The Lincolnton Lions Club will be collecting non-perishable food items starting 7 a.m. Saturday at the Lincolnton Wal-Mart. Items will be donated to Christian Ministry. The following items are some of the many items the Ministry currently needs: canned goods, soup, crackers, oatmeal, baby diapers, bags of rice, cooking oil, detergent, grits, toilet tissue and feminine hygiene products.
Marvin United Methodist Church, of 2731 Startown Road in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. Saturday. Donations will be accepted for the parsonage fund.
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.
Activities for the Reep reunion will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Lincolnton. An 11 a.m. church service and 1 p.m. covered dish lunch will follow on Sunday at Cedar Grove Lutheran Church. For more information on specific times and locations of the weekend’s activities, call Huitt Reep at (704) 739-4431 or Stephen Reep at (704) 735-4666 or (828) 994-7223.
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.
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.
High Shoals City Park will host Water Day 1-4 p.m. Saturday with water balloons, a waterfall and several other activities.
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.
Laboratory United Methodist Church, 1850 Bill Lynch Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a fellowship meal 6 p.m. Saturday. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call (704) 735-6605.
River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will not perform Saturday but will return to the stage July 21.
Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will hold their annual homecoming on Sunday and a revival 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Wednesday with Brother Leonard Fletcher. For more information, call (704) 530-4681.
McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Take out orders will be available. For more information, call (704) 735-4062.
Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host “Operation Overboard” vacation Bible school 6-8:30 p.m. nightly Sunday through Thursday. Supper will be served each night. For more information, call (704) 732-0538 or visit pisgah-umc.org.
Amity Baptist Church, 881 Amity Ch. Rd. in the township of Ironton, will host a vacation Bible school (ages 2-12) 6-8:30 p.m. nightly Sunday through Thursday. Supper will be provided. For more information, call (704) 735-5161.
Lincoln Charter School’s Lincolnton Campus will host a basketball camp (ages 8 and up) 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday. For more information, contact Rev. Franklin Lowery at (704) 735-6359 or (980) 429-0331.
Lions Club Awards
The Lincolnton Lions Club will host their annual awards ceremony and recognize their 2012 scholarship recipients 7 p.m. Tuesday at Boger City United Methodist Church, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. A Board of Directors meeting will follow the ceremony. There will be no meal provided.
Gaston College is offering a notary public training Tuesday through Thursday at the Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Both morning and evening classes are available. For more information, call (704) 922-6250.
Greater Moore’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 1009A E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a vacation Bible school entitled “There’s No Friend Like Jesus” 6:30-8:30 p.m. nightly Tuesday and Wednesday. A Fun Day celebration will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21. For van pickup, call (704) 732-8900 or (828) 358-6684.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at CMC-Lincoln, 433 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton.
Fairview Baptist Church, 5051 Fairview Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a vacation Bible school 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday through July 20 with an awards ceremony 11 a.m. July 21. For more information, contact Pastor Steve Wood at (828) 705-1816 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host the program “How to Choose and How to be Chosen” 6:30-7:30 Thursday at the Senior Citizen Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Social hour will follow the event, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (704) 865-5563.
Lincoln Quilters Quilt Guild will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. Jean Funderburk will speak on “How to Build Better Borders.” For more information, call (704) 736-0435.
Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will meet 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday in the fellowship hall. The meetings will focus on helping those experiencing deep grief. Participants do not have to be affiliated with a church to attend. For more information, call (704) 732-0538 or pisgah-umc.org.