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Neighborhood Calendar Nov. 3rd 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
 11/4 – Thursday – Friday – Burns High School -307 E. Stagecoach Trail - Lawndale.  8:15am – 12:45pm.
    11/4 - Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. Kings St. – Kings Mountain
10:00am – 2:00pm. Clev. Mall Chick-fil-A Coupons
    11/6 - Patterson Grove Bapt. Ch., 301 Oak Grove Rd. – Kings Mountain, 11:30am – 3:30pm. Clev. Mall Chick-fil-A Coupons
   11/11 -  Woodbridge HOA, 1013 New Camp Creek Ch. Rd., Kings Mountain, 2:30pm – 7:00pm, Clev. Mall Chick-fil-A Coupons
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.
   11/3 – Blood Pressures – Thursday, November 3, 10:00 a.m-12:00 noon. Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby.
   11/4 – Holiday Bazaar – Friday, November 4, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The Holiday Bazaar is open to the public and all ages are welcome to shop or eat until they drop.  The Senior Center’s mouth-watering country ham biscuits or plain biscuits as well as pinto plates will be available. Bulk biscuit orders are also available during the Bazaar to area businesses and individuals, but you need to make sure to place your orders early (no later than 5pm on November 1, 2011) by calling Mary Hamrick at the Senior Center (704)482-3488.
   11/8, 9 & 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.
   11/9 – D-Stress The Holidays Seminar – Wednesday, November 9, 1:30 p.m. The program will be provided by Carolina Chiropractic Plus. 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.
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.
   The Lincolnton Lions Club Pancake Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, November 5 at Fatz Café, 1430 E. Main St., Lincolnton from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Cost of Lions Club Pancake Breakfast is $8.00 adults plate and $4.00 children under age 12, for dine in or take out. This includes: pancakes, bacon, sausage and beverage. Businesses within the city limits ordering 5 or more breakfasts may schedule delivery service by calling 704-732-7155 on November 5. Proceeds from the Lincolnton Lions Club Pancake Breakfast provides services to the blind/visually impaired, purchases eye exams and eyeglasses, sponsors blind campers to Camp Dogwood and other Lions Club charities.

South Mountain State Park
   Saturday, November 5 - “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 5 - “Where Am I?  How to Use a Map and Compass”  Join a Park to learn the fundamentals of map reading, identification of land features, and compass use.  Bring a compass if you have it, and meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 2:00 pm.
   Sunday, November 6 - “Where Am I?  How to Use a Map and Compass” - Join a Park to learn the fundamentals of map reading, identification of land features, and compass use.  Bring a compass if you have it, and meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 2:00 pm.
   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 1, 8, 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.
   Camp Mostly Smiles - Saturday, November 5, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building. This is one-day retreat for children ages 6-16 who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Participants will have the opportunity to express their grief through writing, crafts, play activities and group discussions. Professionals who are trained in grief and loss will facilitate the retreat. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend.
    Coping With The Holidays - Wednesday, November 9, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Kings Mountain Hospice House and Thursday, November 10, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Hospice Cleveland County.
 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.
Shelby City Park Shag Lessons
  Shag Lessons will be held on Tuesday, November 1 at Shelby City Park (Girl Scout Hut). All ages are welcome. No partner needed. Beginners get regular class instruction plus review sessions and individual help as needed. Class one night a week on Tuesday. Ample time to learn and practice the steps in class. Beginners learn the Basic, Female Turn, Start, Belly Roll, Juniors FREE with paid parent. Instructors: Sam and Regina Lail. $40 per person. This is six 1-hour lessons. Call 704-482-6376 for information. www.keepshaggin.com. No smoking atmosphere and no alcohol.

Uptown Shelby’s Taste of the Holidays
  Shelby, is already building excitement for the coming holiday season. The Taste of the Holidays crawl will be Thursday, November 3rd, from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. Customers taking part in the event can purchase a passport to enjoy sample featured menu items at our fine uptown eateries and special discounts at participating shops and restaurants. Patrons may buy a passport for the crawl for $5.00 in advance or $10.00 on the night of the event. Visit a restaurant and sample a complimentary dish, and the holder will get their passport punched. Likewise at participating merchants, customers can visit, get their passport punched and take advantage of special discounts or offerings. Those who get all the punches will be entered in a special drawing for a grand Uptown gift basket. Participating Uptown Businesses include Alley Quilts, Celebrity Consignments, Country Heart, Frame Masters Gallery, RollOver A Dog & Cat Store, Victoria-Stephen Gifts, Two Doors Down Women’s Clothing, Joe’s Place,
 Newt’s Modern Burger Joint, Ni Fen Wine & Tapas, Pleasant City. Join Wood Fired Grill, Smoke on the Square, and Sugarbaker’s Creamery and Coffee Co. Passports may be purchased in advance at select
participating businesses. Uptown businesses are exploring fun ways to make the whole experience more fun and exciting. You may hear a bit of live music, enjoy traditional snacks and refreshments, and learn about new merchandise for the season. One restaurateur is offering
a class designed to help maintain your sanity while hosting a great party. “We look forward to giving everyone a fresh introduction to the holidays with this evening in the heart of Uptown Shelby,” said Allison Gragg, Director of Marketing and Events. “This grew out of talks with chefs and merchants in Uptown Shelby and we are looking forward to adding to the tastes and traditions of people visiting uptown Shelby.” The Taste of the Holidays is sponsored by Uptown Shelby Association, with media sponsorship by Awen Group in Uptown. Crawl passports will also be available in advance at Uptown Shelby Association. If you would like to arrange groups of friends, civic clubs, or professional groups, please call Uptown Shelby Association at 704.484.3100.

CC Home Builders’ 20th Annual Hog Happnin’
  The 20th Annual Hog Happnin’, supported by the Cleveland County Home Builders, will take place on Friday & Saturday, November 4-5. This charity event which supports the Children’s Homes of Cleveland County and several other local non-profits, takes place at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds; admission to the grounds is free on Friday evening and there is a $2 gate fee on Saturday; pre-purchased meal tickets for Saturday include the gate fee. In addition to the Taster’s Choice starting at 6:00 on Friday evening, a DJ will play on the main stage from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. followed by Karaoke at 9:00 p.m.  Adults and youth can enjoy playing “Minute to Win It” at 7:30.  On Saturday there is a BBQ competition, a car and motorcycle show and an outside arts and crafts show. On Saturday, The Tim Cook Band will perform on the main stage from 10:30 a.m. to noon and again from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Special guest Travis Powell will appear from noon to12:30 p.m. on the main stage.  Other entertainment includes Rock Springs Bluegrass Band on the Performing Arts Stage from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., followed by Chaz the Magician at 12:30 p.m., amusement rides for the children (tickets required), Becki the balloon lady, and a corn hole tournament coordinated by Richie Kinmon at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.  For more information and a complete schedule of events on the 20th Annual Hog Happnin’, please log onto www.hoghappnin.com or go to Hog Happnin’ on Facebook. 
Shelby Police Academy Class Reunion
        The Shelby Police Academy cordially invites all former graduates to attend a class reunion on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 6:00 until 8:00pm at the Shelby City Park Gym. Cost is $5.00 per person. Dinner is included. All checks mailed by October 10 and made payable to John & Carol Beck, 2314 Berwick Rd., Shelby, NC 28150. For more information call Suzette Ross 704-482-9058.

Crest High School All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast
  The Crest High School Lady Chargers Basketball Team is sponsoring an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 5th from 7:30 - 10:30 am at Fatz on Dixon Boulevard in Shelby. The price is $7.00 per person. Children under 6 are free. The price includes: pancakes, bacon, fruit & drink. Thank you for your support!
PCOL Of Lawndale
        The PCOL will be hosting the Cleveland County Community Development Cooperation at it’s next monthly meeting on Monday, November 7, at 6pm at Philadelphia United Methodist, 4828 Philadelphia Rd. Lawndale, NC 28090. The CDC will be discussing ways in which they can assist individuals who have lost their job due to layoffs and are facing foreclosure. They will also be discussing housing finances and low income home loans. The public is welcome to attend. For more info: Contact Donald Schenck at 704-538-5544.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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