Neighborhood Calendar July 18th Edition

Piecemakers Quilt Guild
        Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Lincoln County Senior Center, Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 Aspen Street, Lincolnton, NC, in room 319. We are here to teach and encourage those interested in the art of quilting. Visitors and new members are welcome. We also have a new class that meets on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00am to 3:00pm to provide one to one instruction to beginning quilters.    Contact Linda at 704-483-2778 for more information on this class.
Kiwanis Club, Shelby
        Kiwanis Club of Shelby meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at noon at Deer Brook Restaurant, 201 Deer Brook Drive, Shelby. 704-482-4419. Membership dues are $110 per quarter which includes meals and dues.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, 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. DBSA support groups are not run by professionals, but instead offer peer-to-peer support. The support group meets every Tuesday from 6:30-8:00pm at The Episcopal Church in Shelby. For questions or information contact 704-232-5147 or
Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center
        “Bingo” - At Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby, NC. Each Monday Night (except holidays). Doors open at 5:30 (no admittance after 7:00pm). Jackpot up to $500.00 – Public invited 12 years old and up.
        “Blood Sugar Screening and Blood Pressure” - Thursday, July 18, 8:00am - 10:00am., at Council on Aging.
        “Healthy Heart Rythm Seminar” Present by: April Leonard, RN, with Health @ Home - Tuesday, July 23, 10:00am, at Council on Aging. Please call The Senior Center to register at 704-482-3488.
        “Covered Dish” - Friday, July 26, 11:30am - 1:00pm, at Council on Aging. Bring your favorite dish and join us for fellowship and fun.
        “Dine Around (Alston Bridges Barbecue), 620 E. Grover St., Shelby, NC, Thursday, July 25, 5:00pm. Please call the Senior Center to reserve seating by Tuesday, July 23.
        “Annual Birthday Party Social” - For Seniors 55 & Better, Sponsored by: Gentiva Home Health of Shelby. Thursday, August 8, 1:30pm. There is no fee to attend - You must register by calling the Senior Center at 704-482-3488.
    Solid Rock Community Garden in Lawndale
        If you enjoy gardening and want to help provide nutritious food for our neighbors - please join us at the garden on Monday evenings 6:30pm through the growing season. The garden is located on the grounds of the Upper Cleveland Rescue Squad in Lawndale. For information email or call 704-473-4722.
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
        Kings Mountain Historical Museum is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm and the cost of admission is free (donations are appreciated). To find out more about the museum, please visit the museum’s website and Facebook page. Stephanie Walsh, Director & Curator, Kings Mountain Historical Museum, PO Box 552, 100 East Mountain Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086, 704-739-1019. Like the Kings Mountain Historical Museum on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter:
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 5:30p.m. We participate in dancing and other monthly activities.  We invite new members to join us. For more info, call 704 406 9166.
Singles of Faith
        Christian singles of all ages are invited to attend the monthly Singles of Faith Bible Study, with discussion, at the Ruby Hunt YMCA Library, on Patrick Avenue in Boiling Springs, NC, on the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.. Questions? Call Dianne at 704-692-0413.
Cleveland County Memorial Library
       The Library Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month in the Conference Room from 10:30am - 12:00 noon. Everyone is invited.
        The energized work of Charlotte artist, Robert Jenkins will be on display in the Library Gallery this summer, now through July 31.  Robert’s work includes images of super heroes and reflects his interest in pop culture through his use of loose brush strokes and explosive color.  Robert’s work has been shown in a number of galleries across North Carolina and he teaches workshops to both children and adults.  His work will also be available in June at the upcoming Heroes Con, Charlotte’s annual comic convention. A ‘Meet the Artist’ reception will be held at the library in late July.  Date and time will be announced soon. The Library Gallery will host 3 more exhibits in 2013.  Barbara Ghigo’s ‘People, Places and Things’ will be on display in August and September.  Artists from Minerva Synergy will show work related to the theme of ‘Roots’ in October and November.  December and January will feature the photography of Karen Mullen.  Proceeds from any sales of Mullen’s photography will be donated in her memory to the local chapter of ASPCA.
South Mountains State Park
  South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC will have these Upcoming Environmental Programs:
        Hey Kids! Join a Park Ranger this summer to learn all sorts of fun stuff about water critters, trees, animals, and fish just to name a few. Programs will be offered from thru August 15. The same program will be offered twice a week every Tuesday at 11:00 am and Thursday at 2:00 pm. See below for program schedule and descriptions for June & July:
        July 18: “What’s in the Water?” How many different kinds of critters live in the river? Join a Park Ranger in the stream to turn over some rocks and learn more about what you might find there. Come prepared to get wet! Meet at the Visitor Center.
        July 23, 25: “Predator/Prey Games”. A variety of outdoor recreational activities that demonstrate predator prey relationships, habitats and habitat needs. These activities are high energy and fast paced. Meet at the Visitor Center.
        July 30, August 1: “Crafts Gone Batty”. Are bats blind?  Do they fly into your hair?  Do they turn into vampires?  Join a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center to learn some Bat facts, make some batty crafts and have an opportunity to view some Bats.
        Be watching for August Schedule.  
        South Mountains State Park is located south of Morganton off of old Highway 18. The community is welcome to join them for their monthly educational interpretive programs. Call the park office at (828) 433-4772 for more information.
Hospice Cleveland County
         Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC, 704-751-3573. Calendar of Events:
        Christmas in July Ornament Making - Get an early start on the Holidays! Come make an ornament or keepsake in memory of your loved one. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend. Thursday, July 25, 10:00am - noon or 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building.
        “Reflections” Sharing 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 effort to attend all six sessions. Please RSVP to ext. 163 if you plan to attend.
Tuesday Evenings: July 23, 30, August 6, 13 20, 27; 5:30pm - 7:00pm, Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building.
Upper Cleveland Bulldog Football & Cheer Signups
         Upper Cleveland Bulldog Football and Cheer Signups will be held on the following dates: 08/01/13 and from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Piedmont Community Center in Lawndale. Additionally sign up date will be held on 08/03/2013 from 9:00am - 11:00am at the Piedmont Community Center in Lawndale. Registration fee $75 for football, please bring a copy of your childs birth certificate. Registration fee is $35 for cheerleading. If you have any questions please contact Brandy Warlick 704-472-8177 or Jason Bivens 704-473-6669.
Free Summer Lunch For Kids & Teens
   A Free Summer Lunch for Kids & Teen will be offered at Friendship United Methodist Church. A nutritionally balanced lunch will be provided free of charge to ALL children 18 years old or younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch served every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00am until 12:00pm beginning through August 9, 2013. Friendship United Methodist Church is located at 111 Friendship Dr., Fallton (behind the Fallston Post Office). For more information contact Morgan Morrison at 704-300-7017 or Natalie Tolbert 704-472-6534.The Summer Meal Program for children is provided by Cleveland County Schools Child Nutrition Services.
11th Annual Community Explosion, Shelby
        11th Annual Community Explosion 2013 will be held July 20, 3:00pm, on the Campus of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 422 Carolina Ave., Shelby, NC. Food, fun, fellowship! Carnival rides, waterslides, priase dancers, gospel singing, free food, bingo, & more.
        Car and Truck Show, 2:00pm - 6:00pm. For more information about the Car and Truck Show: Noah Corry, 704-692-1840 or Curtis Jolly, 704-418-5640 or general information, 704-482-7713.
Calling All Golfers!
   Calling all Golfers!!!! Please join us for a tournament to benefit the Upper Cleveland Bulldog Booster Club. All funds raised will go directly towards the football/cheerleading program led by the Booster Club. The tournament will be held at Pine Mountain Resort, 8355 Brookfield Rd. Connelly Springs, NC located in the beautiful South Mountains on Saturday July 20. The tournament will tee off at 9:30am. It is captains choice. Cost is $240.00 per team. Hole sponsors are $100.00. Carts can be sponsored for any amount less than $100.00. Please join us to support the kids of Upper Cleveland County! Any questions please call Brandy Warlick (704)472-8177
Lost Playwrights, Hendersonville
        Lost Playwrights will meet Saturday, July 20, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the auditorium of Henderson County Library, 301 North Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC. Anyone interested in any aspect of theatre or creative writing is invited. There are no dues or admission charges.
Boiling Springs Lil’ Chargers Host 3rd Annual Basketball Skills Camp
        3rd Annual Basketball Skills Camp hosted by Boiling Springs Little Chargers at Crest High School, July 24-27, Wed.-Fri., 6:00pm - 9:00pm; Sat., 9:00am - 12:00pm. All boys and girls age 5-12 welcomed! Please contact: Booster Club President Tina Glover. Phone: 704-692-3860. Email: Camp Director/Instructor: Keith Rhodes, Crest High Basketball Coach. Camp Cost: $35 per camper. Special appearance on Saturday from “Charlotte Bobcats Mascot Rufus” signing autographs and pictures.
Shelby City Park
        Shelby City Park is offering gymnastics classes this summer. Classes will meet Monday through Thursday with four weeks available: July 22-25 and August 3-8. There is a $40 fee per week. Registration forms are posted on the City of Shelby website and also at City Park. Contact Dot at 704-538-3834 or for more information.
Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser, Forest City Club House
   Spaghetti Supper will be July 26, 5:00-8:00pm, located at The Forest City Club House. Tickets are available til July 20. The meal includes Spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert, $7 for adults 11 and over, $5 for children 4-10 yrs. Funds will go to help local talents for Michelle Hines and kids to perform in Florida in August. Please come out and support Michelle and her family.
Boiling Springs Lil’ Chargers Football & Cheer Sign ups
        Boiling Springs Lil’ Chargers football and cheer sign ups will be held on Tuesday, July 30 and Thursday, August 1, 6:30-8:00pm. Sign ups will be held at Boiling Springs Elementary School. Registration fee for football will be $75.  Cheer registration will be $30.  Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate.  Football practice will start on Monday August 5. If you have any questions please call Stacy Kale @704-473-6358 or Tiffany Mancinelli @ 704-473-8721.
Cleveland County Arts Council Summer Art Camp
        Hey kids!  It’s not too late to register for summer art camp at the Cleveland County Arts Council. There are seven weeks of fun with 17 different classes to choose from for preschoolers through middle school students. Most of the classes will be held at the Arts Center at 111 S. Washington St. in Shelby with a week of all day classes held at Washington Elementary and one week at Bethlehem Temple Church in Grover. The classes include painting, drawing, sculpting, music, writing and pottery. Visit for a complete list and registration form. For more information please call 704-484-2787.
Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament, Shelby
   Richie’s Body Shop is putting together the “Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament” to benefit Markie’s Heartlight, August 10. Tee off time 3:00pm, at Deer Brook Golf Club, 210 Deer Brook Drive, Shelby, NC. Entry fee: $240 per 4 man team (includes green fee and cart). Entry forms need to be received by August 1. Contact Jerry Arrowood, 704-692-2248 cell; 704-484-9580. This benefit will help the Boris Family pay for medical bills for their 14 year old son Markie, who attends Crest Middle School. Markie was born with 6 congenial heart defects and has undergone prior treatments, and is now preparing to go to Boston Childen’s Hospital for a procedure to replace the mitral valve in his heart so it can be adjusted later in his life without further open heart surgery.
Cleveland County  Bloodmobiles
        08/13/13 @ First Baptist Church - 403 Cleveland Ave., Grover, NC. 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm.
        08/20/13 @ Shelby Presbyterian Church - 226 E. Graham St., Shelby, NC. 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
        08/21/13 @ Cleveland Community College - 137 S. Post Rd., Shelby, NC. 11:00 pm and 3:30 pm.
        08/27/13 @ Central UMC - 200 E. Marion St., Shelby, NC. 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm.