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Around Town — 8-30-13

Lions Club
The Lincolnton Lions Club will collect school supplies for K-5 students starting 9 a.m. today and Saturday in the parking lot of Big Lots, 1555 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Supplies will be  delivered to local elementary schools. Items needed include book bags, crayons, Band-Aids, blunt scissors, colored pencils and more.

Lions Club
The Lincolnton Lions Club will collect school supplies for K-5 students starting 9 a.m. today and Saturday at Big Lots in Lincolnton.

Free clothes giveaway
North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a free clothes giveaway 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with lots of summer clothes. The items need to go in order to make room for winter clothes. For more information, call (704) 435-4471.

Church event
Greater Works Full Gospel Ministries, 2543-A E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host an important session 10:30 a.m. with Apostle John Hutchens. For more information, call the church at (704) 240-9498 or Elder Kevin James at (980) 241-5224.

Music festival
The Catawba Valley Music Revival, Inc., will host its first annual God of Second Chances Music Festival starting 11 a.m. at 5799 Coot Williams Rd. in Cherryville. A total of 10 different bands and artists will perform. Advanced tickets are $10 and $15 the day of the show. Children 12 and under are free. For more information, call (704) 447-5090 or visit catawbavalleymusicrevival.com.

The WBTV Briarhoppers will be in concert 6:30 p.m. in the Timken Performance Hall of the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for seniors & students. For more information, call (704) 732-9055.

Gospel concert
Buffalo Shoals Baptist Church,  in Lincolnton, will host a Gospel concert 7 p.m. with Larry Ray of Blacksburg, S.C. For more information, call (704)736-0403.

Pastor appreciation
Greater Works Full Gospel Church, 2543-A E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a pastoral appreciation service 4 p.m. to honor Apostle Preston Dean Smith Sr., and Pastor Sherry A. Smith. Guest speaker will be Apostle Tommy Evans, of Dominion Worship Center in Charlotte. For more information, call Elder James at (980) 241-5224 or Sis. Stover at (704) 732-0054.

St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, 4575 Maiden Hwy. in Maiden, will host its annual Homecoming Under the Arbor 10:30 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. John David Barnette, the church’s former youth pastor. For more information, call (828) 428-9651.

Newbold alumni service
Tucker’s Grove UMC, 5982 N.C. 73 in Iron Station, will host a 3 p.m. service for Newbold alumni.

Board of Education
The Lincoln County Board of Education 6 p.m. at the Administrative Offices on North Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton. A Building and Site Committee will meet immediately following the Curriculum Committee.

Lions Club
The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. in the Elm Classroom of Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Members and guests planning to eat in the cafeteria should arrive 30 minutes early. Lions Charles Stevens, immediate past president, will induct two new members. Club President Faye Poovey will talk afterwards about service projects, fundraisers and more. The club is also selling brooms at the following locations: City Lunch, The Drug Store, People’s Bank, Trim’s Barber Shop and Graystone. Proceeds will benefit locally blind and visually-impaired individuals and club charities. For more information, call (704) 735-8154.

Quilt Guild
Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lincoln County Senior Center, located on the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Linda at (704) 483-2778.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. All donors will receive a free T-shirt. To make an appointment, call (704) 972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org.

School Improvement Team
Lincolnton High School’s School Improvement Team will hold its monthly meeting 3:15 p.m. in the media center, 803 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. The agenda is available for review at Lincoln.k12.nc.us. For more information, call (704) 735-3089.

Awana Club kick-off
River View Baptist Church, 2230 River View Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a kick-off event 6:15 p.m. for Awana Clubs (ages 2 through 6th grade). Following snack time, there will be an opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and game time. Awards will be presented at the church the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, call Matt Thompson at (336) 972-0026.

Federation of the Blind
Lincoln County Federation of the Blind will meet 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wal-Mart in Lincolnton for Meet the Blind Month. For more information, call Joy Scott at (828) 428-3239.

Exercise class
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will launch “Faithfully Fit Exercise Class” today. The class will be every Monday and Thursday evening in the fellowship hall. For more information, call Sheldon Lutz at (704) 735-1280.

American Heritage Girls
American Heritage Girls Troop NC1273  will meet 6:30 p.m. at Gainsville Baptist Church, 276 Gainsville Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, for an informational meeting. The troop is new to the county. For more information, contact Melissa Gemes at ahgnc1273@yahoo.com or (704) 736-5465.

Lincolnton RACES/ARES will meet 7 p.m. at Shalom Baptist Church, 210 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Attendants are asked to enter the church by way of the back door, located off Pine St.

College Fair
Lincoln County Schools will host its annual College Fair 7-8:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. About 70 college representatives from throughout the Southeast will be on-hand to answer questions and provide information about their schools. All Lincoln County high school juniors, seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend. Students can contact their school guidance counselors for more information.

Golf tournament
Lincoln County Country Club and local nonprofit “Do Gooders” will host a golf tournament benefiting Lincoln County Crisis Pregnancy Center 2 p.m. on Sept. 7. Registration is open to individuals ($60) and teams of four ($200). To register, call (704) 735-1382. To make a donation, call (704) 748-3330.

Walk for Life
The East Lincoln Pregnancy Center in Denver will host a Walk for Life Sept. 14 rain or shine at Denver Baptist Church’s West Campus, 3545 N. N.C. 16 in Denver. Registration will be 8 a.m. with the walk following at 8:30 a.m. To donate and/or register, visit www.ministrysync.com/event/?e=5362.

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and North Lincoln High School’s Chorus & Drama Club will sponsor the 8th Annual Super Cruz-in & Show for Pumpkin Center Sept. 14 at 2737 Lee Lawing Rd. in Lincolnton. Vehicles received by Sept. 1 will be $12 and $15 the day of the show. Cars and trucks only from 1989 and earlier will be allowed in the show. Admission is free. Parking is $2 per vehicle. Concessions will be available. To pre-register, mail payment to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, Attn: Super Cruz-in.
For more information, call (704) 483-3412 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Apple Dish Contest
First Federal Savings Bank and the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension will sponsor an Apple Dish Contest for next month’s Apple Festival in downtown Lincolnton. Youth (ages 8-19) and adults may enter the contest. Individuals are asked to drop off their recipes at the Citizens Center or mail them to the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension, Attn: Apple Dish Contest, located at 115 W. Main Street in Lincolnton, NC 28092, no later than 5 p.m. Sept. 18. Dishes will be judged the morning of the festival at the Citizens Center. For more information, call the Coop. Ext. Office at (704) 736-8461.

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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