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Around Town — 1-14-13

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.

SATURDAY

Church concert
“One Voice Trio” from Hickory will perform 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 S. N.C. 16 in Lowesville.
A hot dog supper will be served prior to the concert at 5 p.m. Adam Beard, from Stanley, will also be singing in the program.

SUNDAY

MLK march/service
Lincoln County Coalition of Churches will host their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 4 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Rev. Dr. Terry Cline will speak, and Coalition Choir will perform at the event. The MLK Spirit of King Award will also be handed out.
Starting at 3 p.m., there will be a march from Fifth Third Bank on Main St. to the courthouse.
For more information, contact Stephen Wingate at revwingate@yahoo.com

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. 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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