New Vision Ministries, 661 Clark Creek Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a smoked chicken benefit for Phil and Tonya Prater 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 per plate. Funds will help off-set Phil’s cancer expenses. Pick-up or dine-in options will be available. Deliveries may be made for five or more plates. To order or to help deliver, call Paula McSwain at (704) 732-1636 or (336) 469-3919.
Boger City Optimist will host a corn hole tournament today at Boger City Optimist Park, 1834 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, to benefit the club’s 14 and under baseball team. Cost is $35 per team. First and second-place winners will receive a shared $300 prize. To pre-register, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday.
Tabernacle of Blessings will host a tent revival 6:30 p.m. in a grassy area near Catawba Street and Linden Street in Lincolnton.
“Family Movie Night”
Gaston Parks and Recreation will host “Family Movie Night” with a showing of “Oz: The Great and Powerful” 8 p.m. at Dallas Park, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. For more information, call (704) 92-2163.
The Lincoln County Singing Convention will meet 7-9 p.m. at Reeps Grove UMC, Reeps Grove Ch. Rd. in Vale. There is no admission fee. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call (704) 276-1529.
Yard sale/car wash
Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton, will host a car wash fundraiser starting 9 a.m. at O’Reilly Auto Parts in Lincolnton. They will also host a yard sale starting 7 a.m. in the Big Lots parking lot in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 240-4411 or email email@example.com.
Car wash fundraiser
Boger City Optimist Club’s 8 and under travel baseball team will host a car wash starting 7:30 a.m. at Auto Zone, 7168 N.C. 73 in Denver, to raise money for a trip July 5 to the North Carolina Dixie State Youth Tournament in Hope Mills, N.C. Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be available for purchase along with a gun raffle. For more information or to make a donation, call Charity Hedgepeth at (704) 472-2464 .
The Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society will host a garden tour at the home of Robert Meyers and Jack Page, 302 E. Glenview Dr. in Salisbury. Anyone who wants to carpool is asked to meet 9 a.m. at 328 Caprice Cir. in Lincolnton. Following the tour, the group will lunch at Cracker Barrel. For more information, call Jo Ann Ostrander at (828) 428-3508.
Maiden Church of God, 107 N. 3rd Ave. in Maiden, will host a yard sale 7-10 a.m. with biscuits. Hot dogs will be served 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (828) 428-8523.
North Brook Baptist Church’s The Clothes Closet, 7421 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a free clothes and produce giveaway 9 a.m. to noon with lots of summer clothes. For more information, call (704) 435-4471.
“Fun in the Sun”
Crouse Fire Department, 2764 Old West N.C. 150 in Crouse, will host a “Fun in the Sun” day 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with hot dogs, snow cones, water activities, corn hole, music and more.
“Heart 2 Heart” will perform for ages teen and up starting 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 N.C.16 in Lowesville. Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $10.
Liberty Tabernacle, Shell St. in Lincolnton, will host a Bible drive at 4 p.m. with live music, food, bounce houses and more. The church is collecting Bibles to send to Kenya. Kings James Version is preferred. For more information, call (828) 773-0223.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will host a progressive dinner “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” starting with appetizers at 6:30 p.m. The Shakespearean evening will continue with dinner and a horse-drawn carriage ride to the Wright House, 201 N. Cedar St. for dessert and coffee. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Tickets can be purchased at Fausto Coffee in Lincolnton or at the church parish house. For more information, call (704) 732-9179.
Tabernacle of Blessings will host the second day of their tent revival 6:30 p.m. in a grassy area near Catawba Street and Linden Street in Lincolnton.
Busy Bee Club
The Busy Bee Club will meet 11 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 454 Mt. Vernon Ch. Rd. in Iron Station, to celebrate 71 years. Guest speaker will be Rev. Oliver Tomes Jr., of Charlotte. Lunch will follow the event along with a musical program at 2:30 p.m.
“Friends’ and Families’ Day”
New Providence Full Gospel Church, 947 George Brown Rd. in Crouse, will host a “Friends’ and Families’ Day” starting 11 a.m.
A faith-filled “Wake Up Call” revival will take place 2 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton with Gospel singing and a guest speaker from Egypt. For more information or to assist with the event, contact (704) 732-3011, (864) 507-8157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Singing at Salem”
Salem Baptist Church, 1981 Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host “Singing at Salem” 6 p.m. with the gifts and talents of church members along with a reflection on sacred music in America.
Today is the deadline to enter the Miss Fourth of July Pageant, sponsored by The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association. The pageant will be 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at the mini-park gazebo in downtown Cherryville and will be the official kickoff event for the city’s Fourth of July celebration. Ages newborn to 19 are eligible to compete. For more information or to receive an application, call (704) 827-7277 or visit missgastoniapageant.com. All proceeds benefit the Miss Gastonia scholarship fund.
The Humane Society of Lincoln County will hold registration for their next low-cost spay and neuter clinic (July 16) 1-4 p.m. at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration.
The Humane Society of Lincoln County will hold registration for their next low-cost spay and neuter clinic (July 16) 4-6 p.m. at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration.
Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to noon in room 319 of the Senior Center at the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Linda at (704) 483-2778.
July 4th parade
The City of Cherryville will host an Independence Day Celebration 6-10 p.m. at the mini-park in downtown Cherryville featuring Guest D.J. John Barkely and Jim Quick & The Coastline Band. Fireworks will follow at 10 p.m. There will also be food vendors. Attendants are asked to bring a lawn chair.
July 4th parade
The city of Denver will host a Fourth of July parade starting 10 a.m. at Fairfield UMC, 7860 Fairfield Forest Rd. in Denver, and ending at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter-by-the-Lake, 8433 Fairfield Rd. in Denver. Veterans will be honored, and awards will be given for decorated tricycles, pets, vehicles, floats and more.
July 4th parade
The town of Maiden will host their annual Edith Pirkle Parade at 10:30 a.m. with lineup 10 a.m. at the Maiden Library. Grand Marshall and N.C. General Assembly Rep. Mitchell Setzer will lead the parade, which will conclude in the parking lot of Cornerstone FLC. Food vendors will be on hand, and awards will be given for the best child and adult costumes along with best vehicle and best all-around.
July 4th parade
Crouse will host their annual Fourth of July parade 4 p.m. with lineup 3 p.m. at Crouse UMC, Pleasant Grove Ch. Rd. in Crouse.
July 4th parade
The City of Lincolnton is currently looking for parade entries for its upcoming July 4th Celebration starting 8 p.m. July 4 in the downtown area. Lineup will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank on E. Main St. To obtain an entry form, individuals may stop by City Hall, W. Sycamore St., or call (704) 736-8980. Deadline for submission is June 28.
New Student Orientation
Gaston College will host a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 8-11 in room 118 of the Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Changes to the GED will commence in 2014, affecting cost and method of testing. Previous partial test scores will also expire. Students are required to take the orientation class before taking the GED or receiving an Adult High School diploma. Additional class dates will be July 22-25 and Aug. 5-8. For more information or to register, call (704) 748-5226.
Catawba Valley Community College will host a free new student orientation and registration 5:30-9 p.m. July 16. Register two weeks ahead of time at cvcc.edu/NSO. Space is limited. Anyone who has a disability and need accommodations, contact Wanda Horvath at least 72 hours beforehand at (828) 327-7000, ext. 4222.
Boger City UMC, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host “Kingdom Rock” Vacation Bible School starting with dinner daily 5:30 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2. For more information or to pre-register, call (704) 735-7513.