The 2012 Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting will start 6:30 p.m. Friday and continue daily through Aug. 26 at Lincoln County’s Tucker Grove Campground. For more information, call Lewis Mclean at (704) 913-6450.
The Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host Poetry Lincolnton 7 p.m. today. Open mic will follow the show so bring your poems and friends.
The band will host a yard sale/car wash 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hardees parking lot on N.C. 150 in Denver.
Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton, will sponsor their Two Fish & Five Loaves Food Pantry 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Applicants must bring identification and one bill in their name. For more information, call (704) 240-4411.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pie, dumpling, beef stew meal 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. To pre-order on or before Aug. 17, call (704) 732-7529. For carry-out orders the day of the event, call (704) 735-2968.
UMAR Arts Center, 202 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will celebrate their one-year anniversary with an open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24. For more information, call (704) 240-9838 or email LincolntonArts@UMARinfo.com.
Meet and greet
Davis Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 5494 Hope Rd. in Vale, will host a community meet and greet with free hot dogs, fish and drinks 2-5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (828) 994-1149.
The Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will present “The Life and Work of Lemuel Moore Nolen” 1-5 p.m. Saturday.
North Brook Antique Tractor Club will host an Antique Tractor, Lawn Mower & Truck Pull starting 3 p.m. Saturday on N.C. 10 near Honey’s Supermarket. Concessions and giveaways will be available. Children 12 & under are free.
The annual J.J. and Sarah Canipe Martin reunion will be 6 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall at McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Carolyn Kimbrell at (704) 735-8013.
The James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton will feature the performance “God Kept Me Here: the Beginning and the End” 7 p.m. Saturday.
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a senior dinner and dance 6:15-10 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
Temple Baptist Church, 3115 E. N.C. 27 in Lincolnton, will hold their annual homecoming 10 a.m. Sunday followed by 11 a.m. singing by Bluegrass Gospel group Destined 4 Glory. Lunch will follow the service.
Salem United Church of Christ and Salem Lutheran Church congregations, 3410 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold their homecoming service 10:30 a.m. Sunday with members performing an original historical drama. A covered dish lunch will follow the service.
Coral Park Baptist Church, 295 Springs East Road in Lincolnton, will hold their annual homecoming event 10:30 a.m. Sunday with musical group Parables of Christ and guest speaker Terrell Robinson. Lunch will follow the service.
Amity Baptist Church, 881 Amity Ch. Rd. in Denver, will hold their annual homecoming 10:45 a.m. Sunday with guest pastor Dr. Rob Helton of Zoar Baptist Church in Shelby. Lunch will follow the service.
Andrew Seagle Family Reunion will be 11 a.m. Sunday at Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, contact Frances Willis at (980) 241-0415.
Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton, will host their 3rd Year Celebration with two services Sunday, 11:15 a.m. with Apostle Gabriel Barrett of Lancaster, S.C., and 4 p.m. with Bishop Don Bledsoe of Catawba County. For more information, call (704) 240-4411.
McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pie and baked ham luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Take-out orders will be available. For more information, call (704) 795-4062.
King’s Office Supply in Lincolnton will host Teacher Appreciation Day 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday with new products, goody bags, door prizes and more. For more information, call (704) 735-7415.
The Lincoln County Public Library will sponsor story telling, singing and family entertainment 6:30 p.m. Monday at 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. State Rep. Jason Saine will share children’s book Race on the River, and Barrie Howard, known for his Mark Twain, Wit, Wisdom, and Wisecracks program, will perform special music. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host two Lincolnton blood drives: 2-6:30 p.m. Monday at Walgreens, 1230 E. Main St., and 2:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Abernethy Chevrolet, 1445 E. Main St.
South Fork VFD
South Fork Volunteer Fire Deptartment will have its annual meeting 7 p.m. Monday at the station, 2736 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton.
Vice District Governor II Dave Titus, District 31-A Humanitarian/White Cane Chairperson, will speak at the Lincolnton Lions Club meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday at CMC-Lincoln’s Medical Plaza’s Elm Classroom, 441 McAllister Rd. in Lincolnton. Dinner will be 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. A board meeting will follow the regular meeting.
The Pumpkin Center VFD, 2911 Lee Lawing Rd. in Lincolnton, will collect back-to-school supplies now through Tuesday for those in need. Donations may include paper, pencils, markers, notebooks, crayons, glue sticks copy paper and more.
Free hair care
The Cosmetic Art and Sciences Club at Gaston College’s Lincoln Campus will offer free (ages 5-12) or discounted full-service hair care (ages 13-17) for children receiving services from Christian Ministry 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, and for children receiving Amy’s House services 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 22-23. For more information, call (704) 748-5252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lincolnton High School will hold a freshman and new student orientation 2-4 p.m. Aug. 26.
Lincoln County Parks & Rec. is currently holding fall soccer registration at the William Lentz Rec. Center 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 28th. For more information and registration times, call (704) 735-2671.
Holy Jerusalem Church in Gastonia will host a 2012 Men’s Conference Sept. 5-9. Guest pastors will be from Vale, Stanley, and Lake Wylie, S.C., among other locations. For more information, call (828) 962-6373.
The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation Board of Director’s will meet noon Friday in the Executive Conference Room of the School Board Office. For more information, please contact Karen Drum at (704) 736-1017, ext. 30216 or email her at email@example.com.
Labor Day concert
New Grace Baptist Church, 3462 N.C. 73 in Iron Station, will host singing group “The Greenes” 7 p.m. Sept. 1. For more information, call (704) 736-9848.