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Around Town 1-11-12

 

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 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 Confederacy

 

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.

 

Senior dance

 

The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, is holding a senior dance 7-10 p.m. Friday. Cost is $3. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact (704) 922-2170 or visit www.gastongov.com.

 

Church breakfast

 

Marvin United Methodist Church, 2731 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. Saturday. A donation of $6 will benefit the parsonage fund. For more information, contact JoAnn Brooks at (704) 735-4327.

 

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.

 

Widowed group

 

Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area is hosting a monthly musical performance, Musical Friends, 6:15 p.m. Saturday at the Gaston County Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy in Dallas.

Cost is $5. Beverages will be provided. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

 

Dumplings dinner

 

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, 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.

 

Fellowship meal

 

Laboratory United Methodist Church, 1850 Bill Lynch Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a fellowship meal 6 p.m. Saturday. Donations will be accepted. For more details, call (704) 735-6605.

 

River Oaks Band

 

Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 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.

 

Sunday luncheon

 

McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a country fired steak and baked chicken luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Donations will be accepted for missions and other projects. For more information, contact (704) 735-4062.

 

Glaucoma awareness

 

Lincoln County Senior Center is hosting a Glaucoma Awareness meeting 2-4 p.m. Tuesday 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.

 

Relay for Life

 

Relay for Life Lincolnton will hold its first meeting 6-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton. The public is invited to attend.

 

Adult pottery class

 

Fat Cat Pottery and Lincoln County Senior Services are hosting a senior adult pottery class Tuesday, 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.

 

Day of wellness

 

The Lincolnton-Sunrise Rotary Club is sponsoring “Mind, Body and Spirit: A Day of Yoga and Wellness” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The fundraiser benefits the Wheelchair Foundation. For more information on event activities and prices, contact Becky Reavis at (704) 530-0850.

 

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 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.

 

Financial peace

 

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. Monday.

For more information or to register, contact Christopher Johnson at (704) 678-5209.

 

Summer camp

 

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.

 

Partnership reports

 

The Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties has recently released its 2011 annual reports. Pickup locations include the non-profit organization’s main office, 120 Roechling St. in Dallas, The Gaston County Chamber of Commerce, The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and The Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Amy Wadsworth at (704) 922-0900.

 

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.

 

Gym open

 

The W. M. Lentz Gym at the City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Dept., 800 S. Madison St., is now open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays for the Let’s Get Moving walking program.

For more information, call (704) 735-2671.

 

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