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Around Town — 3-24-14

Diabetes discussion 
CMC-Lincoln will host the free discussion “Complimentary and Alternative Medicine and Diabetes” 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Dr. Wissom Nadra will speak; refreshments will be provided. Registration is not required. For more information, call Valerie at (980) 212-6006(980) 212-6006.

Relay merchants’ meeting                                                                                                                        
Relay for Life of Lincolnton will host a meeting 6 p.m. at Court Street Grille in Lincolnton for downtown merchants regarding the 20th anniversary Relay event on May 2. Dinner will be a dutch-treat, and officials will discuss street closings, event timing and opportunities for each business to reveal Relay’s “Paint the Town Purple” idea during the event.

“Health Talk” program                                                                                                                   
Registration is now open to attend CMC-Lincoln’s free “Health Talk” program “Get Back in the Game: Shoulder and Knee Injuries,” set for 6 p.m. April 1 in the Oak Classroom at Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Larry Martin, MD, of CMC Orthopedic Surgery-Lincoln, will speak on prevention tips, treatment options and when to see a physician. Dinner will be provided. For more information and to RSVP, call (980) 212-6045(980) 212-6045 or visit carolinashealthcare.org/HealthTalksLincoln.

Photography Club                                                                                                                                    
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center. Kenny Bracket will present the program “Photography by the Numbers.” Participants are asked to bring challenge photos for the last four weeks. For more information on the club, visit lincolnphotographyclub.blogspot.com.

Gaston College meeting                                                                                                                       
The Gaston College Board of Trustees will meet 4 p.m. the Myers Center Board Room at the Dallas Campus, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas.

Marine Corps scholarship                                                                                                                       
The Capt Jeb F. Seagle Marine Corps League is seeking applicants for a $500 scholarship. High school seniors or college students in Lincoln County are eligible to apply. Applicants must be county residents and a member of one of the following: JROTC, ROTC, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy or veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps or U.S. Navy. Applicants may also be a veteran (honorably discharged) or the spouse, child or grandchild of someone from either two military branches. For more information see your high school counselor or contact Sherry Trevino at (704) 735-6936(704) 735-6936 or sherrytrevino@hotmail.com.

Church revival   
First Baptist Church of High Shoals will host a revival “Rivers of Joy Jubilee” 7 p.m. nightly through Thursday. Dr. Dennis Benton will preach a special message; Jordan’s Bridge will provide music on Tues. followed by The Anchormen on Wed. and Squire Parsons on Thurs.

Blood drive     
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Gaston College-Lincoln campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. All donors will receive a free T-shirt. To schedule an appointment, call (704) 972-4700(704) 972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org.

Gaston College workshops   
The Work-Based Learning and Placement program (formerly known as Student Employment and Cooperative Education) will offer two workshops at the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen Street in Lincolnton, starting 8 a.m. with “Job Seeking Skills Workshop” in room 123 of the main building and “How to Navigate N.C. Works Online” at 1 p.m. in the same room. For more information, contact Joy Morrow at (704) 922- 6360(704) 922- 6360 or email morrow.joy@gaston.edu.

Gaston College program                                                                                                                        
Gaston College will host information on its Career and College Promise program 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 125 of the Lincoln Classroom Building at the Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Rising high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend and learn how to earn college credit tuition free while still in high school. For more information, contact Amy Weisgerber at (704) 922-6297(704) 922-6297 or weisgerber.amy@gaston.edu.

Military Officers Association                                                                                                               
The Catawba Valley Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet for a membership dinner 6 p.m. at Lake Hickory Country Club in Hickory. For more details on membership and the MOAA Chapter NC-11, visit moaa-nc.org or email jliburdi@hotmail.com.

Library game night                                                                                                                                           
The Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton will host a game night 6:30-8:30 p.m. and allow the public to test their skills with Angry Birds Star Wars or Jeopardy. For more information, call (704) 735-8044(704) 735-8044.

NAACP meeting                                                                                                                                         
The Lincoln County chapter of the NAACP will host a community meeting 6:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center. Members will plan spring events and scholarship opportunities. The group now meets the fourth Thursday of every month, instead of every fourth Tuesday.

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, with guest speaker Rick Gaskins, executive director of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation. He will address the current coal ash crisis in the state along with its history, environmental dangers and what actions are being taken. For more information, call Ben Benoit at (704) 489-6249(704) 489-6249.

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