River View Baptist Church, 2230 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton, is sponsoring a 13-week support group for separated/divorced individuals called Divorce Care starting 6:15-8:15 p.m. today (Sept. 4). Cost is $15, and childcare will be provided. For more information, call (704) 740-9667 or visit riverviewbaptistchurchonline.org.
The 2013 Men on a Mission Conference will be 7 p.m. nightly today through Sunday at Holy Jerusalem Worship Center, located on the 800 block of Shannon-Bradley Rd. in Gastonia. An all-day singing event will be Saturday. All groups and choirs are invited to participate. Pastor Thomas Ramseur, of Community Baptist Church in Lawndale, will speak 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call Stanley Edwards at (828) 962-6373.
Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lincoln County Senior Center, located on the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Linda at (704) 483-2778.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. All donors will receive a free T-shirt. To make an appointment, call (704) 972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org.
School Improvement Team
Lincolnton High School’s School Improvement Team will hold its monthly meeting 3:15 p.m. in the media center, 803 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. The agenda is available for review at Lincoln.k12.nc.us. For more information, call (704) 735-3089.
Awana Club kick-off
River View Baptist Church, 2230 River View Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a kick-off event 6:15 p.m. for Awana Clubs (ages 2 through 6th grade). Following snack time, there will be an opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and game time. Awards will be presented at the church the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, call Matt Thompson at (336) 972-0026.
Federation of the Blind
Lincoln County Federation of the Blind will meet 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wal-Mart in Lincolnton for Meet the Blind Month. For more information, call Joy Scott at (828) 428-3239.
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will launch “Faithfully Fit Exercise Class” today. The class will be every Monday and Thursday evening in the fellowship hall. For more information, call Sheldon Lutz at (704) 735-1280.
CMC-Lincoln will host a cooking and recipe swap as part of its ongoing “Thursday’s Treats” series 3 p.m. at Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Valerie at (980) 212-6006.
American Heritage Girls
American Heritage Girls Troop NC1273 will meet 6:30 p.m. at Gainsville Baptist Church, 276 Gainsville Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, for an informational meeting. The troop is new to the county. For more information, contact Melissa Gemes at firstname.lastname@example.org or (704) 736-5465.
Lincolnton RACES/ARES will meet 7 p.m. at Shalom Baptist Church, 210 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Attendants are asked to enter the church by way of the back door, located off Pine St.
Lincoln County Schools will host its annual College Fair 7-8:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. About 70 college representatives from throughout the Southeast will be on-hand to answer questions and provide information about their schools. All Lincoln County high school juniors, seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend. Students can contact their school guidance counselors for more information.
A dental bus will be at Hesed House, 100 Anne Gaither Ct. in Lincolnton, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to arrive at 7:45 a.m. Lunch will be provided.
Grammy-nominated “The Grascals” will perform at the Catawba Valley Music Revival in Cherryville.
LHS 2003 reunion
Today is the deadline to register for the Lincolnton High School Class of 2003 reunion, which will be Sept. 14 at The Laboratory Mill, 848 Southfork Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information and payment instructions, visit “2003 LHS Class Reunion Planning” page on Facebook.
Pisgah UMC’s Methodist Men’s group will host a Perkins-Huffman annual BBQ fundraiser 11 a.m. at 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton. Cost is $7 per plate. Dine-in or take-out options will be available.
Senior Center open house
Lincoln County Senior Center, 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton, will host a free open house 1-4 p.m. for National Senior Center Month. For more information, call (704) 732-9053.
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Baptist Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country style breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6.
Lincoln County Country Club and local nonprofit “Do Gooders” will host a golf tournament benefiting Lincoln County Crisis Pregnancy Center at 2 p.m. Registration is open to individuals ($60) and teams of four ($200). To register, call (704) 735-1382. To make a donation, call (704) 748-3330.
Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 in Lowesville, will host “The Griffins,” of Spartanburg, “The Childers Family,” Carroll Cooke and “Determined” in concert at 6 p.m. A free dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for teens and up. For more information, call (704) 618-9762 or visit livingwordatlkn.com and click on the “Events/Music” link.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a homecoming with worship 11 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Milbert Kurtz. A covered dish lunch will follow the service
Boger City Wesleyan Church, 2803 Charlotte Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a homecoming for family and friends. The Adoration Quartet will perform. For more information, call (980) 241-9897 or (704) 483-3250.
New Hope Baptist Church, 532 N. Little Egypt Rd. in Denver, will host a revival Sun.-Tues. For more information on service times and events, call (704) 276-1529.
The Friday family reunion will meet 12:30 p.m. at Philadelphia Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall in Dallas. Attendants are asked to bring a picnic basket with a dish or two as well as pictures or other memorabilia. For more information, call (704) 922-3355.
The J. H. Auton reunion will be 1 p.m. at McKendree UMC, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton. Attendants are asked to bring old family photos to share. For more information, call Chucky Auton at (704) 735-3556 or Chris Beal at (704) 732-3139.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4-7 p.m. at the Sally’s YMCA, 1601 Forney Creek Pkwy. in Denver.
The American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive 2:30-7 p.m. at Bethphage Lutheran Church, 3440 N.C. 182 in Lincolnton. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS. All donors will automatically enter a drawing to win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.
Coalition of Churches
Lincoln County Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. at Oaklawn School in Lincolnton. The public is invited to attend.
The Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA) will host a “Kick-Start” event 5-7 p.m. at the LEDA Office, 502 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, for entrepreneurs and business owners in Lincoln County ready to take their businesses to the next level. For more information, contact Rhonda Hunter at (704) 732-1511 ext. 1 or Rhonda@lincolneda.org.
The Lincoln County Health Department will meet 7 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Health Department, 151 Sigmon Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-3001.
Walk for Life
The East Lincoln Pregnancy Center in Denver will host a Walk for Life Sept. 14 rain or shine at Denver Baptist Church’s West Campus, 3545 N. N.C. 16 in Denver. Registration will be 8 a.m. with the walk following at 8:30 a.m. To donate and/or register, visit ministrysync.com/event/?e=5362.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and North Lincoln High School’s Chorus & Drama Club will sponsor the 8th Annual Super Cruz-in & Show for Pumpkin Center Sept. 14 at 2737 Lee Lawing Rd. in Lincolnton. Vehicles will be $15 the day of the show. Cars and trucks only from 1989 and earlier will be allowed in the show. Admission is free. Parking is $2 per vehicle. Concessions will be available. To pre-register, mail payment to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, Attn: Super Cruz-in. For more information, call (704) 483-3412 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Apple Dish Contest
First Federal Savings Bank and the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension will sponsor an Apple Dish Contest for next month’s Apple Festival in downtown Lincolnton. Youth (ages 8-19) and adults may enter the contest. Individuals are asked to drop off their recipes at the Citizens Center or mail them to the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension, Attn: Apple Dish Contest, located at 115 W. Main Street in Lincolnton, NC 28092, no later than 5 p.m. Sept. 18. Dishes will be judged the morning of the festival at the Citizens Center. For more information, call the Coop. Ext. Office at (704) 736-8461.
Register by Sept. 20 to attend the 5th Annual Carolina Freight Employee Reunion starting 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at C. Grier Beam Truck Museum in Cherryville. Cost is $10. To register, visit the museum or beamtruckmuseum.com. For more information, call (704) 435-3072.
Register now to sell kid’s items at Cornerstone Church’s kid’s consignment sale set for 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 28 at 401, E. Main St. in Maiden. For questions or to register, email email@example.com.