Community News, September 6, 2013

Sep. 06, 2013 @ 12:47 AM
 
Chase High School Class  of 1968 reunion scheduled for Saturday, October 12. If you haven't been contacted, please call Judy at 828-245-6403 for information.
 
The Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to help deliver meals. Call Diane Allen at 287-1233.
 
The Distinguished Young Women of Rutherford County scholarship program is seeking applications for the 2015 program, to be held March 15, 2014, at the Foundation, Isothermal Community College. Junior girls in any local high school are eligible to participate. The application deadline is October 5, 2013. Applicants may register online at www.ajm.org or pick up an application in the guidance office of your school. Please contact Gail Strickland for more information at gailstrickland@bellsouth.net or 828-245-2156.
 
Advance Care Planning: Free sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County at 245-0095 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
 
Friday, September 6
Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure host Senior Fridays the first Friday of every month from 10:30 – 2. The morning usually starts off with a few light snacks/drinks and a guest speaker or event (craft/dancing/etc.) Around noon there is a break in the programming during which lunch is provided. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
Bluegrass music night with Destination Bluegrass at Union Mills Learning Center at 7 pm; admission is free. Supper served at 6 pm; $5 per plate. Call 828-748-7956 for info.
 
The Rutherford County Shag Club will dance at the Forest City Diner located on Main Street, Forest City. Music starts at 8. All shaggers and anyone interested in learning to shag is welcome to attend. For information call 287-9228. Free lessons at 7 p.m.
 
Colorific Fun at KidSenses! We'll learn the secret of creating virtually ANY color in the entire world. The activity begins at 5:30 and lasts until 8 pm and is free with regular admission.
 
The North Carolina Mobile Screening Unit will be at Lake Lure Ingles parking lot for free vision and hearing screenings from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
 
Senior Center, Spindale: Breakfast with Director at 9; Seniorshiners visit Lifecare at 9:45.
 
Senior Center, Shingle Hollow: Coffee and chatter at 9, Choir at 9:30; Blood Pressure Check at 10:30; Bingo at 11.
 
Senior Center, Henrietta: Trivia Plus at 10:30. Biblical History at 11.
 
Senior Center, Ellenboro: Blood Pressure Check at 10 and Master Detective Game at 11.
 
Saturday, September 7 
Book Signing: at Mooneyham Library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Taylor-Grace Davis; Destined - The Protector Series.
 
All you can eat Country Breakfast at Union Mills Learning Center. Adults $6; kids 6 & under free; UMLC Members $5. Proceeds go towards educational programs offered to the community and building repairs. 
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042.
 
15th Annual Green Creek Heritage Festival at Green Creek Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission and parking. No pets, outside solicitation or food vendors allowed.
 
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop 305 Buffalo Creek Road (across from Apple Valley Golf Course) in Lake Lure open Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. or on request. Call 625-1042.
 
3rd Annual Bostic Lincoln Center Fundraising Sale at Bostic Park Picnic Shelter in Bostic from 8 until . . . Household items and clothing. Rain or shine. To donate or pick up items call 828-245-9800.
 
Lost Playwrights will meet from 2 until 4 p.m. in Kaplan Auditorium, Henderson County Library, 301 North Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC. All persons interested in any aspect of theatre or creative writing are encouraged to attend.
 
Finger Paint Day at KidSenses! Use our fingers to create a beautiful work of art using over a dozen different kinds of paint!  Play Specialists will give out super cool prizes for the most creative paintings! The fun begins at 1 pm and lasts until 3 pm
 
Live Country Music & Dance with music by "Fire on the Mountain." Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road, Union Mills. Fun, safe, family atmosphere- bring the kids. Doors open at 6 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. Concessions will be sold. For more information, call 748-7956. Free admission.
 
Big Stacks for Big Change Pancake Breakfast at Fatz Cafe from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $7 (children under 6 free) and can be purchased from any CISRC Board member or call 828-288-0228 or by email cisrcinfo@gmail.com or at the door.
 
Sunday, September 8
Free Mental Illness Education Classes (6 beginning Sept. 8) at United Way of Rutherford County, 668 Withrow Road, Forest City. For more info, visit www.nami.org/sites/NAMIRutherford-Cleveland. Classes are structured to help families understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being.
 
Monday, September 9
The regular meeting of the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners will be held at the Ellenboro Volunteer Fire Department Training Room, 175 Depot Street, Ellenboro, NC at 6 p.m. Agenda for the meeting may be viewed online at www.rutherfordcountync.gov. 
 
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
    
National Guard Armory of Forest City Blood Drive, 890 Withrow Road, Forest City; 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card!  
 
Rutherford Quilt Guild: will meet at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Rutherfordton. Judy Weber will speak about embellishments and we will discuss plans for Springtime in the Carolinas in April. For info call 287-3030.
 
Welcome Table Free Community Meal every Monday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Center, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton; dine in only. Sponsored by Churches of Rutherfordton.
 
Chase FFA Alumni Meeting at 7 p.m. at Agriculture Department, Chase High School;
chaseffaalumni@gmail.com
 
Chase Corner Ministries Store Wide Half-Price Sale. Some exclusions and limitations do apply. Monday, Sept. 9 through Friday, Sept. 20.
 
Senior Center, Spindale: blood pressure check from 9 to 11; pen pal sign up at 10:30.
 
Senior Center, Shingle Hollow: Coffee and chatter at 9, Singing at 10:50
 
Senior Center, Henrietta: Blood Pressure check at 9:30. Learn to Crochet at 10.
 
Senior Center, Ellenboro: Joke telling at 10. Spelling Bee at 11.
 
Tuesday, September 10
Community Forum from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rutherford Community Health Center meeting room, 187 W. Mail Street, Spindale for individuals and families with interest in the mental health, substance abuse and intellectual /developmental disability service system. To be held in the Communication Technology Building, Room 108 (also known as the Radio Station, WNCW) from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
 
HOPE Grief Support Group will at 10 a.m. at Hospice of Rutherford County. This is a free support group for any adult who has lost a loved one. Please call 245-0095 to register or for more information.
 
Harris High School Alumni and Friends Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at City Diner in Forest City; Dutch treat; RSVP by 9/8/13 828-245-2658 or gerjoj@aol.com
 
A former national surfing champion, concert violinist, movie stunt man, notorious jewel thief and convicted murderer, Rev. Jack Murphy, "Murph the Surf"  will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m. at the annual fund raising dinner for the 096 Chaplaincy Ministry. Reservations are necessary and must be received before Sept. 6 . Please call Andra Prince at (828) 429-7820 to make a reservation. This is a catered event and seating is limited. 
 
American Legion Post 74 will hold a regular meeting at the Legion Hut, 947 US 221 S, Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting to follow.
 
The Cover to Cover Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the Forest City Diner to eat and discuss Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson. 
 
Basics of Starting Seminar at ICC by Harry Ponder from 6 to 9 p.m. How to start a small business and the basic issues that must be addressed. To be held in the Communication Technology Building, Room 108 (also known as the Radio Station, WNCW) from 6:00-9:00 p.m. To register call 828-395-1416, or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu, or online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75260
 
Senior Center, Spindale: Phobias and Superstitions at 1-:30; Wii fun at 1 p.m.
 
Senior Center, Shingle Hollow: Coffee and chatter at 9, Choir at 9:30; Word Search at 10.
 
Senior Center, Henrietta: Piano Music at 9:30. Discussion - How to Avoid Scams at 11.
 
Senior Center, Ellenboro: Reading and sharing current events at 10. Bingo at 11.
 
KidSenses Discovery Garden: Join us as we read Dr. Seuss's book The Lorax. Learn how important trees are to us and our ecosystem. Free with general admission Wednesday-Friday with guided nature-based tours at 10 and 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
 
Wednesday, September 11
Senior Center, Spindale: archery practice at 10; and write your life story from 10 to 11:15.
 
Senior Center, Shingle Hollow: Coffee and chatter at 9; Discussion of fall projects to do.
 
Senior Center, Henrietta: Piano Music at 9:30. Tribute to 9-11 at 10.
 
Senior Center, Ellenboro: Popcorn Party at 10. Puzzles and word search at 10:30
 
Thursday, September 12
Developing a Business Plan – Russ Seagle; 6 to 9 p.m. at ICC; Learn a simple technique for writing an effective business plan and the most effective method for improving your business plan. To be held in the Communication Technology Building, Room 108 (also known as the Radio Station, WNCW) from 6:00-9:00 p.m. To register call 828-395-1416, or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu, or online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75260
 
GRACE Support Group: at 6 pm at Race Path Baptist Church. Meetings are free for anyone caring for a loved one with a long term illness. Call Hospice of Rutherford County at 245-0095 for more information.
 
The County’s Planning Commission has scheduled a workshop to invite citizen and industry input on the current solar issue at hand. It is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the ICC foundation.
 
Senior Center, Spindale: trip to Hamricks at 8:45; Just Dance at 1 p.m.
 
Senior Center, Shingle Hollow: Coffee and chatter at 9; Learn how to crochet at  10:30
 
Senior Center, Henrietta: Scattergories at 10. Bingo at 11
 
Senior Center, Ellenboro: Word Search at 10. Root Beer Float Day at 10:30
 
Friday, September 13 
Music at the Mills Bluegrass show with "Dixie Grass." Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road, Union Mills. Fun, safe, family atmosphere, bring the kids. Doors open at 5 pm, music starts at 7 pm. Hamburger plates, $5. For more information, call 748-7956.
 
Senior Center, Spindale: Diabetic support group at 10:30; chair exercise at 11:15.
 
Senior Center, Shingle Hollow: Coffee and chatter at 9; Blood pressure check at 10:30; Bingo at 10:50.
 
Senior Center, Henrietta: Fortune Cookie Day at 10 and Biblical History at 11.
 
Senior Center, Ellenboro: Blood pressure check at 10. Discussion fun times at the fair at 11.
 
Paper Doll Design Studio at KidSenses! Create your very own designer paper dolls at KidSenses!  From 5:30 to 8 p.m. and is free with regular admission.
 
Saturday, September 14
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.  
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042.
                     
Cliffside Masonic Lodge Blood Drive, Old Main Street, Cliffside; 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.                                    
To schedule an appointment call Wayne Millis at 429-0212. All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card!    
 
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop 305 Buffalo Creek Road (across from Apple Valley Golf Course) in Lake Lure open Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. or on request. Call 625-1042.
 
Free Airplane Rides For Kids (ages 8 - 17) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Rutherford County Airport. Sponsored by Forest City Kiwanis Club in conjunction with Volunteer Pilots. For info call 828-245-9836 or email mhendrix@kchsesrvices.com
 
Benefit: Community Pet Center benefit; CrossFit Wide Open will be hosting “Fight Gone Bad” a fitness challenge; email Sarah Gilling sgilling.edge@gmail.com prior to registering for more information; Youth division ages 8yrs to 14yrs old.  Registration is $20; make monetary or “wish list” donation stop by between 8am and 12pm at CrossFit Wide Open on Main Street in Rutherfordton on Saturday, September 14. Some of the items on their “wish list” include dog and cat food, blankets and towels.; call  828-287-7738 for extended list.
 
Yard Sale at the intersection of Thompson Rd and Hwy 221 North from 6:30 am until. Union Mills Learning Center has a classroom full of items that will be sold to help raise funds for future programs. To donate items for this yard sale, call 748-7956. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
Buffet Breakfast at Gilkey School Community Center from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Adults $5, ages 6-12 $3, under 6 free; all you can eat.
 
Foam Paint Explosion at KidSenses! Learn how to turn ordinary foam into paint to create a one-of-a-kind artistic masterpiece. From 1 until 3 p.m.
 
Monday, September 16
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
                          
Spindale United Methodist Church Blood Drive, East Main and Methodist Drive, Spindale; 3 to 7 p.m. To schedule an appointment call David McKee at 286-2281.                     
All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card!  
 
The September 16 and October 21 regular meetings of the Rutherford County Planning Commission will be held in a Conference Room  of the Isothermal Community College Foundation, Performing Arts Theater just outside the auditorium.
 
Senior Center, Spindale: Recipe Club at  10:30 and Zumba at 5:30.
 
Senior Center, Shingle Hollow: Coffee and chatter at 9; Singing at 10:30. 
 
Senior Center, Henrietta: Blood pressure check at 9:30. Learn to crochet at 10. Apple tasting at 11.
 
Senior Center, Ellenboro: Exercise for the mind at 10 and spelling bee at 11.
 
Tuesday, September 17
NAMI will meet at the Church of the Redeemer in Shelby, 502 W. Sumter Street, Shelby from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Support group meetings for those who have family members with mental illness will be on the third Tuesday of each month.
 
Recordkeeping and Financial Statements for Small Businesses– Dan Thomas; 6 to 9 p.m. at ICC; an explanation of Profit and Loss Statements and Balance Sheets and the need for recordkeeping and bookkeeping systems.
 
HOPE Grief Support Group will at 10 a.m. at Hospice of Rutherford County. This is a free support group for any adult who has lost a loved one. Please call 245-0095 to register or for more information.
 
Prime of Life Festival: at The Foundation Performing Arts Center in Spindale from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.; health screenings and more. For more information call 1-704-214-9799. Free admission.
 
The Professional Women's Association of Rutherford County at 12 noon at Ryan’s in Forest City. Dutch treat. Dr. Mary Shafer of Carolina Chiropractic will talk on ergonomics for the work place. Nadine Moore and Beverly Allen are our hosts for the September Meeting. For info 828-305-2278. 
 
Senior Center, Spindale: Meet and Eat at Scott's on Broadway at 5:30; Prime of Life Festival at The Foundation at ICC froom 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
 
Senior Center, Shingle Hollow: Coffee and chatter at 9, Choir at 9:30, Enjoying Music bring your favorite CDs at 11.
 
Senior Center, Henrietta: Constitution Day at 10. Blame someone else day at 11.
 
Senior Center, Ellenboro: Magazine swap at 10 and Bingo at 11.
 
Wednesday, September 18
Senior Center, Spindale:  Tea Party at 9:30; Seniorshiners visit Creekside Crossing at 9:35; Write Your Life Story from 10 to 11:15.
 
Senior Center, Shingle Hollow: Coffee and chatter at 9, Fall flower arranging (bring your own flowers) at 10:30.
 
Senior Center, Henrietta: Angel Craft at 10. Box Trivia at 11.
 
Senior Center, Ellenboro: Chat time with tea and coffee at 10, This was the year  ... 1964 at 10:30. Bulletin Board Trivia at 11.
 
Thursday, September 19
Pricing your Product or Service – Russ Seagle; 6 to 9 p.m. at ICC; strategies for pricing, how to choose the right pricing model for your business, and how to use your pricing as a marketing tool and as a forecasting tool. A calculator is required.
 
Senior Center, Spindale: Scruples at 10:30; Just Dance at 1.
 
Senior Center, Shingle Hollow: Singing at 10:50; learn how to crochet at 11.
 
Senior Center, Henrietta: Scattergories at 10. Bingo at 11.
 
Senior Center, Ellenboro: Favorite Board Games at 10. Piano Music at 11.
 
Friday, September 20
Senior Center, Spindale: Book Club at 10:30; Bingo at 1.
 
Senior Center, Shingle Hollow: Coffee and chatter at 9,  Blood pressure check at 10:30; Bingo at 10:50.
 
Senior Center, Henrietta: This was the year ... 1952. at 10 and Biblical History at 11.
 
Senior Center, Ellenboro: Blood pressure check at 10. Bring your favorite CD at 11.
 
Saturday, September 21
Smiith's Drugs/Tommy HIcks Golf Tournament to Fight MD at 1:30 p.m. at Forest City Municipal Golf Course. Captain's Choice Format - North State Gas $1 million dollar hole in one shot on #7. Sisk Family Ford new 2013 Automobile hole in one front nine attempts on #2. Cash, gifts, prizes, food and beverages. See pro Terry Osteen at the golf course for entry form or call Tommy Hicks at 828-245-7853.
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042.
 
Grilling and Chilling at Rutherford County Cooperative Extension from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $10 per person; featuring Ed Price, owner and chef, BlackRock Cattle, Laura Sexton dietician and Chuck Sane dessert.
 
Monday, September 23
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
                           
Smith's Drugs of Forest City Blood Drive, 139 East Main Street, Forest City;
1 to 5:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment call Alex Moore at 245-4591. All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card!   
 
Chase Corner Ministries Quarter Sale (Monday through Friday) – Most items in the store will be sold for 25¢. Some exclusions and limitations do apply.
 
Senior Center, Spindale: SilverStriders at 9; Crochet from 9 to 11
 
Senior Center, Shingle Hollow: Singing at 10:30; Biblical History at 10:50
 
Senior Center, Henrietta: Blood Pressure Check at 9:30. Learn to Crochet at 10. Ice Cream Cone at 11.
 
Senior Center, Ellenboro: Puzzles at 10. Discussion - Uses for apple cider vinegar at 11.
 
Tuesday, September 24
Make Splash Without Much Cash —Marketing for Small Business – Russ Seagle; 6 to 9 p.m. at ICC; how to draw customers to your business without breaking the bank and methods of building your business.
 
HOPE Grief Support Group will at 10 a.m. at Hospice of Rutherford County. This is a free support group for any adult who has lost a loved one. Please call 245-0095 to register or for more information.
 
Chase Corner Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mobile Food Pantry at Calvary Baptist Church on 1509 Ferry Road in Mooresboro. The giveaway begins at 10 am. Please call 828-247-0096 if you have questions. 
 
The regular September meeting of the Enhanced Recycling Committee will be held at the new Transfer Station at the Rutherford County Solid Waste Department, 656 Laurel Hill Drive, Rutherfordton, at 10 a.m.  Included on the agenda will be the grand opening of the new Transfer Station.
 
Senior Center, Spindale: Car Maintenance Tips at 10:30; Butterbean Auction at 1. 
 
Senior Center, Shingle Hollow: Recognition of September Birthdays at  11.
 
Senior Center, Henrietta: Fall Craft at 10 and George Gershwin Crossword Puzzle at 11.
 
Senior Center, Ellenboro: Puzzles at 10. Discussion - remembering your first car at 10:30. Bingo at 11.
 
Wednesday, September 25
Senior Center, Spindale: Write Your Life Story from 10 to 11:15; Speaker Dr. Russ at 10:30.
 
Senior Center, Shingle Hollow: Remembering school days at 10:30.
 
Senior Center, Henrietta: Master Gardener, Cindy Street at 10:30.
 
Senior Center, Ellenboro: Puzzles and word search at 10:30 and Scattergories at 11.
 
Thursday, September 26
Taxes for Small Business – Dan Thomas; 6 to 9 p.m. at ICC; small business taxation will be discussed in depth and attendees will be clear on most common tax requirements and issues for small businesses.
                        
Isothermal Community College Blood Drive, Hwy 74 West, Spindale; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card!  
 
Senior Center, Spindale: Chair Volleyball at 10:30; Just Dance at 1.
 
Senior Center, Shingle Hollow: Learn how to crochet at  11.
 
Senior Center, Henrietta: Scattergories at 10. Bingo at 11.
 
Senior Center, Ellenboro: Share pictures and stories of your family at 10. Master Detective Game at 11.
 
Friday, September 27                               
Big Spring Baptist Church Blood Drive, 534 Big Springs Baptist Church Road, Ellenboro; 2:30 to 7 p.m. To schedule an appointment please call Anne Self at 245-5061. Free hot dog supper! All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card!
 
Senior Center, Spindale: Toney Tours Info at 10:30; Table Tennis at 1.
 
Senior Center, Shingle Hollow: Blood pressure check at 10:30. Bingo at 10:50.
 
Senior Center, Henrietta: Bulletin Board Trivia at 10.
 
Senior Center, Ellenboro: Blood pressure check at 10 and spelling bee at 11.
 
Saturday, September 28
Girl Scouts of Gilkey, Green Hill and Union Mills, are sponsoring a Tough Cookie 8K Run at the Gilkey School Community Center, Gilkey School Road. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and late registrations will be taken until 8 a.m. The race and warm-up will begin at 8:15 a.m. and the race begins at 8:30 a.m. Call Linc McDaniel at 828-289-3741 for details.
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042.
 
MSGT Allen Young Memorial 5k walk/run and fun run. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the old K-Mart parking lot behind Denny's on Highway 74 Bypass in Spindale and will be led by his wife and two boys. All proceeds will benefit the Luke and Reddik Young College Fund.
 
Caroleen/Henrietta/Avondale Day: from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. at Caroleen American Legion Post. Cruise In - Car Show, Scout Pond Hayride, Memorabilia, Food, Free Fishing, Crafts, Games and Music. Family Event - no alcoholic beverages allowed.
 
Tour de Peach: a chaity bicycle ride in Gaffney with proceeds for American Cancer Society. For more information, please visit www.tourdepeach.com.
 
Monday, September 30
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
                          
Gilkey School Community Center Blood Drive, 217 Gilkey School, Rutherfordton
3 to 7 p.m. To schedule an appointment please call 287-4120. All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card!
 
Welcome Table Free Community Meal every Monday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Center, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton; dine in only. Sponsored by Churches of Rutherfordton.
 
Chase Corner Ministries Declining Bag Sale (Monday through Thursday) – Pay one low price for everything you can fit in our bag (Mon. $5 a bag, Tues. $4 a bag, Wed. $3 a bag, and Thurs. $1 for any size bag!). Some exclusions and limitations do apply.
 
Senior Center, Spindale: Birthday Recognition at 11:30; Zumba at 5:30
 
Senior Center, Shingle Hollow: Singing at 10:30. Biblical History at 10:50.
 
Senior Center, Henrietta: Blood Pressure Check at 9:30. Learn to crochet at 10. Chewing Gum Day at 11.
 
Senior Center, Ellenboro: Monopoly at 10, Recognition of September birthdays at 10:30.
 
Friday, October 4
Senior Friday at Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure from 10:30 – 2. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
Chase Corner Ministries will be closed in order to put out fall and winter items. 
 
Saturday, October 5
Chase High Class of 1963 50th year class reunion at Rutherfordton Clubhouse. If you have not been contacted, call Joyce Honeycutt Spurling at 828-245-0062.
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042.
 
Monday, October 7
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Welcome Table Free Community Meal every Monday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Center, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton; dine in only. Sponsored by Churches of Rutherfordton.
 
Saturday, October 12
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.  
 
Chase High School Class  of 1968 reunion. If you haven't been contacted, please call Judy at 828-245-6403 for information.
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042.
 
Monday, October 14
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Thursday, October 17
The Rutherford Medication Assistance Program, a division of the Rutherford Community Health Center, will be at the Cherry Mountain Fire Department from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enroll county residents of the Golden Valley, Bostic and Sunshine areas in programs to receive prescription medications free directly from the pharmaceutical companies. The programs are available to those without prescription coverage and meet income guidelines. Please call 828-288-8872 to pre-qualify and secure your appointment time at CMFD.
 
Friday, October 18
30 year reunion - RS Class of ’83.  If you or someone you know were a part of the Class of ’83, please forward current contact information via email to Gwen Scoville gwen@alphagraphics.com or David Odom davidodom87@gmail.com or Dee Ledbetter deeledbetter@ymail.com or call 828-289-8749
 
Saturday, October 19
Centennial Craft Show: Green Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Space is 10 x 8, includes one table and is limited to 30 vendors. Table rent price is $20 per spot. Vendor registration deadline is Sept. 30. Contact Wendy Craig at 828-527-7474 or breezyh77@hotmail.com
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042.
 
Monday, October 21
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
The  October 21 regular meeting of the Rutherford County Planning Commission will be held in a Conference Room  of the Isothermal Community College Foundation, Performing Arts Theater just outside the auditorium. 
 
Monday, October 28
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Saturday, October 26
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042.
 
Friday, November 1
Senior Friday at Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure from 10:30 – 2. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
Monday, November 4
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Saturday, November 9
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.  
 
Monday, November 11
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Monday, November 18
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Monday, November 25
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Monday, December 2
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Friday, December 6
Senior Friday at Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure from 10:30 – 2. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
Saturday, December 7
Christmas with the King - A tribute to Elvis: Travis Powell live in concert at 7 p.m. at The Performing Arts Foundation at ICC. Sponsored by Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Association and Johnny Rockstar Entertainment. Houseseats $25, Meet and Greet Seats $35. Box Seats $50. Group Rates (10 or more) $20 each (house seats only). Ticket info 704-481-9535 or michellecrka@aol.com.
 
Monday, December 9
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Saturday, December 14
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open this from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.  
 
Monday, December 16
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Monday, December 23
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Monday, December 30
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.