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Neighborhood Calendar Jan. 12th edition
    Piecemakers Quilt Guild
   “Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10AM - 12PM at the Lincoln Co Senior Center, 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. 
Survivors Of Suicide Support Group
   Sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Cleveland County, the Survivors of Suicide Support Group offers a safe and confidential space for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.  The group is facilitated by peers who are also survivors of suicide.  Join our group to talk with others who are processing this unique loss.  The group meets the last Tuesday of every month from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Cleveland County Memorial Library, 104 Howie Drive Shelby, NC 28150.  For more information contact the Mental Health Association in Cleveland County, 704-481-8637, mha@clevelandcountymha.org or visit our website at  www.clevelandcountymha.org
American Red Cross January Blood Drives
 Tuesday, Jan 10 - PPG, 940 Washburn Switch Rd – Shelby, 8:00am – 12:30pm.
  Friday, Jan 13 -  Shelby Community, Landmark Baptist Church , 1724 East Dixon Blvd. - Shelby. 3:00pm -7:30pm.
   Sunday, Jan 15 - Aldersgate Methodist Church, 1207 W. Dixon Dr. - Shelby, 8:30am - 12:30pm.
   Monday, Jan 16 - Walgreens, E. Dixon Blvd - Shelby, 2:00pm - 6:30pm.
  Tuesday, Jan 17 - Polkville Community, Polkville Baptist Church, Hwy 226 - Polkville, 2:30pm - 6:30pm.
   Wednesday, Jan 18 - Gardner Webb University, 110 South Main St. – Boiling Springs. 11:00am – 4:00pm.
   Thursday, Jan 19 - Elizabeth Baptist Church, American Red Cross, 1333 Fallston Rd. – Shelby, 2:00pm – 6:30pm.
Neal Senior Center Council On Aging
   Bingo  Each Monday Night (except holidays) - Doors open at 5:30 (no admittance after 7:00 p.m.). Jackpot up to $500.00. Public invited 12 years and up. Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Dr., Shelby
   Blood Pressure Check - Thursday, January 19 . 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Dr., Shelby
   Covered Dish Luncheon - Friday, January 20 - 11:30 AM-1:00 pm - We will do soups and/or chili. Bring your favorite soup or chili, cornbread, crackers and desserts for this special winter covered dish (in honor of National Soup Month). Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Dr., Shelby.
    Dine Around - Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 5:00 PM. BIG Mama’s Restaurant (next door to Dollar General on Fallston Rd., Shelby). If you plan to attend, please call the Senior Center @ 704-482-3488 by Tuesday, January 24.
   Winterfest - Council on Aging/Senior Center’s Dinner and Dance Fundraiser - Friday, January 27. Dinner at 5:30-7:00 p.m. Dance begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Senior Center for $10.00 each. Tickets must be purchased in advance to reserve a seat. Tickets may also be purchased at the door if seats are still available.
   AARP Tax Assistance -  February 3-April 15. Wednesday-Thursday each week. 10:00 am-3:00pm. You may call the Senior          Center (704) 482-3488 to se up an appointment. Walk-ins will be taken based on availability, appointments are recommended. You may call the Senior Center Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Dr., Shelby.
   Winter Flea Market - Friday, February 10.  8:00-3:00. Enjoy a wide variety of items for sale. Enjoy the Neal Senior Center’s famous ham biscuits ($2.50 ea). Plain butter biscuits ($1.25 ea.). Bulk orders may be ordered in advance (Call Mary Hamrick at 704-482-3488 or fax 704-481-0151). Please contact Lisa Abernathy at the Senior Center if interested in a table at the Flea Market. Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Dr., Shelby.
GSCT Presents Forever Plaid
  GSCT presents FOREVER PLAID Greater Shelby Community Theatre will present the very popular 50’s musical revue, Forever Plaid. Four male singers, killed in a car crash on the way to their concert, are miraculously revived to present beloved nostalgic 50’s songs and delightful patter in a posthumous concert. Performances are Jan. 27, 28, Feb. 3 and 4 at 7:30 pm and Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at 2:30 pm at Keeter Auditorium, CCC. Tickets are $12/adults, $10/seniors,students. Discount presale tickets will be available 2 weeks prior at Arnold’s, Badcock & More, CC Arts Council, Maxwell Hamrick Ins., Neal Senior Center.
Fly Fishing Clinic
  New Wilderness Adventures in conjunction with the Ruby Hunt YMCA and RiverBlade Knife and Fly Shop are putting on a Fly Fishing Clinic at the Ruby Hunt YMCA in Boiling Springs NC on January 29th from 3-5pm.  We will be inside if it is too cold or bad weather.  Everyone is welcome to come to this clinic where we will also hear about how God pursues us through adventure.  You’ll Learn: How to tie flies, fly casting, tips on fly fishing and much more...  This event is FREE... No equipment necessary but feel free to bring it.  As an added bonus, we will be giving a scholarship away to one of our adventure trips.  For more information call Greg Sailors at 704-860-9719.
Hospice Cleveland County
  Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby will sponsor a “Reflections” Sharing Group. This grief sharing group meets for six weeks. No cost and is open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend.  Mondays, Jan. 16, 23,30 and Feb. 6 & 13, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
   Hearts For Hospice Fundraiser - For a $1 donation (or more) you can purchase a heart to display in your home, office, church, 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 704-487-4677 ext. 163.
Candlelight Memorial Service
  A Candlelight Memorial Service will be held in the Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel on Sunday, January 15 at 3:00 p.m. This service will be held in honor of the families we served in 2011 and in memory of their loved ones.  During this service we will present a candle of love to one family member as other family members and friends stand in memory of their loved one. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow. Cleveland Funeral sincerely appreciates the confidence these families placed in Cleveland Services and hope this service will be of comfort to all families and friends of those they served in 2011.
CCC Student Government Association Hosting Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute
  The Student Government Association at Cleveland Community College will host a special tribute celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Tuesday, January 17 at 1:00 pm in the Mildred H. Keeter Auditorium on the CCC campus. Guest speaker for this year’s event is Reverend Lamont Littlejohn, Pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Shelby. This event is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information call (704) 669 - 4034 or visit the CCC website at www.clevelandcommunitycollege.edu
Cleveland County Schools Preschool Screening
  Cleveland County Schools will hold a Preschool Screening for the 2012-2013 preschool classes on March 19-23, 2012. (No make-up screening will be offered). Location: Office of School Readiness, 124 S. Post Rd., Shelby, NC 28152 (Beside the Food Lion, across from CCC). The screening is for children who live in Cleveland County and will be 4 years old by August 31, 2012.  For more information or to schedule a screening appointment, please call 704-476-8064 between the hours of 8:30 am-3:00 pm.  No appointments will be made after March 9, 2012. Screening is by appointment only.

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