Local events this weekend include Relay for Life at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds and two concerts at the Don Gibson Theatre featuring Chubby Checker.
Relay for Life: Entertainment for the community event begins at 4 p.m. at Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 1751 E. Marion St., Shelby. The opening ceremony begins at 6 p.m. honoring everyone affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year's relay season. The survivor and caregiver walk begins at 6:15 p.m. There will be a luminaria ceremony at 9:30 p.m.
Portrait drawing workshop: The Southern Arts Society, 301 N. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain, hosts the event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Todd Baxter shares how to create a drawing focused on proportions using shadow shape. Cost is $55 for members and $60 for non-members. The workshop is for all skill levels and ages 14 and up. Participants will bring their own lunch. Supplies to bring listed at Southernartssociety.org.
Chubby Checker in concert: The recording artist returns to Shelby to perform rock ‘n’ roll dance classics. Concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Don Gibson Theatre, 318 Washington St. Tickets cost $40 to $48, available at dongibsontheater.com or by calling the box office at 704-487-8114.
Car show: Long Branch Road Baptist Church, 621 Long Branch Road, Forest City, invites the public to a car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A vendor village will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a kids' zone, auction and food. The fee for car entry is $20. For more details, call 828-429-4479 or visit lbrbc.org.
Heritage Day: The Broad River Genealogical Society, 1145 County Home Road, Shelby, hosts the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. honoring the United States armed forces. Those attending are invited to learn about genealogy. There will be hot a dogs and door prizes. The event is open to everyone interested in local history and family lineage.
Free health fair: Roberts Tabernacle C.M.E. Church, 414 E. Marion St., Shelby, host the event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free class for families is offered from 10 to 11 a.m. The event promotes healthy lifestyles and offers information on preventing and managing disease.