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Full Circle Arts Gallery, located at 29 2nd St, NW, Hickory, inside Taste Full Beans. Local artists’ showcase of all types of work. (828)322-7545 www.fullcirclearts.org or email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hickory City-Wide Shoe Drive To Benefit Soles4Souls Hickory - Soles4Souls Inc., a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting poverty through the distribution of shoes & clothing, encourages individuals to clean out their closets & donate their new or gently worn footwear to make a tangible positive difference in the world. Residents can bring their donations from now until Dec 30, to 1891 Plaza Dr., Hickory, NC 28602. Soles4Souls has distributed over 20 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries. This city-wide shoe drive will directly impact the organization’s reach. More info: www.soles4souls.org/citywide www.giveshoes.org for more information.
ALFA Winter Gala Dec 8, 6pm at Youseff 242, Eleventh Ave NE, Hickory. Contact: Kevin Gwynn, Executive Director (828)322-1447 ext. 233 www.alfainfo.org
Angels Of The Arts Brunch & Auction Area businesses & supporters of the Hickory Museum of Art are once again generously donating items for the Art Guild’s Angels of the Arts Brunch & Auction Dec 7 at Lake Hickory Country Club. Donated items displayed at the Brunch where everyone in attendance will have an opportunity to bid. Raffle tickets are $5 for one or $20 for five. Begins 10am. Brunch follows at 11:30 A.M, and the event wraps up with a live auction of higher-end items presented to the gathering by an entertaining team of auctioneers. Brunch tickets $30 & reservations may be made by contacting Chrissy Schramm at Hickory Museum of Art (828)327-8576 or email email@example.com
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, however, we will be closed the week of Christmas & will reopen Jan 2. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Smoking cessation programs in your community 1-800-227-2345 www.cancer.org
Tri-City Baptist Church Presents The Promise, Dec 6-15 Conover, NC - This will be unforgettable experience as flying angels proclaim His birth, live animals proceed down the aisles & a cast of over 200 bring to life the Greatest Story Ever Told! Tickets: (828)465-6644 ext. 203 or visit www.tcbc.org. Dec 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14 at 7pm; Dec 14 at 2 pm; Dec 8 & 15 at 5pm.
Newton Rec Hosts Senior Christmas Dance, Dec. 5 Newton, NC – The Newton Recreation Department is sponsoring its annual Senior Citizens Christmas Dance for those age 55 & older Thurs, Dec 5, 7-10pm on the lower level of the Newton Recreation Center, 23 S. Brady Ave. Music will be provided by “Midnight Flyers,” a variety band with more than 25 years of experience. Tickets Are $8 at the door; no advance tickets will be sold. Make sure to mark this festival holiday event on your calendar. Attendees are asked to bring finger foods. Soft drinks will be provided. For further information, contact the Newton Recreation Department at (828) 695-4317 www.newtonnc.gov
Tours At Harper House, Dec 7 & 8, from 5:30-9pm. Come discover the magic and wonder of a Victorian Christmas and enjoy some holiday music and refreshments too. Tickets $10. The Harper House will remain decorated for Christmas throughout the month of December and tours are given between the hours of 10am-5pm, Thurs-Sat & 1pm-5pm on Sundays. 310 North Center St, Hickory. (828) 324-7294.
Garden Offers Christmas Tea And Santa’s Workshop, Belmont, NC – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will offer special events to delight both children & adults as part of its annual event, Holidays at the Garden. Santa’s Workshop and Holiday Tea both offer unique ways to enjoy the holiday season. Santa’s Workshop will be held Sat, Dec 7 & 14, 3:30-5:30pm. This event includes admission to the Garden & is $20 for Garden members & $25 for non-members. Advance reservations required (704)829-1252. Holiday Tea will be held Sunday, Dec 8. Each day will offer two different serving times, 1-2:15pm & 2:45-4pm. Event includes admission to the Garden & is $22 for Garden members & $25 for non-members. Advance reservations required (704)829-1252. www.dsbg.org/events.php
Christmas Bazaar Zion Hill Baptist Church, 8173 Old NC 18 Highway. Dec 7, 8am-12noon. Breakfast, Crafts, Quilt, Baked & Canned Goods.
HMF Presents A 1940’s Christmas Radio Hour On Dec. 14 Hickory - Hickory Music Factory presents a “1940’s Christmas Radio Hour” featuring the award winning Hickory Jazz Orchestra guest vocalists Russ Wilson, Nathan Hefner, Jackie Finley, and guitarist Troy Conn. 7pm, & has been moved to First United Methodist fellowship hall next to the Science Center, 311 3rd Ave NE, Hickory. The semi-formal event will be open to the public. Tickets: $25 general admission & $50 VIP and can be purchased at Larry’s Music & Sound (downtown Hickory) or online at www.hickorymusicfactory.com. Holiday shuttles will be provided for your convenience.
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.
The Hickory Museum of Art Always a broad & changing group of exhibits. Right now, Matt Pfahlert, Poster Art; Lance Turner, paintings:
Faces and Interfaces; Road Trip: A Juried Exhibition: paintings, sculptures, photographs and works on paper, in Coe Gallery, through Jan. 5, 2014. Also Folk Art, glassware, pottery and other paintings, drawings and sculpture. 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)327-8576 www.hickoryaviationmuseum.org.
The Hickory Museum of Art DISCOVER FOLK ART: Unique Visions by Self-Taught Southern Artists from the Hickory Museum of Art Collection. This interactive exhibition invites viewers to explore folk art in a whole new way. ocated 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)327-8576 www.HickoryArt.org
Catawba Science Center • Currently showing at Millholland Planetarium: Infinity Express, Molecularium, Winter Stargazing & One World, One Sky. For tix & showtimes. Visit Catawba Science Center’s Great Balls of Fire! in CSC’s Carpenter Hall to learn more facts about comets, asteroids & meteors & see actual meteorites on display from Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club. Thru Dec 30. (828) 322-8169 (828)327-8576 www.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
HSCC Offers Foothills Wellness Clinic, Dec. 6 Hickory - Foothills Wellness Clinic at HSCC offers low cost vaccines, tests & pest solutions for pets. Fri, Dec 6, 12–5pm. Heartworm, flea & tick prevention are available for purchase during normal business hours. To make an appointment for vaccines, heartworm test or FIV/Felv test, call (828)464-8878, Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm. Services available to any member of public & not limited to residents of Catawba County.
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; email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com, (828)234-4266.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com 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
Green Room’s Peter Pan through Dec. 15 Newton, NC - Old Post Office Playhouse. Dec 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, & 15. Fri & Sat shows at 8pm & Sun shows at 3pm. Box Office at (828) 464-6128 Wednesdays through Fridays from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm. $14 Adults, $12 Seniors & Students; $8 children age 12 & under. Rated G. www.the-green-room.org
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
by Barbara Robinson Directed by Rickey Newton & Amber Ellis. Dec 6,7,8 & 13,14,15. Friday & Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 3pm. Adults $10 & Student/Seniors $7. Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 East Main Street, Lincolnton. Get your tickets at the door, at the Lincoln Cultural Center Office or online at www.lincolntheaterguild.com Call (704)452-7830 for more info.
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