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Four local teams will compete in the donkey basketball tournament at North Lincoln High School at 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 23. Tickets are $5 for adults and students and $8 for adults and students at the door. All proceeds will go to the Physical Education Department.

The event, entitled “All About You,” is an effort to remind women of the importance of taking care of themselves and their wellbeing. The luncheon will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Verdict Ridge Country Club Dining Hall. It will begin at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with guest speaker, Julie McAteer, a young breast cancer survivor, and conclude with a panel of Lincoln Medical Center physicians fielding questions from the female audience anonymously provided at registration. The event will only accept 125 women. To register, call Lincoln Medical Center at 704-732-5555.

R-Anell Homes, will hold its annual company Health Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The health fair features blood pressure and diabetes checks, a stop smoking program, fitness and wellness updates and information from local health care providers and fitness experts and other items aimed at specific health issues. Lunch will be provided. R-Anell is located on N.C. 16 in Denver.

The November feast will be held at Capt’n Pete’s Restaurant on Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. The cost is $6. The speaker will be Andrew Johnson from Edward Jones Investments. For more information call 704-483-5778.

The East Lincoln Democratic Women will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at St. Peter’s By The Lake Church on Fairfield Forest Drive. Refreshments will be served.

The East Lincoln Betterment Association will sponsor a Candidate’s Forum which will be held 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct 19 at the East Lincoln Recreation Center, 8160 Optimist Club Road, Denver. The evening will begin with a barbeque dinner for $5, followed by the Candidate’s Forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Candidates for N.C. House and Senate, Lincoln County Commission, and Lincoln County School Board will participate. For more information visit ELBA’s Web site at www.elbanc.org.

The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will have a pre-Halloween party at the East Lincoln Community Center, Friday Oct. 29. Ages 4-6 are welcome from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., parents must be present. Ages 7-12 are welcome from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., parents are welcome. Admission is free. There will be pizza, movies, candy, a moonwalk, prizes, and a special appearance from a superhero. For more information contact Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation. Nate Hallubka, 704-735-2671 or Keith Sherrill, 704-483-8980.

The 11th annual Carolina Renaissance Festival will be held Oct. 2 to Nov. 14 Saturday and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event will be held on N.C. 73, at Poplar Tent Road. Tickets are $14 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and are available at Harris Teeter and region wide. Children under 5 are free. For more information call 704-896-5544 or toll free at 877-896-5544.

The 23rd Annual Folklife festival at Historic Latta Plantation will be Oct. 16 & 17. Arts, crafts, and folk skills of the Catawba Valley are demonstrated in the House, Barns, Cabin and grounds of Historic Latta Plantation. Daily admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students of any age. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Historic Latta Plantation is located on Sample Road, off of Beatties Ford Road in Huntersville.

A haunted civil war battlefield will be open to the public Oct. 29-30 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Historic Latta Plantation, Huntersville. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and children 5 and under are free (although it is not recommended for children under 5.) For more information call 704-875-2312.

The Amazing Maize Maze will have it’s grand opening Aug. 28 and run until Oct. 17 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Historic Rural Hill Farm in Huntersville. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, 60 and over, $7 for nine to 17, $5 for four to eight years old and three and under are free. The event is open on Labor Day. For more information call 704-875-3113.

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