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 Monday through Friday.
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.
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 with guest speaker Rev. Len Byers, director of pastoral care at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A second workshop will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 16. For more information, call (704) 276-2264.
Blazin Trails Cowboy Church, 1056 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Barnyard Bible Club 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. For more information, call pastor Harvey Gates at (980) 241-1251.
“Up, Up and Away,” part of the Lincoln County Library System’s Summer Reading Program, will take place 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. Students are invited to join the Mad Science team as it presents a special event illustrating the principles of air pressure. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.
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 and N.C. 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.
Habitat yard sale
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore will host a community yard sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 809 E. Sycamore St. in Lincolnton. Call (704) 736-9490 to reserve a spot.
Bone marrow drive
Pearl Baptist Church, 4657 E. Hwy. 27 in Iron Station, will hold a bone marrow drive 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to help find a match for church member Dr. Robert Wensil. For more information, call (704) 263-8793.
Family Fun Day
Antioch Baptist Church, 3413 E. Hwy. 150 in Lincolnton, will host a free Community Family Fun Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Activities will include games, prizes, hot dogs, snow cones and other entertainment along with pre-registration for vacation Bible school. For more information, call (704) 732-1351.
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host the program “Music for Dance” 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
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.
Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will hold their annual homecoming on Sunday and a revival 7 p.m. nightly July 16-18 with Brother Leonard Fletcher. For more information, call (704) 530-4681.
Several pastors from around the area, including Lincoln & Gaston Counties, will speak at the 2012 Men’s Conference Sept. 5-9 at Holy Jerusalem Church in Gastonia. For more information, call (828) 962-6373.