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Around Town 1-16-12


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.


Quilting Group

The Lincoln Quilters will hold their monthly meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at the James G. Warren Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. There will be a presentation of guild creations representing the challenge “What’s Old is New Again…and With a Twist.” Guests are welcome to attend. For more information, call Jane Goodson at (704) 736-0435.


Widowed group

Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area is hosting a program on Gaston Hospice Services 7 p.m. Thursday at the Gaston Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy in Dallas. Guest speaker is Emily Craig with Ben and Kitty Johnson. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.


Poetry Lincolnton

Poetry Lincolnton will host guest musician poet Keith Flynn at 7 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Founder and managing editor of The Asheville Poetry Review, Flynn has published numerous books in the U.S. and abroad and is currently lead singer of The Crystal Zoo. Admission is free.


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. Saturday 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.


Topical Bible studies

Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1139 Oak Grove Church Rd. in Lincolnton, is hosting Topical Bible Studies starting 6 p.m. Sunday. Women will study a revised edition of Beth Moore’s “Breaking Free”; men are set to study Neal Jeffrey’s “The Man I Want to Be.” For more information or to enroll, call (704) 735-9069 or (704) 477-4113.


BBQ Fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 75 is selling BBQ plates 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 201 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Cost is $8 per plate, and meals can be purchased for take-out or dine-in. Delivery is available for purchases of 10 or more plates. For tickets, call (980) 241-9269.


Photography club

The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Lincoln Cultural Center’s Community Room.


Legal 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.


Dinner Theatre

The Lincoln Theatre Guild is sponsoring a night of Southern food, comedy and music 7 p.m. Feb. 9-11 and 16-18 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Purchase tickets now through lincolntheatreguild.com or at the Cultural Center.


Parternship 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.


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, whose 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.


Youth soccer

The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation is accepting soccer registrations for the 2012 Youth Spring Soccer League now through Feb. 20. Registration is 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 28 and Feb. 18 at the William Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park, 800 Madison St. in Lincolnton. The league is for boys and girls ages 4 to 12. For additional information on the league and cost to play, contact the Rec. Office at (704) 735-2671.


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