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Around Town — 12-20-13

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FRIDAY Scholarship applications Applications are available now through Feb. 17 (deadline) for scholarships for Gaston College’s 2014-15 academic year. To apply, visit gaston.academicworks.com or click on the “scholarships” link at the top of the Gaston College website (gaston.edu). For more information or questions, call (704) 922-6228 or (704) 922-6312. Blood…

Around Town — 12-18-13

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THURSDAY Maiden Christmas event The Town of Maiden will host its “Merry Maiden Downtown Christmas Celebration” 5:30-8 p.m. at the Gazebo, located at the intersection of Main St. and Main Ave. In the event of rain, the celebration will be 4-7 p.m. Dec. 22. Fish fry Bibleway Church #9, Horseshoe…

Around Town — 12-16-13

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TODAY Festival of Trees Senior Citizen’s Day will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 200 Gamble Dr. in Lincolnton. Cost is $2. For more information, call (704) 732-9044 or visit artslincolnnc.org. Blood drive Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.…

Around Town — 12-13-13

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FRIDAY Festival of Trees Sponsored by the Arts Council of Lincoln County, the third annual event will be open to the public 5-9 p.m. at 200 Gamble Dr. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-9044 or visit artslincolnnc.org. Senior dance     The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy.…

Around Town — 12-11-13

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TODAY Iron Station seniors The Iron Station Senior Citizens will meet 12 p.m. at Ironton Presbyterian Church. Coalition award nominations Lincoln County Coaliton of Churches is looking for nominations from the public regarding the Spirit of King Award for the group’s MLK Day in January. Anyone can nominate a pastor,…

Around Town — 12-9-13

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TUESDAY NARFE Chapter 1983 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet 12 p.m. at Lincoln House Restaurant in Lincolnton. Area II Vice President Steve Kesselman will visit the meeting. For more information, call (704) 748-6498. Art class Artist Christopher Rowland will teach an oil on canvas…

Around Town — 12-6-13

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TODAY Carriage rides Carriage rides throughout downtown Lincolnton will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. Rides will will continue every Thursday through Saturday night through Dec. 21. Cost is $10 per person and $5 per person for wagon rides. Theatre Guild play The Lincoln Theatre Guild, in cooperation with Sherrill, Blake and Harrison…

Around Town — 12-4-13

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WEDNESDAY Quilt Guild Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Senior Center, located at the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 483-2778. Healthcare event Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will hold a healthcare coverage…

Around Town — 12-2-13

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MONDAY Play auditions        The Cherryville Little Theatre,  301 W. Academy St., will host auditions 7-9 p.m. for the upcoming  Southern comedy “Dearly Departed.” Cast will include 5 men and 9 women ages 20s-70s and 3 to 5 teens ages 15-18. Rehearsals will be in January and performances Feb. 28, March…

Around Town — 11-29-13

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SUNDAY Play auditions   The Cherryville Little Theatre,  301 W. Academy St.,  will host auditions 3-5 p.m.  for the upcoming  Southern comedy “Dearly Departed.” Cast will include 5 men and 9 women ages 20s-70s and 3 to 5 teens ages 15-18. Rehearsals will be in January and performances Feb. 28, March…