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3/11/2019 8:58:00 AM
Events This Week

Wayne Howard
Staff Writer


MONDAY March 11th

Eastern Lincoln Historical Society Program
Nora Brooks, a teacher and historian, will portray Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams, in a special performance Monday evening at 6 PM at the Mundy House Annex, 4353 NC16-Business north of Denver. The event is sponsored by the Eastern Lincoln Historical Society.

Living with Autism Program (Hickory)
Professional speaker, best-selling author, movie consultant, and non-profit founder Kerry Magro will present a program entitled "Defining Autism: From Nonverbal to Professional Speaker" Monday at 6:30 PM at the Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block in downtown Hickory. Jointly sponsored by the Hickory Public Library, the Hickory Community Theatre, and the Autistic Education Foundation, the program will be free to attend. Magro was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) a form of autism, at age 4. In 2013, he released his first book “Defining Autism from the Heart” which became an Amazon Best-Seller. In 2014, he published his second book “Autism and Falling in Love.” He also contributed to the book “College for Students with Disabilities: We Do Belong.” Today, Kerry blogs for several organizations including Autism Speaks, The Mighty, and other publications. For more information, call 304-0500 ext. 7235.

Coalition of Churches meeting
The Coalition of Churches community Organization will meet Monday Night at 7 PM at the Oaklawn Community Center, 410 Linden Street, Lincolnton.

TUESDAY March 12th

Tax Help for Seniors
The Lincoln County Senior Center at 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton (Lincoln Campus of Gaston College) is an AARP Foundation TaxAide site where IRS-trained volunteers are preparing and e-filing tax returns at no charge on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 AM - 2 PM until April 11th. Call 704-732-9053 to make an appointment.

Gaston College Career Fair (Dallas)
Gaston College will hold a Career Fair for students and alumni Tuesday 9 AM - noon at the Myers Center Auditorium on the Dallas campus. More than 50 employers from Gaston, Mecklenburg, Catawba, and Cleveland counties will be attending the Career Fair to discuss job opportunities and answer questions about their businesses, recruiting students and/or alumni for Health-related occupations, Human Services, Engineering and Industrial programs, Technical Careers and Skilled Trades, Business Administration, Automotive, Child Care, Criminal Justice, Paralegal, and more. For more information, contact Joy Morrow at 704-922-6360.

Crouse Community History Meeting
The Crouse Community History and Photo Project will meet from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the Crouse United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Pleasant Grove Church Road in Crouse (across from the Post Office). Kathy P. Heafner, a short-term medical missionary for NC Baptists On Mission will be the guest speaker. Scanning is available from 2:30 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. on the day of the meeting and your original photos and documents will be returned to you after scanning. If you cannot make it to the meeting but will still like to contribute, or have any questions, please call Mona Ramsey at 704-736-1440.

St. Patrick's Day Party at Oaklawn
The United Way Teen Board will sponsor at St. Paddy's Party Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30 PM at the Oaklawn Community Center, 410 Linden St. in Lincolnton. Snacks, games, do-it-yourself headbands, and other activities are planned. This is at the Communities in Schools location.

Lincoln County School Board meetings
The Lincoln County Board of Education will hold committee meetings at 5 PM, followed by the regular monthly board meeting at 6:30 PM, this Tuesday at the Schools Administrative Office, 201 Jeb Seagle Drive in Lincolnton. Both are open to the public.

Reducing Clutter Workshop--Newton
The Catawba County Main Library at 115 West C Street in Newton will offer a workshop Tuesday at 6 PM to help people improve their lives by prioritizing, organizing, and reducing their belongings. Author Tami Fox will offer strategies to help people change their routines to create more peaceful, organized homes. For more information, call 828-465-8664

Lupus Support Group--Gastonia
A support group meeting for the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) will be held 6 - 7:30 PM Tuesday at United Baptist Church, 1970 Lowell Bethesda Road, Gastonia. There is no charge to attend the meeting. For more information, contact the LFANC at info@lupusnc.org or at 877-849-8271, ext. 1.

WEDNESDAY March 13th

Community Lenten Services (Lincolnton)
The Wednesday Community Lenten Services continue this week at First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Bishop Franklin Lowery of Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church will be the speaker for this week's service. Lunch is served at noon with the worship service at 12:30. Services will be held each Wednesday through April 10th.

Afterschool Program (Maiden)
The Catawba County Maiden Branch Library will host a performance of the Green Room Limitless Theatre’s afterschool Creative Works class production called "The Circus of Limitless Possibilities," a 15-minute family-friendly act about being different and finding acceptance, Wednesday (March 13th) at 4:30. Another performance is scheduled for next Wednesday (March 20th) at 4:30 at the Conover Branch Library. For more information, call 828-465-8664.

THURSDAY March 14th

Mediterranean Diet Info
Join Cooperative Extension and learn the “Mediterranean” way during a six session program to be held on Thursdays 3/14/19 - 4/18/19 from 10 - 11:30 AM at the Lincoln County Health Department, 200 Gamble Drive in Lincolnton. There is a $5 registration fee to cover food costs for all six sessions. Call Zach Troutman, FCS agent, at 704-736-8461 to register or for more information.

Montcross Area Chamber Network After Work (Belmont)
The Montrcross Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Network After Work Thursday 5:30 - 7 PM at the Belmont Historical Society building, 40 Catawba St. in Belmont. There is no charge for Chamber members or non-members interested in the Chamber or in learning more about the Historical Society. For more information, call 704-825-5307.

FRIDAY March 15th

ACLC Senior Games Silver Arts Awards
The Lincoln County Senior Games Silver Arts competition awards program will be held Friday at 11:30 AM in the first floor gallery at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. The event is sponsored by the Arts Council of Lincoln County. Following the awards presentation, LC Senior Games Silver Arts entries will be on display in the first floor gallery at the Cultural Center until the end of March.

Dante Patterson at Crafted Southern Speakeasy
Crafted Southern Speakeasy at 411B East Main St. in Lincolnton gets an early start to the St. Patrick's Day celebration Friday evening as Dante Patterson performs. His selections will include Celtic music, new and traditional, and they'll offer a special St. Patty's Day drink menu. On Saturday, their St. Patrick's Day celebration continues with Rob Tompkins performing some Celtic Tunes and Irish inspired drinks and food.

SATURDAY March 16th

March Madness
While the adults may be excited about the ACC Tournament and the NCAA basketball playoffs, the kids may not really understand. A special March Madness program for them is scheduled for this Saturday 10 AM - noon at First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. If the weather cooperates, the activities will be outside and include sports-related games. If it's raining, it will be inside the education building. Snacks and water will be provided. Parents are asked to stay with their children.

Rose Society Meeting
Weather permitting, the Cleveland-Lincoln Rose Society will meet Saturday 10 AM - 12:30 at the Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton, offering advice on how to prune your roses and ready your rose garden as they prune and feed the roses in the library garden. Ask questions and/or watch and learn how to prune your roses for healthy and robust growth. Visitors and Master Gardeners are welcome.
Rain Date: March 23rd, 10:00 AM.

Celtic Festival (Huntersville)
The Historic Latta Plantation will hold its 7th annual Celtic Festival Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM at 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. The event will include traditional Irish & Scottish dancers, Celtic warriors 'in action,' weavers, spinners, artisans, blacksmiths, leatherworkers, and bakers; food trucks serving up the flavors of Scotland & Ireland; and a beer garden with craft beers. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and students.

Prom Dress Giveaway
The United Way of Lincoln County will hold a Prom Dress Giveaway Saturday from noon - 2 PM at the Asbury Resource Center, 221 Salem Church Road in Lincolnton. The Junior-Senior Prom is an event no high schooler should miss, and the United Way will have dresses free to those who might otherwise find one difficult to afford. The event is open to any Lincoln County student. For more information, call 704-732-8055.

Crouse UMC Fish Fry & Oyster Stew Supper
Crouse United Methodist Church, 3311 Crouse School Road, Crouse will have a Fish Fry & Oyster Stew Supper Saturday 4 - 7 PM. Suggested donation per plate is $12 for adults, $7 for ages 6 to 10 and children ages 5 and under eat free. Proceeds will go to the church renovation and building fund. For more information, call 704-735-2443.

Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition
The 17th annual Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition will be held this Saturday & Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton.  Saturday's semi-finals will be from 11 AM - 4 PM and Sunday's finals from 3 - 6 PM.  Both are free events open to the public.  The competition is sponsored by Carolyn Heafner & Bob Williams, internationally renowned opera singers and Lincolnton residents, to encourage gifted singers ages 18-35 who are residents of or enrolled in a school in NC, SC, or VA. With prize packages up to $2000, this competition helps winners financially, and gives a boost to promising careers, while providing excellent feedback from accomplished judges to help all who compete improve their skills.

St. Patrick's Day Party
Green beer, food specials, and live music will be featured at the Lincoln Country Club St. Patrick's Day Party Saturday night. Wear your best green and practice your Irish Jig - there will be contests and games starting at 7 PM.

SUNDAY March 17th

St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Untapped Territory at 118 E. Water St. in Lincolnton will be hosting their first ever St. Patrick's Day Celebration beginning at 1 PM. Archaic Agenda will play authentic Irish music and Fat Frank's Food Truck will serve up Irish-inspired cuisine.

West Lincoln Lenten Services
The Western Lincoln County Community Lenten Services continue Sunday evening at 6 PM at Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Road in Lincolnton. Rev. Meg Gaston of Laboratory & Mary's Grove United Methodist churches will be this Sunday's speaker. The services will continue through April 7th:

  • March 24th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2700 Trinity Church Rd., Vale, with Pastor Dale Pederson of Cedar Grove Lutheran.
  • 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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