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.
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 have a council meeting Monday in the City Hall conference room.
Living will workshop
Reep’s Grove United Methodist Church, 7401 Reep’s Grove Ch. Rd. in Vale, will host a living will workshop 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday. Guest speaker will be Rev. Len Byers, director of pastoral care at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. For more information, call (704) 276-2264.
The National Active and Retired Government Employees Association Chapter 1983 will be noon Tuesday at Lincoln House in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 748-6498.
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 Wednesday 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. Wednesday. No public action is required during the three-minute test.
Oak Grove meeting
The Oak Grove Community Group will meet 7 p.m. July 26 to vote on whether or not to dissolve.
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.
Lincoln County Public Library will host “Own the Night” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton for the opening night kickoff of the 2012 summer reading program for rising 1st through 5th graders. The event will feature food, music and other entertainment. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.