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Around Town — 8-6-12

South River Baptist Church in Lincolnton will host “Amazing Wonders Aviation” vacation Bible school 6-8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. 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 pcelticrealm2@charter.net.

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. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Cherryville. For more information, call (704) 297-0865.

Sons of Conf. Veterans
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1616 Gen. Robert F. Hoke/Col. W.M. J. Hoke will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call Harmon Lackey at (704) 472-7980.

Kindred Healthcare and Rehabilitation Lincoln will host free bingo with prizes 10 a.m. Friday and every other second Friday of the month. For more information, call June Loftin or Janice Beckham at (704) 732-1138.

Benefit for teen
A benefit for local teen and water skier Eli Hager’s trip to California will be 8 a.m. Saturday at White Oak Par 3 Golf Course, Mt. Zion Ch. Rd. in Alexis.

Scrooge auditions
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will hold auditions for the musical Mr. Scrooge 8 a.m. to noon Saturday 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.

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.

Bluegrass concert
The WBT Briarhoppers, with local talent Tom Warlick, will take the stage 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-9055.

Apple Queen Pageant
The Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant will be 7 p.m. Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton.

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 concert
Lincolnton Church of God, 1435 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton, will host Gospel singing group The Shepherds 10:45 a.m. Sunday. For more information, call (704) 732-0012.

Church homecoming
Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Bessemer City, will hold their annual homecoming celebration Sunday and revival service Aug. 13-15. Guest speaker Sunday will be Rev. Oscar Cleveland and Pastor Ray of Hope Baptist Church in Roebuck, S.C. For more information, call (704) 435-9967.

Church concert
South River Baptist Church, 2036 Southside Rd. in Lincolnton, will host Southern Gospel group Damascus Road 6 p.m. Sunday.

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
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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