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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 today. For additional information on tuition and cost of supplies, call Pastor Jerry Brooks at (704) 435-5764.


Cherryville Council


The City of Cherryville will hold its monthly city council meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Council Chambers in the Community Building. The public is invited to attend.


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 meeting


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.


McGuire 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.


Sons of Confederate


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.


Food Pantry


Two Fish & Five Loaves Food Pantry, sponsored by Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Drive in Lincolnton, will be open to the public from 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Please present one form of photo ID and one bill in your name to participate. For questions and/or directions, call (704) 240-4411.


Church dinner


St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Pumpkin Center, is hosting a chicken pie/chicken dumplings/stew beef supper from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center. Live Bluegrass and Gospel music will be 5-7 p.m. For more information and food prices, or to pre-order, call Jessie or Brandie Summey at (704) 732-7529 or contact the church at (704) 735-2968.


River Oaks Band


Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Admission is free. Come out and bring a friend and your favorite snack. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.


Women’s volleyball


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 Sunday. Cost is $250 per team. Teams must be between 5 and 12 players. Those interested in playing can call (704) 483-8980.


13-week course


Real Life Community Church, 5467 E. Highway 27 in Iron Station, will host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, a 13-week course, starting 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16. For more information or to register, contact Christopher Johnson at (704) 678-5209.


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.


Glaucoma Awareness


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.

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