School supplies needed
The Lincolnton Lions Club is collecting school supplies this month for Lincoln County Schools. A drop box is located at King’s Office Supply in Lincolnton. Some of the supplies needed include blunt student scissors, ball point pens (red & black), colored pencils, glue sticks, 3-ring notebooks, highlighters, wide-ruled paper and No. 2 pencils.
Lenten series kickoff
First UMC, E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host their annual kickoff for the Community Lenten Series starting with a luncheon at noon.
The first service of the seven-week long series will follow at 12:30 p.m. with guest speaker Michael Collins.
Register 1-4 p.m. today at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton for The Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay and neuter clinic on Feb. 26, World Spay Day. Due to February also being National Spay and Neuter Awareness Month, the nonprofit has reduced their clinic prices.
Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4-7 p.m. at the Denver Fire Department, 3956 N. N.C. 16 in Denver.
Ash Wednesday service
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crouse will host an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m.
Register 4-6 p.m. today at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay and neuter clinic on Feb. 26. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration.
Cherryville Golf & Country Club, 200 Club Dr. in Cherryville, will host a Valentine’s dinner starting 6 p.m.
Sons of Confederate
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1616 Gen. Robert F. Hoke/Wm. J. Hoke will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Brian Duckworth of the Dallas Camp will be the guest speaker. For more information, call Harmon Lackey at (704) 472-7980.
Poetry Lincolnton, co-sponsored by Main Street Rag Publishing, will host award-winning N.C. poet Scott Owens 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Owens will be reading from his newly released book Shadows Trail Them Home. Open mic will follow the event.
The Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton, will hold its annual tree seedling sale 8 a.m. to noon (or until sold out) in the parking lot of the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The following seeds will be available: dogwood, live oak, crape myrtle, white pine, river birch and baldcypress. For more information, call (704) 736-8501.
The Coalition of Churches will host a Martin Luther King Jr., breakfast starting 8:30 a.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton with guest speaker Dr. George Creed. Following the meal, a youth program for youth and adults will take place in the upstairs area of the auditorium. Lunch will be served for the youth.
Tabernacle of Blessings Apostolic Ministries, 306 Linden St. in Lincolnton, will host a giveaway of free items 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Crouse and Pleasant Grove UMC’s men’s groups will host a Brunswick stew fundraiser 4-7 p.m. at Crouse UMC’s fellowship hall, 3311 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse. Donations will benefit mission projects.
Cultural Center show
The Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton will feature the show the “Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer,” by The Touring Theatre of North Carolina, 7 p.m. in the Timken Performance Hall. For more information, call (704) 732-9055.
The Knights of Columbus Council 10389 will host a Valentine’s dinner & dance 7-11 p.m. in the Parish Activity Center of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 537 N. N.C. 16 in Denver. Baked ziti will be served 7-8 p.m. followed by a dance, with entertainment by the 18-piece Salisbury Swing Band, 8-11 p.m. To purchase tickets, contact Event Chairman Davis McNulty at (704) 827-1430 or email@example.com or call the church office at (704) 483-6448.
VFW Valentine’s dance
Lincolnton VFW Post 1706 will host their 1st Annual Valentine’s Dance 8-11 p.m. at 1306 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. A 1950s costume contest will take place along with a performance from group “Silver Creek.” Doors open at 7 p.m. Concessions will be available. For more information, call (704) 530-4878, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the band on Facebook.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 12-4 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church, 6041 King Wilkinson Rd. in Denver.
The Hickory Museum of Art will host authors Jason L. Harpe, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Association, and Brian Dedmond, along with photographer Melany Dawn Crouse, for a book signing 2-4 p.m. for their book VALLEY ABLAZE: Pottery Tradition in the Catawba Valley. The event will also feature a panel discussion and slide presentations. A social hour with refreshments will follow. For more information, email email@example.com, visit ValleyAblaze.com or contact Jason Harpe at (704) 748-9090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Providence Full Gospel Church, 947 George Brown Rd. in Crouse, will host an evening service starting 4 p.m. with guest evangelist Pam Davis. For more information, call (704) 732-9644.
Sharon Baptist Church, 2388 N.C. 73 in Iron Station, will host “The Gospel Singers” in concert at 6 p.m.
Living Healthy class
Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Agent Melinda Houser and Sue Brooks, of Lincoln County Senior Services, will team up to teach a free, six-week long “Living Healthy” workshop for people with chronic health problems. Topics will include dealing with frustration, fatigue and pain, appropriate use of medications, exercising and nutrition, among others. The first class will be 11 a.m. today at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Participants will receive training materials and lunch. To register or for more information, call (704) 736-8461.
CMC-Lincoln will host “Keeping on Track with Diabetes” 6 p.m. at the Sally’s YMC in Denver. The discussion is part of Heart Awareness Month. For more information, call (980) 212-6037.
The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension will host a dough-making workshop 1 p.m. in the kitchen of the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For questions or more information, call (704) 736-8461.