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Around Town — 2-18-13


Soccer sign-ups
Today is the final day to signup for spring soccer at Lincolnton Parks & Recreation. Registration hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For questions on cost of participation or more information, call (704) 735-2671.
Living Healthy class
Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Agent Melinda Houser and Sue Brooks, of Lincoln County Senior Services, will team up to teach a free, six-week long “Living Healthy” workshop for people with chronic health problems. Topics will include dealing with frustration, fatigue and pain, appropriate use of medications, exercising and nutrition, among others. The first class will be 11 a.m. today at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Participants will receive training materials and lunch. To register or for more information, call (704) 736-8461.

Diabetes talk
CMC-Lincoln will host “Keeping on Track with Diabetes” 6 p.m. at the Sally’s YMCA in Denver. The discussion is part of Heart Awareness Month. For more information, call (980) 212-6037.


Free items
In My Father’s House Community Support Services Network Inc. is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday with free items for the community. If anyone has an emergency need for food, the food pantry will be open every 2nd and 3rd Tuesday. Please bring an ID for service. For more information, call (704) 477-7751.

Dough-making workshop
The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension will host a dough-making workshop 1 p.m. in the kitchen of the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For questions or more information, call (704) 736-8461.

Lions Club
The Lincolnton Lions Club will host Ken Bradley, writer for Sporting News, as the meeting’s guest speaker 7 p.m. in the Elm Classroom of CMC-Lincoln’s Medical Plaza in Lincolnton. Bradley will speak on upcoming college basketball tournaments, and all club members and guests are encouraged to wear paraphernalia featuring their favorite teams. Anyone planning to eat in the CMC-Lincoln cafeteria should arrive 30 min. prior to the meeting. For more information, call (704) 735-8154.


Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a Gospel music event with Marty Vanderloop 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Gaston County Parks & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the program. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

Lincoln Quilters
The Lincoln Quilters will meet 7 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Jane Goodson will present the program “Gizmos & Gadgets: A discussion on the New Tools That Claim To Improve the Work of Today’s Quilter.” Visitors are welcome.


LEPC meeting
The Lincoln County Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC) will meet 10 a.m. to noon in the Board of Commissioners Room on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Attendants are asked to confirm their attendance by emailing Debbie Hartsell at dhartsell@lincolncounty.org.

“Knight of Love”
The North Lincoln High School Band of Knights will present their annual “Knight of Love” concert 7 p.m. at Denver UMC, 3910 N. N.C. 16 in Denver. There will also be a BBQ fundraiser 5-7 p.m. with proceeds benefiting NLHS students’ trip to in May to the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.


Polar Plunge
Lincoln County Special Olympics of North Carolina will host a Polar Plunge: Freezin’ for a Reason starting 9:30 a.m. at Betty G. Ross Recreation Center in Lincolnton. Registration will start at 10:30 a.m. To register, visit firstgiving.com/sonc/solcpolarplunge. For more information, contact Lisa Frazier at (704) 736-1860, (704) 308-6398 or at gccc6251@gmail.com.


“Teens for Jeans”
Donate used or new jeans for ages toddler to adult now through Sunday as part of a national Aeropostale fundraiser and contest “Teens for Jeans.” Jeans may be dropped off at East Lincoln High School in Denver or Belk in Lincolnton. For more information, contact Lisa Frazier at (704) 736-1860 or lfrazier@lincoln.k12.nc.us.

Literary competition
Arts Council of Lincoln County is looking for entries for their 30th Annual Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition, which is open to public and private school students as well as adults. Students must have their entries submitted through a school. Entries must be postmarked by March 25 and mailed to: Arts Council of Lincoln County Literary Competition, P.O. Box 45, Lincolnton, N.C. 28092. An awards ceremony and reading will be 7 p.m. April 25 at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more contest information or questions, call (704) 732-9044.

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