Ethelene Leatherman’s annual spring yard sale benefiting local missions will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2600 Keever Dairy Farm Rd. in Lincolnton. Several clothing items will be for sale for $0.50 as well as hot dogs.
Kindred Healthcare Lincoln will host Bingo 10 a.m. with prizes and a light snack served. For more information, call June Loftin or Janice Beckham at (704) 732-1138.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 12-3 p.m. at Sabo USA Inc., 1001 Lincoln County Pkwy. in Lincolnton and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at East Lincoln High School, 6471 N.C. 73 in Denver. All donors who give blood at ELHS will receive a free T-shirt. Call (704) 972-4700 or go to carolinadonor.org to make an appointment at any location.
Hot dogs & music
Buffalo Shoals Community Center, 1834 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a hot dog sale 4-8 p.m. followed by acoustic music 6-9 p.m. No alcohol will be allowed. Individuals who play an instrument are asked to join the fun. Donations will go towards making the facility handicap accessible.
The Lincoln County Historical Association and Gaston-Lincoln Genealogical Society’s 2013 Conference will be 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center. For more information, visit lincolncountyhistory.com.
“Servants With a Heart”
Volunteers are needed for the “Servants with a Heart Packing Event” April 20 at Lucia Baptist Church, 15434 Lucia Riverbend Hwy. in Stanley. The event is sponsored by the church and the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club. Volunteers will prepare 100,000 meals for hungry families both locally and worldwide. To register, visit servantswithaheart.org.
Marvin UMC, Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host their 2nd Saturday Breakfast 7-10 a.m. with a pancake bar and other breakfast treats. All proceeds will benefit the parsonage fund. For more information, call Joann at (704) 735-4327.
Temple Baptist Church, 3115 N.C. 27 N. in Lincolnton, will host a yard and bake sale. All proceeds will benefit Donna Bridges, who is currently fighting breast cancer.
New Vision Women’s Ministry will host a yard sale 7 a.m. to noon at 661 Clarks Creek Rd. in Lincolnton. In the event of rain, the sale will move indoors.
St. Matthews United Church of Christ, U.S. 321 in Lincolnton, will host an indoor yard sale 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. with biscuits and hot dogs for sale, too.
The second day of Ethelene Leatherman’s annual spring yard sale benefiting local missions will be 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2600 Keever Dairy Farm Rd. in Lincolnton. Several clothing items will be for sale for $0.50 as well as hot dogs.
Lincoln Charter School, 133 Eagle Nest Rd. in Lincolnton will host their annual spring bazaar 7-11 a.m. Inside and outside spaces are available. Items for sale will include jewelry, clothing, antiques, furniture and more. All proceeds will benefit the Lincolnton campus. To reserve space, call (704) 736-9888.
A bake sale to benefit local 5th grade dancer Maddie Price to attend a New York City summer internship, Broadway Bound, will be 9 a.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Price dances with Xtreme Edge Dance Studios in Lincolnton. For more information on Maddie, visit www.gofundme.com/266zs8.
The second-day of the Lincoln County Historical Association and Gaston-Lincoln Genealogical Society’s 2013 Conference will start 9 a.m. with a book signing by Rodney J. Steward at Pleasant Retreat Academy/Memorial Hall, 129 E. Pine St. in Lincolnton. For more information, visit lincolncountyhistory.com.
St. James UMC in Denver will host Jennifer Davis, director of the Discipleship Western N.C. Conference, at the church’s prayer breakfast at 10 a.m.
The Shanklin Library, 7837 Fairfield Forest Rd. in Denver, will host its first annual Give-A-Book Fair 12-5 p.m. in recognition of National Library Week. For more information, call (704) 748-1523.
Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 N.C. 16 S. in Lowesville, will host The Carolina Family Quartet in concert at 5 p.m. A full meal will be provided. Cost is $10 for teens and up. For more information, call (704) 618-9762.
The 20th Annual Rotary Charity Gala, sponsored by the Lincoln County Student Loan Fund Inc., will be 6-11 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information, visit rotarylinc.org. The organization’s annual auction will be April 18-20.
Laboratory UMC, 1850 Bill Lynch Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a fellowship meal at 6 p.m. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call (704) 735-6605.
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a dance with country-western singer James Bates 7-10 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Beverages will be provided. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
Contemporary Christian recording artist Redemption’s Cry will hold a benefit concert 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lincolnton. Proceeds will benefit Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. Cost is $5 at the door or three canned good items. For more information, call (704) 735-9033.
River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Due to insurance liabilities, children under 12 will not be admitted. Doors will open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.
Zion Hill Baptist Church, 3460 Zion Hill Rd. in Cherryville, will host a 21st Appreciation Service for Pastor Roger W. Fuller and family at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Jonathan Boyd, pastor of Light Oak Baptist Church in Shelby. Morning speaker will be Rev. Gary Gullatte of Light Oak. For more information, call (704) 435-3355.
The NAACP Executive Board of the Lincoln County Branch will meet 3 p.m. at Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 7447 Old Plank Rd. in Stanley. The group meets every fourth Tuesday of each month at the Lincoln Cultural Center. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ’s Men’s Brotherhood group will host a BBQ fundraiser starting noon at 4575 Maiden Hwy. in Maiden. Proceeds will benefit church mission projects. For more information, call (704) 736-5409.
Blessed John XXII Ecumenical Church, 1911 Zion Ch. Rd. in Hickory, will celebrate their first anniversary with a 5 p.m. mass. The church is open to all Christians wanting a new home. For more information, call Rev. Tom Sanford at (828-850-2675.
The Fletcher Family will perform 6 p.m. at Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse Sch. Rd. in Crouse. For more information or for directions, call (704) 745-6307.
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host spring revival services 7 p.m. nightly today through Wednesday with Salem Baptist Church Pastor Andy Royals. Special singing will take place during each service.
Lincoln County Hospice & Palliative Care will host an Advance Care Planning presentation 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gaston Senior Center, 1303-Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. For more information, call (704) 732-6146 or visit hpccr.org.
The Cleveland County Post-Polio Suport Group for Cleveland County residents and the surrounding region will meet 6 p.m. at Mayflower Restaurant, N.C. 74 E. in Shelby. For more information, call Janet Walker at (704) 692-6294.
Lincoln County Hospice & Palliative Care will host an Advanced Care Planning presentation 7:30 p.m. at Cardinal Healthcare & Rehab, 931 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, and will have info. on display all day in the CMC-Lincoln lobby, 433 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call 704.732.6146, (704) 732-7055 or visit hpccr.org.
The Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton will host a Give-A-Book Fair 12-5 p.m. in recognition of National Library Week. For more information, call (704), 748-1523.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4-7 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Call (704) 972-4700 or go to carolinadonor.org to make an appointment at any location.
Lincoln County Hospice & Palliative Care will host an Alzheimer’s/Dementia presentation 9-11 a.m. at the Lincoln County Senior Center on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus, 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-6146 or visit hpccr.org.
East Lincoln Relay for Life will host a survivor/caregiver dinner 6 p.m. at Salem UMC, 378 N. Pilot Knob Rd. in Denver.
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a motivational/educational class 6:30 p.m. with Linda Carswell of Gaston County Adult & Aging Services. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Beverages will be provided, refreshments will be served after the class. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
The Lincoln Quilters will meet 7 p.m. at Rhyne Heights UMC, 520 Madison St. in Lincolnton. Susan Edmonson will present the program “Creative Journey.”
Children may now register to attend Brighter Days Grief Camp, a camp for children who’ve experienced a loss. The camp will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 at Blackburn Baptist Church in Hickory. Reservations are required by May 10. For more information or to register a child, call Patti Weatherford at (828) 466.0466 ext. 3206.