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Around Town 12-16-11

Fish and BBQ
Tucker’s Grove United Methodist Church, Iron Station, will have a fish fry and BBQ sale beginning 10 a.m. Friday.
UMAR Holiday Sale
UMAR will host a holiday sale at the new Lincolnton ARTS Center, 202 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. UMAR promotes independence and growth for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These individuals have made beautiful handmade ornaments, jewelry, scarves, paintings, potter and more. Proceeds support the artist as well as the Lincolnton ARTS center. For more information, call (704) 240-9838.
Fellowship Meal
Laboratory United Methodist Church, 1850 Bill Lynch Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a fellowship meal 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (704) 735-6605.
Christmas Cantata
Trinity Lutheran Church and Daniels Lutheran Church will combine choirs to perform their Christmas Cantata 6 p.m. Saturday 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.
Adult Choir Program
The adult choir of Boger City Baptist Church, 2201 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will present “Down from His Glory” 7 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The public is invited.
Christmas Play
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Crouse will have their children’s Christmas play 11 a.m. Sunday. The church is located on Old Hwy. 150 in Crouse.
Christmas Program
Bethphage Lutheran Church, West Highway 182 in Lincolnton, will host a children’s Christmas program, hand bell presentation, and cantata 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited.
Christmas Program
Gospel Way Baptist Church, 3904 Tryon Courthouse Rd. in Cherryville, will present their annual Christmas program 6 p.m. Sunday. The play this year is “To the Cross.” For more information, call (704) 445-8420.
Christmas With Heartstrings
Fairview Baptist Church will be having a special celebration with Heartstrings and the members of Fairview Baptist Church, Lincolnton, on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to join them for this special occasion. The church is located at 5051 Fairview Church Road in Lincolnton.
Hesed House Opening
Hesed House of Hope, Lincoln County’s homeless shelter, is now open 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.
In My Father’s House
In My Father’s House will open at their new location on 119 Vandiver Dr. in Lincolnton Dec. 22. The first 20 families will receive a Christmas dinner food box. The community support organization is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Christmas Art & Craft Show
Crafter’s Corner will host its art and craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 22 & 23 at G. E. Massey Elementary School, 130 Newbold St. in Lincolnton. Admission is free for individuals who bring two canned goods to be donated to Hesed House of Hope. For more information, contact Denise Melton at (704) 240-9448.
Winter Baseball Skills
Triple Crown Sport is hosting a winter baseball skills camp every Sunday for six weeks, Jan. 7 through Feb. 11. Cost is $110. Registration deadline is Dec. 20. ELHS head baseball coach Chris Matile is directing the camp. For more information, call (704) 736-1860.

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