Neighborhood Calendar August 28, 2014

Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center
    Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby, NC, will sponsor the following events:
   “Bingo” - Each Monday Night (except holidays). Doors open at 5:30 (no admittance after 7:00pm). Jackpot - 60 People or more $500. 60 People or less $300. Public invited 12 years old and up.    
   “Dine Around” (Alston Bridges Barbecue), located at 620 Grover St., Shelby, NC, Thursday, August 28, 5:00pm. Please call the Senior Center to reserve seating by Tuesday, August 26.
   Coming in September (Shelby Health Fair) - Friday, September 19, 8:00am - 11:00am, at COA/Neal Senior Center. Services include: Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Height and Weight, Wellness Education, Nurse Counseling, Carolina Healthcare Mobile Mammography and lots more will be offered.  Other information will be posted on our website at

National Alliance on Mental Illness/ Rutherford/Cleveland
   NAMI Rutherford/Cleveland meeting on Thursday, August 28 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Crawford Building at Rutherford Regional Hospital. Nicholle Karim, a public policy specialist and lobbyist with NAMI-NC, will be speaking about mental health advocacy. Refreshments will follow. The public is welcome.

South Mountain Family Camp, Casar
   South Mountain Family Camp, 142 Mace Road, just outside Casar, NC off Highway 10, invites you to an Old-Fashioned Camp Meeting August 29-31. Under the big pavilion overlooking beautiful South Mountain you’ll be inspired by Evangelist, Dr. Ray Barnwell. Enjoy gospel and bluegrass music and Gospel magic. Feast on hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and more! It all begins on Friday with “Parables of Christ” at 6:00, Saturday with “Spencer Mountain Quintet” at 5:00, and Sunday with “The Mylon Hayes Family” at 5:00. You can find more information on Facebook at South Mountain Family Camp, by phone at 704-840-5160, or by sending an email to

   South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC, has the following Environmental Programs scheduled:
   Saturday, August 30: “Streamside Hike”. Join a Park Ranger at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00am for a streamside hike along the Jacob Fork River. Saturday, August 30: “The 10 Essentials”. What items should you always carry with you when hiking? Meet a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center at 2:00pm to learn about the “10 Essentials”.
   Sunday, August 31: “The Amazing World of Spiders”. Silk stronger than steel? Join Ranger Waltz at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm for an informative presentation on spiders.  Participants will have the opportunity to catch and examine spiders that are alive.    
   South Mountains State Park is located south of Morganton off of old Highway 18. We welcome the community to join us for our monthly educational interpretive programs. Call the park office at 828-433-4772 for more information.

Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Care and Health Services
   Are you ready to learn more about Dementia to help your loved one? Join Life Enrichment Center Tuesday, September 2, 5:30-7:00pm for a special video series featuring Teepa Snow, Dementia Expert. The Life Enrichment Center is located at 222 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC 28086. A free sitter service is available but must make reservation by August 29. Call 704-739-4858.
   Do you understand what your loved one needs? Join Life Enrichment Center Tuesday, September 16, 5:30-7:00pm, to discuss the five senses from the point of view of individuals living with dementia and a discussion about certain techniques that can be used to help them. Life Enrichment Center is located at 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., Shelby, NC 28150. A free sitter service is available but must make a reservation by September 10. Call 704-484-0405.

Carillon Assisted Living of Shelby
   Carillon Assisted Living of Shelby, 1550 Charles Road, Shelby, NC will hold an “Antique Road Extravaganza”, Saturday, September 6, 1:00-4:00pm. This will be benefiting Communities in Schools of Cleveland County. Last admittance at 3:30pm. Advance tickets available at Carillon and through Communities in Schools of Cleveland County. Appaiser on site. Have your item(s) evaluated by Joyce Elliott of Elliott/Dixon Auctions. Tickets are $25 per item to be evaluated; limit two tickets per person. What to bring: Antiques and collectibles; vintage furnishings, artwork and family heirlooms; jewelry, silver, porcelain and textiles; prints and artwork (some exclusions may apply - call first); glass and ceramics; small furniture (guest must be able to carry themselves); photos of large or heavy items of furniture, provided the photos are clear, recent, and taken from multiple angles. What not to bring: Weapons or military memorabilia, gold or gems, coins or coin collections, stamps or stamp collections, sports memorabilia. to RSVP, call 704-471-2828 or email to

Peak Resources and Somerset Court, Cherryville
   Please join the Residents of Peak Resources and Somerset Court for their first annual block party, Saturday, September 6, 2:00-4:00. Event will be held at 7615 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Cherryville, NC. There will be shagging to the fifty’s with Tony D. King, Sr. There will also be a cruise in for classic cars sponsored by Keith and Joy Wood. They will be selling raffle tickets, baked goods, drinks and popcorn. There will be games, animal balloons and face painting for the kids. Proceeds will go the needs of the residents.

Pregnancy Resource Center, Cleveland County
   The Pregnancy Resource Center of Cleveland County, Inc. will sponsor “Walk for Life ‘14”, Saturday, Sept. 6, 9:30am - 11:30am, at Bethel Baptist Church. Registration begins at 9:00am. Join them in fun, games, and special activities for the kids. Christian music and free food and drinks. Individual awards for the most money raised. Team awards for each team that raises $1,000 or more. (Please limit team size to no more than 10 members.) Any adult who raises $100 or more, any youth who raises $75 or more, or any child who raises $50 or more will receive a free Walk for Life t-shirt. For more information call 704-487-HELP.

Carolina DWI Services, APNC, NAADAC & SAMHSA
   Carolina DWI Service, APNC, NAADAC & SAMHSA is sponsoring a Free Movie, Thursday, September 11, 5:00pm: “The Anonymous People” which is a feature documentary film about the more than 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. The movie starts at 5:30pm sharp, at the LeGrand Center, 1800 East Marion Street, Shelby, NC. There will be a Recovery Messaging specialist panel discussion following the movie. Movie trailer: They need your help to confirm The Anonymous People screening here in Shelby. Please go to and click on Register for training to reserve your free ticket. Or call 980-230-9967. Only 100 will get in for free. A cost of $5 will be collected for anyone who does not register by September 10. NCSAPPB credit (2 hours) is available to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Professionals, that is why we are calling it a training. Certificate of participation will be given on the way out.

Crest Middle School hosts Blood Drive, Shelby
   Crest Middle School, 315 Beaver Dam Church Rd., Shelby, NC, will be hosting a Community Blood Drive Thursday, September 18, 1:30-6:30pm at Crest Middle School. Email for an appointment. Walk-ins welcome.

Kings Mountain Little Theatre
    Kings Mountain Little Theatre will be hosting auditions for the upcoming production of “JUNIE B. JONES, JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS”. The cast consists of 10 students ranging in ages from 14 to 20 years. They are expanding the age to 12 - 14 years to cast the character of Junie’s toy elephant. Due to another production rehearsing at theatre, auditions will be held at Central United Methodist Church in Kings Mountain. Auditions will be on Sunday, September 21, 2-4pm and Monday, September 22 from 6-8pm. Callbacks on Tuesday, September 23. School performance dates are November 13 & 14 with morning shows at 9:30am. Weekend performances November 14-16. Rehearsals will begin on October 6 and will continue until the date of production. Contact Page Thompson at for more information.

Singles Dinner Group, Shelby
   Singles 50 and over meet in Shelby, NC for dinner 1st Friday of the month at Golden Coral and 3rd Thursday of the month at Fisherman’s Feast. We enjoy dining together and other social activities welcoming new members. For more information, call Karol, 704-692-7003.

Life Outreach Food & Clothing Ministry, Kings Mtn.
   Life of Worship Ministries, 403 Cherokee Street, Kings Mountain, NC, will be having a FREE Food Pantry and Clothes Closet for people in need of food and/or clothes. They are able to come once a month the 1st Wednesday thru the 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 11:00am - 1:00pm. They will need to bring their current ID. A Meal will be served every 4th Wednesday from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm. This month Hot Dogs with homemade Chili and Slaw, Chip, Pork n Beans, Cake and Lemonade, will be served. Donations accepted of cash/check (any amount) non-perishable foods, household and HBA items as well as clean, new or gently used clothes. Currently really low in men’s summer clothes, jeans and shoes. ALWAYS closed on any 5th Wednesday. Volunteers are always welcome!  For more information you may call 704-884-6703.   

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
   Depression and Bipolar Support Group. Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Shelby, NC. DBSA support groups are open to anyone who is diagnosed with a mood disorder, has a family member or friend who is diagnosed. For more information call 704-232-5147 or  visit
Parents Without Partners, Shelby

   PWP meets every Monday night at 7:00 pm. at the Shelby Presbyterian Church for educational programs and at other times as scheduled for monthly social activities including: dances, plays, and concerts. The dances are held at the American Legion from 6:30pm - 10:00pm. every 1st & 3rd Thursday night of the month.  For more information, call Connie at 704-487-1268 or Jo Ann at 704-538-9559.

Kiwanis Club, Shelby
    Kiwanis Club of Shelby is a group of professionals who are involved in the community and looking to change Cleveland County, one child at a time. This fundraising and project oriented club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at noon at Smoke on the Square - Private Dining room, 5 East Marion Street, Shelby, NC; or the 2nd Thursday evening of every month at 5:30pm at Dragonfly Wine Market, 101 West Warren Street, Shelby, NC. One evening social a month at area restaurants. Membership dues are $40 per quarter plus $60 for meals per quarter if you attend lunch meetings. For more information or to join, please contact: David Barker, President, 704-472-1286,

Crest Senior High School Class of 1984
   The Crest Senior High School Class of 1984 cordially invites  you to their 30 Year Class Reunion Saturday, September 20, 6:00pm - 11:00pm, at Owl’s Eye Vineyard & Winery, 1414 Metcalf Road, Shelby, NC. Option 1: Meal and music 6:00pm - 11:00pm. Advance Tickets: $35 per person, $40 at the door, while supplies last! Meal service from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Option 2: Music only from 8:00pm - 11:00pm, $20 per person, cash bar available. Deadline for advanced tickets is September 5. Send checks payable to: CHS Class 1984 c/o Pat Litton, 106 Patricia Court, Shelby, NC 28152, 704-434-5954., facebook: Crest High School Class of 1984.

Shelby High Class Reunion of 1984
   Shelby High School Class of 1984 Reunion will be at Owls Eye Vineyard, Saturday, October 4, 6:00pm to 11:00pm. See Facebook page or Contact Sam Goforth for more information., 704-418-4224.