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Neighborhood Calendar May 17th 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 Murph 704-487-8822.
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 May 2nd meeting will feature Cindy and Patty from The Quilter’s Gallery speaking about. “Ruler Mania.” Information: 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.
Older American’s Month Finale “Bingo”  - Thursday, May 31, 2012 - Doors open at 5:30. Council on Aging, 100 TR Harris Dr., Shelby. Guaranteed $500.00 Jackpot Bingo. Packets may be purchased in advance beginning on April 30 at the Monday night bingo. You may also reserve your seat at the time you buy your packet. Tickets may be purchased during regular business hours at the Senior Center. For questions, call Mary Hamrick 704-482-3488.
American Red Cross Bloodmobile
   5/18/12 @ New Hope Baptist Church, 2621 Blacksburg Rd., Grover, 2:00 pm. and 6:30 p.m.
   5/24/12 @ Shiloh Baptist Church, 914 Fredrick St., Shelby, 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m
   5/26/12 @ Calvary Baptist Church, Shelby, 320 Old Boiling Springs Rd., Shelby, 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
South Mountains State Park
   Saturday, May 19 - “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 11:00 am in the Visitor Center auditorium.
   Saturday, May 19 -  “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.
   Sunday, May 20 - “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, May 26 - “Streamside Hike” - Join a Park Ranger at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00 am for a streamside hike along the Jacob Fork River.    
   Saturday, May 26 - “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, May 27 - “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.
 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!
Carey Heavner Foundation Golf Tournament
   The 2nd Annual Carey Heavner Foundation (captains choice) Golf tournament will be held on Saturday, May 19 at Deer Brook Golf Club, 210 Deer Brook Dr., Shelby. Tee-off 1:00 PM. Entry Fee: $240.00 per 4 man team(Includes: green fees, cart) and hickory smoked B-B-Q following the event. Prizes: A Brand new Car will  be given away to the 1st hole in one as well as other prizes. Every participant will also receive a free golf tournament T-Shirt. To receive an entry/sponsorship form you may contact: Mike Heavner Cell # 704-477-6879;  Jayson Lankford Cell # 704-692-6747; Briana Causby Cell # 704-300-7076 or e-mail: heavner_mike@yahoo.com.
Community Theatre Plant Sale, Shelby
  The Greater Shelby Community Theatre will have a plant sale on Sat. May 19 from 8am-1pm at 700 Westover Terrace in Shelby. Many varieties of flowering plants, perennials, herbs, bulbs,wildflowers,and shrubs will be available. Prices range from $1 to $5. All proceeds to benefit GSCT and Association for Welfare for Animals.
Cherryville Little Theater Audition
   The Cherryville Little Theater will be presenting the production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. on  Aug 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th & 11th. Auditions for the performance will take place at the theater, 301 W. Academy Street, Cherryville, NC 28021, on May 21st and May 22nd from 6 PM till 8 PM with call backs on May 24th. Rehearsals will take place on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights from June 4th until performance dates. Additional practices may be required during certain periods. There is a $30 participation fee if cast with each additional sibling $10. Come prepared to perform songs from The Little Mermaid movie or musical, read scenes and demonstrate dance abilities. Contact: Connie Fox @conniefox@carolina.rr.com or 704 445-0892.
NAMI Rutherford/Cleveland Education Forum
   NAMI (National Alliance On Mental Illness) will hold an Education Forum on Tuesday, May 22, 7:15. In dining room. Henderson Care Center, 125 Henderson Circle, Forest City. Speaker: Thomas LaBreche, Psychologist. Do you ever feel like you don’t know how you are going to keep going under all the stress you are enduring? Learn from Dr. Thomas La Breche techniques to keep going through it all!  For more information, call Betty Frye 704-434-5166.Everyone is welcome! Refreshments will be served.
State Employees Credit Union Hospice Bake Sale
   The State Employees’ Credit Union will have a Bake Sale on Friday, May 25 at 1729 E. Dixon Blvd., Shelby. Proceeds will benefit Hospice Cleveland County. Not hungry? Cash donations accepted.
Shelby Life Enrichment Center
   Do you have Parkinson’s? Does someone you love? “The Importance of Exercise for Parkinson’s”  will be the program topic for the next quarterly meeting of the Parkinson’s Support Group at the Shelby Life Enrichment Center Tuesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. The program is  free of charge and open to those who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners. There will also be a demonstration of the Dashaway mobility device. Life Enrichment is located at 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., just off Fallston Road. Handicap parking is in the rear of the building near the meeting room. For more information, call Linda at 704.484.0405.
    “Victory Over Stroke” meeting May 28 -   Thriving rather than just surviving will be the focus of the Victory Over Stroke meeting Monday, May 28, at the Shelby Life Enrichment Center.   Jim Niskala and his wife, Gayle, and Ann Kendrick will share their stories about thriving despite a stroke. The meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m., is free of charge and open to anyone who has had a stroke, their loved ones and  interested community members.Life Enrichment Center is located at 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., just off Fallston Road between Cornerstone Dental Associates and Teddy and Meekins Law offices. For more information, call Linda at 704.484.0405.
Cleveland County Humane Society 8th Annual “Paws And Balls” Golf Tournament
   The Cleveland County Humane Society’s 8th Annual “Paws and Balls” Golf Tournament will be held at Deer Brook Golf Club on Friday, May 25. If you would like to help the Cleveland County Humane Society in helping homeless animals find their “forever home”, you may make donations for post-tourney prizes and food and/or drinks for participants. Promote your business! All food/product sponsors get sign at registration desk/club house. Sponsor a hole: Bronze $100; Silver $250; Gold $500 or Corporate $1000 or more. All proceeds will directly benefit the animals of Cleveland County b y continuing to provide a low cost spay/neuter program, promote rabies vaccinations and educate people of Cleveland County. Tournament schedule: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. lunch & registration (practice range open); 11:30 a.m.: Pre-tournament contests start; 12:30 p.m.: Pre-tournament winners announced; 1:00 p.m.: shotgun start. 5:00 p.m. until: Post tournament prizes and trophies to be awarded. Call Dr. Deanna Moseley or Karen Thompson for info at 704-481-8005 or email:hopeanimalhospital@yahoo.com.
KM National Military Park Presents
“Military Through The Ages”
   On May 25 and 26 Kings Mountain National Military Park will host its annual “Military Through the Ages.” The event will feature Americans under arms as they appeared during the great conflicts of our nation. The timeline will traverse the Revolutionary War thru modern times. You are invited to attend and converse with the re-enactors about their weapons, tactics, how they camped, and what they ate. There will also be firing demonstrations for the public. There is no fee.
28th Annual Dixie Rodders Car Show
   The 28th Annual Dixie Rodders Car Show (presented by Dixie Rodders, Shelby, NC)  will be held on Saturday, June 2. Proceeds will go to charities chosen by Dixie Rodders. 1972 and older cars. Pre-1973 Street Rods, Classics, Muscle Cars and Rat Rods. Saturday registration is from 10:00-2:00. Awards: 4:00 p.m. Awards will be given for the “Top 20” cars. Door prizes will be given out during the day. The event will be held around the courtsquare in downtown Shelby. Pre-registration is $15.00, or $20.00 the day of the show.
Cuts 4 Hospice Cut-A-Thon
   Cuts 4 Hospice Cut-A-Thon will be held at Trendsetters, 1632 S. DeKalb St., Shelby on Friday, June 8, 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Haircuts are available in honor of or in memory of your loved one. Call for an appointment or walk-ins welcome. All proceeds and donations benefit Hospice of Cleveland County. Call 704-482-8626 for info.
Philadelphia Community’s 13th Annual Juneteenth Celebration
   Philadelphia Communities 13th Annual Juneteenth Celebration will be held on Thursday, June 14th, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 165 Schenck Farm Rd., Lawndale, NC. Activities will include a Parade, Classic Car Show, Bingo, Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, food, beverages and fun for all. For info. call 704-538-5544 or 704-538-3017.
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.....
Cleveland County Schools Summer Camp
   Cleveland County Schools is currently taking registrations for Summer Camp. The program is designed to provide supervised care for children in grades K-5 including rising Kindergarten and rising 6th grade students. $85 per week for the first child and $80.00 for each additional child attending from the same family. $10.00 Kidz Around T-Shirt fee $30.00 registration fee required for each child and is  NON-REFUNDABLE LOCATION: SHELBY INTERMEDIATE  SCHOOL. Children in the summer program may participate in the Cleveland County Schools Free Lunch Program. Arts/Crafts, Recreation, Swimming. Field Trips, Good News Club. Organized Games/teaching sportsmanship and fair play. Call  (704) 476-8379 for info.

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