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Neighborhood Calendar August 12th edition
 American Red Cross Bloodmobile



(Please call for an appointment --- LESS WAITING TIME!)

All Donors will be eligible to win a $1,000 Gift Card

8/12 – Thursday – Zoar Baptist Church (25) – 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm – 1740 S. Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC. Free Cleveland Mall Chick fil-A Coupons. Call Janice for an appointment 704-482-4154.

8/13 – Friday – Fidelity Bank (25) – 11:30 am – 4:00 pm – 403 S. Battleground Ave., Kings Mountain, NC. Free American Red Cross Tote Bags & Cleveland Mall Chick fil-A Coupons. Call Paula for an appointment 704-739-4576.

8/15 – Sunday – Beaver Dam Baptist Church (23) – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – 123 Beaver Dam Church Road, Shelby, NC. Free  Cleveland Mall Chick fil-A Coupons. Call Genette for an appointment 704-482-1721.

8/17 – Wednesday – Shelby Presbyterian Church (30) – 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm – 226 E. Graham Street, Shelby, NC. Free Gifts.

8/18 – Wednesday – Cleveland Community College (40) – 11:00 am – 3:30 pm – 137 S. Post Road, Shelby, NC. Free T-Shirts & Cleveland Mall Chick fil-A Coupons. Two Double Red Cell Machines. Call Mr. Osborn for an appointment 704-576-7321.

8/20 – Friday – Cleveland Mall (20) – 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm – 2001 E. Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC. Free Gifts & Cleveland Mall Chick fil-A Coupons. Call Lucille for an appointment 704-300-6781.

8/24 – Tuesday – Central UMC (22) – 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – 200 E. Marion, Shelby, NC. In Honor of our Soldiers. Call Joanie for an appointment 704-418-5865.

8/25 – Wednesday – Owens & Minor (21) – 8:30 pm – 12:30 pm – 202 Commerce Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC. Free American Red Cross Tote Bags & Free Cleveland Mall Chick fil-A Coupons. Call David for an appointment 704-734-7825.

8/27 – Friday – Bethel Baptist Church (30) – 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm – In Honor of Brayden Lewis. 600 S. Dekalb Street, Shelby, NC. Free American Red Cross Tote Bags. Two Double Red Cell Machines. Call Ashley for an appointment 704-481-0037.

8/29 – Sunday – Gargoyles Motorcycle Club – 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Grover Rescue Squad. Fourth Annual “Drain the Vein” Blood Drive (25). 107 N. Main Street, Grover, NC. Free American Red Cross Tote Bags & Free Cleveland Mall Chick fil-A Coupons. One Double Red Cell Machine. Call Bodean for an appointment 864-839-2298.


8/12 – Thursday – Adult CPR/AED – 6:00 pm

8/17 – Tuesday – Infant & Child CPR – 6:00 pm

8/24 – Tuesday – First Aid – 6:00 pm

You have to prepay and register before day of class!

1333 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC



Just Pickin’ Grass

The Bluegrass Gathering Spot on Saturday Nights from 6:00 - 11:00 pm. This is FREE and is located on Hwy 18 South between Shelby and I-85 (1/2 block from the Sundrop Plant.) Call 704-713-4787 for more info. “No Alcohol” Ya’ll come out and hear local and booked bluegrass bands. Refreshments available, taking donations, and catering by Hot Dog Chefs.


South Mountains State Park Programs

8/14 – “Bats” – Saturday – Are bats blind? Do they fly into your hair? Do they turn into vampires? Join a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center at 11:00 am to learn some Bat facts and have an opportunity to view some Bats.

8/14 – “The Roles and Responsibilities of a NC State Park Ranger” – What does a Park Ranger do on a day to day basis? Meet in the Visitor Center auditorium at 2:00 pm.

  8/15, 8/22, 8/29 – “Tree ID Hike” – Sunday – 11 am. Join a Park Ranger for a 1.0 mile hike along the Hemlock Nature Trail. Tree identification will be the focus of this hike. Meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area

8/15 – “Black Bears: Majestic Creatures of the Wild” – Sunday – How dangerous are black bears? Can we coexist? Why are black bears so unique? What should I do if I see a black bear? The program will begin at 2:00 pm in the Visitor Center.

8/21 – “The 10 Essentials” – Saturday – What items should you always carry with you when hiking?  Meet a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center at 11:00 am to learn about the “10 Essentials”.   

“Creatures of the Night” – Meet in the Visitor Center auditorium at 2:00 pm to learn about some of our local nocturnal creatures. Note: This program will NOT have any live specimens.

8/22 – “Animals of the South Mountains” – Sunday – 2 pm. 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.

8/28 – “Birds of Prey” –  Join a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm and learn about some of the birds of prey found in the South Mountains. You will learn about the distinguishing characteristics of these animals, and find out why they are called birds of prey.

8/28 – “What’s in the Water?” – Saturday – 11 am. How many different kinds of critters live in the river?? Join a Park Ranger in the stream to turn over some rocks and learn more about what you might find there. Come prepared to get wet!!  Meet at the Visitor Center at 11:00 am.

8/29 – “Element of Disguise” – Sunday – 2 pm. Can you see me now? Kids, join a Park Ranger for a program on animal camouflage.  Learn how both predators and prey use the true art of camouflage for survival. Meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm.

South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC  28612. (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 or www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo for more information. 


Council On Aging/Neal Senior Center

8/12 – Coming in August – Birthday Party/Ice Cream Soda –  August 12 at 1:30 pm – COA/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby – 704-482-3488. Call the Senior Center if you would like to donate a churn of ice cream, cake or cookies. Cost: $3.00 per person. No charge for anyone making a donation. 


Partnership for End-of-Life Issues

“Funeral Home Tours” – Tour includes a look into the embalming room (optional), a visit to the selection room, and presentation by a funeral service professional discussing pre-needs, pre-planning, cremation, and ways to memorialize your loved ones.

Stamey Funeral Home – Fri., Sept. 3 at 10:00 am – 846 E. Stagecoach Trail, Fallston.

Cleveland Funeral Services – Wed., Oct. 6 at 10:00 am – 2518 W. Dixon Blvd., Shelby.

For more information on Journey, please contact Len Byers at 980-487-3855.


Sign-Ups for Cleveland County Pop Warner Warrior Football Team

    Registration is underway for the Cleveland County Pop Warner Warrior Football Team. Sign-ups will be ongoing, space permitting.  Registrations are being held at the Boys & Girls Club building at 412 West Sumter Street, directly behind Shelby Middle School in Shelby.    Any youth, ages 10 through 13, qualifying on the weight restrictions can play. Age cutoff is July 31. Players birthdates for ages 10-12 need to be between August 1, 1997 and July 31, 2000 and between August 1, 1996 and July 31, 1997 for age 13. Weight range for ages 10 to 12 are 85 to 135 pounds. For age 13 the weight range is 85 to 115 pounds. Registration is first-come first-served         Football players will need a physical exam before starting practices.  Practices will be held in the evenings at the Boys & Girls Club site.  Registration materials can be picked up at the Boys & Girls Club weekdays during our Summer Day Camp hours of 8 AM to 5:30 PM. There is a non-refundable $50 registration fee for the football program. This fee includes a mandatory membership in the Boys & Girls Club After-School Program for the 2010-2011 school year. A birth certificate with a raised seal is required for registration. All birth certificates will be kept on file for the duration of the season. For more information call the Boys & Girls Club at 704-471-2582 or Head Football Coach Donnie Davenport at 704-300-0964. 

Cleveland County Arts Council

“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” – Aug. 13th – Summer Art Camp – 1st - 8th graders.

“Made for Each Other” – September 9 – October 14 – A Juried Art Exhibition Featuring Ceramic Cream & Sugar Sets.


Hospice Cleveland Co. – Upcoming Events

8/17, & 24 – Reflections – Wednesdays – 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm – This grief support group meets for six weeks in the morning and is most beneficial if all sessions are attended. No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend. Kings Mountain Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Boulevard, Kings Mountain, NC.

8/19, & 26 – Reflections – Thursdays – 10:30 am - Noon – This grief support group meets for six weeks in the morning and is most beneficial if all sessions are attended. No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Please RSVP to 704-487-4677, ext. 166 if you plan to attend. Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC.

9/21 – Memory Bear Workshop – Tuesday – 9:00 am - Noon or 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm – Participants will have the opportunity to make a teddy bear out of a loved one’s shirt or other article of clothing. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend. Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC.

10/16 – Yard Sale – Saturday – 7:00 am - 11:00 am – Rib Sale and Music: 10 am - 1 pm. Donate your new or gently used items to Hospice Cleveland County and support a great cause. Items can be dropped off Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm until Wednesday, October 13th at Hospice Cleveland County. No clothing please!  Shop and enjoy live music by Rock Springs Bluegrass and BBQ ribs by Skip Warrick, while they last. For rib pre-orders call 704-487-4677. Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC.



Family Swim Theme Nights at City Park

   Family Swim – Now thru Aug. 19 – Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7:30 - 9:30 pm. The cost is $1.00 (12 and under and 55 and over); and $2.00 (13 and over). Theme nights will be on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. On July 22 - Beach Night; and Aug. 12 - Team Night. Please visit www.cityofShelby.com/parks or visit us on facebook.


Upper Cleveland Baseball Fall Sign-Ups

    Upper Cleveland Baseball Fall Sign-ups will be Saturday, August 7 and Saturday, August 14 at Polkville Park from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For more information call Brian Davis at 704-300-9501.


Little Charger Football & Cheerleader  Early Registration

    Little Charger Football and Cheerleader early registration(grades K-6) is Saturday, August 14th at Boiling Springs Elementary School from 10am to 12pm. Please bring original birth certificate and sign up fee. Any questions call Nikki at 704-473-1911 or at littlechargerfootball.webs.com.


Crossroads Rescue Mission 3rd Annual Bookbag Giveaway

This year Crossroads Rescue Mission will join the Cleveland Mall in distributing back to school supplies to needful children in our area. Each child who is present at the Cleveland Mall on Saturday, August 14th, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. will have his or her choice of bookbag color, and will then receive pencils, paper, crayons, notebooks, and more! There will also be other local businesses and organizations that are family and kid oriented to present opportunities, offers, and surprises for everyone. Last year’s event was a great success with 1000 bookbags distributed to help area children get a head start on learning. Come early to insure the best selection. Remember, the children must be present to receive their bookbag. For more information, visit our web site www.crossroadsrescuemission.org or you can give us a call at 704-484-8770.


Conflict & Confrontation Training Seminar

    This Training Seminar is presented by Steve Leatherwood, MA, LPC of EAP & Counseling Associates, PLLC on Wednesday, August 18 at 1:00 pm at the Leona Smith Neal Senior Center, 100 TR Harris Drive, Shelby. The cost is $5.00 and is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. For more information call 704-482-3488.


Cleveland County Jamboree

Hot Dog Tailgate Party

    Communities In Schools of Cleveland County invites you to its annual... HOT DOG TAILGATE PARTY at the Cleveland County Jamboree August 20, at 5:30 p.m. at Shelby High School. It only costs $5 for chips, dessert, drink and of course, two hot dogs with all the fixin’s - that’s chili, slaw, cheese, relish, kraut, jalapenos, hot sauce, condiments...you just name it. The hot dogs will be grilled to perfection on the “Big Green Egg”, courtesy of Future Energy Company.


Upper Cleveland Football/Cheerleading

    Upper Cleveland Football/Cheerleading sign-ups will be Aug. 21st form 12-3 and Aug. 25th from 6-8 at Lawndale Community Building at Piedmont Park. Physicals will be Aug. 25th at 6:30 if your child does not have one. The cost will be football $75.00 and cheerleading $35.00 plus cost of uniform. CASH ONLY! Football players need to bring COPY of certified Birth Certificate, if they did not play last year. If you have any questions contact Rebecca Shull 704-300-6926 or 704-435-7029, Chris Burns 704-538-4114 or 704-473-4920. Cheerleading Coordinator Sherry Earwood 704-692-5480.


Care For Carey 5K Run/Walk

    The “Care For Carey 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run, scheduled for Saturday, August 21st, is a fundraising event being held to support Carey Heavner, an 11 year old from Fallston, NC, diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer. Our goal is to defray, as much as possible, the tremendous costs associated with Carey’s extensive medical treatment at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas. Race Time: 8:00 am (Race Day Registration Opens at 7:00 am) at Shelby City Park. All participants will receive: a glow in the dark wristband, refreshments, aid station and other goodies. Participants registered prior to Aug. 2 are guaranteed and event T-shirt. $20 pre-registration; after Aug. 16th $25. Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female overall winners & individual age categories. For more information contact: Jason Devine at 704-473-2430. All proceeds go towards Carey’s care. To learn more Carey, please vist: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/careyheavner.


Lost Playwrights Meeting

    The Lost Playwrights of  Western  North  Carolina  will  meet to read and discuss works in progress on Saturday,  August 21st  from 3:00 - 5:00 PM, in the Kaplan Auditorium, Henderson County Public Library. All  persons  interested  in  any  aspect of  theatre  are  encouraged  to  attend. Please  note  that  this  meeting  is  the  3rd  Saturday,  not  the  4th,  as  is  customary.

Kings Mountain Historical Museum

    The Kings Mountain Historical Museum is pleased to announce the opening of What Did Our Ancestors Wear?, the exhibit will run will run through August 21, 2010.  Many examples of clothing, accessories, undergarments from the 18th to mid 20th century.  Featuring a “dress-up corner” for children to try on reproduction clothing and have their picture taken. The Museum is located in the Old Post Office at 100 East Mountain Street, Kings Mountain, NC  28086.  Our hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 - 4:00.   Free Admission.  For more information please call 704-739-1019 or check our web site www.kingsmountainmuseum.org


Upward Soccer, New Hope Baptist Church

    Upward Soccer Evaluation/Sign-up will be held at New Hope Baptist Church, Earl, NC, Saturday, August 21, 9am - 12 noon; Friday, August 27, 5 pm - 7 pm; and Saturday, August 28, 9am - 11 am. Early Registration cost is $55.00 and after Aug. 27th the cost will be $65.00. Scholarships Available. Everyone MUST attend 1 evaluation!!!! Practices begin the week of September 6th and Games on Saturday, AM. This event is for Boys and Girls K-6th grade. Every Child Plays! Every Child Learns! Every Child Is A Winner!


Life Enrichment Center, Shelby

    Keeping the brain healthy to prevent dementia is program topic for Parkinson’s Support Group. “Food for Thought: How to Maintain Your Brain” will be the topic for the Parkinson’s Support Group meeting Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Life Enrichment Center in Shelby. The emphasis will be on strategies to keep the brain healthy in order to prevent dementia. This program is open to the public and is free of charge. Life Enrichment is located at 103 T.R. Harris Dr., just off Fallston Road. For more information, call Linda at 704-484-0405. 


Free Pest Control Program / Fire Ants

    There will be a Free Pesticide, Free Pest Control Program/Fire Ants on Thursday, August 26 at 1:00 pm at the Neal Senior Center, 100 TR Harris Dr., Shelby. Randy Hoyle will be the Instructor. Pre-Registration is required. For more information, contact Lisa Abernethy at 704-482-3488. 


4th Annual Masonic Golf Tournament

    Casar Lodge 579 will hold the 4th Annual Masonic Golf Tournament on Saturday August 28, 2010. Check in at 7am, shotgun start at 8am. Captains Choice 200.00 per team. All proceeds will go to support the Masonic Childrens Home and the Masonic and Eastern Star Home. For more information call Eric Newton 704-692-8503. 

Shelby City Park Football Sign-Ups

    The Football Sign-ups will be held Monday, August 2nd thru Friday, August 27th 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday, August 28th from 9 am to 1 pm. Ages are 5 & 6 (Flag Football), 7-9 years (Pee Wee League), and 10, 11, & 12 years (Midget League). All ages are as of Sept. 1st, 2010. Absolutely no 7th graders are allowed to participate in Football, regardless of age. The fees are $22.00 (if residence is inside the city limits of Shelby), and $37.00 (all others). Payment is due at time of sign-up! At time of registration a parent or guardian must be present. If you did not play in the league last year, you must bring a copy of your birth certificate. Both new and returning players must sigh-up to be eligible to play. All new players and returning players, moving up from one league to another, will enter the draft to be assigned a team. For more information, call the City Park Office at 704-484-6811. Free Football Physicals for Shelby City Park Football participants are scheduled for Monday, Aug. 30th.


Hot August Nights Benefit Concert

    A Hot August Nights Benefit Concert, will be held in honor of Wesley Telsrow, a Bessemer City/Grover young man who needs a double lung transplant. The event is planned for Saturday August 28th at Kevin Millwood Park in Bessemer City. 21 year old Wesley is listed for a Lung Transplant at The University of Chapel Hill Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Funds are being raised to assist with his transplant-related expenses. Loaded Mule Band and Magician Chastian Criswell will be performing, food will be provided by Sunnyside Baptist Church, Inflatable’s for the children, provided by Off the Wall Entertainment, silent auction, and more. Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes for a night of family fun. Admission is for donations only. From I-85 South to exit 13 (Edgewood road) go Left follow to flashing red light go right over tracks, through next light stay straight and you are there! From I-85 North to exit 13 (Edgewood road) go right at top of ramp stay straight to flashing red light, go right over tracks next light stay straight and you are there! Also planned is a Skate-N-Games Fun Night September 17th from 4-12 pm at Skate-N-Games Roller Rink, 3902 Old Polkville RD & Hwy 226, Shelby, NC- admission $5.00 Pool tournament, Raffles and more. Contact Ashlee at 704-476-6707 for more information. “100% of the profits from the Hot August Nights and Skate Night will assist with transplant-related expenses.” For more information about the Hot August Nights Benefit, donations for the silent auction or other fundraising and volunteer opportunities, please contact Jaymie Dameron 704-449-9949 jdameron07@gmail.com fundraising campaigns are available for transplant-related expenses.


Buffalo’s Famous BBQ & Bake Sale

    Buffalo’s Famous Butts will be available for Labor Day Weekend. There will also be fresh baked goods and some home canned goods. This event will be held September 4 beginning at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The cost: Boston Butts $30.00; Plates, Adults $8.00; and Child’s $5.00. Plates may also be purchased at door on day of event. Tickets available at Swifty’s Village Mart on S. Post Rd., or call Lucille 704-482-6911 (if no answer, please leave a message) or Ronnie Pannell at 704-435-8980 or cell 704-692-4751. All proceeds go to Buffalo Baptist Church Building Fund. 


Heroes – New Wilderness Adventures

    Heroes: Be the man you’ve always wanted to be. A weekend journey into Wild at Heart by John Eldredge. For the restoration, freedom, and life of the masculine soul as designed by God. September 16-19; only 20 spots available; held at the Green River Lodge in Rutherfordton, NC. Cost is $175.00 per person for men 18 and up. Register by September 1st. This event will fill up fast. For more information call 704-860-9719 or www.newwildernessadventures.com.


Camp Call Masonic Lodge Annual BBQ

    The Annual BBQ at Camp Call Masonic Lodge will be held Saturday, September 18 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children, and under 6 free. You can eat-in or carry out. The proceeds will go to Oxford Orphanage.

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