Genealogical society - The Scotland County Genealogical Society will join the Moore County Genealogical Society to tour three historical sites near Carthage: The Old Scotch Graveyard, McLendon Cabin, and Bryant House. The meeting will conclude with a Dutch-treat lunch. All interested persons are invited. Everyone will meet in the Scotland County Courthouse parking lot for the carpool to leave at 9:30 a.m.
Free health screenings - Scotland Health Care System is offering free blood pressure and osteoporosis screenings on the Mobile Unit from 2 to 4 p.m. at Scotia Village, 2200 Elm Ave., Laurinburg. No appointment is necessary. The osteoporosis screening requires the removal of one shoe and sock or hosiery. For information, call 910-291-7550.
Free health screenings - Scotland Health Care System is offering free blood pressure and osteoporosis screenings on the Mobile Unit from 8 to 10 a.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Gibson Rd., Gibson. No appointment is necessary. The osteoporosis screening requires the removal of one shoe and sock or hosiery. For information, call 910-291-7550.
I. Ellis Johnson reunion - The I.E. Johnson Class of 1962 will hold their 50th class reunion at Hampton Inn. For more information, contact Johnnie Mason at 276-3484 or 373-9352.
Ladies tea - Ladies Sunday Afternoon Tea at the Storytelling and Arts Center. The theme is Teas Around the World. Reservations required. Tickets are $12. Call 277-3599 or 276-4548.
Taste of Africa - African American Heritage Committee, Inc. will present the 10th annual “Taste of Africa” at the Storytelling Center, at 131 South Main St. It will be held from 6 to 8 pm. Admission by ticket or at the door-Adult $8 and children $6. For information, call Helen at 276-4843 or Otis at 277-8721.
Men’s health - Scotland Health Care System and Scotland Memorial Foundation are planning a health event just for men. From 6 to 8:30 p.m., a panel of medical providers will talk about gastroenterology, general surgery, pulmonology, and urological issues. The free event will include dinner. Registration is required.
Downtown Bluegrass Jam - The third Sunday of every month from 1-4 p.m. at the Stortytelling Arts Center of the Southeast on Main Street. Attendees are invited to listen or play. There is no fee for admission and donations are accepted.
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Veterans’ garden - American Legion Post 50 is planning a Veterans’ Garden to honor all veterans. 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 610-5204 or Dewey Pittman at 276-8058.
Free Wi-Fi- The Wagram Recreation center is now 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. People are encouraged to bring their laptops and iPads to check e-mails, complete homework, or browse the world wide web.
Scotland County JobLink - Funds are available at the Employment Security JobLink-Scotland for vocational training: community college, on-the-job-training, and work experience slots. Eligible individuals should contact the 276-4260, or at 303 N. Main St.
Bridge-at-the-Village - The Bridge-at-the-Village club meets on Monday evenings in the Scotia Village cafe, 2200 Elm Ave., from 6 to 9 p.m. The group is sanctioned by the ACBL and the cost is $5 for the evening.
GED classes- Wagram Recreation Center will host free GED classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wagram Recreation Center is providing the space. The classes are provided by Richmond Community College. Call 910-266-8146 or 910-369-0686 for information.
WARM Program – Laurinburg has a program that allows electricity and/or water customers to assist people in need. The money collected through the WARM program assists families, during the months of November through March, who are not able to pay all of their electric/water bill, with a portion of what they owe. Drop by the city (910) 276-1521 and ask them to round off your bill or add a monthly amount like $5 to your bill or make a donation directly to the program. Distribution of the funds collected is handled by Church Community Services.
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 Staff Development Center of Scotland Memorial Hospital. For information, contact: Kathie Cox, Health Educator/Healthy Carolinians Coordinator at 277-2440.
Student suspension - For those who have a child who has been suspended or expelled from school, Scots For Youth and Project T.R.U.S.T. may be able to help.
Shooting Club - Scotland County 4-H Sports Shooting Club meets the third Saturday of every month. For more information, call the Scotland County Extension office at 277-2422.
Museum of Scotland County/Rebound Book Exchange - Hours of operation: Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., fourth Friday of each month 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Bingo Monday- Each Monday night there will be Bingo at St. Mary Catholic Church on South Main Street. Bingo begins at 6:45 p.m. Popcorn, sodas, candy and donuts (when they are available) are sold at this event. Money awards are presented to the person(s) having Bingo for each game. You are invited to come, enjoy playing and having a great time with your friends and new acquaintances.