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Around Town 4-30-14

 TODAY

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 policy holder desires. For more information, call (704) 735-6974.

Church concert

Tickets are now on sale to see Jason Crabb in concert 7 p.m. May 15 at Daystar Family Worship Center, 115 Industrial Park Rd. in Lincolnton. Seating is limited to 800 people; cost is $10. To reserve a seat, call (336) 469-3919, (704) 507-1643 or (704) 507-1645. Individuals may also stop by the church or visit daystarcog.com.

GED registration

Gaston College will offer a Basic Skills Orientation Class 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday (May 5) through May 8 in room 118 on the first floor of the Lincoln campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. New and returning students interested in completing the Adult High School or GED Programs must take the class in order to be eligible for a free scholarship to pay for the GED test. Additional class dates will be May 12-15. For more information, call (704) 748-5226.

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.

Bus trip registration

Registration is open to anyone interested in taking a bus trip to Atlantic City, N.J., Aug. 4-7 with The Newbold Alumni Association. Cost is $300 and must be paid in full by June 26. For more information, call Frank Phelps at (704) 813-3075.

THURSDAY

Prayer event

The Lincoln County YMCA will host a prayer service for National Day of Prayer starting 8:30 a.m. on the courthouse steps. David Wyant, pastor of First UMC in Lincolnton, will lead the event. A candlelight service, with music from a local acapella choir, will be 8 p.m. at the YMCA’s outdoor chapel, 1402 Gaston St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 748-9311.

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.

FRIDAY

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. Over 200 participants will compete in events including wheelchair racing, running, walking, jumping and throwing. For more information, call Jeff Leonhardt at (704) 736-1017.

Consignment anniversary

Amy’s Closet, located in the West Pointe Shoppes at 751-E N.C. 16 Bus. in Denver, will celebrate its one-year anniversary with free BBQ, desserts and drinks and an extra 10 percent off already-discounted items for each customer. Proceeds from the store benefit Amy’s House, a shelter for domestic violence victims. For more information, call (704) 483-5515, email amyscloset050213@yahoo.com or visit “Amy’s Closet & Consignment Boutique” on Facebook.

Chicken pie registration

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton requires all pre-orders for its upcoming chicken pie, beef stew and chicken dumpling meal event be called in by today by contacting Jessie or Brandie Summey at (704) 732-7529. Whole chicken pies must be pre-ordered. The event will start 11 a.m. Saturday with live Gospel music 5-7 p.m. Cost to dine-in or take-out is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children ages 5-10 and free for ages under 5.

Relay for Life

Relay for Life of Lincolnton will be 6 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday in downtown Lincolnton for the 20th anniversary celebration. For more information, visit relayforlife.org and enter keyword “Lincolnton, N.C.” in the search bar.

Bug Run

Relay for Life of Lincolnton will host a Bug Run starting 9 p.m. in the post office parking lot, 326 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Registration will be 7:30-8:45 p.m. Cost is $10 and includes a sticker. Additional stickers cost $5. The Rider with the most bugs on one sticker will win $100. For more information, call Mark Eaker at (980) 241 9755.

SATURDAY

Breakfast/yard sale

Springs Road Church of God will host a benefit breakfast and yard sale 7:30-11 a.m.

Plant sale

The Master Gardener Group of Gaston County will host its annual plant sale starting 8 a.m. at the Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas.

Dog show

Gaston County Parks & Recreation will host the 42nd Annual “Just Plain Dog Show” 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dallas Park, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. For more information, visit gastongov.com/departments/parks-recreation or call (704) 922-2164.

Chicken pie dinner

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pie, beef stew and chicken dumpling meal starting 11 a.m. Pre-orders are due Friday by calling Jessie or Brandie Summey at (704) 732-7529. Whole pies must be ordered before the event. Live Gospel music will be 5-7 p.m. Cost to dine-in or take-out is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children ages 5-10 and free for ages under 5. For to-go orders on the event day, call (704) 735-2968.

Free cancer screenings

Waterside Dermatology, 7476 Waterside Loop Rd. in Denver, will host free skin cancer screenings 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in honor of May being Melanoma Awareness Month. There will also be live music, a bounce house, refreshments, giveaways and one-day only pricing for discounted procedures. For more information, call (704) 601-4381 or visit watersidedermatology.com.

Horse show

The Lincoln County Horsemen’s Assocation will host a show day at The Ponderosa, 1222 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information on event start time and activities, visit lchashows.org or email jdhdsh@bellsouth.net or LCHAShows@yahoo.com.

Wine/pet event

Fiddlers Vineyard, 320 Flint Hill Rd. in Cherryville, will host “Wine ‘N Whiskers” 12-8 p.m. Activities will include a pet costume contest local Bluegrass bands, food, vendors, face painting and a demonstration by Canine Extreme German Shepherds. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Human Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay/neuter program. Cost is $5. Children 12 and under are free. For more information, call (704) 297-8560.

Library butterfly party

The Lincoln County Public Library will host a “Fancy Nancy Butterfly Party” 3-4:30 p.m. at the Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. The event is for children ages K through 4th grade and their special guests (one per child) and will include dress-up, crafts, dance lessons and a butterfly hunt. For more information or to register, call (704) 734-8044. Additional parties will take place 3-4:30 p.m. May 10 at both the Florence Shanklin and West Lincoln library locations.

Cancer survivor dinner

East Lincoln Relay for Life will host a survivor dinner 6 p.m. at Salem UMC, 378 N. Pilot Knob Rd. in Denver, with catering from Lakeshore BBQ. Dinner is free for all survivors and caregivers. To register, call Diane Keeney at (704) 483-6348 or Judy Gibson at (704) 483-5563.

Church concert

Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host music group “Cross Anchored,” from Elkin, in concert at 6:30 p.m. A love offering will be collected. For more information on the band, visit crossanchoredministries.com.

SUNDAY

Church homecoming

New Hope Baptist Church, 532 N. Little Egypt Rd. in Denver, will host its annual homecoming 10:30 a.m. with music group “The Dosses.” A covered dish lunch will follow. For more information, call (704) 483-8610.

 Abernathy reunion

 The Daniel Abernathy reunion will be 1 p.m. at Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 3273 Mt. Ruhama Church Rd. in Maiden. Attendants are asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket. For more information or directions, call Pamela Wilkinson at (828) 455-9317.

Church dedication event

Bethphage Lutheran Church, 4060 N.C. 182 in Lincolnton, will host a special celebration of song event at 3 p.m. with Pat Wilhelm and Dr. Cale Sain to dedicate a new church piano. For more information, call (704) 735-8405.

School reunion

Union Elementary School, 4875 Reepsville Rd. in Vale, will host its first ever homecoming event “The Taste of Sweetness” for graduates, teachers, school builders and other school employees. The Howell Brothers will perform at 3 p.m. followed by an ice cream social. To RSVP by April 30 (Wednesday), call (704) 276-1493.

Church revival

Antioch Baptist Church, 3413 E. N.C. 150 in Lincolnton, will host the revival “God is Not Dead” 7 p.m. nightly through May 7. For more information, call (704) 732-1351.

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