Community Calendar: June 23, 2014

Jun. 24, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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Tuesday, June 24

Communicating and Hearing Assistance Mentoring Program (CHAMP): Learn about how to volunteer and support seniors with hearing loss; speaker Cynthia Harmon will share details about the program at 9:30 a.m. at the Rutherford County Senior Center, 193 Callahan Koon Road in Spindale.

Chase Corner Ministries Mobile Food Pantry: Co-sponsored giveaway at Mountain Creek Baptist Church, 710 Mountain Creek Road in Rutherfordton; giveaway begins around 10 a.m.

International Dancing: Special performance as Maribelle Sarate brings her students to the Rutherford County Senior Center to demonstrate international dances; 10:30 a.m. at the center, 193 Callahan Koon Road in Spindale.

Special Joint Meeting: The Rutherford County Board of Commissioners and Town Councils of Forest City, Lake Lure, Rutherfordton and Spindale will participate in a joint meeting at 6 p.m. at The Foundation at Isothermal Community College; elected officials will receive a presentation on the Joint Sewer Systems Study and follow with a discussion; the public is invited to attend.

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.

Wednesday, June 25

Men's Health Issues: Special program with speaker Dr. Glover Little at the Rutherford County Senior Center, 193 Callahan Koon Road in Spindale; beginning at 10:30 a.m. and sponsored in correlation with National Men's Health Month.

Summer Reading Program: Union Mills Learning Center program every Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. through July 30 (except July 2); free for all elementary students; reading and crafts at the center, 6495 Hudlow Road in Union Mills; for more information call 828-748-7956.

Thursday, June 26

Rutherford County Democratic Party: Regular monthly meeting at headquarters, 142 West Main Street in Forest City; meeting begins at 7 p.m.; for more information email

Friday, June 27

Open Lab & Library: Union Mills Learning Center computer lab and library open to the public every Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m during the summer; free wi-fi and laptop access; located at 6495 Hudlow Road in Union Mills; for more information call 828-748-7956.

17th Annual Kids & Cops: Event will be held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Charles R. Summey II Park (formerly the Forest City-Dunbar Park); event geared toward kids ages 12 and under and families are welcome; opportunity to learn about different departments that protect and serve neighborhoods and communities; pizza, drinks and multiple activities to participate in.

Music at the Mills: Free live bluegrass music featuring Rocky Creek Band; 7 p.m. at Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road in Union Mills; for more information call 828-748-7956.

Saturday, June 28

Country Breakfast: Hosted by the Whitehouse Community at their community center from 7-10 a.m.; located at 5408 Painters Gap Road in Union Mills; everything made from scratch with fresh ingredients; $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 6-12 and free for children under 6.

Jackie Walker Benefit: Hot dogs, hot rides and hot music at Ellenboro Elementary School, 4-6:30 p.m.; event will include a cruise-in, car/bike show and supper; awards for first place car, bike and people's choice; music by Cosmo Pannell and Blood Bought begins at 6:30 p.m.; for more information or to make a donation call 828-429-2796.