EL Garden Club
The East Lincoln Community Garden Club will meet 10 a.m. at Webbs Chapel Church, 4640 Webbs Chapel Ch. Rd. in Denver. Alisa Eaker of Eaker’s Nursery will present a program on shade gardening. Snacks and social time will begin at 9:45 a.m. For more information, call Paula Mitchell at (704) 483-5405.
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.
Chapter 1983 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet 12 p.m at the Lincoln House Restaurant in Lincolnton. Link Kiser from the Farm Bureau will discuss upcoming health care changes and open season on Blue Cross/Blue Shield health care.
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.
Pumpkin Center Primary School, 3970 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a fundraising night 5-8 p.m. at the city’s new McDonalds, 2530 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. All monies raised will go towards the purchase of technology and basic school supplies for classrooms.
The Lincoln County Board of Health 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.
Board of Education
The Lincoln County Board of Education will meet 6:30 p.m. in the Board Conference Room of the LCS office building on N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton.
The Democratic Women of Lincoln County will meet 7 p.m. at Democratic Headquarters, 129 W. Water St. in Lincolnton. All registered democratic women and guests are invited to attend. Guest speakers will be Dr. Martin Eaddy adn Mary Frances White, Democratic candidates for Lincolnton City Council. For more information, call Linda Dedmon at (704) 732-1893.
The Cherryville Fire Department, 411 E. Church St. in Cherryville, will host a 9/11 ceremony starting 8:45 a.m. For more information, call (704) 435-1730.
Senior citizens group
The Iron Station Senior Citizens will meet 12 p.m. at Ironton Presbyterian Church.
Two “Remembering 9/11” services will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the east lawn of the county courthouse in Lincolnton. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Piecemakers Quilt Guild will host a class 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for beginning quilters at the 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 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Cataler North American, 2002 Cataler Dr. in Lincolnton.
The Lincoln County Public Library will hold a board meeting 4 p.m. at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton. The board will review library policies and discuss updates to the by-laws.
American Legion Post 30 will meet 7 p.m. at the American Legion building, 1120 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton.
Sons of Confederate
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1616 Gen. R. F. Hoke/Col. Wm. J. Hoke will meet 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call Harmon Lackey at (704) 472-7980.
GRACE Singles Fellowship will meet 7 p.m. in the family life center dining room at First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton. Pastor and guitarist Mike Collins will speak. Bring a snack item to share. For more information, call (704) 735-0541.
Heath House, 919 Wilma Sigmon Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a hot dog or hamburger meal to all county emergency service workers for National Assisted Living week. For more information, call (704) 732-1113.
Christian Ministry of Lincoln County will host its 18th Annual Golf Tournament starting 9 a.m. at Lincoln Country Club, 2052 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Ray Costner at (704) 732-0570 or the Country Club at (704) 735-1382.
Christmas tree meeting
The Eastern N.C. Christmas Tree Association and S.C. Christmas Tree Association will hold their fall meeting today and Saturday at Helms Christmas Tree Farm, 6345 Christmas Tree Ln. in Vale. For more information, call (704) 276-1835 or (890) 241-7736 or email email@example.com. Friday festivities will start 2 p.m. with a pig picking, fiddling and farm tour. Festivities on Saturday will be 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host “Facing Tradition” Pottery Exhibit today through Oct. 4 at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Walking tours will be 6-9 p.m. For more information, call (704) 732-9044.
North 321 VFD, 3769 Maiden Hwy. In Lincolnton, will host a community yard sale 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available for purchase. Rain date will be Sept. 21. Spaces are available to rent for $8 apiece. For more information, call Dwight from 6-9 p.m. (only) at (704) 530-4158.
Bess Chapel UMC, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a yard sale for hobbies and crafts with a breakfast 7 a.m. and lunch 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the church’s children’s handbell choir. Spaces can be rented for $5. For more information, call (704) 473-3823.
East Lincoln Pregnancy Care Center will host a fundraiser walk 8:30 a.m. At Denver Baptist Church’s West Campus, 3545 N.C. 16 in Denver. Registration will be 8 a.m. For more information contact Crystal Reagan at (704) 489-0708 or visit EastLincolnPCC.org.
The 8th Annual Super Cruz-In & Show with hot rods, antique and classic cars will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine at 2737 Lee Lawing Rd. in Lincolnton. Admission is free. Parking is $2. North Lincoln High School’s chorus and drama club is sponsoring the event with St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.
Overeaters Anonymous will meet 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. At Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2639 E. N.C. 150 in Lincolnton. For more information, call Robbie at (704) 616-2630. The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month.
The 2013 Scronce reunion will start 12 p.m. at Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton. Attendants are asked to bring a dish, drink and photos to share. Out-of-town guests will stay at the Hampton Inn in Lincolnton. To RSVP, contact Frances Hallihan at (904) 614-0077 or Shari Richard at (704) 735-4932.
The Annual Lincoln County Democratic Reunion Fish Fry will be 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Beatty’s Ford Park, 8335 Shipley Ln. in Denver. Admission is free.
River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. At 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Due to insurance liabilities, children must be at least 12 to attend the show. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton.
The Church of Our Savior “Woodside” in Lincolnton will host their 132nd Annual Homecoming starting 11 a.m. A covered dish lunch will follow the service. For more information, call Larry Saine at (704) 735-4810 or visit oursavior.lincolnton.com.
The annual Hoover reunion will be 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6319 Reepsville Rd. in Vale. Individuals are asked to contact family members if planning to attend.
Art gallery event
Gallery 27, 808 N.C. 27 W. in Lincolnton, will host “Paint it Red” 7-9 p.m. With complimentary cocktails and hors’ deouvers, local artists, music, door prizes and a live auction. The event is a kickoff for the Advancing Life. Fighting Aids “Dining for Friends” annual fundraiser. Cost is $25. Free HIV testing will be at the gallery 12-3 p.m.
Make a reservation now to attend a Technology Seminar at Verdict Ridge Country Club in Denver Sept. 21. Classes will be 9-10 a.m. (“Cyber Protection”), 10:15-11:15 a.m. (“Quick Tips for iPhones and iPads”) and 11:30 a.m. To 12:30 p.m. (“Microsoft Office 2010”). Each class cost $29, and participants must bring their own devices. To reserve a spot or for more information, call (980) 241-2563 or (980) 275-9996.
Make a reservation today to attend a concert by Don Flemons 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter by-the-lake, 8433 Fairfield Forest Rd. in Denver. For more information or to reserve a spot, call (704) 489-6249. Adult tickets are $15; seniors and students are $10; children 12 and under are free.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org