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Neighborhood Calendar Nov 13, 2014
Team Ollie Relay for Life
        Soup Supper and Bake Sale (Potato Soup, Vegetable Soup, Chili Beans), Saturday, November 22, 5:00-8:00pm, at Boiling Springs United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 215 S. Main St., Boiling Springs, NC. Soup, crackers/cornbread, drink, dessert - $8; Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, crackers/cornbread, drink, dessert  - $10. Pay at the door. All Proceeds go to Team Ollie, Relay for Life. In Memory of Alan Biggerstaff
Cleveland County Memorial Library, Shelby
        On November 6, Ron McCollum, Outreach Coordinator with the Foothills Farmer’s Market will share information about Local Foods and big plans for the Market in our community. The Garden Gate on November 20 will feature music and stories by Georgiana Wright. Garden Gate Programs are presented at the library every first and third Thursday from 12:15 to 12:45.  Bag lunches are welcome and beverages are served.
The Cherryville Little Theatre
        The Cherryville Little Theatre announces the upcoming comedy “The Nerd”. Goofiness takes center stage! It’s 1976 and Willum Cubbert has it all - a promising career as an architect, devoted friends, even, maybe, a serious girlfriend.  But then Rick Steadman, the ultimate social misfit, comes to visit and puts everything in peril. The Nerd escalates into madcap farce as Willum tries to out-nerd his sanity-destroying houseguest. Featuring Robert Jenkins, Michael Medlin, Dawn Rickus, Bryan Denton, Jim Champion, Denise McCoy and Noah Neal. Performance Dates are November 14-15 at 7:30pm, and November 9 at 3:00pm. Tickets are $8 General Admission and $6 Students/Seniors. The theatre is located at 301 West Academy Street. More information is available at www.cherryvillelittletheatre.com or Cherryville Little Theatre on Facebook.
Lost Playwrights of Western North Carolina
        Lost Playwrights of Western North Carolina will meet Saturday, November 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, in the auditorium of Henderson County Library, 301 North Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC. All person interested in any aspect of theatre or creative writing are invited to attend. There are no dues.
Gardner-Webb University’s Theatre Department
        American Idol’s Majesty Rose will be performing a concert at Gardner-Webb University on Saturday, November 15. Majesty Rose was in the top 10 contestants in the competition and has recently returned from the American Idol tour. The proceeds from the concert will go to Justice Ministries in Charlotte. Justice Ministries is an organization that takes girls out of sex trafficking in the Charlotte area and provide them safety and restoration. The price of the concert is $10 for the public and $2 with Gardner-Webb ID. Doors open at 6pm and the concert starts at 7pm.   
        Gardner-Webb University’s Theatre Arts Department is proud to present: Getting Out November 19-22, 7:30pm and November 23, 2:30pm, Millennium Playhouse, Gardner-Webb University, 110 South Main St., Boiling Springs, NC. Marsha Norman’s play Getting Out is set today in Louisville, Kentucky. When released from prison Arlene returns to a run-down apartment, intent on starting her life over. Rebellious and disruptive as a young girl, she has found strength in religion and wants to put her youth behind her. She struggles to find her way in the present, which is counterpointed by flashbacks of the past. For ticketing information, please contact Rachel Sams at 704-406-2066 or at rsams@gardner-webb.edu.
The Town of Waco
        The Town of Waco will hold their monthly meeting on November 17, at Waco’s Town Hall. Invitation to anyone and everyone. 
Shelby Garden Club
        The Shelby Garden Club will host a special lecture, Tuesday, November 18, 11:30am, at the Deer Brook Golf Club, featuring Julie Flowers of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service. Lecture Topic: “Putting your Garden to Rest”. For information and reservations: 704-582-5789.
American Red Cross, Shelby
        American Red Cross, 1333 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC will have the following classes: CPR/FIRST AID/AED on November 19, 9:00am - 4:00pm; and December 17, 9:00am - 4:00pm. To register for a class please go online to redcross.org or phone 1-800-733-2767.
Holiday Bazaar Township 3 Rams
       Holiday Bazaar Township 3 Rams will be hosting their second annual Holiday Bazaar Thursday, November 20 from 3:00-7:00 in the main lobby and hall. All profits made at the Bazaar go to their Social Worker Fund. (The fund is for clothing, school supplies, food, field trips, and any special student/family needs.) Cash sales are preferred but checks will be accepted. It will be individual vendor sales and money collection. The Bazaar is FREE entry fee!
Cliffords Army Rescue (CARE)
       Cliffords Army Rescue (CARE) Presents the 2nd Annual Santa Pet Pics and Bake Sale, Saturday November 22, 11:00am - 4:00pm, at Tractor Supply Company, 1655 E. Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC. Bring your four legged friend out for a picture with Santa for $5.00 printed on site. Buy homemade cakes, pies, cookies, breads, cupcakes, etc for the holidays. Donations greatly appreciated for the sale. Baked goods can be dropped off at Tractor Supply Friday November 21st or Saturday morning. CARE volunteers will gladly pick up any baked goods too. For more information call 704-460-9030.
Fiddlers’ and Ellenboro Bluegrass Convention
       The 23rd Annual Fiddlers’ and Ellenboro Bluegrass Convention will be Saturday, November 22, Ellenboro School Gymtorium, 813 Piney Mountain Church Road, Ellenboro, NC. Convention Admission, $10. Children under 10, free. Barbecue Supper, 4:30-6:30, Ellenboro School Cafeteria, $11. No electric instruments. Proceeds to benefit Colfax Free Fair Exhibits. For information call 828-453-7457, 828-453-0342.
Life Enrichment Center, Shelby
        The Life Enrichment Center, 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., Shelby, NC, will be holding an informative group discussion on how to cope with Parkinson’s Disease on Tuesday, November 25 at 6 p.m. Questions? Call 704-484-0405.
 Ambassador Baptist College, Lattimore
       You are cordially invited to kick off the Christmas season with Ambassador Baptist College’s annual presentation of “A Christmas Concert featuring Handel’s Messiah.” On Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29, the college chorale and selected soloists will be singing excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, as well as additional Christmas selections. The doors will open at 6:15pm each night and the concert will start at 7:00pm. Both concerts will be held in the R.A. Torrey Auditorium and are free of charge. Ambassador Baptist College is located at 101 Stockton Street in Lattimore, NC, located between Shelby and Forest City. For further information, please call 704-434-0303 or visit online at www.ambassadors.edu
Town of Boilings Springs Christmas Parade
       The Boiling Springs Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, November 30, 3:00pm. Entry forms are available online at www.boilingspringsnc.net. For additional information please contact the Boiling Springs Town Hall, 704-434-2357.
17th Annual Earl Christmas Parade
        The 17th Annual Earl Christmas Parade will be Sunday, December 7, 3:00pm. The 2014 Parade Theme is “Joy to the World”. Earl Parade Contact Info: Parade Line 704-709-9627. Email: parade@townofearl.org. Fax: 704-481-1510.
        All Area Churches are invited to participate, promote and help celebrate “Joy to the World”. There will be a truck in the parade and one at New Hope Baptist Church to collect can goods for “Feed the Hungry”. Men and youth are needed at each truck to load food. The food will be distributed to local homes the following week. For information about Community Service, call Sandy Melton, 704-692-0405.
The Town of Casar Christmas Parade
       The Town of Casar is getting ready for the Casar Christmas Parade on Sunday December 14, 3:00pm and they are accepting entries. Line up starts at Casar Elementary at 1:30pm. Entry fee for the parade is a new unwrapped toy for the angel tree. To enter please contact Sharon 704-473-5739 or Eddie 704-538-3366.
Cleveland County Schools Head Start
       Cleveland County Schools Head Start is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Bethware Elementary, Boiling Springs Elementary, Casar Elementary, East Elementary, Fallston Elementary, Graham Elementary, Grover Elementary, James Love Elementary, Marion Elementary, North Elementary, Township Three Elementary and Washington Elementary. This 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. *If you live in the Jefferson, Union or West school zones, you can still apply for one of the schools listed above. The program is designed for families with low to moderate income, regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, special needs or disabling condition. Bus transportation is available for children who live within the assigned school district. Contact Office of the School of Readiness, 704-476-8064.
Cleveland County Arts Council, Shelby
       The Cleveland County Arts Council is pleased to announce private instruction for artists to improve their painting or drawing skills. Steven Greenway wants to help you build your skills in one-on-one or small group sessions. These special instructive sessions are held at the Cleveland County Arts Council by appointment. Sessions are 1-1/2 hours long with individual instruction. Bring your own art materials and samples of your work. The Artist, Steven Greenway has his MFA in Fine Arts from the Otis Art Institute. His experience includes book illustrations, graphic design, teaching, and private art instruction. He was employed as  the art director for Clyde A Short and McDowell Technical Community College. Private or Group Drawing and Painting Sessions with Steven Greenway. Individual: $30 per session or $80 for three sessions. Groups 2 – 4: $20 per session per person or $55 per person for three sessions as a group.
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 Smoke on the Square - Private Dining room, 5 East Marion Street, 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 for meals per quarter if you attend lunch meetings. For more information or to join, please contact: David Barker, President, 704-472-1286, Peedidlr@gmail.com.
Mental Health Association of Cleveland County
        Survivors of Suicide Support Group meets twice a month, with a daytime and evening meeting. The Evening Group meets the 2nd Monday of every month from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (502 W. Sumter Street, Shelby, NC).  The Daytime Group meets the last Tuesday of every month from 11:30am - 1:30pm at the Cleveland Memorial Library (104 Howie Drive, Shelby, NC). Sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Cleveland County. This group is not intended for those who have personally survived a suicide attempt.  For details, contact the Mental Health Association at 704-481-8637 or mha@clevelandcountymha.org.

BENEFITS
Benefit for Shriners Hospitals for Children
        ST12 will hold a benefit for Shriners Hospitals for Children, Saturday, November 15, at Southside Customs, 1851 E. Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC. 704-482-0302. For more information visit: www.ST12.org or email us at: odmcpeak@gmail.com. Live Band “Buick McKane”, chicken and BBQ plates, starting at 2:00pm. Poker Run: 1 hand $15 or 2 for $25. Registration 10:00am. 1st Bike out at 11:00am, last Bike in at 4:00pm. 50/50, Silent Auction, T-Shirts.
Battling for Brett BBQ Fundraiser
        Battling for Brett BBQ Fundraiser will be held at Bracket Cedar Park, Casar NC, Saturday, November 22, 12:00pm - until. Meal includes; BBQ pork, baked beans, chips, slaw, sauce, drink and homemade dessert. Live entertainment; Dirty Grass Soul, The Ya Yas, Aubie Dog and the Family Tradition and Lilly Tallent. Special Appearance Bootleg Bill of the Moonshiners. Live Auction. Poker run; $15 for 1, $25 for 2. All proceeds go to the family for medical expenses. Brett is an 8th grader at West Lincoln. He was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Ewings Sarcoma in January of this year. To make donations or more info contact Libby Armstrong 704-300-2295 or Vicki Brack 704-434-1291.


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