Community Calendar: November 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

Closed Thanksgiving, November 28: Rutherford County Landfill and all 10 convenient centers; re-open on Friday, November 29.

Tuesday, November 26

Senior Center: table tennis, trip to Green Creek archery range.

Shakespeare on Trial: Isothermal Community College Foundation Performing Arts Center, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. A hilarious comedy of Shakespearean proportions; tickets $12 and $17, youth $5; call 286-9990 or visit www.FoundationShows.org.

Community Thanksgiving Service: The congregations of First Methodist, Presbyterian and Baptist Churches will sponsor the annual Community Thanksgiving Service at noon at First Baptist Church. Special music will be provided by the combined East Rutherford Choruses and a citizen of the year award will be presented during the service.

Wednesday, November 27

Thanksgiving Meal: St. Francis Episcopal Church Parish House, 408 North Main Street in Rutherfordton from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thanksgiving Meal: New Beginnings Soup Kitchen at the Green River Baptist Association building, North Washington Street in Rutherfordton, 4:30-6 p.m.

Thursday, November 28

Downtown Forest City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: Annual Christmas decorations lighting, music and new this year the 2013 Facebook Community Action Grant Award Presentation; 6-9 p.m. and lighting at 7 p.m. Open house at the Santa House 7-9 p.m.; ice skating and many stores and restaurants open.

Thanksgiving Day Community Meal: Cool Springs gymnasium on West Main Street in Forest City; 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Free Thanksgiving Meal: Grace of God Rescue Mission on West Main Street in Forest City; 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving, November 28: Rutherford County Landfill and all 10 convenient centers; re-open on Friday, November 29.


Friday, November 29

Ice skating in Downtown Forest City: Friday and Saturday nights until Christmas; beginning at 6 p.m. Rink located at the Santa House on East Main Street at BB&T parking lot; sponsored by Kidz Play; tickets $7; call 245-4543 to book skating parties.

Vintage Christmas decorations display: St. John's Historic Church in Downtown Rutherfordton; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; fundraiser for the Historical Society; $5 per adult and children free with a paying adult.

Senior Center: closed for Thanksgiving.

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.

Ice skating in Downtown Forest City: Friday and Saturday nights until Christmas; beginning at 6 p.m. Rink located at the Santa House on East Main Street at BB&T parking lot; sponsored by Kidz Play; tickets $7; call 245-4543 to book skating parties.

Vintage Christmas decorations display: St. John's Historic Church in Downtown Rutherfordton; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; fundraiser for the Historical Society.

Sunday, December 1

Forest City Christmas Parade: Downtown Forest City 3-5 p.m.; over 300 entries, sponsored by the Forest City Merchants Association.

Spindale Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: 6 p.m. on West Main Street; community and churches will walk through town singing carols.

Monday, December 2

Al-a-non meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. For info call 288-2767.

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; 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.

Tuesday, December 3

Baby-Parent Connection: Rutherford Regional Medical Center from 6-9 p.m.; registration required for all classes; contact Lucy Calhoun at 828-286-5065 or lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com.

Thursday, December 5

Annual Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge Holiday FunRaiser Gala: Buffet dinner, live and silent auction, music and more, 6:30-10 p.m. at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn; tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.

Festival of Trees: Hospice of Rutherford County from 4:30-6:30 p.m.; refreshments and ornaments pick-up; call 245-0095 for more information.

Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Nutrition During Cancer Treatment: first Thursday of every month at 1 p.m.; Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation; presented by Rutherford Regional dietitians; to register call 828-245-4596.

Empty Arms Luminary Service: St. Luke's Chapel on the campus of Rutherford Regional Medical Center, 6:30 p.m.; for more information, call Lucy Calhoun at 828-286-5065 or lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com.

Friday, December 6

Visit the Santa House in Forest City: Friday and Saturday nights until Christmas; 6-9 p.m. on Fridays and 4-9 p.m. on Saturdays. No charge for children to talk with Santa; donation to Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy-CFA School is appreciated; $3 for a photo with Santa.

Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Reverse Raffle: Boots, BBQ and Bucks dinner and raffle event at 7 p.m., Isothermal Community College Foundation Performing Arts Center; one lucky winner will take home the grand prize of $10,000, plus over $5,000 in cash prizes will be given away. Tickets are $150 and admit two people; to purchase your ticket or for more information call the Chamber office at 287-3090.

Annual Chili Cook-Off and Bingo: Chili cook-off from 5-7 p.m. at the Chimney Rock Volunteer Fire Department; $7.50 per person including chili, salad, cornbread, drink and dessert; Bingo from 7-9 p.m.

"A Bostic Christmas": hosted by the Bostic Lincoln Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.; open house at the museum, "A Christmas Chaos" performance by the Rutherford Community Center and Heuer Productions, special music from the First Baptist Church of Bostic and the True Grace Trio of Mt. Lebanon Baptist; prizes, free refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus.

Rutherford County Humane Society Annual Christmas Bazaar: Spindale Presbyterian Church, 125 Pleasant Street, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Great stuff for pets and humans; for directions and more information call 828-748-0682.

Ice skating in Downtown Forest City: Friday and Saturday nights until Christmas; beginning at 6 p.m. Rink located at the Santa House on East Main Street at BB&T parking lot; sponsored by Kidz Play; tickets $7; call 245-4543 to book skating parties.

Hayrides in Downtown Forest City: Fridays in December until Christmas; 6-9 p.m. across from the fountain; tickets are $2 for children and adults. See the holiday lights from a hay wagon pulled by an antique tractor; sponsored by Carson Farms.

Senior Friday at Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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.

Santa on the Chimney: Chimney Rock Park 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas in Chimney Rock Village from 5-7 p.m.; tree lighting at 7 p.m., music by the Lake Lure Classical Academy and Chase High Jazz Band, bake sale and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Family Resources 21st Annual Holiday Tour featuring the home of Bill & Leslie Saer Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Welcome Center Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 563 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Rutherfordton. Admission $8 advance and $10 at the door; proceeds benefit the PATH Shelter & Noah's House; call 247-1440 for more information.

The Joys of Christmas: Rutherford County Cooperative Extension office in Spindale from 1-3 p.m. Tickets are $10; call 287-6010 for more information.

Come See Santa: Gilkey School Community Center 2-5 p.m.; children will make Christmas ornaments and have photos made with Santa; refreshments available.

Rutherford County Humane Society Annual Christmas Bazaar: Spindale Presbyterian Church, 125 Pleasant Street, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Great stuff for pets and humans; for directions and more information call 828-748-0682.

Ice skating in Downtown Forest City: Friday and Saturday nights until Christmas; beginning at 6 p.m. Rink located at the Santa House on East Main Street at BB&T parking lot; sponsored by Kidz Play; tickets $7; call 245-4543 to book skating parties.

Carriage rides in Downtown Forest City: Saturdays in December until Christmas; 6-9 p.m. across from the fountain; tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Last tickets sold between 8-8:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 8

Santa Paws photos with your pets: Bring pets by the Santa House in Forest City for a photo with Santa from 2-6 p.m.; Sundays in December until Christmas; sponsored by the Community Pet Center as a fundraiser for a $5 donation.