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CLEVELAND COUNTY EVENTS

APR 7: CHICKEN DINNER & DESSERT SALE. Hospice of Cleveland County. Two drive thru locations, American Red Cross, 1333 Fallston Road Shelby or Testa Family Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Blvd, Kings Mountain. Tickets available at Computer Connections, Hospice Cleveland Administration Building, Testa Family Hospice House, the Hospice Store or online at www.hospicecares.cc

APR 8: Interested in becoming a FCC licensed Ham Radio operator? The Shelby Amateur Radio Club will hold a testing session at the Cleveland County Memorial Library, Shelby, Saturday, April 8th from 10am-12pm. The library is located at 104 Howie Drive, Shelby. For information call 704-466-3975

APR 13: FREE SCREENING AND DISCUSSION OF THE PBS FRONTLINE FILM "BEING MORTAL". 2pm to 3:30pm. Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby. Limited seating. RSVP to 704-751-3547

APR 22: EARTH DAY AT THE GATEWAY TRAIL, 807 South Battleground Ave. Kings Mountain. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Enjoy music by the Log Cabin String Band and others. Activities will be provided by over 15 community organizations and include crafts and jewelry making by Scrap Exchange, live music, Drum Circle, Petting Zoo, food vendors, upcycle artisans, and so much more! Extra parking is across the street from the trailhead and along Quarry Road. For additional information, please call 704-734-0333 or visit www.cityofkm.com.

APR 23: CLEVELAND LINCOLN COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY will meet at the Cleveland county extension Office, 130 South Post road, Shelby. 2:30pm.

APR 29: BENEFIT MEAL FOR ST. JUDE HOSPITAL. 6pm tp 8pm. Mt Sinai Baptist Church, 1227 Mt. Sinai Church road. Shelby. Smoked pork tenderloin meal. Adults $15. Child (6-12) $8. 5 & under Free. 704-482-5871

APR 29: OPEN HOUSE AND WINE TASTING at the Kings Mountain Little Theatre at the Garden at the JOY. 3 to 6pm. Ticketed wine tasting and light refreshments. $15 per person or 2 for $25. May be purchased at the event or in advance at 704-730-9408.

MAY 19: RELAY FOR LIFE OF CLEVELAND COUNTY. Cleveland County Fairgrounds. 4 pm till 12:00 am

The Salvation Army food pantry needs plastic bags from your grocery store, Wal-Mart, etc., to use for food distribution. Please drop the recycled bags by the office at 311 N. Lafayette St.,Shelby, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.For information about The Salvation Army and its missions, call 704-482-0375.

Monday Night Bingo!!! Leona Smith Neal/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby, NC 28150. Public Invited – Come Early – Limited Seating. Door opens 5:30 – No Admittance after 7:00. Hotdogs and other Refreshments available.

The Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center will once again host the AARP Foundation sponsored income tax preparation assistance at the Neal Senior Center, 100 TR Harris Dr., Shelby, NC. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free income tax preparation assistance to low and moderate income taxpayers with special attention to those age 60 and older. Call the Senior Center today at 704-482-3488 to schedule an appointment. Appointments fill in quickly so do not delay. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide trained/IRS certified counselors will be available on Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting on February 1st through April 18th

GASTON COUNTY EVENTS

APR 21: CHERRY BLOSSOM PAGEANT. 6pm at Cherryville Community Building. Ages 0-18 years. 704-678-3290

APR 27: "LORAY TALKS" featuring Dr. Shep McKinley. 7:00PM in the Alfred C. Kessell History Center at Loray Mill. 300 S. Firestone Street, Gastonia, NC 28052. FREE EVENT

MAY 6: SPINDLE CITY BOTTLE CLUB. Spring show and sale. 8:30am to 12:30-pm. Bethel Baptist Church, 6381 Lake Wylie Road, Lake Wylie SC. Free parking, free admission, free appraisals. Tables available by reservation. No early byers. For more info cal Craig Baucom at 704-747-9078

MAY 13: DOWN HOME FESTIVAL PAGEANT. 12 Noon. Downtown Bessemer City. 704-678-3290

MORNING EXERCISE. Morning Exercise – Every Tuesday & Friday – 9:00 AM - Exercise done to taped program. No charge for program. Open to public. To sign up or for more information, call the Kiser Sr. Center at 704-729-6465. 123 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Bessemer City, NC 28016

Enjoy sports and working with the youth? Inner Piedmont Football Officials are looking for individuals who are interested in becoming Officials. High School Football is thriving, and also an exciting sport to be part of. To learn more on how to become a High School Football Official, go to IPFO.us, click on About us link, or contact Wally Todd at 704-564-8200

LINCOLN COUNTY EVENTS

APR 17 & 18: The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department and the Lincolnton High School Athletic Department is now taking registration for a Spring Baseball Camp for boy’s 2nd – 8th grades. The camp will be held Monday & Tuesday, April 17 & 18 from 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Lincolnton High School Baseball Field located on Jeb Seagle Drive. Cost for the camp is $25.00. Camp Director is Coach Cole Sigmon. Registration for the camp is being taken at the Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm. For more information, please contact the recreation office at 704-735-2671.

APR 18: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PITCH, HIT AND RUN COMPETITION. Sponsoree by The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with the Lincolnton High School Athletic Department and presented by The Scotts Company to be held at 9am. The ompetition will be held at the Lincolnton High School Baseball Field located on Jeb Seagle Drive. The competition is free and is open to boys and girls ages 7 - 14. Participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate to be eligible to participate. No metal spikes will be allowed at the competition. For more information, please contact the recreation office at 704-735-2671.

LINCOLN COUNTY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meets the second Monday of the Month at Homestead’s Restaurant, 357 N Generals Blvd in Lincolnton. 11:30am.


CHURCH EVENTS


APR 6: St. John's Lutheran Church "God's Work Our Hands clothing closet and food pantry will be open from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 6. We are located at 310 West Church Street, Cherryville.

APR 7-9: FREE GOSPEL MUSIC WORK SHOP. Sponsored by The Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Association and Cleveland County Arts Council. Led by Tony Roberts, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 220 N. Waterson St., Kings Mountain. The Workshop is Free and Open to the Public but you are encouraged to call the Arts Council, 704-484-2787 or Ebenezer Baptist Association, 704-487-8070 to register. A FREE public concert will be held Sunday, April 9, at 5pm at Mt. Zion for anyone who would like to attend.

APR 8: EASTER EGG HUNT FESTIVITIES. 10:00 – 12:30. Bethel Lutheran Church, 509 Long Shoals Rd, Lincolnton NC 28092. Bouncy house, Hot dogs, pizza bites, drinks, games, prizes, and much more, as well as the Easter Egg Hunt. Please bring the entire family. Spend time with us at Bethel and let the kids play. Please call 704-922-5487 for more info.

APR 8: EASTER EGG HUNT. St. John's Lutheran Church will have a community Easter Egg Hunt at 11:00 in the courtyard. Table of Grace will be serving hotdogs, chips and drinks. Join us for games, activities, and egg hunt. Also the Easter Bunny will make a special visit and will be giving treat bags. We are located at 310 West Church Street, Cherryville. For more information, please call the church office 704-435-9264.


APR 8: EMMAUS ROAD QUARTET from Dalton GA, will be in concert at Lowesville Gospel Concerts/Living Word Ministries – 1062 Hwy 16 South – Lowesville (Stanley) NC 6:00 PM. The concert will be no charge, however a freewill offering will be received.

APR 9: PASSION/PALM SUNDAY 10:30 am worship with communion, beginning with a procession of palms outside in the courtyard. St. John's Lutheran Church, 310 West Church Street, Cherryville.

APR 13-16: Augustana Lutheran Church would like to invite everyone Maundy Thursday Service, April 13 and Good Friday Service, April 14 each service will being at 7:00pm. Saturday, April 15 there will be an Easter Vigil beginning at 6:00pm. Sunday, April 16 there will be an Easter Sunrise Service at 7:00am. There will be a regular service at 10:30AM. Augustana is located off of Hwy. 70 SE, 1523 16th St SE in Hickory. For more information look us up on the web at www.augustanalcms.360unite.com.

APR 13: MAUNDY THURSDAY. 7:00 pm service of Holy Communion and stripping of the altar. St. John's Lutheran Church, 310 West Church Street, Cherryville.

APR 14: GOOD FRIDAY. 7:00 pm - a special Crucifixion Mime, remembering Jesus' death on the cross. St. John's Lutheran Church, 310 West Church Street, Cherryville.

APR 14: "THE SEVEN LAST WORD OF CHRIST" 7:00pm at the Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cherryville, NC. The Host Pastor will be Pastor Roger Fuller. Everyone is invited to attend!

APR 14,15,23 : ST JOHN’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1282 BRADFORD HEIGHTS ROAD, GASTONIA, NC EVENTS.

April 14, SEVEN LAST WORDS at 7:00pm. April 15, EASTER EGG HUNT from 12:00-2:00pm. April 23, FRIENDS & FAMILY DAY. 704-864-6222 Email: stjohnsmbchurch@aol.com

APR 16: SUNRISE SERVICE. Howard Creek Baptist Church. 7am. Breakfast After.

APRIL 16: EASTER/RESURRECTION SUNDAY. 7:30 am SONrise service, outside in the courtyard; Easter breakfast following the SONrise service (approximately 8:30 am); 10:00 Festive Communion worship. St. John’s Lutheran Church. We are located at 310 West Church Street, Cherryville.

APR 16-20: TENT REVIVAL. Pastors from Bethlehem Baptist, Oak Grove Baptist, Washington Missionary Baptist and David Baptist churches have combined to hold a Tent Revival. 7 pm at the corner of Bethware Rd. and Stoney Point Rd, across from Bethware School. (Oak Grove/Waco exit off 74). A community choir will sing each evening, and Smokin’ Mountain Boys BBQ food will be available for purchase Mon-Thurs night.

APR 22: THE FARM HANDS, a bluegrass quartet from Nashville TN, will be in concert at Lowesville Gospel Concerts/Living Word Ministries – 1062 Hwy 16 South – Lowesville (Stanley) NC. 6:00 PM. This is a free concert and everyone is welcome.


APR 22: SPRING YARD SALE at Crossroads Church . 7am until 1pm. 101 Beaty Road, Belmont, NC 28012. We are renting spots for only $10.00. Bring your own table. We will also be selling hotdogs and baked goods. Please call 704-827-8381 to reserve your spot today!

APR 22: SPRING YARD SALE at Crossroads Church . 7am until 1pm. 101 Beaty Road, Belmont, NC 28012. We are renting spots for only $10.00. Bring your own table. We will also be selling hotdogs and baked goods. Please call 704-827-8381 to reserve your spot today!

APR 23: UGANDAN THUNDER AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR IN CONCERT. 5:30pm Free admission. Shady Grove Baptist Church Family Life Center, 3240 Tryon Courthouse Road, Cherryville-704-435-9605

Apr 24: LADIES NIGHT OUT at Double Springs Baptist Church. Dinner at 6pm. CAROL DAVIS of 106.9 The Light will be guest speaker. Tickets are $10. Must be reserved in advance, no sales at the door. Call 704-434-2258 for tickets. 1130 Double Springs Church Road in Shelby.

MAY 19: PORT-A-PIT BBQ CHICKEN SALE. 10-6 pm. $9.50 * Delivery for 10+ plates ordered. 1/2 Chicken/Baked Beans/Slaw/Roll/Slice of Pound Cake. Order Yours Now! Call 704 864 1216 or 704 914 8030 . Love Memorial BaptIst Church, 311 E. Walnut Ave Gastonia NC. (Behind QT on Long Ave @ Police Dept.)

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