Community News, April 5, 2013

Apr. 05, 2013 @ 12:03 AM
Media Notice: The Rutherford County Board of Commissioners encourages you to participate in County Government by serving on various boards and commissions appointed by the Board of Commissioners.  The purpose of the boards and commissions is to improve the quality of life in Rutherford County. Presently there is a vacancy on the Isothermal Planning and Development Commission and five vacancies on the Enhanced Recycling Promotion Committee. Information on these committees and an application to serve is available on the county website under “Residents” or in the office of the Clerk to the Board of Rutherford County Commissioners, Rutherford County Office Building, 289 North Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC. 
Advance Care Planning:  Sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Sessions are free. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County at 245-0095 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
East Rutherford High School Class of 1967 planning a casual class reunion, Saturday, April 20, at Barley's in Spindale at 6 p.m. Dutch Treat. Wear your class ring. Please RSVP Linda Absher Justice at 704-473-3913. We also need help in reaching classmates.
Friday, April 5
Shrimp and Grits Event: Camp Lurecrest, 207 Charlotte Drive, Lake Lure; 5 to 8 p.m.; food, entertainment, dessert sale and fellowship; adults $10, ages 3-13 $5, under 3 free; benefits Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach, a non-profit organization serving families in the Hickory Nut Gorge Community. For more information, visit: 
The Rutherford County Shag Club will meet at the Forest City Diner. Music begins at 8. Beginner lessons begin April 8. Please call 287-9228 for more information on shag club or shag lessons. 
Slime Time Fun at KidSenses: discover the science behind slime! create your own slime and participate in several exciting sticky experiments. The ooey gooey fun begins at 5:30 and will last until 8:00.
Senior Center: 8:45 aerobics, 9 SilverStriders, 10 fun/fellowship/singing, 12:30 slow-moving exercise, 7 Senior Performing Arts Follies.
Music at the Mills at Union Mills Learning Center; supper at 6; music at 7 featuring Willow Creek Bluegrass & Homegrown; free admission.
Saturday, April 6
Shelby American Legion Post 82 will hold a  "Cruise-in for Vets" at the Legion Building at 1628 South Lafayette Street in Shelby (highway 18 south) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; door prizes; 50/50 drawing; and hot dog plates for sale. A  DJ,Rocking  Rick, will provide entertainment. Donations will be accepted for this fundraiser, which will support American Legion programs. Rain date is April 13.
Children’s Nature Festival at KidSenses and Discovery Garden Grand Opening: celebrate the arrival of spring and take a look at the spring constellations inside our Explorer Dome Planetarium! Planetarium tickets are just $3 per person and shows start at 1 p.m. Call (828) 286-2120 to purchase tickets. Our friends from Chimney Rock Park will be at the museum to introduce you to several real live animals! Children will have the opportunity to see and touch our live animal friends from 12 to 3 p.m.! Our Garden Ranger will give tours of our Discovery Garden throughout the day! The Children’s Nature Festival will begin at 10 and will end at 4.
20th annual Barbecue Supper: Hopewell Hollis Community Clubhouse from 4 to 8 p.m.; adults $9, age 6-12 $5; 
Chase FFA Alumni Spring Picnic at Chase High School; softball at 3 p.m., cookout at 5; For more information contact Ashley at or (828) 4473134
Celebrate Spring with a 50% off sale at the Washburn Community Outreach Center.  The entire store will be 50% off and all T-shirts are 50 cents!!  Store hours are 9am-2pm; 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd. in Bostic. 
American Legion Riders will be hosting a Ride In With The Legion Riders at the Legion Hut 947 US 221 S. Starting at 2 p.m.; food, drinks, games and fun. Open to anyone, don't have to be on a motorcycle.
Monday, April 8
Rutherford Quilt Guild Spring meeting at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Rutherfordton Members bring Challenge Quilts.
Senior Center: 8:45 aerobics, 9-11 blood pressure check, 9 SilverStriders, 9-2:30 art group, 9-11 crochet, 10:30 SHIIP Program - Medicare Fraud and Abuse, 11 funtime cheerleading, 12:30 slow-moving exercise.
Chase FFA Alumni Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Agriculture Department at Chase High School. For more information contact Ashley at or (828) 4473134
Tuesday,  April 9
Retro Cinema 4 & Rutherford County Humane Society present “Good-bye My Lady”  at 7 p.m. to benefit Retro Cinema's digital upgrade and RCHS's ongoing animal rescue and re-homing in Rutherford County. Everyone who purchases a ticket on-line, in advance is eligible for a bonus prize drawing! When purchasing your ticket on line, please add your number of tickets in the area that says "Add special  instructions to seller." Your name will automatically be entered for a prize drawing. Print out your PayPal receipt as your ticket.
The Cover to Cover Book Club will meet at 6 pm at Forest City Diner to discuss Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult. All are welcome!
Senior Center: 8:30 Wednesday Walk, 8:45 aerobics, 9 stitchery, 10 line dancing, 10:30 pen pals, 12:30 oil art group, 12:30 slow-moving exercise, 1 table tennis practice.
Wednesday, April 10
Senior Center: Wednesday walk at 8:30 a.m.; aerobics at 8:45; stitchery at 9; line dancing at 10; pen pals at 10:30; oil art group at 12:30; slow-moving exercise at 12:30; table tennis practice at 1.
Thursday, April 11
Senior Center: needlework at 9 a.m.; craft time with Lavada Wall at 10:30; 12 to 4 p.m. bridge; 5:15 Meet & Eat Club at Hickory Log Family Restaurant in Spindale.
Friday, April 12
Senior Center: 8:45 aerobics; SilverStriders fun walk at 9; opening gala at 10:30; slow-moving exercise at 12:30; Senior Games begin at 1.
Swirl Art Fun at KidSenses: Children will have a chance to make a beautiful artistic masterpiece using swirl wheels. The spinning fun begins at 5:30 and lasts until 8:00.
Saturday, April 13
Secret Agent Day at KidSenses: discover what it takes to become a secret agent. Dive into the science behind invisible ink, dust for fingerprints, and we will discover who really stole the cookies from the cookie jar. The super secret fun begins at 11:00 and will last until 3:00.
Lake Lure Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. at The Lake Lure Inn and Spa, 2771 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure; performance by Marina Alexandra, world-class musician. Tickets at Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach office or at the event door. $20 advance, $25 door. For more information visit:
Tour of Homes: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; please go to for more information or call June Current 828-859-2048 or email:
for ticket purchase. Presented as a fundraiser by the Green Blades Garden Club of Tryon.
Sunday, April 14
Make a Special Gift For Mother's Day: Wirewrap A Stone Pendant Workshop at RCVAG from 2 to 5 p.m.; Instructor: Susan Brooks; cost: $20 fee plus $10 materials fee; register at RCVAG or call 828-288-5009
Monday, April 15
Senior Center: aerobics at 8:45 a.m.; SilverStriders at 9; art group 9-2:30; crochet 9-11; funtime cheerleading at 11; slow-moving exercise at 12:30.
Eat Well, Live Well: each Monday through May 20 at Cooperative Extension; choose afternoon sessions from 2 to 4 p.m. or evening sessions from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; $15 per person for the 6-week program; to register, call 287-6010.
Tuesday, April 16
Senior Center: needlework at 9; computer assistance 10-11; yoga at 10.
Wednesday, April 17
Senior Center: Wednesday Walk at 8:30; aerobics at 8:45; stitchery at 9; line dancing at 10; oil art group 12:30; slow-moving exercise at 12:30.
Thursday, April 18
Senior Center: needlework at 9; bridge 12 to 4; computer assistance 12:30 to 2.
Friday, April 19
Thermal Belt 2013 Model "A" Hillclimb: Friday events include a tour of Rutherford County; Saturday Hillclimb begins at 1 p.m. on Callahan Koone Road in Spindale. for more information.
Senior Center: 8:45 aerobics; SilverStriders at 9; slow-moving exercise at 12:30.
Saturday, April 20
The Bostic Lincoln Center will be celebrating their 5-year anniversay by hosting the Bostic Lincoln Spring Festival on the Village Green and at the Bostic Park in Bostic. Beginning at 10 a.m. The festival will open with a Lincoln Play followed by all day free entertainment. A schedule is posted on line. The day will end with a performance by the Rutherford Community Theatre. There will be craft and food vendors, petting zoo and pony rides, train and heritage exhibits, bingo, student art show, and a classic car "cruise in" Call  for info: 828.245.9800 or
Monday, April 22
Senior Center: Senior Games; aerobics at 8:45; SilverStriders at 9; art group 0-2:30; crochet 9-11; funtime cheerleading 11; slow-moving exercise at 12:30
Tuesday, April 23
Senior Center: Senior Games; needlework at 9; computer assistance at 10; yoga at 10.
Wednesday, April 24
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drive at RS Central High School, 641 US 221, Rutherfordton, 8 a.m. ‑ 1:15 p.m. Free t-shirt to all donors!
Senior Center: Senior Games; Wednesday Walk at 8:30; aerobics at 8:45; stitchery at 9; line dancing at 10; oil art group at 12:30; slow-moving exercise at 12:30.
Thursday, April 25
Senior Center: Senior Games; needlework at 9; bridge from 12 to 4; computer assistance 12:30 to 2.
Friday, April 26
Senior Center: Senior Games; aerobics at 8:45; SilverStriders at 9; slow-moving exercise at 12:30.
Monday, April 29
Senior Center: aerobics at 8:45; SilverStriders at 9; art group from 9 to 2:30; crochet 9-11; funtime cheerleading at 11; slow-moving exercise at 12:30.
Tuesday, April 30
Senior Center: needlework at 9; computer class 10-11; yoga 10; birthday recognition at 11:30.
Saturday, May 4
The RS Central High School Class of 1953 will celebrate its 60th reunion at 12 noon. Classmates will gather for the occasion at Green River Plantation for lunch. Class members may contact Jake at 704-864-5299, or Anne at 828-286-3545 for complete information concerning the event.
Saturday, June 1
2nd Annual Mad Mountain Mud Run: in Hendersonville; only event of its kind with an all-day music, food & local beer festival. The field is limited, and the event is designed for teams of four – register soon! Take advantage of early registration prices through February. Tons of obstacles, all team-focused. www.Madmountainmudrun.comm for more information
Friday, June 21 
The Matthew Pannell Foundation presents Jason Crabb at RS Central on. For ticket info call 828 980 3204