Community News, March 23, 2013

Mar. 23, 2013 @ 01:01 AM

 

Rutherford Quilt Guild Spring meeting at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Rutherfordton Members bring Challenge Quilts.
 
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.
 
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.
 
East Rutherford High School Class of 1967 planning a casual class reunion, Saturday, April 20, at Barley's in Spindale at 6 p.m. Dutch Treat. Wear your class ring. Please RSVP Linda Absher Justice at 704-473-3913. We also need help in reaching classmates.
 
Nominations for the Communities in Schools of Rutherford County annual Tanner Awards for Excellence in Teaching must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, March 29. Completed nominations should be returned to: cisrcinfo@gmail.com or via mail to:
Communities In Schools of Rutherford County, PO Box 2134, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 or dropped off at the CISRC office in Rutherfordton Elementary School, 201 Bob Hardin Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Nominations e-mailed should list "Tanner Award Nomination" in the subject line. For more information, contact CISRC Executive Director Brenda Watson at 828-288-0228. As in past years, the Tanner Award will carry a $1,000 stipend for the first award and $500 for the second award for recipients to use in their classroom with funding provided by the Tanner Foundation.
 
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 billy.bostic@gmail.com
 
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.
 
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. 
 
Gilkey Ruritan Auction: eats, drinks at 5 p.m., auction at 7; if you would like to donate, call Leah 287-9248 or Jo at 287-0686.
 
Young At Heart Club will meet at Rollins Cafeteria at 11:30 a.m.
 
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 jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
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.
 
High-Flying Friday at KidSenses: From 5:30 – 8 p.m., we’ll create our very own whimsical wind socks! Don’t miss out on all of the flying high fun!
 
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.
 
Sun Catcher Saturday at KidSenses: Join us as we design and create sun catchers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.! 
 
Saturday, April 6
20th annual Barbecue Supper: Hopewell Hollis Community Clubhouse from 4 to 8 p.m.; adults $9, age 6-12 $5; 
 
Chase FFA Alumni Spring Picnic at Chase High School; softball at 3 p.m., cookout at 5; For more information contact Ashley at chaseffaalumni@gmail.com or (828) 4473134
 
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. vickyman@comcast.net for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, April 24
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drive at RS Central High School, 641 US 221, Rutherfordton, 8 a.m. ‑ 1:15 p.m. Free t-shirt to all donors!
 
 
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