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Neighborhood Calendar April 3rd, 2014
Relay for Life Cleveland County, Shelby
        County Team Captain Meeting - Tuesday, April 8, 6:00pm. Meeting will be held at Landmark Baptist Church Family Life Center.
        Relay for Life Yard Sale, Saturday, April 12, 7:00am - 1:00pm, at Masonic Lodge on N. Main St., Boiling Springs. Rain or Shine.
        Other Dates to Remember: April 17: Kick-Off- 20th Anniversary, 5:00pm til 7:00pm, Uptown Shelby Courtsquare. May 8: Survivors Reception, Elizabeth Baptist Church. May 12-13: Bank Day, 3:00pm til 7:00pm, Fairgrounds/Goforth Hall. 20th ANNIVERSARY, May 16-17, 6:00pm til 9:00am, Fairgrounds. Post Bank Night, June 3, 5:00pm til 7:00pm, Landmark Baptist Church. RFL Celebration/Wrap-Up, June 24, 6:00pm, Landmark Baptist Church.
Cleveland County Memorial Library
        On April 17, Georgiana Wright will bring her jazzy renditions of some favorite musical numbers.
        On May 1, a library staff member, Joy Cushing will accompany vocalists who will perform a selection of Broadway tunes. Other programs are TBA.
        Through the Garden Gate happens every first and third Thursday from 12:15-12:45 in the Library Meeting Room. Iced tea and water are served and your bag lunch is welcome. Take a friend and enjoy something a little special on your lunch hour.
Cleveland County Bloodmobiles for April
        Tuesday, April 8 - First Baptist Church, Grover, NC, 3:00 - 7:30pm.
        Tuesday, April 15 - Gardner Webb University, 11:00am - 4:00pm.
        Tuesday, April 22 - Shelby Presbyterian, 1:30 - 6:00pm.
        Friday, April 25 - Patrick Senior Center, 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Hospice Cleveland County Events
        Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC will be having the following events:
        Hospice Cleveland County will be having a “Chicken Dinner”, Friday, April 4, 3:00pm - 7:00pm, $10 plate. (1/2 Chicken, Slaw, Pickles, Baked Beans, Roll, Dessert). Chicken prepared by Doug Fortenberry. Drive-thru only! Proceeds support Hospice Cleveland County. 704-487-4677. Pre-ordered business deliveries of 10 or more starting at 1:00pm available by calling 704-751-3573.
        “Reflections” Support Group. This grief sharing group meets for six weeks. No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. If you plan to attend one of our groups, please make every effect to attend all six sessions. Please call ext. 163 to register. Registration forms are available at HCC Administration Offices. Tuesdays: April 8, and 15, 5:30pm - 7:00pm., at Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building.
        Pet Loss Workshop - “Love You Forever”. If you have ever lost a pet, are dealing with grief, or your pet is beginning the journey to the Rainbow Bride, come join us! We’ll discusss end-of-life issues for your pet, stages of grief, how to handle questions and problems children may have, and memorializing that special buddy. Open to everyone who is lost, is losing, or some day will lose, an animal much loved. To attend this 4 week workshop, please RSVP to Tina Whisnant at 704-538-1397. Kings Mountain Hospice House, Tuesday, April 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 5:30pm - 7:00pm or Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building Thursday, April 17, 24, & May 1, 8, 10:00am - 11:30am.
        Volunteer Appreciation Day - Drop-in reception to honor Hospice Volunteers and Watchmen Represenatives. Thursday, April 17, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Hospice Cleveland County Conference Room, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC. If you can attend, please call 704-487-0800 ext. 111 by Monday, April 14.
Lane Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament
        The “Lane Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament”, 18th Annual  Communities In Schools Celebration  TEAM UP “FORE” KIDS will be held at Deer Brook Golf Club, Shelby on Friday, April 4. Texas Scramble, 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. Prizes for net and gross divisions. All proceeds support Communities In Schools to keep Cleveland County kids in school and graduating. Communities In Schools is the ONLY program in the US proven to reduce drop-outs and increase graduation rates. Communities In Schools of Cleveland County follows this proven model of success, as evidenced by the recent national Accreditation. For registration forms, sponsorship or more information, contact Communities In Schools of Cleveland County, 704-480-5569 or 704-480-5570. www.clevelandcommunitiesinschools.org.
2014 Community Quilt Show
        Gaston County Extension & Community Association (ECA), Quiltmaker’s Club is sponsoring a community quilt and craft show at The Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy, Dallas, NC, Saturday, April 5, 9:00am - 4:00pm. Admission $4, children 10 and under free. Quilts, wall hangings, wearable art, antique quilts, vendors, demonstrations, craft boutique, door prizes, raffle quilt drawing. Contact Marsha McLamb, 704-866-7884.
Casar Park Easter Egg Hunt
        Casar Easter Bash & Easter Egg Hunt will be at Casar Park, Saturday, April 5, 2:00-5:00pm. Huge Easter Egg Hunt, Catawba Science Center Science Show, Games, Bouncy House with 16’ Slide, Crafts, Face Painting, Pinatas, Sand Art, Bingo for Senior Citizens, Live Entertainment Including Fat Daddy’s DJ Service, MMA Demos, Prizes, & more! It’s Free and Fun for All Ages! For more info call Sharon 704-473-5739 & check it out on Facebook!
Broad River Greenway Special Events
        “Freeze Frame” - Photography in Nature Saturday, April 5, 2:00pm. Learn about techniques to improve your nature photography. Bring your camera and explore the river habitat through the lens. Meet at Phifer Cabin. Contact Ranger Jolly at 704-434-0040 or email kduren@broadrivergreenway.com for more information.
        “Easter Bunny” - Sunday, April 13, 2:00pm until candy is gone. Over 4000 eggs and three age separated trails so kids of all ages can have a great experience. Bring your camera and get a great unique photo with the Easter Bunny. Egg Hunt starts at 2:00pm and goes quickly. Photos with the Easter Bunny after the egg hunt. Meet at Phifer Cabin. Contact Ranger Jolly at 704-434-0040 or email kduren@broadrivergreenway.com for more information.
        All You Can Eat Broad River “Fish Fry” at the Masonic Lodge in Boiling Springs Saturday, April 26, Noon to 7:00pm. Plates are $10 and include fish, fries, hushpuppies, slaw and a drink. To-go plates available as well. Pre-orders are appreciated. Contact Kim Duren at 704-434-2357 or Ranger Jolly at 704-434-0040 for more information.
Clifford’s Army Rescue Extravaganza Festival
        Clifford’s Army Rescue Extravaganza Festival will be Saturday, April 5, Cleveland County Fairgrounds. Featuring: Classic Car Show - Harvest 12:00 - 2:00pm. Ride to Rescue Poker Run. Cliffords Canine Cuties - Strut Your Mutt Cliffords Obstacle Course Contest - Pet Pics Cleveland County Sheriffs Dept K9’s - Cornhole Tournament. Boulevard Animal Hospital Microchipping, Paw Painting, Finger Painting, Cliffords Coloring Contest, Cliffords Most Photogenic Pet, Rescues from throughout the USA. Live Auction featuring Jason Falls, auctioneer. Cliffords Memorial Wall & Service, “Zumba for a  Cause”, Pig Racing, Adopt a Beanie, Jump Crazy Moonwalks. All proceeds benefit the Homeless Animals of Cleveland County. For more information visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Cliffords.Army or call 704-460-9030. Gates open at 10:00am. $5 admission, 12 and under free.
Kings Mountain Woman’s Club
        Kings Mountain Woman’s Club will hold an indoor Attic Sale, Saturday, April 5, 8:00am - noon, 109 East Mountain St., Kings Mountain, NC. Rain or shine. Table spaces are available for rent for $10 per table with vendors setting up on Friday evening. Mail check to P.O. Box 1343, Kings Moutnain, NC 28086.
Living Healthy with Diabetes Workshop
        Isothermal Planning & Development Commission Area Agency on Aging, NC Cooperative Extension (NCCE), and John Knox Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a Free “Living Health with Diabetes” Workshop April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5 and 12, 5:30-8:00pm, at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 610 Charles Road, Shelby, NC. This workshop is designed to help you better manage your Diabetes and gain control of your health. To register call Cleveland County Cooperative Extension Center, 704-482-4365. Spaces are limited to 20.
Cleveland County Arts Coucil, Shelby
        Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, NC will be holding Art Classes:
        April 7, 5:30-8:00pm - Make a Face Mug with Hal Demond by applying fresh clay to a hand thrown mug and make a face. Glazed and fired ready for pickup. $35. Preregistration required.
        Learn to make jewelry from real silver in clay form. April 12, 10:00 - 2:00 pm. Lunch break 12:00-1:00. You’ll leave with finished jewelry and the skills to work on your future creations. All Skill Levels. $80 fee includes use of tools and $30 value in materials. ccartscouncil.org.
        Class great for beginners, requires minimal material and minimal intimidation. An introduction to sketching as an art form. All skill levels welcome. Bring drawing pad, sketch journal, your choice of pencils, pens, crayons, markers. Saturday, April 12, 10:00am - 1:00pm. $52 class fee, preregistration required.
Special Olympics Cleveland County
        Special Olympics Cleveland County would love to have Cleveland County residents to come out and support their spring Track and Field games at Shelby High Football Stadium, Saturday, April 12. Spend the day cheering on our local athletes competing for a Gold Medal.
Lawndale Cub and Boy Scouts Fundraiser
       Lawndale Cub and Boy Scouts Troop 112 will have a fundraiser Saturday, April 12 at the Lawndale Community Center located on Piedmont Drive, 5:00pm. They will be having their 3rd annual firsh fry. Fish plate: $10, which includes fish, fries, hush puppies, slaw, dessert and tea. Eat in or carry out plates are available. For more information call Danny “Bubba” Swink, 704-473-0950. They are also helping to restock the pantry at the Bliss Center. Please bring non perishable food items with you for this.
Douglas High School Reunion Committee Cookout
       The Douglas High School Reunion Committee will sponsor a cook out and yard sale on Saturday April 12, 11:00am in the parking lot of Haynes Grocery Store in Lawndale, NC. Proceeds will go to the Douglas High School scholarship fund. For more information contact Donnie Wells at 704-472-1151.
Broad River Genealogical Society
        Broad River Genealogical Society, Shelby, NC, invites everyone to hear Mr. Rudolph Young speaking on the local African Americans that fought in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and the Civil War, April 13, 3:00pm, at Neal Senior Center (park and enter at back of center). Mr. Young will give the history of many local African American families and their helping in winning the freedom that we now have. No admission charge. Light refreshments will be available.
Cleveland HealthCare Foundation
   Cleveland HealthCare Foundation presents a Masquerade Ball to benefit Cleveland Regional Medical Center’s Because We Care Fund, a resource for financially struggling patients undergoing treatment at CRMC’s Cancer Center, Saturday, April 12, at LeGrand Center on the campus of Cleveland Community College, 7:00pm - Midnight. Ticket Price: $50. Contact Ashley Falls at 980-487-3724 for tickets or more information.
Shelby American Legion Post 82
   Shelby American Legion Post 82 will sponsor a Cruise-In-Supporting-Vets Saturday, April 12 (rain date Saturday April 26) at the post headquarters on South Lafayette Street in Shelby. The event will last from 10:00am until 2:00pm and will feature door prizes; a 50/50 drawing; entertainment by Rocking Rick the DJ; and hot dog plates for sale. There is a  registration fee of $10 per vehicle, which entitles the registrant to participate in the door prize drawings. All vehicles, including motor cycles, are welcome. New or old,  if it rolls, bring  it!
Cleveland Lincoln County Rose Society
        Cleveland Lincoln County Rose Society will take a field trip to Roses Unlimited, 363 N. Deerwood Drive Laurens, SC, April 26. Take time to smell the roses. Nine greenhouses of roses in bloom for sale. From Shelby, they will carpool from Cleveland County Coop. Ext. office on Hwy 180 (next to Food Lion) in Shelby leaving at 9:00am.  From Lincolnton, meet at BiLo Parking lot on Hwy 150 (near Peoples Bank) at 9:00am. We will meet at Roses Unlimited in Laurens, SC at 11:00am. Visitors are welcome to make this trip and enjoy the beautiful roses. For more info call JoAnn, 828-428-3508.
Eighth Annual Arts on the Square, Shelby
        Eighth Annual Arts on the Square will be held April 26, on the Courthouse Square, Shelby, NC. The event showcases fine art and craft by local and regional artists. The show is held in conjunction with the Broad River European Motor Club show and the Foothills Farmers Market along with the newly opened Earl Scruggs Center. The outdoor event is free and held rain or shine.
Buffalo Creek Gallery, Shelby
        Buffalo Creek Gallery would like to have a call for artists to participate in the annual Arts on The Square show on the square in Shelby. The show is April 26. Artists can contact Buffalo Creek Gallery, 104 E Warren St. or 704-487-0256 for more infomation.
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.
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.
Singles Dinner Group, Shelby
        Singles 50 and over meet for dinner the first Friday of the month at Golden Coral, Shelby at 6:00 p.m. and the third Thursday at Fishermans Feast at 5:30pm. We participate in dancing and other monthly activities. We invite new members to join us. For more info, call 704-406-9166.
Cleveland County Head Start 2014-2015
       Cleveland County Head Start: Office of School Readiness. We are accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year for the following schools: Bethware Elementary, Boiling Springs Elementary, East Elementary, Graham Elementary, James Love Elementary, Washington Elementary, Casar Elementary, Fallston Elementary, Grover Elementary, Marion Elementary, North Elementary, Township Three Elementary. For additional information contact The Office of School Readiness, 704-476-8064.

ALS Steak Dinner Fundraiser
        There will be an “ALS Steak Dinner Fundraiser” in memory of Jesse Putnam and honoring Dr. Marty D’ Amore. Join the fight in finding a cure for ALS! Lou Gehrigs Disease, Friday, April 4, 6:30 - until, at The Barnhill Residence, 120 East Debbie Drive, Shelby, NC. Dinner includes: Steak, baked potato, salad, bread, drink & dessert. Cost: $20 for single, $35 for couple, kids dinner $5. If kids want steak they will be charged as an adult. Rain or shine. (All proceeds go the  ALS Association) Hosted by the Jesse Putnam Team: Lisa Barnhill 704-913-6081, Tim Barnhill 704-913-6080, Dale Champion 704-300-8140, Kim Champion 704-466-8692, Jackie Blanton 704-477-0422, Justin Falls 704-913-6452, Courtney Falls 704-692-7524, Jean Price 704-482-6556, Pat Champion 704-482-4881, Debbie Morrison 704-300-0615.

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