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Around Town 12-09-11


Community Chorus
East Lincoln Community Chorus will present a Christmas concert “Goin’ Home for Christmas” 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. All performances will be at Unity Presbyterian Church.
The Nutcracker Ballet
“The Nutcracker: A Children’s Ballet” will be presented 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Citizens Center, benefiting the Lincoln Cultural Center. Also, enjoy a special performance of the “Mad Nutcracker” 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10; seniors/students are $8. Advance tickets are available at Lincoln Cultural Center.
Mt. Beulah BBQ
Mt. Beulah Methodist Men, 6313 Little Mountain Rd. in Sherrills Ford, are sponsoring a BBQ sale 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Plates of pork BBQ or BBQ chicken with trimmings are $7, eat in or carry out. They provide free delivery of 10 or more plates. Call (704) 483-3339 to order.
Craft and Hot Dog Sale
Crouse United Methodist Church, Old Hwy. 150 in Crouse, will sponsor a craft sale with local crafters 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Hot dogs will be available beginning at 11 a.m. Proceeds from food sales benefit church mission projects.
Ebenezer UMC Breakfast
Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 8510 Unity Church Rd. in Denver, is hosting a Community Breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information, contact 704-678-7884.
ELHS Mattress Sale Fundraiser
The East Lincoln High School Boys Varsity and JV Basketball are hosting their first Mattress Fundraiser Sale at the school from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Name brand (Restonic and Southerland) mattress sets will be sold at 30 to 60% below retail prices. All sizes and price ranges will be available. Delivery will also be available. Floor models will be displayed at the High School (in the new gym).
See the Need
Recognizing the difficult financial times, Calvary Baptist church members will give away used household items 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at the Bank of America parking lot in Lincolnton. All items are completely free to anyone who needs them. Come and take what you need with no questions asked and no strings attached.
LHS Craft Fair
The craft fair for the Lincolnton High School Marching Band that was scheduled for Saturday is postponed until spring of 2012.  If you have any questions, call (704) 361-6974.
Cruisin’ for Kids
Lincoln County Christian Bikers Association is sponsoring “Cruisin’ for Kids Toy Run 2011” Saturday. Registration begins 9:30 a.m. at Staples parking lot, East Main Street in Lincolnton. Lineup begins at 10 a.m. This will be a 40 mile ride with one stop in Lincoln County and ending in Dallas with a free spaghetti dinner. Bring a toy or a coat and ride for a cause. Call (980) 429-6877 for more information.
Basketball Benefit
Without Walls Freedom Center of Lincolnton is sponsoring a basketball event to benefit Haiti beginning 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Charter School in Lincolnton. If interested in playing, call (704) 240-4411.
Cat Square Parade
The annual Cat Square Christmas Parade is 2 p.m. Saturday. The route begins on Zur Leonard Road.
Marvin Breakfast
Marvin United Methodist Church, Startown Road in Lincolnton, will have their breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. Saturday. Cost for the all-you-can-eat buffet is $6 with proceeds going to the church parsonage fund.
River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. Saturday at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Some refreshments will be available. Bring your favorite snack and come out to enjoy an evening of family fun. Admission is free. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.
Christmas Party and Dance
Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a Christmas party and dance 7 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway in Dallas. The featured band is “DC and the Chosen Few.” Cost is $5 and doors open at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
Christmas Cantata
Trinity Lutheran Church and Daniels Lutheran Church will combine choirs to perform their Christmas Cantata 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Daniels in Lincolnton and 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at Trinity in Vale. All are invited to this musical worship experience, “Lead Me Back to Bethlehem.” Call (704) 276-1257 or (704) 735-8034/2388 for more information.
Bess Chapel Lunch
Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will have their 2nd Sunday Christmas Celebration Luncheon beginning 12 p.m. Sunday. Donations will benefit the church building fund.
High Shoals Parade
The City of High Shoals Christmas parade is 3 p.m. Sunday. Lineup starts at 2:15 p.m. at New Heights Baptist Church. For more information, call (980) 241-5527.
Without Walls Service
Without Walls Freedom Center invites the public to worship with them 4 p.m. Sunday as Apostle James Dawkins of New Life International Ministries in Taylors, S.C. speaks for the last evening service of 2011. The Center is located at 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 240-4411.
Junior Saints Choir
Boger City Baptist Church, 2201 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, invites the public to “For the Glory of the King” 6 p.m. Sunday, presented by the Jr. Saints Choir.
Charter School Board
Lincoln Charter School will have its School Board meeting 6 p.m. Monday at the Lincolnton campus. This meeting is open to the public.
Coalition of Churches
The Coalition of Churches will have its monthly meeting and Christmas Fellowship Dinner Monday at 7 p.m. at the Oaklawn Center. Please come and bring a covered dish or food for sharing. Singing of carols will be a part of the fellowship. Public is invited to attend.
Hesed House Opening
Hesed House of Hope, Lincoln County’s homeless shelter, will begin operating Monday for the winter season.  The shelter is located at 100 Ann Gaither Court, Lincolnton.  Guests wishing to stay overnight at the shelter should arrive at 6:00 each evening.  Anyone wanting to volunteer to provide a meal or spend the night should contact kenlong626@hotmail.com.
Blood Drive
Denver Fire Department will host a blood drive 4-7 p.m. Tuesday in the training room of the department. For more information, call (704) 483-5115.
Professional Engineers
The Central Piedmont Chapter of Professional Engineers of N.C. meets 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Golden Corral restaurant, 1052 Lenoir-Rhyne Blvd. in Hickory. The program is “What Every Engineer Should Know about Ethics,” presented by Dr. Kenneth Humphries. Lunch during the meeting is $15.
Advent Reflections
First Presbyterian Church, 114 W. Main St. in Lincolnton, continues its series of Advent Luncheons and Reflections 12-1 p.m. Tuesday in the church fellowship hall. The public is invited.
BPW Luncheon
BPW Lincolnton will host its December Luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s in Lincolnton. Donna Corriher from Dept. of Social Services is the guest speaker.  Visitors and members are welcome!

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