Boger City UMC in Lincolnton is now enrolling students for the 2013-2014 pre-school year (i.e. ages 2-4). Limited space is available. Mother’s Morning Out Program is also available for ages 15 months – 3 yrs. For more information, call (704) 735-7513 or visit www.bogercitychurch.org.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CMC-Lincoln, 433 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton.
Register 1-4 p.m. today for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay and neuter clinic on Jan. 29. Registration will be at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration.
River View Baptist Church, 2230 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a 13-week support group for separated/divorced individuals starting 6:15-8 p.m. today. Childcare will be provided. Cost is $15. For more information, call (704) 740-9667 or visit riverviewbaptistchurchonline.org.
Local AARP group 3682 will meet 11 a.m. in the multi-purpose room at the Gaston College Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton.The guest speaker will be a CMC dietitian. New members are welcome. Call (704) 276-2153 for more info.
Register 4-6 p.m. today for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay and neuter clinic on Jan. 29.
The Lincoln Quilters will meet 7 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The program will consist of the annual Challenge, and members will select winners.
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will sponsor a motivational class with guest speakers and pastors Jack & Linda McHenry 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center in Dallas. Topics for discussion will be “Moving Through Our Grief” and “Hope for the Future.” Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will host a merchandising event starting 8 a.m. with pillows, blankets, makeup, hair care, pet supplies and more.
“One Voice Trio” from Hickory will perform 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 S. N.C. 16 in Lowesville. A hot dog supper will be served prior to the concert at 5 p.m. Adam Beard, from Stanley, will also be singing in the program.
McKendree UMC, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a country ham and chicken and dumplings luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Take out orders will be available. For more information, call (704) 735-4062.
Lincoln County Coalition of Churches will host their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 4 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Rev. Dr. Terry Cline will speak, and Coalition Choir will perform at the event. The MLK Spirit of King Award will also be handed out. Starting at 3 p.m., there will be a march from Fifth Third Bank on Main St. to the courthouse. For more information, contact Stephen Wingate at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a revival 7 p.m. nightly through Jan. 23. A meal will be provided before each service at 6 p.m.
The Lincoln County Crisis Pregnancy Center and various area churches will host a candlelight prayer service 7 p.m. on the steps of the county courthouse in downtown Lincolnton to honor the memory of the more than 52 million children who’ve lost their lives through abortion. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in the United States. For more information on the event or on how to get involved, contact Paula McSwain at (704) 732-1636.
Lincoln County Public Works will be replacing a piece of equipment at the Water Treatment Plant later this month, which will limit the amount of water available to the community for several days. The following restrictions will be in place from Jan. 23 through Jan. 27: no lawn irrigation, no filling of pools or topping off pools, no car washing or pressure washing at homes, no use of water from fire hydrants for any purpose other than firefighting or public emergency. For more information, call (704) 736-8497.
Valentine’s 5K race
Register now through Feb. 4 for the Valentines’ 5K/Couples Divison and Fun Run hosted by East LIncoln High School’s cross-country team and Cowan’s Ford Country Club in Denver. Proceeds will benefit Operation Homefront for struggling N.C. military families. The event will start 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16. For more information on cost and location or to register, visit denvernc.com/valentine5k.htm or call Coach Melvin Morrison at (704) 736-1860 or Director Charles Whitley at (704) 634-6415. The first 200 people to register will receive a free T-shirt.
Enter now through Feb. 7 for the Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition slated for March 23-24 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The competition seeks to identify and offer assistance to highly-talented vocalists and encourage the theatrical vocal arts. The event is open ages 18-40 who are N.C. residents or enrolled in school in the state. For more information, please call(704) 732-9055.
Register now for the N.C. Cooperation Extension’s (Lincoln County unit) upcoming class “Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less,” which will be 5:15 p.m. each Thursday for 12 weeks starting Feb. 7. For more information or to register, contact Melinda Houser at (704) 736-8461.
Gaston County Senior Games Registration
Registration for Gaston County Senior Games is now through Feb. 15. The cost is discounted for anyone who registers by Feb. 8. Gaston County Parks & Rec. is sponsoring the event, which will be at the Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Pick up a registration packet at any one of the senior centers in Gaston County or online at gastongov.com.For more information, call (704) 922-2163. Activities will include golf, bowling, tennis, track, softball, basketball, corn hole, pickleball and swimming, among others.
Lincolnton High School classes 1960 through 1970 will host a reunion Oct. 10-13 at Ocean Dr. in SC. To sign up or to find out more details, visit lhs60to70.com or call Tommy Huskey at (704) 732-7774.