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JO GREY: Much to do in Badin this weekend

Jo Grey writes the Badin News for the SNAP.

Badin Library
Storytime and craft activities are planned for today at 3:30 p.m. Children are welcome to participate each Thursday in August.
Branch manager Treva Allmon encourages all the children to keep reading.
Badin Library hours are Monday, 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Thursday, 3-7 p.m.

Badin Baptist
In partnership with the Proverbs 226 ministry, Badin Baptist is facilitating visits this Saturday between inmates of Albemarle Correctional Facility and their children.
Breakfast, snacks and lunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall.
This is an opportunity for Badin residents to minister to children and families while learning more about this ministry partnership.
Please call Virgil Hinson of Badin Baptist for more details about the event at 704-438-0622.
Badin Baptist is pastored by B.J. Bowers who leads a Bible study and prayer gathering at the church on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The youth also meet together at 7.
Everyone is welcome.

McDonald Chapel
Homecoming revival at McDonald Chapel begins Sunday and dinner will be served after the morning service.
The Rev. Anthony Neal, pastor of First Baptist, is the revival kickoff speaker at the 3 p.m. service.
Guest speaker for Monday and Tuesday is the Rev. Harold Timberlake, pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist in Badin. The choir and congregation from Mt. Zion will join in the services. The community is invited as well.
The Rev. Shirley A. McConnell is the new pastor of McDonald Chapel.

Morrow Mountain
A tour of the Kron House is planned for 2-3 p.m. Sunday. This is one of the few opportunities to learn about this 19th century home which belonged to Dr. Francis Kron — one of the first Piedmont physicians.
An advanced wild raptors class for K-12 educators will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Lodge.
The 5-hour class counts for EE Certification and will introduce participants to North Carolina hawks through indoor and outdoor activities.
Sign up with Park Ranger Maggie Miller: maggie.miller@ncparks.gov.
Come Read With a Ranger on Aug. 18 from 9-10 a.m. at Shelter B. This month’s featured book is “Mossy” by Jan Brett. Children will learn about box turtles and make their very own Mossy to take home.

Badin Business
Better Badin, Inc. invites everyone to join together to make Badin better by attending the monthly meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall.
Town Council meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Visitors are always welcome.
Please share ideas and opinions about the town by taking the online Community Input Survey at www.badin.org.
Badin Town Council will use these responses while setting goals and making plans for the future.

Badin UMC
The church is planning a Family Night of miniature golf and sweet treats at 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at Chili Mama D’s, 1240 E. Main St. Everyone is welcome.
Soul Food community meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at 132 Church St. (the former Tabernacle UMC). Come for music, a message and a meal.
Donations of soup, sandwiches and dessert are needed.
Pastor Beau Linker invites everyone to come for the music, the message and a meal.

Badin Presbyterian
A time for communion, Bible study and prayer is planned for Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Pastor Dan Wray will lead the service at the church, 153 Spruce St. Watch for upcoming information about the women’s Bible study in the fall.

Badin Elementary
Open House for grades 1-5 will be Aug. 23 from 5-6:30 p.m.
Kindergarten Open House will be Aug. 29 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The first day of school for students is Aug. 27.

Badin News is by Jo Grey. Contact her at Jo.greync@gmail.com at 704-995-2475.