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Around Town — 10-4-13

BBQ sale
The Lincoln County Democratic Party will host a BBQ fundraiser 12-4 p.m. at its facility headquarters on W. Water St. in Lincolnton. Cost is $8. Individuals may dine-in or carry-out.

Consignment sale
Messiah UMC, N.C. 27 in West in Lincolnton, will host a consigment sale 7-10 p.m. Consignors may arrive 6 p.m. For more information, call Brandi Parrott at (704) 530-5520.

Piano concert
The Lincoln County Concert Association will kickoff its new season with 13-year-old child piano prodigy Umi Garrett in concert 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Tickets may be purchased at the door starting 6:45 p.m. Cost is $20 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call (704) 735-7287.

Church bazaar
First UMC, Academy St. in Lincolnton, will host GoTeam Church Bazaar 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Spaces are available for $25. At least 75 vendors will be on-hand with crafts and food. Proceeds will benefit an upcoming missions trip to Haiti. For more information, contact Devin Rhyne at (704) 201-7372 or devinrhyne@gmail.com.

Christian Ministry sale
Christian Ministry of Lincolnton, 207 S. Poplar St., will host its annual fall indoor yard sale 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. A majority of items will cost $1 and under.

Breakfast/yard sale
Springs East Church of God’s WOM women’s group, Springs East Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast and yard sale 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone interested in renting a $5 space can call (704) 735-8839 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Consignment sale
Messiah UMC, N.C. 27 in West in Lincolnton, will host a consigment sale 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. A number of items will be discounted by 50 percent. For more information, call Brandi Parrott at (704) 530-5520.

Medicine Drop
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will hold an unwanted and unused medicine drop 9-11 a.m. at its main office, 700 John Howell Memorial Dr. in Lincolnton. Additional medicine drops will be Oct. 11 at the Lincoln County Senior Center’s Health Fair and Oct. 15 at the East Lincoln Community Center’s Health Fair. Individuals may remain anonymous and drop off items such as over-the-counter medications, vitamins, prescriptions, liquid medications in leak-proof containers, syringes, creams and more. For more information, call (704) 732-9050.

5k race
The 2nd Annual Run the Race 5k, part of the Town of Maiden’s Fall Festival, will be 9 a.m. at Cornerstone Church, 409 E. Main St. in Maiden. Registration will be 7:30-8:30 a.m. Cost is $20.  Dri-Fit shirts will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. Proceeds will benefit church outreach. To register, visit racingtoes.com. For question, visit cornerstonelink.com or call the church at (828) 428-0101.

Festival/yard sale                                                    
Church Camino al Cielo, 145 Antique Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a yard sale 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Festival of the Nations 2013 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Gospel music, a dance performance, bounce house and more. For more information, call (704) 280-4261 or (704) 740-0251.

Country Fest
The 2013 Stanley Country Fest will start 11 a.m. on Main St. in Stanley. Various musical groups will perform including Carroll Cooke, We R Forgiven and more.

Chicken pie day
Asbury UMC, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host their annual chicken pie day starting 11 a.m. with dine-in or carry-out options available. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children.

The 4th Annual Sodstock event will start 12 p.m. at 1890 HW Farm Rd. in Maiden. Cost is $25. Camping spots are $10. Music will start 4:30 p.m. with performances from C&M Traveling Show, Jonathan Burchfield and the group 20/20.

Bike event
Cherryville Golf & Country Club’s 5th Annual Kare About Kids Fundraiser will host a poker run starting 1 p.m. with registration at 12:30 p.m. BBQ plates will be for sale. Activities will also include a silent auction, classic car show and entertainment.

No-kill meeting                                                                                                                                                          
“Make Lincoln County No-Kill” will meet 2-3:30 p.m. at the Sally’s YMCA in Denver. The group is working to prevent the killing of cats and dogs at the county animal shelter. For more information or to sign the group’s petition, visit makelincolncountynokill.org.

New worship service                                                                                                                                              
Asbury UMC, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will preview a new worship service at 5 p.m. The service is considered relaxed, real and relevant. Casual attire is OK. Childcare will be provided. For more information, call (704) 735-6448.

Church singing                                                                                                                                                            
Grace Baptist Church, 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, will host Adam Beard in concert at 7 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1390.

First Christian Church, 735 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host its annual homecoming 11 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Hank Hilliard. A covered dish lunch will follow the service.

Church luncheon                                                                                                                                                                   
Crouse United Methodist Church, 3311 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will host a community lunch fundraiser at 12 p.m. with grilled chicken, sides, and desserts. An $8 donation is suggested to support the church building fund. For more information, call (704) 735-2443.

Stamey reunion                                                                                                                                                             
The Sam Stamey Reunion will be 1 p.m. at Kid’s Dome, N.C. 27 West in Lincolnton.

Ritchie reunion
The Ritchie family reunion will be 1 p.m. at Marvin UMC, Startown Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-6747.

Crop Walk                                                                                                                                                                                     
The East Lincoln annual Crop Walk will be 2 p.m. and will start and end at the Rock Springs Campground pavilion in Denver. Registration will be 1:15 p.m. The walk will be 3 miles long. For more information or questions, call Bud & Jeanne Hawkins at (704) 483-1684 or email Bud at budhawkins@charter.net.

Blessing of the Animals                                                                                                                                             
A “Blessing of the Animals” event will be 2-5 p.m. in downtown Lincolnton. On-hand will be an adoption clinic, vendors, a place for rabies vaccinations and a pet constume contest. The event is free.

PetVet Clinic                                                                                                                                                                          
Tractor Supply, N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton, will host its first PetVet Clinic 3-4 p.m. with low-cost vaccinations. An additional clinic will be Nov. 9. For more information, visit petvetpawsplus.com and click the “Clinic Locator” link or call the store at (704) 735-5029.

Pastoral anniversary                                                                                                                                           
New Providence Full Gospel Church, 947 George Brown Rd. in Crouse, will host a 15th Pastoral Anniversary celebration 4 p.m. for Founder/Apostle Eugene Brooks.

Community Foundation event                                                                                                                                 
The Lincoln County Community Foundation will host an event celebrating its history of philanthropy 5-7 p.m. at Vesuvius Vineyards, 6173 Vesuvius Furnace Road in Iron Station. Cost is $50. To purchase tickets, call (704) 973-4520 or visit fftc.org/lincolnevent.

Water restriction
A voluntary water restriction will go into effect at 5 a.m. and last through 5 p.m. Nov. 26. For more information and updates on the restriction, visit the Emergency Alert System on the county website, lincolncounty.org.

Diabetes course
Register now to attend the six-week course “Living Healthy with Diabetes” at Crouse UMC, 3311 Crouse Sch. Rd. in Crouse. The class will be 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is co-sponsored and taught by the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension and Senior Services. To register or for more information, call (704) 736-8461.

Board of Education
The Lincoln County Board of Education will meet 5 p.m. at LCS administrative offices on N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton. The meeting’s purpose is to gather input from administrators and staff regarding Asbury Alternative School.

Christmas show auditions
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will hold the first audition day for the Best Christmas Pageant Ever 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Show dates will be Dec. 6-8 and 13-15. Adults and children are encouraged to audition. Volunteers are also needed. For more information, email president@lincolntheatreguild.com or call (704) 452-7830.

Christmas show auditions
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will hold the second audition day for the Best Christmas Pageant Ever 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, email president@lincolntheatreguild.com or call (704) 452-7830.

NARFE meeting
Chapter 1983 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet 12 p.m. at the the Lincoln House Restaurant in Lincolnton. Members will nominate officers for next year’s board. For more information, call (704) 748-6498.

“Rebel Navy” Day
West Lincoln High School’s Navy Junior ROTC will march 10 a.m. in the football stadium for the 10th Annual “Rebel Navy” Day Pass-in-Review.

Sirens test
McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville, near the Lincoln-Mecklenburg line, will test its sirens starting 11:50 a.m.

Seniors event
The Iron Station Senior Citizens group will meet 12 p.m. at Ironton Presbyterian Church.

LHS reunion 
The Lincolnton High School reunion for classes between 1960 and 1970 will be today through Oct. 13 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more information, visit lhs60to70.com/ or call Tommy Husky at (980) 429-0776.

Quilt Guild
Piecemakers Quilt Guild will host a beginners class 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center, located on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Linda at (704) 483-2778.

Quit smoking class   
CMC-Lincoln will host a free, three-session program to help people quit smoking. The QuitSmart program uses techniques like brand switching and nicotine replacement therapy. To register, call Jill Ashburner at (704) 608-3346. Attendance at all three sessions is required. Session dates will be 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, Oct. 24 and 31 at the CMC-Lincoln.

Democratic Women
Lincoln County Democratic Women will meet 7 p.m. at democratic headquarters on W. Water St. in Lincolnton. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. All registered democratic women in the county are invited to attend. For more information, call (704) 732-1893.

Singles group   
First Baptist Church in Lincolnton will host a GRACE Singles meeting for all ages of single adults 7 p.m. in the family life center dining room. Activities will include a western theme with music and a chili dinner with guest speaker Pastor Harvey Gates of Blazin’ Trails Cowboy Church. To make a reservation or for more information, call (704) 735-0541.

Sons of Confederate                                                                                                                                                   
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1616 Gen. R.F. Hoke/Col. Wm. J. Hoke will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call Harmon Lackey at (704) 472-7980.

Healthy cooking class
Registration is now open to attend the Lincoln County N.C. Cooperative Extension’s “Cook Smart, Eat Smart” class 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 23 and 31. Participants will learn recipes and cooking techniques. For more information or to register, call Melinda Houser at (704) 736-8461.

Golf tournament
The Lincoln County NAACP will hold its first annual golf tournament 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Glen Oaks Golf Club in Maiden. The event will feature Captain’s Choice teams of four. Cost is $85. Registration application and fees are due Oct. 18. For more information, call (704) 268-9419 or email naacpinlincolncounty@gmail.com.

LHS reunion   
Lincolnton High School’s class of 1973 will host its 40th reunion 7-11 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Lincolnton VFW building. Cost is $25 and will include dinner, a DJ and other activities. Dress is casual. RSVP by Oct. 18.

Festival of Trees
Applications are due by Oct. 31 for individuals interested in sponsoring a tree for this year’s Festival of Trees event, sponsored by the Arts Council of Lincoln County. The event will run Dec. 1-23 at the Lincoln Medical Center. To obtain an application or for more information, stop by the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton or call (704) 732-9044.

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