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July 2021

Fan Heat Relief: Bladen County Division on Aging, 608 McLeod St., Elizabethtown. Free fans for those in need on a first-come, first-served basis. Information: 910-872-6330. (READ MORE)

COVID-19 vaccines: Bladen County Health Department offers Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for ages 12 and older. Walk-ins welcome Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-noon. Drive-through rapid testing also available. Information: 910-872-6291.

Pet Adoption Special: Bladen County Animal Shelter through July 30. Adoption special fees are $40-$45 for dogs, $30 for cats. Fees will include core vaccinations, rabies vaccinations, and a microchip. For information or appointment, call 910-862-6918.

29: Downtown Elizabethtown businesses meeting: 5:30 p.m., Cape Fear Farmers Market. A business does not have to be an Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce to attend. Information: 910-862-4368. (READ MORE)

31: Bike Ride: Registration 8:30 a.m., kickstands up 10 a.m., Open Door Ministries, 2704 E. Broad Street, Elizabethtown. Fundraiser for Joan Skipper. Ride $20 (single), $30 (double). BBQ chicken plates $8. Ride information: Charles Whittenton 910-591-8105. Fundraiser information: JD Kinlaw 910-876-0587. (READ MORE)



August 2021

Bladen Recreation Soccer Registration: Through Aug. 27. Tot Soccer (ages 3-4) – $30 registration fee. Soccer (ages 5-14) – $35 registration fee. *Age is as of August 1, 2021* Participants can register online at bladeninfo.org (Parks & Recreation Department) or in person at the Bladen County Parks and Recreation office. For more information, call 910-862-6770.

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.

1: 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. Young will be at the exhibit Aug. 14-15.

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

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

2: Elizabethtown Town Council: 7 p.m., Elizabethtown Municipal Building. Among the items on the agenda is a public hearing to receive input for the town to incur debt to finance the street rehabilitation/improvement project.

3: White Lake businesses meeting: 7 p.m., White Lake Town Hall. All businesses in the White Lake area are invited. Businesses do not have to be an Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce to attend. Information: 910-862-4368. (READ MORE)

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

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

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

6: Sunset Jams Concert: 7-10 p.m. at Grand Regal at Goldston’s Beach. Music provided by Rivermist. Sponsored by Cape Fear Valley Health. Information: 910-862-4064.

7: Bladen Community College Back To School Blast: 8 a.m.-noon for Bladen County Schools students. Information: 910-879-5634. (READ MORE)

7: Cardboard Boat Races: Camp Clearwater, White Lake. Information: 910-862-3365.

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

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

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

13-15: Carolina Civic Center auditions: 315 N. Chestnut St., Lumberton for the Robeson County Christmas Show. Youth ensemble, Aug. 13, 6 p.m. Civettes, Aug. 14, 11 a.m. Potential callbacks, Aug. 15. Information: 910-738-4339 or email Jonathan@CarolinaCivicCenter.com  (READ MORE)

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

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

18: Community Baby Shower: 2-5 p.m., Bladen County Health Department. Diapers and wipes available while supplies last. (READ MORE)

23: First day of school: Bladen County schools open for the 2021-22 school year for students on the traditional calendar. Uniforms will be required. (READ MORE)



September 2021

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

3: Sunset Jams Concert: 7-10 p.m. at Grand Regal at Goldston’s Beach. Music provided by Motown Review. Sponsored by Cape Fear Valley Health. Information: 910-862-4368.

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

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

7: 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.

11: Clash of the Carolinas: Iron distance relay triathlon, Grand Regal at Goldston’s Beach, White Lake. Registration: runsignup.com/Race/NC/WhiteLake/IronTeamChallenge. Information: 910-862-4064.

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.

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

18: 29th Dublin Peanut Festival: Information: 910-876-2288.

18: Food Truck Rodeo: Noon-6 p.m., Camp Clearwater, White Lake. 15 food trucks. Live music. Open to the public.

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.



October 2021

1: Sunset Jams Concert: 7-10 p.m. at Grand Regal at Goldston’s Beach. Musical group to be announced. Sponsored by Cape Fear Valley Health. Information: 910-862-4368.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9: NC Grape Festival: LuMil Vineyard, Dublin. Information: lumilvineyard.com/index.html or 910-866-5819.

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

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

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

16: Great Escape Bike Tour: Century Bike Ride through Bladen County, Cape Fear Winery, Elizabethtown. Information: elizabethtownnc.org or 910-862-2066, ext. 4.

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

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

29-30: Beast Fest: Downtown Bladenboro. Music, costume contest, food and crafts. Sponsored by Boost the Boro.



November 2021

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

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

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

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.

5-6: Pork & Beats Festival: Cape Fear Farmers Market, Elizabethtown. Information: Information: elizabethtownnc.org or 910-862-4368.

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: 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.

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.

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

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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