Today is the last day to register for a day trip to the Herb Festival in Asheville on May 3. The trip is sponsored by the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. For more information or to sign up, call (704) 736-8461.
Special Olympics of Lincoln County will start 9:30 a.m. at the East Lincoln High School football stadium. Over 200 participants from across the county will participate in track and field events. For more information, call Jeff Leonhardt at (704) 736-1017 ext. 32919.
Senior Services program
Register by today 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.
The Miss Cherry Blossom Festival Pageant will be 5 p.m. at the mini-park gazebo in downtown Cherryville. The pageant is the kickoff event for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, sponsored by the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce. All girls will receive a tiara and qualify to enter the Little Miss Gastonia Pageant. Proceeds will also benefit the Miss Gastonia scholarship fund. For more information or to enter the pageant (ages 0-19), call (704) 827-7277 or visit missgastoniapageant.com.
EL Relay for Life
East Lincoln Relay for Life will kickoff 6 p.m. at the East Lincoln High School stadium with a closing ceremony 8 a.m. Saturday.
Gainsville Baptist Church, 270 Gainsville Baptist Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Discipleship Now weekend for students grades 7-12 starting 7:30 p.m. today. Activities will include a speaker, breakout groups, music, food and fun. For more information, call the church at (704) 732-0293.
The Lincoln County Singing Convention will meet 7-9 p.m. at Reeps Grove UMC, 7401 Reeps Grove Ch. Rd. in Vale. For more information, call (704) 276-1529.
Pisgah UMC, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a yard sale 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Cost is $6. For more information, call Pastor Ted Bost at (704) 735-8034 ext. 2388.
Rhyne Heights UMC, 520 S. Madison St. in Lincolnton, will host a huge yard sale 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. with all proceeds benefiting Relay for Life. The event will take place rain or shine.
Daystar Family Worship Center, 115 Industrial Park Rd. in Lincolnton, will host an indoor yard sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Ronda Russell at (704) 241-0089.
Free clothes giveaway
North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a free clothes giveaway 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will have a large selection of summer clothes. For more information, call (704) 435-4471.
Free car checkups
Long Shoals Baptist Church, 2988 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host free car checkups for the public 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Checks will focus on air pressure, fluids and oil. Individuals will be on hand to answer any additional car questions. Church members will also be handing out handmade keychains and other trinkets starting 9 a.m. at the Lincoln County YMCA in Lincolnton and hope to make this Saturday a social day of service for both the community and the Lord. For more information, call (704) 736-1106.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will hold a special unwanted medicine drop-off 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Adam District Office, 3606 W. N.C. 27 in Lincolnton. Individuals may drop off over-the-counter and prescription medications, vitamins/supplements, liquid medications in leak-proof containers, syringes, ointments/creams, etc..Aerosol containers will not be accepted. Individuals may remain anonymous.
Benefit for local man
Brookford Community Center, 1700 S. Center Dr. in Hickory, will host a benefit for local resident Don Herbert, who recently underwent a liver transplant. The event will start 9:30 a.m. with hot dogs and hamburgers at 11:30 a.m. Proceeds will go to cover the cost of Herbert’s medical bill and hospitality accommodations, since he has no health insurance. Special Gospel singing will be at 5 p.m.
Howards Creek Fire Department, 3604 N.C. 27 in Lincolnton, will host an open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with hot dogs 12-1 p.m. Activities will include a station tour, bounce house and med-center air helicopter. For more information, call (704) 736-9874.
Hot dog sale
Laboratory UMC, 1850 Bill Lynch Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold a hot dog sale 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be themed baskets and homemade cakes available through a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit local and global missions. For more information, call (704) 735-8762.
A chicken pie/chicken dumpling/beef stew supper will start 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton. To pre-order on or before Friday (April 26), call Jessie or Brandie Summey at (704) 732-7529. Whole chicken pie orders must be made in advance. For to-go orders on the day of the event, call (704) 735-2968.
A fish fry will be noon at the corner of U.S. 321 and Clark Creek Rd. in Lincolnton (across from the LCS bus garage). All proceeds will assist Ashley Poston and Debra Ransom’s missionary trip to Haiti this summer. There will also be baked goods and hot dogs available.
The Collison Trio, from Jacksonville, N.C., will perform 5 p.m. at Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 S. N.C. 16 in Lowesville. Cost is $10 and will include a meal. For more information, call (704) 618-9762.
Bethphage Lutheran Church, N.C. 182 in Lincolnton, will host hot dogs and movie night featuring the movie “Courageous” starting 5:30 p.m. A kids movie will also be provided. Donations will support Relay for Life of Lincolnton.
Blazin’ Trails Cowboy Church in Lincolnton will hold a one-day revival 7 p.m. at Sunnyside Arena, 1840 Tryon Courthouse Rd. in Bessemer City. For more information, call (704) 616-2356.
The Lincoln County Concert Association will host Jason Coleman, grandson of Floyd Cramer, an American Hall of Fame pianist, in concert 7:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Tickets will be available at the door and are $20 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church, 102 Iron Station Rd. in Dallas, will host a three-day revival 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. today and 7 p.m. nightly April 29 and 30. For more information, call Pastor Franklin Herndon Jr., at (704) 718-8239.
Boger City UMC, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host their fourth Sunday community luncheon 11:30 a.m. with homestyle meat and a vegetable combination for a suggested donation of $8. There will also be homemade desserts.
In My Father’s House, 119 Vandiver Dr. in Lincolnton, will hand out groceries and clothing to needy community members 12-4 p.m. as part of the church’s “Loving Our Community Outreach.” Individuals who are in need are asked to contact the church by today. Lunch will also be served at noon. For more information, call Ivey or Raymond Robinson at (704) 419-3298 or visit inmyfathershousecssn.com/.
St. Matthews United Church of Christ, 4575 Maiden Hwy. in Maiden, will host a homemade chicken pie lunch 12:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. For more information, call Ruth at (704) 732-8486.
The Andrew Gilbert Family Reunion will be 12:30-3 p.m. at Bethphage Lutheran Church, 3440 N.C. 182 in Lincolnton.
Boger City Baptist Church, 2201 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host The Rick Webb Family in concert at 6 p.m.
Board of Education
The Lincoln County Board of Education will meet 6 p.m. in the administrative offices on North Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct School Board Attorney interviews and to approve the 2013-2014 local budget request.
A tent revival will be 7 p.m. nightly through May 11 on Cat Square Rd. in Vale. For more information, call (704) 732-4702 or (704) 685-1712.
CAC open house
The Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center, 161 Policarp St. in Lincolnton, will host its annual open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Call (704) 736-1155 for more information.
The 22nd Annual Adopt-A-Cop event will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for county second-graders at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton.
The Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a meeting on how to read a medicare summary 9:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton (at the Gaston College-Lincoln campus). Another class will be May 8 in Denver. For more information or to register, call (704) 736-8461.
Golden Opportunity Day
The Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension will host Golden Opportunity Day, an annual event to showcase services available to the county’s older adults, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Breakfast and lunch items will be on hand to purchase. For more information, call (704) 736-8461.
The Cherryville Little Theater, 301 W. Academy St. will host Disney’s “Cinderella Kids” 7 p.m. nightly through May 4 and 3 p.m. May 5. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door. Children who come dressed as a princess will be eligible to win a prize.
Register now to participate in the Sally’s YMCA Mission Miles 5K Trail Run & Fun Run May 4. Register in person at the YMCA’s Member Services desk in Denver, online at racingtoes.com or by mail by visiting ymcacharlotte.org/5ktrailrun.
Quality Incentives Program
The North Carolina Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications now through May 17 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Applicants must have an active Conservation Plan. For more information contact the local NRCS field office. Cleveland and Lincoln County’s District Conservationist Elton Barber, with the EQIP Program, can be reached at (704)-471-0235 ext. 3 or (704) 736-8501.
Grassroots Arts Program
Now through June 1, the Arts Council of Lincoln County is accepting applications for the North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants. For more information visit ArtsLincolnNC.org or the ACLC office 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays at the Lincoln Cultural Center.