School supply drive
Stress Free Home Care in Stanley will collect back-to-school supplies for boys and girls ages 5-16 with Amy’s House in Lincolnton. The drive will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2000 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Items needed include book bags with no wheels, blunt scissors, Kleenex, colored pencils, pens, 3-ring binders, T-9 calculators and more. For questions, call (704) 931-4997.
Registration for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay/neuter clinic on Aug. 13 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.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Lincolnton is currently allowing the public to research family history at the church’s Family History Center 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 105 Old Tram St. in Lincolnton. The site is also open to the public 9:30-11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
CMC-Lincoln will host another “Thursday’s Treat” session with a cooking and recipe swap 3 p.m. at Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Theresa Perrin, Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, will speak. There will also be potato salad and lettuce wraps. For questions, contact Valerie at (980) 212-6006.
Registration for the Humane Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay/neuter clinic on Aug. 13 will be 4-6 p.m. today at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at registration.
Rock Spring Campground in Denver will host its annual camp meeting today through Aug. 11 with daily services and singing. For more information or to participate, call Van Barker Jr., at (704) 483-2710.
West Lincoln High School, 172 Shoal Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a yard sale starting 7 a.m. followed by a cruise-in at 10 a.m. Cost is $10 to reserve a space. Activities will include music, food and a 50/50 drawing. Rain date is Aug. 17. For more information, call Eddie or Crystal Dean at (980) 429-8314 or (980) 429-8311.
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6. For more information, call (980) 241-0982.
Howard’s Creek Baptist Church, 3117 N.C. 27 in Lincolnton, will host a free community fellowship breakfast 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2710 Redbud Dr. in Gastonia, will host a free “Emergency Preparedness Fair” 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will include the American Red Cross, Gastonia Fire Department and Greensboro Home Storage Center. Displays and demonstrations will include alternative fuels, cooking without power, alternative communications, food storage and more.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pie, dumplings and beef stew supper starting 11 a.m. with live Bluegrass and Gospel music from “The Clontzs” 5-7 p.m. Dine-in or carry-out options will be available. Proceeds benefit the church building fund.
Lincoln County natives the WBT Briarhoppers will perform 2 p.m. at the Gaston County Public Library, 1555 E. Garrison Blvd. in Gastonia. For more information, call (704) 868-2164 or email email@example.com.
Apple Queen pageant
The Business & Professional Women’s Club of Lincolnton will host the 2013 Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant 7 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors 60+ and children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton and will also be available at the door.
Grace Baptist Church, 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, will host Lenoir-based musical group “The Wideners” in concert at 7 p.m.
Marvin UMC on Startown Rd. in Lincolnton will host homecoming services 10:30 p.m. with special music by Amy Crawby. A covered dish lunch will follow in the fellowship hall.
Grace Baptist Church, 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, will host Georgia-based musical group “The Gobers” in concert at the 11 a.m. service.
Landmark Church, 4321 Reepsville Rd. in Vale, will host Brenda Braswell in concert at the 11 a.m. service.
The 84th Annual Jonas & Martha Helms Family Reunion will be 12:45 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church, 1982 Salem Church Rd. in Lincolnton. A picnic lunch will be in the fellowship hall. For more information, call (704) 732-0790.
The 53rd Annual Schrum-Shrum Reunion will be 1 p.m. with a picnic lunch at St. Matthews UCC, U.S. 321 S. Business in Maiden. A short business meeting will follow at 2 p.m. For more information, call Wayne Schrum at (704) 735-6777.
Apple Festival play
First day of auditions for the upcoming Apple Festival play “Avast, Ye Ninja!” will be 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton.
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a night out 5:30 p.m. at Jackson’s Cafeteria in Gastonia. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. in the Elm Classroom at CMC-Lincoln’s Medical Plaza in Lincolnton. Topics for discussion will include the 2013-14 budget, committee assignments, membership growth and retention, service projects and club fundraisers. Past District Governor Aaron McAllister, District 31-A’s Global Membership Team Chair, will speak. Members and guests planning to eat in CMC-Lincoln’s cafeteria should arrive 30 minutes early.
Mentoring Moms Psycho-educational Nonprofit Community Outreach Program, Inc., will host the first meeting of its new group session at 6:30 p.m. The group is for women who need to increase their self-esteem or are victims of domestic violence. Through the nonprofit program, women also learn how to budget finances along with cooking, parenting and computer skills. For more information, call Mrs. Gwendolyn Cobb at (704) 477-8360.
Register by Aug. 1 to attend A.S.P.I.R.E., (ACT Supplemental Preparation In Rural Education) curriculum to help improve ACT scores. The N.C. Cooperative Extension is hosting the exam 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7, each at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. A parent/student meeting will be 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Citizens Center. Exam cost is $165. To register online, visit harvest.cals.nscu.edu/aspire/. For more information, call the 4-H Office at (704) 736-8458 or email Ext. Agent April Dillon at April_Dillon@ncsu.edu.
Jet ski charity
The Denver Lake Norman Rotary Club will host its 2nd Annual DAM2DAM Jet Ski Charity Ride Aug. 24 at Lake Norman. Jet Ski enthusiasts from around Lake Norman are invited to participate in the event. Proceeds will benefit Denver Rotary’s local charities with 50 percent of the money benefiting East Lincoln Rescue Park. To register, visit www.mylkn.com/DAM2DAM.