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Around Town for Oct. 19, 2011


College Info

The Lincoln Campus of Gaston College will host College Information Night 6-8 p.m. today. Staff will be on hand to answer questions for those 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.


ECA Leader Training

“My Plate” will be presented 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Citizens Center demonstration kitchen located at 115 West Main Street in Lincolnton. This nutrition information and demonstration illustrates the importance of a healthy diet including fruits and vegetables. A variety of cooking methods using fall vegetables will be demonstrated. Taste samples and recipes will be given to participants. Call (704) 736-8461 to register.


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.


Ice Cream for the Cure

Carillon Assisted Living, 440 Salem Church Road, will sponsor an ice cream sale 2 p.m. Friday to benefit breast cancer research. Ice cream sundaes are $3, a single dip is $1 and double dips are $2. For more information, call (704) 732-0029.


Poetry Lincolnton

Join Poetry Lincolnton 7 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center for a Halloween Poetry Night. Guest poets Julian Phelps and Mother Poetry will be featured. All three members of Poetry Lincolnton will read with open mic following. Halloween costumes are optional. For more information, call (704) 735-1084.


Haunted Trail

The “Old Slaughter House Haunted Trail” to benefit the Humane Society of Lincoln County will be 7 p.m.-11 p.m. this Friday and Saturday as well as Oct. 28 and 29. The trail is located at 2457 Industrial Park Road in Lincolnton off Clarks Creek Road. Tickets are $10. This event is not recommended for small children.


Boger City BBQ

Boger City United Methodist Church, East Main Street in Lincolnton, will have its Annual BBQ Friday and Saturday. Friday is lunch delivery only to groups, businesses, and schools. The event will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday for dine-in or take-out. Price is $8 adults and $5 children 12 and under. For more information, call (704) 735-7513.


Women’s Embrace

Women’s Embrace will host a craft bazaar, bake sale, and breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at Faith Baptist Church, 5194 Old Plank Road in Iron Station. Sausage and pancake breakfast will be available 8-10 a.m. The bazaar and bake sale will continue to 2 p.m. Cost of breakfast is $5 adults and $3 children 5 and over.


Daniels Breakfast

Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Road in Lincolnton, will host a full country breakfast 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday. This month, there will be a door prize drawing. Come out and enjoy breakfast for $6 and enjoy great fellowship. Call (704) 735-8034 or (704) 735-2388 for more information.


8K Run/ 4K Walk

Rhyne Financial, 218 West Main Street in Lincolnton, is sponsoring an 8K run and 4K walk beginning 9 a.m. Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Lincoln County Public Education Foundation. Race day entry fee is $25, which includes a long-sleeved event T-shirt and goody bag. Call (704) 736-0388 for more information.


Open House

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 105 Old Tram Street in Lincolnton, is hosting a Family History Center Open house 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Services of the center, purposes for genealogy, research tips and more will be highlighted. For more information, call (980) 241-2523.


Rotary Yard Sale

The Sherill’s Ford/Terrell Rotary Club will have a yard sale 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Sherrill’s Ford Presbyterian Church, opposite the library. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Polio Plus Program to eradicate polio worldwide through inoculation. For further information, call (828) 994-0249.


Spaghetti Fundraiser

Crouse United Methodist Women are sponsoring a community spaghetti fundraiser to benefit Johnny Parker, local cancer patient, 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the church. Meal will include salad, bread, desserts and tea. Both dine-in and take-out will be available. Donations will be accepted. The church is located on Old Hwy. 150 in Crouse, across from the Post Office.


Ballroom Dance

Foothills Chapter 6065 of USA Dance will have their monthly dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hickory Christian Academy in Hickory. Local dance instructor Tony Stafford will teach a one hour class on the Bolero dance. Admission is $5 for members and first-time guests, $8 for non-members and previous guests, and $2 for students. For more information, call (828) 327-6932 or (828) 464-6835.


Denver Art Trail

The sixth annual Denver Art Trail will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. This year’s trail features 28 artists at nine different locations. Six new artists will be showing their work.  A Facebook page is available. For more information, call (704) 489-9494.



The East Lincoln Area CROP walk, sponsored by East Lincoln Christian Ministries, will be 2 p.m. Sunday starting at the Rock Springs Campground pavilion on Campground Road in Denver. For more information, call (704) 483-1684.


Diabetes Education

Carolinas Medical Center Lincoln will present “Diabetes, Herbals and Supplements” 6 p.m. Monday at Sally’s YMCA in Denver, 1601 Forney Creek Parkway in Denver. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (980) 212-6037.


Republican Women’s Meeting

East Lincoln Republican Women meets 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at East Lincoln Fire Department on S. Pilot Knob Road in Denver. County officials and educators will participate in the program, “Spotlight on Education.” For more information, call (704) 488-3541.


Line Dancing

The Lincoln Cultural Center will host line dancing lessons beginning 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Lessons will last six weeks and the cost is $50 per student. Call (704) 732-9055 to pre-register.



Registration for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s spay/neuter clinic is 1-4 p.m. Oct. 26 and 4-6 p.m. Oct. 27. The actual clinic is Nov. 8. Call (704) 732-9022 Ext. 1 for more information.


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.


LHS Class of ‘65

A group of Lincolnton High Class of ’65 graduates has been meeting for lunch at various locations since June. The next meeting will be noon Nov. 1 at Court Street Grill.


Mission Yard Sale

Ethiline’s fall mission yard sale will be Nov. 4 and 5 beginning at 7 a.m. The sale is located at 2600 Keever Dairy Farm Road in Lincolnton.


Caregivers Celebration

Lincoln County Senior Services will host a Caregivers Appreciation Celebration 10 a.m. Nov. 7. The event is part of National Caregivers Month and will honor caregivers. There will be guest speakers, entertainment and a light lunch to show appreciation. Register by Oct. 28. To register, call (704) 732-9053.

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