Andrew Johnson of Edward Jones in Denver will speak on financial planning 10 a.m. Friday, May 12, at Captâ€™n Petes restaurant on N.C. 150 in Denver. Cost is $6 for the meal including tip. Reservations must be made by May 7 by calling Celia and Paul Deese at (704) 483-4355.
The Friends of the Florence Shanklin Memorial Libraryâ€™s monthly meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, May 8. A presentation will be made by Kevin Starr, Lincoln County extension service director.
Ashley Smith, who was held hostage by Atlanta courthouse shooter Brian Nichols, tells her story 6 p.m. Sunday at Denver United Methodist Church. For more information, call Cindy Loeffler at (704) 489-0410.
A Christian womenâ€™s fellowship will be held in the fellowship hall of Westport Baptist Church 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11. Guest speaker will be Mona Hearn. Music will be provided by Rachel Ann Curtis. A brunch will also be provided for a $6 donation. For more information, call Beverly Weston at (704) 483-4837.
The annual Masonic charity barbecue starts 11 a.m. Saturday at the Denver lodge on St. James Church Road. Cost is $7 per plate with proceeds benefiting Masonic charities in North Carolina.
A free, two hour class on learning how to catch big catfish begins 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 in the upstairs meeting space at the Bass Pro Shop in Concord Mills Mall. Please call (704) 979-2200 for more information. It will be taught by Lake Norman fishing guides Mac Byrum and Gus Gustafson.
The 21st annual Strawberry Festival, to benefit the East Lincoln High School parent/teachers association will be held 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at ELHS. The group is also planning a fashion show at 6:30 p.m. at Verdict Ridge Country Club on Thursday, May 11. Tickets for that show are $20 and there are a limit of 150 tickets. For more information, call Debbie Hultgren at (704) 460-7299.