Community News, April 23, 2013

Apr. 23, 2013 @ 01:10 AM
The KidSenses Discovery Garden is now open for the season! Experience Garden Adventures free with general admission Wednesday-Friday at 10 and 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
 
Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation is having a book sale in the lobby of their office at 186 Hudlow Road in Forest City?  Proceeds will benefit the ACS Relay for Life. Hardbacks are $2 and paperbacks are $1. Our hours of operation are 8-5 Monday through Friday. Contact Karen Black for more information at 245-1621, ext 412. The sale will be ongoing for several months.
 
Isothermal Continuing Education Classes in May: Yoga, Vehicle Escort Certification, Vehicle OBD II Emissions, Disc Golf, Zumba, Concealed Carry Handgun Class.
To register, or for more information, contact the Continuing Education Dept. at 286-3636, option 2, then option 1.
 
Advance Care Planning: Sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Sessions are free. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County at 245-0095 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
 
Friday, April 19
Thermal Belt 2013 Model "A" Hillclimb: Friday events include a tour of Rutherford County; Saturday Hillclimb begins at 1 p.m. on Callahan Koone Road in Spindale. vickyman@comcast.net for more information.
 
Senior Center: 8:45 aerobics; SilverStriders at 9; slow-moving exercise at 12:30.
 
Spring Fish Fry to benefit Youth Empowerment, 182 Sparks Drive from 12 t0 6 p.m. Fish, Fries, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Homemade desserts, beverage, $9 a plate. 5 plates or more can be delivered. Sponsored by Arledge Law Firm, Personnel Services Unlimited, Jackson-Hewitt, Northland Communications, King Law Offices, Spindale Tires, TD Bank, Ulysses D. Miller Funeral Services. Call 888-320-1209 or  email: YouthEmpowermentInc@gmail.com with questions or to pre-order.
 
Hot Dog Supper at Missionary Wesleyan Church, Doggett Road in Forest City at 6 p.m.; $5 adults, children $3. Proceeds go to Hands of Hope For Life.
 
The Dirt on Science at KidSenses: learn how different kinds of dirt make trees grow and flowers blossom. We’ll even look at earthworms that live underground! 5:30 until 8 p.m.
 
Union Mills Learning Center Music at the Mills: supper at 6 and music at 7 featuring Pilgrims on a Journey and Homegrown. Free admission.
 
Saturday, April 20
The Bostic Lincoln Center is hosting in celebration of their 5th anniversary the opening of the museum, the Bostic Licnoln Center Festival at 10 a.m. Free entertainment. Music and drama for all ages. Bring family, friends and a chair. Craft and food vendors, bingo, petting zoo, student art show, classic cars, heritage and train exhibits, tours to Lincoln Hill. Details of shows at Bosticlincolncenter.com.
 
Shooting For A Cure: Old Hickory Rifle and Pistol Club, Gun Club Road, Bostic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $5 per shoot event; handgun and shotgun trap games. Beginners welcome; bring your own shotgun, pistol and ammo; shotgun ammo will be available for purchase. Contact Information: Rutherford County Sheriff Office 828-287-6247. Sponsored by Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office along with Butler’s Jewelry & Loan and The Old Hickory Rifle & Pistol Club
 
Rutherford County Democratic Party will hold its annual convention on at 10 a.m., at Democratic headquarters, 142 Main Street Forest City.
 
Pancake Breakfast: Floyd's Creek Baptist Church from 7 to 10 a.m.; adults $5 children $3; sponsored by Chase Lions Club - all you can eat.
 
Gilkey Chain Gang Crochet and Knit Group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Gilkey School Community Center; for more info call 828-289-2563.
 
Members of the R-S Central Class of 1951 will have their semi-annual luncheon at Ryan's in Forest City at noon. Class members and guests are invited to attend.
 
Discovery Garden Safari at KidSenses: go on a safari in the Discovery Garden and  learn about the wonderful plants that live in the garden and the many different things plants are used for. Then create your own macaroni plate lion to take home! 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
 
Spindale 2013 Hill Climb: Callahan Koon Road in Spindale; 9 a.m. trial//practice runs; 12 p.m. break for lunch 1 p.m. official timed runs; parking available at Senior Center; admission free to all spectators - bring your own chair.
 
American Legion Riders Post 74 will hold a Ride In/Bike Night beginning at 2 p.m. at the Legion Hut, 947 US221 S, Rutherfordton.  Food, drinks, games. All are welcome. Don't need to be on a motorcycle. Proceeds to help veterans and youth activities in Rutherfordton County.
 
Multi-Family School Yard Sale: from 7 to 11 a.m. at Rutherfordton Elementary School on Bob Hardin Road in Rutherfordton
 
Monday, April 22
Senior Center: Senior Games; aerobics at 8:45; SilverStriders at 9; art group 0-2:30; crochet 9-11; funtime cheerleading 11; slow-moving exercise at 12:30
 
Tuesday, April 23
Senior Center: Senior Games; needlework at 9; computer assistance at 10; yoga at 10.
 
Budgeting for Small Businesses – Russ Seagle –  6 - 9 p.m. – Foundation Building, Maple Room — how to forecast sales and expenses, and receive a template you can use right away to start building a budget that will guide your business along profitable roads.
 
Special Meeting Notice: Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners will be held at 5 p.m. at the Cliffside Elementary School, 4016 US Highway 221A, Cliffside, North Carolina. Agenda: Clean-up of County-Owned Former Landfill Site
 
Budgeting for Small Businesses by Russ Seagle from 6 - 9 p.m. in the Foundation Building, Maple Room. If you would like to attend, please register by e-mailing me dspurlin@isothermal.edu, calling 828-395-1416 or on line https://www.ncsbc.net//center.aspx?center=75260
 
Wednesday, April 24
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drive at RS Central High School, 641 US 221, Rutherfordton, 8 a.m. ‑ 1:15 p.m. Free t-shirt to all donors!
 
Senior Center: Senior Games; Wednesday Walk at 8:30; aerobics at 8:45; stitchery at 9; line dancing at 10; oil art group at 12:30; slow-moving exercise at 12:30.
 
Thursday, April 25
Senior Center: Senior Games; needlework at 9; bridge from 12 to 4; computer assistance 12:30 to 2.
 
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Support Group Meeting at 7 p.m. at Crawford Building (right of Main hospital building); enter door marked Education Conference Room at Rutherford Regional; all welcome.
 
Friday, April 26
Senior Center: Senior Games; aerobics at 8:45; SilverStriders at 9; slow-moving exercise at 12:30.
 
Flower Power at KidSenses: createpaper flowers and discover how flowers are used to make different things; make a terrarium in a bag to take home; 5:30 until 8 p.m.
 
Music at the Mills at Union Mills Learning Center; supper at 6, music at 7 p.m. featuring New Broad River Band and Homegrown; free admission.
 
Saturday, April 27
Finger Paint Mania at KidSenses: create a beautiful work of art using over a dozen different kinds of paint; 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
 
Gilkey Chain Gang Crochet and Knit Group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Gilkey School Community Center; for more info call 828-289-2563.
 
Lost Playwrights will meet from 2 until 4 p.m. in the Kapplan Auditorium of Henderson County Library, 301 North Washington Street, Hendersonville. Anyone interested in any aspect of theatre or creative writing is encouraged to attend. There are no dues or admission charges.
 
The Whitehouse Community will be sponsoring a Country Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. at the community center, 5408 Painters Gap Road, Union Mills; $5 adults, $2.50 children 6-12, under 6 free; scrambled eggs, biscuits, french toast, sausage, livermush, sausage gravy, grits, applesauce, jams, honey, coffee, hot tea and orange juice.
 
Walk with the Naturalist: at South Mountain Christian Camp along our new bluebird trail. We'll check several bluebird boxes for nesting activity and discuss the habits of this most beautiful creature. This one-hour program is free and open to all ages. Want bluebirds in your yard? You can build your own bluebird box to take home with you for a $5 donation. All building supplies are provided. To participate, meet at the South Mountain Christian Camp office at 10 a.m. No pre-registration is required. Call 828-245-3322 for additional information.
 
Relay For Life Fundraiser Yard Sale: Rutherford County Health Department, 221 Callahon-Koon Road from 7:30 - noon. Call 287-6488 for more info.
 
Sunday, April 28
Fundraiser Dinner: RS Middle School Cafeteria; from 11 a.m. til 3 p.m.; turkey rice, gravy, dressing, green beans, macaroni and cheese, roll and dessert; to help pay college tuition for Rasheed Wilkins; for more information contact Bobby or Angela Wilkins at 828-447-3035 or 447-6824. Dine in or carry out. Plates $8.
 
Monday, April 29
Senior Center: aerobics at 8:45; SilverStriders at 9; art group from 9 to 2:30; crochet 9-11; funtime cheerleading at 11; slow-moving exercise at 12:30.
 
Tuesday, April 30
Senior Center: needlework at 9; computer class 10-11; yoga 10; birthday recognition at 11:30.
 
Marketing Your Business Using Online Ads & Free Directories – Martin Brossman – Business Sciences Building, Room 137 from 6 to 9 p.m. — Get your business on the map with a strong web presence created using these free directories along with social media ads, like Facebook, Google and LinkedIn. 
 
Thursday, May 2
Democratic Women of Rutherford County will meet at 6 p.m., at Democratic headquarters, 142 W. Main Street Forest City. A light supper will be provided. Interested women welcome.
 
Friday, May 3
Open Golf Tournament at Rumbling Bald Resort at Lake Lure; deadline for entires 5 p.m. April 30. For more information call Sue Lewis at 828-625-8455.
 
Saturday, May 4
The RS Central High School Class of 1953 will celebrate its 60th reunion at 12 noon. Classmates will gather for the occasion at Green River Plantation for lunch. Class members may contact Jake at 704-864-5299, or Anne at 828-286-3545 for complete information concerning the event.
 
Gears & Gables: a ride for housing - 30, 60 & 100-mile routes; sponsored by Rutherford Housing Partnership Inc (a 501c 3) non-profit; beginning at 8 a.m. in downtown Rutherfordton; fully supported cycling event from historic downtown Rutherfordton. This one-day, multi route event will encompass Rutherfordton county.  $30 includes post ride meal and ride t-shirt for early registrations. Call for more information: 828-248-3431. Or visit our web-site.   www.RutherfordHousingPartnership.com
 
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drive: Michael Sersland's Senior Project Blood Drive, 231 Toney Road, Bostic from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  
OOPS Pottery Sale: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at RCVAG on Main Street, Rutherfordton. This pottery sells out fast, so come early.
 
Wednesday, May 8
9th Annual Rutherfordton Lions Club Golf Tournament at Meadowbrook Golf Course. 1:15 pm shotgun start. Hot lunch at 12:15 p.m., drinks at the turn, and a BBQ supper after play. $50 per person; 4-person teams. Entry fees cover cart and greens fees and both meals. Captain's choice. Winning team $500 and trophies; 2nd place team, $100 gift certificate; 3rd place team, $60 gift certificate. Hole-in-one prizes are a new auto from McCurry Deck on one Par-3 and a three-day cruise on another Par-3. $50 gift certificates for longest drive and for closest to hole. All gift certificates are for the pro-shop. For more information, contact Dick Hood 828-287-2308.
 
Friday, May 10
12th Annual Bill's Creek Antique Tractor & Engine Show: Friday and Saturday; sponsored by the Bills creek VFD, 104 Landmark Drive, Lake Lure; e-mail Tessneerfarm@att.net or phone 828-625-4720; free admission, trophies awarded; show, sale, swap, concessions available.
 
Norris Public Library Semi-Annual Book Sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Town Hall building; large variety of books. Half and Half Raffle! Tickets start at only $5. Half of proceeds for a new circulation desk and shelving at the library and half to be divided between two lucky individuals. Drawings will be held during the Fall Book Sale and you do not need to be present to win!
 
Saturday, May 11
Gilkey Chain Gang Crochet and Knit Group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Gilkey School Community Center; for more info call 828-289-2563.
 
Tuesday, May 14
Introduction to Pastel Painting Class: Instructor Janet McNally from 10 to 1 p.m. May 14 - June 4  Cost: $60. Call RCVAG 288-5009 to register
 
Wednesday, May 15
Community Forum About NC Innovations for Persons with Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities; Rutherford Regional Hospital, 288 S. Ridgecrest St., Rutherfordton, Norris Biggs Conference Room; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
 
Saturday, May 18
Gilkey Chain Gang Crochet and Knit Group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Gilkey School Community Center; for more info call 828-289-2563.
 
Race Path Baptist Church will be hosting the NC Baptist Men's Dental Bus from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church. Basic dental services will be provided to patients who do not have dental insurance or Medicaid. To make an appointment, please contact the church office at 828-453-8321.
 
Classical Conversations Homeschool Group is having an information meeting at Cornerstone Fellowship from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Questions please call 828-289-7605.
 
Saturday, May 25
Gilkey Chain Gang Crochet and Knit Group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Gilkey School Community Center; for more info call 828-289-2563.
 
Saturday, June 1
2nd Annual Mad Mountain Mud Run: in Hendersonville; only event of its kind with an all-day music, food & local beer festival. The field is limited, and the event is designed for teams of four – register soon! Take advantage of early registration prices through February. Tons of obstacles, all team-focused. www.Madmountainmudrun.comm for more information
 
Saturday, June 8
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open this from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.  
 
Friday, June 21 
The Matthew Pannell Foundation presents Jason Crabb at R-S Central. For ticket info call 828 980 3204
 
Saturday, July 13
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open this from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.  
 
Saturday, August 10
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open this from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.  
 
Saturday, September 14
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open this from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.  
 
Saturday, October 12
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open this from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.  
 
Saturday, November 9
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open this from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.  
 
Saturday, December 14
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open this from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.