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Neighborhood Calendar April 13, 2017

Relay for Life
The Relay for Life events:
April 22, 2017 - The Leonard McSwain band will highlight an evening of fun and fellowship Saturday, April 22, 2017 to benefit Relay for Life. A hot dog supper will begin at 5:30pm in the Family Life Center of Double Springs Baptist Church. The music will begin at 6:30pm. Admission is by donation to Relay.
Double Springs is located at 1130 Double Springs Church Road, off of Washburn Switch Road, near Lattimore.
American Cancer Society Lincolnton, NC is holding its annual fundraising evening of events and celebration of survivors on Friday, May 5, 2017. Come ride your motorcycle on a 1 hour police escorted night group ride "BUG RUN" through Western Lincoln County, followed by our lap of lights and thunder around the stadium track that excites all the spectators. The Ride will start and end at the Relay event held at the Lincolnton High School Stadium. First sticker is $10, additional are $5. Upon completion of the ride, the bike with the most bug splats on the sticker wins $100 cash prize. Registration 6:30-8:30pm. Kickstands up 9:00pm. All brands of motorcycle manufacturers are encouraged to participate.
May 10, 2017 - Paint the Town, Uptown at Earl Scruggs Center.
May 16, 2017 - Bank Night and Tee Shirt pickup (Cleveland County Fairgrounds) time tba.
May 19, 2017 - Relay for Life Cleveland County, NC, 4:00pm til 12:00am, at Cleveland County Fairgrounds.
Arts Council of Lincoln County
The Arts Council of Lincoln County would like to invite everyone to an opening reception on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center. The Lincoln Photography Club will be presenting, Beautiful North Carolina. This art will be on display April 10 through April 28, 2017. For more information, please call the ACLC at 704-732-9044 or artslincolnnc@gmail.com.
Kingstown Community Watch
Kingstown Community Watch will be having its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the Kingstown Park 10:00-12:00. Once again they will be hiding the golden egg with cash inside. Everyone is welcome to attend.
City of Kings Mountain Easter Egg Hunt
HOP on down to the annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:00am, for a Hoppy Good Time! 10,000 prize and candy eggs will be hidden across 3 sections of the Mayor Rick Murphrey Children's Park (next to the YMCA) 211 Cleveland Ave, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. There will be three age categories - 2 years and under, 3-5 and 6-10 years old. The EGGstravaganza will include a petting zoo, music, and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself! Don't forget to bring your basket and camera! Along with all the fun, Parkwood Baptist Church will be providing free hotdogs!
South Mountains State Park, Connelly Springs
South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC 28612. (828) 433-4772. Upcoming Every Saturday in April at 10:00 am. and every Sunday in April at 2:00 pm. "Spring Wildflower Walks" - Join a Park Ranger for a wildflower walk along the Jacob Fork River. These moderate hikes will begin at the Jacob Fork Parking Area and last approximately one hour. Each hike will be about 0.75 miles long. Current blooming wildflowers and other flora will be identified on this walk.
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - "Skulls & Skins" - Drop by between 2-3:00pm and hear about some of the animals that call South Mountains State Park home.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - "The 10 Essentials" - What items should you always carry with you when hiking? Meet a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm to learn about the "10 Essentials".
Sunday, April 23 & 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm. - "Fly Tying 101" - Get Hooked! Join angler Jeff Newton at the Visitor Center at 2:00pm for an introductory class on fly tying. Please bring all personal equipment available. Classes may vary based on interest and skill level of the participants.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - "Let's Talk Turkey" - Yelps, purrs, cuts and cackles. Join a Park Ranger and learn about Wild Turkeys in the South Mountains. Participants will learn about characteristics, habitat, populations, life history and vocalizations. Program starts at 2:00 pm at the Visitor Center.
Contact the park office for more information, 828-433-4772. 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.
Lincoln County Parks & Recreation
The Lincoln County Parks & Recreation invite you to join them in the 5K on Saturday, April 15, 2017. The purpose of this event is to promote health and fitness here in Lincoln County and to invite the community to learn more about their local parks. Youth ages 13 and under can register for only $10 and adults can register for just $25. To sign up, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Vale/LCPR5k.
Town of Waco
The Town of Waco will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Town Hall. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Foothills Post-Polio Support Group
The Foothills Post- Polio Support Group, will hold their meeting on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6:00pm at the conference room of the Life Enrichment Center of Shelby. The conference room is located at the back of the building. The center is located off Hwy. 18 North on Life Enrichment Blvd, just north of Cornerstone Dentistry. 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. Each person attending should bring his/her own meal. Drinks- coffee and water - will be provided.
Cleveland County
Healing with Nature Coming Together, Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind. Cleveland County would like you to join them April 19-22 to celebrate community connectedness, health and wellness from the personal to the planetary! They welcome Jon Turk accomplished author and world class adventure traveler to Cleveland County, to share his story through a series of events that will kick off a county wide day of service on Earth Day. All are welcome! Schedule of Events: Friday, April 21, 2017. Jon Turk morning presentation for the Early College High School (Space limited, by invitation only) 2:00 - 4:00pm. Cross generational walk/bike and talk with Jon Turk beginning at the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland County 6:30pm. An evening with Jon Turk at the Cleveland County Arts Council (book signing at 6:30pm, presentation to begin at 7:00pm). Saturday - April 22, 2017. - Day of service with environmental restoration efforts happening across the county! For a complete list of service projects and information on how to get involved, please visit the Healing with Nature Event Facebook Page. 4:00 - 7:00 PM - Community Celebration & Potluck at Holly Oak Park. Events are free of charge, but donations are needed and appreciated! All donations are tax-deductible. Donations can be made online at: clevelandcountymha.org/hwn Or checks mailed to: MHA PO Box 623 , Shelby, NC 28151.
Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy
Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy's Drama Club is proud to present an original musical based on this timeless epic on Friday, April 21, 2017 and Sunday, April 23, 2017. Beowulf is a classic of Western Literature, adhering to the classical model of "The Hero's Journey" as outlined by Joseph Campbell. Script oversight was provided by our very own Martha Owens and Garder-Webb's Dr. David Parker, with new music written by TJ Director of Dramatics Jonathan Foust. This show is an energetic dance through Anglo Saxon literature, with those Dark-Age Rock-Stars the Danes and Geats. Don't miss your chance to see a show that you can literally only see performed right here at TJCA! Tickets will be $5 presale and $8 at the door."
Dialysis Clinic Inc., Shelby Presents Car Show
The Rev Up! Car Show presented by Dialysis Clinic, Inc. will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, Uptown Shelby 9-2; 12:00 - Judging; 1:30 - Awards Presented. This show is open to all makes, models, and years. Special Awards will be presented. A non-perishable food item is required to enter your car in the show. They will also have: Kidney and dialysis education, bp checks, live DJ, bouncy house, obstacle course, food and more. For more information call Kristie Lovelace 704-466-4757 or Carla Campfield 828-429-2533.
American Legion Post 82 Cruise In
The American Legion Post 82 Cruise In will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00am to 2:00 pm. Silent auction and bake sale will be inside the Post located at 1628 S. Lafayette St., Shelby NC. Hot dog plates will be served. Door prizes for Cruise In participants and awards to the Top 20 vehicles/bikes. Also a 50/50 drawing. New this year: kids up to age 12 can enter up to 5 model cars in the Kids Model Car Show. Prizes for the top 3. Don't miss this exciting family friendly event and support Post 82 and Veterans. For more info, email mccoyv@bellsouth.net.
City of Kings Mountain "Earth Day"
There will be an Earth Day Celebration with the Gateway Trails in partnership with the City of Kings Mountain Special Events Saturday, April 22, 2017. Enjoy music by the Log Cabin String Band and others. Activities will be provided by over 15 community organizations and include crafts and jewelry making by Scrap Exchange, live music, Drum Circle, Petting Zoo, food vendors, upcycle artisans, and so much more! The Scrap Exchange of Durham is a non-profit dedicated to promoting creativity, environmental awareness and community through reuse (see scrapexchange.org for details). Extra parking is across the street from the trailhead and along Quarry Road. Come out, celebrate our beautiful earth and enjoy a walk on the trail! For additional information, please call 704-734-0333 or visit www.cityofkm.com.
Cleveland Lincoln County Rose Society
The Cleveland Lincoln County Rose Society will meet at the Cleveland County Extension Office, 130 South Post Road, Shelby, NC on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:30pm. The program will be Pesticide Safety Presentation given by Sheree Wright of Easley, SC. You are welcome to attend the monthly meetings. There will be an opportunity to ask questions regarding chemicals and growing roses. Visitors and new members are always welcome at our meetings. Refreshments will be served. For more information visit our website clevelandlincolnrose.com and like us on Facebook: Cleveland Lincoln County Rose Society.
Cleveland County Partnership for Children
The Cleveland County Partnership for Children, Kings Mountain, NC, will hold the following meetings:
The Cleveland County Partnership for Children will hold a Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am at the Partnership's office located at 105 E. Ridge Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.
The Cleveland County Partnership for Children will hold Bidder's Conference for the NC Pre-K Program at 9:00am on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 9:00am. Those childcare centers that wish to participate in the bidding process must be present to obtain the bidding packet.
The Cleveland County Partnership for Children will hold an NCPK Strategic Planning meeting on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:00am until 2:00pm at the Partnership's office located at 105 E. Ridge Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.
Burns High School Marching Band
Burns High School Marching Band will be hosting a Golf Tournament at Deer Brook Golf Club Saturday, April 29, 2017. Start time: 2:00pm. Registration is at 1:00pm. 3 Man Team Style - entry fee is $60 per person ($180 per team). Cash prizes will be awarded. Contact Phil Peeler at 704-477-0142 or email philpeeler@rocketmail.com to reserve your spot for you or your team. Support the bulldog band.
Scavenger Hunt to Benefit NC Baptist Children's Homes
A Scavenger Hunt to Benefit the NC Baptist Children's Homes (22 homes total) will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017. It begins and ends at Cornerstone Fellowship, 1186 Hudlow Rd, Forest City, NC. Registration Begins at 9:30am (coffee and donuts available).First Bike out at 10:00am. Last bike in by 1:00pm. Taco Bar Lunch at 1:00pm. Winning Team will be announced at 1:30pm and receives $100 Cash Prize. All modes of transportation. Do as much as time safely allows. Digital Camera or Phone Camera Required.Collect points for each item found. Photograph team with the found item (photographer is not required to be in pic) $15 per bike / passenger; $10, Cars of 2 people; $25 (additional passengers $5.00 each). Includes lunch and one door prize ticket. Non participants may purchase lunch for $5. Raffle drawing will be held at this event. All Participants that preregister and prepay will be entered into drawing for $25 Amazon card. All donations and funds received will be presented to the NC Baptist Children's Homes at their 2nd Annual Ride to Clyde Fund Raiser. Information regarding this ride can be found here.
Spring Memorial Service Hospice Cleveland Co.
A Spring Memorial Service for Hospice Cleveland County patients that have died September 1, 2016 through February 29, 2017 will be held Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Family members will receive a special invitation. Please RSVP to 704-487-4677 ext. 114 with your loved one's name. Service will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church, 300 North Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC.
Washington Outreach Ministry, Inc., Shelby
Washington Outreach Ministry, Inc., will hold their 5th Annual Parade of Tables Dinner Featuring Elise Schenck, "Little Miss" Contestant, Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 6:00pm, at the Washington Elementary School, 907 Stony Point Rd., Shelby, NC. Admission is $40 for adults, $10 for students and to sponsor a table, $320. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Washington Outreach Food Ministry which helps feed many local families in need and provide scholarships to enable children to attend Washington Christian Academy Summer Camp, a nine-week Summer Math, Science and Health program. Without this program many of the children would miss the opportunity for academic enrichment during the summer months. Elise Schenck, the granddaughter of William and Elzine Schenck and 8-year old native of Tampa, FL travels to Shelby NC every summer to attend Washington Christian Academy. This experience has been invaluable to her and she would like to ensure that all of her old and hopefully new friends will be able to attend camp this summer. To order tickets please call 704-435-3138 ext. 201 or email: Washington_outreach@yahoo.com. Make checks payable to Washington Outreach Ministry, memo: Elise Schenck. Donations of any amount are welcome. Help sponsor a child today!
Shelby Senior Singles 50 and Over
Shelby Senior Singles 50 and Over invites you to join them on the third Thursday of the month at Showmars at 5:00pm and participants' choice restaurants for dinner the first Friday of the month. Go see what they're all about as there have been found lifelong companions and lasting friendships. Please feel free to bring a guest and fresh ideas. For more info, 704-756-0551.

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