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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.

Cherryville council

The City of Cherryville will hold a City Council meeting 7 p.m. at the Cherryville Community Building.

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.

Spring break camp

Today is the final day to register rising 1st-6th graders for one of Lincoln County Parks and Recreation’s spring break camps (4/21-4/25). Cost is $95. Camp locations will be East Lincoln Community Center and Howards Creek Community Center. For more information, call (704) 483-8980.

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.

Board of Health

The Lincoln County Board of Health will meet 7 p.m. at the Health Department, 151 Sigmon Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-3001.

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.

 WEDNESDAY

“Blessing of the Garden”

UMAR-Lincolnton Arts Center’s Arts on Main and the Downtown Development Association will host a ground-breaking and “Blessing of the Garden” event starting 10 a.m. on Academy Street (behind Pleasant Retreat Academy Memorial Hall) in Lincolnton. The new art garden is located on Pine Street and will feature raised beds at wheelchair height for UMAR artists. To RSVP, call (704) 735-3096.

Spay/neuter registration

The Humane Society of Lincoln County will host registration for an upcoming spay/neuter clinic today from 1-4 p.m. and Thursday at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. The clinic will be May 29. Cost to spay or neuter is $38-$55. Large animals or females in heat do not require extra an extra fee. Payment is due in the form of cash or check at registration. For more information, email  hslcspayneuter@gmail.com or call (704) 732-9022.

LHS reunion meeting

The planning committee for this year’s fall reunion for Lincolnton High School’s graduating classes (1960 to 1970) will meet 6 p.m. at 405 N. Poplar St. For more information visit www.lhs60to70.com.

Coalition of Churches

The Lincoln County Coalition of Churches will host an Easter week service 7 p.m. at Hinton Memorial UMC, 830 Car Farm Rd., where First Presbyterian Church pastor, Rev. Veronica Cannon, will speak.

THURSDAY

“Dine Out for Kids”

Communities in Schools of Lincoln County will host “Dine Out for Kids,” in which five area restaurants will donate a portion of proceeds received Thursday to the organization. Participating restaurants include Court Street Grille, Fatz Cafe, Mitchem’s Kitchen, Red Fish Grill and Stacy’s Restaurant. For more information visit cislincolnnc.org or contact Shelby Gilmore at (704) 736-0303 or shelbylynngilmore@gmail.com.

Maundy service

First Presbyterian Church of Lincolnton, 114 W. Main St., will host a Maundy Thursday service at 6 p.m. with communion and a foot washing followed by stripping of the sanctuary. For more information call (704) 735-8671.

Maundy service

Rehobeth UMC, 9297 Sherrills Ford Rd. in Terrell, will host a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. to celebrate the Lord’s supper with Holy Communion. For more information, call (828) 478-2518, visit rehobeth.umc.org or email rehobeth_umc@embarqmail.com.

Watercolor class

UMAR-Art on Main, 202 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a beginning level 2 class for watercolor painting 6-8 p.m. Cost is $10. Participants are asked to bring an entire color palette (i.e. two types each of red and blue and one yellow) and a set of watercolor brushes. For more information, call (704) 240-9838.

Library event

All three branches of the Lincoln County Public Library will host a special Skype session at 6:30 p.m. with author Ian Doescher, who wrote this year’s first county-wide Community Read book, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily a New Hope. The library has been hosting the Community Read event since March in celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.

Lincoln Quilters

Lincoln Quilters will meet 7 p.m. at the Citizens Center. Jean Winchester will present the program “Fabric Collage.” Visitors are welcome.

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