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Neighborhood Calendar June 5, 2014
Relay for Life Cleveland County, Shelby
        “Finish the Fight” - Beans & Strings Pinto Bean Supper with Leonard McSwain Band, Saturday, June 7, at Double Springs Baptist Church Family Life Center. Pinto Bean Supper, 5:00-6:30pm, Leonard McSwain Band, 6:45-7:30pm. Admission: Donation to Relay for Life
March of Dimes Golf Tournament, Shelby
        March of Dimes Golf Tournament will be May 31, at River Bend YMCA Golf Course. $240 Team of 4. Lunch provided between 1:00-2:00pm. Tee Time: 2:00pm. Help raise month for stronger, healthier babies. To register: Call Mischia Taylor, 704-477-7404. Email: mataylor@gardner-webb.edu. Mail: March of Dimes Campaign, P.O. Box 1420, Shelby, NC 28151. $100 Company Hole Sponsorship. Call for details.
Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center
        Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby, NC will have the following events in February:
        “Bingo” - Each Monday night (except holidays), at the Senior Center. Doors open at 5:30 (no admittance after 7:00pm). Jackpot up to $500. Public invited 12 years and up.
        Thursday, June 5 and Thursday, June 19, 8:00am - 10:00am. “Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure, at Council on Aging.
        Tuesday, June 17, 5:30pm - “Seminar (Social Security and You)”, at Council on Aging. Presented by: Claire Emery, Financial Advisor of Merrill Lynch/Global Wealth Management. This seminar will cover the following information: the history of Social Security, current Landscape of Social Security, who is eligible for benefits, how to decide when to start taking benefits and strategies for maximizing benefits. Light refreshments will be served. Please bring your family and invite a friend. To register, please call 704-482-3488.
        Wednesday, June 18, 10:00am - “AARP Smart Driving Course”, at Council on Aging. Please call the Senior Center to register at 704-482-3488.
        Friday, June 20, 11:30am - 1:00pm - “Covered Dish”, at Council on Aging. Bring your favorite dish for fellowship and fun.
        Thursday, June 26, 5:00pm - “Dine Around (Zaxby’s). Please call the Senior Center to reserve seating by Tuesday, June 24.

                    Saturday, June 7 - “National Trails Day, Hike, Bike & Ride”. Visit South Mountains State Park on National Trails Day and participate in the Hike, Bike and Ride challenge. Hike, bike or ride the designated trails of your choice to a backcountry check-in station. Participants must complete the return trip to get a prize. Route loops are moderate to strenuous and range from 3 to 18 miles. This event is free and open to the public. Event registration is from 8:00-10:00am. For more information contact the park office at 828-433-4772. 
        Sunday, June 8 - “General Park Program”. Join a Park Ranger in the Visitor Center at 2:00pm to learn about South Mountains State Park. Participants will learn about user group activities, trails and points of interest.
        Sunday, June 8, 22, 29 - “Fly Fishing 101” - Get Hooked! Whether you want to learn how to tie flies, develop your casting skills, or discover the joy and challenges of fly fishing for the first time, join anglers Jeff Newton and Bob Tupper at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm for an introductory class on fly fishing. All class materials will be provided free, and there will be optional fishing time in the Jacob Fork afterwards. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission fishing regulations still apply.
        Saturday, June 14, 11:00am and Saturday, June 18, 2:00pm at the Visitor Center - “Knot Tying 101”. Knot tying is a fundamental skill for many tasks. Whether you are a beginning climber, backpacker or just want to learn a few knots.
        Saturday, June 14 - “What’s  in the Water?” How many different kinds of critters live in the river? Join a 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 at 2:00 pm.
        Sunday, June 15 & 29 - “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.
        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.
Somerset Court, Cherryville
        Somerset Court, 401 West Academy St., Cherryville, NC, will be having a “Spring Fest” Saturday, June 7, 1:00pm - 3:00pm. They will be selling hot dogs, chips, drinks and dessert. For entertainment there will be music from the 50’s and up by Tony D. King, Sr. There will also be face painting, games and animal balloons for the kids, and a pie baking contest to those of you who think you have talent in baking. Cost to enter is $5. All money that is raised will go to our residents the residents and their needs. A blue ribbon will be given to the best pie. They will be raffling off gifts and asks for donations.
VFW Post 9811, Kings Mountain/Cherryville
        The VFW Post 9811, 3800 Margrace Road in Kings Mountain, NC will have The VFW NC State Veterans Service Office there on June 9, at 6:30 with Cleo Summers there to help answer questions on Veterans Concerns and Changes in the VA Law. Cleo will also meet in private with any veteran that needs a problem resolved. All Veterans are invited.
Hospice Cleveland County
        Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC - June Calendar of Events:
        “Reflections” Support Group, Wednesdays: June 11, 18 and 25, 11:30am - 1:00pm, at the Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building. This grief sharing group meets for five weeks. No cost to anyone who has lost a loved one. If you plan to attend one of our groups, please make every effort to attend all five sessions. Registration forms are available at HHC Administrative Offices or by calling 704-487-4677.
        “Camp Mostly Smiles”, Friday, June 20, 9:00am - 3:00pm, at Shelby City Park, 850 W. Sumter Street, Shelby, NC. 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 trained in grief and loss will facilitate the retreat. Please call one of their Grief Counselors at 704-487-4677 to reserve your space.
Ruby C. Hunt YMCA Library, Shelby
        Please check out the Book Club which meets on the first Monday of each month in the library at the Ruby C. Hunt YMCA.
        Children’s Activities: Children’s Story Time, Tuesdays at 10:00am. Family Activities: Storywalk on the Fit Trail. Come read a new story each month! Adult Activities: Book Club - 1st Monday of each month at 10:00am; Writing Club - 2nd Monday of each month at 10:00am.
     Summer Reading Program: Weekly sessions will be offered June 12 - July 24, 10:00am - 11:30am. For more information, visit: www.clevecoymca.org.
Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association
         Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association Jailathon and Yard Sale will be Friday, June 13, 8:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday, June 14, 7:00am - 3:00pm at the Cleveland Rutherford Association office at 1017 North Washington Street, Shelby, NC. If anyone would like to donate items for our yard sale please call 704-481-9535. Yard Sale and Hot dog Sale.
Zion Hill Baptist Church offers Health Screening
         Zion Hill Baptist Church will offer a free health screening June 14, 7:00-10:00am. The screening consists of having blood drawn to check cholesterol, sugar, and other vitals. Results will be mailed to your address. Screening will be done by Blue Ridge Health Care of Morganton. Please fast before you come. A light breakfast will be available following the screening. Zion Hill is located at 8173 Old NC 18, Lawndale. The State Park. For more information call 704-538-8551.
Kings Mountain National Military Park, Blacksburg
  The Kings Mountain National Military Park, Blacksburg, SC will hold a benefit concert in their amphitheater on June 14, 8:00 pm,  featuring David Childers and The Overmountain Men. Proceeds benefit the Brigade of Friends, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization founded in 2000 to work with the National Park Service to provide support and funding for special projects at Kings Mountain National Military Park that aid in preserving the Park’s cultural and military history, protecting the Park’s environmental integrity, and enhancing the enjoyment of the Park by visitors and area residents. The KMNMP amphitheater seats 300; tickets are available now for $20. David Childers and The Overmountain Men are a local group of performers from Belmont, NC. The band is named after the militiamen who helped American forces win the battle of Kings Mountain in 1780. Tickets are available at all Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce offices, Gaston County Chamber of Commerce, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce in Gaffney, SC, and from any member of the Brigade of Friends.
Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Care and Health Services
  The Life Enrichment Center, 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., Shelby, NC  will have a program on: “How do I help mom?” She has Alzheimer’s disease. Join Christie Ray from Home Instead at the Life Enrichment Center as she shares tips and ideas for you to help your loved one that’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This informative program will be Tuesday, June 17, 5:30pm to 7:00pm. A free sitter service is available but you must make a reservation by June 11. Call 704-484-0405.
Philadelphia Community Organization of Lawndale
   Philadelphia Community Organization of Lawndale will host its 16th annual Juneteenth celebration on June 21, 12:00pm until 4:00pm, at 165 Schenck Farm Road, Lawndale, NC. There will be a parade starting at 12:00pm at the intersection Philadelphia Road and Selkirk Drive. Lineup at 11:30am. Activities to include free eye screening by NC Lions Inc. vision van, sponsored by the Lawndale Lions Club; a Classic Auto Show, and Bingo. There will be food and fun for everyone. If you are interested in helping us with donation of food, monetary or just helping us to plan and organize, please contact us at: Donald Schenck, 704-538-5544 or 704-692-0696 or Fannie Mauney, 704-538-3017. Vendors are welcome.
South Mountain Family Camp Summer Day Camp
   South Mountain family Camp, 142 Mace Rd., Casar, NC  announces Summer Day Camp for students going into 1st through 6th grade.  June 23-27, 9:00-3:00. Only $50 for the whole week. Bring your lunch and come walk the P.A.T.H. with us. Learn about Christ through scripture, songs, crafts, games, creek stomping, hiking, water games. Call or e-mail Esther at 704-840-5160 or esthermullinax@gmail.com to reserve a spot.
Broad River Genealogical Society
   The Broad River Genealogical Society will be going to the following field trip on June 21, 9:00am. They will leave from the Broad River Achieves Building at 1145 County Home Road. They will be going to the Berry Site in Burke County to observe as Archeologists excavate the Old San Juan Fort. The Spaniards build a Fort in the area in the 1560’s near one of the largest Indian Villages in the New World. The Indian Village was Joara. This was many years before James Town. This is the only time during the year its open to the Public. Everyone is welcome to join them. They are asking for a $5.00 donation and there will be vendors on site for food. Many  will be eating at a Family Restaurant on 181 near the site. If you plan to drive park across the Road at the Putnam Baptist Church if you are parking your car and riding with someone park at the Achieves Building.
Cleveland County Animal Control New Hours
   The Cleveland County Animal Control has new operational hours. Starting July 1, 2014. The Shelter will open Monday thru Friday from 10:00am til 4:00pm. New Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program: For information email: animal.shelter@clevelandcounty.com or call: 704-481-9884. Cleveland County Animal Control is partnering with the Human Society of Charlotte to offer low cost Spay/Neuter services. Please contact CCAC for more information or to register your pet. Dog Services: Dog Spay (female) $75; Dog Neuter (male) $65; Rabies $10; Microchip $20. Cat Services: Cat Spay (female) $60; Cat Neuter (male) $40, Rabies $10, Microchip $20.
Town of Lattimore 4th of July Parade
   Entries Needed for Lattimore 4th of July Parade. The Town of Lattimore is looking for individuals and businesses to participate in it’s annual Fourth of July Parade. Antique cars, tractors, churches, civic groups, and many other items and groups will be featured. All interested in participating should call the Town Hall at 704-434-2620 or email townoflattimore@gmail.com to register. Entries will begin lining up for the parade at 8:00am on Friday, July 4th on Oak Dr./Towery Road.
Streaming Radio For Veterans’ Information
   Visit www.JohnnyShort.com and click on the Country Travelers Radio Show link for the latest information that concerns veterans and provides them with answers. There are over 240 archived shows that feature different topics. If you are a veteran and would like to be on the air with your comments, please all Johnny Short at 704-538-8408.
Kiwanis Club, Shelby
        Kiwanis Club of Shelby is a group of professionals who are involved in the community and looking to change Cleveland County, one child at a time. This fundraising and project oriented club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at noon at Deer Brook Restaurant, 201 Deer Brook Drive, Shelby, NC; or the 2nd Thursday evening of every month at 5:30pm at Dragonfly Wine Market, 101 West Warren Street, Shelby, NC. One evening social a month at area restaurants. Membership dues are $40 per quarter plus $60 per quarter if you attend lunch meetings. For more information or to join, please contact: David Barker, President, 704-472-1286, Peedidlr@gmail.com.
Shelby Lions Club Distributing USDA Commodities
        The Shelby Lions Club will be distributing USDA Commodities on Wednesday, June 11 at the Cleveland County Fairground. Those who wish to fill out application will only need some identification and must live in Cleveland County. If a person is unable to come in person, they may send a note stating the number in the family, their address and their whole family income, signed by them. In March 2,957 families, 6,813 people were served. The distribution is based on the number in the family and the income of the household.
 Sheltered Children of Unlimited Praise, Shelby
        Sheltered Children of Unlimited Praise Abuse Prevention Outreach & Support Group for Women, Children & Men, will meet Mondays 7:00pm - 8:00pm at Unlimited Praise Inc. 704-255-5165 RSVP. 1415 S. Lafayette St. Shelby, NC 28150 @ your lowest point look up!
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 5:30pm. We participate in dancing and other monthly activities. We invite new members to join us. For more info, call 704-406-9166.
Attention All Parents: Cleveland County Schools Preschool
        Cleveland County Schools Preschool is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Office of School Readiness 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, sec, religion, national origin, special needs or disabling condition. Bus transportation is available for children who live within the assigned school district. Contact The Office of School Readiness, 704-476-8064.

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