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Around Town — 6-23-14

TODAY

College board meeting
Gaston College will hold its Board of Trustees meeting 4 p.m. at the Dallas campus (Myers Center Board Room, 2nd floor).

GED course
Registration is available to individuals interested in taking a Basic Skills Student Success class in preparation for the GED. The class must be completed before taking the test. Classes will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. today (Monday) through Thursday in room 118 of Gaston College. For more information, call (704) 748-5226. Participants will be entered to win a scholarship to pay for the GED.

VBS
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will Vacation Bible School 6:15-8:30 p.m. daily today (Monday) through Wednesday. Dinner will be served each day at 5:45 p.m. Classes will followe at 6:30 p.m.

Arts Council meeting
The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host its annual meeting 6:30 p.m. at Court Street Grille in Lincolnton. A reguarly scheduled monthly ACLC meeting will follow. For more information, call (704) 732-9044.

Photography club
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton (Community Room) to discuss fireworks photography. Guests are welcome.

Church event
Lincolnton Church of God, 1435 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton, will host “El Joy the Clown and Friends” 7 p.m. nightly Monday through June 25. For more information, call (704) 732-0012.

Woodturning competition/exhibit
Today (Monday) is the first day to submit entries for the summer woodturning competition and exhibit at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. The Arts Council of Lincoln County is sponsoring the contest. Entries will be accepted through June 25. The exhibit, “Woodturning: The Known and the Unknown” will be open to the public July 1-31. For more information, contact Shelly Johnston at (704) 732-9044 or artslincolnnc@gmail.com.

TUESDAY

Electronics workshop
The Lincoln County Public Library will host an Electronic Resources workshop 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Charles R. Jonas Library. The event will cover how to download music, movies and magazines using a library card. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.

THURSDAY

Medicine drop
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will host a unwanted medicine drop 5-7 p.m. at the Charlie district, 1889 N. N.C. 16 in Denver. Acceptable items will include vitamins/supplements, liquid medications in leak-proof containers, ointments/creams, prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. Aerosol cans will not be accepted. Individuals may remain anonymous when dropping off items. For more information, call (704) 732-9050.

Alive After Five
The Downtown Development Association and the City of Lincolnton will host Alive After Five starting 6 p.m. with The Rick Strickland Band in downtown Lincolnton. Food vendors will be setup. There will also be a car show/cruise-in.

Senior event
The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host a free senior open mic night at 6 p.m. for seniors ages 55 and up. For more information, call (704) 922-2170.

E-books workshop
The Lincoln County Public Library will host an E-books workshop 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Charles R. Jonas Library. The event will cover how to download and access E-books. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.

Kids science event
The Lincoln County Public Library will host “Mr. Bond and the Science Guys” 6:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center. The show is part of the 2014 summer reading program “Fizz! Boom! Read!” and will cover a broad range of simulations, sound effects, optical illusions and explosions. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.

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