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Neighborhood Calendar April 16, 2015

2015 RELAY FOR LIFE CLEVELAND COUNTY
2015 Relay For Life Cleveland County, Shelby Meeting Schedule: April 14, 2015, 5:00-7:00pm - Sweet Frog - Team Drop-in. April 15, 2015 - Uptown Spirit of Relay Celebration with Dr. Seuss and Friends at Earl Scruggs Center Event - 4:00-7:00pm. May 1, 2015 - Just Family Bake Sale at Medical Arts Pharmacy on Grover Street, 7:30am until. May 5, 2015, 6:00pm - Cleveland Vol Fire Department - Leadership Team. May 12, 2015 - Cleveland Vol Fire Department - Shirts and Bank Day. May 15, 2015 - Survivors drop-in begins a 4:00pm (t-shirt and goody bag pickup at this time) Survivors Walk begins at 6:00pm.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - Robert's Fishermen For a Cure Presents: "A Womanless Beauty Pageant". Starts at 6:30pm, at Crest High School Gym. Donation of $5. All proceeds of this event will go to Cleveland County Relay for Life, Shelby, NC. For ticket information, contact Cindy Francis, 704-472-9682; Kaye Francis, 704-974-5565; Faye Wallace, 704-692-5688.
May 16, 2015 - 2nd Annual Relay For Life Hope Jam, at the Ky Renaissance Fair in Eminence, Ky. Gates open at 5:30 starting with Chase Skinner, Six Mile South and our headlinder Confederate Railroad. Advanced tickets $15.00 and VIP tickets $40.00. Go to www.kyrenfaire.com for tickets online. All proceeds going to Relay For Life. Team sponsored by Eminence Speaker LLC employees.
Baking for a Cure! Cakes for donation. Red Velvet, $25. Pound Cake, $20. Contact: Charlotte Heffner at 980-295-9466.
Angels of Hope - Purchase tickets for a chance to win a Browning X-Bolt 30/06 rifle. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. Rifle value is $900. Please contact Monty Vassey at 704-484-3430 to purchase a ticket. The drawing is May 15, 2015, 11:00 at Relay for Life. Do not need to be present to win.
Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center
Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby, NC will be holding the following events in March and April:
Bingo - Each Monday Night (except holidays). Doors open at 5:30 (no admittance after 7:00pm). Jackpot - 60 people or more $500, 60 people or less $300. Public invited 12 years old and up.
Older American's Month "Super Spectacular" - Friday, May 1, 2015, 3:00pm with Open House and Information Fair. Free hot dog supper beginning at 5:00pm to all raffle participants and contributors. All others, $5. Reverse drawing will begin at 6:00pm. Tickets, $50 each (for a chance to win $3000 grand prize). Other chances to win (4) $500 plus other prizes will be given away. Contact Mary Hamrick at 704-484-5493 for further information.
Hospice Cleveland County
Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC - Calendar of Events:
Springs Memorial Service - Patients that have died September 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015 will be remembered. Family members will receive a special invitation. This will be Sunday, April 19, 2015. Time TBA, at First Baptist Church, 120 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC.
Annual Golf Tournament, Deer Brook Golf Club, Shelby
The Board of Directors and Staff of Child Care Connections invite you to participate in their annual golf tournament on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Deer Brook Golf Club. They are the county's only child care resource and referral agency funded through the Cleveland County Partnership for Children and the North Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral Council. Whether you play in the tournament, sponsor a hole, offer a door prize, or simply make a donation, you are making a positive impact on the future of Early Childhood Education and the children of Cleveland County. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Child Care Connections at 704-487-7397.
4th Annual Cliffords Army Rescue Extravaganza
The 4th Annual Cliffords Army Rescue Extravaganza will be Saturday, April 18, 2015. This years event will feature the Ride to Rescue Poker Run, with a pre-registration party at Skooterz on Friday night, April 17, 2015. The poker run will have added incentives as there are baskets worth at least $100 available for participants to win at each stop. Cliffords Car Show will be back this year. $20 entry fee, top 20 awards plus a peoples choice award. Cliffords Canine Cuties Pageant will feature Sheriff Alan Norman, Shelby Police Chief Jeff Ledford, New York Times Best Selling Author, Kay Hooper, Charlotte Media personality, Barbara McKay, and local animal advocate, Sherry Crowder. Overall winner and runner up as well as winners in each division. Also a Most Photogenic Award will be given by the public's vote. Live entertainment provided by The Chris Ledbetter Trio, Skp Weever and Relentless. American Jewelry and Music was kind enough to donate and operate all sound equipment. The Cleveland county Sheriffs Dept K9's will put on a demonstration at 3:00pm on the midway. Jump Crazy Moonwalks will have two inflatables there for the kids along with face painting, games, coloring contests, and much more. 12 and under are in free. A live Auction will be held around 4:45pm (time approximate after awards ceremony with auctioneer Jason Falls. Live plant sales, vendors, rescues from as far away as Maryland and New Jersey, Clifford's Army Adoptable Dogs, are just a few of the highlights. The day will end with a memorial service at the Cliffords Memorial Wall in memory of our four legged family members who have went to rainbow bridge. Gates open at 10:00am. Admission $5, under 12 free. Dogs welcome, must be current on rabies, bordetella and dhpp vaccines. All dogs must be leashed at all times. For more information please email: cliffordscaninecuties@gmail.com or call 704-460-9030.
Spring Bulky Item Pickup, City of Shelby
The City of Shelby Solid Waste Department is having the Spring Bulky Item Pick-up the week of April 20-23, 2015. Beginning on Friday, April 17, 2015, you may begin placing items such as: furniture, boxes, mattresses, and bagged clothes, etc., on the curbside without being subject to citations or fines. Please do not place any items in the street or mix these items with limbs, leaves, or grass. The Solid Waste Department does not pick-up items such as: appliances, electronics, televisions, tires, building materials, paints, oils, and batteries, these items may be taken to the Cleveland County Landfills. Bulky Items will be picked up only on the same day during the week that your garbage is scheduled for pick-up. Items placed or left on the curb after Thursday, April 23, 2015, will be subject to citations and fines. There will be no leaf or brush collection during bulky item pick-up week.
Annual Iron City Festival, Blacksburg
The Iron City Festival is approaching. The Blacksburg Business Association's tenth annual event will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 9:00am - 9:00pm in the downtown area. The 3rd annual Little Miss Iron City Festival pageant will include girls through age ten. For more information email to blacksburgbba7@yahoo.com, call Jennifer McKinnish at 704-472-5401 or see her at Food Lion, Blacksburg, SC. Toss in a miniature train exhibit, food, vendor shopping, health fair, cake contest, kid's parade, student art display, petting zoo, wrestling, activities for the children in a free kids' zone including inflatables. Bring your car, truck, or motorcycle to put on display---no entry fee, no prizes, no trophies.....just letting others admire your vehicle. All events are free except an entry fee for those participating in the pageant. Bring your camera to take pictures in the Big Red Chair. "PLAIR" from Rock Hill will be the featured band from 7:00-9:00pm. Bring your chair and enjoy a variety of music. The festival will end with fireworks around 10:00. If possible, bring canned food or other non-perishable to be donated to Iron City Ministries. Food Lion will have a booth set-up up nearby to receive your food items and will match up to 2,000 pounds of food donated. For more information call George Kirby at 864-839-6006, email blacksburgbba7@yahoo.com, or visit the festival's website at www.ironcityfestival.com.
Shelby American Legion Post #82, Shelby
Shelby American Legion Post #82 will sponsor a Cruise In on Saturday, April 18, 2015 (Rain Date April 25) from 10:00am until 2:00pm at the Legion Post, 1628 South Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC. Hot dog plates will be sold. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. A donation of $10 per vehicle is suggested. New or old, if it rolls, bring it! For more information, call 704-482-7416.
Special Olympics Cleveland County
Special Olympics Cleveland County will be holding its annual Spring Track and Field event at Shelby High School on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 9:00am. Come out and support our local athletes. Admission is free for everyone. There will be concessions and souvenirs, with all proceeds going to Special Olympics Cleveland County.
Lattimore Historical Society Spring Fling
The Lattimore Historical Society will have their "Spring Fling", Saturday, April 18, 2015, 5:00-8:00pm. Barbecue Dinner with drink and dessert. Buy your ticket at The Depot Cafe for $10. Street dance, DJ Wolfman, Shag - Line Dance - Square Dance. Cake Walks. Please bring your chair.
Community Christian Academy Springfest 2015
Community Christian Academy Springfest 2015 will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 616 Athenia Pl, Bessemer City, NC. Ladies' fun: hairstyling, makeover consults, kids' area and cornhole/basketball tourneys, light lunch for sale. Silent auctions and raffles. Free Swag Bags to first 100 attendees. Various vendors and crafted items. Proceeds benefit Community Christian Academy Building/athletic fund. Business (athletic) sponsorships available. Contact CCA for more information, 704-629-2391.
The Foothills Post-Polio Support Group
The Foothills Post-Polio Support Group, formerly called the Cleveland County Post-Polio Support Group, will hold the April meeting at the conference room of the Life Enrichment Center of Shelby, NC on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 6:00 in the evening. The conference room is located at the back of the building. The center is located off Hwy 18 North on Life Enrichment Blvd, just north of Cornerstone Dentistry. Each person attending should bring his/her own meal. Drinks- coffee and water will be provided. The program for April will be Yoga for seniors presented by Caroline Dedmon. If you are a polio survivor please plan to attend. Feel free to bring a caregiver with you. For more information you may call Dianne Garner at 704-434-4928.
The Town of Waco
The Town of Waco will hold a meeting on Monday, April 20, 2015 at Waco Town Hall, located at 222 AW Black Street, Waco, NC 28169, at 7:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend.
Cleveland County Arts Council
Exib dates: April 23 - May 21, 2015. Opening Reception: April 23, 5:30-7:30pm. The artwork by students in grades 3-12 will be on exhibit during this annual competition. Cash prizes are awarded to the best and the brightest young artists of tomorrow. Free. Come see it all for yourself. Scavenger hunt for kids.
Junior Charity League of Shelby, Inc.
The Junior Charity League of Shelby, NC, proudly presents its 1st Annul Charity Chase 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, April 25, 2015. With start and finish lines at the Shelby City Park, the course winds through the beautiful Sunset Cemetery where the late country music legend and Shelby native, Don Gibson, was laid to rest. Runners will pass Betty Singleton Holdridge's inspirational tombstone, which reads, "She came to Shelby as a simple fat lady in the fair. She left this earth as our friend." The course continues to the Historical District of Uptown Shelby, looping around the Courtsquare that houses the Earl Scruggs Center. This museum is dedicated to preserving the life story of legendary five-string banjo master and Cleveland County native, Earl Scruggs. Runners will make their final push back to the finish line at the Shelby Park where the award celebration will take place. 100% of proceeds will be used to purchase new clothing and hygiene items for Cleveland County children in need. For more information please visit our website at www.charitychase5K.com.
Casar Elementary School Annual Plant Sale
Casar Elementary School will have their annual plant sale, just in time for Mother's Day! The sale will be Friday, May 8, 2015 from 8:30am until 2:00pm at the school located at 436 School House Rd., Casar, NC. A variety of plants and flowers will be available. For more information call the school 704-538-9982.
Shelby Friends 45 and Over
Shelby friends 45 and over enjoy meals together, activities, picnics and scheduled events including dinner at 5:30pm, first Friday of the month, at Golden Coral and Fisherman's Feast, third Thursday. If interested, please call 704-406-9557.
D&O Warehouse Reunion
D&O Warehouse will hold a reunion on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 1:00pm - 3:00pm, at Golden Coral, Shelby, NC. 1990 to 2000. Questions, call 704-466-9820.


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