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Around Town 2-24-12


N.C. Saves

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

Gaston Young Guns Shooting Sports and The South Fork Limb Hangers of Lincoln County, a chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, will host a free youth turkey hunting class 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Gastonia City Police Range classroom on Tulip Drive. For questions, call (704) 718-6427.
BBQ Fundraiser

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

The Two Fish and Five Loaves Food Pantry, sponsored by Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton, will be closed Saturday for restocking. For more information or to donate, call (704) 240-4411.
Church breakfast

Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. Cost is $6.
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.
Piano concert

The Lincoln Cultural Center will host accomplished pianist Ricky Sharpe 7 p.m. Saturday in the Timken Performance Hall. A light reception will follow. Call (704) 732-9055 for more information and ticket prices.
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.
Supper, auction & concert

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
Rose Society

The Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society will discuss how to prune rose bushes during their next meeting 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cooperative Extension Office building, 130 South Post Rd. in Shelby. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call (828) 428-3508.
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.
Pastor Anniversary

Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 7447 Old Plank Rd. in Stanley, is hosting two guest pastors 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday in celebration of Pastor Franklin E. Lowery’s 13th pastoral anniversary. For more information, call (704) 827-7966.
Church luncheon

Boger City United Methodist Church in Lincolnton will host a community luncheon 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall. The public is invited to attend.
Black History Event

The Black History program “Destiny, Struggle and Prosperity” will be 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The program will feature Ms. Black North Carolina Courtney Mason and entertainment from the Coalition Community Choir, The Trios and Courtney Derr.
Diabetes meeting

CMC-Lincoln will host “Diabetes in the African-American Community” 6 p.m. Monday in the Lincoln Medical Plaza. For more information, call (980) 212-6037.
Blood drive

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is hosting a blood drive 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Denver Fire Department, 3956 N. Hwy. 16 in Denver.
EL Republican Women

East Lincoln Republican Women will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the East Lincoln Fire Dept on S. Pilot Knob Rd. in Stanley. Refreshments will be served at 6:45 p.m.
Federation of the Blind

The Lincoln County Federation of the Blind will meet 12-2 p.m. Thursday at the Gaston College Senior Center, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Joy Scott at (704) 428-3239 or Billy Milburn at (704) 483-2387.
Relay for Life

A 2012 Planning Committee and Team Captains meeting for East Lincoln Relay for Life, set for April 27-28, will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Denver United Methodist Church’s Community Outreach Center. For more information, email co-chairs Anne Willis at dizzydvl65@yahoo.com, Susie Davis at sdavis6719@charter.net or Capt. Craig Price at craig@folkn.com.

Tools for Caregivers

Lincoln County Senior Services is hosting a series of meetings called “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays in March and April at the James Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Classes are free, and registration is required. For more information, contact Becky Putnam at (704) 736-8410.


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 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.

Pottery showcase

Pottery from the 2011-12 senior pottery workshops at Fat Cat Pottery and Rising Sun Pottery is on display 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.

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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