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Upcoming Events 

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January 2018


February 2018


March 2018


April 2018

 

April 19: The Bladen County Education Foundation will have their annual Jail-A-Thon fundraiser from 1 until 4 p.m. To take part in this event, call 910-862-1488.

April 20: The Bladen We Care Gala is planned for Friday, April 20, 2018, and tickets are on sale now. Cost to attend is $50 per person and attire is “Island Casual.”   READ MORE

April 20: A beginning genealogy group will meet on the first and third Fridays of each month at 1 p.m. in the conference room of the Bladen County Senior Center. READ MORE

April 21: There will be a BBQ benefit for Alvin Butler planned for Saturday, April 21st, at the Center Road Church Fellowship Hall. Plates will cost a donation and proceeds will go to assist Mr. Butler in rebuilding his house or purchasing a mobile home. 

This fundraiser will be a joint effort between Pleasant Grove Independent Church, Center Road Baptist Church, and the Bladenboro Benefit Committee. 

April 21: Three events on April 21 READ MORE

April 21: The 25th annual Lumber River Senior Games will take place at the University of North Carolina At Pembroke. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and the games will begin at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call Ursula Selles at 910-775-9762 or Barbara Bullard at 910-734-1487.

April 21: Billy Ward Meet and Greet READ MORE

April 22: On Sunday, April 22, at 6:30pm, Daryl Trexler from the NC Baptist Foundation will be giving a presentation on Wills and Estates at Sandy Grove Baptist Church.

April 24: The Healthy Bladen Collaborative will meet in the Conference Room of the Bladen County Health Department in Elizabethtown at 9 a.m. For more information contact Marianne Valentiner at 910-862-6900.

April 25: The Bladen County Public Library will present a program on Healthy Eating on Wednesday, April 25, from 4 until 5 p.m.  READ MORE

April 26: The 29th Annual Bladen We Care Byron H. Gooden Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, at Vineyard Golf at White Lake located between Elizabethtown and White Lake. READ MORE

April 28: Residents will be able to drop off their medications. All medications are to be kept in their original containers and will be accepted, including syringes or other sharp items are accepted. The drop-off will begin at 10 a.m. and will last until 2 p.m. READ MORE

April 28: The Kelly Spring Festival is planned for Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Kelly Ballpark in Kelly. The event will kick off with a parade at 10 a.m.  READ MORE

April 28: The Bladen County Master Gardener Volunteers will be having their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, April 28, and again on Saturday, May 5, at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown, from 8 a.m. until  1 p.m. each day. READ MORE

April 28: The White Oak Volunteer Fire Department will conduct a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Plates are dine-in or carry out and cost is a donation. READ MORE

 


May 2018

May 3: There will be a Get To Know at the Main Library in Elizabethtown called Amazing Alligators at 6:30 p.m. This event is intended for school-age children and their families to learn how these North Carolina natives adapt and survive in their habitat. To register call (910) 962-6990.

May 4: The annual Relay For Life of Bladen County event will take place on Friday, May 4, 2018, at Elizabethtown Middle School located at 1496 US Hwy. 701 South, Elizabethtown, from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.  READ MORE

May 5: The Elizabethtown Church of God will be holding a Fish Fry at the Anderson Drug parking lot. The Fry will begin at 11 a.m. and will last until 2 p.m. The plates would consist of fish, slaw, baked beans, bread and dessert and each plate will be $7. For more information call (910) 874 5722.

May 5: The Bladen County Master Gardener Volunteers will be having their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 5, at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown, from 8 a.m. until  1 p.m. each day. READ MORE

May 5: Annual Car Show Greater McKoy’s Chapel, Inc. (282 Center Rd. Elizabethtown, NC) Annual Car Show will be Saturday, May 5.  Registration will be 8am to 12pm.  Judging will be 1pm to 2pm and Awards 2pm to 3pm. READ MORE

May 8: The Bladen County Dementia Awareness Series will feature Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors on May 8, 2018, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. To pre-register call 910-775-9779 or 1-800-272-3900.

May 10: There will be a FAMACHA Certification Training for Goat and Sheep Producers on Thursday, May 10th at 4 pm at West Bladen High School, located at 1600 NC 410 Hwy Bladenboro, READ MORE

May 17: The Elizabethtown Rotary Club will hold their Second Annual Rotary International Cup Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 17th at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. READ MORE

May 19th: White Oak Family Worship Center’s College and Careers Group is hosting a 5k Trail Run and Walk at Jones Lake State Park. READ MORE

May 18-20: The 40th Annual White Lake Water Festival is set to take place. For more information about how you can take part in the festival, contact the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 910-862-4368.

May 24: Summer Perennials will take place at the main Branch of the Bladen County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Participants will be able to learn how to find the best perennials for the summer. Nancy Olsen, Bladen County Horticulture Agent, Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator, will be there to answer questions and explain all the different types of perennials.

 

May 25: The Bladen County Firefighters Association is selling raffle tickets for this custom grill. The grill has a 24”x 30” cooking surface that will comfortably fit 7 Boston Butts. It also has a side burner. The drawing will be held on Friday May 25. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from any Bladen County Fireman or Fire Department. Good luck and thank you for your support of the BCFA.

May 27: The Elizabethtown Church of God will be including Rev. David West at 6 p.m. for his chalk artworks.


June 2018


June 18-22: The Elizabethtown Church of God will be an event called Shipwrecked. The event will last for 5 days and will start off on June 18th. Each day will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

June 26: The annual Sunset Jams Concert Series, sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Southeastern Health, kicks off with the Imitations taking the stage on Tuesday, June 26th, at The Bladen County Master Gardener Volunteers will be having their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, April 28, and again on Saturday, May 5, at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown, from 8 a.m. until  1 p.m. each day. READ MORE Beach from  6 until 9 p.m.

June 30: The alumni of Tar Heel High School classes from 1980 through 1989 will hold a Class Reunion on June 30, 2018. READ MORE

 


July 2018

July 12: The annual Summer Sounds Concert Series, sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Healthcare, kicks off with the band North Tower taking the stage on Thursday, July 12th, at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market in Elizabethtown from  6 until 9 p.m. Admission is free.

July 19: The annual Sunset Jams Concert Series, sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Southeastern Health, will take place featuring the The Big Time Party Band on Thursday, July 19th, at Goldston’s Beach from  6 until 9 p.m. Admission is free.

July 26: The annual Summer Sounds Concert Series, sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Healthcare, continues with the band Pizzaz taking the stage on Thursday, July 26th, at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market in Elizabethtown from  6 until 9 p.m. Admission is free.

 


August 2018

 

August 9: The annual Summer Sounds Concert Series, sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Healthcare, continues  with the Legendary Motown Revue taking the stage on Thursday, August 9th, at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market in Elizabethtown from  6 until 9 p.m. Admission is free.

August 14: The Bladen County Extension Office will offer continuing education credits for pesticide license holders at 5 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.  All classes will be held at the Bladen County Extension office located at 450 Smith Circle Drive in Elizabethtown.  Remember to bring your license with you to class. READ MORE

August 16: The annual Sunset Jams Concert Series, sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Southeastern Health, will take place featuring the The Fantastic Shakers on Thursday, August 16th, at Goldston’s Beach from  6 until 9 p.m. Admission is free.

August 23: The annual Summer Sounds Concert Series, sponsored by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Healthcare, wraps up with the Blackwater Rhythm and Blues Band taking the stage on Thursday, August 23rd, at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market in Elizabethtown from  6 until 9 p.m. Admission is free.

 


September 2018


October 2018


November 2018

 


December 2018


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 San Jose Restaurant.

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 Collabortive- 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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