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Around Town — 6/18/12

Boger City United Methodist Church, 2320 East Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a vacation Bible school (ages preschool through middle) 6-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Dinner will be served nightly at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-7513. To register, visit bogercitychurch.org.

Planning Board
The Lincolnton Planning Board will meet 4 p.m. Tuesday in City Council Chambers.

Gardener Association
The Lincoln County Master Gardener Volunteer Association will meet 10 a.m. Monday in the kitchen of the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 736-0621.

Canning classes
The N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a variety of canning classes at the James Warren Citizens Center this summer including peach jam 6 p.m. Monday and pickles 10 a.m. July 10. Register in advance by calling (704) 736-8461.

North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Road in Cherryville, will host a youth retreat (grades 7th and up) entitled “The Race, Experiencing God’s Amazing Power” 6-9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. For more information, call (704) 435-4471.

Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, N.C. 150 in Maiden, will hold a vacation bible school 6-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The theme will be “Amazing Wonders Aviation.” For more information, call Jaime Keller at (704) 732-8500.

Hope Baptist Church, 571 Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a vacation Bible school 6:30-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (704) 732-9374 or Pastor G. Houser at (704) 913-5492.

Archaeology camp
The Lincoln County Historical Association will host an archaeology camp (grades 8 and up) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday on River Road in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 748-9090, email lcmh@bellsouth.net or visit LincolnCountyHistory.com.

Tent Revival
Holy Jerusalem Worship Center will host a 2012 Tent Revival 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Friday on the 800 block of E. Pine St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Deacon Stanley K. Edwards at (828) 962-6373.

Diabetes prevention
CMC-Lincoln’s Diabetes Education will host “Thursday’s Treats” 3 p.m. Thursday in the Dogwood Room of the Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. The discussion will be entitled  “Pre-Diabetes – How I can Prevent Diabetes?” For more information, contact Valerie Burgess at (980) 212-6006.

Pathways Board of Directors will meet 6 p.m. Thursday in the Cleveland/Ollie Harris Center, 917 First St. in Shelby.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a progam on stroke prevention 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Senior Citizen Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Guest speaker will be Tristy Love. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m, and beverages will be provided. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

Pancake breakfast
Creation Station, the Children’s Ministry of Lincolnton Church of God, will hold a pancake breakfast 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fatz Café in Lincolnton. There will also be face painting, balloon animals and clowns at the breakfast. For more information, call (980) 429-0108.

Hall of Fame
Tickets are currently on sale for Lincoln County Parks & Recreation’s 2012 Sports Hall of Fame Induction ceremony 6 p.m. Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 748-1518.

Church homecoming
New Hope United Methodist Church, 5795 Old Plank Rd. in Iron Station, will celebrate homecoming 11 a.m. Sunday with a covered dish dinner to follow in the fellowship hall. Grigg Family Blue Grass Gospel Group will perform at 1:15 p.m.

Hill’s Chapel Church will host a vacation Bible school 6-8 p.m. June 24-26 for ages 2 through 5th grade.
For more information, call (704) 827-9511.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 12-4 p.m. June 24 at Victory Baptist Church, 6041 King Wilkinson Rd. in Denver.

North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd. in Lincolnton, will host “Amazing Wonders Aviation” vacation Bible school 6-9 p.m. June 24-28 for ages 3 through 6th grade. Supper will be provided.
An adult class will be 6:30 p.m. nightly. For more information, call (704) 435-9876.

Baseball camp
Registration for East Lincoln High School’s 7th annual baseball camp is due Wednesday. Camp hours will be 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 25-28 at the school’s baseball field. For more information, call (704) 736-1860 or email Coach Chris Matile at cmatile@lincoln.k12.nc.us.

GC board meeting
Gaston College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting 4 p.m. June 25 in the second floor boardroom of Myers Center at the Dallas Campus.

Diabetes discussion
CMC-Lincoln will host an expert panel discussion on taking the right steps to control diabetes 6 p.m. June 25 at the Lincoln Medical Plaza. For more information, call (980) 212-6037.

Photography Club
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. June 25 at the Lincoln Cultural Center.

Radon class
The N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a radon class 7-8:30 p.m. June 25 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. Pre-registration is required by Friday (June 22).

Men’s softball
High Shoals City Park will host a men’s softball tournament in honor of Father’s Day June 29-30. Entry fees are due by 9 p.m. June 25. For more information, call Parks & Recreation Director Lisa Stamey, at (980) 241-5527.

GC summer camps
Gaston College is offering a variety of summer camps for middle and high school students. For more information on camp costs and hours, call (704) 922-6513.

The National Association for Amateur Radio Operators will host Lincoln County R.A.C.E.S. Field Day 2 p.m. Saturday through 2 p.m. Sunday at East Lincoln Fire Department. The event will feature public demonstrations of emergency communications capabilities. For more information, contact Cliff Brommer at (704) 483-7291 or wd4pic@infionline.net.

Denver Art Trail
The Denver Art Trail is currently looking for new artists for its annual event Oct. 20-21. Two & three-dimensional works will be accepted. A brief bio. and three to four photographs of work must be submitted with the application. Email DenverArtTrail@yahoo.com for an application.  Deadline for entries is July 5.

Student orientation
The four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class for students interested in obtaining a GED or Adult High School diploma will be at the Gaston College Lincoln Campus on the following dates: this Monday through Thursday; July 9-12; July 23-26; August 6-9. Classes will be 9 a.m. to noon or 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 118.
For information, call (704) 748-5226.

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