Cardinal Healthcare in Lincolnton is collecting new and gently-used prom dresses, formal shoes and jewelry throughout February and March. Donations may be dropped of at 931 N. Aspen St. For more information, call (&04) 732-7055.
The Lincoln County Senior Center is looking for volunteers for its third memory apron workshop, which will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the facility, 514 S. Academy St. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in Lincolnton. Volunteers should bring a sewing machine and sewing supplies. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call (704) 732-9053(704) 732-9053.
The Lincoln County Senior Center will also host its rescheduled Valentine’s Day dance for ages 60 and up. Cost is $5 and includes refreshments. For more information or to register, call (704) 732-9053(704) 732-9053.
Hill’s Chapel UMC, 988 S. N.C. 16 in Stanley, will host a Kidz Klub “Under the Sea Adventure” 6-8 p.m. for children ages 3 through 5th grade. Activities will include dinner, games and crafts.
Poetry Lincolnton, and Main Street Rag, will host a free writer’s workshop 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center with guest poet Lise Whidden. The group’s usual poetry night and open mic event will follow at 7:30 p.m.
North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a free clothes closet 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The closet is open every Saturday. For more information, call (704) 435-4471(704) 435-4471.
East Lincoln High School will host a Valentine’s 5K and Fun Run race 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. at Cowan’s Ford Golf Club in Stanley. Cost is $25 for individual runners and $45 for couples. The first $200 to register will receive a free T-shirt. To register for the Valentine’s 5K, visit denvernc.com/valentine5K. For more information, email Melvin Morrison at email@example.com.
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a breakfast 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6. Proceeds will benefit the church building fund. The Young Women’s Group will also be selling baked goods to raise money for Sunday school rooms.
Thrift store event
The King’s Daughters’ Ministry’s Penny Thrift store will celebrate its second anniversary 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 532 N.C. 27 S. in Stanley with a Penny Bag Sale. A bag will be provided for each shopper, and certain items will be marked down to $0.01. For more information, call (704) 263-4204(704) 263-4204, visit kdmonline.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Olympics of Lincoln County will sponsor a polar plunge at Sally’s YMCA in Denver. Activities will commence at 9:30 a.m. followed by registration at 10:30 a.m. To register, visit firstgiving.com/sonc/solcpolarplunge.com. For more information on cost, call (704) 308-6398(704) 308-6398 or (704) 736-1860(704) 736-1860 or email Gccc6251@gmail.com.
Mentoring Moms Community Outreach will introduce its program and mentors 12-2 p.m. at the Resource Center on Deaton Ave. in Lincolnton. Mentoring Moms is for single mothers ages 18-40. Lunch will be served and gifts distributed to attendants. There will also be door prizes. For more information, call (704) 477-8360(704) 477-8360.
Greater Works Full Gospel Ministries, 2543-A E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host “Apostolic Impartation: Equipping the Saints for Kingdom Ministry” 12 p.m. with Apostle John Hutchens, of the Pathway to Freedom Deliverance Ministry in Kings Mountain. For more information, call (704) 240-9498(704) 240-9498.
Hot dog lunch
Boger City Wesleyan Church, 2803 E. N.C. 27 in Lincolnton, will host a free hot dog lunch 12-2 p.m.
Crouse VFD’s Ladies Auxiliary will host a poorman’s supper 4-8 p.m. Cost is $7, and plates will include cornbread, pintos, slaw, livermush and dessert. Dine-in or take-out options will be available. For more information or to place an order, call (704) 735-2247(704) 735-2247.
Common Ground Church, Hickory Grove Rd. in Stanley, will host a Winter Praise Fest 4-8 p.m. The free concert will include performances by The Griggs, Melody of Faith, We R Forgiven and more. Hot dogs and drinks will be available. For more information, visit winterpraisefest.com or contact Bill Ward at (704) 880-0705(704) 880-0705 or email@example.com.
Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 in Lowesville, will host Carroll Cooke & Determined in concert at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but a love offering will be collected. For more information, call (704) 618-9762(704) 618-9762.
Boger City UMC, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a luncheon 11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. An $8 donation is suggested.
Black history program
Lincoln County Coalition of Churches will host its annual Black History progam 4 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Guest speaker will be Charles A. Shipp. The Coalition choir will also provide music.
Mike Frasure and Jane Lemon will perform 6 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, E. N.C. 150 in Lincolnton.
Gaston College will host a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m. daily through Feb. 27 in room 118 of the Lincoln campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. The class is for students interested in obtaining a GED or Adult High School diploma. For more information, call (704) 748-5226(704) 748-5226.
Building and Site Committee
The Lincoln County Board of Education will hold a special called Building and Site Committee meeting 3 p.m. at the Board of Education administrative offices, 353 N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton, to review the request for qualifications from design-build firms for the new Asbury School and East Lincoln High School Field House renovation.
West Lincoln High School, Shoal Rd. in Vale, will host its 2014 Curriculum Fair and ACT Information Session 6-7:30 p.m. The fair will be in the old gym; the ACT session will be in the media center. Displays will be avalable from every academic department, the Lincoln County School of Technology and Gaston College. For more information, call (704) 736-9453(704) 736-9453.
Heart healthy event
CMC-Lincoln will host a session on being heart healthy with Gena Ashwood, RN and heart failure navigator with the hospital, 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Medical Plaza, McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call Valerie Burgess at (980) 212-6006(980) 212-6006.
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center. The group will review buttons and settings on a DSLR camera. Visitors are welcome.
Carillon Assisted Living, 440 Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a S.A.F.E. Seminar 1-3 p.m. for caregivers and families of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, call (704) 732-0029(704) 732-0029 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Area Plan
The Small Area Plan meeting, originally set for Feb. 11 but cancelled due to snow, will be 6:30 p.m. at Lebanon UMC, 5033 Lebanon Ch. Rd. in Denver. For more information, call (704) 736-8726(704) 736-8726.