The Lincoln County Public Library will host “A Jolly Evening with Mrs. Claus” 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton and “Family Story Time with Santa and Mrs. Claus” 6:30-8 p.m. at the Shanklin Library in Denver.
Coalition of Churches
The Coalition of Churches will hold its annual Christmas fellowship 7 p.m. at the Oaklawn School in Lincolnton. Individuals are asked to bring a covered dish.
Topics for discussion will include a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Black History Month.
High school play
The East Lincoln High School drama department will present Joseph Kesselring’s “Arsenic and Old Lace” at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Senior Christmas party
The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host a free Senior White Christmas Party at 11 a.m. The party will include a light lunch, door prizes and a showing of the movie White Christmas. For more information, call (704) 922-2170.
High school play
The East Lincoln High School drama department will present their second performance of “Arsenic and Old Lace” at 7 p.m.
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a Christmas dance 6:15-7:30 p.m. at the Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, with musical entertainment by The Delmonicos. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
High school play
The East Lincoln High School drama department will present “Arsenic and Old Lace” at 7 p.m.
Breakfast with Santa
Asbury UMC, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host Free Breakfast with Santa 8:30-10 a.m. with food, crafts, games and pictures with
The Lincoln County Historical Association will host a reception and book signing 2-5 p.m. for Valley Ablaze: Pottery Tradition in the Catawba Valley. For more information on the book, visit valleyablaze.com or Valley Ablaze on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Africa benefit dinner
Without Walls Freedom Center in Lincolnton will host a benefit dinner 3-7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Call (704) 240-4411 to purchase tickets or for more information. Christmas vendors will be at the event, and all proceeds will benefit ministry mission efforts in Cameroon, Africa.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2700 Trinity Ch. Rd. in Vale, and Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host the Christmas cantata “Celebrate the Wonder, His Promised Arrival” 4 p.m. at Daniels Lutheran Church. For more information, call Pastor Ted Bost at (704) 735-2388.
First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 735 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will present a Christmas cantata at 6 p.m. The community choir event will be directed by Lavinia White with piano accompaniment by Dianne McAlister.
First Baptist of High Shoals will hold a Christmas candlelight service at 6 p.m.
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.