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Around Town — 1/11/13

FRIDAY
Senior fitness
The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, is currently offering senior fitness classes for ages 55 and up. For more information on class schedules and costs, call (704) 922-2170 or visit gastongov.com. Classes are also offered at Flint-Groves Baptist Church and All Saints Episcopal Church, both in Gastonia.

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.

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 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
Church concert/meal
Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, 618 S. Grove Church in Lincolnton, will host Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year, The Cockman Family, in concert at 10:30 a.m. The Baptist Men will serve a meal following the concert. For more information, call (704) 735-8057.

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.

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

Spay/neuter clinic
Register 1-4 p.m. today for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay and neuter clinic on Jan. 29. Registration will be at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration.

Divorce Care
River View Baptist Church, 2230 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a 13-week support group for separated/divorced individuals starting 6:15-8 p.m. today. Childcare will be provided. Cost is $15. For more information, call (704) 740-9667 or visit riverviewbaptistchurchonline.org.

THURSDAY
Spay/neuter clinic
Register 4-6 p.m. today for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay and neuter clinic on Jan. 29.

Lincoln Quilters
The Lincoln Quilters will meet 7 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton.
The program will consist of the annual Challenge, and members will select winners.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will sponsor a motivational class with guest speakers and pastors Jack & Linda McHenry 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center in Dallas. Topics for discussion will be “Moving Through Our Grief” and “Hope for the Future.” Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

UPCOMING
Vocal competition
Enter now through Feb. 7 for the Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition slated for March 23-24 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The competition seeks to identify and offer assistance to highly-talented vocalists and encourage the theatrical vocal arts.
The event is open ages 18-40 who are N.C. residents or enrolled in school in the state. For more information, please call(704) 732-9055.

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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