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Around Town 1-2-2012

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 p.m.  Anyone wanting to volunteer to provide a meal or spend the night should contact kenlong626@hotmail.com.
Nutrition Meetings/ Exercise Program
Lincoln County Senior Center is hosting nutrition meetings next month on Glaucoma Awareness. Meetings are 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Center and 2-4 p.m. Jan. 17 at the East Lincoln Community Center. They are also offering an Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 10 through Mar. 1. For more information and to register, contact (704) 732-9053.
Observatory Viewing
The Lucile Miller Observatory, located on the campus of Maiden Middle School on North C Ave. in Maiden, is set to open at 7 p.m. Friday. The event will focus on basic stargazing for beginners and is free and open to the public. Visitors may bring their own telescopes. For directions, visit www.catawbasky.org. For more information, contact Jeff Whisenant at (828) 850-6433 or email him at cvaccomm@catawbasky.org.
Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club WWII Veterans of Lincoln County will hold their monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnton. All WWII veterans and guests are invited to attend. One veteran’s raffle winner will receive a handmade quilt.
Diabetes Recipe Swap
CMC-Lincoln is hosting Diabetes Thursday’s Treat Cooking and Recipe Swap class at 3 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln Medical Plaza, adjacent to the hospital. The class is presented by Gwen McBee, RN, CDE Director of Diabetes Services. The class is free to the public. For more information or to sign-up, call (980) 212-6037.
Federation of the Blind
The Lincoln County Federation of the Blind will meet 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Gaston College Campus’s Senior Center, located at 511 South Aspen St. in Lincolnton. All blind or visually-impaired persons are invited to attend. For questions, call Joy Scott at (828) 428-3239 or Billy Milburn at (704) 483-2387.
Youth Baseball Tryouts
The Westlake Warriors 11 & under team is holding tryouts from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Denver Batting Center.  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.
Diabetes Support Group
First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton, is hosting a new diabetic support group at 11 a.m. Jan. 9 in the second floor of their Family Life Center. Please attend if you need help in the struggle of managing this disease, or if you desire to help others. For more information, contact Paulette Michael at (704) 735-1969 or email her at paulettemichael@att.net.
Religious Studies Class
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1155 Mary’s Grove Church Rd. in Cherryville, is offering a collegiate-level religious studies class Monday evenings at 6 p.m. starting Jan. 9. For additional information on tuition and cost of supplies, call Pastor Jerry Brooks at (704) 435-5764.
Financial Peace University
Crouse United Methodist Church, 3311 Crouse School Road, will host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, a 13-week course, starting 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10. For more information or to register, call Jim Sanders at (704) 735-2443.
Adult Pottery Class
Fat Cat Pottery and Lincoln County Senior Services are hosting a senior adult pottery class on Jan. 10, 17 and 24. Classes will be 10 a.m. to noon at 1732 Verdict Ridge Dr. in Denver. All pottery will be displayed in February at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Participants must be at least 60 years old. For more information on class fees or to register, call (704) 732-9053.

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