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Around Town — 11-16-12

FRIDAY

Poetry Lincolnton
Poetry Lincolnton will hold a poetry book sale during poetry night 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. All poetry books will be discounted 25 percent. Open mic will follow the event.

“Night of Thanks”
Maranatha Baptist Church, Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host a “Night of Thanks” Gospel singing event with Tony Gore & The Shireys at 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken. For more information, call (704) 922-3992 or visit mbcdallas.com.

Youth worship
First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton, will host E. J. Swanson and Jonathan Wyndham for youth worship at 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Yard sale
Anthony Grove Baptist Church will host a yard sale starting 6:30 a.m. at The Car Store, 1801 Lincolnton Hwy. in Cherryville.

Craft show
Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver will host a craft show 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 45 vendors will be on hand. To join the event, contact Maryanne Maphis at (704) 483-4748 or rmmaphis@gmail.com.

Surviving the Holidays
Pisgah UMC, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a “Surviving the Holidays” seminar for those who’ve recently lost a loved one. The event will be 9:30 a.m. to noon. To register, call (704) 732-0538.

Community supper
Greater Moore’s A.M.E. Zion Church in Lincolnton will host a free community supper at 1 p.m. Individuals may dine or take out. For more information, call (704) 732-8900.

Poor man’s supper
Bess Chapel’s United Methodist Men’s Group will host a poor man’s supper 5-8 p.m. with pinto beans and all the trimmings at the church, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville.

Harvest Dinner
Emanuel Reformed Church, 329 East Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a Harvest Dinner at 6 p.m. with a silent auction and bingo following at 7 p.m.

Revival
Word of Life Full Gospel Church, Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a revival 7 p.m. with Evangelist Dennis Garland. For more information, call (704) 735-4281.

Hospice month
In honor of National Hospice Month, Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region will host “Dining Out for Hospice” day at Sports Page Food & Spirits in Denver. The restaurant will donate 10%-15% of their sales to either Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, Lake Norman, Lincoln County, or Levine & Dickson Hospice House.

Christmas celebration
First Baptist Church, 600 N. Lincoln St. in High Shoals, will host a “Hanging of the Greens” Christmas celebration 6 p.m. with coffee and cake to follow in the fellowship hall.
Call (704) 735-5652 for more information.

Fish fry/oyster stew
Crouse UMC, 3311 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will host a fish fry and oyster stew 4-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Proceeds will benefit the church building and renovation fund.

Youth worship
First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton, will host E. J. Swanson and Jonathan Wyndham for youth worship at 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

Bike Run
Toys for Tots will host a bike run with sign-ups at 11 a.m. and a run at 1:30 p.m. starting at Open Road Cycles in Denver. Police will escort the ride from N.C. 16 to 73 to 27 to 150 back to 16 and ending at Joey’s Fine Food and Spirits in Denver. For more information, call (704) 489-1100. Toys for Tots is also looking for children’s toys (ages 0-14).

Church luncheon
McKendree UMC, 3527 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pie and baked ham luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Take-out orders will be available. Donations will be accepted for missions and other church projects.
For more information, call (704) 795-4062.

Dedication service
Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will host a dedication service 3 p.m. for their new multi-purpose room and classrooms.
For more information, call (704) 530-4681.

Thanksgiving service
Lander’s Chapel UMC, 1205 Lander’s Chapel Rd. in Lincolnton, will host an ecumenical Thanksgiving service and community supper at 6 p.m. Several area churches are sponsoring the event.

Revival
Word of Life Full Gospel Church, Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a revival 6 p.m. with Evangelist Dennis Garland.
For more information, call (704) 735-4281.

MONDAY

Crime Fighters’ Night
Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton will host “Crime Fighters’ Night” with McGruff the Crime Dog and Sheriff’s deputies 6:30 p.m. Monday. Parents will receive finger printing kits and learn to create a record that could help identify a missing child. Police officers will also talk about stranger danger and how to stay safe.
For more information, call (704) 732-0548.

TUESDAY

Nutrition meetings
Lincoln County Senior Services in Lincolnton will host nutrition meetings on COPD and diabetes 10-11 a.m. at East Lincoln Community Center in Denver, with guest speaker Mary Elder from AVID, and 2-4 p.m. at the Nutrition Office.
For more information, call (704) 736-8811.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. tues at CMC-Lincoln, 433 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton.

WEDNESDAY

Prayer Breakfast
The Lincoln County Family YMCA will host their annual Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast 6:45 a.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. A service will follow at 7:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Andy Calhoun, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, and The Green House Jazz Ensemble will be the featured entertainment.
To purchase tickets, visit the Lincoln County Family YMCA or call member services at (704) 716-4500.

UPCOMING

Camp Dogwood retreat
Register now through Dec. 5 for the Senior Citizens retreat to Camp Dogwood. The event is sponsored by the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s Senior Council. To sign-up, visit the Cooperative Office at 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton, or call (704) 736-8461 for more information.

Africa benefit dinner
Tickets are now available for Without Walls Freedom Center’s benefit dinner 3-7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Proceeds will benefit ministry mission efforts in Cameroon, Africa. Christmas vendors will also be on site. Call (704) 240-4411 for event/ticket information.

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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