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Around Town — 1-20-14

TODAY

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 Courthouse. Individuals will gather on the courthouse steps to hear comments from local community members.

Class reunion

The 1964 Class of Lincolnton High School will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sept. 6 at the Lincoln Country Club. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by calling Bradley Beal at (262) 960-3938 or email LHS1964grad@aol.com.

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.

Flu discussion

CMC-Lincoln will host another program in its “Keeping on Track with Diabetes” series 6 p.m. at Sally’s YMCA in Denver. Gwen McBee, R.N., C.D.E., will lead a discussion on the flu. Participants will also get to sample homemade tomato soup.

TUESDAY

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.

Relay for Life

Relay for Life of Lincolnton will meet 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton. All teams are invited to attend. There will be on-site registration and buy-one-get-one luminaries and other items. For more information, visit relayforlife.org/lincolntonnc.

Line dance lessons

Johnny and Vickie Colvard are leading the second class of an 8-week line dance program 7-8:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Classes are Tuesdays 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.

Lions Club

The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. in the Elm Classroom of the Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Members and guests planning to eat in the CMC-Lincoln cafeteria should arrive 30 minutes early. Topics of discussion will include future service projects, fundraisers and the club’s upcoming Zone 11 meeting.

WEDNESDAY

Spay/neuter clinic

Humane Society of Lincoln County will host registration 1-4 p.m. at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton for a low-cost spay/neuter clinic Feb. 4. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration. For more information, email hslcsspayneuter@gmail.com.

THURSDAY

Pie Day

The N.C. Cooperative Extension (Lincoln County unit) will celebrate National Pie Day 12 p.m. at the Citizens Center with more than 30 different pie samples. Sampling is free. Recipe books will available for $3. For more information, call Melinda Houser at (704) 736-8461.

Spay/neuter clinic

Humane Society of Lincoln County will host registration 4-6 p.m. at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton for a low-cost spay/neuter clinic Feb. 4. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration. For more information, email hslcsspayneuter@gmail.com.

LKN Covekeepers

The Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 S. Pilot Knob Rd. in Stanley. Billy Wilson, President of Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists, will speak on environmental protection and wildlife preservation. For more information, call Ben Benoit at (704) 489-6249.

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