MONDAY March 25th
Democratic Women's Meeting
The Democratic Women of Lincoln County will meet Monday evening at 7 PM at the Democratic Party headquarters, corner of W. Water & Government streets in Lincolnton. Rich Waterman will talk about the work of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
"Lives Worth Living" series at Lenoir-Rhyne
The 2018-19 "Lives Worth Living" speaker series concludes with Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, Monday at 7 PM in P.E. Monroe Auditorium. Eaton is the first female presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The event is free and open to public. A reception will follow at the Crossing at Hollar Mill, 883 Highland Ave. SE, Hickory, and all are welcome to attend. For more information, visit lr.edu/publicevents or contact Mindy Makant, Ph.D., LR associate professor of religious studies and director of the Living Well Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 828-328-7188.
TUESDAY March 26th-
THURSDAY March 28th
Rabies Shot Clinic
Rabies is a year-round problem, but more cases are reported in the warmer months of the year when people and animals are out and about. To help prevent the spread of the fatal disease, Lincoln County Animal Services at 650 John Howell Memorial Drive (off Wilma Sigmon Road) in Lincolnton will hold low cost rabies shot clinics this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon - 3 PM. A one-year rabies vaccination will be available for $5 on these days and times at Lincoln County Animal Services.
- Leave animals in your vehicle while filling out paperwork
- Dogs and cats must be 4 months and older to be vaccinated
- Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers
TUESDAY March 26th
LC Republican Women Meeting
The Lincoln County Republican Women have re-established and will have their first meeting March 26 at 6:30 PM. at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Bring a food item to share. Guest speaker will be Pat Smith, President of the NC Federation of Republican Women. Regular meetings will be held the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Cultural Center at 7 PM. Email questions to LCRWNC@yahoo.com.
Caregivers Workshop at the Senior Center
The Lincoln County Senior Center (at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College at 514 S. Academy St.) will hold a multi-session Caregivers Workshop with information on how to
- Reduce stress for caregivers and care partners
- Improve health using self-care methods
- Manage difficult care partner behaviors
- Plan for the future
- Find information and resources
- Increase communication skills
The session will be held on Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:30 PM (light snacks provided) March 26th, April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. To register call 704-736-8410 or 704-732-9053.
Adult Spelling Bee
The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 22nd annual Adult Spelling Bee Tuesday evening beginning at 6:30 at the Lincoln County Schools Administrative Offices, 201 Jeb Seagle Drive in Lincolnton. Teams sponsored by businesses and industries and civic organizations will compete in the event, held each year to raise money for scholarships for Lincoln County students. There is no charge for admission to come cheer on your favorites as they compete for honors while helping to raise money for the Lincoln County Public Education Foundation's Scholarship Fund.
WEDNESDAY March 27th
Networking Breakfast & Seminar
The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Networking Breakfast & Seminar Wednesday morning at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 East Main Street in Lincolnton. Breakfast will begin at 7:45 AM and Mike Collins will present his seminar "Getting It All Done: Time Management and Organization for Professionals" from 8:15 - 10:00. Cost is $12 for Chamber members. Reservations are required. For more information, call 704-735-3096.
Symposium on the Future of Health Care
Lenoir-Rhyne University in conjunction with the Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) will present the fifth Lenoir-Rhyne Symposium on the Future of Health Care Wednesday 8:30 - 4:30 in the Belk Centrum on the L-R campus. Targeted at physicians, nurse practitioners, and others in the health care field, the symposium will focus on the policy, practice, and outcomes management aspects of integrated care. It will also provide attendees with an opportunity to examine why an integrated care system will work at addressing health disparities. Breakout sessions will focus on adverse childhood experiences, resilience, health equity, social justice, mobile medicine, and self-care. Registration fee for the symposium is $100 per person. Breakfast and lunch will be included. Additional information and registration details can be found at lr.edu/publicevents. Keynote speakers for the symposium are:
- Mary Ann Cutter, Ph.D., professor, University of Colorado
- James Swan Tuite, Ph.D., former bioethics fellow, Yale University
- Marilyn Pearson, M.D., director of public health and medical director, Johnston County Health Department
- L-R faculty members will also present during the symposium:
- Diane Caruso, DNP, FNP-BC, director of Family Nurse Practitioner/Doctor of Nursing Practice program
- Emma Sellers, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs
- Laura Hope-Gill, MFA, assistant professor of the Master of Arts in Writing program
- Kim Price, Ph.D., assistant professor of the Master of Public Health program
- Janice McKeel, RN, MSN, instructor of nursing
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 27th--Dr. Stanley Spence, First Baptist Church
- April 3rd--Rev. Tony Matthews, First United Methodist Church
- April 10th--Rev. Mike Collins, Emmanuel Lutheran Church
THURSDAY March 28th-
SUNDAY March 31st
"The Little Mermaid"
The North Lincoln High School Theatre Department will present the play "The Little Mermaid" based on the 1989 Disney movie Thursday-Saturday evenings (March 28th-30th) at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon (March 31st) at 2:30 in the auditorium at NLHS, 2737 Lee Lawing Road. Tickets are available online at nlhsmermaid.brownpapertickets.com, over the phone at 704-736-1969 ext. 61723, or at the box office one hour before the performance. Those who purchase tickets in advance will be given early access to seating starting at 7:00 (2:00 Sunday); doors to the general public will open at 7:15/2:15 PM. General admission is $15, students and faculty--$12 (ID required at the door), kids under 1--$8.
FRIDAY March 29th-
SUNDAY March 31st
LTG presents "The Outsiders"
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will present the second week performances of "The Outsiders," directed by Melanie Dennis, Friday and 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.
SATURDAY March 30th
Rotary Auction for Education
The 26th annual Rotary Auction for Education will be held Saturday at Lincolnton High School, 803 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. You can preview items up for bid beginning at 4 PM. Dinner will be served at 5 PM, catered by Homeplace Restaurant. The auction begins at 6 PM. There'll be plenty of items available for auction and some will be included in a silent auction as well. There'll also be a raffle that will offer a chance to win $10,000 for those attending the event and buying tickets.
Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Ball
The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2019 Chairman's Ball Saturday evening 7 - 10 PM at Verdict Ridge Country Club, 7332 Kidville Road, Denver. Cocktails will be available beginning at 6:30 PM. Ovations Quartet will provide live music. Cost is $60 per person. Cocktail attire is the suggested dress code. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Chamber office at 704-735-3096.
SUNDAY March 31st
West Lincoln Lenten Services
The Western Lincoln County Community Lenten Services continue Sunday evening at 6 PM at Laboratory United Methodist Church, 2896 Laboratory Rd., Lincolnton with Pastor Fred Mitschke of Bethphage Lutheran as this Sunday's speaker. The services will continue through Sunday April 7th when Rev. Jim Sanders of Crouse & Pleasant Grove United Methodist churches will speak; that service will be held at Bethphage Lutheran Church, 4060 NC-182, Lincolnton.