The Crouse Fire Department’s Ladies Auxilliary will host a BBQ bologna sandwich sale 11 a.m. today and Saturday at the fire department, 2764 W. N.C. 150 in Crouse. To order, call (704) 735-2247. Deliveries can be made for five or more orders.
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday. The church will also hold a “Blessing of Book Bags” 11 a.m. Sunday. Students are asked to bring their book bags to be blessed for a safe and successful school year. Call Pastor Ted Bost at (704) 735-2388 for more information.
Without Walls Freedom Center in Lincolnton will sponsor a pancake breakfast 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fatz Cafe on Main St. in Lincolnton. Proceeds will go to fund Pastor Bynum’s education trip to Israel. To purchase advanced tickets or for more information, call (704) 240-4411.
ELCA’s presiding Bishop Mark Hanson will visit Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale on Saturday and Sunday. Hanson visits three to four congregations per year. For more information, call (704) 276-1257.
Denver area churches will unite 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wal-Mart on N.C. 73 in Denver to give needy area children hair cuts and back packs filled with school supplies. For more information, visit lovedenver.net. A community-wide church service will be Sunday in the same location. To inquire about volunteering, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kingdom Ministries and Hull’s Grove Baptist Church will host C.A.R.E. Carnival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 270 Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton. Activities will include games, basketball, karate and dance exhibitions along with free food and other events. For more information, call (704) 640-6675.
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 730 Hull’s Grove Ch. Rd. in Vale, will host their annual Friend and Family Day at noon Saturday.
A benefit for local injured firefighter Adam Dancoff will be 2-7 p.m. Saturday at Zipper’s Restaurant in Lincolnton. Ten percent of all purchases will be donated to the family. Activities at the site will include cornhole, fire truck rides, a dunking booth, drawings and more.
Poplar Springs A.M.E. Zion Church, 1205 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a BBQ sale (dine in or take out) 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
The annual Jonas S. and Minnie Mauney Kiser Reunion will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Ivey Memorial Methodist Church in Lincolnton. Dinner will be 5 p.m. with business meeting following the meal.
The Southern Stars Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will host a Bestowal of World War II Military Cross ceremony at noon Saturday in the Confederate Memorial Hall in downtown Lincolnton.
Cruisin 4 a Cause
“Cruisin 4 a Cause” will take place 6-10 p.m. Saturday in downtown Lincolnton. The community is invited to showcase both new and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Proceeds will benefit Coalition Against Child Abuse, Amy’s House, Hesed House of Hope and Relay for Life.
Antioch United Methodist Church, N.C. 150 in Crouse, will hold their annual homecoming 11 a.m. Sunday with guest speaker Gary Mauney. A covered dish meal will follow the service in the church arbor. A business session will be 2 p.m. Donations may be made for the Building and Cemetary Fund by mailing funds to Antioch UMC Fund, P.O. Box 4, Crouse, N.C., 28033.
Shalom Baptist Church, 119 Dave Warlick Ln. in Lincolnton, will host singing by The Epps Family 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Gospel Way Baptist Church, 3904 Tryon Courthouse Rd. in Cherryville, will host a missions revival 11 a.m. Sunday through 7 p.m. Aug. 29. For more information on times and events, call Pastor Kyeth Lindsay at (704) 445-8420 or visit gospelwayonline.org.
Asbury United Methodist Church, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host their annual homecoming on Sunday. For more information, call (704) 735-6448.
Lunch & singing
Community Full Gospel Church will host special singing by The Wyatts, Kings and Sisks with lunch 1 p.m. Sunday at South Fork Fire Department, 2736 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-1673.
Lincolnton High School will hold a freshman and new student orientation 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
Hinton Memorial United Methodist Church, 830 Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a homecoming service 3 p.m. Sunday. Revival services will be 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Wednesday. For more information, call (704) 732-0931.
GC Board meeting
Gaston College’s Board of Trustees will meet 4 p.m. Monday in the Myers Board Room of the Dallas Campus.
Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln will host an informational meeting on how to decrease the risk of diabetes and heart disease 6 p.m. Monday in Oak I & II classrooms of Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (980) 212-6037.
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Club members are asked to bring examples from their favorite printing companies.
United Way breakfast
United Way of Lincoln County will host a Pacesetter Breakfast entitled “One Team, One Goal, Live United” 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday at CMC-Lincoln, 433 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Mayor Gilleland will be the guest speaker. To RSVP, visit email@example.com.
River View Baptist Church, 2230 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton, will sponsor a 14-week Divorce Care group 6:30-8 p.m. starting Sept. 5. Childcare will be provided. For more information, call (704) 740-9667 or visit riverviewbaptistchurchonline.org.
The Arts Council of Lincoln County is currently accepting applications for its Grassroots Arts Program for the 2012-13 year. Applications should be mailed to ACLC, P.O. Box 45, Lincolnton, NC 28092 and received by Sept. 30. For more information or to receive a grant application, contact the Arts Council at (704) 732-9044 or firstname.lastname@example.org.