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Around Town — 1-13-14

Scholarship applications
Gaston College students may now apply for scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. Awards range from $250 to more than $2,500. To apply by Feb. 17, visit gaston.edu. For more information, call (704) 922-6228 or (704) 922-6312.

College orientation
Gaston College will hold a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class starting 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. today in room 118 of the Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Additional classes this month will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 27-30. Classes are for students interested in obtaining a GED or Adult High School diploma. For more information, please call 704-748-5226.

Senior Bingo
The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host a Senior Bingo night at 6 p.m. for ages 55 and up. For more information, call (704) 922-2170. For a complete listing of events, visit gastongov.com.

Play auditions
In My Father’s House Community Support Services, Inc., in Lincolnton will host auditions 6 p.m. at 5th Avenue Church in Gastonia for the upcoming production of “You Don’t Know the Cost of My Anointing.” Anyone who can sing, act or dance is welcome to audition and is asked to prepare a monologue and a piece of music. For more information, call Prophetess Ivey Robinson at (704) 419-3298.

Commissioners meeting  
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet 6:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information, visit lincolncounty.org.

Coalition of Churches
The Coalition Of Churches will meet 7 p.m. at Oaklawn School in Lincolnton. The discussion for the meeting will be the completion of MLK events and black history Information. The public is invited to attend.

LCS Spelling Bee
The annual Lincoln County Spelling Bee will start 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton. A practice round will be at 9:30 a.m. (no spectators allowed). Doors will close promptly at 10 a.m., and late spectators will not be permitted to enter.

NARFE meeting  
Chapter 1983 of the the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet 12 p.m. at Lincoln House restaurant in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 748-6498. Visitors are welcome.

Lasik eye seminar
Graystone Eye will host a free ilasik seminar 6 p.m. at the Hickory office. Everyone who attends will receive a $1,000 certificate toward an ilasik procedure and entered to win a $1,500 certificate. For more information, call (828) 304-6611 or visit graystone-eye.com.

Mentoring Moms
Mentoring Moms Community Outreach Program will host a new session 6-8 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, Pine St. in Lincolnton. For more information or referral bank, call Gwendolyn Cobb at (704) 477-8360.

Board of Education
The Lincoln County Board of Education will meet 6:30 p.m. in the Board Conference Room of the LCS administrative office building, N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton.

Line dancing
Johnny and Vickie Colvard will lead an 8-week line dance class 7-8:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Registration will be 6:30 p.m. the first night. Classes will continue every Tuesday through March 4 with an end-of-class party on March 14. Cost is $50. For more information, call (704) 689-0132 or visit djjohnnyc.com.

Board of Health
The Lincoln County Board of Health will meet 7 p.m. at department headquarters, 151 Sigmon Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-3001.

Church fundraiser
First Presbyterian Church, 114 W. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a fundraiser for Christian Ministry 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Executive Director Susan Brymer will host a presentation, and a free meal will be handed out to all attendants. The nonprofit is asking for both financial donations and non-perishable household staples.

Guitar lessons 
Michael Christian and Crew will offer guitar lessons 5 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. His wife Rachel Christian will lead a female guitar program. For more information or to register, call (828) 897-1407.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host comedian Denise Thomas (stage name “Gladys Friday”) 6 p.m. at the Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Attendants are asked to bring a love offering and a covered dish.

Nutrition Seminar
St. Peter by-the-Lake Episcopal Church, 8433 Fairfield Forest Rd. in Denver, will host a nutrition seminar at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Parish Nursing Team is sponsoring the event. For more information, call Jeanne Hawkins at (704) 483-1684.

Lincoln Quilters
The Lincoln Quilters will meet 7 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The program will be the annual challenge, and members will select winners. Visitors are welcome.

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