Community News, August 17, 2013

Aug. 17, 2013 @ 01:22 AM
 
The Epicenter Church will have an after school program beginning this starting school year for students in grades 5th-12th. Tutoring, homework assistance, wifi, games, video games, basketball, volleyball and concessions will be available. Additional classes will be offered- music lessons, cooking lessons. Cost will be less than daycare pricing. School pickup will be available. Please call 828-305-1387 for more info and pricing. 
 
RS Youth Football & Cheerleading Association is having registrations for boys & girls ages 5-12 for youth football & cheerleading: $25 for one child and $15 for each additional child. We are offering Touch/Flag football this year for 5-6 year olds! Practicing in Aug on each Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday’s @ 6:30-8pm on Old Ball Park Road in Spindale, right off Spindale St. You can register at practice! Please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate.  Call for questions, 286-7686.
 
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.
 
Saturday, August 17 
Space Day at KidSenses: Explore science with several exciting science experiments that will teach us about the sun's rays and the way meteorites hit the moon. Also plan to visit our Creation Station area and create a piece of edible constellation art.
 
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 p.m. at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street in Rutherfordton. This week featuring the Rocky Creek from 7 until 10. No alcohol allowed – Good clean family fun. For info, Danny 828-289-5255
 
Free Swimming Event: for all girls grades K-12 at Callison Recreation Center, Forest City from 6 to 8 p.m.; light snack provided. Parent must be present to sign a permission slip to participate. Sponsored by Rutherford/Polk County Girl Scouts.
 
Rummage Sale: Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society.
 
Hotdog Lunch, Bake Sale and Silent Auction at Rutherford County Democratic headquarters, 142 W. Main Street, Forest City from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Several children's bikes, auto, and racing items up for auction. Facepainting for the kids.
 
Benefit Singing for Ashley Williams at Ellenboro School from 5 to 9 p.m. featuring Most Wanted Blue Grass, New Five Cents, Simple Faith and Golden Valley Ramblers. Proceeds for medical expenses. Admission $5.
 
Free Clothing Give Away at First Baptist Church in Spindale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lots of children's and adult's clothes in all sizes. Limited supply of free school supplies.
 
Carver All Class Reunion Committee will meet at Ulysses D. Miller Funeral Home at 1 p.m. All members welcome. All officers, please attend.
 
Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, NC Inc. meeting at 2 p.m. Program will be presented by Philip White "Cliffside Then and Now." Refreshments will be served.
 
Monday, August 19
The Spindale Public Library will be closed Monday, August 19 through Friday, September 13 for recarpeting.
 
Freedom from Smoking Class: 4 to 5 p.m., Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for info, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Survivin’ Cancer Support Group: from 5 to 6 p.m. at Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for anyone who has heard the words “you have cancer;” for info, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Senior Center: recipe club at 10:30; ice cream shop at 1 and Zumba at 5:30.
 
Tuesday, August 20
Stroke Support Group: from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for info, call 828-286-5509.
 
Professional Women of Rutherford County will meet at noon at Ryan's. Allison Garren and Molly Maynard, two attorneys from Pisgah Legal Services will speak on issues some women face in Rutherford County and what they do at PLS. Contact Amy Hamilton, 828-375-0046, with questions.
 
Senior Center: Cooking with herbs a 10:30; Wii fun at 1.
 
Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support group meeting at 6 pm at Crestview Baptist Church, 630 S. Church St. Forest City. Open monthly meetings to support people caring for those with Alzheimer's/Dementia, we meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Call Amy Hamilton for more information or to register at 828.375.0046.
 
Wednesday, August 21
$5 Jewelry and accessories sale: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 22, 7 a.m. to 3 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.    
 
Senior Center: tea party at 9; craft - making angels at 10:30.
 
KidSenses Discovery Garden: Explore the fruits and vegetables in the garden this week. Make a souvenir to take home. Free with general admission price Wednesday through Friday with guided nature-based tours at 10 and 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
 
Thursday, August 22
Senior Center:  Toney Tours info at 10:30; Tell about your angel at 11:10; Just dance at 1; Red, White and Tuna matinee dress rehearsal at 1. Be an angel day.
 
August 22, 2013
PAWS RC (Pets Are Worth Saving of Rutherford County) New Shelter Building Project Community Meeting: at 7 p.m in the meeting room of the Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bills Creek Road, Highway 64/74A, in Lake Lure, NC.  Come hear about the plans and programs for the new shelter and learn what you can do to volunteer. Gale Wilson, PAWS RC Volunteer, 828-625-1073
 
Friday, August 23
Bluegrass/Gospel music with Crystal River & His Fold at Union Mills Learning Center at 7 p.m.; admission is free. Supper served at 6 p.m.; $5 per plate. Union Mills Learning Center. Call 828-748-7956 for info.            
 
Senior Center: table tennis at 1; Red, White and Tuna Evening performance at 7.
 
Backpacking to School at KidSenses! Crafting your very own personalized school gear. We will make backpack tags, key chains, and fancy pencils to get you ready for your new classes. The activity begins at 5:30 and lasts until 8 p.m. and is free with regular admission to the museum.
 
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 from 7 until 11 at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street, Rutherfordton featuring The Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett. No alcohol allowed — good clean family fun. 
 
Carolina Faith Riders 5th Annual Bike Day at old Kmart parking lot, Spindale at 10 a.m. Fan voted Bike show. Family friendly bike games and cornhole tourney. Muusic by 3:16 Band. Free food, drinks, bike games and door prizes. For info 828-289-1944.
 
Chopped Sirloin Supper at Hopewell-Hollis Community Clubhouse from 4 until 8 p.m. Adults $8, ages 6-12 $5, under 6 free.
 
Rummage Sale: Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society.
 
White House Country Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. at Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Road, Union Mills; adults $5, 6-12 $2.50, under 6 free.
 
Ready, Set, Paint, Create! at KidSenses: Explore different options for painting utensils. Use fly swatters, water guns and other non-brushes to create your very own masterpieces!  Wear clothes that can get dirty! Program begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m.
 
Sunday, August 25
Annual John R. Walker Family Reunion at Providence United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Covered dish lunch at 1 p.m. Bring food, pictures or other related information to share.
 
Annual Harris Family Reunion at the Montford Cove Church Fellowship Hall, 4920 Cove Road, Union Mills. Lunch at 1 p.m. Bring picnic lunch and contact your family descendants.
 
Monday, August 26
Freedom from Smoking Class: 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: Zumba at 5:30.
 
Tuesday, August 27
Senior Center: What is your job line? at 10:30; chair exercise at 11:15.
 
Wednesday, August 28
Senior Center: Use it or Lose it at 10:30.
 
Thursday, August 29
Senior Center: How Southern R U? at 10:30. Just dance at 1.
 
Friday, August 30 
Bluegrass music night with Crooked Pine at Union Mills Learning Center at 7 pm; admission is free. Supper served at 6 pm; $5 per plate. Call 828-748-7956 for info.
 
Senior Center: birthday recognition at 11:30. Beach Party Dance at 7.
 
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 from 7 until 11 at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street, Rutherfordton featuring The Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett. No alcohol allowed — good clean family fun. 
 
Rummage Sale: Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society.
 
Sunday, September 1
Praise and worship concert: First Baptist Church, 2736 Harris Henrietta Road at 11 a.m. featuring JC and Company.
 
Thursday, September 5
Cook Smart Eat Smart Cooking School: Cooperative Extension, 193 Callahan-Koon Road, Spindale each Thursday in September from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. On-site farm tours from 2 to 4:30 p.m. $25 person. Learn to prepare simple, healthy and delicious food. Beginners and seasoned cooks alike welcome. Please call Cooperative Extension to register at 287-6010.
 
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. 
 
Bluegrass music night with Destination Bluegrass at Union Mills Learning Center at 7 pm; admission is free. Supper served at 6 pm; $5 per plate. Call 828-748-7956 for info.
 
Saturday, September 7 
All you can eat Country Breakfast at Union Mills Learning Center. Adults $6; kids 6 & under free; UMLC Members $5. Proceeds go towards educational programs offered to the community and building repairs. 
 
Rummage Sale: Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society.
 
15th Annual Green Creek Heritage Festival at Green Creek Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission and parking. No pets, outside solicitation or food vendors allowed.
 
Sunday, September 8
Free Mental Illness Education Classes (6 beginning Sept. 8) at United Way of Rutherford County, 668 Withrow Road, Forest City. For more info, visit www.nami.org/sites/NAMIRutherford-Cleveland. Classes are structured to help families understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being.
 
Monday, September 9
The regular meeting of the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners will be held at the Ellenboro Volunteer Fire Department Training Room, 175 Depot Street, Ellenboro, NC at 6 p.m. Agenda for the meeting may be viewed online at www.rutherfordcountync.gov. 
 
Tuesday, September 10
Community Forum from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rutherford Community Health Center meeting room, 187 W. Mail Street, Spindale for individuals and families with interest in the mental health, substance abuse and intellectual/developmental disability service system.
 
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.  
 
Rummage Sale: Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society.
 
September 17
NAMI will meet at the Church of the Redeemer in Shelby, 502 W. Sumter Street, Shelby from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Support group meetings for those who have family members with mental illness will be on the third Tuesday of each month.
 
Saturday, September 28
Girl Scouts of Gilkey, Green Hill and Union Mills, are sponsoring a Tough Cookie 8K Run at the Gilkey School Community Center, Gilkey School Road. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and late registrations will be taken until 8 a.m. The race and warm-up will begin at 8:15 a.m. and the race begins at 8:30 a.m. Call Linc McDaniel at 828-289-3741 for details.
 
Friday, October 4
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, 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
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 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
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 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.