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Around Town — 5-10-13

TODAY
Senior appreciation
Lincoln County Senior Services will host The Older Americans Celebration 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Betty Ross Park in Lincolnton. Activities will include musical entertainment by Rick and Myra Jane Ramseur, games, lunch and door prizes. This year’s event theme is “Unleash the Power of Age” and will emphasize the important role of older adults. For more information, call (704) 732-9054.

Lions Club sale
The Lincolnton Lions Club is selling brooms and mops at various locations across town including the following: People’s Bank, City Lunch, The Drug Store and Trim Barber Shop, among others. Proceeds will allow the blind/visually impaired to purchase eyeglasses and attend Camp Dogwood and give needy area residents the opportunity to get eye exams. Funds will also benefit Lions Club events.

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
Church breakfast
Marvin UMC, 2731 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host their 2nd Saturday buffet breakfast 7-10 a.m. with a special pancake station. Donations will benefit the parsonage fund. For more information, call Joann at (704) 735-4327.

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.

THURSDAY
Social Club
The Lincoln County Social Club will meet 2-4 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The N.C. Cooperative Extension will sponsor the event, which will include card playing and other games. Call (704) 736-8461 for more information or to register.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a motivational/educational class on personal safety/fraud/check schemes 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Beverages will be provided during the event and refreshments following the event. Guest speaker will be Amy Hawkins, who’s in charge of crime prevention at City of Gastonia Police Department. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

Lincoln Quilters
The Lincoln Quilters will meet 7 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Visitors are welcome.

LKN Covekeepers
The Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 S. Pilot Knob Rd. in Stanley. Guest speaker will be Jan Blodgett, an archivist at Davidson College, who will discuss tales about Lake Norman during the 1960s. For more information, call Ben Benoit at (704) 489-6249.

UPCOMING
4-H summer programs
The Lincoln County 4-H Club is offering various Summer Venture Programs June 10-Aug. 9 for ages 6 to 18. Costs, dates, times and locations vary. Registration deadline is May 24. For more information, contact the 4-H office at (704) 736-8458.

Summer camp
Register now for Lincoln Charter School’s summer day camp and enrichment programs, which will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily June 10 through Aug. 9. For more information, email Kellie.Dellinger@LincolnCharter.org.

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