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Neighborhood Calendar Jan. 6th 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

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.

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.
        “Reflections” – This grief support group meets for six weeks in the evening and is most beneficial if all sessions are attended. No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend. Tuesdays: March 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 – 5:30 pm - 7:00 am – Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby.
        “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.. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend. Thursdays: March 17, 2011 – 9:00 am - Noon or 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm – Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, 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. Saturday, May 7, 2011 – 9:00 am - 3:00 pm – Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby.

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.

Dogfall – Award Winning Play
        Sanguine Theatre Troupe in conjunction with North Carolina Stage Company will be presenting a new, award winning play, Dogfall, as a part of NC Stage Company’s Catalyst Series on January 14th-16th and 21st-23rd.  Now in its seventh year, the Catalyst Series features performances from local, grassroots theatre companies. NC Stage collaborates with these exciting companies to expand its own programming while providing resources for innovative theatre. Playwright,-Professor Scot Lahaie from Shelby, NC, will be taking on a new role as actor in this exciting new production of Dogfall as he portrays Dr. Jake McKenzie, a doctor known for assisting his patients commit suicide because of terminal illness. Joining Lahaie on stage is local Actor Bradley James Archer, an Asheville native, playing the role of Mike Howard, a right-wing religious zealot bent on punishing Dr. McKenzie for his crimes against God and Humanity. The price of a ticket for the play is fifteen dollars for adults, and ten dollars students and seniors. January 14th is Pay-What-You-Can night. If you plan to attend that night, you will be asked to pay a $6 minimum, cash only, exact change only, and reservations are highly recommended. More information on the play can be found online at http://dogfall.weebly.com/index.html, or by visiting NC Stage online at www.ncstage.org. Performances will be Friday, January 14; Saturday, 15;  Friday, January 21, and Saturday, January 22 at 7:30pm, and Sundays  January 16 and 23 at 2:00pm. Tickest may be purchased at the NC Stage Box Office, over the phone by calling 828.239.0263, online at www.ncstage.org, or in person at The NC Stage Box office 15 Stage Lane, Asheville NC 28801 and the Pack Place Ticket Counter 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville NC 28801.

Burns Middle School Spaghetti Supper
        We are having a Spaghetti Supper for Jackson Bivins (BMS Student) at the Burns Middle School Cafeteria Friday, January 14th from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm. The cost is for Children (under 12) $5.00 and Adult/Older Children is $8.00. This includes Spaghetti, Bread, Salad, Drink and Dessert. You can dine in or take out. Contact Angela Jenks or Karen Martin at Burns Middle School for tickets at 704-538-3126. Jackson has been battling Leukemia for over a year. Funds raised from this benefit will go directly to the Bivins family to help offset incurred medical expenses.,

Carillon Assisted Living of Shelby
        Carillon Assisted Living of Shelby is launching our “Annual Old Man Winter Coat Drive”. It’s time to clean out those closets, and find some good use for those coats you don’t wear anymore! There are so many deserving people in our community who would appreciate a warm jacket. Drop off your coats so that they can be presented to the Cleveland County Abuse Prevention Council to help the less fortunate stay warm this winter. Help us make a difference in OUR community! This Winter Coat Drive will take place January 1st - January 30th at the Carillon Assisted Living of Shelby, 1550 Charles Road, Shelby. Coat Drop-off time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. “Coats may be new or “gently used.” We will be glad to coordinate alternate “drop=off” arrangements if you cannot drop off coats at our commuity. For mroe information please call Jennifer Fredell - Centofanti at 704-471-2828.

Life Enrichment Center Dementia Meeting
        Does someone you love have dementia? Alzheimer’s? What’s the difference? The public is invited to an informational meeting about dementia Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at the new Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Service facility in Shelby. The center is located at 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., just off Fallston Road beside Teddy and Meekins law office, in the cul de sac that turns beside Cornerstone dental office. The center offers a free sitter service for the person with dementia, but you must make a reservation for the sitter service by calling 704.484.0405. No reservation is needed to attend the meeting. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. (but late comers are always welcome) and ends at 7. For more information, call Linda at 704-484-0405.
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 Cleveland County Health Department.

Fireflight with Tower of Mercy at the      Don Gibson Theater, Shelby, NC
        Coming Saturday, January 15th at 7:00 pm, Grammy nominated Fireflight with Tower of Mercy at the Don Gibson Theater in Shelby, NC, 318 South Washington St., Shelby, NC. Tickets available at $17.50 for individual tickets and $14.50 for groups of 10 or more. To to www.dgshelby.org or call 704-487-8114.

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