Catawba County's week ahead

Community support events abound this week in Catawba County.

Events include fundraisers for a variety of organizations and residents.

On Saturday and Sunday, several organizations will sponsor Easter egg hunts.

For more details on these and other events, read on. For updated events information throughout the week, pick up the print edition of The O-N-E.

The Newton-Conover Community concert and jazz bands will perform a free show at Newton-Conover Auditorium at 3 p.m.

An annual fundraiser to support Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley will be from noon to 2 p.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church off U.S. 70 SE.

The meal includes barbecue, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and a drink. Takeout will be available.
Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger.

The city of Newton will offer free leaf compost from 8 a.m. — 2 p.m. at the Boston Road facility off N.C. 10 West.

Viewmont Baptist Church will sponsor a chicken barbecue dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to support summer mission projects. Each meal is $8 and includes half-chicken, homemade beans, slaw, roll and dessert. Meals are to-go only, and plates will be delivered to businesses with 10 or more orders within a 20-mile radius of the church.

St. Stephens Elementary School will host its third monthly All Pro Dad breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Parents and children enjoy a free breakfast while working on activities together.

The Oxford (Catfish) Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor its biannual fish fry beginning at 11 a.m. Plates will be $9 for adults, $5 for children. All carry-out plates will be $9, and the carry-out line will close at 5 p.m. The fish fry will benefit the department. For more information, call 828-459-9678.

Bethlehem United Methodist Church will hold an Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Stephens High School will host "Saint Strong" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit three senior students with cancer. A variety of activities are planned.

Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Conover will hold its annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m.

Children age 2 through fifth grade are invited to attend. The event will include refreshments, prizes and a visit from the Easter bunny. The rate date is April 7 at the same time.

Saturday-April 1
Auditions for The Green Room Community Theatre’s final show for the 2011-12 season, Stephen Sondheim’s "Into the Woods," are scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Old Post Office Playhouse in Newton. Call 828-464-6583 for more information.

April 1
The city of Newton Parks & Recreation Department’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Southside Park on U.S. 321 Business.

This year’s event will be divided into three age divisions: ages 1–3, ages 4–6 and ages 7–10.

Prizes will be awarded in the age divisions to children who find the crazy eggs, the largest eggs, the smallest eggs, the most unusual eggs, the golden eggs, various prize eggs and the most eggs.
The Easter Bunny will be on hand to greet youngsters and give away prizes.