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Around Town — 8-23-13

TODAY
BBQ chicken sale
Poplar Springs AME Zion Church, 1205 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host its annual BBQ chicken sale today and Saturday. For more information, call (704) 735-0960.

LCS Board meeting
The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation’s Board of Directors will meet 12 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room of the School Board Office on N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton. Those who plan to attend are asked to contact Karen Drum at (704) 736-1017 ext. 30216 or kdrum@lincoln.k12.nc.us by Wednesday.

NAACP press conference
The Lincolnton Branch of the NAACP and coalition partners will hold a press conference 3 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. The meeting will announce the Taking the Dream Home to Lincolnton Rally, which will be 5:30 p.m. Monday at the courthouse steps in order to bring awareness to recent action taken by the N.C. General Assembly.

Church cookout
Greater Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 1009 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a back-to-school cookout 4 p.m. with crafts, hamburgers, prizes, a water slide, free school supplies and more.

Senior Mic Night
The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host Senior Mic Night 6-9 p.m.. For more information, call (704) 922-2170.

Ladies conference
The Women’s Ministry of Providence Baptist Church, 1110 E. Pine St. in Lincolnton, will host its 12 Conference 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. Saturday followed by lunch. The guest speaker will be former Lincolnton native Dr. Victoria Sowell Dunston, of Agape Word Church in Florida and Victoria Dunston Ministries.

Singing Convention
Lincoln County Singing Convention will meet 7-9 p.m. at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church, 6670 W. N.C. 2 in Vale. For more information, call (704) 276-1529.

SATURDAY
Yard sale / car wash
Daystar Family Worship Center’s Motorcycle Ministry and Zero Gravity Youth will host a yard and hot dog sale 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and car wash
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine at the church, 115 Industrial Park Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 472-9072.

Yard & food sale
Macedonia UMC, Macedonia Church Rd. in Vale, will host a hot dog, hamburger bake and yard sale starting 7 a.m. Spots are available for $5. Food sales will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 276-2264.

Church breakfast
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast 7-10 a.m. in the fellowship hall. The event will be Pastor Ted Bost’s last church breakfast. For more information, call him at (704) 735-8034 ext. 2388.

Soccer registration
Alexis Baptist Church, 118 Alexis Church Rd. in Alexis, will host a soccer sign-up for boys and girls ages 4-12 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost is $35.

Ladies conference
The Women’s Ministry of Providence Baptist Church, 1110 E. Pine St. in Lincolnton, will host the second day of its 12 Conference at 9:30 a.m. followed by lunch.

Shred event
Federal Credit Union and Habitat for Humanity of Lincolnton’s Re-Store will host a free shed event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Re-Store, 809 E. Sycamore St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 736-9490.

Church carnival
Hull’s Grove Baptist Church-North, 270 Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton, will host its community outreach C.A.R.E. carnival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with games, face painting, water slides, food, music and more. For more information, call (704) 640-6675 or (704) 732-1191.

School supply giveaway
Grace Baptist Church, 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a school supply giveaway 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for struggling families. Supplies and refreshments will be in the fellowship hall. The outreach event is sponsored by the church and Offering Hope Ministries of Mooresville.

Grape Stomp Festival
WoodMill Winery, 1506 John Beam Rd. in Vale, will host their annual Grape Stomp Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with food, more than 80 vendors, complimentary wine tasting, winery tours, children’s activities, grape stomp contest and more. Admission is free. Event will take place rain or shine. For more information, call (704) 276-9911 or visit woodmillwinery.com.

Summer bash
Crouse Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary will host an “End of Summer Bash” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the department, 2764 W. N.C. 150 in Crouse. Activities will include music, a dunking booth to dunk a fireman, food, corn hole, water games and more. Individuals have until 10 a.m. the day of the event to register for corn hole. To register, call (704) 735-2247 or (980) 241-8934, and leave a message.

BBQ/Chicken benefit
A BBQ pork and chicken benefit dinner will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Hebron UMC, N.C. 27 in Vale. Proceeds will benefit local residents John and Laura Davis, whose home was destroyed by recent flooding. Dine-in and carry-out options will be available.

Gabriel reunion
The annual Gabriel reunion will be 12 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant
Presbyterian Church in Terrell, N.C. Attendants are asked to bring a covered dish for lunch. All descendants of Alli Gabriel are invited.

Animal shelter meeting
An informational meeting about making Lincoln County Animal Shelter a no-kill shelter will be 3:30-5 p.m. at the Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton.

Kiser reunion
The annual Jonas S. and Mary Minnie Kiser Reunion will be 4 p.m. at Ivey Memorial Methodist Church, 1360 Ivey Ch. Rd. in Maiden. A covered dish meal will be served at 5 p.m. followed by a business meeting.  For questions, call (828) 428-9167.

Cruisin’ for a Cause
Cruisin’ for a Cause will take place 5-10 p.m. in downtown Lincolnton to raise funds for various area non-profits including Amy’s House, Coalition Against Child Abuse, Relay for Life and Hesed House of Hope. For more information, email crusinforacause@yahoo.com.

Music event
Road Connections Music Agency will present, in connection with House of Favor Ministries, The Big 20th Anniversary Weekend Celebration with The Voices of Grace of Newton 6 p.m. at 7225 W. NC. 10 in Vale. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Additional music groups will perform including The Gospel Persuaders of Rock Hill, S.C., The Hope Family of Gastonia, The Gospel Echoes of Taylorsville, The Sensational Heavenly Voices of Lincolnton and God’s Choice of Belmont. For more information, call Bro. Robin Williams at (704) 831-5165.

Church concert
“The Littles,” of Monroe, will perform 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 in Lowesville. Cost is $10 for teens and up. Free hot dogs will be served at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (704) 618-9762 or visit livingwordatlkn.com and click on “events/music” page.

SUNDAY
Homecoming
Trinity Lutheran Church, 6319 Reepsville Rd. in Vale, will celebrate its 191st homecoming celebration with worship and special music starting 10 a.m. A covered dish lunch will follow. Guest preacher will be Pastor Paul Bockelman. For more information call, (704) 276-1257.

Church anniversary
Asbury UMC, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will celebrate its 150th year anniversary with a homecoming worship service at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Sally Langford, assistant to the Bishop. A covered dish lunch will follow the service in the fellowship hall. Bluegrass group Dixie Moon will also perform. For more information, call (704) 735-6448.

Pastor farewell
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will serve Holy Communion at their 11 a.m. service, which is Pastor Ted Bost’s final service at the church. A covered dish lunch will follow in the fellowship hall. For more information, call (704) 735-2388. or visit danielselca.org.

Homecoming
Antioch UMC, N.C. 150 in Crouse, will host its annual homecoming celebration with an 11 a.m. service with guest speaker Butch Ross. A covered dish lunch will follow the service. A business session will be at 2 p.m. A love offering will be taken up during the service for the Building and Cemetery Fund. Contributions may also be mailed to Antioch UMC Fund, P.O. Box 4 in Crouse.

Community luncheon
Boger City UMC, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a community luncheon 11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall with a homestyle meat, vegetable combination, drink and dessert. An $8 donation is suggested.

Grape Stomp Festival
WoodMill Winery, 1506 John Beam Rd. in Vale, will host the second day of their annual Grape Stomp Festival 12-5 p.m. Admission is free. Event will take place rain or shine. For more information, call (704) 276-9911 or visit woodmillwinery.com.

Reunion
Bivens, Canipe, Kanipe and Helms reunion will be 1 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Church Rd. in Lincolnton. The Singing Epps Family, of Georgia, will perform 11 a.m. at Shalom Baptist Church, 210 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, and 6 p.m. at High Shoals Church of God in High Shoals. Attendants are asked to bring a covered dish lunch and game. For more information, call (980) 241-8934 or (704) 276-3577.

Homecoming
Community Full Gospel Church will host a homecoming celebration 1 p.m. at South Fork Fire Department, 2736 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-4173.

Homecoming
Hinton’s Memorial UMC, 830 Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a homecoming celebration at 3 p.m. For more information, call (704) 732-0931.

Music event
Road Connections Music Agency will present the second day of The Big 20th Anniversary Weekend Celebration with various musical groups performing 4 p.m. at Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 1110 E. Pine St. in Lincolnton. Doors will open at 3 p.m. For more information, call Bro. Robin Williams at (704) 831-5165.

MONDAY
Bakery opening
Southern Bakers Boutique will host their grand opening 8 a.m. at 230 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-0700 or email southernbakers@gmail.com.

Board of Trustees
Gaston College will host its Board of Trustees meeting 4 p.m. in the Myers Center Board Room on the second floor of the Dallas Campus, 201 U.S. 321 in Dallas.

Housing study open-house
Residents and business people of Lincoln County are invited to attend a Regional Housing Needs Study drop-in open house 4-7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 514 South Academy St. in Lincolnton on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus. The event is part of the “CONNECT Our Future” project. Residents can help plan for the region’s housing future by giving their input on local and regional housing needs and the type of housing they would like in their community. For more information, visit connectourfuture.org.

Diabetes event
CMC-Lincoln will host a discussion 6 p.m. in the Dogwood Room of Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton, as part of their “Keeping on Track with Diabetes” series. Topic for discussion will be getting testing supplies. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions from One Touch Meter and local pharmacies.

Photography Club
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. in the community room of the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Visitors are welcome. Individuals should bring 10 digital summer photos to share.

Revival
Hinton’s Memorial UMC, 830 Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton, will host the first day of their revival at 7 p.m. For more information, call (704) 732-0931.

TUESDAY
Revival
Hinton’s Memorial UMC, 830 Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton, will host the second day of their revival at 7 p.m. For more information, call (704) 732-0931.

Church revival
St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, 4575 Maiden Hwy. in Maiden, will host their annual Revival Under the Arbor 7:15 p.m. daily today through Thursday with special music and guest preachers including Rev. David Wyant, of First UMC, Pastor Keith Brown, of Emmanuel Reformed Church and Jordan Reich, of First Baptist Church. Homecoming will be Sept. 1.

WEDNESDAY
Spay/neuter registration
The Humane Society of Lincoln County will host registration 1-4 p.m. at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton for a low-cost spay/neuter clinic Sept. 10. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration. An additional registration will be Thursday.

Rally
The Lincolnton Branch of the NAACP will hold Taking the Dream Home to Lincolnton Rally 5:30 p.m. at the courthouse steps in order to bring awareness to recent action taken by the N.C. General Assembly.

THURSDAY
Spay/neuter registration
The Humane Society of Lincoln County will host registration 4-6 p.m. at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton for a low-cost spay/neuter clinic Sept. 10. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration.

UPCOMING
Black Dress Party
Family Service, Inc., will host “The Little Black Dress Party” 6-10 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Gastonia Conference Center. To purchase tickets, visit TheLBDParty.com/tickets or contact Tina Fesquet at (618) 303-3746 or lbdevent@fsitricount.org. Guest speaker will be best-selling New York Times Author A.L. Jackson.

Jewelry class
Registration is open for a jewelry class 9:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton, sponsored by the Lincoln County Extension and Community Association. Beginning and advanced students are welcome. To register or for more information and class cost, call (704) 736-8461.

Caregiver forum
The Lincoln County Senior Center, 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton, will host a free caregiver education forum 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 12. To register, call (704) 732-9053.

Freight reunion
Register by Sept. 20 to attend the 5th Annual Carolina Freight Employee Reunion starting 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at C. Grier Beam Truck Museum in Cherryville. Cost is $10. To register, visit the museum or beamtruckmuseum.com. For more information, call (704) 435-3072.

LHS reunion
A class reunion for Lincolnton High School graduates from 1960-70 will be Oct. 10-13 at North Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more information or to RSVP, call (980) 429-0776.

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