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Around Town — 7-11-12

VBS
Salem Baptist Church, 1982 Salem Church Rd. in Lincolnton, will host “Amazing Wonders Aviation” vacation Bible school (ages 2 and up) 5:30-8 p.m. nightly Wednesday through Friday.

Thursday’s Treats
CMC-Lincoln will continue its “Thursday’s Treats” series on diabetes education 3 p.m. Thursday in the Dogwood Room of Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Road in Lincolnton. Guest pharmacist Ashley Garling will feature an informational session entitled “Need Helping Understanding your Medication? – Brown Bag with Pharmacist.” For more information, contact Valerie Burgess at (980) 212-6006.

Car Appreciation Day
Steele Rubber Products in Denver is inviting the community to drive their classic cars to their business 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday to help celebrate National Collector Car Appreciation Day. Participants will tour the facilities and get a free T-shirt.

Reep reunion
The Reep reunion will meet 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Comfort Inn in Lincolnton. Activities will start 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the area. An 11 a.m. church service and covered dish lunch will follow on Sunday at Daniels Lutheran Church. For more information on specific times and locations of the weekend’s activities, call Huitt Reep at (704) 739-4431 or Stephen Reep at (704) 735-4666 or (828) 994-7223.

Breakfast buffet
Marvin United Methodist Church, of 2731 Startown Road in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. Saturday. Donations will be accepted for the parsonage fund.

Habitat yard sale
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore will host a community yard sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 809 E. Sycamore St. in Lincolnton. Call (704) 736-9490 to reserve a spot.

Bone marrow drive
Pearl Baptist Church, 4657 E. Hwy. 27 in Iron Station, will hold a bone marrow drive 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to help find a match for church member Dr. Robert Wensil. For more information, call (704) 263-8793.

Family Fun Day
Antioch Baptist Church, 3413 E. Hwy. 150 in Lincolnton, will host a free Community Family Fun Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Activities will include games, prizes, hot dogs, snow cones and other entertainment along with pre-registration for vacation Bible school. For more information, call (704) 732-1351.

Food drive
The Lincolnton Lions Club will be collecting non-perishable food items starting 7 a.m. Saturday at the Lincolnton Wal-Mart. Items will be donated to Christian Ministry. The following items are some of the many items the Ministry currently needs: baby diapers, bags of rice, cooking oil, detergent, grits, toilet tissue and feminine hygiene products.

Adoption fair
The Lincoln County Animal Shelter will have pets up for adoption 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday at the Petco in Huntersville, 10017 Biddick Ln. For more information, call (704) 736-4133.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host the program “Music for Dance” 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

Homecoming/revival
Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will hold their annual homecoming on Sunday and a revival 7 p.m. nightly Monday through July 18 with Brother Leonard Fletcher. For more information, call (704) 530-4681.

Church luncheon
McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Take out orders will be available. For more information, call (704) 735-4062.

VBS
Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host “Operation Overboard” vacation Bible school 6-8:30 p.m. nightly Sunday through July 19. Supper will be served nightly. For information, call (704) 732-0538 or visit pisgah-umc.org.

Basketball camp
Lincoln Charter School’s Lincolnton Campus will host a basketball camp (ages 8 and up) 9 a.m. to noon Monday through July 18. For more information, contact Rev. Franklin Lowery at (704) 735-6359 or (980) 429-0331.

Lions Club Awards
The Lincolnton Lions Club will host their annual awards ceremony and recognize their 2012 scholarship recipients 7 p.m. Tuesday at Boger City United Methodist Church, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. A Board of Directors meeting will follow the ceremony.

Notary training
Gaston College is offering a notary public training Tuesday through July 19 at the Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Both morning and evening classes are available. For more information, call (704) 922-6250.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18 at CMC-Lincoln, 433 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton.

VBS
Fairview Baptist Church, 5051 Fairview Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a vacation Bible school 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 18-20 with an awards ceremony 11 a.m. July 21. For more information, contact Pastor Steve Wood at (828) 705-1816 or pastorstevewood@gmail.com.

Kids eat free
Lincoln County Food and Nutrition Service is now serving breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under weekdays through Aug. 3. Breakfast will be 9-9:30 a.m., and lunch will be 11:40 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 240-4411.

Love Denver 2012
The deadline to donate a backpack full of supplies for needy area school children, as part of Love Denver 2012, will be July 29. For more information, visit LoveDenver.net. Local churches sponsor the event.

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