Connections Family Support Program to host gang awareness workshop Thursday

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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 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.

MEN’S CONFERENCE will be held at 7 p.m. nightly June 16-17 at Kingdom Institute Free Will Baptist Church, 1971 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham. The theme for the conference is “Maintaining A Healthy Relationship.” The speaker for Thursday night will be the Rev. Robert Richardson of First Baptist Church of Hamlet and Friday nigh will be the Rev. Darrick Leak of Popular Hill Baptist Church in Polkton. At 9:30 a.m. on June 18, the father and son summit will kick off with a light breakfast and at 10 a.m., the Rev. Scott McInnis of Red Branch Baptist Church of Carthage will be the workshop presenter. Lunch will be served at noon and afterwards, Mooresville Police Chief Damon Williams will present a workshop. Door prizes will be given out. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 910-895-4090.

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.

HAMLET AMERICAN LEGION POST 49 AND SONS OF THE LEGION SQUADRON 49 will hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the post home on Veterans Drive. Newly elected officers and members of the executive committee will be installed at this meeting. There will not be a meeting in July, but will resume meetings in August.

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 24

DINNER SALE will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Greater Diggs Chapel AME Zion Church, 1258 Old Cheraw Highway, Rockingham and will feature a menu of fish, chicken, baked beans, string beans, corn, coleslaw, cabbage, cornbread, rolls, dessert and drinks. Collard sandwiches will also be available. Call 910-997-6824 for more information.

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.

ROCKINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1947 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Pat’s Kitchen. Plans for future gatherings will be discussed at the meeting.

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. To preregister, call 910-652-2571.

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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