Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of November 14, 2016


Weekly Events for November 14

November 12 to 13 – starting at 1 pm Cub Scouts collecting food donations
November 14 – starting at 8:30 am Municipal Court at Town Hall
November 14  – 12 noon River Center Senior Network Luncheon
November 14 – 6 pm Friends of the Library meeting at NC Library
November 15 – 7 pm Town Council meeting at Town Hall

November 16 – 12 noon Senior Luncheon at River Center
November 19 – 5 pm Free Thanksgiving Dinner provided by New Castle Lions Club  at the Community Center

Future Events ~ Mark Your Calendars

December 2 – 6 pm Tree Lighting at Burning Mountain Park
December 3 – 10 am – 3 pm New Castle Chamber of Commerce Craft Show at the Community Center
December 3 – 11 am – 2 pm Chili Cook-off at the Community Center

New Castle Recreation Department

Come join us for our “Turkey Bowl” Flag Football Tournament! November 19 – 20. Round up your friends and come play in our flag football tournament.
This is a 5 vs 5, exciting and fast paced non-contact football
Youth and Adult divisions offered. Spaces are limited(8 teams for each division), so sign up quickly! Cost is youth $125/team and adult $150/team.
Register online at

The Winter 2016 Activity Guide is here

For more information, call Sax or Hannah at 984-3352

Events at the Library
November 14 – 6 pm Tech Night for Re-2 Parents
November 15 -10:30 am  Infant & Toddler Storytime
November 16 – 4 pm Wig Out Wednesday
November 16 – 6:30 pm Medicare Aware
November 17 – 10:30 am Preschool Storytime
November 18 – 10 am Friday Makers
November 18 – 3:30 pm Bistro Book Club
November 21 – 6 pm Book Bites
November 24 & 25 – All GC Libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving

For more information, call 984-2346

Lions Club Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner

November 19, 5 pm
Community Center
Bring  a side dish to share
Donate non-perishable food for LIFT-UP

Help the Cub Scouts set a new world record. $10 will pay for 20 lbs of food

Grand Avenue Bridge Updates

Asphalt Paving Sixth Street, Pine Street and the GAB TOMORROW (11/11)
Crews will be asphalt paving in the Sixth, Pine and GAB area tomorrow.(11/11)

Seventh Street CLOSURE at Intersection
Beginning, Thursday, Nov. 17, Seventh Street will be CLOSED from the intersection of Seventh and Eighth streets to the old sewer lot. This closure is anticipated to last two weeks.

  • Motorists should use Eighth Street for access to Grand Avenue and Midland Avenue.
  • Access to the Farnum Holt funeral home will be maintained as well as parking access in the old sewer lot.
Eighth Street and Midland Avenue Right-turn Pocket CLOSURE (Weekend Work)
Beginning Friday, Nov. 18 to Monday, Nov. 21, the right-turn pocket at the intersection of Eighth Street and Midland Avenue will be CLOSED. Motorists will be able to make right turns onto Midland Avenue from the center lane. LARGE TRUCKS: Semis and large trucks with trailers should use SH-82, the GAB or US Hwy 6 during this closure.

Exit 114 Ramp Work Continues 
Go slow in the cone zone. We are working on wrapping up improvements to Exit 114.

In late-November, crews will begin working on traffic bridge walls near the pedestrian shopping plaza between Seventh and Eighth streets. During this construction, the southbound left-turn lane from the GAB to Eighth Street will be CLOSED. Motorists will continue south on SH-82 to Ninth Street for access to city streets east of Grand Avenue.

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