Poetry Lincolnton will celebrate their one-year anniversary with a special guest poet 7 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Open Mic will follow the event. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lincolnton Sportsman Club and National Wild Turkey Federation will sponsor a free skeet shoot (for ages 12-15) starting 7 a.m. Saturday at the Sportsman Club on Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 477-7641. Hot dogs will also be available.
A fundraiser benefit for local cancer patient Edith Beal Robinson will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Food Lion parking lot in Maiden. Hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and cake will be on-hand.
Marvin United Methodist Church’s men’s group will host a BBQ lunch and bake sale 12-5 p.m. Saturday. Carry out will also be available. For more information, call (704) 735-4327.
River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. Saturday at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.
Boger City United Methodist Church, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a community luncheon 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
LHS reunion meeting
A meeting to organize the annual class reunion for Lincolnton High School classes 1960-1970 will be 6 p.m. Monday at Citizens Sprinkler Inc., 405 N. Poplar St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Tommy Huskey at (704) 732-7774.
LCS Board meeting
Lincoln Charter School will hold a Board meeting 6 p.m. Monday at the Denver campus, 7834 Galway Ln. in Denver. The public is invited to attend.
Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will host vacation Bible school 6:30-9 p.m. Monday through July 27. For more information, call (704) 530-4681.
Crowell United Methodist Church, 4018 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton, will host “Amazing Desert Journey” vacation Bible school (pre-K through 5th grade) 6-8:30 p.m. nightly Monday through July 27.
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room of the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Members are asked to bring a 2012 fireworks photo.
The East Lincoln Betterment Association will sponsor two hands-on food preservation workshops Tuesday including one on homemade jam 10 a.m. to noon followed by how to pickle vegetables at 6 p.m. Melinda Houser, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent for the local chapter of the N.C. Cooperative Extension, will conduct the workshops. To register, email email@example.com or call (704) 736-8461.
Davis Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 5494 Hope Rd. in Vale, will host vacation Bible school 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call (704) 732-0112.
Oak Grove meeting
The Oak Grove Community will hold a meeting 7 p.m. Thursday in their community building on Startown Rd. in Lincolnton. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on whether or not to dissolve the group.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln Self Storage. Contact Darlene at (704) 735-6364 for more information.
Alive After Five
Alive After Five, organized by the City of Lincolnton and the Downtown Development Association, will feature The Catalinas 6-9 p.m. Thursday on W. Main St. at Court Square in Lincolnton. The beach music concert series occurs the last Thursday of each month through September.
Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Long Shoals, will sponsor a blood drive 2:30-7 p.m. July 27. For more information, call (704) 732-0538.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4:30-7:30 p.m. July 27 at Carmike Cinemas, 2220 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. All donors will receive free movie tickets.
Kevin Richardson & Cuttin’ Edge, with local favorite Scott Burgess, will perform 7 p.m. July 28 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
A new Parkinson’s Disease Support Group for patients and caregivers will be 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at First Presbyterian Church in Cherryville. For more information, call Dan Harvey at (704) 297-0865.