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Around Town — 9-28-12


Kidz Club
Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 988 S. N.C. 16 in Stanley, will host Kidz Club (ages 3 yrs. through 5th grade) 6-8 p.m. with food, crafts and fun. For more information, call (704) 827-9511 or visit hcumc.com.

Singing Convention
The Lincoln County Singing Convention will meet 7-9 p.m. at Denver Wesleyan Church, N.C. 16 North in Denver. For more information, call (704) 276-1529.


Car show
Steele Rubber Products, 6180 E. N.C. 150 in Denver, will host its annual open house and car show 10 a.m. to 2 p.m with more than 250 vehicles on display. The event will also feature door prizes, music and food vendors. For more information, call (704) 483-9343 or visit springrubber.com.

Burger/hot dog sale
Macedonia UMC in Vale will host a hamburger and hot dog sale 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Freight Reunion
The 4th Annual Carolina Freight Reunion will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Christian Outreach Center, 301 E. First St. in Cherryville. Employees and former employees of Carolina Freight are encouraged to attend with their families. A welcome reception will be at the C. Grier Beam Truck Museum, 111 N. Mountain St. in Cherryville. For more information, call (704) 435-3072.

Rose Show
The 39th Annual Rose Show, sponsored by the Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society, will be 1-4 p.m. at the Cleveland County Mall, 2001 E. Dixon Blvd. in Shelby. For more information, call (828) 428-3508.

Spaghetti fundraiser
Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Ch. Rd. in Denver, will host a spaghetti fundraiser lunch and dinner with proceeds benefiting the Avon Foundation’s fight against breast cancer.

The Miss Lincoln County Marine Corps League Scholarship Pageant will be 6 p.m. For more information, contact Sherry Trevino at (704) 735-6936 or sherrytrevino@hotmail.com. The pageant also supports Lincoln County Toys for Tots.

Church campaign
Herndon Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 1121 Georgetown Ext. Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold their “Capital Campaign Kickoff” 6 p.m. with C.C. Carroll Male Chorus from Fort Meade, Md. Rev. Jeffrey Gray will preach at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday. For more information, call the church at (704) 735-5983.

Church concert
The Hayes Family will be perform 6 p.m at Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 N.C. 16 South in Lowesville. For more information, call (704) 618-9762.


Eaker reunion
The Eaker family reunion will be 1 p.m. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 6753 N.C. 182 in Cherryville. For more information, call Lynn at (704) 435-9123.

Dave Ramsey class
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University will hold its first session at Gainsville Baptist Church, N.C. 182 in Lincolnton. Meetings will be weekly through Nov. 5. For more information, call Brad Freeman at (704) 472-4872 or Mike Rice at (704) 689-7410.

McMurry Reunion
The 22nd annual McMurry Reunion will be 1 p.m. at McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Martha Armstrong at (704) 735-6770 or (828) 461-2961.

Blessing of the Animals
St. Lukes’ Episcopal Church, 315 N. Cedar St. in Lincolnton, will host a Blessing of the Animals 2 p.m. in the church graveyard. There will be prayers and blessings offered to honor pets and memorialize those who have died. For more information, call (704) 732-9179.

UMC District Launch
Local United Methodist churches will celebrate their Catawba Valley District Launch 4 p.m. at First UMC in Lincolnton.


The Lincolnton Toastmasters will meet 7-8:15 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, to celebrate a decade of their communication and leadership in the county. Guest speaker will be Nicol Greer, who will present “Conscious Leadership.”

Living Healthy
The N.C. Cooperative Extension-Lincoln County unit will host a six-week Living Healthy Program (a.k.a. The Diabetes Self-Management Program) starting today at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited so register or find out more information by calling (704) 736-8461.


Caregiving session
Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton will host “Ask the Experts,” an informational session about caregiving services, 5:30-7 p.m. at Hampton Inn, 129 Roper Dr. in Lincolnton. To register, call Evelyn Fox Ross at (828) 466-0466 ext. 2357.


Quilt Guild
Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to noon at the Lincoln County Senior Center on the Gaston College Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, contact Linda at (704) 483-2778 or Tony Darr at (704) 992-2871 or ldarrnc@aol.com

Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club will meet 11 a.m. at Lincoln House Restaurant in Lincolnton.

Library event
The Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton will host a Cyber Safety Program 6-7 p.m. on how parents can make their home computers safe for children using social networking sites. Registration is required. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.


Federation of the Blind
The Lincoln County Federation of the Blind will meet 10 a.m. to noon at the Lincoln County Senior Center, 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Joy Scott at (828) 428-3239 or Billy Milburn at (704) 483-2387.

Pancake supper
Today is the last day to purchase tickets for Thursday’s 4-8 p.m. pancake supper at Boger City UMC, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. The meal is sponsored by UMAR’s District Leadership Committee for Lincoln, Gaston and Cleveland Counties. Proceeds will benefit residents in all three counties. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (704) 489-0154.


Playground dedication
RSVP now to attend First Baptist Church of Lincolnton’s playground dedication and 25th anniversary celebration for children’s ministry. The event will be 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14. Former directors, teachers and students are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Doreen Melton or Chasity Reid at (704) 735-9572 or email fbcmlincdm@bellsouth.net.

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