— Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Monday and Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Cape Fear Bladen County Hospital cafeteria. Anonymity will be respected. For more information, contact Jim Lane at 433-2276.
— The Bladen County Free Clinic is now accepting patients who qualify for free medical care. If you are uninsured and live at or below the 200 percent poverty level call for an appointment to sign up at 669-3272.
The office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
— The Bladen County Family Caregiver Support Group meets on Thursday after the first Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. at Mt. Zion AME Church on MLK Jr. Drive in Elizabethtown. A light dinner is served. Call 272-0121 for information.
— Bladen Pregnancy Support Services located at 509 Cypress Street, Elizabethtown, offers free support services. Hours are Tuesdays, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursdays from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Call 862-7903 to make an appointment.
— Families First Inc. Domestic Violence Agency sponsors an empowerment/support group every other Thursday from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., and a parenting program each Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m., at the agency at 208 S. Morehead St., in Elizabethtown. The public is invited to attend both events. For more information, contact Marjorie Walker at 862-2534.
— Bladen County Habitat for Humanity meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church.
— Elizabethtown Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at San Jose Restaurant in Elizabethtown.
— The Elizabethtown KIWANIS meets every first and third Tuesday of each month in at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown at 7 p.m. For more information about becoming a member contact, 876-9543.
— Boys and Girls Homes of N.C., Inc., needs foster and/or adoptive parents. If you would like a training to be available in your area or if you would like more information, contact LeAnne Fowler, 910-646-3083, ext. 217, or Anna Scharff, ext. 276.
— The Guardian ad Litem Program of Columbus and Bladen counties operates with volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system.
For more information, contact Jackie B. Williams at 910-862-6739 or 910-641-3095.
— Girl Scouts–NC Coastal Pines is seeking adult volunteers, whether for a day, a few weeks, or the whole year. Be a guide, a mentor, and help girls develop skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. For more information, contact the Council at 800-284-4475, visit www.nccoastalpines.org and click “Get Involved,” or contact Area Membership Director Christina Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Harmony Hall Plantation Village, located at 1615 River Road, White Oak, is seeking volunteers. To volunteer contact, 910-770-3132.
— If you are interested in joining and helping to start a Bladen County Autism support group, contact Tommy Taylor at 991-1181. or by e-mail at email@example.com.