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Around Town — 4-2-14

WEDNESDAY
Quilt Guild
Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lincoln County Senior Center on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus, 514 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Tony Darr at (704) 992-2871 or email him at ldarrnc@aol.com.

Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club will meet 11 a.m. at the Lincoln House Restaurant in Lincolnton.

GED scholarship/college class
Registration is now available for students interested in obtaining a scholarship to pay for the GED test. In order to apply, students must attend a Basic Skills Orientation class, set for 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 7-10. For more information and additional dates, call (704) 748-5226.

THURSDAY
Sunshine Quilters
Beginning sewing group the Sunshine Quilters will meet 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln County Senior Center, 514 S. Aspen St. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-9053.

Guitar lessons    
Anyone interested in taking guitar or bass lessons can sign up 7 p.m. in the Rotary Room at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton (second floor). The facility also offers instruction on a variety of different instruments. For more information on guitar and other programs, call Michael Christian at (828) 897-1407.

Hospice celebration
Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County has moved to a new, larger location and will celebrate the move with a reception for the public 5 p.m. at 900 Donita Drive in Lincolnton. For more information, call Tiffany Petti at (704) 375-0100 or email pettit@hpccr.org.

FRIDAY
SciVisit for students
Gaston College will host a SciVisit for select Lincoln and Gaston middle school students 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Dallas campus. The event will promote STEMM awareness of science, technology, engineering, math and medical through hands-on, interactive activities. For more information, call Heather Woodson at (704) 922-6311 or email her at woodson.heather@gaston.edu.

Theatre Guild play 
The Lincoln Theatre Guild and First Federal Savings Bank will present “Suessical” 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center (Timken Performance Hall). Additional performances will be 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (this show sold-out). Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students and may be purchased at the door or in advance at lincolntheatreguild.com or 3-5 p.m. Thursday at the Cultural Center box office. For more information, call (704) 452-7830 or (704) 732-9055.

SATURDAY
5K race/Fun Run            
North Lincoln High School, Lee Lawing Rd. in Lincolnton, will host an iKnight 5K Walk and Fun Run to raise money for the school. The Fun Run will be 8:30 a.m.; the 5K will follow at 9 a.m. To register, visit nlhs.lincoln.k12.nc.us. There will also be a silent auction. The southbound lane from N.C. 150 to Majesty Ct. will be closed during the races. For more information, call Nathan McLean or Beth Franck at (704) 736-1969.

Relay breakfast
Crowell Memorial UMC, 4018 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast fundraiser 7-10 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life of Lincolnton. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, call (704) 735-8889.

Medicine Drop-off
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will host an unwanted medicine drop-off event 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Adam District Office at the Howard’s Creek Fire Department, 3606 W. N.C. 27 in Lincolnton. The following items will be accepted: prescription pills, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, liquid medications in leak-proof containers and medicated ointments/creams. For more information, call (704) 732-9050.

Clothes giveaway  
First Wesleyan Church, 115 Bonview Ave. in Lincolnton, will host an open closet giveaway and free hot dog lunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Available items will include clothing, housewares and more.

Blessing of the Bikes 
Driven By Grace Ministry, a ministry of Lincolnton Church of God, will host its 8th Annual Blessing of the Bikes, a free event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a hot dog lunch, live bands, vendors and more. In the event of rain, the event will be April 12.

Jedi Academy
Each of the branches of the Lincoln County Public Library will host a Jedi Academy for children ages 6 to 10. Children will graduate from the event as Jedi Knights. The event is part of the library system’s March/April celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday this year. The library is doing a community read of the “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily a New Hope” by Ian Doescher. For more information call (704) 735-8044.

Moore reunion
The descendants of John Pinky Moore and Nancy Margaret Moore will host a reunion 2 p.m. at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in Kings Mountain. Attendants are asked to bring their favorite covered dish. For more information, call one of the following: Vivian Patterson at (704) 435-2295, Myrtle King at (704) 860-2809, Barbara Jones at (704) 739-9719 or  Kay Pruitte Proctor at (704) 739-4804.

Education discussion 
Asbury UMC, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host N.C. House Rep. Jason Saine at 3 p.m. Saine will speak on the Common Core Curriculum and how it will affect students.

Scout fundraiser    
Cub Scout Pack 82 will be selling Camp Cards 5-8 p.m. in front of Lowe’s Home Improvement in Lincolnton. The cards will contain discounts for locations throughout Lincoln and Gaston Counties.

Theatre Guild play
The Lincoln Theatre Guild and First Federal Savings Bank will present “Suessical” 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center (Timken Performance Hall). Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students and may be purchased at the door or in advance at lincolntheatreguild.com or 3-5 p.m. Thursday at the Cultural Center box office. For more information, call (704) 452-7830 or (704) 732-9055.

SUNDAY
Spaghetti dinner
Asbury UMC, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a spaghetti lunch 12-2 p.m. to raise money for a mission trip to Honduras. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under.

Church concert
The Episcopal Church of St. Peter-by-the-Lake, 8433 Fairfield Forest Rd. in Denver, will host The Brubeck Project at 3 p.m. as part of its Alexander Community Concert Series. A reception and meet-and-greet will follow. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and free for 12 and under. For more information, call Ben Benoit at (704) 489-6249 or (704) 483-3460.

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