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Around Town — 8-14-13

TODAY
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.

Bible study
Greater Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 1009 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a Bible study 12 p.m. Transportation is provided. For more information, call (704) 732-6480. The study takes place each week.

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.

BBQ fundraiser
Greater Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 1009 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a BBQ fundraiser starting 11 a.m. Cost is $7.

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
Yard sale
Amity Baptist Church, 881 Amity Church Rd. in Ironton, will host a large yard sale rain or shine 2-6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit local mission projects.

Youth parenting class
I-CARE, Inc. Parenting Youth will host its second practical parenting class, facilitated by Family Services, Inc., 2-3:30 p.m. at 105 Court Square in Lincolnton.

Motivational concert
Hull’s Grove Baptist Church, 270 Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton, 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. Proceeds will go to cover medical expenses for Seth Jackson. 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. in 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
Salem Lutheran Church and United Church of Christ, 3410 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host their annual homecoming celebration with a 10:30 a.m. service followed by a covered dish lunch in the fellowship hall. Dr. David Keck, interim pastor for Salem Lutheran, will deliver the message. For more information, call (704) 732-7320.

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

Church celebration
Without Walls Deliverance Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton, will host their four-year celebration with an 11 a.m. service with guest speaker Pastor Helen Bledsoe, of Covenant Christian Church in Conover, and a 4 p.m. service with guest speaker Overseer Nate Jefferson, from Life Center Ministries of Columbia, S.C. For more information, call (704) 240-4411

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.

Church luncheon
McKendree UMC, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pie and baked ham luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dine-in or take-out options will be available. Donations will be accepted for missions and other church projects. For more information, call (704) 735-4062.

Beam reunion
The John Teeter Beam reunion will be 12 p.m. at New Prospect Baptist Church, 1960 New Prospect Ch. Rd. in Shelby. Attendants are asked to bring a covered dish to share. For more information, call (704) 434-8819.

Homecoming/revival
Zion Hill Baptist Church, 3460 Zion Hill Rd. in Cherryville, will host their annual homecoming and revival starting 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Robert Dover of Maple Springs Baptist Church in Shelby. Revival services will be 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Aug. 22 with Rev. Les Howard of Macedonia Baptist Church in Waco, N.C. For more information, call (704) 435-3355.

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

Heritage Day
Greater Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 1009 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host Heritage Day 3 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. George Erwin of Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church. For more information, call (704) 732-8900.

MONDAY
Hair services
Gaston College’s Cosmetic Art and Sciences Club will offer free or discounted full-service hair care for children receiving services from Christian Ministry and Amy’s House 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday-Thursday at the Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Services will be free for ages 5-12 and $5 apiece for ages 13-17. For more information, call (704) 748-5252 or email Breanne.walker@gaston.edu.

Post-Polio group
The Cleveland County Post-Polio Support Group will meet 6 p.m. at Mayflower Restaurant in Shelby. Cathy Marshall will share her story of surviving polio. For more information, call (704) 692-6249.

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.

Scronce reunion
Descendants of Jackson Silvanus & Mary Elizabeth Heavner Scronce are invited to attend the 2013 Scronce Reunion 12 p.m. Sept. 14 at Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton. Attendants are asked to bring a dish, drink and photos to share. Lunch will be at 1 p.m. For more information, contact one of the following: Frances Hallihan at (904) 614-0077 or 99gwhfth@comcast.net; Shari Richard at (704) 735-4932; or Angie Horne at (704) 732-0266. Anyone from out of town staying at the Hampton Inn in Lincolnton can call (704) 735-2000.

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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