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Around Town 02-17-2012

Church revival
Victory In Jesus Church, 2977 Laboratory Rd. in Lincolnton, is having a revival 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker is Evangelist John D. Austin of Sylvania, Ga. All are welcome. For more information, call Pastor Skipper at (704) 736-9129.

Mardi Gras celebration
Verdict Ridge Country Club in Denver is hosting Bourbon Street Ball: A Mardi Gras Celebration 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available at First National Bank. Dress is black tie optional. Proceeds benefit Hesed House of Hope. For more information, call (704) 735-9190.

Dinner Theater
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. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Tickets are on sale now at the Cultural Center and through lincolntheatreguild.com. For any questions, contact Becky Reavis at (704) 530-0850.

Dinner & dance
The Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a dinner and dance 7 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. The Delmonicos will provide entertainment. For additional information, call (704) 865-5663.

Church luncheon
McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pie and baked ham luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Donations will be accepted. Take out orders will be available. For more information, call (704) 795-4062.

Wellness conference
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, is hosting a free wellness conference 4 p.m. Sunday in their fellowship hall. Topics include exercise and overall health, stress and heart disease, among others. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Pastor Ted Bost at (704) 735-8034 ext. 2388 or trbostjr@charter.net.

Bible Jubilee
Grace Baptist Church, 1185 Little Rd. in Newton, is hosting their 30th annual King James Bible Jubilee Saturday through Thursday in memory of Dr. Gil Massengill. For more information, call (828) 464-7055 or (828) 464-7088.

N.C. Saves
Gaston Community Action-Lincoln County will be joining with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and Fifth Third Bank to host “N.C. Saves in Lincoln” Sunday through Feb. 26 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 748-9744.

Church revival
Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, is hosting a one-day revival with Bro. Cody Shew 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Heartstrings of Fairview will follow with entertainment at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Dale Hendricks at (704) 530-4681.

Living Healthy
The N.C. Cooperative Extension and Lincoln County Senior Services is hosting a free workshop entitled “Living Healthy” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. Lunch will be provided. The workshop will run Mondays through March 26. For more information or to register, call (704) 736-8461.

LCS meeting
Lincoln Charter School will hold a Board Meeting 6 p.m. Monday at the Lincolnton Campus, 133 Eagle Nest Rd. The event is open to the public.
Board of Education
The Lincoln County Board of Education will hold a closed session meeting 6 p.m. Monday at the Administrative Offices on N. Generals Blvd. A Policy Committee Meeting will follow.

Heart health
The Lincoln County Senior Center is hosting free nutrition meetings on heart health 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the East Lincoln Community Center and 2-4 p.m. in the Center’s Nutrition Office. For more information, call (704) 732-9053.

Pancake dinner & auction
Emmanuel Lutheran Church is hosting Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner & Auction 6 p.m. Feb. Tuesday in their fellowship hall. Proceeds benefit the youth group and their trip to the National Youth Gathering.

Curriculum Fair
West Lincoln High School is hosting their annual Curriculum Fair 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the old gym. Lincoln County School of Technology and Gaston College will have displays on-hand. For more information, contact school counselor Linda Hacker at (704) 736-1017 ext. 27705.

Lions Club
The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnton. Guest speaker is Kevin Starr, Director of Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. Members and prospective members should arrive at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-8154.

Palliative care
Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Care in Shelby is hosting a meeting for caregivers of persons with dementia 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Come learn about the advantages of palliative care. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (704) 484-0405.

Relay For Life
Relay for Life Lincolnton will have a team meeting 6-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton.

Kindergarten registration
Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy, 3032 Wesleyan Church Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold kindergarten open house 4-6 p.m. Tuesday. Birthday cut off is Oct. 16.

Pastor Anniversary
Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 7447 Old Plank Rd. in Stanley, is holding an Intimate Night for Pastor Franklin E. Lowery’s 13th anniversary celebration 7 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call (704) 827-7966.

Prayer Conference
Lincolnton Church of God is hosting the Annual Western North Carolina Prayer Conference. Services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 10 a.m. Wednesday-Thursday. Women’s Ministry Prayer will be 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, and a Youth Rally featuring The Real Life Movement Band will be 7 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call (704) 717-0506.

Business seminar
The Small Business Center at Gaston College is hosting a business seminar for Chamber members and the Lincoln County Community on Thursday. Guest speaker Sherre DeMao will present “Marketing for Results: Secrets from Growth Companies in Down Economic Times.” To reserve a seat, contact the Chamber at (704) 735-3096.

LKN Covekeepers
Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 S. Pilot Knob Rd. in Stanley. Guest speaker will be from the Lincoln County Department of Public Works. For more information, contact Ben Benoit at (704) 489-6249.

Special Olympics
Special Olympics of Lincoln County will have their annual bowling competition with opening ceremonies starting 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Pin Station in Newton. More than 200 athletes are expected to participate. For more information, contact Jeff Leonhardt at (704) 736-1098.

Thursday’s Treats
CMC-Lincoln’s Diabetes Program will hold its last “Thursday’s Treats” event 9 a.m. Thursday at the Harris Teeter in Denver. Topic is “Guided Grocery Shopping Tour.” Participants will learn how to shop heart smart and diabetes friendly. For questions or to register, call (980) 212-6037.

Lenten Quiet Day
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 315 N. Cedar St., will have a Lenten Quiet Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb 25. Registration deadline for the event is Sunday. Jane Shooter, certified spiritual director and asst. director for Cleveland County DSS, will lead the retreat. Lunch will be provided. To register, call (704) 732-9179 or email lukeepiscopalnc@bellsouth.net.

“Griefshare”
First Baptist Church in Lincolnton is looking for people interested in participating in a “Griefshare” group. The group is for anyone suffering from grief over the loss of a friend or family member. Participants will be required to purchase a $10 workbook. For more information, contact Ernest Ekback at (704) 732-8047 or the church at (704) 732-1101.

Zumba classes
Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, is hosting Zumba classes 7:15 p.m. every Thursday. For details on cost of classes, call (704) 735-3768.

Zumba classes
Daniels Lutheran Church is hosting free Zumba classes 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. For more information, contact Sheldon Lutz at (704) 735-1280 or banana45boat@aol.com.

Spanish classes
Daniels Lutheran Church is hosting free Spanish classes for children 4 p.m. Sundays in the fellowship hall. For more details, contact Myra Heavner at (704) 732-6063 or myra@seacorpnc.com.

Book drive
The National Honor Society at Lincolnton High School is collecting books now through March 2 for their second annual book drive. Individuals can donate new or gently used preschool books. The books will be distributed with assistance from two programs carried out by the Lincoln County Health Department, the Post Partum New Born Home Visiting Program and the Care Coordination for Children Program.

Pathways scholarships
Deadline to apply for a $1,000 Gaston College scholarship from Pathways Services is March 31. Applicants must have completed the 40-hour Peer Support Specialist training at Pathways and be a resident of Lincoln, Cleveland or Gaston County. Submit applications online at either www.gaston.edu or http://gcstars.gaston.edu/stars/.

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