Crime Fighters’ Night
Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton will host “Crime Fighters’ Night” with McGruff the Crime Dog and Sheriff’s deputies 6:30 p.m. Monday. Parents will receive finger printing kits and learn to create a record that could help identify a missing child. Police officers will also talk about stranger danger and how to stay safe. For more information, call (704) 732-0548.
Lincoln County Senior Services in Lincolnton will host nutrition meetings on COPD and diabetes 10-11 a.m. at East Lincoln Community Center in Denver, with guest speaker Mary Elder from AVID, and 2-4 p.m. at the Nutrition Office. For more information, call (704) 736-8811.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. tues at CMC-Lincoln, 433 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton.
The Lincoln County Family YMCA will host their annual Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast 6:45 a.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton. A service will follow at 7:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Andy Calhoun, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, and The Green House Jazz Ensemble will be the featured entertainment. To purchase tickets, visit the Lincoln County Family YMCA or call member services at (704) 716-4500.
Blair Wise family and friends will have a reunion at noon at Bethpage Lutheran Church, 3440 N.C. 182 in Lincolnton.
Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will host a free community Thanksgiving dinner at 6 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Dale Hendricks at (704) 530-4681.
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3710 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Ted Bost at (704) 735-8034 ext. 2388.
Without Walls Deliverance Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton, will take family holiday photos 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit a missions trip to Cameroon, Africa. For more information, call (704) 240-4411.
LHS 1977 reunion
Lincolnton High School’s Class of 1977 will host a reunion. For more information on time and place, contact Carole Howell at email@example.com or (704) 735-3951.
LHS 1972 reunion
Lincolnton High School’s Class of 1972 will hold their 40-year reunion at Vesuvius Vineyards in Iron Station with a family picnic at 2 p.m. followed by music and fellowship until 10 p.m. There will also be a silent auction. Attendants are asked to bring items for a silent auction and an appetizer. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Diane Nale at (704) 732-3877 or (704) 477-0964.
Without Walls Deliverance Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton, will take family holiday photos 2-6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit a missions trip to Africa.
For more information, call (704) 240-4411.
The 2012 Lincolnton Christmas Parade will be 4 p.m. in downtown Lincolnton. Line-up will be 1-3 p.m. in the parking lot of Lincolnton High School. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow at 5:30 p.m. on the east side of Court Square. Vendors will be on hand with cotton candy, funnel cakes, candied apples and more. For more information, contact Abby Cole at email@example.com or(704) 736-8915.
Ed Kilbourne, folk singer and storyteller, will perform 4 p.m. at Asbury UMC, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton.
House of Favor International in Vale will host 4th Sunday worship with their sister churches 4 p.m. with Overseer Jeffery Thomas of Rehoth Family Worship Center in Hickory. For more information, call (704) 419-3298.
Camp Dogwood retreat
Register now through Dec. 5 for the Senior Citizens retreat to Camp Dogwood. The event is sponsored by the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s Senior Council. To sign-up, visit the Cooperative Office at 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton, or call (704) 736-8461 for more information.
Africa benefit dinner
Tickets are now available for Without Walls Freedom Center’s benefit dinner 3-7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Proceeds will benefit ministry mission efforts in Cameroon, Africa. Christmas vendors will also be on site. Call (704) 240-4411 for event/ticket information.
Advocacy Center event
Tickets are currently available for the “Casino Royale Charity Gala” 6-11 p.m. Dec. 15 at Vesuvius Vineyards. Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse & Child Advocacy Center along with First Federal Savings Bank is sponsoring the fundraiser. The event will feature a roaring twenties theme with a Texas hold’em poker tournament with celebrity and professional guest dealers along with black jack, roulette tables and other casino-type attractions, food and entertainment. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Hailey Smith at (828) 234-3385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.