Around Cleveland 8-25
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The Cleveland Storytelling Guild and the Cumberland Mountain Storytelling Guild will be coming together to share some of their best stories today at the Cleveland Bradley County Library. Stories will begin at 2 p.m. and admission is free. Up to 14 local and regional storytellers will be taking the stage in this one-of-a-kind event, and “it's not to be missed,” says Judy Baker of the Cleveland Storytelling Guild.

The Chinese Class at the library is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and continues through Oct. 10. There is no fee for this class. Registration continues at the Non-fiction desk or by calling the library at 472-2163. The class will be taught by Wie Chen, a former translator in Germany for Volkswagen.

Club 316 meets each Monday at 5:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 437 Inman St. Similar to Girl Scouts and Boys Scouts, Club 316 is a Bible-based character building program which includes Sunbeams for girls and Explorers for boys — aimed to educate children in making good choices and becoming leaders. A meal will be provided. Register by calling Gina Ballinger at 599-2174

The Mid-South Regional Meeting of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Inc. will be Aug. 30-31 at Hamilton County Convention and Trade Center. Visit the website for more information. The event will be open to the public on Saturday.

At the Museum Center at Five Points’ Family Printmaking Workshop on Saturday, at 10 a.m., participants will step back in time to discover the cutting-edge communication style of yesteryear — the movable-type printing press. To register for the workshop, call 339-5745, or email: Space is limited.

The Junior Auxiliary of Cleveland will host its 10th annual Teddy Bear Picnic Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library. Preschool and Elementary aged children are invited to this free family event. Bring your favorite Teddy Bear of “Lovie” decorated in a special way for a chance to be crowned “Mr. and Miss Teddy Bear Picnic.” Activities include crafts, face painting, stories, coloring, entertainment and snacks.

Polk County High School class of 1973 will hold its 40th class reunion on Sept. 21 at Savannah Oaks Winery in Delano. Classmates or teachers who plan to attend, contact Becky Moorhouse Mirabella at 829-8906 by Aug. 28.

Bed Race Festival to benefit Family Promise of Bradley County will be Sept. 21. Family Promise responds to the growing need to provide shelter, meals, and comprehensive support services to homeless families. Incredible Detail in Dayton challenges other automobile detailing shops to register and race in this annual event. For more information or for registration forms, visit

Cleveland High School class of 1983 has set its class reunion for Oct. 12. Tickets wil be $50 per person. For more information about the reunion and how to purchase tickets, call Carolinda Pirkle Burns at 472-5011 or email:

The Bradley Central High School class of 1993 is holding its 20-year reunion on Oct 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Old Woolen Mill in downtown Cleveland. For more information about it and how to purchase tickets, please go to the class Facebook page, Bradley Central class of 1993, or text your address to Angie Myers Taylor @ 423-400-6943. Organizers promise it will be a night to remember.

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