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Neighborhood Calendar Sept. 28, 2017

Relay Kick Off/Fall Celebration
Relay Kick Off / Fall Celebration will be held Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 6:00pm, at Cleveland County Fairgrounds, Goforth Hall. Everyone (this includes team captain, team members) is invited, survivors to!
"Meet the Author" The Library at the Ruby C. Hunt YMCA
"Meet the Author": Cleveland County Author, Zachary L. Freeman, a Mooresboro resident and first time author and illustrator, invites you to a book signing for "Inside the Imagination of a little boy, Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 4:30pm in The Library at Ruby C. Hunt YMCA, 1322 Patrick Avenue, Shelby, NC. He created this children's book to show the unique way his son saw the world using his imagination. Opportunities to purchase and autograph books, children's activities, and a chance to check out library books.
Friends of the Park Annual Golf Tournament
Shelby City Park will be holding the "Friends of the Park Annual Golf Tournament" Saturday, September 30, 2017. Compete to be the winning team on the Friends Loving Cup! Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Teams; Closest to the Hole, Longest Drive and $10,000 Hole In One Contest. $40 per player. Mulligans and Throws available, $5 each. Green and Tee Sponsorships available $100. 8:30am - Texas Scramble. All sponsors and players are invited to eat lunch at 12:30pm! Lunch available for non-players and guests while it lasts (conscience sized donation). More Information? Contact: Richard Degree, Golf Course Manager, 704-484-6823, richard.degree@cityofshelby.com or Sally Royster via email, sallyhuntroyster1@gmail.com. Please visit our website: www.cityofshelby.com/parks-and-recreation. Make your tax deductible contribution to Friends of the Parks Proceeds will benefit our 4th Grader Carousel Christmas & City Park youth sports! Royster Memorial Golf Course.
Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society
The Cleveland/Lincoln County Rose Society will sponsor their 44th Annual Rose Show on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The rose show will be at the Cleveland County Agricultural Office, 130 South Post Road, Shelby, NC. (Hwy 180 next to Food Lion.) Entries will be accepted 7:00 - 10:00am. There is no registration fee and you do not have to be a member to enter roses. The rose show is open to the public 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Rose arrangements will be for sale and all show table roses for sale to the public when the show closes at 4:00pm on Saturday. The rose show is their gift to the community and they hope the public will 'take time to stop and smell the roses'. For more information or a rose show schedule, go to our website: clevelandlincolnrose.com and like us on Facebook: Cleveland Lincoln County Rose Society.
South Mountains State Park, Connelly Springs
South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC, Upcoming Environmental Programs: Sunday, October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 - "Fly Fishing 101" - Get Hooked! Join angler Jeff Newton at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm for an introductory class on fly fishing. Please bring all personal equipment available. Classes may vary based on interest and skill level of the participants. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission fishing regulations still apply. Sunday, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 - "Skulls & Skins" - Look for a Park Ranger and his interesting display of skulls and skins at the Visitor Center. Drop by between 2:00 -3:00 pm and hear about some of the animals that call South Mountains State Park home. Saturday, October 7, 14, 2017 - "The 10 Essentials" - What items should you always carry with you when hiking? Meet a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center at 11:00 am to learn about the "10 Essentials". Saturday, October 14, 2017 - "Bats" - Are bats blind? Do they fly into your hair? Do they turn into vampires? Join a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm to learn some Bat facts and have an opportunity to view some Bats. Saturday, October 21, 28, 2017 - "Tree ID Hike" - Join a Park Ranger for a 1.0-mile hike along the Hemlock Nature Trail. Tree identification will be the focus of this hike. Meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00 am. "Wilderness Survival 101" - Wilderness Survival 101 will cover basic survival information as covered in the Boy Scouts of America handbook. Topics covered will include basic first aid, shelter and others based on class interest and instructor discretion. Program will be presented by park volunteer, Jeff Newton, who also teaches Fly Fishing 101 and has a great deal of experience in the outdoors. Program is free and open to the public. Please meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm. "Masked Bandits" - Fact or Fiction: Do raccoons wash their food? Find out the answer to this and much more about those furry little "masked bandits" at South Mountains State Park. Meet Ranger Amanda at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm to learn a few myths and legends as well as fun facts about raccoons. All ages welcome! South Mountains State Park is located south of Morganton off of old Highway 18. Call the park office at (828) 433-4772 for more information.
4th Annual Belwood Run for Hunger
The 4th Annual Belwood Run for Hunger 5k Run and Walk to benefit The Lord Provides Soup Kitchen will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017. 100% proceeds goes to support ongoing Ministry for Upper Cleveland County sign up at racesonline.com or can email mail in registration form. Contact stglpn@gmail.com or call 704 678 6029.
Broad River Greenway Equestrian Poker Run
The Broad River Greenway Equestrian Poker Run will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at College Farm Trail Head, 2470 College Farm, Shelby, NC. Rain date will be October 21, 2017. Questions? Contact kduren@broadrivergreenway.com or brgreenwayrider@gmail.com.
Movie Premier Event to Help the Homeless
The Cleveland County Rescue Mission (CCRM) on Buffalo Street in Shelby has joined with PureFlix Studios and AMC Theatres to bring a red carpet movie premier to Shelby on Wednesday, October 18, 2017! Two showings of the anticipated "Same Kind of Different as Me" will take place at the AMC Classic 10 at the Cleveland Mall at 7:00 and 7:30pm before the movie opens to the public on October 20, 2017. CCRM has a limited number of tickets to the movie, and is offering a group discount to groups of 10 or more! All proceeds from the Red Carpet Premier will go directly to addressing the homeless needs in our community. The movie "Same Kind of Different as Me" is based on the inspiring true story of international art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear), who befriends a homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) in hopes of saving his struggling marriage to Debbie (Renee Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives. Jon Voight plays Hall's father, with whom he reconciles thanks to the revelations of his new life. Guests may call Jocelyn Hill at (704)751-1255, Barbara Wray at (704)751-1256, or Marsha Carsner at (704)751-1260 to purchase tickets over the phone. Tickets are $20 for individual tickets, $18 each for groups of 10 or more. Every bit of the proceeds from the sale of tickets goes directly to the Cleveland County Rescue Mission's recovery and rescue programs. For additional information about Cleveland County Rescue Mission, please contact Jocelyn Hill at the Cleveland County Rescue Mission at 704-751-1255 or jocelyn@myccrm.org. Secure donations can be made online at www.myccrm.org.
Journey Partnership for End-of-Life Issues
Journey Partnership for End-of-Life Issues invites you to the 3rd Annual The Many Faces of Grief, Thursday, October 19, 2017, 5:30pm - 8:00pm, at Cleveland County Public Health Center, 200 South Post Road, Shelby, NC. Come early to visit vendor booths, register for door prizes, and refreshments. For more information, please contact Gabriela Staley, Gabriela.Staley@carolinashealthcare.org or 704-512-6596. The Winokuer Center for Counseling and Healing Presentation starts at 6:30pm.
Family Caregivers Appreciation Brunch
The Shelby Mission Camp in partnership with ACCES (Accessing Cleveland County Elderly Services) will host a Family Caregivers Appreciation Brunch on Thursday, November 2, 2017, 11:00am till 1:00pm. The brunch will be held at the Shelby Mission Camp, 302 Sharpton Drive, Shelby, NC. All family caregivers and one guest are invited to attend at no charge. The purpose of this brunch is to give caregivers a break from the stress of caring for a loved one with a time of good food, fellowship and entertainment. There will be door prizes and information booths by organizations dedicated to ministering to our seniors and handicapped. For more information and to reserve your place please call: Shelby Mission Camp, David Brown 919-422-9990 or Janet Brown 919-337-2342; Care Solutions, Jane Wright 980-487-4777; Life Enrichment, Russ Putnam 704-484-0405.
CC Second Annual Veteran's Day Parade
The Cleveland County's Second Annual Veteran's Day Parade will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 10:00am. Route begins at Lafayette and Graham Streets in Uptown Shelby. Includes bands, floats, Veteran organizations, city and county officials, classic vehicles and more. Parade followed by Veterans' Day Service on Shelby's Historic Court Square at 11:00am. Organizations or individuals wishing to participate, please register by calling 704-435-1516 or email mccoyv@bellsouth.net by November 3, 2017. All Veterans are welcome.
Sign Up for Nurse-Family Partnership of Cleveland County
The Nurse-Family Partnership of Cleveland County provides a free nurse to help expectant moms care for their baby through their second birthday. The nurses in our county help moms feel prepared and confident about becoming a mom for the first time. A Nurse-Family Partnership nurse can give them the support, advice and information they need throughout pregnancy and after their baby arrives, all for free! Check out www.NFPMoms.org or call/text 704-332-0111 to sign up.

REUNIONS
Burns High School Class of 1977 Reunion
The Burns High School Class of 1977 will be holding their 40th Class Reunion the weekend of October 6 and 7, 2017. The price is $35 per person. On Friday, October 6, at 8:00pm: Ice Cream Meet and Greet at Knob Creek Orchard, 6471 Fallston Rd., Lawndale, NC 28090 in Toluca before the BHS Homecoming game. On Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 7:00-11:00, going to the LeGrand Center, 1800 E. Marion St., Shelby, NC, for the big party with heavy Hors D'oeuvres and DJ. The LeGrand is located behind Cleveland Community College. Please make checks payable to Jeff Weathers and mail to Jeff Weathers, P.O. Box 487, Lawndale, NC 28080.
Shelby High Class of 1961 Birthday Celebration
The Shelby High graduating class of 1961 is holding a 75th birthday celebration for their members on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Golden Corral. The gathering is informal and will probably last from 10:00am to 2:00pm or so in the Golden Corral Meeting rooms. Enjoy visiting with classmates at Shelby High from 1957 to 1961. For more information contact David Dobbins at davedobb@aol.com or call via phone at 704-418-2483 or Van Morrow at 864-587-0186 or email vanmorrow@hotmail.com.


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