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Around Town — 4-22-13

Baseball sign-ups
Destroyers 16 and under travel baseball team is looking for experienced players for their summer/fall league. For more information or for private tryouts (by appointment), call Ed Walsh at (828) 803-8729.

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.

Photography club
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center’s Community Room in Lincolnton. Members will share and compete with any photo taken in Lincolnton.

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.

Free lunch
Receive a free lunch 12-1 p.m. today at the Oaks Apartments, 101 Arbor Run Dr. in Lincolnton. RSVP to Tim Sullivan or Janice Beckham by calling (704) 732-0029 or (704) 732-1138.

Cancer fundraiser
Bank of America in Denver will host a bank night 4-6 p.m. to raise funds for Relay for Life.

Library event
The Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host the program “What Makes a Southern Story Southern?” with author Tamra Wilson at 6:30 p.m.. For more information, call (704) 732-0548.

Special Olympics
Special Olympics of Lincoln County will start 9:30 a.m. at the East Lincoln High School football stadium. Over 200 participants from across the county will participate in track and field events. For more information, call Jeff Leonhardt at (704) 736-1017 ext. 32919.

Senior Services program
Register by today 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.
EL Relay for Life
East Lincoln Relay for Life will kickoff 6 p.m. at the East Lincoln High School stadium with a closing ceremony 8 a.m. Saturday.

Church breakfast
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Cost is $6. For more information, call Pastor Ted Bost at (704) 735-8034 ext. 2388.

Free clothes giveaway
North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a free clothes giveaway 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will have a large selection of summer clothes. For more information, call (704) 435-4471.

Open House
Howards Creek Fire Department, 3604 N.C. 27 in Lincolnton, will host an open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with hot dogs 12-1 p.m. Activities will include a station tour, bounce house and med-center air helicopter. For more information, call (704) 736-9874.

Church event
Bethphage Lutheran Church, N.C. 182 in Lincolnton, will host hot dogs and movie night featuring the movie “Courageous” starting 5:30 p.m. A kids movie will also be provided. Donations will support Relay for Life of Lincolnton.

Blazin’ Trails Cowboy Church in Lincolnton will hold a one-day revival 7 p.m. at Sunnyside Arena, 1840 Tryon Courthouse Rd. in Bessemer City. For more information, call (704) 616-2356.

Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church, 102 Iron Station Rd. in Dallas, will host a three-day revival 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. today and 7 p.m. nightly April 29 and 30. For more information, call Pastor Franklin Herndon Jr., at (704) 718-8239.

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.

Lifeguard training
Register by 5 p.m. May 13 for lifeguard training with the City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation. Training classes will be may 14-June 3 at the W. M. Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. Cost is $150. For more information, call (704) 735-2671 or stop by the Rec. Office to register.

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