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Around Town for Oct. 14, 2011

FALL FESTIVAL
Tabernacle Christian, 2128 Dallas-Cherryville Highway, will host their annual fall festival 7 p.m. today. There will be activities and games for all ages. Guest singers are “The Galloways” from Cowpens, S.C. Call (704) 922-9143 for more information.

DATE NIGHT
Lincoln Cultural Center is hosting a “date night” 7 p.m. today. Come and enjoy a spaghetti dinner and an improv comedy show with “Chasing Parked Cars.” Cost is $12 per person for dinner and show or $5 for just the show. Show starts at 8 p.m.

CHILI FUNDRAISER
“Chili for Children” fundraiser is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. This event benefits the Lincoln County Foster Children Program. Cost is $5, and delivery is available for orders of 10 or more. Call (704) 736-1155 for more information.

FALL FESTIVAL
North Brook Elementary School will host a fall festival 5-8 p.m. today. Games, food, inflatables, silent auction, and hayrides will be featured. Call (704) 276-2479 for more information.

YARD SALE
Crouse United Methodist Women will have their annual Yard/Bake/Hotdog Sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Sausage biscuits will be available in the morning and hot dogs will be available by 11 a.m. Baked goods will be available while they last. The church is located on Old Hwy. 150 in Crouse, across from the Post Office. Money raised will be used for mission projects.
OPERATION SANTA
Operation Santa USMC will sponsor a pancake breakfast 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fatz Cafe in Lincolnton. Cost is $8 adults and children 11 and under $3. Proceeds go toward filling and sending Christmas stockings to deployed troops.
ST. LUKE’S SUPPER
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church is hosting a chicken pie/chicken dumplings/stew beef supper 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Live bluegrass/gospel music from 5-7 p.m. The church is located at 4051 King Wilkinson Road. All proceeds benefit the church building fund.

SENIORS DANCE
There will be a dance beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Gaston Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway in Dallas. Entertainment will be provided Jo Jo’s Music Mix, with band leader James Bates. Cost is $5. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

ASBURY CHICKEN PIE
Asbury United Methodist Church, Asbury Church Road in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pie supper beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday. Price is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Delivery is available for five or more plates. Call (704) 735-6448 for more information.

HARVEST CARNIVAL
Southside Baptist Church, 1726 Southside Road in Lincolnton, will host a Harvest Community Carnival 3-6 p.m. Saturday. Games, food, bounce house and other activities will be provided. Call (704) 735-2418 for more information.

HEAVNER REUNION
The A.L. Heavner and Ellen Hallman Heavner 44th family reunion will be Sunday at Webbs Chapel Baptist Church in Crouse. Bring a well-filled basket to share with all. For more information, call (704) 435-2295 or (704) 735-2470.

HUNGER WALK
The third annual Hunger Walk to benefit Christian Ministries is 3 p.m. Sunday. Take a stroll down Main Street of Lincolnton for either a one or two mile walk to help raise money for those in need. Forms are available 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Christian Ministry office on S. Poplar Street. Rain Date is October 23. For more information, call (704) 732-0383.

CONCERT PIANIST
Concert pianist Ricky Sharp will perform 3 p.m. Sunday in the Timken Performance Hall of the Lincoln Cultural Center. The event is free. However, a love offering for the Lincoln County Coalition against Child Abuse will be taken. Attendees are invited to a reception following the concert hosted by the women of St. Matthew’s Church of Christ.

CHARTER BOARD
Lincoln Charter School Board Meeting is 6 p.m. Monday at the Denver Campus. This meeting is open to the public.

BLOCK SMITH GYM
Lincoln County Parks and Recreation announces the opening of Block Smith Gym, 130 Rhodes Street in Lincolnton, beginning Monday. The gym will be open for walkers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday each week. For more information, call (704) 748-1518.

COMMISSIONERS
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meets 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Citizens Center on West Main Street in Lincolnton. This meeting is open to the public.

UNION V.F.D.
The annual meeting of Union’s VFD members and the community is 7:30 p.m. Monday at the fire department, located at 4588 Reepsville Road in Vale. For additional information, call (704) 276-2944.

CITY PLANNING
The City of Lincolnton Planning Board meets 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. This meeting is open to the public.

B.P.W. LUNCHEON
The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Lincolnton will be hosting a luncheon Tuesday, October 18th at 11:45 at the Lincoln Cultural Center.  This is in honor of National Business Women’s Week.  Former Women of the Year will be honored.  Leigh Guth will be the guest speaker.  Cost is $10 for members and $15 for guests. For more information, call (704) 735-9022.

CANDIDATES FORUM
The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates forum in advance of the upcoming city elections 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. This forum is open to the public.

COLLEGE INFO
The Lincoln Campus of Gaston College will host College Information Night 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Staff will be on hand to answer questions for anyone looking to begin or continue their college education or add to their professional development. The event will be in Room 209 of the Main Building at 511 South Aspen Street in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 922-6537.

SENIORS PROGRAM
An educational program on safety awareness will be presented by Robert L. Kitchin at the Senior Center on 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway in Dallas 7 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

WLHS REUNION
The West Lincoln High School graduates of the classes of 1981 and 1982 will have a combined reunion the weekend of Oct. 28-30. The Main event will be 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Little Big Horn Restaurant. RSVPs are needed in advance. If you graduated with these classes and have not been notified, the reunion committee has been trying to locate you. Please call (704) 325-0130 or (252) 335-4911 to make reservations or for more information.

PANTRY CLOSED
Two Fish and Five Loaves Food Pantry is closed for restocking. The pantry will resume its normal schedule of every other Saturday on November 12. Donations are welcome. Contact Without Walls Freedom Center at (704) 240-4411 to make donations or for more information.

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