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Around Town — 5-8-13

WEDNESDAY
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.

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.

School board meeting
The Lincoln County Board of Education will hold a board meeting and committee meeting starting 6:30 p.m. at LCS headquarters on N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton.

Legion meeting
American Legion Post 30 will meet 7 p.m. at post headquarters, 1120 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Jim Mayhew at (980) 241-1051.

FRIDAY
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.

Relay for Life
Lincolnton Relay for Life will start 6 p.m. at Lincolnton Middle School, a new venue this year. The event will conclude 8 a.m. Saturday. For more information visit relayforlife.org and type in “Lincolnton, N.C.” or contact Chief Event Coordinator Julie Pearson at julie.pearson@cancer.org or (704) 473-1268.

Sons of Confederate
Lincolnton Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp will be at the Lincoln County courthouse 7 p.m. rain or shine for a N.C. Confederate Memorial Day Service.

SATURDAY
Stamp Out Hunger
Lincoln County letter carriers will collect canned foods and other food items today for families in need as part of a nationwide effort called Stamp Out Hunger. Items should be placed by one’s mailbox for letter carriers to pickup and deliver to local food banks or pantries. For more information, visit Facebook.com/StampOutHunger.

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.

Yard sale
Boy Scout Troop 87, sponsored by Crouse UMC, will host a yard sale 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crouse Community Center, Boy Scout Rd. in Crouse. For more information, call (704) 735-2443.

 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.

River Oaks Band
River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Due to insurance liabilities, children must be 12 and older to attend. Doors will open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.

Church singing
Coral Park Baptist Church, 295 Springs East Rd. in Lincolnton, will host His Anointed Ministries from S.C. in concert at 7 p.m.

Gospel Songfest
Cherryville Area Ministries’ Board of Directors will host a Gospel Songfest 7 p.m. at First Wesleyan Church, 800 N. Pink St. in Cherryville. Door prizes will be handed out at the end of the event. There will also be a box on site for individuals to donate canned food/non-perishable items.

SUNDAY
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.

MONDAY
Diabetes support group
CMC-Lincoln will host a “Keeping on Track with Diabetes” support group meeting 6 p.m. at the Sally’s YMCA, 1601 Forney Creek Pkwy. in Denver. For more information, call Valerie Burgess at (980) 212-6006.

Church revival
Hope Baptist Church, 571 Salem Church Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a spring revival 7 p.m. daily today through May 15 with guest preacher Tanner Munday and special music.

TUESDAY
Camp Dogwood
Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s will host a senior citizens’ retreat today 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 by calling (704) 736-8461.

Church revival
Greater Works Full Gospel Ministries, 2543-A E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a revival 7 p.m. daily today through May 17 and 11 a.m. on May 19. For more information, call (704) 240-9498.

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.

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.

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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