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 their last performance of “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 Santa.
Long Shoals Baptist Church, 2988 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Christmas cantata followed by a covered dish meal starting at 11 a.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crouse will host a children’s Christmas program during their 11 a.m. service.
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.
Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, 618 S. Grove St. in Lincolnton, will host Gospel singing benefit at 5:30 p.m. for the Schism family who lost their home and possessions in a fire this month. Featured artist will be Tim Henderson, a soloist and evangelist from Rock Hill, S.C.
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, will host a live nativity at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. with refreshments provided.
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.
The West Lincoln Library in Vale will host a cookie swap 6-7:30 p.m. with cookies and hot apple cider. Participants are asked to bring five dozen of their favorite cookies and the recipe. Registration is required. Call (704) 732-0548 for more information.
Toys for Tots will host a Charity Cruise 7 p.m. Monday at Queens Landing in Mooresville, near Lincoln County’s eastern end. Cost is $25 or a toy valued at $25 or more. The cruise will be 2 1/2 hours long and include entertainment by a local dance studio and DJ. To reserve a spot, contact Queens Landing Manager Grady Jackson at (704) 663-2628 or visit queenslanding.com.
Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will offer a cardio dance class with instructor Jennifer Taylor 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday at East Lincoln Community Center in Denver. There will be no class on Dec. 25. For more information, call the Recreation Department at (704) 748-1518.
Financial Aid Workshop
Lincoln County Schools will host their annual Financial Aid Workshop 7-8:30 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Timeka Ruffin, a College Foundation representative will present information about financial aid, paying for college and the FAFSA form. Junior and senior students are encouraged to attend the event with their parents.
Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will offer a cardio dance class 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Block Smith Gym in Lincolnton. There will be no class on Dec. 26. For more information, call the Recreation Department at (704) 748-1518.