Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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.
Entries will be accepted 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. for the Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition. Judging will be Oct. 4 and an awards ceremony Oct. 11. For more information, call (704) 732-9044 or visit artslincolnnc.org.
CMC-Lincoln will host Theresa Perrin, dietitian and certified diabetes educator, 3 p.m. at Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton, for a cooking class on awe-inspiring “autumn favors.” For questions, call Valerie at (980) 212-6006.
The Lincoln County Historical Association will host the 10th Annual Business Expo 3-7 p.m. at Laboratory Mill, 848 South Fork Rd. in Lincolnton. Activities will include a scavenger hunt, door prizes, cash giveaways and more. WLON will also broadcast live at the event all day.
The Lincoln County Democratic Party will host a BBQ fundraiser 12-4 p.m. at its facility headquarters on W. Water St. in Lincolnton. Cost is $8. Individuals may dine-in or carry-out.
Messiah UMC, N.C. 27 in West in Lincolnton, will host a consigment sale 7-10 p.m. Consignors may arrive 6 p.m. For more information, call Brandi Parrott at (704) 530-5520.
The Lincoln County Concert Association will kickoff its new season with 13-year-old child piano prodigy Umi Garrett in concert 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Tickets may be purchased at the door starting 6:45 p.m. Cost is $20 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call (704) 735-7287.
First UMC, Academy St. in Lincolnton, will host GoTeam Church Bazaar 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Spaces are available for $25. At least 75 vendors will be on-hand with crafts and food. Proceeds will benefit an upcoming missions trip to Haiti. For more information, contact Devin Rhyne at (704) 201-7372 or email@example.com.
Springs East Church of God’s WOM women’s group, Springs East Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast and yard sale 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone interested in renting a $5 space can call (704) 735-8839 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Messiah UMC, N.C. 27 in West in Lincolnton, will host a consigment sale 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. A number of items will be discounted by 50 percent. For more information, call Brandi Parrott at (704) 530-5520.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will hold an unwanted and unused medicine drop 9-11 a.m. at its main office, 700 John Howell Memorial Dr. in Lincolnton. Additional medicine drops will be Oct. 11 at the Lincoln County Senior Center’s Health Fair and Oct. 15 at the East Lincoln Community Center’s Health Fair. Individuals may remain anonymous and drop off items such as over-the-counter medications, vitamins, prescriptions, liquid medications in leak-proof containers, syringes, creams and more. For more information, call (704) 732-9050.
The 2nd Annual Run the Race 5k, part of the Town of Maiden’s Fall Festival, will be 9 a.m. at Cornerstone Church, 409 E. Main St. in Maiden. Registration will be 7:30-8:30 a.m. Cost is $20. Dri-Fit shirts will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. Proceeds will benefit church outreach. To register, visit racingtoes.com. For question, visit cornerstonelink.com or call the church at (828) 428-0101.
The 2013 Stanley Country Fest will start 11 a.m. on Main St. in Stanley. Various musical groups will perform including Carroll Cooke, We R Forgiven and more.
Chicken pie day
Asbury UMC, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host their annual chicken pie day starting 11 a.m. with dine-in or carry-out options available. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children.
The 4th Annual Sodstock event will start 12 p.m. at 1890 HW Farm Rd. in Maiden. Cost is $25. Camping spots are $10. Music will start 4:30 p.m. with performances from C&M Traveling Show, Jonathan Burchfield and the group 20/20.
Cherryville Golf & Country Club’s 5th Annual Kare About Kids Fundraiser will host a poker run starting 1 p.m. with registration at 12:30 p.m. BBQ plates will be for sale. Activities will also include a silent auction, classic car show and entertainment.
“Make Lincoln County No-Kill” will meet 2-3:30 p.m. at the Sally’s YMCA in Denver. The group is working to prevent the killing of cats and dogs at the county animal shelter. For more information or to sign the group’s petition, visit makelincolncountynokill.org.
New worship service
Asbury UMC, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will preview a new worship service at 5 p.m. The service is considered relaxed, real and relevant. Casual attire is OK. Childcare will be provided. For more information, call (704) 735-6448.
Grace Baptist Church, 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, will host Adam Beard in concert at 7 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1390.
Crouse United Methodist Church, 3311 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will host a community lunch fundraiser at 12 p.m. with grilled chicken, sides, and desserts. An $8 donation is suggested to support the church building fund. For more information, call (704) 735-2443.
The Sam Stamey Reunion will be 1 p.m. at Kid’s Dome, N.C. 27 West in Lincolnton.
The Ritchie family reunion will be 1 p.m. at Marvin UMC, Startown Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-6747.
Blessing of the Animals
A “Blessing of the Animals” event will be 2-5 p.m. in downtown Lincolnton. On-hand will be an adoption clinic, vendors, a place for rabies vaccinations and a pet constume contest. The event is free.
New Providence Full Gospel Church, 947 George Brown Rd. in Crouse, will host a 15th Pastoral Anniversary celebration 4 p.m. for Founder/Apostle Eugene Brooks.
Community Foundation event
The Lincoln County Community Foundation will host an event celebrating its history of philanthropy 5-7 p.m. at Vesuvius Vineyards, 6173 Vesuvius Furnace Road in Iron Station. Cost is $50. To purchase tickets, call (704) 973-4520 or visit fftc.org/lincolnevent.
A voluntary water restriction will go into effect at 5 a.m. and last through 5 p.m. Nov. 26. For more information and updates on the restriction, visit the Emergency Alert System on the county website, lincolncounty.org.
Register now to attend the six-week course “Living Healthy with Diabetes” at Crouse UMC, 3311 Crouse Sch. Rd. in Crouse. The class will be 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is co-sponsored and taught by the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension and Senior Services. To register or for more information, call (704) 736-8461.
Christmas show auditions
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will hold the first audition day for the Best Christmas Pageant Ever 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Show dates will be Dec. 6-8 and 13-15. Adults and children are encouraged to audition. Volunteers are also needed. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (704) 452-7830.
Christmas show auditions
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will hold the second audition day for the Best Christmas Pageant Ever 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, email email@example.com or call (704) 452-7830.
Healthy cooking class
Registration is now open to attend the Lincoln County N.C. Cooperative Extension’s “Cook Smart, Eat Smart” class 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 23 and 31. Participants will learn recipes and cooking techniques. For more information or to register, call Melinda Houser at (704) 736-8461.
The Lincoln County NAACP will hold its first annual golf tournament 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Glen Oaks Golf Club in Maiden. The event will feature Captain’s Choice teams of four. Cost is $85. Registration application and fees are due Oct. 18. For more information, call (704) 268-9419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lincolnton High School’s class of 1973 will host its 40th reunion 7-11 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Lincolnton VFW building. Cost is $25 and will include dinner, a DJ and other activities. Dress is casual. RSVP by Oct. 18.
Festival of Trees
Applications are due by Oct. 31 for individuals interested in sponsoring a tree for this year’s Festival of Trees event, sponsored by the Arts Council of Lincoln County. The event will run Dec. 1-23 at the Lincoln Medical Center. To obtain an application or for more information, stop by the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton or call (704) 732-9044.