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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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Blood drive


Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is holding a blood drive 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at CMC-Lincoln, 433 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. CBCC will donate six pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina for every blood donation as part of their fourth annual “Pint for Pounds” campaign. To make an appointment, call (704) 972-4700.


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 from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at 1732 Verdict Ridge Dr. in Denver. Another class will be offered Jan. 24. 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.


Pathways meeting


Pathways, 901 S. New Hope Rd. in Gastonia, will hold its monthly board of directors meeting 6 p.m. Thursday.


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.


Legal aid services


Lincoln County Senior Services is offering free legal aid services to Lincoln County seniors age 60 and over on Jan. 23.

To setup an appointment, contact (704) 732-9053.


Partnership for Children


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.


Photography 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.


Parks & Rec.


The W. M. Lentz Gym at the City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department, 800 S. Madison St., is now open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays to the public for the Let’s Get Moving walking program. Through the program, who’s theme is “Walk Across America,” each participant’s progress is tracked and charted.

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


Art Crawl sign-up


The Arts Council of Lincoln County is looking for individuals interested in participating in their annual Art Crawl in March.

For more information or to sign-up, contact Shelly Johnston at artslincolnnc@gmail.com.

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