Community Events

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Please send us an email through our "contact us" area and we will repost to this area free of charge and remove the listing after your event.

Cleveland County Christmas Parades

Bessemer City - 5 p.m. Dec. 2

The parade begins at the corner of North 14th Street and West Virginia Avenue and ends at the corner of North 8th Street and East Virginia Avenue. Applications can be found at and are due Nov. 28. After the parade, the 8th annual Christmas in the City Festival will take place at Centennial Park downtown. There will be live entertainment, music, vendors and rides.

Grover - 11 a.m. Dec. 3

Line up begins at 10 a.m. for the parade. Rain date will be Dec. 10 at the same time. The parade lines up on Main Street near Spring Acres subdivision. It continues along Main Street and turns right beside Carolina Crossing Restaurant. It turns right on Mulberry Road, then left on Cleveland Avenue. Parade ends at First Baptist.

Crouse - 1 p.m. Dec. 3

The Crouse Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be sponsoring their 3rd Annual Community Christmas Parade in Downtown Crouse. Line up begins at noon on Swanson Road, the south side of the Highway 150 Bypass in Crouse. It will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 704-214-7579

Kings Mountain - 3 p.m. Dec. 3

The parade will be in downtown Kings Mountain. Parade entry forms and "holiday hounds" competition information available at

Polkville - 3 p.m. Dec. 3

No entry fee. Call Kim B. Swink 704-538-3668 for more information.

Earl - 3 p.m. Dec. 4

Theme for the 19th annual parade is “home for Christmas” celebrating the comforts and support of family, friends and neighbors in the holiday season. Beach music singer-songwriter B.J. Earl serves as grand marshal. Bands from Crest High and West Mecklenburg are scheduled to march. Participation is free and registration information can be found and forms/maps downloaded at, by calling 704-709-9627 or by email to Additionally, registration forms are available at both the U.S. Post Office in Earl and town hall. New Hope Baptist will host a community Christmas music service following the parade.

Fallston - 2 p.m. Dec. 10

Line up at 1:30 p.m. at Fallston Elementary. There is no entry fee. If you’re interested, call Mitzi Ramsey at 704-538-0775 or Judy Searcy at 704-692-6099.

Casar - 3 p.m. Dec. 11

Starts at Casar Elementary and goes to the U.S. Post Office in Casar. DJ and public bathrooms available at the fire department. If you want to enter the parade, call Eddie Walker at 704-538-3366 or Sharon Moses at 704-312-9029. Entry fee is a new, unwrapped toy for the angel tree. Parade lineup begins at 1:30 p.m. Take Walker Road to School House Road to line up.

Shelby - 3 p.m. Dec. 18

The parade lines up on North Lafayette Street, north of First Baptist. The deadline for entries is Dec. 1. For parade applications, visit

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Hospice of Cleveland County


Upcoming Events


Hearts For Hospice Fundraiser January 1 - February 28, 2018

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 704-751-3591. Proceeds support the general operations of Hospice Cleveland County.
All donations due no later than March 9th.


Memory Bear & Pillow Workshop

Participants will have the opportunity to make a teddy bear or pillow out of a loved one’s shirt or other article of clothing.  Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited. Please call one of our Grief Counselors at 704-487-4677 to reserve your space. Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
9:00am - Noon or 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Hospice Administration Building



Educational Series: “Elder Law Foundations”

You have your Will, Health Care Power of Attorney, General Durable Power of Attorney, and Living Will.  
You’re all set… or are you?  There’s much more information many of us need to know.  Greg McIntyre, local Elder Law Attorney, will tell you and your friends and relatives what you need to know. 
Please RSVP to ext. 114 if you wish to attend
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hospice Administration Building


“Reflections” Sharing Group

This grief sharing group meets for six weeks.
No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one.
If you plan to attend one of our groups, please make every effort to attend all six sessions.
Registration forms are available at HCC Administrative Office or by calling 704-487-4677.
Thursdays: Jan. 11, 18, 25, and Feb. 1, 8, 15, 2018
11:30am - 1:00pm Hospice Administration Building


Hospice Volunteer Recertification

All volunteers are encouraged to attend one of the recertification times to update annual paperwork.
For more information, contact ext. 111.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
10:00am OR 5:30pm
Hospice Administration Building


Hospice Peace Blend

Hospice Peace Blend Coffee Is a combination of medium and dark high-quality beans from all over 
the world.  This international blend is sure to put your mind and body at peace with each sip.
$13 per 12oz. bag - $3 per 2oz. bag
For a limited time only, while supplies last!
Proceeds support the general operations of Hospice Cleveland County.
To order call 704-751-3573 or visit




 The Hospice Store

NEW LOCATION! - 1450 East Dixon Blvd.
Jewelry & Purses, Housewares, Glasses & Dishes, Linens, Furniture, Antiques, Collectibles, Crystal & China, Small, Appliances,
Books, Artwork, Electronics, Lamps, Musical Instruments, Rugs, Toys & Games, Patio Furniture, Tools, Exercise Equipment, and more.
Please call Angela Jones at 704-751-3530 if you have items to donate or for volunteer opportunities.

Store Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 6pm and Saturday 10am - 3pm
1450 East Dixon Blvd.• Shelby, NC 28150

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Please send us an email through our "contact us" area and we will repost to this area free of charge and remove the listing after your event.

Council on Aging Services

The Neal Senior Center is now operating on the following schedule:

Monday-Thursday-8:00am until 5:00pm

Friday-8:00am until 1:00pm

We are closed Saturday and Sunday.

The Council on Aging provides a place for adults age 55 and older to easily access information and services as well as to meet to socialize and enjoy participating in programs and special seasonal events.

*Housing: Provides management, development and service coordination for seniors in our housing program. The COA owns and manages 37 subsidized units and 48 units in partnership with the Lions Club for a total of 85 units. We have 36 units of affordable housing adjacent to Neal Center.

*Nutrition: Coordinates and delivery of over 200 individual meals per day at three congregate meal sites and through Meals on Wheels.

*Outreach and Assistance: Provides home repairs, respite, in home services, emergency assistance, nutritional supplies, incontinent supplies, food pantry and other services to older adults. Staff and a coordinated system of volunteers provide these services which allow the elderly to live healthier and more safely in their homes reducing numbers prematurely placed in long-term care.

* Rentals: The Senior Center is proud to offer individuals and organizations the opportunity to rent our facility for an event. Space is available for numerous events including weddings, seminars and dances. For additional information concerning our facility or to schedule an appointment with the Building Rental Coordinator, please call 704-482-3488. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM.


Services Spotlight-Telephone Reassurance

Do you, or someone you know, live alone and have little contact with people? If the answer is yes, the Council on Aging/Telephone Reassurance Program might be right for you. This program is especially for seniors age 60 and better that would like for someone to make phone contact with them Monday through Friday. On these days, a volunteer will call to make sure you are up and okay. If the volunteer does not get an answer, they will notify a contact person who will come check on you. If you are interested in this program or being a volunteer to make calls with this program, please call Kathy Cobb at 704.482.3488.


Ladies Support

When: Second Tuesday of Every Month (except Holidays) Time: 11:30AM

Cost: No Charge

After the death or divorce of a spouse, one deals not only with personal bereavement, but also with new dilemmas in almost every aspect of life.

Employment, financial and legal affairs, housing arrangements, and even meal preparation are all situations that present new challenges for both the men and women.

In handling these altered circumstances, many people around the country are finding an important source of support and guidance in voluntary support programs, which put them in touch with others who have themselves, experienced similar situations.

The Cleveland County Council on Aging/Senior Center has a Ladies Support Group for 55 years of age or older. These groups provide a variety of programs that deal with such topics as caring for your car, depression, cooking for one, self-protection and health information. It is a great way to learn new stuff and socialize with people in your community.

Coping with life after the death or divorce of a loved one becomes even more difficult as one realizes and deals with unfamiliar activities and loneliness. We welcome you to come and experience the camaraderie with this wonderful group of ladies. They meet monthly for educational, social and recreation events. The Ladies Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center at 11:30 for lunch and a program.

For further information please call Kathy Cobb at the Senior Center at 704-482-3488



Sign up: February, May, August, & November Distribution: March, June, September, & December

Commodity Registration: August 12th-14th, 2014


Computer Lab

When: Open Monday-Friday(except holidays)

Time: 8:30AM-4:30PM

Cost: $1.00 each day-Free to Members of the Senior Center Instructor: Dub Peeler is available each Monday by appointment only. To make an appointment, call the Senior Center at 704.482.3488.


Legal Aid

Available on Wednesday's at 10AM by Appointment Only Attorney: Mr. J.A. West



When: Call ahead for appointment Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM

Cost: Free to Senior Members

Notary: Mary Hamrick or Teresia Ladd

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Items Needed for Council on Aging/Senior Center Food Pantry

People in our community would be surprised at the number of families our food pantry serves.

As the cost of living increases, their check doesn’t increase at the same rate so they don’t always have resources to feed their families adequately. That is why the food pantry exists – to aid those who need food, especially on an emergency basis. We want to make sure that our seniors have the food they need to sustain themselves, so we are always seeking donations to help the seniors who use our pantry.

With these bad economic times, the number of people who need the food pantry keeps increasing.

That is why we are always grateful to receive donations of the following items that are always in need: canned meat, canned fruit, fruit juice boxes, canned and bottles, small jars of jelly, macaroni & canned vegetables, small jar of mayonnaise, cooking oil, cereal, breakfast food, small cans of coffee, small boxes of tea, sugar, boxed milk or powder, paper towels, toilet paper.

We are also asking for donations of personal care items. Often, people who need food are also in need of other basic items for their daily personal needs. These times include: razors (men/women), shaving cream, aftershave, deodorant, soap, lotion, tissues, laundry & dish detergent, trash bags, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, denture tablets and adhesive.

There are numerous opportunities for groups or individuals to help the Pantry. Remember us if you are conducting a food drive. Please contact the Service department.

For more information please call Kathy Cobb or Heather Ledbetter at the Council on Aging/Senior Center at 704-482-3488.

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Central United Methodist, Kings Mountain, NC-Breakfast

Central United Methodist Church, 113 S. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain, NC, will be holding a breakfast, Saturday, July 4, 2015, from 6:30 am until 10:00 am. Country style buffet (all you can eat).

Menu will be: eggs, grits, biscuits, toast, bacon, sausage, country ham, liver mush and gravy.

Drinks: coffee, both full flavor and caffeine free, juice, milk, and soft drinks.

They ask for a $6.00 donation, children 6 and under are free.

This will be on the first Saturday of every other odd numbered month (May, July, September and November). Please invite all your family and friends, neighbors, Facebook, Twitter and E-Mail friends.

This is a fundraiser for their 2016 Mission trip to Costa Rica. For information or directions you can call the church at 704-739-2471 or Gib Brazzell at 704-739-8676.

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Friendship United Methodist Church

Friendship United Methodist Church, 111 Friendship Drive, Fallston NC invites children to Kingdom Kids, a Wednesday night children's ministry.

Bring your child for Bible lessons, music and lots of fun.

Every Wednesday night from 6:00 until 7:00 pm. For more information contact Bethany Boggs at 704-538-9243.

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Polkville Baptist Church

Polkville Baptist Church Infant & Preschool Clothing Closet is open on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00 am til 11:00 am. Families can receive clothing and other items for their own children. Clothing sizes available are newborn to 24 months and 2T-5T. Parents need to bring a picture ID card for themselves and a social security card or medicaid card for their children.

More information can be found at or call the church office at 704-538-7464.

The church is located at 4214 Polkville Road, Shelby, NC

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Cleveland County Community Links

City of Shelby -

Cleveland County, North Carolina Government -

Cleveland County Sheriff's Department -

Crystal Springs Estates -

Healthy at Home -

City of Kings Mountain -

City of Boiling Springs -

Boy Scouts of America

Broad River Greenway

Broad River Genealogical Society

Carolina Thread Trail

Carrousel at Shelby City Park

Chamber of Commerce

Cleveland Community College

Emergency Training Center

Cleveland County Arts Council

Cleveland County Astronomical Society

Cleveland County Community Development Corporation

Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership

Cleveland County Fair

Cleveland County Firefighter's Association

Cleveland County HealthCare System

Cleveland County Humane Society, Inc.

Cleveland County Tennis Association

Cleveland County Travel & Tourism

Cleveland County Water

Cleveland Vocational Industries, Inc.

County Government Services

Destination Cleveland County

Greater Cleveland County Soccer Association

Greater Shelby Community Theatre

Grover Volunteer Fire Department

Harvest Works, Inc.

Historic Preservation Taskforce

Historic Shelby Foundation Home & Land Magazine

Cleveland County Keep Shelby Beautiful

Kings Mountain Historical Museum

Lake Norman Rural Planning Organization

Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Care and Health Service

Kings Mountain Little Theatre

Lawndale Historical Society

NC Civic Education Project

North Carolina Travel and Tourism Information

Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department

Sharks Aquatic Club

Shelby Parks & Recreation

Shelby Rescue Squad

Smart Start

Stolen Horse International, Inc.

Uptown Shelby Association

U.S. Army

U.S. Army-Standardized Test Preparation Course


Kingstown Community Development Corporation:

Provides health and wellness programs such as prescription assistance, youth development and community education, as well as economic development.

Contact number: 704-484-5222


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