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Around Town 5-27-13



Pool hours

The Lincolnton Recreation Pool at Betty G. Ross Park will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.


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.




Store celebration

Belk of Lincolnton, 415 N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton, will celebrate the company’s 125th Anniversary with an “Open House” Event starting 9:30 a.m. with light refreshments, guest speakers, storewide savings and music by a flute and harp duo. For more information, call (704) 735-5000.


LKN Advisory Committee

The Lake Norman RPO Transportation Advisory Committee will meet 2:30-4 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 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CMC-Lincoln, 433 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Call (704) 972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org to make an appointment.




Yard sale

DePaul Heath House Assisted Living, 919 Wilma Sigmon Rd. in Lincolnton, will host the first day of a yard sale 7 a.m. to 1  p.m. Donations will benefit the The Alzheimer’s Association. For more  information, call (704) 732-1113

BBQ fundraiser

Bethphage Lutheran Church, 3440 N.C. 182 in Lincolnton, will host a BBQ fundraiser 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Pastor Mitschke, who suffers from Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.


BBQ fundraiser

Bethphage Lutheran Church, N.C. 182 in Lincolnton, will host a BBQ fundraiser 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with proceeds benefiting pastor and volunteer firefighter Rev. Fred Mitschke, who is undergoing treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Cost is $8 per plate. Advanced orders of five or more plates can be delivered to area businesses. To order, call Robin Huss at (704) 732-5645 or Margaret Heafner at (704) 735-9394.



Camp Loy White

The application deadline is today to  attend Kid’s Kingdom at Camp Loy White in Casar, N.C. 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.

DePaul Heath House Assisted Living will host the second day of a yard sale 7 a.m. to 1  p.m. For more  information, call (704) 732-1113.
Rabies clinic Lincoln County Animal Services will host a rabies clinic at East Lincoln High School, 6471 N.C. 73 in Denver. Cost is $7. For more information, call (704) 736-4125.

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.
Running group
A couch-to-5K running group will meet 8:15 a.m. the next nine Saturdays in the parking lot of W. Congress St. and S. Government St. For more information or to register, email c25kLincolnton@gmail.com.
50s Night
Crowell UMC, 4018 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a 50s Night “Fun Raiser” 5-8:30 p.m. with hot dogs, hamburgers, milk shakes, a classic car display and more. For more information, call (704) 735-8889.
Gospel singing
Grace Baptist Church, Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, will host Gospel group Parables of Christ in concert at 7 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1390.
Play auditions
Cherryville Little Theatre will hold auditions today and June 3 for their upcoming performance of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” Interested individuals are asked to contact Page Thompson at pagethompson1@gmail.com before Saturday (June 1) to establish an audition time.
Church social
Bess Chapel UMC, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a hot dog and ice cream social 4-7 p.m.
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.
Single mom outreach
Register now to participate in Mentoring Moms Pyscho-educational Community Outreach Program, which will hold its second session June 4-July 23. The program mentors single mothers ages 18-40. To signup or for more information, call Gwendolyn Cobb at (704) 477-8360.
VBS 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.


Basketball camps

East Lincoln High School will host various basketball camps this summer starting June 24. To obtain an application, visit the school’s front desk or contact Coach Chip Ashley at (704) 736-1860 ext. 25603 to have one mailed.


Computer class

Register now for Gaston College’s upcoming Computer for Absolute Beginner class, which will run 9 a.m. to noon Mondays & Wednesdays July 8-31 at the Lincoln Campus. The class will focus on computer terminology, functions, word processing, email, Internet and more. For more information, email hoyle,gail@gaston.edu or call (704) 922-2244.


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