Neighborhood Calendar September 4, 2014

Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Care and Health Services
        Are you ready to learn more about Dementia to help your loved one? Join Life Enrichment Center Tuesday, September 2, 5:30-7:00pm for a special video series featuring Teepa Snow, Dementia Expert. The Life Enrichment Center is located at 222 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC 28086. A free sitter service is available but must make reservation by August 29. Call 704-739-4858.
        Do you understand what your loved one needs? Join Life Enrichment Center Tuesday, September 16, 5:30-7:00pm, to discuss the five senses from the point of view of individuals living with dementia and a discussion about certain techniques that can be used to help them. Life Enrichment Center is located at 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., Shelby, NC 28150. A free sitter service is available but must make a reservation by September 10. Call 704-484-0405.
The International Demolition Derby
        The International Demolition Derby will be at the Bar H Arena in Boiling Springs, NC, Saturday, September 6 and Saturday, September 13, starting at 7:30pm each day. The Boiling Springs Fire & Rescue is the sponsor of the event. For more information or to enter go to website or call 704-434-2866. Advance tickets available.
Abuse Prevention Council of Cleveland County
         The Abuse Prevention Council (APC) of Cleveland County will hold its 1st Annual Golf Tournament, Saturday, September 6, at Riverbend Golf Club to raise funds to support the citizens of Cleveland County who need assistance. Anyone willing to sponsor a hole, donate a door prize and/or play in the tournament, may contact APC at 704-487-9325, email or contact any board member.
Carillon Assisted Living of Shelby
        Carillon Assisted Living of Shelby, 1550 Charles Road, Shelby, NC will hold an “Antique Road Extravaganza”, Saturday, September 6, 1:00-4:00pm. This will be benefiting Communities in Schools of Cleveland County. Last admittance at 3:30pm. Advance tickets available at Carillon and through Communities in Schools of Cleveland County. Appaiser on site. Have your item(s) evaluated by Joyce Elliott of Elliott/Dixon Auctions. Tickets are $25 per item to be evaluated; limit two tickets per person. What to bring: Antiques and collectibles; vintage furnishings, artwork and family heirlooms; jewelry, silver, porcelain and textiles; prints and artwork (some exclusions may apply - call first); glass and ceramics; small furniture (guest must be able to carry themselves); photos of large or heavy items of furniture, provided the photos are clear, recent, and taken from multiple angles. What not to bring: Weapons or military memorabilia, gold or gems, coins or coin collections, stamps or stamp collections, sports memorabilia. to RSVP, call 704-471-2828 or email to
Peak Resources and Somerset Court, Cherryville
        Please join the Residents of Peak Resources and Somerset Court for their first annual block party, Saturday, September 6, 2:00-4:00. Event will be held at 7615 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Cherryville, NC. There will be shagging to the fifty’s with Tony D. King, Sr. There will also be a cruise in for classic cars sponsored by Keith and Joy Wood. They will be selling raffle tickets, baked goods, drinks and popcorn. There will be games, animal balloons and face painting for the kids. Proceeds will go the needs of the residents.
Pregnancy Resource Center, Cleveland County
        The Pregnancy Resource Center of Cleveland County, Inc. will sponsor “Walk for Life ‘14”, Saturday, Sept. 6, 9:30am - 11:30am, at Bethel Baptist Church. Registration begins at 9:00am. Join them in fun, games, and special activities for the kids. Christian music and free food and drinks. Individual awards for the most money raised. Team awards for each team that raises $1,000 or more. (Please limit team size to no more than 10 members.) Any adult who raises $100 or more, any youth who raises $75 or more, or any child who raises $50 or more will receive a free Walk for Life t-shirt. For more information call 704-487-HELP.
Cleveland County NAACP
        The  Cleveland County Branch of the NAACP will host a “Moral Monday Rally” Monday, September 8, 5:30-7:30pm. It will be held on the lawn of the Historic Old Cleveland County Court House, 103 South Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC, in front of the Bank of the Ozarks. Special seating will be available for seniors and the handicapped, on a first come, first serve basis. They are asking and encouraging all residents of Cleveland and surrounding counties to be in attendance. There will be speakers on issues that hinder the growth of Cleveland County and our State. Special guest will be the Rev. Dr. William Barber, II, President of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP. For additional information contact Rev. Dante’ Murphy at 704-300-7509.
Shelby Lions Club Distributes Commodities
        The Shelby Lions Club will be distributing USDA Commodities Wednesday, September 10, at the Cleveland County Fairground. Those who wish to fill out an application will only need some identification and must live in Cleveland County. If a person is unable to go in person, they may send a note stating the number in the family, their address and their whole family income, signed by them. The distribution is based on the number in the family and the income of the household. In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national orgin, sex, age, or disability.
Carolina DWI Services, APNC, NAADAC & SAMHSA
        Carolina DWI Service, APNC, NAADAC & SAMHSA is sponsoring a Free Movie, Thursday, September 11, 5:00pm: “The Anonymous People” which is a feature documentary film about the more than 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. The movie starts at 5:30pm sharp, at the LeGrand Center, 1800 East Marion Street, Shelby, NC. There will be a Recovery Messaging specialist panel discussion following the movie. Movie trailer: They need your help to confirm The Anonymous People screening here in Shelby. Please go to and click on Register for training to reserve your free ticket. Or call 980-230-9967. Only 100 will get in for free. A cost of $5 will be collected for anyone who does not register by September 10. NCSAPPB credit (2 hours) is available to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Professionals, that is why we are calling it a training. Certificate of participation will be given on the way out.
Broad River Genealogical Society, Shelby
        The Broad River Genealogical Society, 1145 County Home Road, Shelby, NC (directly across from Putnam Baptist Church) will be presenting their General Meeting, Sunday, September 14, at Neal Senior Center, 100 T R Harris Dr., Shelby, NC, 3:00pm. General public and members welcome. The speaker will be Tom Magnuson, Founder and CEO of Trading Path Preservations Association (TPA), Hillsborough, NC. Tom will be giving a presentation on where the early settlers traveled before 1780, how they migrated into this area, what trails, and paths they traveled on and how our early pioneers moved into this part of the Carolinas. Tom is a military historian, and graduate of San Jose State University. He is also a North Carolina Humanities Council Scholar. The Broad River Genealogical Society Archive is open: every Tuesday night from 6-8; 2nd and 3rd Mondays from 12 noon to 4:00pm; 2nd and 3rd Saturdays from 9:00am - 1:00pm; other times with prior arrangements.
The Town of Waco
        The Town of Waco will hold the monthly meeting on September 15, 7:00pm, at the Town Hall, located at 222 AW Black Street, Waco. Meeting is open to anyone that may want to attend.
        A special meeting has been called to discuss the possible road repairs on Devinney Road on September 16, 6:00 pm, and is open to anyone. Residents of Devinney Road need to attend and express their concerns or questions at that time.
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 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
 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 for more information.
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 Visit Dale Sollars Autumn Classic Facebook page.
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.
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.
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.  
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
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
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.
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,

9th Annual Robertsdale Community Reunion
        The 9th Annual Robertsdale Community Reunion will be held Saturday, September 6, 12:00pm - until, at the Holly Oak Park in Shelby, NC. Please bring a covered dish and prizes for bingo. All residents past and present are encouraged to attend. Food, Fun, and Fellowship. For more information call Chris Lockett, 704-284-2995.
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., 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., 704-418-4224.