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Around Town — 9-23-13

MONDAY
Free clothes closet
Webbs Chapel Baptist Church, 3051 Gaston Webbs Chapel Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a free clothes closet with shoes and other items 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily today through Friday.

Board of Trustees
Gaston College will hold its Board of Trustees meeting 4 p.m. in the Myers Center Board Room on the 2nd floor of the Dallas Campus.

Diabetes program
CMC-Lincoln will present the program “Weight Loss Surgery: Can it Impact Diabetes and other Chronic Illnesses?” with Dr. Keith S. Gersin, chief Bariatric surgeon at Carolina’s Weight Managment in Charlotte. The event will start 6 p.m. at Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (980) 212-6006.

College-planning seminar
Mentaur Learning Center in Denver will host a free college-planning seminar 6:30-8:30 p.m. To make a reservation or for more information or directions, call (704) 489-4888.

Photography Club
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Jon Arrowood wil present HDR photography. Members are welcome to bring their own examples of HDR photos to share. Visitors are also welcome to attend.

Toastmasters
The Lincolnton Toastmasters will host a humorous speech and evaluation contest 7-9 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the event, email lincolntontoastmasters@gmail.com. For more details on the group, visit 1737.toastmastersclub.org.

TUESDAY
Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4-7 p.m. at Denver Fire Department, 3956 N.C. 16 North in Denver. To make an appointment, call (704) 972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org.

NAACP meeting
The Lincoln County NAACP will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton.  All members and non-members are invited to attend.

WEDNESDAY
Conservation Field Day
Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District will host the first day of their annual Conservation Field Day for county sixth graders 9:15-11:25 a.m. and 12-2:10 p.m. at East Lincoln Park, 8160 Optimist Club Rd. in Denver. For more information, call (704) 736-8501.

Fun Day
Salem Industries, 1636 Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Fun Day 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a bounce house, face painting, cookout, dunking booth, sporting activities, cornhole and more.

Spay/neuter registration
The Humane Society of Lincoln County will host a low-cost spay/neuter clinic Oct. 8 with registration 1-4 p.m. today at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Payment in the form of check or cash is due at registration.

Financial class
Today is the last day to register for the series “Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women,” which the Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension will host 12-3 p.m. Tuesday afternoons Oct. 1-26 at the Lincoln County Senior Center, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Designed for women of all ages, the series will cover financial basics and terminology, budgeting, insurance, investing and retirement / estate planning. Cost is $33. To register, call (704) 736-8461 or email leigh_guth @ncsu.edu.

Conservation Field Day
Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District will host the first day of their annual Conservation Field Day for county sixth graders 9:15-11:25 a.m. and 12-2:10 p.m. at West Lincoln Park, 369 Hulls Grove Ch. Rd. in Vale. For more information, call (704) 736-8501.

LHS reunion
The Lincolnton High School class of 1943 will meet 11:30 a.m. at The Brickhouse Restaurant, 4821 Maiden Hwy. in Maiden. For more information or to RSVP, call Barbara Blanton at (704) 735-8551.

Spay/neuter registration
The Humane Society of Lincoln County will host a low-cost spay/neuter clinic Oct. 8 with registration 4-6 p.m. today at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Payment in the form of check or cash is due at registration.

LKN Covekeepers
Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet 7 p.m. at East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 S. Pilot Knob Rd. in Stanley, with guest speaker Catawba Riverkeeper Sam Perkins, who will discuss the coal ash lawsuit over Lake Norman’s Marshall Steam Station. For more information, call Ben Benoit at (704) 489-6249.

FRIDAY
Bake sale
Cardinal Healthcare, 931 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, will host a bake sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (704) 732-7055.

Bunco Night
The Episcopal Church of St. Peter by-the-Lake, 8433 Fairfield Rd. in Denver, will host Bunco Night 6 p.m. Attendants are asked to bring a covered dish and beverage. For more information, call Faye Fogle at (704) 483-4865. For reservations, call Barbara Heesch at (704) 489-2437 or Dot Cloninger at (704) 483-1003.

Kids’ consignment sale
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a kids’ consignment sale 7-9:30 p.m. with gently-used clothes for maternity to pre-teen age as well as bikes, toys and more. For more information, email slconsign@gmail.com or call Brandie at (704) 732-7529.

SATURDAY
Church breakfast
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will sponsor a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. Cost is $6. Proceeds will benefit the Building Fund.

Kids’ consignment sale
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host the second day of its kids’ consignment sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with items half price. For more information, email slconsign@gmail.com or call Brandie at (704) 732-7529.

Church benefit
Fairview Baptist Church will host a benefit yard sale 8 a.m. at the Nation Wide Insurance building in downtown Maiden. Proceeds will benefit Teresa Artis’s medical bills for her husband’s hospital stay. Food will be sold starting 10:30 a.m.

Open House
Steele Rubber Products in Denver will host Open House 2013 starting 10 a.m. with more than 200 classic cars, trucks and street rods. For more information, visit steelerubber.com/openhouse.

Overeaters Anonymouse
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.

Rose Society
The Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society will host its 40th Annual Rose Show with judging 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entries will be accepted 7-10 a.m. The show will be open to the public 1-4 p.m. For more information, call (828) 428-3508.

Porker Run
Stanley Masonic Lodge will host a Ride & Dine Charity Porker Run starting 11 a.m. at The Woodshed Restaurant, 210 S. Main St. in Stanley. Cost is $20. For more information, call Bill Withers Jr., at (704) 922-7941 or visit the Stanley Masonic Lodge on Facebook.

Alpaca Farm Day
Good Karma Ranch Alpacas, 1041 Brevard Pl. Rd. in Iron Station, will open the farm to the public 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for National Alpaca Farm Day. For more information, email goodkarmaranch@gmail.com or call (704) 649-5849.

Krewe Fun Fest                                                                                                               
The 11th Annual Krewe Fun Fest will be 4-9 p.m. at The Historic Woodside Plantation, N.C. 182 in Lincolnton. Cost is $15. Activities will include an antique car show, hay rides, tours, a magic show, beach music and more. Proceeds will benefit the YMCA Community Support Campaign through programs and scholarships. For more information, call the Lincoln County Family YMCA at (704) 748-9311.

Spaghetti dinner
Long Shoals Baptist Church, 2988 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser 5-7 p.m. to cover funeral expenses for the Caldwell Family. Cost is $7 per adult plate, $5 for ages 4-11 and free for children three and under.

Benefit supper
Crouse UMC, 3311 Crouse Sch. Rd. in Crouse, will host an spaghetti supper benefit for Sheila Rutledge 5-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. All proceeds will benefit Rutledge’s medical expense fund. For more information, call (704) 735-2443.

SUNDAY
Relay kick-off
Relay for Life Lincolnton will host a kick-off event 3-5 p.m. at the Lincolnton High School stadium.  For more information, call Cheryl at (704) 736-5786.

Block party
Rock Springs Shopping Center, 3618 N. N.C. 16 in Denver, will host Rock the Block block party 6 p.m. with live music from Jerry’s Bones, corn hole tournament, free hot dogs and an iPad giveaway. For more information, call Jordan Green at (803) 628-8056.

Church concert
Boger City Baptist Church, 2201 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host The Reggie Sadler Family in concert at 6 p.m.

UPCOMING
4-H Science Day
The 6th Annual National 4-H Youth Science Day will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton with hands-on science activities and a pizza supper. Registration is due by Sept. 27. To register, return a 4-H enrollment form, 4-H medical release form, registration form and $5 to the following address: Lincoln County 4-H, 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. For more information or to obtain a registration form, stop by the Charles R. Jonas Library, the Cooperative Extension Office on the first floor of the Citizens Center or call (704) 736-8458.

Loveable Lincolnton
Loveable Lincolnton Wine & Art Festival will be 12-6 p.m. Oct. 12 in downtown Lincolnton with crafts, food, wine and music. Admission is free unless individuals wish to drink wine. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. For more information or advance tickets, visit LLwineweekend.org or the Downtown Development Office, 114 E. Main St. in Lincolnton.

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