JUN 19, 20 & 22: HOSPICE TRANING Is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about hospice care and the services provided to our patients in Cleveland, Gaston, and Lincoln Counties. This course is free! To get credit for the entire course, you will need to attend all days at one of the times offered. M9:00am - Noon or 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Testa Family Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Blvd. • Kings Mountain, NC . For additional information or to register, please call: Krista Haynes, Patient/Family Volunteer Coordinator, at 704-751-3547

JUN 19: FOOTHILLS POST-POLIO SUPPORT GROUP. 6pm. In the conference room of Life Enrichment Center of Shelby. 704-482-8807 for more information.

JUNE 23: The fourth season of “Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama” in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. The play will run for 17 performances, beginning June 23, at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain. Information on “Liberty Mountain” is available on the production’s website: www.libertymountaindrama.com, including performance dates and times and online ticket ordering, and on the play’s Facebook page. Group ticket rates are available

JUN 24: CHICKEN TENDER FUNDRAISER to benefit Elisabeth Edmonson Cothran medical treatment. Boiling Springs Fire & Rescue. 11am to 7pm. Dine in or drive-thru take-out.

JUN 24: CLEVELAND/LINCOLN COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY. 5PM at home of JoAnn Ostrander, 3900 Siesta Lane, Maiden NC. Call 828-428-3508 to make reservation and for more information.

JUN 24: Clothing For A Cause Summer Fusion Fashion Show. Proceeds go to Gaston and Cleveland County Homeless Shelters. Presented by Sanai Lipscomb a 9th grader at Cherryville High, who is the founder of My Hands, His Glory Ministry a charitable organization that spreads love to the Mecklenburg, Gaston, and Cleveland Counties through Coat Drives and Cocoa for Care Givers on a yearly basis. 1:30 pm. at LeGrand Center, 1800 E Marion St, Shelby. if anyone would like to donate gently used or new clothing please contact 980-989-6949 or nmhouse78@icloud.com.

JUL 4: Revolutionary 4th Red, White & BOOM Celebration on Tuesday, July 4th at the Walking Track Park, 211 Cleveland Avenue, Kings Mountain. The festivities will begin at 5:00, and there is something for everyone! The evening’s festivities will conclude with the largest fireworks show between Charlotte and Asheville. Visitors are encouraged to bring a blanket or folding chair to the field within the walking track at the park.

JUL 8: 50 YEARS OF THE BEATLES SARGEANT PEPPERS. Leona Neal Senior Center in Shelby. There will be musical performances from Christine Cline and Anne Goss, Richard Rupp, and the band The Yellow Sub. Special Guests include Author Regina Burch and speaker Ruth Reynolds. Tickets are $10 dollars and on sale at the Leona Neal Senior Center and in downtown Shelby at the Hip-O-Kat Store. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Center. Food and Drinks will be available. Doors open at 4 pm on July 8th

JUL 22 & 23: 50TH ANNUAL PIEDMONT SHRINE BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT. Riverbend YMCA Golf Club. All proceeds to the Crippled Children’s Hospital. 704-482-4286 to register.

JUL 29: NAS FEARLESS CONFERENCE. Hampton Inn, 2001-B East Dixon Blvd, Shelby. Middle school age 11:30am to 1:30pm High school age 2m to 4pm. Mission is to break immoral chains by encouraging adolescents, teenagers and young adults to become positive leaders and not negative followers. For more information contace Robin Ramseur at 980-335-7595. www.nasnotanotherstatistic.org.

SEP 9: Tickets are now on sale for Kings Mountain Historical Museum’s 14th Annual Reverse Raffle & Auctions, which will be held Saturday, September 9 at the Patrick Senior Center. The grand prize is $10,000! (704) 739-1019 to purchase tickets.


JUN 25: REUNION FOR LIGTHTFOOT WILLIAM AND REBECCA BOGGS HOYLE FAMILY. 1pm at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Hwy 182 in Cherryville All relatives are encouraged to attend and bring al well filled picnic basket to share.

JUL 8: SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: THE WHISKEY GENTRY. 6:30pm. Town of Dallas Courtsquare. Free to public. Bring your chairs. 704-922-7681 for more information.

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


JULY 4: 4PM. 25th ANNUAL CROUSE 4TH OF JULY PARADE. The entries will begin lining up around 3:00 PM at the Crouse United Methodist Church located on Pleasant Grove Church

Road in Crouse North Carolina. For the fourth year in a row Crouse UMC will have bottled water & facilities available in the Fellowship Hall. 704-736-1440/rramsey6@bellsouth.net

Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the Splash Pads at both West Lincoln Park (369 Hulls Grove Church Rd, Vale) and Beatty's Ford Park (8335 Shipley Ln, Denver) are open. The splash pads will be open daily (weather permitting) from 10am-7pm. No pets allowed. No skateboards, bikes, or scooters. Swim diapers are required. No food or drinks allowed on splash pad. For general safety, no climbing on splash pad elements. For additional information, call (704) 748-1518.

AUG 7: A.S.P.I.R.E Program (ACT Supplemental Preparation In Rural Education) Registration Now Open for the West Lincoln High School A.S.P.I.R.E. Fall Session. This curriculum is designed to help improve ACT scores, and general test-taking skills. Exams will be held at the James Warren Citizens Center Saturdays, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on August 26, October 7, November 18, and December 16. Classes will be held at West Lincoln High School during lunch blocks beginning August 30, 2017, through December 15, 2017. Students and parents MUST attend a mandatory orientation meeting on either August 7 or 14, at 6:00 pm, at the James Warren Citizens Center. Cost is $185, with $100 refunded at the end of the course; provided the student takes all four exams and all classes. Registration deadline is Monday, August 7. Applications should be completed online and submitted to NCSU at: http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/aspire/ forms may also be printed, completed and mailed. Contact April Dillon at the Lincoln County 4-H office for further details at: 704-736-8458 or e-mail: april_dillon@ncsu.edu

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


JUN 24: SOUTHERN RAISED, a family bluegrass band from Branson MO and Bruce Hedrick from Mooresville NC will be in concert at Lowesville Gospel Concerts/Living Word Ministries – 1062 Hwy 16 South – Stanley (Lowesville) NC at 6:00 PM. This is a free concert and everyone is welcome. 04-618-9762

JUN 25-29: VACATION BIBLE SCHOO. 6:00pm-8:30pm. At Fellowship Baptist Church 2891 Long Circle Dr. Iron Station, NC. 28080 Ages 3 years to 5th grade. Meals will be served nightly. Church van is available is your children need to be picked up and brought home. 980-477-7711

JUNE 26-29: VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL. Puett’s Chapel UMC> 3009 Puetts Chapel Road, Dallas NC. 5:30 to 7:30pm. Hosted by Bethel Lutheran Church. 704-740-0483 for more information.

JULY 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6: SUMMER WORSHIP IN THE PARK. 7pm. West Lincoln Park, 369 Hulls Grove Church Road in Vale. 704-276-1411 or westlincolncharge@outlook.com

Life Change Church, 616 West Garrison Blvd., is offering walk-in, complimentary counseling sessions on the 1st Saturday of the month. Hours are 9-1. Pastor Allen Chambers counsels based on biblical principles. Text or call 704.747.6881 for more information

IF YOUR CHURCH IS HAVING AN EVENT, WE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT! Please send in your information to the What’s Up Shopper by Phone: 704-435-2844, Fax: 704-435-2845 or E-mail your event to info@whatsupshopper.com.