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Neighborhood Calendar Nov. 10th edition
    Piecemakers Quilt Guild
   “Piecemakers Quilt Guild” meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10AM – 12PM at the Lincoln Co. Senior Center, Room 319, Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 Aspen St., Lincolnton.  We are here to teach and encourage those interested in the art of quilting; visitors & new members are welcome.  Meetings include a business meeting, show-and-tell, and a program related to quilting.  On October 5th Anna Norris will present the program. Members also meet the third Wed. of each month 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to work on our community projects. For information call Judy Smith 704 747 2192”

American Red Cross Bloodmobiles
    11/11 -  Woodbridge HOA, 1013 New Camp Creek Ch. Rd., Kings Mountain, 2:30pm – 7:00pm, Clev. Mall Chick-fil-A Coupons
    11/17 -  Ashley Hamrick’s Senior Project! Kings Mountain Family YMCA, 211 Cleveland Ave. – Kings Mountain. 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Chick-fil-A Coupons
   11/18 - Boiling Springs Elementary School, 1522 Patrick Ave. – Boiling Springs, 2:30pm – 7:30pm. Free T-shirts for Students
    11/21 - Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 510 W. Sumter St. – Shelby. 3:00pm – 7:00pm. Free Gifts
    11/22 - Shelby Community Central United Methodist Church, 200 E. Marion St. - Shelby, 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Free Ornaments
    11/29 - First Baptist Church, 120 N. Lafayette St. - Shelby. 2:00pm – 6:30pm. Come Celebrate Our 25th Blood Drive. Free Food and Prizes

Council On Aging/Neal Senior Center
  All events take place at the Neal Senior Center unless otherwise noted 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby, NC.
   11/10 – Commodity Registration –Tuesday-Thursday, November 8-10, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. To pick up commodities at the Neal Senior Center you must pre-register by calling the Senior Center at 704-482-3488. Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby.
      11/10 – Veterans Celebration - Thursday, November 10, 11:00 a.m. Free to Veterans - Guest $7.50. Pre-registration is required. Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby.
  11/11 – Blood Sugar Screening - Friday, November 11, 11:30 a.m. To get a true reading do not eat before coming to check your blood sugar or make sure it has been 2 hours since you have eaten. Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby.
   11/11 – National Memory Screening - Friday, November 15, 9:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. By appointment only. For further information call the Senior Center at 704-482-3488 to make an appointment.
  11/11 – Thanksgiving Feast - Thursday, November 17, 12 noon at  Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby. Lunch will include: turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, sweet potatoes, soufflĂ©, bread, peach cobbler and beverage. Tickets should be purchased or reserved by 5:00 p.m. on November 14. Please note: Reservation is not complete until the tickets are picked up. Call the Senior center at 704-482-3488 for information. Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby.
  11/30 – AARP Drive Safety Program - Wednesday, November 30, 10:00 am-3:00 pm at  Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby. Men and women age 50 and above are eligible to participate. AARP members - $12 and a non-member $14. Pre-registration is required. Call 704-482-3488 to register.
 Lincolnton Lions Club
 During the month of November, several area businesses have teamed up with the Lincolnton Lions Club by agreeing to display a Lions Club collection box for their customers to deposit can goods and non-perishable items for Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. Those Lincoln County businesses participating in the Lions Club Food Drive include: Duncan’s Auto, 1116-B E. Main St.; The Drug Store, 9576 NC Hwy. 10 West in Vale; Lincoln Printing Services, 2303 E. Main St; Maiden Seafood, Old Hwy. 321 in Lincolnton. Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s Food Pantry desperately needs all types of beans, cereal, grits, oatmeal, dried beans, detergent, rice, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti and bars of soap, kleenex and toilet tissue.
South Mountain State Park
    Saturday, November 12 - “Skulls and Skins” - Look for a Park Ranger and his interesting display of skulls and skins at the Visitor Center.  Drop by between 11:00-12:00 and hear about some of the animals that call South Mountains State Park home.
   Saturday, November 12  - “Wintergreen Hike” - Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Hemlock Nature Trail, and learn about some of the many plant species that stay green all year long.  Meet a Park Ranger at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 2:00 pm for this easy one mile walk.
   Sunday, November 13 - “Wintergreen Hike” - Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Hemlock Nature Trail, and learn about some of the many plant species that stay green all year long.  Meet a Park Ranger at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 2:00 pm for this easy one mile walk.
Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association Events
 The Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Association is sponsoring the 2011 Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 10 - 10 am to 4 pm. This is a  special day filled with signs and sounds of Christmas cheer. Take a tour of some of the most beautiful homes in historic Shelby. Price: $15.  Contact the office for more information and for ticket prices. Call the park office at (828) 433- 4772 for more information.

Hospice Cleveland County
        Hospice Cleveland County, will sponsor the following events. Their contact number is 704-487-4677.
   “Reflections” Sharing Group - Tuesdays, November 15, 22, 29, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. - Hospice Cleveland County. This grief sharing group meets for six weeks. No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend.
  Fall Memorial Service - Sunday, November 13, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at Shelby Presbyterian Church, 266 E. Graham St., Shelby. Patients that have died March 1 through August 31. Family members will be receiving a special invitation
 Memory Making With Ornaments - Tuesday, December 6 - 10:00 am-noon or 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. at Kings Mountain Hospice House and Thursday, December 8, 10:00 a.m.-noon or 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Hospice Cleveland County.
     Diamond Ring Raffle - December 9th, 6:30 p.m. in Uptown Shelby on the Courtsquare. Win a 1.55 carat diamond ring valued at $18,500. Winner will also receive certificates for a carriage ride and dinner for two at Smoke on the Square. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 and can be purchased at Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building or Kings Mountain Hospice House. For more information call ext. 168.
City Of Kings Mountain
     The City of Kings Mountain is calling for all veterans to join the annual Kings Mountain Veterans’ Parade to be held on Friday, November 11.  The parade will begin at 10AM at the War Memorial in front of the Joy Performance Center and continue through town on Gold Street to the Veterans’ Memorial at Mountain Rest Cemetery.  There will be a special seating area in front of the stage for veterans.  For additional information, visit www.cityofkm.com or contact Lynda Mattox at 704-734-0333.
  Applications for the annual Kings Mountain Christmas Parade are now available online at www.cityofkm.com or can be picked up from Lynda Mattox at City Hall.  The parade will be held on Saturday, December 3 at 3:00PM.  This years’ Grand Marshal will be Larry Sprinkle of News 36.  There will also be awards given to the best floats in six different categories: Corporate, Small Business, Service Organization, Church, Most Artistic and Best Overall.  The parade will be videotaped and will be shown on C-19, the Cleveland Community College Public Access channel.
Greater Shelby Community Theatre, “Forever Plaid”
        Auditions for 50’s musical “Forever Plaid” Greater Shelby Community Theatre announces auditions for the popular 4-man musical “Forever Plaid”. Auditions will be held Friday and Saturday, November  11 & 12 from 6-9pm and Nov.13 from 2-5pm at the Arts Council on S. Washington St., Shelby. Come prepared to sing and harmonize. Performance dates are Jan.27-29 and Feb.3-5. www.gsct.org, 704-480-8495.
Carillon Assisted Living Of Shelby
   Carillon Assisted Living of Shelby is gearing up for the holiday season! If you have visited Carillon during the Christmas season in the past, you already know that they go all out. They will be having their annual Doorway to the Holidays event and are now taking door reservations! This gives you or your business/organization an opportunity to adopt and decorate a designated door in the Carillon building. You will be permitted to post a sign with your logo, as well, giving you some PR. The only cost associated with adopting a door is what you use to decorate it. They ask that all doors be decorated by November 30th.On December 15th, Carillon will host the Doorway to the Holidays party. Residents, family members, and the community will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite door. Refreshments will be served and awards will be issued to the winning door(s)’ creators! Please contact Kristina McNeil at 704-471-2828, ASAP if you are interested in adopting a door.
        Carillon Assisted Living of Shelby will be hosting an educational seminar for Veterans and their families regarding Aid & Attendance, a VA benefit available to veterans and spouses to assist with senior care. The event will be held on November 11, (Veteran’s Day) 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Presenter will be Lane Ginsberg from the American Association of Wartime Veterans. Lunch will be served and a ceremony honoring the veterans will follow. Families of veterans are also invited to attend! Please RSVP (or call with questions) to Kristina McNeil, Marketing Director, by Monday, 11/7/2011 at 704-471-2828.
Clevemont Mills Reunion
        Clevemont Mills Reunion “Fruit Of The Loom” will be held on Saturday, November 12 at Love’s Fish Box in Kings Mountain. Call Ralph at 704-460-7310 or Cindy at 704-739-1235. All departments welcome.
Southern Christmas Show with Shelby City Park
        Shelby City Park will sponsor a trip to the Southern Christmas Show at the Park (formerly Charlotte Merchandise Mart) on Monday, November 14.  The bus will leave from the parking lot at Rutherfordton Senior Center at 8:00 a.m. and from Shelby City Park at 8:30 a.m. They will leave Charlotte around 4:00 p.m.  and be back to the park around 5 p.m. Cost is $17 per person, due when signing up. This includes the transportation (by Travel Lynx) and the cost of the ticket. Tickets will be given out that morning on the bus. Please sign up at Shelby City Park Office at 704-484-6811 or at Rutherfordton Senior Center 828-287-6413. Deadline is Nov. 4. Taking the first 55 people. Visit www.cityofshelby.com/parks.
Cleveland County Relay For Life Kick-Off
        Cleveland County - Relay for Life Kick-Off will be Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at T.R. Harris Center - CRMC at 6:00pm. Theme for this year’s relay is Purple Passion - inviting all team captains to attend. Contact Beth Condrey at 980-487-3994 or e-mail address Beth.Condrey@carolinashealthcare.org for more info.
Life Enrichment Center Candlelight Service
         Everyone who has been affected by a diagnosis of dementia is invited to a short candlelight service to honor and remember those with dementia. The service will be held at Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Care in Shelby Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m. The service is held annually during November, which is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, but includes all causes of dementia. For a few minutes before the service, Andrew Grooms of BrightStar will explain a new program for families to keep in touch through the internet, similar to FaceBook. It is a good way for distant family or large families who would like to communicate about a loved one’s illness. A free sitter service is hosted by Life Enrichment for the person with dementia. A reservation must be made for the sitter service by Nov. 8 by calling 704.484.0405. No reservation is required to attend the meeting. For more information, call Linda at the number above. Life Enrichment is located at 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., just off Fallston Road between Teddy and Meekins law office and Cornerstone Dental Associates.
Journey Partnership For End-Of-Life Issues Free Movie
        Join Journey Partnership For End-Of-Life Issues for a free movie on Thursday, November 17, at Don Gibson Theatre, 318 S. Washington St., Shelby. A reception will be held from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm. The movie “Consider The Conversation” will follow the reception. This free movie is sponsored by members of Journey.  “Journey, Partnership for End-of-Life Issues “, is a coalition of over 20 local organizations that focuses on the education of the people of Cleveland County about end of life choices, support of caregivers, and healthcare concerns.  For more information, contact Len Byers at 980-487-3855.
Burns Middle School PTO Holiday Bazaar
        Burns Middle School PTO will host a holiday bazaar on Friday, November 18, from 3pm to 7pm in the BMS cafeteria.  If you are interested in selling items at the bazaar, contact Ronda Branch at 704 538 6736 for information.
Kings Mtn. Woman’s Club - Breakfast With Santa
        The Kings Mountain Woman’s Club, 109 E. Mtn. St., Kings Mountain,  will sponsor “Breakfast With Santa” on Saturday, November 19, from 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. $5 adults and $3 children.  The buffet menu will include: sausage, bacon, eggs, grits, pancakes (shaped like reindeer), biscuits, juice and coffee. Photos with Santa will be available 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Children can visit the Elf Closet and shop secretly. All items $1 (children only). Call 704-739-3561 for tickets.
Burns High School Band & Orchestra Boosters Cash Raffle,  BBQ Fundraiser
& PTO Holiday Bazaar
       The Burns High School Band and Orchestra Boosters will sponsor a Cash Raffle and BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, November 19, 6:00 p.m. in the Burns Middle Cafeteria. Winner will win $3000 cash. Five $100 prizes will also be given. Winner does not have to be present to receive prize.  One ticket covers: Admission for 2 people, 2 plates of BBQ and 1 ticket in the cash raffle. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at Burns High School. Entertainment will be provided by Burns Band and Orchestra.

Burns High School Spanish Club 5K Race
        Burns High School Spanish Club 5K R.A.C.E. - Respecting All Cultures and Ethnicities: Saturday, November 19 · 8am-11am. Burns High Stadium, 307 E. Stagecoach Trail, Lawndale.  Registration: $20 for students (elementary middle & high school), $25 for adults (t-shirt included). Checks may be made payable to Burns High School. Race day registration begins at 6:30am. Race begins at 8am. Follow this link to print out your registration form: http://www.clevelandcountyschools.org/schools/bhs/images/BHS/PDF/race.pdf. Come run to support the Burns High Spanish Club and raise cultural awareness!
Cleveland County Humane Society
        Two events are being held in the near future to help raise money for the Cleveland County Humane Society.
   A Dessert Sale will be held at the Cleveland Mall on Saturday, November 19th from 1pm until 5pm. All kinds of homemade cakes, pies, breads and much more. will be available. This is a great way to get your desserts for  the holidays and help our four legged friends. If you would like to  donate a dessert, you may drop off at the police substation at the mall or we will be glad to pick up. For more information please call either 704 481 8005 or 704 460 9030.
   A Christmas Tree lot will be at Puppy Love Pet Grooming. The Louie   Lot, named for an awesome great dance mix that was rescued by Cleveland County Humane Society from  Cleveland County Animal Control, will feature live mountain grown Christmas Trees that will arrive the week of Thanksgiving.  You may call and preorder your tree, specifying size you would  like. If you do not preorder, trees will be sold first come, first  serve until gone. Call in your size tree and pick up at Puppy Love  for only $25.00. For more info and/or to preorder call 704 482 3417.
   Cleveland County Humane Society is the only no kill shelter in Cleveland County. They are saving lives daily of our companion animals. CCHS also has the Clifford Fund which helps with medical expenses for the shelter  animals.
Free Thanksgiving Meal
         There will be a FREE Thanksgiving meal at the Logan Street Center, 801 Logan Street, Shelby, NC on Thursday November 24, from 12:noon to 2:30pm. (Thanksgiving Day) The menu is a traditional Thanksgiving meal! The event is sponsored by Voice Of Hope 7th Day Adventist Church. Everyone is welcome. Food will be served until it runs out.
Boiling Springs Christmas Parade
        The Boiling Springs Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, November 27, at 3:00 p.m. Parade entry forms are available online at www.boilingspringsnc.net. For additional information please contact the Boiling Springs Town Hall at 704-434-2357.
City Of Shelby Announces Curbside Recycling
To Come In January 2012
        Right now you can notify the City that you are interested in receiving a Recycle cart, that will be delivered to your residence in December, by signing up on our website at www.cityofshelby.com.  Please locate and click on the green Recycle icon at the lower right-hand side of our home page and fill out the information requested and click submit. More information coming soon! Please encourage your friends, family and neighbors to recycle - it’s a great thing to do for our environment and our County landfill.
Cleveland County Library New Children’s Books
        Cleveland County Library, 104 Howie Dr., Shelby has just received a gift of 100 new children’s books, ranging from pre-kindergarten through early readers. These books were a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York, interested in fostering early reading, a love of books and encouraging parents and children to read together. The library has a special display of these books at the front of the children’s area of the Library. The titles were chosen by Lori Special, State Library Consultant for Children’s Services. Out of the 100 books, less than 20 were copies of the books that were already in the library collection.
Lincolnton Lions Club Christmas Party For Blind
        Have you or a family member been diagnosed as legally blind or visually impaired and reside in Lincoln County? Tammy Loukos, Lincoln County Social Worker For The Blind, with the NC Division of Services For The Blind and the Lincolnton Lions Club needs your help. According to the NC Division of Services for the Blind, their definition of legal blindness is “your central acuity of 20/200 or worse, with the best correction, in both eyes, or loss of visual filed so that no more than 20 degrees is remaining.” Their definition of “visually impaired is central visual acuity of 20/70 or worse in both eyes, with best correction or 30 degree field limitation.” Each year, Ms. Loukos updates her list of blind/visually impaired children and adults residing in Lincoln County to share with the Lincolnton Lions Club to invite to their annual Lions Club Christmas Party/Luncheon for the Blind. Unfortunately, during the past year, many of our county’s blind/visually impaired have been born, died, or moved without any of their families notifying Ms. Loukos. That’s why, she would appreciate you or your family calling her at 704-732-9024 to schedule an appointment to update your address and contact information.
Shelby City Park 2011 Basketball Sign-Ups
        Sign-ups for Midget and Junior Basketball Leagues will be held at Shelby City Park. They began on Monday, November 7th and continue through Friday, December 2nd.  The Midget League is for league ages 10-12 and Junior League is for league ages 13-15.  All league ages are as of August 31st, 2011. Sign-ups will be held Monday-Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  At sign-up a parent or guardian must be present along with a copy of player’s birth certificate (if did not play in the league last year) and a $25.00 registration fee if residence is inside Shelby City Limits or a $40.00 fee for all others.  Both new and returning players must sign-up in order to participate.  The park office will be closed on Friday November 11th for Veterans Day and Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th for Thanksgiving.  Instructional League sign-ups for league ages 7-9 years will be held beginning Monday, November 7th  through Friday December 9th.  Sign-up times, league ages and rules are the same as those above for Midget and Junior Leagues. For more information call the City Park office at 704-484-6811 or visit us on the web @www.cityofshelby.com/parks.
Carey Heavner Foundation Christmas Toys Donations For Children With Cancer
      The Carey Heavner Foundation needs your help.  They offer financial assistance to families that have a child with cancer.  They are asking for your help with this year’s toy drive.  Last year, the Foundation contributed almost $3200 in toys and gas cards to help make Christmas a little merrier for the children and their families who are going through this battle.  Donations needed are clothes, toys, gift cards, coloring books, crayons, walkmans, Cds, DVDs or whatever you wish to donate that would benefit a child from infant to 18 years of age.  All donations should be unwrapped and can be dropped off at the following locations:  Rock Fitness, 1243-B E. Dixon Blvd. (behind Hendrick Appliance); Richie’s Body Shop, 301 W. Warren St.; Medical Arts, 108 E. Grover St.;  Uptown Bagel & Deli, 301 E. Warren St.;  Western Sizzlin, 1712 E. Dixon Blvd.;  Fallston Barber Shop, 4900 Fallston Rd.;  Lincoln Seafood, 2121 E. Main St., Lincolnton;  Fallston Elementary School, 112 Gary St.  You can help bring a smile and make a difference in the life of a child that has very little to smile about.  The Carey Heavner Foundation appreciates your support, but even more appreciative are the children and their families that are fighting this ugly disease called cancer.  Contact Brianna Causby @ 704-300-7076, Mike Heavner @ 704-477-6879 or visit www.careyheavnerfoundation.org

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