Community Calendar: April 19, 2014

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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Saturday, April 19

When Seconds Count CPR Class: Instructors with the Isothermal Community College EMS program offering a special CPR class to help prepare people for emergencies; class runs from 8 a.m.-noon at the Rutherford Learning Center, housed in the old Rutherfordton Elementary School; students will receive a CPR card with the training; cost is $30 and to sign up contact Jerry Hinson at 828-395-1766 or Chris St. Clair at 828-395-4203.

Shooting for a Cure: Relay for Life benefit at Old Hickory Rifle & Pistol Club, Gun Club Road in Bostic; event begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.; handgun competition and shotgun trap games; bring your own shotgun, pistol and ammo; shotgun ammo will be available for purchase; hotdogs and hamburgers will be for sale; sponsored by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, Butler's Jewelry & Loan and the Old Hickory Rifle & Pistol Club.

Easter Eggstravaganza: Join KidSenses for its Easter Eggstravaganza and Discovery Garden Grand Re-Opening; kids can participate in an Easter egg hunt in the garden at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.; there will also be an egg drop contest using real eggs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; event is free with paid admission to the museum.

Rutherford County Humane Society (RCHS) Plant Sale: Nice selection of flowering baskets and hanging ferns for sale at Autumn Lanes Bowling Alley, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; live music from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. featuring Phil Ruff and his band Carolina and Pacific playing a mix of classic rock and Americana music; animals will be available for adoption at event; all proceeds benefit animals at the RCHS; for more information call 980-4000.

Carolina Faith Riders Fourth Annual Cruise-in: Blessing of the bikes and fan-voted bike show beginning at 11 a.m. at the Rutherford County Moose Lodge, 548 East U.S. Highway 74B in Bostic; blessing at 1 p.m. and bike show awards at 2 p.m.; music by Blood Bought, food, drinks and door prizes; for more information call 828-289-1944.

Blood Drive: Community Blood Center of the Carolinas blood drive from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; McDonald's in Spindale located at 456 West Main Street.

Class of 1951 Semi-Annual Reunion: R-S Central class of 1951 will hold its semi-annual reunion at Ryan's at Forest City; meeting at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon.

Easter Egg Hunt: Mary B. Mullen Bible Camp, Inc. hosting third annual Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.; 1900 Freemantown Road in Lake Lure; games, egg rolls, egg toss, spoon relay and more; prizes and refreshments; in case of inclement weather, event will be moved to St. John Missionary Baptist Church around the corner from the camp; for more information call Dianne at 625-8588 or Willie Mae at 625-9194.

American Legion District Meeting: American Legion Post 74 will host a district meeting at Legion Post 406 Boss More Road in Caroleen; members of Post 74 and Post 423 invited to attend; will be electing a new 23rd District Commander and officers; lunch at noon and meeting at 1 p.m.

Easter Egg Drop: All children ages 12 and under are invited to Gilkey Community Center for an Easter egg drop; the fun begins at 12:30 p.m.; three golden eggs will be included in the drop, and whoever finds them will each win a prize; refreshments will be available; for more information call 828-286-1172.

American Legion Flag Disposal: American Legion Post 74 will hold a flag disposal at noon at the Legion Hut, 947 U.S. Highway 221S in Rutherfordton; anyone with a flag to dispose of can drop it off at the flag drop box at Wal-Mart or take it by the Legion Hut and place it in the container on the patio; for more information contact Commander Chuck Brooks at 828-287-1294.

Rutherford County Humane Society (RCHS) Thrift Shop Sale: Half-price sale on all furniture today only; shop located at 305 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure, across from Apple Valley Golf Course; all proceeds benefit animals at the RCHS; for more information call 447-3280.

Sunday, April 20

Easter Service and Egg Drop: Element Church will hold its annual Easter Service and children's egg drop beginning at 10 a.m. at McNair Stadium in Forest City; thousands of prize-filled eggs will be dropped from a helicopter following the service.

Monday, April 21

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.