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Halloween Party

Roseland Baptist Church, 1172 Rosehill Dr. in Lincolnton is sponsoring a Halloween party beginning 5:30 p.m. today. Hotdogs will be served and there will be treats for the children. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes.


Blood Drive

Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Church Road in Lincolnton, is sponsoring a blood drive 3:30-7:30 p.m. today. Come out and give the gift of life.


Fall Festival

South Fork Volunteer Fire Department will host a fall festival 6-9 p.m. today at the fire department. Candy, games, food, face painting and raffles will be provided.


Trunk or Treat

Bethel Lutheran Church, 509 Long Shoals Road in Lincolnton, will host a trunk or treat 7-9 p.m. today. Free hot dogs, nachos and drinks will be served. For more information, call (704) 922-5487.


Daniels Trunk or Treat

Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Road in Lincolnton, will host a trunk or treat party in their parking lot beginning at 7 p.m. today. Members will decorate their car trunks and give out treats to little goblins that appear. Call (704) 735-8034 for more information.


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 Tuesday at Court Street Grill.


Board of Health

The Lincoln County Board of Health meets 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Board Room of the Health Department, 151 Sigmon Road in Lincolnton. The business meeting will be 6-7 p.m. followed by board member orientation training from 7-9 p.m.


Last Man’s Club

The Last Man’s Club WWII Veterans of Lincoln County meets 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ryan’s Steak House on N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton. All WWII veterans and their guests are invited to attend. Please any bills received from American Legion. One veteran will receive a handmade quilt during a raffle drawing. Also remember that Veterans Day is Nov. 11. For more information, call (704) 735-3182.


Federation of the Blind

The Lincoln County chapter of the National Federation of the Blind meets 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday at the Gaston College Senior Center on S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. The group invites blind or visually impaired persons and their friends to attend. For more information, call (828) 428-3239 or (704) 483-2387.


Book Sale

The Lincoln County Public Library will have a book sale 2-7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Citizens Center, W. Main Street in Lincolnton. A wide variety of books, CD’s, DVD’s and VHS tapes will be available. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.


Salem Jewelry Class

Salem Baptist Church, 1984 Salem Church Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a “make your own” jewelry class beginning 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Baked goods and crafts will be on display for sale. Hot dogs will also be served.


Old Fashioned Supper

Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 988 S. Hwy. 16 in Lowesville, is hosting an old fashioned supper 6 p.m. Saturday. A country ham dinner with old fashioned side dishes, dessert and beverage will be served. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit various church projects. For more information, call (704) 827-9511.


Triangle Yard Sale

Triangle Plaza will host the second annual community yard sale beginning 8 a.m. Saturday. Setup for vendors begins at 7 a.m. There is no charge for vendor space. For more information, call Lakeshore BBQ at (704) 489-2328.


Lions Club Pancakes

The third annual Lions Club Pancake Breakfast is 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fatz Café, 1430 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. The breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, sausage and beverage. Cost is $8 adults and $4 for children under age 12. Proceeds provide services for the blind/visually impaired, eye exams and eyeglasses for the needy, and sponsoring of blind campers to Camp Dogwood. Delivery is available for five or more orders. For delivery, call (704) 732-7155.



Denver Wesleyan Church, 2381 N. Hwy. 16 in Denver, will host an auction 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Bring a chair and enjoy a day of fellowship, food and great bargains. For more information, call (704) 429-9059 or (704) 483-5607.



Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area is sponsoring a dance 7 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway in Dallas. Entertainment will be provided by musician James Bates. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Beverages will be provided. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.


Craft Show 2011

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a craft show 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 6-8 p.m. Nov. 7. A wide variety of fall, winter and Christmas crafts will be available along with candy and baked items. Breakfast biscuits, soup and sandwiches will also be available for purchase.


Flu Shot Clinic

Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church Rd. in Denver, is hosting a community flu shot clinic 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. Medicare and some insurance will be accepted; otherwise the cost is $30 per shot.


Piano Serenade

Jeff Perks, accompanist for the East Lincoln Community Chorus, will present a piano concert 3 p.m. Sunday at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter By-the-Lake, 8433 Fairfield Forest Drive in Denver. Perks is a local talent who has recorded and traveled extensively throughout the south. A reception with refreshments will follow the concert. Cost is $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, and free for children under age 12. For more information, call (704) 989-6249.


World Marketplace

Cedar Grove Lutheran Church, 261 Cedar Grove Church Rd. in Vale, invites the public to join them for “Fair Trade World Marketplace” 12-4 p.m. Sunday. Items from Unique World Gifts (Ten Thousand Villages) of Hickory will be on display for sale, benefitting craftsmen from around the world through the program of fair trade. All proceeds benefit the ministry of Unique World Gifts. The event is sponsored by the Women of the ELCA of Cedar Grove. For more information, call (704) 276-2430.


Upward Basketball

Denver Baptist Church will hold “Upward” basketball evaluations for kindergarten through sixth graders on Nov. 7, 10, 14, and 17. To register, call (704) 483-3030, Ext. 346 or visit www.dbkidz.com.


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.


Bead Group

Lincolnton Bead Group will meet 9:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. Beginners or advanced students are invited to come join the group and make a bracelet, necklace, pin or other fashionable jewelry. An instructor from Gaston College will bring necessary materials. A small fee will be charged by the instructor. The event is sponsored by the Extension and Community Association.

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