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Around Town — 5-1-13

TODAY
Adopt-A-Cop
The 22nd Annual Adopt-A-Cop event will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for county second-graders at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton.

Medicare meeting
The Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a meeting on how to read a medicare summery 9:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton (at the Gaston College-Lincoln campus). Another class will be May 8 in Denver. For more information or to register, call Melinda Houser at (704) 736-8461.

THURSDAY
Golden Opportunity Day
The Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension will host Golden Opportunity Day, an annual event to showcase services available to the county’s older adults, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Breakfast and lunch items will be on hand to purchase. For more information, call (704) 736-8461.

Diabetes discussion
CMC-Lincoln will host another session in their Thursday’s Treats Cooking and Recipe Swap series. The event, called “Pizza Outside the Box,” will be 3 p.m. at Lincoln Medical Plaza,

RACES/ARES meeting
Lincolnton RACES/ARES will meet 7 p.m. at Shalom Baptist Church, 210 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, contact Clifford H. Brommer at wd4pic@infionline.net or Randy Henderson at ki4grn@bellsouth.net.

Historical Association
The R.E. Lee Historical Association will meet 7 p.m. at Homesteads Grill & Taphouse in Lincolnton. Darrell Harkey will present “History in a Suitcase.”

FRIDAY
Hot dog sale
South River Baptist Church, 2036 Southside Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a hot dog sale 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the church’s parking lot expansion project. Dine in and carry out options will be available.

BBQ sandwich sale
Crouse VFD, 2764 W. N.C. 150 in  Crouse, will host a BBQ bologna sandwich sale 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $5 per bag. Deliveries will be available for five or more orders. For more information, call (704) 735-2247.

Spaghetti dinner
Tucker’s Grove UMC’s Women’s Group will host a spaghetti fundraiser 5-9 p.m. in the fellowship hall, 5982 Tucker’s Grove Ch. Rd. in Iron Station. Cost is $7 per plate.

SATURDAY
Yard sale
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a group yard sale 7 a.m. to noon with several items for sale. Breakfast biscuits and drinks will also be sold.

Church sale
New Hope Baptist Church, 532 N. Little Egypt Rd. in Denver, will host a church sale 7 a.m. to noon with educational items for teachers, office equipment, children’s materials, tools and more. Cakes and ham biscuits will also be for sale. For more information, call (704) 483-8610.

Church breakfast
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6. For more information, call (980) 241-0982.

5K race
Register now to participate in the Sally’s YMCA Mission Miles 5K Trail Run & Fun Run starting 8 a.m. at the Carolina Thread Trail marker at the facility. Activities will include hair painting, music and kid-friendly warm-up relays. Register in person at the YMCA’s Member Services desk in Denver, online at racingtoes.com or by mail by visiting ymcacharlotte.org/5ktrailrun.

Bike/skate day
Denver Baptist Church, 3545 N. N.C. 16 in Denver, will host a free bike and skateboard day 9 a.m. to noon at their skate park. Lunch and prizes will be available. All individuals must wear a helmet and sign an accident waiver. For more information, call (704) 489-2075.

Plant sale
The East Lincoln Garden Club will host a plant sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Webb’s Chapel UMC, 4640 Webbs Chapel Ch. Rd. in Denver. Items for purchase will include perennials, annuals, roses, orchids, trees, shrubs and herbs along with garden accessories, bird houses, pottery and baked goods. For more information contact Denita Sample at (704) 483-2916 or ddsample@charter.net.

Hot dog sale
South River Baptist Church, 2036 Southside Rd. in Lincolnton, will host the second day of their hot dog sale 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BBQ sandwich sale
Crouse VFD, 2764 W. N.C. 150 in Crouse, will host the second day of its BBQ bologna sandwich sale 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Church singing
Grace Baptist Church, 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, will host The Heritage Quartet, from Lancaster, S.C., at 7 p.m.

 SUNDAY
Homecoming
Westport Baptist Church, 2372 Lake Shore Rd. South in Denver, will host a homecoming service 10:30 a.m. with guest pastor Dr. Randal Helms. A covered dish meal will follow the service in the family life center. For more information, call (704) 483-5851.

 Abernathy/Abernethy reunion
The Daniel Abernathy/Abernethy Family Reunion will start 1 p.m. at Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall in Maiden. Attendants are asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket. For more information or directions, call Pamela Wilkinson at (828) 464-5906.

Cruise-In
A “Cruise-In” will be 1-5 p.m. in downtown Lincolnton with cars and trucks from 1979 and earlier. No vehicles are allowed before 12:30 p.m. due to limited church parking. Proceeds will benefit two city workers, one who suffered a horse injury, and another who’s undergoing leukemia treatment. For more information, call (704) 458-9542 or email jpro5@hotmail.com.

Jubilee
New Grace Baptist Church, 3462 N.C. 73 in Iron Station, will host their 14th Annual Jubilee 6 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily Tuesday through May 9. Special singing will also be each day. For more information, call (704) 736-9848, (704) 747-6434 or email preachertaylor@hotmail.com.

TUESDAY
Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gaston College-Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. All donors will receive a free T-shirt. Schedule an appointment by calling (704) 972-4700 or visting carolinadonor.org.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of Greater Gaston will host a “Night Out” 5:30 p.m. at Jackson’s Cafeteria in Gastonia. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

Board of Health
The Lincoln County Board of Health will meet 7 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Lincoln County Health Department, 151 Sigmon Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-3001.

UPCOMING
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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