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Around Town 1-27-12

Singing Convention

The Lincoln County Singing Convention will now have meetings the fourth Friday of the month instead of Saturday evenings.  The first meeting of the year is 7-9 p.m. this Friday at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church’s West Campus in Vale. The public is invited to attend.  For more information, call (704) 276-1529.
Food pantry

Two Fish and Five Loaves Food Pantry will be open to the public 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton. The pantry provides free food to families in need. All applicants must bring a state-issued ID and one bill in their name. For more information, please call (704) 240-4411.


Bluegrass concert

Victory Grove Tabernacle, 457 Victory Grove Church Rd. in Lincolnton, presents Bluegrass music by The Cockman Family 6 p.m. Sunday. For additional information, call (704) 732-6779 or (704) 530-0357.
LHS open house

Lincolnton High School will host an open house 6:30 p.m. Monday. Parents and students will pick up report cards and meet second semester teachers. Informational meetings will follow at 7 p.m. for sophomore and junior students and their parents. Sophomores will meet in the cafeteria; Juniors will meet in the Seminar room. For more information, contact the school at (704) 735-3089.
Last Man’s Club

The Last Man’s Club WWII Veterans of Lincoln County will meet 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse on N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton. All WWII veterans and guests are invited to attend. Frances Martin will award one of her handmade quilts to the winner of the raffle drawing.


Nutrition meetings

Lincoln County Senior Services is hosting nutrition meetings on heart health 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday and 2-4 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Lincoln County Senior Center. A meeting will also be 10-11 a.m. Feb. 21 at the East Lincoln Community Center. For more information, contact the Senior Services’ nutrition office at (704) 736-8811 or their main office at (704) 732-9053.
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 Wednesday. Pre-registration is required. For more information on class dates and to register, call (704) 732-9053.


Bible study

A new Bible study will be held Wednesday evenings in the area. An exact location has yet to be determined at this time. A meet and greet will take place 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at 36th Street Bakery and Cafe, 101 N. Court Square in Lincolnton. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, email Kenneth and Shelby Colman at hohassembly@att.net.
Federation of the Blind

The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of NC will meet 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Senior Center, located on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. There will be a guest speaker from Raleigh. The group welcomes any visually impaired or blind persons. For more information, contact Joy Scott at (828) 428-3239 or Billy Milburn at (704) 483-2387.


Relay for Life

Relay for Life of East Lincoln will hold its 2012 Planning Committee meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Denver United Methodist Church’s Community Outreach Center followed by a meeting for team captains 7:30-8:30 p.m. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Relay for Life of East Lincoln will be April 27-28 at East Lincoln High School. To join, contribute or receive more information, contact either of the following co-chairs: Anne Willis at dizzydvl65@yahoo.com, Susie Davis at sdavis6719@charter.net or Capt. Craig Price at craig@folkn.com.


Hickory drama

The Hickory Community Theatre presents the final performances of comedy Becky’s New Car on 4-8 p.m. Feb. 3-4 at The Firemen’s Kitchen Cabaret Theater, located in the HCT complex at 30 3rd St. NW in downtown Hickory. Cost is $12. For tickets, visit www.hct.org or call (828) 328-2283. The play is rated PG-13 for adult language and situations.
Dinner Theatre

The Lincoln Theatre Guild is sponsoring a night of Southern food, comedy and music with the performance of Ya’ll, a comedy in one-act by Elizabeth Scales Rheinfrank, 7 p.m. Feb. 9-11 and 16-18 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The Guild is offering free tickets to county seniors for a special performance 3 p.m. Feb. 12. Doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Senior Center, and seniors must have a ticket to enter the show. Tickets for additional performances are on sale now at the Cultural Center and through lincolntheatreguild.com. For any questions, contact Becky Reavis at (704) 530-0850.


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.
Diabetes support group

CMC-Lincoln is hosting diabetes support group meetings at 6 p.m. certain Mondays now through November at both the Lincoln Medical Plaza building in Lincolnton and the Sally’s YMCA in Denver. For more information on dates, call (980) 212-6037.

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