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Diabetes Education

Carolinas Medical Center Lincoln will present “Diabetes, Herbals and Supplements” 6 p.m. today at Sally’s YMCA in Denver, 1601 Forney Creek Parkway in Denver. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (980) 212-6037.


Republican Women’s Meeting

East Lincoln Republican Women meets 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at East Lincoln Fire Department on S. Pilot Knob Road in Denver. County officials and educators will participate in the program, “Spotlight on Education.” For more information, call (704) 488-3541.


Crouse History Project

The public is invited to join the Crouse Community History and Photo Project 4-6 p.m. Tuesday for an afternoon of ghost stories and Halloween tales. The group meets at Crouse United Methodist Church fellowship hall, opposite post office in Crouse.


Line Dancing

The Lincoln Cultural Center will host line dancing lessons beginning 7 p.m. Wednesday. Lessons will last six weeks and the cost is $50 per student. Call (704) 732-9055 to pre-register.



Registration for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s spay/neuter clinic is 1-4 p.m. Wednesday and 4-6 p.m. Thursday. The actual clinic is Nov. 8. Call (704) 732-9022 Ext. 1 for more information.


Housing Authority

The Public Housing Authority meets 5:30 p.m. Thursday at their offices on McBee Street in Lincolnton. This meeting is open to the public.



Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 South Pilot Knob Road in Stanley. The guest speaker is a corporate executive with a national firm headquartered near the lake. He will address water quality and environmental respect from both corporations and individuals. For more information, call (704) 489-6249.


Church BBQ

Maiden Wesleyan Church is hosting a fundraiser BBQ 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Pork BBQ plates with all the trimmings are $7. Delivery is available for 10 plates or more. For more information, call (704) 634-0218.


Blood Drive

Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church, 4640 Webbs Chapel Church Rd. in Denver, is hosting a blood drive 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Appointments can be made by calling (704) 483-9434, but walk-ins are welcome.


Haunted Trail

The “Old Slaughter House Haunted Trail” to benefit the Humane Society of Lincoln County will be 7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The trail is located at 2457 Industrial Park Road in Lincolnton off Clarks Creek Road. Tickets are $10. This event is not recommended for small children.


Big Dixie Boggers

Come join the Big Dixie Boggers at the farm, Amity Church Road in Pumpkin Center, for a great weekend of riding, camping and food. The farm will open 3 p.m. Friday and trick or treating for the kids begins at dusk. A 3-day pass is $10 per person. There is a $10 charge per trail vehicle.



Cross Roads Evolution travel baseball team will host Octoberfest 11 a.m. Saturday at the High Shoals Park. Activities include horse rides, face painting and pie throwing. Chicken plates with all the trimmings will be sold for $7. Hot dogs, fries and drinks will also be available. For more information, call (704) 530-3870 or (704) 466-5570.


Cornhole Tournament

Cross Roads Evolution travel baseball team will host a cornhole tournament 11 a.m. Saturday at the High Shoals Park. Cost is $10 per person with a cash payout to the winning team. For more information, call (704) 530-3870 or (704) 466-5570.


Harvest Fest

Harvest Fest will be 1-5 p.m. Saturday on Linden Street at the Oaklawn School field. Free candy, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. There will be games, music and live performances. Biblical costumes are welcome. Call (704) 740-9105 or (704) 718-3964 for more information.


Fall Festival

Middle Cross Baptist Church will host a fall festival 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the church, 3474 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse. There will be free food, games, inflatable and more. A selection of homemade items will be sold to benefit the church building fund. For more information, call (704) 530-4681.


Autumn Blast

Lake Norman Christian School is hosting “Autumn Blast” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 251 South Street in Davidson. The event will feature a silent auction, fun games and inflatables, and free pony ride for those who bring a canned good for Loaves and Fishes Food Bank. Call (704) 987-9811 for more information.


Fall Festival

Victory Grove Tabernacle, Victory Grove Church Road in Lincolnton, will host a fall festival 4-8 p.m. Saturday. There will be a giant slide, hayride, cake walk, games, prizes and food. Come out and enjoy the fun.



The Partnership for Children of Lincoln and Gaston Counties will host a family “Spooktacular” 12-4 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of Woodmill Winery. Activities include games, trunk or treat, bounce house, petting zoo, a cup cake walk and free hotdog lunch. The GPS address is John Beam Road, Vale. For more information, call (704) 276-9911.


Fall Festival

Friendly Chapel Church, 6815 Hwy. 150 east in Maiden, will have a fall festival 5 p.m. Saturday. Hay rides, funnel cakes, candy, hot dogs and face painting will be featured. For more information, call (704) 732-8500.


Rehobeth Festival

Rehobeth United Methodist Church of Terrell will host a fall festival 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rehobeth UMC Connor Recreation Center, 4054 McGee Point Road. Games, prizes, hot dogs and inflatables will be featured. Adults will have a trunk or treat contest for the best dressed trunk. Call (828) 478-2581 for more information.


Trunk or Treat

Pleasant Grove and Crouse United Methodist Churches are hosting a fall festival, Halloween party and trunk or treat 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 2069 Hwy. 182 in Lincolnton. The event will feature a hayride, hot dog supper, cake walks and games. Call (704) 735-7511 for more information.


Blood Drive

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 537 N. Hwy. 16 in Denver, will host a blood drive 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Appointments can be made by calling (609) 933-9374, but walk-ins are welcome.


Cowboy Harvest Hoedown

Blazin’ Trails Cowboy Church, located at the Ponderosa on Startown Road in Lincolnton, will host “Cowboy Harvest Hoedown” 3-6 p.m. Sunday. Food, fun, games and trunk or treat will be featured. The public is invited for an afternoon of fun and fellowship.



Asbury United Methodist Church in Lincolnton will celebrate Octoberfest 5 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited to enjoy a hot dog supper, games, cake walk, hay rides and trunk or treat.


Night of Praise

The public is invited to “A Night of Praise” with Mike Speck and Lincolnton area choirs 6 p.m. Sunday at the Citizens Center on W. Main St. This event is free. Call (704) 622-7987 for more information.


David’s Chapel Buffet

David’s Chapel United Methodist Church is hosting a country buffet beginning at 12 p.m. Sunday. Ham and chicken pie with all the trimmings will be served for donations. Proceeds go toward medical expenses for Monica Self.


LHS Class of ‘65

A group of Lincolnton High Class of ’65 graduates has been meeting for lunch at various locations since June. The next meeting will be 12 noon Nov. 1 at Court Street Grill.


Caregivers Celebration

Lincoln County Senior Services will host a Caregivers Appreciation Celebration 10 a.m. Nov. 7. The event is part of National Caregivers Month for Lincoln County and will honor caregivers who care for loved ones. There will be guest speakers, entertainment and a light lunch to show appreciation. Registration is requested by Friday. To register, call (704) 732-9053.


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