Community News, February 2, 2013

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 12:14 AM

 

Saturday, February 2
Free new coats will be given away beginning at 9 a.m. today at Florence Baptist Church, off South Broadway Street in Forest City. There will be coats for all ages and all sizes for boys, girls, women and men. Come to the front of the church and volunteers will be there to hand out the free coats.
 
Country Ham and Chicken Pie Supper: Mt. Vernon Community Club House; from 4:30 to 7 p.m.; adults $8, Child 5-12 $5, under 5 free
 
Women Together: The Foundation Performing Arts Center at Isothermal Community College; featuring humorist Jeanne Robertson; tickets are $29 and $34, and are available by calling 828-286-9990; proceeds from the event pay for mammograms for medically uninsured women and sustains Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Navigator Program; for more information, call 828-286-5070.
 
Free 3-day Beekeeping School: McDowell Community Technical College, Marion; first three saturdays in February from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; required registration; call 828-724-4444 or e-mail mcdowellbeeschool@gmail.com.
 
Finger Paint Day at KidSenses! We'll use our fingers to create a beautiful work of art using over a dozen different kinds of paint! The finger painting fun will begin at 1:00 and will last until 3:00.
 
Young at Heart Club will meet at 11 a.m. at Rollins Cafeteria.
 
Monday, February 4
R-S Central High School Financial Aid Night: 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria; ICC and McNair Foundation will do a presentation on financial aid and scholarships. Open to all seniors and their parents.
 
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.
 
Pink Ladies Support Group: First Monday of every month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer; for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Special Meeting of the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners will be held on February 4, 2013, at 5 PM at the Rutherford County Office Building, 289 North Main Street, Rutherfordton, North Carolina in the County Commissioners’ Meeting Room. 
 
Monday, February 4
PROMISE is a grief support group for parents who have lost an adult child.  Meetings will take place at Hospice of Rutherford County each Monday in February at 10 a.m. Please call 245-0095 to register or for more information. 
 
Tuesday, February 5
Beach Bingo returns to Forest City from 6 to 8 p.m.; 50¢ per card, per game. All proceeds go to the Community Pet Center.
 
Thursday, February 7
Baby-Parent Connection: 6 to 9 p.m., Rutherford Regional Medical Center; registration is required for all classes; please call Lucy Calhoun, 828-286-5065, or e-mail lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com to confirm class dates and times and to register.
 
Mastectomy fittings: Every other Thursday by appointment, Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith’s Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment, call 828-245-4596.
 
East Rutherford High School Financial Aid Night: 6:30 p.m. in the commons area;  ICC and McNair Foundation will do a presentation on financial aid and scholarships. Open to all seniors and their parents. 
 
GRACE Support Group: 6:00pm at Race Path Baptist Church. Meetings are for anyone in the community caring for a loved one with a long term illness. Call Hospice of Rutherford County at 245-0095 for more information.
 
Friday, February 8
Getting Your Farm to Scale: by Mountain BizWorks with guest speaker Lee Mink, founder of Leap Farm from 9 am - 12 pm; Mill Spring Agriculture Center, Mill Spring, NC
 
SWEEP (Solid Waste Environmental Education Panel) will meet at noon at GDS at 141 Fairground Road. If you are concerned about recycling and our environment, please come to this meeting. For more information go to: www.sweeprecycles.com
 
Rutherford County Schools: will be a regular school day for students. This will be a makeup day for students due to bad weather.
 
Valentine Design Studio at KidSenses: Join us as we make heart decorations and creative valentines! The valentine fun will begin at 5:30 and will last until 8:00.
 
Saturday, February 9
Dental Health Day at KidSenses with Cornerston Dental Associates: discover the importance of taking care of our teeth. We’ll also create our own tooth necklaces and delightful dental hats! There will also be games, dental giveaways and much more! All of the “tooth-tacular” fun begins at 10:00 and will end at 4:00.
 
Sunday, February 10 
The Annual Meeting of the Sandy Mush Vol. Fire Dept. will be held at 2 p.m.. at the fire department. Public is invited to attend.
 
The Foothills Daylily Society will meet at 2 p.m. at the County Offices Annex located at 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton. Anyone interested in growing and learning more about daylilies is invited to attend. New members are welcomed!  Membership dues of $10.00 per year will be collected at this meeting. For more information, contact Nancy Womack at 288-0212 or nancyhwomack@bellsouth.net   
 
Monday, February 11
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.
 
Chase FFA Alumni Meeting:  at 7 p.m.; Agriculture Department, Chase High School Contact: chaseffaalumni@gmail.com (828) 447-3134
 
Rutherford Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Rutherfordton; Jane Garrison speaker; for more information call 288-3030.
 
Tuesday, February 12 
Breastfeeding Class: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Rutherford Regional Medical Center; registration is required for all classes; please call Lucy Calhoun, 828-286-5065, or e-mail lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com to confirm class dates and times and to register.
 
Silent Auction and Pancake Supper: benefiting the Girl Scouts of Gilkey, Greenhill and Union Mills; Gilkey Clubhouse on Gilkey School Road; Enjoy pancakes and sausage provided by the Girl Scouts. Take the opportunity to pick up some treasured items at the silent auction. Sponsored by Gilkey Ruritan. For more information or to make an auction donation, please contact Linc McDaniel at 828-289-3741 or Daphnie Atchley at 828-755-5897. 
 
Wednesday, February 13
$5 Jewelry and accessories sale: , 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 14, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday, Feb. 15, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Norris Biggs Classroom at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; proceeds presented by Rutherford Regional’s Auxiliary to RRHS for patient care services; for information, call 828-286-5338.
 
Thursday, February 14
Mastectomy fittings: Every other Thursday by appointment, Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith’s Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment, call 828-245-4596.
 
Friday, February 15
Widow/Widower’s Lunch Bunch: from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Ryan’s in Forest City for anyone in the community who has lost a spouse. Offered by Hospice of Rutherford County, the group deals with a variety of topics and includes time for sharing and socializing as well. This is a dutch treat lunch and participants must register in order to reserve lunch. Call 245-0095 for more information.
 
Monday, February 18
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.
 
Survivin’ Cancer Support Group: Third Monday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for anyone who has heard the words “you have cancer;” for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Tuesday, February 19
Stroke Support Group: Third Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for more information, call 828-286-5509.
 
Thursday, February 21
Mastectomy fittings: Every other Thursday by appointment, Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith’s Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment, call 828-245-4596
 
Diabetes Support Group meeting: 6 to 8 p.m., Norris Biggs Classroom, Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for more information, call 828-286-5502.
 
Saturday, February 23
Free Financial Aid Workshop: Cleveland Community College; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Student Activities Center. Interested participants should register by visiting the College Foundation of North Carolina website at www.CFNC.org/FAFSAday and click on “CFNC Events," or by calling CFNC at (866) 866-CFNC. For more information on FAFSA Day call the Financial Aid Office at Cleveland Community College at (704) 669-4028.
 
Monday, February 25
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.
 
Thursday, February 28
Mastectomy fittings: Every other Thursday by appointment, Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith’s Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment, call 828-245-4596.
 
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.
 
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