Neighborhood Calendar April 27, 2017

Relay for Life
The Relay for Life events:
American Cancer Society Lincolnton, NC is holding its annual fundraising evening of events and celebration of survivors on Friday, May 5, 2017. Come ride your motorcycle on a 1 hour police escorted night group ride "BUG RUN" through Western Lincoln County, followed by our lap of lights and thunder around the stadium track that excites all the spectators. The Ride will start and end at the Relay event held at the Lincolnton High School Stadium. First sticker is $10, additional are $5. Upon completion of the ride, the bike with the most bug splats on the sticker wins $100 cash prize. Registration 6:30-8:30pm. Kickstands up 9:00pm. All brands of motorcycle manufacturers are encouraged to participate.
May 10, 2017 - Paint the Town, Uptown at Earl Scruggs Center.
May 16, 2017 - Bank Night and Tee Shirt pickup (Cleveland County Fairgrounds) time tba.
May 19, 2017 - Relay for Life Cleveland County, NC, 4:00pm til 12:00am, at Cleveland County Fairgrounds.
Cleveland County Library Art Gallery, Shelby
The retrospective work of artists Bill and Elaine Horn will be shown April 10 through May 30, 2017 at Cleveland County Library System, 104 Howie Drive, Shelby, Main Branch Art Gallery. Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm Friday and Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Shelby High Speaking Event
Matt Hirschy, Director of Advancement for Equality NC, will be speaking this Friday, April 28, 2017, at Shelby High School's Malcolm Brown Auditorium at 3:30pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Lost Playwrights, Hendersonville
Lost Playwrights will meet Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 2:00pm until 4:00pm in Kapplan Auditorium of Henderson County Library, 301 North Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC. All persons interested in any aspect of theatre or creative writing are invited to attend. There are no dues.
Burns High School Marching Band
Burns High School Marching Band will be hosting a Golf Tournament at Deer Brook Golf Club Saturday, April 29, 2017. Start time: 2:00pm. Registration is at 1:00pm. 3 Man Team Style - entry fee is $60 per person ($180 per team). Cash prizes will be awarded. Contact Phil Peeler at 704-477-0142 or email to reserve your spot for you or your team. Support the bulldog band.
Broad River European Motor Club
The Broad River European Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show will be held on the Court Square in Shelby, NC Saturday, April 29, 2017. There are over 70 classic European cars pre-registered, which normally means over 100 beautiful and rare cars will be displayed. Also, our wonderful Police Department's Lt. C. M. Howington is arranging a visit there with Ciko, Officer Tim Brackeen's K9 companion. A Shelby Police's K9 unit will put on a 20 minute demonstration at 10:00am. Colors will be presented by the Foothills Marine Corps League at 9:45am. Spectator admission is free. The weather forecase is for fine weather, so the show will be spectacular.
Scavenger Hunt to Benefit NC Baptist Children's Homes
A Scavenger Hunt to Benefit the NC Baptist Children's Homes (22 homes total) will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017. It begins and ends at Cornerstone Fellowship, 1186 Hudlow Rd, Forest City, NC. Registration Begins at 9:30am (coffee and donuts available).First Bike out at 10:00am. Last bike in by 1:00pm. Taco Bar Lunch at 1:00pm. Winning Team will be announced at 1:30pm and receives $100 Cash Prize. All modes of transportation. Do as much as time safely allows. Digital Camera or Phone Camera Required. Collect points for each item found. Photograph team with the found item (photographer is not required to be in pic) $15 per bike / passenger; $10, Cars of 2 people; $25 (additional passengers $5.00 each). Includes lunch and one door prize ticket. Non participants may purchase lunch for $5. Raffle drawing will be held at this event. All Participants that preregister and prepay will be entered into drawing for $25 Amazon card. All donations and funds received will be presented to the NC Baptist Children's Homes at their 2nd Annual Ride to Clyde Fund Raiser. Information regarding this ride can be found here.
Spring Memorial Service Hospice Cleveland Co.
A Spring Memorial Service for Hospice Cleveland County patients that have died September 1, 2016 through February 29, 2017 will be held Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Family members will receive a special invitation. Please RSVP to 704-487-4677 ext. 114 with your loved one's name. Service will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church, 300 North Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC.
Cross Roads 5K and Kids Fun Run, Boiling Springs
Cross Roads 5k and Kids Fun Run will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017. 5K Run/Walk - 8:00am; ½ Mile Kid's Fun Run - 9:00am. The race will begin on the campus of Gardner-Webb University Football Concourse, Boiling Springs, NC. All race participants should park in/near the football stadium parking lot to pick up their packets. *Race Participants may pick up their race packet on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Ruby C. Hunt YMCA from 4:00pm-7:00pm or beginning at 7:00am on Saturday May 6, 2017 at event. Register at any Cleveland County Family YMCA or online at Fundraiser/Ruby YMCA.
South Mountains State Park
Upcoming Environmental Programs at South Mountains State Park:
Sunday, May 7, 21, 28, 2017 - "Fly Fishing 101". Get Hooked! Join angler Jeff Newton at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm for an introductory class on fly fishing. Jeff is an instructor with Project Healing Waters and is a member of Trout Unlimited. All class materials will be provided free. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission fishing regulations still apply.
Saturday, May 6 & 13, and Sunday, May 14, 2017 - "Animals of the South Mountains". Join a Park Ranger to learn about the many animals that call South Mountains home. The program will begin at 2:00 pm in the Visitor Center auditorium.
Sunday, May 7, 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".
Saturday, May 13, 2018 - "The 10 Essentials". What items should you always carry with you when hiking? Meet a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center at 11:00 m to learn about the "10 Essentials". "Animals of the South Mountains". Join a Park Ranger to learn about the many animals that call South Mountains home. The program will begin at 2:00 pm in the Visitor Center auditorium.
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - "Animals of the South Mountains". Join a Park Ranger to learn about the many animals that call South Mountains home. The program will begin at 2:00 pm in the Visitor Center auditorium.
South Mountains State Park is located south of Morganton off of old Highway 18. Call the park office at (828) 433-4772 for more information.
Broad River Genealogical Society Play Auditions
The Broad River Genealogical Society is excited to revive the original play, "Pullin' Foot to the Broad" written by the founder, Virginia Green DePriest. This play presents some of the events which took place in the settlement on the Broad River (now Cleveland County) and will feature the original families of Allisons, Dobbins, Moores and others from the 1740's to the 1840's. The play will provide a very entertaining evening and education of the founding of the land where we live. The play is scheduled for October 2017. Auditions will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:00am - 3:00pm at the Shelby City Park Gymnasium. Please bring a recent photo with you if possible. There are 30+ speaking parts available ranging from elementary age to the 60's.
Cleveland County Choral Society Concerts
The Cleveland County Choral Society concerts will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7:00pm and Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3:00pm. Concerts will be held at: Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1207 West Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC 28150. Admission $5, available at the door.
Paws and Balls Golf Tournament
Cleveland County Humane Society 13th annual Paws and Balls Golf Tournament will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 at Deer Brook Golf Club. Shotgun start at 1:00pm. Contests at 11:30am and lunch at 12:00. Great prizes, contests, $5,000 hole in one, $10,000 Mutt Putt and more. Four person captain's choice at $85 per player. Join in and help the animals! Call 704-487-4041 or e-mail for registration information and sponsor information.
Washington Outreach Ministry, Inc., Shelby
Washington Outreach Ministry, Inc., will hold their 5th Annual Parade of Tables Dinner Featuring Elise Schenck, "Little Miss" Contestant, Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 6:00pm, at the Washington Elementary School, 907 Stony Point Rd., Shelby, NC. Admission is $40 for adults, $10 for students and to sponsor a table, $320. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Washington Outreach Food Ministry which helps feed many local families in need and provide scholarships to enable children to attend Washington Christian Academy Summer Camp, a nine-week Summer Math, Science and Health program. Without this program many of the children would miss the opportunity for academic enrichment during the summer months. Elise Schenck, the granddaughter of William and Elzine Schenck and 8-year old native of Tampa, FL travels to Shelby NC every summer to attend Washington Christian Academy. This experience has been invaluable to her and she would like to ensure that all of her old and hopefully new friends will be able to attend camp this summer. To order tickets please call 704-435-3138 ext. 201 or email: Make checks payable to Washington Outreach Ministry, memo: Elise Schenck. Donations of any amount are welcome. Help sponsor a child today!
Shelby Senior Singles 55 and Over
Please join Shelby Senior Singles 55 and Over the third Thursday of the month at Showmars, at 5:00pm, for supper and alternating local restaurants the first Friday of the month. Friday May 5, 2017 they will be dining at the new Shelby Family Restaurant, 1683 E Dixon Blvd. Make lasting friendships, good memories, dining and talking, enjoying fellowship. For more info, 704-756-0551.