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Neighborhood Calendar May 5th edition
Disabled American Veterans
        Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 18. Regular Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at 1138 E. Marion St., Shelby, NC. On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00 - 11:00 am, we will open ot assist Veterans and answer questions. Free coffee and donuts served. The DAV Transportation Network provides transportation to and from the Asheville Veterans Medical Center in Oteen, NC for all scheduled appointments; for veterans with no other form or means of transportation. Appointments must be made through the VA Medical Center, Ashville, Chapter 18. Contact 704-418-2880.

Cleveland County Schools...Kidz Around Summer Camp
        We are currently taking registrations for Summer Camp. The program is designed to provide supervised care for children in grades K-5 including rising Kindergarten and rising 6th grade students. The cost will be $85 per week for the first child and $80 for each additional child attending from the same family; $10 for Kidz Around T-Shirt fee; $30 registration fee required for each child and is N0N-REFUNDABLE.  Children in the summer program may participate in the Cleveland County Schools Free Lunch Program. We will have Arts/Crafts, Recreation, Swimming, Field Trips, Good News Club, and Organized Games/teaching sportsmanship and fair play. For more information please call our office at 704-476-8379.

Journey – Partnership For End-of-Life Issues
  Invites you to Coffee & Conversation with Paula Parker, Adult Medicaid Intake Supervisor, Cleveland County DSS  Bob Crosswhite, Elder Law Attorney, Crosswite Ashley & Johnson, PLLC, Statesville, NC. Our Topic: “Elder Law”, Legal issues pertaining to aging and the elderly.
  5/12 – Part I: Paula Parker – “Medicaid Eligibility” – Thursday, May 12 – Noon - 1:00 pm – Neal Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby, NC
  5/19 – Part II: Bob Crosswhite – “Protecting Your Assets - Common Mistakes” – Thursday, May 19 – Noon - 1:00 pm – Patrick Senior Center, 909 East King Street, Kings Mountain, NC
  Free and open to the public. Light refreshments sponsored by: Sterling House Shelby and Carillon Assisted Living. This is a quarterly speaker series that Journey will be presenting on End-of-Life Issues. For more information, please contact Len Byers at 980-487-3855.

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.
American Red Cross Bloodmobile
All Donors will be eligible to win a set of Delta Airline Tickest!
        5/7 – Saturday – Lafayette St. UMC – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – 1420 S. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC. Health Fair and Blood Drive.
        5/10 – Tuesday – Flint Hill Baptist Church – 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm – 2207 Flint Hill Church Rd., Shelby, NC.
        5/16 – Monday – Friendship Masonic Lodge – 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – North Main St., Boiling Springs, NC.
        5/17 – Tuesday – Curtiss Wright – 11:00 am – 3:30 pm – 201 Old Boiling Springs Rd., Shelby, NC.
        5/17 – Tuesday – Christian Freedom Baptist Church – 246 Range Rd., Kings Mountain, NC.
        5/18 – Wednesday – First National Bank – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – 106 Lafayette St., Shelby, NC.
        5/19 – Thursday – Episcopal Church The Redeemer – 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm – 510 W. Sumter St., Shelby, NC. Goal = 18.
        5/20 – Friday – New Hope Baptist Church – 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm – 2621 Blacksburg Rd., Earl, NC.
        5/22 – Sunday – Beaver Dam Baptist Church – 11:30 am – 3:30 pm – 123 Beaver Dam Church Rd., Shelby, NC.
        5/24 – Tuesday – Polkville Community – Casar Elementary School – 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm – 436 School House Rd., Casar.
        5/24 – Tuesday – Shiloh Baptist Church – 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm – 914 Fredrick St., Shelby, NC.
        5/26 – Thursday – Central UMC - In Loving Memory of William Mabry – 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm – 200 E. Marion St., Shelby, NC.
        5/26 – Thursday – Calvary Baptist Church – 320 Old Boiling Springs Rd., Shelby, NC.

What’s Happening in Cleveland County?
•  Broad River Greenway programs and events 704-434-2357,  www.BroadriverGreenway.com
•  Cleveland Community College events 704-484-5316, www.clevelandcommunitycollege.edu
•  Cleveland County Arts Council events and exhibits 704-484-2787, www.ccartscouncil.org
• Gardner-Webb University 704-406-4448, www.Gardner-WebbUniversity.edu; sports schedules can be found at GWUSports.com
•   Greater Shelby Community Theatre production schedule 704-480-8495, www.gsct.org
•  Joy Performance Center performance information 704-730-9408, www.kmlt.org
•  Mauney Memorial Library information 704-739-2371. www.mauneylibrary.org
•  Kings Mountain Historical Museum events and exhibits 704-739-1019, www.KingsMountainMuseum.org 
•  Shelby City Park Events and Carrousel & Train 704-484-6811, www.CityOfShelby.com/Parks
•  South Mountains State Park activities 828-433-4772, www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
•  The Don Gibson Theatre schedule and ticket information 704-487-8114, www.DonGibsonTheatre.com 
•  Uptown Shelby events 704-484-3100, www.UptownShelby.org 
•  Williams Observatory open to the public dates and times 704-406-3804, www.gardner-webb.edu/astro     
    •  YMCA Family Events schedule can be found at www.CleveCoYMCA.org
    5/5-6/9 – Annual Cleveland County Artist Competition/Art Round Town Gallery Crawl  Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm, 1st Sat of every month 10 am – 2 pm. (Opening reception 5:30 – 7:30pm.)   A rich and varied showcase of the talent that lies in Cleveland County is seen in this exhibit. Local artists not only have the opportunity to display their work but also compete for awards.  Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, 704-484-2787, www.ccartscouncil.org
   5/7 – Lindsay Deutsch at the Don Gibson   8pm.  $28.50  performance at the Don Gibson Theatre, 318 S. Washington Street, Shelby, 704-487-8114, www.DonGibsonTheatre.com

  5/7 – Fun Day at Kingstown’s Central Park     9am.   Come join the fun at the park. Jackie Hopper, Kingstown Park Director, 704-484-5222.

  5/7 – Birds:  The Good, the Bad, the Funny   11am.   Join Park Ranger Waltz  at the Visitor Center for an indoor program and a short hike to identify and learn about our feathered friends.  South Mountain State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, 828-433-4772.
   5/7 – Lawndale Community Yard Sale  7-10am. Rent a space $10   Proceeds go to restore Lawndale’s first fire truck.  Piedmont Park, Lawndale, 704-472-6709.
  5/7 – Bats    2pm.  Are bats blind?   Do they fly into your hair? Learn some facts about bats and have an opportunity to view some bats.  South Mountain State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, 828-433-4772.
  5/7-8/20 – Take Me Out To The Ballgame; Baseball in Cleveland County Tue-Sat 10am – 4pm. Kings Mountain Historical Museum, 100 East Mountain Street, Kings Mountain,  704-739-1019, www.KingsMountainMuseum.org  
      5/7 – Art of Being a Woman 10am-4 pm. Southern Arts Society, 301 N. Piedmont Ave (NC 216), Kings Mountain, 704-739-5585, www.SouthernArtsSociety.org
   5/8 – BHS Orchestra    4:30pm   $10.   Burns High School performs at the Don Gibson Theatre, 318 S. Washington Street, Shelby, 704-487-8114, www.DonGibsonTheatre.com
  5/8 – Annual Wildflower Walk   2-4pm.   Join this yearly favorite, fun-filled walk along the banks of the Broad River.  Meet at the Phifer Cabin with Dr. Tom Jones to identify native wildflowers. Broad River Greenway, Boiling Springs, 704-434-2357, Broad_River_Greenway@mail.vresp.com
  5/8 – Animals of the South Mountains    11am.   Join the Park Ranger in the Visitor Center and learn about many animals that call the mountains their home. South Mountain State Park   Also:  Bats  2pm.  Learn some bat facts and have an opportunity to view some bats. South Mountain State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, 828-433-4772, www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo
   5/13 – Chonda Pierce at the Don Gibson     6pm. & 8:30pm.    $28.50   Performances are at the Don Gibson Theatre, 318 S. Washington Street, Shelby, 704-487-8114, www.DonGibsonTheatre.com
  5/13 -14 – 24th Bar H Championship Rodeo & Country Festival     – Country festival 6pm & championship rodeo 8pm.  Advance tickets adults $10, child (6-12) $5, under 6 free and at the gate adults $12, child $6 and under 6 free. Admission includes country festival & championship rodeo. Lots of free activities at the Bar H Arena, 2016 Holly Hill Road (Just off Hwy.150) Boiling Springs, NC, 704-434-2866, www.barhevents@com
  5/13-15, 20 & 21 – “The Dining Room” Performance   7:30pm. & Sun. 3pm. Kings Mountain Little Theatre, 202 S. Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC, 704-730-9408, www.kmlt.org
  5/14 – McMurry Farms Plow Day    9-2:30pm   Free admission   Enjoy a day at the farm with wagon rides, horse driven plows, jam sessions and more.  Food available by the Boy Scouts of America.  Musicians invited to bring their instruments. Bring your lawn chair and cameras. McMurry Farms, Elam Road crossroads of Bellwood/Lawndale Road, Bellwood, 704-466-1215
  5/14 – Special Olympics of CC Annual Spring Track and Field Day  For athletes who want to participate will be held on the campus of Shelby High School, 230 E. Dixon Blvd., Shelby, 704-487-9941, March 18, 2011.
  5/14 – Streamside Hike – 11am.   Join a Park Ranger at the Jacob Fork River for a streamside hike along the Jacob Fork River.  South Mountain State Park,  Also:   Bats–2pm.   Join a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center to learn some facts and have an opportunity to view some bats. Are they blind?  Do they fly into your hair?  Do they turn into vampires?  South Mountain State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, 828-433-4772, www.ncparks.gov/Visist/parks/somo

T-Ball/Coach Pitch Sign-Ups
at Shelby City Park
        Sign-ups are now underway, for ages 5-7 and will be held through Friday, May 6th. League ages are as of May 1st, 2011. Sign-up hours are 8:30 am - 5:30  pm Mondays through Fridays at the Shelby City Park Office. When signing up, a parent or guardian must be present and have a copy of player’s birth certificate if they did not play in the league last year. A $22.00 registration fee is due if residence is inside the city limits of Shelby or a $37.00 registration fee for all others. T-Ball will be held in the evenings! Once practices and games begin they will be held Mondays through Thursdays at 5:30 pm. For more info call the park office at 704-484-6811. Visit us on the web @ www.cityofshelby.com/parks. Find us on facebook Shelby City Park.
BBQ Plate Benefit For Mike Sanders
  The Benefit will be held Saturday, May 7 from 4pm to 8 pm at Cedar Park. The Park is located at 4953 Casar Parkway, Hwy. 10. Serving BBQ with fixings for $10.00 per plate. Mike was badly injured while doing some tree work after a storm. This benefit wil be used to help with medical bills. There will also be a Quilt Raffle and a Raffle for a Great Pyrenees Puppy. This event is sponsored by Small Animan Producers. Please call 704-466-0425 if you have any questions.
Life Enrichment Center Events
   DNR, living will, healthcare power of attorney: What do they mean? Family caregivers of adults are invited to attend a discussion of end-of-life issues Tuesday, May 17, at the Life Enrichment Center in Shelby. Topics will include DNR, living will and healthcare power of attorney. The program is free of charge and open to the public. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. but late comers are welcome and will end by 7. A sitter service is available for the adult who needs care, but a reservation is required by May 10 by calling 704.484.0405. No reservation is required to attend the meeting. For questions, please call 704.484.0405.
        Auction of furnishings to benefit Life Enrichment Center
     A fundraising auction will be held Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m. at the former Life Enrichment Center building at 103 T.R. Harris Dr. in Shelby. Thornburg Auction Co. will be selling dining tables, chairs, gliders, hardwood doors, art work, office furniture, washer and dryer, chest freezer, medical equipment, sofa tables and kitchenware. Preview is at 9 a.m. the day of the sale. Payment is by cash or check. All proceeds will benefit Life Enrichment Center, a not-for-profit adult day care and health service. Questions? Call 704.484.0405.


Benefits of exercise for Parkinson’s will be meeting topic - The benefits of exercise in dealing with Parkinson’s Disease will be the topic for the regular quarterly meeting of the Parkinson’s Support Group Tuesday, May 24, at the Life Enrichment Center in Shelby. This meeting is free of charge and open to those diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their care partners. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., a new time for the group. Life Enrichment is located at 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., just off Fallston Road in Shelby. For questions, call Linda at 704.484.0405.
Relay For Life Events
       CCHS Hope Team will hold a Relay For Life Benefit on Friday, May 6, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at Ni Fen Wine & Tapas, 214-A S. Lafayette St., Shelby. Tickets are $15 each. There will be a buffet and live music. Contact Beth Condrey for tickets at Beth.Condrey@carolinashealthcare.org or by phone 980-487-3994.
        Relay For Life Fundraiser: Just Family Fish Fry – Saturday, May 7 – 11:00 am - 2:00 pm – at Elk’s Lodge, 307 Buffalo Street, Shelby. Fish Plates are $7.00 w/ 2 sides; Hotdogs plates $6.00 (2 hotdogs w/2 sides); hot dogs $1.50; Desserts and Drinks $1.00 each For questions call Meta at 704-300-6946 or Kathy at 704-300-3217.
        Relay For Life Fundraiser: May 14th from 7:00 until at Elizabeth Baptist Church in Fellowship Hall, located at 301 N. Post Rd., Shelby. The Clerk of Superior Court presents the 1st Annual Womanless Beauty Pageant. Come out and see the beauty and tallent of our finest Clerks, Local Attorneys, Law Enforcement, District Attorneys, Dept. of Juvenile Justice and Probation Officers. We will have door prizes and a $5 donation at the door.
        Relay For Life Fundraiser: Double Springs Baptist Church Conquerors Team – Bake sale and more – Monday, May 30 – 7:30 am - 11:00 am – Double Springs Baptist Church Family Life Center - 1130 Double Springs Church Rd. Biscuit breakfast, bake sale and misc. crafts, books, cancer awareness bracelets, soaps and household items for sale.  If you have items you would like to donate or would like more information, please call Linda Black at 704-482-2357.

GSCT Presents Welcome To Mitford
  GSCT presents WELCOME TO MITFORD, sponsored by Jenkins Food Greater Shelby Community Theatre will present WELCOME TO MITFORD. The play is written by WBTV anchor Robert Inman and is based on the very popular Jan Karon book series. Productions are May 6, May 7, May 8. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm. Sunday performances are at 2:30pm. All performances are at Keeter Auditorium, CCC. Playwright/novelist Bob Inman will attend the April 29th performance and will have his books for sale. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/students. Presale discount tickets are available at area outlets--Arnold’s Jewelers, Badcock & More, CC Arts Council, Maxwell Hamrick Ins., Neal Senior Center. www.gsct.org or 704-480-8495.
       Also: MOTHER’S DAY THEATRE & DINNER SPECIAL Greater Shelby Community Theatre is partnering with Ni-Fen Wine & Tapas to offer a Mother’s Day celebration package on Sunday May 8. The package includes lunch for two at Ni-Fen’s, 2 tickets to GSCT’s play “Welcome to Mitford”, a corsage for mom, and an autographed novel from playwright/novelist Bob Inman. Lunch includes chicken crepes, orzo pasta, vegetable, dessert and drink. Wine is available for purchase. Package for two is $50. Lunch seating is limited. Call 704-480-8495 to reserve. www.gsct.org
 
2011 Cherryville Senior League Baseball Registration
2011 Cherryville Senior League Baseball Registration
        Saturday May 7th from 10-2 at the Cherryville Fire Department
For ages 13-16, Cost is $30, Please bring a copy of a birth certificate and proof of residency. For more information please call 980-522-7489.

Women of Shelby United
  A gathering of Christian women who are concerned for their families, this city, and our country will be held at Western Sizzlin on Dixon Blvd., Friday, May 6th at 6:30 PM. This is a non-denominational, interracial event calling women of Shelby to unity with an emphasis on prayer and fasting.  Micah 5:2, “Now gather yourself in troops, O daughter of troops . . .”  For more information or to confirm your plan to attend, please call Joan Bridges at 704-472-8956.
 
Hospice Cleveland County Events
        “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 – 9:00 am - 3:00 pm – Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby.
        “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: May 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7, & 14. 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC.
        “Family Fun Night at Cleveland County Fair” – Come and shag the night away with Ocean Boulevard. Admission is $5 for Adults (13 and up), Children 12 and under free. Gates open at 5 pm. Food vendors available. Don’t forget your lawn chairs & blankets! Proceeds go to benefit Hospice Cleveland County. Cleveland County Fairgrounds – 1751 East Marion Street, Shelby, NC – Saturday, May 14, 6:00 pm.
Lions Pancake Breakfast
       The Lincolnton Lions Club will be sponsoring their second annual Pancake Breakfast at Fatz Cafe, 1430 East Main Street, Lincolnton on Saturday, May 7th from 8:00 am to 10:30 am. The breakfast will include pancakes, bacon, sausage and beverage. Cost of tickets is $8.00 adults and $3.00 child plates. Dine in and take out service available. Proceeds from the Lions Pancake Breakfast will provide services to the blind/visually impaired, purchase eye exams and eyeglasses for the needy. sponsor blind children and adults to Camp Dogwooe for the Blind, and other charities.

6th Annual Foothills
JROTC Drill Championship
   The NC Foothills Detachment #1164, Marine Corps League, Shelby will host the 6th annual Foothills JROTC Drill Championships Saturday, May 7th. The event will be held on the east end of Cleveland Mall in Shelby, NC with opening ceremonies beginning at 0900. The event will feature schools for North and South Carolina representing all military branches. Competition will be held in platoon, squad, duel and individual drill including exhibition drill. This event is open to the public and every one is welcome. They will be awarding a $500 Scholarship at this years event to one cadet chosen from the participating schools, along with the trophies. Also we are seeking sponsors for this event. If interested in sponsorship more information contact Toney King, Event Coordinator, at 704-739-7051 or trgking@carolina.rr.com
Lawndale Community Yard Sale
        Join Lawndale for a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 7, 2011, 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  at Piedmont Park, Lawndale. Rent-A-Space $10. Donated items will be accepted. Breakfast biscuits and coffee will be available. Call Tami Mosteller for more information 704-472-6709 or email Tamela_Mosteller@yahoo.com All proceeds go to Lawndale’s Historical Society proceeds go to restore Lawndale’s first firetruck.
Boys & Girls Club Annual Golf Classic
       BB&T as lead sponsor will host the Boys & Girls Club Annual Golf Classic at the Cleveland Country Club on Wednesday, May 11. Tournament format will be Captain’s Choice with a shotgun start at 1 pm. Lunch and sign-in is at 12 noon. Men and women are welcome. All tournament proceeds go to the operation of youth programs at the Boys & Girls Club. There will be several special contests including closest to the pin and longest drive. There is also a hole in one contest which will give players the chance to win a new car. Door prizes will be awarded after play as well as low team awards. Four person team is $300. Hole sponsors are $100. Additional sponsorships are also available. Tournament planning and support is provided by volunteers from First National Bank, Carolina Chiropractic Plus, Carolina Commercial Realty, Cleveland Country Club and the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club. For more information and registration forms please contact the Boys & Girls Club office at 704-471-2582 (CLUB) or Tournament chair Rich Berkowitz at 704-482-8315.

May Fest 2011 at
South Mountain Retreat Center
        MAY FEST 2011 - Saturday, May 14, 2011 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. SOUTH MOUNTAIN RETREAT CENTER 142 Mace Road - Casar, N.C. MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN featuring SOLOIST SCOTT WHITENER and gospel singing by “ROOT 66 CHILDREN’s ACTIVITIES - Giant slide and Bounce House, Pony Rides, Games & activities, Water activities YOUTH ACTIVITIES AND GAMES - Praise service at 1 P.M. FOOD COURT with Barbecue, Hot Dogs, Pizza, Funnel Cakes, Homemade lemonade, cotton candy, ice cream for sale BAZAAR with 15 vendors (Wood turnings, Baked goods, Books, Crafts, Art Prints, Jewelry, Tupperware, Bird Houses, “Thirty One” pocketbooks. Two authors, Ophelia Hart and Vickie Sides will sell and sign their books. HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT at 12:00 Noon CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT AT 10:30 a.m. Fun, fellowship and activities for all ages. Everyone is welcome.

Special Olympics Of CC Annual Spring Track And Field Day
        Special Olympics Cleveland county will hold its annual Spring Track and Field Day on Saturday, May 14, 2011 on the campus of Shelby High School. Anyone interested in volunteering needs to call Keila Parker at 704-487-9941 by March 18, 2011.

Concealed Weapon Class
        Our class will be held Saturday, May 21st from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. The cost is $75.00. You will need to bring with you: Gun, 50 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection. Instructor is a member of Law Enforcement and is certified by North Carolina Department of Justice as a Firearms Safety Instructor. In order to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon You Must Take This Class. For more information or to register, please contact Joy Hicks: Phone 704-297-3351 or E-mail jl.hicks45@gmail.com. Proceeds from this event fo the Moscow Mission Team.

Upper Cleveland Rescue Squad BBQ
       The Upper Cleveland Rescue Squad will hold a BBQ Fundraiser on Sat., May 21, at the Squad located at 1032 W. Stagecoach Trail in Lawndale, NC from 2:00 until 7:00pm. Boston butts are $30 - and include meat, sauce, slaw & buns. Plates are $8.00 and include meat, sauce, beans, slaw, buns, dessert & drink. BBQ chicken will also be available. Tickets are on sale for chances to win: 1st place: Henry Golden Boy 22 cal. rifle or 42” LCD TV. 2nd place: LE Ruger 10-22 Bull Brl w/scope or 36” LCD TV. 3rd place: Handpainted table & rocking chair courtesy of Laughlin Furniture. 4th place: $100 in gift cards from White’s General Store. 5th place: $100 Savings Bond from First National Bank. Drawing will be May21st after the BBQ. Need not be present to win. Call 704-538-7911 for more information or for raffle tickets, leave a message if there is no answer and someone will call you back.
Eastern Star Fundraiser
       Eastern Star will hold a BBQ Chicken fundraiser at Fallston Masonic Lodge #356 on Saturday, May 21, 2011, serving from 11 am-6 pm. $7.00 plate. Eat-in or carry out. Walk-ins welcome. The menu will consist of 1/2 chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, roll, dessert and tea. This is to benefit Masonic charities.


Equestrians For The Cure
        Our 3rd Annual Trail Ride to Fight Multiple Sclerosis will be held Saturday, May 21st. Register early to receive a T-shirt and lunch. Only $25.00 to participate. There will be a Silent Auction and Door Prizes. Leave Bar H Arena at 10:00 am and ride the Broad River Greenway. Free lunch will be served from 1:00 - 2:00. Register by May 1st if possible. Call 704-418-2664 or 704-481-5800 to register.

Gaston’s Quilters’ Guild
       The Gaston Quilters’ Guild will meet Monday, May 23rd at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 1101 N. Main St. in Lowell, NC. Our meetings are open to all quilters - beginners to experienced. Diane of QBee Quilts shop will give a lecture and trunk show. The purpose and goal of the Guild is to preserve and promote the techniques, patterns and history of quilting through inspiration, education, fun and fellowship. The work of the Guild is designed to benefit and educate all persons interested in preserving, continuing, and advancing this art. Come join the fun. For more information call: 704-263-5870.


Parking Lot Flea Market
       Back by popular demand, the Neal Senior Center is offering the Parking Lot Flea Market (outdoor market) again in 2011. There will be several events during the Spring and Fall of the year. The cost will continue to be $5 per parking space with a maximum of 3 spaces available per vendor. 
The first Parking Lot Flea Market will be held on Friday, May 27, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm.  All interested vendors should contact Lisa Abernethy at the Council on Aging/Senior Center, by phone (704-482-3488) or email (labernethy@agingcouncil.org).   Parking spaces go quickly so don’t delay in reserving yours – the reservation deadline is May 20, 2011.


27th Annual Dixie Rodders
       The 27th Annual Dixie Rodders Car Show was held on June 4.  Presented by Dixie Rodders. Proceeds go to charities chosen by Dixie Rodders. The event will be held around the Historic Courthouse in Uptown Shelby. Pre-registration is $20.00. For more information call Phil Craft 704-487-4101, Jerry Pendleton 704-482-8883 or Ricky Dobbins 704-418-2192.

Philadelphia Community Organization
Of Lawndale, Vendors Needed
       The Philadelphia Community Organization of Lawndale (PCOL) is in the process of planning our 13th annual Juneteenth celebration which will be held at 165 Schenck Farm Rd., Lawndale, NC on June 18.  The celebration will begin with a parade at 1 p.m. (lineup 12:30 pm) and the festivities starting at 1:30 pm-4 pm. We welcome any participation from the surrounding communities. If you have a group or individual activity and would like to participate in the festivities please contact us at the numbers below. We’re also looking for assorted vendors. If you’re interested in helping us in any way please contact one of us at the numbers below. For more information please contact Donald Schenck 704-538-5544, Elijah Clark 704-538-9675 or Fannie Mauney at 704-538-3017.

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