Children’s artwork display
A Place to Grow in Lincolnton will display artwork from children involved in the organization’s program during a special gallery exhibit through Feb. 28 in the Carolina Mills and Cochrane Galleries at the Cultural Center. An opening reception will be at 9:30 a.m. including a silent auction for students’ collaborative paintings. For more information, call the Arts Council of Lincoln County at (704) 732-9044 or visit artslincolnnc.org.
Lincolnton Police Captain Cynthia Monday will speak at the Business Professional Women’s meeting 12 p.m. at Homesteads Grille & Taphouse, N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton. In honor of Black History Month, Monday will discuss her role as the first African-American female captain for the department.
Iron Station senior citizens will meet 12 p.m. at Ironton Presbyterian Church.
S.A.F.E. seminar cancelled
Carillon Assisted Living in Lincolnton has cancelled its S.A.F.E. seminar. A new date has yet to be scheduled. For more information call (704) 732-0029 or visit carillonassistedliving.com.
Environmental Review Board
The Environmental Review Board will meet 3 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 736-8501.
The Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a covered dish dinner 6:30-7 p.m. at the Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, followed by the program “Life is Like a Box of Chocolates 7-8 p.m. with Pastors Jack and Linda McHenry. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.
Sons of Confederate
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1616 Gen. R. F. Hoke/Col. Wm. J. Hoke will meet 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. New members are welcome. For more information, call Harmon Lackey at (704) 472-7980.
American Legion Post 30 will meet 7 p.m. at Legion headquarters, 1120 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 732-8355.
GRACE Singles will meet 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church’s Family Life Center, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton, for food, laughter and fun. For more information, call (704) 735-0541.
The Cooperative Extension’s Senior Citizens Council will host an educational program and luncheon 10 a.m. in the Citizens Center. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call (704) 736-8461.
Senior Valentine party
Gaston County Parks & Recreation and Senior Center will host a Senior Adult Valentine’s Party 2-4 p.m. for ages 55 and up at 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Christian variety entertainer Mark Lippard will perform; other activities will include dancing and door prizes. Refreshments will also be served. For more information, call (704) 922-2170.
The Lincoln County Senior Center’s Valentine’s Dance will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus, 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton. Cost is $5. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, call (704) 732-9054 or (704) 736-8410.
Tree seedling sale
The Lincoln County Soil & Water Conservation District will hold its annual tree seedling sale 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a number of available seedlings including dogwood, crape myrtle, pecan redbud and more. The sale will continue until all items are gone. For more informationm, call (704) 736-8501.
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Bread of Life Food Giveaway for local families that already qualify for food stamps or Christian Ministry assistance. Individuals may line up in the parking lot beginning 7 a.m. Each family will receive a 50-pound food box.
The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association will host the Miss Valentine Queen Pageant 11 a.m. for ages 0-19 at the Cherryville Community Building, 106 South Jacob Street. Girls from Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln and surrounding are eligible to partipicate. Proceeds benefit the Miss Gastonia Scholarship Fund. For more information or to receive an application, call (704) 827-7277 or visit missgastoniapageant.com.
New Faith Baptist Church, 1224 Mayberry Rd. in Alexis, will host the Pine Ridge Boys in concert at 7 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Joe Drum at (704) 735-5305.
The Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a Valentine’s dance 7-10 p.m. at the Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Tony McGuire and The Delmonicos will perform music from the 1950s & ‘60s. Cost is $8. Food will be served. For more information, call (704) 922-2170.
Dinner & dance
The Knights of Columbus will host a Valentine’s dinner and dance at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 537 N. N.C. 16 in Denver. Baked ziti will be served 7-8 p.m. followed by dancing and music 8-11 p.m. with the 18-piece Salisbury Swing Band. To purchase tickets, call Mike Donovan at (352) 628-2857. Cost is $25 for adults and $10 for ages 16 and under.
Military church event
Gospel Way Baptist Church, 3904 Tryon Courthouse Rd. in Cherryville, will host a special “Military Sunday” 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with Doug Carragher. For more information, call Kyeth Lindsay at (704) 466-8774 or visit gospelwayonline.org.
McKendree UMC, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a country-fried steak and baked chicken luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Take-out orders will be available. Donations will be accepted for missions and other church projects. For more information, call (704) 735-4062.
Living Ministries, 515 N. N.C. 16 in Denver, will host a chili cook-off fundraiser 12-4 p.m. to benefit local paralyzed resident Dustin Leatherman, who needs money for a special wave therapy. The event will include 20 chili samples, drinks, live music, raffles and prizes. Cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastor’s aide workshop
New Providence Full Gospel Church, 947 George Brown Road in Crouse, will host a Pastor’s aide workshop at 4 p.m. with Lady Mary Raley of Mission Church of God in Charlotte. For more information, call (704) 732-9644.