The Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society will host a rose bush pruning demonstration 10 a.m. at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton. Individuals will prune and fertilize the bushes and clean the beds in the Tracy Jenkins Memorial Rose Garden. For more information, call Jo Ann at (828) 428-3508.
Macedonia Baptist Church, 5286 E. N.C. 150 in Lincolnton, will host their annual Easter egg hunt 10:30 a.m. to noon. The event will feature prizes as well as goodie bags for all participants.
Free clothes giveaway
North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a free clothes giveaway called The Clothes Closet, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with gently-worn clothes for men, women and children. For more information, call the church at (704) 435-4471.
Asbury UMC, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host an Easter egg hunt 10-11:30 a.m. with food and crafts.
Salem Lutheran and United Church of Christ, 3410 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold an Easter egg hunt at 11:30 a.m.
City of Lincolnton Parks & Rec. in conjunction with Coalition Against Child Abuse and the Child Advocacy Center and Dairy Queen of Lincolnton will host the 66th Annual Egg Hunt 10:30 a.m. at Betty Ross Park in Lincolnton. Children will be divided into four age groups, and prizes will be awarded. Children are asked to bring their own bag or basket, but no Easter grass. Rain date is set for April 6. For more information, call (704) 735-2671.
Lakeside Church of God will host an egg hunt 1 p.m. at Betty’s Ford Park in Denver. For more information, call (980) 241-9210.
The Kids Dome, N.C. 27 in Lincolnton, will host an Easter Egg Hunt 2 p.m. for ages 0-12.
The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association will sponsor the Miss Easter on Parade Pageant 10:30 a.m. at the Cherryville Community Building, 106 South Jacob St. in Cherryville. The competition is for girls ages 0-19 who live in Gaston, Lincoln, Cleveland and surrounding counties. All contestants will receive a tiara. Proceeds will benefit the Miss Gastonia Scholarship Fund. For more information or to receive an application, call (704) 827-7277 or visit www.missgastoniapageant.com.
Today is the final day for African-American church congregations across the region to register at komencharlotte.org for the area’s annual Pink Sunday event on April 28. Ambassadors with each church are asked to coordinate the effort and tailor it to their needs. In past events, churches have released balloons, had survivors give speeches, held candle lightings, etc. Assistance with registration is also available by calling Mary Elaine Knight, BSN, at the Lincoln County Health Department at (704) 732-9073.
East Lincoln Relay for Life team Betting on a Cure will hold a fundraiser “Cooking for Cure” 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Westlake Restaurant, 1235 N.C. 16 Business in Denver. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life.
Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet 6:30 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton.
Tabernacle of Blessings Apostolic Ministries, 306 linden street in Lincolnton, will host a Five-Fold Ministry Revival 7 p.m. nightly today through April 5. For more information, call (704) 308-6712 or (704) 735-8627.
The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. in the Elm Classroom of CMC-Lincoln’s Medical Plaza in Lincolnton. Members and guests planning to eat in the cafeteria should arrive 30 minutes early. Topics for discussion will be recent Zone 11 and District 31-A cabinet meetings along with election of officers, club fundraisers/service projects and membership recruitment. For more information, call (704) 735-8154.
Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club will meet 11 a.m. at the Lincoln House restaurant in Lincolnton. Register now for WWII Veteran Appreciation Day on April 6.
Federation of the Blind
The Lincoln County Federation of the Blind will meet 10 a.m. to noon at the Lincoln County Senior Center, 514 S. Academy St. adjoined to Gaston College-Lincoln campus, For more information, call Billy Milburn at (704) 483-2327 or Joy Scott at (828) 428-3239.
Joint work session
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners & Lincoln County Planning Board will hold a joint work session 6:30-8 p.m. on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
East Lincoln Relay for Life will hold their last rally before the big event (April 26) 7 p.m. at Denver UMC, 3910 N.C. 16 in Denver. For more information, visit relayforlife.org or Relay for Life of East Lincoln County on Facebook.
Register now to be a part of the Lincoln County 4-H Livestock Club, which will meet 6:30 p.m. April 9 at the North Brook Community Center, 568 N.C. 274 in Vale. For more information or to sign-up, contact Extension Agent and Head of 4-H Youth Development, April Dillon, at (704) 736-8458 or April_Dillon@ncsu.edu.
United Way celebration
Sign-up now for United Way of Lincoln County’s 2013 Annual Meeting & Campaign Celebration 6:15 p.m. at Vesuvius Vineyards in Iron Station. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP to Kathy Vinzat by April 8 by calling (704) 732-8055.
Register today for the Lincoln County Historical Association and Gaston-Lincoln Genealogical Society’s 2013 Conference set for 6:30 p.m. April 12 at the Lincoln Cultural Center and a book signing by Rodney J. Steward 9 a.m. April 13 at Pleasant Retreat Academy/Memorial Hall, 129 E. Pine St. in Lincolnton. For more information or to register, visit lincolncountyhistory.com.
First responder class
Reserve a seat now for Lincoln County Emergency Management’s first responder E-Plan Training class May 30 & 31. To RSVP, call (704) 736-8660.