Community Calendar: April 11, 2014

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 07:34 AM

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Friday, April 11

Veteran Services Office Hours Changed: The office will be closed from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.; individuals seeking services are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling the office at 828-287-6185; regular office hours are from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Youth Empowerment Annual Fish Fry: Fish, hot dogs, fries, potato salad, desserts and more at Youth Empowerment, located on Sparks Drive behind Bojangles in Forest City; event begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.; plates are $9 and all proceeds benefit Youth Empowerment; to pre-order a plate call 828-288-1021 or email

Superhero Night: Join KidSenses for a night of superheroes; kids can come dressed as their favorite superhero and make their own superhero jet packs; the fun begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m.; event is free with paid admission to the museum.

Host your own party or event at the Old Dunbar Community Center; purchase a ticket for a chance to win one rental of the community center's gymnasium; each ticket has three chances to win, standard terms and conditions apply; for more information or to purchase tickets, call 828-247-4142 or email

Saturday, April 12

Buffet Breakfast: Gilkey Community Center, 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.; adults are $5, children are $3 and kids under 6 are free; bring a clean coat for a child and breakfast is free.

RIMA Pavement Pounder 5K: Fourth annual race to benefit Relay For Life of Rutherford County; race starts at 8 a.m. with early registration from 6:30-7:30 a.m.; race will be held at Rutherford Internal Medicine Assoc., 181 Daniel Road in Forest City; online registration is available at; for more information call Janine Clapp at 980-487-2477 or email

Bostic Lincoln Spring Festival: All-day free entertainment beginning at 10 a.m. at the Bostic Lincoln Center; open house 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., food and craft vendors, student art show, Lincoln Hill tour, antique cars and more; egg hunt for children 6 and under and egg race for children 7-12 from 12:15-1:15 p.m.; gospel soloist Billy Hodges performing at 1:15 p.m. and performance of "Nancy Hanks, Bondwoman" at 2:15 p.m.; for a complete schedule of events, call 828-245-9800 or visit

Pet Parade: Trinity Christian School presents its inaugural Pet Parade on its campus, beginning at 10 a.m.; pet contests for best trick, best voice, best smooch and more start at 11:30 a.m.; a BBQ lunch will be served 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; a 40th Anniversary Celebration begins at noon and will include a silent auction, live entertainment and special dedication ceremony; a portion of the proceeds will benefit Rutherford County Animal Shelters; for more information visit or call 828-286-3900.

All-Star Cheer Placement Clinic: Anyone already involved in the competitive cheerleading squad or interested in joining are welcome; clinic begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m.; IGA Adventure Center, 340 Industrial Park Road in Rutherfordton; the squad is for girls ages 6-18; for more information call 288-3547.

April Showers Bring May Flowers: Join KidSenses for an "April Showers Bring May Flowers" celebration; create rainbow crafts and handprint flowers in the Creation Station; after the crafts, kids will work together to conduct a rain cloud experiment; the fun begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.; event is free with paid admission to the museum.

Community Candlelit Vigil: Help bring awareness to child abuse in the county at a vigil beginning at 6:30 p.m.; courthouse lawn in Rutherfordton.

Sunday, April 13

Foothills Daylily Society: Meeting at 2 p.m. at the County Office Building, across from the Sanger Clinic on Main Street in Rutherfordton; program will be presented by Dr. Barbara Peterson who will share her knowledge and love of the art of Japanese Gardening; new members and visitors welcome.

Monday, April 14

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

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.

Clerk of Court/County Commissioner Candidates Forum: Public meeting for Clerk of Court candidates at 7 p.m. and for County Commissioner at 8 p.m.; Sunshine Elementary School gym, 231 Toney Road in Bostic; contact Ron Gurley at 248-3782 for more information.