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Around Town — 4/10/13

TODAY
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 1-4 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.

Spay/neuter registration
The final day of 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.

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.

LCHA Conference
The Lincoln County Historical Association and Gaston-Lincoln Genealogical Society’s 2013 Conference will be 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center. For more information, visit lincolncountyhistory.com.

SATURDAY
Church breakfast
Marvin UMC, Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host their 2nd Saturday Breakfast 7-10 a.m. with a pancake bar and other breakfast treats. All proceeds will benefit the parsonage fund.
For more information, call Joann at (704) 735-4327.

Yard sale
New Vision Women’s Ministry will host a yard sale 7 a.m. to noon at 661 Clarks Creek Rd. in Lincolnton. In the event of rain, the sale will move indoors.

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.

LCHA Conference
The second-day of the Lincoln County Historical Association and Gaston-Lincoln Genealogical Society’s 2013 Conference will start 9 a.m. with a book signing by Rodney J. Steward at Pleasant Retreat Academy/Memorial Hall, 129 E. Pine St. in Lincolnton. For more information, visit lincolncountyhistory.com.

Give-A-Book Fair
The Shanklin Library, 7837 Fairfield Forest Rd. in Denver, will host its first annual Give-A-Book Fair 12-5 p.m. in recognition of National Library Week. 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.

BBQ fundraiser
St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ’s Men’s Brotherhood group will host a BBQ fundraiser starting noon at 4575 Maiden Hwy. in Maiden. Proceeds will benefit church mission projects. For more information, call (704) 736-5409.

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.

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.

Revival
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host spring revival services 7 p.m. nightly today through Wednesday with Salem Baptist Church Pastor Andy Royals. Special singing will take place during each service.

MONDAY
Post-Polio support
The Cleveland County Post-Polio Suport Group for Cleveland County residents and the surrounding region will meet 6 p.m. at Mayflower Restaurant, N.C. 74 E. in Shelby. For more information, call Janet Walker at (704) 692-6294.

TUESDAY
Give-A-Book Fair
The Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton will host a Give-A-Book Fair 12-5 p.m. in recognition of National Library Week. For more information, call (704), 748-1523.

UPCOMING
Free lunch
RSVP now to receive a free lunch 12-1 p.m. April 25 at Carillon Assisted Living, 101 Arbor Run Dr. in Lincolnton. RSVP to Tim Sullivan or Janice Beckham by calling (704) 732-0029 or (704) 732-1138.

Asheville trip
Register by April 26 for a day trip to the Herb Festival in Asheville on May 3. The trip is sponsored by the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. For more information or to register, call (704) 736-8461.

Church supper
Place orders by April 26 for the chicken pie/chicken dumpling/beef stew supper starting 11 a.m. April 27 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton. To pre-order on or before April 26, call Jessie or Brandie Summey at (704) 732-7529. Whole chicken pie orders must be made in advance. For to-go orders on the day of the event, call (704) 735-2968.

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