ROBBINS — The following events will be held in Robbins:

* Children’s arts festival: On Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Town of Robbins and the Robbins Civic Association present Upper Moore Cultural Arts Children’s Festival at the Downtown Greenspace, close to the old depot and 110 S. Middleton St. Entertainment will be provided from each of the area public schools.

All activities are free for all kids. Concessions will be sold.

This event is supported by the Arts Council of Moore County and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

* Rural Center visit: On Tuesday, March 20, from 3-5 p.m., Robbins will host the N.C. Rural Center at the Robbins Fire Station, 301 Branson Circle, Robbins. The N.C. Rural Center is visiting each of the 80 counties served by the Rural Center and plans to meet with community leaders — elected officials, business leaders, health care workers, educators and civic champions — to hear what was going well and what major issues need to be tackled by a statewide network of rural advocates.

Robbins is excited to host this event and hopes to better explain the challenges and opportunities that exist to better position Robbins for an economic comeback.

All Moore County leaders and members of the public are requested to attend. For more information, contact John Coggin at 919-250-4314 or David Lambert at

* A Chamber and Town of Robbins collaborative workshop: On Thursday, April 5, at 8:30 a.m., the Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Robbins will host a collaborative workshop to discuss professional development and networking opportunities with current business owners and inform the northern Moore businesses community about the Moore County Chamber of Commerce and its mission.

The event will occur at the Robbins Fire Station, 301 Branson Circle, Robbins. All businesses are invited and encouraged to attend. Breakfast will be provided.