All Gaston College campuses in Gaston and Lincoln Counties are collecting canned good items now through Nov. 16 for their SGA food drive. For more information, contact the SGA Office at (704) 922-6418 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival of Trees
Forms are due for the The Arts Council of Lincoln County’s “Christmas Tree Sponsors” for their second annual Festival of Trees in December.
The event is a community fundraising project. For more information, call Holly Poole Perkins at (704) 530-0846 or (704) 735-2227.
Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will host a fall festival 6-8:30 p.m. with games, food, hay rides, a cake walk, door prizes and more.
For more information, call (704) 530-4681.
Pleasant Grove UMC, 2069 N.C. 182 in Lincolnton, will host trunk-or-treat and hay rides 6-7:30 p.m.
For more information, call (704) 735-7511.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Lincoln High School, 172 Shoal Rd. in Howards Creek/Vale.
All donors will receive a free T-shirt.
The Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton will host a book sale 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Nov. 3 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton.
CMC-Lincoln will kick-off Diabetes Awareness Month with another session in their “Thursday Treats” series called “Diabetes Cooking and Recipe Swapping.” The event will be 3 p.m. at the LIncoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton.
For more information, call (980) 212-6006.
North Lincoln Middle School, 1503 Amity Ch. Rd. in Denver, will host a special presentation 6 p.m. on the life of Rachel Joy Scott, who was killed in the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado.
The recommended audience age is 6th grade and up.
Salem Baptist Church, 1982 Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a craft and bake sale with hot dogs 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m.
For more information, call (980) 241-0982.
Salem Baptist Church will host the second day of their craft and bake sale with hot dogs 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Fall craft show
St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a fall craft show 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, call (704) 735-2968.
Senior craft show
The Lincoln County Senior Center and N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a senior citizen’s fall craft show and sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Boger City UMC in Lincolnton with needlework, wood work, baked goods, jewelry, pottery and more.
For more information, cal the Extension Office at (704) 736-8461.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Covenant Bible Church, 2168 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton.
Fairfield UMC, 7860 Fairfield-Forest Rd. in Denver, will offer chicken and pork BBQ plates starting 11 a.m.
For more information, call (704) 483-6407.
Lincoln County DSS, 1136 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host their 7th Annual Children’s Fair 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in their parking lot in honor of Adoption Awareness Month.
Activities will include games, face and hair painting and free car seat checks, among others.
For more information, call (704) 736-8404.
Bethlehem UMC, 6753 N.C. 182 in Cherryville, will host their annual BBQ fundraiser 4-8 p.m.
Hill’s Chapel UMC, 988 S. N.C. 16 in Lowesville, will host a country ham dinner at 5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the sanctuary fund.
Lincolnton High School will host a reunion 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Lake Hickory Country Club, 430 17th Ave. NW in Hickory, for graduating classes 1969-1971 . Individual group class photos will be 7-8 p.m. Attire is casual.
For more information, call (704) 301-4086.
Carolina Pro Musica, with sounds likened to Renaissance and Baroque music, will perform 3 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter-by-the-Lake, 8433 Fairfield-Forest Rd. in Denver.
To reserve a seat or for more information, call (704) 489-6249.