take home BBQ at $6 a pound only. From 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 31. No deliveries. Call 895-6777 to order by March 24; leave name and number. Tickets also from any member.
NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL: Meeting March 31 at 6 p.m. at NAACP office located on Hamlet Avenue. For more information contact 910-557-5273.
BARBECUE: By plate or pound, $7, Highland Acres Church of God Men’s Fellowship BBQ Sale April 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Will deliver 5 or more plates. Orders taken for whole Boston Butt. Call in advance: Kenneth Long, 895-4360.
CHILDREN’S SHOW: The Theatreworks USA production of Max & Ruby Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Based on popular television program from Nick Jr. & Noogin. One child 12 or under will be admitted free to the performance with each paying adult. Adult and additional children’s tickets are $10 each. Call (910) 410-1691, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase tickets day of show at Cole Auditorium on campus of Richmond Community College, Hamlet.
BOOK SERIES: Thursday, April 9, at Leath Memorial Library, Rockingham, at 6:30 p.m. “Emperor of Ocean Park” by Stephen L. Carter. This is the last discussion group meeting led by Willie Nelms.
A limited number of books are available at the library.
EAST ROCKINGHAM: Men’s Club meets 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, at the East Rockingham Fire Department. Dinner will be served and visitors are welcome.