1. Amateur Photography Hike: Join a ranger at Carvers Creek State Park on Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. for a scenic walk of Long Valley Farm that will include the old farmstead, learning about the history of the land and a look at unique Sandhills species of the area. Bring binoculars and a bottle of water. The hike will cover 2 to 3 miles of trail. Meet in front of the Welcome Center. The park is at 2505 Long Valley Road in Spring Lake. For more information, call 436-4681.

2. Beekeeper School: The Robeson County Center of the Cooperative Extension will have a Beginner Beekeeper School Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13 and Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the O. P. Owens Agriculture Center, 455 Caton Road, Lumberton. Two topics will be taught each night by experienced beekeepers. There will also be a field day where the class will visit several apiaries. A $30 fee, which covers registration, textbook, handouts, and refreshments, is due the first night. Space is limited to 30 participants. For more information or to register, call Nelson Brownlee at 910-671-3276 or email at Nelson_Brownlee@ncsu.edu.

3. Golden LEAF Scholarship applications: Applications for 2018-19 are available at CFNC.org/goldenleaf. The Golden LEAF Foundation provides scholarships for 215 students from select counties. The awards are valued at $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years). The deadline to apply is March 1. Students in the Cape Fear region who qualify must live in one of the following counties: Bladen, Columbus, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Robeson, Sampson or Scotland. More information is available at the website.

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