— ELECTION DAY
— West Bladen High School will conduct its second annual Veterans’ Recognition assembly at 9 a.m at the school. The program honors local veterans by inviting them to visit the school, enjoy a light breakfast, and observe various tributes to military personnel, past and present. Veterans planning to attend the program are encouraged to contact Col. Eli Ballard at 910-862-3353 or email at [email protected] for more information.
— Monarch will have a yard sale from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Campbell’s main office located at 412 B Peanut Plant Road, Elizabethtown.
— The Clarkton Lions Club is sponsoring a “5K Fun Walk” for Diabetes Awareness from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking Lot next to First Baptist Church in Clarkton. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and there is no fee. Prizes offered for Oldest Walker and Youngest Walker For more information, call Keith Croom at 647-5391.
— The Spirit of Success Crafts and Bazaar will be held at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event will feature homemade jewelry, homemade party designs, wreaths and handcrafted hair designs and accessories. For more information, contact Sonia at 910-495-4050 or Marjorie at 910-729-9577.
— The Chamber Monthly Lunch Meeting will be held as scheduled. The meeting time will be moved to 12:30 p.m. to allow folks to attend the Veteran’s Day program prior to the monthly meeting. The meeting will be at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market and the guest speaker is Danaher Plant Manager Kevin Southerby.
—The 10th annual Veteran’s Day celebration will take place at 11 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Elizabethtown. The guest speaker will be Command Sgt. Major Annie L. Walker. Peyton Fell of Clarkton School of Discovery will sing he national anthem and the East Bladen and West Bladen High School JROTC Drill Teams and the Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy Cadet Drill Team will perform along with the West Bladen High School band. There will be a memorial tribute to Dr. Robert Lee Summerlin Jr.
— The Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors will meet at 8 a.m. in the McDuffie Library at the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center, Elizabethtown. For additional information call 910-862-3179, ext. 3.
— The Bladen County Transfer Station will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day. All other county collection centers, except the facility located at 1522 Mercer Mill Road, will also be closed as per their normal Wednesday schedule. For those who may be unaware, the Mercer Mill Road collection center is open every Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. unless otherwise stated.
— There will be a yard sale in support of the Christian Women’s Job Corps of Bladen County from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The yard sale will take place at the Tar Heel Community Building. For more information contact Jennifer Carter at 910-733-5497 or Pansy Druzak at 910-549-7258.
— The Bladen County Tobacco Research Referendum will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Bladen County Extension Office located at 450 Smith Circle Drive in Elizabethtown. For information on the referendum, call the Bladen County Extension Office at 910-862-4591.
The Elizabethtown Christmas Parade will take at 3 p.m. For an application contact the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 910-862-4368 or 910-874-0285 or email the Chamber office at [email protected]
— Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a free grief workshop, Hope for the Holidays, from 10 a.m. until noon at its Bladen County office located at 116 W. Broad St. in Elizabethtown. Registration is required. Grief group discussions include understanding the grief process; coping with loss; defining realistic expectations for the holidays; and suggestions for creating new holiday traditions. For more information or to register call 910-515-6689. When leaving a message, please leave your name, phone number and indicate the specific program you wish to attend.
— The Bladen County Chapter of His laboring Few Biker Ministries wlil hold its first-ever Sharing CHRISTmas Toy Run — in memory of Jerry Davis, Gene Cain and Mary Merritt — to benefit the needy of Bladen County. Registration opens at 12:30 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot on West Broad Street in Elizabethtown. Kickstands go up at 2 p.m.. Cost is $15 per bike plus an unwrapped toy. A meal will follow at Open Door Ministries on East Broad Street. There will be door prizes and more. For informatoin, call Townsend Link at 910-619-2568 or Robby Castleberry at 910-872-4573.
— The Bladen County Hospital Foundation will hold “A Red Affair Gala” at 6 p.m. at Lu Mil Vineyard in Dublin. Music will be provided by North Tower and Black Tie is optional. tickets are $50 each.
— Applications are now being accepted for the Elizabethtown Christmas Parade which is planned for Sunday, Nov. 29, at 3 p.m. For an application contact the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 910-862-4368 or 910-874-0285 or email the Chamber office at [email protected]
—The Bladenboro Christmas Parade Committee is making plans for the annual Christmas Parade which is planned for Saturday, Dec. 5. If you would like to enter the parade please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected] or Jane Walters at 910-648-4379.
— Families First, Inc. is now located at 103 East Broad Street, Elizabethtown. They will be holding Parenting Classes each Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.
— The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy’s Board of Trustees meet every second Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at The Paul R. Brown Building on Martin Luther King Drive in Elizabethtown. All meetings are open to the public.
— The Disabled American Veterans meet the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the VFW building in Elizabethtown. For more information contact David Brown at 910-740-6312.
— Now is a great time to plan your wedding or renew your vows at Harmony Hall Plantation Village. You may decide the amount you wish to give as a donation in lieu of a rental fee. For more information on how to book your wedding at Harmony Hall Plantation Village, call Seth Lewis at 910-770-3132.
— 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.
—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.
—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, verification 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.
— 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 the first Saturday each month. 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.
— Bladenboro Visual Arts Council presents a lifetime collection of art by artist Sam Pait and other artists in the Art Gallery. Some of the art will be for sale. The Bladenboro Visual Arts 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. The art gallery is located in the Bladenboro Historical Building at 818 South Main St.
—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.
— Cape Fear Masonic Lodge No. 300 Prince Hall Free & Accepted meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays following the the first and third Sunday of each month at 702 Martin Luther King Drive, Elizabethtown.