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Around Town — 3-6-13

WEDNESDAY
Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club will meet 11 a.m. at the Lincoln House restaurant in Lincolnton.

Tools for Caregivers
The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension will host a six-week long educational program called “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” starting 1-2:30 p.m. today at the James. W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The program will be each Wednesday through April 10. To register or for more information, call Becky Putnam at Lincoln County Senior Services at (704) 736-8410.

THURSDAY
U.S. Rep’s office hours
Tenth District Congressman Patrick McHenry’s staff will hold office hours in Lincoln County 2-5 p.m. in the County Commissioners Chambers at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Brett Keeter, McHenry’s Regional Director for Lincoln County, will be available to meet with constituents who have issues with federal agencies including Social Security, veterans affairs, immigration, etc.

Cooking for Diabetes
CMC-Lincoln will host another “Thursday’s Treat” session, “Keeping on Track with Diabetes,” 3 p.m. at the Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton.  For more information, call Gwen at (980) 212-6037.

School play
North Lincoln High School will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door, 2737 Lee Lawing Rd. in Lincolnton, or by calling (704) 736-1969 ext. 61725.

FRIDAY
School play
North Lincoln High School will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma at 7:30 p.m.

Chicken pie sale
Today is the last day to order homemade chicken pies through Webbs Chapel UMC. To order, call Gaynell Beacham at (704) 201-4910 or Crystal Sherrill at (980) 522-6886. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life.

BBQ/chicken benefit
Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 S. in Lowesville, will host a BBQ/chicken benefit for Dariel Dellinger starting 11 a.m. For more information, call Kevin Dellinger at (704) 913-0375.

Theatre Guild show
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will again perform Cotton Patch Gospel at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Buy tickets at the venue or online at lincolntheatreguild.com. Additional performances will be Saturday and Sunday.

Consignment sale
Messiah UMC, 4102 N.C. 27 in Lincolnton, will host a kids and teens consignment sale 6-9 p.m. For more information, contact Brandi Parrott at (704) 530-5520 or btparrott@hotmail.com.

Senior Dance
The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host a Senior Dance (ages 55+) 7-10 p.m. For more information, call (704) 922-2170.

SATURDAY
Church breakfast
Marvin UMC on Startown Rd. in Lincolnton will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. Donations will benefit the parsonage fund.

Hot dog sale
Lowe’s Home Improvement in Lincolnton will host a hot dog sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Fire and police officials will be on-hand along with a hay maze activity. For more information, call (704) 748-9335.

Consignment sale
Messiah UMC will host their second day of the kids and teens consignment sale 8 a.m. to noon with half-priced items. For more information, contact Brandi Parrott at (704) 530-5520 or btparrott@hotmail.com.

Kids Krafts
Boger City UMC, 2321 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a St. Patrick’s Day Kids Krafts Corner 9-10 a.m. For more information, call (704) 740-7795.

Church concert
The Cockman Family will perform at Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 S. in Lowesville. Cost will be $10, including supper, which will start being served at 4:45 p.m.

Church concert
Ivan Parker will perform 6 p.m. at Reepsville Baptist Church, 1513 Alf Hoover Rd. in Vale, with doors set to open at 5 p.m. For more information, call (704) 276-1152.

Fellowship meal
Laboratory UMC, 1850 Bill Lynch Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a fellowship meal at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-6605.

Church concert
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host bluegrass Gospel group, Heartstrings of Fairview, in concert at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (980) 241-0982.

River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Children must be at least 12 years old to attend the show due to insurance liabilities. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.

School play
North Lincoln High School will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma at 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY
Church service
The Executive Board of the Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP will join in the 11 a.m. service at Greater Works Full Gospel Ministry, 2543-A E. Main St. in Lincolnton. For more information, email naacpinlincolncounty@gmail.com.

School play
North Lincoln High School will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma at 3:30 p.m.

Church concert
Ricky Atkinson will perform 6 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 3387 E. N.C. 150 in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-0932.

MONDAY
College class
Gaston College 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 March 14 and March 25-28 at the Lincoln Campus for students interested in obtaining a GED or Adult High School diploma. For more information, call (704) 922-2268.

Senior Bingo
Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host Senior Bingo at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 922-2170.

Play auditions
Audition today 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.

TUESDAY
Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaston College-Lincoln campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. All donors will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, call (704) 972-4700.

Basketball tryouts
The Denver Nuggets basketball organization will hold tryouts 5-6:30 p.m. at Lucia Baptist Church, 15434 Lucia Riverbend Hwy. in Stanley, for 8th-11th grade boys interested in playing spring/summer AAU basketball. Additional tryouts will be 6-7:30 p.m. March 14.

Play auditions
Audition today 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.

UPCOMING
Child screening clinic
Register now for the Child Find screening clinic 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 15 at the Exceptional Children’s Resource Center at Kister Intermediate School, 301 Jeb Seagle Dr. in Lincolnton. To register, contact Ethel Sigmon at (704) 736-1017 ext. 24913.

Spring Break Camp
Register by March 15 for Spring Break Camp with Lincoln County Parks & Rec., which will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily April 1-5 at East Lincoln Community Center and Howards Creek Community Center, for rising 1st-6th graders. For more information or to apply, call Lindsay at (704) 483-8980.

Pageant
Registration is now open for contestants interested in participating in The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association’s Outstanding Little Miss Cleveland County-Lincoln County Pageant March 16 at the Cleveland County Office Building Auditorium, 130 South Post Rd. in Shelby. Girls from Cleveland, Lincoln, Gaston and surrounding counties are eligible to enter. The competition for contestants ages 0-6 will be 11:30 a.m.; the competition for contestants ages 7-19 will be 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Miss Gastonia scholarship fund. For more information and to receive an application, call (704) 827-7277 or visit missgastoniapageant.com.

Coalition fundraiser
Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse & Child Advocacy Center will host their annual fundraiser “The Price is Right for Fighting Child Abuse” 7 p.m. March 23 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Pre-show entertainment will start at 6 p.m. For more information, visit cac-lincolncounty.org. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling (704) 736-1155. Businesses who would like to be a sponsor or donate a prize for the event can call and ask for Sue or Debbie.

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