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Around Town – 7-4-14

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TODAY Independence Day Celebrations Maiden will host the ninth annual July 4 Edith Pirkle Parade. Floats and parade entrants will assemble at the Maiden Library at 10 a.m. Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. with Grand Marshall Truitt Beard, Maiden’s oldest former mayor. Patriotic music, costume contest begin at 11:15 a.m.…

Around Town — 7-2-14

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TODAY Braille Literacy Program The Lincolnton Lions Club and the Lincoln County Chapter of the National Federation for the Blind will be co-sponsoring the second annual Braille Enrichment Literacy Learning Program from 8:30am to 3pm at Boger City Methodist Church at 2320 East Main Street. The program will run until…

Around Town — 6-27-14

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Friday Cline Family Reunion Descendants of Johann Sebastian Kelin (Cline) and his wife Maria Elizabeth Bieber (Beaver) will gather in Catawba County on June 27 – 29. The weekend will begin with a Friday evening dessert social at a Cline descendants homes in Hickory, to be followed by 2 days…

Around Town — 6-25-14

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THURSDAY Senior Event The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway in Dallas will be hosting a free open mic night at 6 p.m. and a Senior Summer Dance at 7 p.m. Marcel Ellison and Davis Taylor will be providing musical entertainment. Cost for the dance is $4.00 per…

Around Town — 6-23-14

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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…

Around Town — 6-20-14

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TODAY VBS kickoff Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 112 Mt. Zion Ch. Rd. in Cherryville, will host a Vacation Bible School kickoff event 4:30-8:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a bathing suit and towel for water slide activities. Dinner will be provided. Gospel concert Exodus Baptist Church, 3164 Exodus Ch.…

Around Town — 6-18-14

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TODAY LAHRA meeting The Lincolnton Area Human Resources Assocation (LAHRA) will meet 11:45 a.m. at Homesteads Grill & Taphouse in Lincolnton. Jake Jennings with Arthur J. Gallagher of Risk Management Services, Inc., will present the program “OSHA & Workers’ Compensation: Reduce Risk, Reduce Cost.” For more information, contact Sara Williams…

Around Town — 6-16-14

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MONDAY BBQ Benefit Iron Station Country Store, 4718 E. Highway 27 in Iron Station, is hosting a BBQ Pork and BBQ Chicken Benefit on June 21st, starting at 11 a.m. Event proceeds will go to help pay for a cancer patient’s medical expenses. They will deliver if five or more…

Around Town — 6-13-14

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FRIDAY Singles group GRACE Singles will meet 7 p.m. in the dining room of the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton. Attendants are asked to bring “pick-up” foods. Musical group One Voice will perform. For more information, call (704) 735-0541. BBQ Benefit Iron Station…

Around Town — 6-11-14

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TODAY Kids camp Registration is now available for Gaston and Lincoln County 6th-8th graders to attend “Camp Discover” 8:30-11:45 a.m. daily June 16-19 at the Gaston College-Dallas campus in Gastonia. Students will learn about radio and television broadcasting, technology careers, nursing, yoga, health and fitness, cosmetology, fire training, law enforcement,…