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Around Town 3-12-12

Cherryville Council
The Cherryville City Council will meet 7 p.m. Monday in the community building’s council chambers.

Spiritual revival
Oak Grove Baptist Church, on Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold a spiritual revival and renewal 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Guest preacher is David MacEachern from Batcave Baptist Church in Bat Cave, N.C. For more information, call Pastor Joe D. Stanley at (704) 477-4113.

Coalition of Churches
Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Oakland Center on Linden St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-0168.

NARFE meeting
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees group will meet noon Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnton. Lunch will start 11:30 a.m. For more information, call (704) 748-6498.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold a blood drive 12-4:30 p.m. Wednesday at CMC-Lincoln, 433 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton.

Tools for Caregivers
Lincoln County Senior Services is hosting “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a series of meetings starting 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the James Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Meetings will go through April 18. Registration is required. For more information, contact Becky Putnam at (704) 736-8410.

Eat Smart
The N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a 15-week weight management movement program, “East Smart, Move More, Weigh Less,” starting 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. The program will be every Wednesday. For more information or to register, call Melinda Houser at (704) 736-8461.

Pathways meeting
Pathways will hold a Boards of Directors meeting 6 p.m. Thursday at the Cleveland/Ollie Harris Center, 917 First St. in Shelby.

Quilt Guild
The Lincoln Quilt Guild will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the James Warren Citizen’s Center in downtown Lincolnton. For more information, call Jane Goodson at (704) 736-0435.

Nutrition seminar
St. Peter By the Lake Episcopal Church, 8344 Fairfield Forrest Dr. in Denver, is hosting a nutrition seminar 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Guest speaker is Dr. Matt Brown from High Country Proactive Health, PLLC, in Boone. For more information, contact J. Hawkins at (704) 483-1684.

Heart health
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a program, “How to Strengthen and Protect Your Heart Beginning Right Now,” 6:15 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Guest speaker is Karen Willis, RN/BSN. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

Relay breakfast
Crowell United Methodist Church, 4018 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold a Relay for Life breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday.

Hamburger/hotdog sale
Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Dept., 2911 Lee Lawing Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a hamburger, hotdog and corndog sale 11 a.m. Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the department.

Vocal Competition
The Lincoln Cultural Center will host the 2012 Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition 12:30 p.m. Saturday (semifinals) and 3 p.m. Sunday (finals). For more information, call (704) 732-9055.

Reggie Sadler Family
East Maiden Baptist Church, 1400 E. Maiden Rd. in Maiden, will host the Reggie Sadler Family for singing and preaching 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday. For more information, call (828) 428-8451.

Memory Loss Program
Rehobeth United Methodist Church, 9297 Sherrills Ford Rd. in Terrell, will host “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease” 7 p.m. March 19. For more information, visit http://rehobethumc.org/news.html.

Gospel Way Baptist Church, 3904 Tryon Courthouse Rd. in Cherryville, will host a revival with Brother Tommy Carver 7 p.m. March 19-22. For more information, call (704) 445-8420 or visit www.gospelwayonline.org.

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.

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