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The 4th Annual Lake Norman Leukemia Cup Regatta will be today and Saturday benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Activities will start 6 p.m. today and again 9:55 a.m. on Saturday. For more information on the event or how to donate, call Martha Staley at (828) 244-5577. For further details on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, call Anne Reitzes at (704) 705-1816.
The 2013 Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition exhibit will be on display 6-8 p.m. with an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-9044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liberty Apostolic Tabernacle of 161 Shell St. in Lincolnton will be in Revival Friday and Saturday. Services will begin at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Bro. Freeman Hamrick from Georgia. Come expecting to be blessed.
Lakeside Church of God, 6636 Pine Ridge Dr. in Denver, will host a community yard sale 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
McKendree UMC, Maiden Hwy. in Maiden, will host a fall bazaar 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with baked goods and a yard sale.
Marvin UMC, Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m. A $6 donation is suggested. Proceeds will benefit the parsonage fund.
The UMC Women’s group at Bess Chapel UMC, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.
May’s Chapel UMC in Maiden will host its annual Fainting Goat Festival and Bazaar 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit church missions and other minstry projects. The event will feature mini silky fainting goats, Nigerian dwarf dairy goats and other small animals 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Goat milk products such as soap, lotion and lip balm will be for sale along with baked goods. For more information, call the church at (828) 428-8320.
Lincoln County will participate in the N.C. Big Sweep Fall Cleanup 8 a.m. at Beatty’s Ford Park in Denver. Boats will depart from the park between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and return 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, contact Patty Korn at (704) 489-8761 or email@example.com.
Fall festival/fish fry
The Whitehat Ministry of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 907 Calvary Ln. in Vale, will host a fall festival 11 a.m. with a car show, fish fry and yard sale. Canned goods will be for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Joseph Cunningham Scholarship Fund. For more information, call Julia Thomas at (704) 276-2201.
Mobile food drop
Christian Ministries of Lincoln County and Second Harvest Food Bank in Charlotte, Laboratory UMC and other Lincolnton area Methodist on a Mission churches will host a mobile food drop 8 a.m. at Pisgah UMC, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton. Food will handed out to USDA qualified individuals or SNAP recipients.
Good Karma Ranch Alpacas, 1041 Brevard Pl. Rd. in Iron Station, will host their 2nd Annual Fall Fest 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free. Donations will be accepted for the guided reading program at Catawba Springs Elementary School. For more information, visit goodkarmaranch.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Pig Pickin’ fundraiser
The Daystar Motorcycle Ministry and CMA Chapter of Lincolnton will be hosting a pig pickin’ fundraiser 6 p.m. today below the Hilltop Store in Lincolnton, 882 West N.C. 150. There will be BBQ, a bonfire and the 3:16 Band will be playing. Attendees should bring a lawn chair. All donations will go to the band. Call (704) 472-9072 for more information.
Driven By Grace Biker Ministry will host Britt’s 7th Annual Bike Show & Auction 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lincolnton Church of God’s Family Life Center, 1435 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton. There will be a free BBQ lunch, live music, vendors, awards, shirts and more. Cost is $15 to enter the bike show, and all bikes must ride in. Rain date will be Oct. 19.
Miss Lincoln County Marine Corps League Scholarship Pageant will be 6 p.m. at Covenant Bible Church, 2168 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton. Cost is $8 for seniors and $5 for children 6-12. Children under 6 are free. Attendants are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate. Donors will be entered into a raffle to win door prizes. For more information, contact Lincoln Co. Toys for Tots Coordinator Sherry Trevino at (704) 735-6936 or email@example.com or email Pageant Director Teresa Schick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boger City UMC, 2320 East Main St. in Lincolnton, will host its annual fall BBQ 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Pumpkins and mums will also be for sale. Proceeds will benefit church mission work. For more information, call (704) 735-7513.
St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church in Lincolnton will sponsor a Rosary Rally 12 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. The event’s purpose is to pray for the nation.
Art & Wine Fest
The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host its annual Art & Wine Fest 12-6 p.m. on East Main St. in Lincolnton. For more information, email artslincolnnc.org or call (704) 732-9044.
Faith Baptist Church, 5194 Old Plank Rd. in Iron Station, will host a community meal at 5 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-9820.
Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 in Lowesville, will host the the Jay Stone Singers, from Fayetteville, in concert at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for teens and up and includes dinner and desserts. For more information, call Carroll Cooke at (704) 618-9762.
River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Due to insurance liabilities, children must be 12 and up to attend. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.
Brian Burchfield will perform 10 a.m. at Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse Sch. Rd. in Crouse. For more information, call Pastor Dale at (704) 530-4681.
River View Baptist Church, 2230 Riverview Rd. in Lincolnton , will host its annual homecoming starting 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. A worship service will follow at 11 a.m. Lunch will be provided. Reverend Keith Hollar, of South Fork Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.
First Baptist High Shoals will host its annual homecoming 11 a.m. with Rev. Malcolm Ivey and special music. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service in the fellowship hall.
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken and ham luncheon 12-2:30 p.m. A $6 donation is suggested. Dine-in or take-out options will be available. Proceeds will benefit development of the church courtyard.
The Anthony family reunion will be 1 p.m. at Bethlehem UMC, 6753 N.C. 182 in Cherryville.
The Winehardt-Saine reunion will be 1 p.m. at Bethphage Lutheran Church, 3440 N.C. 182 in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-0055.
The Smith reunion will be 1 p.m. at Macedonia Pentecostal Church, Macedonia Rd. in Vale.
Coalition of Churches
The Lincoln County Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. at Oaklawn School in Lincolnton. The public is invited to attend.
CMC-Lincoln will host another session in its diabetes series entitled “Give Yourself a Hand: Managing Your Diabetes,” which will be 6 p.m. at the Senior Center, located at the Gaston College-Lincoln campus, 514 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (980) 212-6006.
The Lincolnton Lions Club will host Vice District Governor I Dave Titus, with the Shelby Lions Club, 7 p.m. in the Elm Classroom at CMC-Lincoln’s Medical Plaza, McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Members and guests planning to eat in hospital cafeteria should arrive 30 minutes early. Titus will present the programs “Be A Lion” and “MAGIC.” A board of directors meeting will follow. For more information, call (704) 735-8154.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 4:30-7 p.m. at West Lincoln Family Medicine, 4429 N.C. 27 in Vale.
The New Beginnings Singles Club of Lake Norman, a social group of singles over 50 including residents in Lincoln County, will meet 6:30 p.m. at the Captain’s Galley Restaurant in Mooresville. Visitors are welcome. For information, call (704) 528-3864.
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will meet 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Gaston County Parks & Recreation Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, for a program on locating activities happening around town. Guest speaker will be Ellen Griffin. A covered dish supper will follow. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
The Lincoln Quilters will meet 7 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Jean Winchester will present the program “Quilts of a Different Color.” Visitors are welcome.
LHS 1973 reunion
RSVP by Oct. 18 to attend the LHS Class of 1973’s 40th reunion, which will be 7-10 p.m. Nov. 2 at the VFW building in Lincolnton. Cost is $25. Attire is casual. Send an RSVP to the following address: People’s Bank, Attn: Chris Smith, P.O. Box 486, Lincolnton, N.C. 28093.
Chicken pie/dumpling sale
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pie, chicken dumpling and stew beef supper starting 11 a.m. Oct. 19 with dine-in or take-out options available. To pre-order on or before Oct. 18, call Jessie or Brandie Summey at (704) 732-7529. For to-go orders on event day, call (704) 735-2968. Cost is $9. Proceeds will benefit the church building fund.
Lincoln County Board of Realtors will sponsor a concealed-carry handgun training class 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Lincolnton Sportsman Lodge, Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton. Cost is $60 and includes lunch. To register, visit lincolnncrealtors.com and click the “CW Fundraiser” link. For more information, call (704) 473-4061 or (704) 477-0277. Proceeds will benefit Coalition Against Child Abuse.
The Charlotte A Cappella Show Chorus will present its show of patriotic, folk, popular, and Broadway tunes 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter-by-the-Lake, 8433 Fairfield Forest Rd. in Denver. For ticket information or to make reservations, call (704) 489-6249. A reception to meet the performers will follow the concert.