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NEIGHBORHOOD CALENDAR OF EVENTS MARCH 23, 2017

Relay for Life

The Relay for Life events:

A Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7:00am until 1:00pm at 107 Twin Lake Dr., Boiling Springs, NC. Glass chandelier, Hunter ceiling fan, Corner Cabinet, 1920 Desk, Cane Chair, Cedar Chest, lots Porcelain figurines, Rugs, Computer, Linens & throws, Fitz & Floyd items, household items, Decor items, too many items to list. Check it out, all monies go to Relay for Life to fight cancer!!

Order you favorite cake to help Relay for Life. Pound cake, $20; Red Velvet, $25; Coconut cake, $15. Cakes By Charlotte Heffner. Call 980-295-9466.

Hospice Cleveland County

Hospice Cleveland County Events:

"Reflections" Sharing Group This grief sharing group meets for six weeks. No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. If you plan to attend one of our groups, please make every effort to attend all six sessions. Registration forms are available at Hospice Cleveland County Administration Office or by calling 704-487-4677. Thursdays: March 23, 30, and April 6, 13, 20, 2017. 5:30pm to 7:00pm Hospice Administration Building.

Learn About Hospice Volunteering! Hospice Cleveland County will offer an informational program for those willing to donate their time and talents to learn more about volunteer opportunities. This program is FREE and will be held monthly at the time and location listed. Thursday March 23, 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 at Hospice Administration Building.

Participants will have the opportunity to make a teddy bear or pillow out of a loved one's shirt or other article of clothing. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Please call one of the Grief Counselors at 704-487-4677 to reserve your space. Tuesday April 18, 2017 9:00am - noon or 4:00pm - 7:00pm.

Friday, April 7, 2017 - Chicken Dinner and Dessert Sale (1/2 Chicken, Slaw, Baked Beans, Rolls and Dessert). $12 a plate - Drive-thru only! Free business delivery for orders of 10 or more available for advanced purchases. Variety of home-made desserts for sale at each site. Chicken prepared by Doug Fortenberry. Tickets can be purchased at the Hospice Administration Building, The Hospice Thrift Store or online at www.hospicecares.cc. Sponsorship opportunities available by calling 704-751-3573. Plates available at American Red Cross Building, 1333 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC 28150 and Testa Family Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

The Lord Provides Soup Kitchen, Belwood

The Lord Provides Soup Kitchen will hold a free meal on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 11:30am -1:00pm at the Belwood Community Center Cafeteria, 1114 Belwood Lawndale Rd. The meal will include an entree, two sides, and a dessert. For more information contact Karen at kself98@gmail.com or Greg at nygfan215@gmail.com.

South Mountains State Park, Connelly Springs

South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC: Upcoming Environmental Programs:

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - "Streamside Hike" - Join a Park Ranger for an easy walk to learn more about the Jacob Fork River. We'll talk about watersheds, common plants and animals, and water quality. Meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00 am. "Skulls & Skins" - Drop by between 2-3:00 pm and hear about some of the animals that call South Mountains State Park home.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - "The 10 Essentials" - What items should you always carry with you when hiking? Meet a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm to learn about the "10 Essentials". - "Fly Tying 101" - Get Hooked! Join angler Jeff Newton at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm for an introductory class on fly tying. Please bring all personal equipment available. Classes may vary based on interest and skill level of the participants.

South Mountains State Park is located south of Morganton off of old Highway 18. We welcome the community to join us for our monthly educational interpretive programs. Call the park office at (828) 433-4772 for more information.

Kings Mountain Historical Museum

The Kings Mountain Historical Museum, 100 East Mountain Street, Kings Mountain, NC will be holding the following event:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017: "Rediscovering the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at the Kings Mountain State Park in South Carolina" presented by Mike Baxter Mike Baxter, History Professor at Central Piedmont Community College and Belmont Abbey College, will discuss recent archaeological excavations at the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp at the South Carolina Kings Mountain State Park and efforts made by his students to understand the importance of the CCC's work in this area. This subject will be featured in an upcoming documentary on WTVI PBS Charlotte, and plans are in place to complete a hiking trail with interpretive signage that will lead people through the remains of the CCC Camp. Starts at 5:30pm and admission is free!

Cleveland County Arts Council, Shelby

The Cleveland County Arts Council and the Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association invite you to attend an evening of intrigue and design. Experience an over the top fashion show featuring versatile yet wearable art designed especially for this runway show, Friday, March 31, 2017, 6:00pm, at the Arts Council, 111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC. There will be champagne (and other beverages), heavy hors d'oeuvres and the opportunity to mingle with the models, artists and friends. This is a must see show and seating is limited! Tickets are $30 and the proceeds will benefit both organizations. Most artwork will remain on exhibit in the gallery through April 19. March is National Kidney Month, a time for raising awareness about kidney health and disease and the importance of prevention and early detection. Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States. More than 26 million Americans have kidney disease, and most don't know it. There are over 95,000 people waiting for kidney transplants. The Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Foundation's (CRKA) main objective is to identify and help meet the needs of kidney disease patients in Cleveland and Rutherford Counties. The CRKA provides many services such as: transportation, medication and grocery assistance, stress management counseling, education, advocacy, referral services, post-transplant support, volunteer training, and much more. The Arts Council and CRKA hope that this unique fashion show and exhibit will draw awareness to kidney disease and the importance of good health as well as opportunities for living organ donations. List of participating artists include: Emily Berger,Paula Bowers, Buffalo Creek Gallery, Holly Brock, Beth Coiner, Leah Day, Vickie Jo Franks, Lynne Fiorenza, Betsy Fonvielle, ,Jonathan & Logan Foust, Carol Gress, Donna Hollinshead, Indie Danielle Jones, Jason Lineberger, Christine Lukowitsch, Beth Mayo, Ansley Melton, Jennifer Murphy, Coco Nuco, Roger Perry & Jennifer Green, Maribell Sarate, Jen Swearington, and the 2017 Township #Three Art Club. For more information or to purchase tickets please call the Arts Council, 704-484-2787 or visit http://ccartscouncil.org/Events.htm or https://www.facebook.com.

Casar's Easter Bash

Casar's Easter Bash Saturday, April 1, 2017, 2:00-7:00pm at Casar Park. We will have a 5,000 Egg Easter Egg, Live Music, Bouncy House, Crafts, Games, Senior Bingo (with prizes), & so much more! Festivities are free! Live Music on stage at 2:00pm Tower of Mercy, 3:00pm South Mountain Blue Grass Church, 4:00pm Tabernacle Church Band, 5:00pm Floodgate, and 6:00pm revival. For more information call Sharon at (704) 312-9029. Casar park is located at 137 Deviney St., Casar, NC 28020.

Arts Council of Lincoln County

The Arts Council of Lincoln County is holding its annual Robinson Lineberger Literary Competition. Poetry Entries: one per person, on any subject, in any style, free verse, blank verse, or rhymed should be limited to 32 lines or less. Prose Entries: one per person, an essay or short story on any subject, limited to approximately 750 words. Entries in prose and poetry must be titled, original, unpublished, and must never have won a cash award before. The competition is open to students in public schools, private schools, and to adults. All entrants must be present or past residents of Lincoln County. Each school is asked to screen its entries and must submit only the best works. Student entries must come through the school and not be delivered individually to the Lincoln County Schools central office or the Arts Council of Lincoln County. Awards: Prize money will be divided between prose and poetry in the following categories: Elementary Schools, grades 3-5, 1st prize: $40, 2nd prize: $25, 3rd prize: $15; Middle Schools, grades 6-8, 1st prize: $40, 2nd prize: $25, 3rd prize: $15; High Schools, grades 9-12, 1st prize: $40, 2nd prize: $25, 3rd prize: $15; Adults 18 and over, 1st prize: $60, 2nd prize: $40, 3rd prize: $25. Entry Rules: Submit two typewritten, double spaced copies of your entry. One copy must include the following information in the upper right-hand corner: full name (age, if a student), address, telephone number, category (prose or poetry), age group (grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12; or adult), email address, and school (if applicable). The second copy should include only the poem, essay, or story, with no identification. Student entries must be submitted through a participating school. Late entries will not be accepted. All entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 4, 2017, and be mailed to: The Arts Council of Lincoln County Literary Competition, P.O. Box 45, Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092. An awards ceremony and reading for students will be held at the Lincoln Cultural Center on Tuesday April 25, 2017 at 7:00pm, 403 E. Main Street, Lincolnton, NC. An awards ceremony and reading for adults will be held at The Lincoln Cultural Center in The Galleries on May, 2, 2017 at 7:00pm, 403 East Main St Lincolnton. For more information contact the Arts Council at 704-732--9044.

Cleveland County Senior Men's Golf Association

If you are a golfer, a resident of Cleveland County, and 60 years old or older, please consider the benefits of membership in the Cleveland County Senior Men's Golf Association. Information at: ccseniormensgolf.com. Contact us at: clevelandgolfers@gmail.com

Lincoln County Parks & Recreation

LCPR Adventure 5K Race Information will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017! The purpose of this event is to promote health and fitness in Lincoln County and to invite the community to learn more about the local parks. Youth ages 13 and under can register for only $10 and adults can register for just $25! To sign up, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Vale/LCPR5k.

Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will again be holding their Spring Break Camp on April 17-21, 2017. Camp is for Kindergarden-6th graders and is being held at East Lincoln Community Center and Denver, and Howard's Creek. Cost is $95 for the week and includes two field trips. For more information, contact Program Coordinator, Lindsay Ross at (704) 483-8980.

They are now accepting reservations for the picnic shelters for 2017. Fees are based on length of reservation and reservations are made for the picnic shelter only, the remainder of the park stays open to the public. For more information or to check availability, call 704-748-1518.

The Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Office has moved to 206 Gamble Dr., 1st Floor (With the Veterans Admin. Office) Lincolnton, NC.

Sons Of Confederate Veterans

The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Cleveland Regiments, Camp 1663, is a non-political Heritage Organization dedicated to the preservation of Confederate Symbols, and the reputation of the Confederate soldiers who fought honorably to defend their families and Country. The meet on the 4th Monday of each month at the Creekside Clock Restaurant, 1025 Kiser Street, Shelby, NC. If you have hate in your heart for any race, ethnic or religious group, you will not be welcome. For more information call Adjutant Steve Brown at 704-473-9599. P.O. Box 1663, Shelby, NC 28151.

Habitat for Humanity Cleveland County

Habitat is taking initial applications for its 2017 Home Build now through April 15, 2017. The applicant must be able to make no interest house payments of $475 to $550 a month, must have a real need for better housing, must live in Cleveland County, and must be willing to partner with Habitat by completing "sweat equity" on the home and by attending Homeowner Workshops. The typical Habitat home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and is approximately 1100 square feet. Applications may be picked up at the Habitat ReStore, 323 W. Grover St., Shelby or to receive an application by mail, call the Habitat office at 704-482-6200. In order to be considered, completed initial applications must be received by the Habitat office no later than April 15, 2017. Habitat is an Equal Housing Opportunity organization.

Westview Baptist Daycare

Westview Baptist Daycare will hold a Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 4:00-8:00pm. Your meal will include salad, bread, spaghetti, and a drink. All for only $8 and children 3-10 is only $4. A portion of the proceeds will go to helping send Daphne Brackeen to Disney. Location: 500 Melody Lane, Shelby, NC, off 74, one block behind Clay Barnette Funeral Home or three blocks over from Charles Rd. 704-487-6641 or 704-477-5818.

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