Community Calendar: June 26, 2014

Jun. 26, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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Thursday, June 26

Backpack Reading Program: Beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. at Doggett Grove AME Zion Church, 651 Doggett Grove Road in Forest City; program runs through July 11 on Thursdays and Fridays; volunteers welcome; for more information call Barbara Petty at 248-2383.

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 rutherfordncdemocrats@gmail.com.

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.

Yard & Bake Sale: Women's, men's and children's items, books, antiques and household items; located at Forest City Family Medicine, 281 East Main Street; begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m.; proceeds benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Anderson Family Reunion: Crowe Park from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; for more information call 704-616-3150.

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.

5th Annual Guns & Hoses: Softball game at McNair Field at 4:30 p.m. featuring law enforcement, firefighters and emergency personnel; tickets are $7 and includes admission to Guns & Hoses and Owls game at 7:30 p.m.; portion of ticket sales go toward the American Cancer Society Relay For Life Forest City Team and Hospice of Rutherford County; for tickets call 828-245-0000 or stop by the Owls box office.

Monday, June 30

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 jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.

Al-Anon 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.

Tuesday, July 1

HOPE Support Group: A series of four consecutive Tuesdays every other month; next series begins today at 6 p.m. at Hospice of Rutherford County's Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living; facilitated by Terry Honeycutt; meetings are free for any adult who has lost a loved one.

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.