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Photo Competition
The Arts Council of Lincoln County is sponsoring an amateur photography competition during the month of January. The show is set to run through Jan. 22 in the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. An awards ceremony will be 6-8 p.m. Friday.
For more information, contact (704) 735-9044 or email artslincoln@bellsouth.net.

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.

Divorce Care
River View Baptist Church, 2230 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton, is sponsoring a 13-week Divorce Care group starting Wednesday. Meetings will be 6:30-8 p.m. each week.
For more information, call (704) 740-9667 or visit www.riverviewbaptistchurchonline.org.

Cherryville Council
The Cherryville City Council will hold a Communications meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Cherryville Fire Department, located at 411 E. Church St. in Cherryville.

Nutrion Meetings
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.

Bess Chapel Luncheon
Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, 6073 Flay Road in Cherryville, will host their second Sunday Luncheon at noon on Sunday. Donations will benefit the Bess Chapel Building Fund.

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
First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton, is hosting a new diabetic support group at 11 a.m. Monday 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 this coming Monday, Jan. 9.
For additional information on tuition and cost of supplies, call Pastor Jerry Brooks at (704) 435-5764.

Gardner Association
The Lincoln County Master Gardner Volunteer Association will hold a meeting 10 a.m. Monday in the County Extension kitchen at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. Anyone interested may attend.
For more information, contact Deborah Beck at (704) 736-0621.

Financial Peace Univ.
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. Tuesday. 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.

Summer Camp
Fair & Expo
The Gaston Day School Summer Camp Fair & Expo will be noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Henry Center Upper Dining Room, 2001 Gaston Day School Road. This is the only Summer Camp Fair & Expo in Gaston County and the surrounding area.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Stephanie Michael at (704) 869-6461 or email her at stephaniemichael2@att.net.

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