THURSDAY May 2nd
National Day of Prayer Events
Thursday is the National Day of Prayer, and several observances are planned. Sally's YMCA hosted a National Day of Prayer Breakfast at Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church, Denver, Thursday morning. At 6 PM Thursday evening, Pastor Joey Williams of Daystar Church and Bishop Franklin Lowery of Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church will lead a prayer service at the outdoor chapel across the road from the Lincoln County Family YMCA in Lincolnton. Special music will be provided by the Unity Choir. The evening event is FREE and open to the community, no reservations required.
Fiesta Time (Belmont)
The Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce will hold an after-work networking event Thursday May 2nd from 5:30 - 7 PM at Riverside Marina, 1500 River Drive in Belmont. This pre-Cinco de Mayo event for members and guests will be a great opportunity to get to know others in business, industry and professional positions in the Montcross area. Cost is $15 for Montcross Area Chamber members and $20 for non-members. Advance reservations are required. Call 704-825-5307 or visit MACC Fiesta Warm Up to Cinco de Mayo to make your reservation & pay.
FRIDAY May 3rd
City Lunch Remembrance Celebration
The fourth annual event in remembrance of Donnie Goodson has been expanded this year and changed to a fund-raiser in memory of Donnie and of Brian Greer. Donnie Goodson enjoyed eating at City Lunch, especially on “fried chicken day.” It was not just the food that kept him coming back, it was the people, both staff & customers. He considered them all his friends. This year, the event Friday 11 AM - 2 PM will offer a chance to say thank you to the Greer Family and celebrate two men whose lives impacted our community. The Davis and Goodson families will make a donation to the Greer family and urges others to do likewise during this celebration.
South Fork Fire Department Hot Dog Sale
The South Fork Fire Department will host a hot dog sale beginning at 11 AM Friday at the fire station just off the Gastonia Highway. Get two hot dogs, chips, dessert & drink for $5, or enjoy a Firehouse Dog for just a dollar. Call-in orders start at 9:00 am Friday at 704-735-3446
Bourbon, Beer & BBQ (Conover)
The Greater Hickory Jaycees will sponsor this event 6 - 11 PM at Conover Station, 403 Conover Station SE, Conover. A $25 ticket includes bourbon & moonshine tasting and a beer token. Additional beer & BBQ will be available for purchase. Music will be provided by Tony Bailey & Chad Triplett & Two Lane Blacktop.
Music on Main (Mooresville)
Fans of Beach Music don't have to wait until the end of the month for concerts in Bessemer City (May 25th-Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band) and Lincolnton (Alive After Five-May 30th). The Catalinas, who will kick off Lincolnton's summer concert series, will be in Mooresville this Friday evening 6:30 - 9:30 for Music on Main.
SATURDAY May 4th
Due to the threat of possible rainfall, the North Lincoln High School iKnight Technology Yard Sale that had been scheduled for Saturday morning has been cancelled. Anyone who had paid for a space will get their money refunded.
The Lincoln Cultural Center at 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton will have a rummage sale beginning at 8 AM Saturday and continuing during the Food, Wine & Brew Fest.
Open Horse Show at the Ponderosa
The Lincoln County Horseman's Association will sponsor an open horse show 9:30 AM until 9 PM Saturday at the Ponderosa off Startown Road.
The Lincoln County Unit of the NAACP will meet Saturday at 10 AM at Providence Missionary Baptist Church at the corner of E. Pine St. & Hollybrook Ave.
Spring Art at the Farm (Hickory)
The 21st annual Spring Art at the Farm will be held at the Farm, 5726 Grace Chapel Road in Hickory, Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM. Enjoy music by Mike Willis and Neal Davenport 10:30 to 1:30 and Kevin Lee Smith 2:00 to 4:00. Crafted items on sale will include pottery, wearable metal art, quilted items, glass art, soaps, oil paintings, wooden utensils and cutting boards, stone and recycled metal sculpture, and more. For more information, call 828-228-2142.
Safe Kids Day
The 3rd annual Safe Kids Day will be held Saturday beginning at 10 AM at the Lincoln County Family YMCA. Information will be available on gun safety, bike safety, child safety seats, water safety and more. Admission is FREE.
Springfest (Mt. Holly)
Mt. Holly will hold its annual Springfest festival Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM in downtown Mt. Holly with food, music, games, etc.
The 2nd annual Spring Fashion Show featuring garments and accessories Amy's Closet Boutique has received through donations will be held at 10 AM Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. They will also have brunch available and will be auctioning off designer purses and handbags they've received. Admission is $15 (cash or check only). Proceeds will benefit Amy's Closet (Lincolnton & Denver), whose ultimjate aim is to help survivors of domestic violence begin new lives.
Lincolnton Food, Wine & Brew Fest
The annual Food, Wine & Brew Fest happens 11 AM - 5 PM Saturday in downtown Lincolnton. The festival features food trucks, regional craft wineries and breweries, entertainment, artists, and a farmer's market. Wine-tasting tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the event. CLICK HERE for more information.
Star Wars Day (Huntersville)
"May the Fourth Be With You" as Discovery Place-Kids, 105 Gilead Road in Huntersville, holds a Star Wars Day beginning at 11:15 AM.
13th annual First Federal Savings Price is Right
The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center will host the 13th annual Price is Right fundraising event Saturday 5 - 9 PM at the Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. Those attending pay $10 for a ticket which grants them the chance to be "called on down" where they compete to win prize packages. This event also has a silent auction with amazing baskets, event tickets, household items and more. Tickets can be purchased at door the day of the event or call 704-736-1155 for more information.
MAESTRO CHALLENGE: An Evening of John Williams (Hickory)
The new Western Piedmont Symphony Music Director & Conductor will be revealed at "May the Fourth Be With You!" This special concert event will begin at 7:30 PM Saturday at the L.P. Franz Hickory Crawdads Stadium, 2500 Clement Blvd NW, Hickory. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door, $10 for children 3 - 17, kids 2 and under FREE. CLICK HERE to reserve tickets or call 828-324-8603 for more information.
Beatles vs Stones (Charlotte)
It's a musical showdown of the hits. “Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown” returns to the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 North College Street in Charlotte Saturday at 8 PM. Tickets are $35-$65 and can be purchased online at www.carolinatix.org, by phone 704-372-1000 or through the Blumenthal Performing Arts Box Office, located in the Belk Theater Lobby at 130 North Tryon Street in Charlotte.
SUNDAY May 5th
Cinco de Mayo Adoption Event
Lincoln County Animal Services, 650 John Howell Memorial Drive, Lincolnton, will hold a special adoption event Sunday 12 noon - 3 PM, offering $5 adoption fees for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. For more information, call 704-736-4125.
Orquestra Mayor concert
The Lincoln County Concert Association will present the final concert in its 2018-2019 series this Sunday afternoon (May 5th) at 3 PM at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Admission is $20, $5 for students, but area dance students will be admitted FREE to this performance. Also, the Concert Association is now conducting its membership drive for 2019-2020, and anyone who buys a membership ($50) for the four concerts of 2019-2020 will also be admitted at no additional charge to this Sunday's event...plus your membership provides a reciprocal agreement which will give you admission to Concert Assn. events in Gastonia, Statesville and Albermarle.
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