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Around Town – 4-28-14

Insurance policy benefiting Relay
Through Friday, individuals are encouraged to take out a life insurance policy of any amount at Griffin Insurance Agency in Lincolnton. The business will donate $100 to Relay for Life for each policy taken out. The amount will be put towards any team the policyholder desires. For more information, call (704) 735-6974.

Race registration
Registration is open to individuals interested in running in Lincolnton Middle School’s Wildcat Prowl 5k starting 8 a.m. at the school. To register, visit racingtoes.com or for more information, call (704) 735-1120.

Arthritis program registration
Registration is open to anyone interested in attending the free program “Arthritis and You” 2 p.m. May 7 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The event is sponsored by the N.C. Cooperative Extension. To register, call (704) 736-8461.

Senior retreat
Registration is open to anyone interested in attending the Cooperative Extension’s senior citizens retreat May 13 at Camp Dogwood in Sherrills Ford. Cost is $7. To register, stop by the Coop. Ext. office on the first floor of the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton or call (704) 736-8461.

Herb Festival registration
Registration is due to attend the Cooperative Extension’s bus trip to the Herb Festival May 2 in Asheville. Cost is $20. For more information or to register, call (704) 736-8461.

LCS meeting
Lincoln Charter School will host its monthly board meeting 6:30 p.m. at the Lincolnton campus, 133 Eagle Nest Road.

Photography club
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. in the community room of the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. All are welcome.

Health fair
Stress Free Home Care will host a free health fair celebration 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Stanley Pentecostal Holiness Church, 113 Parkwood St. in Stanley.

Relay Bank Day/T-shirt pickup
Relay for Life of Lincolnton will host a Bank Day and team t-shirt pickup day 1-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, contact Haley Buchanan at haley.buchanan@cancer.org.

“Family Share Night”
Partnership for Children of Lincoln and Gaston Counties will host “Family Share Night” 5-8 p.m. at Bojangles, 1017 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Ten percent of proceeds will benefit PCLGC.

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

Senior nutrition
Lincoln County Senior Services will host a voucher pickup day and nutrition information regarding an upcoming nutrition meeting 10-11 a.m. in the Nutrition Office at the Senior Center, 514 S. Aspen St. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-9053 or (704) 736-8811.

Golden Opportunity Day
Lincoln County Senior Services will host Golden Opportunity Day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. Seniors can learn information about health screenings and SHIIP/Medicare. There will also be breakfast and lunch items available for purchase. For more information, call the Cooperative Extension Office at (704) 736-8461.

Sunshine Quilters
Lincoln County Senior Services will host the Sunshine Quilters 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Senior Center, 514 S. Aspen St. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in Lincolnton, for beginning sewers. For more information, call (704) 732-9053.

Abstract painting class
UMAR-Lincolnton’s Arts Center,  Art on Main, 202 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host abstract painting with Alex Cruz 6-8 p.m. Participants must bring a canvas, size 16-by-20 or larger (panel or stretch-mount). Acrylic paints and brushes will be provided. For more information, call (704) 240-9838.

Races/ARES Volunteer Communication
Lincoln County RACES/ARES Volunteer Communication will meet 7 p.m. at Shalom Baptist Church, 210 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Enter through the church’s back door. All hams and non-hams interested in amateur radio are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Cliff at wd4pic@infionline.net

Special Olympics
Special Olympics of Lincoln County will host its Spring Games competition starting 9:30 a.m. at the Lincolnton High School football stadium. For more information, call Jeff Leonhardt at (704) 736-1017.

Chicken pie registration
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton is requesting all pre-orders be called in by today by contacting Jessie or Brandie Summey at (704) 732-7529. The event will be May 3 starting 11 a.m. with live Gospel music performances 5-7 p.m.

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