First Wesleyan Church, 115 Bonview Ave. in Lincolnton, will host a BBQ fundraiser 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-4956.
Gainsville Baptist Church along with Thrivent Financial and family and friends of Karen Boston Byers will host a BBQ benefit for Byers 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (dine in or carry out) at Howards Creek Veterans Center in Lincolnton. Proceeds will go towards a kidney transplant and medications for Byers. For more information, call Annette Heavner at (704) 732-1443, Faye Boston at (704) 735-4779 or Rev. Mike Rice at (704) 732-0293.
Poetry Lincolnton will host a special Halloween Poetry Night 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. The first person to guess the masked guest poet’s identity will win a free book of poetry. (Hint: The guest is a well-known N.C. poet with numerous published books.) Open mic will follow the event. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
Bess Chapel UMC’s women’s group will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. at the church, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville.
Salem United Methodist Church, 378 N. Pilot Knob Rd. in Denver, will host a fall bazaar 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with crafts, fried apple pies and other baked goods, personalized ornaments and a silent auction.
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Pisgah UMC, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton.
The Downtown Lincolnton Fall Fling will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with vendors, face painting, a sidewalk sale, scavenger hunt and more.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pie/dumpling/stew beef supper 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with live bluegrass and Gospel music from “Bluegrass Tradition” 5-7 p.m. Pre-order on or before Oct. 19 by calling Jesse or Brandi Summey at (704) 72-7529. To-go orders on the day of the event can be purchased by calling the church at (704) 735-2968.
Gainsville Baptist Church along with Thrivent Financial and family and friends of Karen Boston Byers. See information under Friday events.
The Korean War Veterans – North Carolina Chapter No. 265 will honor Corp. Jerry Kirt Crump, a Medal of Honor recipient, and the other veterans buried in the Mt. Zion UMC cemetery with a memorial observance with full military honors starting 11 a.m.
Faith and Fun Day
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Faith and Fun Day 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with children’s games, face painting, food and music from Trinity Lutheran Church and Emmanuel Lutheran Church. For more information, call Pastor Ted Bost at (704) 735-2388.
The annual Crouse/Jenkins Reunion will be 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pumpkin Center Community Building on Club House Dr. in Lincolnton. Individuals are asked to bring family photos and a covered dish; meats will be provided. For more information, contact Bruce Jenkins at (980) 241-0100 or email@example.com or Tony Jenkins at (704) 735-2244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denver Art Trail
The Denver Art Trail will be on display for the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with eight different stops. Woodturnings, contemporary and traditional pottery, fabric art, jewelry, paintings, split-oak baskets and more will be shown by the artists. For a map and more information, visit facebook.com/DenverArtTrail or call (828) 428-3508.
Chicken Pie Day
Asbury UMC’s women’s group will host their annual Chicken Pie Day starting 11 a.m. at the church, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-4181.
Christian Ministry will hold their 17 annual golf tournament 12-1:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Country Club in Lincolnton. Captain’s Choice will be at 2 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1382, (704) 732-0383, (704) 732-0570 or (704) 747-7495.
The Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton will host new young adult author Nathan Kotecki 2-5 p.m. for their ongoing “Book Talk” series. Kotecki is the author of The Suburban Strange, a supernatural coming-of-age story. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.
Marvin UMC’s women’s group will host a gently-used purse sale 4-7 p.m. at 2731 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton. Brand names will include Nine West, Vera Bradley, Aigner, Kathy and many more. Proceeds will benefit the group’s mission projects.
Crowell Memorial UMC, 4018 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a fall festival 4 p.m. with games, a bounce house, food and more. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes. For more information, call (704) 735-8889.
The Gantt Reunion will be 5 p.m. at Roseland Baptist Church, 1172 Rosehill Dr. in Lincolnton. The reunion is for descendants of Tina Mace Gantt and C.E. Gantt Sr. For more information, call (980) 241-3389.
West Lincoln High School’s class of 2002 will hold their 10-year class reunion at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 763-2298 or (828) 244-0485.
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host dinner and dancing with “The Musical Friends” (band leader Jack Fulbright) 6-10 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
Dwayne Burke will be at Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 N.C. 16 South in Lowesville, 10:30 a.m. to lead praise and worship. For more information, call (704) 618-9762.
Ebenezer UMC, 8510 Unity Ch. Rd. in Denver, will host Family Day 11 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Annie Graham.
McKendree UMC, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a country-fried steak and baked chicken luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-4062.
Bethel Lutheran Church, 509 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host NALC (North American Lutheran Church) missionary to Liberia, Pastor Samar Ghandodur, at the 11 a.m. service with a covered dish luncheon to follow. For more information, call Libby Carpenter at (704) 435-2932.
Denver Art Trail
The Denver Art Trail will be on display 1-5 p.m.
The Annual 45th Heavner Reunion (Acie Lee and Ellen Heavner) will be 1 p.m. at Webbs Chapel Church in Crouse.
CM Hunger Walk
Christian Ministry will host their fourth annual Hunger Walk with 2:30 p.m. registration at 230 E. Water St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-0383.
The Speagle Family Reunion will be after the worship service in the fellowship hall. For more information, call (704) 735-2388 ext. 8034.
Boger City UMC in Lincolnton will host a Fall Crawl 4-6 p.m. with food, games and prizes. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. For more information, call (704) 748-3240.
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Participants are asked to bring a camera and tripod for hands-on practice.
The Lincoln County Senior Center’s Caregiver’s Support Group will host a fall trip to Daniel Boone Inn in Boone, N.C. The group will leave 8:30 a.m. from the Farmer’s Market. To register, call Judy with Cooperative Extension at (704) 736-8461.
Realtors continuing ed
A continuing education class for realtors with update and elective classes will start 8:30 a.m. at Lincoln Country Club in Lincolnton. For more information, call Linda Brocuglio at (704) 622-3520.
The Lincoln County Senior Center, 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton, will host weekly line dance classes 10-11 a.m. today through Nov. 27. To register, call (704) 732-9053.
The Lincoln County Public Library will host a community forum 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Howards Creek Community Center in Lincolnton. To participate in the community-wide survey, pick up a copy at any Lincoln County library branch or visit mylincolnlibrary.org. For more information on the Community Needs Assessment Project, call (704) 735-8044. Additional forums will be Nov. 1 and 8.
The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension will host a workshop/info. session 6 p.m. in the first floor kitchen of the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton regarding RAFI’s (Rural Advancement Foundation International) annual farming grants. Deadline to apply for a grant is Dec. 5. Grant applications and eligibility guidelines are available at ncfarmgrants.org. Farmers located in the Mountain Regions are encouraged to visit wncagoptions.org for more information.
Lincoln County 4-H’s monthly “Kids Gourmet Cooking Club” will start 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115 West Main St. in Lincolnton. The monthly class will continue through May 22 and is limited to kids age 9-12. Register at the 4-H office or call (704) 736-8458 for more information.
CMC-Lincoln will host a free guided grocery store tour 9 a.m. at Harris Teeter in Denver. The tour will be led by a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. Call (980) 212-6006 for more information.
The Lincoln County Senior Center in Lincolnton will hold programs on Alzheimer’s and dementia 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday and again in December in the facility’s multipurpose room. To register, call (704) 732-9053.
The Lincolnton Sunrise Rotary Club will host a bingo fundraiser 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. The event will feature a “Zombie Walk” for homemade cakes, a silent auction, costume prizes, crafts, games and other food. Childcare will be provided. Tickets are available at the Lincolnton Sunrise Rotarian or the Cultural Center. For more information, call (704) 530-0850.
Child abuse gala
Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse is seeking sponsorships for their “Casino Royale Charity Gala” Dec. 15 at Vesuvius Vineyards in Denver. The fundraiser event will feature a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament, a Black Jack table, door prizes and more. For more information or for a sponsorship to place a bet against child abuse, contact Event Coordinator Hailey Smith at email@example.com or (828) 234-3385.