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Around Town — 1-7-13


Exercise class
The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department is currently holding the “Let’s Get Walking” exercise program. The W.M. Lentz Gym will be open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays to the public for the program. This year’s walking theme is “Journey to Alaska,” and each participant’s progress will be tracked and charted as if one is walking to Alaska.  For more information, call (704) 735-2671.


Badminton class
The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department is offering Badminton classes 9:30-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday. There is no cost and equipment will be provided. For more information, contact the Recreation Office at (704) 735-2671.

Social Club
The Lincoln County Social Club will meet 10 a.m. in the conference room of the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton to play card and board games.

Chapter 1983 of The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will host Kevin Gibson, of Veterans Financial, Inc., at noon at the Lincoln House in Lincolnton. Gibson will speak on financial assistance for veterans’ assisted living costs. Lunch will start 11:30 a.m. For more information, call (704) 748-6498.

Blood drive
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive 3-7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 493 Calvary Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton.

Board of Health
The Lincoln County Board of Health will meet 7 p.m. in the Health Department board room, 151 Sigmon Rd. in Lincolnton.


Radar on Radon
The N.C. Cooperative Extension’s “Radar on Radon” class will be 12-1 p.m. at the Extension Office.  Another class will be Jan. 24. Participants will receive a voucher for a free radon test kit, learn about radon and what to do if a home has high radon levels. For more information contact Leigh Guth at (704) 736-8461 or leigh_guth@ncsu.edu or visit ncradon.org.


Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaston College Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton.
All donors will receive a free T-shirt.

Sons of Confederate
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1616 Gen. Robert F. Hoke/Col. Wm. J. Hoke will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 472-7980.


Weight management
Register is now open for the N.C. Cooperation Extension’s (Lincoln County unit) upcoming class “Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less,” which will be 5:15 p.m. each Thursday for 12 weeks starting Feb. 7. For more information or to register, contact Melinda Houser at (704) 736-8461.

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