LOCAL INFO sponsored by WLON 1050AM/WHAT'S UP SHOPPER


CLEVELAND COUNTY

MAY 5: SUPER SPECTACUILAR
at the Neal Senior Center, 100 T,R. Harris Drive, Shelby. 11am to 3pm. Open House and Information Fair with Indoor/Outdoor Flea Market. Lunch available 11-1. Reverse drawing at 6pm. Tickets $100 each. Grand prize is 50% of tickets sold. Only 400 printed. Call 704-481-7385 for more information.

MAY 7: DON’T LIGHT UP…. GET L.I.T. YOUTH CONFERENCE
for students grades 6-8. Don Gibson Theatre, 318 South Washington Street, Shelby. Free. Music, games, door prizes, lunch and snacks provided. 10am to 1pm. Must register by May 4th. 980-484-5199

MAY 14: SPRING FEST
sponsored by HANDS ON MISSIONS of Shelby, 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. Yard Sale from 7:00 until, Children will be entertained with games face painting, and athletic activities from 9:00 - 2:00. A hot dog lunch will be available for a nominal cost from 11:00 to 1:00 and there will be entertainment throughout the day. Questions may be directed to Sam Stutts, at 1305 N. Post Rd., 704-471-1150 or sams@chrlotte.twcb.com.

MAY 13:
Shelby High School Class of 1955 - We have a monthly get together at Ichiban’s Buffet on East Dixon Blvd. in Shelby. All classmates and guests are welcome to join us for food and fellowship. 11:30 AM . For more information, check our Facebook page, “SHS 1955”.

ADULT COLORING CLASS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE SENIOR CENTER .
The Neal Senior Center is proud to offer our new adult coloring class for the seniors of Cleveland County. Bring your coloring books and pencils and join us each Tuesday at 1:00pm for this new class. For more information, contact Angela Padgett, Senior Center Director at 704.482.3488.

NOW - JUN 15:
Habitat is taking initial applications for its 2017 Home Build now through June 15, 2016. The applicant must be able to make no interest house payments of $475 to $550 a month, must have a real need for better housing, must live in Cleveland County, and must be willing to partner with Habitat by completing “sweat equity” on the home and by attending Homeowner Workshops. Applications may be picked up at the Habitat ReStore, 323 W. Grover St., Shelby or to receive an application by mail, call the Habitat office at 704-482-6200. In order to be considered, completed initial applications must be received by the Habitat office no later than June 15th. Habitat is an EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY ORGANIZATION.

CLEVELAND COUNTY HOSPICE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE MILITARY VETERANS!
For more information call 704-487-4677 ext 111.

GASTON COUNTY

MAY 17: A BUZZ ABOUT HONEY.
Presented by Cooperative Extension and Gaston County Beekeepers. 10 to 11-30am or 6-7:30pm. Luciele Tatum Center, 959 Osceola Street, Gastonia. Free event. Pre-registration required by May 10th. 704-922-2111

JUN 4: ARTS IN THE PARK 2016.
Dallas Park Amphitheater, Dallas, NC (1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway) from 5 to 9 PM. This year’s Emcee is Terry “Dream Maker” Hudson, consultant and blogger for the entertainment industry. Gaston Symphonic Band and Andrea Mumm and Terry Hudson, featuring Kingsbury’s NC Artillery for the “1812 Overture”. BBQ/Food Vendor - Freehill Catering. Admission and parking are free.

Cherryville Good Sam Cherries is a group camping once/month from April thru November. We want to increase the number of members. If interested, contact 704-813-1207 or 704-435-9741

LINCOLN COUNTY

MAY 14:
North 321 VFD’s Community Yard Sale Homemade Biscuits with Country Ham, Sausage, Liver Mush, also Hot Dog/Hamburger Sale. 6am - 1pm (Rain Date May 21st) Located at exit 28 US 321 and Maiden Highway intersection. For information Contact Dwight After 6pm at 704-530-4158

MAY 16- JUN 9: LIFEGUARD TRAINING.
The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation is offering a lifeguard training class To be held at the W.M. Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. The cost for the course is $150.00, which includes: training, books, pocket mask, certification cards, & use of equipment. Deadline for registration is 5:00pm on May 16. For more information, please call (704) 735-2671, or stop by the Recreation Office (800 S. Madison St., Lincolnton) to register.

Now - MAY 20:
Registration for 2016 NORTH LINCOLN KNIGHTS SPORTS CAMPS: Directed by North Lincoln High School Coaches. All proceeds to the benefit NLHS Athletics. Camp dates are June 13-15, June 20-22 and June 27-29. For boys and Girls. Rising 2nd- 8th grades. Registration forms and payment must be in by May 20th. For details call Jon Carpenter or David Minnich at 704-736-1969

The ACLC is now accepting applications for our 2016 Lincoln Idol Singing Competition. Applicants must be at least 14 years old to enter. Contestant fee is $40 per application. Contestant applications are available at ArtslincolnNC.org. Auditions will be scheduled September 12, 13 & 14, 2016. Semi-finals will be September 23, 2016, 7-11pm. Finials will be September 24, 2016, 7-10pm. Auditions, semi finals and finals will be held at the Lincoln Cultural Center at 403 East Main Street. Admission will be charged at Semi-finals and Finals, $10 per night, general admission seating, $5 per night for ages 4 and under. For more information visit ArtsLincolnNC.org or please contact ACLC at 704 732-9044 or email artslincolnnc@gmail.com

WHAT'S UP AT CHURCH?

MAY 5:
St. John’s Lutheran Church Clothing Closet and Parish Food Pantry. Clothes and food boxes will be available from 10:00 am until 12:00. We will be closed for lunch and re-open from 2:00 until 6:00 pm. We are located at 310 West Church Street Cherryville. For more information, please call the church office 704-435-9264

MAY 7: UNITED METHODIST MEN’S YARD SALE
at Boger City United Methodist Chruch. 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Rain or Shine. It will be held in our Fellowship Hall, 2320 East Main Street in Lincolnton. Hot dog sales will begin at 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. something for everyone. Parking available at Boger City United Methodist Church and former Harris Teeter Store across from the church. If you would like to donate items, please call church office @ 704-735-7513 to arrange for time for you to deliver them to the church or for someone to pick up at your home or business.

MAY 14: HOT DOG SALE. 10AM
at Missionary Methodist Church, 318 West Ballard Street, Cherryville.

MAY 14: CHICKEN & DUMPLING SUPPER.
Pleasant Hill UMC, 1102 Warlick Road, Belwood, NC> 3pm until. Adults $7. Child 6-12 $4. Under 6 eat free. 704-538-3995 for more information.

May 14: 1st ANNUAL CHRISTMAS-FEAST CAR & TRUCK SHOW.
East Baptist Church, 114 N Church Street, Gastonia.. Proceeds go to our 16th Annual Christmas Feast. Registration 8am to 12 noon. Entry fee $20. Awards at 2pm. Open to all makes and models of cars and trucks. Rain date May 21.

MAY 14: YARD/BAKE/BISCUIT SALE.
Mulls Memorial Baptist Church at 7am until 12 pm in the church fellowship building. Church address is 3299 Fallston Road Shelby N.C

MAY 14: THE NELONS f
rom Dallas GA will be our featured artist at Lowesville Gospel Concerts/Living Word Ministries – 1062 South Hwy 16 – Lowesville (Stanley) NC, 6:00PM. Tickets for the event will be $10 ea. Call Carroll Cooke 704-618-9762, or you can purchase them at the door.

MAY 15: SPRING FLING.
3-6pm. Fellowship Baptist Church 2891 Long Circle Iron Station, NC. We will have a Pirate ship slide, lots of games and prizes for the kids, face painting, corn dogs, popcorn and Pelican’s Snowballs will be here!! We will also have praise and worship with the band 3:16. Everyone is welcome, and everything is FREE!! Hope to see you there!

MAY 15-19: REVIVAL.
Maranatha Baptist Church, Dallas-Cherryville Hwy, invites all to the Gaston County “Ablaze” Tent Revival, at 7pm each night. Evangelist Kenny Marr and local pastors will be preaching nightly. Special singing by Southland, Ron Duncan, CJ & Calyn Shetley as well as local choirs. On Monday night we will honor all local pastors in attendance and host a fellowship following the service. Wednesday night is teen night with a HUGE Pizza blast following. For more information, call 704-922-3992 or visit www.mbcdallas.com.

MAY 15: HOTRODS FOR HONDURAN CAR SHOW.
Mission Fundraiser Chapel Grove Baptist Church, 716 Camp Rotary Rd, Gastonia NC. ~ 9am $15 pre registration ~ $20 Day of Event Free t-shirt for the first 20 registered Vendors Welcome! Food, Door Prizes, 50/50 and more For more information contact Gary Gregg @ (704)913-3223

Listen to RALPH MOORE AND GOSPEL MUSIC TIME
Sunday afternoons from 1:30 to 3pm. WCSL 1590AM.

Crossroads Baptist Church Full Gospel;, 231 East Main Street, Lawndale invites you to worship with us. Sunday School 10m. Preaching 11am. Sunday night 6pm, Thursday night 7pm.

BREAKFAST AT ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST
is the second Saturday of each month, 7:00-9:30am. We serve eggs, grits, sausage gravy, pancakes, French toast, country ham, sausage, bacon and livermush with coffee and juice for just $6 for adults and $3 for children. All You Can Eat!!!

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