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Around Town — 3/15/13

FRIDAY
Spring Break Camp
Today is the last day to register 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.

Yard sale
American Legion Post 30 in Lincolnton will host an indoor yard sale to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association starting 7 a.m. For more information, call (704) 748-9335.

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 Kiser Intermediate School, 301 Jeb Seagle Dr. in Lincolnton. To register, contact Ethel Sigmon at (704) 736-1017 ext. 24913.

Church seminar
First Presbyterian of Stanley, 512 Old Mt. Holly Rd. in Stanley, will host the Living in Grace Seminar today through Sunday with guest speaker Rev. Ron Shaw. For more information, call (704) 263-4275 or visit fpcstanley.org.

Paws @ the Park
The Humane Society of Lincoln County in conjunction with Lincoln Charter School and Pine Lake Preparatory will host the 3rd Annual Paws @ the Park event starting with a 3:30 p.m. baseball game at the LCS campus in Denver. Soccer and softball games will follow at 4 p.m. along with trick/bark/howl contests at 4:30 p.m. and ugliest/cutest/look-a-like contests at 5:30 p.m., both at the Humane Society tent. For more information, email jonathan.bryant@lincolncharter.org or amoceri@pinelakeprep.org.

Art Crawl
First Federal Savings Bank in Lincolnton will host the area’s annual Art Crawl 5:30-9 p.m. For more information, call the Lincoln County Historical Association at (704) 748-9090.

Poetry Lincolnton
Poetry Lincolnton will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center with guest poet Keith Flynn, who is set to sing, read poetry and talk about his new book, Colony Collapse Disorder. Main Street Rag is co-sponsoring the event. Group poets will also read followed by an open mic session.

Consignment sale
Covenant Bible Church, 2168 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a Spring Consignment Sale 7-10 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1559.

SATURDAY
Breakfast fundraiser
Crowell UMC, 4018 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Relay for Life breakfast fundraiser 7-11 a.m. For more information, call the church at (704) 735-8889.

Farmers market
The Denver Farmers Market will open 8 a.m. to noon at Rock Springs School, 3633 N.C. 16 North in Denver.

5K race
S. Ray Lowder Elementary School’s PTA in conjunction with the Lincoln County Parks & Recreation Dept. will host a 5K Race 9 a.m. at 350 Kennedy Dr. in Lincolnton. Registration will be 7:30-8:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit school programs. For more information or to register, visit srles.lincoln.k12.nc.us/.

Consignment sale
Covenant Bible Church, 2168 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a Spring Consignment Sale 9 a.m. to noon. Certain items will be discounted. For more information, call (704) 735-1559.

Fish fry/oyster stew
Crouse UMC, 3311 Crouse Sch. Rd. in Crouse, will host a fish fry and oyster stew 4-7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the building, renovation and maintenance fund.

Senior dance
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a senior dance 7-10 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Door will open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

SUNDAY
Church anniversary
Messiah UMC, 4102 W. N.C. 27 in Lincolnton, will host a celebration of their 43 years in ministry with a covered dish luncheon following their 11 a.m. worship service. For more information, visit messiah-umc.org or call (704) 276-2423.

Chicken pie luncheon
Marvin UMC on Startown Road in Lincolnton will host a chicken pie buffet luncheon 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the church’s Relay for Life team.

Blood drive
Community Blood Drive of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 12-4 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church, 6041 King Wilkinson Rd. in Denver.

Church play
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will present Godspell Junior 4 p.m. with coffee and desserts. The cast is comprised of members from First United Methodist Church’s in Hickory’s Agape Actors. Performances will be 7 p.m. March 22 and 24 at First UMC. Admission is free.

Revival
Calvary Baptist Church, 493 Calvary Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a four-day revival with Dr. Jeff LaBorg starting 6:30 p.m. today followed by 7 p.m. nightly March 18-20. For more information, call (704) 735-9976.

MONDAY
Polio-support group
The Post-Polio Support group will meet 6 p.m. at the Mayflower Restaurant in Shelby. For more information, call Janet Walker at(704) 692-6249.

TUESDAY
Lions Club
The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. in the Elm Classroom of the Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Guest speaker will be City Manager Jeff Emory. Members and guests planning to eat in the hospital cafeteria are advised to arrive 30 minutes early. Following Emory’s presentation, Lions will discuss logistical concerns about hosting a Zone 11 meeting in two weeks. For more information, call (704) 735-8154.

WEDNESDAY
Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CMC-Lincoln, 433 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information or to make an appointment, call (704) 972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org.

THURSDAY
Library event
The Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host the program, “Breaking the Silence and Healing the Soul: The Oral Histories of Vietnam War Veterans of North Carolina,” at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (704) 732-0548.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host The Carolina Copycats 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Refreshments will be served following the event. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

UPCOMING
College class
Register now for Gaston College’s four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 25-28 at the Lincoln Campus for students interested in obtaining a GED or Adult High School diploma. GED changes will occur in 2014 including method of testing and rise in cost. Also, partial test scores will expire. For more information, call (704) 748-5226.

YMCA Prayer Breakfast
Register now for the Sally’s YMCA 1st Annual Prayer Breakfast on March 27. Food will be served at 6:45 a.m. followed by a one-hour program at 7:15 a.m. Reserve a spot by emailing SallysY@YMCACharlotte.org, calling (704) 716-7300 or visiting the facility’s Member Services desk.

WWII Veterans Appreciation
The American Legion Post 30 is looking for World War II veterans to register for their WWII Appreciation Day set for April 6 at 1120 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. RSVP by contacting Dale Punch at (704) 477-8829 or dalepunch@charter.net or Jamie Vernon at (704) 736-8506.

Summer camp
Register now for Lincoln Charter School’s summer day camp 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily June 10 through Aug. 9 and enrichment programs. For more information, email Kellie.Dellinger@LincolnCharter.org.

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