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Around Town — 4-17-13

TODAY
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.

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.  Call (704) 276-2153 for more information. New members are welcome.

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

Cancer fundraiser
Zaxbys in Lincolnton will donate 10 percent of all their dine-in and carry-out sales 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. to Relay for Life team Timken’s Life Savers.

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.
Men’s Worship Weekend
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 1156 Northbrook 3 School Rd. in Vale, will host Men’s Worship Weekend with a 7 p.m. service with speaker Rev. Richard Dillon. Additional services will be throughout the weekend.

Poetry Lincolnton
Poetry Lincolnton, co-sponsored by Main Street Rag Publishing, will host Hickory poet, Kimberly Teague, 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 Main St. in Lincolnton. Open mic will follow the show.

SATURDAY
Yard sale
Lincolnton First Wesleyan Women will host a yard sale 7 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of First Wesleyan Church,115 Bonview Ave. in Lincolnton, Proceeds will benefit Crisis Pregnancy Center. Anyone may setup a booth in the parking lot as long as at least 10 percent of the booth’s sales go to Wesleyan Women for CPC. Breakfast biscuits and drinks will be available. For more information, call (828) 428-3508.

Coalition fundraiser
Flatline Graphics will host its grand re-opening 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., donating all proceeds to Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse. Activities will include a silent auction, food, bounce houses, cornhole games, 50/50 drawings and more.

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.

Yard sale
Maiden Church of God, 107 N. 3rd Ave. in Maiden, will host a yard sale 7 a.m. to noon. Breakfast food will be for sale.

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.

Spring open house
Marvin UMC, 2731 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a spring open house benefiting Relay for Life 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with baked goods, hot dogs, door prizes and more.

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. For more information, call (704) 732-0012. Rain date, 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.

Men’s Worship Weekend
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 1156 Northbrook 3 School Rd. in Vale, will host their second day of Men’s Worship Weekend with an 11 a.m. service with speaker Rev. James Harris.

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.

Bike fundraiser
Registration for “Sign up to Ride Inside Medical Office Door” will be 10-11 a.m. at Arby’s in Lincolnton. The motorcycle ride will conclude 4 p.m at Arby’s. Cost is $20 per bike and $5 for each additional rider. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life.

SUNDAY
Men’s Worship Weekend
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 1156 Northbrook 3 School Rd. in Vale, will host their third day of Men’s Worship Weekend with 11 a.m. service with Dr. Paul W. Drummond, former pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church in Charlotte.

Spaghetti lunch
Pleasant Grove UMC’s Women’s group will host a spaghetti lunch 12-1 p.m. at 2069 N.C. 182 in Lincolnton. Donations will support the group’s ministries and fund the June 1st Bible School Fun Fair. For more information call (704) 735-7511.

Artist demonstration
The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host local artist Robert Webb to lead an AID (Artists’ Interactive Demonstration) Program for students and adults. The event will be 2-5 p.m. in the rehearsal hall on the second floor of the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Space is limited and interested individuals must register by contacting the Arts Council at (704) 732-9044 or visiting ArtsLincolnNC.org.

Handbell event
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.

Church service
New Providence Full Gospel Church, 947 George Brown Rd. in Crouse, will host a  service with guest speaker Prophetess Shirley Brooks.

MONDAY
Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4-7 p.m. at Lake Norman Lutheran Church, 1455 N. N.C. 16 in Denver. Call (704) 972-4700 or go to carolinadonor.org to make an appointment at any location.

Coalition meeting
Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse & Child Advocacy Center will host the program Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Educating Our Community and Protecting Our Children 6 p.m. at 410 N. Poplar St. in Lincolnton. Credit hours will be offered upon request. Refreshments and childcare will be provided. For more information, call (704) 736-1155.

Eye seminar
Graystone Eye in Lincolnton will host a free seminar 6 p.m. on current treatment options for floaters. To register, call (828) 304-6752.

TUESDAY
Republican Women
East Lincoln Republican Women will meet 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Fire Department, S. Pilot Knob Rd. in Denver. Social time will start at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Georgia at (704)822-3063.

UPCOMING
Free lunch
RSVP 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.

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.

Camp Dogwood
Registration is now open to attend Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s senior citizens’ retreat May 14 to Camp Dogwood in Sherrills Ford. Cost is $7 and includes lunch. Register by visiting the Extension office at 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton or calling (704) 736-8461.

First responder class
Reserve a seat for Lincoln County Emergency Management’s first responder E-Plan Training class May 30 & 31. To RSVP, call (704) 736-8660.

Pageant
Registration is open for the North Carolina Forestry State Scholarship Pageant June 1 at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-4358 or (704) 735-5273 or email missncforestry@yahoo.com.

Summer camp
Register now for Lincoln Charter School’s summer day camp 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily June 10 through Aug. 9 and enrichment programs. For more information, email Kellie.Dellinger@LincolnCharter.org.

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