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Around Town 12-22-11

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 each evening.  Anyone wanting to volunteer to provide a meal or spend the night should contact kenlong626@hotmail.com.
Santa’s Hours
Santa Claus will be at the corner of Academy St. and E. Main St. in downtown Lincolnton during the following hours this week: Thursday 4-8 p.m.; Friday 1-8 p.m.; Saturday 2-8 p.m. Visits are free, and sometimes Santa has his elves with him, too.
Christmas Art & Craft Show
Due to lack of interest, Crafter’s Corner Christmas Craft Art & Craft show, originally scheduled for Thursday and Friday at G. E. Massey Elementary School, has been canceled.
Holiday Performance
Grace Baptist Church, 1185 Little Road in Newton, will perform its 2011 Christmas play The Next Great Event at 7 p.m. on Friday. The show is directed by Christeen Scott and performed by the church family. For more information or directions, call (828) 464-7088 or (828) 464-7055.
Christmas Eve Services
Crouse United Methodist Church will host a Christmas Eve Carols and Communion Service on at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the church, which is located across from the Crouse Post Office on Old Hwy. 150 in Crouse between Lincolnton and Cherryville. All are welcome to attend.
Candlelight Service
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Crouse, Old Hwy. 150 in Crouse, is having its candlelight Christmas Eve service at 11 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone is cordially invited.
Christmas Program
New Destiny Community Church, 626 Highway 16 South in Denver, is hosting a Christmas program, music and drama, The Innkeeper’s Dream, starting at 6 p.m. Sunday. A dessert social will follow the service/program. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert or finger food. For more information, call 704-947-3829 or email Pastor Mike Teeter at info@newdestinydenver.org or pastormteeter@hotmail.com.
Christmas Choir Celebration
Marantha Baptist Church, on Dallas/Cherryville Hwy., invites the public to celebrate their choir celebration, The Name…JESUS, at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The presentation will celebrate Christ from his birth in Bethlehem to His triumphant return in the clouds for His church.
All are welcome and invited to attend. For more information, call (704) 922-3992 or visit www.mbcdallas.com.
Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club WWII Veterans of Lincoln County will hold their monthly meeting at 11 a.m. on Jan. 4 at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnton. All WWII veterans and guests are invited. One veteran’s raffle winner will receive a handmade quilt.
Youth Baseball Tryouts
The Westlake Warriors 11 & under team is holding tryouts from 3-5 p.m. at the Denver Batting Center on Jan. 8.  The team will be playing 7-8 tournaments during the spring/summer season.  Practices will be three days a week in the Denver area.
For questions or directions, contact Eric at (704) 507-3808 or Mark at (704) 519-6403.

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