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Around Town — 8-13-12

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 2-6:30 p.m. today at the Wal-Mart Supercenter on N.C. 73 in Denver.

NL band camp
North Lincoln High School will host a band camp 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. today and Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The band will perform 7:15 p.m. Friday for the school’s first home football game and host a yard sale/car wash 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hardees parking lot on N.C. 150 in Denver.

City of Cherryville
City of Cherryville will hold a City Council meeting 7 p.m. today at Council Chambers in the Community Building.

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.

NARFE
Chapter 1983 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet noon Tuesday at Lincoln House in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 748-6948.

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. Wednesday as part of Farm City Week. For more information, call (704) 736-8452.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host guest speaker Marcia T. Thompson for Part II of the program “How to Choose & How to be Chosen” 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Social hour and refreshments will follow the program. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

Quilt Guild
The Lincoln Quilt Guild will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church, 520 Madison St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Jane Goodson at (704) 736-0435.

Farm tour
The N.C. Cooperative Extension-Lincoln unit will host a local farm tour 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. To reserve a spot, 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. Friday at Unlimited Perfections Salon, 2559 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 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.

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. Applicants must bring identification and one bill in their name. For more information, call (704) 240-4411.

Meet and greet
Davis Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 5494 Hope Rd. in Vale, will host a community meet and greet with free hot dogs, fish and drinks 2-5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (828) 994-1149.

Senior dance
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a senior dinner and dance 6:15-10 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors open at 6 p.m.
For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

Homecoming
Amity Baptist Church, address in Denver, will hold their annual homecoming 10:45 a.m. Sunday with guest pastor Dr. Rob Helton of Zoar Baptist Church in Shelby. Lunch will follow the service.

Teacher Day
King’s Office Supply in Lincolnton will host Teacher Appreciation Day 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20 with new products, goody bags, door prizes and more.
For more information, call (704) 735-7415.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host two Lincolnton blood drives: 2-6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Walgreens, 1230 E. Main St., and 2:30-7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Abernethy Chevrolet, 1445 E. Main St.

Fire dept. meeting
South Fork VFD will have their annual meeting 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the station, 2736 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton.

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.

Free hair care
The Cosmetic Art and Sciences Club at Gaston College’s Lincoln Campus will offer free (ages 5-12) or discounted full-service hair care (ages 13-17) for children receiving services from Christian Ministry 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 20-21 at 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, and for children receiving Amy’s House services 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 22-23.
For more information, call (704) 748-5252 or email cunningham.catherine@gaston.edu.

Soccer registration
Lincoln County Parks & Rec. is currently holding fall soccer registration at the William Lentz Rec. Center 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 28th.
For more information and registration times, call (704) 735-2671.

Men’s Conference
Holy Jerusalem Church in Gastonia will host a 2012 Men’s Conference Sept. 5-9. Guest pastors will be from Vale, Stanley, and Lake Wylie, S.C., among other locations.
For more information, call (828) 962-6373.

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