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Around Town — 5-29-13

TODAY
Cooking Club
The Junior Gourmet Cooking Club, sponsored by the Lincoln County 4-H Club, will continue through September for youth ages 9-12. Cost is $35. Individuals interested in participating the nine-month experience can contact the 4-H office at (704) 736-8458.

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.

THURSDAY
E-training cancelled
The E-training class set for today and Friday has been cancelled. For questions, call Lincoln County Emergency Management at (704) 736-8660.

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.

Alive After Five
The Downtown Development Association (DDA) of Lincolnton will commence the 2013 Alive After Five concert series 6-9 p.m. on the west side of the courthouse with musical group Summerdaze. For more information on additional concerts this season, which runs through September, call (704) 736-8915

FRIDAY
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, 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.

SATURDAY
Yard sale
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.

YMCA Family Fest
The Lincoln County YMCA in Lincolnton and Sally’s YMCA in Denver will host Family Fest 2013 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm, Free family activities will include field day games, face painting, inflatables, music, outdoor water fun and free hot dogs, among others. For more information, visit ymcacharlotte.org/lincoln or ymcacharlotte.org/sallys.

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.

SUNDAY
Homecoming
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, N.C. 150 West in Crouse, will host its annual homecoming service at 11 a.m. followed by a covered dish luncheon in the fellowship hall. For more information, call (704) 732-3265.

Huss reunion
The Huss Family Reunion will be 1 p.m. at Bethphage Lutheran Church, N.C. 182 in Lincolnton. Attendants are asked to bring a picnic lunch. For more information or to RSVP, call Ann Abee at (704) 735-8668.

Church event
Brother Anthony Samuels of Zion Hill Baptist Church, 3460 Zion Hill Rd. in Cherryville, will give his first sermon at the church at 3 p.m.

Play auditions
Cherryville Little Theatre will hold the first day of auditions today 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.

Choir celebration
New Providence Baptist Church, 947 George Brown Rd. in Crouse, will commemorate its choir’s 15th anniversary with a 4 p.m. celebration.
 
Church social
Bess Chapel UMC, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a hot dog and ice cream social 4-7 p.m.

MONDAY
Play auditions
Cherryville Little Theatre will hold its second day of auditions today for their upcoming performance of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.”

GED class
Gaston College will offer a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class for students interested in obtaining a GED or Adult High School diploma. The class, which is held bi-weekly 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, will be today (June 3) through June 6 in room 118 at the Lincoln Campus. Additional class dates will be June 17-20. In 2014, the cost of the GED will increase, and changes will be made in the testing method. Also, previous partial test scores will expire. To take the test, one has to attend the orientation. For more information, call (704) 748-5226.

Senior nutrition
Lincoln County Senior Services, 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton (on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus), will host a senior nutrition meeting 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the multi-room. The meeting will focus on safety month/food safety with information from the the Center for Disease Control and FDA. For more information, call (704) 732-9053 or (704) 736-8811.

TUESDAY
 Single mom outreach
Mentoring Moms Pyscho-educational Community Outreach Program will hold its second session starting today and will continue through July 23. The program mentors single mothers ages 18-40. To sign up or for more information, call Gwendolyn Cobb at (704) 477-8360.

Farmers Market
The new county Farmers Market location at Department of Social Services will open 1-5 p.m. today. The site will be open the first and third Tuesdays of each month throughout the season. Vendors interested in selling their items can contact the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Office at (704) 736-8461.

Community meeting
North 321 residents will meet 7 p.m. at North 321 Fire Department, 3769 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, to elect new board members.

UPCOMING
Cornhole registration
Pre-register now through June 5 to participate in a cornhole tournament June 8 at RiverView 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, (336) 972-0026 or Matt Farmer at (704) 530-3870.

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.

VBS
Denver Baptist Church, 6917 Forest Hills Dr. in Denver, will host Vacation Bible School June 17-21. To register, call (704) 483-3030.

Golf tournament
North Lincoln High School’s Athletic Department will sponsor a golf tournament June 20 at Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club, 7332 Kidville Rd. in Denver. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 12 p.m. Cost is $280 per four-player team. Format will be captain’s choice. For more information or to obtain an application, visit the Verdict Ridge Pro Shop or NLHS, 2737 Lee Lawing Rd. in Lincolnton.

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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