Around Cleveland
by MELISSA SNYDER, Banner Staff Writer
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The annual candlelight vigil to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month will be today at 6 p.m. at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Dr. Cheryl Johns, co-pastor at New Covenant Church of God and a professor at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary will be the guest speaker. The event is also geared toward the victims of domestic violence and their families. It’s a good way for the community to show support for ending domestic violence. For more information, call Sherry Hayes at 303-3515.

The United Club will meet Monday at Ryan’s Steakhouse at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Martha Bostic at 479-9207.

An Evening of Cleveland Mystery & Forklore will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at Bank of Cleveland. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. They are available at Bank of Cleveland and the at the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce. Local storytellers will share historical and mystery stories. For more information call Dwight or Kelli at 472-2173.

The Family Violence Program of Cleveland offers a confidential support group for abused women on Monday evenings. Professional counseling will be available. For more information, call 479-9339.

The Cherokee Chapter, International Association of Administrative Professionals, will present its 43rd annual professional development seminar on Tuesday at Life Care Centers of America Professional Development Center. The theme will be “Defying the Limits: Soaring vs. Flapping,” by Reba Bowman. Exhibitors and registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the seminar at 6:15 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call Linda Humberd at 559-5131 or e-mail her at: to register, or call Ruth Ann Kersey at 479-7550 for more information.

“Farmland Legacy and Estate Planning” for the home, farm or business will be Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m at the UT Extension office, 95 Church St. S.E., Cleveland. The class will focus on information to help families with estate planning tools, the family discussion, organizational structure and more. A registration fee covers the workbook, lunch and other educational items. Call the UT Extension office at 728-7001 for registration information

The Friends of the Library Association’s, Annual Author Event with Dr. William Bass will take place on Tuesday at Arnold Elementary School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Bass is known for his research on human osteology and decomposition. He taught at UT Knoxville where he founded the UT Anthropological Research Facility known as the “Body Farm” at which he assisted local, federal and non-U.S. authorities in the identification of human remains. Tickets can purchase ahead of time at the circulation desk in the library or at the door beginning at 7 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Halloween Storytelling event hosted by the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library will be Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Carmichael House Children’s room located on the first floor. Frightful and delightful tales will be told by Deborah Holland. The event is free. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 472-2163.

The Coffee and Business Advice, CaBA group will meet Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library. The event, for those interested in starting a small business or franchise, will offer a chance to get network advice and coffee.

“Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” is scheduled for Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m., at the UT Extension office on 95 Church St. S.E., in Cleveland. The class will focus on the transfer of non-titled property. A registration fee covers the workbook. For registration information, call the UT Extension-Bradley County office at 728-7001.

“An Evening with Travis LeDoyt, the World’s Best Young Elvis” will be at Lee’s Conn Center on Thursday at 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for adults. For more information, call 476-6772 or e-mail

Pumpkin Carving Contest will be Saturday. This judged contest is sponsored each year by Guthrie Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze. Those wishing to enter the contest should have their carved pumpkins to the Museum Center at Five Points by Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. or Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Three prizes will be awarded and winners will receive $100, $50, or $25 on Oct. 30 at 3:30 p.m. The pumpkins will remain on display at the Museum during the Annual Tall Betsy Storytelling event. For more details call, all the Museum Center and ask for Tracy at 339-5745.

Tall Betsy Storytelling Evening will be Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at the Museum Center at Five Points. Tall Betsy will be there and will be telling her story as well as other family-friendly Halloween stories told by members of the Cleveland Storytelling Guild. It’s free of charge. For more information call, 339-5745 or visit

MainStreet Cleveland Halloween Block Party will be Oct. 31 from 5 to 10 p.m. in the downtown Cleveland area. Admission is free. There will be various community organizations giving away treats, food vendor booths and two stages of live music. Come dressed for the costume contest. For more information, call MainStreet Cleveland at 479-1000.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Contact Melissa Snyder at 472-5041 or e-mail: