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Around Town — 6-5-13

TODAY
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
Job fair
Ultraforce Staffing Services will be hosting a job fair for welders and mechanical assemblers at VT-Leeboy 9-11 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. It is located at 500 Lincoln County Parkway in Lincolnton. All jobs are on first shift. Welders should be prepared to do a weld test as part of the interview, and a resume should be available for recruiters to review.

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.

Preservation class
The Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a hands-on preservation class 6 p.m. in the first floor demonstration kitchen of the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information or to register, call (704) 736-8461.

Historical Association meeting
The R.E. Lee Historical Association will have a meeting 7 p.m. at Homesteads Grill and Taphouse. A program will be given by Darrell Harkey on R.F. Hoke and Wild Bill Hickok. The public is invited to attend.

Church revival
Buffalo Shoals Baptist Church, 1744 Buffalo Shoals Road, is hosting revival services beginning Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Rev. Keith Hollar. The public is welcome to attend.

FRIDAY
Choir performance
Macedonia Baptist Church, 5286 E. N.C. 150 in Lincolnton, will present Golden Voices in a special choral performance of “Faith of Our Fathers” at 6 p.m.

Hog Happenin’
The Downtown Development Association will host the first day of Hog Happenin’ 6-10 p.m. in downtown Lincolnton. Activities will include a cook-off, live entertainment by Molly Hatchet at 8 p.m. along with food, bike games, a kids zone, the Great American BBQ Tour and more. For more information, call (704) 736-8915, visit hoghappenin.org or facebook.com/hoghappenin.

SATURDAY
Church fundraiser
South River Baptist Church will host a fundraiser 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the renovation of its parking lot. The fundraiser, to be held at 4691 East N.C. 150 in Lincolnton, will include a yard sale, bake sale and hot dog sale.

Church fundraiser
Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Road, will be hosting a merchandising fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items include comforters, throws, pillows, coffee makers, office supplies, craft supplies and kitchen supplies. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward the MCBC Land Fund.

Relay for Life event
Relay for Life team Cruising for a Cure VII will host their 7th annual car/motorcycle/truck show 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Denver UMC, 3910 N. N.C. 16 in Denver. For more information, visit cruisingforacure.info or contact Anne Willis at (704) 609-9953 or dizzydevil65@bellsouth.net.

Cornhole tournament
Cornhole tournament June 8, 2013 at River View Baptist Church, 2230 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton. Participants may 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.

Spring Bazaar
The United Methodist Women’s Group of Tucker’s Grove UMC, 5982 Tucker’s Grove Ch. Rd. in Iron Station, will host their 2013 Spring Bazaar with music, food, shopping, door prizes and more 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both outdoors and in the fellowship hall.

Hog Happenin
The Downtown Development Association will host the second day of Hog Happenin’ 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Lincolnton.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host its annual picnic 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Attendants are asked to bring their own picnic food to share including hot dogs with all the trimmings. Beverages will be provided. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

Community Day
House of Hope Assembly, 3090 E. N.C. 27 in Lincolnton, will host a Community Day 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with hot dogs, hamburgers, inflatables, games and more. Rain date is set for June 22.

River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Due to insurance liabilities, children must be at least 12 to attend the event. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.

SUNDAY
Church homecoming
Buffalo Shoals Baptist Church, 1744 Buffalo Shoals Road, is hosting a homecoming at 10 a.m. The guest speaker is Rev. Charles Ingle. Singing will begin at 11 a.m., featuring The Pathfinders. The public is welcome to attend.

Church BBQ
St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, 4575 Maiden Hwy. in Maiden, will host a pork BBQ lunch at 12 p.m. Proceeds will go to support mission projects.

MONDAY
VBS
Boger City Baptist Church, located across from Arby’s, will host a Vacation Bible School beginning Monday through Friday from 6-8:30 p.m. each night. Classes are offered for kindergarten through fifth grade, youth and adults. The event will include Bible study, crafts, music, mission stories, recreation and snacks. For more information, call (704) 735-8309.

TUESDAY
Community photo project
The Crouse Community History and Photo Project will meet at 5 p.m. at the Crouse United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Crouse. The meeting will begin with a brief digital photo presentation, followed by guest speaker Doug Mayes. The meeting is open to the public.

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

VBS
Denver Baptist Church will host its annual Vacation Bible School June 17-21. For more information, contact Lori Morgan at (704) 483-3030.

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.

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. Individuals 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.

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.

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.

Golf tournament
Verdict Ridge Golf and Country Club will be hosting a tournament for the North Lincoln High School Athletic Department on Thursday, June 20. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m., followed by a 12 p.m. shotgun start. Four-player teams will play in a captain’s choice format. Applications are available at NLHS and Verdict Ridge Pro Shop. The cost is $280 per team.

SERVSAFE course
The Lincoln County Schools Child Nutrition Department will offer the National Restaurant Association SERVSAFE Manager 6th Edition course to the public from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23 and 24 and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 25 in room 217 at the Lincoln County School of Technology on Timken Drive. The class is open to local restaurant staff and to food-service providers. The cost is $100 per participant. To register, email name and contact information to cthackston@lincoln.k12.nc.us or call (704) 736-1017, ext. 30168. Registration for the class, which will be limited to 30 participants, will be accepted until June 30.

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