Community News, October 1, 2013

Oct. 01, 2013 @ 12:19 AM
 
Sawmill Tours: Parton Lumber Company will offer guided tours of the sawmill operation at Logan Station. These tours will allow people to see how trees are turned into lumber. Limited to persons 16 and older. Selected days at 2 p.m. Reservations at 287-4257.
 
Salvation Army Christmas Cheer Center assistance — sign up at one of the following locations: All signs ups are from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Rutherfordton Elementary School, Sept. 30; Ellenboro Elementary School, October 1; Harris Elementary Schools, October 2; Spindale Elementary School, October 7; Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School, October 10. 
 
The Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to help deliver meals. Call Diane Allen at 287-1233.
 
Advance Care Planning: Free sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County at 245-0095 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
 
Tuesday, October 1
Special Community Meeting at Green Hill Volunteer Fire Department at 6:30 p.m. to vote on changes to current Articles of Incorporation.
 
Wednesday, October 2
Griffith Rutherford NSDASR Chapter Meeting at 3 p.m. at The Hut, 271 N. Toms Street, Rutherfordton. Program about the OVTA marchers by Chivous Bradley
 
Cabbage Exploration in the KidSenses Discovery Garden. Learn about the many different types of cabbage, how it grows, what it tastes like as well as how it can be used for food. Experience the Discovery Garden FREE with general admission price Wednesday-Friday with guided nature-based tours at 10 and 11 a.m., and 12 p.m.
 
The Rutherford County Visual Arts Guild Open Studio 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come and paint with others/any medium. $5 non members. Call 828-288-5009 for info.
 
Thursday, October 3
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Friday, October 4
Senior Friday at Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure from 10:30 – 2. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
Chase Corner Ministries will be closed in order to put out fall and winter items. 
 
The Rutherford County Shag Club will meet in the dance room at the Forest City Diner. Free Basic Shag Lesson at 7. Music starts at 8 with DJ Mike McDaniel, radio personality from WSGE 91.7. All beach music lovers and shaggers are invited to attend. For more information call 287-9228.
 
Autumn Tree Art Fun at KidSenses! Create your own miniature autumn trees
From 5:30 until 8 p.m. and is free with regular admission. 
 
Music at the Mills Bluegrass show with "Rocky Creek." Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road, Union Mills. Fun, safe, family atmosphere. Doors open at 5pm, music starts at 7 pm. Chicken sandwich plates- $5. For info call 748-7956. Free admission
 
Saturday, October 5 
All You Can Eat Country Breakfast from 7 to 10 am. Adults $6, children 6 & under- $3. UMLC Members pay only $5! All profits for UMLC programs and renovations. 
 
Live Country Music and Dance with music by "Fire on the Mountain." Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road, Union Mills. Fun, safe, family atmosphere- bring the kids. Doors open at 6 pm, music starts at 7. Concessions sold. For info, call 748-7956. Free admission
 
Chase High Class of 1963 50th year class reunion at Rutherfordton Clubhouse. If you have not been contacted, call Joyce Honeycutt Spurling at 828-245-0062.
 
50th Class reunion: 1963 graduating class of Chase High School; 6 p.m. at Rutherfordton Clubhouse. Call Joyce at 245-0062 if you have not been contacted.
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays. Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays also or by request. Call 828-625-1042 for appointment.
 
Yard Sale at Bill's Creek VFD Community Auxiliary, 1118 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure from 7 a.m. until. Serving breakfast and lunch; Call 929-625-5517
 
Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic at Thunder Road Animal Hospital from noon to 1 p.m.
 
Fly-In! to celebrate 22 anniversary of 57 Alpha Cafe. Musical guests. Call to sign up. 828-286-1677.
 
Short Stacks for Big Change: Boy Scouts of America Pancake Breakfast at Fatz from 8 to 10 a.m.; $7 per person. Proceeds for Egans Newton Eagle Scout Project.
 
Rutherfordton Hilltop Fall Festival! KidSenses museum will be open from 9 am-5 pm with our own special sidewalk sale. Design your very own "spooktacular" necklace for $1.00. Don't miss out on all of the fall family fun!
 
Monday, October 7
The regular October meeting of the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners will be held at the Town of Lake Lure Municipal Center, 2948 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, North Carolina at 6:00 PM.  Agendas for the meeting may be viewed online at www.rutherfordcountync.gov. 
 
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Welcome Table Free Community Meal every Monday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Center, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton; dine in only. Sponsored by Churches of Rutherfordton.
 
The Rutherford Community Chorus rehearses Monday nights at First Baptist Church, Forest City, from 7:30 until 9:00 pm. New singers are welcome to join the chorus at their first rehearsal of the season on Monday, October 7. For more information contact Tony Spencer at tspencer@bellsouth.net or (828) 289-4638.
 
Tuesday, October 8
How to Grow Your Small Business at ICC in the Communication Technology Building, Room 108 from 6 to 9 p.m.; Richard Morraele instructor. You will learn the 8 Success Strategies. To register call 828-395-1416 or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu or online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75260
 
The Cover to Cover book club will meet at Forest City Diner at 6 pm to eat and discuss The Ballad of Tom Dooley by Sharon McCrumb. 
 
The Rutherford County Visual Arts Guild Watercolor Classes (4 weeks of instruction) begins 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Instructor Linda McGregor. $56 non members. Call 828-288-5009 for info.
 
Thursday, October 10
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Selling on eBay for the Entrepreneur at ICC from 1 to 4 p.m. in Foundation Building, Hickory Room; instructor Nick Hawks. A great seminar for the “dabbler” or the entrepreneur wanting to make eBay a primary business tool. To register call 828-395-1416 or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu or online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75260
 
Hospice Memorial Service will be held at 6 pm at the Carolina Event and Conference Center. The service will remember Hospice patients who passed between March and August and honor those special family and friends who cared for them. For info call Terry Honeycutt at 245-0095. 
 
Friday, October 11
Saving Homes and Stabilizing Communities at Carolina Event and Conference Center, Forest City from 10 a.m. unitl 2 p.m. For those in a position and who are willing to assist others by sharing information that can make a difference when in financial difficulty. To register: http://www.nchousing.org/news-events/calendar or call 828-247-4142 or 919-827-4494.
 
Saturday, October 12
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.  
 
Chase High School Class  of 1968 reunion. If you haven't been contacted, please call Judy at 828-245-6403 for information.
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays. Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays also or by request. Call 828-625-1042 for appointment.
 
Monday, October 14
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Tuesday, October 15
QuickBooks for Small Business at ICC in the Communication Technology Building, Room 108 from 6 to 9 p.m.; instructor Jeff Weathers. To register call 828-395-1416 or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu or online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75260
 
Thursday, October 17
The Rutherford Medication Assistance Program at the Cherry Mountain Fire Department from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enroll residents of Golden Valley, Bostic and Sunshine in programs to receive prescription medications free. Available to those without prescription coverage and who meet income guidelines. Call 828-288-8872 to pre-qualify and secure appointment at CMFD.
 
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Celebrate Rutherford County: The Bechtler Legacy Fundraiser and Street Festival at The Bechtler House, 130 W. 6th Street, Rutherfordton from 5 to 7 p.m.; local vendors, UNC-TV documentary, displays, tours, live music, and refreshments. Admission free, donations encouraged.
 
GRACE Support Group at 6 pm at Race Path Baptist Church free for anyone caring for a loved one with a long term illness. Call Hospice of Rutherford County at 245-0095 for more information.
 
Hospice of Rutherford County is hosting a veterans presentation (Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death) at the Carolina Event and Conference Center from 8:30 am until 12 pm. Continuing education hours will be available through the Hospice Foundation of America for a wide range of professions. For info and to register online, visit hospiceofrutherford.org by October 11.  
 
Friday, October 18
30 year reunion - RS Class of ’83.  If you or someone you know were a part of the Class of ’83, please forward current contact information via email to Gwen Scoville gwen@alphagraphics.com or David Odom davidodom87@gmail.com or Dee Ledbetter deeledbetter@ymail.com or call 828-289-8749
 
Saturday, October 19
Centennial Craft Show: Green Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Space is 10 x 8, includes one table; limited to 30 vendors. Table rent is $20 per spot. Vendor registration deadline is Sept. 30. Contact Wendy Craig at 828-527-7474 or breezyh77@hotmail.com
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays. Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays also or by request. Call 828-625-1042 for appointment.
 
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drive: Victory Baptist Church, 531 Soco Gap Road, Ellenboro, from 11 am to 3 pm.
 
R-S Central Class of 93: 20-year reunion at the Carolina Event Center in Forest City from 7 to 12 pm. Visit our website at  www.rscentralclassof93.com and buy tickets online through PayPal or pay by check made to Class of 93 and mail to 431 Arlington Street, Forest City, NC 28043. Tickets are $30 and deadline is October 1st. Call Tosha Spicer Ramsey at 828-429-6565  for info.
 
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport, noon until 3 p.m., weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike.
 
Zumba(r) Fitness Party in Pink (TM) at Lifestyle Wellness and Spa in Forest City (partnering with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research) from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10
 
Monday, October 21
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
The  October 21 regular meeting of the Rutherford County Planning Commission will be held in a Conference Room  of the Isothermal Community College Foundation, Performing Arts Theater just outside the auditorium. 
 
Savvy Social Media Strategy for Small Businesses at ICC in the Communication Technology Building, Room 108 from 6 to 9 p.m.; instructor Russ Seagle; explore the promotional opportunities in online social media. To register call 828-395-1416 or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu or online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75260
 
Hospice of Rutherford County Volunteer Training: October 21 - 23 from 10 am – 3 pm at the Carolina Event & Conference Center.  Call Mary Richardson at 245-0095 to register or for information.
 
Tuesday, October 22
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drive: Milliken & Company, 2080 NC Hwy 226, Bostic, from 1 to 5:30 p.m.
 
Cash Flow Essentials for Survival of your Business at ICC in the Communication Technology Building, Room 108 from 6 to 9 p.m.; instructor Tim Dannelly. To register call 828-395-1416 or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu or online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75260
 
Thursday, October 24
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Rutherford Regional Goes Pink: from 10 a.m. to noon, Norris Biggs Conference Room at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; pamper yourself with manicures and chair massages; learn about mammograms and other services for women; a wreath making demonstration and cooking demonstration are planned; door prizes. For more information, call 828-245-4596.
 
Friday, October 25
East High School class of 2003 ten-year reunion Friday and Saturday. Homecoming game Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at Chimney Rock State Park at 11 a.m. Admission and food costs for the park is $23.95 per adult and $13.45 per child ages 6 and up; 5 and under free. Money should be turned in by early October. Call 828-289-8527 for info.
 
Saturday, October 26
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport, noon until 3 p.m., weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike.
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays. Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays also or by request. Call 828-625-1042 for appointment.
 
Spaghetti Dinner at Bills Creek Community Center sponsored by Lake Lure Lions Club. Adults $10, ages 6-19 $5, 5 and under free. Proceeds for blind and hearing impaired. Tickets purchased at the door or in advance from any Lake Lure Lion member or by calling 625-4931. 
 
Monday, October 28
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Tuesday, October 29
Go Green and Save at ICC in the Communication Technology Building, Room 108 from 6 to 9 p.m.; instructor Matt Rudisill. Learn how to adjust personal, home, and business habits to help save money and the environment. To register call 828-395-1416 or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu or online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75260
 
Thursday, October 31
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Friday, November 1
Senior Friday at Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure from 10:30 – 2. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
Saturday, November 2
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport, noon until 3 p.m., weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike.
 
Monday, November 4
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Thursday, November 7
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Saturday, November 9
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.  
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays. Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays also or by request. Call 828-625-1042 for appointment.
 
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport, noon until 3 p.m., weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike.
 
Monday, November 11
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Thursday, November 14
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Saturday, November 16
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport, noon until 3 p.m., weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike.
 
Monday, November 18
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Thursday, November 21
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Saturday, November 23
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport, noon until 3 p.m., weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike.
 
Monday, November 25
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Thursday, November 28
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Saturday, November 30
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport, noon until 3 p.m., weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike.
 
Monday, December 2
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Thursday, December 5
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Friday, December 6
Senior Friday at Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure from 10:30 – 2. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
Saturday, December 7
Christmas with the King - A tribute to Elvis: Travis Powell live in concert at 7 p.m. at The Performing Arts Foundation at ICC. Sponsored by Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Association and Johnny Rockstar Entertainment. Houseseats $25, Meet and Greet Seats $35. Box Seats $50. Group Rates (10 or more) $20 each (house seats only). Ticket info 704-481-9535 or michellecrka@aol.com.
 
Monday, December 9
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
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.  
 
Monday, December 16
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Monday, December 23
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Monday, December 30
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.