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A free Toning Class will be 9-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Dancer’s Edge Studio in downtown Lincolnton. Following this class is a free Zumba Fitness Class. For more information, call (828) 429-4607.



The Public Housing Authority meets 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Housing Authority Office on McBee Street in Lincolnton. This meeting is open to the public.



The Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 Pilot Knob Road in Stanley. Catawba Riverkeeper David Merryman is the guest speaker and will discuss current and future projects and activities. For more information, call (704) 489-6249.



Piecemakers Quilt Guild is hosting the Quilted Treasures 2011 quilt show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Road in Lincolnton. Vendors, demonstrations, boutique and other items will be featured. Call (704) 677-2775 for more information.



The Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department Truck and Tractor Pull will be held Friday (Sept. 23) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets sold for last week’s event (which was postponed due to threat of inclement weather) will be honored at Friday’s event. For more information, call (704) 902-9236.



The 3rd annual Kare about Kids fundraiser will be Saturday at Cherryville Golf and Country Club. A silent auction, poker run, and classic and custom car cruise-in will be part of the event to raise funds for needy children in the Cherryville area to have a better Christmas. Call (704) 435-8357 for more information.



Asbury United Methodist Church, Asbury Church Road in Lincolnton, will host a BBQ fundraiser Saturday from 11 a.m. until sold out. BBQ plates with all the trimmings are $7. Hot dog plates with all the trimmings are $4. For more information, call (704) 732-4032.



The 38th Annual Rose Show hosted by the Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society will be Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cleveland County Mall, 2001 East Dixon Blvd. in Shelby. The public is invited to come and see unusual roses and to get their questions answered by the Society’s Consulting Rosarians. Rose arrangements and cut roses will be sold at reasonable prices. Call (828) 428-3508 for more information.



Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Road in Lincolnton, will have full country breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday. Come and eat breakfast for $6 and enjoy great fellowship. For more information, call (704) 735-8034 or (704) 735-2388.



Cornerstone Church, 411 East Main Street in Maiden, will have a children’s consignment sale 8 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday. Children’s clothing up to size 14 and other children’s items will be sold. For more information, call (828) 428-0101.



Good Karma Alpacas Ranch will participate in 2011 National Alpaca Days 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The ranch is located at 1041 Brevard Place Road in Iron Station. This is a free opportunity for the public to come meet and learn about these unique animals. For more information, call (704) 649-5849.



Charlie’s Chaplains Clown “Skool” will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Education Classroom at Frye Regional Medical Center, with registration from 8-9 a.m. The registration fee is $35. The clown ministry helps patients feel better by brightening patients’ days. For more information, contact the Chaplain’s office at Frye Regional Medical Center at (828) 315-3798.



The 3rd annual Carolina Freight Employee Reunion is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church Christian Outreach Center, 301 E. First Street in Cherryville. For more information, call the C. Grier Beam Truck Museum at (704) 435-3072.



The annual Steel Rubber Products open house and car show is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the company’s headquarters, 6180 East Highway 150 in Denver. Custom, classic, antique and muscle cars will be on display and plant tours and workshops will be held during the event. For more information, call (704) 483-9343.



A fundraiser to benefit Ronnie Correll’s fight with cancer will be 12 p.m. until food runs out Saturday at David’s Chapel United Methodist Church in the West Lincoln area. The event will also feature a yard sale, bluegrass gospel music, and a silent auction. The annual Steel Rubber Products open house and car show is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the company’s headquarters, 6180 East Highway 150 in Denver. Custom, classic, antique and muscle cars will be on display and plant tours and workshops will be held during the event. For more information, call (704) 483-9343.



May’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 1707 May’s Chapel Church Road in Maiden, will host a Kudzu Festival and Bazaar 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Food made from kudzu will be available for sampling and purchase.  A giant yard sale and handmade crafts and fits will be featured. Call (828) 428-8320 for more information.



St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 315 S. Cedar Street in Lincolnton, has several events on Sunday. A homecoming luncheon will be held in the Parish House after the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The drawing of Art Raffle items will take place during the luncheon. Raffle tickets are $5 and are available at some downtown businesses and during the homecoming celebration on Sunday. Call Angie Faucher at (704) 435-5435 for more information.



Boger City United Methodist Church, East Main Street in Lincolnton, will have a community luncheon 11:30 a.m. Sunday in their fellowship hall. Homestyle meats, vegetables and desserts will be served for an $8 donation. Call (704) 735-7513 for more information.



The 21st annual McMurry family reunion will be 1 p.m. Sunday at McKendree United Methodist Church, Maiden Highway in Lincolnton. Come and bring your favorite foods and enjoy the fellowship. Call (704) 735-6770 for more information.



The Eaker family reunion will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 6753 Highway 182 in Cherryville. For more information, call (704) 435-9123.



The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 401 E. Main Street in Lincolnton. Photography educator Dave Kelly will discuss working with histograms.



Gaston College Lincoln Campus will offer a Basic Skills New Student Orientation class for those interested in earning a GED or Adult High School diploma 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call (704) 922-2268.



East Lincoln Republican Women will meet 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the East Lincoln Fire Department on S. Pilot Knob Road in Denver. Dan Forest, candidate for Lt. Governor is the guest speaker. Call (704) 488-3451 for more information.



Lincoln Squares will have an open house and fun dance 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at Asbury United Methodist Church in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 276-9301 or (704) 732-1520.



The Lincoln County Democratic Women will meet jointly with the Lincoln County Democratic Party 7 p.m. Tuesday at their headquarters, 129 W. Water Street in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 276-0777 or (704) 240-0807.



The 3rd annual Stanley Creek Massacre 5K and 10K races will be October 1 in downtown Stanley. These races provide a hilly/challenging race experience. The race starts at 8 a.m. Registration is $20 by Sept. 23. For more information, call (704) 922-2160.



Planning is underway for the West Lincoln High School Class of 2001 10- year reunion. Please e-mail your current mailing address to wlhsclassof2001@yahoo.com by September 25 so that invitations can be sent.



Lincoln County high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 ? who are interested in participating as an exchange student under the Rotary Exchange Program should contact Becky Reavis at (704) 530-0850 or by e-mail at


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