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.
Buffalo Shoals Baptist Church, 1744 Buffalo Shoals Road, is hosting revival services continuing tonight through Saturday at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Rev. Keith Hollar. The public is welcome to attend.
South River Baptist Church will host a fundraiser 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the renovation of its parking lot. The fundraiser, to be held at 4691 East N.C. 150 in Lincolnton, will include a yard sale, bake sale and hot dog sale.
Marvin United Methodist Church, 2731 Startown Road in Lincolnton, will have its “2nd Saturday Buffet Breakfast” from 7-10 a.m. Eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, grits, gravy and a pancake bar will be available, and all you can eat. Donations will go to the church parsonage fund.
For more information, call (704) 735-3444.
Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Road, will be hosting a merchandising fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items include comforters, throws, pillows, coffee makers, office supplies, craft supplies and kitchen supplies. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward the MCBC Land Fund.
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.
Knit in Public Day
Time to Unwind Yarn Shop, located at 3692 North N.C. 16 in Denver, is sponsoring “World Wide Knit in Public Day” in the parking lot of the shop, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Started in 2005 with a purpose of bringing knitters together to knit and socialize, it is the largest knitting event in the world. Each event is sponsored by local volunteers. The yarn shop is also celebrating the day with the First Annual Time to Unwind Fashion Show at 1 p.m. Knitted apparel and accessories that have been knitted by local knitters will be modeled and/or displayed at the shop.
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.
Buffalo Shoals Baptist Church, 1744 Buffalo Shoals Road, is hosting a homecoming at 10 a.m. The guest speaker is Rev. Charles Ingle. Singing will begin at 11 a.m., featuring The Pathfinders. The public is welcome to attend.
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 through Thursday. For more information or to obtain an application form, call (704) 735-9976.
Boger City Baptist Church, located across from Arby’s, will host a Vacation Bible School beginning Monday through Friday from 6-8:30 p.m. each night. Classes are offered for kindergarten through fifth grade, youth and adults. The event will include Bible study, crafts, music, mission stories, recreation and snacks. For more information, call (704) 735-8309.
Hope Baptist Church, 571 Salem Church Road in Lincolnton, will host Vacation Bible School Monday through Friday from 6-8 p.m. for ages 3-12.
Chapter 1983 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at the Lincoln House at noon. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call (704) 748-6498.
Community photo project
The Crouse Community History and Photo Project will meet at 5 p.m. at the Crouse United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Crouse. The meeting will begin with a brief digital photo presentation, followed by guest speaker Doug Mayes. The meeting is open to the public.
Board of Education meeting
The Lincoln County Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. at the LCS administrative offices on North Generals Boulevard in Lincolnton. The meeting is open to the public.
Summer reading kickoff
The Lincoln County Public Library is conducting a kickoff event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center for its 2013 summer reading program. Participants will be able to sign up for the program while enjoying food, music and various activities.
The Lincolnton Recreation Pool at Betty G. Ross Park is offering water aerobics on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The water aerobics class will begin today and continue through Aug. 13. The cost is $3.00 per session or $20.00 for the entire program. Class attendance may warrant the addition of another weeknight meeting. For more information, contact the Recreation Office at (704) 735-2671.
Senior citizens lunch
Senior Citizens of Iron Station will meet at 12 p.m. at Ironton Presbyterian Church in Iron Station for a covered-dish lunch. For more information, call (704) 735-3242.
Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lincoln County Senior Center, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus. This is a new class that will meet on the second Thursday of each month to provide one-on-one instruction to beginning quilters. For more information, contact Linda at (704) 483-2778.
Library open house
The Lincoln County Public Library is hosting an open house and RFID launch at 4 p.m. at the Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. The celebration will include several guest speakers. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.
GRACE Singles will meet at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center dining room of First Baptist Church-Lincolnton. All adult singles and single again are invited. Come, bring a friend, enjoy music by the “Golden Voices” and join in fellowship. Please bring a snack food to share. For more information, call (704) 735-0541.
Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1616 Gen. Robert F. Hoke/Col. Wm. J. Hoke will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Harmon Lackey at (704) 472-7980.
Denver Baptist Church will host its annual Vacation Bible School June 17-21. For more information, contact Lori Morgan at (704) 483-3030.
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.
Verdict Ridge Golf and Country Club will be hosting a tournament for the North Lincoln High School Athletic Department on Thursday, June 20. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m., followed by a 12 p.m. shotgun start. Four-player teams will play in a captain’s choice format. Applications are available at NLHS and Verdict Ridge Pro Shop. The cost is $280 per team.
The Lincoln County Schools Child Nutrition Department will offer the National Restaurant Association SERVSAFE Manager 6th Edition course to the public from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23 and 24 and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 25 in room 217 at the Lincoln County School of Technology on Timken Drive. The class is open to local restaurant staff and to food-service providers. The cost is $100 per participant. To register, email name and contact information to email@example.com or call (704) 736-1017, ext. 30168. Registration for the class, which will be limited to 30 participants, will be accepted until June 30.