Starting today, the Lincoln County Department of Social Services will take applications for their low-income energy assistance program. Individuals must be 60 and up in households that have disabled adults receiving benefits through aging. Applications will be taken through Jan. 31. All other applications will be taken Feb. 1-March 31 or until funds are exhausted.
As part of his “He’s Here” holiday tour, Eddie James will be in concert 7 p.m. at Daystar Family Worship Center, 115 Industrial Park Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Pastor Joey Williams at (704) 507-1643.
Past District Governor Neal Alexander will induct a new Lincolnton Lions Club member at their meeting 7 p.m. in the Elm Classroom of CMC-Lincoln’s Medical Plaza, 433 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Members and guests who plan to eat should arrive 30 minutes prior to the meeting. Discussion topics will include the club’s Christmas party/luncheon for Lincoln County’s blind/visually-impaired, which is set for Sat. (Dec. 8) at Boger City UMC.
The Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to noon at the Lincoln County Senior Center, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton at the Gaston College Lincoln campus. The group will feature their annual Christmas luncheon. For more information, call Tony Darr at (704) 992-2871. A new group meets 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.
Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club will meet 11 a.m. at the Lincoln House restaurant in Lincolnton.
CMC-Lincoln will host another session of “Thursday’s Treats” with a cooking and recipe swap 3 p.m. at the Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (980) 212-6037.
Holiday Pops concert
The North Carolina Symphony will feature a Holiday Pops concert led by conductor Al Sturgis 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Individuals may purchase tickets through the North Carolina Symphony Box Office at (877) 627-6724 or by visiting any First Federal Savings Bank branch, the Lincoln Cultural Center or online at ncsymphony.org. The Symphony will also perform a daytime education concert for all Lincoln County fifth graders today at the Citizens Center.
Pearl Harbor Day
The Last Man’s Club will observe Pearl Harbor Day 11 a.m. on the east lawn of the Lincoln County courthouse.
House of Favor International Ministries, 7225 W. N.C. 10 in Vale, will host a Kingdom Queen’s Women’s Conference 5 p.m. Friday and events 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be Prophetess Angie McCorkle from Wesley Chapel Holiness Church in Mt. Holly. For more information, call (704) 419-3298.
Lincoln County Prison Ministries of N.C. is looking for volunteers to help serve Christmas Dinner today to local inmates. For more information, call Chaplain Scott Mann at (704) 736-4156 or (704) 735-0485 or Danny Martin at (704) 473-7767.
House of Favor International Ministries in Vale will host the second day of its women’s conference with events 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (704) 419-3298.
Breakfast with Santa
Hill’s Chapel UMC, 988 S. N.C. 16 in Stanley, will host Breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. Individuals may also take pictures. For more information, call (704) 827-9511.
Lions Club party
The Lions Club will host their 14th annual Christmas party at Boger City UMC in Lincolnton. Blind/visually impaired families will arrive between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
1890s Village Christmas
The Gaston County Parks & Recreation Department will host their 5th Annual 1890’s Heritage Village Christmas Celebration 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Dallas Park, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. For more information, call (704) 922-2163.
Boger City Baptist Church, 2201 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host “And on Earth Peace,” and adult choir concert 7 p.m. with special guests Jay and Amy Rouse. For more information, call (704) 735-5642.
River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will peform 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.
Boger City Baptist Church in Lincolnton, will host “And on Earth Peace” choir concert at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (704) 735-5642.
New Hope Baptist Church, 5816 Hope Rd. in Vale, will host a clothes giveaway 2-4 p.m. For more information, call (704) 462-4010 or email Rev. Larry Roseboro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The High Shoals community will host a Christmas parade starting 3 p.m. with lineup at 2:15 p.m. at New Heights Baptist Church. A collection will be taken up for a children’s burn center in Columbia, S.C. For more information, contact Parade Director/Coordinator Linda Stamey at (980) 241-5527.
Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County will host “Light Up a Light Service” 3:30 p.m. at Emanuel Reformed Church, 329 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, for families who have lost a loved one. Activities will include music, readings and a candle lighting. For more information, visit hpccr.org or call (704) 335-4334.
Denver-based nonprofit, Spreading JOY Corporation, is currently collecting toys for needy area children ages 18 and under. Toys will be handed out Dec. 15 to children of women from the local Battered Women’s Shelter. Items can be dropped off at Sports Clips in Denver. Individuals may also mail donations or toys to Spreading JOY Corporation, P.O. Box 1771, Denver, N.C. 28037 or visit spreading-joy.org and donate using the PayPal button at the top of the page.