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Around Town — 3/22/13

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.

Hot dog sale
South Fork VFD, 2736 Long Shoals Rd. in  Lincolnton, will host a hot dog sale 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-3446.

Singing Convention
The Lincoln County Singing Convention will meet 7-9 p.m. at Denver Wesleyan Church, 2391 N. N.C. 16. For more information, call (704) 276-1529.

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.

Hot dog sale
Maiden Church of God, 107 N. 3rd Ave. in Maiden, will host a hot dog sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (828) 428-8523.

Lions Club
The Lincolnton Lions Club will host a Zone 11 meeting 11 a.m. at Boger City UMC’s Fellowship Hall for Cleveland and Lincoln County Lions Clubs. Keynote speakers will be PDG Marti Hill, District 31-A N.C. Lions Visually Impaired Fishing Tournament Chair and Lion member Barbara Fitch, Zone 11 Chair. Club officers from Kings Mountain, Lawndale, Lincolnton and Shelby will also present updates on their local clubs’ service projects/fundraisers.

Vocal competition
Semifinals of the annal Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition will be 12:30 p.m. in The Timken Performance Hall of the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. A reception will follow.

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 teen 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.

Price is Right
The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse & Child Advocacy Center will host its annual fundraiser, “The Price is Right for Fighting Child Abuse,” 7 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information on the event or to purchase advance tickets, visit cac-lincolncounty.org, email Sherry Reinhardt at sreinhardt@cac-lincolncounty.org or call (704) 736-1155. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

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.

Church luncheon
Boger City UMC, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host its monthly community luncheon 11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. A donation of $8 is suggested.

Church luncheon
Pisgah UMC, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in  Lincolnton, will host a chicken pie luncheon. For more information, call (704) 732-1990.

“Trail to the Cross”
Due to recent rainy weather, Blazin’ Trails Cowboy Church has cancelled today’s “Trail to the Cross” event, which was set for 2-4 p.m. at the Ponderosa Showgrounds in Lincolnton. For questions, 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.

Vocal competition
Finals of the annal Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition will be 3 p.m. in The Timken Performance Hall of the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. A reception will follow.

Coalition of Churches
Coalition Of Churches will have a Palm Sunday service 6 p.m. at Moore’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1312 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton. Rev. Gregory Floyd, former Coalition president and current pastor of Vestibule A.M.E. Zion Church in Kings Mountain, will serve as the event’s guest preacher. A devotional service will be at 5:45 p.m. The event will also feature music.

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.

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 (March 25) through March 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 or to register for the class, call (704) 748-5226.

4-H Hatching project
Today is the final day to sign-up 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.

Elected Officials Reception
The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will host its bi-annual Elected Officials Reception 6:30 p.m. at Woodmill Winery in Vale. For more information, call (704) 735-3096.

Photography club
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Individuals should bring their own cameras for hands-on practice.

NAACP meeting
The Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP will hold their first community meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For questions, email naacpinlincolncounty@gmail.com.

EL Republican Women
The East Lincoln Republican Women’s group will meet 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Fire Dept., 406 S. Pilot Knob Rd. in Stanley. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and refreshments will be available. The program will be on veteran women. For questions, call Georgia at (704) 488-1038.

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.

LKN Covekeepers
The Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln VFD, 406 S. Pilot Knob Rd. in Stanley. Guest speaker will be Mary Stauble, environmental educator and gardener, who will discuss how to increase the biodiversity of one’s yard. For more information, call Ben Benoit at (704) 489-6249.

Holy Week services
Long Shoals Wesleyan and Long Shoals Baptist Churches will sponsor Community Holy Week services 7 p.m. Thursday at Lander’s Chapel UMC.

Holy Week services
First Christian Church of Lincolnton, 735 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Maundy Thursday service 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Communion will be served. For more information, call (704) 735-9843.

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 Jami

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