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Around Town 11-18-11

Community Support

“In My Father’s House” community support service, 208 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton, is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Clothing, shoes, and accessories are available free. On the third Tuesday of each month, canned food and dry goods is given away as long as supplies last. Donations of food and clothing are needed. Call (704) 419-3298 for more information.


Boy Scouts Food Drive

Area Boy Scouts will collect canned goods beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. If a blue door hanger was left on your door, please leave canned goods on your front doorstep or porch. Boy Scouts will pick up the items by noon and deliver them to Christian Ministries in Lincolnton or East Lincoln Christian Ministries. If you did not receive a door hanger, please make donations directly to these two organizations. The Boy Scouts hope to collect 10,000 pounds of canned goods for the less fortunate in Lincoln County this year. Call (704) 472-6847 for more information.


Tucker’s Grove BBQ

The United Methodist Men of Tucker’s Grove UM Church, 5982 Tucker’s Grove Church Rd. in Iron Station, is hosting their annual BBQ sale beginning 10 a.m. today and Saturday.


Kidz Klub

Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 988 S. Hwy. 16 in Lowesville, will sponsor Kidz Klub 6-8 p.m. today. Pizza will be provided for dinner and children will make crafts, play games and listen to stories. All children from age 2 through 5th grade are invited.


LHS Fruit Sale

Lincolnton High School is having its annual fruit sale through Friday. If you are interested in purchasing fruit to support the LHS Marching Band, call (704) 361-6974.


Poetry Lincolnton

Poetry Lincolnton meets 7 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center, East Main Street in Lincolnton. Guest poet is Vadoll Byers. Please use the side entrance.


Bake Sale

The Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scout Troops sponsored by Crouse United Methodist Church, Old Hwy. 150 in Crouse, will have a bake sale 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Proceeds benefit a Family Partnership Program that provides financial assistance to girls and leaders who want to be a part of the Girl Scout program. For more information, call (704) 735-7511.


Christmas Show

North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a Christmas Show 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. A variety of homemade treats, ceramics, pottery, decorations, cards, plants and shrubs will be sold. Hot dogs will also be available with proceeds going to Lottie Moon Christmas Mission Offering. Call (704) 435-6048.


Soup Fundraiser

Bethel United Methodist Church, 7284 Campground Rd. in Denver, will host a soup fundraiser noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. Oyster stew, vegetable soup, potato soup, taco soup and desserts will be available as well as hot dogs. Both eat-in and carryout orders are available.


Craft Show

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 537 N. Hwy. 16 in Denver, will host a craft show 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Over 50 crafters, a bake shop, luncheon menu and prize drawings will be provided. For more information, call (704) 483-4748.


Food Pantry

The Two Fish and Five Loaves Food Pantry will reopen 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for families in need. The pantry is located at 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 240-4411.


Hot Dog Benefit

The Shrine Club located on Cat Square Rd. in Vale will host a hot dog and silent auction benefit beginning 11 a.m. Saturday for Shannon Smith, who was severely injured in a motorcycle accident on Sept. 22 and is disabled. Price is $5 adults and $3 children. Both eat in and take out are available. For more information, call (980) 241-0080.


Paint Ball

Swat Paintball Team will host a tournament beginning noon Saturday at 1310 Mt. Zion Church Rd. in Iron Station. Cost is $10 with paintballs and air provided. Participants should bring their own guns. For more information, call (704) 489-2734 or (704) 668-6762.


Keep it Local

Enjoy easy shopping at the “Keep it Local” Holiday Show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 2863 Hwy. 27 East in Lincolnton (old United Country Gates Realty Office). A wide selection of quality vendors, homemade ornaments, crafts and boutique items will be available. Call (704) 747-5506 or (704) 460-4755 for more information.


Toys for Tots Toy Run

Open Road Riderz Riding Group and Open Road Cycles is sponsoring a police escorted ride 11 a.m. Sunday. The starting point is Open Road Cycles, Hwy. 16 North in Denver. Entry fee is $20 per rider, $10 per passenger and a new unwrapped toy each. Toys will go to the USMC Reserve Toys for Tots program. Money proceeds benefit the Wounded Warriors Fund. Call (704) 489-1100, (704) 902-6471, or (828) 970-7365.


Stomp Out Cancer

A “Stomp out Cancer” awareness program will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Charles L. Healton Royal Plaza, 905 Shannon Bradley Rd. in Gastonia. Jerrell Leeper will be the Master of Ceremonies and the Ramseur family will be the special guests.


Blood Drive

Midtown Sundries, located near the intersection of Hwy. 16 and Hwy. 73, is hosting a blood drive beginning 2 p.m. Monday. The location is also collecting donations of canned goods during the week of Nov. 21 to help those in need. For more information, call (704) 822-1380.


Charter School Board

The Lincoln Charter School Board meets 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Denver Campus. This meeting is open to the public.


Yoga Classes

“Yoga for All Ages” is being offered at Block Smith Gym, 130 Rhodes St. in Lincolnton, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes are taught by Linda Goodson in partnership with Lincoln County Parks and Recreation. Tuesday classes are 10-11 a.m., 4-5 p.m. and 5:15-6:15 p.m. Thursday classes are 4-5 p.m. and 5:15-6:15 p.m. For more information, call (704) 748-1518.


Democrat Women

Lincoln County Democrat Women will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Democrat Headquarters. Guest speaker Sherry Reinhardt, executive director of the Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center, will discuss the center’s function and needs. Members are asked to bring items for the children’s use such as toiletries, toothbrushes, toothpaste and wet wipes. Members should also bring party pickups for the social hour at 6:30 p.m.


Breaking Bread

JustCare Ministries, 214 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will offer a community Thanksgiving meal 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call (704) 530-1728.


Thanksgiving Meal

Hinton Memorial United Methodist Church youth will host a community Thanksgiving meal 2-4 p.m. Thursday at the church, located on the Car Farm Road in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-0931.


Wise Reunion

Blair Wise family and friends will have their reunion beginning 12 p.m. Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, at Bethphage Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall on Hwy. 182 in Lincolnton.


WLHS Band Boosters

West Lincoln High School Band is hosting their Annual Fruit Sale until Nov. 28. Fruit will be delivered the week of Dec. 12. A full case is $26; half case is $16. Contact a band member or the band director, Mr. Tyler LaDuke to order at (704) 736-9453, Ext. 27801.


Senior Center Luncheon

The Lincoln County Senior Center Christmas luncheon will be 11 a.m. Dec. 8. Registration is required by Nov. 18. A catered meal will be provided, along with entertainment, fellowship and door prizes. Cost is $5. To register, call (704) 732-9053.


Singing Christmas Tree

Tickets are available for the Singing Christmas Tree, presented annually at Double Springs Baptist Church. Tickets are free, but are required for attendance at the three services scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Nov. 26, and Nov. 27. To obtain tickets, call (704) 434-2258 or (704) 692-2975.









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