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Neighborhood Calendar September 18, 2014
Cleveland County Memorial Library, Shelby
        As the air begins to cool and the leaves begin to turn, add the Garden Gate lunchtime programs held at Cleveland County Memorial Library to your calendar for the fall season. Georgiana Wright is returning to tell ghost stories and share music on the third Thursday of each month. On September 18 she’ll tell ‘The Path of Dead Roses’, a haunting tale by Samantha Frazer Gordon and on October 16 the ‘Cadillac Mermaid” by Nick Zegurac will get you in the mood for Halloween. Each Garden Gate program takes place from 12:15 to 12:45 with beverages served. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy a little entertainment with friends on your midday break. The October 2 topic is TBA, but on November 6 Ron McCollum, Outreach Coordinator for the Foothills Farmers’ Market, will share their mission of making fresh healthful food available to all members of our community. December 4 promises delightful music of the season.  Remember the first and third Thursdays of each month from 12:15 ‘til 12:45 at the Library. For questions or to make a speaker suggestion, send an e-mail to Susan B. Doggett at sdoggett@ccml.org.
Crest Middle School Hosts Blood Drive, Shelby
        Crest Middle School, 315 Beaver Dam Church Rd., Shelby, NC, will be hosting a Community Blood Drive Thursday, September 18, 1:30-6:30pm at Crest Middle School. Email agates@clevelandcountyschools.org for an appointment. Walk-ins welcome.
Cleveland County Arts Council
        The Cleveland County Arts Council will sponsor “Art of Sound”  (AOS), which is a music festival by and for lovers of the arts. AOS will be the finale for the season. The date is September 18-20. The festival is in uptown Shelby, NC, the home of Earl Scruggs and Don Gibson. It is held on the historic court square and nestled in several venues that afford the listener an up-close experience with the artists. The venues are tucked away at a variety of indoor stages around the square. AOS prides itself on a presentation of a variety of traditional music styles. You might have bluegrass or jazz on one stage, then Cajun, country,  rock, or old time on the next.
Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center
        Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby, NC, will sponsor the following events:
        “Bingo” - Each Monday Night (except holidays). Doors open at 5:30 (no admittance after 7:00pm). Jackpot - 60 People or more $500. 60 People or less $300. Public invited 12 years old and up.     
        Coming in September (Shelby Health Fair) - Friday, September 19, 8:00am - 11:00am, at COA/Neal Senior Center. Services include: Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Height and Weight, Wellness Education, Nurse Counseling, Carolina Healthcare Mobile Mammography and lots more will be offered. Other information will be posted on our website at nealseniorcenter.org
Disc Golf Tournament Fundraiser for South Mountain Christian Camp
         Disc Golf Tournament to be held at South Mountain Disc Golf Course Saturday, September 20. 3rd Annual Dale Sollars Autumn Classic is open to all disc golfers. A $25 event registration includes players pak, lunch and prizes. This is fundraiser for South Mountain Christian Camp presented by the Foothills Disc Golf Coalition and sponsored by PPG Industries and AE Global Media. Sponsors are still needed with door prizes and bag stuffer items. If you are interested in playing or sponsorship please contact RangerRandy at rrcherrymountain@hotmail.com Visit Dale Sollars Autumn Classic Facebook page.
Lincolnton Lions Club
        Lincolnton Lions Club Sponsors three parking lots at the 42nd Annual Lincolnton/Lincoln County Apple Festival Saturday, September 20. Plan to attend. The Lincolnton Lions Club will be charging $5 for you to park your car, motorcycle, truck, SUV, and van in three Downtown Lincolnton Businesses parking lots as follows: Raymond James Financial Services, 517 East Main Street; First Citizen Bank, 112 North Laurel Street (behind Don’s BP Station); First Citizen Bank, 425 East Main Street (parking lot near their ATM Machine). Highways 27 and East Main Street will be closed and detour signs displayed rerouting traffic to and from the 42nd  Annual Lincolnton/Lincoln County Apple Festival, festival goers wishing to park at any of the Lions Club Parking Lots should turn right at City of Lincolnton Police Department onto Flint Street. Go 1 Block and turn left onto Sycamore Street. Go 1/10 mile until you see Lions in their yellow vest, golf shirts, directing people with their red plags into one of the their three parking lots.
        The Lincolnton Lions Club will also be selling brooms, mops, Camp Dogwood Raffle Tickets, and Kazoos, and Patriotic Badges in their parking lots. Cost of Individual Brooms: $5 children’s straw  broom; $5 children’s mop; $8 Synthetic Soft Sweep Broom; $9 Household Straw Broom; $12 Industrial/Patio Straw Broom; Cost of Individual Kazoos & Patriotic Badges, $1.00 each.
        Camp Dogwood Raffle Tickets are $1 per ticket or book of 12 tickets purchased by same person for $10. You may win one of two $200 Gift Certificates. Grand Prize winner will have a choice of one of three 2015 vehicles to be announced.
        Proceeds from Lincoln County Apple Festival Parking Lots and other items sold will provide services to the blind/visually impaired, purchase eyeglasses/eye examinations for the needy.
Cleveland Pines Nursing Center, Shelby
        Cleveland Pines Nursing Center, 1404 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC, will hold a “Fall Festival 2014”, Saturday, September 20, 9:00am - 1:00pm. Yard sale, hot dog sale, music, bake sale, popcorn, games, clowns, kid’s corner. Promised Southern Gospel Music, Kevin Fulbright & Friends, and Others. Vendors: Tupperware, Jewelry, Mary Kay, Wreaths, Crafts. Proceeds benefit Resident Activity Fund.
Hounds Campground, Kings Mountain
        Hounds Campground is inviting the public at no charge to see the Wil Cote Band on Saturday, September 20, 6:00-9:00pm. Featuring Country Music. Located at 114 Raven Circle, Kings Mountain, NC.
Lost Playwrights, Hendersonville
        Lost Playwrights will meet Saturday, September 20, 2:00-4:00pm, in the auditorium of Henderson County Library, 301 North Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC. Anyone interested in any aspect of theatre or creative writing is invited. There are no dues.
Kings Mountain Little Theatre
        Kings Mountain Little Theatre will be hosting auditions for the upcoming production of “JUNIE B. JONES, JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS”. The cast consists of 10 students ranging in ages from 14 to 20 years. They are expanding the age to 12 - 14 years to cast the character of Junie’s toy elephant. Due to another production rehearsing at theatre, auditions will be held at Central United Methodist Church in Kings Mountain. Auditions will be on Sunday, September 21, 2-4pm and Monday, September 22 from 6-8pm. Callbacks on Tuesday, September 23. School performance dates are November 13 & 14 with morning shows at 9:30am. Weekend performances November 14-16. Rehearsals will begin on October 6 and will continue until the date of production. Contact Page Thompson at pagethompson1@gmail.com for more information.
Cleveland County Schools Meeting
        A Town Hall Meeting will be held, Tuesday, September 23, 7:00pm, Lawndale Community Center (old Piedmont School), Lawndale, NC. Come share your concerns about Cleveland County Schools. A full report will be turned over to the Cleveland County School Board and Superintendent. For more information call Danny Blanton, 704-477-7188 or Robert Queen, 704-477-0105.
Burns High School Marching Band Fundraiser
        BBQ Chicken Dinner prepared by Doug Fortenberry, Friday, September 26, 5:00pm, at Burns High School Cafeteria. $10 per plate. Proceeds go to Burns High School Marching Dawgs Band. See band members for tickets or call the Burns High Band Room.
The Cleveland Lincoln County Rose Society
        The Cleveland Lincoln County Rose Society will host their 41st annual Rose Show on September 27. The show will be located in Cleveland Mall at the entrance next to Burkes Outlet and will be open to the public from 1:00-4:00pm. We will have rose arrangements and bud vases for sale. Everyone is invited to ‘stop and smell the roses’.
One Stop Food Stores and Fox Distributing Host 32nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament
        One Stop Food Stores and Fox Distributing, Inc. will be hosting their 32nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Wednesday, October 1, at Deer Brook Golf Club in Shelby, NC. Proceeds from the golf outing will be donated to the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC). The fee for the tournament is $135 per player and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, green fees, a goodie bag, as well as one mulligan, one throw, one ladies tee, one chance drawing and a putting contest. The tournament format will be “Captains Choice-Flighting Only”. Registration begins at 8:00am with a shotgun start as 9:00am. Deadline to register is Friday, September 24. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information or to register for the tournament please contact Kay Piercy at 704-482-1495 extension 134.
Rhema Outreach
        Rhema Outreach will be hosting their first annual Walk for the Cause Walk-a-thon on Saturday, October 4, 12:00pm at Kings Mountain Walking track beside YMCA, 211 North Cleveland Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. If you have a family or loved one who is struggling with high costs hospital/medical bills from Cancer, AIDS, Breast Cancer or any type of Disease please contact us at 980-248-5547 or 803-627-5042 for more information.
Cliffside Day
        Cliffside Day: October 11. Rain or shine. Welcome all past employees of Cone Mills, Duke Power employees and general public. Activities begin at 6:30am with breakfast; followed by flag pole dedication by Representative Mike Hagen at 9:00am. All day activities are planned with singing, children’s events, games. A BBQ lunch will be provided by Temple Baptist Church. Hot  Dogs and desserts prepared by Cliffside Baptist Church. Reasonable cost for food. Crafts and vendors welcome. Anyone interested in displays, please contact Bronny Hamrick at 828-429-4687.
NC Cooperative Extension, Cleveland County
        There will be a Cleveland County Farm, Tour Saturday, October 11, 9:00am to 3:00pm. $10 per adult and $5 per child (12 and under). Group rates (10 or more) available. Charter-bus transportation and local-grown lunch provided. Depart at 9:00am from USDA office at 844 Wallace Grove Road, Shelby, NC. Call 704-471-0235 ext 3 for tickets or more information. The tour will include: Boggs Farm Center, Thompson Farm, Underwood Family Farm and Knob Creek Orchard. Sponsored by Cleveland County Soil & Water Conservation, USDA, Farm Bureau NC, NC Cooperative Extension, Foothills Farmers Market, Carolina Farm Credit Country Mortgages, Dole, Case Farms, Armtech Insurance Services.
Singles Dinner Group, Shelby
        Singles 50 and over meet in Shelby, NC for dinner 1st Friday of the month at Golden Coral and 3rd Thursday of the month at Fisherman’s Feast. We enjoy dining together and other social activities welcoming new members. For more information, call Karol, 704-692-7003.
Life Outreach Food & Clothing Ministry, Kings Mtn.
        Life of Worship Ministries, 403 Cherokee Street, Kings Mountain, NC, will be having a FREE Food Pantry and Clothes Closet for people in need of food and/or clothes. They are able to come once a month the 1st Wednesday thru the 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 11:00am - 1:00pm. They will need to bring their current ID. A Meal will be served every 4th Wednesday from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm. This month Hot Dogs with homemade Chili and Slaw, Chip, Pork n Beans, Cake and Lemonade, will be served. Donations accepted of cash/check (any amount) non-perishable foods, household and HBA items as well as clean, new or gently used clothes. Currently really low in men’s summer clothes, jeans and shoes. ALWAYS closed on any 5th Wednesday. Volunteers are always welcome!  For more information you may call 704-884-6703.  
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 Smoke on the Square - Private Dining room, 5 East Marion Street, Shelby, NC; or the 2nd Thursday evening of every month at 5:30pm at Dragonfly Wine Market, 101 West Warren Street, Shelby, NC. One evening social a month at area restaurants. Membership dues are $40 per quarter plus $60 for meals per quarter if you attend lunch meetings. For more information or to join, please contact: David Barker, President, 704-472-1286, Peedidlr@gmail.com.
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.
Piecemakers Quilt Guild
        Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00am - 12:00pm at the Lincoln Co. Senior Center, Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 Aspen St., Lincolnton. We are here to teach and encourage those interested in the art of quilting, visitors and new members are always welcome. Meetings includes a general business meeting, show-and-tell, and a program related to quilting. For more information contact Pam Haskins 704-280-8309.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
       Depression and Bipolar Support Group. Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Shelby, NC. DBSA support groups are open to anyone who is diagnosed with a mood disorder, has a family member or friend who is diagnosed. For more information call 704-232-5147 or  visit www.dbsalliance.org/foothills.
Streaming Radio For Veterans’ Information
   Visit www.JohnnyShort.com and click on the Country Travelers Radio Show link for the latest information that concerns veterans and provides them with answers. There are over 240 archived shows that feature different topics. If you are a veteran and would like to be on the air with your comments, please all Johnny Short at 704-538-8408.
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 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.
Reunions
Crest Senior High School Class of 1984
        The Crest Senior High School Class of 1984 cordially invites  you to their 30 Year Class Reunion Saturday, September 20, 6:00pm - 11:00pm, at Owl’s Eye Vineyard & Winery, 1414 Metcalf Road, Shelby, NC. Option 1: Meal and music 6:00pm - 11:00pm. Advance Tickets: $35 per person, $40 at the door, while supplies last! Meal service from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Option 2: Music only from 8:00pm - 11:00pm, $20 per person, cash bar available. Deadline for advanced tickets is September 5. Send checks payable to: CHS Class 1984 c/o Pat Litton, 106 Patricia Court, Shelby, NC 28152, 704-434-5954. crestclass1984@yahoo.com, facebook: Crest High School Class of 1984.
Shelby High Class Reunion of 1984
        Shelby High School Class of 1984 Reunion will be at Owls Eye Vineyard, Saturday, October 4, 6:00pm to 11:00pm. See Facebook page or Contact Sam Goforth for more information. samgo8411@gmail.com, 704-418-4224.
Burns High School Class of 1974
        The Burns High School Class of 1974 will celebrate its 40th class reunion Saturday, November 1, 6:45-11:00, at the Owl’s Eye Winery, 1414 Metcalf Road, Shelby, NC. The doors open at 6:45pm and dinner will be served at 7:30. There will be a cash bar with wine and beer available. The cost is $30 per person. Dress is casual. Please make checks payable to BHS Class of 1974 and mail to Amy Lutz, 130 Lutz Rd, Lawndale, NC 28090 by October 11. There will also be a special welcoming station at the home football game on Friday, October 31 as Burns vs. Crest at 7:30pm. Next meeting is Saturday, Septebmer 20, at Owl’s Eye Winergy.

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