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Around Town — 3-18-13


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.


Clothes Closet
North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host The Clothes Closet with gently-worn men’s, women’s and children’s items 9 a.m. to noon. The Closet is open every Tuesday along with the 1st and 3rd Wednesday and last Saturday of the month. For more information, call (704) 435-4471.

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.


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.


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.

Lincoln Quilters
The Lincoln Quilters will meet 7 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton with guest speaker Suellen Grant, who will present the program, “Waste Not, Want Not.” Visitors are welcome.


BBQ sale
New Grace Baptist Church, N.C. 73 in Iron Station, will deliver BBQ plates today for a mission trip fundraiser. Individuals may also pickup their orders and eat in the church fellowship hall on Saturday. For more information or to place an order, call Vernon Maxwell at (704) 732-9918 or (704) 747-0783.


Breakfast buffet
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. at their fellowship hall. For more information, call (704) 735-2388 or visit danielselca.org.

Easter bunny breakfast
Hill’s Chapel UMC, 988 S. N.C. 16 in Stanley, will host breakfast with the Easter bunny along with pictures and an egg hunt at 9 a.m. For more information, visit hcumc.com or call (704) 827-9511.

Rose demonstration
The Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society will present a rose bush pruning demonstration 10 a.m. at the Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. Lincolnton. In the event of bad weather, the demonstration will be March 30. For more information, call Jo Ann at (828) 428-3508.

BBQ sale
Individuals may enjoy a BBQ plate starting 10 a.m. at New Grace Baptist Church, N.C. 73 in Iron Station. Proceeds will benefit a mission trip. For more information or to place an order, call (704) 732-9918.

Church concert/supper
Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 S. in Lowesville, will host Spencer Mountain Quintet with Jack Kimbro, Childers Family and Living Word Trio at 5 p.m. Cost is $10 and will include supper and homemade desserts. For more information, call (704) 618-9762.

Pancake supper
Antioch Baptist Church, E. N.C. 150 in LIncolnton, will host a pancake supper 5:30-8:30 p.m. to raise money for local nine-year-old Bobby Costea to attend the National Gymnastics Championship in Oregon in April. For more information, contact Karen Costea at (704) 748-6539 or (704) 308-7928 or Pastor George Townsend at (704) 964-8665.


Church singing
The adult choir at Bethpage Lutheran Church, 3440 N.C. 182 in Lincolnton, will present “Come Walk With Me” at 10:30 a.m.

“Trail to the Cross”
Blazin’ Trails Cowboy Church will present “Trail to the Cross” 2-4 p.m. at the Ponderosa Showgrounds, 1222 Ponderosa Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Pastor Harvey Gates at (980) 241-1251.

Church celebration
New Providence Full Gospel Church, 947 George Brown Rd. in Crouse, will honor Shirley Sweezy Brooks in a special celebration at 3 p.m. with guest minister Pastor Tommy Ramseur of Community Baptist Church in Lawndale.

Church performance
Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church, 1462 Leonard’s Fork Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host the performance “OMG: He is Risen…For Me” at 6 p.m. with singers Laurie Mercer, Bucky Reynolds, Rosalee Johnson and Brandon Carter.


4-H Hatching project
Sign-up by March 25 for the N.C. Cooperative Extension-Lincoln County chapter’s 4-H Hatching Classroom Project 3:15-4:30 p.m. April 18 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Students (grades 2-7) will learn about embryology and the life cycle from egg to bird (quail). For more information or to register, call (704) 736-8458 or email April Dillon at april_dillon@ncsu.edu.

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.

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