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Neighborhood Calendar Jan 12, 2017

Special Needs Resource Fair, Shelby
Have a child with special needs? Work with children? Need to know what kind of resources are available locally? The Carolinas HealthCare System Rehabilitation-Cleveland's Pediatric Team (ST, OT, PT) will host a Special Needs Resource Fair, Saturday, January 14, 2016, 2:30-4:30 at The Shelby YMCA board room. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny White, 980-487-1804.
South Mountains State Park, Connelly Springs
South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC, Environmental Programs:
Saturday, January 14, 21, 28, 2017 - "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 and 2:00 pm for this easy one mile walk. Sunday, January 15, 22 & 29, 2017 - "Skulls & Skins". Drop by between 2-3:00 pm and hear about some of the animals that call South Mountains State Park home.
Sunday, January 15, 22 & 29, 2017 - "Introduction to Fly Tying". Get Hooked! Join anglers Jeff Newton and Bob Tupper at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm for an introductory class on fly fishing. Jeff and Bob are instructors with Project Healing Waters and are members of Trout Unlimited. All class materials will be provided free. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission fishing regulations still apply.
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - "Wilderness Survival 101". Wilderness Survival 101 will cover basic survival information as covered in the Boy Scouts of America handbook. Topics covered will include basic first aid, shelter and others based on class interest and instructor discretion. Program will be presented by park volunteer, Jeff Newton, who also teaches Fly Fishing 101 and has a great deal of experience in the outdoors. Program is free and open to the public. Please meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm.
South Mountains State Park is located south of Morganton off of old Highway 18. They welcome the community to join them for their monthly educational interpretive programs. Call the park office at (828) 433-4772 for more information.
Town of Waco
The Town of Waco will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Foothills Post-Polio Support Group
The Foothills Post- Polio Support Group, formerly called the Cleveland County Post-Polio Support Group, will hold it's January meeting at "The Depot Restaurant" in Lattimore, NC on Monday, January 16, 2017. The address is 202 Price Street in downtown Lattimore, NC. Be at the Depot Restaurant by 12:30. Everyone is invited. This is a dutch treat as everyone is responsible for paying for their own meal. They will discuss this past year and search for ways to reach more people who have had polio before and are still suffering the after affects of this disease. For more information you may call Wanda-Greg Horne at 704-482-8807 or Dianne Garner 704-434-4928.
MLK Celebration at Cleveland Community College
CCC's Student Government Association and Minority Male Mentoring program invite the community to a celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Mildred H. Keeter Auditorium at CCC. Keynote speaker Reverend Christopher D. Vaughn will present a program titled We Won't Forget: Reflections on Race and Faith After the Tragedy of Charleston Nine. Rev. Vaughn's best friend, Senator Clementa C. Pinckney, was the senior pastor at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC and was one of the nine people killed in the mass shooting that took place during an evening Bible study at the church in June 2015.
Christopher Dale Vaughn is the son of Rosa and Edward Vaughn. He was born in Burlington, NC and moved to Green Sea, SC during his elementary childhood years and graduated from the public schools of Horry County. Vaughn attended Allen University, Columbia, SC where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. It was while at Allen University that Vaughn accepted his call into the ministry. After graduation he matriculated to The Interdenominational Theological Seminary, Atlanta, GA. Reverend Vaughn has served in the Ministry for 20 years. He is also employed with Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina as a Digital Specialist. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., The South Carolina Football Officials Association and CIAA Football Officials. On June 17, 2015, tragedy struck Vaughn when his best friend, the honorable Senator Celmenta C. Pinckney of South Carolina was murdered along with eight other parishioners in a mass shooting hate crime at an evening bible study at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. Senator Pinckney was the senior pastor. Christopher Vaughn gave remarks at the funeral, featured in an article in TIME magazine, and has traveled the country having conversations on race and faith. Rev. Vaughn resides in Blythewood, SC with his wife, Sheila and their four children. Rev. Vaughn loves sharing the word of God in hopes of lives being changed and souls being saved.
Shelby Friends Invite You
Please join a great group of active seniors who enjoy sharing meals together, good conversation, and more. Many have found lasting friendships and long time companions. You will participate in activities and always welcome new ideas. Feel free join them the third Thursday at Showmars, Shelby, NC, at 4:30pm for supper and first Friday of month at alternate locations in Shelby. For more info: please call 704-756-0551.
Depression Peer Support Group
Depression peer support group meets every other Tuesday 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm in the small conference room at Cleveland Memorial Library. Contact Jodi with questions at 704-484-8998.
Cleveland County Cooperative Extension and the Patrick Senior Center
Did you know that healthy eating and good nutrition can improve your health and keep you functioning independently, but only about 25% of older adults are eating a well-balanced diet? If you are interested in learning more about eating well and shopping smart, then Better Choices, a Steps to Health program might be just what you're looking for. This free, eight-workshop series reviews ways to improve your overall diet while saving money. You will have many opportunities to taste new foods and receive easy, low-cost recipes you can make at home. Cleveland County Cooperative Extension and the Patrick Senior Center will be offering Better Choices at the Patrick Center in Kings Mountain beginning with enrollment on January 19, 2017 9:30-10:30am, and the workshop sessions at the same time January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, and 16. For more information, contact Nancy Abasiekong, Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences at NC Cooperative Extension, Cleveland County Center, 704-482-4365. To register: contact Karen Grigg, Program Director, at the Patrick Senior Center, 704-734-0447.
Lincoln County Parks & Recreation
Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will be hosting a 10-week running group beginning on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The group will meet on Saturdays at 7:30am at Block Smith Gym, 130 Rhodes St., Lincolnton, NC. Every (18 and up) from beginners to seasoned runners is welcome. For more information, contact Shannon at 704-748-1518.
Hospice Cleveland County
Hospice Cleveland County, Hospice Administration Building, 951 Wendover Heights Rive, Shelby, NC, and Testa Family Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC - Hospice Calendar of Events:
Reflections Sharing Group - Thursdays: January 12, 19, 26, and February 2, 9, 16, 2017, 11:30am - 1:00pm, at the Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building. 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 very effort to attend all six sessions. Registration forms are available at HCC Administrative Office or by calling 704-487-4677.
Memory Bear & Pillow Workshop - Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 9:00am - Noon or 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building and Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 9:00am - Noon or 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Testa Family House. Participants will have the opportunity to make a teddy bear or pillow 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.
Educational Series: "Cooking Matters" - Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:00am - 2:00pm, Cooperative Extension Office; Kitchen 1 (Enter through Food Lion parking lot). Please RSVP to ext. 114 by January 20, 2017, to reserve your space. Sometimes the person we miss most was the person who cared for us through cooking and food preparation. Learn the basics of these tasks from Nancy Abasiekong, Family & Consumer Sciences, and enjoy the "fruits of your labor" at the end of the class! Whether a refresher course or a new skill, all are welcome. Menu, ingredients, and instruction provided.
For a $1 donation (or more) you can purchase a heart to display in your home, office, church, or anywhere you wish. There is a place for you to put "In Honor/Memory" of a loved one and a line for "From". Hearts can be purchased at the Hospice Administration Building or by calling 704-751-3591. All donation due no later than March 10th, 2017.
Cleveland County Schools Preschool
The Cleveland County Schools Preschool Screening for the 2017-2018 preschool classes will be March 20-24, 2017 (No make-up screening will be offered.) Location: Office of School Readiness, 308 W. Marion Street, Building B, Shelby, NC 28150. (Location of old Shelby Middle School, small building near tennis courts. Parking is in back). This is for children who live in Cleveland County and will be 4 years old by August 31, 2017. For more information or to schedule a screening appointment, please call 704-476-8064 between the hours of 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. Appointments will be made until all are booked. No appointments will be made after February 24, 2017. Screening provided by appointed only.
Shelby High School Club Miracle
Club Miracle from Shelby High School will be hosting a Military Extravaganza at Shelby High School on Sunday, April 9, 2017, from 2:00-5:00pm, and also will be hosting a Dedication Concert in the Malcolm Brown Auditorium at Shelby High School, from 6:00-9:00pm. This event is a dedication event to honor all of those who have served or is currently serving, we will honor all the branches of the Military. The whole community is welcome to Honor our soldiers, we are currently looking for sponsors for this Honorable Event, If you would like to become a sponsor or have a general question, then please contact Brandon Stearns at 704-692-3103, or email at bstearns78@outlook.com.

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