North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd. in Lincolnton, will host “Amazing Wonders Aviation” vacation Bible school (ages 3 through 6th grade) 6-9 p.m. nightly through Wednesday. Supper will be provided each night. An adult class will be 6:30 p.m. nightly. For more information, call Patricia Self at (704) 435-9876.
Lakeside Church, 6636 Pine Ridge Rd. in Denver, will host a vacation Bible school 6:30 p.m. nightly through Wednesday. For more information, call Rhonda Franklin at (980) 241-9210.
The Shanklin Branch Library will host “Night Watch” 2:30-4:30 p.m.Wednesday as part of the county library system’s summer reading program. Participants will learn about building a camp fire, while tracking the moon in all its phases. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.
The Jonas Library will host “Sky’s the Limit” 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday as part of the county library system’s summer reading program. Participants will explore the solar system through sand art and other activities. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.
Social Services change
The regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Social Services for June has been changed and will be 1:15 p.m. Thursday in the board room of the Social Services facility, located at 1136 E. Main St.
Alive After Five
The band Unspoken Tradition will perform at the Buddy Stasney Buick-GMC Alive After Five concert Thursday. The Arts Council of Lincoln County will be sponsoring the band on West Main Street at Court Square from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Concerts are held the last Thursday of each month, May through September, in downtown Lincolnton. The concerts are free and open to the public. Downtown businesses and vendors will be open to provide food and beverages.
The Westlake Warriors 11 and under travel baseball team is looking for three to four more players for next season. They will host tryouts Thursday and Friday in the Mooresville/Lake Norman area. For more information, contact David Disabato at firstname.lastname@example.org or (704) 900-4124.
Trinity Lutheran Church and Messiah United Methodist will host the “Amazing Desert Journey” vacation Bible school at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2700 Trinity Church Rd. in Vale, 6-8:30 p.m. nightly through Thursday.
Denver Area Business Association will host its 12th Annual Fireworks Festival Saturday, June 30 at East Lincoln High School in Denver. Activities will include a 5 p.m. Battle of the Bands, a 9 p.m. raffle and 9:30 p.m. fireworks show. Furnace Road will be the event’s featured band. For more information, call Karen Cline at (704) 483-9598 or Tim Orrell at (704) 491-0834.
A small, select group of animals from the Lincoln County Animal Shelter are being offered for adoption at the Petco in Huntersville, located at 10017 Biddick Lane, every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (704) 736-4133.
O’Reilly Auto Parts on East Main Street in Lincolnton will host a car wash 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 30. All donations benefit Lincolnton Relay for Life.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 700 is having a car wash and hot dog sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, at Meineke Car Care Center, 2009 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. All proceeds will go toward the Explorer National Conference.
For more information, call (704) 736-0621.
Worship time change
Crouse United Methodist Church, 3311 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, has changed their worship service time for July-Sept. Sunday school will be 8:30 a.m. followed by worship at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call (704) 735-2443.
Coral Park Baptist Church, 295 Springs East Rd. in Lincolnton, will host Gospel group “The Gobers” from Winder, Ga., 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (828) 428-0261.
The city of Cherryville will host an Independence Day Celebration Tuesday, July 3 at the Downtown Mini-Park. The guest DJ is John Barkley and Jim Quick & The Coastline Band will be featured from 6-10 p.m. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m., and food vendors will be set up. Spectators are invited to bring lawn chairs.
Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club is currently looking for convertibles for this year’s Fourth of July parade since many of the vets are unable to walk. Anyone interested in making their convertible available can contact Tom Hawk at (704) 735-0550 or ThomasRHawk@aol.com.
Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club WWII Veterans of Lincoln County will meet at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4 at Fifth Third Bank to ride in the Fourth of July Parade in Lincolnton, which this year is dedicated to the WWII Veterans.
July Fourth Parade
Downtown Crouse is hosting its annual Fourth of July parade at 4 p.m. July 4. The Crouse Volunteer Fire Department will be selling hot dogs, soft drinks and other snacks in front of the fire station. Spectators are invited to come watch or join in the parade.
Maiden July 4 Parade
The seventh annual Maiden Fourth of July Edith Pirkle Parade will take place 10:30 a.m. July 4. Participants will assemble at 10 a.m. at the Maiden Library. The parade ends at the Cornerstone FLC parking lot, and the program will begin there at 11:15 a.m. Anyone who wants to be in the parade came come and march. The grand marshal for the celebrations will be N.C. Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry. For more information, call (828) 428-8551.
July Fourth celebration
The annual Fourth of July celebration in downtown Lincolnton will begin 6 p.m. July 4 with games and activities. The parade will begin at 8 p.m., followed by a memorial ceremony at 9:15 p.m. and fireworks at 9:35 p.m. at the Lincolnton High School stadium.
Denver Art Trail
The Denver Art Trail is currently looking for new artists for its annual event Oct. 20-21. Two & three-dimensional works will be accepted. A brief bio. and three to four photographs of work must be submitted with the application. Email DenverArtTrail@yahoo.com for an application. Deadline for entries is July 5.