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.
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.
ROBERDEL COMMUNITY WATCH will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Roberdel Baptist Church.
RICHMOND RED HATS will meet for lunch at noon at Wendy’s on U.S. 74 Business in Rockingham.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.