Destroyers 16 and under travel baseball team is looking for experienced players for their summer/fall league. For more information or for private tryouts (by appointment), call Ed Walsh at (828) 803-8729.
The Lake Norman Big Band and Music & Arts will host the 2nd Annual Lake Norman Jazz Festival with activities 3:30-9:30 p.m. at the Duke Family Performance Center on the Davidson College campus in Davidson. The only program not held at the Performance Center will be 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Hough High School. East Lincoln, North Lincoln and Lake Norman Charter High Schools will be participating in the festival. For more information, visit lakenormanbigband.org.
In honor of Nurses’ Week in May, Hill’s Chapel UMC, 988 South N.C. 16 in Stanley, will host Kidz Klub 6-8 p.m. with dinner, crafts and more for ages 3 through 5th grade. For more information, call (704) 827-9511 or visit hcumc.com.
Without Walls Freedom Center will host its second day of its Millennium Reign Conference at 7 p.m. For more information, call (704) 240-4411 or email email@example.com.
Men’s Worship Weekend
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Iron Station will host Men’s Worship Weekend with a 7 p.m. service with speaker Rev. Richard Dillon. Additional services will be throughout the weekend.
Poetry Lincolnton, co-sponsored by Main Street Rag Publishing, will host Hickory poet, Kimberly Teague, 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 Main St. in Lincolnton. Open mic will follow the show.
Lincolnton First Wesleyan Women will host a yard sale 7 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of First Wesleyan Church,115 Bonview Ave. in Lincolnton, Proceeds will benefit Crisis Pregnancy Center. Anyone may setup a booth in the parking lot as long as at least 10 percent of the booth’s sales go to Wesleyan Women for CPC. Breakfast biscuits and drinks will be available. For more information, call (828) 428-3508.
Flatline Graphics will host its grand re-opening 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., donating all proceeds to Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse. Activities will include a silent auction, food, bounce houses, cornhole games, 50/50 drawings and more.
Bess Chapel UMC’s women’s group will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. at the church, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville.
Maiden Church of God, 107 N. 3rd Ave. in Maiden, will host a yard sale 7 a.m. to noon. Breakfast food will be for sale.
Cornerstone Church, 411 E. Main St. in Maiden, will host a kid’s consignment sale 8 a.m. to noon. To consign, visit cornerstonelink.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lake Norman Garden Club will host their 14th Annual Plant Sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rehobeth UMC, 9297 Sherrills Ford Rd. in Terrell, N.C. There will be homemade goods and master gardeners on hand to answer any questions. Proceeds will benefit community projects including the upkeep of Uncle Billy’s Garden at Sherrills Ford Library and a scholarship for a student majoring in a horticulture-related field.
Messiah UMC’s women’s group will host a gigantic yard sale 8 a.m. to noon at the church, 4102 N.C. 27 West in Lincolnton. Vendor spaces are available for $5. For more information, call (704) 736-1988.
Relay for Life event
Marvin UMC in Lincolnton will host a Spring Open House in conjunction with Carolina Hardware Garden and Pool Center 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the business, 969 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton. The event will include biscuits, hot dogs door prizes and more. All proceeds will benefit Relay For Life / American Cancer Society.
Without Walls Freedom Center will host its third day of its Millennium Reign Conference with two services, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The 5 p.m. service will be at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 240-4411 or email email@example.com.
Blessing of the Bikes
Driven By Grace Ministry will host their annual Blessing of the Bikes event 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lincolnton Church of God, 1435 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-0012. Rain date will be April 27.
Lincoln County Department of Social Services, 1136 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a meeting on Medicare savings and subsidy 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A second meeting will be May 18. For more information, call (704) 732-0738.
Men’s Worship Weekend
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Iron Station will host their second day of Men’s Worship Weekend with an 11 a.m. service with speaker Rev. James Harris.
The Lake Norman Big Band and Music & Arts will host the second-day of their 2nd Annual Lake Norman Jazz Festival with activities 12-9 p.m. at the Duke Family Performance Center on the Davidson College campus in Davidson. For more information, visit lakenormanbigband.org.
Landers Chapel UMC, 1205 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a steak and gravy supper 5-7 p.m. Take out will be available. Proceeds will benefit the church outreach program.
Charlotte/Blue Ridge Mensa is offering the Mensa Admission Test noon at the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in Lincolnton. Cost is $40. For more information or to register, call Jack Howard at (704) 365-5714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals may also prepay by visiting us.mensa.org.
Volunteers are still needed for Servants With a Heart’s packing event to prepare 100,000 meals for hungry families locally and worldwide. The event will be at Lucia Baptist Church, 15434 Lucia Riverbend Hwy. in Stanley, and is also sponsored by the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club. For more information, visit servantswithaheart.org or email email@example.com.
Lake Norman Gym Academy, 443 N. Pilot Rd. in Denver, will host a Zumba event 3-5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit East Lincoln Relay for Life team “Vacation for a Cure.” Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Kids Zumba will also be offered. For more information, call Lake Norman Academy at (704) 483-1008.
Minister ordination service
Greater Works Full Gospel Ministries, 2543 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a minister ordination service at 4 p.m. For more information, call (704) 240-9498.
Men’s Worship Weekend
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Iron Station will host their third day of Men’s Worship Weekend with 11 a.m. service with Dr. Paul W. Drummond, former pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church in Charlotte.
McKendree UMC, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pot pie and homemade meat loaf luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Take out orders will be available. Donations will benefit church missions and other projects. For more information, call (704) 735-4062.
Pleasant Grove UMC’s Women’s group will host a spaghetti lunch 12-1 p.m. at 2069 N.C. 182 in Lincolnton. Donations will support the group’s ministries and fund the June 1st Bible School Fun Fair. For more information call (704) 735-7511.
The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host local artist Robert Webb to lead an AID (Artists’ Interactive Demonstration) Program for students and adults. The event will be 2-5 p.m. in the rehearsal hall on the second floor of the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Space is limited and interested individuals must register by contacting the Arts Council at (704) 732-9044 or visiting ArtsLincolnNC.org.
The Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble will perform 3 p.m. at Denver UMC, 3910 N N.C. 16 in Denver. The venue has changed from the original schedule. For reservations or more information, call (704) 489-6249.
New Providence Full Gospel Church, 947 George Brown Rd. in Crouse, will host a service with guest speaker Prophetess Shirley Brooks.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4-7 p.m. at Lake Norman Lutheran Church, 1455 N. N.C. 16 in Denver. Call (704) 972-4700 or go to carolinadonor.org to make an appointment at any location.
Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse & Child Advocacy Center will host the program Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Educating Our Community and Protecting Our Children 6 p.m. at 410 N. Poplar St. in Lincolnton. Credit hours will be offered upon request. Refreshments and childcare will be provided. For more information, call (704) 736-1155.
Graystone Eye in Lincolnton will host a free seminar 6 p.m. on current treatment options for floaters. To register, call (828) 304-6752.
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center’s Community Room in Lincolnton. Members will share and compete with any photo taken in Lincolnton.
East Lincoln Republican Women will meet 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Fire Department, S. Pilot Knob Rd. in Denver. Social time will start at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Georgia at (704)822-3063.
Receive a free lunch 12-1 p.m. today at the Oaks Apartments, 101 Arbor Run Dr. in Lincolnton. RSVP to Tim Sullivan or Janice Beckham by calling (704) 732-0029 or (704) 732-1138.
Bank of America in Denver will host a bank night 4-6 p.m. to raise funds for Relay for Life.
Senior Services program
Register by April 26 to attend Lincoln County Senior Services’ program “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” The seminar helps individuals talk about where family members’ belongings go after a death. The program, also sponsored by Lincoln County’s Cooperative Extension, will be 1-3 p.m. Mondays in May (6, 13 & 20) at 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton (Room 319). For more information or to register, call (704) 732-9053.
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.