04/22/2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 8:55 am Bladenboro Town Board to meet
  • 8:33 am The Cross marks celebration of Easter
  • 8:21 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 8:13 am This Day in History for April 22
  • 6:43 am Bulldog Baseball Easter Tournament: Pinecrest 4, East Bladen 3
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Upcoming Events 

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August | September | October | November | December


January 2019

 



February 2019

 



March 2019



April 2019


April 21: The Annual Community Early Rise Easter Service will be held at Old Trinity Church on East Broad Street at 7:00 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 21st.


April 22: The Bladen County GOP has rescheduled their regular monthly meeting for April.  READ MORE


April 23: The Bladen County Board of Elections will hold their first absentee ballot meeting and their first regular meeting. READ MORE


April 23: The Bladen Community College Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 6 P.M. in the boardroom of the Essic Williams Administration Building (Building 10). For more information contact Melissa Hester at 910-879-5502.


April 23: The will be a Team Captain’s meeting for Bladen County Relay for Life at the Bladen County Public Library in Elizabethtown at 6 p.m. All team captains are urged to attend.


April 25: The Bladen County Board of Elections will hold their first absentee ballot meeting and their first regular meeting. READ MORE


April 25:  A circus is coming to town. The Lewis and Clark Circus is coming to Lu Mil Vineyard on Thursday, April 25, 2019, with two show times, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets for the circus are on sale now.


April 27: The Bladen County Relay for Life event will be held from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Middle School. Registration can be completed online here. To register as a Cancer Survivor, call  1-800-227-2345.

 


April 27: Bladen County Extension Master Gardeners annual Spring Plant Sale will be on Saturday, April 27th, and Saturday, May 4th, at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown starting at 9 am until. READ MORE


April 27: The annual Kelly Spring Fest will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Kelly ball field. READ MORE


April 27: Greatest Hits Live Tour READ MORE


April 27: April is Child Abuse Awareness month and Saturday, April 27th, there will be a Child Abuse Awareness event on the front lawn fo the Bladen County Courthouse in Elizabethtown. READ MORE


April 27:  Virtuoso trumpeter Dean Simms will visit the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in downtown Lumberton with a night of classic jazz as he leads “Satchmo: Tribute to Louis Armstrong” 7pm Saturday April 27. READ MORE



May 2019


May 2: The Bladen County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council will conduct their annual Youth Awards Banquet  at 12 noon at the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center, 208 Smith Circle, Elizabethtown.


May 2: The Bladen County Education Foundation will conduct their annual Spring Jail-A-Thon  at the Board of Education on Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. For more information contact or to participate, David Wall at 910-862-1488.


May 4: There will be a Barbecue fundraiser for Noah Deaver on Saturday, May 4, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Bladenboro Historical Building. Plates cost $7 and include barbecue and all the trimmings. Baked goods will also be available for purchase.


May 4: Bladen County Extension Master Gardeners annual Spring Plant Sale will be on Saturday, April 27th, and Saturday, May 4th, at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown starting at 9 am until.  READ MORE


May 4:  The Elizabethtown Police Department will hold their annual Kids Appreciation Day event at the Elizabethtown Town Hall on Saturday, May 4th, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be games, bounce houses, a home run derby and basketball shooting contest. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the day.


May 15: Lower Cape Fear Hospice will host a free educational event titled “Addiction vs. Pain Management: What You Need to Know about the Opioid Crisis” on May 15 in Elizabethtown. READ MORE


May 17: The 3rd annual Rotary International Golf Tournament to benefit Bladen County College Students will be held at Vineyard Golf in White Lake. READ MORE


May 17 & 18: The annual White Lake Water Festival is scheduled to take place. The event will kick off with a Classic Car Cruise-In and concert on Friday and events will take place all day on Saturday beginning with the annual parade at 11 a.m. There will be vendors in the Goldston’s Beach and live entertainment. For more information or to become a vendor call, 910-862-4368.



June 2019


June 6: The Bladen County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council will meet at 12 noon at the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center, 208 Smith Circle, Elizabethtown.


June 20: The annual Sunset Jams Concert Series will kick off with a performance by the Pizzaz Band at Goldston’s Beach at White Lake from 6 until 9 p.m. The concert will be held rain or shine. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

 



July 2019

July 11: The annual Summer Sounds Concert Series will kick off with a performance by the band Cool Heat at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown from 6 until 9 p.m. The concert will be held rain or shine. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.


July 18: The annual Sunset Jams Concert Series will continue with a performance by the band The Pink Slips at Goldston’s Beach at White Lake from 6 until 9 p.m. The concert will be held rain or shine. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.


July 25: The annual Summer Sounds Concert Series will continue with a performance by The Entertainers at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown from 6 until 9 p.m. The concert will be held rain or shine. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.



August 2019


August 3: The East Bladen High School Class of 1994 is having their 25th Class Reunion at Cape Fear Vineyard on August 3, 2019, from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.  READ MORE


August 8: The annual Summer Sounds Concert Series will continue with a performance by The Catalinas at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown from 6 until 9 p.m. The concert will be held rain or shine. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.


August 15: The annual Sunset Jams Concert Series will come to a close with a performance by the band Hip Pocket at Goldston’s Beach at White Lake from 6 until 9 p.m. The concert will be held rain or shine. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.


August 22: The annual Summer Sounds Concert Series will come to a close with a performance by The Coastline Band at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown from 6 until 9 p.m. The concert will be held rain or shine. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.


 


September 2019



October 2019



November 2019



December 2019

 



Ongoing Meetings

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Civic


Three Times Per Week at 7:30 pm Alcoholics Anonymous – Meetings are held three times weekly. Tuesday and Friday meetings are held at Open Door Ministries (2704 East Broad Street/NC 87 E. Elizabethtown) 7:30 p.m. The meetings are Open Meetings. Meetings are also held on Thursday evenings at Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church (800 West Broad Street, Elizabethtown) beginning at 7:30 p.m. The meetings are Open Meeting and Step Study. 


Every Monday at 6:30 Bladenboro Rotary Club-  meets at the Bladenboro Community Building every Monday at 6:30 pm.


Second Monday at 6:30 Bladen Lodge 646- (AF & AM) meets at 106 South Cypress Street in Elizabethtown on the 2nd Monday and 4th Monday night of the month. The meeting on the 2nd Monday starts at 6:30 pm with dinner served. The meeting on the 4th Monday starts at 7:30 pm.


Second and Fourth Tuesday Clarkton Lions Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm in the Clarkton Fire House. 

 


Second or Fourth Monday of the Month Elizabethtown Optimist Club – If you want to get involved in the community and help the youth you are invited to join the Elizabethtown Optimist Club. For more information join them for a dinner meeting on the second or fourth Monday of the month at San Jose Restaurant. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm.


Third Monday of the month Bladen County Republican Party –Bladen County Republic Party meets the 3rd Monday of each month at San Jose Restaurant starting at 5 p.m. All are invited to attend.


Second Tuesday at 7:00 Dublin Peanut Festival – Dublin Peanut Festival Committee meets at Dublin Elementary school the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm.


Second Tuesday of the Month Bladen County Disabled Veterans Chapter- Disabled Veterans please join the Elizabethtown DAV. Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at 109 Hill Street in Elizabethtown, starting at 7 pm.


Third Tuesday at 7 p.m. Kiwanis Club:    The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club meets at Cindy’s Restaurant on Us 701 South across from the Elizabethtown Middle School.


Third Tuesday at 7 pm White Oak Community Club- White Oak Community Club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM. is served. Come join us.


Last Tuesday of the Month Bladen Healthy Collaborative- The Healthy Bladen Collaborative will hold their regular monthly meeting at 9 a.m., at the Bladen County Health Department, to discuss the progress of the Healthy Community Initiative. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information call  910 862-6900.


Last Tuesday at 7 pm- Col. Earl E. Frink Bladen County Military Museum meets at the Bladenboro Historical Society Building at 7 pm the last Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Robert C. Hester at 910-862-8620.


Every Wednesday at 1 pm- The Elizabethtown Rotary Club meets each Wednesday at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery in Elizabethtown at 1 p.m.


First Thursday of the Month Shrine Club- Bladen County Shrine Club meets at the Woodman of the World building on Highway 242 just north of Elizabethtown. All members are encouraged to attend, including anyone interested in joining.


First Thursday of the Month Master Gardeners – The Bladen County Master Gardeners meet at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Cooperative Extension office on Smith Circle.  For information on becoming a Master Gardener, call 862-4591.


First Thursday of the month- The Bladen County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council meets the first Thursday of the month at noon except during the months of July and August. The meetings are conducted at the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center, 450 Smith Circle, Elizabethtown.


First Friday at 7 pm- Garland Lodge 1511 of Woodmen of the World Insurance Society meets the first Friday of every month at the Ammon Community Club in Ammon at 7:00 PM. For more information you can call Gloria Smith, Secretary at 910-974-2935.


Third Saturday at 3 pm Veterans of Foreign Wars- VFW post 8062 meets on the third Saturday at 3 pm of each month at 108 Hill Street in Elizabethtown. Would like all veterans of foreign wars to come join the VFW and help support our veterans and military. Oliver Gause is the current post commander and can be reached at 910-645-6678 or 910-862-9543.


Second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Boost the Boro:   Boost the ‘Boro, Inc. will meet at the Bladenboro Farmer’s Market conference room at 6:30 p.m.  on the second Tuesday of every month.


Second Tuesday of the month at 12 Noon (Except June and July): Elizabethtown –  White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce – Meet at the Cape Fear Farmers Market unless otherwise announced.


Second and Fourth Tuesday Clarkton Lions Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm in the Clarkton Fire House.


Tuesdays following first and third Sundays – Meet: 7:30 PM Civic On-going Meeting – Cape Fear Masonic Lodge #300, Prince Hall Free & Accepted, 702 Martin Luther King Drive, Elizabethtown NC 28337

Government


Bladen County

The Bladen County Health and Human Services Advisory Committee meets every 2nd Monday of every month at 5:30pm in the Large Conference Room at the Bladen County Health Department.  This meeting is open to the general public and if you have any question contact Becky Culbreth at (910)-872-6231 


Bladenboro

First Monday at 6:30 pm Woodmen of the World Lodge 208 of Bladenboro meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 for dinner and a business meeting. The lodge is located on Hwy 131 South of Bladenboro.


Second Monday at 7:00 pm- Bladenboro Town Board meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Town Hall located at 411 Ivey Street.


Second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.:   Boost the ‘Boro, Inc. will meet at the Bladenboro Farmer’s Market conference room at 6:30 p.m.  on the second Tuesday of every month.

If you are looking to become involved in the community and willing to put some time and effort into the community improvement initiatives underway, we would invite you to consider a visit to our meeting and maybe become a member of this group.


Fourth Tuesday at 6 pm- The Bladenboro Housing Authority meets at 6 pm in the Housing Authority Administration Office in Bladenboro on the fourth Tuesday of each month.


Clarkton

First Tuesday at 6 pm- Town Board meets at 6 pm at the Town Hall on the 1st Tuesday of the month.


Second and Fourth Tuesday Clarkton Lions Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm in the Clarkton Fire House.


Third Tuesday at 6 pm- The Clarkton Housing Authority meets at 6 pm in the Oakdale Homes Community Building in Clarkton on the third Tuesday of each month.


East Arcadia

Second Monday at 7:00 pm– The Town Council of East Arcadia meets the second Monday of each month at the Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise informed.


Elizabethtown


First Monday at 5:30 pm- Planning Board meets at 5:30pm at the Elizabethtown Municipal Building on the 1st Monday of the month.


First Monday at 7 pm- Town Council meets at the Elizabethtown Municipal Building on the 1st Monday of the month.


Civic On-going Meeting

Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Meeting 

The DAVA of Elizabethtown (DAV Chapter 99), will be holding monthly meetings and accepting new applications for membership. We look forward to working with you, and supporting  our local veterans of Bladen county. For more information please contact Tracy Smith at,  tracytaylorsmith@gmail.com or 910-736-4245.


Tuesdays following first and third Sundays – Meet: 7:30 PM Civic On-going Meeting

Cape Fear Masonic Lodge #300, Prince Hall Free & Accepted, 702 Martin Luther King Drive, Elizabethtown NC 28337


Second and Fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m.

Bladen Lodge No. 646 A. F. & A. M., 106 S Cypress Street, Elizabethtown, NC 28337


Second Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.- ABC Board meets at 5:30pm at the ABC Store on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.


Second and Fourth Monday 6:30 pm – Optimist Club meets at San Jose Restaurant.


Second Tuesday at 7:30 am- Airport Economic Development Commission meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Airport Terminal Building on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.


Second Tuesday at 9 a.m. –The Bladen County FSA Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Powell-Melvin Agriculture Service Center, USDA-FSA Office, located at 450 Smith Circle in Elizabethtown.


Third Tuesday at 7 p.m.:    The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club meets at San Jose Restaurant.


Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. – Elizabethtown Rotary Club meets at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery.


Three Times Per Week at 7:30 p.m.- Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings are held three times weekly. Tuesday and Friday meetings are held at Open Door Ministries (2704 East Broad Street/NC 87 E. Elizabethtown) 7:30 p.m. The meetings are Open Meetings. Meetings are also held on Thursday evenings at Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church (800 West Broad Street, Elizabethtown) beginning at 7:30 p.m. The meetings are Open Meeting and Step Study. 


Monthly Meeting – Bladen County School Board meets monthly at the Board of Education building on Highway 701 south. Click HERE for board meeting dates and times.


Third Wednesday at 1 pm- Recreation Commission meets at 1pm at the Elizabethtown Municipal Building on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.


Every Saturday before the first Sunday at 9:00 a.m – The Baldwin Branch Laymen League meets every Saturday before the first Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Gregory Faines, President. Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church – 4047 NC 242 Highway South; Elizabethtown NC 28337


Fourth Saturday at 10 am- West Bladen Branch NAACP will meet on the 4th Saturday of each month at 10 am at the Paul R. Brown Building at 1360 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Elizabethtown. For more information call (910) 872-1712.


Town of Tar Heel

First Tuesday — Town Board meets at 7 p.m.


Town of White Lake

Every Monday at 7 pm- Fire Department First Responders meet at 7 pm in the Fire Department each Monday.


Second Tuesday at 7 pm- Town Board meets at 7 pm in the Municipal Building the 2nd Tuesday of the month.


Third Thursday at 7 pm- Planning Board meets at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Building the 3rd Thursday of the month.


 

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