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Around Town — 4-4-14

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.

Church BBQ sale
New Grace Baptist Church, 3463 N.C. 73 in Iron Station, will take orders starting 10 a.m. for a BBQ sale Saturday to raise money for a church mission trip to the Philippines. Those who purchased food items may dine-in at the church 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Cost is $3 for sandwiches and $7 for a plate. For more information, call (704) 732-9918 or (704) 747-6434.

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
Church yard sale
McKendree UMC, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host an indoor yard sale 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.

Yard sale
Covenant Bible Church, 2168 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a huge indoor yard sale 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a variety of items discounted after 11 a.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1559.

5K race/Fun Run   
North Lincoln High School, 2737 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.

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. Aerosol cans will not be accepted. Individuals may remain anonymous. For more information, call (704) 732-9050.

Church BBQ sale
New Grace Baptist Church, 3463 N.C. 73 in Iron Station, will host a BBQ dine-in event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for those who have already placed orders. Proceeds will benefit an upcoming church mission trip to the Philippines. Cost is $3 for sandwiches and $7 for a plate. For more information, call (704) 732-9918 or (704) 747-6434.

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.

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). For more information, call Robbie at (704) 616-2630.

Jedi Academy
Each of the branches of the Lincoln County Public Library (i.e. Vale, Denver and Lincolnton) will host a Jedi Academy 2-3:30 p.m. 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 or to register, 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.

Church concert
Grace Baptist Church, 495 Horseshoe Lake Road in Lincolnton, will host the group Higher Ground, from Mt. Holly, in concert at 7 p.m.

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 in concert at 3 p.m. as part of its Alexander Community Concert Series. A reception and meet-and-greet will follow the performance. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and free for children 12 and under. For more information, call Ben Benoit at (704) 489-6249 or the church at (704) 483-3460.

MONDAY
Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4-7 p.m. at Denver Fire Department, 3956 N.C. 16 in Denver. To schedule an appointment, call (704) 972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org.

Game night
The West Lincoln Library, 5545 W. N.C. 27 in Vale, will host a game night 6-7:30 p.m. featuring Angry Birds Star Wars and Jeopardy. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.

Church conference
Herndon Chapel AME Zion Church, 1121 Georgetown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host “Passion Conference: Take me to the King” 7 p.m. nightly through Wednesday. There will be a different speaker each night, and all proceeds and materials collected will be donated to the local Child Advocacy Center. For more information, call Jamel Farley at (704) 240-2351.

TUESDAY
Cherryville work session
The City of Cherryville will host a town work session (rescheduled from March 31) starting 9 a.m. in the training room of the Cherryville Fire Department, 411 E. Church St. For more information, call the City Clerk’s Office at (704) 435-1709.

NARFE meeting
Chapter 1983 of National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet 12 p.m. at the Lincoln House restaurant. Gary Richards, retired NASA employee, will lead a discussion on spinoffs of the Space Program. For more information, call 704-748-6498.

McDonald’s Night                      
Pumpkin Center Primary School will host its monthly McDonald’s fundraising night 5-8 p.m. at the location in Boger City. Each child will receive a free tasty surprise. Individuals may bring dollars to play to win prizes and purchase raffle tickets. All money raised will be used to purchase technology and basic school supplies for PCP classrooms.

Pottery fundraiser
Rising Sun Pottery, 209 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton, will host the 16th Annual Mug-a-thon for the Humane Society of Lincoln County 5-7 p.m. Mugs will be $10 and $20 for collector face mugs. Sixty percent of proceeds will go to HSLC. For more information, call (704) 735-5820 or email risingsunpottery@bellsouth.net.

Tai Chi
First Presbyterian Church in Lincolnton will offer free Tai Chi classes 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday in April and May with Instructor Myra Jane Ramseur, LAC. All ages are welcome. For more information, call (704) 472-3632.

Scholarship deadline   
Today is the final day to register for the Trey Whiteside Memorial Scholarship. One senior from each of the county’s four public high schools will be chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship. To apply, visit a school guidance counselor or call (704) 477-6967.

WEDNESDAY
Siren test
McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville, near the Lincoln County line, will have a three-minute siren test at 11:50 a.m. No public action is required.

Iron Station seniors
The Iron Station seniors group will meet 12 p.m. at Ironton Presbyterian Church for a covered dish lunch.

 

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