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Around Town 2-14-14


Mentoring Moms

Mentoring Moms Community Outreach will be starting a new mentoring session for single moms ages 18-40. To register or obtain more information, call Gwen Cobb at (704) 477-8360.


Scholarship applications

Applications for “The Trey Whiteside Memorial Scholarship” are now being accepted through April 8. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one senior at each of the four Lincoln County public high schools. For more information or to obtain an application, check with your school guidance office or call (704) 477-6967.


Valentine’s luncheon

The Cooperative Extension’s Senior Citizens Council will host an educational program and luncheon 10 a.m. in the Citizens Center. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call (704) 736-8461.


Valentine party cancelled

Gaston County Parks & Recreation and Senior Center has cancelled its Senior Adult Valentine’s Party with entertainer Mark Lippard. It has been rescheduled for Feb. 20. For more information, call (704) 922-2170.


Senior dance

The Lincoln County Senior Center’s Valentine’s Dance will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus, 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton. Cost is $5. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, call (704) 732-9054 or (704) 736-8410.



Tree seedling sale

The Lincoln County Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual tree seedling sale has been rescheduled for March 1, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a number of available seedlings including dogwood, crape myrtle, pecan redbud and more. The sale will continue until all items are gone. For more information, call (704) 736-8501.


Food giveaway cancelled

Daniels Lutheran Church in Lincolnton has cancelled its Bread of Life Food Giveaway. It has been rescheduled for Feb. 25.



The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association will host the Miss Valentine Queen Pageant 11 a.m. for ages 0-19 at the Cherryville Community Building, 106 South Jacob Street. Girls from Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln and surrounding are eligible to partipicate. Proceeds benefit the Miss Gastonia Scholarship Fund. For more information or to receive an application, call (704) 827-7277 or visit missgastoniapageant.com.


Church concert

New Faith Baptist Church, 1224 Mayberry Rd. in Alexis, will host the Pine Ridge Boys in concert at 7 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Joe Drum at (704) 735-5305.


Senior dance

The Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a Valentine’s dance 7-10 p.m. at the Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Tony McGuire and The Delmonicos will perform music from the 1950s & ’60s. Cost is $8. Food will be served. For more information, call (704) 922-2170.


Dinner & dance

The Knights of Columbus will host a Valentine’s dinner and dance at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 537 N. N.C. 16 in Denver. Baked ziti will be served 7-8 p.m. followed by dancing and music 8-11 p.m. with the 18-piece Salisbury Swing Band. To purchase tickets, call Mike Donovan at (352) 628-2857. Cost is $25 for adults and $10 for ages 16 and under.



Military church event

Gospel Way Baptist Church, 3904 Tryon Courthouse Rd. in Cherryville, will host a special “Military Sunday” 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with Doug Carragher. For more information, call Kyeth Lindsay at (704) 466-8774 or visit gospelwayonline.org.


Church luncheon

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


Cook-off fundraiser

Living Ministries, 515 N. N.C. 16 in Denver, will host a chili cook-off fundraiser 12-4 p.m. to benefit local paralyzed resident Dustin Leatherman, who needs money for a special wave therapy. The event will include 20 chili samples, drinks, live music, raffles and prizes. Cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children. For more information, email stryonmelody@gmail.com.


Pastor’s aide workshop

New Providence Full Gospel Church, 947 George Brown Road in Crouse, will host a Pastor’s aide workshop at 4 p.m. with Lady Mary Raley of Mission Church of God in Charlotte. For more information, call (704) 732-9644.




Board of Health

The Lincoln County Board of Health will meet 5:30 p.m. at the Health Department, 151 Sigmon Rd. in Lincolnton. The meeting was rescheduled from Feb. 11. For more information, call (704) 735-3001.


Heart Month program

CMC-Lincoln will celebrate Heart Month 6 p.m. at Sally’s YMCA, Forney Creek Pkwy. in Denver, with the program “Sometime You Feel Like a Nut: What Type of Nuts is Most Heart Healthy?” Gwen McBee, RN, will present the topic. For more information, call (980) 212-6037. An additional program will be Feb. 24 at the Lincoln Medical Plaza.


Post-Polio Support Group

The Cleveland County Post-Polio Support Group, serving Cleveland, Lincoln and surrounding counties, will meet 6 p.m. in the conference room of the Life Enrichment Center of Shelby. Attendants should bring his/her own meal. For more information, call Janet Walker at (704) 692-6249.


Nutrition meeting

The Lincoln County Senior Center will host a nutrition meeting 10-11 a.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center in Denver. Healthy@Home will present a program on congestive heart failure and COPD. For more information, call (704) 736-8811 or (704) 732-9053.


Kindergarten registration

Registration for Lincoln County Schools grades kindergarten and 1st will start today. Parents must register a child at the school he/she will be attending during the 2013-14 school year. For more information, call (704) 732-2261 or email gwalker@lincoln.k12.nc.us.


McDonalds Night

Pumpkin Center Primary School will host McDonalds Night 5-8 p.m. at the location in Boger City. Funds raised will be used to purchase technology and new school supplies for classrooms. Each child will receive a free tasty surprise. Grimace will also be on-hand for the event.


Lions Club

The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. in the Elm Classroom at CMC-Lincoln’s Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Members and guests planning to eat in the hospital cafeteria should arrive 30 minutes early and are encouraged to bring canned food items, grits, cooking oil, laundry detergent and other supplies for Christian Ministry of Lincolnton.



LAHRA meeting

The Lincolnton Area Human Resources Association (LAHRA) will meet 11:45 a.m. at Homesteads Grill & Taphouse in Lincolnton. Roger Self with Southeastern Loss Management will present the program “Current Issues Facing Employers and the Proper Response.” For more information about LAHRA or the meeting, call (704) 817-5710 or email ellen.robbin



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