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Around Town — 8-8-12

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.

American Legion
American Legion Post #30 will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Post home.

Soil & Water awards
Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District will hold their annual awards banquet 7 p.m. Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton.
For more information, call (704) 736-8501.

Sons of Confederate
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.

Bingo
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.

Yard sale
The Lincoln County Senior Center, 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton at the Gaston College Lincoln Campus, will host a yard sale 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. In the event of rain, the sale will be inside.
For more information or to to register as a vendor, call (704) 732-9053.

Church buffet
Marvin United Methodist Church, on Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. Saturday. Donations will benefit the parsonage fund.
For more information, call (704) 735-4327.

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.

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.

Fellowship meal
Laboratory United Methodist Church, 1850 Bill Lynch Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a fellowship meal 6 p.m. Saturday. Donations will be accepted.
For more information, call (704) 735-6605.

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 Monday through Aug. 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.

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. Monday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Visit lincolntheatreguild.com or call (704) 735-2281 for more information.

Pancake breakfast
The Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a pancake breakfast 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesday at 225 W. Water St. in Lincolnton as part of Farm City Week. Reservations are required. To reserve a seat or for more information, call (704) 736-8452.

Home Educators
Lincoln County Home Educators’ Back-to-School meeting will be drop-in 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday on the second floor of the Lincoln Cultural Center, 401 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Parents may drop-in to process membership or ask questions. For more information, visit lchesupport.com.

“Dine in Denver”
The Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension will host “Dine in Denver” Farmers’ Market Dinner 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 15 as part of Farm City Week. For more information, call (704) 736-8452.

Cut-A-Thon
The Boys & Girls Club-Lincoln Unit will hold their first annual Back-to-School Cut-A-Thon Fundraiser 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Unlimited Perfections Salon, 2559 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18 at Fairfield United Methodist Church, 7860 Fairfield Forest Rd. in Denver. Activities will include haircuts, free hot dogs and a bounce for kids. For more information, call (704) 473-1309.

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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