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Neighborhood Calendar June 14th edition
    Parkinson Support Group, Neal Sr. Center
   A Parkinson Support Group Meeting will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Neal Sr. Center, 100 Harris Dr., Shelby. Sgl. Doug Murphy 704-487-8822.
Mental Health Association
Survivor Suicide Support Group
   Survivors of Suicide Support Group, meets the last Tuesday of every month, 11:30am - 1:30 pm at the Cleveland Memorial Library. Sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Cleveland County, this support group offers support to those who have lost a loved one to suicide. All members of the group, including the facilitator, have experienced this unique loss. For details, contact the Mental Health Association at 704-481-8637 or mha@clevelandcountymha.org Family-to-Family Caregiver Support Group, meets every third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Cleveland County Red Cross (1333 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC 28150) Co-sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Cleveland County and NAMI Rutherford/Cleveland, this support group offers a safe space for close relatives of persons suffering from a severe mental illness to share their experience with others in a similar situation. For details, contact the Mental Health Association at 704-481-8637 or mha@clevelandcountymha.org
Piecemakers Quilt Guild
  Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10AM - 12PM at the Lincoln County Senior Center, Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 Aspen Street, Lincolnton, room 319. We are here to teach and encourage those interested in the art of quilting. Visitors and new members are welcome. Meetings include a business meeting, show and tell, and a program related to quilting. The  June 6th meeting will feature Linda Gunter demonstrating the X Block ruler. For information call Tony Darr 704 439 6532.
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.
South Mountains State Park
   Saturday, June 16 - “Tree ID Hike” - Join a Park Ranger for a 1.0 mile hike along the Hemlock Nature Trail.  Tree identification will be the focus of this hike.  Meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00 am.
   Saturday, June 16 - “South Mountains State Park:  The Past, the Present, and the Future”
Join Ranger Waltz at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm for an informative presentation on the history and resources that have shaped South Mountains into the largest state park in North Carolina.
   Sunday, June 17 - “Bats” Are bats blind?  Do they fly into your hair?  Do they turn into vampires?  Join a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm to learn some Bat facts and have an opportunity to view some Bats.
    Saturday, June 23 - What does a Park Ranger do on a day to day basis?  Meet in the Visitor Center auditorium at 11:00 am.
   Saturday, June 23 - “Let’s Talk Turkey” - Yelps, purrs, cuts and cackles.  Join a Park Ranger and learn about Wild Turkeys in the South Mountains.  Participants will learn about characteristics, habitat, populations, life history and vocalizations.  Program starts at 2:00 pm at the Visitor Center.
   Sunday, June 24  - “Animals of the South Mountains” - Join a Park Ranger to learn about the many animals that call South Mountains home.  The program will begin at 2:00 pm in the Visitor Center auditorium.
   Saturday, June 30 - “Tree ID Hike” - Join a Park Ranger for a 1.0 mile hike along the Hemlock Nature Trail.  Tree identification will be the focus of this hike.  Meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00 am.
   Saturday, June 30 - “Let’s Talk Turkey” - Yelps, purrs, cuts and cackles.  Join a Park Ranger and learn about Wild Turkeys in the South Mountains.  Participants will learn about characteristics, habitat, populations, life history and vocalizations.  Program starts at 2:00 pm at the Visitor Center.
   Saturday, June 30 - South Mountains State Park is located south of Morganton off of old Highway 18.  We welcome the community to join us for our monthly educational interpretive programs.  Call the park office at (828) 433-4772 for more information.
Solid Rock Garden, Lawndale
   Solid Rock Community garden in Lawndale will have regular work nights on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm, now through the summer months. If you enjoy gardening and want to help grow nutritious food for our neighbors - please join us. We will meet at the garden which is located on the grounds of the Upper Cleveland Rescue Squad in Lawndale. For more information send an email to solidrockgarden@gmail.com or come to the garden!
Shelby City Park Summer Day Camp
   The Shelby City Park Summer Day Camp began on Monday, June 11th and run for 10 weeks, ending on Friday, August 17. Camp ages are 5-12 years, as of the first day of camp they are attending. Day Camp hours are from 7:45 a.m. til 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Day Camp will be held at the Shelby City Park. Day Camp fees this year are $80 per week for city residents and $90 per week for all others. Siblings will receive a 10% discount. Camp fees include a camp tee shirt to be worn each Friday on field trips. Examples: Carowinds, skating, movies, bowling and many more. Parents may be responsible for field trip meals and any spending money the child may need. Fees are due on Thursdays in advance for the next week. Weekly calendars will be available on Friday for the next week. At sign-up, parent must bring all items below to avoid a second trip. (1) Completed application form (S); (2) First week’s fees and swim lesson fees - if applicable; (3) Copy of child’s birth certificate (if they did not attend last year); (4) Copy of child’s immunization records. Don’t let your child miss out on a great summer.
Crest Charger Horseshoe Club Golf Tournament
   The 16th Annual Crest Charger Horseshoe Club Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 15th, 1:30 p.m. at RiverBend Golf Club. We will be giving away lots of prizes including $1000 to gross winners and $500 to net winners plus Cancun Vacation Package to Flight Winners of Both Divisions. We’re also offering a chipping and putting contest package that includes a free three night hotel getaway. Cost for this package is $30. Please note this package is optional and does not include mulligans or red tees. See attachment. The format will be three player team captain’s choice. See attachment. 60 -69 yrs of age play senior tees, ladies,  juniors (middle school and younger), 70 and older, play super seniors most forward tees. Teams must declare gross or net division prior to start of tournament. Total cost $65/player $195/team. Proceeds from tournament go to football program for pre game meals, travel, and other necessities. Call Marty Bradley at 704-472-8641 for info.
10th Annual Bruce Ward Memorial Golf Tournament, KM Country Club
   The 10th Annual Bruce Ward Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 16 at the Kings Mountain Country Club. It will be a Captain’s Choice tournament with the proceeds going to the Shriner’s Hospitals. Hole sponsorships are still available. This tournament is held to enable the White Plains Shrine Club to continue its work in helping burned and crippled children. For info. contact: Kevin Champion  704-730-9948; Jeff Ward 704-300-5353 or the KMCC Pro Shop at 704-739-3221.
Grover Rescue Squad, Shelby
   Grover Rescue Squad will hold a Pork BBQ sale on Saturday, June 16th, from 11am to 2pm, 107 N. Main Street Grover. Costs: Whole Butt, slaw and sauce for $30. Plates include BBQ, slaw, sauce, bun, baked beans/chips $8. Family Pack 1 pound of BBQ, Slaw, sauce, and one pack of buns $12. You can Pre Order today by calling Jessica at (704)473-1875 (leave a message). All Proceeds go to Grover Rescue Squad to provide and serve the community.
Habitat For Humanity
   The Habitat for Humanity in Cleveland County ReStore will be having an outdoor yard sale on Saturday, June 16th at 322 W. Grover St., Shelby. The sale will start at 8 am and will end at 2 pm. A HFH ReStore is a fundraising division of Habitat for Humanity. HFH ReStores sell donated materials such as new and gently used furniture, house wares, building supplies, and miscellaneous items to the public. Profits from the ReStores go directly to help build homes locally (10 % of undesignated funds go to HFH International to build homes globally). The current home we are building is on Cottonwood Dr in Shelby and sponsored by the Shelby Breakfast, Shelby Lunch, and Boiling Springs Rotary Clubs. This will be the twenty-fifth home built by Habitat for Humanity in Cleveland County since its incorporation in Dec. 1987. For more info. call 704-482-6289.
Hospice, Cleveland County
   Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby  will hold the following events:
   “Reflections” Sharing Group - A grief sharing group will meet for six weeks, Tuesdays, June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17 and 24, 5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m.  in the Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building.No cost to anyone who has lost a loved one. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend.
Cleveland County Partnership For Children’s Planning And Oversight Committee Meeting
   The Cleveland County Partnership for Children’s Planning and Oversight Committee will meet June 21, at 12:00 noon.  The meeting will be held at 312 W. Marion Street, Shelby, NC. No public input session will be held at this meeting.
   The Cleveland County Partnership for Children’s Board of Directors will meet June 28, at 12:00noon.  The meeting will be held at 312 W. Marion Street, Shelby, NC.  No public input session will be held at this meeting.
Cleveland County Library
Summer Reading Program
   DREAM BIG…Summer Reading  - Calling all dreamers! Readers of all ages will explore the night this summer as Cleveland County Library presents “Dream Big – READ!”  Activities may include programs on wishes, dreams, bedtime, creatures of the night, and camping. The Summer Reading Program is free and open to ages 3 to 12 years.  The Pre-school program is on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., and K-6th grade is on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  There is also a Pre-school and K-6th grade program on Mondays at the Spangler Branch Library. The Summer Reading Program runs now – July 23rd. There will be no programs the week of July 1st – July 7th. Read and earn cool stuff! For more information call 704-487-9069 Ext 233.
Holland House Housewarming Shower
   NAMI Rutherford/Cleveland will host a Housewarming Shower for Holland House Drop-In Center, Thursday, June 21st from 6:00-8:00 PM. You are cordially invited to attend. Holland House is located at: 475 West Main Street, Forest City, NC 28043. Holland House Drop-in Center is operated by the Peer Support Resource Exchange (PSRE) and is a non-profit organization.  They do not provide any direct billable services. However they recognize the needs of their peers.  Holland House is a place for adults with mental health issues to meet and talk with their peers; and hang out among friends and people who care when other services are not open. Peer Support is also a place where one can learn about the resources in the community. (This shower will take place in lieu of the regular June Education Forum. Our next Education Forum will be in September. No Education Forums in July or August!) Holland House is now open on weekends (Friday-Sunday) from 1-9 p.m. It is a drop-in center which provides a social outlet for those with mental illness. If you have questions call 704-434-6921.
Fallston Funfest
   The Town of Fallston will hold their “Fallston Fun Fest” on Saturday, June 30 at Fallston Elementary School. The parade lineup begins at 5:00 p.m. (starts up at Wilson Rd.).  Opening Ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. Kids games/rides; armbands $5 (Includes go fish and duck.  Without armbands, these are a quarter each) and cake walks will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m.; DJ, 5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m.;  Ocean Blvd, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; Fireworks, 10:00 p.m. Food, hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ, pizza and vendors with all the extras. Door prizes to be given away. Plenty of food and fun for everyone. No fee to participate in the parade, however if you wish to do so,  please contact Mitzi Ramsey at 704-692-7216 or Judy Searcy at 704-692-6099 for more information.
Lattimore Parade Entries Needed
   The Town of Lattimore is welcoming entries for the annual Fourth of July Parade to be held at 9 am on Wednesday, July 4th. Tractors, antique cars, horses, bikes, floats, and other entries are encouraged to participate. The town is also looking for veterans from World War II, the Korean conflict, and Vietnam to ride on a veterans float to honor our military. If you would like to participate in the parade, please call 704-434-2620 and leave a message or email townoflattimore@gmail.com. Help us make this a special day for the community. 
NC Cooperative Extension Youth Basket Class
   NC Cooperative Extension - Cleveland County Center will sponsor a 3-day Youth Basket Class on Wednesday, July 18 - Friday, July 20th, 1:00 - 4:00 PM for youth ages 11-18 at the Extension Center. Students will learn the basics of basket weaving while making a 10” Williamsburg Basket. The class will be taught by Cooperative Extension Master Basket Weaver Shirley Benton. Contact Nancy Abasiekong, Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, at 704.482.4365 for details and to register. Class size is limited. Registration/Materials Fee - $20 (due by June 15)
   NC Cooperative Extension - Cleveland County Center will sponsor a 3-day Youth Basket Class on Wednesday, June 27 - Friday, June 29th, 9:00 AM - 12 Noon for youth ages 11-18 at the Extension Center. Students will learn the basics of basket weaving while making a 7” Williamsburg Basket. The class will be taught by Cooperative Extension Master Basket Weaver Dot McNamara. Contact Nancy Abasiekong, Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences at 704.482.4365 for details and to register. Class size is limited. Registration/Materials Fee - $20 (due by June 15).

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