Community News, July 3, 2013

Jul. 03, 2013 @ 12:04 AM
Free Zumba Classes: at Rutherford Senior Center on Mondays (July 8, 15, 22, and 29) at 5:30 p.m. for anyone age 55 or older. For info call 277-6409. If you can only come for one or two of the classes, that is fine.
 
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. 
 
You’ve Been “Flushed”! By making a minimum donation of $10, we will place a beautifully decorated Toilet on the lawn of your choice! Some restrictions may apply.
If your lawn gets “flushed,"  you can make a minimum donation of $10 to have the toilet removed and sent to someone else’s lawn. For more info call 828-288-6335 or 828-288-6329. Proceeds will benefit Relay For Life Of Rutherford County. Sponsored by RIMA Relay For Life Team.
 
Book Sale: Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation lobby at 186 Hudlow Road in Forest City to benefit ACS Relay for Life. Hardbacks $2; paperbacks $1.  8-5 Mon - Fri. For info 245-1621, ext 412.
 
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.
 
Wednesday, July 3
Safe Sitter Class: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for youth ages 11 to 13; cost is $50 and includes course materials and lunch; pre-registration required by calling 828-286-5218. 
 
Retro Cinema is showing a free kids movie every Wednesday during the school break at 10 a.m. There is no cost for the  movie and to make the full movie experience affordable for everyone, theater owner Mike Packett is offering  have $1 soda, popcorns, and sno-cups.  Come early to get a seat. Wednesday, July 3, the owners will be showing, Despicable Me. 
 
Senior Center: Wednesday walk at 8:30, aerobics 8:45, stitchery 9, line dancing 10, red,white and blue bingo 10:30, oil art group 12:30, slow-moving exercise 12:30. Wear Blue Today.
 
Thursday, July 4
Big Day in Ellenboro: parade at 9 a.m.; opening ceremony to follow.  Arts & crafts, music, vendors, tractors, food, plenty of home made ice cream, watermelon; lots of fun; for info call 453-7414 453-8932
 
The landfill and all 10 convenience centers will be closed on Thursday, July 4.
 
Dance to country music from 7 until 11 at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street, Rutherfordton (on hill behind Dominos) featuring The Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett. No alcohol allowed — good clean family fun. 
 
Gilkey 4th of July Celebration from 4 p.m. until... Ice Cream, car show, cake walk, bingo, hot dogs, hamburgers and fire works.
 
4th of July Celebration at KidSenses! All museum visitors are welcomed to cool off with some red, white, and blue popsicles and watch the soapbox derby on Main Street! We’ll also create our very own firework art from 11 to 3 in Creation Station!
 
July 4th Festivities at Lake Houser: hot dogs, hamburgers and homemade ice cream. Sponsored by Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church located between Cliffside and Boiling Springs. This is a fundraiser for a mission trip. 11:30 until 8 p.m. Bring lawn chair and enjoy the fun a d fireworks.
 
Senior Center Closed.
 
Friday, July 5
Dream Catcher Fun at KidSenses: Join us in Creation Station from 5:30-8 to create your very own one-of-a-kind dream catcher to hang over your bed!
 
Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure host Senior Fridays the first Friday of every month from 10:30 – 2. The morning usually starts off with a few light snacks/drinks and a guest speaker or event (craft/dancing/etc.) Around noon there is a break in the programming during which lunch is provided. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
Music at the Mills at Union Mills Learning Center; supper at 6 and music at 7 featuring Ross Brothers and J. Creek Cloggers
 
Senior Center: aerobics at 8:45, SilverStriders 9, fun/fellowship/singing 10, slow-moving exercise 12:30, Wii fun 1. Wear Red, White and Blue Today.
 
Saturday, July 6
Super Hero Day at KidSenses: Join us from 11 – 3 for Super Hero Day! Come in dressed up as your favorite super hero or create your very own super hero mask in the Creation Station! Then use your special powers to figure out where the evil Dr. NoFun’s liar is hiding and win a special prize!
 
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. 
 
Dance to country music every Saturday night from 7 until 11 at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street, Rutherfordton (on hill behind Dominos) featuring The Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett. No alcohol allowed — good clean family fun. 
 
Country Breakfast at Union Mills Leearning Center from 7 to 10 a.m.; $6, under 5 eat free.
 
Monday, July 8
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. 
 
Look Good, Feel Better: 2 p.m., Cancer Resource Center; specially-trained cosmetologists teach women techniques to cope with skin changes and hair loss as they undergo treatment for cancer; to pre-register, call 828- 245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com or Debbie.buchanan@cancer.org.
 
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries is having a half-price sale on all clothing on Monday through Saturday.  
 
Senior Center; aerobics at 8:45, blood pressure check 9-11, SilverStriders 9, art group 9, crochet 9, fun-time cheerleading 11, slow-moving exercise 12:30, zumba (new) at 5:30.
 
Rutherford Quilt Guild Meeting: at First Baptist Church, Main Street, Rutherfordton at 7 p.m. We will be making plans for Springtime in the Carolinas Quilt Show in April 2014. Bring your current projects for show and tell. For  info call 288-3030.
 
Tuesday, July 9
Childbirth Education Class: Tuesdays for four weeks, beginning July 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; free for families having their babies at 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.
 
Harris High School Alumni and Friends Breakfast at Forest City Diner at 8:30 a.m. All welcome; buffet; dutch treat; RSVP by Saturday, July 6; for info call 828-245-2658 or gerjol@aol.com
 
Senior Center: needlework at 9, computer assistance 10, yoga 10, "use it or lose it" 10:30, no diabetic support meeting today.
 
American Legion Post 74 will hold the regular monthly meeting at the Legion Hut ,947 US 221 S, Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6, meeting to follow. Chuck Brooks
828-287-1294
 
Wednesday, July 10
Summer Reading Program at Union Mills Learning Center for all ages; Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 
Safe Sitter Class:  8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for youth ages 11 to 13; cost is $50 and includes course materials and lunch; pre-registration required by calling 828-286-5218. 
 
Senior Center: Wednesday walk at 8:30, aerobics at 8:45, stitchery at 9, line dancing at 10, archery practice at 10, oil art group 12:30, slow-moving exercise at 12:30.
 
Thursday, July 11
Nutrition During Cancer Treatment: noon, Cancer Resource Center; a new class offered for patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation; presented by dietitians Alexandra Lautenschlaeger and Laura Sexton; please call 828-245-4596 to register. 
 
Senior Center:needlework at 9, crafts 10:30, chair exercise 11:15, bridge 12, computer assistance 12:30, just dance at 1.
 
Friday, July 12
Make a Birdnest at Rutherford County Visual Arts Guild from 9 to 12; ages 12 and up; $15 class and $2 supplies; bring your own feathers, stick, etc for decorating your nest. Call: 828-288-5009 for more information
 
Senior Center: aerobics at 8:45, SilverStriders 9, fun/fellowship/singing 10, senior games 10:30, slow-moving exercise, "dog days" of summer (Movie: " The Shaggy Dog") at 1.
 
Saturday, July 13
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.  
 
Dance to country music every Saturday night from 7 until 11 at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street, Rutherfordton (on hill behind Dominos) featuring The Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett. No alcohol allowed — good clean family fun. 
 
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. 
 
Baby and Me Club for Siblings: 10 to 11 a.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.
 
Free Community Health Fair at Isothermal Community College Foundation, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Health Screenings 8 to 10 a.m. You must fast for 12 hours before screening. Breakfast items will be available. Complete Heart-Healthy Breakfast Presentations 9 and 11 a.m. Terry W. Kersey, MD, FACC – Asheville Cardiology Associates – Rutherfordton. Registration required. Limited space. Call Judy Carpenter at 828-286-5502 by Wednesday, July 10, to reserve your space.
 
American Legion Riders will hold Ride In/Bike Night at the Legion Hut, 947 US 221 S, Rutherfordton starting at 2 p.m. Food, drinks and games. Chuck Brooks, 828-287-1294
 
Monday, July 15
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.
 
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.
 
Senior Center: aerobics at 8:45, SilverStriders 9, art group 9, crochet 11, recipe club 10:30, fun-time cheerleading 11, slow-moving exercise 12:30, zumba 5:30.
 
Tuesday, July 16
Mental Illness Family-to-Family Support Group; Always on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Red Cross Building, 1333 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC
 
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.
 
Senior Center: needlework at 9, computer assistance, yoga 10, "Preventive Maintenance" 10:30, 
Meet and Eat Club 5:15
 
Professional Women of Rutherford County will meet at noon in the Hickory Log Restaurant in Spindale. Lunch is Dutch treat and open to all business women in our area. Tim Mathis, Regional C Workforce Development Board Director, will talk about workforce development and the direction they are moving. For info, call 828-305-2278.
 
Wednesday, July 17
Summer Reading Program at Union Mills Learning Center for all ages; Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
 
Senior Center: Wednesday walk at 8:30, aerobics 8:45, stitchery 9, line dancing 10, magazine scavenger hunt 10:30, oil art group 12:30, slow-moving exercise 12:30.
 
Thursday, July 18
The Rutherford Medication Assistance Program, a division of the Rutherford Community Health Center, will be at the Cherry Mountain Fire Department from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enroll county residents of the Golden Valley, Bostic and Sunshine areas in programs to receive prescription medications free directly from the pharmaceutical companies. The programs are available to those without prescription coverage and meet income guidelines. Please call 828-288-8872 to pre-qualify and secure your appointment time at CMFD.
 
Senior Center: needlework at 9, lemonade and laughs at 10:30, chair exercise 11:15, bridge 12, computer assistance 12:30, just dance 1.
 
Friday, July 19
Senior Center: aerobics at 8:45, SilverStriders 9, fun/fellowship/singing 10, Book Club 10:30, chair exercise 11:15, slow-moving exercise 12:30.
 
Saturday, July 20
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. 
 
Take and Make at Rutherford County Visual Arts Guild; fun activity for kids from 10 to 2. Drop-in — no reservation required. No cost, items furnished.
 
Dance to country music every Saturday night from 7 until 11 at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street, Rutherfordton (on hill behind Dominos) featuring The Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett. No alcohol allowed — good clean family fun. 
 
Monday, July 22
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.
 
Senior Center: aerobics at 8:45, SilverStriders 9, art group 9, crochet 9, fun-time cheerleading 11, slow-moving exercise 12:30, ice cream sundae 1, zumba 5:30.
 
Tuesday, July 23
Chase Corner Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mobile Food Pantry at Caroleen United Methodist Church on 137 Mills Avenue in Caroleen. The giveaway begins at 10 a.m. Please bring a box for your food and call 828-247-0096 for info. 
 
Senior Center: needlework at 9, computer assistance at 10, yoga 10, Use it or Lose it at 10:30, Owls ballgame at 7.
 
Wednesday, July 24
Summer Reading Program at Union Mills Learning Center for all ages; Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 
Senior Center: Wednesday walk at 8:30, aerobics at 8:45, stitchery 9, line dancing 10, magazine scavenger hunt 10:30, oil art group 12:30, slow-moving exercise 12:30.
 
Thursday, July 25
Senior Center: needlework at 9, lemonade and laughs 10:30, chair exercise 11:15, bridge 12, computer assistance 12:30, just dance at 1.
 
Friday, July 26
Senior Center: aerobics at 8:45, SilverStriders 9, fun/fellowship/singing 10, slow-moving exercise, Dog Days of Summer - Marley and Me movie 1.
 
Saturday, July 27
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. 
 
One-Day Childbirth Education Class: One day class, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; free for families having their babies at 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.
 
Dance to country music every Saturday night from 7 until 11 at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street, Rutherfordton (on hill behind Dominos) featuring The Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett. No alcohol allowed — good clean family fun. 
 
Monday, July 29
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.
 
Senior Center: aerobics at 8:45, Silver Striders 9, art group 9, crochet 9, fun-time cheerleading 11, slow-moving exercise 12:30, zumba 5:30.
 
Tuesday, July 30
Senior Center: needlework at 9, computer assiatance 10, yoga 10, Bring your travel and vacation photos 10:30, chair exercise 11:15.
 
Wednesday, July 31
Summer Reading Program at Union Mills Learning Center for all ages; Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 
Senior Center: Wednesday walk at 8:30, aerobics at 8:45, stitchery 9, line dancing 10, drama team 10:30, oil art group 12:30, slow-moving exercise 12:30.
 
Friday, August 2
Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure host Senior Fridays the first Friday of every month from 10:30 – 2. The morning usually starts off with a few light snacks/drinks and a guest speaker or event (craft/dancing/etc.) Around noon there is a break in the programming during which lunch is provided. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
Saturday, August 3
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. 
 
Dance to country music every Saturday night from 7 until 11 at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street, Rutherfordton (on hill behind Dominos) featuring The Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett. No alcohol allowed — good clean family fun. 
 
Saturday, August 10
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.  
 
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. 
 
Dance to country music every Saturday night from 7 until 11 at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street, Rutherfordton (on hill behind Dominos) featuring The Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett. No alcohol allowed — good clean family fun. 
 
Thursday, August 15
The Rutherford Medication Assistance Program, a division of the Rutherford Community Health Center, will be at the Cherry Mountain Fire Department from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enroll county residents of the Golden Valley, Bostic and Sunshine areas in programs to receive prescription medications free directly from the pharmaceutical companies. The programs are available to those without prescription coverage and meet income guidelines. Please call 828-288-8872 to pre-qualify and secure your appointment time at CMFD.
 
Saturday, August 17
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. 
 
Dance to country music every Saturday night from 7 until 11 at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street, Rutherfordton (on hill behind Dominos) featuring The Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett. No alcohol allowed — good clean family fun. 
 
Tuesday, August 20
Mental Illness Family-to-Family Support Group; Always on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Red Cross Building, 1333 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC
 
Saturday, August 24
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. 
 
Dance to country music every Saturday night from 7 until 11 at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street, Rutherfordton (on hill behind Dominos) featuring The Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett. No alcohol allowed — good clean family fun. 
 
Saturday, August 31
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.  
 
Dance to country music every Saturday night from 7 until 11 at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street, Rutherfordton (on hill behind Dominos) featuring The Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett. No alcohol allowed — good clean family fun. 
 
Friday, September 6
Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure host Senior Fridays the first Friday of every month from 10:30 – 2. The morning usually starts off with a few light snacks/drinks and a guest speaker or event (craft/dancing/etc.) Around noon there is a break in the programming during which lunch is provided. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
Saturday, September 14
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.  
 
Friday, October 4
Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure host Senior Fridays the first Friday of every month from 10:30 – 2. The morning usually starts off with a few light snacks/drinks and a guest speaker or event (craft/dancing/etc.) Around noon there is a break in the programming during which lunch is provided. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
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.  
 
Thursday, October 17
The Rutherford Medication Assistance Program, a division of the Rutherford Community Health Center, will be at the Cherry Mountain Fire Department from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enroll county residents of the Golden Valley, Bostic and Sunshine areas in programs to receive prescription medications free directly from the pharmaceutical companies. The programs are available to those without prescription coverage and meet income guidelines. Please call 828-288-8872 to pre-qualify and secure your appointment time at CMFD.
 
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
 
Friday, November 1
Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure host Senior Fridays the first Friday of every month from 10:30 – 2. The morning usually starts off with a few light snacks/drinks and a guest speaker or event (craft/dancing/etc.) Around noon there is a break in the programming during which lunch is provided. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
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.  
 
Friday, December 6
Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure host Senior Fridays the first Friday of every month from 10:30 – 2. The morning usually starts off with a few light snacks/drinks and a guest speaker or event (craft/dancing/etc.) Around noon there is a break in the programming during which lunch is provided. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
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.