Lost Playwrights, Hendersonville
Lost Playwrights will meet in Kapplan Auditorium of Henderson County Library, 301 North Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC, on Saturday, November 21, 2015, from 2:00pm until 4:00pm.
Ellenboro Fiddlers' & Bluegrass Convention
24th Annual Ellenboro Fiddlers' & Bluegrass Convention will be held Saturday, November 21, 2015, 6:30pm, at Ellenboro School Gymtorium, 813 Piney Mountain Church Road, Ellenboro, NC. Best Band: 1st Place, $400 and Trophy; 2nd Place, $200 and Trophy; 3rd Place, $100 and Ribbon; 4th Place, Ribbon. Best Banjo, Best Fiddle, Best Mandolin, Best Guitar, Best Bass, Best Dobro and Best Vocalist; 1st Place, $40 and Trophy; 2nd Place, $20 and Trophy; 3rd Place, $15 and Ribbon; 4th Place, Ribbon. People's Choice Band, Trophy. Performers: register on arrival, CD's may be offered for sale. No electric instruments. Information: 828-453-7457 or 828-657-5212. Soft drinks, coffee and snacks available for purchase from 5:30 until. No meal available. Proceeds benefit Ellenboro Elementary School. Adults $10; children under 10, free.
Cliffords Army's Annual Santa Pics and Holiday Bake Sale
Cliffords Army Rescue, a 501c3 non profit animal rescue, will once again host its annual Santa Pics and Holiday Bake Sale on Saturday, November 21, 2015, 10:00am to 4:00pm, at Tractor Supply Company, 1665 East Dixon Boulevard, Shelby, NC. Every year some of the best local bakers contribute great cakes, pies, cookies, candy, brownies, cupcakes, breads, and much more for the public to purchase before the holiday season. Cliffords picked the Saturday before Thanksgiving several years ago to help the public take the work out of the holidays but still have a homemade dessert for the season. Along with the bake sale, the public can get their four legged and two legged family's picture made with Santa Claus. A 5 x 7 photo is printed for you while you wait for only $5. Cliffords will also email the files to you for $10. This year Santa Claus will arrive from the North Pole at 10:00am and be available till 4:00pm for pictures. This is a once a year event so get those babies out there for their Christmas photos. This year everyone that purchases a $5 Santa pic will be able to enter a free drawing for a canvas print of their Santa pic. Also everyone that spends $5 purchasing bake sale items, will be able to enter a free drawing for an awesome dessert tray from Around the Clock Catering. There will also be a holiday raffle with the grand prize being a set of custom made Harley Davidson cornhole boards. Many other prizes will be drawn for throughout the day. You do not have to be present to win and members of Cliffords Army will be selling the raffle tickets prior to the event. Anyone who would like to donate a baked good for the event can do so by dropping off at Tractor Supply anytime on Friday, or Saturday morning before 10:00am. Cliffords will also be more than happy to pick up any donations on Friday. For more information please call 704-460-9030.
Cleveland County's 2nd "Milk Drum Circle"
Cleveland County's 2nd "Milk Drum Circle", Saturday, November 21, 2015, in Shelby, NC, 5:30-6:30pm. SongHarper Music Circles will host a drumming event open to the public called the "Milk Drum Circle." This community-drumming event is a wholesome, family friendly way to create music with people of all ages, backgrounds, and ability levels. There will be a cash 'love offering' collected with the intent to supply perishable items such as milk, orange juice, and baby formula to the local food shelter in Cleveland County! Free event and make music in a nonjudgmental atmosphere. No experience necessary. Professional Drum Circle Facilitator and music educator, Justin Harper, will host the event. There will be some loaner drums available and plenty of extra chairs so bring your drums and bring your family and friends. The event will be in the gym of First Baptist Church in Shelby, NC, located on the corner of North Washington Street and Sumpter Street. Get there as early as 5:00pm to set up. The facilitated drum circle will be 5:30-6:30pm. The parking lot is located across from the entrance. Look for the flagpole to enter the double doors to the gym. Visit www.SongHarper.com to find out more information.
Community Thanksgiving Day Event, Forest City
Word of Deliverance, Inc., R.O.T.W. Reaching Outside The Walls Ministries, Forest City, NC, will sponsor a "Free Dinner and More", Thursday, November 26, 2015, 9:00am - 11:00am, at Cool Springs Gym, 400 W. Main St., Forest City, NC. Free Giveaways: There will be 200 boxes of paper products, personal hygienes and canned goods. Baby diapers will be given out until they run out. You will enjoy music, dance and songs, face painting, games, along with great fellowship. Apostle Tommy R. Twitty, Senior Pastor. For more information contact the church at 864-461-7178.
Handel's Messiah at Ambassador Baptist College
The public is cordially invited to kick off the Christmas season with Ambassador Baptist College's annual presentation of Handel's Messiah. On Friday, November 27, 2015, and Saturday, November 28, 2015 the college chorale and selected soloists will be singing excerpts from Handel's Messiah, as well as additional Christmas selections. The doors will open each night at 6:15pm and the concert will start at 7:00pm. Both concerts will be held in the R.A. Torrey Auditorium and are free of charge. Selections include "All We Like Sheep," "For Unto Us a Child is Born," "And With His Stripes," and the world-famous Hallelujah Chorus. Please plan to come early since seating is limited. A nursery for young children will be provided. At the conclusion of the concert, a love offering will be received for the student scholarship fund. Ambassador Baptist College is a private, four-year college dedicated to training young people for the ministry. It is located at 101 Stockton Street in Lattimore, NC, located between Shelby and Forest City. For further information, please call the college at 704-434-0303 or visit online at www.ambassadors.edu.
Town of Boilings Springs
The Boilings Springs Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2015, at 3:00pm. Entry forms are available online at www.boilingspringsnc.net. For additional information please contact the Boiling Springs Town Hall at 704-434-2357.
Hospice Cleveland County
Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC and Testa Family Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, will have the following events for Nov. and Dec. 2015.
"Memory Making with Ornaments" - Participants will have the opportunity to make holiday ornaments in memory of their loved one. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP to ext. 163 if you plan to attend. Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 10:00am - noon or 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Hospice Cleveland County Admin. Building and Thursday, December 3, 2015, 10:00am - noon or 5:00pm - 7:00pm, at the Kings Mountain Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC.
Town of Grover
Join The Town of Grover Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 11:00am to 6:00pm for Christmas! They have a full day planned, from a traditional Christmas Parade to meeting with Santa on his sleigh. They will also have a couple of special guests from Arendelle...Anna & Elsa! Your kids will have great day with the Reindeer Games and fun bounce houses, which are all free! So come to Main Street in Grover for some holiday fun! And stick around until evening for Grover's 1st Annual Tree Lighting.
Shelby Lions Club Distribution
The Shelby Lions Club reports it gave away food commodities to between six thousand and seven thousand persons--2,900 families--during the distribution that ended September 16, 2015. The next distribution will be Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at the Cleveland County Fairground. The items to be distributed will be apple sauce, canned chicken, grean beans, corn, ham, cranberry sauce, apple juice, cereal, grapefruit juice, macaroni, peanut butter, and canned pork.
Casar Elementary School
Please donate new and used items at the Casar Elementary School office for the Angel Tree Benefit Christmas Sale. The sale is on Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 12, 2015, at the old Casar Fire Dept. starting at 8:00am. All proceeds go to benefit Casar Elementary School's Angel Tree. For any questions please call Miranda at 704-538-6077.
Town of Casar
The Town of Casar is now taking entries for the Casar Christmas Parade. The parade is on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 3:00pm, lineup is at 1:30pm. Make sure and bring candy. They still throw candy. Entry fee is a new unwrapped toy for a needy child in our area through the Angel Tree. Please contact Sharon at 704-312-9029 or Eddie at 704-538-3366. Also they will be doing a toy drive at the fire dept.
Shelby Friends 50 and Over
The Shelby Friends 50 and Over would like to invite you to join them for meals together, activities, picnics, dances and other scheduled events. They meet the first Friday of the month, at Golden Coral and Fisherman's Feast the third Thursday. If interested, please call 704-477-9085.
KMHS Class of 1970 Reunion
The Kings Mountain High School Class of 1970 will hold their 45th Reunion Lunch, Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 12:00 noon at Mountain View Restaurant in Kings Mountain, NC. No reservations needed. Questions, call 704-692-7484, Jerry.