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Around Town — 4-11-14

TODAY
Senior program
Lincoln County Senior Services will host its 21st Annual Healthy Living Series program “Caring for Ourselves and Others” 9-11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, 514 S. Academy St. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in Lincolnton. Individuals may sign-in as early as 8:30 a.m. Another class will be April 15 at the East Lincoln Community Center in Denver. For more information or to register, call (704) 732-9053 (704) 732-9053.

Senior dance
The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host a senior dance for ages 55 and up 7-10 p.m. with entertainment from The Country Bucks. Cost is $4. For more information, call (704) 922-2170.

SATURDAY
Indoor yard sale
St. Matthews United Church of Christ, U.S. 321 / Maiden Hwy. in Maiden, will host an indoor yard sale and biscuit and hot dog sale 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Yard sale
The Brian Center in Lincolnton will host a yard sale starting 7 a.m. For more information, call (704) 735-8065.

Yard sale
North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a yard sale and hot dog/bake sale 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit church mission teams.

Church breakfast
Marvin UMC, Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. A $6 donation is requested for the parsonage fund. The United Methodist Women’s group will also be selling baked goods at the event to benefit church mission work.

Church breakfast
The United Methodist Women’s Group at Bess Chapel Church, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a country breakfast at 7 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Plant Sale
The Lake Norman Garden Club will host its 15th Annual Plant Sale 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Rehobeth UMC, 9297 Sherrills Ford Rd. in Terrell. Master Gardeners will be on-hand to assist with questions. Baked goods will also be for sale. Proceeds will benefit community projects and the upkeep of the Uncle Billy’s Garden at Sherrills Ford Library and a scholarship for a local student majoring in a horticulture-related field.

Yard sale
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton (Pumpkin Center), will host a group yard sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Family Life Center.

Yard sale
Capt. Jeb. F. Seagle Marine Corps League & Toys for Tots will host a fundraiser yard sale starting 8 a.m. at World Wide Imports in Lincolnton. Anyone wishing to donate items, can call Ray or Sherry Trevino at (704) 735-6936, and they will come pickup the items from locations in the Lincolnton area.

Easter Bunny breakfast
Hill’s Chapel UMC, 988 S. N.C. 16 in Stanley, will host breakfast with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt starting 9 a.m. Children are asked to bring a basket and be accompanied by an adult. The event is free.

Business celebration
East Main Street Artisans and Color Me Pretty, both on E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will celebrate their first-year anniversaries each under new employment and the 100th anniversary of the building they share. The event will start 9 a.m. with special discounts, refreshments and a raffle. For more information, call (980) 429-2170.

CAC Purse sale
The Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center will host a new and gently-used purse sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln County YMCA, 1402 E. Gaston St. in Lincolnton, to raise money for the facility, which caters to child sexual assault victims. Purses will be $5-$10.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Covenant Bible Church, 2168 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton. To schedule an appointment at the location or for more information, call (704) 972-4700 or visit Carolinadonor.org.

Food giveaway
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a free Bread of Life Food Giveaway 9-11 a.m. Recipients qualify if they already receive food stamps or assistance from Christian Ministry in Lincolnton. Each recipient will receive a 50-pound food box. Individuals may start lining up in the church parking lot at 7 a.m.

Earth Day/Spring Fling
Lincoln County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Lincoln Natural Resources Committee will host a free Earth Day Celebration & Spring Fling will 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton (rain or shine). Activities will include a paper various information booths, an egg hunt and children’s crafts related to recycling, the water cycle and more. Smokey the Bear will also make an appearance and there will be a paper shredding truck on-hand 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and an operation medicine drop 9-11 a.m. For more information, contact Patty Dellinger at (704) 736-8501 or pdellinger@lincolncounty.org.

Easter bunny visit
The Easter Bunny will stop by East Lincoln Christian Ministry, 4278 Catawba Burris Rd. in Denver, 10-11 a.m. to take pictures with area children and hand out gifts.  Easter meal food boxes will also be handed out to needy residents and families.

Jedi Academy
The Florence Shanklin Library in Denver will host a Jedi Academy 2-3:30 p.m. for children ages 6-10. Upon completion, children will become Jedi Knights. For more information or to register, call (704) 735-8044.

Easter Egg hunt
High Shoals City Park will host an Easter egg hunt 2-4 p.m. for ages 0-13. Children are asked to bring a basket. There will be prizes. For more information, call Lisa Stamey at (980) 241-5527.

Easter egg hunt
Crowell UMC, 4018 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton, will host an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a basket. There will be prizes, candy and refreshments available. For more information, call (704) 735-8889.

Pinto supper
David’s Chapel UMC, David’s Chapel Rd. in Vale, will host a pinto bean supper starting 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the United Methodist Women’s group for local missions.

Church concert
Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 in Lowesville, will host the Griggs Bluegrass Band, the Childers Family and Carroll Cooke & Determined 6 p.m. for a free concert. A freewill offering will be collected.

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

River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Children under 12 will not be permitted for liability reasons.

SUNDAY
Palm Sunday service        
Rehobeth UMC, 9297 Sherrills Ford Rd. in Terrell, will host special Palm Sunday services at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with a palm processional. For more information, call (828) 478-2518 or visit rehobethumc.org.

Palm Sunday service/egg hunt                                                                                                                                           
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 112 Mt. Zion Ch. Rd. in Cherryville, will host a special Palm Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. An Easter egg hunt for children will be at 4:30 p.m. followed by a hot dog dinner at 5:30 p.m. and a children’s musical event at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (704) 435-9636.

Trail to the Cross
Blazin’ Trails Cowboy Church will host its annual “Trail to the Cross” event 2-4 p.m. at the Ponderosa Show Grounds, Startown Rd. in Lincolnton. The community is invited to walk a re-enactment of the journey Jesus took from His ride on a donkey into Jerusalem to carrying His cross to Calvary. For more information, visit blazintrailscc.com.

Pastor Appreciation
Zion Hill Baptist Church, 3460 Zion Hill Rd. in Cherryville, will host a pastor appreciation service 2:30 p.m. for Pastor Roger W. Fuller and family. Rev. Denorris Byers will speak in the morning; Rev. Ray Lockhart Jr., of Ellis Baptist Church, will speak in the afternoon. For more information, call (704) 435-3355.

Easter cantata                 
The combined choirs of Daniels Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church will present an Easter Cantata “A Testimony of Life” 4 p.m. at Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton. The event will celebrate the life of Christ.

Coalition of Churches
The Coalition of Churches will sponsor a Palm Sunday service 6 p.m. at New Providence Full Gospel Church, 947 George Brown Rd. in Crouse. Reverend Renee McClain, of Poplar Springs A.M.E. Zion Church, will speak, and music will be provided by Poplar Springs’ choir and the Coalition of Churches’ choir.

Church concert
Heartstrings of Fairview and Daystar from Cherryville will perform a concert 6 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 3413 E. N.C. 150 in Lincolnton. A love offering will be collected.

Church concert
We R Forgiven will perform 6 p.m. at Daystar Church of God, 115 Industrial Park Rd. in Lincolnton, during the evening service. For more information on the group, visit werforgiven.com.

BBQ fundraiser / church concert
New Grace Baptist Church, 3462 N.C. 73 in Iron Station, will host a BBQ fundraiser 4-5 p.m. and entertainment from the Reggie Sadler Family at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit church missions in the Philippines. For more information, call (704) 732-9918 or (704) 747-6434.

MONDAY
Senior bingo  
The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host a senior bingo event for ages 55 and up at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 922-2170.

Coalition of Churches                                                                                                                                                      
The Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. at Oaklawn School in Lincolnton to plan events for the year. The public is invited to attend.

TUESDAY
Prayer breakfast     
Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region will host a prayer breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. at First Christian Church in Lincolnton. Kathy Vinzant, director of United Way of Lincoln County, will speak. Cost is $5. For more information or to register, email Julia Moore at moorej@hpccr.org.

Healthy Living Series                                                                                                                                                     
Lincoln County Senior Services will host the program “Caring for Ourselves and Others” 9-11:30 a.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The program is part of the agency’s 21st Annual Healthy Living Series. To register or for more information, call (704) 732-9053.

Spring Fest 2014                                                                                                                                                          
Gaston College’s Student Government Association will host Spring Fest 2014 activities 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, as part of its 3-day celebration at all three school sites (including Dallas and Belmont). Students, families and staff will enjoy the sights and sounds of this year’s theme, the “Wild Wild West.” For more information, call (704) 922-6215.

Democratic Women                                                                                                                                                        
The Lincoln County Democratic Women will meet 6:30 p.m. at Democratic Headquarters, 129 W. Water St. in Lincolnton. Rick Gaskins, executive director of the Catawba Riverkeepers Foundation, will speak. For more information, call (704) 732-1893.

Lion’s Club                                                                                                                                                                      
The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 6:30 p.m. at Homestead Grill & Taphouse, 357 N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton, for a Zone 11 meeting. Yvonne Franz, Cleveland County teacher for the visually-impaired and club member, will speak about the National Federation for the Blind’s BELL (Braille Enrichment Literacy Learning) summer program. To reserve a spot at the meeting, call (704) 735-8154 by today.

Relay Captain meeting                                                                                                                                                      
East Lincoln Relay for Life will host a team captain meeting 7:30 p.m. at Sports Page Food & Spirits in Denver. For more information, call Anne Willis at (704) 609-9953 or visit “Relay-For-Life-of-East-Lincoln-County” on Facebook.

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