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The Men’s Garden Club of Burlington will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Occasions, 286 E. Front St., Burlington. The program will be “Introduction to Phytoremediation: Using Plants to Clean Contaminated Soil,” presented by Ray Schwartz. Prospective Men’s Garden Club members are invited to attend or to visit burlingtonmensgarden.club.
Family Abuse Services plans a candlelight vigil 6:30–7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Criminal Courts Building, 212 W. Elm St., Graham, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The Meadow Creek Ruritan Club will hold a country ham and egg breakfast 6:30–10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Fellowship Hall at Salem United Methodist Church, 4924 Salem Church Road, near Saxapahaw. The cost is a donation. Proceeds help fund a scholarship program for local high school students. For more information or directions, call Ron Reid at 336-227-9775.
Halloween Hoot-on-the-Farm, a free event for those with autism and their families, is 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, rain date Nov. 3, at the home of Steve and Shelley Smith, 1905 Gwyn Road, Burlington. There will be hayrides, horseback riding, inflatables, live bands and lunch. Register by Oct. 25 at 336-212-1997 or email@example.com. The event is sponsored by the Altamahaw-Ossipee Civitan Club.
Springwood Presbyterian Church, 1422 Springwood Church Road, Whitsett, will hold its fall festival 4–7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. There will be barbecue, live Bluegrass music, children’s games, touch-a-truck, pumpkin decorating, fall crafts and photo booth.
Union Ridge Church, 115 Altamahaw-Union Ridge Road, north of Burlington, will hold its Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27. Barbecue, eat-in or take-out, 4:30–7 p.m. $9 per plate; kids 5 and younger eat free, “eat in” only. Music in the church at 6 p.m. Auction in the activity center at 7 p.m.
Bethany Presbyterian Church will have its Fall Carnival 5–7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Fellowship Hall, 1500 S. Main St., Graham. The event will include games and food.
The Anderson Volunteer Fire Department, 225 Baynes Road, southern Caswell County, will have its Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27. Brunswick stew will be $6/quart, and barbecue will be $7/quart. Supper begins at 5 p.m., and an auction begins at 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out. To preorder, call 336-421-9170.
Hebron United Methodist Church, Hightowers, will have its fall ham and egg supper 5–8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Prospect Hill Volunteer Fire Department. Eat-in or take-out. Cost: $8; children $4.
The United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church, Elon, 1630 Westbrook Ave., Elon, are sponsoring a pancake and sausage fundraiser dinner 5:30–7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The cost is $5 per person; children younger than 5 eat free. Proceeds will benefit Methodist Men projects in the church and community. For more information, call 336 584 5263.
McBroom Chapel Church, 5801 Chestnut Lane, Snow Camp, will celebrate its 130th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Minister Tabatha Davis from Bethel Fellowship Church in Burlington will bring the evening service. Local candidates will attend. An hour before, the service Pastor David Poteat and David Michael Spruill, president of the Martin Luther King Coalition of Alamance, will lay a wreath at the church cemetery to honor the members and founders of the church. After the service will be light refreshments.
Jordan Sellars’ Class of 1968’s 50th reunion is 9 p.m.–midnight Saturday, Nov. 24, at Occasions, 286 E. Front St., Burlington. The cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Dance tickets are available from any class member. For more information, call 336-227-3084.