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Around Town — 10-17-12

WEDNESDAY

Spay/neuter clinic
Registration will be 1-4 p.m. for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay and neuter clinic on Oct. 30.
Individuals may also register in person at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration.

Social Services
Lincoln County Department of Social Services will meet 1:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Social Services facility, 1136 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-0738.

THURSDAY

AARP meeting
Local AARP 3682 will meet 11 a.m. in the Lincoln County Senior Center’s multi-purpose room at the Gaston College Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. New members are welcome. Call (704) 276-2153 for more information.

Diabetes discussion
CMC-Lincoln will host another topic in their “Thursday’s Treats” series with “Dining Out with Diabetes” featuring guest speaker Beth Silvers RD, CDE, 3 p.m. in the Dogwood Room of the Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. For questions, call Valerie at (980) 212-6006.

Spay/neuter clinic
Registration will be 4-6 p.m. for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay and neuter clinic on Oct. 30. Individuals may also register in person at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration.

Backyard Science Night
Kiser Intermediate School, 301 Jeb Seagle Dr. in Lincolnton, will host “Backyard Science Night” 5-6:30 p.m. Kiser has worked to create a butterfly garden, pond, native plant garden, monarch watch station and bluebird habitat on school grounds.

Cancer awareness
Red Fish Grille will present Breast Cancer Awareness Night 6-11 p.m. at the Lincoln Country Club, 2052 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Activities will include a cornhole tournament, Thursday night football and door prizes.

Author visit
The Jonas Library in Lincolnton will host “Book Talk” with inspirational author Amy Clipston at 7 p.m. Clipston is the best-selling author of the Kaufman Amish Bakery novels and a member of Authors Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. For more information on her, visit amyclipston.com. Refreshments will be served at the event. Call (704) 735-8044 for any questions.

Lincoln Quilters
The Lincoln Quilters will meet 7 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Nancy Fisher will present “Hand Piercing and Hand Quilting.”

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host safety awareness speaker Grandmaster Robert L. Kitchen at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

Men’s Revival
Without Walls Deliverance Center, 118 Colonial Village in Lincolnton, will host its first Men’s Revival 7 p.m. nightly through Friday and 10 a.m. Oct. 20. For more information, call (704)240-4411.

FRIDAY

BBQ benefit
Gainsville Baptist Church along with Thrivent Financial and family and friends of Karen Boston Byers will host a BBQ benefit for Byers 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday (dine in or carry out) at Howards Creek Veterans Center in Lincolnton. Proceeds will go towards a kidney transplant and medications for Byers. For more information, call Annette Heavner at (704) 732-1443, Faye Boston at (704) 735-4779 or Rev. Mike Rice at (704) 732-0293.

Poetry Lincolnton
Poetry Lincolnton will host a special Halloween Poetry Night 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. The first person to guess the masked guest poet’s identity will win a free book of poetry. (Hint: The guest is a well-known N.C. poet with numerous published books.) Open mic will follow the event. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

SATURDAY

Church breakfast
Bess Chapel UMC’s women’s group will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. at the church, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville.

Fall bazaar
Salem United Methodist Church, 378 N. Pilot Knob Rd. in Denver, will host a fall bazaar 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with crafts, fried apple pies and other baked goods, personalized ornaments and a silent auction.

Blood drive
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Pisgah UMC, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton.

Heavner Reunion
The Annual 45th Heavner Reunion (Acie Lee and Ellen Heavner) will be 1 p.m. at Webbs Chapel Church in Crouse.

Chicken pie/dumplings
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pie/dumpling/stew beef supper 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with live bluegrass and Gospel music from “Bluegrass Tradition” 5-7 p.m. Pre-order on or before Oct. 19 by calling Jesse or Brandi Summey at (704) 72-7529. To-go orders on the day of the event can be purchased by calling the church at (704) 735-2968.

BBQ benefit
Gainsville Baptist Church along with Thrivent Financial and family and friends of Karen Boston Byers will host a BBQ benefit for Byers 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (dine in or carry out) at Howards Creek Veterans Center in Lincolnton. Proceeds will go towards a kidney transplant and medications for Byers. For more information, call Annette Heavner at (704) 732-1443, Faye Boston at (704) 735-4779 or Rev. Mike Rice at (704) 732-0293.

Memorial observance
The Korean War Veterans – North Carolina Chapter No. 265 will honor Corp. Jerry Kirt Crump, a Medal of Honor recipient, and the other veterans buried in the Mt. Zion UMC cemetery with a memorial observance with full military honors starting 11 a.m.

Faith and Fun Day
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Faith and Fun Day 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with children’s games, face painting, food and music from Trinity Lutheran Church and Emmanuel Lutheran Church. For more information, call Pastor Ted Bost at (704) 735-2388.

Crouse/Jenkins Reunion
The annual Crouse/Jenkins Reunion will be 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pumpkin Center Community Building on Club House Dr. in Lincolnton. Individuals are asked to bring family photos and a covered dish; meats will be provided. For more information, contact Bruce Jenkins at (980) 241-0100 or jenkins1845@bellsouth.net or Tony Jenkins at (704) 735-2244 or pubedtaj@bellsouth.net.

Denver Art Trail
The Denver Art Trail will be on display for the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with eight different stops. Woodturnings, contemporary and traditional pottery, fabric art, jewelry, paintings, split-oak baskets and more will be shown by the artists. For a map and more information, visit facebook.com/DenverArtTrail or call (828) 428-3508.

Chicken Pie Day
Asbury UMC’s women’s group will host their annual Chicken Pie Day starting 11 a.m. at the church, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-4181.

Golf tournament
Christian Ministry will hold their 17 annual golf tournament 12-1:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Country Club in Lincolnton. Captain’s Choice will be at 2 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1382, (704) 732-0383, (704) 732-0570 or (704) 747-7495.

Author visit
The Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton will host new young adult author Nathan Kotecki 2-5 p.m. for their ongoing “Book Talk” series. Kotecki is the author of The Suburban Strange, a supernatural coming-of-age story. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.

Fall festival
Crowell Memorial UMC, 4018 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a fall festival 4 p.m. with games, a bounce house, food and more. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes. For more information, call (704) 735-8889.

Gantt Reunion
The Gantt Reunion will be 5 p.m. at Roseland Baptist Church, 1172 Rosehill Dr. in Lincolnton. The reunion is for descendants of Tina Mace Gantt and C.E. Gantt Sr. For more information, call (980) 241-3389.

WLHS Reunion
West Lincoln High School’s class of 2002 will hold their 10-year class reunion at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 763-2298 or (828) 244-0485.

Senior dinner/dance
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host dinner and dancing with “The Musical Friends” (band leader Jack Fulbright) 6-10 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

SUNDAY

Church music
Dwayne Burke will be at Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 N.C. 16 South in Lowesville, 10:30 a.m. to lead praise and worship. For more information, call (704) 618-9762.

Family Day
Ebenezer UMC, 8510 Unity Ch. Rd. in Denver, will host Family Day 11 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Annie Graham.

Missionary visit
Bethel Lutheran Church, 509 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host NALC (North American Lutheran Church) missionary to Liberia, Pastor Samar Ghandodur, at the 11 a.m. service with a covered dish luncheon to follow. For more information, call Libby Carpenter at (704) 435-2932.

Denver Art Trail
The Denver Art Trail will be on display 1-5 p.m.

CM Hunger Walk
Christian Ministry will host their fourth annual Hunger Walk with 2:30 p.m. registration at 230 E. Water St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-0383.

Speagle Reunion
The Speagle Family Reunion will be after the worship service in the fellowship hall. For more information, call (704) 735-2388 ext. 8034.

MONDAY

Photography Club
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Participants are asked to bring a camera and tripod for hands-on practice.

TUESDAY

Boone trip
The Lincoln County Senior Center’s Caregiver’s Support Group will host a fall trip to Daniel Boone Inn in Boone, N.C. The group will leave 8:30 a.m. from the Farmer’s Market. To register, call Judy with Cooperative Extension at (704) 736-8461.

Realtors continuing education
A continuing education class for realtors with update and elective classes will start 8:30 a.m. at Lincoln Country Club in Lincolnton. For more information, call Linda Brocuglio at (704) 622-3520.

Line dancing
The Lincoln County Senior Center, 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton, will host weekly line dance classes 10-11 a.m. today through Nov. 27. To register, call (704) 732-9053.

Library forum
The Lincoln County Public Library will host a community forum 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Howards Creek Community Center in Lincolnton. To participate in the community-wide survey, pick up a copy at any Lincoln County library branch or visit mylincolnlibrary.org. For more information on the Community Needs Assessment Project, call (704) 735-8044. Additional forums will be Nov. 1 and 8.

Farming grant
The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension will host a workshop/info. session 6 p.m. in the first floor kitchen of the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton regarding RAFI’s (Rural Advancement Foundation International) annual farming grants. Deadline to apply for a grant is Dec. 5. Grant applications and eligibility guidelines are available at ncfarmgrants.org. Farmers located in the Mountain Regions are encouraged to visit wncagoptions.org for more information.

UPCOMING

“Cooking Club”
Registration is now open for Lincoln County 4-H’s monthly “Kids Gourmet Cooking Club,” which will start 3:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115 West Main St. in Lincolnton. The class will continue through May 22 and is limited to kids age 9-12. Register at the 4-H office or call (704) 736-8458 for more information.

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