6th Annual Strike Out Autism set for Monday at Striker’s Bowling Alley


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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.

June 11

PANCAKE BREAKFAST sponsored by the East Rockingham United Methodist Church men’s club will be from 7 to 10 a.m. in the church’s fellowship hall. The price is $4 for all-you-can-eat. A sweets and crafts sale will be held at the same time.

ROCKINGHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY AND ASHA B’S CLOSET will celebrate male role models in the community with a fun field day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Falling Creek Recreational Park. The main attraction will be a family obstacle course with top prizes of $100 and bragging rights. There will also be bounce houses, free food while supplies last, face painting and games. The event is free and open to the public.

DOBBINS HEIGHTS SWIMMING POOL, located at 224 Earle Franklin Drive, will open at noon.

LAWNMOWER RACING will take place at the Ellerbe Lions Club lawnmower track with gates opening at 4 p.m. and racing starting at 7 p.m.

June 13

6TH ANNUAL STRIKE OUT AUTISM will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Striker’s Bowling Alley, 1010 East Broad Ave., Rockingham. Cost is $15 per person, and there will be a 50/50 raffle. Money raised will go towards raising awareness of autism in Richmond County. Sponsorships are also available. Make checks payable to ASNC-Richmond County Chapter. Donations are tax deductible. To register, call 910-334-1363 or email [email protected]

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE DETACHMENT 1252 will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at First Bank on Fayetteville Road in Rockingham. All Marines and Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen are welcome. First year’s dues will be waived for new members. For more information, call Wayne McIntyre at 910-652-5591.

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

June 14

FLAG DAY CELEBRATION will begin at 11 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4203, 106 Old River Road, Rockingham, with a flag ceremony by the AMVETS Post 316 and a special program by the children of Edge Summer Camp. Hot dogs will be served at noon.

RICHMOND COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will meet at 6 p.m. at Pat’s Kitchen in Rockingham.

RICHMOND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY will meet at 6 p.m. in the Richmond County Judicial Center in Rockingham.

RICHMOND COUNTY NAACP will have its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at New Bethel AME Zion Church, 100 Bethel Church Road, Dobbins Heights. All members and friend are invited.

June 15

ROCKINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Henry’s Uptown Café.

ROCKINGHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting at 5 p.m. at the Rush building, 733 Armstead St., Rockingham. The Rockingham Housing Authority is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for this meeting, call 910-997-3316.

RICHMOND COUNTY ENRICHMENT CORP. will hold its board meeting immediately following the Rockingham Housing Authority board meeting at the Rush building, 733 Armstead St., Rockingham. Richmond County Enrichment Corp. is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for this meeting, call 910-997-3316.

June 16

GANG AWARENESS WORKSHOP hosted by Connections Family Support Program will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church, 410 E. Washington St., Rockingham. Information will consist of recognizing gang involvement and activity in Richmond County and what individuals can do to protect themselves and their community from organized crime. Space is limited, and registration must be done by June 13. Resources and lunch will be provided at no charge. To learn more or to register for the workshop, contact Suzanne Maness toll free at 877-211-5995 or by email at [email protected]

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS hosted by the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sandhills Regional Medical Center, 1000 W. Hamlet Ave., Hamlet. Join the free event for food, refreshments and networking. RSVP to [email protected] or by calling 910-895-9058.

June 17

MONTHLY FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT will be held at 7 p.m. at Cordova Baptist Church. The feature presentation for this month will be “Courageous.” Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For more information, call 910-895-4045.

OUTDOOR MOVE NIGHT will begin at 8:15 p.m. at Timbers Crossing Free Will Baptist Church, 277 Loch Haven Road, Rockingham. The movie being shown is Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors. Refreshments will be served. Please bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be moved inside. For more information, contact Preacher Charlie Tyler at 910-582-4517.

June 18

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

MEGA MERCHANDISE SALE will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wayman Chapel Church, 1923 Osborne Road, Hamlet.

THE HAMLET SENIOR CENTER ADVENTURE CLUB will depart at 8:30 a.m. from the senior center to travel to Burgaw, North Carolina, for the Blueberry Festival. Cost is $5 per person.

FATHER’S DAY PICNIC AND FISH FRY sponsored by First Baptist Church in Hamlet’s men’s ministry will begin at 11 a.m. with a choice of fish, chicken or grilled chicken plates for $7. Hot dogs, hamburgers and fish sandwiches will also be available for $3. The church is located at 329 West Ave., Hamlet.

June 20

TOWN OF HOFFMAN SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMP will be held from June 20-Aug. 4 at the Hoffman Complex Center, 2176 Caddell Road. The camp will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. There is a registration fee of $25 per child and will include breakfast and lunch during camp operation, T-shirt, field trips and other activities. For applications or more information, contact camp director Rory K. Jones at 910-603-3181, assistant director Cynthia Northcutt at 910-206-2383 or town hall at 910-281-3606.

CUB SCOUTS OF THE PEE DEE DISTRICT will offer a summer day camp from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20-24 at Fellowship United Methodist Church in Hamlet. This year’s theme is “Cub Scout Games,” and participating Scouts will train to be champions in camping, science, cooking and more, all while learning about sportsmanship, teamwork, fair play and doing their best. Richmond County Schools has partnered with the Cub Scouts to provide a nutritious breakfast and lunch for all campers. The cost of the camp is $50 and includes a T-shirt, patch, snacks and supplies. Siblings are also welcome to register for an additional $25 each to cover supplies. The deadline to register is June 6. For more information, contact Shannon “Nikki” Keyes at 910-331-2877.

June 21

RICHMOND COUNTY SCHOOLS will offer bus driver classes at 8:30 a.m. June 21-23 at the Richmond County Schools Central Office, 118 Vance St., Hamlet. Before taking the class, interested applicants must complete at background check through the RCS Human Resources Department. Call Kevin Mabe at 910-997-9841 for more information.

ROCKINGHAM DOWNTOWN CORP. will meet at noon at the Agricultural Services Center, 123 Caroline St., Rockingham. Lunch will be ordered at a cost of $7. For more information, contact Susan Kelly at 910-997-8255 or [email protected]

HAMLET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. at Jones Café on Main.

June 23

VETERAN’S BREAKFAST AND LEARN presented by Richmond County Aging Services will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Ellerbe Senior Center, 306 Millstone Road, Ellerbe. The free event will feature a flag honor guard presentation, retired special forces Master Sergeant David O’Neal, James Parker with the NC Department of Commerce and local veterans’ service officer Tonia Hildreth. The event is for veterans age 55 or older and registration is required by June 17. Call 910-997-4491.

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

June 25

SUMMER 2016 LITTER SWEEP hosted by Ellerbe Mayor Lee Berry and the town council will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Those willing to help clean up Ellerbe and pick up roadside trash can sign up at the town hall on 108 W. Main St. Orange bags will be provided. Contact councilwoman Elsie Freeman at 910-817-4720 for more information.

June 30

RICHMOND COUNTY SENIOR SYMPOSIUM AND DOG SHOW will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cole Auditorium in Hamlet. Classes to be held include Medicare 101, Diabetes, Tai Chi, Scams, ID Fraud, SHIIP and Cardiac Care. The dog show will be from 2 to 4 p.m. with a $5 donation to the Humane Society. Adoption fee will be waived to those 60 and older who wish to adopt a dog. There will be door prizes, and lunch will be provided. For more information, visit the Hamlet Senior Center at 102 Veterans Drive or call 910-582-7985.

July 1

HOT DOG SALE from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at J.C. Penney in the Richmond Plaza Shopping Center. Hot dog plates are $5 each and include two hot dogs, bag of chips and drink. Proceeds will benefit the United Way of Richmond County.

July 9

WATER BLAST presented by Sister Circle Women of Color will be from noon to 3 p.m. at Falling Creek Park, 405 Hood St., Rockingham. The free event will feature water slides, swimming pools, food and a live DJ. Bring a lawn chair, bathing suit and towels.

July 11

MORNING DAY CAMP PROGRAM for youth in Kindergarten through 8th grade will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from July 11-Aug. 12 at Ellerbe First United Methodist Church, 2281 N. Main St., Ellerbe. The free program will provide breakfast, healthy snacks, reading and writing enrichment and special activities with regular visits to Kemp Library, Rankin Museum and Discovery Place Kids.

July 22

BLOOD DRIVE BY THE AMERICAN RED CROSS will be from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2116 Main St., Ellerbe. Sign up online with the sponsor code “First Baptist Church Ellerbe,” or contact Elsie Freeman at 910-817-4720 to make an appointment for a whole blood or double red cell donation.

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