|Neighborhood Calendar Jan. 26Tth edition
| Piecemakers Quilt Guild
“Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10AM - 12PM at the Lincoln County Senior Center, Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 Aspen Street, Lincolnton. We are here to teach and encourage those interested in the art of quilting. Visitors and new members are welcome. Meetings include a business meeting, show and tell, and a program related to quilting. February 1st meeting will feature “ Members’ Tips “; a program full of all kinds of terrific tips from many of our very talented members. Information: Tony Darr 704 439 6532.
Survivors Of Suicide Support Group
Sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Cleveland County, the Survivors of Suicide Support Group offers a safe and confidential space for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. The group is facilitated by peers who are also survivors of suicide. Join our group to talk with others who are processing this unique loss. The group meets the last Tuesday of every month from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Cleveland County Memorial Library, 104 Howie Drive Shelby, NC 28150. For more information contact the Mental Health Association in Cleveland County, 704-481-8637, email@example.com or visit our website at www.clevelandcountymha.org
American Red Cross January Blood Drives
Friday, Jan 27 - Friendship Masonic Lodge, North Main St. – Boiling Springs, 2:00pm – 6:00pm.
Friday, Jan 27 - Patrick Senior Center, 909 East Kings St. – Kings Mountain, 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Saturday, Jan 28 - Shoal Creek Baptist Church, 2707 Shoal Creek Church Rd. – Shelby, 10:00am – 2:30pm
Neal Senior Center Council On Aging
Bingo Each Monday Night (except holidays) - Doors open at 5:30 (no admittance after 7:00 p.m.). Jackpot up to $500.00. Public invited 12 years and up. Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Dr., Shelby
Dine Around - Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 5:00 PM. BIG Mama’s Restaurant (next door to Dollar General on Fallston Rd., Shelby). If you plan to attend, please call the Senior Center @ 704-482-3488 by Tuesday, January 24.
Winterfest - Council on Aging/Senior Center’s Dinner and Dance Fundraiser - Friday, January 27. Dinner at 5:30-7:00 p.m. Dance begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Senior Center for $10.00 each. Tickets must be purchased in advance to reserve a seat. Tickets may also be purchased at the door if seats are still available.
AARP Tax Assistance - February 3-April 15. Wednesday-Thursday each week. 10:00 am-3:00pm. You may call the Senior Center (704) 482-3488 to se up an appointment. Walk-ins will be taken based on availability, appointments are recommended. You may call the Senior Center Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Dr., Shelby.
Winter Flea Market - Friday, February 10. 8:00-3:00. Enjoy a wide variety of items for sale. Enjoy the Neal Senior Center’s famous ham biscuits ($2.50 ea). Plain butter biscuits ($1.25 ea.). Bulk orders may be ordered in advance (Call Mary Hamrick at 704-482-3488 or fax 704-481-0151). Please contact Lisa Abernathy at the Senior Center if interested in a table at the Flea Market. Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Dr., Shelby.
South Mountains State Park
Saturday, February 4 - “High Shoals Falls Extended Backcountry Hike” Join a Park Ranger for a 5.5 mile hike along the High Shoals Falls and Upper Falls Trails. Meet at the Jacob Fork parking lot at 10:00 am. This moderate to strenuous walk will last approximately 3.0 hours. Please bring lunch, water, and appropriate clothing and footwear. Contact the park office for more information and to pre-register for this hike.
Saturday, February 4 -“Where Am I? How to Use a Map and Compass” Join a Park Ranger to learn the fundamentals of map reading, identification of land features, and compass use. Bring a compass if you have it, and meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 2:00 pm.
Sunday, February 5 - “Bats” Are bats blind? Do they fly into your hair? Do they turn into vampires? Join a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm to learn some Bat facts and have an opportunity to view some Bats.
Saturday, February 11 - “Wintergreen Hike” - Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Hemlock Nature Trail, and learn about some of the many plant species that stay green all year long. Meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00 am for this easy one mile walk.
Saturday, February 11- “Bats” - Are bats blind? Do they fly into your hair? Do they turn into vampires? Join a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm to learn some Bat facts and have an opportunity to view some Bats.
Sunday, February 12 - “Where Am I? How to Use a Map and Compass” - Join a Park Ranger to learn the fundamentals of map reading, identification of land features, and compass use. Bring a compass if you have it, and meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 2:00 pm.
LFS Carolinas In Need Of Foster Parents
Thousands of children in North Carolina need safe and loving homes to survive and thrive. Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas (LFS Carolinas) is looking for compassionate families to provide stable, structured and loving homes for adolescents. Many times children are forced to move to neighboring counties in order to be placed with a foster family if the appropriate family can not be found within their county. Already faced with the trauma often associated with leaving their current home, being placed into a new school and community can have negative affects on their education, behavior and mental state. For this reason, LFS Carolinas strives to keep their lives as unchanged as possible. Qualified parents will receive respite care, 24-hour support, training, monthly support groups, appreciation events and reimbursement. Information sessions will be held January 26th, 6 pm at Ascension Lutheran Church, 300 N. Lafayette St., Shelby. MAPP classes begin on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, from 6-9 pm at Ascension Lutheran Church. For more information on becoming a foster parent please call 704-922-4250 or 1-800-HELPING.
Teddy Bear’s Beach Run
Support North Shelby School’s Senior Beach Trip “Teddy Bear’s Beach Run” on Friday, January 27, 5:00 pm til 7:30pm. Support North Shelby School’s Senior Beach Trip. BBQ Dinner: 1/2 chicken with baked beans, slaw, roll, dessert and tea. To be held at North Shelby School. Cost $9.00 per plate. Eat in or take out or drive thru. For advanced tickets contact North Shelby School 704-487-9941. Chicken prepared by Doug Fortenberry.
Hospice Cleveland County
Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby will sponsor a “Reflections” Sharing Group. This grief sharing group meets for six weeks. No cost and is open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend. Mondays, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 & 13, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Hearts For Hospice Fundraiser - For a $1 donation (or more) you can purchase a heart to display in your home, office, church, anywhere you wish. There is a place for you to put “In Honor/Memory” of a loved one and a line for “From”. Hearts can be purchased at the Hospice Administration Building or by calling 704-487-4677 ext. 163.
GSCT Presents Forever Plaid
GSCT presents FOREVER PLAID Greater Shelby Community Theatre will present the very popular 50’s musical revue, Forever Plaid. Four male singers, killed in a car crash on the way to their concert, are miraculously revived to present beloved nostalgic 50’s songs and delightful patter in a posthumous concert. Performances are Jan. 27, 28, Feb. 3 and 4 at 7:30 pm and Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at 2:30 pm at Keeter Auditorium, CCC. Tickets are $12/adults, $10/seniors, students. Discount pre-sale tickets will be available 2 weeks prior at Arnold’s, Badcock & More, CC Arts Council, Maxwell Hamrick Ins., Neal Senior Center.
Fly Fishing Clinic
New Wilderness Adventures in conjunction with the Ruby Hunt YMCA and RiverBlade Knife and Fly Shop are putting on a Fly Fishing Clinic at the Ruby Hunt YMCA in Boiling Springs NC on January 29th from 3-5pm. We will be inside if it is too cold or bad weather. Everyone is welcome to come to this clinic where we will also hear about how God pursues us through adventure. You’ll Learn: How to tie flies, fly casting, tips on fly fishing and much more... This event is FREE... No equipment necessary but feel free to bring it. As an added bonus, we will be giving a scholarship away to one of our adventure trips. For more information call Greg Sailors at 704-860-9719.
NAMI Rutherford/Cleveland National Alliance On Mental Illness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI Rutherford-Cleveland is offering a FREE 12-week family education course. These (2 ½ hour) classes are once a week and begin on Monday, February 6th, from 6:00–8:30 pm at The United Way of Rutherford County, 668 Withrow Road, Forest City. Persons who will benefit most are the parents, grandparents, spouses, siblings and adult children and friends of someone they love who is suffering with one or more of these illnesses: Depression(unipolar); Bipolar (manic depression) Schizophrenia; Schizoaffective disorder; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Co-occurring Brain Disorder and Addictive Disorders.
Township Three School-Wide Musical
E-I-E-I Oops! by John Jacobson and Mac Huff presented by Township Three Elementary School at Kings Mountain High School’s Barnes Auditorium on Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10th at 6 pm. Tickets: Adults: $5.00. Children $3.00 Call (704)487-7809 Angie Costner for more details.
Grover Rescue Squad Spaghetti Fundraiser
Grover Rescue Squad will hold a Spaghetti Luncheon Fundraiser on Sunday, February 12, 11:00 am-3:00 pm. The menu will consist of spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink. Adult plates $8. Children 12 & under plates $4. Dine in or take out. Located at Grover Rescue Squad, 107 N. Main St., Grover. 704-457-4074.
SPD Accepting Applications For Citizens Police Academy
The Shelby Police Department is now accepting applications for the Citizen’s Police Academy to start March 1st. The group will meet each Thursday for eight weeks from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Shelby Utilities Operations Center located at 824 W. Grover Street in Shelby. This is an excellent opportunity for the community to get to meet many of the employees of the police department as well as how we operate on a daily basis. Requirements for the academy are: Must be 18 years of age. Must Live, work, or attend school in Shelby, North Carolina. No felony convictions. No misdemeanor convictions within the past three years. If interested, applications can be picked up at the following locations: Shelby Police Department located at 311 South Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC. Shelby Police Sub-station located inside the Cleveland Mall beside of Radio Shack. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Lt. Tim Walker or Officer Keith Bridges at 704-482-2066.
Cleveland County Schools Preschool Screening
Cleveland County Schools will hold a Preschool Screening for the 2012-2013 preschool classes on March 19-23, 2012. (No make-up screening will be offered). Location: Office of School Readiness, 124 S. Post Rd., Shelby, NC 28152 (Beside the Food Lion, across from CCC). The screening is for children who live in Cleveland County and will be 4 years old by August 31, 2012. For more information or to schedule a screening appointment, please call 704-476-8064 between the hours of 8:30 am-3:00 pm. No appointments will be made after March 9, 2012. Screening is by appointment only.
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