Community News, December 20, 2012

Dec. 20, 2012 @ 12:45 AM

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special Meeting of the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners will be held on December 21, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Spindale House, 119 Tanner Street, Spindale, North Carolina. 
 
The North Carolina Extension & Community Association announces its 2013 Scholarships. High School seniors, full-time college students, and adults wanting to attend college are eligible. North Carolina residents attending or planning to attend a NC accredited college, community college or technical institute in the fall of 2013 may apply. Applications are available at all high schools and at Cooperative Extension, 193 Callahan Koon Rd. Spindale. Application deadline is February 1, 2013. Call 287-6020 for more information.
 
Anyone interested in joining Boy Scouts in Rutherford County is invited to call 447-4194 for information on scouting for all ages in Rutherford County.
 
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and the PATH Shelter are in desperate need of old cell phones to be given to victims of domestic violence; contact Detective Jamie Keever at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office at 828-287-6084 if you would like to help.
 
Bennett Classics Antique Auto Museum is a Designated Toys for Tots drop off Located at 241 Vance St. Forest City, NC  828-247-1767
 
Advance Care Planning: Sessions consist of individualized assistance with understanding the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Sessions are free. Call Joey Revis at 245-0095 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
 
Volunteer with the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem program, and learn how to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. Please call Charity Robinson at 828-287-3929 or email at charity.robinson@nccourts.org. If you’d like to find out more about being the voice for a child, call 1-800- 982-4041, visit ncgal.org, or go to facebook.com/ncGuardianAdLitem.
 
Be a Holiday Hero!  CBCC will award one $1,000 scholarship to a student who organizes and hosts the most successful blood drive during the holidays. The blood drive must occur December 22 - January 6. Students interested in becoming a holiday hero can call 704-972-4727.
 
Thursday, December 20
The Rutherford County Chapter Branch of the NAACP will have their monthly meeting at Wells Spring UM Church, Forest City, at 6:00 p.m. The public is invited.
 
75% off sale on all Christmas merchandise: Thursday through Friday at Washburn Community Outreach Center; 2934 Piney Mountain Church Road in Bostic; hours are Thursday-Saturday 9am-2pm.
 
Friday, December 21
Hay rides: downtown Forest City; from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $2 per person, children and adults. A great way to see the holiday lights on a hay wagon, two treats in one. Wagon will load across from fountain area.
 
Santa House: downtown Forest City from 6 to 9 p.m. 
 
Winter Skate: at the Santa House in Forest City every weekend through New Year's; Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m. - Saturdays, 2 to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 2 to 6 p.m. Cost is $7 adults and $5 children under 12; Sponsored by Kidsplay
 
Widow/Widower’s Lunch Bunch: from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Ryan’s in Forest City
for anyone in the community who has lost a spouse. This is a dutch treat lunch and participants must register in order to reserve lunch. Call Travis Smith at 245-0095 for more information.
 
Singles Dinner Club: Will not meet n the month of December.
 
Saturday, December 22
Carriage Rides: downtown Forest City from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $7 adults and $3 for children under 12. Last tickets sold between 8 and 8:30. 
 
Santa House: downtown Forest City from 2 to 9 p.m. 
 
A Victorian Tea, Christmas Concert and House Tour at Lenska Palace with carriage ride: from 4 to 6 p.m. with carriage ride to follow. $35 per person. Have tea before the carriage rides at one of our historic homes in downtown 450 W. main street (the Lovelace-Ragin mansion)
 
Sunday, December 23
Santa Paws: Photo with your pets, from 2 to 6 p.m. Bring your pet for a photo with Santa. Sponsored by the Community Pet Center as a fund raiser for a $5 donation. No human children on Sunday please.
 
Monday December 24 
Chase Corner Ministries will be closed in observance of Christmas Monday and Tuesday 
 
Monday, December 31 
Victorian New Years Eve Ball at Lenska Palace: from 8:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. A 19th century ball filled with music,conversation, buffet dinner, parlor games and entertainment. Advanced limited ticket sales only. $35.00 per person. Call 828-382-0081 for more information. 
 
Saturday, January 5
Baby and Me Club for Siblings: 10 to 11 a.m., Rutherford Regional Medical Center; registration is required for all classes; please call Lucy Calhoun, 828-286-5065, or e-mail lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com to confirm class dates and times and to register.
 
Tuesday, January 8
Childbirth Education Class: Tuesdays for four weeks, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; free for families having their babies at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; registration is required for all classes; please call Lucy Calhoun, 828-286-5065, or e-mail lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com to confirm class dates and times and to register.
 
Tuesday, January 15
Is Entrepreneurship for You? at ICC; presenter Arlene Childers; identify the personal qualities and skills of successful entrepreneurs.  
 
Thursday, January 24
Bulletproof Your Business Start-Up at ICC; presenter Russ Seagle; learn the 16 things you absolutely must have to avoid to build a bulletproof business. 
 
Saturday, January 26
One-Day Childbirth Education Class: One day class, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; free for families having their babies at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; registration is required for all classes; please call Lucy Calhoun, 828-286-5065, or e-mail lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com to confirm class dates and times and to register.
 
Tuesday, January 29
How to Write a Business Plan at ICC; presenter Arlene Childers; learn the tools necessary to write a successful business plan. 
 
Wednesday, January 30
The Blood Connection blood drive: noon to 5 p.m., Norris Biggs Conference Room at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; goal is 50 pints; walk-ins welcome; donors will receive a T-shirt and the choice of a coupon for the $5 Jewelry Sale or a $5 meal coupon for the Break Away Cafe; for appointments or more information, call 828-286-5338.