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Neighborhood Calendar Feb 20, 2014
Relay for Life Cleveland County, Shelby
        County Team Captain Meetings - Tuesday, March 11, 6:00pm; and Tuesday, April 8, 6:00pm. All meetings will be held at Landmark Baptist Church Family Life Center.
        Other Dates to Remember: April 17: Kick-Off- 20th Anniversary, 5:00pm til 7:00pm, Uptown Shelby Courtsquare. May 8: Survivors Reception, Elizabeth Baptist Church. May 12-13: Bank Day, 3:00pm til 7:00pm, Fairgrounds/Goforth Hall. 20th ANNIVERSARY, May 16-17, 6:00pm til 9:00am, Fairgrounds. Post Bank Night, June 3, 5:00pm til 7:00pm, Landmark Baptist Church. RFL Celebration/Wrap-Up, June 24, 6:00pm, Landmark Baptist Church.
Greater Shelby Community Theatre
        Greater Shelby Community Theatre will hold auditions for “Taming of the Shrew (Southern Fried)” on Friday, February 21 from 6-9pm, Saturday, February 22 from 6-9pm and Sunday, February 23 from 2:30-5:30pm in the basement of the Cleveland County Arts Council, Washington St., Shelby. There are roles for 11 males, 2 females, from high school teens to older adults. You will be asked to read from the script, but no English accent is required. This play by Shakespeare is also the chosen book for the “Community Read”, sponsored by the Cleveland County Memorial Library. Performances are April 25-27 and May 2-4. Questions? Call 704-480-8495. janet@gsct.org Facebook.com/GSCTFAN.
South Mountains State Park Environmental Programs
                    Saturday, February 22 - “Wintergreen Hike” - Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Hemlock Nature Trail, and learn about some of the many plant species that stay green all year long.  Meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00 am for this easy one mile walk.
        Saturday, February 22 -  “Black Bears: Majestic Creatures of the Wild” 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.
        Sunday, February 23 - “Bats” - Are bats blind?  Do they fly into your hair?  Do they turn into vampires?  Join a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm to learn some Bat facts and have an opportunity to view some Bats.
        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 for more information.
American Red Cross
        February 25 - Central United Methodist Church, 200 E. Marion Street., Shelby, NC, 2:30pm - 6:30pm.
        February 26 - City of Shelby Utilities Operation Center, 824 W. Grover Street, Shelby, NC, 10:00am - 2:30pm
        February 28 - Township #3 Elementary School, 526 Davis Rd., Shelby, NC, 12:30pm - 5:30pm.
Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Care & Health Service
        Life Enrichment Center, 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., Shelby, NC, will have a meeting February 25, 6:00 pm - Find out about The Role of Diet in Parkinson’s Disease. This informational meeting is free of charge, at The Shelby Life Enrichment Center. Questions? Call 704-484-0405.
Cleveland County Library
        Our Through the Garden Gate lunchtime series is shaping up for the new year. Georgiana Wright will present her stories or songs on February 20 and March 20. On April 17 she’ll bring her jazzy renditions of some favorite musical numbers. On March 6 local wood carver, David Caldwell will share  slides and talk about his work which includes restoration carving of our City Park carousel, church altarpieces, organ and fine art carvings. On May 1 our own library staff member, Joy Cushing will accompany vocalists who will perform a selection of Broadway tunes. Other programs are TBA.
        Through the Garden Gate happens every first and third Thursday from 12:15-12:45 in the Library Meeting Room. Iced tea and water are served and your bag lunch is welcome. Bring a friend and enjoy something a little special on your lunch hour.   
Cleveland Lincoln County Rose Society
        Cleveland Lincoln County Rose Society will meet on Sunday, February 23, 2:30pm, at the Cleveland County Coop Ext. Office, 130 South Post Road next to Food Lion. Don’t know how to prune or plant a rose, don’t worry. March is the proper time in our area to prune roses. We will have pruning demonstrations by consulting rosarians to answer all your questions at our February meeting.
        A pruning party is planned for March 15 at the Lincolnton Library Rose Garden at 10:00am in Lincolnton. More information available on our website: clevelandlincolnrose.com
Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center
        Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby, NC will have the following events in February:
        “Bingo” - Each Monday night (except holidays), at the Senior Center. Doors open at 5:30 (no admittance after 7:00pm). Jackpot up to $500. Public invited 12 years and up.
        “New Gentle Yoga Classes” - Monday and Wednesday at the Senior Center. The cost is $5 for adults under the age of 65 and $3 for adults 65 and better. Kristen Lafleur will be the instructor.
        “Reverse Mortgage Seminar” - Friday, February 20, 10:00am., at the Senior Center. Barbara Shear, Reverse Mortgage Loan Consultant with Security One Lending will be the presenter.  Please call the Senior Center to register at 704-482-3488.
        “Covered Dish” - Friday, February 21, 11:30 - 1:00, at the Senior Center. Please bring your favorite dish and join them for great food, fun and fellowship.
        “Heart Health Month” - Thursday, February 27, 10:00am - 11:00am, at the Senior Center. April Leonard, R.N. with Healthy @ Home will provide tips and share important information about keeping your heart healthy in an effort to live longer and stronger. To register, please call 704-482-3488.
        “Dine Around” - Fisherman’s Feast Seafood Restaurant, 12115 East Marion St., Thursday, February 27, 5:00pm. Call 704-483-3488 to reserve seating by or before Tuesday, February 25.
Cherryville Little Theatre
 The Cherryville Little Theatre presents the classic Southern comedy “Dearly Departed” on February 28th, March 1st, March 7th and 8th at 7:30pm and March 2nd at 3pm. General admission tickets are $8 for adults, and $6 for Seniors and Students. (This show is not recommended for young children.) Meet the Bible Belt Kin of Bud Turpin. They’ve got a funeral to plan and - between the feuds, marital flings, and Macaroni and Ham Loaf Surprise - it may escalate into a multiple-coffin memorial service. By the time the Turpins sort through the hangovers, money problems, and headstone engraving options, they’ve learned that coping with life’s losses can turn out to be drop-dead funny.Performances will be at 301 West Academy Street. For more information visit Cherryville Little Theatre, Inc. on Facebook.
Broad River Greenway Special Events
        “Bird Walk”, Saturday, March 1, 8:30am. An easy walk to look and listen for birds at the river. Discover different types of birds and their habitats. Bring binoculars, if you have them.
        “Trees”, Sunday, March 16, 2:00pm. An easy walk along the beautiful banks of the Broad River. Trees look different without their distinctive leaves, learn how to identify trees from their bark and limbs before they get dressed for Spring.
        Meet at the Ranger Station. Contact Ranger Jolly at 704-434-0040 or email kduren@broadrivergreenway.com for more information.
Kings Mountain Cherryville VFW Post 9811
        The Kings Mountain Cherryville VFW Post 9811, 3800 Margrace Road, Kings Mountain NC, will have Cleo Summers State Service Officer at the Post, March 10, 6:30. He will be speaking on VA Benefits, and answering questions. All Veterans are invited.
Cleveland County Schools Preschool Screening
        Screening for the 2014-2015 preschool classes will be: March 10-14, 2014 (No make-up screening will be offered). Location: Office of School Readiness, 308 W. Marion Street Building B, Shelby, NC (location of old Shelby Middle School, small building near tennis courts. Parking is in back.) Who: Children who live in Cleveland County and will be 4 years old by August 31, 2014. For more information or to schedule a screening appointment, please call 704-476-8064 between the hours of 8:30am - 3:00pm. Appointments will be made until all are booked. No apppointments will be made after February 28, 2014. Screening provided by appointment only.
Hospice Cleveland County Events
        Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC will be having the following events:
        “Memory Bear Workshop”. 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. Space is limited. Please call one of our Grief Counselors at 704-487-4677 to reserve your space. Thursday, March 6, 9:00am - noon or 4:00pm - 7:00pm, at Kings Mountain Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC.
        “Reflections” Support Group. This grief sharing group meets for six weeks. No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. If you plan to attend one of our groups, please make every effect to attend all six sessions. Please call ext. 163 to register. Registration forms are available at HCC Administration Offices. Tuesdays: March 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 8, 15, 5:30pm - 7:00pm., at Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building.   
        “Hospice training Class” 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 attend all days at one of the times offered. For more information, contact ext. 111. March 17, 18, and 20, 10:00am - 2:00pm or 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building.
Special Olympics Cleveland County
        Special Olympics Cleveland County will hold its annual Spring Track and Field Day Saturday, April 12, 2014 on the campus of Shelby High School. Anyone interested in volunteering needs to call Kevin Roberts at 704-487-9941 by February 13. All volunteers must be 16 years old.
Parents Without Partners, Shelby
       PWP meets every Monday night at 7:00 pm. at the Shelby Presbyterian Church for educational programs and at other times as scheduled for monthly social activities including: dances, plays, and concerts. The dances are held at the American Legion from 6:30pm - 10:00pm. every 1st & 3rd Thursday night of the month.  For more information, call Connie at 704-487-1268 or Jo Ann at 704-538-9559.
Mental Health Association of Cleveland County
        Survivors of Suicide Support Group meets twice a month, with a daytime and evening meeting. The Evening Group meets the 2nd Monday of every month from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (502 W. Sumter Street, Shelby, NC).  The Daytime Group meets the last Tuesday of every month from 11:30am - 1:30pm at the Cleveland Memorial Library (104 Howie Drive, Shelby, NC). Sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Cleveland County, this group provides a safe and confidential place for those who have experienced the unique loss of suicide to find help, healing and hope. Our group is open to those who have lost a family member, friend or co-worker to suicide. This group is not intended for those who have personally survived a suicide attempt.  For details, contact the Mental Health Association at 704-481-8637 or mha@clevelandcountymha.org.
Kiwanis Club, Shelby
        Kiwanis Club of Shelby is a group of professionals who are involved in the community and looking to change Cleveland County, one child at a time. This fundraising and project oriented club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at noon at Deer Brook Restaurant, 201 Deer Brook Drive, Shelby, NC; or the 2nd Thursday evening of every month at 5:30pm at Mi Pueblito Mexican Restaurant, 213 West Warren Street, Shelby, NC. One evening social a month at area restaurants. Membership dues are $30 per quarter plus $60 per quarter if you attend lunch meetings. For more information or to join, please contact: Pam Isaacs, President, 704-751-3573, pam.isaacs@hospicecares.cc
Singles of Faith, Shelby
        The Singles of Faith meet the first Saturday of every month at 5 p.m. in the back room at Showmars in Shelby. Singles of all ages are welcome to attend. Questions? Call Dianne at 704-692-0413.
Singles Dinner Group, Shelby
        Singles 50 and over meet for dinner the first Friday of the month at Golden Coral, Shelby at 6:00 p.m. and the third Thursday at Fishermans Feast at 5:30pm. We participate in dancing and other monthly activities. We invite new members to join us. For more info, call 704 406 9166.

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