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Around Town — 2-24-14

College orientation
Gaston College will host a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m. daily through Feb. 27 in room 118 of the Lincoln campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. The class is for students interested in obtaining a GED or Adult High School diploma. For more information, call (704) 748-5226(704) 748-5226.

Building and Site Committee 
The Lincoln County Board of Education will hold a special called Building and Site Committee meeting 3 p.m. at the Board of Education administrative offices, 353 N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton, to review the request for qualifications from design-build firms for the new Asbury School and East Lincoln High School Field House renovation.

Curriculum fair 
West Lincoln High School, Shoal Rd. in Vale, will host its 2014 Curriculum Fair and ACT Information Session 6-7:30 p.m. The fair will be in the old gym; the ACT session will be in the media center. Displays will be avalable from every academic department, the Lincoln County School of Technology and Gaston College. For more information, call (704) 736-9453(704) 736-9453.

Heart healthy event
CMC-Lincoln will host a session on being heart healthy with Gena Ashwood, RN and heart failure navigator with the hospital, 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Medical Plaza, McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Valerie Burgess at (980) 212-6006(980) 212-6006.

Photography Club
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center. The group will review buttons and settings on a DSLR camera. Visitors are welcome.

S.A.F.E. Seminar       
Carillon Assisted Living, 440 Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a S.A.F.E. Seminar 1-3 p.m. for caregivers and families of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, call (704) 732-0029(704) 732-0029 or email tim.sullivan@carillonassistedliving.com.

Small Area Plan      
The Small Area Plan meeting, originally set for Feb. 11 but cancelled due to snow, will be 6:30 p.m. at Lebanon UMC, 5033 Lebanon Ch. Rd. in Denver. For more information, call (704) 736-8726(704) 736-8726.

NAACP meeting
The Lincoln County NAACP will meet 6:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton to discuss and plan upcoming group events.

Career Expo
Lincoln County Advanced Manufacturing partners and Lincoln County Schools will host “The Career Expo: Manufacturing a Future That Works” for 700 middle and high school career and technical education students 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Aptar Food & Beverage facility inside Lincoln County’s Industrial Park in Lincolnton. The expo will highlight careers and educational opportunities and promote future employers. For more information, contact Kara Brown, at the Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA) at (704) 732-1511(704) 732-1511 or email kara@lincolnleda.org.

LKN Covekeepers
Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 S. Pilot Knob Rd. in Stanley. Guest speaker Batrry Shearin, deputy director for operations for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Department will discuss what his agency is doing to protect the area water supply from sewage spills, construction site pollution and chemical/radiation contamination. For more information, call Ben Benoit at (704) 489-6249(704) 489-6249.

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