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Around Town — 4-15-13

TODAY
Hospice presentation
Lincoln County Hospice & Palliative Care will host an Advance Care Planning presentation 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gaston Senior Center, 1303-Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. For more information, call (704) 732-6146 or visit hpccr.org.

Post-Polio support
The Cleveland County Post-Polio Support 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.

Board of Education
Lincoln County Board of Education’s Building and Site Committee will meet 6:30 p.m. in the Board Conference Room of the Lincoln County Schools headquarters on N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton. Policy Committee and Budget and Finance Committee will meet afterwards.

Commissioners meeting
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet 6:30 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton.

TUESDAY
Nutrition meetings
Lincoln County Senior Services will host nutrition meetings 9 a.m. at East Lincoln Community Center, 8160 Optimist Club Rd. in Denver. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The event will include speakers, door prizes and snacks. For more information, call (704) 732-9053 or (704) 736-8811.

AARP meeting
Local AARP 3682 will meet 11 a.m. in the Senior Center’s multi-purpose room at the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Kindred Nursing Home personnel will present the program. New members are welcome. Call (704) 276-2153 for more information.

Hospice presentation
Lincoln County Hospice & Palliative Care will host an Advanced Care Planning presentation 7:30 p.m. at Cardinal Healthcare & Rehab, 931 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, and will have info. on display all day in the CMC-Lincoln lobby, 433 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call 704.732.6146, (704) 732-7055 or visit hpccr.org.

 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.

WEDNESDAY
Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4-7 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Call (704) 972-4700 or go to carolinadonor.org to make an appointment at any location.

THURSDAY
Alzheimer’s/Dementia presentation
Lincoln County Hospice & Palliative Care will host an Alzheimer’s/Dementia presentation 9-11 a.m. at the Lincoln County Senior Center on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus, 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-6146 or visit hpccr.org.

Survivor dinner
East Lincoln Relay for Life will host a survivor/caregiver dinner 6 p.m. at Salem UMC, 378 N. Pilot Knob Rd. in Denver.

Motivational class
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a motivational/educational class 6:30 p.m. with Linda Carswell of Gaston County Adult & Aging Services. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Beverages will be provided, refreshments will be served after the class. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

Church conference
Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton, will host Millenium Reign Conference, 7 p.m. today and Friday, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday. The second Saturday service will be at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 240-4411 or email withoutwallsdc@hotmail.com.

Lincoln Quilters
The Lincoln Quilters will meet 7 p.m. at Rhyne Heights UMC, 520 Madison St. in Lincolnton. Susan Edmonson will present the program “Creative Journey.”

FRIDAY
Jazz festival
The Lake Norman Big Band and Music & Arts will host the 2nd Annual Lake Norman Jazz Festival with activities 3:30-9:30 p.m. at the Duke Family Performance Center on the Davidson College campus in Davidson. The only program not held at the Performance Center will be 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Hough High School. East Lincoln, North Lincoln and Lake Norman Charter High Schools will be participating in the festival. For more information, visit lakenormanbigband.org.

 Kidz Klub
In honor of Nurses’ Week in May, Hill’s Chapel UMC, 988 South N.C. 16 in Stanley, will host Kidz Klub 6-8 p.m. with dinner, crafts and more for ages 3 through 5th grade. For more information, call (704) 827-9511 or visit hcumc.com.

Church conference
Without Walls Freedom Center will host its second day of its Millennium Reign Conference at 7 p.m. For more information, call (704) 240-4411 or email withoutwallsdc@hotmail.com.

SATURDAY
Church breakfast
Bess Chapel UMC’s women’s group will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. at the church, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville.

Consignment sale
Cornerstone Church, 411 E. Main St. in Maiden, will host a kid’s consignment sale 8 a.m. to noon. To consign, visit cornerstonelink.com or email cornerstoneconsign@yahoo.com

 Plant sale
The Lake Norman Garden Club will host their 14th Annual Plant Sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rehobeth UMC, 9297 Sherrills Ford Rd. in Terrell, N.C. There will be homemade goods and master gardeners on hand to answer any questions. Proceeds will benefit community projects including the upkeep of Uncle Billy’s Garden at Sherrills Ford Library and a scholarship for a student majoring in a horticulture-related field.

 Yard sale
Messiah UMC’s women’s group will host a gigantic yard sale 8 a.m. to noon at the church, 4102 N.C. 27 West in Lincolnton. Vendor spaces are available for $5. For more information, call (704) 736-1988.

Church conference
Without Walls Freedom Center will host its third day of its Millennium Reign Conference with two services, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The 5 p.m. service will be at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 240-4411 or email withoutwallsdc@hotmail.com.

Blessing of the Bikes
Driven By Grace Ministry will host their annual Blessing of the Bikes event 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lincolnton Church of God, 1435 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-0012. Rain date will be April 27.

Medicare meeting
Lincoln County Department of Social Services, 1136 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a meeting on Medicare savings and subsidy 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A second meeting will be May 18. For more information, call (704) 732-0738.

Jazz festival
The Lake Norman Big Band and Music & Arts will host the second-day of their 2nd Annual Lake Norman Jazz Festival with activities 12-9 p.m. at the Duke Family Performance Center on the Davidson College campus in Davidson. For more information, visit lakenormanbigband.org.

 Mensa Test
Charlotte/Blue Ridge Mensa is offering the Mensa Admission Test noon at the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in Lincolnton. Cost is $40. For more information or to register, call Jack Howard at (704) 365-5714 or email jackthoward@earthlink.net. Individuals may also prepay by visiting us.mensa.org.

Meal-packing event
Volunteers are still needed for Servants With a Heart’s packing event to prepare 100,000 meals for hungry families locally and worldwide. The event will be at Lucia Baptist Church, 15434 Lucia Riverbend Hwy. in Stanley, and is also sponsored by the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club. For more information, visit servantswithaheart.org or email suzanne@servantswithaheart.org.

 Zumba fundraiser
Lake Norman Gym Academy, 443 N. Pilot Rd. in Denver, will host a Zumba event 3-5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit East Lincoln Relay for Life team “Vacation for a Cure.” Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Kids Zumba will also be offered. For more information, call Lake Norman Academy at (704) 483-1008.

 SUNDAY
Handbell ensemble
The Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble will perform 3 p.m. at Denver UMC, 3910 N N.C. 16 in Denver. The venue has changed from the original schedule. For reservations or more information, call (704) 489-6249.

 UPCOMING
Senior Services program
Register by April 26 to attend Lincoln County Senior Services’ program “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” The seminar helps individuals talk about where family members’ belongings go after a death. The program, also sponsored by Lincoln County’s Cooperative Extension, will be 1-3 p.m. Mondays in May (6, 13 & 20) at 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton (Room 319). For more information or to register, call (704) 732-9053.

Grief camp
Children may now register to attend Brighter Days Grief Camp, a camp for children who’ve experienced a loss. The camp will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 at Blackburn Baptist Church in Hickory. Reservations are required by May 10. For more information or to register a child, call Patti Weatherford at (828) 466.0466 ext. 3206.

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