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Around Town — 2/22/13

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.

Singing Convention
The Lincoln County Singing Convention will meet 7-9 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 1156 North Brook III Sch. Rd. in Vale. For more information, call (704) 2760-1529.

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.

Indoor yard sale
Daystar Family Worship Center, 115 Industrial Park Rd. in Lincolnton, will host an indoor yard sale starting 8 a.m. For more information, call Ronda Russell at (704) 241-0089.

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 6 p.m. with supper before the show at 5 p.m. Cost it $10.

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.

Black history program
The Rev. Dr. Charles Turner Of Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church and former moderator of the Ebenezer Baptist Association will speak 4 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Entertainment will be provided by the Mt. Pisgah choir, the Coalition of Churches choir and the youth of Providence Baptist Church. A reception will follow.

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.

Diabetes talk
CMC-Lincoln will host “Diabetes: Know the Heart Part” 6 p.m. in the Dogwood Room of the Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton, for heart health month. Topics for discussion will include cooking healthy for those with heart disease and diabetes. For more information, call Valerie at (980) 212-6006.

Poet laureate visit
N.C. Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti will be speaking 6:30 p.m. at the Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.

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 RPO
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.

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.

Scholarship pageant
Register now to participate in the N.C. Forestry State Scholarship Pageant June 1 at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. May is the deadline to sign up. All age divisions are welcome to participate. For more information, call (704) 735-4358 or (704) 735-5273 or email missncscforestry@yahoo.com.

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