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Welcome to the Bladen Journal’s Community Calendar. If you have a calendar item, please send it to interim editor David Kennard by email at [email protected].

Wilson County Schools Calendar - (Holiday Breaks)
Wilson County Schools Calendar – (Holiday Breaks)

BOOK CLUB: The Bladen County Public Library has released its list of books for the Pastries and Print Book Club. January: Tom Lake -Ann Patchett; February: “None of this is True” by Lisa Jewell; March: “The American Heiress” by Daisy Goodwin; April: “And If I Perish” by Evelyn M. Monahan; May: “The Lost and Found Bookshop” by Susan Wiggs; June: “The Choice” by Edith Eva Eger. For more information contact Kim Wilson at 910-863-4586 or email [email protected]. Meetings are at 3 p.m. every third Monday at the library’s Main Branch, 111 N Cypress St. Elizabethtown.

NO SCHOOL: All Bladen County public schools will have no classes on Jan. 15 in In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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WCS – Calendar – Main Street Media of Tennessee

PARADE: The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Day Parade will take place at 11 a.m. Jan. 15 in Elizabethtown. Find more information at

PUBLIC MEETING: The Harmony Hall meeting will take place at noon on Jan. 18 at Elizabethtown Town Hall, 805 W Broad St. Elizabethtown.

WORKSHOP: Cooking Under Pressure — Instant Pot Workshop. Learn to use a multifunction cooker to fix quick meals at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Powell Melvin Ag Center, 450 Smith Circle, Elizabethtown. For more information send email to [email protected] or call 910-862-4591.

CHAMBER MEETING: Join the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Lu Mil Vineyard, 438 Suggs-Taylor Road, Elizabethtown, to hear about the many good things happening in Mother Nature’s Playground that will boost the economy, support our businesses and workforce, and positively impact our ways of life. A trio of experts will give updates on the local projects. The speakers include Elizabethtown Town Manager Dane Rideout, White Lake Town Administration Sean Martin and Bladen’s Bloomin’ Chuck Heustess, who will speak on behalf of Bladen County. Also, the chamber will honor individuals receiving a 2023 Chamber Award. Fore more information contact the chamber at 910-862-4368 or email [email protected].

CONCERT: The Jordan Rainer “The Women in Black” Concert is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Cape Fear Winery, 218-B Aviation Parkway, 207 E Broad St, Elizabethtown. Jordan Rainer. “The Woman in Black” is rising country star Jordan Rainer. Known for witty lyrics and masterful guitar playing, Jordan blends traditional country with a modern rock edge.

CASINO NIGHT: A Casino Night to benefit Bladen’s Bloomin’ Agri-Industrial Inc. has been set for 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery, 218-B Aviation Pkwy, Elizabethtown. The event is a celebration of Bladen County’s industrial partners. For tickets and additional information call -910-645-2292. Find more information at .

BLOOD DRIVE: The American Red Cross has a planned a blood drive for noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 5, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 6414 Center Road, Bladenboro. To register, contact Carolyn Hester at 910-874-4179 or go online to

BACKYARD WILLIFE: The Good and The Bad. Learn about wildlife and how they interact with us, at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 15. For more information send email to [email protected] or call 910-862-4591.

PLANT PROPAGATION: Learn the different types of propagation on woody and herbaceous ornamentals at this workshop set for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Powell Melvin Ag Center, 450 Smith Circle, Elizabethtown. For more information send email to [email protected] or call 910-862-4591.

FARM TO KITCHEN: Understanding Meat Cuts 5:30-7 p.m. March 21 at the Powell Melvin Ag Center, 450 Smith Circle, Elizabethtown. Learn about pork, beef and lamb cuts; how to choose cuts; how to prepare them; and taste test different cuts. For more information call Contact 910-862-4591 or send email to [email protected]

Send Community Calendar items to [email protected]. If you have quesitons, please call David Kennard at 910-416-5847.