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.
Relay For Life rally
Relay For Life of Lincolnton will hold a team rally at First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Road in Lincolnton. The event will be drop in from 6-7 p.m. All are welcome. Attendees will be able to register a team, individual or as survivor. New 20-year commemorative T-shirts will be for sale at the rally.
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.
The local AARP 3682 will meet in the Senior Center’s multi-purpose room at Gaston College’s Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton, at 11 a.m. Angie, from Lincoln County Hospice, will present the program. New members are encouraged. Call (704) 276-2153 for questions.
Fall yard sale
Ethelene’s Annual Fall Yard Sale will take place 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 2600 Keever Dairy Farm Road in Lincolnton. Proceeds will go to help with missions for Salem Baptist Church. The yard sale will be rescheduled if it rains.
Theatre Guild play
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will present “Southern Fried Murder” 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available at the door or online at: www.lincolntheatreguild.com.
Church yard sale
The United Methodist Women of Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, 6073 Flay Road in Cherryville, will host an indoor yard sale from 7 a.m.-until. Proceeds will go to missions.
The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association will host the Little Miss Gastonia Pageant at the Gaston School of the Arts, 825 Union Road in Gastonia. The competition for ages 0-6 years begins at 11 a.m., followed by the competition for ages 7-19 at 2 p.m. The event is an official preliminary for the North Carolina Outstanding Little Miss State Pageant. Proceeds benefit the Miss Gastonia scholarship fund. For more information, call (704) 827-7277 or visit www.missgastoniapageant.com.
Toys for Tots kickoff
A Toys for Tots kickoff event will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Howards Creek Veterans Center, 508 Howards Creek School Road in Lincolnton. Attendees will learn about the program and can sign their children up to receive toys for Christmas. There will be fire trucks, sheriff cars, vintage vehicles, National Guard vehicles, a Toys for Tots train, jumpy house, hot dogs and Santa. The Miss Lincoln County Marine Corps League queens will also make an appearance. All past, present and future marines are welcome.
Church fall bazaar
Mountain View Baptist Church, 5045 East Maiden Road in Maiden, will host a fall bazaar 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the church building fund. For more information, call (704) 483-5806.
Fall yard sale
Ethelene’s Annual Fall Yard Sale will take place 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at 2600 Keever Dairy Farm Road in Lincolnton. Proceeds will go to help with missions for Salem Baptist Church. The yard sale will be rescheduled if it rains.
Church chicken-pie supper
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church will host a supper 11 a.m.-until at the Family Life Center, 4051 King Wilkinson Road in Lincolnton. Chicken pie, chicken dumplings and stew beef will be available. Sides include green beans, cole slaw, potatoes, pinto beans, rolls, assorted desserts, tea, coffee and soft drinks. Live bluegrass and gospel music will be performed by “KRACE” from 5-7 p.m. Eat in or take out. Call (704) 732-7529 to preorder by Friday. To-go orders on the day of the event, call (704) 735-2968. Whole chicken pies are available for sale by preorder only. Proceeds go to benefit the church building fund.
Heavner 26th reunion
The Heavner 26th reunion will take place at Webbs Chapel Baptist Church in Crouse. All are invited. Bring well-filled baskets. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. For more information, call (704) 435-2295 or (704) 735-2470.
Church “Friend Day”
New Destiny Church in Denver will host “Friend Day 2013,” with music by Adoration, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.newdestinydenver.org or www.adorationmusic.com.
Hesed open house
Hesed House of Hope, 100 Ann Gaither Court in Lincolnton, will host an open house 1-2:30 p.m. Volunteer training will take place 3-4 p.m. today and 5-6 p.m. Nov. 5. For questions, call (704) 732-0175.
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.
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.