Tickets are now on sale to see Jason Crabb in concert 7 p.m. May 15 at Daystar Family Worship Center, 115 Industrial Park Rd. in Lincolnton. Seating is limited to 800 people; cost is $10. To reserve a seat, call (336) 469-3919, (704) 507-1643 or (704) 507-1645. Individuals may also stop by the church or visit daystarcog.com.
Registration is open for anyone interested in lifeguard training May 19 through June 10 with the City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation department at the W. M. Lentz Recreation Center at Betty Ross Park, 800 S. Madison St. in Lincolnton. Cost is $150. Deadline to register is 5 p.m. May 16. For more information or to register, call (704) 735-2671 or stop by the Recreation Office.
Gaston College will offer a Basic Skills Orientation Class 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday (May 5) through Thursday (May 8) in room 118 on the first floor of the Lincoln campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. New and returning students interested in completing the Adult High School or GED Programs must take the class in order to be eligible for a free scholarship to pay for the GED test. Additional class dates will be May 12-15. For more information, call (704) 748-5226.
Bus trip registration
Registration is open to anyone interested in taking a bus trip to Atlantic City, N.J., Aug. 4-7 with The Newbold Alumni Assocation. Cost is $300 and must be paid in full by June 26. For more information, call Frank Phelps at (704) 813-3075.
Special Olympics of Lincoln County will host its Spring Games competition starting 9:30 a.m. at the Lincolnton High School football stadium. Over 200 participants will compete in events including wheelchair racing, running, walking, jumping and throwing. For more information, call Jeff Leonhardt at (704) 736-1017.
Amy’s Closet, located in the West Pointe Shoppes at 751-E N.C. 16 Bus. in Denver, will celebrate its one-year anniversary with free BBQ, desserts and drinks and an extra 10 percent off already-discounted items for each customer. Proceeds from the store benefit Amy’s House, a shelter for domestic violence victims. For more information, call (704) 483-5515, email email@example.com or visit “Amy’s Closet & Consignment Boutique” on Facebook.
Chicken pie registration
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton requires all pre-orders for its upcoming chicken pie, beef stew and chicken dumpling meal event be called in by today by contacting Jessie or Brandie Summey at (704) 732-7529. Whole chicken pies must be pre-ordered. The event will start 11 a.m. Saturday with live Gospel music 5-7 p.m. Cost to dine-in or take-out is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children ages 5-10 and free for ages under 5.
Relay for Life
Relay for Life of Lincolnton will be 6 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday in downtown Lincolnton for the 20th anniversary celebration. For more information, visit relayforlife.org and enter keyword “Lincolnton, N.C.” in the search bar.
Relay for Life of Lincolnton will host a Bug Run starting 9 p.m. in the post office parking lot, 326 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Registration will be 7:30-8:45 p.m. Cost is $10 and includes a sticker. Additional stickers cost $5. The Rider with the most bugs on one sticker will win $100. For more information, call Mark Eaker at (980) 241 9755.
Poplar Springs A.M.E. Zion Church, of Lincolnton, will host a chop BBQ or a half chicken plate meal from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Meals include baked beans, slaw, a roll, and a dessert. Cost is a donation of $8 for dine-in or take-out.
South Fork Fire Department, 2736 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a yard sale starting 7 a.m.
Springs Road Church of God will host a benefit breakfast and yard sale 7:30-11 a.m.
The Master Gardener Group of Gaston County will host its annual plant sale starting 8 a.m. at the Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas.
Gaston County Parks & Recreation will host the 42nd Annual “Just Plain Dog Show” 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dallas Park, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. For more information, visit gastongov.com/departments/parks-recreation or call (704) 922-2164.
Chicken pie dinner
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a chicken pie, beef stew and chicken dumpling meal starting 11 a.m. Pre-orders are due Friday by calling Jessie or Brandie Summey at (704) 732-7529. Whole pies must be ordered before the event. Live Gospel music will be 5-7 p.m. Cost to dine-in or take-out is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children ages 5-10 and free for ages under 5. For to-go orders on the event day, call (704) 735-2968.
Free cancer screenings
Waterside Dermatology, 7476 Waterside Loop Rd. in Denver, will host free skin cancer screenings 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in honor of May being Melanoma Awareness Month. There will also be live music, a bounce house, refreshments, giveaways and one-day only pricing for discounted procedures. For more information, call (704) 601-4381 or visit watersidedermatology.com.
The Lincoln County Horsemen’s Assocation will host a show day at The Ponderosa, 1222 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information on event start time and activities, visit lchashows.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or LCHAShows@yahoo.com.
Fiddlers Vineyard, 320 Flint Hill Rd. in Cherryville, will host “Wine ‘N Whiskers” 12-8 p.m. Activities will include a pet costume contest local Bluegrass bands, food, vendors, face painting and a demonstration by Canine Extreme German Shepherds. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Human Society of Lincoln County’s low-cost spay/neuter program. Cost is $5. Children 12 and under are free. For more information, call (704) 297-8560.
Library butterfly party
The Lincoln County Public Library will host a “Fancy Nancy Butterfly Party” 3-4:30 p.m. at the Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. The event is for children ages K through 4th grade and their special guests (one per child) and will include dress-up, crafts, dance lessons and a butterfly hunt. For more information or to register, call (704) 734-8044. Additional parties will take place 3-4:30 p.m. May 10 at both the Florence Shanklin and West Lincoln library locations.
Cancer survivor dinner
East Lincoln Relay for Life will host a survivor dinner 6 p.m. at Salem UMC, 378 N. Pilot Knob Rd. in Denver, with catering from Lakeshore BBQ. Dinner is free for all survivors and caregivers. To register, call Diane Keeney at (704) 483-6348 or Judy Gibson at (704) 483-5563.
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host music group “Cross Anchored,” from Elkin, in concert at 6:30 p.m. A love offering will be collected. For more information on the band, visit crossanchoredministries.com.
New Hope Baptist Church, 532 N. Little Egypt Rd. in Denver, will host its annual homecoming 10:30 a.m. with music group “The Dosses.” A covered dish lunch will follow. For more information, call (704) 483-8610.
The Daniel Abernathy reunion will be 1 p.m. at Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 3273 Mt. Ruhama Church Rd. in Maiden. Attendants are asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket. For more information or directions, call Pamela Wilkinson at (828) 455-9317.
Church dedication event
Bethphage Lutheran Church, 4060 N.C. 182 in Lincolnton, will host a special celebration of song event at 3 p.m. with Pat Wilhelm and Dr. Cale Sain to dedicate a new church piano. For more information, call (704) 735-8405.
New Grace Baptist Church, 3462 N.C. 27 in Iron Station, will host its 15th Annual Jubilee at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call (704) 736-9848.
Union Elementary School, 4875 Reepsville Rd. in Vale, will host its first ever homecoming event “The Taste of Sweetness” for graduates, teachers, school builders and other school employees. The Howell Brothers will perform at 3 p.m. followed by an ice cream social. To RSVP by April 30 (Wednesday), call (704) 276-1493.
Board of Commissioners
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet 6:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information, visit lincolncounty.org.
Antioch Baptist Church, 3413 E. N.C. 150 in Lincolnton, will host the revival “God is Not Dead” 7 p.m. nightly through May 7. For more information, call (704) 732-1351.
Bereavement support group
Lincolnton Bereavement Support Group will meet 6-8 p.m. at Crafting & Cropping Retreat House, 2847 N.C. 27 East in Lincolnton. For more information, call (980) 241-7806 or email email@example.com.
The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 6:30 p.m. in the Elm Classroom of the CMC-Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Members and guests planning to eat in the hospital cafeteria should arrive 30 minutes early. Topics for discussion will include outcomes of recent service projects, the Zone 11 meeting and upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Board of Health
The Lincoln County Board of Health will meet 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln County Health Department, 151 Sigmon Rd. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-3001.
The Piecemakers Quilt Guild will met 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lincoln County Senior Center, 514 S. Aspen St. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus. For more information, contact Tony Darr at (704) 992-2871 or firstname.lastname@example.org.