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Around Town — 3-7-14

Play tickets
Tickets are now on sale for the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s upcoming performance of “Seussical” at the Cultural Center. Performances will be March 28-30 and April 4-5. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. The Cultural Center box office will be open 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays to purchase tickets, which may also be purchased at the door or online at lincolntheatreguild.com. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. For more information, call (704) 452-7830(704) 452-7830.

Tree seedling sale
The Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District still has a number of tree seedlings for sale following an event earlier this month. Available seedlings include Baldcypress & River Birch (4 for $5) and White Pine (20 for $5). For more information, call (704) 736-8501(704) 736-8501.

Fish fry
Relay for Life of East Lincoln will host a fish fry 5-8 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 537 N. N.C. 16 in Denver. A second fish fry will be March 14. For more information, call Terry Garcia at (609) 933-9374(609) 933-9374.

Wild Game/Fish Supper
New Vision Ministries, 661 Clark Creek Rd. in Lincolnton, will host its annual Wild Game and Fish Supper at 6 p.m. There will also be an auction, various door prizes and a raffle for a Mossberg .22 Plinkster. Steve Wright will be the guest speaker. For more information, call Pastor Scott Mann at (980) 241-2092(980) 241-2092.

Egg hatching project
Register today to attend the Cooperative Extension’s annual 4-H Hatching Classroom Project 3:30-5 p.m. March 12 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Participants will discover science as they learn the life cycle from egg to bird. The curriculum is designed for youth 2nd-7th grade. Cost is $35. For more information, call (704) 736-8458(704) 736-8458 or email april_dillon@ncsu.edu.

Kids’ Consignment Sale
Highland Drive Church, 2810 Highland Dr. in Lincolnton, will host the first day of its Kids’ Consignment Sale 7-9 p.m.

Yard sale
Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, 454 Mt. Vernon Ch. Rd. in Iron Station, will host a yard salw 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Anyone who would like to rent a table for $5 and sell items may call Ola Mae Foster at (980) 429-0509(980) 429-0509.

Church breakfast
Marvin UMC, Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. A $6 donation is suggested to assist the parsonage fund.

Indoor yard sale
Crowell Memorial UMC, 4018 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton, will host an indoor yard sale 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. with women’s clothing and shoes for just $1 apiece. Proceeds will benefit Amy’s House in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-8889(704) 735-8889.

Spring marketplace
Crouse UMC, 3311 Crouse Sch. Rd. in Crouse, will host a Spring Marketplace event 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A portion of proceeds from food and vendor sales will benefit church mission work. The marketplace will feature new brand-name gowns, accessories, a nail salon, Mary Kay products, Easter and Mother’s Day gift baskets, handmade crafts, pottery and more. For more information, call Mildred at (704) 472-0032(704) 472-0032.

Indoor yard sale
Boger City UMC, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host an indoor yard sale 8-11 a.m. For more information, call (704) 735-7513(704) 735-7513.

Food giveaway
Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse Sch. Rd. in Crouse, will host a Hope for Life Food Giveaway starting 8 a.m. in the church parking lot. The event will be sponsored in cooperation with Christian Ministry of Lincolnton, Second Harvest Food Bank in Charlotte and various other area churches. Families may receive a food box if they already qualify for food stamps or Christian Ministry assistance.

Kids’ Consignment Sale
Highland Drive Church, 2810 Highland Dr. in Lincolnton, will host the second and final day of its Kids’ Consignment Sale 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with all items discounted 50 percent.

Tea and fashion show
East Lincoln Christian Ministry will host a Mother-Daughter-Friend Tea and Fashion Show 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 537 N. N.C. 16 in Denver. The show will feature formal/event dresses and accessories, which may be purchased after the show. To reserve a seat, call Kathy at (860) 919-4861(860) 919-4861 or ELCM at (704) 483-4415(704) 483-4415.

Overeaters Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous will meet 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2639 E. N.C. 150 in Lincolnton (white building behind church). The group meets every Saturday. For more information, call Robbie at (704) 616-2630(704) 616-2630.

Race registration
Registration is due for the 2nd Annual Trooper FootChase 5K & Fun Run, set for March 29 at The Conover City Park in Conover. The Fun Run will be 8:30 a.m. followed by the 5K at 9 a.m. For more information, visit NC-Troopers-Footchase-5K on Facebook or runsignup.com/Race/NC/Conover/NCTroopersFootChase5K.

Robotics event 
North Lincoln Middle School, 1503 Amity Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, and Lincoln County Schools will sponsor a CyberKids Robotics Competition at the school. Team judging will be at 8:30 a.m. followed by robot runs at 12:30 p.m. Parents and guests may arrive at 12 p.m. For more information, contact Glenda Walker at gwalker@lincoln.k12.nc.us or (704) 736-1017(704) 736-1017.

Chili dinner
Asbury UMC, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host an all-you-can-eat chili dinner 4-8 p.m. with homemade chili slowed cooked with beans and choice of cornbread, biscuits or crackers, dessert and drink. Children may choose macaroni and cheese. Proceeds will benefit the Honduras Mission Team. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Church concert
Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 Business in Lowesville, will host Jack Kimbro and Spencer Mountain Quintet in concert at 6 p.m. along with Scott Whitener and the Temple Baptist Celebration Choir. A free will offering will be collected. The event is free to attend.

Church meal
Laboratory UMC, 1850 Bill Lynch Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a fellowship meal at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-6605(704) 735-6605.

River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Children under 12 will not be admitted.

Slave Narratives event
The Cultural Center in Lincolnton will host a dramatic depictions of actual slave narratives from the Library of Congress, selected and published by Lincolnton author Steve Payseur. Local Director and Playwright Earline Smith will direct the free event, which will be 7 p.m. in the Timken Performance Hall. A love offering will be collected during intermission for the Lincoln County NAACP Scholarship Fund. For more information, call (704) 732-9055(704) 732-9055.

Genealogical Society
The Broad River Genealogical Society will host its monthly presentation 3 p.m. at the Putnam Memorial Baptist Church, 1146 Country Home Rd. in Shelby. Cary and Helen Grant historians at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Clover will present on the church’s 250th anniversary. Refreshments will be served.

LHS reunion meeting
The reunion committee for the second annual LHS reunion classes of 1960-70 will meet 6 p.m. for a covered dish event in the old high school cafeteria at the Gaston College-Lincoln campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaston College-Lincoln campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Each donor will receive a free T-shirt. For more information or to setup an appointment, visit carolinadonor.org or call (704) 972-4700(704) 972-4700.

NARFE meeting
Chapter 1983 of The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet 12 p.m. at the Lincoln House restaurant in Lincolnton. Visitors are welcome. For more information, (704) 748-6498(704) 748-6498.

Ilasik seminar
Graystone Eye’s Hickory office will host a free ilasik refractive surgery seminar at 6 p.m. Everyone who attends will receive an $800 certificate towards the surgery procedure and enter to win a $1,500 gift certificate toward iLasik or lens replacement. For more information, call (828) 304-6611(828) 304-6611 or visit graystonelasik.com

SF Baptist Association
First Baptist Church of High Shoals will host the South Fork Baptist Association’s quarterly meeting at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Nadine Warlick at (704) 735-6660(704) 735-6660 or the church at (704) 735-5652(704) 735-5652.

Relay for Life
East Lincoln Relay for Life will hold a team captain meeting 7:30 p.m. at Sports Page Food & Spirits in Denver. For more information, visit “Relay-For-Life-of-East-Lincoln-County” on Facebook or relayforlife.org and search “East Lincoln.”

McDonald’s night
Pumpkin Center Primary School will host its monthly fundraising night 5-8 p.m. at the McDonald’s restaurant in Boger City. Each child will receive a free tasty surprise. All monies raised will be used towards the purchase of technology and basic school supplies for classrooms.

Iron Station Seniors
The Iron Station Seniors group will meet 12 p.m. at Ironton Presbyterian Church, weather permitting.

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