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Around Town 3-26-12


Cooking class

The N.C. Cooperative Extension will host “Cooking for Two” 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Cooperative Extension office. Come learn how to cook for a caregiver and loved one. For more information, call (704) 736-8461.


EL Republican Women

East Lincoln Republican Women will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the East Lincoln Fire Dept., S. Pilot Knob Rd. in Stanley. Refreshments will be served at 6:45 p.m. For more information, call Melisa Harrison at (704) 488-3541.
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 Wednesday. For more information on competition rules and guidelines, call (704) 732-9044.
Open house

Gaston College’s Cosmetology Program will show off its new art salon, located at 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, with an open house 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Salon hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 5-7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. For more information, contact Catherine Cunningham at (704) 748-5255 or cunningham.catherine@gaston.edu.
CPR class

Lucia Baptist Church, 15434 Lucia-Riverbend Hwy. in Stanley, will host a hands-only CPR class April 21. Early registration is required by Thursday.

For more information or to register, call (704) 822-1933 ext. 207.

BBQ fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 76 will hold a BBQ fundraiser 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Veterans Center on Howards Creek School Rd. in Lincolnton. Carryout option will be available along with delivery for six or more orders.

Orders are due Monday (March 26). To order, call (704) 473-2163 or (704) 472-7281.

BBQ fundraiser

Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 988 South Highway 16 in Stanley, will hold an annual BBQ fundraiser 11 a.m. March 30. Proceeds will benefit youth missions trips. Deliveries will be available for lunch orders of 10 or more. Call (704) 827-9511 to order.
 Consignment sale

Emmanuel Reformed Church, 329 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will hold a children’s consignment sale 6-9 p.m. Friday and 8-10 a.m. Saturday. There will be a half-off sale 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Relay fundraiser

Hull’s Grove Baptist Church, 270 Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold a Relay for Life fundraiser 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at North Brook Elementary School, 642 Hwy. 274 in Vale. The event will feature a hot dog and bake sale, a silent auction, games and more. For more information, call (704) 740-6560.
Egg hunt

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hwy. 150 in Crouse, will host an Easter egg hunt 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event will also feature children’s games and refreshments. “Passion of the Christ” will be shown 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. For more information, call (704) 732-3265.
Vessel safety checks

Lake Norman Flotilla 26-01 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct vessel safety checks 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lake Norman Reality, Inc., 1818 Hwy. 16 N. in Denver. The event is for boat owners with trailered boats. For more information, call (704) 235-8139.
Relay yard sale

Relay for Life team, “Rockin’ for Relay,” will host a yard sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot of Gold & Silver Assay Company, 278 Hwy 16 N. Unit C in Denver.
Fashion show

The Delta Sigma Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International will hold a fashion show and brunch Saturday at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton. For more information on time and ticket prices, contact Wendy Mosteller at (704) 276-3168.
Easter bunny breakfast

Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 988 S. Hwy. 16 in Lowesville, will host Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 9 a.m. Saturday. Activities include an egg hunt and pictures. Participants should bring their own baskets. For more information, call (704) 827-9511 or hillschapel@bellsouth.net.
Bridal fair

Daystar Family Worship Center, 115 Industrial Park Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a bridal fair 1-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact Lynette Miller at (980) 429-6418.
Pathways scholarships

Deadline to apply for a $1,000 Gaston College scholarship from Pathways Services is Saturday. 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/.
Church concert

Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will host Brian Burchfield in concert at both the 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. services April 1. For more information, call Pastor Dale Hendricks at (704) 530-4681.
Community meeting

Buffalo Shoals Community Association will meet 6:30 p.m. April 2 at the Buffalo Shoals Community Clubhouse, 1834 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton.

First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold a “Griefshare” class 7 p.m. April 10. The 13-week class is for anyone grieving over the loss of a loved one. For information, call Ernest Ekback at (704) 732-8047 or the church at (704) 732-1101.
Food Pantry

Without Walls Freedom Center’s food pantry will be closed until May 4.
Preschool Storytime

Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton, host Preschool Storytime 10:30-11 a.m. every Wednesday. The class is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.
Driving class

Gaston College Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, is currently hosting bi-monthly defensive driving classes called “Alive at 25.” For dates and times, call Donna Nichols at (704) 922-6353 or Beth Hollars at (704) 922-6250.
Class reunion

Lincolnton High School’s class of 1971 is planning a reunion for the fall and is currently looking for graduates’ addresses. The reunion will be combined with classes from 1969 and 1970. Addresses can be emailed to brookinss@msn.com or blackwell217@charter.net.


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