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Jo Grey: Community yard sale on tap for Saturday

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.

Jo Grey writes the Badin News for the SNAP.

Community Yard Sale
Everyone is invited to sell and shop and get to know Badin neighbors at a yard sale on Saturday from 7 a.m.-noon.
Spaces are available first-come-first-serve at the Alcoa parking lot on N.C. Highway 740. There’s no fee to participate, but Better Badin, Inc. welcomes cash donations for future projects in town.

Morrow Mountain
Read With a Ranger on Saturday will be 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.
Everyone come listen and shiver to the sounds of Uwharrie ghost stories told by a ranger on Oct. 20 from 6-7 p.m. at the campground amphitheater. End the evening with s’mores over the camp fire.
Mark those calendars for Old Fashioned Day planned for Nov. 4 from 1-5 p.m. at the Lower Picnic Area.
The focus on trades and historical education of the 1800s will be highlighted by falconers, musicians, craftsmen and storytellers.
Choose to pan for gold, or take a ride in the new 14-person canoes.
The Kron House will also be open.

Badin VFD
A barbecue fundraiser is scheduled for 11 a.m.-until Saturday. 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
Come celebrate Badin UMC’s 102nd anniversary on Sunday beginning at the 11 a.m. service.
A covered dish homecoming meal in the Fellowship Hall will follow the service. All are welcome.
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. Come for fellowship, food, games, crafts and prizes.
United Methodist Women will host the annual Fall Bazaar on Nov. 10 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church. Find bargains amid a wide selection of books, toys, kitchen and decorative items and clothing.

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.

Badin Baptist
A gathering for prayer and Bible study takes place every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the church on Falls Road. The youth also meet at 7. B.J. Bowers is the pastor.

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

Better Badin
The Christmas Committee is asking for assistance getting ready for the season.
Meet at the Museum Nov. 3 at 9 a.m. to prepare decorations.
Volunteers will string lights and hang wreaths in the downtown business district on Nov. 17. Help will also be needed for taking down decorations on Jan. 5.
Volunteers are needed to set up tents on Nov. 26 for the Tree Lighting event taking place Nov. 27. Willing hands can also help assemble bags of candy at 9 a.m. Nov. 27 for the children who attend the Tree Lighting.
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.

Ten Days of Uwharrie Festival
As part of this first Uwharrie Festival, Mayor Anne Harwood will lead a Mayor’s Walk in West Badin on Oct. 26 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The 0.8 miles tour will include the business district, historic churches and cottages.
A similar walk in East Badin from 5:30-6:30 p.m. will begin at Town Hall on Falls Road and include the business district, Badin’s museums, historic quadraplexes and craftsman style homes (1.8 miles).
Check ncoutdoorfestival.com for other events.
Another area option is the annual Run the Valley 5K, 10K and ½ Marathon on Oct. 27 beginning at the Badin Post Office at 7:30 a.m.
For more information, check vacanddash.com.

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