Community Calendar: August 16, 2014
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Saturday, August 16
1oth Annual Lake Lure Olympiad: Three-day sports festival today through Sunday, Aug. 17 in Lake Lure; today features Lake Lure Triathlon at 8 a.m. and Junior Olympiad from 8-11 a.m.; for more information including schedules and course maps visit www.LakeLureOlympiad.com.
Dirty Dancing Festival: All-day affair with live bands, dance performances and lessons, games, food and craft vendors, beer and wine garden and Lake Lift Competition; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Morse Park Meadows; full event schedule, tickets and prices available at dirtydancingfestival.com.
23rd Annual Hot Nights Cool Rides: Car show in downtown Forest City 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; hundreds of entries including cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors; hosted by the Town of Forest City and the Forest City Merchants Association; food, vendors and free admission.
Yard Sale: Hosted by First United Methodist Church of Forest City Relay For Life team; sale begins at 7 a.m. and runs until noon; proceeds support Relay For Life.
Dollar Bag Sale: Hosted and held at Chase Corner Ministries from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; fill a bag for just $1.
Free School Supplies and Hot Dogs: Giveaway at Green Hill Baptist Church, 1941 U.S. Highway 64/74A in Rutherfordton; scheduled 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Vineyard Wine Launch: Come pop the cork with Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville for the launch of the new Apple Wine made with apples grown in Henderson County; enjoy the award-winning wine, jazz by Douglas Johnson and meet associate wine maker Justin Taylor; event is 3-5 p.m. at the Tasting Room and Patio, 2695 Sugarloaf Road in Hendersonville, NC; for more information call 828-685-2402 or visit www.burntshirtvineyards.com.
Southern Wrestling Association Show: Featuring new heavyweight champion James Drake, A.D.D. vs. Judgement Night and Joshua Cutshall vs. Tracer X; doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m.; Forest City National Guard Armory, 890 Withrow Road in Spindale; all tickets $6.
Sunday, August 17
1oth Annual Lake Lure Olympiad: Three-day sports festival concludes today in Lake Lure; today features Race to the Rock 25-mile bike ride at 7:30 a.m. and Race to the Rock 5K at 8 a.m. in Chimney Rock; for more information including schedules and course maps visit www.LakeLureOlympiad.com.
Blood Drive: Held at Spindale Church of the Brethren to support cancer patients Ricky Horne and Barbara Collins; drive is noon-4 p.m.; everyone welcome.
Lost Pet? Check Animal Control daily, located at 578 Laurel Hill Road in Rutherfordton; also call the Community Pet Center at 828-287-7738.
Monday, August 18
Freedom from Smoking Class: Every Monday, 4-5 p.m., Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for more information, call 828-286-4536 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survivin' Cancer Support Group: Third Monday of every month, 5-6 p.m., Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for more information call 828-245-4596 or email email@example.com.
Al-Anon meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton; Mondays at 7 p.m.; Newcomers Meeting at 6:30 p.m. prior to the regularly scheduled meeting; call 288-2767 for more information.
Tuesday, August 19
Professional Women Association of Rutherford County Meeting: Big Dave's in Forest City at noon; meeting is Dutch Treat, order ahead by calling the restaurant at 245-9844; Nikki Carpenter and Katherine McEntire will give updates on the services Foothills Credit Counseling is offering.
Stroke Support Group: Third Tuesday of every month, 3:30-5 p.m., Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for more information, call 828-286-5509.
Celebrate Central: Open house and meet-the-teacher at R-S Central High School from 4:30-5:30 p.m.; hot dog supper and information fair from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Bike Night at Sonic: Every Tuesday evening through Sept. 30, 2014; hosted by Carolina Faith Riders at Sonic in Spindale, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.; for more information call Bob at 828-287-6882 or Mike at 828-289-1944.
Summer Concert: Featuring vocalist Hillary Trumpler accompanied by pianist Paul Schwartz; vocal selections of musical theater, hymns, classical and more; beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Rutherfordton Presbyterian Church, 252 North Washington Street in Rutherfordton; free will offering; for more info contact Karl Trumpler at 286-0581.
Wednesday, August 20
Open Studio for Artists: Every Wednesday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursday noon-3 p.m. at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center, 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; free for guild members and $5 per session for non-members; for more information call 828-288-5009.
Art Goes Wild: On-going themed show/sale of art and fine craft in "wild" themes, designs and colors at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center in downtown Rutherfordton; for more information call 828-288-5009.