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Around Town — 5-3-13

TODAY
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
Westside House of Prayer, 4260 Flay Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a hot dog and yard sale starting 7 a.m.

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.

 Medicine drop off
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will hold a special unwanted medicine drop off 9 a.m. to noon at the Charlie District Sheriff’s Office, 1889 N N.C. 16. Acceptable items will include over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements, prescriptions, ointments/creams, syringes, liquid medications in leak-proof in containers. Aerosol cans will not be accepted. Individuals may remain anonymous. For more information, call (704) 732-9050.

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.

Muscadine Jubilee
Woodmill Winery, 1506 John Beam Rd. in Vale, will host their 8th Annual Spring Muscadine Vineyard Blessing Jubilee 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with over 40 vendors, live entertainment, complimentary wine tasting, bounce houses, square dancing, carriage rides and more. Admission is free. For more information, call (704) 276-9911 or visit woodmillwinery.com.

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.

Rabies clinic
Lincoln County Animal Services will host their annual rabies clinic 12-4 p.m. at West Lincoln Family Medicine, 4429 W. N.C. 27 in Vale. Cost is $7. For more information, call 704-736-9386. Additional clinics will be May 18 and June 1.

Church benefit
Salem Lutheran and United Church of Christ, 3410 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a benefit hot dog supper 4 p.m. followed by a live auction at 5 p.m. with an assortment of items including handmade pottery, gift certificates, an antique walnut plant stand and more.

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.

MONDAY
Commissioners’ meeting
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet 6:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Citizens Center in Lincolnton.

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.

Lions Club
Ms. Yvonne Franz, Lincolnton resident and Cleveland County teacher for blind/visually impaired children, will speak at the Lincolnton Lions Club meeting 7 p.m. in Elm Classroom 2 of CMC-Lincoln’s Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. Ms. Franz will be seeking Lions’ support and endorsement of the National Federation Of The Blind’s BELL ( Braille For Literacy Learners) Program, set for July 8-12 for Lincoln County’s blind/visually impaired children ages 5-12. Parents may contact Yvonne Franz at (704) 748-9615 for more information. Members and guests planning to eat in the hospital cafeteria should arrive 30 minutes prior to the meeting. For information on joining the Lions club, call (704) 735-8154.

WEDNESDAY
Medicare meeting
The N.C. Cooperative Extension-Lincoln County unit will host a meeting about how to read a medicare summary 10 a.m. at Wexford House, 3900 Wexford Ln. in Denver. To register, contact Melinda Houser at (704) 736-8461.

Senior lunch
Senior Citizens in the Iron Station community are invited to attend a covered dish luncheon at noon at Ironton Presbyterian Church in Iron Station. For more information, call (704) 735-3242.

Spay/neuter clinic registration
Register 1-4 p.m. today at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay/neuter clinic on May 21. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration.

Mary Kay event
Independent Mary Kay Beauty Consultant April Ibrahim will host a Pretty in Pink fundraiser 5:30-9 p.m. at Court Street Grille in Lincolnton to raise money for domestic violence. There will be a buffet and free facials. For more information, call (704) 732-0696, (704) 306-6644 or email aprilibrahim@marykay.com.

THURSDAY
Spay/neuter clinic registration
Register 4-6 p.m. today at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay/neuter clinic on May 21. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration.

UPCOMING
Scavenger hunt
Lincoln County Firefighters Burned Children Fund (LCFBCF) and Iron Station Thunder will host a scavenger hunt now through June 8. Prizes will be awarded at Hog Happenin’ next month. For more information, call (704) 791-6186 or (704) 201-0165.

Scholarship opportunity
Area high school and college students are encouraged to register for the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ “Saving Summer Scholarship” program, which will award five separate $1,000 scholarships to those who organize and host a successful blood drive with CBCC between June and September. For more information or to register, contact one of the following: CBCC at (704) 972-4700, Miranda Cole at (704) 351-8263 or mcole@cbcc.us or Kim Jones at (704) 972-4727 or KLJones@cbcc.us.

Cheer camp
Register now to attend Catawba Valley Community Athletics’ Cheerleading Camp for Kids June 17-19 for students grades K-8. Campers will be invited to cheer at a home CVCC basketball game during the 2013-14 season. For more information, visit gocvcc.com. To register, contact Head Coach Jeanne Conner at cvcccheercoach@gmail.com or (828) 612-3715 after 1 p.m. daily.

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