Purchase raffle tickets now to win an autographed helmet from Carolina Panther’s player Luke Kuechly. The raffle is sponsored by the Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP. Cost is $5 per ticket. Tickets are available at the Lincoln Cultural Center and Ebony & White’s Funeral Home, both in Lincolnton. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (704) 268-9419.
Cherryville Little Theatre will hold its second day of auditions today for their upcoming performance of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.”
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 (June 3) through June 6 in room 118 at the Lincoln Campus. Additional class dates will be June 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.
Lincoln County Senior Services, 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton (on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus), will host a senior nutrition meeting 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the multi-room. For more information, call (704) 732-9053 or (704) 736-8811.
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet 6:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Citizens Center in Lincolnton.
City Council will meet 7 p.m. at City Hall in Lincolnton.
Single mom outreach
Mentoring Moms Pyscho-educational Community Outreach Program will hold its second session starting today and will continue through July 23. To sign up or for more information, call Gwendolyn Cobb at (704) 477-8360.
The new county Farmers Market location at Department of Social Services will open 1-5 p.m. today. Vendors interested in selling their items can contact the Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Office at (704) 736-8461.
Classic car event
Fatz Cruisers will meet 5-8 p.m. in the parking lot of Fatz Cafe. All classic cruisers are welcome. The group meets every Tuesday outside the eatery.
Board of Education
The Lincoln County Board of Education will meet 6:30 p.m. at the Administrative Offices on N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton. Following the Building and Site Committee meeting, the Budget and Finance and Policy Committees will meet.
North 321 residents will meet 7 p.m. at North 321 Fire Department, 3769 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, to elect new board members.
Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to noon at the Lincoln County Senior Center, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus. For more information, contact Linda at (704) 483-2778.
Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club will meet 11 a.m. at The Lincoln House Restaurant & Lounge, 604 Clark Dr. in Lincolnton.
Registration for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay and neuter clinic on June 18 will be 1-4 p.m. today at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration. For more information, call (704) 732-9022, email email@example.com or visit hslcnc.org.
CMC-Lincoln’s Diabetes Services will host a “Summertime Fun”cooking and recipe swap 3 p.m. at Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton, as part of the group’s ongoing “Thursday’s Treats” sessions. Theresa Perrin, RD and CDE, will present the program. For more information, call Valerie at (980) 212-6006.
The second day of registration for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay/neuter clinic on June 18 will be 4-6 p.m. today at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton.
The Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a hands-on preservation class 6 p.m. in the first floor demonstration kitchen of the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information or to register, call (704) 736-8461.
Macedonia Baptist Church, 5286 E. N.C. 150 in Lincolnton, will present Golden Voices in a special choral performance of “Faith of Our Fathers” at 6 p.m.
The Downtown Development Association will host the first day of Hog Happenin’ 6-10 p.m. in downtown Lincolnton. Activities will include a cook-off, live entertainment by Molly Hatchet at 8 p.m. along with food, bike games, a kids zone, the Great American BBQ Tour and more. For more information, call (704) 736-8915, visit hoghappenin.org or facebook.com/hoghappenin.
Pre-register now through June 5 to participate in a cornhole tournament June 8 at River View Baptist Church, 2230 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton. Cost is $10 per person. Participants may also register the day of the tournament starting at 11:30 a.m. for a cost of $12 per person. Proceeds will benefit youth summer camp costs. For more information, call Matt Thompson at (704)735-3935 or (336) 972-0026 or Matt Farmer at (704) 530-3870.
Relay for Life event
Relay for Life team Cruising for a Cure VII will host their 7th annual car/motorcycle/truck show 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Denver UMC, 3910 N. N.C. 16 in Denver. For more information, visit cruisingforacure.info or contact Anne Willis at (704) 609-9953 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United Methodist Women’s Group of Tucker’s Grove UMC, 5982 Tucker’s Grove Ch. Rd. in Iron Station, will host their 2013 Spring Bazaar with music, food, shopping, door prizes and more 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both outdoors and in the fellowship hall.
The Downtown Development Association will host the second day of Hog Happenin’ 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Lincolnton.
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host its annual picnic 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Attendants are asked to bring their own picnic food to share including hot dogs with all the trimmings. Beverages will be provided. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
House of Hope Assembly, 3090 E. N.C. 27 in Lincolnton, will host a Community Day 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with hot dogs, hamburgers, inflatables, games and more. Rain date is set for June 22.
River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Due to insurance liabilities, children must be at least 12 to attend the event. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.
St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, 4575 Maiden Hwy. in Maiden, will host a pork BBQ lunch at 12 p.m. Proceeds will go to support mission projects.
Registration now for Vacation Bible School at Calvary Baptist Church, 493 Calvary Church Rd. in Lincolnton. VBS will be Sunday (June 9) through June 13. For more information or to obtain an application form, call (704) 735-9976.
Register now to attend a summer camp through the Arts Council of Lincoln County. Camps start June 10 and run through July. To register, visit artslincolnnc.org. For more information, email email@example.com or call Laurie Bostian at (704) 732-9044.
Hospice & Palliative Care of Lincoln County will host a Run the Rail 5K Run/Walk starting 9 a.m. June 15 at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. Registration is now open. Events will include a 5K run, 5K Memorial Walk and Kids Dash. Individuals may also donate and not run. For more information, contact Nancy Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org or (704) 335-4312 or visit hpccr.org. To register, visit runtherail.org, mail in a $17 registration fee by June 8 or sign up in person at 107 N. Cedar St. in Lincolnton.
4-H summer camps
Register now to attend one of the Lincoln County 4-H Summer Ventures camps sponsored by the N.C. Cooperative Extension. Camps start June 28 and run through August. To register, contact April Dillon or Fran Senters at (704) 736-8458 or stop by the 4-H office inside the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Application medical forms can be downloaded at http://www.nc4h.org/uploads/documents/publications/forms/4-H_medical.pdf.
East Lincoln High School will host various basketball camps this summer starting June 24. To obtain an application, visit the school’s front desk or contact Coach Chip Ashley at (704) 736-1860 ext. 25603 to have one mailed.