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Around Town 5-16-14

 

FRIDAY

Drama camp registration

The Lincoln Theatre Guild is currently accepting applications for drama camps July 14-18 in Denver and July 21-25 in Lincolnton. To register or for more information, visit lincolntheatreguild.com.

Bus trip

The Newbold Alumni Association will host a bus trip to Atlantic City, N.J., Aug. 4-7. Registration is now available and will end June 26. For more information or to register, call Frank Phelps at (704) 813-3075.

Art Crawl call

The Arts Council of Lincoln County is looking for artists to particpate in the first annual Fall Art Crawl set for Aug. 8 in downtown Lincolnton. For more information, email artslincolnnc@gmail.com

Woodturning classes

The Arts Council of Lincoln County is looking for woodturners interested in participating in a competition, Woodturning: The Known and the Unknown,” which will run from July 1 to 31. The gallery will be displayed at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Pieces will be accepted for entry into the gallery 12-4 p.m. June 23-25. The competition is open to residents of Lincoln, Gaston, Cleveland, Mecklenburg, Burke, Catawba and Iredell. The gallery will close July 31 but open again to the public 12-4 p.m. Aug. 1-2. Participants may enter up to 3 for $25. For more information, call (704) 735-9044 or email artslincolnnc.org.

Cooking class registration

Registration is available for individuals interested in attending the N.C. Cooperative Extension’s “Cook Smart, Eat Smart” class 5:30 p.m. May 21, June 4 and 16 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Cost is $22 for all three sessions. For more information or to register, call (704) 736-8461.

 Church BBQ

Bethel Lutheran Church, 509 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a BBQ fundraiser 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. catered by Hillbillies. Cost is $7. Customers may dine-in or take-out. Delivery of 10 or more orders will be free. Call (704) 460-3593 or (704) 718-3158 for more information or to purchase a ticket.

School festival

Battleground Elementary School’s PTO will sponsor a Spring Festival 5-7 p.m. at the school, 201 Jeb Seagle Dr. in Lincolnton, with activities such as a dunking booth, bounce house, cake walk, face painting, photo booth and more. Most tickets cost $0.25 each to participate in the activities. Concessions will also be available. For more information, call (704) 735-3146.

Poetry event

Poetry Lincolnton will host Poetry Night 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Open mic will follow the event.

Movie in the Park

Gaston County Parks & Recreation will host a free “Movie in the Park” night 8 p.m. at Dallas Park, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, with a showing of “Man of Steel (Superman).” For more information, call (704) 922-2163.

SATURDAY

Yard sale

Lincolnton High School alumni from the graduating classes of 1960 to 1970 will hold a yard sale starting 7 a.m. at 405 N. Poplar St. in Lincolnton to raise money for their second annual fall reunion trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more information on the reunion, visit lhs60to70.com.

Yard sale

Boger City UMC’s Men’s Group will host a yard sale 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. There will also be hamburgers and hot dog for sale 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Items available for purchase will include household goods, clothes and more.

Yard sale

Boy Scouts Troop 84 will host a multi-family yard sale 7-11 a.m. in the parking lot of Advance Auto Parts, 6156 N. N.C. 16 in Denver. Proceeds will benefit the troop.

Yard sale

The Westport Community in Denver will host a yard sale 7-11 a.m. in the neighborhood. The Episcopal Church at St. Peter-by-the-Lake will have multiple spaces available to vendors. For more information, call (704) 516-2312.

Church breakfast

Crowell Memorial UMC, 4018 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast fundraiser 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children and free for children under 5. Proceeds will benefit the Crowell Samaritan Fund. For more information, call (704) 735-8889.

5K race

Lincolnton Middle School, 2361 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host the “Wildcat Prowl 5K” starting 8 a.m. To register or for more information, visit racingtoes.com.

Handgun class

A concealed-carry handgun class will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at South Fork Fire Department, 2736 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton. Lunch will be provided. Proceeds will benefit the A.N.D.Y. Foundation, established in memory of local teen Andy Hovis, who died in a car crash. For more information, call (704) 460-4604. For more information on the foundation, visit andyhovis.org.

Ramsour’s Mill re-enactment

The two-day annual Battle of Ramsour’s Mill celebration and re-enactment will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 301 Jeb Seagle Rd. in Lincolnton, near the Lincolnton High School’s practice football field. For more information, visit ramseursmill.org.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous will meet 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2639 E. N.C. 150 in Lincolnton (white building in back). The group meets every Saturday. For more information, call Robbie at (704) 616-2630.

BBQ benefit

Crouse Fire Department, 2764 W. N.C. 150 in Crouse, will host a BBQ benefit starting 11 a.m. with BBQ bologna sandwiches. Proceeds will benefit Trent & Kesha Huss’s new baby who was born premature and is currently in hospital care. Deliveries will be available for orders of five or more. Cost is $5 for a plate and $3 for a sandwich. For more information or to place an order, call Cynthia Caskey at (704) 240-6927 or Derek Smith at (704) 689-1970.

Fish fry

El Shaddai Full Gospel Church’s men’s group will host a fish fry starting 11 a.m. at Trinity Fitness Gym, 814 E. Main St. in Lincolnton.

Church luncheon

McKendree UMC, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with chicken pot pie, meatloaf and more. Take out orders will be available. Donations will be accepted for missions and other church projects. For more information, call (704) 735-4062.

Senior dance

The Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a candlelit dinner and dance for seniors starting 6 p.m. at the Gaston County Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Cost is $8. Crimson Rose will perform music from the ’50s & ’60s.

 

SUNDAY

 

Re-enactment

The second day of the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill celebration and re-enactment will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 301 Jeb Seagle Rd. in Lincolnton, near the Lincolnton High School’s practice football field. For more information, visit ramseursmill.org.

 

Church event

Rev. Ed Kilbourne, director of christian education, will speak 10:30 a.m. at Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, N.C. 150 East in Maiden. Kilbourne is a motivational storyteller, folk-theologian and musician. The event is free. For more information, call Regina Pate at (704) 483-0353.

 

Revival

Maranatha Baptist Church, Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host “All-Day Revival” 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. with Evangelist Cody Zorn from Lyons, Ga., and guest singer James Robertson from Greenville, S.C., Music will also be provided by the Maranatha church choir and other local church groups. A “dinner on the grounds” will follow the morning service. For more information, call (704) 922-3992 or visit mbcdallas.com.

 

Revival

Southside Baptist Church, 1726 Southside Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a four-day revival, “A Time of Spiritual Renewal,” 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with a message from Rev. Barry Devine and music from Mike McCarn at the morning service and Adam Beard during the evening service. The revival will be daily through May 21. For more information, call (704) 735-2418.

 

Revival

Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a four-day revival 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m nightly Monday through Wednesday. There will be special singing each night. For more information, call (704) 735-8357.

 

“Cruise-In”

Downtown Lincolnton will be the site of a “Cruise-In” event 1-5 p.m. with cars and trucks on display from 1979 and earlier. Vehicles are not allowed before 12:30 p.m.

 

Revival

Meadow Ridge Church, 1173 Zeb Haynes Farm Rd. in Maiden, will host a revival with Rev. Mark Dula at 6 p.m. Additional services will be 7 p.m. Monday through May 21. For questions or directions, call (828) 428-1463.

 

Church concert

Salem Baptist Church, 1982 Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host music and dancing from Ugandan Thunder, a nationally-acclaimed group of 22 orphans ages 8 to 16 from two orphanages in Uganda, East Africa. For more information on the ministry, visit penniesforposho.org.

 

MONDAY

 

Polio support group

The Cleveland County Post-Polio Support Group will meet 6 p.m. in the conference room of the Life Enrichment Center of Shelby. Attendants are asked to bring their own meal. Beverages will be provided. Janet Walker, a polio survivor, will share her story. For more information, call (704) 692-6249.

 

School play

The North Lincoln High School Theatre Arts classes will present “An Evening of One Acts” 7 p.m. in the auditorium, 2737 Lee Lawing Rd.  in Lincolnton. Cost is $5. A portion of the proceeds will go to the  Tabitha J. Roberts Scholarship Fund. Roberts is a 2005 NLHS graduate. For more information, call (704) 736-1969.

 

TUESDAY

 

Senior nutrition

The Lincoln County Senior Center, 514 S. Aspen St. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in Lincolnton, will host a nutritional meeting at 2 p.m. Program clients can pickup nutrition information and vouchers 2-4 p.m. at the Nutrition Office. For questions, call (704) 736-8811.

 

School play

The North Lincoln High School Theatre Arts classes will present its second night of “An Evening of One Acts” 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Cost is $5. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Tabitha J. Roberts Scholarship Fund. Roberts is a 2005 NLHS graduate. For more information, call (704) 736-1969.

 

 

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