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Neighborhood Calendar June 13th 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. The June 5th meeting will feature Kathleen Baden giving an applique trunk show and lecture. Please come and fellowship with us. Contact Tony Darr, Publicity, for information at 704-992-2871 or ldarrnc@aol.com
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.
NAMI Rutherford Cleveland
        The National Alliance on Mental Illness/Rutherford Cleveland hosts a Mental Illness Family Support Group, always on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00-8:15pm., Cleveland County Red Cross Building, 1333 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC. This Family Support Group is specifically geared to the parents, grandparents, spouses, siblings, adult children and close relatives of persons suffering from severe and persistent mental illnesses. The illnesses covered are: Depression (unipolar), Manic Depression (bipolar), Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and other neurobiological brain disorders. These meetings are confidential and a safe place to talk with other families members going through the same experiences. We Are Families Helping Families! For more information please call Betty Frye at 704-434-5166 or 704-583-0845.
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 laura@dbsafoothills.com.
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.
        (2) - CPR/First Aid Classes” - Presented by Health @ Home, at Council on Aging, Wednesday, June 19, or Wednesday, June 26, 1:30pm. Class cost for general public $10; $5 for Neal Senior Center Volunteers. Registrtion deadline is Friday, June 14. Please call the Neal Senior Center, 704-482-3488.
        “Covered Dish” - at Council on Aging, Friday, June 21, 11:30am - 1:00pm. Bring your favorite dish and join the fellowship and fun.
        “Dine Around”, Verona Italian, 1167 E. Marion St., Shelby, NC, Thursday, June 27, 5:00pm. Please call the Senior to reserve seating by Tuesday, June 25.
    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 solidrockgarden@gmail.com 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 www.kingsmountainmuseum.org 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: http://facebook.com/kmhmuseum. Follow us on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/KMHMuseum.
    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 June 11 to 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:
        June 18, 20: “Owl Pellets”. Join a Park Ranger to examine owl pellets and reconstruct prey skeletons. Owl pellets are clean of flesh, odorless and can be handled easily by all age groups. 
        June 25 & June 27: “The 10 Essentials”. What items should you always carry with you when hiking? Meet a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center to learn about the “10 Essentials”.
        Be watching for July and 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.
Cleveland County Library, Shelby
        The Library Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month in the Conference Room from 10:30am - 12:00 noon. The book for the month of June is “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce. Everyone is invited.
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.
Cleveland County Head Start
        Cleveland County Head Start, Office of School Readiness, is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year for the following schools: Bethware Elementary, Boiling Springs Elementary, East Elementary, Graham Elementary, James Love Elementary, Washington Elementary, Casar Elementary, Fallston Elementary, Grover Elementary, Marion Elementary, North Elementary, Township Three Elementary. Office of School Readiness: This program is for eligible children, 4 years of age or who will be by August 31, of this year. They will be given priority and 3 year old eligible children will fill any remaining openings. The program is designed for families with low to moderate income, regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, special needs or disabling condition. Bus transportation is available for children who live within the assigned school district. For additional information or an application contact The Office of School Readiness (OSR), 704-476-8064.
Cleveland County Memorial Library
   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.
Book Signing, Author of “Legacy in Words”
  Jamarica S. Jones, author of “Legacy in Words”, a book of poetry, will hold a book signing at the Cleveland County Arts Council at 111 S. Washington St., Shelby, Thursday, June 13, 4:00pm - 6:00pm. She will also hold a reception/book signing at the Shelby Housing Authority, 801 Logan St., Shelby, Saturday, June 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Mrs. Jones is a retired Public Health Nurse. Her poems are inspired by her family, her personal experiences, and the experiences of others. Books will be available for purchase. Handicap access is available. Books $11.95 plus tax.
Upper Cleveland Bulldog Football & Cheer Signups
         Upper Cleveland Bulldog Football and Cheer Signups will be held on the following dates: 06/16/2013, 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.
Cleveland County Post-Polio Support Group
   The Cleveland County Post-Polio Support Group will hold the June meeting at the Mayflower Restaurant, Hwy 74 East in Shelby, on Monday, June 17, 6:00pm. The program will highlight Cathy Marshall, polio survivor and member of the support group. She will share her experiences with polio. If you are a polio survivor please plan to attend. Feel free to bring a caregiver with you. If you are not a polio survivor, please pass message to anyone you know who is a survivor. For more information call Jane Walker, 704-692-6249.
Cleveland Community Blood Drive
   Bynum Chapel AME Zion Church, North Chancelors Street, Shelby, in Family Life Center, June 17, 4:30pm - 7:30pm. Sponsored by the Kings Mountain Elite Club. Questions, call Vickie Adams, 704-923-3895.

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 June 19 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.
Evelyn Ramey Memorial Hospice Benefit
   The Evelyn Ramey Mountain Hospice Benefit will be held on June 22nd at Patriots Park Downtown Kings Mountain, NC. Free Bluegrass and Gospel Concert Featuring Timberidge Bluegrass Band, Gospel Hymm Boys, and J.Max McKee. Bring a chair and spend the evening with us! Prize drawing every 30 minutes for local restaurants in Shelby NC, and Kings Mountain NC. Grand Prize will be given away at 7:45 P.M. The grand prize is a handmade mandolin built by Keith Ramey. Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. Food, Drinks and Crafts will be available. You must purchase a ticket to win the prizes. ALL MONEY GOES TO HOSPICE OF CLEVELAND COUNTY. If you would like more information or if you would like to purchase your tickets please call Keith Ramey at 704-418-3790 or 704-739-6337. You may also purchase your tickets from Hospice of Cleveland County.
Shelby Amateur Radio
   On June 22, beginning at 2PM the Shelby Amateur Radio Club will be holding their annual ARRL Field Day at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds Fire Station. This event is an opportunity for our club to show off Amateur Radio and its different uses to the public. If you know of anyone interested in Amateur Radio and technology, this is a great opportunity to allow them to see different modes of communication in action. Shelby Amateur Radio Club sponsors The Amateur Radio Emergency Service Group in Cleveland County. These organizations provide backup communications for Cleveland County Emergency Management, American Red Cross, City of Kings Mountain Special Events and other served agencies during drills, emergencies and special events, like the Over the Mountain Triathlon. Stop by on Saturday June 22, 2013 to find out about our service and obtain information on how you too can become an amateur radio operator! Shelby Amateur Radio Club also sponsors the Shelby Hamfest which will be held in Shelby on Labor Day weekend.
Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Care & Health Service, Shelby
         Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Care & Health Service’s next program topic will be “Help! Mama Won’t Take a Bath” at the next family caregivers meeting. The Shelby facility is located at 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., just off Fallston Road between Cornerstone Dental Associates and Teddy and Meekins Law Office. The program will feature ideas to get people with dementia to bathe and change clothes. One of the most common problems for dementia caregivers, refusing to bathe has several possible causes. The meeting, which is free of charge and open to the public, begins at 5:30pm, Tuesday, June 18. A free sitter service is available for the person who has dementia, but a reservation by June 11 is required. For more information or to register for the sitter service, please call 704-484-0405. Life Enrichment has been caring for people with dementia for 33 years.
2013 Lattimore 4th Of July Celebration
   The Town of Lattimore invites everyone to be a part of the annual Fourth of July parade and celebration on Thursday, July 4th. Entries will line up for the parade on Oak Drive/Towery Road at 8 a.m. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. and go up Westlee, Main, and Price Streets. Parade entries will include law enforcement vehicles, antique cars, horses, tractors, and much more! At the conclusion of the parade, a patriotic program will be presented at the recreation park of Lattimore Baptist Church. The celebration will begin around 10 a.m. and will include the recognition of veterans and entertainment. Come early to get a prime seat and enjoy food sold along the parade route by the Lattimore Baptist Church youth group. They will be selling country ham and sausage biscuits and drinks along the parade route beginning at 8:15 a.m. Biscuits, hotdogs, drinks, and homemade desserts will be sold at the recreation park. All proceeds will go toward funding youth activities such as summer camp. If you would like to participate in the parade, or would like more information, please contact the Lattimore Town Hall at 704-434-2620 or townoflattimore@gmail.com Bring a lawn chair and plan now to celebrate our freedom!
Shelby City Park
        Shelby City Park is offering gymnastics classes this summer. Classes will meet Monday through Thursday with four weeks available:  July 8-11, 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 dotjh@bellsouth.net for more information.
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, 2013. 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

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