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Around Town 2-20-12


Pottery showcase

Pottery from the 2011-12 senior pottery workshops at Fat Cat Pottery and Rising Sun Pottery will be on display Monday through March 4 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The Senior Showcase reception will be 10 a.m. Tuesday. For more information, call (704) 732-9053.
Bible Jubilee

Grace Baptist Church, 1185 Little Rd. in Newton, is hosting their 30th annual King James Bible Jubilee each night 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” now through Sunday at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 748-9744.
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.
Blood drive

The American Red Cross Lincoln County chapter will host a community blood drive 1-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Brian Center in Lincolnton.
Pancake dinner

Emmanuel Lutheran Church is hosting Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner & Auction 6 p.m. 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.
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.
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.


Pastor Anniversary

Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 7447 Old Plank Rd. in Stanley, is holding an Intimate Night 7 p.m. Wednesday for Pastor Franklin E. Lowery’s 13th anniversary celebration. Guest pastors will speak 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. 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.
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.
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.
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.

The Lincoln Economic Development Association will meet noon Thursday in the LEDA Board Room. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Rhonda Hunter at (704) 732-1511.
BBQ Fundraiser

Denver Wesleyan Church, 2381 N. Hwy. 16 in Denver, will host a Youth Mission Trip BBQ Fundraiser 11 a.m. Saturday.
Art training

The Arts Council of Lincoln County and the North Carolina Arts Council will offer a free training session for local artists 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Guest speaker is Sarah Benoit of Creative Original Online Marketing. To pre-register, email the ACLC at artslincolnnc@gmail.com.
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. Saturday. Jane Shooter, certified spiritual director and asst. director for Cleveland County DSS, will lead the retreat. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call (704) 732-9179 or email lukeepiscopalnc@bellsouth.net.
Church supper

The United Methodist Women’s group at First United Methodist Church, 303 N. Main Ave. in Maiden, is hosting a chicken pie and dumpling supper 4-7 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (828) 428-8739.
Relay fundraiser

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2639 E. Hwy. 150 in Lincolnton, is hosting a “Bunko” Relay for Life fundraiser 7-9 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact Joan Elmore at (704) 732-9284.
Photography Club

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


Poor Man’s Supper

Mt. View Baptist Church, 5045 E. Maiden Rd. in Maiden, presents a free poor man’s supper and silent auction 5 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall. Bluegrass Gospel band the Cockman Family will perform at 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken during the event to benefit Lake Norman native Gary Parker who has kidney cancer.

Admission is free. For questions, call the church at (704) 483-5806.

Medicine drop-off

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will host a special unwanted medicine drop-off 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Acceptable items include over-the counter medications, vitamins and supplements, prescription and liquid medications (in leak-proof containers), syringes, medicated ointments and creams and all other unwanted medications
Chorus concert

The Lenior-Rhyne Youth Chorus will perform 3 p.m. Sunday at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. The Lincoln County Concert Association is sponsoring the event.


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.



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