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Around Town — 7-23-12

LHS reunion meeting
A meeting to organize the annual class reunion for Lincolnton High School classes 1960-1970 will be 6 p.m. Monday at Citizens Sprinkler Inc., 405 N. Poplar St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Tommy Huskey at (704) 732-7774.

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

Crowell United Methodist Church, 4018 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton, will host “Amazing Desert Journey” vacation Bible school (pre-K through 5th grade) 6-8:30 p.m. nightly Tuesday through Friday.

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.

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

Oak Grove meeting
The Oak Grove Community will hold a meeting 7 p.m. Thursday in their community building on Startown Rd. in Lincolnton. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on whether or not to dissolve the group.

Blood drive
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln Self Storage. Contact Darlene at (704) 735-6364 for more information.

Alive After Five
Alive After Five, organized by the City of Lincolnton and the Downtown Development Association, will feature The Catalinas 6-9 p.m. Thursday on W. Main St. at Court Square in Lincolnton. The beach music concert series occurs the last Thursday of each month through September.

Blood drive
Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Long Shoals, will sponsor a blood drive 2:30-7 p.m. Friday. For more information, call (704) 732-0538.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at Carmike Cinemas, 2220 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. All donors will receive free movie tickets.

Comedy group
Chasing Parked Cars Improv Comedy Group will perform 8 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-9055.

Church breakfast
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday. For more information, contact Pastor Ted Bost at (704) 735-8034 ext. 2388 or trbostjr@charter.net.

Medicine drop
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will hold a medicine drop 9-11 a.m. Saturday in their lobby for unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications. For more information, call the Sheriff’s Office at (704) 732-8050.

Church kids event
Landmark Church, 4321 Reepsville Rd. in Vale, will hold a “Gold Rush Gathering” for children 12 and under 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Activities, prizes and food will be on-hand. For more information, call Teresa Toler at (828) 874-2755.

Summer reading
The Lincoln County Public Library will hold a summer reading blowout, featuring a drop-in picnic and games, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Highland Drive Park in Lincolnton.

Summer concert
Local bluegrass band Kevin Richardson & Cuttin’ Edge, with talent Scott Burgess, will hold a CD release celebration and performance 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 5403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (704) 732-9055.

Church musical
Boger City Baptist Church, 2201 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will present their adult choir in a special patriotic, musical encore presentation of “Homeland” 6 p.m. Sunday.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, address, will host “Splash in God’s Word” vacation Bible school 6:15 p.m. nightly Sunday through Aug. 2. Supper will be served 5:30 p.m. nightly. No advance sign-up is required.

Crouse VFD meeting
Crouse Volunteer Fire Department, 2764 W. Hwy. 150 in Crouse, will hold their annual community board meeting 7:30 p.m. July 30.

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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