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Around Town — 5-7-12

Hydrant flushing
The City of Cherryville will be flushing fire hydrants 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Residents are asked not do laundry during flushing hours. For more information or questions, call (704) 735-1700.

Cooperative Ext.
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Lincoln County Office, will host “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate” 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday & Thursday. The class will focus on helping families make decisions about non-titled property (i.e. heirlooms). For more information, call Leigh Guth at (704) 736-8461.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Ch. 1986 will meet noon Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnton. Guest speaker Mary Hill will discuss the area’s homeless shelter, Hesed House. For more information, call (704) 748-6498.

Notary classes
Notary public education classes will be 9:15 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday in room 101 of Gaston College Lincoln Campus’s Cochrane Building, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Pre-registration and pre-payment is due at least five days prior to the first class. For more information, call the Community Education office at (704) 922-6250.

Water rescue training
Lincoln County’s Emergency Service Agencies will host the N.C. Helicopter and Aquatic Rescue Team for water rescue training Monday through Thursday on Lake Norman. For more information, contact Lincoln County Emergency Management at (704) 736-8660.

Bullying symposium
“Stand Up to Bullying: Focus on our Kids” will take place 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The event will be sponsored by the Lincoln County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Communities in Schools, the Dept. of Public Safety and Division of Juvenile Justice. Call (704) 736-8679 by Sunday to pre-register or email gvarney@lincolncounty.org.

Library Board
Lincoln County Public Library Board of Trustees will meet 4 p.m. Thursday at the Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton.

Confederate Memorial Day
The General Robert F. Hoke/Col. William J. Hoke Sons of the Confederate Veterans Camp #1616 will host a Confederate Memorial Day Observance 7 p.m. Thursday at the Confederate monument on the Lincoln County courthouse lawn in downtown Lincolnton.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold a blood drive 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at West Lincoln High School, 172 Shoal Rd. All donors will receive free T-shirts.

Yard sale
North 321 Volunteer Fire Dept., 3769 Maiden Hwy., will hold a community yard sale 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Rain date will be May 19.

Charity yard sale
Odd Fellows Lodge, 1790 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold their 2nd Annual John Scott Jr. Memorial Scholarship Mountain Lodge 19 Charity Fundraiser / yard sale starting 7 a.m. Saturday. Breakfast food and health screenings will also be available. Rain date will be May 19.

Poor man’s dinner
Lincolnton Band Booster Association will host a poor man’s dinner 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in downtown Lincolnton. Proceeds will benefit bands at both Lincolnton High School and Lincolnton Middle School.

Sportsmen’s Classic
Hulls Grove Baptist Church-North, 270 Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold a Sportsmen’s Classic 4 p.m. Saturday including live music, archery competition, door prizes, dear head scoring and more. For more information, call (704) 276-1181 ext. 107.

Mother’s Day luncheon
Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a luncheon noon Sunday in honor of Mother’s Day. Donations will benefit the church building fund.

Mother’s Day breakfast
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 730 Hulls Grove Ch. Rd. in Vale, will hold a Mother’s Day breakfast 8 a.m. Sunday. A worship service is set to follow.

Pathways forum
Pathways Local Management Entity will hold a community forum 5:30-7 p.m. May 14 at the Lincoln County Department of Social Services, 1136 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Pathways plans to merge July 1 with Crossroads Behavioral Health and Mental Health Partners to form Partners Behavioral Health Management covering eight area counties including Lincoln. For more information, call (704) 884-2558.

Medical seminar
Lincoln Nursing Center, 1410 E. Gaston St. in Lincolnton, will hold “Making Advance Directives Work for You” 6-7 p.m. May 14. The program will feature Education and Resource Manager Anngela Williams from Hospice of Lincoln County. Registration is due by Thursday (May 10). To register, call (704) 732-1138.

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