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.
Enrollment is open now through Sept. 10 for Grace Bible College classes this fall at Grace Baptist Church. For more information on course names and church location, call (828) 464-7088 or (828) 464-1980.
The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the Elm Room of CMC-Lincoln’s Medical Plaza, 441 McAllister Rd. in Lincolnton. Members and guests planning to eat in the cafteria should arrive early. Board meeting to follow.
Health Board meeting
The Lincoln County Board of Health will meet 7 p.m. in the Health Department Board Room. The meeting is open to the public.
Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club will meet 11 a.m. at The Lincoln House Restaurant in Lincolnton.
Lincoln County Schools will host a college fair with university/college representatives for current juniors, seniors and their parents 7-8:30 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton.
River View Baptist Church, 2230 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton, will sponsor a 14-week Divorce Care group 6:30-8 p.m. Childcare will be provided.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold a blood drive 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaston College Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Each donor will receive a free T-shirt.
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. 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.
Early registration is due 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. Sept. 15 in downtown Lincolnton prior to the Apple Festival.
Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will hold the annual Perkins-Huffman Memorial BBQ 11 a.m.
Single adults event
First Baptist Church of Lincolnton will host a singles event for all single adults 7 p.m. with dinner and a concert by Gospel trio One Voice. For more information, call (704) 735-7515.
The ODD Fellows fall fundraiser will host a yard sale 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at their lodge, 1990 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, with hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, desserts and more. Rain date will be Sept. 15. For more information, call (704) 735-4314.
Breakfast & yard sale
A benefit breakfast and yard sale will be 7-11 a.m. at the Pumpkin Center Community Building. Donations will benefit the Sheppard family’s new home mission project. For more information, call (704) 735-3274 or (704) 732-1566.
A family reunion for the descendants of Jackson Silvanus & Mary Elizabeth Heavner Scronce will be noon followed by 1 p.m. lunch at Daniels Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton. Members are asked to bring a drink and food item.
For more information, contact Francis Halihan at (904) 614-0077 or email@example.com, Keko Hoover at (704) 462-4020, Shari Richard at (704) 735-4932 or Angie Horne at (704) 732-0266.
Bike ride fundraiser
Local resident Tim Shain’s will commence his annual two-day bike ride fundraiser to New Bern, N.C., to raise money for muscular dystrophy. For more information, call (704) 732-3292.
River Oaks Band
Bud Longs River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host dinner and entertainment starting 6 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
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. 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.
Grace Baptist Church, 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a homecoming service 10 a.m. service with guest preacher Cory Walker followed by 11 a.m. with The Christianaires. For more information, (704) 735-1390.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold a homecoming with an 11 a.m. worship service with Rev. A. Curtis Paul. A covered dish lunch will follow. For more information, call (704) 732-3626.
The 61st Annual Peter and Polly Lail Family Reunion will be noon at the Bethlehem Community Center, 1017 Bethlehem Rd. in Kings Mountain, with lunch to follow at 1 p.m. For more information, call (919) 357-7246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Auton Reunion will be 1 p.m. at McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton. Members are asked to bring old family photographs. For more information, call (704) 735-3556 or (704) 732-3139.
Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host ARK Children’s Ministry with games, music, arts, crafts & Bible stories for ages 3 years through 5th grade at 5 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6 p.m. For more more information, call (704) 732-0538.
First Baptist Church of High Shoals, 600 Lincoln St. in High Shoals, will host a revival with guest speaker Rev. David MacEachern, pastor of Bat Cave Baptist Church in Bat Cave, N.C., 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. nightly Sept. 10-12. For more information, call (704) 735-5652.
Church kid’s program
S.P.R.O.U.T. program will start for grades K-5 at Asbury United Methodist Church and continue each week.