The annual Lincoln County Public Library book sale will take place today 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Only cash and checks will be accepted. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.
Hill’s Chapel UMC, 988 S. N.C. 16 in Denver, will host the event “Mad, Mad Science Fun Kidz Klub” 6-8 p.m. for grades 3-5. Children will get to play with slime, blow things up and encounter more science fun. Dinner will be served. For more information, call (704) 827-9511.
The PTA of North Brook Elementary School, 642 N.C. 274 in Vale, will host a fall festival 6-8 p.m. with hot dogs, pizza, chips, drinks, games, a silent auction and cake walk.
ELHS movie night
East Lincoln High School’s PTSO club will host its first community movie night fundraiser 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the school football stadium, 6471 N.C. 73 in Denver. In the event of rain, the movie will show inside the gym. Concessions will be available. For more information, call (704) 736-1860.
Daystar Family Worship Center will collect food items for Christian Ministry of Lincoln County 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Apple Festival at the booth for Vyzion Business Development, 214 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Food donors will receive a free slushy. Items needed include rice, cereal, noodles, bread, canned fruits and vegetables, soap, paper products and more.
The Lincoln County Apple Festival will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Lincolnton. For more information, visit lincolncountyapplefestival.com. The Lions Club will offer $5 parking at any one of the following three locations: Raymond James, 517 E. Main St., First Citizens Bank, 112 N. Laurel St., and First Citizens Bank, 425 E. Main St.
Apple Festival play
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will present four different showings of “Avast ye Ninji” at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Local residents Christina Pettus and Jonathan Banner wrote the play, which will show at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
The Punches Family of 6 will perform “Bluegrass from the Soul” 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries, 1062 NC. 16 in Lowesville. A free dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for the show.
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a senior dance at Gaston County Parks & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tony McGuire and the Delmonicos will perform 7-10 p.m. Cost is $8. Hors d’oeuvres, beverages and desserts will be available. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, N.C. East in Maiden, will host its 65th annual homecoming at 10:30 a.m. with a lunch following the service. For more information, call (704) 483-0383.
Bethel Lutheran Church, 509 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host NALC missionary and pastor Samar Ghandor at an 11 a.m. service. A covered dish lunch will follow. For more information, call Pastor Steven King at (704) 922-5487.
Second Baptist Church, 201 N. Houser St. in Cherryville, will host their 73rd anniversary 11 a.m. with Rev. Jerry Lail. A meal will follow the service in the fellowship hall. For more information, call (704) 435-9657.
The Eason family reunion will be 12:30 p.m. at Philadelphia Lutheran Church’s fellowship hall in Dallas. Attendants are asked to bring a picnic basket filled with a dish or two along with pictures and any other memorabilia. Plates, cups and utensils will be provided. For more information, call Carolyn Eason Friday at (704) 922-3355.
The Eaker family reunion will be 1 p.m. at Bethlehem UMC, 6753 N.C. 182 in Cherryville. For more information, call Lynn at (704) 435-9123.
The Alexander Community Concert Series will be 3 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter by-the-Lake, 8433 Fairfield Rd. in Denver, with Dom Flemons, member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Individuals may meet him after the show. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and free for children 12 and under. For more information or to make a reservation, call (704) 483-3460.
Davis Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 5494 Hope Rd. in Vale, will host its annual homecoming event at 3 p.m. Bishop Eugene Brooks will speak, and the New Providence Full Gospel Church will perform.
First Baptist Church of High Shoals will host Dennis Benton in concert at 6 p.m. For more information, call the church office at (704) 735-5652.
Board of Trustees
Gaston College will hold its Board of Trustees meeting 4 p.m. in the Myers Center Board Room on the 2nd floor of the Dallas Campus.
CMC-Lincoln will present the program “Weight Loss Surgery: Can it Impact Diabetes and other Chronic Illnesses?” with Dr. Keith S. Gersin, chief Bariatric surgeon at Carolina’s Weight Managment in Charlotte. The event will start 6 p.m. at Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (980) 212-6006.
Mentaur Learning Center in Denver will host a free college-planning seminar 6:30-8:30 p.m. To make a reservation or for more information or directions, call (704) 489-4888.
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Jon Arrowood wil present HDR photography. Members are welcome to bring their own examples of HDR photos to share. Visitors are also welcome to attend.
The Lincolnton Toastmasters will host a humorous speech and evaluation contest 7-9 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details on the group, visit 1737.toastmastersclub.org.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4-7 p.m. at Denver Fire Department, 3956 N.C. 16 North in Denver. To make an appointment, call (704) 972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org.
The Lincoln County NAACP will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. All members and non-members are invited to attend.
Conservation Field Day
Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District will host the first day of their annual Conservation Field Day for county sixth graders 9:15-11:25 a.m. and 12-2:10 p.m. at East Lincoln Park, 8160 Optimist Club Rd. in Denver. For more information, call (704) 736-8501.
Salem Industries, 1636 Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Fun Day 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a bounce house, face painting, cookout, dunking booth, sporting activities, cornhole and more.
The Humane Society of Lincoln County will host a low-cost spay/neuter clinic Oct. 8 with registration 1-4 p.m. today at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Payment in the form of check or cash is due at registration.
Conservation Field Day
Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District will host the first day of their annual Conservation Field Day for county sixth graders 9:15-11:25 a.m. and 12-2:10 p.m. at West Lincoln Park, 369 Hulls Grove Ch. Rd. in Vale. For more information, call (704) 736-8501.
The Lincolnton High School class of 1943 will meet 11:30 a.m. at The Brickhouse Restaurant, 4821 Maiden Hwy. in Maiden. For more information or to RSVP, call Barbara Blanton at (704) 735-8551.
The Humane Society of Lincoln County will host a low-cost spay/neuter clinic Oct. 8 with registration 4-6 p.m. today at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Payment in the form of check or cash is due at registration.
Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet 7 p.m. at East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 S. Pilot Knob Rd. in Stanley, with guest speaker Catawba Riverkeeper Sam Perkins, who will discuss the coal ash lawsuit over Lake Norman’s Marshall Steam Station. For more information, call Ben Benoit at (704) 489-6249.
4-H Science Day
The 6th Annual National 4-H Youth Science Day will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton with hands-on science activities and a pizza supper. Registration is due by Sept. 27. To register, return a 4-H enrollment form, 4-H medical release form, registration form and $5 to the following address: Lincoln County 4-H, 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. For more information or to obtain a registration form, stop by the Charles R. Jonas Library, the Cooperative Extension Office on the first floor of the Citizens Center or call (704) 736-8458.
Loveable Lincolnton Wine & Art Festival will be 12-6 p.m. Oct. 12 in downtown Lincolnton with crafts, food, wine and music. Admission is free unless individuals wish to drink wine. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. For more information or advance tickets, visit LLwineweekend.org or the Downtown Development Office, 114 E. Main St. in Lincolnton.
High school and middle school students have until Nov. 1 to submit entries to win a VFW scholarship. High school students can download an entry form at vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/. Middle school students can download an entry form at vfw.org/Community/Patriot-s-Pen/. All submissions may be mailed to the following address: Post Commander, VFW Post 1706, P.O. Box 1024, Lincolnton, N.C. 28093. Teachers may also win money or be nominated by a student at vfw.org/Community/Teacher-of-the-Year/. For questions or more information, contact Commander Garry Pratt at email@example.com.