Autism Society programs
Today is the first day for two different five-week programs on Life Skills Development and Social Skills, each sponsored by the Lincoln County Chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina. Both programs cost $50 and will be weekly for five weeks at Freedom Church, 125 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. The Life Skills program, for individuals with disabilities ages 13 and up, will be 10:30 a.m. to noon. The Social Skills program, for individuals with disabilities ages five and up, will be 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Kristie Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 200-5217 or Ginny Hall at email@example.com or (704) 742-0342.
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd., Lincolnton, will host a Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. today through Thursday for ages 4-14. The church will provide transportation to anyone needing it. To arrange a ride, call (980) 241-0982.
School Board meeting
The Lincoln County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting 6:30 p.m. at Battleground Elementary School, 201 Jeb Seagle Dr. in Lincolnton, to discuss and receive parent input on a school uniform pilot program for the school. An additional meeting will be June 26.
Local AARP 3682 will meet 11 a.m. at the Senior Center, located at the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St., Lincolnton. Gentivia will perform measurements on seniors’ daily activities. Bring a covered dish. For more information, call (704) 276-2153.
CMC-Lincoln will host “Dining Out with Diabetes” 3 p.m. in the Dogwood Room of the Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. The program is part of the hospital’s monthly “Thursday’s Treats” series, sponsored by Diabetes Services. For more information, call Valerie at (980) 212-6006.
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a motivational class “Stretching Your Way to Health” with Karen Willis, RN, BSN, 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors will open at 6 p.m, and refreshments will follow the program. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
Community Full Gospel Church, 2782 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a revival 7 p.m. today and Saturday with guest speaker Evangelist Jerry Grogan from Lenoir. For more information, call Pastor Jim Cape at (704) 735-1673.
Poetry Lincolnton will celebrate the book release of The Best of Poetry Lincolnton, an anthology published by Main Street Rag, 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Book sales will benefit the Cultural Center, Poetry Lincolnton and local poets.
The Lincolnton Lions Club will host a broom sale starting 7 a.m. in the parking lot of the Cherryville Wal-Mart, 2505 Lincolnton Hwy. Also for sale will be children’s brooms and mops, patriotic badges, kazoos and more. Proceeds will benefit sight conservation in the area by providing funds for various club charities and for people to attend Camp Dogwood For the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse Sch. Rd. in Crouse, will host a large-scale merchandising fundraiser with comforters, throws, pillows, coffee makers, craft and office supplies and more 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the church’s Land Fund.
Benefit for sick child
A benefit for local couple Elizabeth and Maurice Moore’s nephew Kaleb, who has stage four brain cancer, will start 9 a.m. at Lincoln Charter School, 133 Eagle Nest Rd. in Lincolnton. The event will include raffles, a martial arts tournament, food, entertainment and much more. A special award will also be handed out in memory of Ralph Rudisill, former owner of Zippers Restaurant. For more information call (704) 732-1588, (704) 308-1421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RACES Field Day
Volunteer Communications ARES/RACES will host their annual field day 2 p.m. today through 2 p.m. Sunday at Boger City Fire Department, 410 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, on the event, email Cliff Brommer at email@example.com. For more information on RACES, visit www.qsl.net/nc4lc/.
North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Vacation Bible School student retreat 5-10 p.m. in the Student Ministry Center for grades 7 and up.
Community Full Gospel Church, 2782 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a revival 7 p.m. today. For more information, call Pastor Jim Cape at (704) 735-1673.
Sharon Baptist Church, N.C. 73 in Denver, will host its annual homecoming starting 10:45 a.m. with Carolina Family Quartet and guest speaker Jeff Scronce. A meal will follow the service in the fellowship hall.
The 60th Annual Reunion of the L.W. Lightfoot and Rebecca Boggs Hoyle clan will be 1 p.m. at Bethlehem UMC in Cherryville. Relatives are encouraged to bring a well-filled picnic basket. A business session and memorial service for deceased members will follow lunch.
Crowell Memorial UMC, 4018 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a “Everyone Fun Fair” Vacation Bible School 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily today through Tuesday. Dinner will also be served 6 p.m. daily. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, call (704) 735-8889.
North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Vacation Bible School, “Colossal Coastal World,” for ages 3-6th grade 6-9 p.m. daily today through June 27 in the fellowship hall. Supper will be served daily at 6 p.m. followed by classes for adults, too, at 7 p.m.
Unity Baptist Church, 326 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, will host a Vacation Bible School, “Feel the Rush,” 6-8:30 p.m. daily today through June 27. A kickoff event will be 4 p.m. today. Food will be provided.
Hill’s Chapel UMC, 988 S. N.C. 16 in Stanley, will host “Everyone Fun Fair” Vacation Bible School entitled 6-8 p.m. daily today through June 25. Dinner will also be served 5:30 p.m. daily. To register, call (704) 827-9511.
Grace Baptist Church, 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, will host revival services 7 p.m. daily today through June 26. Guest speaker will be Dr. Bobby Sizemore of Newton, a missionary with Rock of Ages Prison Ministry. For more information or directions, call (704) 240-1482.
The Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension will present a hands-on canning class 4-7 p.m. in the demonstration kitchen of the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Participants will learn the basics of pickling. Cost is $10 and includes information sheets and a jar of canned food. Registration is required. For more information, call (704) 736-8461.
The Lincolnton Lions Club will host their 2013-14 installation of officers and awards banquet 6 p.m. at Homesteads Grill & Taphouse, 357 N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton. A new member will also be inducted. Official officer for the installation will be the Lions’ former District Governor Wayne Webb of the Forest City Lions Club.
Apple Festival vendors
The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension is looking for vendors for this fall’s annual Apple Festival. For more information, call (704) 736-8452.
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will host its 21st Annual Drama Camp July 15-19 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver and July 22-26 at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. To register, visit lincolntheatreguild.com or call (704) 452-7830.