Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will host vacation Bible school 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. 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 Wednesday through Friday.
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. Friday. For more information, call (704) 732-0538.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at Carmike Cinemas, 2220 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. All donors will receive free movie tickets.
David Memorial Baptist Church, 2533 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a senior citizens supper for ages 55 and up 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Chasing Parked Cars Improv Comedy Group will perform 8 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton.
For more information, call (704) 732-9055.
Calvary Baptist Church, 493 Calvary Church Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold a purse sale 7 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Proceeds will benefit a mission trip to Uganda.
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday.
For more information, contact Pastor Ted Bost at (704) 735-8034 ext. 2388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yard sale/fish fry
Without Walls Freedom Center in Lincolnton will host a fish fry and yard sale starting 7 a.m. Saturday at the Lincoln County Department of Social Services, 1136 E. Main St. in Lincolnton.
Fish fry will begin at 10 a.m. For more information, call (704) 240-4411.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will hold a medicine drop 9-11 a.m. Saturday in their lobby for unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications. For more information, call the Sheriff’s Office at (704) 732-8050.
Church kids event
Landmark Church, 4321 Reepsville Rd. in Vale, will hold a “Gold Rush Gathering” for children 12 and under 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Activities, prizes and food will be on-hand. For more information, call Teresa Toler at (828) 874-2755.
The Lincoln County Public Library will hold a summer reading blowout, featuring a drop-in picnic and games, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Highland Drive Park in Lincolnton.
Local bluegrass band Kevin Richardson & Cuttin’ Edge, with talent Scott Burgess, will hold a CD release celebration and performance 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 5403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (704) 732-9055.
Shalom Baptist Church, 119 Dave Warlick Rd. in Lincolnton, will show the movie “Courageous” 5 p.m. Sunday followed by fellowship.
Boger City Baptist Church, 2201 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will present their adult choir in a special patriotic, musical encore presentation of “Homeland” 6 p.m. Sunday.
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, address, will host “Splash in God’s Word” vacation Bible school 6:15 p.m. nightly Sunday through Aug. 2. Supper will be served 5:30 p.m. nightly. No advance sign-up is required.
Asbury United Methodist Church, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host vacation Bible school (ages 4 through 5th grade) 6-8:30 p.m. nightly Sunday through Aug. 1. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-6448.
Crouse VFD meeting
Crouse Volunteer Fire Department, 2764 W. Hwy. 150 in Crouse, will hold their annual community board meeting 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Assisted Living meeting
Carillon Assisted Living of Lincolnton will host a public meeting on veterans benefits and assisted living costs 6 p.m. Tuesday. Refreshments will be served. Call (704) 732-0029 to RSVP.
Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club will meet 11a.m. Aug. 1 at Lincoln House Restaurant in Lincolnton.
Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton, will sponsor their Two Fish & Five Loaves Food Pantry 9-11 a.m. Aug. 4 and 18. Applicants must bring identification and one bill in their name. For more information, call (704) 240-4411.
The East Lincoln Basketball Association will host a Back to School Co-Ed Camp 8:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 6-9 at East Lincoln High School for grades 2-8. Forms may be picked up at ELHS 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday or by emailing Coach Chip Ashley at email@example.com.
New Providence Full Gospel Church, 947 George Brown Rd. in Crouse, will host a revival 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 8-10. Guest speaker will be Pastor Lee Pearson from St. John’s Baptist Church in Baltimore, Md. For more information, call (828) 428-3960 or (704) 308-2022.
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.
The Neill reunion for all descendants of James Andrew and Mary Jane Eaker Neill will be 1 p.m. Aug. 12 at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 3240 Tryon Courthouse in Cherryville. Family members are asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket with food to share. For more information, call (704) 435-9885 or (704) 435-6970.