Community Calendar: May 10, 2014

May. 10, 2014 @ 07:30 AM

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Saturday, May 10

Bill's Creek VFD Community Auxiliary: Spring fundraiser from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; breakfast including sausage biscuits and pancakes and lunch including hot dogs; bake sale, plant sale and silent auction; proceeds benefit Bill's Creek VFD; for more information contact Barbara Welge at 828-625-5517.

Buffet Breakfast, Egg/Candy Drop and Tomato Planting: Breakfast at the Gilkey School Community Center 7 a.m.-10 a.m.; adults are $5, kids 6-12 are $3 and kids 6 and under are free; after the breakfast at 10:30 a.m. there will be an egg/candy drop for kids under 12 who were unable to attend the Easter Egg Drop; following will be the yearly tomato planting, with kids taking home a tomato plant to watch it grow; events located at 172 Gilkey School Road; for information call 828-286-1172.

8th Annual Community Pet Center Festival: Dogs bring your pack, owner and family for lots of fun and exciting things to do; pet contests, blessing of the animals, bingo, music, pony rides, food, several vendors, doggy nail trims and free rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations for the first 200 dogs; festival begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. at Crowe Park in Forest City; all proceeds support the Community Pet Center.

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic: Thunder Road Animal Hospital from noon until 1 p.m.; 1-year rabies shots are $12 cash and 3-year rabies shots are $14 cash; other discounted vaccines will be available for pets; the hospital is located at 827 Thunder Road in Spindale; for information call 286-0033.

50th Anniversary Celebration: Fair Haven Nursing Home and Assisted Living Center is hosting a 50th anniversary celebration from 2-4 p.m.; located at 149 Fair Haven Drive in Bostic; N.C. Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker will address guests at 3 p.m.; refreshments will be served.

Union Mills Barbecue: Sponsored by the Union Mills Community Club at the Community House on Hudlow Road in Union Mills; event is 4-7 p.m.; all-you-can-eat barbecue is $8 for adults and free for children 5 and under; purchase a whole Boston butt for $25; proceeds go toward repairs for the Club House.

Monday, May 12

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

Al-a-non meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton; Mondays at 7 p.m.; Newcomers Meeting at 6:30 p.m. prior to the regularly scheduled meeting; call 288-2767 for more information.

Rutherford Quilt Guild: Meeting at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Main Street in Rutherfordton; program hosted by Darlene Morse, member of the Nimble Thimble Guild; for more information about the Rutherford Quilt Guild and the charities it supports, contact Susan Lester at 288-3030.

Tuesday, May 13

Harris High School Alumni & Friends Breakfast: Beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Forest City Diner; Dutch treat and all welcome; to RSVP call 828-447-3040 or email

American Legion Post 74: Regular meeting at the Legion Hut, 947 U.S. 221 in Rutherfordton; dinner at 6 p.m. and meeting to follow; for information contact Chuck Brooks at 828-287-1294.

Equestrian Trail Coalition of Western North Carolina:Public Town Hall meeting to discuss trails in Rutherford County; 6 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, located at 1850 Poors Ford Road in Rutherfordton; for more information call 828-248-4463.

Bike Night at Sonic: Every Tuesday evening through Sept. 30, 2014; hosted by Carolina Faith Riders at Sonic in Spindale, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.; for more information call Bob at 828-287-6882 or Mike at 828-289-1944.