Community Calendar: July 2, 2014

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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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

Red, White and Blueberries Pie Contest Deadline: Last day to submit entries for July blueberry pie contest at Rutherford County Farmers Market this Saturday; entry forms and recipes must be submitted by mail, fax or email to Tracy Davis at Cooperative Extension ( or 193 Callahan Koon Road, Spindale, NC 28160); judging begins Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Farmers Market.

Beach Bingo at Lane's Hog Heaven BBQ in downtown Forest City has been canceled for the month of July.

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.

Red, White and Blueberries Pie Contest: This month's contest features blueberries, held at Rutherford County Farmers Market; pies must arrive by 9 a.m. and judging begins at 10 a.m.; winners announced after and patrons/vendors allowed to taste entries following judging.

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.

Tuesday, July 8

Chase Corner Ministries Mobile Food Pantry: Co-sponsored giveaway at Bostic First Baptist Church, 188 East Church Street; giveaway begins around 10 a.m.

American Legion Post 74 Meeting: Regular meeting at the Legion Hut, 947 U.S. Hwy. 221 in Rutherfordton; dinner served at 6 p.m. and meeting to follow; for more information call 828-287-1294.

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 9

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