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Jo Grey Column: Badin has many events scheduled

Badin Library

Everyone is invited to weekly Storytime and crafts today and every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Bring a friend for a cool reading adventure.

Badin Library hours are Monday, 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Thursday, 3-7 p.m.

Call Treva Allmon, branch manager, with questions about the programs and services: 704-422-3218.

Veterans Parade

Teens Making a Difference willl sponsor the annual Veterans Parade on Saturday at 11 a.m.

The community is invited to come out to honor and support area veterans. A short ceremony will follow at the Westbrook Community Center, 507 Roosevelt St.

Contact Deloris Chambers for further information, 704-438-6948.

Morrow Mountain

Following the damage from Hurricane Florence, trails are being reopened in stages. Call 704-982-4402 for updates.

The boathouse is open Saturday and Sunday through October. Park hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

National Public Lands Day will be observed Saturday with family activities from 5-7 p.m. beginning at Shelter A atop Morrrow Mountain.

Kids can earn a junior ranger badge through participation in a stewardship project and a hike of the (0.8 mi.) Loop Trail.

The day’s accomplishments will be recognized with a swearing-in of the new junior Rangers and rewarded with sweet treats — making s’mores.

Please call 704-982-4402 to reserve a spot.

Tour the Kron House from 2-3 p.m. Oct. 7. Learn about an early Piedmont physician and his contributions to 19th century life in the area.

Read With a Ranger on Oct. 13 from 10-11 a.m. at Shelter C in the parking lot near the pool. “Stellaluna” tells the story of a bat, and children will also make a bat craft.

Badin VFD

A barbecue fundraiser is scheduled for Oct. 13 from 11 a.m.-until. Join with neighbors in showing support for Badin’s dedicated first responders by attending this community meal. Take out or dine-in, and even stock the home freezer with pulled pork for holidays meals.

Badin UMC

Bring soup, sandwiches and desserts to share at Soul Food on Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m. This time of fellowship and service will be at 132 Church St.

The annual Hallelujah! Fall Festival is Oct. 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the church. The community is invited to bring friends. More information to come.

Community Revival Services

Mark the dates Nov. 4-6 for the second annual revival services being planned by pastors from churches in Badin and West Badin.

More information will be available as locations are finalized.

The pastors ask for participation and prayer from all over the community.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Everyone is invited to homecoming and family and friends day on Sunday.

Pastor Harold Timberlake will preach at the 11 a.m. service. Bishop Garland Heggie will lead the 4 p.m. service.

The church is at 500 Sherman St.

Revival services will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 1-5. The speakers are Pastor Michael W. Epps and Bishop Garland Heggie.

Badin Presbyterian

Women’s Bible Study begins Monday at 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall next door to the sanctuary, 153 Spruce St.

Myrl Smith and Tanya Davis will lead the discussions on the theme for the year, “God Is With Us.” October’s topic is “God With Us Wherever We Are.” All ladies are welcome.

First Sunday Lunch for the community is Oct. 7 immediately following the 11 a.m. service.

A service for communion, Bible sudy and prayer will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the church. Pastor Dan Wray will lead.

Badin Business

Limb and brush pick-up will be at 8 a.m. Oct. 2.

Many thanks to Wayne Carter and his crew for already offering an extra pick-up following Hurricane Florence.

Fall Town Clean-up begins Oct. 8 and runs until noon Oct. 11. Please note the town collects tires and rims (if separated), appliances, and old furniture, but will not pick up brush or anything accepted at the N.C. 740 Convenience Center (such as cardboard). Items left curbside more than seven days could lead to citations.

Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in Town Hall.

Better Badin

Members of Better Badin, Inc. meet the second Monday of each month and the next meeting is Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall, 36 Falls Road.

Visitors and new members are welcome to join in ongoing discussions and plans for enhancing community life.

Better Badin’s next project is a Community Yard Sale from 7 a.m.-noon Oct. 13 in the Alcoa parking lot next to N.C. Highway 740.

Spaces will be marked off for sellers to set up a table and stage all the irresistible stuff that attracts buyers and lovers of secondhand treasures.

The new Badin Concert Series will have a kick-off concert on Nov. 25 at Badin Baptist Church.

“The Glorious Sounds of Christmas” will be performed by the Charlotte Brass at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased from Better Badin or at Loafers and Legends Club on Falls Road.

Next up, on Nov. 27 is the Badin Tree Lighting on the village green on Falls Road.

The second event of the Badin Concert Series is Dec. 11 when the Stanly County Chorale will present a concert of seasonal music by English composer John Rutter at Badin Baptist Church.

They will be joined by the North Stanly High School Chorus and Handbell Chorus, directed by Aza Hudson.

A love offering will be received.

Sunshine Club

Meet friends and neighbors at this monthly gathering on Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Badin Baptist Church.

A musical program presented by Bill Holt in the Fellowship Hall will precede the luncheon.

Please bring a covered dish to share.

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