Neighborhood Calendar August 4th edition

American Red Cross Bloodmobile
        8/5 – Friday – Family Video – 821 S. Lafayette St., 3:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free t-shirts.
       8/8 – Monday – Second Baptist Church New Fellowship/Gym Building – 120 Linwood Rd., Kings Mtn., NC, 3:00-7:00 p.m. Free t-shirts.
       8/9 – Tuesday – First Baptist Church, Grover Community – 403 Cleveland Ave., Grover, 3:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free gifts.
       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 2,9,16, 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 9 and Tuesday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby.
  Camp Mostly Smiles - This is a one-day retreat for children ages 6-16 who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Participants will have the opportunity to express their grief through writing, crafts, play activities and group discussions. Professionals who are trained in grief and loss will facilitate the retreat. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Cleveland County YMCA, 411 Cherryville Rd., 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
Lost Playwrights Of Western NC
        Lost Playwrights of Western North Carolina will meet Saturday, August 6th, from 3-5PM in Kapplan Auditorium of the Henderson County Library in Hendersonville. All writers and anyone interested in any aspect of theatre is invited to attend. There is no admission charge and no dues are collected.

ACW Pro-Wrestling
   ACW pro-wrestling Sat. Aug. 6th @ 8pm at Extreme Fitness (8818 Hwy.10W, Vale, NC 28168), this event will be a non profit fundraiser event for Lloyd Kale of Vale NC, a dear friend that has cancer. Please help us to help someone in need. All proceeds will go directly to the family. Tickets for adults are $6 in advanced & $8 at the door. For kids 6-12 are $3 in advanced & $4 at the door, 6 & under are free. For info call (828) 962-3259

Upper Cleveland Baseball Signups
       Upper Cleveland Baseball will be having sign-ups for the fall season on August 6, from 2-4 pm at Polkville Park. Ages from 3-12. For more information call Reva Holland at 704-466-7944.

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 or call 704-484-6476. For daycares, schools, party or group reservations call the main Shelby Parks and Recreation office at 704-484-6811.
   Shelby City Park is offering gymnastics clinics this summer.  Classes run Monday through Thursday and include instruction on tumbling, balance beam, bars, rings and tumbl-trak.  Instruction is available for children ages 3 and up.  Final week is: August 8-11. Registration forms are available online at and at the park. You may also register by calling 704-538-3834.

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 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.
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 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 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.