Bi-Lo on N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton will host a re-grand opening with a ribbon cutting 7:55 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. The first 100 customers will receive free grab bags filled with coupons and other goodies. Santa will be at the event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday during a fall festival.
Registration and advising starts today through Nov. 15 for returning Gaston College students. Visit gaston.edu to view the class schedule for spring semester.
Lincoln County Cooperative Extension will host the second day of its workshop “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” The class will be 9-11 a.m. at the Extension office in Lincolnton and 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Shanklin Library in Denver. For more information, call (704) 736-8461.
CMC-Lincoln will host “Brown Bagging with the Pharmacist” 3 p.m. at Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton, in honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month. A pharmacist will be on hand to review and give advice about medications. For questions, call (980) 212-6006.
The Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton will host a Board meeting at 4 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.
Library public forum
The Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton will host their final public forum for community needs assessment 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the East Lincoln Community Center in Denver. For more information, call (704) 732-0548.
Sons of Confederate
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1616 Gen. Robert F. Hoke/Col. Wm. J. Hoke will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call Harmon Lackey, (704) 472-7980.
Kindred Healthcare Lincoln, 1410 Gaston St. in Lincolnton, will host bingo 10 a.m. with prizes and a light snack. For more information, call June Loftin or Janice Beckham at (704) 732-1138.
Crowell UMC, 4018 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a church bazaar 7-10:30 a.m. with breakfast, baked goods, crafts and Christmas gifts. For more information, call (704) 735-8889.
St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, 4575 Maiden Hwy. in Maiden, will host a holiday bazaar 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakfast will be served 7:30-11 a.m. and soup and salad from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Veteran’s Day Events
American Legion Post #30 will host its annual Veterans Day breakfast for members only at 8 a.m. The Lincoln County Veterans Day will follow at 11 a.m. starting on W. Water St. and Flint St. After the parade, the Veterans Day Ceremony will take place on on the west side of the courthouse where the 2012 Veteran of the Year will be announced. Capt. Randy Cash will be the keynote speaker.
A Carolina Christmas
Long Shoals Wesleyan Church , 3032 Wesleyan Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host “A Carolina Christmas” 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast will be available. A variety of local vendors will be on hand including but not limited to Pampered Chef, AVON and Tupperware along with jewelry and crafts.
North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host their 4th Annual Christmas Show 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be on hand along with Christmas decorations, baked goods and other gifts.
Maiden High School in Maiden will host Wayne Taylor’s Homecoming Veteran’s Day Bluegrass Festival with several local bands 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Taylor is a retired U.S. Navy master chief and former leader of the U.S. Navy Country Current band. Order tickets at waynetaylorandappaloosa.com or at Rose Mill Antiques, 21 E. Main St. in Maiden.
Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 N.C. 16 South in Lowesville, will host Mountain Faith bluegrass Gospel band at 6 p.m. For more information, call Carroll Cooke at (704) 618-9762.
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a dinner and dance 6 p.m. at the Senior Park and Recreation Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. The 16th Avenue Band will perform. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
Exodus Baptist Church, 3164 Exodus Ch. Rd. in Maiden, will host Gospel singing at 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken during the event. For more information, call (704) 530-0052.
River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Doors will open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.
Crouse UMC, 3311 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will host a pancake breakfast 8 a.m. to support the ministry with the men at the Lincoln County Correctional Center.
Davis Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Vale will host a Songfest sponsored by former church choir members over the last two decades. The event will be 3 p.m. For more information, call Rev. Hazelene Ford at (704) 732-0112.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, 1402 E. Gaston St. in Lincolnton.
Coalition of Churches
The Coalition Of Churches will 7 p.m. at Oaklawn School in Lincolnton. Topics for discussion will be a community-wide Thanksgiving service and a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.
United Way of Lincoln County is currently collecting new and gently-used coats to be distributed 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at 211 W. Water St. in Lincolnton and 7687 Old Plank Rd. in Stanley. For a list of drop-off locations, call (704) 732-8055.
Enter now to participate in the Festival of Trees’ Gingerbread House Competition, sponsored by the Arts Council of Lincoln County. Entries will be received at the former CMC-Lincoln Medical Center, 200 Gamble Dr. in Lincolnton, 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Nov. 24 and 26. For guidelines and entry forms, contact the Arts Council of Lincoln County at (704) 732-9044 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lincoln County Lifesaving Crew is currently seeking volunteers to gain experience and maintain continuing education hours. Volunteers, who will be expected to assist in squad functions and man the station, must be NC EMT-basic certified, have a valid driver’s license and CPR card. For more information, call (704) 735-3660 and ask to speak with an officer, or drop by 322 N. Academy St. in Lincolnton.