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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. Meetings will be 6:30-8 p.m. weekly. For more information, call (704) 740-9667 or visit www.riverviewbaptistchurchonline.org.


Nutrition Meetings

Lincoln County Senior Center is hosting a Glaucoma Awareness meeting 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 now 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.


Free Exercise Classes

Xtreme Perfection Dance & Fitness, 2399 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, is hosting a free Zumba class from 9-10 a.m. Saturday followed by a Kids Fit workout class from 10-11 a.m. For more information, contact Wendy Beal at (704) 240-4333.


Youth Baseball Meeting

Crossroads 14 & under baseball team will hold an organizational meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday at High Shoals recreational fields. Anyone interested in playing or needing more information can contact Matt Farmer at (704) 530-3870.
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.


EL Garden Club

The East Lincoln Community Garden Club invites the public to attend a 10 a.m. meeting Monday at Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church, 4640 Webbs Chapel Church Road in Denver. The meeting’s topic is “Bring the Outside In and Take the Inside Out” by Sherry Kinder and Carrie Wadlinger from Back in the Day gift shop in Denver.  Refreshments will be served at 9:45 a.m.


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. 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.


NARFE Local Chapter

The National Active & Retire Federal Employees Chapter 1983, will hold a meeting at noon Tuesday at Ryan’s Steak House, N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton.

Lunch will start at 11:30 a.m. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call (704) 748-6498.


Adult Pottery Class

Fat Cat Pottery and Lincoln County Senior Services are hosting a senior adult pottery class starting Tuesday followed by Jan. 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.


Siren Test

Sirens located around McGuire Nuclear Station, 12700 Hagers Ferry Road in Huntersville, near the Lincoln/Mecklenburg County line, will be tested for three minutes at 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday as part of their quarterly test. No public action is required. The test ensures sirens are working properly and does not mean to evacuate.

The siren is a signal for residents to tune to an area radio or TV station carrying an emergency alert message.


Nutrition Seminar

The parish nursing team at St. Peter By the Lake Episcopal Church, 8433 Fairfield Forrest Dr. in Denver, is hosting a Nutrition Seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday. Topics of discussion include weight loss tips, diabetes-related cooking and grocery shopping. Guest speaker is Gwen McBee, director of diabetes services at CMC-Lincoln.

For more information, call (704) 483-3460.


Confederate Sons

The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1616 Gen. Robert F. Hoke/Col. W.M. J. Hoke, will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. The public is invited to attend.

For more information, contact Harmon Lackey at (704) 472-7980.


Volleyball League

Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is hosting a volleyball league for women 21 and older at East Lincoln Community Center in Denver. The league will run Sundays from Jan. 22 through March 11. Team rosters and fees are due by Jan. 15. Cost is $250 per team. Teams must be between 5 and 12 players.

Those interested in playing can call (704) 483-8980.


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