The Gaston County Senior Center in Dallas will host “Living Healthy with Diabetes,” a six-week class, which will run 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each Friday today through Feb. 14. For more information, call (704) 922-2110 or visit gastongov.com.
Carroll Cooke & Determined will perform a concert 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Friendly’s Restaurant, 119 N. Main St. in Stanley.
Chicken pie/dumpling dinner
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pie, chicken dumpling and stew beef supper starting at 11 a.m. To order on or before Jan. 10 (Fri.), call Jesse or Brad Summey at (704) 732-7529. Whole pies must be ordered the event day. For to-go orders on event day, call (704) 735-2968. Cost is $9 per plate. “Precious Memories” will perform 5-7 p.m.
Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 in Lowesville, will host the Harvesters Quartet and Adam Beard along with Carroll Cooke & Determined in concert at 6 p.m. A freewill offering will be collected. For more information, call (704) 618-9762.
Laboratory UMC, 1850 Bill Lynch Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a fellowship meal at 6 p.m. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call (704) 735-6605.
The Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a dance 7-10 p.m. at the Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Jim Patterson and “Swing South” will perform music from the 1950-60s. Cost is $8. Food will be served. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Doors opent at 6 p.m. Due to liability issues, children under 12 will not be permitted.
Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, N.C. 150 in Maiden, will feature “The Gospel Plowboys” in concert at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (704) 483-0353.
David’s Chapel UMC, David’s Chapel Rd. in Vale, will host a blood drive 12:30-4:30 p.m. through the American Red Cross. To make an appointment, contact Joyce Self at (704) 276-1756. All donors will be entered to win a $1,500 gift card.
Gaston College will hold a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class starting 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. today in room 118 of the Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Additional classes this month will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 27-30. Classes are for students interested in obtaining a GED or Adult High School diploma. For more information, please call 704-748-5226.
The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host a Senior Bingo night at 6 p.m. for ages 55 and up. For more information, call (704) 922-2170. For a complete listing of events, visit gastongov.com.
Coalition of Churches
The Coalition Of Churches will meet 7 p.m. at Oaklawn School in Lincolnton. The discussion for the meeting will be the completion of MLK events and black history Information. The public is invited to attend.
LCS Spelling Bee
The annual Lincoln County Spelling Bee will start 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton. A practice round will be at 9:30 a.m. (no spectators allowed). Doors will close promptly at 10 a.m., and late spectators will not be permitted to enter.
Chapter 1983 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet 12 p.m. at Lincoln House restaurant in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 748-6498. Visitors are welcome.
Lasik eye seminar
Graystone Eye will host a free ilasik seminar 6 p.m. at the Hickory office. Everyone who attends will receive a $1,000 certificate toward an ilasik procedure and entered to win a $1,500 certificate. For more information, call (828) 304-6611 or visit graystone-eye.com.
Mentoring Moms Community Outreach Program will host a new session 6-8 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, Pine St. in Lincolnton. For more information or referral bank, call Gwendolyn Cobb at (704) 477-8360.
Johnny and Vickie Colvard will lead an 8-week line dance class 7-8:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Registration will be 6:30 p.m. the first night. Classes will continue every Tuesday through March 4 with an end-of-class party on March 14. Cost is $50. For more information, call (704) 689-0132 or visit djjohnnyc.com.
Board of Health
The Lincoln County Board of Health will meet 7 p.m. at department headquarters, 151 Sigmon Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-3001.
First Presbyterian Church, 114 W. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a fundraiser for Christian Ministry 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Executive Director Susan Brymer will host a presentation, and a free meal will be handed out to all attendants. The nonprofit is asking for both financial donations and non-perishable household staples.