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Neighborhood Calendar Dec. 23rd edition
City Park Winter Hours & Holiday Events
        Winter Schedule (December, January, and February) is Friday and Saturday from 1-5:00 PM and 1:30-5:00 PM on Sunday. This is “Carrousel Only” in Winter except for special holiday hours if the weather permits for the Rotary Train. Train reopens with Spring Schedule in March.

Moms Club of Shelby
        MOMS CLUB of SHELBY-We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month  from 10-11 AM at Christ Covenant Church in Shelby. Here we plan our play dates, moms night out, and discuss other business matters for the month. Our members are stay at home moms or moms who work part time that live in the local area. For more Information email us at shelbymomsclub@carolina.rr.com or check out our website at www.shelbymomsclub.org

American Red Cross Bloodmobile
        12/28 – Tuesday – Christian Freedom – 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – 246 Range Road, Kings Mountain, NC. Free Red Cross T-Shirts and Cleveland Mall Chick fil-A Coupons!
        12/29 – Wednesday – Walmart – 11:00 am – 3:30 pm – 705 East Dixon Blvd., Shelby. Free Red Cross T-Shirts.

South Mountains State Park Programs
        12/26 – Sunday – “Skulls and Skins” – 2 pm - 3 pm. Look for a Park Ranger and his interesting display of skulls and skins at the Visitor Center. Drop by and hear about some of the animals that call South Mountains State Park home.
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
        BINGO – Each Monday Night (except holidays) – Doors open at 5:30 (no admittance after 7:00 pm. Jackpot up to $500.00 – Public invited 12 years old an up. Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby.
        12/31 – Friday – New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance – 6:30 p.m. - 12:30 am at Council on Aging, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby. Tickets are now on sale at the Senior Center, please come by the Senior Center to pick-up your tickets and reserve your seat. Cost: $25.00 per person or $45.00 per couple. Includes: Dinner, Dance, Party Favors and a Midnight Toast. Music by Frank Love Orchestra. Reservations must be made by 5:00 pm on December 29. For further information call 704-482-3488.

New Support Group for Depression and Bipolar Disorder
        Now people living with depression or bipolar disorder will have a new place to find hope, help and support. The local chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) will host regular, confidential, peer-led, self-help support group meetings on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:00pm at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Shelby. DBSA support groups are open to anyone who is diagnosed with a mood disorder, has a family member or friend who is diagnosed, or who thinks they might have depression or bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression). DBSA support groups are not run by professionals, but instead offer peer-to-peer support which is an important component of recovery from mental illness for many people. DBSA is the nation’s leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses – depression and bipolar disorder. The organization has over 400 independent local chapters that operate over 1000 self-help support groups around the United States. For More Info call 704-472-0596     or    visit www.dbsalliance.org/foothills.

Cleveland County Arts Council
        12/27 – Saturday – Roots Music Film Night – 6:00 pm at the Don Gibson Theatre. The Cleveland County Arts Council & Destination Cleveland County are excited to offer three great films in one evening in the Don Gibson Theatre. These films have all been award winners at the Real to Real International Film Festival and have a roots music connection. At 6:00 - Richard Johnston: Hill Country Troubadour; 7:00 - Mountain Music Project; and at 8:00 - Crazy. Free to attend.
        12/29 – Wednesday – Winter Whimsical Fun Day Just For Kids – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Arts Center. Kindergarten through 5th grade – Cost is $15 per child and this includes materials. For more information call 704-484-2787.
        Calling All Artists – Interested in teaching art classes at the Cleveland County Arts Council, Shelby. Classes for adults and children. For more information call Corine Guseman at 704-484-2787 or email: corine@ccartscouncil.org.

Hospice Cleveland County Events
        “Chick-fil-A Spirit Night” – Hospice Cleveland County would like to invite you to participate in Hospice Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A (near Walmart). 10% of all proceeds between 6 pm and 8 pm on this night will be donated to Hospice Cleveland County for anyone saying they are supporting Hospice when they order. Thursdays: January 20 – 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm – 710 E. Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC.
        “Reflections” – 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 that has lost a loved one. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend. Tuesdays: Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 – 10:00 am - 11:30 am – Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby.

Disaster Fundraiser
        The American Red Cross will sponsor a Disaster Fundraiser. Boston butts will be available for $35.00 each. Includes slaw and sauce. Pickup time is Thursday, December 23, 10:00 a.m.-12 noon. Red Cross Building, 1333 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC. Deadline to order Thursday, December 17.

Camp Call Masonic Lodge BBQ Butts
        Order Now!! We are taking orders for our Christmas BBQ Butts with Slaw and Sauce to be picked up Thursday, December 23 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. They are only $30.00 each so please order now. To place orders call: 704-487-9776 or 704-482-8460 or 704-538-9467. The proceeds go to charity. The Lodge is located on Highway 226 North, Shelby.

Casar Fire Department Annual BBQ
And Turkey Sale
        Casar Fire Department will hold their Annual BBQ and Turkey Sale on December 24, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. BBQ shoulders are $40.00 (includes BBQ slaw and sauce). Turkeys are $25.00. All proceeds will benefit the Casar Volunteer Fire Department. Take the stress out of your Christmas cooking this year and enjoy a pit cooked shoulder or turkey. Items can be picked up at Casar Fire Dept. (5765 Casar Rd., Casar, NC). on December 24, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. To order you can contact any Casar Fireman or Jason Parker at 704-473-7646 or Dewey Cook at 704-538-3218.

Rutherford County All-Star Football Team Fundraiser
        The Rutherford County All-Star Football team will be holding a Car Wash and Hot-Dog sale at Auto Zone in Forest City from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm on Monday, December 27th. We want to raise funds to attend the UFIC Football Tourney in Greenville SC. Donations are Greatly Appreciated.
Autism Awareness Group Meetings
        Autism Awareness Group will meet at 6:30 pm the last Tuesday of every month at Boundless Miracles, LLC , 820 South Post Road, Shelby, NC. For more information, contact Cherrie Little at (704) 480-8774 or (704) 300-8017. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 28th at 6:30 pm. Everyone welcome.

New Year’s Eve Dinner And Dance
        The Neal Senior Center will sponsor a New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance, on Friday, December 31, 2010, 6:30 p.m.-12:30 AM at the Senior Center, 100 TR Harris Dr., Shelby. Music by: Frank Love Orchestra. Tickets are $25.00 per person or $45.00 per couple. This includes dinner, dance, party favors and a midnight toast. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are now available at the Neal Sr. Center. Come by the Center to purchase your tickets and reserve your seat. Reservations must be made by 5:00 pm on December 29, 2010. For further info call 704-482-3488.

ServSafe – 16 Hour Food Safety
Certification Course
        ServSafe is a 16-hour Food Safety Certification Course, which teaches cost-effective food safety practices for your operation. The curriculum was designed by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the course allows a food service establishment in the state of North Carolina to receive two additional points on their health inspection. Who Should Attend? Foodservice managers, supervisors and other personnel in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, child-care facilities, school cafeterias and other food-handling establishments.When: Monday, January 24 - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. (Two-day format). Exam will be Monday, January 31, 2011 at 8:30 am. Cost: $105.00 per participant (includes 5th edition book updated with 2009 FDA Food Code, exam, certificate and refreshments). Register by: Friday, January 14, 2011. Event Location: North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Cleveland County Center Auditorium, 130 South Post Road, Suite 1, Shelby, NC 28152. Contact: Nancy Jones, MS, RD, LDN, Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences at (704) 482-4365 or by email, nancy_jones@ncsu.edu Visit: http://cleveland.ces.ncsu.edu to download brochure and registration form. Event Sponsor: North Carolina Cooperative Extension and The Clev

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