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Neighborhood Calendar Oct. 5, 2017

Relay Kick Off/Fall Celebration
Relay Kick Off / Fall Celebration will be held Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 6:00pm, at Cleveland County Fairgrounds, Goforth Hall. Everyone (this includes team captain, team members) is invited, survivors to!
Broad River Genealogical Society, Shelby
Broad River Genealogical Society will be hosting speaker Robert Wells on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3:00pm at the Neal Senior Center in Shelby, NC. Entrance at rear of building. Please join them for an interesting and informative presentation from Mr. Wells on DNA research, techniques and strategies. Open to all. No membership required.
South Mountains State Park, Connelly Springs
South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC, Upcoming Environmental Programs: Sunday, October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 - "Skulls & Skins" - Look for a Park Ranger and his interesting display of skulls and skins at the Visitor Center. Drop by between 2:00 -3:00 pm and hear about some of the animals that call South Mountains State Park home. Saturday, October 7, 14, 2017 - "The 10 Essentials" - What items should you always carry with you when hiking? Meet a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center at 11:00 am to learn about the "10 Essentials". Sunday, October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 - "Fly Fishing 101" - Get Hooked! Join angler Jeff Newton at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm for an introductory class on fly fishing. Please bring all personal equipment available. Classes may vary based on interest and skill level of the participants. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission fishing regulations still apply. Saturday, October 14, 2017 - "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, October 21, 28, 2017 - "Tree ID Hike" - Join a Park Ranger for a 1.0-mile hike along the Hemlock Nature Trail. Tree identification will be the focus of this hike. Meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00 am. "Wilderness Survival 101" - Wilderness Survival 101 will cover basic survival information as covered in the Boy Scouts of America handbook. Topics covered will include basic first aid, shelter and others based on class interest and instructor discretion. Program will be presented by park volunteer, Jeff Newton, who also teaches Fly Fishing 101 and has a great deal of experience in the outdoors. Program is free and open to the public. Please meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm. "Masked Bandits" - Fact or Fiction: Do raccoons wash their food? Find out the answer to this and much more about those furry little "masked bandits" at South Mountains State Park. Meet Ranger Amanda at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm to learn a few myths and legends as well as fun facts about raccoons. All ages welcome! 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.
"Meet the Author" Crouse, NC
Crouse Community Photo and History Project is pleased to announce special guest speaker Robert C. Carpenter who will be speaking on his most recently published book, "Gaston County, North Carolina in the Civil War," from McFarland Press of Jefferson, NC. Retired principal, Robert C. Carpenter will be signing books that will be available for purchase, as well as giving a presentation followed by a Q & A. Carpenter was an adjunct professor at Belmont Abbey College, he recently retired to babysit a new grandchild, and is the president and editor of Footprints in Time, the bulletin for the Gaston Lincoln Genealogical Society. He lives in Bessemer City, NC. This event will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Crouse United Methodist Church, GPS address 3311 Crouse School Road, Crouse, NC 28033, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 4:00pm. Free and open to the public.
For more information, Mona Ramsey, Crouse Community History and Photo Project, Crouse, NC 28033. Phone: 704-736-1440 or rramsey6@bellsouth.net.
Casar's Fall Harvest Crusade
Casar Halloween Bash Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2pm-7pm at Casar Park. Games, Bounce House, Bingo, DJ, bobbing for apples, Booger Shooting, pumpkin bucket decorating, Trunk-or-Treat, Kid and Pet Costume Contest, door prizes and much more! Its all free. Thanks to the Friends of the Park! Located at 137 Deviney St. Casar, NC 28020. For info please call 704-312-9029.
34th Annual Mountain Glory Festival, Marion
34th Annual Mountain Glory Festival will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:30am - 6:00pm. Arts and Crafts Street Festival with local entertainment and children's activities, Small Town Celebration of Fall, 140 crafts and food vendors. Best Dressed Pet Contest. Beer and Wine Garden featuring local Wineries and Breweries, and 2018 Miss Mountain Glory Festival Pageant, www.mtngloryfestival.com
Broad River Greenway Equestrian Poker Run
The Broad River Greenway Equestrian Poker Run will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at College Farm Trail Head, 2470 College Farm, Shelby, NC. Rain date will be October 21, 2017. Questions? Contact kduren@broadrivergreenway.com or brgreenwayrider@gmail.com.
Order of The Eastern Star Bazaar and Bake Sale
Camp Call Chapter No. 287 Order of the Eastern Star will be holding their first Bazaar and Bake Sale on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 8:00am until 12:00noon. This will be held at Camp Call Masonic Lodge, Highway 226, N. 3802 Polkville Road, Shelby, NC. There will be sausage and ham biscuits for sale along with handmade craft items and baked goods.
City of Shelby Fall Bulky Item Pick-up
The City of Shelby Solid Waste Department is having the Fall Bulky Item Pick-up the week of October 16-19, 2017. Beginning on October the 13th, you may begin placing items such as: furniture, boxes, mattresses, and bagged clothes, etc., on the curbside without being subject to citations or fines. Please DO NOT place any items in the street or mix these items with limbs, leaves, or grass. The Solid Waste Department does not pick-up items such as: appliances, electronics, televisions, tires, building materials, paints, oils, and batteries, these items may be taken to the Cleveland County Landfills. Please have your bulky items available by 7:00am, they will be picked up only on the same day during the week that your garbage is scheduled for pick up. Items placed or left on the curb after October 19, 2017 will be subject to citations and fines. There will be no leaf or brush collection during bulky item pick up week.
Community Wide Yard Sale, Waco
A Community Yard Sale will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8:00am - 2:00pm at the Waco Community Building, S. Main St., Waco, NC. Hamburgers and Hotdog sales 11-2 with proceeds from the food sales going to local charities. The event is sponsored by the Town of Waco. For information on reserving a yard sale spot or on helping with the food sales call John Barrett at 704-769-4147 or Judy Thompson at 704-435-3900 or e-mail townofwaco@gmail.com.
Family Caregivers Appreciation Brunch
The Shelby Mission Camp in partnership with ACCES (Accessing Cleveland County Elderly Services) will host a Family Caregivers Appreciation Brunch on Thursday, November 2, 2017, 11:00am till 1:00pm. The brunch will be held at the Shelby Mission Camp, 302 Sharpton Drive, Shelby, NC. All family caregivers and one guest are invited to attend at no charge. The purpose of this brunch is to give caregivers a break from the stress of caring for a loved one with a time of good food, fellowship and entertainment. There will be door prizes and information booths by organizations dedicated to ministering to our seniors and handicapped. For more information and to reserve your place please call: Shelby Mission Camp, David Brown 919-422-9990 or Janet Brown 919-337-2342; Care Solutions, Jane Wright 980-487-4777; Life Enrichment, Russ Putnam 704-484-0405.
The Norsemen Motorcycle Club Partners with The Salvation Army to help Kids
The Norsemen Motorcycle Club Partners with The Salvation Army to help local kids Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 4:00pm, at 119 Lynch St., Forest City, NC. The Army's Angel Tree program serves children up to age 12 to insure that each child has something for Christmas. New, unwrapped toys and clothing can be dropped off at boxes around the county or at Norsemen MC Club House, where the dinner will be held. Spaghetti dinner plates include garlic bread and salad for $5. All proceeds will benefit the kids. For additional information, please call Moses, at 828-829-6904, or TubTub at 828-748-2154.
CC Second Annual Veteran's Day Parade
The Cleveland County's Second Annual Veteran's Day Parade will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 10:00am. Route begins at Lafayette and Graham Streets in Uptown Shelby. Includes bands, floats, Veteran organizations, city and county officials, classic vehicles and more. Parade followed by Veterans' Day Service on Shelby's Historic Court Square at 11:00am. Organizations or individuals wishing to participate, please register by calling 704-435-1516 or email mccoyv@bellsouth.net by November 3, 2017. All Veterans are welcome.
Murphey's 23rd Annual Toy Run
Murphey's 23rd Annual Toy Run to benefit Shriner's Burn Center and Oxford Orphanage Masonic Home for Children and Kings Mountain Police Department Shop with a Cop will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017. Rain date is Sunday, November 19, 2017. Meet at 11:00, leave Scooter Shed at 12:00. Police escorted, 114 Camelot Court, Kings Mountain, NC, 704-739-4707. $5 plus new toy per person. Free barbecue after the ride. Backroad Band! Directions from Shelby: 74 east, turn right on Bethlehem Road. Go about 5 miles. You will pass the Fire Department on left. Turn left on Phifer Road. First road to the left is Camelot Court. This is where Murphey's is. Directions from Gastonia: I-85 to Exit 5. Take right. Go to 2nd stop light. Take left on Phifer Road. Murphey's will be on the right.
Sign Up for Nurse-Family Partnership of Cleveland County
The Nurse-Family Partnership of Cleveland County provides a free nurse to help expectant moms care for their baby through their second birthday. The nurses in our county help moms feel prepared and confident about becoming a mom for the first time. A Nurse-Family Partnership nurse can give them the support, advice and information they need throughout pregnancy and after their baby arrives, all for free! Check out www.NFPMoms.org or call/text 704-332-0111 to sign up.

Burns High School Class of 1977 Reunion
The Burns High School Class of 1977 will be holding their 40th Class Reunion the weekend of October 6 and 7, 2017. The price is $35 per person. On Friday, October 6, at 6:00pm: Ice Cream Meet and Greet at Knob Creek Orchard, 6471 Fallston Rd., Lawndale, NC 28090 in Toluca before the BHS Homecoming game. On Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 7:00-11:00, going to the LeGrand Center, 1800 E. Marion St., Shelby, NC, for the big party with heavy Hors D'oeuvres and DJ. The LeGrand is located behind Cleveland Community College. Please make checks payable to Jeff Weathers and mail to Jeff Weathers, P.O. Box 487, Lawndale, NC 28080.
Burns High School Class of 1967 Reunion
Burns at Fallston High School Class of 1967 will be holding their 50th Class Reunion Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 6:00pm. The event will be held at Fallston Elementary School cafeteria. The price is $20 per person for the catered meal. Please make checks payable to Joie Lovelace at 260 Ankle Road, Lawndale, NC 28090 or call 828-429-9240.
Shelby High Class of 1961 Birthday Celebration
The Shelby High graduating class of 1961 is holding a 75th birthday celebration for their members on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Golden Corral. The gathering is informal and will probably last from 10:00am to 2:00pm or so in the Golden Corral Meeting rooms. Enjoy visiting with classmates at Shelby High from 1957 to 1961. For more information contact David Dobbins at davedobb@aol.com or call via phone at 704-418-2483 or Van Morrow at 864-587-0186 or email vanmorrow@hotmail.com.

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