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Last updated 3/18/2020 at 2:55pm

Jam Session Cancelled

The Balsam Grove Community Club has cancelled the March 21 jam session. We have not made any decisions yet about other events, but we will do our best to keep you informed. We hope everyone stays safe and healthy during the next few weeks!


There will be a benefit for Melissa and Shane Quinn at the Woods Memorial Baptist Church at 6 p.m., March 22. Melissa was diagnosed with cancer three or four years ago. She is undergoing chemo again and unable to work much at all. The churches are coming together for a worship service of song to help raise money for them.


The Transylvania County Bookmobile will be at the Balsam Grove Community Center from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 28. Be sure to come by and check out books to read.

Saturday Night Singing

The monthly Saturday night singings are back. The first one will be 6 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at Woods Memorial Baptist Church. The Eternal Praise will be doing the singing.

Fifth Sunday Night Services

The Fifth Sunday Night Services will be held at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, March 29, at the Shoal Creek Baptist Church. There will be singing, preaching and fellowship. Everyone is invited to attend the service.

God’s Way Food Pantry

We are no longer able to allow after hours pick-up. The food pantry is every other Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. If there is an urgent need, contact a pantry volunteer to arrange to meet you. The next food pantry will be Saturday, March 21. Blessings to David, Lydia and staff.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Balsam Grove Community Club will be hosting its annual Easter egg hunt on April 11, rain or shine. Doors open at 11 a.m., with egg hunts starting at 11:15 a.m. for ages 0-4 and 5-8. At 11:45 a.m. there will be a second egg hunt for children 0-4 and 9 and up. There will be games inside plus free hot dogs, chips and drinks. Lots of fun, door prizes and pictures with the Easter Bunny for everyone. Bring a basket to collect all your goodies.

Bread Of Life Food Truck

The Bread of Life Food truck will be at the Balsam Grove Community Center every Wednesday from noon until 1 p.m. They will have plate lunches that you can take home with you. This service is available to everyone in the community.


Just a reminder, if you have donations for our yard sales, contact a community club officer to meet you at the community center to put it in the building. Items get ruined if they are just dropped at the door, and then we have to pay to have it hauled off. We appreciate your cooperation. Calls may be made to Bernice Powell at 884-6058 or Carol Gardner at 884-6497 or any other officer.


They have started a playgroup at the Balsam Grove Community Center every Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Melissa Pearl of Community Playgroups is heading this up. There will be different activities, crafts, snacks, etc., at no expense to the parents. For more information, email mpcommunityplaygroups or call (828) 808-6638.

Silver Sneakers And Low Impact Exercise

There will be a low-impact exercise program on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. at the Balsam Grove Community Center. This will be cardio/weight/bands/agility/stretch. At 5 p.m. there will be stretch/balance /relaxation. This is a co-ed program for ages 12 and up. The fee is $5 per class or a punch card for $25. Silver Sneakers insurance is accepted and is free to those who qualify. This will be taught by Melissa McCall-Owen. For more information, call Bernice Powell at 884-6058.


Those celebrating an anniversary this week are Mr. and Mrs. Monty Owen, March 19; Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Powell, March 20; Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. Gary Ashe and Mr. and Mrs. George Stephens, March 21; and Mr. and Mrs. Calab Mason, March 23. We wish all of these a happy anniversary.


Those celebrating a birthday this week are Bernice O. Powell, March 20; Marsha Henderson, William Partin, Georgie Kratzert and Beth Austin, March 21; Steven McCall Jr. March 23; Ruth Anne Newton, Pattie Smith, Christina Anders and Cleamon Dodson, March 24; and Tracy Manoogian, March 25. We wish all of these a happy birthday.

Rent The Community Center

If you want to rent the Balsam Grove Community Center, call 884-6058 to book the date you want the building.

Senior Citizens Lunch

For all seniors 60 and older you may go to the Quebec Community Center Monday through Friday for lunch, games, fellowship and fun. If you would like to join them, call Pam McCall at 862-4466 for more information.

Quebec Community Club

Anyone wishing to rent the Quebec Community Center need to call Ann Hendrix at 862-4974 to book the date you need it for. Also, if you are planning a family reunion this summer and haven’t booked the community center yet, you need o call to make sure you get the date you want it for.

Quebec Community Club Third Saturday Bingo

The third Saturday night bingo at the Quebec Community Center on Saturday, March 21, has been cancelled. We will let you know about the one in April.


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