Community Calendar: July 1, 2014

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 07:30 AM

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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.

Wednesday, July 2

Hospice Resale Shop Half-Price Sale: Beginning today and continuing through Saturday, July 5 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed July 4); all proceeds ensure that anyone can access the 18-bed Hospice House regardless of ability to pay; for more information call 828-248-9305.

Thursday, July 3

Beach Bingo: Lane's Hog Heaven BBQ in downtown Forest City, beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m.; cards are .50 cents each, per game; bingo is played first and third Thursday of each month; proceeds go to the Community Pet Center's projects.

Friday, July 4

Annual July 4th Celebration: Gilkey Community School and Ruritan Clubhouse beginning at 4 p.m.; car show, food, bingo, fireworks and more; for more information contact Leah Buckley at 828-287-9248 or

Saturday, July 5

Lowrance, Miller, Gray and Twitty Family Reunion: Deadline to register is today for reunion that will be held on August 30 at Crowe Park in Forest City; for information contact Carol Lowrance-McFarley at 704-777-7700.

County Breakfast: All-you-can eat breakfast at Union Mills Learning Center 6-10 a.m.; plates are $6 per person, $5 for center members and free for children 6 and under; center is located at 6495 Hudlow Road in Union Mills; proceeds go toward educational programs and building renovations; for more information call 828-748-7956.

Monday, July 7

Freedom from Smoking Class: Every Monday, 4-5 p.m., Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for more information, call 828-286-4536 or e-mail

Pink Ladies Support Group: First Monday of every month, 5-6:30 p.m., Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail

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.