Community News, December 11, 2012

Dec. 11, 2012 @ 12:49 AM

 

Anyone interested in joining Boy Scouts in Rutherford County is invited to call 447-4194 for information on scouting for all ages in Rutherford County.
 
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and the PATH Shelter are in desperate need of old cell phones to be given to victims of domestic violence. If you have cell phones that are not being used, please contact Detective Jamie Keever at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office at 828-287-6084.
 
Bennett Classics Antique Auto Museum is a Designated Toys for Tots drop off Located at 241 Vance St. Forest City, NC  828-247-1767
 
Advance Care Planning: Sessions consist of individualized assistance with understanding the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Sessions are free. Call Joey Revis at 245-0095 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
 
Volunteer with the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem program, and learn how to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. Please call Charity Robinson at 828-287-3929 or email at charity.robinson@nccourts.org. If you’d like to find out more about being the voice for a child, call 1-800- 982-4041, visit ncgal.org, or go to facebook.com/ncGuardianAdLitem.
 
Be a Holiday Hero!  CBCC will award one $1,000 scholarship to a student who organizes and hosts the most successful blood drive during the holidays. The blood drive must occur December 22 - January 6. Students interested in becoming a holiday hero can call 704-972-4727.
 
Tuesday, December 11
The Cover to Cover Book Club will meet at 6 pm at The Forest City Diner to discuss "On Folly Beach" by Karen White. All are welcome!
 
American Legion Post 74 will hold the regular meeting. Dinner at 6 p.m.; meeting to follow. Legion riders will meet following legion meeting; Chuck Brooks, Commander, 287-1294
 
Wednesday, December 12
The Blood Connection will be conducting a blood drive in the front parking lot of the  Rutherford Health Department from 8 AM - 4 PM.  Please call Brandi Saine at 287-6124 to make an appointment.
 
Thursday, December 13
The Belles of Rutherford County: A dinner theater production by the Forest City Repertory Theater at 6:30 p.m.; Matinee, $20.00 includes dinner at Forest City Club House, 106 Westview St.
 
Friday, December 14
Hay rides: downtown Forest City; from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $2 per person, children and adults. A great way to see the holiday lights on a hay wagon, two treats in one. Wagon will load across from fountain area.
 
Santa House: downtown Forest City from 6 to 9 p.m. 
 
The Belles of Rutherford County: A dinner theater production by the Forest City Repertory Theater at 6:30 p.m.; Matinee, $20 includes dinner at Forest City Club House, 106 Westview St.
 
Winter Skate: at the Santa House in Forest City every weekend through New Year's; Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m. - Saturdays, 2 to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 2 to 6 p.m. Cost is $7 adults and $5 children under 12; Sponsored by Kidsplay
 
Music at the Mills: Supper at 6 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. featuring Most Wanted Bluegrass, Mountian Oaks & Homegrown. Free admission. Spaghetti Supper Adults $6, Kids 6-12 $5, Under 6 free
 
O Christmas Trees at KidSenses: We will magically transform ordinary objects into the most breathtakingly gorgeous Christmas trees you’ve ever seen! The tree transformation fun will begin at 5:30 and will last until 8:00.
 
Saturday, December 15
Christmas Party Extravaganza at KidSenses: decorate Christmas cookies, design  Christmas cards to send to Santa Claus, feast on holiday treats, and play lots of fun holiday games! The fun will begin at 12 and will last until 4
 
Carriage Rides: downtown Forest City from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $7 adults and $3 for children under 12. Last tickets sold between 8 and 8:30. 
 
Santa House: downtown Forest City from 2 to 9 p.m. 
 
The Belles of Rutherford County: A dinner theater production by the Forest City Repertory Theater at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Matinee, $20 includes dinner; Forest City Club House, 106 Westview St.
 
Sunday, December 16
Santa Paws: Photo with your pets, from 2 to 6 p.m. Bring your pet for a photo with Santa. Sponsored by the Community Pet Center as a fund raiser for a $5 donation. No human children on Sunday please.
 
Monday, December 17
A Christmas Carol (by Nebraska Theatre Caravan): 7:30 p.m. The Foundation Performing Arts & Conference Center. For more information, go to www.FoundationShows.org 
 
Tuesday, December 18
Mental Illness Family Support Group: Cleveland County Red Cross Building, 1333 Fallston Road, Shelby; 6:30 to 8 p.m. third Tuesday of each month.
 
Blood Drive: Chase High School, 1603 Chase High Rd., Forest City, from 8 a.m. ‑ 1:30 p.m.; Free tshirt to all donors!
 
Mobile Food Pantry: at Providence United Methodist Church, 161 Providence Ch. Rd. in Forest City. Sponsored by Chase Corner Ministries. Food giveaway begains around 10 am.
 
Friday, December 21
Hay rides: downtown Forest City; from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $2 per person, children and adults. A great way to see the holiday lights on a hay wagon, two treats in one. Wagon will load across from fountain area.
 
Santa House: downtown Forest City from 6 to 9 p.m. 
 
Winter Skate: at the Santa House in Forest City every weekend through New Year's; Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m. - Saturdays, 2 to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 2 to 6 p.m. Cost is $7 adults and $5 children under 12; Sponsored by Kidsplay
 
Widow/Widower’s Lunch Bunch: from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Ryan’s in Forest City
for anyone in the community who has lost a spouse. This is a dutch treat lunch and participants must register in order to reserve lunch. Call Travis Smith at 245-0095 for more information.
 
Saturday, December 22
Carriage Rides: downtown Forest City from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $7 adults and $3 for children under 12. Last tickets sold between 8 and 8:30. 
 
Santa House: downtown Forest City from 2 to 9 p.m. 
 
A Victorian Tea, Christmas Concert and House Tour at Lenska Palace with carriage ride: from 4 to 6 p.m. with carriage ride to follow. $35 per person. Have tea before the carriage rides at one of our historic homes in downtown 450 W. main street (the Lovelace-Ragin mansion)
 
Sunday, December 23
Santa Paws: Photo with your pets, from 2 to 6 p.m. Bring your pet for a photo with Santa. Sponsored by the Community Pet Center as a fund raiser for a $5 donation. No human children on Sunday please.
 
Monday December 24 
Chase Corner Ministries will be closed in observance of Christmas Monday and Tuesday 
 
Monday, December 31 
Victorian New Years Eve Ball at Lenska Palace: from 8:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. A 19th century ball filled with music,conversation, buffet dinner, parlor games and entertainment. Advanced limited ticket sales only. $35.00 per person. Call 828-382-0081 for more information. 
 
Saturday, January 5
Baby and Me Club for Siblings: 10 to 11 a.m., 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.
 
Tuesday, January 8
Childbirth Education Class: Tuesdays for four weeks, 6:30 to 8:30 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.
 
Saturday, January 26
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.
 
Wednesday, January 30
The Blood Connection blood drive: noon to 5 p.m., Norris Biggs Conference Room at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; goal is 50 pints; walk-ins welcome; donors will receive a T-shirt and the choice of a coupon for the $5 Jewelry Sale or a $5 meal coupon for the Break Away Cafe; for appointments or more information, call 828-286-5338.