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. For more information or to make an appointment, call (704) 972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org.
The local AARP group will meet 11 a.m. in the Senior Center’s multi-purpose room at the Gaston College Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. An informative N.C. Insurance Program will be presented. For questions, call (704) 276-2153.
CMC-Lincoln will host another Thursday’s Treat session 3 p.m. at the Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton, as part of their “Keeping on Track with Diabetes” series with Facilitator Beth Silvers, RD, CDE. For questions, contact Gwen at (980) 212-6037.
The Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host the program, “Breaking the Silence and Healing the Soul: The Oral Histories of Vietnam War Veterans of North Carolina,” at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (704) 732-0548.
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host The Carolina Copycats 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Refreshments will be served following the event. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
The Lincoln Quilters will meet 7 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton with guest speaker Suellen Grant, who will present the program, “Waste Not, Want Not.” Visitors are welcome.
New Grace Baptist Church, N.C. 73 in Iron Station, will deliver BBQ plates today for a mission trip fundraiser. Individuals may also pickup their orders and eat in the church fellowship hall on Saturday. For more information or to place an order, call Vernon Maxwell at (704) 732-9918 or (704) 747-0783.
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. at their fellowship hall. For more information, call (704) 735-2388 or visit danielselca.org.
Easter bunny breakfast
Hill’s Chapel UMC, 988 S. N.C. 16 in Stanley, will host breakfast with the Easter bunny along with pictures and an egg hunt at 9 a.m. For more information, visit hcumc.com or call (704) 827-9511
The Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society will present a rose bush pruning demonstration 10 a.m. at the Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. Lincolnton. In the event of bad weather, the demonstration will be March 30. For more information, call Jo Ann at (828) 428-3508.
Individuals may enjoy a BBQ plate starting 10 a.m. at New Grace Baptist Church, N.C. 73 in Iron Station. Proceeds will benefit a mission trip. For more information or to place an order, call (704) 732-9918.
Hot dog sale
Maiden Church of God, 107 N. 3rd Ave. in Maiden, will host a hot dog sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (828) 428-8523.
Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 S. in Lowesville, will host Spencer Mountain Quintet with Jack Kimbro, Childers Family and Living Word Trio at 5 p.m. Cost is $10 and will include supper and homemade desserts. For more information, call (704) 618-9762.
Antioch Baptist Church, E. N.C. 150 in Lincolnton, will host a pancake supper 5:30-8:30 p.m. to raise money for local teen Bobby Costea to attend the National Gymnastics Championship in Oregon in April. For more information, contact Karen Costea at (704) 748-6539 or (704) 308-7928.
Price is Right
The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse & Child Advocacy Center will host its annual fundraiser, “The Price is Right for Fighting Child Abuse,” 7 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information on the event or to purchase advance tickets, visit cac-lincolncounty.org, email Sherry Reinhardt at email@example.com or call (704) 736-1155. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
The adult choir at Bethpage Lutheran Church, 3440 N.C. 182 in Lincolnton, will present “Come Walk With Me” at 10:30 a.m.
Boger City UMC, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host its monthly community luncheon 11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. A donation of $8 is suggested.
“Trail to the Cross”
Blazin’ Trails Cowboy Church will present “Trail to the Cross” 2-4 p.m. at the Ponderosa Showgrounds, 1222 Ponderosa Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Pastor Harvey Gates at (980) 241-1251.
New Providence Full Gospel Church, 947 George Brown Rd. in Crouse, will honor Shirley Sweezy Brooks in a special celebration at 3 p.m. with guest minister Pastor Tommy Ramseur of Community Baptist Church in Lawndale.
Coalition of Churches
Coalition Of Churches will have a Palm Sunday service 6 p.m. at Moore’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1312 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton. Rev. Gregory Floyd, former Coalition president and current pastor of Vestibule A.M.E. Zion Church in Kings Mountain, will serve as the event’s guest preacher. A devotional service will be at 5:45 p.m. The event will also feature music.
Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church, 1462 Leonard’s Fork Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host the performance “OMG: He is Risen…For Me” at 6 p.m. with singers Laurie Mercer, Bucky Reynolds, Rosalee Johnson and Brandon Carter.
Register now for Gaston College’s four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30-8:30 p.m. today (March 25) through March 28 at the Lincoln Campus for students interested in obtaining a GED or Adult High School diploma. GED changes will occur in 2014 including method of testing and rise in cost. Also, partial test scores will expire. For more information, call (704) 748-5226.
4-H Hatching project
Today is the final day to sign-up for the N.C. Cooperative Extension-Lincoln County chapter’s 4-H Hatching Classroom Project 3:15-4:30 p.m. April 18 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Students (grades 2-7) will learn about embryology and the life cycle from egg to bird (quail). For more information or to register, call (704) 736-8458 or email April Dillon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elected Officials Reception
The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will host its bi-annual Elected Officials Reception 6:30 p.m. at Woodmill Winery in Vale. Elected officials from the city, county, state and federal government levels will be invited. If a company would like to become a $100 event sponsor or for more information, call (704) 735-3096.
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Individuals should bring their own cameras for hands-on practice.
The Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP will hold their first community meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For questions, email email@example.com.
EL Republican Women
The East Lincoln Republican Women’s group will meet 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Fire Dept., 406 S. Pilot Knob Rd. in Stanley. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and refreshments will be available. The program will be on veteran women. For questions, call Georgia at (704) 488-1038.
YMCA Prayer Breakfast
Register now for the Sally’s YMCA 1st Annual Prayer Breakfast on March 27. Food will be served at 6:45 a.m. followed by a one-hour program at 7:15 a.m. Reserve a spot by emailing SallysY@YMCACharlotte.org, calling (704) 716-7300 or visiting the facility’s Member Services desk.
WWII Veterans Appreciation
The American Legion Post 30 is looking for World War II veterans to register for their WWII Appreciation Day set for April 6 at 1120 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. RSVP by contacting Dale Punch at (704) 477-8829 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jamie Vernon at (704) 736-8506.
4-H Livestock Club
Enrollment is now open for the Lincoln County 4-H Livestock Club, which will hold an organizational meeting 6:30 p.m. April 9 at the North Brook Community Center, , The club is for ages 9-18. For more information or to sign up, contact Extension Agent and head of 4-H Youth Development, April Dillon, at April_Dillon@ncsu.edu or at (704) 736-8458.
Register now for the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse & Child Advocacy Center’s event “Hometown Heroes” April 12 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Fatz will cater the event, meant for honoring community individuals who’ve helped to protect area children. For more information or to RSVP, call (704) 736-1155 by April 1 or email email@example.com.
First responder class
Reserve a seat for Lincoln County Emergency Management’s first responder E-Plan Training class May 30 & 31. To RSVP, call (704) 736-8660.