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Around Town 2-29-12


Poor man’s supper

Shalom Baptist Church, 119 David Warlick Ln. in Lincolnton, will host a poor man’s supper 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday followed by fellowship and Bible study. Funds will go to support Vacation Bible School. For more information, contact Pastor Mike Futrell at (980) 429-5937.


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.
Church breakfast

Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Church Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-11 a.m. Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Church Van Fund. For more information, call (980) 241-0982.
Yard sale

Boger City United Methodist Church, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host an indoor yard sale 8-11 a.m. Saturday.
Financial Peace

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, contact Steven Hoyle at (704) 735-2388.
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.
Gospel singing

Grace Baptist Church, 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, is hosting Gospel singing group Charity 7 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (704) 735-1390.

Community Full Gospel Church, 2787 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will hold a revival 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Evangelist Jerry Grogan will be the guest speaker.
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.
Quilt Guild

Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to noon March 7 at the Lincoln County Senior Center, 511 S. Aspen St., room 319 of the Gaston College Lincoln Campus. Guest speaker Jean Winchester will present “Inspiration From the Mail.” For more information, contact Tony Darr at (704) 439-6532.
Last Man’s Club

The Last Man’s Club of World War II Veterans of Lincoln County will meet 11 a.m. March 7 at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnton. Women new members are welcome to join the group. For more information, call (704) 735-3182.
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.
Drama camp

The Lincoln Theatre Guild now has registration forms available online at lincolntheatreguild.com for Lincoln Drama Camp, entitled “iMusic Time Capsule: Music Through the Decades”.  Camp is available to rising 2nd-12th grade students. Dates are July 16-20 at Lincoln Charter School’s Lincolnton Campus and July 23-27 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver.  For more information and cost, call (704) 732-9055.
Herter O’Neal Scholarship

The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension is currently taking applications for the Herter O’Neal Scholarship. Eligible participants include county high school seniors who plan to major in business. Students from Lincoln County School of Technology and Gaston College’s Lincoln Campus may also apply. For more information or to receive an application, contact Joyce Dorsey at (704) 736-8452 or joyce_m_dorsey@ncsu.edu.
Food pantry

Jesus Name Ministerial Tabernacle, 627 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, is hosting a food pantry 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Individuals can call to order after hours or go online to www.oneharvest.com to order and select a church pickup site.

The last day to order is March 15. Pick-up date is March 24. For more information, call (704) 732-6071.


The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department is offering free Badminton 9:30-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Equipment will be provided. For more information, call (704) 735-2671.
Senior dance

The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a senior social and dance 9-11 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park.

There is no cost to participate, and light refreshments will be served.  For more information, call (704) 735-2671.


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