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Around Town — 8-22-12

Camp meeting
The 2012 Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting will be today through Sunday at Lincoln County’s Tucker Grove Campground. For more information on specific activities and times, call Lewis Mclean at (704) 913-6450.

Education meeting
The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation Board of Director’s will meet noon Friday in the Executive Conference Room of the School Board Office. For more information, please contact Karen Drum at (704) 736-1017, ext. 30216 or email her at orkdrum@lincoln.k12.nc.us.

Spark in the Park
Salem United Methodist Church will host “Spark in the Park” 5-7 p.m. Friday at Beatty’s Ford Park in Denver. Chef Troy Gagliardo of FOX News Rising will be on-hand. Additional activities will include scavenger hunts, crafts, games, food and fun at the splash pad. For more information, contact Jenny Reilly at (704) 483-5055 ext. 304.

Singing Convention
The Lincoln County Singing Convention will meet 7-9 p.m. Friday at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church, 6670 W. N.C. 27 in Vale. For more information, call (704) 276-1529.

Senior Night
The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host an Open Mic Night for seniors 6 p.m. Friday. For more information, call Gaston County Parks & Recreation Senior Center at (704) 922-2170 or visit gastongov.com. Individuals who require an accommodation are asked to call the office at least 5 days before the event.

Country breakfast
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday. The church will also hold a “Blessing of Book Bags” 11 a.m. Sunday. Students are asked to bring their book bags to be blessed for a safe and successful school year. Call Pastor Ted Bost at (704) 735-2388 for more information.

Pancake breakfast
Without Walls Freedom Center in Lincolnton will sponsor a pancake breakfast 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fatz Cafe on Main St. in Lincolnton. Proceeds will go to fund Pastor Bynum’s education trip to Israel. To purchase advanced tickets or for more information, call (704) 240-4411.

Bishop visit
ELCA’s presiding Bishop Mark Hanson will visit Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale on Saturday and Sunday. Hanson visits three to four congregations per year. For more information, call (704) 276-1257.

Love Denver
Denver area churches will unite 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wal-Mart on N.C. 73 in Denver to give needy area children hair cuts and back packs filled with school supplies. For more information, visit lovedenver.net. A community-wide church service will be Sunday in the same location. To inquire about volunteering, email info@lovedenver.net.

C.A.R.E. Carnival
Kingdom Ministries and Hull’s Grove Baptist Church will host C.A.R.E. Carnival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 270 Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton. Activities will include games, basketball, karate and dance exhibitions along with free food and other events. For more information, call (704) 640-6675.

Zipper’s benefit
A benefit for local injured firefighter Adam Dancoff will be 2-7 p.m. Saturday at Zipper’s Restaurant in Lincolnton. Ten percent of all purchases will be donated to the family. Activities at the site will include cornhole, fire truck rides, a dunking booth, drawings and more.

BBQ sale
Poplar Springs A.M.E. Zion Church, 1205 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a BBQ sale (dine in or take out) 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Kiser Reunion
The annual Jonas S. and Minnie Mauney Kiser Reunion will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Ivey Memorial Methodist Church in Lincolnton. Dinner will be 5 p.m. with business meeting following the meal.

Military ceremony
The Southern Stars Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will host a Bestowal of World War II Military Cross ceremony at noon Saturday in the Confederate Memorial Hall in downtown Lincolnton.

Cruisin 4 a Cause
“Cruisin 4 a Cause” will take place 6-10 p.m. Saturday in downtown Lincolnton. The community is invited to showcase both new and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Proceeds will benefit Coalition Against Child Abuse, Amy’s House, Hesed House of Hope and Relay for Life.

Homecoming
Antioch United Methodist Church, N.C. 150 in Crouse, will hold their annual homecoming 11 a.m. Sunday with guest speaker Gary Mauney. A covered dish meal will follow the service in the church arbor. A business session will be 2 p.m. Donations may be made for the Building and Cemetary Fund by mailing funds to Antioch UMC Fund, P.O. Box 4, Crouse, N.C., 28033.

Church singing
Shalom Baptist Church, 119 Dave Warlick Ln. in Lincolnton, will host singing by The Epps Family 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Missions revival
Gospel Way Baptist Church, 3904 Tryon Courthouse Rd. in Cherryville, will host a missions revival 11 a.m. Sunday through 7 p.m. Aug. 29. For more information on times and events, call Pastor Kyeth Lindsay at (704) 445-8420 or visit gospelwayonline.org.

Homecoming
Asbury United Methodist Church, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host their annual homecoming on Sunday. For more information, call (704) 735-6448.

LHS orientation
Lincolnton High School will hold a freshman and new student orientation 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

GC Board meeting
Gaston College’s Board of Trustees will meet 4 p.m. Monday in the Myers Board Room of the Dallas Campus.

Health meeting
Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln will host an informational meeting on how to decrease the risk of diabetes and heart disease 6 p.m. Monday in Oak I & II classrooms of Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (980) 212-6037.

Photography Club
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Club members are asked to bring examples from their favorite printing companies.

Arts Program
The Arts Council of Lincoln County is currently accepting applications for its Grassroots Arts Program for the 2012-13 year. Applications should be mailed to ACLC, P.O. Box 45, Lincolnton, NC 28092 and received by Sept. 30. For more information or to receive a grant application, contact the Arts Council at (704) 732-9044 or artslincoln@bellsouth.net.

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