Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 12-4 p.m. at CMC-Lincoln, 433 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Call (704) 972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org to make an appointment.
Salem Lutheran and United Church of Christ, 3410 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Halloween festival 6-8 p.m. with games and other fun activities. Hot dogs, chips and cupcakes will be served.
Today is the final day to register for the cotton-picking contest 2 p.m. Saturday at Victory Grove Baptist Church, Victory Grove Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton. Part of Farm City Week, the event is sponsored by the Lincoln County 4-H Club, People’s Bank and the Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension. To register, contact April Dillon at (704) 736-8458 or April_Dillon@ncsu.edu.
Bibleway Church #9, Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a fish fry 4-7 p.m. The event will be every Thursday.
The city of High Shoals will host a trunk-or-treat 5-7 p.m. at High Shoals City Park with popcorn, drinks, treat bags and more. Anyone interested in volunteering for event setup may call Lisa Stamey at (980) 241-5527.
First Baptist Church High Shoals will host a trunk-or-treat 5-7 p.m.
Hot dog supper
First Presbyterian Church, 114 W. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a Halloween hot dog supper 6-8 p.m. Costumes are encouraged. For more information, call the church at (704) 735-8671.
Lincoln Charter School, 133 Eagles Nest Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a fall festival 6-8 p.m. with a DJ, dancing, games, popcorn, drinks and more. Cost is $5 for ages 4 and up. For more information, call (704) 736-9888.
Lakesie Church of God, 6636 Pine Ridge Dr. in Denver, will host a trunk-or-treat with fun and candy 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, call Rhonda at (980) 241-9210.
“Coffee and Conversation” event
Lincolnton’s Downtown Development Association will present its “First Friday Coffee and Conversation” event 8-9 a.m. at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Guests this month will be Times-News Managing Editor Michael Gebelein and Publisher Jerry G. Leedy.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a craft show 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Family Life Center with Christmas ornaments, baked items, wreaths, birdhouses, biscuits, soup, sandwiches and more.
Humane Society event
The Humane Society of Lincoln County will host “We Love Our Pets” shopping event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. Items such as pet coats, sweaters, bowls, collars and toys will be available by donation only. Hot dogs will also be for sale. All proceeds will benefit spay/neuter.
First Baptist Church High Shoals will host a Bluegrass & BBQ Fall Festival 11 a.m. with “Heartstrings” and “Crimson Red.” Admission and food is free.
Pleasant Grove UMC, 2069 N.C. 182 in Lincolnton, will serve a BBQ dinner (drive-through or dine-in) 4-7 p.m. Cost is $8. Call-ahead orders will be taken after 3 p.m. by calling (704) 735-7511. Proceeds will be used to feed local hungry and help send the minister to the Holy Land.
Bethlehem UMC, 6753 N.C. 182 in Cherryville, will host its annual BBQ fundraiser 4-8 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are free. Dine-in and carry-out options will be available. Proceeds will benefit church missions and the building fund.
The Lincolnton High School Class of 1988 will hold its 25th reunion 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Country Club, 2052 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-2250.
East Hudson Baptist Church in Hudson, N.C., will present the drama “I Looked All Over Heaven for You” 6 p.m. at Landmark Church, 4321 Reepsville Rd. in Vale. For more information, call Troy Rose at (704) 308-8991 or Jesse Wellmon at (704) 276-0027.
Trumpeter Melvin Morrison will peform special music 11 a.m. at Southside Baptist Church, 1725 Southside Rd. in Lincolnton.
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a luncheon 12-2 p.m. A $6 donation is suggested. Proceeds will benefit the church courtyard development.
Crowell Memorial UMC, 4018 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a spaghetti lunch fundraiser 12-2 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, call (704) 735-8889.
The Alexander Community Concert Series will present Dom Flemons, of the “Carolina Chocolate Drops” in concert 3 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter by-the-Lake, 8433 Fairfield Rd. in Denver. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and over and students and free for children under 12. For more information, call Ben Benoit at (704) 489-6249 or the church at (704) 483-3460.