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Around Town — 5-6-13

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

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. in Lincolnton. 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.

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.

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.

Art Crawl forum
The City of Lincolnton’s Downtown Development Association (DDA) will host an Art Crawl Open Forum 6 p.m. Thurs. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Topic for discussion will be the 2013 Lincolnton Art Crawl and ideas for adding a second event in the fall. Local businesses, artists, musicians and other residents are asked to attend and give their input. To RSVP, contact the Arts Council of Lincoln County at (704) 732-9055 or visit artslincolnnc.org.

Rodeo festival
Bar H Championship Rodeo & Country Festival will be today and Saturday at Bar H Arena in Boiling Springs. For more information, call (704) 434-2866 or visit barhevents.com.

Chamber lunch
The Denver Christian Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly luncheon noon at Brooklyn Brothers Pizza in Denver. Networking with other businesses will begin at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be N.C. Rep Jason Saine. For more information, visit denverchristianchamber.com.

Yard sale
North 321 VFD, 3769 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a community yard sale and hot dog/hamburger sale 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone is welcome to sell items at the event but must bring a table. For more information, call Dwight 6-9 p.m. only at (704) 530-4158. Rain date will be May 18.

Author visit
The Florence S. Shanklin Library,7837 Fairfield Forest Rd. in Denver, will host local author and Charlotte Observer sports columnist Scott Fowler 11 a.m. to discuss his first juvenile fiction book entitled On the Road to Nowhere. For more information, call (704) 732-0548.

Church concert
Scott Whitener and Carolina will be in concert 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 in Lowesville. A BBQ supper will be provided at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for ages 13 and up. For more information, call (704) 618-9762.

Senior dance
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a senior dance 7-10 p.m. with doors open at 6 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Admission is $8. Jack Fulbright and the Musical Friends will perform, and beverages will be provided. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

Mother’s Day service
Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton, will host a special Mother’s Day service 11:15 a.m. with guest speaker Pastor Oliver T. Russ, of Bethel City Center of Hope in Douala, Cameroon, Africa. For more information, call (704) 240-4411.

Motorcycle & Car Show
Register now to participate in Daystar Family Worship Center’s 3rd Annual Motorcycle & Car Show, sponsored by the church’s motorcycle ministry. The event will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18 at 115 Industrial Park Rd. in Lincolnton. Cost is $20. An auction and refreshments will follow the event along with entertainment by the 3:16 Band.

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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