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Neighborhood Calendar Feb. 3rd edition
Council On Aging/Neal Senior Center
   The following events are taking place at the Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby, NC 28150
   Bingo Each Monday Night (except holidays). Doors open at 5:30 (no admittance after 7:00pm). Jackpot up to $500.00 – Public invited 12 years old and up.     
  AARP Tax Assistance  - February 3 – April 15, 2011 - Thursday and Friday each week - 10:00am – 3:00pm - You may call the Senior Center (704)482-3488 to set up an appointment.  Walk-ins are welcome.  
   Winter Flea Market - Friday, February 11, 2011 - 8:00 - 4:00 - Enjoy a wide variety of items for sale. Enjoy the Neal Center’s Famous Ham Biscuits ($2.50 ea.) Plain Butter Biscuits ($1.00 ea.). Bulk orders may be ordered in advance (Call Mary Hamrick at 704-482-3488 or fax 704-481-0151) to place your orders.  Bulk orders may be picked up beginning at 7:30 am - Lunch will also be available.

Autism Awareness Group Meetings
        Autism Awareness Group will meet at 6:30 pm the last Tuesday of every month at Boundless Miracles, LLC, 820 South Post Road, Shelby, NC. For more information, contact Cherrie Little at (704) 480-8774 or (704) 300-8017.

Piecemakers Quilt Guild
        Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Lincoln Co. Senior Center, Room 319, Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 Aspen St., Lincolnton. Meetings include a business meeting, show-and-tell, and a program related to quilting. On Feb. 2nd members will display their “UFO Challenge” projects. Visitors of all ages are invited to this special program. Members also meet the third Wed. of each month 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to work on our community projects.

Shelby Parks & Recreation 2011 Girls Fast-Pitch Softball Sign Ups
        Shelby Parks & Recreation will hold their 2011 Girls Fast-Pitch Softball Sign-Ups for ages 6-14 from Tuesday, February 1-Friday, March 11. Sign-up times will be 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. All league ages are as of January 1, 2011: Ages 8 & under; 10 & under; 12 & under; 14 & under. At sign-up time, you must have a copy of your birth certificate and a parent or guardian present. Fees are $22.00 for city residents and $37.00 for all others. For more information call David Fisher at 704-484-6811.

Foothills Prom Expo
        The Foothills Prom Expo will be held on February 5, from
 5 pm-7 pm at Joy’s Bridal, Tri-City Mall, Forest City. This prom expo is for high school students from Rutherford and surrounding counties to view and experience the latest trends for 2011. Features: Fashion shows, Entertainment, Dancing, Food, Prize Giveaways, and interactive exhibits. Admission fee $3.00

Pennies From Heaven Art Show & Silent Auction
        The Pennies From Heaven Art Show and Silent Auction is accepting art submissions now through February 7th. Entry forms are available for download on the Pennies From Heaven Facebook page. Visit facebook.com/PenniesfromHeavenFB. For more information contact penniesfromheaveartshow@gmail.com. The Pennies From Heaven Art Show & Silent Auction benefits the Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Association. The second annual show will open March 11, 2011, 6:30pm at the Cleveland Mall.

City Park Winter Hours

        Winter Schedule for February is Friday and Saturday from 1-5:00 PM and 1:30-5:00 PM on Sunday. This is “Carrousel Only” in Winter except for special holiday hours if the weather permits for the Rotary Train. Train reopens with Spring Schedule in March.

Moms Club of Shelby
        MOMS CLUB of SHELBY-We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month  from 10-11 AM at Christ Covenant Church in Shelby. Here we plan our play dates, moms night out, and discuss other business matters for the month. Our members are stay at home moms or moms who work part time that live in the local area. For more Information email us at shelbymomsclub@carolina.rr.com or check out our website at www.shelbymomsclub.org


Hospice Cleveland County Events
   “Reflections” – This grief support group meets for six weeks in the evening and is most beneficial if all sessions are attended. No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend. Tuesdays: February 8, 22, 10 AM-11:30 AM;  March 23, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 – 5:30 pm - 7:00 am – Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby.
        “Memory Bear Workshop” – Participants will have the opportunity to make a teddy bear out of a loved one’s shirt or other article of clothing. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend. Thursdays: March 17, 2011 – 9:00 am - Noon or 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm – Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby.
        “Camp Mostly Smiles” – This is a one-day retreat for children ages 6 - 16 who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Participants will have the opportunity to express their grief through writing, crafts, play activities and group discussions. Professionals who are trained in grief and loss will facilitate the retreat.. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend. Saturday, May 7, 2011 – 9:00 am - 3:00 pm – Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby.


Valentine’s Lunch at Anne Dover Bailey Pavilion, Shelby City Park Carrousel
        Make your reservations now for Valentine’s Day lunch at the Anne Dover Bailey Carrousel Pavilion at Shelby City Park on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm. A catered lunch by Dressing On The Side will include homemade vegetable soup, fresh deli sandwich, salad with homemade dressing, fresh fruit, dessert bar and warm cider or tea. Live music will be provided by Ray Ledford, flowers will be provided Holly’s Flowers. Reservations are required, cost is $11.00 per person and includes rides. Call 704-484-6476 for reservations. The Carrousel is open for rides from 1:30 until 5:00pm. Visit cityofshelby.com/parks for more information.


Shelby City Park & Rutherford County Senior Center Dinner Theater Trip
        The Shelby City Park and Rutherford County Senior Center is planning a trip to Barn Dinner Theater on February 15, 2011. Transportation is provided by Discovery Group Tours. Bus will leave at 9:30am from Rutherford County Senior Center, and leaves
Shelby City Park at 10:00 am, seating for lunch will be at 1:00pm with a 2:15 showtime. Located in Greensboro, NC, Barn Dinner will present “Band of Angels”, a country music sensation about the starts of the famous Ryman Auditorium, featuring a cast of characters
including Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Minnie Pearl, Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, Ernest Tubb, Marty Robbins and more. A great lunch buffet is included. Cost for the trip is $68 per person and is due at sign-up. Deadline for sign-up is Feb. 4, 2011. Sign up at Shelby City Park Office 704-484-6811 or at Rutherford County Senior Center 828-287-6413. Visit www.cityofshelby.com/parks or check out City Park on Facebook.

Cleveland County Preschool Screenings
        Cleveland County Schools Preschool Screenings for the 2011-2012 preschool programs will be February 21, 22, 23,24 and 25. No makeup screenings will be offered. The screenings will be held at the Office of School Readiness, 124 South Post Road, Shelby, NC 28152 (Beside the Food Lion, across from CCC). Children who live in Cleveland County and who will be 4 years old by August 31, 2011. For more information or to schedule a screening appointment, please call 704-476-8064 between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. No appointments will be made after February 11, 2011. Screenings are provided by appointment only.

Foothills Bridal Expo
        The Foothills Bridal Fair will be held on February 19, 12 noon-4 p.m. at Cleveland Mall, Shelby, NC.  This large wedding show will offer the latest new trends for brides. Features: Fashion shows, entertainment, exhibits, cake dive, and prize giveaways. Brides are encouraged to pre-register at www.foothillsbridalfair.com. Interested in exhibiting contact Time-Out Management at 704-214-9799.

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