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Around Town — 4-7-14


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.

Cherryville work session      
The City of Cherryville will host a city 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.

Board of Education                                                                                                                                   
The Lincoln County Board of Education will meet 5 p.m. at its administrative offices, 353 N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton, for a Budget and Finance Committee Meeting to prepare the 2014-2015 budget. The Board will follow with its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. with a closed session. An open session will start at 7 p.m.

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.

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.

Memory Apron project 
The Lincoln County Senior Center, 514 S. Academy St. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in Lincolnton, will host a workshop 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for its ongoing Memory Apron project. The aprons will be handed out to individuals in the community with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Lunch will be provided. Sewing machines, sewing boxes and scissors are needed. An additional workshop will be May 9. For more information or to register, call Becky Putnam at (704) 736-8410 or Tabitha Thomas at (704) 732-9053.

Art class  
UMAR-Lincolnton Arts Center “Art on Main,” 202 E. Main St., will host a beginner level watercolor class 6-8 p.m. Participants must bring a set of watercolor brushes and watercolor paper. Cost is $10. More advanced watercolor classes will also take place throughout April and May. For more information, call (704) 240-9838.

Widowed Group  
The Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will meet 6 p.m. for a covered dish dinner at the Gaston County Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Counselor Marcia Thompson will follow with the program “Building Healthy Relationships.” For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

Rotary Auction                                                                                                                                         
The 21st Annual Lincoln County Rotary Auction for Education will be 6 p.m. nightly through Saturday at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. The auction provides funds for the Rotary Student Loan Fund. For more information or to volunteer, donate or register for the event, email Becky Reavis at becky.reavis@gmail.com.

Sons of Confederate                                                                                                                                  
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1616 Gen. R. F. Hoke/Col. Wm. J. Hoke will meet 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Harmon Lackey at (704) 472-7980.

Music event                                                                                                                                         
Music students from Davidson College will perform pieces from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance in a special concert performance 7 p.m. at Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Ch. Rd. in Denver,  as part of the Lincoln County Public Library’s celebration this year of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.

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