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Around Town — 8-1-12

Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a Zumba class 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the church fellowship hall. For more information, call (704) 732-0538 or visit pisgah-umc.org.

YMCA Program
The Y Readers Youth Literacy Program, including Sally’s YMCA in Denver and the Lincoln County YMCA in Lincolnton, will celebrate their 2012 success and handout certificates to participating individuals 1-2 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria of Iron Station Elementary School, 4207 Hwy. 27 East in Lincolnton.

 Yard sale
The West Lincoln Rebel Navy will host a community yard sale 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at West Lincoln High School in Vale. To reserve a space, call (704) 447-5065.

Church breakfast
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-11 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call (980) 241-0982.

Scrooge auditions
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will hold auditions for the musical Mr. Scrooge 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and Aug. 11 and 4-8 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton.
Visit lincolntheatreguild.com or call (704) 735-2281 for more information.

BBQ fundraiser
Asbury United Methodist Church, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in the Ironton township, will host a BBQ fundraiser 11 a.m. Saturday. Call (704) 735-6448 to pre-order.

Stroupe reunion
The Stroupe/Stroup family reunion will gather 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cherryville Historical Museum, E. Main St. in Cherryville.
For more information, call (919) 309-9741.

Food pantry
Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton, will sponsor their Two Fish & Five Loaves Food Pantry 9-11 a.m. Saturday and Aug. 18. Applicants must bring identification and one bill in their name.
For more information, call (704) 240-4411.

Rufus-Dedmom reunion
The Rufus-Dedmon reunion will be 1 p.m. Saturday. In the event of rain, activities will be at the garage across the road.

BBQ fundraiser
The Crouse Fire Department, 2764 W. N.C. 150 in Crouse, will host a BBQ sale 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Individuals may dine-in or take-out.

Church homecoming
Marvin United Methodist Church, Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold their annual homecoming 10 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be Dana McKim. A covered dish lunch will follow worship and remembrance.
For more information, call (704) 735-4327.

Church lunch
Crouse United Methodist Church, 3311 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will hold a luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call the church office at (704) 735-2443.

Church luncheon
The United Methodist Women of McKendree Church will sponsor a luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton.
For more information, call (704) 732-5460.

Helms reunion
The 83rd annual Jonas & Martha Helms family reunion will be 12:45 p.m. Sunday at Salem Baptist Church, 1982 Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton.
For more information, call (704) 732-0790.

Schrum-Shrum reunion
The 52nd Schrum-Shrum reunion will be 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Matthews United Church of Christ, U.S. 321 South in Maiden. A short business meeting will follow at 2 p.m.
For more information, call Wayne Schrum at (704) 735-6777.

Ice cream social
Salem Lutheran Church and United Church of will sponsor a “Cool Event” old-fashioned ice cream social 3 p.m. Sunday at 3410 Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton. All proceeds will benefit Lincolnton’s Christian Ministry Soup Kitchen. Pottery bowls will be donated by area potters. The event is co-sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
For directions or more information, call (828) 244-9591 or (704) 732-7320.

Community meeting
Buffalo Shoals Community Association will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Buffalo Shoals Community Building, 1834 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton. The public may attend. For more information, call (704) 735-5088 or (980) 241-2744.

Basketball Camp
The East Lincoln Basketball Association will host a Back to School Co-ed Camp 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Aug. 9 at East Lincoln High School for grades 2-8. Forms may be picked up 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at ELHS or by emailing Coach Chip Ashley at ashley@lincoln.k12.nc.us.

South River Baptist Church in Lincolnton will host “Amazing Wonders Aviation” vacation Bible school 6-8 p.m. Monday through Aug. 9.
For more information, call (980) 241-0669.

U12 baseball tryouts
The Carolina Grizzlies 12 and under select baseball team will hold tryouts for the fall season 6 p.m. Tuesday and Aug. 14 at Union Elementary School on Reepsville Rd. in Vale.
For more information, contact head coach John Parker at (704) 732-7151 or

Caregiving challenges
Carillon Assisted Living, 440 Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a meeting “Coping with the Challenges of Caregiving-Finding the Services You Need” 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call (704) 732-0029.

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 (704) 297-0865.

School supplies
The Pumpkin Center VFD, 2911 Lee Lawing Rd. in Lincolnton, will collect back-to-school supplies now through Aug. 21 for those in need.
Donations may include paper, pencils, markers, notebooks, crayons, glue sticks copy paper and more.

Adult High School/GED
Gaston College is offering free Adult High School and General Education Development classes.
For more information on sites and dates for both GED and Basic Skills Orientation at the Lincoln Campus, email propst.tonya@gaston.edu or call (704) 748-5205.

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