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Jo Grey: Many holiday events coming up in Badin

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.
Branch Manager Treva Allmon will offer a Christmas crafts session for adults at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. On Dec. 4 adults will have an opportunity to make Christmas cards.
Call Allmon with questions about the programs and services: 704-422-3218.

Badin Presbyterian

Jo Grey writes the Badin News for the SNAP.

Badin Presbyterian Women will host the December Bible study on Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. The month’s topic is “God With Us in Our Discouragement.”
All women are welcome to come for fellowship and learning together.

Badin UMC
Everyone is invited for Christmas carols and dessert at 4 p.m. Dec. 16 in the fellowship hall. Please bring a dessert to share and come make a joyful noise. Everyone is welcome, says Pastor Beau Linker.
The Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. Holy Communion will be served and special music presented. The community is invited.

Morrow Mountain
A ranger-led hike at 1 p.m. Nov. 25 on the Morrow Mountain loop trail (0.8 mi.) offers a look at the geological history of the Uwharrie Mountains and their significance for Native Americans. At the end, participants will learn how to use an ancient hunting tool called an atlatl. Bring a water bottle, wear sturdy hiking shoes and meet at the Scenic Vista on the mountain.
The First Day Hike on Jan. 1, 2019 is America’s State Parks country-wide initiative to get people outside on New Year’s Day.
Meet at the Quarry Trail at 10 a.m. for this ranger-led hike to learn the connection between the geology of the park and the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Bring water and dress for the weather.

Holiday Closings
Badin Elementary School will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday today and Friday.
Town Hall will likewise be closed.
Dec. 19 is an early release day for Badin School, with school closed from Dec. 20 through Jan. 1.

Town Business
Better Badin, Inc. holds its monthly meeting at Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10.
Come get involved as these faithful volunteers make plans to decorate Falls Road and prepare for various seasonal community events. Help is always welcome.
Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 11.

Christmas Concerts
Sunday is the day of “The Glorious Sounds of Christmas” concert by the Charlotte Festive Brass, an ensemble of professional musicians from Charlotte.
Directed by Albemarle native David Mills, the group promises an evening of festive and inspiring music in the acoustic-rich sanctuary of Badin Baptist Church, 28 Falls Road.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 at Loafers and Legends, The Country House Antiques and online through www.eventbrite.com.
The Stanly County Chorale and North Stanly High School Chorus and Handbell Choir will perform their second seasonal concert on Dec. 11 at Badin Baptist Church, 28 Falls Road, at 7 p.m.
Best loved Christmas arrangements of the English composer John Rutter will be performed by the combined choral groups and directed by Aza Hudson, NSHS musical director.
A love offering will be given.

Tree Lighting
Come for Badin’s traditional Christmas Tree Lighting on Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. Shops will be open, Better Badin, Inc. folks will serve refreshments, Badin Elementary children will sing Christmas carols and Santa and Mrs. Claus are expected to make a timely arrival so families may take their own pictures with the famous pair.

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