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October 2021

Through Oct. 30: Municipal elections one-stop voting: For Elizabethtown and White Lake voters. Polls open 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. (READ MORE)

18: Pastries & Print Book Club: 3 p.m., Bladen County Public Library, Elizabethtown. October selection is “The Bridge Tender” by Mary Beth Whalen. Information: 910-862-6990. (READ MORE)

18: Bladen County Commissioners meeting: 6:30 p.m., Commissioners’ Room located on the lower level of the courthouse in Elizabethtown.

18-22: Operation Stop Arm: State Highway Patrol aggressively enforcing stop arm and other traffic violations in and around school zones and school bus stops during National School Bus Safety Week. (READ MORE)

19: Bladen County Citizen Cafe: 6-8 p.m., virtual meeting. Goal of the session is to provide a venue for robust conversations that focus on the priorities of the community across six focus area. Pre-registration is encouraged. RSVP to Maria Edwards at medwards@bladenco.org.

19: Bladen County Board of Elections Absentee Board: 5 p.m., Elections office, 301 South Cypress Street, Elizabethtown. Meeting subject to be canceled if there are no absentee ballots. Information: 910-862-2951.

Through Oct. 29: Roger’s Wish Project: Donations of blankets and sleeping bags for the needy and homeless. Drop off at Bladen County Library, Elizabethtown, during business hours. (READ MORE)

Through Oct. 29: Youth And Adult Co-Ed Volleyball: Registration at Bladen County Recreation Department, King Street, Elizabethtown or online at bladeninfo.org. Information: 910-862-6770. (READ MORE)

Through Oct. 31: Corn Maze: 100 Corporate Drive, Elizabethtown near Bladen Funeral Home and Star Telephone. Fridays 4-9 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sundays 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Sponsored by Foundation Church. Information: cometothefoundation.org/cornmaze. (READ MORE)

21: Storytime in the Courtyard: 10 a.m., Bladen County Public Library, Elizabethtown. Ages 0-6.

22: Barbeque Plate Fundraiser: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 900 West Broad Street (former Thaggard Insurance Agency). $10 per plate, take out only. Benefit Michael “Mike” Thaggard Jr., who was diagnosed in May 2001 with aggressive brain tumors.

22: COVID-19 Vaccination Event: 3-6 p.m., downtown Lumberton plaza. Sponsored by by UNC Health Southeastern. (READ MORE)

23: E-town Ramp Massacre 5 Skateboard Competition: King Street. Sponsored by Friends of the Skateparks Foundation, which is dedicated to getting free, quality public skateparks built and run successfully. (READ MORE)

23: Faith Over Fear Benefit Bike Ride And Plate Sale: 3715 US 701 North, Elizabethtown. Proceeds to benefit Christine Moody. Bike registration 9-10 a.m. Information: Christie Merritt at 910-874-6720, Elvis Blackmon at 910-873-1227, Sandy Smith at 910-874-5752, Melissa Tatum at 910-991-2072 or Wayne Moody at 910-879-6292. (READ MORE)

23-24: Photo Exhibit: 2-4 p.m., Bladenboro Historical Society Building. Exhibits features the works of Terry Wayne Young. Exhibit will be open weekends 2-4 p.m. through the last weekend in October. READ MORE)

26: “Nightmare Before Christmas” Halloween Party: 6:30 p.m., Bladen County Public Library, Elizabethtown. There will be games, crafts and a goody bag for children. (READ MORE)

26: Bladen County Citizen Cafe: 6-8 p.m., Bladen Community College auditorium. Goal of the session is to provide a venue for robust conversations that focus on the priorities of the community across six focus area. Pre-registration is encouraged. RSVP to Maria Edwards at medwards@bladenco.org.

26: Bladen County Board of Elections Absentee Board: 5 p.m., Elections office, 301 South Cypress Street, Elizabethtown. Meeting subject to be canceled if there are no absentee ballots. Information: 910-862-2951.

28: Storytime in the Courtyard: 10 a.m., Bladen County Public Library, Elizabethtown. Ages 0-6.

29: Crystal Buffkin fundraiser: 6:30 p.m., Addy-Gre Oaks Barn, Orrum. Tickets are $100 per couple and includes drinks and food. There will be a silent auction. Purchase tickets by Oct. 23. Crystal, who is a science teacher at Lumberton High School, was recently diagnosed with “Stiff Person Syndrome” and is unable to walk. Information: 910-774-0019.

29-30: Beast Fest: Downtown Bladenboro. Music, costume contest, food and crafts. Sponsored by Boost the Boro. Live music, rides and games, food, costume contest and trunk or treat. (READ MORE)

30: Beast Fest Cornhole Tournament: Registration will be noon-1:30 p.m. Entry fee $5. Tournament play begins at 2 p.m. Grand prize $250. (READ MORE)

30: Cruzin for Kayla: Bladenboro Historical Building. Benefit ride and drive registration 8:30-9:30 a.m. Single $20, double $30, includes plate lunch. Bake sale, 9 a.m. at Beast Fest. Kayla Allen was diagnosed with Stage 3 cervical cancer in 2018.

30-31: Photo Exhibit: 2-4 p.m., Bladenboro Historical Society Building. Exhibits features the works of Terry Wayne Young. Exhibit will be open weekends 2-4 p.m. through the last weekend in October. READ MORE)

Flu shots: Bladen County Health Department, 300 Mercer Mill Road, Elizabethtown. Insurance accepted. Walk-ins welcome or for appointment, call 910-862-6900. (READ MORE)

COVID-19 Booster Shot: Available at Bladen County Health Department to those eligible by appointment only. The Health Department continue to administer first and second shot vaccines for ages 12 and older Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. by appointment or walk-in. For information or to make an appointment, call 910-872-6291. (READ MORE)

Candy Donations: Bladen County Public Library branches have placed boxes for donation of individually pre-wrapped candy inside their entrances through Oct. 28 for use at upcoming community events. (READ MORE)

Art Exhibitors Sought: Bladenboro Visual Arts Council at Bladenboro Historical Society Building. If interested, call 910-633-7982 or email bladenboroartgallery@gmail.com.

Absentee Ballot Request Form: Available by clicking here for the Nov. 2 municipal elections.

Senior Nutrition Program: Home-delivered meals for home-bound seniors (60+) in Elizabethtown who are unable to visit Bladen County nutrition sites. Frozen meals are available for those outside the city limits. Information: 910-872-6330 or email Sfhester@bladenco.org.

Toys For Tots registration: through Oct. 15. Service available for children ages 0-15. To register, go to www.toysfortots.org, click on “Find Your Local Campaign,” then enter your state and county. (READ MORE)



November 2021

1: Bladen County Commissioners meeting: 6:30 p.m., Commissioners’ Room located on the lower level of the courthouse in Elizabethtown.

1: Bladen County Board of Elections Absentee Board: 5 p.m., Elections office, 301 South Cypress Street, Elizabethtown. Meeting subject to be canceled if there are no absentee ballots. Information: 910-862-2951.

1: Elizabethtown Planning Board: 5:30 p.m., Elizabethtown Municipal Building.

1: Elizabethtown Town Council: 7 p.m., Elizabethtown Municipal Building.

2: Municipal elections: Polls open 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. (READ MORE)

2: Clarkton Board of Commissioners meeting: 6 p.m., Town Hall.

2: Tar Heel Board of Commissioners meeting: 6 p.m., Tar Heel Multi-Purpose Building.

4: Dublin Board of Commissioners: 6 p.m., Dublin Town Hall.

5: Sunset Jams Concert: 7-10 p.m. at Cape Fear Farmers Market, Elizabethtown. Music provided by Country Grass. Sponsored by Cape Fear Valley Health. Information: 910-862-4368.

6: Golf Tournament: 1 p.m. shotgun start, Vineyard Golf at White Lake. $75 per player or $280 per 4-person team. Fundraiser for Emereau: Bladen athletic department. Information or to register, Sheena Rogerson at 910-876-1426.

8: Bladen County Board of Education meeting: 6 p.m., Bladen County Schools Administration building, 1489 US 701 South, Elizabethtown.

8: Bladenboro Board of Commissioners meeting: 6 p.m., Town Hall, 411 Ivey Street.

8: East Arcadia Town Council meeting: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

9: Municipal elections canvass: 11 a.m., Bladen County Board of Elections office, 301 S. Cypress Street, Elizabethtown.

9: Bladen County Board of Elections meeting: 5 p.m., BOE office, 301 S. Cypress Street, Elizabethtown.

9: White Lake Board of Commissioners meeting: 7 p.m., Municipal building.

15: Pastries & Print Book Club: 3 p.m., Bladen County Public Library, Elizabethtown. Information: 910-862-6990,

15: Bladen County Commissioners meeting: 6:30 p.m., Commissioners’ Room located on the lower level of the courthouse in Elizabethtown.

26: Christmas Tree Lighting: Kickoff for a Warm Southern Christmas

27-Dec. 23: Festival of Lights: Holiday Season at Lu Mil Vineyard. Information: lumilvineyard.com/festival-of-lights.html or 910-866-5819.

27-Dec. 19: Warm Southern Christmas: Activities throughout Bladen County, including Lighting of the Lake at White Lake, tour of churches, and Christmas at the Farmers Market in Elizabethtown. Sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce. Information: 910-862-4368.



December 2021

2: Dublin Board of Commissioners: 6 p.m., Dublin Town Hall.

2-4: Big Doe Roundup: Boy Scout Troop 600, Elizabethtown. Tickets are $20 per entry and sales end Dec. 1. Any doe taken Dec 2-4 will be brought to Clark Farm for field dress, weigh and store. All meat will be donated and distributed through Bladen Crisis Center to residents in need. First prize is $500, second is $200, third is $100 and wild card is $250. Information: Howell Clark at 910-874-2650 or Rogers Clark at 910-876-7901.

6: Bladen County Commissioners meeting: 6:30 p.m., Commissioners’ Room located on the lower level of the courthouse in Elizabethtown.

6: Elizabethtown Planning Board: 5:30 p.m., Elizabethtown Municipal Building.

6: Elizabethtown Town Council: 7 p.m., Elizabethtown Municipal Building.

7: Clarkton Board of Commissioners meeting: 6 p.m., Town Hall.

7: Tar Heel Board of Commissioners meeting: 6 p.m., Tar Heel Multi-Purpose Building.

13: Bladenboro Board of Commissioners meeting: 6 p.m., Town Hall, 411 Ivey Street.

13: East Arcadia Town Council meeting: 7 p.m., Town Hall.

13: Bladen County Board of Education meeting: 6 p.m., Bladen County Schools Administration building, 1489 US 701 South, Elizabethtown.

14: White Lake Board of Commissioners meeting: 7 p.m., Municipal building.

14: Bladen County Board of Elections meeting: 5 p.m., BOE office, 301 S. Cypress Street, Elizabethtown.

20: Pastries & Print Book Club: 3 p.m., Bladen County Public Library, Elizabethtown. Information: 910-862-6990,

20: Bladen County Commissioners meeting: 6:30 p.m., Commissioners’ Room located on the lower level of the courthouse in Elizabethtown.



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Ongoing Meetings

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Civic


Diabetes Forum held every Wednesday

5:30pm – Diabetes Forum, Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall


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.


Fourth Monday of the month – Bladen County Republican Party – Bladen County Republic Party meets the fourth Monday of each month at San Jose Restaurant in Elizabethtown starting at 6 p.m. All club members and county Republicans are encouraged to attend. Visit Bladen GOP on Facebook for more information.


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 6:00 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


Diabetes Forum held every Wednesday
5:30pm – Diabetes Forum, Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

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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