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Around Town — 1/17/14

Education Foundation
The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation Board of Directors will meet 12 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room at the school board office, N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton. For more information or to RSVP, contact Karen Drum at (704) 736-1017 ext. 30216 or kdrum@lincoln.k12.nc.us by Thursday.

Dental Clinic
Hesed House of Hope will host a dental clinic 8-4 p.m. at 100 Ann Gaither Court in Lincolnton. For more information or to volunteer, call (704) 732-0175.

Poetry Lincolnton
Poetry Lincolnton will host “Poetry Night” 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Poets Tim Peeler and Ted Pope will be the guest poets. Open mic will follow the show.

Pancake breakfast
El Shaddai Full Gospel Baptist Church’s Men’s group will host a pancake breakfast 10:30 a.m. at the church, 4953 E. N.C. 27 in Iron Station. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 11 and under. For more information, call (704) 735-8833.

Pageant fundraiser
A beauty pageant fundraiser will be 2 p.m. at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church North, 270 Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton, in memory of 21-year-old Shakia Newman, who passed away last year. Her parents are hosting the event to raise money to provide a scholarship to at least one area resident. A dinner will follow the pageant in the fellowship hall at $10 a plate. There will also be singing and an award ceremony. For more information, call (704) 308-5520.

Rose Society
The Cleveland/Lincoln Rose Society will meet 6 p.m. at Victory Grove Baptist Church, 457 Victory Grove Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton. A meal will be served. To RSVP, call Jo Ann at (828) 428-3508. Membership for a family or individual is $15 per year.

MLK event
Coalitions of Churches will host an MLK “Black & Gold Banquet” 8 p.m. in the Reception Hall at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Reverend Reginald Broadnax will speak. Cost is $30. To purchase tickets, call Ola Mae Foster at (980) 429-0509.

Church luncheon
McKendree UMC, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a church luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Take-out orders will be available. Donations will also be accepted for missions and other projects. For more information, call (704) 735-4062.

Church service
New Providence Full Gospel Church, 947 George Brown Rd. in Crouse, will host a 4 p.m. service led by Minister Bryan Brooks. Visitors are welcome.

MLK performance
The Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton will host a special performance with worship and music 4 p.m. in the Timken Performance Hall. The event will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his birthday this month.

MLK breakfast
A breakfast in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday will be 8:30 a.m. in the Reception Hall at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Dr. George Creed will speak.

MLK youth event
A youth event will be 11 a.m. in the Timken Performance Hall at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Lunch will be provided.

MLK parade
A parade/march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be 1:30 p.m. in downtown Lincolnton. North Lincoln High School Marching Band, under the direction of Neil Underwood, will head the parade, which will start in the parking lot of Fifth Third Bank on E. Main St. and travel  west towards the Lincoln County courhouse. Individuals will gather on the courthouse steps to hear comments from local community members.

Blood drive
Reeps Grove UMC, 7401 Reeps Grove Ch. Rd. in Vale, will host a blood drive 2-6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (704) 276-2264.

Caregiver support
Lincoln County Senior Services will host Family Caregiver Support Group Meetings through March. Each class will be 3:30 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Office at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton.
Additional classes will be Feb. 18 and March 18. To register or for more information, call (704) 736-8461.

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