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Neighborhood Calendar April 11th Edition
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Shelby
        DBSA support groups are open to anyone who is diagnosed with a mood disorder, has a family member or friend who is diagnosed, or who thinks they might have depression or bipolar disorder. DBSA support groups are not run by professionals, but instead offer peer-to-peer support. The support group meets every Tuesday from 6:30-8:00pm at The Episcopal Church in Shelby. For questions or information contact 704-232-5147 or laura@dbsafoothills.com.
NAMI Rutherford Cleveland
        The National Alliance on Mental Illness/Rutherford Cleveland hosts a Mental Illness Family Support Group, always on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:00pm., Cleveland County Red Cross Building, 1333 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC. This Family Support Group is specifically geared to the parents, grandparents, spouses, siblings, adult children and close relatives of persons suffering from severe and persistent mental illnesses. The illnesses covered are: Depression (unipolar), Manic Depression (bipolar), Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and other neurobiological brain disorders. These meetings are confidential and a safe place to talk with other families members going through the same experiences. We Are Families Helping Families! For more information please call Betty Frye at 704-434-5166 or 704-583-0845.
Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center
        The Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center will once again provide free, tax preparation service at the Council on Aging/Senior Center 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby, thru April 15, 9:00am - 4:00pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call 704-482-3488 to schedule an appointment. Services Offered: 1. Free income tax preparation 2. Free printing (client copy) 3. Free e-filing (government copy). For basic U.S. and N.C. /S.C. returns: These documents are required to complete your taxes: 1. A picture I.D. 2. Social Security Card for all names on tax form (Not a copy) 3. Last year’s Tax Return 4. All W-2 forms – interest statements…etc.
        “Bingo” - At Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby, NC. Each Monday Night (except holidays). Doors open at 5:30 (no admittance after 7:00pm). Jackpot up to $500.00 – Public invited 12 years old and up.
        A Parkinson Support Group Meeting will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Neal Sr. Center, 100 Harris Dr., Shelby. Sgl. Doug Murphy 704-487-8822.
        Blood Sugar Screening and Blood Pressure - Thursday, April 18, 8:00am - 10:00am, at Council on Aging.
        Yours and Mine Consignment Shop. Consign your spring and summer items. Consignment store is open Tuesday - Thursday, 10:00am - 3:00pm, at Council on Aging.
        Monthly Covered Dish - Friday, April 12, 11:30am, at Council on Aging. Please bring your favorite dish and join us for great food, fun and fellowship.
        Dine Around (I-Hop) Shelby, NC, Thursday, April 25, 5:00pm. Please call the Senior Center to reserve seating by Tuesday, April 23.
        4th Friday Night Dance: Theme - April Showers, Friday, April 26, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, at the Council on Aging. Cost is $5 for adults age 55 and better. Music will be provided by DJ Dick Hamrick.
    Singles Dinner Group, Shelby
        Singles 50 and over meet for dinner the first Friday of the month at Golden Coral, Shelby.  We participate in dancing and other monthly activities.  We invite new members to come join us.  For more info call 704-406-9166.
Solid Rock Garden in Lawndale
        Solid Rock Garden is gearing up for the growing season… If you enjoy gardening and want to help provide nutritious food for our neighbors - please join us. The garden is located on the grounds of the Upper Cleveland Rescue Squad in Lawndale. For more information send an email to solidrockgarden@gmail.com
Cleveland County Arts Council
        Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC will be having a “Student Art Exhibit & Competition”. Exhibit Dates: Now thru April 18, Mon.-Fri., 9:00am - 5:30pm. Free to attend. Artwork by Cleveland County students in grades k-12 will be on exhibit during this annual competition which recognizes and gives cash prizes to the brightest young artists of tomorrow. www.ccartscouncil.org
Cleveland County April Blood Drives
        4/12/13 - Patrick Senior Center, 10:00am-2:00pm, 909 East Kings St, Kings Mountain
        4/12/13 - Telerex, 1:00pm-5:00pm, 110 Commerce Blvd, Kings Mountain (Closed To Public)
        4/16/13 - PPG INDUSTRIES - 8:00am-12:30pm, 940 Washburn Switch Road, Shelby (Closed to Public)
        4/23/13 - First Baptist Shelby, 2:00pm-6:30pm, 120 N Lafayette St, Shelby
        4/25/12 - Shelby Community @ Landmark Baptist, 3:00pm-7:30pm, 1724 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby
        4/25/13 - Township #3 Elementary School, 12:30pm-5:30pm, 526 Davis Road, Shelby
        4/26/13 - East Gold Street Wesleyan, 2:00pm-6:00pm, 701 E Gold St, Kings Mountain
        4/28/13 - Christopher Road Baptist, 12:00pm-4:00pm, 420 Christopher Road, Shelby
Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office “Deputies On Donkeys”
        Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office preents “Deputies on Donkeys”, Donkey Basketball, April 11, at Crest High School. Doors open at 6:00pm. Game starts at 7:00pm. $10 per person. Contact Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office at 704-484-4788 for ticket information. All proceeds go to support Special Olympics North Carolina.
Burns High FFA
        Burns High FFA will host a Spring Gardening Workshop on Thursday, April 11, 6:30pm. Guest speakers will be Daniel Shires, Agriculture Agent with Cleveland County Cooperative Extension and Julie Weathers, home gardener and founder of Solid Rock Community Garden in Lawndale. Information given will benefit everyone from beginning home gardeners to experienced growers. Cost for the workshop is just $5.00 which includes a meal. Please contact Luke Beam 704-472-9344 or by email cbeam@clevelandcountyschools.org if you plan to attend. Burns High is located at 307 E Stagecoach Trail, Lawndale, NC.
12th Annual Child Care Connections Scholarship Golf Tournament
        Child Care Connections, Cleveland County is having their 12th Annual Child Care Connections Scholarship Golf Tournament, Friday, April 12, Deer Brook Golf Club, Captain’s Choice, $200 per team/ Mulligans & Red Tees Available. Lunch served 12:00 noon. Tee off, 1:00pm. Great prizes available for top 3 teams, closest to the pin, and longest drive. Call for information regarding team sign-up, hole sponsorship and prize donation, 704-487-7397. www.ccchildcareconnections.org.
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
        Kings Mountain Historical Museum is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm and the cost of admission is free (donations are appreciated). To find out more about the museum, please visit the museum’s website www.kingsmountainmuseum.org and Facebook page. Stephanie Walsh, Director & Curator, Kings Mountain Historical Museum, PO Box 552, 100 East Mountain Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086, 704-739-1019. Like the Kings Mountain Historical Museum on Facebook: http://facebook.com/kmhmuseum. Follow us on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/KMHMuseum.
        Saturday, April 13, 10:00am - 4:00pm: KMHM Spring Fling - The annual daylong event will feature living history demonstrations from the 38th North Carolina Civil War re-enactment group. Other events for the day include a performance by the Log Cabin String Band and a reading of Civil War letters by Joy W. Sparrow from the book Sparrows’ Nest of Letters, edited by Joy W. Sparrow at 10:30am.
North Shelby School Fish Fry Benefit
        Piedmont Shrine Club sponsors Fish Fry Benefit for North Shelby School, Saturday, April 13, at Friendship Masonic Lodge, Boiling Springs, NC, 12:00 noon until 7:00pm. $10 per plate, all you can eat. Eat in or carry out.
Save the Date Minority Health Conference, Shelby
        Save the Date Minority Health Conference will be held at the T.R. Harris Conference Room, Grover Building, Cleveland Regional Medical Center, April 13, 10:00am to 2:00pm. Medicaid & Medicare, Stroke, Unintended Pregnancy, Individual Behaviors, The Affordable Care Act, Sexually Transmitted Disease, Personal Choice, Educational Resources, Medications, Diet, Acces to Care, Physical Activity, Insurance Coverage.
Lawndale Scouts Annual Fish Fry
        Troop 112 will hold their Annual Fish Fry Saturday, April 13. It will be held in Lawndale Community Center located on Piedmont Drive. Serving will start at 5:00pm. Fish plate will be $10. You get fish, fries, hushpuppies, slaw, tea and dessert. All proceeds will go to the Boy and Cub Scouts. This is sponsored by family and friends. For more information call Danny Swink, 704-473-0950.
The Broad River Genealogical Society
        The Broad River Genealogical Society will be having a presentation at the Neal Senior Center at 3:00pm, April 14. All visitors are welcome at no charge. Michael Hardy will be speaking on how Charlotte and this area played an important role in the Civil War. Mr. Hardy has written 16 books on the Civil War including books on the 37th Infantry and the 58th. Light refleshments will be served.
Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Care & Health
        Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Care & Health, 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., Shelby, just off Fallston Road, will be having their monthly meeting of dementia caregivers, Tuesday, April 16. The meeting, which is free of charge, is scheduled to begin at 5:30, but latecomers are welcome, and end at 7:00. “Safety for the Person with Dementia” will be the program topic. Because of confusion and inability to learn new information along with failing eyesight, a person with dementia faces risks at home and in the community. A free sitter service is available for the person with dementia, but a reservation for the sitter service must be made by Tuesday, April 9 by calling 704-484-0405. For questions or directions, call 704-484-0405.
National Healthcare Decision Day
        Join Americans across the country in making future healthcare decision known to family, friends and healthcare providers. Share your wishes and complete your advance directive, because...your decisions matter. Information and someone to assist you will be available at these locations, Tuesay, April 16, 9:00am - 3:00pm: Cleveland Mall, Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Patrick Senior Center, Kings Mountain. For more information, please contact Len Byers at 980-487-3855.
JROTC Drill Championship, Shelby
        The 7th annual, Sgt. Raymond Horton JROTC Invitational Drill championships will be held on Saturday April 20, at the Cleveland Mall, Shelby NC. This years event has been renamed in honor of Sgt. Raymond Horton, USMC. The event is sponsored by the Foothills Detachment, Marine Corps League, Shelby NC. We are expecting 16 schools to be present this year. Everyone is invited to attend and Donations for sponsorship are accepted. If interested, contact Toney King @704-739-7051.
Shelby Lions Club “Walk Across Shelby”
        The Shelby Lions Club has planned a “Walk Across Shelby” for April 20. This is part of North Carolina Lions “Walk Across NC” event, when Lions and community residents are urged to walk across the state from Murphy to Manteo. The Shelby Club will meet at West Warren Manor (934 W. Warren Street) about 9:45am and walk to Lions Senior Village (211 North Morgan Street) and back. This nearly 3 mile roundtrip will contribute toward total miles walked across North Carolina. The public is encouraged to participate. Shelby Lions want at least 20 people to turn out, making a total of 60 miles. The club wants to raise one thousand dollars to support humanitarian services for the blind and visually impaired. Pledge forms are available by calling Dave Titus, 704-406-9331. Those who want to to sign up sponsors for their walk or to make a contribution to Shelby Lions Club for this walk, can  send  a check to Shelby Lions, PO Box  1082, Shelby, NC 28151. Checks can be payable to either Shelby Lions Club or NC Lions, Inc. noting that the contribution is for the “Walk Across Shelby”.
Hospice Cleveland County
        Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC, April Calendar of Events:
Spring Memorial Service - Patients that have died September 1, 2012 through February 28, 2013 will be remembered. Family members will receive a special invitation. Sunday, April 14, 2:00pm, Central United Methodist Church, 200 East Marion Street, Shelby.
        The Hospice Store - Located at 323 E. Marion Street beside Dollar General Near Uptown Shelby! Jewelry & Purses, Housewares, Glasses & Dishes, Linens, Furniture, Antiques, Collectibles, Crystal & China, Small, Applicances, Books, Artwork, Electronics, Lamps, Musical Instruments, Rugs, Toys & Games, patio Furniture, Tools, Exercise Equipment, and more. Please call Angela Jones at 980-295-8578 if you have items to donate or for volunteer opportunties. Store hours: Thursday - Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm, 323 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC.
7th Annual Sgt. Raymond Horton JROTC Invitational
        NC Foothills Detachment #1164, Shelby, NC, is hosting the 7th Annual Sgt. Raymond Horton JROTC Invitational (Formerly the Foothills JROTC Drill Championships), Saturday, April 20, Cleveland Mall, Shelby, NC. For information concerning attending, participation, contact Toney King at 704-739-7051 (home), 704-473-7051 (cell), trgking@carolina.rr.com. Donations for this event appreciated. The Foothills Detachment, Marine Corps League is a Non-profit veterans’ organization.
Broad River Greenway, Boiling Springs
        The Broad River Greenway, 126 Broad River Road, invites everyone to join them for an afternoon celebrating nature with a craft activity and guided hike at Broad River, April 21, 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Meet at Phifer Cabin. For more information contact Kim Duren at kduren@broadrivergreenway.com or Ranger Jolly at 704-434-0040.
Equestrians For A Cure 5th Annual Trail Ride & BBQ, Hollis
         Equestrians For A Cure, 5th Annual Trail Ride and BBQ Lunch, May 4, Hollis, NC. Money raised goes to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for research. Only $30 to participate for riders. Register early to receive a t-shirt. Non riders may eat lunch for $8. Rain date is May 11. Please call Jenene Philbeck, 704-418-2664, 704-692-5695, 704-481-5800 for questions or to register.
A Dinner With Ron Rash Annual Event, Shelby
         The Friends of the LIBRARY would like to invite you to an evening and Dinner with Ron Rash and Program/book signing. He is a local author and poet from Western North Carolina. He is the Parris Distinguished Professor on Appalachian Cultural studies at western North Carolina University. Ron Rash was born in Chester, South Carolina, in 1953, grew up in Boiling Springs NC, graduate of Gardner Webb University and Clemson. One of his Best Selling books, titled “Serena” has been made into a movie. The actors in the movie are Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Cost of the  dinner with Ron Rash is $15.00 a plate, tickets must be purchased by April 30th at Cleveland Memorial Library, 104 Howe Drive, Shelby, NC. We will have the pleasure of hearing him talk about his writings which mostly take place in western North Carolina. Not only is he an awesome author he is an awesome speaker as well. This Event will be at The Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1207 West Dixon Blvd., in the EPWORTH building, May 7, 6:30pm. Mr. Ron Rash will be signing books after his program that evening. Members of the Friends Of The Library only,  are allowed. If you want to become a member, please go to the Cleveland Memorial Library, at 104 Howe Drive, Shelby NC to join, membership is $10.00 a person.  The $10.00 membership helps FOL board members purchase items for our library, maintain the Library’s Courtyard and allows the Board to have free book signings/events with popular local Authors for the public. This event will also be our annual Friends of the Library meeting for all the members that attend. Any questions you have please call the Library in Shelby at 704-487-9069.
Long Branch Road Baptist Church: Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show
        Long Branch Road Baptist Church, 621 Long Branch Road, Forest City, NC, will be having a Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, Saturday, May 11, 2013, 9:00am - 2:00pm, (Rain Date - Sat. May 18). Trophies Awarded in the following categories: Best Ford * Best Chevy *Best Mopar * Best Truck * Best Import * Best Motorcycle * Most Unique * Pastor’s Choice * Top Twenty. Secure your entry today,  $20.00 entry fee. To enter/register a car(s) contact: Michael Brown, 828-429-0609; Laurie Crowe, 828-429-4479. Proceeds support the Long Branch Road Baptist Church Fellowship Building Fund, Rev. Jerry Ruppe.
Cleveland County Library, Shelby
        THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE…Spend your lunch hour at the library and feed your mind! The Main Library in Shelby is continuing the series of programs for our community that will give folks a chance to spend their lunch hour being entertained. The idea is to bring your bag lunch and the library will provide water, tea and a great program. The programs will be held in the Plaster Meeting Room and you can “come through the garden gate” entrance. The programs will be on the first & third Thursdays of every month from 12:15-12:45 and will feature stories, music and educational topics.
        Saturday Morning Matinee- Curious George Celebrates Spring.
Spring has sprung and the world’s favorite monkey returns- as curious as ever- in this high-flying, full length feature. George and his best friend, Hundley, explore all the wonders of the season together – including blooming flowers, baby animals and canoe rides. But when Hundley loses his way George takes to the skies to find his pal, in a wild adventure that ends with a very fun surprise!  The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2012 at the Cleveland County Memorial Library. To register call 704-487-9069, or by emailing vking@ccml.org. Free fun for the entire family!  Limited registration – pre registration required.
        Cool After School - Afternoon Matinee. “Bats At the Library” and Other “Batty” Fun. To celebrate National Library Week, Cleveland County Memorial Library has come up with some “batty” fun for the entire family. On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at 4:15 p.m. the film adaptation of the book “Bats At the Library” will be shown in all its nocturnal glory! Join the free-for-all fun at the public library with these fun loving bats! Experience the shape shadows on walls, water fountain frolics, as the bats roam the book filled halls until it’s time for everyone, young and old, to settle down into the enchantment of story time. Author Brian Lies’ joyful critters and their nocturnal celebration cast library visits in a new light. Even the youngest of readers will want to join the batty book-fest. To register call 704-487-9069 or email vking@ccml.org.
        Cool After School - Astronomy Day. The Cleveland County Memorial Library and The Schiele Museum of Natural History will present “Astronomy Day” featuring, Star Lab – The Portable Planetarium, on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 4:15 p.m. Children ages 6 – 11 will experience the wonders of the night sky in the CCML’s very own planetarium!  This program is free, however, pre-registration is required due to space limitations. To register call 704-487-9069 or email vking@ccml.org. 
        Teen Advisory Group - “Internet, Texting, and Social Media Safety – What You Need to Know….”  The Cleveland County Memorial Library Teen Advisory Group will meet on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Teens ages 12-17 urged to attend this meeting which will feature “Internet, Texting, and Social Media Safety – What You Need to Know….” To obtain a Teen Advisory Group Application or to register for the program call 704-487-9069 or email vking@ccml.org.
        The month of April’s programs are: April 18th – Enjoy some Jazz Tunes with Georgiana Wright. Georgiana Wright is a native of Cleveland County. She has been singing since she could walk anywhere she could find an audience. She studied music and drama at UNC Asheville. She is the organist/ accompanist at Friendship United Methodist Church in Fallston. She is also involved in community theatre and is on the board of directors for Greater Shelby Community Theatre. She is currently preparing for auditions for “Flemming: An American Thriller” which she is directing at Kings Mountain Little Theatre.
        “Trashformation” -- Current Art Exhibit and Window Display - now through May 31. The artwork now in our gallery was made by Gaston County artist, Johnny Queen, and was created using 100% recycled materials. Johnny does pottery, woodwork, painting, and collage and has been making art since he was a young man.  As a result of receiving a head injury at the age of 10, Johnny says he sees things differently than most, backwards or in 3-D.  He enjoys making art that influences people as well as using unusual found materials. Six of his mixed media pieces can be viewed in our gallery through May 31. All of the objects in the display window were made from recycled metals and plastic to celebrate Earth Day, April 22 using the theme of Dr. Seuss’ message in The Lorax, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.” These clever and charming pieces were made by consumers of Day Activity Services at Achieve Learning Center in Shelby. All of them will make you smile. The center serves adults with developmental disabilities who have an interest in learning and socializing in a group setting. Achieve Learning Center staff work alongside their attendees, their families, case workers, and schools to help make experiences successful and rewarding.
        BEATLES DAY at the Library. A Wig Is All You Need…Phil Weathers will be sharing his large collection of Beatle Memorabilia at the Cleveland County Memorial Library on Thursday, April 25, 3:00pm - 8:00pm. There will be a Beatle Trivia contest at 6:15 pm for Beatle Door Prizes! Phil Weathers’ new book “This is Meant to be Played Loud! Music Memories of the Sixties, Seventies, and Beyond” will be on sale for $10.00. Phil, Mary Fox and Ronnie Whisnant will be in attendance to sign copies of the book. Beatle Day at the CCML T-Shirts will also be on sale. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the book and T-Shirts will go to the library.
        The Library Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month from 10:30am - 12:00 noon. The book for the month of April is “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich. Everyone is invited.

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