Lions Club scholarships
Seniors at each of the county’s four public high schools may now apply for a $500 Lincolnton Lions Club college scholarship. Applicants must be Lincoln County residents and submit an application, high school transcript, two reference letters and an essay on volunteerism. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, scholastic aptitude, financial need and volunteer service. Applications are available with each school’s guidance counselor. Deadline to apply is April 25.
Registration is now open to attend the 5th Annual Genealogical Conference April 11-12 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s Parish House in Lincolnton. The two-day event is co-sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Assocation and Gaston-Lincoln Genealogical Society. Cost is $37.45. For more information, call the LCHA at (704) 748-9090(704) 748-9090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Mic Night
The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host a free open mic night for seniors starting 6 p.m. For more information, call Gaston County Parks & Recreation Senior Center at (704) 922-2170(704) 922-2170 or visit gastongov.com.
“Suessical” the play
The Lincoln Theatre Guild and First Federal Savings Bank will present “Suessical” 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center (Timken Performance Hall). Additional performances will be 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday and April 4-6. Tickets are sold out for the April 6th show. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students and may be purchased at the door or in advance at lincolntheatreguild.com or 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Cultural Center box office. For more information, call (704) 452-7830(704) 452-7830 or (704) 732-9055(704) 732-9055.
Rehobeth UMC, 9297 Sherrills Ford Rd. in Terrell, will host “Gospel Evening with Elvis” at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Childcare/nursery will be provided for $5. Tickets may be purchased or reserved at the church office 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. weekdays.
Pottery Festival preview
The Catawba Valley Pottery Festival, set for Saturday at the Hickory Metro Convention Center, will host a preview event 7-10 p.m. Cost is $40 and includes a catered supper and concert by the Sigmon Stringers. For more information, call (828) 324-7294(828) 324-7294 or visit catawbavalleypotteryfestival.org.
The Lincoln County Singing Convention will meet 7-9 p.m. at Denver Wesleyan Church, 2391 N. N.C. 16 in Denver. Everyone is invited. For more information, call (704) 276-1529(704) 276-1529.
Salem UMC will host a yard sale rain or shine for EL Relay for Life starting 7 a.m. at the Unity Church Rd. building. For more information, call Diane Keeney at (704) 483-6348(704) 483-6348.
Pisgah UMC’s Men’s group will host a breakfast fundraiser 7:30-11 a.m. at the church, 321 S. Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 10. Proceeds will benefit local missions.
Yard/hot dog sale
Boger City Wesleyan Church, N.C. 27 East in Lincolnton, will host a yard sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and hot dog sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot dogs are by donation only.
Kids’ Consignment Sale
Cornerstone Church, 401 E. Main St. in Maiden, will host a Kids’ Consignment Sale, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Items, including clothing, toys, shoes, books, movies and games, will discounted by 50 percent 10 a.m. 12 p.m. For more information or to register as a consigner, email email@example.com or call (828) 428-0101(828) 428-0101.
The American Bass Angler Tournament organization will host a couples on Lake Norman. For more information, call (704) 740-5813(704) 740-5813 or (704) 740-5813(704) 740-5813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tournaments take place weekends throughout the area and also including Lake Hickory and High Rock Lake.
Trooper 5K/Fun Run
The 2nd Annual Trooper FootChase 5K and Fun Run will start 8:30 a.m. at The New Conover City Park in Conover. The 5K will start at 9 a.m. For more information or to register, visit runsignup.com/Race/NC/Conover/NCTroopersFootChase5k or email race director Sgt. Kelly Stewart at email@example.com.
The Catawba Valley Pottery Festival will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory. Cost is $6 for adults and $2 for ages 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, call (828) 324-7294(828) 324-7294 or visit
The Cosmetology Program at Gaston College will offer services 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Services will include hair care, styling, coloring, nail and skin care. To make an appointment, call (704) 748-5252(704) 748-5252.
Opening Ceremonies for Gaston County Senior Games will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sims Legion Park. Seniors will be compete in football throw, softball throw, spin casting, corn hole and a fun walk. In the event of rain, events will be at the Bradley Center, 1200 North Modena St. in Gastonia. For more information, call Brian Rogers at (704) 922-2163(704) 922-2163. In the event of rain, events will take place at the Recreation Facility Bradley Center.
The Lincoln County GOP will host its annual convention starting with precinct meetings 10:30 a.m at the Lincoln County Senior Center, on the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus, 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton. Registration will start 10 a.m. and the convention will begin at 11 a.m.
Lincoln County Public Library will host a Jedi Academy for ages 6-10 2-3:30 p.m. at each of the three library locations (i.e. Lincolnton, Vale and Denver). Graduates will become Jedi Knights. For more information, call (704) 735-8044(704) 735-8044.
Chicken pie supper
The United Methodist Men of Bess Chapel UMC, 6073 Flay Rd. in Cherryville, will host a chicken pie supper and gospel singing event 5-7:30 p.m. The Grigg Family will provide entertainment. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children.
“Suessical” the play
A second performance of “Suessical” will be 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center (Timken Performance Hall). Additional performances will be 3 p.m. Sunday and April 4-6. (Tickets are sold out for the April 6th show.) Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at lincolntheatreguild.com or 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Cultural Center box office. For more information, call (704) 452-7830(704) 452-7830 or (704) 732-9055(704) 732-9055.
Chicken pie/ham lunch
Marvin UMC, 2731 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pie and ham lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A $9 donation is suggested to benefit Relay for Life.
Bethel Lutheran Church, 509 Long Shoal Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a soup and sandwich luncheon 12 p.m. following the 11 a.m. service. There will be food, games and fellowship. For more information, call (704) 460-3593(704) 460-3593 or (704) 718-3158(704) 718-3158 or visit the church at bethel-lutheran.net or on Facebook.
“Suessical” the play
A third performance of “Suessical” will be 3 p.m. at the Cultural Center (Timken Performance Hall). Additional performances April 4-6. (Tickets are sold out for the April 6th show.) Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at lincolntheatreguild.com or 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Cultural Center box office. For more information, call (704) 452-7830(704) 452-7830 or (704) 732-9055(704) 732-9055.
The Pathfinders, of Mt. Holly, will perform 6 p.m. at Reeps Grove UMC, 7401 Reeps Grove Ch. Rd. in Vale. For more information, call (704) 276-2264(704) 276-2264.
GED / Adult High School
Gaston College will offer a free scholarship to pay for the GED test. To apply, students must attend a Basic Skills Orientation class 5:30-8:30 p.m. starting today (March 31) through April 3. The class is for new and returning students wishing to enter the Adult High School or GED programs. Classes will be in Room 118. Students are asked to bring a valid driver’s license, ID and social security card. For more information and future class dates, call (704) 748-5226(704) 748-5226.
Vet birthday week
West Lincoln Veterinary Hospital, 4393 W. N.C. 27 in Vale, will celebrate its 3rd birthday by hosting $7 rabies shots and $30 microchip procedures through April 5. For more information on additional daily specials or to schedule an appointment, call (704) 276-1556(704) 276-1556
The Lincolnton Lion’s Club will meet 7 p.m. in the Elm Classroom at CMC Lincoln’s Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Members and guests planning to eat in the hospital cafeteria are asked to arrive 30 min. beforehand. Topics for dicussion will include highlights from the District Cabinet meeting, volunteer and fundraising opportunities, Camp Dogwood, Zone 11 logistical concerns, membership growth, the Nominating Committee and secretary and treasurer reports.