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Around Town — 5-9-14

Apron workshop cancelled
A Memory Apron Workshop scheduled for today at the Lincoln County Senior Center has been cancelled. A special reception for those involved with the project will take place instead starting 10 a.m. at 514 S. Academy St. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in Lincolnton.

Fish/chicken fry
Westside House of Prayer will host a fish and chicken fry 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Howards Creek Community Center, 494 Howards Creek Sch. Rd. in Lincolnton. The event will benefit Ricky Auton’s medical expenses. Cost is $8 per plate. Baked goods will also be available for purchase.

BBQ fundraiser
West Lincoln High School’s “Rebel” band will sell BBQ chicken plates for $8 apiece 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school, 172 Shoal Rd. in Howards Creek (Lincolnton). Pickup will be in the new gym lobby. Deliveries will also be available. For more information, call Virginia Costner at (704) 740-6304 or email virginiacostner@sbh-cpa.com.

Relay for Life
East Lincoln Relay for Life will be 6 p.m. through 9 a.m. Saturday at East Lincoln High School in Denver. A survivor victory lap will be at 6:15 p.m. For more information on the event, visit relayforlife.org and enter keywords “East Lincoln” into the search bar. Money raised benefits the American Cancer Society and the local community.

Senior dance
Gaston County Parks & Recreation will host a senior dance for ages 55 and up 7-10 p.m. at the Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Cost is $4. For more information, call (704) 92-2170.

Yard sale
North 321 VFD, U.S. 321 Exit 28 in Maiden, will host a community yard sale and hot dog/hamburger sale 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost for vendor space is $8 (must bring own table). For more information, call Dwight (6-9 p.m. only) at (704) 530-4158.

Yard/bake sale
Bethphage Lutheran Church, 4060 N.C. 182 in Lincolnton, will host a yard and bake sale with breakfast biscuits 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Church breakfast
Marvin UMC, Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. A $6 donation is suggested to benefit the parsonage fund.

Fishing event
Gaston County Parks & Recreation will host “Fun Fishing Day” 8-11 a.m. at George Poston Park, 1101 Lowell Spencer Mountain Rd. in Gastonia. For more information, call (704) 922-2160.

Food giveaway
A food handout will start 8 a.m. at Pisgah UMC, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, in cooperation with Christian Ministry of Lincolnton, Second Harvest Food Bank of Charlotte, Laboratory UMC, and the network churches with the Lincolnton’s Methodist on a Mission group. Food will be handed out to USDA-qualified individuals or SNAP recipients.

National food drive
Publix, AARP and the National Associaton of Letter Carriers is hosting a national Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Donations stay in each community. Lincoln County residents are encouraged to collect and bag non-perishable food items and place them them by the mailbox for a letter carrier to deliver to a local food bank or pantry. For more information, visit Facebook.com/StampOutHunger.

Golf tournament
Today is the final day to register for the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament for West Virginia Missions, set for 1:30 p.m. May 17 at Glen Oaks Golf Club. For more information, email smlovelace10@gmail.com.

Music festival                                                                                                                
“Generations 4 Christ” Music Festival will take place starting 10 a.m. at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church’s North campus, 270 Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Matt at (704) 530-3870 or (336) 972-0026.

Rabies clinic
Lincoln County Animal Services and volunteers with the Humane Society of Lincoln County will host a rabies clinic 12-4 p.m. at Lincoln Animal Hospital, 2109 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Cost is $7 per shot. Non-Lincoln County residents are also welcome. One-year and three-year shots will be given. Attendants are asked to bring proof of animal’s current rabies vaccination. There is no limit on number of animals.

Library butterfly party
The Lincoln County Public Library will host a “Fancy Nancy Butterfly Party” 3-4:30 p.m. at the Florence Shanklin Library, 7837 Fairfield Forest Rd. in Denver and at the West Lincoln Library, 5545 W. N.C. 27 in Vale. 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.

Church concert
The Cockman Family Bluegrass Band will perform a free concert 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 Business in Lowesville. A freewill offering will be collected For more information, call Carroll Cooke at (704) 618-9762.

Church meal
Laboratory UMC, 1850 Bill Lynch Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a fellowship meal at 6 p.m. Donations will be accepted. 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.

Macedonia UMC, Macedonia Ch. Rd. in Vale, will host its annual homecoming with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow the service.

Free student heart  screenings
Registration is open through today (Sunday) for students interested in a free heart health screening with Carolinas Healthcare System May 17 at Lincoln Medical Plaza, McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Schools participating in “Heart of a Champion Day” include all four Lincoln County public high schools and Lincoln Charter. Doctors will look for heart defects not checked for during routine athletic screenings as well as orthopedic and general medical screenings. For more information, visit carolinashealthcare.org/heart-of-a-champion, and click “Student Registration” (left side).

Garden club
East Lincoln Garden Club will meet 9:30 a.m. at Webbs Chapel Church in Denver for snacks and social time followed by a presentation at 10 a.m. For more information, call Paula Mitchell at (704) 483-5405.

GED registration
Gaston College will offer a Basic Skills Orientation Class 5:30-8:30 p.m. nightly today through May 15 in room 118 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. For more information or to register, call (704) 748-5226.

Reunion committee
The reunion committee for the second annual LHS reunion for graduating classes from 1960-70 will meet 6 p.m. at Citizens Sprinkler Inc., 405 N. Poplar St. in Lincolnton.

McDonalds night
Pumpkin Center Primary School will have their last fundraising night of the school year 5-8 p.m. at the McDonalds location in Boger City. Each child will receive a free tasty surprise. Attendants are asked to bring dollars to purchase raffle tickets. All monies raised will be used to purchase technology and basic school supplies for PCP classrooms.

Soil & Water Conservation                                             
The Lincoln County Soil & Water Conservation District Board will meet 5 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 736-8501.

Mentoring Moms
Mentoring Moms Psychoeducational Outreach, Inc., will meet 6-8 p.m. at the Resource Center on Deaton Ave. in Lincolnton. New mentees are now being accepted. The group works with single moms ages 18-40. For more information, call Gwendolyn Cobb at (704) 477-8360.

Guitar Program
Sign-up from 6-6:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton for the summer guitar program, “Retirees Gone Wild Guitar Program,” taught by Michael Christian. Programs are also available for children, teens and young adults (sign-ups 6:30-7 p.m.) For more information, call (828) 897-1407.

Seniors group
The Iron Station seniors will meet 12 p.m. at Ironton Presbyterian Church for a covered dish lunch.

Spay/neuter registration                                                                                                    
Registration will be 1-4 p.m. at the Humane Society of Lincoln County, 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton, for a low-cost spay & neuter clinic May 27 for dogs and cats. Cost range is $38-$55. There is no additional cost for animals or females in heat. The clinic will be May 27. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration. For more information, visit hslcnc.org, email hslcspayneuter@gmail.com or call (704) 732-9022 (voicemail only).

Environmental Review Board                                                                                                          
The Lincoln County Environmental Review Board will meet 3 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 736-8501.

Spay/neuter registration   
Registration will be 4-6 p.m. at the Humane Society of Lincoln County, 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton, for a low-cost spay & neuter clinic May 27 for dogs and cats. Cost range is $38-$55. There is no additional cost for animals or females in heat. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration. For more information, visit hslcnc.org, email hslcspayneuter@gmail.com or call (704) 732-9022 (voicemail only).

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