Lunch and Learn Program

Friends of the Valdese Rec, Inc (FVR) hosts a free monthly Lunch and Learn Program for Young for the Young at Hearts in the community. Every third Thursday of the month at Noon, FVR provides lunch, time to socialize and a 20-minute program for those adults who are retired or have time for lunch. First United Methodist Church of Valdese provides the space for the lunch event.

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

  • April 19 – Sheriff Banks Hinceman
  • March 21 – Valdese Mayor Watts
  • February 15 – Hallyburton Academy
  • Jan 18 – Carolina Caring
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  • December 21 – Pregnancy Care Center of Burke County
  • November 16 – Guardian ad Litem (advocating for kids in court)
  • October 19 – North Carolina Cooperative Extension – Fall Gardening
  • September 21 – Valdese ABC Store
  • August 17 – Burke County Public Library – Adult Programs
  • July 20 – Children’s Home Society
  • June 15 – Alice Horton, Burke United Christian Ministries
  • May 18 – Morrissa Angi, Valdese Community Affairs
  • April 20 – Beth Heile, Valdese a Trail Town and FVR
  • March 16 – Edyth Potter, Old Colony Players
  • February 16 – Valdese Church Outreach Ministries (4 churches presented)
  • January 19 – Traci Riebel, UNC Health Blue Ridge Project Forward
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  • December 15 – Nancy Wood, The Enola Group
  • November 17 – Seth Eckard, Valdese Town Manager
  • October 20 – Willie Pascal & Lisa Miller, Beekeepers
  • September 15 – Jack Moss, Valdese Police Chief
  • August 18 – Mark Stinson, Amoren Hospice

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, and host monthly Hygiene and Diaper Closets.

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. If you would like to eat lunch, RSVP via email to by the Tuesday before the event

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