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Around Town — 7/18/12

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

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Amity Baptist Church, 881 Amity Ch. Rd. in the township of Ironton, will host a vacation Bible school (ages 2-12) 6-8:30 p.m. nightly Wednesday and Thursday. Supper will be provided. For more information, call (704) 735-5161.

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

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Coral Park Baptist Church in Lincoln County is currently hosting a vacation Bible school 6-8:30 p.m. nightly Wednesday through Friday.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host the program “How to Choose and How to be Chosen” 6:30-7:30 Thursday at the Senior Citizen Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Social hour will follow the event, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (704) 865-5563.

Quilt Guild
Lincoln Quilters Quilt Guild will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. Jean Funderburk will speak on “How to Build Better Borders.” For more information, call (704) 736-0435.

DSS meeting
The Lincoln County Board of Social Services will meet 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Board Room of the Social Services facility, 1136 E. Main St. For more information, call (704) 732-0738.

Poetry Lincolnton
Poetry Lincolnton will celebrate their one-year anniversary with a special guest poet 7 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Open Mic will follow the event. For more information, email poetry_lincolnton@charter.net.

Cancer benefit
A fundraiser benefit for local cancer patient Edith Beal Robinson will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Food Lion parking lot in Maiden. Hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and cake will be on-hand.

BBQ/bake sale
Marvin United Methodist Church’s men’s group will host a BBQ lunch and bake sale 12-5 p.m. Saturday. Carry out will also be available. For more information, call (704) 735-4327.

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 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.

Church luncheon
Boger City United Methodist Church, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a community luncheon 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

LCS Board meeting
Lincoln Charter School will hold a Board meeting 6 p.m. Monday at the Denver campus, 7834 Galway Ln. in Denver. The public is invited to attend.

VBS
Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will host vacation Bible school 6:30-9 p.m. Monday through July 27. For more information, call (704) 530-4681.

VBS
Davis Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 5494 Hope Rd. in Vale, will host vacation Bible school 6-8 p.m. July 25.
For more information, call (704) 732-0112.

Canning workshops
The East Lincoln Betterment Association will sponsor two hands-on food preservation workshops Tuesday including one on homemade jam 10 a.m. to noon followed by how to pickle vegetables at 6 p.m. Melinda Houser, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent for the local chapter of the N.C. Cooperative Extension, will conduct the workshops.
To register, email
melinda_houser@ncsu.edu or
call (704) 736-8461.

Summer concert
Kevin Richardson & Cuttin’ Edge, with local favorite Scott Burgess, will perform 7 p.m. July 28 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Parkinson’s support
A new Parkinson’s Disease Support Group for patients and caregivers will be 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at First Presbyterian Church in Cherryville. For more information, call Dan Harvey at (704) 297-0865.

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