Lunch and Learn Program

Friends of the Valdese Rec, Inc (FVR) is hosts a free monthly Lunch and Learn Program for Young at Hearts. Every third Thursday of the Month at Noon, FVR will provide lunch, time to socialize and a 15–20-minute program for those in the community who are retired or just interested. First United Methodist Church of Valdese is providing the space for the lunch event.

To RSVP for lunch, email You may attend if you do not RSVP, but lunch is only guaranteed for those who reply.

  • August 18 – Mark Stinson, Amoren
  • September 15 – Jack Moss, Valdese Police Chief
  • October 20 – Willie Pascal & Lisa Miller, Beekeepers
  • November 17 – Seth Eckard, Valdese Town Manager
  • December 15 – Nancy Wood, The Enola Group
  • January 19 – Kathy Bailey, UNC Health Blue Ridge Project Forward

FVR has hosted other activities for senior citizens including completing Living Will paperwork, technology help and picnics. The response to the picnics led the group to move to monthly events for more time together.

FUMC of Valdese has a history of outreach. They currently sponsor and provide a building for Boy Scout Troop 202, provide space for monthly AA meetings, host monthly Hygiene and Diaper Closets, and will soon re-start their Dinner Church that was halted during COVID.

Programs will range from informative to how to get involved in our community. Located at 217 St Germain Ave in Valdese, attendees will enter the bottom door of the church to access the fellowship hall.

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