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Around Town — 5-22-13

Medicare fraud event
The North Carolina Senior Medicare Patrol Program will host a free event on how guard against Medicare fraud, waste and abuse 10 a.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The event is called “Medicare Summary Notices: Are Those Charges Really Mine?” For more information, call the Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension at (704) 736-8461.

Lupus fundraiser
A special fundraiser for Lupus will be 5-9 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings in Hickory. For more information or directions, contact Angela Berasa at (828) 855-0498 or amjb0815@hotmail.com.

Library event
The Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host Poetic Voices of North Carolina 6:30 p.m. with Connie Clark, an actress, playwright and teacher. Clark will discuss a century of thoughts and emotions recorded by N.C. poets from the 20th century. For more information, call (704) 732-0548.

Awards show
West Lincoln High School, 172 Shoal Rd. in Lincolnton, will host their annual awards day ceremony starting 8:30 a.m. in the gymnasium. For more information, call (704) 736-1017.

Family Fun Night
Tucker’s Grove UMC women’s group will host Family Fun Night 7-9 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 5982 Tucker’s Grove Ch. Rd. in Iron Station. The event takes place the fourth Friday of each month. Refreshments and door prizes will be available.

Singing Convention
The Lincoln County Singing Convention will meet 7-9 p.m. at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church, 6670 N.C. 27 West in Vale. Everyone is invited to attend. For further information, call (704) 276-1529.

Church breakfast
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. in the fellowship hall. For more information, call Pastor Ted Bost at (704) 735-8034 ext. 2388.

Yard sale
Meadow Ridge Church in Maiden will host a yard sale 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or directions, call (828) 428-1463.

Car wash
The Lincolnton Student Advisory Council will host a car wash 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Board of Education Office, 353 N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton.  Proceeds will benefit community projects.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lincolnton Church of God, 1435 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton. Call (704) 972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org to make an appointment.

Fish fry & yard sale
Tabernacle of Blessings Apostolic Ministries, 306 Linden St. in Lincolnton, will host a fish fry and yard sale at 11 a.m. Proceeds will cover the cost of renovations for the church recreation center. For more information, call (704) 735-8627, (704) 308-6712 or (704) 240-4714.

Church concert
The Pathfinders, We Are Forgiven and The Living Word Trio will perform 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 N.C. 16 in Lowesville . Cost will be $10 and will include a hot dog meal at 5 p.m. Children under 12 will be free.

VFW cross lighting
The Lincolnton VFW Post 1706 will host their Annual Memorial Day Luminary Cross lighting service 7 p.m. at 1306 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. The community is invited to light a candle in remembrance of a fallen comrade. The American Red Cross will partner with the VFW Post and serve hot dogs 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the site.

Church luncheon
Boger City UMC, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host its fourth Sunday luncheon 11:30 in the fellowship hall. An $8 donation is suggested.

Daves reunion
The 35th Annual Daves Family Reunion will be 12:30 p.m. at Denton’s Chapel UMC in Morganton. Individuals are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks and family tree information and photos. For questions, call Evelyn Daves Robinson at (336) 288-4496.

Rose Society
The Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society will meet 1:30 p.m. for a picnic at 328 Caprice Cir. in Lincolnton. Individuals are asked to bring a covered dish. A rose garden tour will follow lunch at the Cloninger home. For more information, call Jo Ann Ostrander at (828) 428-3508.

Bookbinding class
The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host guest artist Robert Webb for a bookbinding class 2-5 p.m. on the second floor of the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-9044 or visit artslincolnnc.org/classes.html.
 Lupus meeting
The Catawba County Lupus Support Group will meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Adrian L. Shuford Jr., YMCA in Conover. For more information, contact Angela Berasa at amjb0815@hotmail.com or (828) 855-0498.

Camp Loy White
The application deadline to attend Kid’s Kingdom at Camp Loy White in Casar, N.C., is May 31. The date was extended from May 25. Camp dates are June 24-28 and July 2-26. Students from local UMC churches are invited to attend the annual camp. Cost is $170 for the week. For more information or to obtain an application, visit gbgm-umc.org/camploywhite/ and click the “Kid’s Kingdom” link or email Peggy Earl at peggyearl@hotmail.com.

First-responder class
Reserve a seat for Lincoln County Emergency Management’s first responder E-Plan Training class 8 a.m. to noon May 30 & 31 at the Gaston College-Dallas campus. To RSVP, call (704) 736-8660 or email dhartsell@lincolncounty.org.

Cornhole registration
Pre-register now through June 5 to participate in a cornhole tournament June 8 at River View Baptist Church, 2230 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton. Cost is $10 per person. Participants may also register the day of the tournament starting at 11:30 a.m. for a cost of $12 per person. Proceeds will benefit youth summer camp costs. For more information, call Matt Thompson at (704)735-3935 or (336) 972-0026 or Matt Farmer at (704) 530-3870.

Registration is now open for Vacation Bible School at Calvary Baptist Church, 493 Calvary Church Rd. in Lincolnton. VBS will be June 9-13. For more information or to obtain an application form, call (704) 735-9976.

Alzheimer’s Support Group
Register now to attend Carillon Assisted Living of Lincolnton’s monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group 5 p.m. June 21 in the facility’s kitchen. Dinner will be provided. To RSVP, call Kim Woodard at (704) -732-0029.”

Book drive
United Way of Lincoln County will be collecting new and gently-used books now through June 20 for distribution to community children on June 21. Local volunteers from area businesses will be handing out the books at the UW office for the event dubbed United Way Day of Caring. For more information or for a list of area drop-off sites, call (704) 732-8055.

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