Community News, August 23, 2013

Aug. 23, 2013 @ 12:09 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.
 
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
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 Lee Brothers 7-8 and Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett from 8 to 11. No alcohol allowed – Good clean family fun. For info, Danny 828-289-5255
 
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. 
 
Young at Heart will meet at 11:30 at Hickory Log Restaurant in Spindale.
 
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop 305 Buffalo Creek Road (across from Apple Valley Golf Course) in Lake Lure open Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. or on request. Call 625-1042.
 
Carver High School Alumni Fish Fry at Unionville Lodge Hall on Ledbetter Road in Spindale at 11 a.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.
 
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
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.
 
Cucumber Soup in the KidSenses Discovery Garden: Learn characteristics of insects and bugs you find in a garden and how they affect plants. 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 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.
 
Stained Glass Beauties at KidSenses! Make your own version of "stained glass"  art using everyday household items. The activity begins at 5:30 and lasts until 8 pm and is free with regular admission to the museum.
 
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.  
 
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.
 
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop 305 Buffalo Creek Road (across from Apple Valley Golf Course) in Lake Lure open Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. or on request. Call 625-1042.
 
Gospel Singing: Piney Ridge CME Church, 4421 Hudlow Road, Union Mills to benefit Relay For Life. Church choirs invited. All cancer survivors invited.
 
Face Paint Day at KidSenses!  Tera Fender from Bella Rouge Designs will be here from 1 until 3 pm. If you can imagine it, she can paint it!! Free with regular admission to the museum.
 
Sunday, September 1
Praise and worship concert: First Baptist Church, 2736 Harris Henrietta Road at 11 a.m. featuring JC and Company.
 
Monday, September 2
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
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.
                       
Crestview Baptist Church Blood Drive, 630 South Church Street, Forest City; 3 to 7:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment call Sam Edwards at 429-3827. All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card!      
 
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.
 
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop 305 Buffalo Creek Road (across from Apple Valley Golf Course) in Lake Lure open Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. or on request. Call 625-1042.
 
3rd Annual Bostic Lincoln Center Fundraising Sale at Bostic Park Picnic Shelter in Bostic from 8 until . . . Household items and clothing. Rain or shine. To donate or pick up items call 828-245-9800.
 
Lost Playwrights will meet from 2 until 4 p.m. in Kaplan Auditorium, Henderson County Library, 301 North Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC. All persons interested in any aspect of theatre or creative writing are encouraged to attend.
 
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. 
 
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
    
National Guard Armory of Forest City Blood Drive, 890 Withrow Road, Forest City; 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card!  
 
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.
                     
Cliffside Masonic Lodge Blood Drive, Old Main Street, Cliffside; 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.                                    
To schedule an appointment call Wayne Millis at 429-0212. All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card!    
 
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop 305 Buffalo Creek Road (across from Apple Valley Golf Course) in Lake Lure open Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. or on request. Call 625-1042.
 
Free Airplane Rides For Kids (ages 8 - 17) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Rutherford County Airport. Sponsored by Forest City Kiwanis Club in conjunction with Volunteer Pilots.
 
Monday, September 16
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
                          
Spindale United Methodist Church Blood Drive, East Main and Methodist Drive, Spindale; 3 to 7 p.m. To schedule an appointment call David McKee at 286-2281.                     
All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card!  
 
The September 16 and October 21 regular meetings of the Rutherford County Planning Commission will be held in a Conference Room  of the Isothermal Community College Foundation, Performing Arts Theater just outside the auditorium. 
 
Tuesday, 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.
 
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop 305 Buffalo Creek Road (across from Apple Valley Golf Course) in Lake Lure open Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. or on request. Call 625-1042.
 
Monday, September 23
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
                           
Smith's Drugs of Forest City Blood Drive, 139 East Main Street, Forest City;
1 to 5:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment call Alex Moore at 245-4591. All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card!   
 
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.
                        
Isothermal Community College Blood Drive, Hwy 74 West, Spindale; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card!  
 
Friday, September 27                               
Big Spring Baptist Church Blood Drive, 534 Big Springs Baptist Church Road, Ellenboro; 2:30 to 7 p.m. To schedule an appointment please call Anne Self at 245-5061. Free hot dog supper! All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card!
 
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.
 
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop 305 Buffalo Creek Road (across from Apple Valley Golf Course) in Lake Lure open Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. or on request. Call 625-1042.
 
MSGT Allen Young Memorial 5k walk/run and fun run. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the old K-Mart parking lot behind Denny's on Highway 74 Bypass in Spindale and will be led by his wife and two boys. All proceeds will benefit the Luke and Reddik Young College Fund.
 
Monday, September 30
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
                          
Gilkey School Community Center Blood Drive, 217 Gilkey School, Rutherfordton
3 to 7 p.m. To schedule an appointment please call 287-4120. All presenting donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card!
 
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.
 
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop 305 Buffalo Creek Road (across from Apple Valley Golf Course) in Lake Lure open Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. or on request. Call 625-1042.
 
Monday, October 7
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
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.  
 
Monday, October 14
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
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
 
Monday, October 21
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
The  October 21 regular meeting of the Rutherford County Planning Commission will be held in a Conference Room  of the Isothermal Community College Foundation, Performing Arts Theater just outside the auditorium. 
 
Monday, October 28
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
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. 
 
Monday, November 4
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
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.  
 
Monday, November 11
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Monday, November 18
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Monday, November 25
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Monday, December 2
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
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 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.
 
Monday, December 9
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
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.  
 
Monday, December 16
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Monday, December 23
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Monday, December 30
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.