Community Calendar: June 12, 2014

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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Thursday, June 12

AARP Smart Drive Class: Four-hour class for drivers age 55 and older who want to sharpen driving skills and driving safety; class is 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m.; instructor is Mike Martin, State Coordinator Smart Driver; cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members; pre-registration required by visiting the Rutherford County Senior Center, 193 Callahan Koon Road in Spindale, or by calling 828-287-6409.

Grace Support Group: Meeting at 4 p.m. at Rutherford Lifecare; facilitated by Cy Miller and free for anyone caring for a friend or loved one with a long-term illness; for more information call 828-245-0095.

Reading Buddies Mentor Training: Learn about the needs of students and how to make a positive difference in their lives; 5:30-7 p.m. at the Rutherford County Schools Administration Building, 382 West Main Street in Forest City; training includes poverty awareness, mentoring overview and reading buddies strategies; RSVP to Steven Helton, or 828-288-2330.

Friday, June 13

Hot Dog Sale: Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary at Veteran Services, 303 Fairground Road in Spindale; sale is 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; $4 for one hot dog, chips, drink and dessert; add an extra hot dog for $5; proceeds support Rutherford County veterans; for information call Kathleen Woch at 828-286-3514.

Saturday, June 14

Community Yard Sale: Beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 11 a.m. at the Cooperative Extension Office, 193 Callahan Koon Road in Spindale; hosted by Extension and Community Association and proceeds will benefit community based needs and projects as well as funds for a scholarship for a Rutherford County student; sausage, livermush biscuit and coffee will also be on sale.

Pancake Breakfast: Short Stacks for Big Change pancake breakfast at Fatz in Forest City from 8 a.m.-10 a.m.; purchase tickets in advance or at the door for $7; proceeds will benefit the Rutherford County Humane Society.

Relay For Life Yard Sale: Rutherford County Courthouse parking lot from 8 a.m.-noon; hosted by the Rutherford County Relay For Life Team; for more information or to reserve a table call Robin at 287-6176.

Paws Ranch Equine Rescue Fundraiser: Summer savings and items for sale including washer/dryer combo, refrigerator, stand up freezer, furniture, clothing, housewares, barn items and more; sale begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. at the ranch, 330 Walls Church Road in Bostic; donate your time or horse-related items for raffle tickets; horses and ponies available for adoption; for more information call 800-580-6504 or 828-447-5899.

Fish Fry and Rib Plates: Unionville Lodge at 399 Ledbetter Road in Spindale, 11 a.m.-until; plates with all the trimmings, drink and dessert are $7, sandwiches are $3.50 and N.Y. style hot dogs are $2; carry-outs are welcome; all proceeds will benefit the Building Fund; ladies of the Rose of Sharon Eastern Stars will also host a yard sale.

Community Meeting and Potluck Dinner: Fellowship and food beginning at 6 p.m. at the Piedmont-Pleasant Hill Clubhouse, 1761 Maple Creek Road in Rutherfordton; help make the Piedmont-Pleasant Hill Club a more useful resource for the community with your input; will also elect new club officers; bring a friend and participate.

Chase Corner Ministries: $1 bag sale ends today; exclusions include Happy Home Flavoring and Rada Cutlery.

Monday, June 16

Doughnuts for Dads: Join the Rutherford County Senior Center in celebrating dads for Father's Day; doughnuts and coffee from 9-10 a.m.; center located at 193 Callahan Koon Road in Spindale.

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

Survivin' Cancer Support Group: Third Monday of every month, 5-6 p.m., Crawford Builiding (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for more information call 828-245-4596 or email

Al-a-non meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton; Mondays at 7 p.m.; Newcomers Meeting at 6:30 p.m. prior to the regularly scheduled meeting; call 288-2767 for more information.

Clarinet Quartet: United States Air Force Heritage of America presents the American Clarinet Quartet at First Baptist Church in Forest City; concert begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 17

Stroke Support Group: Third Tuesday of every month, 3:30-5 p.m., Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for more information, call 828-286-5509.

Bike Night at Sonic: Every Tuesday evening through Sept. 30, 2014; hosted by Carolina Faith Riders at Sonic in Spindale, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.; for more information call Bob at 828-287-6882 or Mike at 828-289-1944.