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Around Town — 8-12-13

TODAY
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.

VBS
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.

City Council
Cherryville City Council will meet 7 p.m. in the Cherryville Community Center, 108 S. Jacobs St. in Cherryville.

TUESDAY
NARFE
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.

Board of Education
The Lincoln County Board of Education will meet 6:30 p.m. in the Board Conference Room of the LCS administrative office building on N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton.

WEDNESDAY
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.

THURSDAY
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.

FRIDAY
Motivational concert
Hull’s Grove Baptist Church, 6670 N.C. 27 in Vale, will host “New HipHip Evolution 4 Hope” event 6:30-9:30 p.m. with various singing groups. Cost is $10. Dress code is dressy black. For more information, call (704) 215-0787.

Theatre Guild play
The Lincoln Theatre Guild and Gale S. Elmore, CPA, will present “Steel Magnolias” 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. To purchase tickets, visit the Cultural Center or lincolntheatreguild.com. Additional show times will be Aug. 23-25.

Camp meeting
Tucker’s Grove UMC will host its annual camp meeting this week with a trustee meeting 5:30 p.m. at the campground, N.C. 73 in Denver. Everyone is invited to attend. Daily worship services will be Saturday through Aug. 25 with services 7:15 p.m. nightly Aug. 19-23. For more information, call (704) 913-6450 or (704) 735-1521.

 SATURDAY
Theatre Guild play
The Lincoln Theatre Guild and Gale S. Elmore, CPA, will present “Steel Magnolias” 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. To purchase tickets, visit the Cultural Center or lincolntheatreguild.com.

SUNDAY
Lunch fundraiser
Crowell Memorial UMC, 4018 Killian Rd., Lincolnton, will host a lunch fundraiser with chicken pie, vegetables and more. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, call (704) 735-8889.

Homecoming
Southside Baptist Church, 1726 Southside Rd. in Lincolnton, will host its annual homecoming starting 11 a.m. with Rev. Donnie Chapman. For more information, call (704) 735-2418.

Homecoming
Amity Baptist Church, 881 Amity Ch. Rd. in Denver, will host its annual homecoming starting 11 a.m. with Rev. Eric Reel. A covered dish lunch will follow the service.

Beam reunion
The John Teeter Beam reunion will be 12 p.m. at New Prospect Baptist Church, 1960 New Prospect Ch. Rd. in Shelby. For more information, call (704) 434-8819.

Theatre Guild play
The Lincoln Theatre Guild and Gale S. Elmore, CPA, will present “Steel Magnolias” 3 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center. To purchase tickets, visit the Cultural Center or lincolntheatreguild.com.

UPCOMING
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.

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.

Career expo
Gaston College will host an Advanced Manufacturing Expo for high school students and job seekers to learn about manufacturing careers in Gaston and Lincoln Counties. “The Career Expo: Discover the New Face of Manufacturing” 12-6 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Gastonia Conference Center, 145 S. Marietta St. in Gastonia. For more information, contact Alison Cookson at (704) 864-2621 or Alison@gastonchamber.com.

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.

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