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Around Town — 5-31-13

TODAY
NAACP raffle
Purchase raffle tickets now to win an autographed helmet from Carolina Panther’s player Luke Kuechly. The raffle is sponsored by the Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP. Cost is $5 per ticket. Tickets are available at the Lincoln Cultural Center and Ebony & White’s Funeral Home, both in Lincolnton. For more information, email naacpinlincolncounty@gmail.com or call (704) 268-9419.

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.

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. To order, call Robin Huss at (704) 732-5645 or Margaret Heafner at (704) 735-9394.

Camp Loy White
Today is the last day to apply to attend Kid’s Kingdom at Camp Loy White in Casar, N.C. Camp dates are June 24-28 and July 2-26. Cost is $170. 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
Covenant Bible Church, 2168 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a huge indoor yard sale starting 6 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Honduras Missions.

Yard sale
Greater Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 1009 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a yard sale starting 7 a.m. Free hot dogs will be available.

Yard sale
A five-family yard sale will take place starting 7 a.m. at 1717 Buffalo Run in Lincolnton. Various items for sale.

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.

Yard sale
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 315 N. Cedar St. in Lincolnton, will host a multi-family yard sale 7:30 a.m. to noon. The event will take place rain or shine.

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.

Computer group
The Computer Users Group of Lincolnton (CUGoL) will meet 10 a.m. to noon in the meeting room of the Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. The club meets once a month to promote the knowledge and use of home computers. Visitors are welcome.

Pool opening
The Lincolnton Recreation Pool, Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton, will open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The pool will officially open for the summer 1 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is $2 per person. For more information, contact the Recreation Office at (704) 735-2671.

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

BBQ fundraiser
Crouse VFD, 276 W. N.C. 150 in Crouse, will host a BBQ chicken supper fundraiser 4-8 p.m. Cost is $7 per plate. To place an order, call (704) 735-2247.

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.

Anniversary celebration
The New Gospel Travelers of Lincolnton will celebrate their 12th anniversary 6 p.m. at Holy Jerusalem Worship Center, Shannon-Bradley Rd. in Gastonia. For more information, call (828) 962-6373.

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.

Pool opening
The Lincolnton Recreation Pool, Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton, will open 1-5 p.m. today. For more information, contact the Recreation Office at (704) 735-2671.

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. 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. 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. Vendors interested in selling their items can contact the Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Office at (704) 736-8461.

Classic car event
Fatz Cruisers will meet 5-8 p.m. in the parking lot of Fatz Cafe. All classic cruisers are welcome. The group meets every Tuesday outside the eatery.

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.

WEDNESDAY
Quilt Guild
Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to noon at the Lincoln County Senior Center, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus. For more information, contact Linda at (704) 483-2778.

Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club will meet 11 a.m. at The Lincoln House Restaurant & Lounge, 604 Clark Dr. in Lincolnton.

Spay/neuter registration
Registration for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay and neuter clinic on June 18 will be 1-4 p.m. today at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration. For more information, call (704) 732-9022, email universityfosters@gmail.com or visit hslcnc.org.

 THURSDAY
Cooking/recipe swap
CMC-Lincoln’s Diabetes Services will host a “Summertime Fun”cooking and recipe swap 3 p.m. at Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton, as part of the group’s ongoing “Thursday’s Treats” sessions. Theresa Perrin, RD and CDE, will present the program. For more information, call Valerie at (980) 212-6006.

Spay/neuter registration
The second day of registration for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay/neuter clinic on June 18 will be 4-6 p.m. today at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton.

UPCOMING
VBS
Registration now 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.

Art camps
Register now to attend a summer camp through the Arts Council of Lincoln County. Camps start June 10 and run through July. To register, visit artslincolnnc.org. For more information, email artslincolnnc@gmail.com or call Laurie Bostian at (704) 732-9044.

Basketball camp
Register now for summer basketball camp sponsored by The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation and the Lincolnton High School Athletic Department. Boys and girls grades 2-8 may sign up. The camp, directed by Coach Jimmy Carr, will run 9 a.m. to noon June 12-14 at the school gym. Cost is $25. To register, visit the Rec. Center 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (704) 735-2671.

5K Run/Walk
Hospice & Palliative Care of Lincoln County will host a Run the Rail 5K Run/Walk starting 9 a.m. June 15 at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. Registration is now open. Events will include a 5K run, 5K Memorial Walk and Kids Dash. Invididuals may also donate and not run. For more information, contact Nancy Cole at colen@hpccr.org or (704) 335-4312 or visit hpccr.org. To register, visit runtherail.org, mail in a $17 registration fee by June 8 or sign up in person at 107 N. Cedar St. in Lincolnton.

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

4-H summer camps
Register now to attend one of the Lincoln County 4-H Summer Ventures camps sponsored by the N.C. Cooperative Extension. Camps start June 28 and run through August. To register, contact April Dillon or Fran Senters at (704) 736-8458 or stop by the 4-H office inside the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Application medical forms can be downloaded at http://www.nc4h.org/uploads/documents/publications/forms/4-H_medical.pdf.

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.”

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.

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