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Neighborhood Calendar October 17th Edition
American Red Cross, Shelby
        American Red Cross Bloodmobile for October:
        October 17 - Ambassador Baptist College, 101 Stockton St., Shelby, 11:30am - 4:00pm.
        October 24 - Gardner Webb University, 110 South Main St., Boiling Springs, 11:00am - 4:30pm.
Hospice Cleveland County
        Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC, 704-751-3573. Calendar of Events:
        Diamond Ring Raffle! - Win a 14KT white gold five stone diamond band, set with five brilliant cut diamonds. Diamonds have a combined weight of 1 carat. Ring valued at $3,250. Drawing held on October 17, 2013 at Corks & Taps for Hospice at the LeGrand Center. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 and can be purchased at Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building, Kings Mountain Hospice House, or The Hospice Store. For more information call ext. 168.
        Corks & Taps for Hospice! - This is a wine & beer tasting event and silent auction. Food provided by Smoke on the Square. Music by Dirty Grass Soul. Tickets are $30 in advance, and $35 at the door. Tickets available at Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building, Kings Mountain Hospice House, or The Hospice Store. For more information call ext. 168. Thursday, October 17. Silent Auction 6pm - 8pm • Tasting 6pm - 9pm, LeGrand Center, 1800 East Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28152
        Memory Bear Workshop - Participants will have the opportunity to make a teddybear out of a loved one’s shirt or other article of clothing. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend. Thursday, October 24, 9:00am - noon or 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building
“Flu Shots” Double Springs Baptist Church, Shelby
        Flu shots will be given October 17 at Double Springs Baptist Church Family Life Center from 4:30-7:00pm. The shots are free of charge for those with Blue Cross and Blue Shield or with Medicare Part B. For all others, the cost is $31. The church is located at 1130 Double Springs Church Road, off Washburn Switch Road. The event is sponsored by the church’s health care team.
Christian Women’s Club, Shelby
        The Christian Women’s Club invites you and a friend to their “Country Fair Luncheon” Thursday, October 17, 11:30am, at Cleveland Country Club, 1360 E. Marion St., Shelby, NC, $15 at the door. Y’all Bring the Homemade Stuff: Baked goods, Crafts, White Elephants, Seasonal Decorations and extra cash to shop at our Country Fair for Stonecroft Ministries. Givn’ a Toot: Glen Chambers, Trumpeter from Shelby. Jus’ Fine Talkin’: Annis Barnette of New Bern, NC on “Living Confidently in a Changing World”. She’s an Arts Council volunteer and she reads to visually impaired on Public Radio. Loves rainbows! To make a reservation call Nancy Green: 704-482-1673 by Tuesday, October 15. Cancellations are important.
Piecemakers Quilt Guild
        Piecemakers Quilt Guild, Lincolnton, NC presents the “Quilted Treasures Quilt Show” on October 18 & 19, 9:00-5:00, in the James W. Warren Citizen Center, 115 West Main Street, downtown Lincolnton, Children under 12, free.  Info: contact Chris 704-240-9693 or Ramona 704-450-1166.
Crest High School
        Crest High School, 800 Old Boiling Springs Rd., Shelby, will be having a “Cruise-In for Life” for the Crest High School Relay for Life Team, Saturday, October 19, 10:00am - 3:00pm. Food will be available as well as a bake sale, 50/50 raffle, and door prizes. All makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome. Recommended $10 donation per entry. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. Join the fun and fellowship.
Twilight 5k and Glow Run, Fallston
        Twilight 5k and Glow Run will be Saturday, October 19, at Fallston Elementary School. Twilight 5k begins at 5:00pm. Glow Run for kids begins at 6:30pm. Race registrations can be downloaded at the Fallston Elementary School website at www.clevelandcountyschools.org. All proceeds go toward a new playground. $20 on or before October 1; $25 after October 1; Glow Run for Kids: $10 - Shirt and Glow item will be included.
Greater Shelby Community Theatre Season Opener
        Greater Shelby Community Theatre will hold its free annual Season Opener Saturday, October 19 at the Neal Senior Center.  Doors will open at 7 pm. The free entertainment will be provided by the improvisation group Chasing Parked Cars and will begin around 7:30pm.  Food, drinks, and entertainment are free. The 2013-14 season will be announced and Season Tickets will be available                          for purchase. New location, but same great fun!  
Casar Halloween Bash
        Casar Halloween Bash will be at the Casar Park, Saturday, October 19, 5:00-8:00pm. Trunk-or-Treat, 7:00pm. Complete with live entertainment and costume contest! Games, food vendors, and lots of candy. Martial Arts demo by Universal Self Defence Academy. Karaoke show by Barry’s and much more! Best part it’s free.  For more information call Daniel 704-473-3242 or Sharon 704-473-5739.
Lincolnton Lions Bike and Broom Sale
        Lincolnton Lions Bike and Broom Sale Planned for October 25-26. The Lincolnton Lions Club will be selling raffle tickets for an adult  3 speed bicycle and an assortment of Lions brooms on Friday, October 25th from 10:00am until 6:00 pm and Saturday, October 26th from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm in front of Ride-A-Bike Bicycle Shop, located  at 116 Court Square in Downtown Lincolnton. Cost of bicycle raffle tickets are book of 6 tickets for $5.00 or  $1.00 per ticket. Proceeds from Lions Club Bicycle Raffle Tickets supports the Lions Club 15th Annual Christmas Party/Luncheon For The Blind Of Lincoln County and their 2nd Annual Summer Program For Blind Children. Drawing will be held on November 25,2013. Winner doesn’t have to be present to win. Cost for individual brooms are as follows: $4 whisk broom; $5 children’s broom; $5.00 children’s mop; $8 synthetic soft sweep broom; $9 household straw broom; $12 industrial/patio straw broom. Broom sales proceeds provides services for the blind, purchases eyeglasses and eye examinations for the needy, sponsors blind/visually impaired adults to Camp Dogwood, and other Lions Club charities.
Dancing with the Stars Cleveland County
        Dancing with the Stars Cleveland County will be October 26, 2013, 5:30pm at The Don Gibson Theatre. Join Communities in Schools for an evening you will not forget. Proceeds from this event go to support programs and operations of CIS, Helping local students on the path to success. www.cisofclevelandco.org.
Lost Playwrights
        Lost Playwrights will meet Saturday, November 2, from 2:00-4:00pm at Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC in room 160 in the Tucker Student Center. All persons interested in any aspect of theatre or professional writing are encouraged to attend.  The meeting is open and free of charge.
Benefit Golf Tournament for Matthew Brotherton
        Benefit Golf Tournament for Matthew Brotherton, victim of a bad scaffolding collapse. All proceeds and donations will go directly to Matthew and his family. 4-Man Capt. Choice, November 9. Shot gun start, 12:30pm. Price: $200 per team. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd  and closest to pin on all par 3s. Hole Sponsors are $100. All entrants are asked to be paid up by November 2 so that they can have a definite number for golf course but you can pay day of tournament but tournament is limited to 18 teams so paying ahead will guarantee your spot. Contacts for any signing up info or paying ahead: Matthew Botts, 980-522-7007; Curtis Hamrick, 704-692-4842; Jonathan Blanton, 704-473-5664.
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!
Singles of Faith
        Christian singles of all ages are invited to attend the monthly Singles of Faith Bible Study, with discussion, at the Ruby Hunt YMCA Library, on Patrick Avenue in Boiling Springs, NC, on the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.. Questions? Call Dianne at 704-692-0413.
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.  
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.
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
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.
Food and Ensure Needed for Food Pantry
        The Service Department at the Council on Aging Senior Center is reaching out to the community for help with our Emergency Food Pantry. We are in need of shelf-stable foods such as vegetables, soup, crackers, salmon, oatmeal, grits, cereal etc. Also, there is a need of dish and laundry detergent; paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues.
        We also are starting a drive for Ensure. You can help by donating Ensure either chocolate or vanilla, or ones that are for diabetics. You can also send in monetary donations that are specified for this drive. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Heather Ledbetter or Katherine Cobb at 704-482-3488.
Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center
        Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby, NC, will be having “Bingo” each Monday Night (except holidays). Doors open at 5:30 (no admittance after 7:00pm). Jackpot up to $500.00 - Public invited 12 years old and up.     
        “Blood Sugar Screening and Blood Pressure Screening”, Thursday, October 17, 8:00am - 10:00am.
        “First Annual Health Service Day”, Friday, October 18, 9:00am - 12:00pm. Will include: Flu Shots, Pneumonia & Shingle Shots and Mammography Mobile.
        “Membership Dinner Theatre” (Fourth Wall) will be the play, Thursday, October 24. Doors open at 5:45pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm. Play will begin at 7:00pm. Please see Mary Hamrick, COA Secretary for Tickets. Tickets - Free to $50 Members - $6 for $25 Members; Non-Members - Singles - $15 - Couples $25.
        “Flu Shots at Palm Tree United Methodist Church”, Tuesday, October 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pm.
        “Annual Halloween Party” Sponsored by Healthy @ Home, at COA/Neal Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Thursday, October 31, 11:30am. Wear your Halloween Outfit and come join the fun.

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.
Belwood Veterans Memorial
        The Belwood Veterans Memorial Committee is in the process of adding additional names to our Veteran Memorial. This memorial spans all wars and conflicts from the Revolutionary War to the present. The memorial is for Veterans that at some time attended Old Belwood School, or currently live in the Old Belwood School District or are buried within the old school district. If you are a Veteran or know of someone who meets any of the above criteria and whose name is not currently on the memorial, or you have questions, please contact Steen Richard at 704-538-8841 and request a form.
NC Foothills Detachment Marine Corps League
        The NC Foothills detachment , Marine Corps League are selling luminaries for Veterans day. The luminaries will be placed around the court square on Veterans day evening. The cost is $5 each and can be made in memory of or in honor of the veteran you wish to recognize. Each will have the branch of service for that veteran on the bag. Contact Toney King 704-739-7051 for more information and look for us at the Shelby Airport Fly in and Hog Happnin’.
Habitat for Humanity Cleveland County
        Habitat is now accepting applications for its 2014 Home Build.   The applicant must be able to make house payments of $400 to $450 a month,  must have a need for better housing, must live in Cleveland County, and must be willing to partner with Habitat by completing “sweat equity” on the home and by attending Homeowner Workshops. The typical Habitat home is 3 bedroom, 2 bath and approximately 1100 square feet. Applications may be picked up at the Habitat ReStore, 323 Grover Street or by calling 704-482-6200 Monday through Friday between 10:00am and  2:00pm.
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

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