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Community Calendar

August 14, 2014

Dec. 20


— The play, “Love’s Redemption: His Love Would See Her Through,” will be presented by Vanessa Richardson at 6 p.m. at Bladen Community College. Tickets may be purchased at www.lovesredemption.eventbrite.com.


Jan. 15, 2015


— Applications are now being accepted for the 8th annual Miss Bladen County Youth Focus project pageant. The event will take place at the Paul R. Brown Building located at 1360 Martin Luther King Drive, Elizabethtown. Ages and 5 years and older may participate. Application deadline is Dec. 13.


Jan. 19, 2015


— The 27th annual parade honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will held in Elizabethtown, North Carolina on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at 11 a.m. Line-up starts 9 a.m. at the Elizabethtown Municipal Building. The parade travels down Broad Street, continues onto South Poplar Street and disassembles in the BO’s parking lot. Call 910-645-4995 for more information or email interests to abullock001@ec.rr.com.


Feb. 7, 2015


— Advanced tickets are now on sale for the play, “He Cheated, Why Me?” hosted by Palmer Williams Jr. and featuring Euclid Gray. The play will be performed Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at the Elizabethtown Middle School. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the show will start at 5 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased at Glenda’s Lunch Counter located at 315 Martin Luther King Street, Elizabethtown and at Karen’s Hair Salon across from the Bladen County Courthouse in Elizabethtown.


March 3, 2015


— The Lower Cape Fear Hospice will host Caregivers and Coffee from 11 a.m. until noon at its Bladen County office located at 116 W. Broad St. in Elizabethtown. Caregivers and Coffee was created to offer caregivers assistance and encouragement. Each month, LCFH will offer a Caregivers and Coffee session where caregivers can come, share their experiences, encourage each other and learn about valuable resources and support. Meetings will be facilitated by hospice staff, but will also feature topics selected by the group, including visits from other community organizations. Caregivers and Coffee will include informal conversations, learning opportunities and coffee. For more information or to register, contact Lisa Clark at 910-620-2264.


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— Flashback-Community Life through the Lens of Mack Munn will have an exhibit of his work at Bladen Community College’s East Arcadia campus. The exhibit is sponsored by Graham Chapel AME Zion Church and the Lower Bladen Columbus Historical Society. Exhibit hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. For special group tours call LBCHS at 910-685-6735.


—Families First - Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Agency is collecting new toys and clothes for their toy drive for families effected by violence. If you or interested in adopting a family for Christmas or donating please contact them at 642-5996 or visit their office at 121 W. Main St. in Whiteville. We are especially in need of bikes, Disney Frozen toys, and Legos. We also need new clothes for all ages and genders ages newborn to 12 years old.


— Advanced tickets are now on sale for the play, “He Cheated, Why Me?” hosted by Palmer Williams Jr. and featuring Euclid Gray. The play will be performed Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at the Elizabethtown Middle School. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the show will start at 5 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased at Glenda’s Lunch Counter located at 315 Martin Luther King Street, Elizabethtown and at Karen’s Hair Salon across from the Bladen County Courthouse in Elizabethtown.


—Taxidermy and Wildlife classes will be held at 608 Main St in Tar Heel. Classes are free to students, Senior citizens, and disabled people of any age. Contact David at 910-585-1739 for dates and evening classes.


— The American Legion Post No. 404 of Elizabethtown are asking everyone that have worn or aged U.S. flags to please bring them to the Elizabethtown Municipal Building. A used mailbox is located near the front entrance of the municipal building. The American Legion will properly dispose of them on Flag Day which is June 14.


—Entries are now being accepted for the annual Bladenboro Christmas Parade which is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6. If you would like to be in the parade, contact Jane Walters at 910-648-4379, Greg Sykes at 910-879-8502 or gsykesbaseball@yahoo.com, or Amanda Sykes at 910-874-2627 or asykesfd@yahoo.com.


—Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 800-431-1754 or DrugAbuseSolution.com


— Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call 800-431-1754 today for free screenings or referrals.


— I Am Inc. in conjunction with God’s Garden of Paradise is offering limited amounts of free meals and haircuts on a monthly basis. For more information or participating locations go to Glenda’s Just Desserts and Lunch Counter located at 315 Martin Luther King Drive, Elizabethtown or Barbers Inn (Shaw Wood, manager) located at 410 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Elizabethtown.


— The Baltimore Center Head Start is accepting applications for children who will be 3 to 4 years of age by Aug. 31. Applications for children with special needs are also being accepted. Children will be transported to and from home by bus. Applicants need to bring with them: a birth certificate, shot record, Social Security numbers of all family members in the household, directions to home, mailing and physical address, verifications of income, WIC verification and health insurance information. For more information contact the Baltimore Head Start Center, 2100 S. Elwell Ferry Road, Council, or call 910-669-2536.


— Families First will start empowerment group on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at our office at 208 S. Morehead St. in Elizabethtown. Empowerment meetings will continue every other Thursday. Light refreshments will be served. Families First is the domestic violence and sexual assault agency for Bladen and Columbus County. For further information contact Marjorie Walker at 910-862-2534.


— Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8062, meets on the third Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. at the VFW building located at 109 Hill Street, Elizabethtown. All veterans who served in a foreign war are welcomed for membership.


— The Bladen County Military Museum meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Bladenboro Historical Society Building located at 818 S. Main Street, Bladenboro. All veterans are welcomed for membership.


—The Cape Fear Farmer’s Market welcomes Craft Vendors to sell their crafts every Saturday until the end of December. Display your handmade or homemade items for a small fee of $7 per Saturday, this includes a 10 x 10 space which includes table(s) (limit 2). For more information contact Sarah Baysden at 910-862-2066.


— Every Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Harmony Hall Plantation in White Oak, will be various activities and events on the grounds, as well as tours of the 1760s plantation home of Col. James Richardson and the outbuildings. All activities, tours and demonstrations are free — a donation is always welcome. For information, call Bobby Lewis at 910-874-4011.


— Woodmen of the World Lodge No. 262 meet on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.


— Low-income families who want to get their pets spayed or neutered at A Shelter Friend’s monthly low-income clinic can call 645-2297 for information and sign-up. Volunteers who wish to help with this worthwhile program are also encouraged to call.


— The Bladen County Health Department WIC office is now open during lunch hours (noon to 1 p.m.). Regular WIC department hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. for ALL SERVICES; Friday 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. for certification and recertification; Pickups are available daily from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information contact 910-872-6218 or 910-872-6219.


— Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Monday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Cape Fear Bladen County Hospital hospital cafeteria in Elizabethtown. Anonymity will be respected. For more information, contact Jim Lane at 910-433-2276.


— Grandparents and kinship caregiver’s raising grandchildren support group meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Bladen County Division on Aging located at 608 McLeod Street, Elizabethtown. For more information, call 910-872-6334.


— Dublin First Baptist Church Child Development Center is enrolling children ages 2-4 in the half-day program. The program uses the A Beka curriculum. For more information or to enroll call 862-2277 or 876-0419.


— The Bladen County Youth Focus Project will meet every second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Paul R. Brown Building on Martin Luther King Boulevard, Elizabethtown. All interested persons are welcome to attend.


— The Bladenboro Visual Arts Council presents the work of art students Janet R. Jentez, Joan Blackwell, Melvin Morris and Tori Helpingstine during the months of June and July in the art gallery. They are students of Professor Joseph Begnaud who is associate professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. A reception will be held at the Art Gallery in the Bladenboro Historical Society Building on Saturday, June 28, from 2 until 4 p.m.The art gallery is open on Saturday and Sunday from 2 until 4 p.m. and by appointment during the week from 10 a.m. until noon. Everyone is invited. The art gallery is located in the Bladenboro Historical Building at 818 South Main St.


The Art Gallery is open from 2 until 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and by appointment from 10 a.m. until noon along with other museums in the building. Admission is free for all museums.


—The Bladen County Amateur Radio Society meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Bladen County Courthouse in Elizabethtown Room G7 at 7 p.m. The public with or without an amateur radio license are welcome to attend.


— The Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce meets every second Tuesday at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market in Elizabethtown at noon.


— The Garland Lodge 1511 of the Woodmen of the World Insurance Society meets the first Friday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Ammon community building. Members and guests are welcome.


— A military monument has been constructed by the Bladen County Military Museum on a brick patio at 818 S. Main St., Bladenboro. Brick’s may still be purchased and are $100 each. The bricks honor all branches of service beginning with the Revolutionary War. For more information, call 863-4707.


— Bladen County Habitat for Humanity meets at 9 am. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church.


—The Woodmen of The World Lodge 208 meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Woodmen of the World Lodge on Whiteville Hwy. Meal will be served.


— The Kelly Historical Society meets on a quarterly basis on the third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Kelly Museum. For more information, call 910-763-6966.


— The Bladen County Chapter of the NAACP will meet the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Focus Building on Martin Luther King Drive in Elizabethtown.


— The Elizabethtown Kiwanis meet the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market in Elizabethtown.