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Neighborhood Calendar April 12, 2018

Hospice Cleveland County, Shelby
Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC - Calendar of Events:
Widowed Support Group. The death of a spouse has been identified as one of the greatest stresses a person can experience. Coping with the emotional upheaval and social adjustment that this crisis brings can be overwhelming and incapacitating. You don't have to go through this journey alone. Please join us each Thursday as we talk about ways to deal with the devastation of grief and the tremendous silence a loss like this can leave behind. Learn ways to cope while gaining the energy and ideas for your path to a new life. Lunch will be provided. Thursdays for 6 weeks: April 12 - May 17 2018, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch provided Brookdale Senior Living 1425 East Marion Street Shelby, NC.
Spring Memorial Service will be held Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Ellis Chapel Baptist Church, 114 Ellis Chapel Road, Shelby, NC. Patients that have died September 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018 will be remembered. Family members will receive a special invitation. Please RSVP at 704-487-4677 ext. 114 with your loved one's name.
Memory Bear & Pillow Workshop Participants will have the opportunity to make a teddy bear or pillow out of a loved one's shirt or other article of clothing. Children are welcome is accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Please call one of our Grief Counselors at 704-487-4677 to reserve your space. Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:00am - Noon or 5:30pm - 8:30pm Hospice Administration Building
Chicken Dinner & Dessert Sale 1/2 Chicken, Slaw, Pickles, Baked Beans, Rolls and Dessert, $12 per plate - Drive thru only! Free business delivery for orders of 10 or more available with advanced ticket purchases. A variety of home-made desserts will be for sale at each site. Chicken prepared by Doug Fortenberry. Tickets can be purchased at the Hospice Administration Building, The Hospice Store, Testa Family Hospice House, and online at www.hospicecares.cc. Friday, May 4, 2018 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm American Red Cross Building 1333 Fallston Road Shelby, NC 28150 or Testa Family Hospice House 321 Kings Mountain Blvd. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Educational Series: "Returning to Life After Caregiving Ends" - After the death of someone that you have cared for, caregivers often experience "A New Beginning," "A New Normal," & "New Life Discoveries." Join Hospice Cleveland County Grief Counselors and other caregivers who have experienced grief and loss for a video and discussion about "The Transforming Power of Caregiving." Please RSVP to Ext. 114 if you wish to attend as lunch will be provided. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:30am, Hospice Administration Building.
Foothills Farmers' Market Seed Swap
The Foothills Farmers' Market will hold the 4th Annual Ardea Homestead Seed & Plant Swap on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 8:00am until 12:00noon at the Market located at the corner of Marion and Morgan Streets in Uptown Shelby.
The intention of this event is to encourage seed saving and plant propagation, thereby strengthening the resilience of our local community. While bringing seeds and/or plants to the event is encouraged, we also want to welcome new gardeners to use this event as a resource to get started. For this reason, we will be accepting seed donations ahead of time to ensure a good variety for those who do not yet have seed saved to contribute.
To donate seed in advance:
1.) Label your seeds with the following information: name of plant, Latin name (if available), year seed was harvested, story about the seed or where it came from, and planting instructions.
2.) In order to honor plant diversity and small farms, we ask that you please DO NOT bring GMO seed to share. To honor native ecosystems, please DO NOT bring exotic, invasive plants to share.
Contact Ardea Homestead Sanctuary for more information at email: ardeasanctuary@gmail.com or call: Stacey 704-691-5787 or Bambi 828-748-3633. Thanks for your help building a resilient community. Submitted by Stacey Costner & Bambi Myers
Jane Grigg Memorial Annual Fish Fry
The Jane Grigg Memorial Annual Fish Fry will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018, 5:00pm until, at the Lawndale Community Center. $10 Eat in or take out. Includes: fish, fries, hushpuppies, slaw, desserts & tea. Sponsored by Friends of Troop 112.
Post-Polio Support Group Meeting
Mr. David Thompson will present the program at this month's Post-Polio Support Group meeting Monday, April 16, 2018, at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at the Life Enrichment Center off Hwy 18 N. on Life Enrichment Drive. Everyone attending should bring their meal. Coffee and water will be provided. If you are a polio survivor and would like to attend, we would love to see you there! Feel free to bring a caregiver with you. For more information you may call Wanda-Greg Horne at 704-482-8807 or Dianne Garner 704-434-4928
HEALING WITH NATURE EVENT
Healing with Nature is thrilled to welcome Mary Ellen Lough to Cleveland County as part of their 2nd Annual Earth Day events. The community is invited on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 6:00pm to the Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington St, Shelby, NC. Join them for a community potluck dinner and local music at followed by Mary Ellen's presentation titled "Rewilding the Soul Through Poetry". This event is open to all and free of charge. Mary Ellen is a Poetic Medicine facilitator and single mother living with five children in an old farmhouse in Southern Appalachia. She is also a world traveler, community organizer, activist, gardener, musician, and writer. Mary Ellen teaches poetry as a practice of wholeness and path of integration everywhere from the VA hospital, homeless shelters, substance abuse centers, birth centers, public schools, universities and conferences, to an old converted barn out in the mountains where a small group of people gather around a woodstove with tea in winter.
Cooksville VFD Ladies Auxiliary Fundraiser
The Cooksville Volunteer Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a Chicken Pie Lunch fundraiser, Sunday, April 29, 2018, 11:00am til sold out. Adults: $8, Kids 8 and under, $5. Lunch includes Chicken Pie, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Mashed Potatoes, Rolls, Dessert and Drink. Benefiting Cooksville VFD, 6942 Old Shelby Rd., Vale, NC.
Piedmont Shrine Club Fish Fry
The Piedmont Shrine Club Fish Fry will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018, 12:00pm until 7:00pm at Friendship Masonic Lodge, 722 McBrayer Homestead Rd., Boiling Springs, NC. Only $12 per plate "all you can eat" Eat-in, or carry-outs will be available.
Cleveland County Partnership for Children
On Friday, June 8, 2018, the Cleveland County Partnership for Children will celebrate its 25-year history with a celebration and fundraiser. The celebration and fundraiser will take place from 6:00pm until 9:00pm at the Uptown Indigo, located at 112 North Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC. 8 Track Vinyl and Christine Neal Cline, Anne Goss and Company will provide entertainment. Dressing on the Side will cater the meal. Tickets are $75 for a couple and $40 for an individual. Monies raised from the fundraiser will benefit Early Head Start, NC Pre-K and Smart Start, as well as Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. To purchase a ticket, please contact Angela Padgett, Smart Start Coordinator at 704-734-2052.

REUNIONS
Kings Mountain High Class of 1970 Reunion
The KMHS Class of 1970 Reunion Luncheon will be held at Italian Gardens Restaurant, 213 East King Street, Kings Mountain, NC, Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 12:00noon. Dutch treat. Please feel free to bring a spouse or friend. Everybody please help pass the word. https://www.facebook.com/groups/KMHS1970. For more information call Jerry, 704-692-7484.


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