Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host blood drives 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the Lincoln County YMCA, 1402 E. Gaston St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 972-4700.
Basic Skills Orientation
The Gaston College-Lincoln Campus will host a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30-8:30 p.m. today through Feb. 28 for anyone interested in obtaining a GED or adult high school diploma. The class will be in room 118. The next dates will be March 11-14 and 25-28. For more information, call (704) 748-5226.
CMC-Lincoln will host “Diabetes: Know the Heart Part” 6 p.m. in the Dogwood Room of the Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton, for heart health month. Topics for discussion will include cooking healthy for those with heart disease and diabetes. For more information, call Valerie at (980) 212-6006.
Poet laureate visit
N.C. Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti will be speaking 6:30 p.m. at the Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.
West Lincoln High School, 172 Shoal Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Curriculum Fair 6-7:30 p.m. Displays will be on hand from all the high school’s academic departments along with Lincoln County School of Technology and Gaston College. For more information, call (704) 736-1017.
Lake Norman RPO
The Lake Norman Rural Planning Organization’s Transportation Advisory Committee will meet 7 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton to discuss the following topics: the Mooresville Comprehensive Transportation Plan, approval of socio-economic projections, the Lincolnton Comprehensive Transportation Plan and the slate of officers for 2013.
Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton, will host One Accord Basketball Benefit 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Lincoln Charter School. For more information or to participate, call (704) 308-8015 or (704) 740-7415.
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. For more information, call (980) 241-0982.
Family Healing Service
Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton will hold a Family Healing Service at 4 p.m. For more information, call (704) 240-4411.
Theatre Guild show
Tickets are now available for the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s upcoming presentation of Cotton Patch Gospel March 1-2 and 8-10 at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Buy tickets at the venue or online at lincolntheatreguild.com. A special senior citizens show will be March 3, and tickets for this show are available free at the the Lincoln County Senior Center on S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton.
Register now to attend the Lincolnton Bead Group 10 a.m. March 4 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. An instructor from Belmont will bring a variety of items to help you design and create a piece of jewelry. The event is sponsored by the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. To register, call (704) 736-8461.
The Lincoln County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible organizations (i.e. nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational insititutions) for their 2013 Grants Program. Deadline to submit applications is noon March 29.
For more information, contact Karen Coppadge at (704) 973-4559 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary Charity Gala
Register now for the Lincoln County Rotary Club’s 20th Annual Charity Gala on April 13. Proceeds will benefit The organization’s Student Loan Fund, which will hold their annual auction April 18-20. For more information or to make a donation,