The West Lincoln Rebel Navy will host a community yard sale 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at West Lincoln High School in Vale. To reserve a space, call (704) 447-5065.
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-11 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call (980) 241-0982.
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will hold auditions for the musical Mr. Scrooge 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and Aug. 11 and 4-8 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Visit lincolntheatreguild.
com or call (704) 735-2281 for more information.
Grace Baptist Church, 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a vacation Bible school 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Reepsville Baptist Church, 1513 Alf Hoover Rd. in Vale, will host a neighborhood block party 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday with local race car driver Ryan Heavner appearing with his car at 12:30 p.m. Activities will include food, music, games, door prizes and a raffle.
Asbury United Methodist Church, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in the Ironton township, will host a BBQ fundraiser 11 a.m. Saturday. Call (704) 735-6448 to pre-order.
The Stroupe/Stroup family reunion will gather 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cherryville Historical Museum, E. Main St. in Cherryville. For more information, call (919) 309-9741.
Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton, will sponsor their Two Fish & Five Loaves Food Pantry 9-11 a.m. Saturday and Aug. 18. Applicants must bring identification and one bill in their name. For more information, call (704) 240-4411.
The Rufus-Dedmon reunion will be 1 p.m. Sunday at 7987 Reeps Grove Ch. Rd. in Vale. In the event of rain, activities will be at the garage across the road.
The Crouse Fire Department, 2764 W. N.C. 150 in Crouse, will host a BBQ sale 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Individuals may dine-in or take-out.
Grace Baptist Church, 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, will host Gospel singing group The Heritage Quartet in concert 7 p.m. Saturday.
Marvin United Methodist Church, Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold their annual homecoming 10 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be Dana McKim. A covered dish lunch will follow worship and remembrance. For more information, call (704) 735-4327.
Crouse United Methodist Church, 3311 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will hold a luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call the church office at (704) 735-2443.
The United Methodist Women of McKendree Church will sponsor a luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-5460.
The 83rd annual Jonas & Martha Helms family reunion will be 12:45 p.m. Sunday at Salem Baptist Church, 1982 Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-0790.
‘Fill the Boot’
Local firefighters will be collecting money Saturday for their “Fill the Boot” fundraiser for neuromuscular diseases at the following locations: Wal-Mart & Lowe’s in Lincolnton, Wal-Mart & Lowe’s in Denver, West Express on N.C. 27 West & Shoals Rd., and the intersection of N.C. 16 & N.C. 73.
The 52nd Schrum-Shrum reunion will be 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Matthews United Church of Christ, U.S. 321 South in Maiden. A short business meeting will follow at 2 p.m. For more information, call Wayne Schrum at (704) 735-6777.
Ice cream social
Salem Lutheran & United Church of Christ of will sponsor a “Cool Event” old-fashioned ice cream social 3 p.m. Sunday at 3410 Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton. All proceeds will benefit Lincolnton’s Christian Ministry Soup Kitchen. Pottery bowls will be donated by area potters. The event is co-sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. For directions or more information, call (828) 244-9591 or (704) 732-7320.
Buffalo Shoals Community Association will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Buffalo Shoals Community Building, 1834 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton. The public may attend. For more information, call (704) 735-5088 or (980) 241-2744.
The East Lincoln Basketball Association will host a Back to School Co-ed Camp 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday at East Lincoln High School for grades 2-8. Forms may be picked up 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at ELHS or by emailing Coach Chip Ashley at email@example.com.
South River Baptist Church in Lincolnton will host “Amazing Wonders Aviation” vacation Bible school 6-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call (980) 241-0669.
U12 baseball tryouts
The Carolina Grizzlies 12 and under select baseball team will hold tryouts for the fall season 6 p.m. Tuesday and Aug. 14 at Union Elementary School on Reepsville Rd. in Vale. For more information, contact head coach John Parker at (704) 732-7151 or
Carillon Assisted Living, 440 Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a meeting “Coping with the Challenges of Caregiving-Finding the Services You Need” 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call (704) 732-0029.
A new Parkinson’s Disease Support Group for patients and caregivers will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Cherryville. For more information, call (704) 297-0865.
Sons of Confederate
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1616 Gen. Robert F. Hoke/Col. Wm. J. Hoke will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call Harmon Lackey at (704) 472-7980.
Kindred Healthcare and Rehabilitation Lincoln will host free bingo with prizes 10 a.m. Friday and every other second Friday of the month. For more information, call June Loftin or Janice Beckham at (704) 732-1138.
The Pumpkin Center VFD, 2911 Lee Lawing Rd. in Lincolnton, will collect back-to-school supplies now through Aug. 21 for those in need. Donations may include paper, pencils, markers, notebooks, crayons, glue sticks copy paper and more.
Adult High School
Gaston College is offering free Adult High School and General Education Development classes. For more information on sites and dates for both GED and Basic Skills Orientation at the Lincoln Campus, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (704) 748-5205.