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Around Town — 2-20-13

WEDNESDAY
Revival
Landmark Church, 4321 Reepsville Rd.in Vale, will hold a revival today through Friday with guest speakers Cevil Dover and Stan Martin. For more information, call (704) 308-8991.

THURSDAY
AARP meeting
AARP 3682 will meet 11 a.m. in the Senior Center’s multi-purpose room at the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. The local American Red Cross will present the program. New members are welcome. Call (704) 276-2153 for more information.

Pre-diabetes seminar
CMC-Lincoln will host a pre-diabetes seminar 3 p.m. at Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (980) 212-6006.

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.

FRIDAY
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.

SATURDAY
Country breakfast
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3710 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Cost is $6.

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.

Church concert/dinner
Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 S. N.C. 16 in Lowesville, will host 10-year-old Levi Summey in concert at 5 p.m. with supper to follow. Cost it $10.

SUNDAY
Community luncheon
Boger City UMC will host a community luncheon 11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. A donation of $8 is suggested. The church hosts a luncheon on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Rose Society
The Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society will meet 2:30 p.m. at the Cleveland County Office building, S. Post Rd. in Shelby. Topic for discussion will be on old garden roses. New members are welcome. For more information, call (828) 428-3508.

MONDAY
Blood drives
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host blood drives 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the Lincoln County YMCA, 1402 E. Gaston St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 972-4700.

Basic Skills Orientation
The Gaston College-Lincoln Campus will host a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30-8:30 p.m. today through Feb. 28 for anyone interested in obtaining a GED or adult high school diploma. The class will be in room 118. The next dates will be March 11-14 and 25-28. For more information, call (704) 748-5226.

TUESDAY
Curriculum Fair
West Lincoln High School, 172 Shoal Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Curriculum Fair 6-7:30 p.m. Displays will be on hand from all the high school’s academic departments along with Lincoln County School of Technology and Gaston College. For more information, call (704) 736-1017.

Lake Norman meeting
The Lake Norman Rural Planning Organization’s Transportation Advisory Committee will meet 7 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton to discuss the following topics:
The Mooresville Comprehensive Transportation Plan, approval of socio-economic projections, the Lincolnton Comprehensive Transportation Plan and the slate of officers for 2013.

UPCOMING
“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.

Theatre Guild show
Tickets are now available for the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s upcoming presentation of Cotton Patch Gospel March 1-2 and 8-10 at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Buy tickets at the venue or online at lincolntheatreguild.com. A special senior citizens show will be March 3, and tickets for this show are available free at the the Lincoln County Senior Center on S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton.

Bead Group
Register now to attend the Lincolnton Bead Group 10 a.m. March 4 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. An instructor from Belmont will bring a variety of items to help you design and create a piece of jewelry. The event is sponsored by the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. To register, call (704) 736-8461.

Play auditions
Auditons will be March 11 and 12 for the Cherryville Little Theatre’s May production of Disney’s Cinderella Kids. For more information, email Page Thompson at thompson_page@yahoo.com or visit the theatre’s Facebook page. Children must be between 7 and 18 to audition.

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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