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Neighborhood Calendar Nov. 17th 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.  Members 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
    11/21 - 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.
   11/30 – 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.
 South Mountain State Park
        Saturday, November 19 - “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 19 “Streamside Hike” - Join a Park Ranger at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 2:00 pm for a streamside hike along the Jacob Fork River.
   Saturday, November 19 & Sunday November 20 - “Trail School” Got Trails?  This two day workshop will provide an overview of sustainable trail design, construction, maintenance and management.  Participants will receive classroom and “hands on” instruction.  Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.  For more information and to pre-register contact Park Ranger Cheryl Waltz at 828-433-4772.
   Sunday, November 20 - “Streamside Hike” - Join a Park Ranger at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 2:00 pm for a streamside hike along the Jacob Fork River.
   Saturday, November 26 - “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 26  - “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 27 - “Streamside Hike” - Join a Park Ranger at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 2:00 pm for a streamside hike along the Jacob Fork River.

Hospice Cleveland County
        Hospice Cleveland County, will sponsor the following events. Their contact number is 704-487-4677.
   “Reflections” Sharing Group - Tuesdays, November 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.
  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.
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.
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.
Cleveland Memorial Library Pre-School Art
       The Cleveland County Memorial Library will have Pre-school Art on Saturday, November 19, 2011 for ages 3-5 years. The time for the program is 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.  The theme is “Being Thankful.” There will be stories, songs, and games.  Each child will make their own placemat which will be laminated so it can be used often! You may sign up at the Circulation Desk at the library or call Barbara Wakefield at 704-487-9069 ext. 233. Space is limited to 25 children only. To ensure your child’s place, sign up right away!
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 Sbegins 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.
   Cleveland County Humane Society will hold a Bake Sale Saturday, November 19th at The Cleveland Mall 1:00 - 5:00pm.
Cleveland County Humane Society
   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.
Lost Playwrights Of Western NC
   Lost  Playwrights  of  Western  North  Carolina  will  meet  Saturday,  November  19th from  1:00 until  3:00  PM,  at  Doc’s  Deli,   at the corner of Grove and Barnwell Streets,  in  downtown  Hendersonville. All  persons  interested  in  any  aspect  of  theatre  or  creative  writing  are  encouraged  to  attend.  
    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.
Gaston Quilter’s Guild Meeting
   The Gaston Quilters’ Guild will meet Monday,  November 28th at 6:30 p.m.  Meetings are held at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 1101 N. Main St. in Lowell, NC.    Our meetings are open to all quilters - beginners to experienced.  The November 28th meeting includes short business discussion,  quilting sew-and-tell plus a holiday potluck and games.  There will be no meeting in December.   For more information call 704-263-5870 or email bargello53@yahoo.com
Life Enrichment Center Parkinson’s Support Group
   Allison Ledford will present a program on how to maintain balance for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at a meeting Tuesday, November 29, at the Life Enrichment Center in Shelby. The meeting is free of charge and open to the public. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Handicapped parking is located in the rear of the center, which is at 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., just off Fallston Road, between Teddy and Meekins law office and Cornerstone Dental Associates. For questions, call Linda at 704.484.0405.
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.
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.
City Of Kings Mountain
       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.
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.
Shelby City Park
   Shelby City Park will sponsor a Concord Mills Shopping trip on Monday, December 19, 2011. They will leave from the  parking lot at Rutherfordton Senior Center at 8:00 a.m. and from Shelby City Park at 8:30. They will leave Charlotte around 4:00 p.m. from to return home. Cost is $15.00 per person, due when signing up. Lunch is on your own at Concord Mills. Please sign up at the Shelby City Park Office (704) 484-6811) or Rutherfordton Senior Center (828-287-6413). Deadline is Wednesday, December 14.

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