Community News, April 26, 2013

Apr. 26, 2013 @ 12:59 AM
Citizen of the Year nominations open: The Forest City Kiwanis Club is accepting nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year Award. Nominations (due Friday, May 24) should include name and telephone number (or email address) of the nominee along with a brief narrative of why the nominee deserves the award. The narrative should be between 250 and 500 words. The nominations should also contain the name and contact information of the person making the nomination. Please submit nominations to Mike Gavin, chairman of the Kiwanis' Citizen of the Year Committee, at mgavin777@gmail.com or via mail to P.O. Box 334, Bostic, NC 28018.
 
The KidSenses Discovery Garden is now open for the season! Experience Garden Adventures free with general admission Wednesday-Friday at 10 and 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
 
Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation is having a book sale in the lobby of their office at 186 Hudlow Road in Forest City?  Proceeds will benefit the ACS Relay for Life. Hardbacks are $2 and paperbacks are $1. Our hours of operation are 8-5 Monday through Friday. Contact Karen Black for more information at 245-1621, ext 412. The sale will be ongoing for several months.
 
Isothermal Continuing Education Classes in May: Yoga, Vehicle Escort Certification, Vehicle OBD II Emissions, Disc Golf, Zumba, Concealed Carry Handgun Class.
To register, or for more information, contact the Continuing Education Dept. at 286-3636, option 2, then option 1.
 
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.
 
Friday, April 26
Senior Center: Senior Games; aerobics at 8:45; SilverStriders at 9; slow-moving exercise at 12:30.
 
Flower Power at KidSenses: createpaper flowers and discover how flowers are used to make different things; make a terrarium in a bag to take home; 5:30 until 8 p.m.
 
Music at the Mills at Union Mills Learning Center; supper at 6, music at 7 p.m. featuring New Broad River Band and Homegrown; free admission.
 
Saturday, April 27
Finger Paint Mania at KidSenses: create a beautiful work of art using over a dozen different kinds of paint; 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
 
Gilkey Chain Gang Crochet and Knit Group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Gilkey School Community Center; for more info call 828-289-2563.
 
Lost Playwrights will meet from 2 until 4 p.m. in the Kapplan Auditorium of Henderson County Library, 301 North Washington Street, Hendersonville. Anyone interested in any aspect of theatre or creative writing is encouraged to attend. There are no dues or admission charges.
 
The Whitehouse Community will be sponsoring a Country Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. at the community center, 5408 Painters Gap Road, Union Mills; $5 adults, $2.50 children 6-12, under 6 free; scrambled eggs, biscuits, french toast, sausage, livermush, sausage gravy, grits, applesauce, jams, honey, coffee, hot tea and orange juice.
 
Walk with the Naturalist: at South Mountain Christian Camp along our new bluebird trail. We'll check several bluebird boxes for nesting activity and discuss the habits of this most beautiful creature. This one-hour program is free and open to all ages. Want bluebirds in your yard? You can build your own bluebird box to take home with you for a $5 donation. All building supplies are provided. To participate, meet at the South Mountain Christian Camp office at 10 a.m. No pre-registration is required. Call 828-245-3322 for additional information.
 
Relay For Life Fundraiser Yard Sale: Cancelled
 
Young At Heart Club will meet at Rollins Cafeteria at 11 a.m.
 
Sunday, April 28
Fundraiser Dinner: RS Middle School Cafeteria; from 11 a.m. til 3 p.m.; turkey rice, gravy, dressing, green beans, macaroni and cheese, roll and dessert; to help pay college tuition for Rasheed Wilkins; for more information contact Bobby or Angela Wilkins at 828-447-3035 or 447-6824. Dine in or carry out. Plates $8.
 
Usher Board Program at Wells Spring United Methodist Church at 3 p.m.
 
Monday, April 29
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries is having a Buy One Get One Free Sale on clothing and shoes today thru Friday, May 3. The second item must be of equal or lesser value than the purchased product.   
 
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.
 
Marketing Your Business Using Online Ads & Free Directories – Martin Brossman – Business Sciences Building, Room 137 from 6 to 9 p.m. — Get your business on the map with a strong web presence created using these free directories along with social media ads, like Facebook, Google and LinkedIn. 
 
Thursday, May 2
Democratic Women of Rutherford County will meet at 6 p.m., at Democratic headquarters, 142 W. Main Street Forest City. A light supper will be provided. Interested women welcome.
 
9th Annual Power of the Purse Silent Auction & Dinner fundraiser: at first Baptist Church, Forest City; bid on new and gently used purses; proceeds will benefit children and families in Rutherford County. Hors d'oeuvres and bidding begins at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6:15 p.m. Adult - $7 and Children under 12 - $5. For more information call 247-1440 ext.106. Family Resources, Inc. (PATH Shelter, Noah's House, Clara Allen Family Center).  
 
Friday, May 3
Open Golf Tournament at Rumbling Bald Resort at Lake Lure; deadline for entires 5 p.m. April 30. For more information call Sue Lewis at 828-625-8455.
 
Vegetable Prints in the Garden at KidSenses: Paint an original piece of art using vegetables instead of brushes;  5:30 until 8:00!
 
Saturday, May 4
Mayfest at KidSenses! Shop the KidSenses Museum Shop Sidewalk Sale to peruse an array of unique educational toys and gifts for all ages available in our gift shop. Stop by our craft table to make a butterfly necklace or pirate medallion for just $1!
Come play in the museum to escape the heat and mayhem of Mayfest! Make springtime crafts in Creation Station and spread the news of Mayfest in WFUN! The museum will be open from 9 until 5! Admission is just $5!
 
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.
 
Gears & Gables: a ride for housing - 30, 60 & 100-mile routes; sponsored by Rutherford Housing Partnership Inc (a 501c 3) non-profit; beginning at 8 a.m. in downtown Rutherfordton; fully supported cycling event from historic downtown Rutherfordton. This one-day, multi route event will encompass Rutherfordton county.  $30 includes post ride meal and ride t-shirt for early registrations. Call for more information: 828-248-3431. Or visit our web-site.   www.RutherfordHousingPartnership.com
 
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drive: Michael Sersland's Senior Project Blood Drive, 231 Toney Road, Bostic from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  
OOPS Pottery Sale: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at RCVAG on Main Street, Rutherfordton. This pottery sells out fast, so come early.
 
Sunday, May 5
Homecoming/Memorial Service at Wells Spring United Methodist Church at 11 a.m.; meal to follow.
 
Wednesday, May 8
9th Annual Rutherfordton Lions Club Golf Tournament at Meadowbrook Golf Course. 1:15 pm shotgun start. Hot lunch at 12:15 p.m., drinks at the turn, and a BBQ supper after play. $50 per person; 4-person teams. Entry fees cover cart and greens fees and both meals. Captain's choice. Winning team $500 and trophies; 2nd place team, $100 gift certificate; 3rd place team, $60 gift certificate. Hole-in-one prizes are a new auto from McCurry Deck on one Par-3 and a three-day cruise on another Par-3. $50 gift certificates for longest drive and for closest to hole. All gift certificates are for the pro-shop. For more information, contact Dick Hood 828-287-2308.
 
Friday, May 10
12th Annual Bill's Creek Antique Tractor & Engine Show: Friday and Saturday; sponsored by the Bills creek VFD, 104 Landmark Drive, Lake Lure; e-mail Tessneerfarm@att.net or phone 828-625-4720; free admission, trophies awarded; show, sale, swap, concessions available.
 
Norris Public Library Semi-Annual Book Sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Town Hall building; large variety of books. Half and Half Raffle! Tickets start at only $5. Half of proceeds for a new circulation desk and shelving at the library and half to be divided between two lucky individuals. Drawings will be held during the Fall Book Sale and you do not need to be present to win!
 
Saturday, May 11
Gilkey Chain Gang Crochet and Knit Group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Gilkey School Community Center; for more info call 828-289-2563.
 
Tuesday, May 14
Introduction to Pastel Painting Class: Instructor Janet McNally from 10 to 1 p.m. May 14 - June 4  Cost: $60. Call RCVAG 288-5009 to register
 
Wednesday, May 15
Community Forum About NC Innovations for Persons with Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities; Rutherford Regional Hospital, 288 S. Ridgecrest St., Rutherfordton, Norris Biggs Conference Room; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
 
Saturday, May 18
Gilkey Chain Gang Crochet and Knit Group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Gilkey School Community Center; for more info call 828-289-2563.
 
Race Path Baptist Church will be hosting the NC Baptist Men's Dental Bus from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church. Basic dental services will be provided to patients who do not have dental insurance or Medicaid. To make an appointment, please contact the church office at 828-453-8321.
 
Classical Conversations Homeschool Group is having an information meeting at Cornerstone Fellowship from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Questions please call 828-289-7605.
 
Saturday, May 25
Gilkey Chain Gang Crochet and Knit Group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Gilkey School Community Center; for more info call 828-289-2563.
 
Wednesday, May 29,
Blood Connection blood drive: noon to 6 p.m., Norris Biggs Conference Room at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; goal is 50 pints; walk-ins are welcome; donors will receive a T-shirt and the choice of a coupon for the $5 Jewelry Sale or a $5 meal coupon for the Break Away Cafe; for appointments or more information, call 828-286-5338.  
 
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
 
Saturday, June 8
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.  
 
Friday, June 21 
The Matthew Pannell Foundation presents Jason Crabb at R-S Central. For ticket info call 828 980 3204
 
Saturday, July 13
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.  
 
Saturday, August 10
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.  
 
Saturday, September 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.  
 
Saturday, October 12
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.  
 
Saturday, November 9
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.  
 
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.