Community News, December 22, 2012
Dec. 22, 2012 @ 12:37 AM
RUTHERFORD COUNTY —
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 email@example.com. 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.
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)
East Rutherford High School Cavaliers Class of 1970 Christmas reunion gathering at Barley's December 22 Saturday Drop-in from 4:00 until 6:00 PM Welcome to support local business by eating supper afterwards.
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
"Last Minute Gifts that are ONE OF A KIND. The Rutherford County Visual Arts Guild will be open on Christmas Eve from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The Guild is located on Main Street in Rutherfordton, NC."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm class dates and times and to register.
Saturday, January 5
Bridal Showcase: featuring fashion show, giveaways and vendors; from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 2270 US 74ABypass, Forest City; register at www.joys-bridal.com; call 828-245-0454 for more info. Event is free.
Monday, January 7
Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners will be held at 5 P.M. in the Rutherford County Office Building, 289 North Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC in the County Commissioners’ Meeting Room.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.