Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church will present “A Portrait of Faithfulness,” a banquet in recognition of leaders honoring Mr. J.T. Rendleman of Mt. Holly, a Trustee and member of Gold Hill’s church family, 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Faith Baptist Church, 5180 Old Plank Rd. in Iron Station. Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are available now through Sept. 9. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Amanda McDowell or Sonya Sturdivant at the church office at (704) 827-7966.
Westside House of Prayer, 4260 Flay Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a multi-family yard and hot dog sale 7 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call (704) 732-4493.
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call (980) 241-0982.
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.
Battle of the Bands
Catawba Valley Music Revival will present it’s 3rd annual Battle of the Bluegrass Bands noon Saturday at 5799 Coot Williams Rd. in Cherryville. The gate will open at 9 a.m. For more information or to volunteer, call (704) 447-5090 or visit catawbavalleymusicrevival.com. Interested bands can call (980) 429-9505 or (980) 241-2435. To register, call (828) 381-7631 or (704) 447-5090.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will hold it’s first unwanted medicine drop 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Charlie District Office, 1889 N. N.C. 16 in Denver, across from Westport Baptist Church. Items may include over-the-counter and prescription medications, vitamins, supplements, syringes, ointments/creams and all other unwanted medications. Aerosol cans will not be accepted. For more information, call (704) 732-9050. Individuals may remain anonymous when dropping off items.
The Parks & Recreation pool at Betty G. Ross Park, 800 S. Madison St. in Lincolnton, will open its pool 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Monday and 1-5 p.m. (weather permitting) on Sunday. The pool will remain open through September for private rentals. For more information, call the Rec. Office at (704) 735-2671.
Singing group Soul Purpose will perform 6 p.m. Sunday at Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse. For more information, call Pastor Dale Hendricks at (704) 530-4681.
Lincoln County Schools will host a college fair with university/college representatives for current juniors, seniors and their parents 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton.
Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club will meet 11 a.m. Sept. 5 at The Lincoln House Restaurant in Lincolnton.
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.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and the North Lincoln High School drama club and band will sponsor the 7th annual Super Cruz-In & Show for hot rods, classic and antique cars, rain or shine, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 in the NLHS parking lot, 2737 Lee Lawing Rd in Lincolnton. Vehicle registration money must be received by Saturday or at a higher rate the day of the show. Mail pre-registration to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, Attn: Super Cruz-In. For more information, call (704) 483-3412 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Denver Baptist Church, 6917 Forest Hills Dr. in Denver, will host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University starting 6:15 p.m. Sept. 12. For more information or to register, call David Sexton at (704) 483-3030.
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.
School of the Arts
Suzuki School of the Arts in Hickory will host their second annual Fall Kickoff at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Hickory 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6 with a hot dog supper and other activities. School enrollment is currently open with private lessons starting the week of Sept. 10. Lessons will be at St. Luke’s UMC and First UMC in Lincolnton. For more information, call (828) 322-2694 or visit suzukischool.net.
Apple Festival race
Early registration is due by Sept. 7 for a discounted price to run in the 26th Annual Lincolnton Rotary Club Apple Festival Road Race. Register online at racingtoes.com or call Jody Rhyne at (704) 472-7263. The race will be 8 a.m. in downtown Lincolnton prior to the Apple Festival.
Maiden High School will host Wayne Taylor’s Homecoming Veteran’s Day Bluegrass Festival on Nov. 12. Other featured bands will be The Cockman Family Band, The Bluegrass Brothers, Bill Emerson & The Sweet Dixie Band and The U.S. Navy’s Band: Country Current. Taylor is a retired U.S. Navy Master Chief and former leader of the Navy’s Country Current Band.
Crafters are wanted for the Nov. 17 Holy Spirit Craft Show, sponsored by Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver. To join the show, contact Maryanne Maphis at (704) 483-4748 or email email@example.com.
Auditions are approaching for The Cherryville Little Theater’s Dec. performance of “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells.” Closed auditions will be 6 p.m. Sept. 17-18 for ages 14-20. For more information on audition preparation, contact Connie Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org or Page Thompson at Thompson_page@yahoo.com.