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Neighborhood Calendar August 11th edition
Council On Aging/Neal Senior Center
    8/12 – Covered Dish –  Friday, August 12th at Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby – 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Bring your favorite dish and  join us for fun and fellowship.
  8/18 – Blood Pressure Checks –  Thursday, August 18 at Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby – 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
  8/12 – Blood Sugar Screening –  Friday, August 12th at Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby – 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. To get a true reading do not eat before coming to check your blood sugar or make sure it has been 2 hours since you have eaten.
  8/17 – Seminar (Wills & Powers Of Attorney) (for seniors 55 and above). – Wednesday, August 17, 10:30 a.m. Presented by NC Senior Legal Project/NC Senior Legal Helpline –  at Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby – 10:30 a.m. Program is free of charge. Pre-registration is required. Call (704) 482-3488.
  8/18 – Seminar (Living a Healthier Life) Presented by Carolina Chiropractic Plus. Thursday, August 18th  at Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby – 10:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required. (704) 482-3488.
   8/19 – Indoor/Outdoor Flea Market. Friday, August 19th, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby. Hotdog Baskets, beverages and desserts will be available for lunch (11:30-1:00). For more information or to reserve a space inside or in the Center’s parking lot, please contact Lisa Abernethy at (704) 482-3488.
    8/25 – Dine Around - Alston’s Barbecue, 620 Grover St., Shelby, NC. Thursday, August 25th, 5:00 p.m.. Sponsored by Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby – You must sign up prior to Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Any questions or need a ride, please contact the Senior Center (704) 482-3488.
American Red Cross Bloodmobile
    8/11 – Thursday – Zoar Baptist Church – 1740 S. Lafayette St., Shelby, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
       8/12 – Friday – Owens and Minor – 202 Commerce Blvd., Kings Mountain, 8:30am-12:30pm. Free t-shirts and Chick-fil-A coupons.
       8/14 – Sunday – Beaver Dam Baptist Church – 123 Beaver Dam Church Road, Shelby. 11:00 am-3:00 pm
       8/16 – Tuesday – Shelby Presbyterian Church– 226 E. Graham Street, Shelby. 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
       8/17 – Wednesday – Cleveland Community College – 137 S. Post Rd., 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free t-shirts and Chick-fil-A coupons.
       8/23 – Tuesday – Central United Methodist Church – 200 E. Marion St., 2:00 p.m-6:00 p.m.
Hospice Cleveland County
       Hospice Cleveland County will hold the following events:    “Reflections” - This grief support group meets for six weeks. No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Please rsvp to ext. 166 if you plan to attend. The final meetings will be held on August 16, 2011, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  at Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby.
   Pregnancy Loss And Infant Death Support Group - This group will offer support to families who have experienced the death of an infant or pregnancy loss. The group will meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend. Meetings will be on Tuesday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby.
     Hospice Training Class - Hospice training is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about hospice care and the services provided to the community. This 12-hour course is free and there is no obligation to volunteer. To get credit for the entire course, you will need to come to one of the classes offered each day. For more information, contact ext. 111. The classes will be held on Monday, August 15, Tuesday, August 16 and Thursday, August 18, 2011.  Day classes are 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Evening classes are 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. and will be held at Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby.

Piecemakers Quilt Guild
   “Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10AM – 12PM at the Lincoln Co. Senior Center, Room 319, Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 Aspen St., Lincolnton.  We are here to teach and encourage those interested in the art of quilting; visitors & new members are welcome.  Meetings include a business meeting, show-and-tell, and a program related to quilting.  On August 3rd, members  display Challenge quilts - do come visit us! Members also meet the third Wed. of each month 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to work on our community projects. For information:  Judy Smith

Shelby Parks & Recreation
       Summer Schedule for City Park Carrousel and Rotary Train (through August).  Tuesday - Friday 10 AM - 1 PM and 5-8 PM. Saturday 1-6 PM and Sunday 1:30-6 PM. All rides are 50¢. More information is available at www.cityofshelby.com/parks or call 704-484-6476. For daycares, schools, party or group reservations call the main Shelby Parks and Recreation office at 704-484-6811.

Dr. Klein To Discuss Alzheimer’s Disease At Life Enrichment Center
  Dr. Kevin Klein of Klein Neurology and Sleep will discuss the topic of Alzheimer’s disease on August 11 at Life Enrichment Center in Shelby and on August 18 at the Patrick Senior Center in Kings Mountain. Both events will begin at noon and refreshments will be served. The program is part of a Coffee and Conversation series, presented free of charge by Journey, a coalition which seeks to educate the community about end-of-life issues. This program will help families understand financial issues at the end of life.
Cleveland County Library
 Cleveland County Library Book Club will meet on  Thursday, August 11, 2011 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the small conference room at the library.  They will discuss the book, “Fall of Giants” by Ken Follett.  All are invited.
    Cleveland County Library will hold  a board game night on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Food and prizes will be given.  This event is for ages 13-16.  Sign-up is required before August 16, 2011.  There will be a sign-up log located at the circulation desk at the library.  Please call Barbara Wakefield at 704-487-9069 ext 233 for more information on this event.

Inaugural Dog Days 5K & Fun Run
        On Friday, August 12, Cleveland County Residents will gather for the Inaugural Dog Days 5K & Fun Run to support the Abuse Prevention Council’s services for homeless women and children, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and displaced homemakers.  The Run will be held at Patriots Park 220 Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain at 7:30 on August 12, 2011.  Runners can compete for prizes in their age category, run/walk just for fun or participate as a “phantom runner” to support APC but stay cool at home.  Participants can register for the Run at Kings Mountain YMCA, or online at www.Precisiontimingsystems.com.  

Casar Annual Community-Wide Yard Sale
       The 3rd Annual Casar Community Wide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, August 13, 7 p.m. until.  on Turner Rd., Golden Valley Rd., Casar-Lawndale Rd., and Schoolhouse Rd. in downtown Casar.  Watch for signs, there will be many others. Concessions will be available. Churches will be giving different handouts. Come and join the Casar community for good deals, food fun and fellowship. For more information call 704-538-9473 or 704-538-9313.
2nd Annual Zoe’s Fun Run
        The 2nd Annual Zoe’s Fun Run-In memory of Zoe Bachman benefiting the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation. 5K/10K Run & Kids 1 mile run Saturday, August 13, 2011 begins at 8am at the Gazebo downtown Kings Mountain. Registration fee for 5K & 10K: $20/person (thru July 29th, after July 29th fee is $25) Kids 1 mile run: $10/person (thru July 29th, after July 29th fee is $12) Race day registration @7am. Awards given to top 3 males & females of each age group. Please contact Rusty Putnam at 704-813-4813 or April Van Dyke at 704-692-0700 or email endurefightlive@yahoo.com for more information or to register. Walkers and strollers are welcome.
Kings Mountain Woman’s Club
        The Kings Mountain Woman’s Club will hold an Attic/Yard Sale on Saturday, August 13, 8:00-12:00 noon at the Club House, 109 E. Mtn. Street, Kings Mountain. There’s clothing for all ages, kitchen and household goods and much more! Proceeds benefit our scholarship recipient.
Regulators Baseball First Annual Captains Choice Golf Tournament
        The Regulators Baseball First Annual Captains Choice Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 13 at Deerbrook Golf Course, 201 Deer Brook Drive, Shelby, NC 28150-8337. Lunch at 1:00/Shotgun start at 2:00 p.m. $240.00 team (4 players) or $60.00 individual $100.00 hole sponsors To register call:  704-300-0087.
The Ultimate Big Pot Fun Run
        The Ultimate Big Pot Fun Run will be held on Saturday, August 13. $3,000 total purse will be given. 1st place $1,500; 2nd place $1,000 and 3rd place $500. All proceeds will be donated to the South Mountain Christian Camp in Bostic, NC. Cost of the ride is $20/single and double-up $30. Register at Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson at 10:00 am with last bike out at 12:00 noon and last bike in at 4:00 p.m. For questions please call Randy Carswell (828) 202-6138 or Robert (Bob) Sergeant (828) 437-3355. Anyone can participate, bikes, cruiser, hot rods, cars and trucks! Free t-shirt and refreshments with first 200 registered. Get involved and help the kids.
Life Enrichment Dementia Support Group
   Are you worried about the safety of someone with dementia? Come to learn about Project Lifesaver. More than 60 percent of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease wander away from home.  The reasons are varied, but the results can be disastrous.  Project Lifesaver is one way to ease the minds of caregivers of people with dementia. At a program at Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Care in Shelby on Tuesday, Aug. 16, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Dept. Deputy Melanie Martin will explain how the program works to keep people safe. The program, which is free of charge and open to the public, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Life Enrichment at 110 Life Enrichment Blvd.  Call Linda at  Life Enrichment to have questions answered: 704.484.0405. Life Enrichment has cared for adults of all ages, including those with dementia, for more than 31 years. It has locations in Shelby and Kings Mountain.
CRMC Cancer Center 70s Dance
   Cleveland Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center is sponsoring “We’re Going Back To The 70’s disco party on Friday, August 19, 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Cleveland County Fairgrounds. Admission is $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. Proceeds are going to the “Because We Care” fund. Refreshments will be served. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed male, female and best dancer.
Carrie Heavner Foundation 5K Run/Walk
   The Carey Heavner Foundation will be holding the 2ND annual care for Carey 5k run/walk on Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 8:00 AM (early registration @ 7:00 AM. The run will start and end at the Shelby city park. The “care for Carey 5k run/walk” Scheduled for AUGUST 20, 2011, Is a Fundraising event being held to support the Carey Heavner Foundation. The Carey Heavner Foundation provides financial assistance to families that has a child battling Cancer and was established by Mike And Kim Heavner shortly after Careys courageous fight against Cancer in 2010. The Carey Heavner Foundation is a fully accredited 501 (C) (3) trust account. You can register online at www.active.com keyword search care for Carey. Or you can register by mail to: Make checks payable to Carey Heavner Foundation P.O. Box 23 Fallston, NC 28042, You must register by AUGUST 12, 2011 To receive a Free T-Shirt to be worn during the Event. Please include your Shirt size when registering through active.com or by Mail. Address: 901 W. Sumter St., Shelby, NC  (Shelby Park). Fees: $ 20.00/ $25.00 After August 12th 2011. Please feel free to contact: Mike Heavner 704-477-6879.
Casar Lodge 579, 5th Annual Golf Tournament
   Casar Lodge 579 will hold the 5th annual golf tournament at Wood Bridge golf course 1007 New Camp Creek Ch Rd on Saturday, August 27 shotgun start at 8am check in at 7am. Captains Choice four man team $200. To support the Masonic Children’s Home and Masonic and Eastern Star Home. For more information call Eric Newton at 704-692-8503.
Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Education Conference
   The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Education Conference - Sept. 15 - Flint Hill Baptist Church, Shelby, NC. This full day conference will feature a variety of speakers on topics related to caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Community resources will be available to answer questions and offer information. Target audience includes family caregivers, professional caregiver, faith community members and anyone interested in learning more about the disease. Cost $10 per person.

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