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Neighborhood Calendar October 25th Edition
    Parkinson Support Group, Neal Sr. Center
        A Parkinson Support Group Meeting will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Neal Sr. Center, 100 Harris Dr., Shelby. Sgl. Doug Murphy 704-487-8822.
Piecemakers Quilt Guild
        Piecemakers  Quilt Guild  meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00am -12:00pm at  the Lincoln County Senior  Center, Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 Aspen Street, Lincolnton, NC, in room 319. We are here to teach and encourage those interested in the art of quilting. Visitors and new members are welcome. We also have a new class that meets on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00am - 3:00pm to provide one on one instruction to beginning quilters. Contact Linda at 704-483-2778 for more information on this class.
Mental Health Association Support Groups
        The Mental Health Association in Cleveland County sponsors a Support Group for Survivors of Suicide. It meets the last Tuesday of every month, 11:30am - 1:30 pm at the Cleveland Memorial Library. This support group offers support to those who have lost a loved one to suicide. All members of the group, including the facilitator, have experienced this unique loss. For details, contact the Mental Health Association at 704-481-8637 or mha@clevelandcountymha.org.
        Family-to-Family Caregiver Support Group, meets every third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Cleveland County Red Cross (1333 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC 28150) Co-sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Cleveland County and NAMI Rutherford/Cleveland, this support group offers a safe space for close relatives of persons suffering from a severe mental illness to share their experience with others in a similar situation. For details, contact the Mental Health Association at 704-481-8637 or mha@clevelandcountymha.org
The Shelby Lions Club
        The  Shelby  Lions  Club  has  made  changes  in  its  meeting  schedule. The  first  Tuesday  of  each  month  will  be  a  business  meeting held  at  the  Lions  Senior  Village  on  North  Morgan  Street. The  regular  membership  meeting  will  be  held  on  the  second  Tuesday of  each  month  at  Deerbrook  Country  Club. Shelby Lions are making this change to encourage local residents to take a look at the club and consider getting involved.  Shelby Lions are active in the community and offer fellowship and fun to members.  The meeting schedule change will help us to keep our membership dues low, reduce the monthly meeting time, and still offer the fellowship and community involvement that many are looking for. To learn more about Shelby Lions, contact Lion Dave Titus, Membership Chairperson, at 704-406-9331.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, 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. DBSA support groups are not run by professionals, but instead offer peer-to-peer support. The support group meets every Tuesday from 6:30-8:00pm at The Episcopal Church in Shelby, NC. For questions or information contact 704-232-5147 or laura@dbsafoothills.com.
Cleveland County Red Cross Blood Drives
        Friday, October 26, 12:30pm - 5:00pm, Telerx, 110 Commerce Blvd, Kings Mountain.
        Friday, October 26, 2:30pm - 6:30pm, Calvary Baptist Church, 320 Old Boiling Springs Road, Shelby.
        Tuesday, October 30, 3:00 pm- 7:00pm, Ruby C. Hunt YMCA, 1322 Patrick Avenue, Shelby.
        Tuesday, October 30, 8:00 am- 12:30pm, PPG Industries, 940 Washburn Switch Road, Shelby.
Mauney Memorial Library, Kings Mtn
        Mauney Memorial Library, 100 South Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC will be having free computer classes. Dates are as follows: Tuesday, October 30, 3:30-5:00, Intro to Internet. Thursday, November 8, 3:30-5:00, Email. Tuesday, November 13, 3:30-5:00, Resume. Thursday, November 15, 3:30-5:00, Intro to Internet. Tuesday, November 20, 3:30-5:00, Intro to Ebay. Thursday, January 3, 2013, 3:30-5:00, Email. Thursday, January 10, 2013, 3:30-5:00, Resume. Thursday, January 17, 2013, 3:30-5:00, Intro to Internet. Thursday, January 24, 2013, 3:30-5:00, Intro to Computers. Call 704-739-2371, main desk to reserve your place.
Talking Pumpkin & Spooky Train, Shelby City Park
        Visit the Halloween Spooky Train and Talking Pumpkin at Shelby City Park. Train yard and Tunnel Decorated October 25-27, 1:00-6:00pm, and October 31, 3:00-6:00pm. Talk to the Pumpkin that talks back from 3:00-6:00pm on October 25, 26, 27 and 31. Please note: On Sunday October 28, the Carrousel and Train will only be open as part of the GCCBA Greatest Treat event, 4:00-6:00pm, Free. http://cityofshelby.com/parks, 704-484-6811.
Cleveland County Partnership for Children, Shelby
        The Cleveland County Partnership for Children’s Board of Directors will hold their First Quarter meeting Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 12:00noon. The meeting will be held at the Partnership Office.
NAMI Rutherford-Cleveland, Rutherfordton
        National Alliance on Mental Illness, Rutherfordton-Cleveland Education Forum is having Pastor McEntyre speak on “The importance of Safe Housing for persons with Mental Illness with Co-occurring Additive Disorders and those suffering from the Disease of Addiction”, Thursday, October 25, 7:00pm at Rutherford Regional Hospital, The Crawford Building, 288 South Ridge Rd., Rutherfordton, NC. Pastor McEntyre heads up The Foothills Harvest Transitional Services, Inc. His program offers Christ-centered recovery based services for the homeless. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments. Betty Frye, 704-583-0845.
Hog Happnin’ Week of the Child 5k, Shelby
        Hog Happnin’, Saturday, October 27. Starting at Shelby City Park, running (or walking) to downtown Shelby and returning to Shelby City Park. Race day registration starts at 7:00am in front of main building. Race begins at 8:00amm. Trophies to top male and top female runners. Medals to first, second, third place runners in each age group. Under 10, 10-15, 16-20, 21-31, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, over 70. Registration form on Hog Happnin’ website: www.hoghappnin.com, $25.
Casar Elementary School Fall Festival
        Casar Elementary School will be having their Annual PTO Fall Festival, Friday, November 2, 5:00-8:00pm; 7:30pm Auction, at Casar Elementary School grounds, 436 School House Road, Casar, NC. All proceeds benefit Casar Elementary PTO.
WLHS Graduating Class of 1987 Reunion
        The WLHS graduating class of 1987 will hold their 25th reunion on November 3, 2012, 7:00 pm, at the Lincoln County Shrine Club, 1470 Cat Square Rd, Vale, NC. Cost will be $20 per couple/$10 per person in advance or at the door. RSVP to nicoletrhyne@yahoo.com or call 704-496-1280 for more information.
Hospice Cleveland County Upcoming Events
        Hospice Cleveland County, Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC will be holding the upcoming events: 704-487-4677.
        Saturday, November 3,  “Camp Mostly Smiles”, Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building, 9:00am - 3:00pm. This is a 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.
        Thursday, November 8, 4:00pm - 6:00pm: “Coping with the Holidays”  Workshop. Participants will be able to share and learn about the difficulties of grieving the loss of a loved one during the holidays. Meal will be provided.
        Sunday, November 11, 3:00pm: “Fall Memorial Service”, Ellis Chapel Baptist Church, 114 Ellis Chapel Road, Patterson Springs, NC. Patients that have died March 1, 2012 through August 31, 2012 will be remembered. Family members will receive a special invitation.
        Tuesdays: November 13, 20, 27 and December 4, 11, 18, “Coping with the Holidays” Sharing Group will meet at 11:30pm - 1:00pm, at The Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building. This grief sharing group is at no cost and is open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend.
Town Of Boiling Springs Christmas Parade
        The Boiling Springs Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, November 25, at 3:00 p.m. Entry forms are available online at www.boilingspringsnc.net. For additional information please contact the Boiling Springs Town Hall at 704-434-2357.
COA/Neal Senior Center, Shelby
        Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby, NC, will have Bingo each Monday night (except holidays). Doors open at 5:30 (no admittance after 7:00pm). Jackpot up to $500. Public invited, 12 years old and up.
        October 1 - October 31, 8:00am - 5:00pm ”Coat Drive” for seniors who are homeless or any senior that may be in need.  We are asking businesses, individuals, civic groups, sororities, fraternities, churches and the community at large to support this effort in order to help us meet this very important need. For more information contact Sharon Robbs, Senior Center Director at (704)482-3488.
        Thursday, October 25 - Annual Neal Center Membership Dinner Theatre, 6:00pm. Immediately following dinner, The Mystery Comedy “Who Murdered Who?” will be presented by the Neal Senior Center players in honor of contributing members of the Council on Aging/Senior Center. All current $50.00 annual members will attend free - $25.00 annual members will receive a reduced price and can attend for $6.00. The public (non-Senior Center contributing members) is invited to enjoy all the festivities for the low cost of $15.00 for individuals or $25.00 for couples. Tickets are available at the Senior Center (100 T.R. Harris Dr).  Reservations must be made by Monday, October 22, 2012.  Please call Mary Hamrick @ (704)482-3488 for further information.
        Friday, October 26, 11:30am - 1:00pm, “Covered Dish”. COA/Senior Center. Please bring your favorite dish and join us for the fun and fellowship.
        October 26, 9:00am - 11:00am, 1:00pm - 3:00pm.”Flu Shots”. For more information, please call Sharon Robbs, Senior Center Director at (704) 482-3488 or via email at srobbs@agingcouncil.org.
        Friday, October 26, 7:00pm - 10:00pm. “4th Friday Night Dance” Theme Halloween. Music will be presented by Sixteenth Avenue Band. COA/Senior Center, (704)482-3488.                    Saturday, October 27, 9:00am - “Dine Around”, I Hop, Hwy 74, near K-Mart, Shelby, NC. Please call the Senior Center by 5:00pm, Tuesday, October 23 if you plan to attend.
        Friday, November 2,  8:00 am – 2:00 pm, “Holiday Bazaar”, Council on Aging. Open to the public and all ages are welcome.  We will have our famous Country Ham Biscuits-$2.50ea. – Livermush Biscuits-$2.00ea. – and Plain Biscuits-$1.25ea.  Biscuits will also be available during lunch.  Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and the menu will include soup, stuffed baked potato, crackers, cornbread, dessert, and beverage for $6.00. We welcome all area business and individuals to place bulk orders.  All bulk orders will need to be placed no later than 5:00pm on Wed., Oct. 31, 2012.  To place your orders, please contact Mary Hamrick at (704)482-3488 or via e-mail at mhamrick@agingcouncil.org.  Orders may also be faxed to Mary at (704)481-0151. Bulk orders may be picked up beginning at 7:30am. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on November 2 for a wide array of vendors offering homemade/handmade merchandise and gift ideas as well. Please contact Angela Padgett at (704) 482-3488 if interesting in being a vendor.
        Thursday, November 8, 11:00am - “Veterans Day Celebration”, Council on Aging/Senior Center. This special invitation is extended to all senior veterans to acknowledge the men and women who have courageously fought to preserve our freedom and to protect our rights. Veterans may attend the celebration at NO COST. All friends and family attending with a veteran will be charged $7.50. Tickets for the Veterans Day Celebration will go on sale at the COA/Senior Center on Monday, October 8, 2012. The deadline to register will be Monday, Nov. 5. Please see Mary Hamrick, Secretary for your tickets.
        Thursday, November 15, 11:30am - “Annual Thanksgiving Feast”, Council on Aging/Senior Center. Everyone is invited to celebrate Thanksgiving with the Council on Aging/Senior Center. Lunch includes turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, sweet potato souffle, bread, dessert and beverage. Our dining room will be closed for this event. Those who wish to dine will need to purchase a ticket by Monday, November 12. 
CRMC/Relay For Life, Shelby 
   Cleveland Regional Medical Center will have a Kick Off for Relay for Life, November 13 at 6pm, at T.R. Harris Center, Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby, NC. Relay For Life Cleveland County, Shelby will be May 17-18, 2013. You are invited. Cleveland County-Shelby Team Meeting Dates are January 15, February 12, March 12, April 9, and May 7, at 6:00pm. Meetings held at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, 2nd floor, TR Harris. Website: www.RelayForLife.org/shelbync.

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