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Around Town — 7-17-13

THURSDAY
Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a motivational class “Building Healthy Relationships Part I” with Marcia T. Thompson 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Refreshments will follow the program. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

RACES/ARES  
Lincolnton RACES/ARES will meet 7 p.m. at Shalom Baptist Church, 210 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Topic of discussion will be upcoming McGuire Nuclear Station drill.

Lincoln Quilters
Lincoln Quilters will meet 7 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Patti and Cindy from the “Quilters Gallery” will present the program “Show and Tell.” Visitors are welcome.

Singles group
GRACE Singles Fellowship will meet 7 p.m. in the family life center dining room at First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton. For meal reservations or more information, call (704) 735-0541.

FRIDAY
Church concert
First Baptist Church of High Shoals, 600 Lincoln St. in High Shoals, will host “Squire Parsons” in concert at 7 p.m. A love offering will be collected at the event.

Poetry Lincolnton
Poetry Lincolnton will host Poetry Night 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton with guest poets M. Scott Douglass of Main Street Rag and Jonathan Rice of Iodine Poetry Journal.

SATURDAY
Yard sale
Greater Works Full Gospel Church, 2543 E. Main St. in Boger City, will host a yard sale starting 7 a.m. in the parking lot of Health Connection, 2543 E Main St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 718-3964, (980) 241-5224 or (704) 240-9498.

Cancer poker run
East Lincoln Relay for Life team Vacation for a Cure will host a lake/land poker run fundraiser today (July 20). For more information, call Anne Willis at (704) 609-9953.

Church fundraiser
Bess Chapel UMC, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host an ice cream and hot dog fundraiser 4-7 p.m. Proceeds will go to purchase new playground equipment. For more information, call (704) 435-7969.

Church concert
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host “Spencer Mountain Quintet” in concert at 7 p.m. For more information, call (980) 241-0982.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host “The Delmonicas” in concert 7-10 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and beverages will be provided. Cost is $8. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

SUNDAY
Church luncheon
McKendree UMC, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pot pie and meat loaf luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted for missions and other church projects. For more information, call (704) 735-4062. Take-out orders will be available.

BBQ luncheon
Marvin UMC, 2731 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a BBQ chicken luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $8 and will go towards remodeling Sunday school rooms. Dine-in or carry-out options will be available.

Kid’s church event
Asbury UMC, 3097 Asbury Church Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a kid’s summer event “Kingdom Rock” 5:30-8 p.m. daily today (July 21) through July 25 for ages 4 through 5th grade. Activities will include songs, teamwork-building games, science-related gizmos and more. For more information, call (704) 735-6448.

 VBS
Pisgah UMC, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a Vacation Bible School 6 p.m. daily today (July 21) through July 25 for ages 3 through 6th grade. Activities will include supper, crafts, music, Bible stories, games and more. For more information, call (704) 732-0538 or email Rev. Judy Eurey at Jeurey@charter.net.

MONDAY
Basketball camp
The second week of the East Lincoln Basketball Association’s co-ed basketball camp will be today (July 22) through July 25 for boys and girls grades 2-8. The camp will run 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily at the high school. Preregistration is $85. Day of camp cost is $95. For more information, contact Chip Ashley at (704) 718-5136 or eastlincolnbasketballassocinc@gmail.com.

 TUESDAY
Soccer camp
camp is July 23rd
North Lincoln High School, 2737 Lee Lawing Rd. in Lincolnton, will host three separate soccer camps 9-11 a.m. daily today (July 23) through July 26 for the following age groups: 4-9, 10-14 and 10 and up. For more information, call (704) 736-1969 or visit nlhs.lincoln.k12.nc.us/.

Commissioners meeting
Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Lincoln County Planning Board will meet 6 p.m. at Lebanon UMC, 5033 Lebanon Rd. in Denver, to discuss future development and transportation needs at the interchange of N.C. 16 and N.C. 150. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call (704) 736-8440.

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

 UPCOMING
Swim camp
City of Lincolnton Parks and Rec. and Girl Scouts of America is currently taking registration for a non-competitive boys and girls swim camp for ages 5-18. The camp will meet 9-11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday July 29-Aug. 16 at the Rec. Center pool. Cost is $40. To register, visit the Lentz Rec. Center at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Friday or call (704) 735-2671.

ACT meeting
Register by Aug. 1 to attend A.S.P.I.R.E., (ACT Supplemental Preparation In Rural Education) curriculum to help improve ACT scores. The N.C. Cooperative Extension is hosting the exam 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7, each at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. A parent/student meeting will be 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Citizens Center. Exam cost is $165. To register online, visit harvest.cals.nscu.edu/aspire/. For more information, call the 4-H Office at (704) 736-8458 or email Ext. Agent April Dillon at April_Dillon@ncsu.edu.

Christian concert
Dena Palmer-Brice and husband and guitarist Eric Brice and the “Experience Crew” will perform 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center on Aug. 2. Cost is $10. To purchase tickets, call (704) 732-9055, fax (704) 732-9057 or email lincolncultural@bellsouth.net. Tickets are also available at Vee’s House of Hair, Technique Styling Salon and Ebony and White’s Funeral Services. Gold Hill Baptist Church is sponsoring the event. For more information, contact Bishop Franklin E. Lowery at (704) 735-6359 or (980) 429-0331 or felowery57@gmail.com.

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