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Around Town for Oct. 3, 2011



Liberty Baptist Church in Lincolnton will host their fall festival from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 8. The event is free and open to the public with festivities that include free food, games, door prizes and bounce houses. For more information, contact Jean Sigmon at 980-241-0495 or the church at 828-428-2278.



The City of Cherryville and Cherryville Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting the ninth annual “Little Spooks Parade” at 10 a.m. on Oct. 28 on Main Street. Area daycare centers, police and fire departments and Cherryville High School band members will march in the parade. The public is invited to attend the free event in costume.



Blackburn Baptist Church is hosting a free five-week long computer security class. Topics include basic computer security terms and virus and email protection, among others. Classes start at 7 p.m. Tuesday and will be held every Tuesday through Nov. 1. Only 30 spots are available. To sign up, email  info@blackburnchurch.org.



The Lincoln Cultural Center is hosting the annual Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 7. Entry fee for each artistic piece is $15. Call 704-732-9044 for special arrangements and additional information.



The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnton. Members and guests who are  planning to eat should arrive 30 minutes early. Charles Stevens will be showing a power point of his recent trip to the Holy Land. For more information, contact Robert Tomlinson at 704-735-8154.



The Last Man’s Club WWII Veterans of Lincoln County will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnton. All WWII Veterans and guests are invited to attend. And are asked to bring any bills received from American Legion. One Veteran raffle winner will receive a handmade quilt.



ACW will host pro-wrestling at 8 p.m. Saturday at Extreme Fitness in Vale. The main event is a barb wire match. All proceeds will benefit cancer-patient Lloyd Kale and his family who live in Vale. Advanced tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 12.  If purchased at the door, tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. Children 6 and under are free. For more details, contact 828-962-3259 or visit www.acwworld.8k.com.



The youth department of Lakeside Church in Denver is collecting food bank items now through Dec. 10. The food will be donated to “those who need a little help” at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Large donations can be picked up by appointment. For more information, contact 704-489-6320.



St. Peter By The Lake Episcopal Church in Denver is hosting a flu shot clinic in conjunction with CVS pharmacy from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will also be on-hand offering free screenings for blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and fat analysis. Nurse Practitioner Doris Hill from Primary Care Association of Denver will also be on-hand. For more information, call Jeanne Hawkins at 704-483-1684.



The Lincoln County Federation of the Blind invites blind and visually impaired people to their monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the Gaston College Senior Center in Lincolnton. For additional information, contact Joy Scott at 828-428-3239 or Billy Milburn at 704-483-2387.



The Lincoln County Home Builders Association is hosting its annual Fall Golf Tournament on Friday at Westport Country Club. Cost is $50 to play and $100 to sponsor. For more information, contact 704-865-2100.



The Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at Oak Lawn School. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Asst. Secretary George Creed at 704-813-3130.



The Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP will host its annual Sam and Annie Biggers Scholarship Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, call George Creed at 704-813-3130.

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