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Seeking Artists For Downtown Hickory Art Crawl By April 1 For an application, contact Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org or Connie at email@example.com or (828)322-1121. Please follow the application process closely as incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered. (828)322-1121 www.downtownhickory.com
Full Circle Arts Gallery, We've moved! 42-B 3rd St NW, Hickory,
Beside McGuires Pub. Local artists’ showcase of all types of work. (828)322-7545 www.fullcirclearts.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethlehem Library Invites Artists To Display Work for 2 month periods with an opening reception first Thurs of opening month. Art may be priced to sell. Exhibiting Artist Series featuring local & regional artists. 45 Rink Dam Rd, Bethlehem. Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-2pm, Tues & Thurs 12-7pm. (828)495-8753 or email@example.com
Audition Dates Announced For Once-In-A-Lifetime Musical The Hickory Community Theatre has announced auditions for the musical “Les Miserables” to take place on Monday & Tuesday March 10 and 11 at 7 PM in the HCT complex at 30 3rd St NW in downtown Hickory. The cast includes 30+ men & women of all ages, a boy age 9-13 & a girl age 8-12. For information contact Pamela Livingstone (828)327-3855 weekdays 1-5pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CBCC Calls On Donors To Relieve Regional Blood Shortage Anyone 16 and older who weighs at least 120 pounds is encouraged to donate at one of the five CBCC centers located in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory & Monroe or at one of CBCC’s many mobile blood drives, which can be found at www.carolinadonor.org. (704)972-4700.
Amy’s Closet Benefits Domestic Violence Victims A consignment and re-sale store which benefits Amy’s House, a safe haven for domestic violence victims, is located at 751-E North NC Hwy. 16, Denver, NC. Artists of all types may rent booths to show their work to the public. Prices for booths range from $40-50 per month. Call Ms. Shasta Steele for more information at (704)447-5115. 20% is added to item prices or a donation of 20% of the sale price is made. Proceeds go directly to Amy’s House domestic violence shelter in Lincolnton. Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm & Sun, 1-6pm. 704-483-5515. Domestic violence hotline (704)736-1224.
Exodus Works Offers Car Washes & Auto Detailing Services, 510 1st Ave SW in Hickor. Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 8am-1pm. You can bring your car, truck, SUV, RV, or commercial trucks to us or we will pick it up & bring it back to you. Quick Wash starts at $15 for exterior wash & interior vacuum. Full detail $75-$100 depending on size & condition of vehicle. Special rates for RV & commercial trucks. When we hand wash your vehicle, you are helping a good person learn a new way to live after addiction or incarceration. Call James (828)962-8199
Catawba County Senior Nutrition Services VOLUNTEERS NEEDED including Meals on Wheels, Frozen Meals, Nutritional Supplements & Seniors Morning Out -- are now conducting their annual fundraising drive. Donate to these programs by writing a check to Catawba County Social Services & writing “Senior Nutrition Services” in the memo line. Mailed to PO Box 207, Newton, NC 28658. Donate online: www.catawbacountync.gov/dss/adult/nutrition.asp & clicking on the red “Donate Now” button. (828)695-5610. You may also “like” the programs on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MealsonWheelsofCatawbaCounty
Safe Harbor Rescue Mission Resource Warehouse & Gallery Opened Operated under the umbrella of Safe Harbor Rescue Mission Inc & is engaged in the business of collecting industrial and residential discards for creative reuse. Resource Warehouse & Gallery provides programs & services to the community, including collection & drop-off services for industrial/residential discards & other unwanted materials, low-cost resale of reclaimed materials in its retail store & an outreach program that provides hands-on, creative arts programming. 451 11th St. NW, Hickory. Open Tues & Thurs 10am-3:30pm. (828)781-1281 www.resourcewarehouse.org
WRC Requests Help To Meet Urgent Need For Personal & Cleaning Products, Many people are aware that one of the unique services offered by the Women’s Resource Center is furnishing Personal Products & Cleaning Products to women & families in the area. What is perhaps not well known is that Food Assistance Program Allotments cannot be used for these items. With the public’s assistance we distributed more than 900 lbs of Personal Products to 121 clients and 1300 lbs of Cleaning Products to 103 clients in 2011 thru our “PANTRY” & have already exceeded that amount in 2012. Currently we have an URGENT NEED for the following products: Body Lotion - Unscented (Jergins, Suave, etc); Tissue (Kleenex, etc); Shampoo & Conditioners; Bar Soap (Zest, Dial, Ivory, etc); Toothpaste; Dishwashing Liquid; Laundry Detergent (box or bottle form); Toilet Bowl Cleaners (Lysol, etc); Floor Cleaners (Pine Sol, etc); All Purpose Spray Cleaner. Your donations can be dropped off Mon-Thurs, 9am-4pm, Your tax deductible donation makes it possible to furnish these critical self-esteem items for those we serve & we thank you! (828)322-6333. www.wrchickory.org. Women’s Resource Center, PO Box 1608, 125 3rd St. NE, Hickory, NC, 28603.
New Exodus Works Thrift Store Is Now Open Please Call To Donate Items, 510 1st Ave SW, Hickory. Store hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 8am-4pm. To donate items, Contact Jerry Ratliff (828)781-3222.
Have Leftover Yard Sale Items? Donate Them To Hospice Thrift Store - Receive A Tax Deduction! Donations accepted: Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm & Sat 10am-2pm. Schedule pickup for large items (828)267-9894.
ALFA Needs Food Pantry Items & Vegetables ALFA, a non-profit agency serving individuals living with HIV. Donations can be delivered to the ALFA office at 1120 Fairgrove Church Rd, Suite 28. Visit www.alfainfo.org. Contact Andie Brymer (828)322-1447 ext. 229 or email@example.com.
Free Yoga Classes Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block in Hickory. Swati Bhende, a yoga instructor certified from India & the US, every Wed at 6pm. Open to teens & adults with open enrollment – attend any Wed to begin. Open to everyone, men & women. No prior experience is necessary. www.Yoga-Reflection.com
Jewish Film Festival Features Special Guests, thru Mar. 9 The CJFF has also expanded its presence in the Lake Norman area with a “Mondays at the Lake” series that will feature encore screenings of CJFF highlights, as well as an additional screening at Davidson College. Visit www.charlottejewishfilm.com for a complete listing of all 2014 CJFF events & for ticketing info.
Smoking cessation programs in your community 1-800-227-2345 www.cancer.org
Caldwell Heritage Museum Museum hours: 10 am - 4:30 pm, Tues-Fri, & 10 am-3 pm Saturday. No admission charge, donations appreciated. 112 Vaiden Street SW in downtown Lenoir, NC, behind Davenport School.
Hickory Aviation Museum FREE admission! Display aircraft are: Grumman F-14D Tomcat; North American FJ-3 Fury; Douglas A-4L Skyhawk; Northrop F-5E Aggressor; Fokker F-27; Republic F-105B Thunderchief; Lockheed T-33A; DeHavilland Vampire; McDonnell-Douglas F-4B Phantom II; LTV A-7A Corsair II. F-27 & A-7A open to public, so if you’ve ever wanted to sit in the pilot’s seat, here’s your chance! Volunteers available to answer questions. Schedule group tours (828)323-1963. Veterans program open to veterans of all wars the first Sat of month beginning at 11am. Hickory Regional Airport, just off of Hwy 321, 3101 9th Ave Dr NW. Saturday 10-5, Sun 1-5. www.hickoryaviationmuseum.org.
The Hickory Museum of Art Always a broad & changing group of exhibits. Located in the “SALT Block” Arts & Science Center of the Catawba Valley.243 3rd Ave NE Hickory. Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am–4pm & Sun 1–4pm. Admission is free. (828)327-8576www.HickoryArt.org
Catawba Science Center (828) 322-8169 www.CatawbaScience.org. Located in the “SALT Block” Arts & Science Center of Catawba Valley, 243 3rd Ave NE. Hours: Tues – Fri,10 am until 5 pm, Sat: 10am-4pm. Sun: 1-4p.m.
Discovery Place in Charlotte Hours: Mon–Fri 9am-4pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, noon-5pm. Located in uptown Charlotte at 301 N Tryon St. www.discoveryplace.org
Senior Bingo Every Wednesday At Hickory Public Library Are you a senior in search of a welcoming environment to have some fun? If so, meet with friends or new community members at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library for Bingo every Wednesday that the library is open from 9–10am. Doughnuts provided & small prizes awarded. (828)304-0500 ext 7235. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block In Hickory.
Unifour Christian Seniors & Single Adults invite other singles in the area. Contact: Annette Strassner, (828)310-2977; firstname.lastname@example.org
Catawba Libraries Offer One On One Help For Insurance Signup at St. Stephens & Southwest branches in coming weeks. Appointments must be made by calling (828)624-0528. No charge for the sessions. St. Stephens: Mon, Mar 10, 12-8pm, Tues, Mar 18, 5-8pm, Mon, Mar 24, 12-8pm, Sat, Mar 29, 9am-6pm. Southwest (Mountain View) is: Sat, Mar 8, 9am-2pm, Mon, Mar 17, 12-8pm, Tues, Mar 25, 5-8pm, Mon, Mar 31, 12-8pm. Clients must provide Social Security numbers & dates of birth of those covered along with employer’s name, address & contact information & any policy numbers of current coverage. Clients will also need to supply proof of household income. www.gfhs.info/catawba-family-care. St. Stephens Branch is located at 3225 Springs Road NE, Hickory. Southwest Branch at 2944 Highway 127 South, Hickory.
Cleveland Co. Bridal Fair Mar 8 & 9, The Ballroom @ The Neal Center, 100 TR Harris Dr, Shelby. Sat 10am-4pm & Sun 12noon-4pm. www.ClevelandChamber.org
CVCC Hosts Job Fair Tues, Mar 11, 1-5pm, in CVCC Tarlton Complex on the Main Campus located at 2550 Hwy. 70 SE in Hickory. More than 70 employers, including manufacturers, healthcare, retailers, insurance companies, camps & other companies, are planning to attend. A list of employers is available online at www.cvcc.edu/Job_Fair.? More employers are expected to attend.
Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally & bring a current resume. No admission for job seekers. Registration is required either prior to or the day of the event. Registration can be completed in advance online.
Hickory Knife & Gun Show Sat & Sun, March 15 & 16, 9am–5pm. Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory. Adults $8, Under 12 Free. Saturday admission good for both days. (888)715-0606 www.cequnshows.com
Home School Living History Day Mar 19, 9:30am–12pm. Pre-registration & Pre-payment required. Students will explore our historic site and learn what it took to operate a bustling hotel during the 19th century in North Carolina.$3 per participating child (Adults & Non-participating children are FREE) For Registrations Contact: Jason Luker (704)922-7681 x105
Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival, Sat, Mar 29, Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, 9am-5pm. Tickets: $6 per person, ages 12 & under $2 & can be purchased at the door. Prior to Saturday’s event, a preview party will be held Friday, March 28, from 7p.m. to 10p.m. This unique fund-raising event not only offers guests an early buying opportunity, but also offers a catered Southern Supper and live music by the Sigmon Stringers. Tickets are $40.00 per person, and must be purchased in advanced by March 21. (828)324-7294 www.catawbavalleypotteryfestival.org
LRU Hosts Fundraiser Featuring Beach Boy David Marks, Sat, May 17, P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University. To purchase tickets call (828) 404-2159 or visit www.SurfCityAllstars.com/Tickets.html
New Hickory Book Club Open to everyone, the Hickory Readers meets once a month on Wednesdays at 7pm at Barnes & Noble on Hwy 70 in Hickory. For exact dates & times & ability to join, go to www.meetup.com/hickory-readers. Contact Patsye Thompson at email@example.com
The Hickory Cribbage club “The CRIBBADIERS” is inviting new players to join weekly tournaments of friendly competition. 6:30pm each Tues, Pinecrest Senior Living Community, 915 29th Ave NE, Hickory. Members are willing to teach the game to newcomers or to help former players get back into the swing. Contact: Carole or Dennis (828)396-2165 or email Reising@embarqmail.com
Writers’ Night Out/Poetry Hickory 2nd Tues of each month, 5pm at Taste Full Beans, 29 2nd Street NW, Hickory, Downtown. Provides area writers a chance to network with other writers & share work & info on publications, contests, & events. firstname.lastname@example.org, (828)234-4266.
Get Free Tax Help At The Library Tuesdays Thru Apr 15. AARP tax volunteers will be on hand Tuesday mornings at Main Library in Newton. 9am-1pm, but residents must first make an appointment by calling (828)333-4240. Due to the volume of requests, walk-ins are not accepted.
Women’s Shelters & Emergency
Information for experiencers of abuse. General numbers for for immediate help in NC: 800.799.7233(SAFE) & 911. (Phones are answered 24 hours per day, as noted.) Catawba County Rape Crisis: (828)322-6011 24/7. Gaston County: The Shelter, 24-Hour Crisis Line (704)852-6000. Hickory: First Step Domestic Violence Program, 24 hour crisis line: (734)722-6800. Services, (828)322-1400. Shelter: The Salvation Army Shelter of Hope, homeless shelter., 780 3rd Av Pl SE, Hickory, NC 28602, (828) 324-6919, www.salvationarmy.org Lake Norman: 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline: (704)332-2513 24/7 Rape Crisis Hotline: (704)375-9900. Lenior: Shelter Home of Caldwell County. Crisis: (828)758-0888. 24/7 Crisis Line: (828)758-7088. Lincolnton: Domestic Violence hotline: (704)736.1224, answered 24 hours. Morganton: (828) 438-9444 Crisis Hotline. Shelby: (704)487-9325, for services, shelter, hospital accompaniment. Shelby Crisis Hotline: (704)481-0043, answered live 24 hours. Statesville: My Sister’s House: (704)872-3403 24 hours. Taylorsville: Crisis line: (828)635-8881, 24 hours a day. Charlotte Emergency Housing: (704)335-5488. Charlotte Rescue Mission for chemical dependence recovery: (704)334-4635.
Parenting Class Helps With Tantrums & Temperament, Conover, NC - Do your child’s temper tantrums have you frustrated and wondering what to do next? You can find help with these and other parenting challenges at Catawba County Parenting Network’s Positive Discipline course beginning May 29th. For parents of children ages three to 10, equips parents with the tools necessary to better communicate with their child & also presents ways to increase a child’s cooperation. The program is available to parents through the Catawba County Parenting Network & their funding through the Catawba County Partnership for Children (Smart Start). The classes & childcare are offered free of charge to NC Pre-K & Catawba County School parents. For all other participants, class is $20 & includes all sessions. Licensed childcare $10 for one child & $5 per additional child & includes all sessions. Complimentary light supper served at 5:30pm. Advance registration required. To register, contact Parenting Network (828)465-8151 or register at www.catawbaparenting.com
Agency Helps 500 Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure Thru the Mortgage Payment Program homeowners can receive mortgage assistance if they have lost their job due to no fault of their own or have experienced one of program-eligible hardships: death, divorce/separation, or illness. Contact: Mortgage Payment Program (828)485-4268.
Ridgeview’s Gang of One Program Offers Support To Youth grades six through twelve a place to come after school to get help with homework, learn more about the Hickory Police Department, develop age appropriate basic life skills, and meet new people. The program will meet weekly on Thursdays from 3:30-5:30pm at the Ridgeview Recreation Center in the Community Room. Contact Sarah Nelson (828) 324-2060.
Veterans Support Group The Veterans Helping Veterans Support Group welcomes ALL veterans regardless of discharge & regardless of when or where you served. We also welcome civilian allies! We come together in a laid back atmosphere with pizza, cookies & coffee to talk about how we can help each other. Some of our vets are homeless. Some of our vets are needy. Some of us are blessed & we care about other veterans. Meetings held every Wednesday, 11am, Grace House, 600 Highland Ave SE, Hickory. Contact Rev. Susan Smith (828)962-8196 email@example.com
Meditation Group At Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm. Meditation & discussion to foster mindfulness & clarity. Free. 833 5th Street SE, Hickory. Contact: (828)328-5457 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.uuhickory.org
Celebrate Recovery Meetings, Every Friday For over five (5) years, every Friday night, people have passed through the doors of a Celebrate Recovery meeting at Christ Church to find that there is hope, there is peace & there is sanity! A 12-Step Christian based recovery ministry for anyone & everyone with hurts, habits & hang-ups! Join us at Christ Church, Mountain View campus. (828) 294-6858 www.celebraterecovery.com to find additional locations or email email@example.com. All calls & emails are confidential!!
Quest4Life’s FREE Smoking Cessation Classes All classes Tuesdays at 6pm at Q4L. Support System, Relaxation, Stress Management & Assertive Communication Weight Management & Exercise Relapse Prevention. Open to the public! Call (828)757-8753 to register for the class. Quest4Life Wellness Center, 1031 Morganton Blvd., Lenoir, NC
Mindfulness Meditation Circle Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley, Every Thursday 4:30-5:30pm. Mindfulness meditation is art & practice of being present for your life & only requires you to be curious. It is found in the works of Emerson, Thoreau & Native American wisdom. Free! 833 5th St SE, Hickory. (828)328-5457 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.uuhickory.org
Stalking Awareness- Hickory’s Family Guidance Center’s First Step Program offers educational programs & free materials for groups & businesses to promote awareness & public education about stalking during the annual observance. For more info, contact Liz Eller, First Step Domestic Violence Community Educator (828)322-1400.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meets 11am - 1 pm, 3rd Sat, each month, at Parenting Network Offices in Conover, Hwy. 16. (828)465-8151. www.catawbaparenting.org
You & Me, Baby! Moms with babies, birth-2 years old, are invited to You & Me, Baby! on the 2nd Thursday of each month 6–7:30pm at the Sweetwater Early Childhood Education Center in Hickory at 2110 Main Ave SE. Free. Moms learn valuable tips for baby’s growth/development, enjoy a light meal & fellowship with other moms. Moms are encouraged to bring their babies with them. www.catawbaparenting.com
New Parents May Surrender Infants Without Repercussions parents can surrender a baby to a Safe Haven location during the first 7 days after birth without risk of criminal charges. For more info about NC’s “Safe Surrender” law contact Catawba County Department of Social Services (828)324-9111.
ADHD Support Group For parents of children with ADHD or thought to have ADHD meets 3rd Wed of each month from 5:30-7pm, Sipes Orchard Home Office Building on County Home Rd in Conover. Childcare provided. (828)465-8151
Dad’s League Meets 3rd Thurs of each month from 6–7pm Hickory YMCA. Childcare available. (828)695-5745
Sensory Integration Support Group For parents & caregivers of children with sensory integration difficulties. Meets last Tues of each month, 6:30–8:30 pm. Children’s Neurotherapy Services office on L-R Blvd in Hickory (behind Golden Corral) Childcare available if registered in advance. (828)267-1688
Foothills Performing Arts brings THIRD, by Wendy Wasserstein March 7-9. Friday & Saturday performances are held at 8pm & Sunday matinees will be at 3pm. THIRD tells the story of individuals struggling to function in life. Box office opens 1 hour before show. Ticket prices: Adults $10, Seniors (55 & older) $8 & Students $6. Groups 10 or more $6 each. Foothills Performing Arts is located in “B” Bldg. on the campus of Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute in Hudson, NC on Hwy. 321. For reservations or info (828)726-2318. www.fpatheatre.org
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