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Around Town — 11-8-13

Cooperative Ext. seminar
Today is the deadline to register for “Who Gets Grandma’s Pie Plate?” The seminar, sponsored by the Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension, will run twice, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The seminar will start conversations about people’s special possessions and what they want to happen to them after death, among other related topics. Cost is $15. For more information or to register, (704) 736-8461.

Craft/bake sale
Salem Baptist Church, 1982 Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a craft and bake sale 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Available items will include canned and baked goods, crafts and cut glass.

Church open house                                                                                                               
Shalom Baptist Church, 210 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, will host the first day of its open house with special activities 5-9 p.m. For more information, call (704) 732-6909.

Bazaar & breakfast
Crowell Memorial UMC, 4018 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a bazaar & breakfast event 7-10 a.m. With baked goods, gifts and crafts. For more information, call (704) 735-8889.

Church breakfast                                                                                                                                
Marvin UMC, Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet and bake sale 7-10 a.m. A $6 donation is suggested.

Craft show
North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a craft show 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For directions and more information, visit northbrookbaptistchurch.com.

Craft sale
A craft sale will take place 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the “Old Heafner Store Building,” N.C. 150 in Crouse, with primitive pottery, linens, china and more. Proceeds will help cover costs for Crouse resident Kathy Heafner’s medical mission trip in summer 2014.

Bluegrass festival
Wayne Taylor’s Homecoming Bluegrass Festival will be 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. At Maiden High School’s auditorium, 600 W. Main St. in Maiden. Tickets may be purchased at Rosemill Antique Shop in Maiden or by visiting waynetaylorandappaloosa.com. Additional groups set to perform include The Moore Brothers, Kevin Richardson and Cuttin’ Edge, The Cockman Family and more.

Overeaters Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous will meet 10 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.

Church open house
Shalom Baptist Church, 210 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, will host the second day of its open house with special activities 2-6 p.m.

Special Olympics
Special Olympics of Lincoln County will host its second bowling competition practice at Pin Station in Newton. A competition will be Dec. 8. A final practice will be Nov. 23. Attendants must be at two of the three practices. For more information, call Lisa Frazier at (704) 308-6398 or Melinda Evans at (980) 241-6734.

BBQ fundraiser
The McKendree UMC Methodist Men’s group will host a BBQ fundraiser 4-7 p.m. for the church’s Country School Project, which assists needy students in the county. The event will be at the church, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton.

Craft sale/spaghetti dinner
Springs Road Church of God will host a craft show, bake sale and spaghetti dinner at 4 p.m.

Church event
Salem Lutheran Church, 3410 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host David Michael Carrillo at 5 p.m. for a special program on his ministry experiences in Latvia.

Church meal
Laboratory UMC, 1850 Bill Lynch Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a fellowship meal at 6 p.m. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call (704) 735-6605.

Art exhibit opening
The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host an opening for the exhibit “Celebrating Native Culture” during a special ceremony 6-9 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. A show with the Tuscarora Smoke Dancers and Drummers will perform 7-8 p.m. along with flute music from Christopher Rowland and Rudy Rivera. For more information, call (704) 732-9044 or email artslincolnnc@gmail.com.

Church concert
Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 in Lowesville, will host The Hayes Family, of Boone, in concert at 6 p.m. A free hot dog supper will be at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (704) 618-9762 or visit livingwordatlkn.com.

Marine Corps ball                                                                                                                     
The Capt. Jeb F. Seagle Marine Corps League Det. #1265 will host the 238th United States Marine Corps Birthday Ball starting 6 p.m. with cocktails. Dinner will follow at 7 p.m. along with an 8 p.m. ceremonial cake cutting. The band “Cadence” will perform. Cost is $35. A cash bar will also be on hand. For more information, call Monica Lockwood at (704) 802-4090. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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, children under 12 will not be admitted.

Church dedication/homecoming   
Shalom Baptist Church, 210 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, will celebrate homecoming and a building dedication with a service starting with a 9:30 prayer time followed by a 10:30 a.m. service and an 11:30 a.m. Lunch. The Epps Family will perform at 1 p.m. For more information, call (704) 732-6909 or Pastor Mike Futrell at (980) 429-5937.

Old Fashion Day
Buffalo Shoals Baptist Church, 1744 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host Old Fashion Day with a 10 a.m. service with Rev. Johnny Pruitt and singing from group “Charity of Four” at 11 a.m.

Denver Wesleyan Church, 2391 N.C. 16 in Denver, will celebrate its annual homecoming with a 10:30 a.m. “The Pathfinders” will perform special music. A covered dish lunch will follow.

The Downtown Development Assocation (DDA) will host a Veterans Day Cruise-In 1-5 p.m. in downtown Lincolnton. Cars and trucks from 1974 and earlier are welcome to participate. No vehicles are allowed before 12:30 p.m. due to limited church parking.

Veterans program
Cherryville Historical Museum, 109 E. Main St. in Cherryville, will host Dr. Bill Lowe, of First Presbyterian Church, 3 p.m. for the program “If a Uniform Could Talk.”

Veterans service
Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 1110 E. Pine St. in Lincolnton, will observe Veterans Day at 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Harp concert                                                                                                                                
The Lincoln County Concert Assocation (LCCA) will host the Blue Ridge Harp Ensemble 3 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Cost is $20 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call Allen Hubbard at (704) 748-6662 or Rick Ramseur at (704) 735-7287.

Veterans Day event                                                                                                                 
Asbury UMC, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host its second annual Veterans Day service at 6 p.m. with special music, prayer and personal narratives. For more information, contact Rev. Anita Sain at (704) 740-8195 or the church at aumcsecretary@bellsouth.net.

Veterans Day breakfast    
American Legion Post 30 will host its annual Veterans Day breakfast 8 a.m. at post headquarters, 1120 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Legion members, veterans, National Guard members, active duty and reserves are all invited. Legion will host ceremonies following the 11 a.m. parade on the east side of the courthouse. For more information, call (704) 477-8829.

Veterans event     
The Student Veteran Association and The Student Government Association at Gaston College will host a ceremony to honor veterans from every military 10– 11 a.m. in the lobby of the main building at the Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, contact Darren Stewart at (704) 922-6229 or stewart.darren@gaston.edu.

Veterans Day Parade  
The Downtown Development Association (DDA) will host a Veterans Day Parade 11 a.m. in downtown Lincolnton. Lineup start 9 a.m. on E. Water St. For more information, call (704) 736-8915.

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.

McDonalds night
Pumpkin Center Primary School in Lincolnton will hold its monthly McDonalds fundraiser 5-8 p.m. at the new McDonalds in Boger City. The event will be the second Tuesday of each month through May. Each child will receive a free tasty surprise. All funds raised will be used to purchase new technology and basic school supplies for classrooms.

Jewelry class   
The Arts Council of Lincoln County will offer a jewelry class 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton with teacher Kathryn Berkowitz. For more information, visit artslincolnnc.org or call (704) 732-9044.

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