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Around Town — 5-23-14

FRIDAY
Camp registration
Registration is now available for students interested in participating in one of the summer camp programs with Lincoln County’s 4-H Youth Development and the N.C. Cooperative Extension. To register or for more information on specific camps offered, call (704) 736-8452.

Medal of Honor Day
American Legion Post 30 in Lincolnton will host Medal of Honor Day with a special presentation starting 9:15 a.m. at North Lincoln High School, Lee Lawing Rd. in Lincolnton.

Singing Convention
The Lincoln County Singing Convention will meet 7-9 p.m. at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church,  6670 W. N.C. 27 in Vale. For more information, call (704) 276-1529.

Autism program
The Lincoln County Chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina will host its third annual social skills summer program June and July at Freedom Church in Lincolnton. Registration is $50 and is now open to individuals with disabilities. Sessions will be arranged by age; caregivers must stay on site during sessions. For more information on program dates or to register, contact Kristie Robertson at (859) 200-5217 / kwr0819@aim.com or Ginny Hall at (704) 742-0342 / ginhall2004@yahoo.com.

Food preservation class
The N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a food preservation program with classes in June and July at the Citizens Center. Topics will include pressure canning, freezing foods, pickling and making/canning relish, jams and jellies. Cost per class is $10. For more information or to register, call Melinda Houser at (704) 736-8461.

SATURDAY
City pool schedule
The pool at the William Lentz Recreation Center at Betty Ross Park in Lincolnton will open for the summer 1 p.m. June 10. Regular hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $2. The pool will not open this weekend (May 25-26) as anticipated due to pool renovations. It will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 31 and June 7 and 1-5 p.m. June 1 and 8. For more information, call the Parks & Rec. Department at (704) 735-2671.

Church breakfast
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. A $6 donation is suggested to benefit the church building fund. There will also be a bake sale, sponsored by the Young Women’s Group. Donations from the sale will be used to update Sunday school classrooms.

Car wash
The Lincolnton Student Advisory Council will hold a car wash 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Board of Education Office, N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton. Proceeds will benefit community projects and the Student Memorial Project.

May Day event
Lincoln County Coalition of Churches will host its first-ever May Day celebration 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oaklawn School,   in Lincolnton, to encourage the community to bring back the memories of the former educational facility. Activities will include bingo, basketball, a relay and other games. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, call Earline Smith at (704) 641-1188.

Church concert
Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 South in Lowesville, will host The Pathfinders and The Rogers Family in concert at 6 p.m. The event is free.

SUNDAY
Church luncheon
Boger City UMC, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a community luncheon starting 11:30 a.m. An $8 donation is suggested. Food will include a meat and vegetable combination, dessert and drink.

Baseball benefit
The 31 Lions Clubs in District 31B, including Lincoln County, and Habitat for Humanity is sponsoring a ticket voucher for $5 apiece to attend the Hickory Crawdads vs. Charleston RiverDogs game 5 p.m. at the stadium in Hickory. Proceeds will be used to help build a home for a blind resident near Taylorsville. Vouchers cannot be handed out at the parking lot or front gate.

VFW cross-lighting 
Lincolnton VFW Post 1706 will host its annual Memorial Day luminary cross-lighting service 6:30 p.m. at post headquarters, 1306 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. The American Red Cross will provide hot dogs before the event from 5-6 p.m.

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