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Around Town 3-5-12


Church blood drive

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

The Buffalo Shoals Community Association will meet 6:30 p.m. this evening at the Buffalo Shoals Community Clubhouse Building, 1834 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton. The public is invited to attend.
Blood drive

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drives 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gaston College – Lincoln Campus, located at 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 972-4700.
Lions Club

The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnton to discuss upcoming community, blind service and fundraising events. Members and guests should arrive at 6:30 p.m. to eat. For more information, call (704) 735-8154.
Quilt Guild

Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday 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. Wednesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnton. Women new members are welcome to join the group. For more information, call (704) 735-3182.
Sons of Confederate

The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1616 Gen. Robert F. Hoke/Col. W.M. J. Hoke will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Harmon Lackey at (704) 472-7980.


Senior Dance

The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, is hosting a Senior Dance, ages 55 and up, 7-10 p.m. Friday. For more information, call (704) 922-2170 or visit www.gastongov.com.
BBQ fundraiser

A BBQ fundraiser will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the NAPA parking lot on Main St. in Stanley. In the event of rain, the sale will take place in the Community Building. Proceeds go to benefit medical treatment for 3-year-old Alexis resident, Sammy Stiles, who has spina bifida. For more information, email Jennifer Stiles at pinkwalkingstix@yahoo.com.
Health screening

Lincoln County Senior Services will hold a Life Line Screening Saturday at the Lincoln County Senior Center. Screenings will be available for stroke, vascular disease and heart rhythm. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (704) 732-9053.
Widowed Group

Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will hold a dinner and dance 6 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Marty Vanderlip will provide entertainment. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
Beauty Pageant

The Lincoln Cultural Center will host the county’s first annual “Womanless Beauty Pageant” Saturday. Proceeds benefit the East Lincoln and Lincolnton Relay for Life events and the American Cancer Society. For additional information on time and ticket prices, call (704) 732-9055.

Lincoln Charter School will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday for construction of its newest campus. For more information, contact Paula Powers at (704) 489-4343.


Fish fry

Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 6753 Hwy. 182 in Cherryville, will hold their annual fish fry 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Donations for the building fund will be accepted.
River Oak Band

Bud Long’s River Oak Band will perform 7 p.m. Saturday at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.
Girl Scouts

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, will host a mother/daughter tea drop-in 2-4 p.m. Sunday in celebration of Girl Scout Week, which is honoring the organization’s 100th anniversary.
Church luncheon

Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will hold a luncheon at noon Sunday. Donations for the building fund will be accepted.
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.
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.
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/.
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.
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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