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Around Town — 1/18/13

SATURDAY
Church event
Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will host a merchandising event starting 8 a.m. with pillows, blankets, makeup, hair care, pet supplies and more.

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
Church luncheon
McKendree UMC, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a country ham and chicken and dumplings luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Take out orders will be available. For more information, call (704) 735-4062.

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

Church revival
Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a revival 7 p.m. nightly through Jan. 23. A meal will be provided before each service at 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Water restrictions
Lincoln County Public Works will start work today on replacing a piece of equipment at the Water Treatment Plant, which will limit the amount of water available to the community for several days. The following restrictions will be in place today through Jan. 27: no lawn irrigation, no filling of pools or topping off pools, no car washing or pressure washing at homes, no use of water from fire hydrants for any purpose other than firefighting or public emergency. For more information, call (704) 736-8497.

National Pie Day
The N.C. Cooperative Extension Office in Lincoln County will celebrate National Pie Day 12-2 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. A variety of baked pie samples will be available.

Kidz Krusade
Daystar Family Worship Center, 115 Industrial Park Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a four-day Kidz Krusade (ages 3-11) 6:30-8:30 p.m. nightly. with registration at 6 p.m. Activities will include music, puppets, clowns, prizes and more. For more information, visit daystarcog.com or call (704) 732-1636.

THURSDAY
Radar on Radon
The N.C. Cooperative Extension Office in Lincoln County will host a “Radar on Radon” class 12-1 p.m. For more information, contact Leigh Guth at leigh_guth@ncdsu.edu or (704) 736-8461. For more information on radon, visit ncradon.org.

UPCOMING
Valentine’s 5K race
Register now through Feb. 4 for the Valentines’ 5K/Couples Division and Fun Run hosted by East Lincoln High School’s cross-country team and Cowan’s Ford Country Club in Denver. Proceeds will benefit Operation Homefront for struggling N.C. military families. The event will start 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16. For more information on cost and location or to register, visit denvernc.com/valentine5k.htm or call Coach Melvin Morrison at (704) 736-1860 or Director Charles Whitley at (704) 634-6415. The first 200 people to register will receive a free T-shirt.

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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