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 or visit rockspringscampmeeting.com.
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.
Yard / food sale
Christ Caring, Christ Sharing Church will host a yard sale starting 8 a.m. and a BBQ and hot dog sale starting 10 a.m. at 1940 N.C. 27 West in Lincolnton (across from St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church). A variety of items will be available. For more information, call (704)735-9882.
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.
Greater Works Full Gospel Ministries’ Youth Department, 2543-A East Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a fish fry, hot dog and hamburger sale starting at 11 a.m.
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.
Pleasant Grove UMC, 2069 N.C.182 in Lincolnton, will host homecoming with an 11 a.m. worship service. A covered dish luncheon will follow. For more information, call (704) 735-7511.
Crouse UMC, 3311 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will serve an all-you-can-eat community lunch 12-1:30 p.m. An $8 donation is suggested. Proceeds will support the church building fund. For more information, call (704) 735-2443.
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.
The 47th Annual Triplett Family Reunion will be 1:30 p.m. at Ferguson Community Center in Ferguson, N.C. All descendants of Jesse and Delia Triplett are invited to attend. For more information, call Constance T. Willis at (828) 446-0443.
Coral Park Baptist Church, 295 Springs East Rd. in Lincolnton, will host South Carolina-based music group “The Gobers” in concert at 6 p.m.
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.
Fairview Baptist Church, 3614 Wolfong Rd. in Newton, will host “Jungle Jaunt: Responding to the One True God” VBS 6-8 p.m. daily today (Aug. 5) through Aug. 9. Activities will include music, Bible stories, puppets, arts & crafts and more.
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. 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. A Board of Directors meeting will follow with a discussion on the 2013-14 budget, committee assignments, membership growth and retention, service projects and club fundraisers.
Mentoring Moms Psycho-educational Nonprofit Community Outreach Program, Inc., will host the first meeting of its new group session at 6-8 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.
The Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lincoln County Senior Center on the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Tony Darr at (704) 992-2871 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club will meet 11 a.m. at Lincoln House Restaurant, 604 Clark Dr. in Lincolnton.
The 2013 Got to be N.C. RV Tour will stop 4-6 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 306 N. General Blvd. in Lincolnton. The purpose of the tour is to showcase N.C. agricultural products. Products will be on hand to sample along with free materials. For more information, call (919) 707-3001.
Lakeside Church of God, 6636 Pine Ridge Rd. in Denver, will host “Bugging Out for Jesus” VBS 6:30 p.m. daily today (Aug. 7) through Aug. 9. A family day will be 2 p.m. Aug. 10. For more information, call Rhonda at (980) 241-9210. For transportation, call Tamara at (704) 441-6536.
New Providence Full Gospel Church, 947 George Brown Rd. in Crouse, will host a three-day revival with teaching 7 p.m. daily. For more information, call (704) 732-9644.
Sons of Confederate
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1616 Gen. Robert F. Hoke/ Col. Wm. J. Hoke will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call Harmon Lackey at (704) 472-7980.
GRACE Singles group will meet 7 p.m. in the family life center dining room of First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton. Guest speaker Dr. Keith Brown will present “Making Magical Moments.” For more information, call (704) 735-0541.
Theatre Guild play
The Lincoln Theatre Guild and Gale S. Elmore, CPA, will present “Steel Magnolias” Aug. 16-18 and 23-25 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. To purchase tickets, visit the Cultural Center or lincolntheatreguild.com.
Jet ski charity
The Denver Lake Norman Rotary Club will host its 2nd Annual DAM2DAM Jet Ski Charity Ride Aug. 24 at Lake Norman. 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.
Hesed House of Hope, a homeless shelter at 100 Ann Gaither Ct. in Lincolnton, will host a mobile dental clinic 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 for homeless and low income residents. Volunteers and supplies are still in great need. For a list of volunteer opportunities or more information, call (704) 732-0175.