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Around Town — 8-9-13

Kindred Healthcare Lincoln will host Bingo 10 a.m. with prizes and light snacks. For more information, call June Loftin or Janice Beckham at (704) 732-1138.

Gallery event
Gallery 27, 808 W. N.C. 27 in Lincolnton, will host a grand opening reception and celebration 6:30-10 p.m. For more information on the gallery, visit ncgallery27.com.

Senior dance
Gaston County Parks & Rec. will host a senior dance 7-10 p.m. for ages 55 and up at the Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Cost is $4. For more information, call (704) 922-2170. Anyone needing an accommodation is asked to call at least 5 days before the event.

Cherryville play
Cherryville Little Theater, 301 W. Academy St. in Cherryville, will present “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” 7 p.m. today. Additional show times will be Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Doors will open 45 minutes before show time.

Yard sale
A yard sale benefiting the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will start 6:30 a.m. at the corner of Clarks Creek Rd. and Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton. Proceeds will specifically support breast cancer research, testing and treatment.

Yard sale
Amity Baptist Church, 881 Amity Church Rd. in Ironton, will host a large yard sale rain or shine 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. with hot dogs for sale 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit local mission projects.

Yard sale
Real Life Community Church, 5477 E. N.C. 27 in Iron Station, will host a hot dog and yard sale 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hot dogs will be sold starting 9 a.m. Rain date will be Aug. 17.

Church breakfast
Marvin UMC, 2731 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet and pancake station 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6. Proceeds will benefit the parsonage fund. For more information, call (704) 735-3616.

Yard sale
Lincoln County Senior Services, 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton, will host a senior yard sale 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, call (704) 732-9053.

Back-2-School Bash
Pleasant Grove UMC, 2069 N.C. 182 in Lincolnton, will host a Back-2-School Bash starting 10 a.m. with hay rides, Bible stories, bounce houses, corn hole, bingo, water games and more. A free hot dog lunch and pizza supper will able be served. For more information, call (704) 735-7511.

Overeaters Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous will meet 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2639 E. N.C. 150 in Lincolnton. The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month. For more information, call Robbie at (704) 616-2630.

Ivey reunion
Descendants of Rev. George Washington Ivey will meet in Asheville. For more information, contact Eleanor Ivey Campbell at (828) 279-4132 or eivey@mindspring.com.

Fish fry
Greater Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 1009 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a fish fry starting 11 a.m. Cost is $7 for whiting plates and $8 for croaker plates. To pre-order, call Arthur Burch at (704) 674-6757.

Cherryville play
Cherryville Little Theater will present “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Church supper/singing
Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 N.C. 16 in Lowesville, will host supper at 4:30 p.m. and singing at 6 p.m. with Driven Quartet from Indian Trail, N.C. Concert cost is $10 for ages 13 and up. Food is free. Additional concerts will be various Saturdays through December. For more information, call Pastor Derrick Dellinger at (704) 506-9789.

Senior dance
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a senior dance with Marty Vanderlip 7-10 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Cost is $8. Beverages will be provided. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

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

Bluegrass/Gospel concert
A free Bluegrass Gospel concert will be 7 p.m. at Rock Springs Campground as part of the 183rd Rock Springs Methodist Camp Meeting in Denver. King James 1611 Boys, Black Creek, The Gospel Plowboys and Lee Jones and The Log Cabin Boys with special guest Dave Leatherman will perform. For more information, call (704) 483-2710.

Bethel Lutheran Chuch, 509 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will celebrate their 223rd anniversary with an 11 a.m. homecoming service followed by a covered dish lunch. Former Pastor Tommy K. Beaver will be the guest speaker. For more information, call (704) 922-5487.

BBQ lunch
The Men’s Brotherhood of St. Matthews United Church of Christ, 4575 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a BBQ lunch starting at 12 p.m. Proceeds will benefit mission projects.

Neill reunion
Descendants, family and friends of James Andrew and Mary Jane Eaker Neill are invited to attend a family reunion 1 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 3240 Tryon Courthouse RD. in Cherryville. Attendants are asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket. For more information, call Bonnie at (704) 435-9885 or Joan at (864) 235-0262.

Cherryville play
Cherryville Little Theater will present “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” at 3 p.m.

Church event
Davis Chapel AME Zion Church, 5494 Hope Rd. in Vale, will host “The Spirits of Hope” worship event at 3:30 p.m.

Mt. Pisgah UMC, 273 Tryon School Loop Rd. in Bessemer City, will host a revival today and Monday, which will feature Rev. Michael Hill, of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Lincolnton. Services will be 7 p.m. daily. For more information, call (704) 435-9967.

Basketball camp
East Lincoln Mustang Boys and Girls Basketball Camp will be 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. today through Aug. 15 at East Lincoln High School, 6471 N.C. 73 in Denver, for rising 2nd-8th graders. Preregistration cost is $85 and $95 the day of camp. For more information, contact Coach Chip Ashley at (704) 718-5136 or cashley@lincoln.k12.nc.us.

Apple pie sale
The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association will sell fried apple pies today through Aug. 16 for $2 apiece in the demonstration kitchen on the first floor of the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Pies will be available starting 1 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Aug. 16. Walk-ins will be limited to 5 pies or less.  For large orders, call (704) 736-8464 starting 9 a.m. today.

Golf practice
East Lincoln High School will host a women’s golf practice 2-4 p.m. today through Aug. 15 at Cowan’s Ford Country Club, 761 Club Dr. in Stanley.

Church event
El Shaddai Church, 4953 E. N.C. 27 in Iron Station, will host a 4 p.m. worship service with guest speaker Evangelist Glady Woodward.

Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse Sch. Rd. in Crouse, will host “Investigation Destination” VBS 6:30 p.m. nightly today through Aug. 16 for ages 5 and up. A light meal will be served each night. For more information, call (704) 745-6307.
Coalition of Churches
Lincoln County Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. at Oaklawn Center, Linden St. in Lincolnton, to discuss back-to-school activities, the group calendar and the Martin Luther King Jr., essay contest. For more information, call (704) 735-0168 or (980) 429-0509.

Chapter 1983 of the National Active and Retired federal Employees Association (NARFE) will meet 12 p.m. at Lincoln House Restaurant and Lounge, 604 Clark Dr. in Lincolnton. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call (704) 748-6498.

Crouse community project
The Crouse Community History and Photo Project will host Daniel W. Barefoot, local historian and author and magician, at the group’s meeting 4 p.m. at Crouse UMC, 3311 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse.

Eye seminar
Graystone Eye will host a free iLASIK seminar 6 p.m. at 2424 Century Pl. SE in Hickory. For more information, call (828) 304-6611 or visit graystone-eye.com. Participants will receive a $1,000 gift certificate towards an iLASIK procedure and enter to win an additional $1,500 certificate.

Youth parenting class
I-CARE, Inc. Parenting Youth, funded by Centralina Workforce Development Board, will host practical parenting classes facilitated by Family Services, Inc., 10 a.m., to 12 p.m. at 105 Court Square in Lincolnton. An additional class will be 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the same location.

Seniors event
The Iron Station Senior Citizens will meet 12 p.m. at Ironton Presbyterian Church in Iron Station.

 Blood drives
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 12-4 p.m. at CMC-Lincoln, 433 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton, and 4-7 p.m. at David Memorial Baptist Church, 2533 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton.

Food/clothing giveaway
In My Fathers House Community Support Services Network will host a food and clothing giveaway 10 a.m. to noon at 208 Academy St. in Lincolnton.

Pizza fundraiser
Untouchables Pizza, 6020 N.C. 16 in Denver, will host “Spirit Night” 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. with 10 percent of proceeds benefiting the Amity Lane Fund, established for Iron Station residents needing to rebuild a neighborhood road destroyed by recent flooding. Customers are asked to mention the fund when ordering. The business will host another fundraiser on Aug. 26.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a motivational/educational class “Building Healthy Relationships Part II: How to Choose and How to be Chosen (Dating) 6:30 p.m. at the Gaston County Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Guest speaker will be Marcia T. Thompson, MSW. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the program. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

Lincoln Quilters
The Lincoln Quilters will meet 7 p.m. at Rhyne Heights UMC, 520 S. Madison St. in Lincolnton. Guest speaker Kim Deneault will show new fabrics not yet in stores. Visitors are welcome.

Before & After School Program
The YMCA of Greater Charlotte and Lincoln County Schools will launch a new Before & After School Program starting this fall at the Lincoln County YMCA and various county school locations. Transportation will be provided. To register a child or for more information, including documents, deadlines, pricing, etc…, visit ymcacharlotte.org/Lincoln or call the YMCA Before & After School hotline at (704) 716-4515.

Theatre Guild play
The Lincoln Theatre Guild and Gale S. Elmore, CPA, will present “Steel Magnolias” Aug. 16-18 and 23-25 at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. To purchase tickets, visit the Cultural Center or lincolntheatreguild.com.

Music event
Road Connections Music Agency will present their Big 20th Anniversary Weekend Celebration with local praise and worship groups 6 p.m. Aug. 24 at House of Favor Ministry, 7225 W. N.C. 10 in Vale, and 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 1110 E. Pine St. in Lincolnton. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Aug. 24 and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 25. For more information, call Bro. Robin Williams at (704) 831-5165.

Lions Club yard sale
The Sherrills Ford Lions Club will host the 1st Annual Community Sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Lions Den, 8019 Sherrills Ford Rd., and Sherrills Ford Elementary School, 8103 Sherrills Ford Rd., both in Sherrills Ford. Various vendor items will be for sale.  Rain date will be Sept. 21. Any individuals or organizations interested in selling their items may reserve space by calling Patrick Hollands at (828) 478-9802. Proceeds will benefit the local and international visually-impaired.

Wine & Art Fest
Organizers of the Lovable Lincolnton Wine & Art Fest are seeking artisans and food vendors for festival Oct. 12 in downtown Lincolnton. A limited number of slots are still available for wineries. For more information and to complete a vendor application, visit www.LLwineweekend.org.

Holiday singing
Old Towne Carolers of Lincolnton is looking for a cappella singers filled with holiday spirit to play professional gigs from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Individuals must be mobile enough to stroll city streets, shopping malls and private parties in Victorian costume. The group will meet eight weeks starting in October in Lincolnton. For more information, call Sandy Eldridge at (704) 408-1418.

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