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4/19/2017 6:39:00 PM
Busy Weekend Ahead
Easter lilies marked the Holy Day; now it's time for Springtime fun. Two big festivals are happening this weekend: Cherryville's Cherry Blossom Festival Friday evening and Saturday and the Lincolnton Food, Wine & Brew Fest Saturday.
Easter lilies marked the Holy Day;
now it's time for Springtime fun. 
Two big festivals are happening this
weekend: Cherryville's Cherry Blossom
Festival Friday evening and
Saturday and the Lincolnton Food,
Wine & Brew Fest Saturday.

Wayne Howard
Staff Writer

THURSDAY April 20th

Elder Law Program at Senior Center
“Saving the Farm: Medicaid Crisis Planning”
Greg McIntyre, Elder Law Attorney, will present this program at the Lincoln County Senior Center, 514 South Academy Street (Lincoln Campus of Gaston College) in Lincolnton from 2 - 3 PM. He'll tell you what you need to know to stop the bleeding of assets or how you can plan ahead to “Save YOUR Farm.” For more information call 704-732-9053.

Business After Hours
The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours get-together at Innovative Pest Management on Campground Road in Denver 5:30 - 7 PM.  Members and guests will enjoy jerk chicken, rice and beans in this Caribbean atmosphere event.  Cold beverages will be provided.  For more info, call the Chamber at 704-735-3096.

FRIDAY April 21st

Glen Oaks Golf Club Ribbon Cutting & Open House
Glen Oaks Golf Club  in Maiden will hold a RIBBON CUTTING and OPEN HOUSE in celebration of their 50th Anniversary and the recent remodeling of the club house.  Guests are invited to the ribbon cutting at 4:00 PM and to enjoy light hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine.  Representatives from the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Maiden will be on hand to offer congratulatory remarks. RSVP Dennis Henry at 828-428-2451, ext. 223.


Cherry Blossom Festival
Forget about DC--the real Cherry Blossom Festival is in Cherryville, North Carolina. The 28th annual Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off Friday 5 - 10 PM and continues Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM.

Activities include the Cherry Blossom 5k Race sponsored by the Cherryville Family YMCA at 6 PM. DJ Johnny B will start the music at 6 PM and beach music greats the Entertainers will take the stage from 7 - 10. The Miss Cherry Blossom Pageant happens Friday evening at the Cherryville Community Bldg. There'll be games, inflatables, rides including rides on the Little Blue Choo.

On Saturday, the 19th Annual Antique Car & Truck Show will be held 10 AM - 1 PM at the C. Grier Beam Truck Museum on Mountain Street. Entertainment will actually start at 9:30 AM and there'll be eating contests including Cherry Pie, Pizza and Lottaburgers from 11 - 12. The Gaston Symphonic Band will play from 1 - 2 PM. A Cherryville Little Theatre performance is scheduled from 2:30 - 3:30.

Games, rides, face painting, arts, crafts and other vendors and a big variety of food and fun make it a great weekend to be in Cherryville this Friday & Saturday.

SATURDAY April 22nd

Daniels Lutheran Country Breakfast
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Road in Lincolnton will have their monthly Country Breakfast 7 - 10 AM. The event is open to the public. Take out is available. A $7 donation is suggested to benefit the church building fund.

Ridgeview Library Jewelry & Accessory Sale (Hickory)
The Friends of Ridgeview Library will hold their “Gently Used” Jewelry & Accessory sale Saturday 10:00 - 2:00 at the Ridgeview Branch Library, 706 1st St., SW in Hickory. Included in the sale will be new and gently used hats, purses, jewelry and scarves at affordable prices. All proceeds will be used to support summer programs for children and teens. For more information call the Ridgeview Library at 828-345-6037.

PBML Earth Day Family Concert
Saturday  is Earth Day and the Hickory Public Library is celebrating with a free concert by the Billy Jonas Band beginning at  11 AM. This program is free and open to the public. It is funded in part by the Hickory Public Library Endowment, a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block in Hickory.

Legacy Lecture Series: Negro Baseball Leagues (Dallas)
The Gaston County Museum of Art & History will hold the second in a series of eye opening, round table discussions about the Negro Baseball League and its significance in Gaston County.  Led and moderated by historian Michael Turner Webb, former players Edward “G.G.” Burton, Bill Cathcart, and Carl Edward “Satch” Forney will share their memories with guests.  This event is part of the Museum’s Gaston County Legacy Series that explores historic figures from local history and examines their impact on the region. There's no charge to attend this event scheduled for 1 PM this Saturday but reservations are requested. To make your reservation please contact Jason Luker at 704-922-7681 ext. 105.

Lincolnton Food, Wine & Brew Fest
The Lincolnton Food, Wine & Brew Fest happens 11 AM - 7 PM this Saturday in downtown Lincolnton.  The event will feature over 70 vendors including 12 food trucks, 7 breweries and 11 wineries, 30 artists, 15 farmers market vendors, 10 Earth Day booths, an interactive fun zone with bounce houses, slides and even a sumo suit station put on by All Day Entertainment.

There will be a cooking demo on the mainstage at 11 AM by Johnson & Wales graduate and Chef at Project 658 Joy Turner  followed by a live performance from the Lincoln Theatre Guild.  Live music will be showcased on the main stage 1-6:30 at First Federal bank.  There will be a DJ filling in with music between performances. 

Street Performers will be mainly at the Courthouse steps with some traveling throughout the festival--everything from a magician to dancers to live art demonstrations and more! 

You can find additional information on the website at
In addition to online Tasting pass sales you can purchase tasting passes for $15 in advance at the DDA office at 107 N. Cedar Street, the Owls Nest, Southern Charm Winery or the Chamber of Commerce thru Friday. Tasting passes must be brought to the check-in booth where you'll show your ID for a wristband and commemorative tote bag and tasting glass. Tasting passes will also be available Saturday for $20.

"Russian Roulette" Concert (Hickory)
The Western Piedmont Symphony presents its final Masterworks V Concert of the Season Saturday at 7:30 PM in the P.E. Monroe Auditoriumat Lenoir-Rhyne University: Baron Fenwick on piano. The program will include:

  • A Tribute to Mozart (Warshauer)
  • Beethoven--Piano Concerto #5 in E-flat Major, Op. 78
  • Tchaikovsky--Symphony #5 in E Minor, Op. 64

Call 828-324-8603 for ticket information.

SUNDAY April 23rd

Boger City UMC Community Luncheon
A community luncheon to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life will be held at Boger City United Methodist Church on Sunday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM in the church fellowship hall. An $8 donation is requested per person. Dine-in or take out plates available. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 2320 East Main Street in Lincolnton.

Tesla String Quartet at Cultural Center
The Lincoln County Community Concert Association will present the Tesla String Quartet in concert Sunday at 3 PM at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 East Main
Street in Lincolnton.  Admission is $20 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door. 

These are just some of the things that are happening this weekend in our area.  You can find more in our CHURCH EVENTS article in our RELIGION section and in our EVENTS CALENDAR at the bottom of our home page.

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