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Around Town 1-18-12


Pathways meeting

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

CMC-Lincoln is hosting a Pre-Diabetes class with Beth Silvers RD, LDN, CDE, Certified Diabetes Educator, at 3 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln Medical Plaza, next to CMC-Lincoln.   Learn ways to prevent or delay diabetes. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (980) 212-6037.


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.


Coffee & hot cocoa

Real Life Community Church, N.C. 27 in Iron Station, is hosting free coffee and hot chocolate 7-9 a.m. Friday and again Jan. 27. For questions, email kristin@reallifecommunitychurch.us

G. E. Massey Elementary School’s PTA is sponsoring Winterfest 5-8 p.m. Friday on E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Activities include a silent auction, children’s games and crafts, face painting and more. Concessions will also be available. For more information, call (704) 735-2322.


Poetry Lincolnton

Poetry Lincolnton will host guest musician poet Keith Flynn 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, and open mic night will follow the performance. Poetry Lincolnton is the third Friday of every month.
Church production

Grace Baptist Church, 1185 Little Rd. in Newton, is hosting the drama “I Looked All Over Heaven for You” 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Sunday in the church auditorium. The drama is presented by members of East Hudson Baptist Church and Pastor Jimmy Greene. Admission is free. For more information, call (828) 464-7088 or (828) 464-7055.
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. Monday 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.


Diabetes support group

CMC-Lincoln Diabetes Services is hosting diabetes support group meetings 6 p.m. Mondays Jan. 23-Nov. 26 at the Lincoln Medical Plaza building, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton, next to the hospital, and 6 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 19 at Sally’s YMCA, 1601 Forney Creek Parkway. For more information, call (980) 212-6037.


Weight loss meeting

Carolinas Weight Management and Wellness Center (CMC-Lincoln) is hosting “Alternative Weight Loss Options: Bariatric Surgery” 6 p.m. Monday at Lincoln Medical Plaza, Oak I & II classrooms. The class is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (980) 212-6037.


Photography club

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


Pie Day

Members of the Extension and Community Association (ECA) will celebrate national pie day starting noon Tuesday at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. ECA members will bake more than 30 pies and offer free taste samplings to the public. For more information, contact Melinda Houser at (704) 736-8461.


Summer camp

The Gaston Day School Summer Camp Fair & Expo will be noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday 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.

Free eye seminar

Graystone Laser Refractive Surgery Center will host a free seminar 6 p.m. Tuesday in the upper level waiting room of the Hickory office. Participants will learn about vision correction procedures and each receive a $500 gift certificate. To register, call (828) 304-6611 or visit graystone-eye.com.

Project Lifesaver Fundraiser

The Denver Lake Norman Rotary Club Foundation, Inc., is hosting a fundraiser dinner for Project Lifesaver 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Captain’s Cap Restaurant in Denver. Meals are free, but donations are encouraged. Make Checks payable to: Denver Lake Norman Club Foundation (reference Project Lifesaver) or send checks to P.O. Box 1972, Denver, N.C. 28037. For more information, contact: projectlifesaver@denverlakenormanrotary.com, bnorman@aquestrainsurance.com, pushpinned@aol.com or bob@hechtdevelopment.com.

Legal services

Lincoln County Senior Services is offering free legal aid services Monday to Lincoln County seniors age 60 and over. To setup an appointment, contact (704) 732-9053.

Lupus support group

The Lupus Foundation of America local chapter is sponsoring a meeting for sufferers, family members and caretakers 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. To R.S.V.P, call Angela Berasa at amjb0815@hotmail.com.

New worship community

An organizational meeting for a new worshiping community, forming around the liturgy of the 1973 translation of the Roman Missal, will be 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Glen Oaks Golf Club, 245 Golf Course Rd. in Maiden. The community will rely strongly on the collegial model of the church in the spirit of Vatican II. The movement is not connected to nor has the approval of the Roman Catholic Church. For additional information, call (828) 850-2675.

Balance class

Lincoln County Senior Services is hosting “Matter of Balance,” an eight-session class focused on increasing older adults’ activity levels and reducing their fear of falling. Each session will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. starting Feb. 1. Pre-registration is required. For more information on class dates and to register, call (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.

Walking program

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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