09/23/2023

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September 2023

22: Teen Gaming Club: 3:30 p.m., Bladen County Public Library, 111 North Cypress Street, Elizabethtown. Information: 910-862-6990.

23: Elizabethtown 250th Anniversary: Event postponed. Rescheduled date to be announced. Highlighting past and future of Elizabethtown. Information: 910-862-4368 or tdennison@elizabethtownnc.org.

23: Food Pantry: 9-11 a.m., Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 4047 NC 242 South, Elizabethtown.  First come, first served. The clothing closet will be open 8-10 a.m.

23: BBQ Benefit: 4-7 p.m., Bladenboro Historical Building. $8 per plate. Honoring Brittney Allen and Kelly Deaver. Sponsored by Bladenboro Benefit Committee.

23: Car Seat Check-Up: 10 a.m.-noon, Elizabethtown Fire Department, 300 East Broad Street. Bring your child and their car seat to learn how to correctly install the seat.

24: Thundering Herd Finale: 2 p.m. shotgun start, Vineyard Golf at White Lake. 18-hole Captain’s Choice, $50 entry fee. Dinner and awards to follow. Information: 910-247-6132.

25: East Bladen Homecoming Parade: 3:30 p.m., downtown Elizabethtown. Lineup at 3 p.m. at Elizabethtown Municipal Building. Information or to participate email saludlum@bladen.k12.nc.us.

27-Oct. 27: Roger’s Wish Project: Bladen County Public Library, 111 N. Cypress St., Elizabethtown. Bring gently used blankets, sleeping bags and winter wear items to be distributed Nov. 3 to people in need. Information: 910-862-6990. (READ MORE)

29-30: Ladies Fall Conference: Dublin First Baptist Church, 7275 Albert Street. “Satisfied – Making Christ Your Reward.” Click here to register. (READ MORE)

30: Augustine Family Agricultural Scholarship Tournament: 10 a.m., Vineyard Golf at White Lake. $500 per four-person team or $125 per player. Information: 910-247-6132. (READ MORE)

30: Strides Walk: 9 a.m., Clarkton First Baptist Church parking lot. Sponsored by Clarkton Lions Club. Registration is $5 and begins at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds go toward juvenile diabetes research. (READ MORE)

30: Yard Sale: 6 a.m.-noon, Windsor House of God, 12863 NC 242 North, Elizabethtown. Proceeds will be used for the Women in God’s Service (WINGS) benevolence fund.

30: Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic: 1:30-4:30 p.m., Bladen Community College. Supported by Elizabethtown Veterinary Hospital and Bladen County Animal Shelter. (READ MORE)

Bladen County Public Library Homebound Program: Items will be delivered and picked up for patrons who are homebound. Information: 910-863-4586 or monikasmith@bladenco.org.



October 2023

1: Church Homecoming: 3 p.m., Central Presbyterian Church, 7280 Hallsboro Road, Clarkton. Guest speaker will be Dr. Tara Staten Glover.

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

2: Elizabethtown Town Council Meeting: 7 p.m., Town Hall, 805 West Broad Street.

3: Clarkton Commissioners Meeting: 6 p.m., Town Hall, 81 N. Elm St.

5: Bladen Community College Foundation Dinner: Information: 910-879-5634 or sguyton@bladencc.edu.

6: Painting the Town Pink: 7-10 p.m., Cape Fear Farmers Market, Elizabethtown. Music by The Pink Slips Band. Wear pink. Free mammograms to uninsured. Sponsored by Cape Fear Valley Bladen Healthcare, Barefoot Sandwich Shop, Tatum Realty, Ray & Cheryl West.

7: Conceal Carry Class: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Bladen County Emergency Services Training Center, 5853 US 701N, Elizabethtown. $75 with $25 nonrefundable deposit due by 5 p.m. Sept. 29. Weapon required and 30 rounds of ammunition. Bring billed hat to wear while qualifying. Information or to register: Sarah Murphy at 910-876-2690.

9: Bladen County Board of Education Meeting: 6 p.m., District Office, 1489, US 701 South, Elizabethtown.

9: Bladenboro Commissioners Meeting: 6 p.m., Town Hall, 411 Ivey Street.

9: Dublin Commissioners Meeting: 6 p.m., Town Hall, 7386 Albert St.

10: White Lake Commissioners Meeting: 7 p.m., Town Hall, 1879 White Lake Drive.

10: Bladen County Board of Elections Meeting: 5 p.m., 301 S. Cypress St., Elizabethtown.

11: Blood Pressure Check: 9 a.m., Bladen County Division on Aging, 608 McLeod St., Elizabethtown. Checks will be offered second Wednesday of each month. Information: 910-872-6333.

14: Trooper Kevin Conner 5k and 1-mile run: 8:30 a.m., 422, S. Madison Street, Whiteville. Click here to register. (READ MORE)

14: North Carolina Grape Festival: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lu Mil Vineyard. Free admission. Music, wine tasting, food, vendors. Family friendly event. Information: lumilvineyard.com

14: Refresh, Renew, Restore Women’s Event: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Western Prong Baptist Church, Whiteville. $20 includes light breakfast and lunch. Tickets available at Clarkton Drug, Sugar and Spice, J. Ray Realty and Quality One-Hour Cleaners or call 910-640-9400.

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

16: Pastries & Print Book Club Meeting: 3 p.m., Bladen County Library, 111 N. Cypress St., Elizabethtown. Information: 910-862-6990.

17: Pastures and Hayfields for Livestock: 6:30 p.m., NC Cooperative Extension-Bladen County Center, 450 Smith Circle, Elizabethtown. Topics include pests of forages and planning 2024 weed control options. To register or information: 910-862-4591 or becky_spearman@ncsu.edu.

18: Dementia Caregiver Support Group: 2 p.m., Bladen County Division on Aging, 608 McLeod Street, Elizabethtown. Provided by Community Home Care & Hospice. Sessions will be held on the third Wednesday of each month.

21: Fall Festival: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jones Lake State Park. $5 admission allows access to all games and activities. Sponsored by Friends of the Bay Lakes.

27-28: 16th Annual Beast Fest: Downtown Bladenboro. Information: http://www.boosttheboro.org/

Bladen County Public Library Homebound Program: Items will be delivered and picked up for patrons who are homebound. Information: 910-863-4586 or monikasmith@bladenco.org.



November 2023

6: Elizabethtown Town Council Meeting: 7 p.m., Town Hall, 805 West Broad Street.

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

7: Clarkton Commissioners Meeting: 6 p.m., Town Hall, 81 N. Elm St.

8: Blood Pressure Check: 9 a.m., Bladen County Division on Aging, 608 McLeod St., Elizabethtown. Checks will be offered second Wednesday of each month. Information: 910-872-6333.

13: Bladenboro Commissioners Meeting: 6 p.m., Town Hall, 411 Ivey Street.

13: Dublin Commissioners Meeting: 6 p.m., Town Hall, 7386 Albert St.

14: Ag Awareness-Myth Busters: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Powell Melvin Agriculture Center, 450 Smith Circle, Elizabethtown. Part of Bladen County’s Better Bladen Series. Information: 910-862-4591 or krista_johnson@ncsu.edu. (READ MORE)

14: White Lake Commissioners Meeting: 7 p.m., Town Hall, 1879 White Lake Drive.

14: Bladen County Board of Elections Meeting: 5 p.m., 301 S. Cypress St., Elizabethtown.

15: Dementia Caregiver Support Group: 2 p.m., Bladen County Division on Aging, 608 McLeod Street, Elizabethtown. Provided by Community Home Care & Hospice. Sessions will be held on the third Wednesday of each month.

16: Bladen County Library Board Meeting: 5:30 p.m., Bladen County Library, 111 N. Cypress St., 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.

20: Bladen County Board of Education Meeting: 6 p.m., District Office, 1489, US 701 South, Elizabethtown.

20: Pastries & Print Book Club Meeting: 3 p.m., Bladen County Library, 111 N. Cypress St., Elizabethtown. Information: 910-862-6990.

Bladen County Public Library Homebound Program: Items will be delivered and picked up for patrons who are homebound. Information: 910-863-4586 or monikasmith@bladenco.org.



December 2023

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

4: Elizabethtown Town Council Meeting: 7 p.m., Town Hall, 805 West Broad Street.

5: Clarkton Commissioners Meeting: 6 p.m., Town Hall, 81 N. Elm St.

11: Bladen County Board of Education Meeting: 6 p.m., District Office, 1489, US 701 South, Elizabethtown.

11: Bladenboro Commissioners Meeting: 6 p.m., Town Hall, 411 Ivey Street.

11: Dublin Commissioners Meeting: 6 p.m., Town Hall, 7386 Albert St.

12: Food Gifts Workshop: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Powell Melvin Agriculture Center, 450 Smith Circle, Elizabethtown. Part of Bladen County’s Better Bladen Series. Information: 910-862-4591 or krista_johnson@ncsu.edu. (READ MORE)

12: White Lake Commissioners Meeting: 7 p.m., Town Hall, 1879 White Lake Drive.

12: Bladen County Board of Elections Meeting: 5 p.m., 301 S. Cypress St., Elizabethtown.

13: Blood Pressure Check: 9 a.m., Bladen County Division on Aging, 608 McLeod St., Elizabethtown. Checks will be offered second Wednesday of each month. Information: 910-872-6333.

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

18: Pastries & Print Book Club Meeting: 3 p.m., Bladen County Library, 111 N. Cypress St., Elizabethtown. Information: 910-862-6990.

20: Dementia Caregiver Support Group: 2 p.m., Bladen County Division on Aging, 608 McLeod Street, Elizabethtown. Provided by Community Home Care & Hospice. Sessions will be held on the third Wednesday of each month.

Bladen County Public Library Homebound Program: Items will be delivered and picked up for patrons who are homebound. Information: 910-863-4586 or monikasmith@bladenco.org.



January 2024

8: Bladen County Board of Education Meeting: 6 p.m., District Office, 1489, US 701 South, Elizabethtown.

10: Blood Pressure Check: 9 a.m., Bladen County Division on Aging, 608 McLeod St., Elizabethtown. Checks will be offered second Wednesday of each month. Information: 910-872-6333.



February 2024

12: Bladen County Board of Education Meeting: 6 p.m., District Office, 1489, US 701 South, Elizabethtown.



March 2024

11: Bladen County Board of Education Meeting: 6 p.m., District Office, 1489, US 701 South, Elizabethtown.



April 2024

8: Bladen County Board of Education Meeting: 6 p.m., District Office, 1489, US 701 South, Elizabethtown.



May 2024

13: Bladen County Board of Education Meeting: 6 p.m., District Office, 1489, US 701 South, Elizabethtown.



June 2024

10: Bladen County Board of Education Meeting: 6 p.m., District Office, 1489, US 701 South, Elizabethtown.



July 2024



August 2024



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.