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Neighborhood Calendar Nov 21st Edition
National Alliance on Mental Illness Rutherford Cleveland
        Mental Illness Family Support Group will meet the third Tueday of every month 6:30-8:00pm, 3rd Tuesday of the month, Tuesday, November 19, always on the 3rd Tuesday, at Church of the Redeemer, 502 W. Sumter Street, Shelby, NC. This FREE Support Group offers a safe and confidential place for family members who have individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses. The  share their experience, strength and hope and give help to others who are going through similar experiences as we have. Illnesses covered in the support group include: Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, also mental disorders with a component of substance abuse, and other neurobiological brain disorders. Please call Betty Frye at 704-434-5166 or Cell 704-583-0845.
Through the Garden Gate at Cleveland County Memorial Library
        The Through the Garden Gate program on Thursday, November 21 the program will be A Taste of Christmas – Music with Georgiana Wright, Sean Whitworth, and Frank Lattimore, who will welcome the holiday season with a selection of Christmas songs. Both programs will be held in the meeting room at Cleveland County Library from 12:15-12:45. You can enter through the Garden Gate and enjoy our newly refurbished garden area. The public is invited to bring a bag lunch and enjoy the programs. Bring a friend and enjoy a short break from your work day. Iced tea and water will be served.
Crest Middle School Community Blood Drive
        Crest Middle School will be having a Community Blood Drive, Thursday, November 21 from 1:30-6:00pm at Crest Middle School, 315 Beaver Dam Church Road, Shelby, NC. For appointments please email agates@clevelandcountyschools.org. All blood donated stays locally to save local lives.
Greater Shelby Community Theatre Auditions
        Greater Shelby Community Theatre announces auditions for the musical I Do, I Do, on Friday-Saturday, November 22-23, 6:00pm to 9:00pm,  and Sunday, November 24, from 2:30:5:30pm.  Tryouts will be held in the basement of the Cleveland County Arts Council on Washington Street in Shelby. The show will be directed by Caroline Dedmon and has parts for one man and one woman. It covers fifty years of a marriage and includes the popular song, “My Cup Runneth Over.” Persons wanting to audition should be prepared to sing. Performances will be February 7-8, 14-15, 7:30pm and February 9 and 16 at 2:30pm.
Community Health Fair, Shelby
        Journey With God Ministries, 226 Lee Street, Shelby, NC will be hosting a “Community Health Fair, Saturday, November 23, 10:00am. Volunteers with information concerning Obamacare, Healthcare, Sickle Cell, Diabetes, Heart Attacks and High Blood Pressure. Volunteers will talk about and hand out literature concerning high blood pressure, heart attacks, sickle cell, STD/HIV and the benefit of learning information about Obamacare and sign up for it. Food and samples available free. Contact Ms. Darlene Smith, 704-751-2352; Apostle Warren Boatwright, 704-482-3492.
Murphey’s 19th Annual Toy Run
        Murphey’s 19th Annual Toy Run to benefit Shriner’s Burn Center & Oxford Orphanage Masonic Home For Children and Kings Mountain Police Department Shop with a Cop, Saturday, November 23. Rain date: Sunday, November 24. Meet at 11:00. Leave Scooter Shed at 12:00. Police Escorted. 114 Camelot Court, Kings Mountain, NC, 704-739-4707. Free barbecue after the ride. Live music. $5 plus new toy per person. Directions from Shelby: 74 East, turn right on Bethlehem Road. Go about 5 miles. You will pass the Fire Department on left. Turn left on Phifer Road. First road to the left is Camelot Court. This is where Murphey’s is. Directions from Gastonia: I-85 to Exit 5, take right, go to stop lights, take left on Phifer Road, Murphey’s will be on the right.
The Kings Mountain Woman’s Club
        The Kings Mtn. Woman’s Club will sponsor “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday, November 23, 7:30-10:30am at the clubhouse, 108 E. Mtn. Street in Kings Mtn. A country breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs, grits, biscuits,and “reindeer shaped “pancakes, etc. will be available.  Adult plates, $5, children $3.  Children will have the opportunity to shop in the Elves Closet for $1 gifts for teachers or parents, and no adults are allowed to watch! Santa will be present for pictures and a professional photographer will be available. Call Ann Bennett at 704 739-7789 for more information.
KidsSenses Children’s InterActive Museum, Cleveland County Memorial Library
        KidsSenses Children’s InterACTIVE Museum will present “Science Shenanigans” at Cleveland County Memorial Library  Wednesday, November 27, 10:30am The program is a part of the library’s “Cool Out of School Day” activities for ages 3-10. Children will explore the meaning of science and how they can find it around them every day. Multiple interactive science demonstrations will be conducted, that will bring chemistry and science alive! Participants may register at the front desk or by calling 704-487-9069. Registration is limited and on a first come first serve basis.
The NC Foothills Detachment #1164 Marine Corps League, Shelby
        The NC foothills Detachment #1164, Marine Corps League, Shelby, NC wishes to thank everyone who purchased Luminaries for Veterans day. Because of your participation, the Court Square was once again Lit in Patriotic beauty.
Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner Event
        Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner Event, Thursday, November 28, 9:00am - 11:00am, Cool Springs Gym, 400 West Main Street, Forest City, NC. Free Meals, Coats, Blankets. Also, 200 boxes of Household Paper Products, baby diapers and 200 bags of canned goods and non-perishable items, etc. to the first 200 families. Enjoy food, music, dance, songs & face painting. For more information call 864-461-7178. Sponsored by: Word of Deliverance Church, R.O.T.W. Reaching Outside The Walls Ministries, Chesnee SC, Apostle-Elect, Tommy R. Twitty.
The Foothills Marine Corps League
        The Foothills Marine Corps League 1164 in conjunction with Lilly Beans coffee shop in downtown Shelby offer Free Coffee to any Verified Veteran the first Monday of each month from 9:00 - 11:30.   Come and join in the conversation and fellowship!
Ambassador Baptist College, Lattimore
        A Christmas Prelude at Ambassador Baptist College The public is cordially invited to kick off the Christmas season with Ambassador Baptist College’s annual presentations of “A Christmas Prelude featuring Handel’s Messiah.” On Friday, November 29, and Saturday, November 30, 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 Angels from the Realms of Glory, For Unto Us a Child Is Born, Still Is the Night, 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 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.
2013 Boiling Springs Christmas Parade
        The Boiling Springs Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, December 1, 3:00pm. Entry forms are available online at www.boilingspringsnc.net. After the parade, attendees will have an opportunity to visit with Santa until 5:00pm at the Boiling Springs Museum located at 109 South Main Street. Bring your little one for a chance to tell Santa exactly what’s on his or her list! For additional information please contact the Boiling Springs Town Hall at 704-434-2357.
Cleveland County Arts Council
        Join The Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, NC, December 5th, as they celebrate the Gallery’s new look & “Handmade for the Holidays” Your first Chance to purchase Artisan Crafted Gifts. Featuring: Delicious Holiday Treats, Raffle Drawings for Artwork, Fun Holiday Demonstrations, Creative Christmas Wreath Silent Auction, FREE Admission, Live Music.
Cleveland County Arts Council Holiday Home Tour, Shelby
        Come tour an exceptional array of six beautiful homes each uniquely decorated for the holiday season, December 7. This home tour celebrates not only the interior design and architecture of the houses but the individual styles of holiday decor of the homeowners. Tickets $15 available at the Arts Council, 704-484-2787. A delicious lunch will be available for $5 at the Arts Center from 11:00am-1:00pm during the Home Tour. 1. Wayne and Barbara Deal 120 Westfield Rd., Shelby 2. Pat and Jim Parr 1322 Vista Dr., Shelby 3. Elaine and Ronnie Dobbins 103 Ridge Court, Cherryville 4. DaNita and Mitch Chaplin 3101 Harmon Homestead Rd., Shelby 5. Tyler and Jackie Falls 411 W. Mountain St., Kings Mountain 6. Bobby and Sharon Horne 701 Oakland St., Kings Mountain.
Rutherford Community Theatre
        Rutherford Community Threatre will be presenting the play “A Bostic Christmas”, Friday, December 6, 5:30pm. Hosted by The Bostic Lincoln Center. The museum will have open house. The Rutherford Community Theatre and Heuer Productions will present the comedy, “A Christmas Chaos”. Also, the choirs of First Baptist Church of Bostic and the True Grace Trio to Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church will perform. There will be prizes, free refreshments, and a visit from Santa.
Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Association & Johnny Rockstar Entertainment
        Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Association & Johnny Rockstar Entertainment Presents “Christmas With The King” A Tribute to Elvis. Travis Powell, Live in Concert, Saturday, December 7, 2013, 7:00pm, at The Performing Arts Foundation, Isothermal Community College, Spindale, NC. Proceeds go the Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Assoc. House Seats $25, Box Seats $50, Group Rates - 10 tickets or more $20 each (house seats only). Ticket information, 704-481-9535 or michellecrka@aol.com. Website: crkarainbow.webs.com
Town of Kingstown 8th Annual Christmas Parade
        Town of Kingstown 8th Annual Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 14, sponsored by: Kingstown Community for Concerned Citizens. Line up at Palmer Grove Baptist Church, 12:00 noon. Parade at 1:00pm. All entries are welcome. $10 small single unit, $20 large units. Non-profit and government official $0. We will accept cash (a receipt will be given) Make checks payable to: KCOCC. Deadline for entries is Friday, December 6. For additional information call Ramona Gash, Parade Coordinator, 704-480-1042 or 704-484-9776.
Singles of Faith
        The Singles of Faith will be meeting on Saturday, December 14, at 6:00pm at Showmar’s Restaurant in their backroom, to have dinner together and discuss a new direction and monthly activities for the group. Singles of all ages are welcome. Questions? Call Dianne at 704-692-0413.
Carey Heavner Foundation In Need
        Carey Heavner Foundation is In need of Monetary donations to help several families right here in Cleveland County that has a child battling Cancer. We would like to help these families with Medical/Personal Expenses as well as provide Christmas gifts to them this holiday season. The Carey Heavner Foundation is a fully accredited 501 (C) (3) Organization and all proceeds will go to these families that need assistance. Your Donation for any amount is tax deductible and a receipt will be gave to you upon request. The Carey Foundation provides financial assistance to families that has a child with Cancer. We are asking the community and Church’s  to get involved with this fundraiser so we can help ease the pain and financial hardship a family can endure during there time of need. Any amount of donation will be gladly accepted, There is NO MINIMUM you can contribute to help. Every dollar adds up to be a huge factor. Please make Checks/Money Order Payable to: Carey Heavner Foundation, P.O. Box 346, Earl, NC 28038. For questions please E-Mail me at: heavner_mike@yahoo.com Thanks for your support. http://www.careyheavnerfoundation.org/
Upper Cleveland Soccer Club Raffle for Panther Tickets
        Upper Cleveland Soccer Club Raffle for Panther Tickets: $5 Donation. (Chance to win one or both of the following). Prize 1: $200 value, 1 Pair of Carolina Panther Tickets, Sec 127 Row 10 Seats 7 & 8 (Panther vs. Saints Sunday, December 22, 1:00pm). Prize 2: $200 value, 1 Pair of Carolina Panther Tickets, Sec 127 Row 10 Seats 9 & 10 (Panther vs Saints Sunday, December 22, 1:00pm). Winners will be drawn 12/7/13 and contacted by phone (you don’t have to be present to win) Supporting the 2014 Burns Lady Bulldogs Soccer Team.
Shelby American Legion Post 82
        Shelby American Legion Post 82 is sponsoring the annual high school oratorical contest. It is open to students in grades 9-12, including those home-schooled, who are citizens of the U.S. or lawful permanent residents. The local contest will be held Saturday, January 11, in the fellowship hall of Ascension Lutheran Church in Shelby. The winner will advance to district competition and, if successful there, to state and national competition. Prize money and college scholarships are awarded. Post 82 plans to offer prizes to local winners. Cleveland County students who are interested should contact their high school or notify Post 82 contest chairperson Ludy Wilkie at ludy@shelby.net.
New Support Group for Depression and Bipolar Disorder
       The local chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) will host regular, confidential, peer-led, self-help support group meetings on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Shelby. DBSA support groups are open to anyone who is diagnosed with a mood disorder, has a family member or friend who is diagnosed, or who thinks they might have depression or bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression). DBSA support groups are not run by professionals, but instead offer peer-to-peer support which is an important component of recovery from mental illness for many people. DBSA is the nation’s leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses - depression and bipolar disorder. The organization has over 400 independent local chapters that operate over 1000 self-help support groups around the United States. For More Info call 704-472-0596 or visit www.dbsalliance.org/foothills.
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 provides a safe and confidential place for those who have experienced the unique loss of suicide to find help, healing and hope. Our group is open to those who have lost a family member, friend or co-worker to suicide. 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.
Singles Dinner Group, Shelby
        Singles 50 and over meet for dinner the first Friday of the month at Golden Coral, Shelby at 6:00 p.m. and the third Thursday at Fishermans Feast at 5:30pm. We participate in dancing and other monthly activities. We invite new members to join us. For more info, call 704 406 9166.
Rhema Outreach Ministry Giveaway
        Rhema Outreach Ministry Giveaway every other Tuesday located  at 624 E. Kings Street, Kings Mountain, NC. Items include clothes, home decor, some furniture and some food items based upon family size and income.
Parents Without Partners, Shelby
       PWP meets every Monday night at 7:00 pm. at the Shelby Presbyterian Church for educational programs and at other times as scheduled for monthly social activities including: dances, plays, and concerts. The dances are held at the American Legion from 6:30pm - 10:00pm. every 1st & 3rd Thursday night of the month.  For more information, call Connie at 704-487-1268 or Jo Ann at 704-538-9559.
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 Deer Brook Restaurant, 201 Deer Brook Drive, Shelby, NC; or the 2nd Thursday evening of every month at 5:30pm at Mi Pueblito Mexican Restaurant, 213 West Warren Street, Shelby, NC. One evening social a month at area restaurants. Membership dues are $30 per quarter plus $60 per quarter if you attend lunch meetings. For more information or to join, please contact: Pam Isaacs, President, 704-751-3573, pam.isaacs@hospicecares.cc

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