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Around Town — 10-9-13

“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 for a covered dish lunch. SHIIP will also present a program on Medicare prescription drug plans and fraud.

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.

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.

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.

LKN scavenger hunt
The 4th Annual Lake Norman Leukemia Cup Regatta will be today and Saturday benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Activities will start 6 p.m. today and again 9:55 a.m. on Saturday. For more information on the event or how to donate, call Martha Staley at (828) 244-5577. For further details on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, call Anne Reitzes at (704) 705-1816.

Art exhibit                                                                                                                                                                          
The 2013 Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition exhibit will be on display 6-8 p.m. with an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-9044 or email artslincolnnc@gmail.com.

Church bazaar  
McKendree UMC, Maiden Hwy. in Maiden, will host a fall bazaar 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with baked goods and a yard sale.

Country breakfast                                                                                                                                                    
Marvin UMC, Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. A $6 donation is suggested. Proceeds will benefit the parsonage fund.

Country breakfast                                                                                                                                                    
The UMC Women’s group at Bess Chapel UMC, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Goat Festival/Bazaar                                                                                                                                         
May’s Chapel UMC in Maiden will host its annual Fainting Goat Festival and Bazaar 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit church missions and other minstry projects. The event will feature mini silky fainting goats, Nigerian dwarf dairy goats and other small animals 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Goat milk products such as soap, lotion and lip balm will be for sale along with baked goods. For more information, call the church at (828) 428-8320.

Fall Cleanup   
Lincoln County will participate in the N.C. Big Sweep Fall Cleanup 8 a.m. at Beatty’s Ford Park in Denver. Boats will depart from the park between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and return 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, contact Patty Korn at (704) 489-8761 or pattykornpjk@aol.com.

Fall festival/fish fry                                                                                                                                                        
The Whitehat Ministry of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 907 Calvary Ln. in Vale, will host a fall festival 11 a.m. with a car show, fish fry and yard sale. Canned goods will be for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Joseph Cunningham Scholarship Fund. For more information, call Julia Thomas at (704) 276-2201.

Mobile food drop 
Christian Ministries of Lincoln County and Second Harvest Food Bank in Charlotte, Laboratory UMC and other Lincolnton area Methodist on a Mission churches will host a mobile food drop 8 a.m. at Pisgah UMC, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton. Food will handed out to USDA qualified individuals or SNAP recipients.

Alpaca festival   
Good Karma Ranch Alpacas, 1041 Brevard Pl. Rd. in Iron Station, will host their 2nd Annual Fall Fest 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free. Donations will be accepted for the guided reading program at Catawba Springs Elementary School. For more information, visit goodkarmaranch.com or email goodkarmaranch@gmail.com.

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.

Bike show/auction                                                                                                                                                   
Driven By Grace Biker Ministry will host Britt’s 7th Annual Bike Show & Auction 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lincolnton Church of God’s Family Life Center, 1435 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton. There will be a free BBQ lunch, live music, vendors, awards, shirts and more. Cost is $15 to enter the bike show, and all bikes must ride in. Rain date will be Oct. 19.

Church BBQ                                                                                                                       
Boger City UMC, 2320 East Main St. in Lincolnton, will host its annual fall BBQ 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Pumpkins and mums will also be for sale. Proceeds will benefit church mission work. For more information, call (704) 735-7513.

Rosary Rally   
St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church in Lincolnton will sponsor a Rosary Rally 12 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. The event’s purpose is to pray for the nation.

Art & Wine Fest                                                                                                                     
The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host its annual Art & Wine Fest 12-6 p.m. on East Main St. in Lincolnton. For more information, email artslincolnnc.org or call (704) 732-9044.

Community meal  
Faith Baptist Church, 5194 Old Plank Rd. in Iron Station, will host a community meal at 5 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-9820.

Church concert
Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 in Lowesville, will host the the Jay Stone Singers, from Fayetteville, in concert at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for teens and up and includes dinner and desserts. For more information, call Carroll Cooke at (704) 618-9762.

River Oaks Band    
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Due to insurance liabilities, chlidren must be 12 and up to attend. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.

Church concert
Brian Burchfield will perform 10 a.m. at Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse Sch. Rd. in Crouse. For more information, call Pastor Dale at (704) 530-4681.

River View Baptist Church, 2230 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton , will host its annual homecoming starting 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. A worship service will follow at 11 a.m. Lunch will be provided. Reverend Keith Hollar, of South Fork Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.

First Baptist High Shoals will host its annual homecoming 11 a.m. with Rev. Malcolm Ivey and special music. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service in the fellowship hall.

Church lunch
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken and ham luncheon 12-12:30 p.m. A $6 donation is suggested. Dine-in or take-out options will be available. Proceeds will benefit development of the church courtyard.

Anthony reunion
The Anthony family reunion will be 1 p.m. at Bethlehem UMC, 6753 N.C. 182 in Cherryville.

Smith reunion
The Smith reunion will be 1 p.m. at Macedonia Pentecostal Church, Macedonia Rd. in Vale.

The Lincoln County Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. at Oaklawn School in Lincolnton. The public is invited to attend.

Diabetes class
CMC-Lincoln will host another session in its diabetes series entitled “Give Yourself a Hand: Managing Your Diabetes,” which will be 6 p.m. at the Senior Center, located at the Gaston College-Lincoln campus, 514 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (980) 212-6006.

LHS 1973 reunion
RSVP by Oct. 18 to attend the LHS Class of 1973’s 40th reunion, which will be 7-10 p.m. Nov. 2 at the VFW building in Lincolnton. Cost is $25. Attire is casual. Send an RSVP to the following address: People’s Bank, Attn: Chris Smith, P.O. Box 486, Lincolnton, N.C. 28093.

Chicken pie/dumpling sale    
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pie, chicken dumpling and stew beef supper starting 11 a.m. Oct. 19 with dine-in or take-out options available. To pre-order on or before Oct. 18, call Jessie or Brandie Summey at (704) 732-7529. For to-go orders on event day, call (704) 735-2968. Cost is $9. Proceeds will benefit the church building fund.

Handgun class
Lincoln County Board of Realtors will sponsor a concealed-carry handgun training class 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Lincolnton Sportsman Lodge, Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton. Cost is $60 and includes lunch. To register, visit lincolnncrealtors.com and click the “CW Fundraiser” link. For more information, call (704) 473-4061 or (704) 477-0277. Proceeds will benefit Coalition Against Child Abuse.

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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