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Around Town 3-14-12


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.

Oak Grove Community

The Oak Grove Community Organization will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Community Center. Residents are invited to attend. For more information, call Julie Chapman at (704) 732-6489.

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.

Poetry Lincolnton

Poetry Lincolnton will host guest poet Scott Owens Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. For more information, call (704) 732-9055.

Relay breakfast

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

Yard/bake sale

Bethel Church, 200 Bethel Church Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a yard and bake sale 7 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call (704) 732-2922

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.

Rose Society

The Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society will host a rose bush pruning demonstration 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. In the event of rain, the demonstration will be March 24.

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.

Fashion show/dinner

Amity Baptist Church, 881 Amity Church Rd. in Denver, will host a spring comedy fashion show and spaghetti dinner 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (704) 735-5161 or (704) 735-1033.

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.

Chicken and dumplings

McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken and dumplings luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call (704) 735-4062.

Board of Health

The Lincoln County Board of Health will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Lincoln County Health Department Board Room, 151 Sigmon Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-3001.

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. Monday. For more information, visit http://rehobethumc.org/news.html.

Lions Club

Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnton. Guest speaker will be Myra Jane Ramseur, a licensed acupuncturist. Myra will demonstrate some of her acupuncture skills on Lions Club members and their guests. For more information, call (704) 735-8154.


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

Relay For Life

Relay for Life Lincolnton will have a team meeting 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton. Canned good items will be collected.

Child Find

The Lincoln County Exceptional Children’s Resource Center will host “Child Find: Children Ages Birth to 5 Years” 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 22 at Kiser Intermediate School, 301 Jeb Seagle Dr. in Lincolnton. The program identifies children who need early intervention or special education services. For more information or to register, contact Terry Hallman at (704) 736-1017 ext. 16123 between 12 and 3 p.m.

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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