Editor’s note: The Bladen Journal will no longer publish the “ongoing events” listing. Instead, anyone holding regular events should submit information to the Bladen Journal in time for publication in the community calendar. The deadlines are Wednesday at noon for Friday’s edition; Friday at noon for Tuesday’s edition. Information can be submitted online to


June 25-26, 28-30

— The main branch of the Bladen County Public Library in Elizabethtown will host a Performing Arts Camp from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The camp will cover the areas of dance, TV and film acting, and modeling. The registration fee for materials is $100 for a family of one to four ($25 for each additional family member). Participation in the camp is free and you can register online at (your printed receipt from registration is your ticket to enter). If you have questions, contact Lisa Heir at 910-864-7494 or

June 26

— The Bladen Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. in the boardroom in the Essic Williams Administration Building (building 10) on the Dublin campus. For information, contact Missi Hester at 910-879-5502.

— The Bladen Housing Authority will meet at 6 p.m. in the Oakdale Homes Community Building in Clarkton. The meeting is opened to the public.

June 27

— The Bladen County Committee of 100, Inc. will hold its annual meeting and dinner at 6 p.m. in the Gallery Ballroom of the Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery in Elizabethtown. The speaker will be Barry O’Brien, dean and associate professor at UNC-Pembroke School of Business, who will be speaking on “Entrepreneurship and Small Business.” All members are encouraged to attend. There will be no cost for the dinner for members, but guests can attend with a member at a cost of $15 each. Contact Linda or Jennie at 910-645-2292 by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 22, to register or RSVP to

June 29

— A fundraiser for Curtis Jackson will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at WBLA Radio on Peanut Plant Road in Elizabethtown.

July 4


— A fireworks display will be held at Goldston’s Beach in White Lake at 9 p.m.

July 7

— A fireworks display will be held at Bay Tree Lakes at 9 p.m.

July 10

— The Bladen County Opioid Task Force will meet at the Bladen County Health Department at 2 p.m. All members and interested individuals are urged to attend.

July 12

— The annual Summer Sounds Concert Series will kick off at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market in downtown Elizabethtown with North Tower playing from 6 to 9 p.m.

July 19

— The National Guard Armory in Elizabethtown will host a Stand Down event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that will feature guest speaker Sgt. Maj. (retired) Paul A. Berry. Open to all veterans and the general public. There will be medical and dental screenings, homeless prevention assistance, veterans benefits assistance, employment and job counseling, legal services assistance, chaplain services and much more. For information, call 910-618-5500, Ext. 232.

— The second of the Sunset Jams Concert Series at Goldston’s Beach in White Lake will be held 6 to 9 p.m. with Big Time.

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