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Around Town — 6/8/12

Senior Dance
The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will hold a Senior Dance for ages 55 and over 7-10 p.m. Friday. For more information, call (704) 922-2170.

Breakfast buffet
Marvin United Methodist Church, 2731 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. Saturday. Donations will benefit the parsonage fund. For more information, call (704) 735-4327.

Cancer Cruise
Denver United Methodist Church, 3910 N.C. 16 in Denver, will host Cruising for a Cure VI 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, visit cruisingforacure.info, email dizzydv165@yahoo.com or contact Anne Willis at (704) 609-9953.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will hold an annual picnic Saturday at the Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors open at noon. Participants are asked to bring a favorite picnic food. Hot dogs will also be served. Ka Hula Ohana Dancers will provide entertainment. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. Saturday at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.

VBS
David Memorial Baptist Church, 2533 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a vacation Bible school (grades 1-7) 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday. For more information, call (704) 735-5481.

Homecoming
Buffalo Shoals Baptist Church, 1744 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold a homecoming 10 a.m. Sunday with Rev. Howard Estep and special singing with Living By Faith at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Rev. Roy Lanier at (704) 530-9860 or Pat White at (704) 736-0403.

Church luncheon
Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will hold a salad luncheon noon Sunday. Proceeds will benefit the building fund.

Kids’ camp
Registration is still open for Lincoln County Parks & Recreation’s summer day camp (for grades K-6), which starts Monday. The camp will take place at Howard’s Creek Community Center and East Lincoln Community Center. Activities will include games, crafts, swimming, bowling, movies and more. For more information, contact Lindsay Ross at (704) 483-8980.

Canning classes
The N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a variety of canning classes at the James Warren Citizens Center this summer at the following times: pickles, 6 p.m. Monday; pressure canning & salsa making, 10 a.m. Tuesday; peach jam, 6 p.m. June 18; pickles, 10 a.m. July 10. Register in advance by calling (704) 736-8461.

NARFE
Chapter 1983 of The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet noon Tuesday at the Lincoln House restaurant in Lincolnton. Visitors will be welcome. For more information, call (704) 748-6498.

Pathways
Pathways Board of Directors will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at 901 S. New Hope Rd. in Gastonia. For more information, call (704) 884-2501.

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 Wednesday through June15 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.

Confederate sons
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1616 Gen. Robert F. Hoke/ Col. Wm. J. Hoke will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call Harmon Lackey at (704) 472-7980.

Art exhibition
The Lincoln Cultural Center will host the exhibition “Mr. Lem: The Life and Art of Lemuel Moore Nolen” on June 15. The project is a collaboration of the Crouse Community History and Photo Project and the Lincoln County Historical Association.

Men’s softball
L-Town Extreme Fastpitch 10 and under softball team will host a men’s open softball tournament 6 p.m. on June 15 at Lincolnton Optimist Park on Startown Rd. in Lincolnton. A homerun derby will follow on June 16. For more information, call J.C. Drewery at (980) 241-6026 or Kelly Homesley at (704) 747-2036.

Football camp
City of Lincolnton Parks & Rec. and the Lincolnton High School Athletic Dept. is currently taking registration for a summer football camp (grades 3-9). Camp hours will be 9 a.m. to noon June 18-20 at the Lincolnton High School Football stadium. Individuals can register 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park, 800 Madison St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-2671.

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