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Around Town — 11-9-12

FRIDAY

Hot dog sale
Westside House of Prayer, 4260 Flay Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a hot dog sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, call Robin at (704) 732-4493.

College registration
Registration and advising is ongoing through Nov. 15 for returning Gaston College students.
Visit gaston.edu to view the class schedule for spring semester.

Bingo
Kindred Healthcare Lincoln, 1410 Gaston St. in Lincolnton, will host bingo 10 a.m. with prizes and a light snack.
For more information, call June Loftin or Janice Beckham at (704) 732-1138.

SATURDAY

Church breakfast
Marvin UMC on Startown Rd. in Lincolnton will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. Donations will benefit the parsonage fund.

Church bazaar
Crowell UMC, 4018 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a church bazaar 7-10:30 a.m. with breakfast, baked goods, crafts and Christmas gifts. For more information, call (704) 735-8889.

Holiday bazaar
St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, 4575 Maiden Hwy. in Maiden, will host a holiday bazaar 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakfast will be served 7:30-11 a.m. and soup and salad from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Veteran’s Day events
American Legion Post #30 will host its annual Veterans Day breakfast for members only at 8 a.m. The Lincoln County Veterans Day will follow at 11 a.m. starting on W. Water St. and Flint St. After the parade, the Veterans Day Ceremony will take place on on the west side of the courthouse where the 2012 Veteran of the Year will be announced. Capt. Randy Cash will be the keynote speaker.

A Carolina Christmas
Long Shoals Wesleyan Church , 3032 Wesleyan Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host “A Carolina Christmas” 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast will be available. A variety of local vendors will be on hand including but not limited to Pampered Chef, AVON and Tupperware along with jewelry and crafts.

Christmas show
North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host their 4th Annual Christmas Show 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be on hand along with Christmas decorations, baked goods and other gifts.

Hot dog sale
West Side House of Prayer, 4260 Flay Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a hot dog sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call Robin at (704) 732-4493.

Bluegrass Festival
Maiden High School in Maiden will host Wayne Taylor’s Homecoming Veteran’s Day Bluegrass Festival with several local bands 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Taylor is a retired U.S. Navy master chief and former leader of the U.S. Navy Country Current band. Order tickets at waynetaylorandappaloosa.com or at Rose Mill Antiques, 21 E. Main St. in Maiden.

Church car wash
Without Walls Freedom Center in Lincolnton is hosting a car wash starting at noon at O’Reilly Auto Parts on Main St. in Lincolnton. Donations will be accepted.

Chicken n’ dumplings
Salem Lutheran and United Church of Christ, 3410 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken n’ dumpling dinner 5-7 p.m.

Bluegrass concert
Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 N.C. 16 South in Lowesville, will host Mountain Faith bluegrass Gospel band at 6 p.m.
For more information, call Carroll Cooke at (704) 618-9762.

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

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a dinner and dance 6 p.m. at the Senior Park and Recreation Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. The 16th Avenue Band will perform. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

Gospel singing
Exodus Baptist Church, 3164 Exodus Ch. Rd. in Maiden, will host Gospel singing at 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken during the event.
For more information, call (704) 530-0052.

Gospel singing
Coral Park Baptist Church, 295 Springs East Rd. in Lincolnton, will host special Gospel singing from “Truly Blessed” at 7 p.m.

River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Doors will open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.

SUNDAY

Pancake breakfast
Crouse UMC, 3311 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will host a pancake breakfast 8 a.m. to support the ministry with the men at the Lincoln County Correctional Center.

Veteran’s Cruise-In
Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Lincolnton will host a Veterans Cruise-In 1-5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit local injured firefighter Adam Dancoff. East Main St. will be closed from Laurel St. to Court Square for the event. Registration is open to all 1974 and older hot rods, custom cars, classic cars, antique cars and trucks. No cars are allowed before 12:30 p.m. due to limited parking space.  For more information, contact Abby Cole at (704) 736-8915 or abbycole@ci.lincolnton.nc.us.

Songfest
Davis Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Vale will host a Songfest sponsored by former church choir members over the last two decades. The event will be 3 p.m. For more information, call Rev. Hazelene Ford at (704) 732-0112.

MONDAY

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, 1402 E. Gaston St. in Lincolnton.

Coalition of Churches
The Coalition Of Churches will 7 p.m. at Oaklawn School in Lincolnton. Topics for discussion will be a community-wide Thanksgiving service and a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

TUESDAY

NARFE
Chapter 1983 of The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet noon at Lincoln House in Lincolnton.
A representative from Blue Cross/Blue Shield will be available to discuss open season options.
For more information, call (704) 748-6498.

WEDNESDAY

DDA nominations
Today is the deadline to send in nominations for Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton’s Board of Directors Class of 2015.
For more information, contact Abby Cole at (704) 736-8915 or abbycole@ci.lincolnton.nc.us.

THURSDAY

Thanksgiving service
Crouse UMC, 3311 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will host a community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. A love offering will support Project Agape, a North Carolina United Methodist ministry for one of the poorest regions in Armenia. Childcare will be available for children five and under.

Lincoln Quilters
The Lincoln Quilters will meet 7 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. Guest speaker Susan Knapp will present a program and trunk show on her new book Point, Click, Quilt.

UPCOMING

Coat drive
United Way of Lincoln County is currently collecting new and gently-used coats to be distributed 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at 211 W. Water St. in Lincolnton and 7687 Old Plank Rd. in Stanley. For a list of drop-off locations, call (704) 732-8055.

Gingerbread house competition
Enter now to participate in the Festival of Trees’ Gingerbread House Competition, sponsored by the Arts Council of Lincoln County. Entries will be received at the former CMC-Lincoln Medical Center, 200 Gamble Dr. in Lincolnton, 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Nov. 24 and 26. For guidelines and entry forms, contact the Arts Council of Lincoln County at (704) 732-9044 or artslincolnnc@gmail.com.

Volunteers needed
Lincoln County Lifesaving Crew is currently seeking volunteers to gain experience and maintain continuing education hours. Volunteers, who will be expected to assist in squad functions and man the station, must be NC EMT-basic certified, have a valid driver’s license and CPR card. For more information, call (704) 735-3660 and ask to speak with an officer, or drop by 322 N. Academy St. in Lincolnton.

Advocacy Center event
Tickets are currently available for the “Casino Royale Charity Gala” 6-11 p.m. Dec. 15 at Vesuvius Vineyards. Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse & Child Advocacy Center along with First Federal Savings Bank is sponsoring the fundraiser. The event will feature a roaring twenties theme with a Texas Hold’em poker tournament with celebrity and professional guest dealers along with black jack, roulette tables and other casino-type attractions, food and entertainment. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Hailey Smith at (828) 234-3385 or prettylittleplanner@gmail.com.

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