Community News, August 21, 2013

Aug. 21, 2013 @ 12:57 AM
 
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, 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.
 
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. 
 
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.
 
Washburn Community Outreach Center will give away clothes and school supplies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Center is located at 2934 Piney Mountain Church Road in Bostic.  For more information please call 828-245-5603. 
 
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.
 
Chase Corner Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mobile Food Pantry at Mountain Creek Baptist Church, 710 Mountain Creek Road in Rutherfordton. The giveaway begins at 10 a.m. 828-247-0096 for info.  
 
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.
 
Basics of Starting – Harry Ponder; 6 to 9 p.m. at ICC; learn how to start a small business and the basic issues that must be addressed.   
 
Thursday, September 12
Developing a Business Plan – Russ Seagle; 6 to 9 p.m. at ICC; Learn a simple technique for writing an effective business plan and the most effective method for improving your business plan.
 
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.
 
Recordkeeping and Financial Statements for Small Businesses– Dan Thomas; 6 to 9 p.m. at ICC; an explanation of Profit and Loss Statements and Balance Sheets and the need for recordkeeping and bookkeeping systems.
 
Thursday, September 19
Pricing your Product or Service – Russ Seagle; 6 to 9 p.m. at ICC; strategies for pricing, how to choose the right pricing model for your business, and how to use your pricing as a marketing tool and as a forecasting tool. A calculator is required.
 
Saturday, September 21
Smiith's Drugs/Tommy HIcks Golf Tournament to Fight MD at 1:30 p.m. at Forest City Municipal Golf Course. Captain's Choice Format - North State Gas $1 million dollar hole in one shot on #7. Sisk Family Ford new 2013 Automobile hole in one front nine attempts on #2. Cash, gifts, prizes, food and beverages. See pro Terry Osteen at the golf course for entry form or call Tommy Hicks at 828-245-7853.
 
Tuesday, September 24
Make Splash Without Much Cash —Marketing for Small Business – Russ Seagle; 6 to 9 p.m. at ICC; how to draw customers to your business without breaking the bank and methods of building your business.
 
Thursday, September 26
Taxes for Small Business – Dan Thomas; 6 to 9 p.m. at ICC; small business taxation will be discussed in depth and attendees will be clear on most common tax requirements and issues for small businesses.
 
 
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 5
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.
 
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
 
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 and is limited to 30 vendors. Table rent price is $20 per spot. Vendor registration deadline is Sept. 30. Contact Wendy Craig at 828-527-7474 or breezyh77@hotmail.com
 
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 2
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 Deats $35. Box Seats $50. Group Rates (10 or more) $20 each (house seats only). Ticket info 704-481-9535 or michellecrka@aol.com.
 
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.