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February 2016

GPAC Casino Night Fundraiser

February 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Givens Performing Arts Center at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will hold the 2016 Annual Casino Night Fundraiser on Friday, February 12 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the University Center Annex. Come out and support the arts while having fun - Vegas style!  Guests will have the opportunity to play a variety of casino games including blackjack, roulette, poker and more. Live entertainment will be provided by The Band PUNCH, and a buffet-style dinner and spirits will…

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“Roaring Twenties” Concert

February 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater,
315 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC 28358 United States
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“Roaring Twenties” Concert Celebrating the Return of the Theater’s "Mighty Morton" Theater Organ! For several years Mac Abernathy and Allen Lloyd of the Piedmont Organ Society, have been working to restore the theater's pipe organ to full functionality. With their work completed, a very special concert will be held to celebrate the organ's return.  This important restoration project was made possible by the financial support of Mayme and Bill Tubbs. The concert will be performed by master musician Mark Andersen…

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“Whiplash” (2014, R)

February 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater,
315 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC 28358 United States
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Driven by his demanding music teacher, drummer Andrew is determined to succeed as a jazz musician -- even if it destroys his personality. Under the shadow of his father's failed artistic attempts, Andrew practices until his hands bleed. Presented and sponsored by the Carolina Civic Center, most of these recent (and a few classic) films were nominated for Academy awards and have not previously screened in Lumberton. Our recently renovated 1928 historic theater setting with 25- by 13-foot big screen…

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Fit Tuesday! Rumba on the Lumber Chamber Mixer

February 23, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come join the party as we gather at QFE Crossfit for food, beverages, fun, and drawings.  Music will be provided by DJ Bobby Bodiford.  FREE!

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5TH ANNUAL BOOK ‘EM NORTH CAROLINA

February 27, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Robeson Community College,
5160 Fayetteville Road
Lumberton, NC 28360 United States
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This nationally recognized event brings in over 75 authors whom are expected to participate in book signings, talks and panel discussions. Proceeds from the book sales will go to literacy campaigns and anti-crime measures in Robeson County. For more information visit the website at www.bookemnc.org   Special Appearances By: Shelby Stephenson, North Carolina Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson grew up on a small farm near Benson, in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. “Most of my poems come out of that…

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Balsam Range

February 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater,
315 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC 28358 United States
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2014 International Bluegrass Music Association vocal group of the year! Named for the majestic range of mountains that surround part of their home county of Haywood, NC, Balsam Range combines elements of jazz, country, gospel, swing and old-time music are all infused into the fresh sound of this unique Southern band. The band’s fifth album, Five, made its Billboard Chart debut at #4 and remained on the Billboard chart for an impressive 6 weeks. Additionally, Balsam Range consistently tops radio…

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WKML Singer-Songwriter Showcase

February 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater,
315 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC 28358 United States
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Some of the best country singer-songwriters grace our stage for a night of singing and stories about inspiration, life on the road and what it means to be country.   These are the folks who write the hits for the stars. Line-up to be announced.   Tickets $25. The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is located in historic downtown Lumberton at Fourth and Chestnut streets, just one block north of the downtown plaza. There is plenty of parking around the theater. For…

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March 2016

Ailey II

    Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded in 1974, the company embodies Mr. Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Critically acclaimed for their stirring performances, Ailey IIs brilliant young dancers have captivated audiences for over four decades. With powerful performances…

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Rumba on the Lumber 2016

March 4, 2016 - May 8, 2016

Many wonderful annual events will once again be front and center, including:The Rumba on the Lumber Festival with music, vendors, Rumba Games Exhibition, and the Lumbee River EMC Free Kidzone on Saturday, March 5th at the Lumberton Downtown Plaza. The Allen Orthopedic Pasta Supper on Friday, March 4th, at the Bill Sapp Center ​The Southeastern Health 5K, 10K & Fun Mile on Saturday, March 5th, in downtown Lumberton The Michelob Ultra Chili Cookoff on Saturday, March 5th, on 3rd Street…

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Allen Orthopedic Pasta Party and Dance with Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot

March 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bill Sapp Recreation Center,
1100 North Cedar Street
Lumberton, NC 28358 United States
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Pasta Dinner 5:00- 8:00 PM with music by Betty Fisher. Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot play from 7:30- 10:00 PM. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information: info@robesonroadrunners.com

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Michelob Ultra North of the Border Chili Cook-Off

March 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The area's biggest and best chili cook-off in North Carolina!  Sample the finest chili concoctions from more than 30 teams, and enjoy a cold beverage from our friends at RA Jeffreys.  Entertainment will be Smitty and the Jump Starters from Greensboro. Admission $5- proceeds to benefit the Lumberton Football Association

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“Ida” (2014, PG-13)

March 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater,
315 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC 28358 United States
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Raised in a Catholic orphanage during the Nazi occupation of Poland, Anna is poised to join the order when she learns she has a surviving aunt. But visiting the woman before taking her vows uncovers some inconvenient truths about her heritage. Presented and sponsored by the Carolina Civic Center, most of these recent (and a few classic) films were nominated for Academy awards and have not previously screened in Lumberton. Our recently renovated 1928 historic theater setting with 25- by…

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My Time to Shine 3 Talent Competition

March 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater,
315 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC 28358 United States
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Following up on last season’s hugely popular singing competition, we have expanded this year’s show to include all categories of talent – from singing and dancing to juggling and more.  Auditions will be held to determine who gets to showcase on our stage, with cash and gift prizes going to the top contestants. It’s more than a competition, it’s a show! Tickets $15. The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is located in historic downtown Lumberton at Fourth and Chestnut streets,…

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2015-2016 Native American Speakers Series – Native Artists Panel

March 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UNCP,
1 University Road
Pembroke, NC 28372 United States
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Sponsored by PNC Bank, the series features nationally recognized American Indian scholars and artists who will delve into diverse topics and issues, including Lumbee history, Native cuisine, health and wellness and Southeastern Native art. Admission to the series is free and it open to the public. Here is a look at whats coming up in the series: — A Native Artists Panel is March 31, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the University Center Annex. Addressing the topic of contemporary southeastern…

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April 2016

Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience

April 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater,
315 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC 28358 United States
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Producer and lead talent in three national hit shows, Billy McGuigan developed the live request format for Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience, complete with the requirement that all the band members memorize and be able to play on a second’s notice all 200+ songs in the Beatles anthology. And that’s how the show works – never ever the same – but always an audience grand slam. Folks fill out request cards pre-show in the lobby. Along with the…

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Twelfth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference

April 7, 2016 - April 8, 2016
UNCP,
1 University Road
Pembroke, NC 28372 United States
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Conference keynote speaker is LeAnne Howe, recipient of the 2012 USA Artist Ford Fellowship and 2012 winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas. Howe writes fiction, poetry, screenplays, scholarship, and plays that deal with Native experiences.  An enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, her first novel Shell Shaker, Aunt Lute Books, 2001 received an American Book Award in 2002 from the Before Columbus Foundation. The French translation Equinoxes Rouge was the 2004 finalist for Prix…

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014, PG-13)

April 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater,
315 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC 28358 United States
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On the run from intergalactic warlord Ronan, hotshot space pilot Peter Quill unites a ragtag band of oddballs to form a team of unlikely heroes. Soon, the Guardians discover that they alone stand between Ronan and the galaxy's destruction. Presented and sponsored by the Carolina Civic Center, most of these recent (and a few classic) films were nominated for Academy awards and have not previously screened in Lumberton. Our recently renovated 1928 historic theater setting with 25- by 13-foot big…

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ARTS ON ELM

April 9, 2016
Elm Street,
Lumberton, NC United States
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Featuring gardens in full bloom and arts on the porches of residences along beautiful Elm Street. Walk about and enjoy the ambiance of Lumberton’s Historic Elm Street, a location famous for being filmed in several movies, providing the setting for several novels, hosting nostalgic holiday parades and parties, and guaranteeing relaxing strolls during many years of spring garden tours. Porches and yards will spill over with artists painting “En Plein Air,” paintings framed and for sale, opportunities for adults and…

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Steel Magnolias

April 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater,
315 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC 28358 United States
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Resident artist Kendrix Singletary directs the theater’s return to dramatic community theater productions. Steel Magnolias is a comedy–drama play about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. Written by Robert Harling, and based on his experience with his sister's death, the title suggests the "female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.” The magnolia specifically references a magnolia tree they are arguing about at the beginning. A first play which met with…

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Steel Magnolias

April 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater,
315 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC 28358 United States
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Resident artist Kendrix Singletary directs the theater’s return to dramatic community theater productions. Steel Magnolias is a comedy–drama play about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. Written by Robert Harling, and based on his experience with his sister's death, the title suggests the "female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.” The magnolia specifically references a magnolia tree they are arguing about at the beginning. A first play which met with…

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Steel Magnolias

April 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on April 17, 2016
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater,
315 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC 28358 United States
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Resident artist Kendrix Singletary directs the theater’s return to dramatic community theater productions. Steel Magnolias is a comedy–drama play about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. Written by Robert Harling, and based on his experience with his sister's death, the title suggests the "female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.” The magnolia specifically references a magnolia tree they are arguing about at the beginning. A first play which met with…

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“Interstellar” (2014, PG-13)

April 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater,
315 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC 28358 United States
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From director Christopher Nolan comes this futuristic cosmic odyssey, which follows a band of space explorers who surmount the limits of interstellar travel, using a recently discovered wormhole to pass between dimensions. Presented and sponsored by the Carolina Civic Center, most of these recent (and a few classic) films were nominated for Academy awards and have not previously screened in Lumberton. Our recently renovated 1928 historic theater setting with 25- by 13-foot big screen and Bose sound system is the…

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The Hit Men, In Concert

A group of amazing performers, superb musicians, and superior vocalists, THE HIT MEN are hit makers of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s… members of mega-star acts and their bands including Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Critters, Carly Simon, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Barry Manilow, Elton John & Kiki Dee. This brotherhood of musicians have a friendship that dates back over 50 years. They have reunited to go out on tour again, to relive…

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My Heart In A Suitcase

Anne Lehmann and her family no longer feel safe in their Berlin home. Life in 1938 Germany is deteriorating quickly for the Lehmanns and all Jews living there; in order to protect their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann may have to say goodbye to her forever. Anne must struggle to bring meaning out of despair, to cling to love and hope even in a world that seems to be filled with hatred and violence. ArtsPower’s gripping and poignant production about…

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May 2016

Once, a new musical

  Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.  As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out…

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Cinderella in Spain Musical

May 14, 2016
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater,
315 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC 28358 United States
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Robeson County Arts Council is sponsoring an enchanting musical called “Cinderella in Spain.” This is a delightful children's musical adaptation composed by Mary Carol Warwick and commissioned by The Houston Grand Opera. It includes wonderful bi-lingual interpretations of the original fairy tale set to music on stage by five actor/singers portraying eight characters accompanied by an on-stage orchestra. The Robeson County Arts Council is presenting it at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater under the musical direction of Mark Andersen,…

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BATTLE OF CAREERS

May 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center,
1027 Hwy 74 East
Lumberton, NC United States
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Come and see student skill levels that are taught in the Career and Technical Education Programs of the Public Schools of Robeson County as they battle in 18 different competitive events to take home the gold, silver or bronze! Event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Dee Grissett at 910-735-2069. Competitions 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Recognition of Winners 11:00 am – 12 noon

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The Red Springs Street Festival 2016

May 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Red Springs,
213 W 2nd Ave
Red Springs, NC 28377 United States
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The street festival features local entertainers, local food, arts and crafts, and many activities for children. The festival is an annual event that is held in down town Red Springs. All proceeds go to the Red Springs Arts Council which is a non-profit organization.The festival is held between 3rd Avenue and Main Street in Down Town Red Springs. For more information contact Margarete Morley at 910 988 1315 or 910 843 5241 ext. 233. You can also email the Red…

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June 2016

2015-2016 Native American Speakers Series – Lumbee Book Talk

June 30, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UNCP,
1 University Road
Pembroke, NC 28372 United States
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Sponsored by PNC Bank, the series features nationally recognized American Indian scholars and artists who will delve into diverse topics and issues, including Lumbee history, Native cuisine, health and wellness and Southeastern Native art. Admission to the series is free and it open to the public. Here is a look at whats coming up in the series: — The Lumbee Book Talk is on June 30, 2016. It is the annual event that is held in conjunction with Lumbee Homecoming…

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July 2016

ANNUAL LUMBER RIVER DAY

July 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lumber River State Park,
2819 Princess Ann Road
Orrum, NC United States
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Canoe rides and races, booths and exhibits, kids' fishing contest, casting contest, kids' wet T-shirt race and other activities. Food vendors will be present or you can bring a picnic for you and your family. For more information, contact Neill Lee at 628-4564 or Everett Davis at 910-618-6626.

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