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Around Town — 6-1-12

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.

Indoor Yard Sale
Covenant Bible Church, 2168 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will hold an indoor yard sale 6-11 a.m. Saturday. Proceeds will benefit mission projects.

Yard sale
Tabernacle of Blessings, 806 E. Linden St. in Lincolnton, will hold a yard sale starting 7:30 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call (704) 460-9511.

Pool hours
The Lincolnton Recreation pool at Betty G. Ross Park will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The pool will officially open for the summer June 9. For more information, contact the Recreation Office at (704) 735-2671.

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.

Portraits of Love
Ladder-Up Tutorial Services, 208 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton, will hold a professional portrait session “Portraits of Love” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (704) 576-9542.

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 more information, call Nancy Cole at (704) 334-4312.

YMCA Opening
The Lincoln County YMCA, 1402 E. Gaston St. in Lincolnton, will host a grand opening ceremony 1-3 p.m. for their new Camp Creekside Outdoor Recreation Center. Activities will include a tour, family games, a giant inflatable slide and more.

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 or email parablesofchrist@charter.net.

Yard Sale
Jesus Name Tabernacle, 627 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, will host a large-scale yard sale 8 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds will benefit the building fund and youth group.

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 covered dish lunch will be served. For more 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.

Public meeting
Residents of the North 321 Fire District are invited to attend a public meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday at North 321 Fire Dept. to help elect new board members. For more information, call (704) 530-4158.

Quilt Guild
Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Lincoln County Senior Center at the Gaston College Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Guest speaker will be Linda Gunter. For more information, contact Tony Darr at (704) 439-6532.

Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club WWII Veterans of Lincoln County will not longer meet 11 a.m. Wednesday due to the sudden closing of Ryan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnton.  The club will not meet for the month of June unless a new meeting location can be secured.

Diabetes meeting
CMC-Lincoln’s Diabetes Education and Self-Management Program will host a “Thursday Treats” meeting 3 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton, on how to cook diabetes friendly and heart healthy. For more information, call (980) 212-6006 or email gwen.mcbee@carolinashealthcare.org.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold a blood drive 1:30-5:30 p.m. June 8 at East Lincoln High School, 6471 N.C. 73 in Denver. Each donor will receive a free T-shirt.

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.

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.

LHS basketball camp
Registration is now open for a boys and girls basketball camp (grades 2-8). Camp hours will be 9 a.m. to noon June 13-15 at the Lincolnton High School gym. Sign-ups will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday-Friday at the Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-2671.

Tennis camp
Registration is now open for a boys and girls tennis clinic (ages 8-17). Camp hours will be 8:30-10:00 a.m. June 11-15 and 18-22 at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. Sign-ups will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday-Friday at the park’s Lentz Recreation Center. For more information, call (704) 735-2671.

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.

Soccer camp
North Lincoln High School will hold a summer youth soccer camp 6-8:30 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3 for ages 10-4 and 9-11 a.m. for ages 4-9. For more information, contact Tim Harris at Harris@cataler-na.com or Kelly Barney at kbarney@lincoln.k12.nc.us.

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