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Around Town 2-27-12


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.
Nutrition meeting

The Lincoln County Senior Center will host a nutrition meeting 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday as part of National Nutrition Month. Topics include eating healthy and shopping hints. For more information, call (704) 736-8811.
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.
BBQ fundraiser

North 321 Volunteer Fire Department will hold a hickory smoked BBQ fundraiser starting 11 a.m. Saturday. For delivery, order must contain at least six plates. Proceeds benefit the Fireman’s Fund. For more information, call (704) 735-5797.
Financial Peace Univ.

Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, is hosting classes for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University starting 9 a.m. Sunday. For more information or to register, contact Steven Hoyle at (704) 735-2388.
Blood drive

Rehobeth United Methodist Church, 9297 Sherrills Ford Rd., is hosting a blood drive 3-7:30 p.m. March 5 to honor Kenten Stutts and David Ramey. For more information, call (828) 478-2518.


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 Friday 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 Sunday 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/.
Literary competition

The Arts Council of Lincoln County is holding its annual Flo Robinson Literary Competition. Entries may be poetry or prose and must be postmarked to the Arts Council by March 28. For more information on competition rules and guidelines, call (704) 732-9044.

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