July 4th parade
The town of Crouse will hold July 4th parade 4 p.m. Wednesday in the downtown area.
July 4th Celebration
The annual Fourth of July celebration in downtown Lincolnton will be 6 p.m. Wednesday with games and activities. The parade will be 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.
Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club WWII Veterans of Lincoln County will meet 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fifth Third Bank to ride in the city’s Fourth of July Parade dedicated to WWII Veterans.
Certified Diabetes Educator and Dietician Beth Silvers will host a cooking class and recipe swap of Diabetes-friendly food 3 p.m. Thursday in the Dogwood Room of Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Valerie at (980) 212-6006.
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. Interested individuals must submit a brief bio. and three to four photographs of work along with an application by Thursday to DenverArtTrail@yahoo.com. Also, send an email for an application.
Oak Grove meeting
Oak Grove community will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the community center. Topics of discussion will include questions about the vote to dissolve the organization.
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Church Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-11 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call (980) 241-0982.
Lincolnton’s First Cash Mob will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Downtown Development Association Office, 114 E. Main St. Attendants are asked to R.S.V.P. For more information on cash mobs, visit cashmob.com/what-are-cashmobs or contact the Business & Community Development Office at (704) 736-8915.
A community yard sale and celebration of The Thrift Shop’s one-year anniversary will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 2457 Industrial Park Rd. in Lincolnton. Yard sale spaces are available in 10 or 20 ft.- sections. Call (704) 822-8808 for more information.
Salem Baptist Church, 1982 Salem Church Rd. in Lincolnton, will host “Amazing Wonders Aviation” vacation Bible school (ages 2 and up) 5:30-8 p.m. nightly Sunday through July 13.
Kids eat free
Lincoln County Food and Nutrition Service will be serving breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under weekdays starting Monday and containing through Aug. 3. Breakfast will be 9-9:30 a.m., and lunch will be 11:40 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 240-4411.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host two area blood drives Monday including one at 4-6 p.m. at Boger City Baptist Church on Main Street in Lincolnton and 2:30-7 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church in Iron Station.
Gaston College is currently accepting applications for the fall semester. Fall advising will start Monday. First day of classes will be Aug. 20. Students are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible as classes fill up quickly. Anyone interested in attending is asked to visit the Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, or call (704) 748-5200 or (704) 748-5181 for more information. For specific times to register, visit gaston.edu.
The deadline to apply for the Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant is 5 p.m. Monday. Women ages 17-24 are eligible. The pageant will be July 22 at Gaston College. For more information, call Delores Cox at (704) 827-7277.
The City of Cherryville will hold a council meeting Monday in the City Hall conference room.
Town hall meeting
N.C. Sen. Chris Carney & Rep. Jason Saine will be on-hand at a special town hall meeting 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln County Senior Center, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. The politicians will discuss with citizens the policies and bills that currently affect seniors. Call (704) 732-9053 to register.
The Lincoln County Chapter of the N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a hands-on canning/ pickling class 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Registration is required. For more information, call (704) 736-8461.
The Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to noon July 11 at the Lincoln County Senior Center at the Gaston College Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Tony Darr at (704) 439-6532.
McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville, near the Lincoln/Mecklenburg County line, will test their sirens 11:50 a.m. July 11. No public action is required during the three-minute test.
The Lincoln County Animal Shelter will offer pets for adoption 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday (starting July 7) at the Petco in Huntersville, 10017 Biddick Ln. For more information, call (704) 736-4133.
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.