County Commissioners meetings Lincoln County Commissioners will hold their mid-monthly meeting at 6:30 in the Commissioners' meeting room on the third floor of the Citizens Center. A special quasi-judicial training session will be held at 4 PM preceding the regular meeting.
Catawba County Commissioners will meet at 7 PM in the Board of Commissioners meeting room, 2nd Floor, Catawba County Justice Center, 100 Government Drive, Newton.
Lincoln Theatre Guild monthly meeting The Lincoln Theatre Guild will hold its monthly meeting at 7 PM Monday at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Come learn about the Theatre Guild productions coming this weekend and in April and the 2019-2020 season.
WEDNESDAY March 20th
Community Lenten Service The Community Lenten Services continue this Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Lunch is served at noon with the worship service at 12:30. Speakers for the remaining services in the series are:
March 20th--Rev. Susan Walker, Emanuel Reformed Church
March 27th--Dr. Stanley Spence, First Baptist Church
April 3rd--Rev. Tony Matthews, First United Methodist Church
April 10th--Rev. Mike Collins, Emmanuel Lutheran Church
"Why Israel?" presentation at Lenoir-Rhyne Pastor Victor Styrsky, national outreach director & eastern regional coordinator of Christians United for Israel, will present a program "Why Israel?" Wednesday evening at 7 PM in the Belk Centrum on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory. The event is free and open to the public.
The first workshop – “Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis: What Now? What Next?”– will be this Thursday 3 - 4:30 PM. The program wil cover understanding Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and the diagnostic process; and effective strategies for coping with day-to-day challenges of Alzheimer’s. The second one – “Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis: What’s Your Plan? Who’s on Your Team?” (next Thursday, March 28th, also 3 - 4:30 PM) will have a panel of experts cover topics including planning after a diagnosis; creating a care team; and tips, resources & services available for individuals and their families. Both workshops are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is requested. To register or for more information, call 1-800-272-3900.
Using Old Newspapers to Trace Family History (Hickory) Genealogist Peggy Mainess will present a program Thursday evening at 6:30 on using archival newspapers fpr genealogical research. The program at the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, 375 Third Street NE in Hickory, is free. For more information, call 828-304-0500 extension 7235.
FRIDAY March 22nd
Rabies Clinic (Hickory) The Catawba County Humane Society will hold another rabies vaccination clinic at the Humane Society location in Hickory (3224 20th Ave SE) from 1 - 5:30 this Friday. Another is scheduled for the same time and location next Friday March 29th.
The Art of Mt. Holly Downtown Mount Holly will celebrate the arts with a gallery crawl, wine tasting, fashion show, and other events as local businesses highlight their version of the arts. It begins at 6 PM Friday in downtown Mt. Holly.
LTG presents "The Outsiders" The Lincoln Theatre Guild will present "The Outsiders," directed by Melanie Dennis, Friday & Saturday evenings at 7 and Sunday afternoon at 3 at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and students. The play will also be presented next weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 29-31, same times).
SATURDAY March 23rd
Benefit Pancake Breakfast for Brian Greer Coaches from West Lincoln and Lincolnton high schools will sponsor a benefit pancake breakfast to help cancer patient Brian Greer Saturday 7 - 10:30 AM at Fatz restaurant, 1430 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Cost is $10 per person. Tickets are available in the main office of each school. Brian from City Lunch is well-known to fans at both schools.
Lincoln County Senior Games
The Lincoln County Senior Games will begin with the opening ceremony at 9 AM Saturday at Lincolnton High School Stadium. Events include track & field, soccer kick, football toss and softball throw.
North 321 VFD Benefit BBQ for Dwight Hoyle The North 321 Volunteer Fire Department, 3769 Maiden Highway, Lincolnton, will hold a benefit BBQ for Assistant Chief Dwight Hoyle Saturday beginning at 10:30 until they run out. Dine-in or carry out available. Delivery of five plates or more is available within 10 miles. Plates are $10 each. For more information call 704-735-5797.
SUNDAY March 24th
Boger City UMC Community Luncheon Boger City United Methodist Church, 2320 East Main Street in Lincolnton, will have a community luncheon Sunday 11:30 - 1:30. An $8.00 donation is suggested.
Rabies Clinic (Hickory) The Hickory Police Department will hold a rabies shot clinic in the east front parking lot of Police Headquarters on Sunday, March 24th 1 - 4 PM. That rabies clinic for cats and dogs will offer reduced cost rabies vaccinations for $10 per animal for a one-year vaccination. If you bring your paperwork, your pet could be eligible for the three-year vaccination for the same $10 fee.
West Lincoln Lenten Services The Western Lincoln County Community Lenten Services continue Sunday evening at 6 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2700 Trinity Church Rd., Vale, with Pastor Dale Pederson of Cedar Grove Lutheran this Sunday's speaker. The services will continue through April 7th:
March 31st at Laboratory United Methodist Church, 2896 Laboratory Rd., Lincolnton with Pastor Fred Mitschke of Bethphage Lutheran.
April 7th at Bethphage Lutheran Church, 4060 NC-182, Lincolnton, with Rev. Jim Sanders of Crouse & Pleasant Grove United Methodist churches.
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