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Around Town — 6-14-13

TODAY
Rec. Center camps
The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation, in connection with Lincolnton High School Athletic Department, is currently taking registrations for volleyball, football, tennis and wrestling summer camps, which start Monday, June 17. Individuals may register 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park. For more information, call (704) 735-2671.

Hot dog sale
Buffalo Shoals Club House, 1834 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold a hot dog sale and acoustic music night with food sales 4-8 p.m. and music 6-9 p.m. Proceeds will go toward making the building handicap-accessible.

Theatre Guild show
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will present “Little Women.” Doors open 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Additional show times will be 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and June 21-23. To purchase tickets, visit lincolntheatreguild.com.

SATURDAY
Yard sale
House of Hope in Lincolnton will host a yard sale and hot dog fundraiser starting 8 a.m. in the parking lot of the Department of Social Services, E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Proceeds will benefit Lincoln County foster children and families. A free hot dog combo will be given out for every $30 donation.

Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club of Lincoln County will host a pancake breakfast 8-10:30 a.m. at Fatz, 1430 E. Main St. in Lincolnton.

5K Run/Walk
Hospice & Palliative Care of Lincoln County will host a Run the Rail 5K Run/Walk starting 9 a.m. at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. 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. Register in person at 107 N. Cedar St. in Lincolnton by noon June 14 and on the day of the event from 7:30-8:30 a.m. for $30.

Car wash
Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton, will host a car wash fundraiser starting 9 a.m. at O’Reilly Auto Parts on E. Main St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 497-9615 or (704) 240-4411.

Food giveaway
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Road in Lincolnton, is hosting a “Bread of Life” food giveaway from 9-11 a.m. Recipients must be residents of Lincoln County and complete a short form for a 50-pound food box. If a family currently qualifies for Food Stamps or Lincoln County Christian Ministry assistance, the family automatically qualifies for a food box. Recipients may begin lining up in the church’s parking lot at 7 a.m. Call Pastor Ted Bost at (704) 735-8034/2388 for more information.

Christmas in June
A Toys for Tots Poker Run, sponsored by Toys for Tots Marine Corps League, will take place today with registration 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Iron Station Thunder in Lincolnton. The event will conclude with the first bike in at 3 p.m. at Zipper’s Restaurant on N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton. The 74-mile ride will cost $20 per hand. There will also be cash prizes and raffles. Attendants are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate or a cash donation.

 Dance recital
Alternative Steps Dance Studio will hold its annual dance recital 3 p.m. in the North Lincoln High School auditorium, 2737 Lee Lawing Rd. in Lincolnton. Admission is free. Concessions will be available.

Family Fun Fest
Emanuel Reformed Church, 329 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a Family Fun Fest 4-6 p.m. A magic show will be presented at 4:30 p.m. There will be also be face painting and corn hole.

Theatre Guild show
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will present “Little Women.” Doors open 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton.

SUNDAY
Clipper-cutting class
Gaston College will host a clipper-cutting class 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The class will focus on angles, reference points, hair grades, blending and more and will also satisfy an eight-hour continuing education renewal requirement for cosmetologists. Cost is $67. An additional class will be July 21. For more information, email nichols.donna@gaston.edu or call (704) 922-6353.

Theatre Guild show
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will present “Little Women.” Doors open 2:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton.

 VBS
Salem Lutheran and United Church of Christ, 3410 Startown Road in Lincolnton, will hold Vacation Bible School today through June 19. The program will begin with a 5 p.m. cookout followed by classes until 8:30 p.m. A meal will be served daily 5:45 p.m. Monday through Wednesday followed by classes 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, call (704) 732-7320.

 Church luncheon
McKendree UMC, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a country-fried streak and baked chicken luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with take out orders available. Donations will be accepted for missions and other church projects.

MONDAY
George Wood reception
Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will host a retirement reception 5 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton for County Manager George Wood, who will be retiring the end of June.

TUESDAY
Eye seminar
Graystone Eye will host a free refractive surgery seminar 6 p.m. at 2311 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. For more information, visit graystone-eye.com or call (828) 304-6611.

Library event
The Charles R. Jonas Library will feature Emmy Award-winning children’s entertainer Jason Ringenberg 7 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-8044. For details on Ringenberg, visit farmerjason.com.

WEDNESDAY
Autism Society programs
Today is the first day for two different five-week programs on Life Skills Development and Social Skills, each sponsored by the Lincoln County Chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina. Both programs cost $50 and will be weekly for five weeks at Freedom Church, 125 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. The Life Skills program, for individuals with disabilities ages 13 and up, will be 10:30 a.m. to noon. The Social Skills program, for individuals with disabilities ages five and up, will be 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Kristie Robertson at kwr0819@aim.com or (859) 200-5217 or Ginny Hall at ginhall2004@yahoo.com or (704) 742-0342.

 THURSDAY
 Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a motivational class “Stretching Your Way to Health” with Karen Willis, RN, BSN, 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors will open at 6 p.m, and refreshments will follow the program. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

UPCOMING
SERVSAFE course
Register now through June 30 to attend the Lincoln County Schools Child Nutrition Department’s National Restaurant Association SERVSAFE Manager 6th Edition, which will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23 and 24 and 9-11 a.m. July 25 in room 217 at the Lincoln County School of Technology on Timken Drive in Lincolnton. The class is open to local restaurant staff and food-service providers. 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.

Soccer camp
The City of Lincolnton Parks and Rec. Center, in conjunction with Lincolnton High School’s Athletic Department, will host a soccer camp for boys and girls ages 6-14 9 a.m. to noon daily June 24-26 at the school soccer field. Register now at

Apple Festival vendors
The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension is looking for vendors for this fall’s annual Apple Festival. For more information, call (704) 736-8452.

Computer course
Register now to attend a beginner’s computer class 9 a.m. to noon daily July 8-31 at Gaston College’s Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 922-2244 or email hoyle.gail@gaston.edu.

Drama camp
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will host its 21st Annual Drama Camp July 15-19 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver and July 22-26 at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. To register, visit lincolntheatreguild.com or call (704) 452-7830.

Basketball camp
Register now to attend summer basketball camp at Denver Baptist Church for grades K-5. Camps will start July 15. For more information, visit dbckidz.com.

Notary training
Gaston College will host a Notary Public Training class 6-9:15 p.m. July 16 in Room 101 of the Cochrane Building at the Lincoln Campus. Additional classes will be offered June-August at all three campuses. For more information or to register, call (704) 922-2244 or email hoyle.gail@gaston.edu.

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