Community News, March 19, 2013

Mar. 19, 2013 @ 12:02 AM


Isothermal Continuing Education classes starting in April: Sign Language II, T’ai Chi Chih, Beginning Shag Dance, Small Engine Repair- Advanced, Notary Public, Music, Imagery and More, Effective Teaching in Distance Learning, Zumba, Vehicle Safety Inspection, Ceramics, Securing Business Support- Non Profits,Expressive Water Colors, Force on Force Concealed Handgun, Saturday Morning Bakeshop - Yeast Bread, Digital Photography, ServSafe Food Safety Training, Genealogy Research, Sell It on Craig’s List, Concealed Carry Handgun, Disc Golf, Intro to Excel, Auto Dealers CEU, How Money Works, Family Swim, Intro to Quickbooks. To register, or for more information, contact the Continuing Education Dept. at 286-3636, option 2, then option 1.
The Lake Lure Lions Club announces the start of Bingo season. Lions Bingo is held every Monday at 7 p.m. in the Lakeview Restaurant at Rumbing Bald Resort from April 1st to the middle of November. We play 10 games plus an 11th bonus game. We play under the North Carolina Beach Bingo Rules and children are welcome! The cost for one card is $2 or three cards for $5. The proceeds from Bingo benefit the blind and hearing impaired. 
Advance Care Planning:  Sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Sessions are free. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County at 245-0095 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
Tuesday, March 19
Stroke Support Group: Third Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for more information, call 828-286-5509.
Senior Center: needlework 9 a.m.; computer class 10 a.m.; yoga 10 a.m. ; SHIIP Program 10:30 a.m.; Wii Fun 1 p.m.
The Professional Women's Association will hold their March meeting at Rollins Cafeteria in Forest City at 12 noon. The speaker will be Mr. James Hines, Rutherford/Polk/McDowell Health Director with a topic of community health. The PWA meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month for a Dutch treat lunch, networking, and community involvement. For more information or to join our association please contact Amy Hamilton at 828.375.0046. 
Mental Illness Family Support Group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Cleveland County Red Cross building, 1333 Fallston Road, Shelby.
Retro Cinema 4 & Rutherford County Humane Society present “My Dog Skip” at 7 p.m. to benefit Retro Cinema's digital upgrade and RCHS's ongoing animal rescue and re-homing in Rutherford County. Everyone who purchases a ticket on-line, in advance is eligible for a bonus prize drawing! When purchasing your ticket on line, please add your number of tickets in the area that says "Add special  instructions to seller." Your name will automatically be entered for a prize drawing. Print out your PayPal receipt as your ticket.
Taxes for Small Businesses at Isothermal Community College Spindale Campus, Foundation Building, Maple Room, 6 to 9 p.m. If you would like to attend, please register by e-mailing me, calling 828-395-1416 or on line
Senior Citizens Day will be held at Chase High School starting at 9 a.m.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Please call Chase High School at 245-7668 if you have any questions.
Thursday, March 21
Poor Man's Supper: at American Legion Post, 423 Boss Moore Road, Caroleen; from 5 to 7 p.m. adults $6, ages 6-12 $3, under 6 free; take-out available.
NAMI Rutherford - Cleveland Education Forum: at 7 p.m. at Rutherford Regional Hospital, the Crawford Building; speaker Terry Ledford. The Crawford building is located to the right of the main Hospital facility as you enter at the front entrance. Park in the marked parking lot directly in front of the Crawford Building. Enter through center door labeled ‘Education Conference Room’. Refreshments will be served.
Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners will be held on at 6 p.m. at the Rutherford County Board of Education Office, 382 West Main Street, Forest City, North Carolina. Agenda: Highway 74 Bypass; Regional Issues Affecting Cleveland, Polk, and Rutherford Counties
Friday, March 22
Senior Center: aerobics at 8:45; SilverStriders at 9; Medicine Drop from 9 to 1; slow-moving exercise at 12:30; table tennis at 1; bring in Silverarts Entries from 9 to 1.
Union Mills Learning Center Music at the Mills; supper at 6 and music at 7; Pilgrims on a Journey and Homegrown. Free admission.
Saturday, March 23
TJCA New Century Scholars' 4th Annual Pet Event/Fundraiser for the Community Pet Center and Humane Society; at TJCA, 2527 US Hwy. 221-A, Caroleen from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.;  Raffle, bake sale, rabies clinic. Pet talent/fashion show will begin at 11 a.m.; entry fee is a bag of dog or cat food. Call 828-657-9998, Ext. 7 for more information.
18-Hole Par 3 2-Person Best Ball Golf Tournament: at Challenger 3 in Shelby; lunch at 12 p.m., tee time at 1 p.m.; $60 per team (2 persons); door prizes and closest to pin prize; proceeds to benefit Wilson Baptist Church Youth. Call 828-429-6806 oe e-mail
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 to confirm class dates and times and to register.
4th Annual Fundraiser for Community Pet Center and Rutherford County Humane society: pet adoption drive, rabies clinic, raffle sale, bake sale and pet contests; 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, 2527 US Hwy. 221A, Mooresboro.
Community Awareness Event; from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; at Forest City Housing Authority, 147 East Spruce St., Forest City; music, dance, songs, face painting and more. Free food and 300 free boxes of household products/paper towels, toilet tissue, personal hygiene, baby diapers and pull-upsetc. These boxes will be given out on a first come first serve basis. Sponsored by Word of Deliverance in Chesnee.
Operation Medicine Drop Take-Back Event: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; at Food Lions in Rutherfordton and Forest City and at Ellenboro Fire Department; Please bring prescriptions and over the counter medicines to the event and keep them out of the wrong hands.
Pink Ladies Indoor Yard Sale: Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center, 8 a.m. to noon (no early birds please); sale will include household items, clothes, toys, light furniture and more; all donations are welcome, and may be dropped at the Center until March 22. Proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Resource Center for wig room renovations.
Lost Playwrights will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. in Kapplan Auditorium, Henderson County Library, Hendersonville, NC. Will feature a special presentation by Gary Carden, renowned dramatist, folklorist, and storyteller. 
Country Breakfast: at The Whitehouse Community, 5408 Painters Gap Road, Union Mills, from 7 to 10 a.m. $5 adults, $2.50 age 6-12 and free 6 years old. 
Monday, March 25
Freedom from Smoking Class: Every Monday, 4 to 5 p.m., Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail
Senior Center: aerobics at 8:45; SilverStriders at 9; art group from 9-2:30; crochet 9-11; shuffleboard practice 10; fun-time cheerleading 11; slow-moving exercise 12:30; shuffleboard practice at 1.
March into Madness with Rollins Cafeteria and the Chase High Beta Club's Pancake Extravaganza from from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rollins Cafeteria. Tickets are $7 from a Chase High Beta Member, or at the door.
Tuesday, March 26
Senior Center: needlework at 9; computer class at 10; yoga at 10; cornhole practice at 10; chair exercise at 11:15; cornhole practice at 1.
Wednesday, March 27
Wednesday walk at 8:30; aerobics at 8:45; stitchery at 9; line dancing 10; football throw practice 10; Easter hat parade at 11:15; oil art group 12:30; slow-moving exercise; football throw practice at 1.
Thursday, March 28
Mastectomy fittings: Every other Thursday by appointment, Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith’s Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment, call 828-245-4596. 
Senior Center: needlework at 9; Silverarts reception at 9; Silverarts awards at 10:45; birthday recognition at 11:30; bridge 12 to 4; computer class 12:30 to 2.
Friday, March 29
Senior Center closed for Good Friday.
Saturday, March 30
Cruise-In Blessing of the Bikes and Bike Show: at Rutherford County Moose Lodge, 548 E. US 74 Hwy Bus in Forest City at 11 a.m. Blessing of the Bikes at 12:30; music by 3:16 Band; free food, drinks and door prizes. For info call 289-1944.
Saturday, April 6
20th annual Barbecue Supper: Hopewell Hollis Community Clubhouse from 4 to 8 p.m.; adults $9, age 6-12 $5; 
Tuesday,  April 9
Retro Cinema 4 & Rutherford County Humane Society present “Good-bye My Lady”  at 7 p.m. to benefit Retro Cinema's digital upgrade and RCHS's ongoing animal rescue and re-homing in Rutherford County. Everyone who purchases a ticket on-line, in advance is eligible for a bonus prize drawing! When purchasing your ticket on line, please add your number of tickets in the area that says "Add special  instructions to seller." Your name will automatically be entered for a prize drawing. Print out your PayPal receipt as your ticket.
Friday, April 19
Thermal Belt 2013 Model "A" Hillclimb: Friday events include a tour of Rutherford County; Saturday Hillclimb begins at 1 p.m. on Callahan Koone Road in Spindale. for more information.
Saturday, June 1
2nd Annual Mad Mountain Mud Run: in Hendersonville; only event of its kind with an all-day music, food & local beer festival. The field is limited, and the event is designed for teams of four – register soon!  Take advantage of early registration prices through February. Tons of obstacles, all team-focused. www.Madmountainmudrun.comm for more information