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Around Town — 05-30-12

Church conference
Millennium Reign Conference will be 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Without Walls Freedom Center in Lincolnton and at Family Healing Ministries in Lancaster, S.C., 6 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Church breakfast
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Church Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-11 a.m. Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the church van fund. For more information, call (980) 241-0982.

Bake sale
Hampton’s Store, 2534 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a bake sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Proceeds will benefit West Lincoln High School and Miss North Carolina Homecoming Queen Chasity King.

Fire Dept. Fundraiser
A hamburger and hot dog fundraiser will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Dept., 2911 Lee Lawing Road in Lincolnton.

Hospice race
Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County will host Run the Rail 5K Run/Walk Saturday at Betty G. Ross Park, 800 S. Madison St. in Lincolnton. Registration will be 7:30-8:30 a.m. The race will start 9 a.m. To register, call (704) 732-6146, visit runtherail.org or register in person by noon Friday at Hospice & Palliative Care. For information, call
Nancy Cole at (704) 334-4312.

Church musical
The Adult Choir at Boger City Baptist Church, 2201 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will perform the patriotic musical “Homeland” 7 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Church concert
Grace Baptist Church, 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, will host Conover singing group Parables of Christ 7 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (828) 320-0759, visit parablesgospel.com.

Huss reunion
The Huss family reunion will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Bethpage Lutheran Church, 3440 Hwy. 182 in Lincolnton. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish and drink. For more information, call Anne Abee at (704) 735-8668.

Hoyle reunion
Descendants of John Sidney and Sara Morrison Hoyle will hold a reunion 1 p.m. Sunday at Roseland Baptist Church’s fellowship hall, 1172 Rosehill Dr. in Lincolnton. A lunch will be served. For information, call (980) 241-3389.

Church celebration
New Providence Full Gospel Church, 947 George Brown Rd. in Crouse, will celebrate 14 years of singing starting 4 p.m. Sunday. The church is looking for local church choirs and/or praise dancers to join the celebration. For more information, call (828) 428 3960 or (704) 308-2022.

Football/cheer sign-up
Sign-ups for Cherryville Little Ironmen Football and Cheerleading will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the  Cherryville Community Center.

Ice cream social
Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a hot dog and ice cream social 4:30-7 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds will benefit missions.

Church concert
David Memorial Baptist Church, 2533 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton, will host guest speaker Mark Bishop and “Daystar” of Cherryville 7 p.m. Sunday. Doors will open 6 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call (704) 735-5481.

Diabetic support group
First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Diabetes support group meeting 11 a.m. Monday in the Love Sunday school classroom on the north side of the sanctuary. Guest speaker Marcus Suess will talk about diabetic shoes. For more information, contact Paulette Michael at (704) 735-1969 or paulettemichael@att.net.

Spay/neuter clinic
The Humane Society Office, 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a low-cost spay/neuter clinic Tuesday. For more information, call (704) 732-9022.

Sheriff’s auction
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will hold an auction of unclaimed property 11 a.m. Tuesday. Proceeds beyond the cost of sale will be donated to the Lincoln County School Board. For more information, contact the Sheriff’s Office at (704) 732-9050.

Transit of Venus
Local dentist Robert T. Cloninger has invited the public to view the transit of Venus, a rare astronomical phenomena, starting 5 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of his business at 910 Donita Dr. in Lincolnton. The transit will start at 6:09 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a folding chair, and eye protection will be given to the first 100 people.

Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club WWII Veterans of Lincoln County will meet 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnton.  All WWII veterans and guests are invited to attend.

EL basketball camps
The 17th Annual East Lincoln Basketball Association Camps will be June 11-14 and July 9-12 along with a Back to School Co-Ed Camp Aug. 6-9, all at ELHS. Camp applications can be picked up in the school office or mailed to participants by calling the school at (704) 736-1860 ext. 25603. Indiviudals can also contact the school or Coach Chip Ashley for more information on camp cost, times and age requirements.

Experimental training
The Gaston County Community Collaborative will host “Bridges Out of Poverty Experiential Training,” a simulation of the daily struggles those in poverty face, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 15 at the Gaston Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Registration is required by Friday (June 1) and limited to the first 100 participants. Lunch will be provided. To register or for questions, contact Julie Murphy at Julie.Murphy@thementornetwork.com.

Marine Corps pageant
The Capt. Jeb F. Seagle Marine Corps League & Toys for Tots will host Miss Lincoln County Marine Corps League Pageant 6 p.m. Aug. 25. The pageant is open to girls ages 0-35 and boys ages 3-7. For information on location and other pageant details, contact Sherry Trevino at (704) 735-6936 or sherrytrevino@hotmail.com.

Bible study
House of Hope Assembly, a non-denominational and Pentecostal Bible study, will take place Wednesday nights. For more information, email Kenneth Colman at kennethcolman@att.net or shelbycolman@att.net or call him at (828) 781-2898.

College classes
The summer schedule of non-credit classes is now available online or at all three Gaston College campus locations in Dallas, Lincolnton and Belmont. Continuing education/economic and
workforce development division contains offerings June through August (some classes extend through December). For a copy of the schedule, visit gaston.edu.

VBS 
First Baptist Church in Hildebran, N.C., will hold “Amazing Wonders Aviation,” vacation Bible school, 6:15-8:30 p.m. June 10-15.
For more information, call the church office at (828) 397-3641.

WL basketball camp
West Lincoln High School, address, will host a women’s basketball camp 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18-21. Grades 3-10 are eligible. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information, visit wlhs.lincoln.k12.nc.us or call Holly Specht at (704) 736-9453 ext. 27809/

VBS
Denver Baptist Church, 6917 Forest Hills Dr. in Denver, will hold a vacation Bible school 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 18-22.
For more information or to register, visit dbckidz.com or call (704) 483-3030.

Science/tech. camp
Lincoln County Schools’ Summer Science and Technology Day Camp will be June 18-21 at G. E. Massey Elementary School for grades 1-5. Theme for the camp will be “Change Happens…So What?” To apply, visit lincoln.k12.nc.us.
For more information, contact Linda Yoder at (704) 736-1626.

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