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Around Town — 7-1-13

Pageant registration
Today is the deadline to enter the Miss Fourth of July Pageant, sponsored by The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association. The pageant will be 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at the mini-park gazebo in downtown Cherryville and will be the official kickoff event for the city’s Fourth of July celebration. Ages newborn to 19 are eligible to compete. For more information or to receive an application, call (704) 827-7277 or visit missgastoniapageant.com.  All proceeds benefit the Miss Gastonia scholarship fund.

Spay/neuter registration
The Humane Society of Lincoln County will hold registration for their next low-cost spay and neuter clinic (July 16) 1-4 p.m. at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration.

Spay/neuter registration
The Humane Society of Lincoln County will hold registration for their next low-cost spay and neuter clinic (July 16) 4-6 p.m. at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration.

Quilt Guild
Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to noon in room 319 of the Senior Center at the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Linda at (704) 483-2778.

July 4th parade
The City of Cherryville will host an Independence Day Celebration 6-10 p.m. at the mini-park in downtown Cherryville featuring Guest D.J. John Barkely and Jim Quick & The Coastline Band. Fireworks will follow at 10 p.m. There will also be food vendors. Attendants are asked to bring a lawn chair.

July 4th parade
The city of Denver will host a Fourth of July parade starting 10 a.m. at Fairfield UMC, 7860 Fairfield Forest Rd. in Denver, and ending at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter-by-the-Lake, 8433 Fairfield Rd. in Denver. Veterans will be honored, and awards will be given for decorated tricycles, pets, vehicles, floats and more.

 July 4th parade
The town of Maiden will host their annual Edith Pirkle Parade at 10:30 a.m. with lineup 10 a.m. at the Maiden Library. Grand Marshall and N.C. General Assembly Rep. Mitchell Setzer will lead the parade, which will conclude in the parking lot of Cornerstone FLC. Food vendors will be on hand, and awards will be given for the best child and adult costumes along with best vehicle and best all-around.

 July 4th parade
Crouse will host their annual Fourth of July parade 4 p.m. with lineup 3 p.m. at Crouse UMC, Pleasant Grove Ch. Rd. in Crouse.

July 4th parade
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 buffet
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6.

 Motorcyclists Association
Christian Motorcyclists Association’s “Ambassadors for Christ” will meet 8 a.m. at Zippers Restaurant in Lincolnton. A “Fellowship Ride” will follow at 10 a.m. For questions, call Kevin Pitts at (980) 429-6877.

Gospel concert
The Lumber River Quartet, of Lumberton, N.C., will perform 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove UMC, 2069 N.C. 182 in Lincolnton. Admission is free, and a free hot dog lunch will be served after the show. Call (704) 735-7511 for more information.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 5-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton. To make an appointment, call (704) 972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org.

Play auditions
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will hold auditions for Steel Magnolias 7 p.m. today and July 8 at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Show dates will be Aug. 16-18 and 23-25. For more information, email president@lincolntheatreguild.com or call (704) 452-7830.

New Student Orientation
Gaston College will host a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 8-11 in room 118 of the Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Changes to the GED will commence in 2014, affecting cost and method of testing. Previous partial test scores will also expire. Students are required to take the orientation class before taking the GED or receiving an Adult High School diploma. Additional class dates will be July 22-25 and Aug. 5-8. For more information or to register, call (704) 748-5226.

 CVCC orientation
Catawba Valley Community College will host a free new student orientation and registration 5:30-9 p.m. July 16. Register two weeks ahead of time at cvcc.edu/NSO. Space is limited. Anyone who has a disability and need accommodations, contact Wanda Horvath at least 72 hours beforehand at (828) 327-7000, ext. 4222.

Boger City UMC, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host “Kingdom Rock” Vacation Bible School starting with dinner daily 5:30 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2. For more information or to pre-register, call (704) 735-7513.

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