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Around Town — 6-24-13

TODAY
Basketball camp
East Lincoln High School will host a Mustang Girls’ Basketball Camp 8:30 a.m. to noon for rising 2nd-10th graders. Cost is $95. Pre-registration is $85. Applications may be mailed to anyone interested. For more information, email cashley@lincoln.k12.nc.us.

Board of Trustees                                                                                             
The Gaston College Board of Trustees will meet 4 p.m. in the Myers Center Board Room of the Gaston College Dallas Campus. The Board will not meet in July but will meet Aug. 26.

VBS
Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, N.C. 150 in Maiden, will host a Vacation Bible School 6:15-8 p.m. daily today through Thursday. There will be food, games and fellowship. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call (704) 732-8500.

Holyfest revival
The 15th Annual Holyfest will be 7 p.m. in the 800 block of East Pine St. in Lincolnton. All area groups and choirs are invited to participate. There will be food, games and fun for everyone. The tent revival will continue 7 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call (828) 962-6373.

Revival
Grace Baptist Church, 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, will host revival services 7 p.m. daily today through Wednesday. Guest speaker will be Dr. Bobby Sizemore of Newton, a missionary with Rock of Ages Prison Ministry. For more information or directions, call (704) 240-1482.

TUESDAY
NAACP
The Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP will meet 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, email naacpinlincolncounty@gmail.com.

“Snakes Alive” library event
The Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton will present “Snakes Alive” Summer Reading performance 10:30 a.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton and 2:30 p.m. at Rock Springs Elementary School, 3633 N.C. 16 in Denver. Herpetology specialist Ron Cromer will provide a hands-on encounter with snakes and reptiles and will offer children an opportunity to hold the creatures and debunk myths and teach fun facts. For more information, call (704) 732-0548.

Canning class
The Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension will present a hands-on canning class 4-7 p.m. in the demonstration kitchen of the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Participants will learn the basics of pickling. Cost is $10 and includes information sheets and a jar of canned food. Registration is required. For more information, call (704) 736-8461.

Lions Club
The Lincolnton Lions Club will host their 2013-14 installation of officers and awards banquet 6 p.m. at Homesteads Grill & Taphouse, 357 N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton. A new member will also be inducted. Official officer for the installation will be the Lions’ former District Governor Wayne Webb of the Forest City Lions Club.

Lupus Support Group
Catawba County Lupus Support Group, sponsored by the Lupus Foundation of America, will meet 6:30-8 p.m. at the Adrian L. Shuford Jr., YMCA in the Sparkman Community Building, 1104 Conover Blvd. East in Conover. For more information, contact Angela Berasa at (828) 855-0498 or amjb0815@hotmail.com.

 FRIDAY
“Family Movie Night”
Gaston Parks and Recreation will host “Family Movie Night” with a showing of “Oz: The Great and Powerful” 8 p.m. at Dallas Park, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. For more information, call (704) 92-2163.

SATURDAY
Garden Tour
The Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society will host a garden tour at the home of Robert Meyers and Jack Page, 302 E. Glenview Dr. in Salisbury. Anyone who wants to carpool is asked to meet 9 a.m. at 328 Caprice Cir. in Lincolnton. Following the tour, the group will lunch at Cracker Barrel. For more information, call Jo Ann Ostrander at (828) 428-3508.

Yard sale
Maiden Church of God, 107 N. 3rd Ave. in Maiden, will host a yard sale 7-10 a.m. with biscuits. Hot dogs will be served 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (828) 428-8523.

Free giveaway
North Brook Baptist Church’s The Clothes Closet, 7421 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a free clothes and produce giveaway 9 a.m. to noon with lots of summer clothes. For more information, call (704) 435-4471.

“Fun in the Sun”
Crouse Fire Department, 2764 Old West N.C. 150 in Crouse, will host a “Fun in the Sun” day 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with hot dogs, snow cones, water activities, corn hole, music and more.

Church concert
“Heart 2 Heart” will perform for ages teen and up starting 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 N.C.16 in Lowesville. Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $10.

Church dinner/play
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will host a progressive dinner “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” starting with appetizers at 6:30 p.m. The Shakespearean evening will continue with dinner and a horse-drawn carriage ride to the Wright House, 201 N. Cedar St. for dessert and coffee. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Tickets can be purchased at Fausto Coffee in Lincolnton or at the church parish house. For more information, call (704) 732-9179.

UPCOMING
Parade entries needed
The City of Lincolnton is currently looking for parade entries for its upcoming July 4th Celebration starting 8 p.m. July 4 in the downtown area. Lineup will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank on E. Main St. To obtain an entry form, individuals may stop by City Hall, W. Sycamore St., or call (704) 736-8980. Deadline for submission is June 28.

Church study
Remnant Ministries will host a seminar on the book of Daniel 6-7:30 p.m. weekly starting July 9 at American Legion Post 30 headquarters, 1120 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information or to register, call Pastor Surby at (704) 460-7998 or (704) 736-9474.

First-responder course
Registration deadline is 12 p.m. July 13 to attend a Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium course 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cooksville VFD, 6942 Old Shelby Rd. in Vale. To register, contact Peter Weinrich at CooksvilleVFD@yahoo.com or (828) 244-5133.

Apple Festival applications
Organizers with The Lincoln County Apple Festival are currently looking for food vendors and individuals interested in participating in an antique car show during the festival. Food vendors must be non-profit organizations located within the county. For more information or to apply, call Joyce Dorsey at (704)736-8452.

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