The Lincoln County Social Club will meet 2-4 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The N.C. Cooperative Extension will sponsor the event, which will include card playing and other games. Call (704) 736-8461 for more information or to register.
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a motivational/educational class on personal safety/fraud/check schemes 6:30 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 during the event and refreshments following the event. Guest speaker will be Amy Hawkins, who’s in charge of crime prevention at City of Gastonia Police Department. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
The Lincoln Quilters will meet 7 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Visitors are welcome.
The Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 S. Pilot Knob Rd. in Stanley. Guest speaker will be Jan Blodgett, an archivist at Davidson College, who will discuss tales about Lake Norman during the 1960s. For more information, call Ben Benoit at (704) 489-6249.
Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse Sch. Rd. in Crouse, will host a BBQ fundraiser for a suggested donation of $7 per plate. Meals may be delivered to local businesses in Lincolnton, Maiden or Crouse, but such orders must be placed by 7 p.m. Wednesday (May 15). For more information, call Dale Hendricks at (704) 530-4681.
The Arts Council of Lincoln County will offer a free quilling class 6-9 p.m. Friday on the second floor of the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Beth Oczkowski will be the featured artist. The class is part of an AID (Artists’ Interactive Demonstrations) Program and sponsored by the N.C. Arts Council. Space will be limited to six participants. For more information, contact the ACLC at (704) 732-9044 or ArtsLincolnNC.org/classes.html. Additional classes will be available later this month and summer season.
Poetry Lincolnton will host N.C. poets Tim Peeler and Ted Pope 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Open mic will follow the event.
Boger City UMC men’s group will host a yard sale 7 a.m. to noon in the back parking lot, located beside Harris Teeter on E. Main St. in Lincolnton. The sale will be held in the fellowship hall in the event of rain. Items will include household goods, clothes and more. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be sold 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Yard & bake sale
Lincoln County’s Independent Order of ODD Fellows will host a yard sale, raffle, breakfast and bake sale 7 a.m. to noon at the Odd Fellow Lodge, 1970 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton. Proceeds will benefit the 3rd Annual John Scott Jr., Memorial Scholarship. Rain date will be May 25.
School of Tech. event
The Lincoln County School of Technology, 1 Timken Dr. in Lincolnton, will be selling a dog house, birdhouse, oak swings, corn hole boards, wind mills, metal siding, Adirondack chairs and crafts 8 a.m. to noon. Proceeds will benefit the school’s Carpentry program and the purchase of tools. For more information, contact Clay Ledford at firstname.lastname@example.org (704) 732-4084 ext. 20111.
BBQ fundraiser/car wash
Middle Cross Baptist Church in Crouse will host a BBQ fundraiser/car wash/merchandise sale starting at 8 a.m. at Bubbles Car Wash in Lincolnton. Proceeds will benefit the MCBC Land Fund. Items for sale will include hair care products, makeup, blankets, kitchen and bathroom supplies and more. For more information, call (704) 530-4681.
Yard & bake sale
Lebanon UMC, 5033 Lebanon Ch. Rd. in Maiden, will hot a yard and bake sale 8 a.m. to noon with ham biscuits, soft drinks and coffee. All proceeds will benefit church missions.
Fish fry & yard sale
Tabernacle of Blessings Apostolic Ministries, 306 Linden St. in Lincolnton, will host a fish fry and yard sale starting 11 a.m. Proceeds will go to cover the cost of recreation center renovations. For more information, call (704) 308-6712, (704) 735-8627 or (704) 240-4714.
Crouse UMC’s women’s group will host a gently-used pocketbook and purse sale 9 a.m. to noon at 3311 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse. Items such as scarves, hairbows, belts and jewelry will also be for sale. Proceeds will benefit future missions projects. For more information, call the church at (704) 735-2443.
Lake Norman Mommies and the Energy Explorium at McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville (near the Lincoln County line) will host a Family Carnival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with food, games, performances, prizes and more.
Motorcyle & Car Show
Daystar Family Worship Center, 115 Industrial Park Rd. in Lincolnton, will host its 3rd Annual Motorcyle & Car Show 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $20. An auction and refreshments will follow the event along with entertainment by the 3:16 Band. For more information, call Victor Hanke at (704) 860-7452.
Lincoln County Animal Services will host a rabies clinic 12-4 p.m. at the DSS office, 1136 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Cost is $7.
Lincoln County DSS, 1136 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a special meeting about Medicare benefits 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
Meadow Ridge Church, 1173 Zeb Haynes Rd. in Maiden, will host a spring revival with services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The revival will continue Monday through May 22 with 7 p.m. services daily. For more information, call (828-428-1463.
Gaston College will offer a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class for students interested in obtaining a GED or Adult High School diploma. The class, which is held bi-weekly 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, will be today (May 20) through May 23 in room 118 at the Lincoln Campus. Additional class dates will be June 3-6 and 17-20. In 2014, the cost of the GED will increase, and changes will be made in the testing method. Also, previous partial test scores will expire. To take the test, one has to attend the orientation. For more information, call (704) 748-5226.
CMC-Lincoln will host a support meeting “Keeping on Track with Diabetes” 6 p.m. in the Dogwood Room of the Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Speaker will be Dr. Nabil Ahmad of NorthEast Neurology in Denver, who will speak on neuropathy and diabetes. For more information, call Valerie Burgess at (980) 212-6006.
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Carl Katterson will present wildlife and bird photography.
The Humane Society of Lincoln County will host a low-cost spay/neuter clinic at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Registration is required.
The Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a hands-on preservation class 1 p.m. in the demonstration kitchen on the first floor of the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Call (704) 736-8461 to register. Additional classes will be June 6 and 25.
Senior nutrition program
Lincoln County Senior Services will host a nutrition meeting 10-11 a.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center, 8160 Optimist Club Rd. in Denver. Nutrition program clients can also pickup vouchers and other health info. 2-4 p.m. at the nutrition office located at the Senior Center on the Gaston College Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 736-8811 or (704) 732-9053.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 3-7 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 1156 N. Brook 3 Sch. Rd. in Vale. Call (704) 972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org to make an appointment.
Animal Services fundraiser
Lincoln County Animal Services will host a fundraiser night 5-9 p.m. at Zaxby’s in Lincolnton. Zaxby’s will donate 10 percent of all food sales during that time to Animal Services. Anyone who shows the cashier a picture of his/her pet will receive a free nibbler with any purchase. Donations will be used for the general care of the shelter animals and to help promote animal adoptions.
The City of Lincolnton Parks & Rec. is currently taking registration for the following summer programs and camps: basketball, football, Guard Start, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball and wrestling. For more information or to obtain a copy of the Rec. Program Guide, call the Rec. Office at (704) 735-2671.