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Upcoming Events – 2016

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March 30: There will be a Diabetes Support Group meeting on Thursday, March 30, at 5:30 p.m. at the Bladen County Health Department.  Call 910-872-6264 for more information.


April 1Bethlehem UMC in White Oak (behind the post office), will hold an Indoor Yard Sale and Baked Good Sale on Saturday, April 1, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Baby, Children, Holiday, Craft, Furniture, Home Decor, Sporting Goods, Books, Bedding, Linens, and all types of Baked Goods will be available.  READ MORE

April 1: There will be a benefit for J.T. Higgs on Saturday, March 11, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Bladenboro Historical Society Building in Bladenboro. There will be Barbeque plates prepared by the outstanding Bladenboro Benefit Committee barbeque chefs. READ MORE

April 4: Bladen Ministerial Association will meet Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. in the Cape Fear Valley Bladen County Hospital Cafeteria Solarium. Breakfast will be available. The hospital is located at 501 S Poplar Street, Elizabethtown.

April 5:  The Bladen Soil and Water  Conservation District Supervisors  will meet  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 9:45 a.m. in the small auditorium in the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center, Elizabethtown. For additional information call 910-862-3179, Opt. 3.

April 8: The Bladen County Democrat Party will host its annual convention on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 10:00am. It will be at the Bladen County Courthouse in the Superior Courtroom No. 2. All supporters of the Democrat Party are encouraged to attend. Ben Synder, Chairman. 910-872-4056.

April 8: Greater McKoy’s Chapel, Inc. (282 Center Rd. Elizabethtown, NC) will be having a Gospel Explosion on Saturday, April 8, at 6 p.m. READ MORE

April 15Jones Lake Easter Egg Hunt READ MORE

April 20: NOTICE IS HEREBY PUBLISHED THAT Chairman Dean Hilton of the White Lake Planning Board has hereby canceled the Thursday, March 16, 2017 meeting of the Town of White Lake Planning Board due the absence of the Clerk and Zoning Assistant. READ MORE

April 25:  The Bladen Community College Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, April 25, 2017,  at 6 p.m., in the boardroom in the Essic Williams Administration Building (building 10) on the Dublin campus. For more information, contact Melissa Hester at 910 879-5502.

April 27The 28th Annual Bladen We Care Byron H. Gooden Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, April 27 at Vineyard Golf at White Lake located between Elizabethtown and White Lake. READ MORE

April 29: Greater McKoy’s Chapel, Inc. (282 Center Rd. Elizabethtown, NC) will conduct their annual Car Show on Saturday, April 29. Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon and judging will begin at 1 p.m. with awards being presented beginning at 2 p.m. READ MORE


May 5: Bladen We Care’s annual gala will be held at Lu Mil Vineyard in Dublin at 7 p.m.  For ticket information call 910-862-8423.

May 5th & 6th: On Friday and Saturday,  May 5th and 6th a bus trip to the AMISH COUNTRY in Lancaster, PA.. We will see the LIVE PRODUCTION of JONAH from the BIBLE, shopping, tour of Amish Country, and museum. FYI:  Mary Carter Williams at 910 645 6464

May 6: The first annual Bladen County Aim For A Cure event to benefit the ALS Association for continued research, awareness, and assistance for those living with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Activities to include a 3D Archery Tournament (Featuring True Kill scoring) for Adult, Young Adult, and Youth Classes. READ MORE

May 12: Bladenboro Rotary Club plans golf tournament READ MORE

May 12: Bladen County Relay for Life will take place from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Middle School field.

May 31: The Bladenboro and Elizabethtown Rotary Clubs will honor Bladen County’s World War II Veterans with Special Ceremony. READ MORE


Ongoing Meetings

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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 or Fourth Monday of the Month

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 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 Committee meets at Dublin Elementary school the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm.

Second Tuesday of the Month- 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.:    The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club meets at San Jose Restaurant.

Third Tuesday at 7 pm- White Oak Community Club Club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM. is served. Come join us.

Last Tuesday of the Month- 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 or email

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- 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- 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 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- 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.


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 


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 7:30 PM 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.


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.


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.

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 Tuesday at 5:30 pm- 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 pm- Airport Economic Development Commission meets at 7:30pm at the Airport Terminal Building on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

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 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. For more information call Houston at 910-876-1087.

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 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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