Community News, March 29, 2013

Mar. 29, 2013 @ 12:44 AM


The Community Awareness Event hosted by the Word of Deliverance Church has been postponed. The event will now be held sometime in mid-May. For more information call 864-461-7178. 
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: 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 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.! 
Meet the Author: Karen Paulette from 1 to 3 p.m. at Cuttin Up On Mane, downtown Rutherfordton. A portion of proceeds will go to Rutherfordn County Schools' backpack program. Karen Paulette is the author of the fiction novel, "The Black Widow of Union Mills," to be released April 23. 
Monday, April 1
Special Meeting Notice: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special Meeting of the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners will be held on April 1, 2013, at 5 p.m. at the Rutherford County Board of Education Office, 382 West Main Street, Forest City, North Carolina. Agenda: Closed Session; ATTORNEY CLIENT NCGS 143-318.11(a)(3)
KidSenses will be closed for the Easter holiday.
Wednesday, April 3
Griffith Rutherford NSDAR Chapter Meeting at 3 p.m. at The Hut, Toms Street, Rutherfordton
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Understanding Business Financials (Cash Flow and Break Even) – Arlene Childers- 6:00-9:00 p.m., Foundation Building, Maple Room. If you would like to attend, please register by e-mailing me, calling 828-395-1416 or on line
Friday, April 5
Shrimp and Grits Event: Camp Lurecrest, 207 Charlotte Drive, Lake Lure; 5 to 8 p.m.; food, entertainment, dessert sale and fellowship; adults $10, ages 3-13 $5, under 3 free; benefits Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach, a non-profit organization serving families in the Hickory Nut Gorge Community. For more information, visit: 
The Rutherford County Shag Club will meet at the Forest City Diner. Music begins at 8. Beginner lessons begin April 8. Please call 287-9228 for more information on shag club or shag lessons. 
Slime Time Fun at KidSenses: discover the science behind slime! create your own slime and participate in several exciting sticky experiments. The ooey gooey fun begins at 5:30 and will last until 8:00.
Saturday, April 6
Children’s Nature Festival at KidSenses and Discovery Garden Grand Opening: celebrate the arrival of spring and take a look at the spring constellations inside our Explorer Dome Planetarium! Planetarium tickets are just $3 per person and shows start at 1 p.m. Call (828) 286-2120 to purchase tickets. Our friends from Chimney Rock Park will be at the museum to introduce you to several real live animals! Children will have the opportunity to see and touch our live animal friends from 12 to 3 p.m.! Our Garden Ranger will give tours of our Discovery Garden throughout the day! The Children’s Nature Festival will begin at 10 and will end at 4.
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 or (828) 4473134
Celebrate Spring with a 50% off sale at the Washburn Community Outreach Center.  The entire store will be 50% off and all T-shirts are 50 cents!!  Store hours are 9am-2pm; 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd. in Bostic. 
Monday, April 8
Rutherford Quilt Guild Spring meeting at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Rutherfordton Members bring Challenge Quilts.
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.
The Cover to Cover Book Club will meet at 6 pm at Forest City Diner to discuss Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult. All are welcome!
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.
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
Friday, June 21 
The Matthew Pannell Foundation presents Jason Crabb at RS Central on. For ticket info call 828 980 3204