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Around Town — 1-9-13

WEDNESDAY

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.

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.

THURSDAY

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.

Blood drive
Pearl Baptist Church, 4657 N.C. 27 in Iron Station, will host a blood drive 2:30-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. All donors will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card to a home improvement store. For more information, call Lucille Bolton at (704) 735-0385 or (704) 472-9565.

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.

Concert event
The Lincoln County Concert Association will host North Carolina pianist Andrew Tyson 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Tickets may be purchased at the door starting 6:45 p.m. For more information on Tyson, visit yca.org/roster/andrew-tyson/. For questions about the event or the LCCA, contact Rick Ramseur at mjrramseur@charter.net or (704) 735-7287.

FRIDAY

Church fundraiser
Heavenly View Church, 1000 Shady Retreat Ln. in Iron Station, will host a chicken & dumplings and pinto bean sale starting 10 a.m. For more information on meal items or to place an order, call (704) 735-8335 or (704) 830-4328 (ask for Beverly or Helen); Barbara at (704) 884-6225 or Wanda at (828) 764-1151. Proceeds will benefit a church monument honoring former Pastor Dewey E. White.

Senior dinner/dance
The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host a senior dinner and dance 7-10 p.m. For more information, call (704) 922-2170.

SATURDAY

Chicken pie fundraiser
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pie fundraiser with live Bluegrass and Gospel music 5-7 p.m. from KRACE (Kevin Richardson & Cuttin’ Edge). For more details, call (704) 735-2968.

Church breakfast
Marvin UMC on Startown Rd. in Lincolnton will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. For more information, call (704) 735-3444.

School Supply Drive
The Lincolnton Lions Club will be collecting school supplies starting 9 a.m. in front of Staple’s, 1623 East Main St. in Lincolnton. Boxes will also be inside King’s Office Supply, 227 East Main St. in Lincolnton, for customers to purchase and drop off school supplies, which will be delivered to area schools. The club will additionally be selling brooms and raffle tickets to benefit Lions Club charities including covering the cost of services for the blind/visually impaired to purchase eyeglasses, eye exams and attend Camp Dogwood for the Blind. Lions are also collecting unused eyeglasses and hearing aids to be recycled overseas. Drop-off boxes are located at the following locations: Advance Family Eye Center (Denver), Carolinas Eye Center (Lincolnton & Denver), The Drug Store (Boger City, Lincolnton, & Vale), Lincoln Eye Care, Graystone Ophthalmology and Wal-Mart Vision Center in Lincolnton.

Play auditions
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will hold auditions for Cotton Patch Gospel 10 a.m. to noon at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. For more information, email president@lincolntheatreguild.com or call (704) 452-7830, (704) 735-2281 or (704) 732-9055.

Cornhole tournament
United Way of Lincoln County will host a cornhole tournament at noon at Betty Ross Park, 800 Madison St. in Lincolnton. Registration will be 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winning teams. For more information and tournament rules, contact Mr. Grant at (704) 747-8374 or gdaddy1308@att.net.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 3-6 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 537 N. N.C. 16 in Denver.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host music and dancing 7-10 p.m. with doors opening 6 p.m. at the Senior Center Park & Rec. facility, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. The 16th Avenue Band with band leader Mike Grigg will perform. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

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

Play auditions
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will hold its second day of auditions for Cotton Patch Gospel 2-4 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center.

TUESDAY

Free ilasik seminar
Graystone Eye will host a free ilasik seminar 6 p.m. at their Lincolnton office at 2311 E. Main St.

Lions Club
Past District Governor Bob Roland, District 31-A Global Membership Team Chair and an active member of Swananoa Valley Lions Club, will speak at the Lions Club meeting 7 p.m. in the Elm Classroom of Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Members are encouraged to invite a prospective member, and if planning to eat in the CMC-Lincoln cafeteria, arrive 30 minutes prior to the meeting. For more information, call (704) 735-8154.

Badminton
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.

GriefShare
GriefShare, a weekly seminar/support group for people who’ve lost a loved one, will begin a new 13-week class cycle 6:30 p.m. today at Pisgah UMC, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton. Rev. Dr. Judy H. Eurey will facilitate the class. Call (704) 732-0538 for more information.

GPS Awards
The 2012 Lincoln County 5k / 8k Grand Prix Series (Lincoln GPS) Awards Night will be 6:45-8 p.m. at the Lincoln County YMCA in Lincolnton. Awards will be presented to the Men’s and Women’s Overall and Age Group winners.

UPCOMING

Weight management
Register now 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.
Gaston County Senior Games Registration

Senior Games
Registration for Gaston County Senior Games is now through Feb. 15. The cost is discounted for anyone who registers by Feb. 8. Gaston County Parks & Rec. is sponsoring the event, which will be at the Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Pick up a registration packet at any one of the senior centers in Gaston County or online at gastongov.com.For more information, call (704) 922-2163. Activities will include golf, bowling, tennis, track, softball, basketball, corn hole, pickleball and swimming, among others.

LHS reunion
Lincolnton High School classes 1960 through 1970 will host a reunion Oct. 10-13 at Ocean Dr. in SC. To sign up or to find out more details, visit lhs60to70.com or call Tommy Huskey at (704) 732-7774.

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