By Abbi Overfelt
September 12, 2013
Festival - Cypress Bend Vineyards will hold its 9th annual Fall Harvest Festival and Grape Stomp at 6 p.m. The free event will feature live music, vendors, wine, grape stomping and picking.
Jazz Jam -The Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast will host a cabaret style jazz event featuring Day and Knight Jazz from 7-10 p.m. There is a $10 cover with cash bar and light appetizers. For information call 277-3599.
Cooking demonstration - Tony and Blair Locklear, of the Gill House restaurant, will be holding a cooking demonstration at 9 a.m. at the Scotland County-Laurinburg Farmer’s Market. The two will be cooking on-site with fresh, local ingredients and offer free tastings on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Reverse mortgage workshop - The Cumberland Community Action Program will present a free reverse mortgage workshop on Sept. 16 from 1-3 p.m. at the Scotland Place Senior Center.
Business mixer - Scotland Health Care System and The Laurinburg-Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours to introduce Dr. Mary Catherine Moree. The event is from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at Harris Family Practice, 700-A Progress Place, Laurinburg. Call 910-291-7550 for information.
Eve Fleishman - The Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast will hold a concert with jazz musician Eve Fleishman at 7 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Group and student discount available. The event will feature a dessert bar and cash bar. Call 910-277-3599 for reservations.
Aquaponics demo -Davon Goodwin and Noran Sanford, of Growing Change, a sustainability program that works with at-risk youth, will present a demonstration on aquaponics, a food production system that combines raising edible plants and animals in a symbiotic environment. The demonstration will be held at the Scotland County-Laurinburg Farmer’s Market.
Conference - Women after God’s Own Heart Agency will hold its annual Women’s Conference — “Don’t Count Me Out!” — at the Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast at 131 S. Main Street in Laurinburg from Sept. 23 to Sept. 29. The focus of the conference is to help those who have been hurt in any area of their life.
On Sept. 23, the guest minister will be Evangelist Essie Davis; on Sept. 24, Pastor Shirlene Davis; on Sept. 25, Pastor Joann Davis; on Sept. 26, Minister Janet Baber and on Sept. 27, Prophetess Ruby Mitchell. The event begins at 7 p.m.each day.
On Sept. 28, Evangelist Devita White will speak at 9 a.m., a lunch will be offered at noon and Elder Tabitha Burk will speak at 7 p.m.
A free gospel singing will round out the conference on Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. Groups include The Wells Family, Sandy Grove Male Choir, Allen Chapel Church Choir, St. John’s Holiness Church Choir, Psalmist Carolyn Allen and Psalmist Twila Thompson.
For information, call Conference Host Elder Tabitha White at 910-318-7757.
Surgery talk - Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Paul Rush will present an overview of surgical and non-surgical joint pain treatment options and computer-assisted surgery at 6 p.m. at The Skye, 210 E. main St. Bennettsville. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free but requires registration. For information or to register, call 910-291-7550.
Golf tournament - The Scottish Pilot Club’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament, named after the late Barbara Hasty Sasseen, a charter member of the Scottish Pilot Club of Laurinburg, will be held at Scotch Meadows Country Club.
Sign-ups start at 9 a.m. and a shot-gun start is set for 10 a.m. A breakfast of biscuits, fruit and coffee will be served. There will be an Awards Luncheon following play.
The format is four-person teams, of either or both men and women, two-low net best balls with 75 percent handicap. Door prizes will be awarded and a competition will be held for the longest drive and closest to the pin.
The entry fee is $60 per player or $160 for Eagle Sponsor. Checks should be made payable to the Scottish Pilot Club, P.O. Box 2223, Laurinburg, NC 28353. Proceeds fund the club’s annual projects and charitable donations.
For information, call Jane Callahan at 910-276-2016 or Carol McCall at 910-276-4246. Brochures can be obtained at the Pro Shop or they can be picked up at Realty World.
Festival - The 23rd annual Kuumba Festival will take place on Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Market Park on Lee’s Mill Road. The free event will feature educational exhibits with art and artifacts as well as live music, storytelling, kid’s activities, a fashion show and vendors selling crafts and collectibles. For information, call Otis James at 910-277-8721 or Bettie P. McNair at 910-276-4345.
Barnesville Reunion- The 20th annual school reunion of Barnesville School will be held at Bethesda Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. The reunion will begin at 5 p.m. and will be $18 per person. Participants need to R.S.V.P by Sept. 14. For information, contact Evelyn Norton at 910-648-4247.
GED classes - Partners In Ministry will be hosting free GED Classes beginning Sept. 9. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 pm. Classes will take place at The Center at 12 Third St., East Laurinburg.
Hospice support - Hospice of Scotland County will offer two support groups for widows. The groups will be offered free of charge and are available to any woman who has experienced the loss of a spouse, regardless of whether or not they were served by hospice. One group will hold its first meeting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 10 at the Scotland County Memorial Library, at 312 W. Church St., Laurinburg. The next group will meet for the first time at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 12 at the hospice administrative building at 610 Lauchwood Dr., Laurinburg.
Laurinburg Farmers’ Market - The Laurinburg Farmers’ market starts at 8:30 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m. every Saturday in the AB Gibson Center parking lot on Main Street. The market will be closed on Labor Day weekend. The effort ends this year on Oct. 6.
Class of 1988 reunion - Scotland High School Class of ‘88’ will celebrate its 25th class reunion October 18-20. For information, contact Chiquita Roberson at 910-384-6428 or Ken Leak at 336-782-6674.
Class 1983 reunion - The Scotland High School Class of 1983 is planning a 30th class reunion on the weekend of Nov. 8 The cost is $25 per person with a Aug. 20 deadline to pay. For information, contact Jackie Hunt at 910-318-4716 or email@example.com or Lisa Jernigan at 910-462-4798 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Facebook page named Scotland High School Class of 1983.
Masons meeting- Laurinburg Masonic Lodge 305 AF& AM meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Masonic Lodge at the corner of McLean and Atkinson streets. The meeting begin at 7:30 p.m., but on the the first Tuesday dinner is served at 6:30 p.m.
Veterans’ garden - American Legion Post 50 is planning a Veterans’ Garden. Commemorative bricks, to be inscribed with a veterans’ name are being sold by Post 50 members for a $50 donation. For information contact Jimmy Bennett at 910-610-5204 or Dewey Pittman at 276-8058.
Literacy council - The Scotland County Literacy Council offers free assistance with reading, writing, math and computer skills to adult learners. The council is also seeking volunteer tutors. For information, call 910-276-7007.
Downtown Bluegrass Jam - There will be a Downtown Bluegrass Jam the third Sunday of every month from 1-4 p.m. at the Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast on Main Street. The event is free, but donations are accepted.
Free Wi-Fi- The Wagram Recreation Center is providing free Wi-Fi. Classroom space is available during center hours; Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bridge-at-the-Village - The Bridge-at-the-Village club meets on Monday at the Scotia Village Cafe, 2200 Elm Ave., from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $5.
GED classes- Wagram Recreation Center will host free GED classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The classes are provided by Richmond Community College. Call 910-266-8146 or 910-369-0686 for information.
Diabetes Support- The Community Diabetes Support Group Program meets every third Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the W.R. Dulin Center in the Rehab Center. For information, contact: Kathie Cox, Health Educator/Healthy Carolinians coordinator at 277-2440.
Shooting Club - Scotland County 4-H Sports Shooting Club meets the third Saturday of every month. For information, call the Scotland County Extension office at 277-2422.
Museum of Scotland County/Rebound Book Exchange - Hours of operation: Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the fourth Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.