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Around Town — 9-13-13

Golf tournament
Christian Ministry of Lincoln County will host its 18th Annual Golf Tournament starting 9 a.m. at Lincoln Country Club, 2052 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Ray Costner at (704) 732-0570 or the Country Club at (704) 735-1382.

Christmas tree meeting                                                                                                     
The Eastern N.C. Christmas Tree Association and S.C. Christmas Tree Association will hold their fall meeting today and Saturday at Helms Christmas Tree Farm, 6345 Christmas Tree Ln. in Vale. To purchase tickets, call (704) 276-1835 or (890) 241-7736 or email henryhelms@bellsouth.net. Friday festivities will start 2 p.m. with a pig picking, fiddling and farm tour. Festivities on Saturday will be 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pottery exhibit
The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host “Facing Tradition” Pottery Exhibit today through Oct. 4 at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Walking tours will be 6-9 p.m. For more information, call (704) 732-9044.

Yard sale
North 321 VFD, 3769 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a community yard sale 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available for purchase. Rain date will be Sept. 21. For more information, call Dwight from 6-9 p.m. (only) at (704) 530-4158.

Church breakfast
Marvin UMC, Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. A donation of $6 will be accepted for the parsonage fund.

Yard sale/breakfast
Bess Chapel UMC, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a yard sale for hobbies and crafts with a breakfast 7 a.m. and lunch 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the church’s children’s hand-bell choir. Spaces can be rented for $5. For more information, call (704) 473-3823.

Church breakfast
Howard’s Creek Baptist Church, 3117 W. N.C. 27 in Vale, will host a country breakfast 8-9:30 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Bill Sigmon at (704) 530 8733.

Christmas tree meeting
The Eastern N.C. Christmas Tree Association and S.C. Christmas Tree Association will hold the second day of their fall meeting 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Helms Christmas Tree Farm, 6345 Christmas Tree Ln. in Vale. For tickets, call (704) 276-1835 or (890) 241-7736 or email henryhelms@bellsouth.net.

Pregnancy Walk
East Lincoln Pregnancy Care Center will host a fundraiser walk 8:30 a.m. At Denver Baptist Church’s West Campus, 3545 N.C. 16 in Denver. Registration will be 8 a.m. For more information contact Crystal Reagan at (704) 489-0708 or visit EastLincolnPCC.org.

The 8th Annual Super Cruz-In & Show with hot rods, antique and classic cars will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine at 2737 Lee Lawing Rd. in Lincolnton. Admission is free. Parking is $2. North Lincoln High School’s chorus and drama club is sponsoring the event with St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

Christmas Shop
Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County will open its Christmas Decoration Shop for the season starting 9 a.m. at the Re-Store, 809 E. Sycamore St. in Lincolnton. The shop will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Alzheimer’s walk
Stress Free Home Care in Stanley will participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, 10 a.m. at Centennial Pavilion in Gastonia. For more information, to donate or to join the team, visit alz.org and click on “Find a Walk/Donate” and search Stress Free Home Care team. Individuals may also call (704) 931-4997.

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. For more information, call Robbie at (704) 616-2630. The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month.

Scronce reunion
The 2013 Scronce reunion will start 12 p.m. at Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton. Attendants are asked to bring a dish, drink and photos to share. Out-of-town guests will stay at the Hampton Inn in Lincolnton. To RSVP, contact Frances Hallihan at (904) 614-0077 or Shari Richard at (704) 735-4932.

Fish fry
The Annual Lincoln County Democratic Reunion Fish Fry will be 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Beatty’s Ford Park, 8335 Shipley Ln. in Denver. Admission is free.

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 at least 12 to attend the show. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton.

Crouse UMC, 3311 Crouse Sch. Rd. in Crouse, will host its annual homecoming with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and a worship service at 11 a.m. A covered dish lunch will follow the service.

Fairview Baptist Church, 5051 Fairview Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a homecoming service at 11 a.m. With Rev. Vincent Greene, missionary to the Philippines. A fellowship meal will follow the service; Heartstrings will perform after the meal. For more information, call (980) 429-5630.

Massapoag Baptist Church, 2139 Laboratory Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a homecoming event after worship services. For more information, call (704) 748-1203.

The Church of Our Savior “Woodside” in Lincolnton will host their 132nd Annual Homecoming starting 11 a.m. A covered dish lunch will follow the service. For more information, call Larry Saine at (704) 735-4810 or visit oursavior.lincolnton.com.

Church luncheon
McKendree UMC, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a country-fried steak and baked chicken luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Take-out orders will be available. Donations will be accepted for missions and other church-related projects. For more information, call (704) 735-4062.

Hoover reunion
The annual Hoover reunion will be 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6319 Reepsville Rd. in Vale. Individuals are asked to contact family members if planning to attend.

McConnell reunion
The McConnell family reunion will be 2 p.m. at Asbury UMC, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 748-1743.

Worship service kickoff   
Asbury UMC, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will kickoff their new worship service style at 5 p.m. The nursery will be open. For more information, call (704) 735-6448.

Art gallery event    
Gallery 27, 808 N.C. 27 W. in Lincolnton, will host “Paint it Red” 7-9 p.m. With complimentary cocktails and hors’ deouvers, local artists, music, door prizes and a live auction. The event is a kickoff for the Advancing Life. Fighting Aids “Dining for Friends” annual fundraiser. Cost is $25. Free HIV testing will be at the gallery 12-3 p.m.

Basketball academy  
First Baptist Church in Lincolnton, 201 Robin Rd., will host a 6-week basketball academy 6:30-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday today through Oct. 24 for grades 4-9. Cost is $230. For more information or to register, call Coach Harley at (574) 855-8025 or visit upwardstars.org.

Blood drive                                                                                                                 
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and Gaston College’s Practical Nursing group will host a blood drive 12-5 p.m. at the Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. All donors will receive a free T-shirt.

Finance/Facilities meeting                                                                                 
Gaston College’s Board of Trustees Finance and Facilities Subcommittee will meet 3 p.m. in the Myers Room of the Dallas Campus.

Post-Polio group
The Cleveland County Post-Polio Support Group will meet 6 p.m. at the Mayflower Restaurant in Shelby with guest speaker and hospice worker Leann Long who will discuss pain management. For more information, call (704) 692-6249.

Apple pie sale
The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association will begin their apple pie sale at 1 p.m. Pie orders still start at 9 a.m. The sale will continue 10 a.m. Tuesday and Sept. 18 (Wed.) in the demonstration kitchen on the first floor of the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For large orders, call (704) 736-8464. Walk-ins are also welcome. Cost is $8 per pie.

Lions Club 
Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. at CMC-Lincoln’s Medical Plaza, McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Gwen McBee, BSN, certified diabetes educator, will speak. Individuals and guests planning to eat dinner in the hospital cafeteria should arrive 30 min. early. A question and answer session with club President Faye Poovey will follow the meeting. The club is also collecting unused cellphones at various locations around town. For more information on locations, call (704) 735-8154.

Master Gardener Group   
Wendy Foster will present information on the endangered Schweinitz’s sunflower during a meeting of the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Group of Gaston County 10 a.m. at the Gaston County Citizen’s Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. For questions, call Barbara Linster at (704) 674-0860.

Book sale    
The annual Lincoln County Public Library book sale will kickoff 1-7 p.m. today and run 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. A wide variety of selections will be available for purchase, including children’s books, best-selling adult authors, cookbooks, and reference materials. Only cash and checks will be accepted. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 3:30-7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, 618 S. Grove St. in Lincolnton. The effort is part of a student drive for Bartley Bess.

Westport community meeting   
The Westport Community Association Board will meet 6:30 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter by-the-Lake in Denver.

LKN Social Club
New Beginnings Single/Social Club of Lake Norman will meet 6:30 p.m. at Lone Star Restaurant in Mooresville. The club is for ages 50 and older. For more information on the group, call (704) 528-3854.

Widowed Group    
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston area will host a program with Emily Craig from Gaston Hospice entitled “Everything You Want to Know About Gaston Hospice” 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. A meet-and-greet will start at 6 p.m., and a covered dish dinner will follow the presentation. 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. Jean Funderburk will present techniques for embellishing quilts. Visitors are welcome.

Golf tournament
The Lincoln County NAACP will hold its first annual golf tournament 1: 30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Glen Oaks Golf Club, 245 Golf Course Rd. in Newton. Proceeds will benefit the group’s scholarship fund and youth chapter. Cost is $85 per person. Individuals will play on a four-person Captain’s Choice style team. People may also sponsor a hole for $150. For more information, call (704) 268-9419 or email naacpinlincolncounty@gmail.com. Applications and fees must be returned by Sept. 20.

LHS Reunion                                                                                                                                                
The Lincolnton High School Class of 1988 will host a reunion 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Lincoln Country Club in Lincolnton. To RSVP or for more information, call (704) 735-2250.

WLHS Reunion     
West Lincoln High School’s Class of 1968 will host a reunion Nov. 2. For more details, or if you are a classmate who has not yet received information by mail, call Linda Yount Wyant at (704) 276-2544.

Craft show
Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 537 N.C. 16 North in Denver, is currently looking for handmade crafters to present their work at the church’s annual craft show 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23. For more information, contact Connie Stephen at (704) 948-8076 or connieathome@att.net.

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