Grand opening event
Ingle Builders, Inc., 110 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host its a grand opening event starting 12 p.m. to celebrate the its new downtown design center and showroom. City Lunch will cater hot dogs; Southern Bakery Boutique will provide desserts. For more information, call (704) 735-9895.
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, County Manager and staff will tour the old hospital facility, 200 Gamble Dr. in Lincolnton, at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Amy Atkins at (704) 736-8473 or at email@example.com.
New Vision Women’s Ministry, 661 Clarks Creek Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a hot dog dinner and silent auction starting 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the ministry and the Relay for Life “Team Neagle.”
Registration is open to individuals interested in running in Lincolnton Middle School’s Wildcat Prowl 5k starting 8 a.m. at the school. To register, visit racingtoes.com or for more information, call (704) 735-1120.
Registration is open to anyone interested in attending the Cooperative Extension’s senior citizens retreat May 13 at Camp Dogwood in Sherrills Ford. Cost is $7. To register, stop by the Coop. Ext. office on the first floor of the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton or call (704) 736-8461.
Herb Festival regisration
Registration is due to attend the Cooperative Extension’s bus trip to the Herb Festival May 2 in Asheville. Cost is $20. For more information or to register, call (704) 736-8461.
Cherry Blossom Festival
The first day of the 25th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival will 6-10 p.m. rain or shine in downtown Cherryville. Activities will include a 5K race, DJ Johnny B and a concert by The Fanastic Shakers. For more information on the event or parking, contact the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce at (704) 435-3451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vintage wedding event
Vintiques Vintage & Antique Mall, 6161 Denver Industrial Park Rd. in Denver, will host its 2nd Annual “Vintage Wedding Night” event 6:30-9 p.m. It will be an evening of wine and cheese, vendor sales, event ideas, “how-to” classes and door prizes. For more information, call (704) 483-3444.
The Lincoln County Singing Convention will meet 7-9 p.m. at Reeps Grove UMC, 7401 Reeps Grove Ch. Rd. in Vale. Everyone is invited. For more information call (704) 276-1529.
Indoor yard sale
St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church, N.C. 27 W. in Lincolnton, will host an indoor yard sale 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. to benefit a youth mission trip to Jamaica.
Marvin UMC will host a fundraiser 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Carolina Hardware, 969 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, for Relay for Life. Food available will include biscuits, baked goods and more.
Hot dog/hamburger sale
Macedonia UMC, Macedonia Ch. Rd. in Vale, will host a hamburger and hot dog sale 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. A $6 donation is suggested to benefit the church building fund. There will also be a bake sale, sponsored by the Young Women’s Group. Bake sale proceeds will be used to update church Sunday school classrooms.
Family fishing event
Gaston County Parks & Recreation will host a free “Family Fun Fishing Day” 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at George Poston Park, 1101 Lowell Spencer Mt. Rd. in Gastonia. For more information, call (704) 922-2160.
Rose Society field trip
The Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society will host a field trip to Roses Unlimited. Carpools will leave the Bi-Lo parking lot on N.C. 150 or Cleveland County Coop. Ext. office on N.C. 180 at 9 a.m. Individuals may also meet 11 a.m. at Roses Unlimited in Laurens, S.C. For more information, call (828) 428-3508.
Alpaca shearing event
Good Karma Ranch Alpacas, 1041 Brevard Pl. Rd. in Iron Station, will host a shearing open house event 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ranch experts will explain how alpaca fiber is harvested. For more information, call (704) 649-5849 or visit goodkarmaranch.com.
Marvin UMC will sponsor a Relay for Life fundraiser 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Carolina Hardware, 969 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton. Items available for purchase will include ham biscuits, hot dogs and baked goods. All proceeds will benefit The American Cancer Society.
Messiah UMC, N.C. 27 W. in Lincolnton, will host its annual “Gigantic Yard Sale” 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Vendors are welcome to rend a space for $5. Breakfast biscuits and baked goods will be available from the United Methodist Women’s group. For more information, call (704) 736-1988.
Antique Car Show
The 16th Annual C. Grier Beam Truck Museum Antique Car Show will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the museum, 111 N. Mountain St. in Cherryville. The event, part of the Cherry Blossom Festival, will feature classic and antique automobiles. Vehicles must be at least 25-years-old to enter. Registration fee is $5 in advance and $10 the day of the show. Registration will start at 8 a.m.; trophies will be presented at 12:45 p.m. Individuals interested in participating can call (704) 435-3072 or visit beamtruckmuseum.com for a registration form. For more information, contact Sandy Dismukes at (704) 435-5875 or email@example.com.
The Gaston College Cosmetology Program will offer its services to the public 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Some of the services will include hair, nail and skin care along with hair styling and coloring. For more information or to make an appointment, call (704) 748-5252.
The Habitat for Humanity Lincoln County ReStore will host its grand (re)opening 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 809 E. Sycamore St. in Lincolnton to celebrate its freshly remodeled retail space. Following a ribbon cutting, there will be prize giveaways every hour and pricing discounts throughout the store along with sale incentives on purchases for indivduals who bring in donations. For more information, call (704) 736-9490, (704) 748-1800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cherry Blossom Festival
The second day of the 25th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with arts/crafts, food vendors, pageant, antique truck/car show and entertainment from various bands. For more information on the concert schedule and band listing, contact the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce at (704) 435-3451 or email@example.com.
Farm concert event
The Crouse Fire Deptartment’s Ladies Auxiliary will host a “Singing on the Farm” event 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ron Ramsey’s place, off Old Lincolnton Crouse Rd. off N.C. 150 in Crouse. A $5 donation is suggested for admission. Concessions will be available. Individuals must bring a lawn chair. For more information or directions, call (980) 241-8934.
NASCAR driver appearance
NASCAR driver Ned Jarrett will be at the Cherryville Historical Museum, 109 E. Main St., 10-11 a.m. during the Cherry Blossom Festival showing his 1937 Ford, which will be on display for the public the whole day. For more information, call (704) 435-8011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boating, Water Sports Festival
The Carefree Boat Club of Lake Norman will sponsor the Lake Norman Boating and Water Sports Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Morningstar Marinas, 18020 Kings Point Dr. in Cornelius. For more information, visit morningstarmarinas.com, CarefreeBoats.com/LakeNorman or call (704) 892-3223.
“Southern Comforts” fundraiser
Carillon Assisted Living, 440 Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host the free event “Southern Comforts” 12-2 p.m. with fried chicken, biscuits and gravy. Dine-in or take-out options will be available. To RSVP, call (704) 732-0029.
“Intergalactic Renaissance Fair”
The Lincoln County Public Library will host “William Shakespeare’s Intergalactic Renaissance Fair” 3-6 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton with individuals dressed as Star Wars characters and in costumes from the Renaissance period (i.e. knights, kings and even fairies). There will be a costume contest and a lightsaber duel between swordmasters. The event is part of the library’s celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday this month. For more information, call (704) 735-8044.
The Miss Cherry Blossom Festival, for girls ages 0-19, will be 3 p.m. at the Cherryville Community Building, 106 S. Jacob St. For more information, call (704) 827-7277. Girls ages 0-19 may also now enter the Miss Down Home Festival Pageant, set for May 10. All contestants receive a tiara and qualify to enter the Little Miss Gastonia Pageant in October. For more information on either pageant, call (704) 827-7277 or visit missgastoniapageant.com to download an pageant application. Proceeds benefit the Miss Gastonia scholarship fund.
Scott Whitener and Carolina Quartet along with Carroll Cooke & Determined will perform 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 N.C. 16 in Lowesville. A freewill offering will be collected during the event.
Art gallery reception
Gallery 27, 808 W. N.C. 27 in Lincolnton, will host a reception 7-10 p.m. for the opening of its new exhibit “The Secret Garden,” a celebration of the renewal and time of growth in the long-awaited spring. For more information, call Stacy Pilkington-Smith at (704) 349-3972 or the gallery at (704) 240-9060 or visit ncgallery27.com.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. To schedule an appointment at the location, call (704) 972-470 or visit carolinadonor.org.
Maranatha Baptist Church, Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host Gospel singing group “Southland” in concert at 11 a.m. For more information, call (704) 922-3992 or visit mbcdallas.com.
McKendree UMC, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a country ham and chicken n’ dumplings meal 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.
Marvin UMC, Startown Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a BBQ luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. sponsored by the United Methodist Men. A $9 donation is suggested for adults and $5 donation for children 12 and under; ages 3 and under are free.
The Andrew Gilbert reunion will be 12:30 p.m. at Bethphage Lutheran Church, 4060 N.C. 182 in Lincolnton.
Chicken pie dinner
St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, 4575 Maiden Hwy. in Maiden, will host a chicken pie dinner to benefit Relay for Life. For more information, call (828) 428-9651.
Second Baptist Church of Cherryville, 201 N. Houser St., will host singing group Daystar of Cherryville in concert at 6 p.m. A love offering will be collected for Relay for Life. For more information, call (704) 435-9657.
The Lincoln County Health Department, along with Susan G. Komen Charlotte, will host the 4th Annual “Pink Sunday” event. Various county churches will be participating to educate the public on breast cancer statistics and related information specifically regarding the African-American population. For more information, call (704) 736-8819.
Lincoln Charter School will host its monthly board meeting 6:30 p.m. at the Lincolnton campus, 133 Eagle Nest Road.
The Lincoln Photography Club will meet 7 p.m. in the community room of the Cultural Center in Lincolnton. All are welcome.
Stress Free Home Care will host a a free health fair celebration 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Stanley Pentecostal Holiness Church, 113 Parkwood St. in Stanley.