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Around Town — 4-8-13

TODAY
Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4-7 p.m. at Denver Fire Department, 3956 N. N.C. 16 in Denver. Call (704) 972-4700 or go to carolinadonor.org to make an appointment at any location.

Art show
The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host a reception and art show, UMAR and the Arts, 6 p.m. in the main lobby of CMC-Lincoln, 433 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. The event will feature local artists affiliated with the UMAR program in Lincolnton. To RSVP, call (980) 212-6045.

Coalition of Churches
Lincoln County Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. the Oaklawn Center on Linden Street in Lincolnton. The meeting is open to the public.

Cherryville City Council
The City of Cherryville will host its regular city council meeting 7 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Community Building.

TUESDAY
NARFE meeting
Chapter 1983 of The National Active and retired Federal Employees Association will meet noon at the Lincoln House restaurant in Lincolnton. Chamber of Commerce President Ken Kindley will address the group. For more information, call (704) 748-6498.

Spay/neuter registration
Registration for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay/neuter clinic (April 23) will be 1-4 p.m. at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration.

 Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive with Gaston College-Lincoln Campus’s Practical Nursing Student Association 1-5 p.m. TUE. at the campus on S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Call (704) 972-4700 or go to carolinadonor.org to make an appointment at any location.

Crouse community project
Crouse UMC, 3311 Crouse Sch. Rd. in Crouse, will host a Crouse Community History and Photo Project meeting 4-6 p.m. with scanning from 3-3:45 p.m. For more information, call (704) 736-1440.

Face mug sale
The Humane Society of Lincoln County will host their 16th Annual “Mugs for Mutts & Cups for Cats” mug sale 5-7 p.m. with collector face mugs by Wendy Edwards and Tina Davis. A lottery drawing will also be at 5 p.m. for the face mugs.

LCS board meeting
The Lincoln County Board of Education will hold a monthly board meeting 6:30 p.m. in the Board Conference Room of their administrative building on N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton.

4-H Club
Register now to be a part of the Lincoln County 4-H Livestock Club, which will meet 6:30 p.m. at the North Brook Community Center, 568 N.C. 274 in Vale. For more information or to sign-up, contact Extension Agent and Head of 4-H Youth Development, April Dillon, at (704) 736-8458 or April_Dillon@ncsu.edu.

Care Seminar
Hospice & Palliative Care of Lincoln County will host a Care Seminar 7 p.m. at St. Peter By-The-Lake Episcopal Church, 8433 Fairfield Forest Rd. in Denver. For more information, call (704) 483-3460.

WEDNESDAY
Quilt Guild
Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to noon at the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus on S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, contact Tony Pharr at (704) 992-2871 or ldarrnc@aol.com.

LKN Planning Organization
The Lake Norman Rural Planning Organization will conduct its regular meeting of the Technical Coordinating Committee 2 p.m. at James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The meeting will include a RPO Boundary Discussion, identify tasks and budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, an RPO Staff Report and NCDOT Report. For more information, contact Bjorn E. Hansen at (704) 688-6501 or bhansen@centralina.org.

Spay/neuter registration
Registration for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay/neuter clinic (April 23) will be 4-6 p.m. at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration.

THURSDAY
Quilt Guild
Piecemakers Quilt Guild will host a class for beginners 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The class will meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Tony Darr at (704) 992-2871 or ldarrnc@aol.com.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4-7 p.m. at Boger City Wesleyan Church, 2803 E. N.C. 27 in Boger City/Lincolnton. Call (704) 972-4700 or go to carolinadonor.org to make an appointment at any location.

United Way celebration
United Way of Lincoln County’s 2013 Annual Meeting & Campaign Celebration will be 6:15 p.m. at Vesuvius Vineyards in Iron Station. To RSVP, email uwlincolnco@bellsouth.net. or call Kathy Vinzat at (704) 732-8055.

Sons of Confederate
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1616 Gen. Robert F. Hoke / Wm. J. Hoke will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call Harmon Lackey at (704) 472-7980.

FRIDAY
Yard sale
Ethelene Leatherman’s annual spring yard sale benefiting local missions will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2600 Keever Dairy Farm Rd. in Lincolnton. Several clothing items will be for sale for $0.50 as well as hot dogs.

Bingo
Kindred Healthcare Lincoln will host Bingo 10 a.m. with prizes and a light snack served. For more information, call June Loftin or Janice Beckham at (704) 732-1138.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host  a blood drive 12-3 p.m. at Sabo USA Inc., 1001 Lincoln County Pkwy. in Lincolnton and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at East Lincoln High School, 6471 N.C. 73 in Denver. All donors who give blood at ELHS will receive a free T-shirt. Call (704) 972-4700 or go to carolinadonor.org to make an appointment at any location.

Hot dogs & music
Buffalo Shoals Community Center, 1834 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a hot dog sale 4-8 p.m. followed by acoustic music 6-9 p.m. No alcohol will be allowed. Individuals who play an instrument are asked to join the fun. Donations will go towards making the facility handicap accessible.

SATURDAY
Yard sale
St. Matthews United Church of Christ, U.S. 321 in Lincolnton, will host an indoor yard sale 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. with biscuits and hot dogs for sale, too.

Yard sale
Ethelene Leatherman’s annual spring yard sale benefiting local missions will be 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2600 Keever Dairy Farm Rd. in Lincolnton. Several clothing items will be for sale for $0.50 as well as hot dogs.

Spring bazaar
Lincoln Charter School, 133 Eagle Nest Rd. in Lincolnton will host their annual spring bazaar 7-11 a.m. Inside and outside spaces are available. Items for sale will include jewelry, clothing, antiques, furniture and more. All proceeds will benefit the Lincolnton campus. To reserve space, call (704) 736-9888.

Library event
The Shanklin Library, 7837 Fairfield Forest Rd. in Denver, will host its first annual Give-A-Book Fair 12-5 p.m. For more information, call (704) 748-1523.

Church concert
Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 N.C. 16 S. in Lowesville, will host The Carolina Family Quartet in concert at 5 p.m. A full meal will be provided. Cost is $10 for teens and up. For more information, call (704) 618-9762.

Rotary gala
The 20th Annual Rotary Charity Gala, sponsored by the Lincoln County Student Loan Fund Inc., will be 6-11 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information, visit rotarylinc.org. The organization’s annual auction will be April 18-20.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a dance with country-western singer James Bates 7-10 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Beverages will be provided. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

SUNDAY
Church anniversary
Blessed John XXII Ecumenical Church, 1911 Zion Ch. Rd. in Hickory, will celebrate their first anniversary with a 5 p.m. mass. The church is open to all Christians wanting a new home. For more information, call Rev. Tom Sanford at (828-850-2675.

River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Due to insurance liabilities, children under 12 will not be admitted. Doors will open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.

UPCOMING
Mensa Admission Test
Registration is now available for the Charlotte/Blue Ridge Mensa’s Mensa Admission Test, which will be noon April 20 at the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus on S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. The test is open to ages 14 and up. To pre-register, contact Jack Howard at (704) 365-5714 or jackthoward@earthlink.net. Cost is $40. Individuals may pre-pay by visiting us.mens

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