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Neighborhood Calendar April 6, 2017

Relay for Life

The Relay for Life events:

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.

Hospice Cleveland County

Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC, will hold a Chicken Dinner and Dessert Sale Friday, April 7, 2017, from 4:00pm - 7:00pm, with two drive-thru pickup locations to choose from: American Red Cross, 1333 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC or Testa Family Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC. $12 a plate. Chicken prepared by: Doug Fortenberry. 1/2 Chicken, slaw, pickles, baked beans, roll, and homemade dessert. Tickets available at: Computer Connections, Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building, Testa Family Hospice House, The Hospice Store, or online at www. hospicecares.cc. Proceeds support the general operations of Hospice Cleveland County

Fallston Elementary School

Fallston Elementary School will hold the 7th Biennial Top Dog Talent Showcase Friday, April 7, 2017 at Shelby High School's Malcolm Brown Auditorium at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm). $5 Suggested Donation. Free for children 4 and under. DVD's will be available for order the night of the show. All proceeds go to the purchase of equipment for the Music Department.

South Mountain Fire Rescue Boston Butt Sale

The Firemen and women of the South Mountain Fire Rescue are taking orders for a Boston Butt Meal for Easter. Orders are being taken until Friday, April 7, 2017. The meal will include a BBQ Butt, your choice of white slaw or red slaw, sauce and 8 pack of buns for $35. The pickup date will be Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 8:00am to 11:00am. You can pickup at The South Mountain Fire Rescue on the Gus Peeler Road in Burke County. From Shelby turn onto Old Highway 18 and travel into Burke County. The fire department is on the left at the intersection of Rhoney Road and Gus Peeler Road.

The Shelby Amateur Radio Club

Interested in becoming a FCC licensed Ham Radio operator? The Shelby Amateur Radio Club will hold a testing session at the Cleveland County Memorial Library, Shelby, NC, Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 10:00am - 12:00pm. The library is located at 104 Howie Drive, Shelby, NC. For information call 704-466-3975.

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 8, 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.

Sunday, April 9, 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 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".

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.

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.

Kings Mountain Historical Museum

The Kings Mountain Historical Museum, 100 East Mountain Street, Kings Mountain, NC, invites you to join them on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 5:30pm-6:30pm! Rose Senehi will be discussing her novel, "Carolina Belle". You will never look at an apple the same way again after reading Rose Senehi's most recent book, Carolina Belle. The story follows Belle McKenzie, a botanist and farmer who is obsessed with creating a "billion dollar" apple she'll call the Carolina Belle, and determined to rekindle the love her obsession has nearly destroyed. Recommended ages 18+.

The museum will also have Public Sanning and Oral History Day on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Do you have family photos you'd like to digitize to preserve and share? Do you have stories to tell about Kings Mountain's history? KMHM invites the public to share their stories and photographs of the area's history, from family photos to stories about the textile mills and race car drivers. Videography and photo scanning will take place from 1:00-5:00pm. Admission is free for museum and event!

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 an Early Head Start Policy Council meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 12:00pm at the Partnership's office located at 105 E. Ridge Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

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.

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.

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: Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Screening of Jon Turk's TED Talks at the Mauney Memorial Library in Kings Mountain. MC (PM time to be announced). Thursday, April 20, 2017. Jon Turk evening presentation at Adventure House (Space limited, by invitation only). 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.

The Lattimore Museum

The Lattimore Historical Museum is now open on Sunday from 12:30 - 3:00. It can be opened on other days by appointment. The Museum features several areas of interest such as local businesses, churches, schools, home, and agricultural. A viewing area with videos of local historians and residents is continually playing. There is a special room dedicated to Martha Mason (iron lung patient) and author of the book Breath.

National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day will be held Thursday, April 13, 2017, 10:00am - 2:00pm. Information and someone to assist you will be available at these locations: Carolinas HealthCare System, Cleveland, 201 East Grover Street, Shelby, NC; Neal Senior Center, 100 TR Harris Drive, Shelby, NC; Patrick Senior Center, 909 East Kings Street, Kings Mountain, NC, call 704-734-0447 for appointment; Summitt Place Kings Mountain, 1001 Phifer Road, Kings Mountain, NC, noon - 3:00pm; or The Hospice Store, 1450 East Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC. There will be a Free Showing "Being Mortal" which explores what matters most to patients and families experiencing serious illness, at Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC, at 2:00pm.

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!

Cleveland County Veterans Services

The Foothills Homeless Veterans Stand Down will be held Friday April 21, 2017 at Catawba Valley Community College, Tarlton Complex, 2550 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC, 9:00am - 2:00pm. Cleveland County will be offering transportation. To sign up for free transportation to the stand down or get more information, contact: Cleveland County Veterans Service Office, 704-484-4803. Veterans must register prior to April 7, 2017; DD-214 required to ensure transportation is available. ("All Veterans Welcome;" Priority given to Disabled and Homeless Veterans)

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."

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 County Senior Men's Golf Association

If you are a golfer, a resident of Cleveland County, and 60 years old or older, please consider the benefits of membership in the Cleveland County Senior Men's Golf Association. Information at: ccseniormensgolf.com. Contact us at: clevelandgolfers@gmail.com.

Sons Of Confederate Veterans

The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Cleveland Regiments, Camp 1663, is a non-political Heritage Organization dedicated to the preservation of Confederate Symbols, and the reputation of the Confederate soldiers who fought honorably to defend their families and Country. The meet on the 4th Monday of each month at the Creekside Clock Restaurant, 1025 Kiser Street, Shelby, NC. If you have hate in your heart for any race, ethnic or religious group, you will not be welcome. For more information call Adjutant Steve Brown at 704-473-9599. P.O. Box 1663, Shelby, NC 28151.

Habitat for Humanity Cleveland County

Habitat is taking initial applications for its 2017 Home Build now through April 15, 2017. The applicant must be able to make no interest house payments of $475 to $550 a month, must have a real need for better housing, must live in Cleveland County, and must be willing to partner with Habitat by completing "sweat equity" on the home and by attending Homeowner Workshops. The typical Habitat home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and is approximately 1100 square feet. Applications may be picked up at the Habitat ReStore, 323 W. Grover St., Shelby or to receive an application by mail, call the Habitat office at 704-482-6200. In order to be considered, completed initial applications must be received by the Habitat office no later than April 15, 2017. Habitat is an Equal Housing Opportunity organization.

KMHS class of 1970 Reunion Luncheon

The Kings Mountain High School Class of 1970 Reunion Luncheon will be held at Italian Gardens Restaurant, 213 East Kings Street, Kings Mountain, NC, Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 12:00 noon. Dutch treat. Please feel free to bring a spouse or friend. Everybody please help pass the word! For more information please call 704-692-7484.

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