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Around Town — 1-31-14

Sexual abuse support  
AVID’s Sexual Assault Crisis Program will offer a support group for survivors of sexual abuse (women only) 5 p.m. at 105 W. Court Square in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 240-4447 or (704) 864-7704.

Art auction 
The “Be a Hero Art Auction” benefiting Communities in Schools (CIS) of Lincoln County will be 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Carolina Trust Bank is also sponsoring the event. Cost is $10; tickets will be available at the CIS office and the Cultural Center. The event will showcase the work of a professional comic book artist, local artisans and CIS students. For more information, call (704) 736-0303.

Pancake fundraiser   
The North Lincoln High School Drama Club will host a Pancake Improvisation Breakfast at 8-10 a.m. at Fatz restaurant, E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Cost is $8 and members. Members of the club will perform improvisational scenes for customers. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, call (980) 241-0692.

YMCA camp kick-off      
The Sally’s YMCA in Denver will host a camp kick-off event 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for individuals to meet leadership staff and register for camp. A similar event will be 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lincoln County YMCA in Lincolnton. For more information, call Ryan Swengros (Sally’s YMCA) at (704) 716-7309 or Jenny Drennen (Lincoln Co. Family YMCA) at (704) 716-4595.

5K registration                                                                                                                     
Registration is due for the East Lincoln High School Valentine’s 5K. Cost is $15 for singles and $35 for couples. Cost is $10 per person for the one-mile fun run. The first $200 to register will receive a free T-shirt. To sign-up, visit denvernc.com/valentine5k. The event will be Feb. 15 at the school. For more information, email mmorrison@lincoln.k12.nc.us.

Medicine Drop  
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will host an unwanted medicine drop 9-11 a.m. at 700 John Howell Memorial Dr. in Lincolnton. The following items may be dropped off: over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements, prescription medications, liquid medications in leak-proof containers and ointments/creams. Aerosol cans will not be accepted. Individuals may remain anonymous. For questions or additional information, call (704) 732-9050.

Church concert    
Grace Baptist Church, 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, will host The Staffsman Quartet in concert at 7 p.m.

Church luncheon  
Crouse UMC, 2376 Pleasant Grove Ch. Rd. in Crouse, will host a fried chicken luncheon to benefit the Church Building, Renovation and Maintenance Fund 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. An $8 donation per plate is suggested.

Bess Chapel UMC, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a four-day revival starting 7 p.m. nightly. For a complete schedule call (704) 435-7969.

Nutrition meeting  
Lincoln County Senior Services, 514 S. Academy St. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in Lincolnton, will host a nutrition meeting 10-11 a.m. in the multi-purpose room 10-11 a.m. Healthy at Home will present a program on heart health. For more information, call (704) 732-9053 or (704) 736-8811.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4-7 p.m. at the Denver Fire Department, 3956 N. N.C. 16 in Denver. To schedule an appointment, call (704) 972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org.

Gourmet cooking workshop    
The Cooperative Extension will host the workshop “Basics of Gourmet Cooking” 5:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Melinda Houser will discuss ways to cook smart, eat smart and move more. Additional classes will be Feb. 25, March 4 and 25. Cost is $30 and must be paid prior to attending. For more information or to register, call (704) 736-8461.

Lion’s Club    
The Lincolnton Lion’s Club will meet 7 p.m. in the Elm Classroom at CMC-Lincoln’s Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Past District Governor Randy Champion, from the Black Mountain Lion’s Club, will discuss his club’s successful fundraising project. Members and guests planning to eat in the hospital cafeteria should arrive 30 minutes before the meeting. A Board of Directors meeting will follow.

Extension’s 100th Anniv.         
The Cooperative Extension will celebrate its 100th Anniversary with a kick-off event. Breakfast will be 7:30 a.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Cost is $10. Fausto Coffee will host a coffee and book event at 9 a.m. followed by a free workshop with Bryce Lane at 10 a.m. To register, call (704) 736-8452. Tickets are available at the Coop. Ext. office.

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