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Neighborhood Calendar March 28th Edition
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.
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, 6:30-8:00pm., 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.
Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center
        The Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center will once again provide free, tax preparation service at the Council on Aging/Senior Center 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby, February 5 - April 15, 9:00am - 4:00pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call 704-482-3488 to schedule an appointment. Services Offered: 1. Free income tax preparation 2. Free printing (client copy) 3. Free e-filing (government copy). For basic U.S. and N.C. /S.C. returns: These documents are required to complete your taxes: 1. A picture I.D. 2. Social Security Card for all names on tax form (Not a copy) 3. Last year’s Tax Return 4. All W-2 forms – interest statements…etc.
        “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.
        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.
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.
Singles Dinner Group, Shelby
        Singles 50 and over meet for dinner the first Friday of the month at Golden Coral, Shelby.  We participate in dancing and other monthly activities.  We invite new members to come join us.  For more info call 704-406-9166.
Western Piedmont Gamecock Club
        We are an Informal gathering of people interested in University of South Carolina Athletics. We meet several times a year to discuss Gamecocks athletics, get latest recruiting reports, and occasionally have speakers from the USC Athletic Department. If you are interested in learning more about our group just email any of the following: jm_lybrand@yahoo.com, ldooley99@yahoo.com, jbarnette4@carolina.rr.com or call 704-487-0574.
    2013 Baseball Sign-ups, Shelby City Park
        Sign-ups for baseball (league ages 8-17 years) will be held from Monday, February 18th - Monday, April 1. The Park Office will be closed on Friday March 29th in observance of Easter. Sign-up hours are 8:30am - 5:30pm Mondays - Fridays. Special sign-up day will be Saturday, March 23rd from 9am - 1pm. Sign-ups include Pee Wee Baseball (8-10 yrs.), Little Tar Heel Baseball (11 & 12 yrs.), Junior Tar Heel Baseball (13 & 14 yrs.) and Senior Tar Heel Baseball (15-17 yrs.). League ages are as of May 1st, 2013. When signing up a player must have a parent of guardian present and a copy of their birth certificate, if they did not play in the league last year. A $22 registration fee if player lives inside the city limits of Shelby or a $37 registration fee for all others is also required at sign-up. Both new and returning players must sign-up in order to be eligible to participate! Players involved with AAU or USSSA are welcome to register and play with City Park Leagues. T-Ball/Coach Pitch sign-ups (ages 5,6, & 7 years) will be held Monday, February 18th through Friday, May 3rd. League ages and registration requirements are the same as those above. For more info call the Park Office at 704-484-6811 or visit us on the web @ www.cityofshelby.com/parks.
Solid Rock Garden in Lawndale
        Solid Rock Garden is gearing up for the growing season… If you enjoy gardening and want to help provide nutritious food for our neighbors - please join us. The garden is located on the grounds of the Upper Cleveland Rescue Squad in Lawndale. For more information send an email to solidrockgarden@gmail.com
Habitat for Humanity, Cleveland County
        Habitat is accepting applications for a Habitat home. These are modest, 3 bedroom, 2 bath homes of approximately 1,100 sq. ft. The first step in applying is to fill out an Initial Application. These applications can be obtained at our Habitat ReStore on Grover St. or by calling the Habitat office at 704-482-6200. Completed applications must be turned in by April 1st. Requirements to qualify are: a need for affordable, standard housing; a steady (though modest) source of income; a Cleveland County resident for a minimum of 1 year; willingness to partner with Habitat (sweat equity).
Cleveland County Arts Council
        Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC will be having a “Student Art Exhibit & Competition”. Exhibit Dates: March 21 - April 18, Mon.-Fri., 9:00am - 5:30pm. Free to attend. Artwork by Cleveland County students in grades k-12 will be on exhibit during this annual competition which recognizes and gives cash prizes to the brightest young artists of tomorrow. www.ccartscouncil.org
Cleveland County April Blood Drives
        4/4/13 - Ambassador Baptist College, 11:30am-4:00pm, 1010 Stockton St, Shelby
        4/09/13 - Grover Community @ First Baptist,  3:00pm-7:30pm,  403 Cleveland Ave, Grover
        4/10/13 - Gardner Webb University, 11:00am-4:30pm, 110 S. Main St, Boiling Springs
        4/12/13 - Patrick Senior Center, 10:00am-2:00pm, 909 East Kings St, Kings Mountain
        4/12/13 - Telerex, 1:00pm-5:00pm, 110 Commerce Blvd, Kings Mountain (Closed To Public)
        4/16/13 - PPG INDUSTRIES - 8:00am-12:30pm, 940 Washburn Switch Road, Shelby (Closed to Public)
        4/23/13 - First Baptist Shelby, 2:00pm-6:30pm, 120 N Lafayette St, Shelby
        4/25/12 - Shelby Community @ Landmark Baptist, 3:00pm-7:30pm, 1724 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby
        4/25/13 - Township #3 Elementary School, 12:30pm-5:30pm, 526 Davis Road, Shelby
        4/26/13 - East Gold Street Wesleyan, 2:00pm-6:00pm, 701 E Gold St, Kings Mountain
        4/28/13 - Christopher Road Baptist, 12:00pm-4:00pm, 420 Christopher Road, Shelby
Lane Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament, Shelby
        Lane Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament 17th Annual Communities in Schools Celebration Tournament Team Up “Fore” Kids, Deer Brook Gold Club, Shelby, NC, Friday, April 5. Texas Scramble, 1:00pm Shotgun start. New location, new format, same great tournament. Prizes for net and gross divisions. All proceeds support Communities in Schools to keep Cleveland County kids in school and graduating. Communities in Schools is the only program in the United States proven to reduce drop-outs and increase graduation rates. Communiites in Schools of Cleveland County follows this proven model of success, as evidenced by the recent national Accreditation.  For registration forms, sponsorship, or more information, contact Communities in Schools of Cleveland County, 704-480-5569, 704-480-5570. www.cleveland.communitiesinschools.org. Derrick Dellinger, Deer Brook Golf Club Pro 704-482-4653.
Relay for Life Fundraiser, Cleveland County
        Warriors or Hope will sponsor a Yard Sale Fundraiser, Saturday, April 6, 8:00am - 12:00pm, at Shelby Elastics Parking Lot, 639 North Post Road, Shelby. Donations welcome! All proceeds benefit Relay for Life - Cleveland County. (Rain date: 4/13/13). Contact: Barb Robertson, 704-477-2201 for donation info.
Kings Mountain High School Baseball Program
        The Baseball Program at Kings Mountain High School is looking for alumni to play in the 2013 Alumni Baseball Game. On Saturday, April 6, the Kings Mountain High School Baseball will hold its 2nd annual Baseball Alumni Game at the Lancaster Field, Kings Mountain High School. This year’s game will be dedicated to the memory of Coach Tony Leigh. The game will start at 6:00pm and batting practice at 4:00pm. The Home Run Derby will start at 5:15. Any former baseball player wanting to play, call Drew Fulton at 704-860-4068 or visit www.kmbaseball.com for information. Player’s fee: $40.00. All proceeds to benefit the Baseball Program of Kings Mountain High School.
Hospice Cleveland County Events for February
        Hospice Cleveland County, Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, will be holding the upcoming events: 704-487-4677.
        “Hearts For Hospice Fundraiser” - For a $1 donation (or more), you can purchase a heart to display in your home, office, church, anywhere you wish. There is a place for you to put “In Honor/Memory” of a loved one and a line for “From”. Hearts can be purchased at the Hospice Administration Building or by calling 704-487-4677 ext. 163.
        “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. 166 if you plan to attend. Tuesday Mornings: April 2, 9, 11:30am - 1:00pm; Tuesday Evenings: April 2, 9, 5:30pm - 7:00pm, Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building.
        “Hospice Training Class” - Hospice training is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about hospice care and the services provided to the community. This 12-hour course is free and there is no obligation to volunteer. To get credit for the entire course, you will need to attend all days at one of the times offered. For more information, contact ext. 111. March 28,  9:30am - 1:30pm or 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building.
        Chicken Dinner - Friday, April 5, 3:00pm - 7:00pm. $10 a plate. (1/2 chicken, slaw, pickles, baked beans, roll, dessert). Chicken prepared by Doug Fortenberry. Drive-Thru only! For tickets call: 704-487-4677. Proceeds go to support Hospice Cleveland County, Shelby. 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC. Opportunities for involvement: Platinum Sponsor - $1,000: Company’s logo printed on flyers promoting event as well as Hospice website and Facebook page; Your company’s banner displayed at the event; Sponsor will recieve 12 tickets; Participant at the event by assisting in the drive-thru line. Wear your company shirt or name tag and hand out information about your business. Over 1,000 tickets were sold to last years event. What an opportunity to show your company’s commitment to helping others! Gold Sponsor - $500: Smaller company logo printed on flyers promoting event as well as Hospice website and Facebook page; Sponsor will receive 9 tickets. Silver Sponsor - $100: Listing on flyers promoting event as well as Hospice website and Facebook page; Sponsor will receive 4 tickets. For more information, please contact Pam Isaacs at 704-751-3573.
Cleveland County Sheriff’s
Office “Deputies On Donkeys”
        Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office preents “Deputies on Donkeys”, Donkey Basketball, April 11, at Crest High School. Doors open at 6:00pm. Game starts at 7:00pm. $10 per person. Contact Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office at 704-484-4788 for ticket information. All proceeds go to support Special Olympics North Carolina.
Lawndale Scouts Annual Fish Fry
        Troop 112 will hold their Annual Fish Fry Saturday, April 13. It will be held in Lawndale Community Center located on Piedmont Drive. Serving will start at 5:00pm. Fish plate will be $10. You get fish, fries, hushpuppies, slaw, tea and dessert. All proceeds will go to the Boy and Cub Scouts. This is sponsored by family and friends. For more information call Danny Swink, 704-473-0950.
Long Branch Road Baptist Church Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show
        Long Branch Road Baptist Church, 621 Long Branch Road, Forest City, NC, will be having a Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, Saturday, May 11, 2013, 9:00am - 2:00pm, (Rain Date - Sat. May 18). Trophies Awarded in the following categories: Best Ford * Best Chevy *Best Mopar * Best Truck * Best Import * Best Motorcycle * Most Unique * Pastor’s Choice * Top Twenty. Secure your entry today,  $20.00 entry fee. To enter/register a car(s) contact: Michael Brown, 828-429-0609; Laurie Crowe, 828-429-4479. Proceeds support the Long Branch Road Baptist Church Fellowship Building Fund, Rev. Jerry Ruppe.

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