Community News, May 4, 2013

May. 04, 2013 @ 12:50 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Saturday, May 4
Rutherfordton Raider sign ups at May Fest from 10 to 5 in front of the courthouse.$50 per child - cheerleading and football. Questions call 828-429-9596. Bring copy of birth certificate.
 
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.
 
The Rutherford County E.C.A. (Extension and Community Assoc.) 4H, and GRG (Grandparents Raising Grandparents) are having their annual Spring fundraiser from 7 a.m. - noon at the Cooperative Extension Office, 193 Callahan - Koone Road, Spindale. Vendors welcome; $5 per space, bring your own table; reserve your space now; call 287-6011.
 
Fish Fry and Rib Plates: Unionville Lodge, 399 Ledbetter Road, Spindale, at 11 a.m.; plates $7, sandwiches, $3.50, NY Style Hot Dogs $2. Proceeds for building fund. Carry-outs welcome.
 
American Legion Riders Post 74 will be holding Ride In/Bike Night at 2 p.m, at the Legion Hut on US 221 S in Rutherfordton. Food and drinks available. We will also be at the May Fest with raffle tickets for an I-Pad.
 
Sunday, May 5
Homecoming/Memorial Service at Wells Spring United Methodist Church at 11 a.m.; meal to follow.
 
Memorial at Koone Cemetery, on Padgett Road in Gilkey (follow the signs); lunch at 1:15 and short service will follow; covered area in case of rain. For info call Mark Koone - 828-287-9690 or Forest Koone - 289-0314
 
Monday, May 6
Senior Center: aerobics at 8:45, make a Victorian Christmas gown at 9, SilverStriders at 9, art group 9 to 2:30, crochet 9 to 11, fun time cheerleading at 11, slow-moving exercise 12:30, play auditions at 1.
 
Homeschool Book Sale; at Yokefellow Service Center, Inc. Monday through Saturday. All homeschool materials, curriculum, reference materials, books, educational games & toys, teacher aids, etc. will be ½ price. 
 
Storewide Half-Price Sale: at Yokefellow Service Center, Inc. Monday through Saturday.
 
Tuesday, May 7
Senior Center: needlework at 9, continue making Victorian christening gown 9 to 11, computer assistance 10 to 11, yoga at 10, What would Mom do? at 10:30, chair exercise at 11:15, bingo at 1.
 
Beach Bingo is back in a new location at Hickory Log Family Restaurant (old Spindale Restaurant) at 6 p.m.; 50¢ per card per game. All proceeds will go to Community Pet Center's spay/neuter program.
 
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.
 
Senior Center: Wednesday walk at 8:30, aerobics at 8:45, continue making Victorian christening gown 9 to 11, stitchery at 9, line dancing at 10, pen pals at 10, comedy/music program at 10:30, oil art group at 12:30, slow-moving exercise at 12:30
 
Thursday, May 9
Senior Center: Volunteer appreciation breakfast 8:30 to 10 (drop in), needlework at 9, herbs for your kitchen at 10:30, drawing for yard sale spaces at 11:15, bridge 12 to 4, computer assistance 12:30 to 2, 
 
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!
 
Senior Center: Tailgate Yard Sale 8 to 11 a.m., aerobics at 8:45 SilverStriders at 9, fun/fellowship/singing at 10, slow-moving exercise at 12:30, table tennis at 1.
 
Watercolors in the Garden at KidSenses: create a one-of-a-kind watercolor masterpiece for your mother. The artistic fun starts at 5:30 and lasts until 8:00!
 
Saturday, May 11
Mother's Day Gift Workshop at KidSenses: craft the perfect Mother’s Day Gift! We’ll use all sorts of trendy craft supplies to create unique Mother’s Day Cards; from 1 until 4 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.
 
Plaza Barber Shop Celebrates 100 years at 108 W. Main St., Forest City; food prizes, entertainment by a genuine barber shop quartet; portion of proceeds for disabled American veterans.
 
Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with an Outdoor Concert, Wildflowers & Special Admission as Chimney Rock
Music on the Mountain concert series kicks off with Taylor Martin’s Engine; “buy one, get one free” admission for mothers at 3 p.m. for Mother’s Day weekend. The family-friendly concert will be held at the Outdoor Classroom, a new intimate venue on the Meadows. Park guests can enjoy the music at no additional charge with special “buy one, get one free” Park admission. The concert series continues on August 11 and September 14. For more details, visit chimneyrockpark.com.
 
Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic: Thurder Road Animal Hospital; from noon to 1 p.m. 1 year rabies $12, 3-year $14.
 
Fund raiser for Keith Flack family:  beginning at 4 p.m. until; Pinnacle Elementary School Cafeteria; proceeds will be used to pay medical, funeral and other expenses; park beside cafeteria; to donate items for silent auction or to volunteer to work,call Jennie Bailey or Freda Greene,  287-3440.
 
Monday, May 13
Senior Center: aerobics at 8:45, blood pressure check 9 to 11, SilverStriders at 9, art  group 9 to 2:30, crochet 9 to 11, fun time cheerleading at 11, slow-moving exercise at 12:30, play rehearsal at 12:30, ice cream shop.
 
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
 
Senior Center:  needlework at 9, scam jam (protect your financial future and learn about sweepstakes, charities, home repair and local scams) from 9 to 11:15, computer assistance 10 to 11, yoga at 10, play rehearsal at 12:30, diabetic support group at 1, meet and eat at Legal Grounds at 5:15.
 
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.
 
Senior Center: Wednesday Walk at 8:30, aerobics at 8:45, stitchery at 9, tea party at 9:30, line dancing at 10, Carolina Singers/Dancers at 10:30, chair exercise at 11:15, oil art group at 12:30 slow-moving exercise at 12:30, play rehearsal at 12:30.
 
Thursday, May 16
Senior Center: needlework at 9, Name That Tune at 10:30, bridge 12 to 4, computer assistance 12:30 play rehearsal, Just Dance (new activity) at 1.
 
Friday, May 17
aerobics at 8:45, SilverStriders at 9, Senior Shiners entertain at Oak Grove at 9:30, fun/fellowship/singing at 10, book club at 10:30, George Strait Music at 11:13, slow-moving exercise at 12:30.
 
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.
 
Sunday, May 19
Senior Center: trip to Green Room Theater: "Red Velvet Cake War." at 1:15
 
Monday, May 20
Senior Center: aerobics at 8:45, SilverStriders at 9, art group 9 to 2:30, crochet 9 to 11, recipe club at 9:30, Kings Mountain Chorus at 10:30, fun time cheerleading at 11, slow-moving exercise at 12:30 play rehearsal at 12:30.
 
Tuesday, May 21
Senior Center: needlework at 9, computer assistance 10 to 11, yoga at 10, swap exchange at 10, chair massages at 12:30, play rehearsal t 12:30.
 
Free Haircut for Veterans: We are closed on Memorial Day so we are offering the free haircuts early on Tuesday, May 21 from 8 a.m. unil 4 p.m. at Plaza Barber Shop, 108 West Main Street, Forest City.
 
Wednesday, May 22
Senior Center: Wednesday walk at 8:30, aerobics at 8:45, stitchery at 9, line dancing at 10, program "Cardiac Arrest and Basic Life Saving" at 1-:30, oil art group at 12:30, slow-moving exercise at 12:30, play rehearsal at 12:30.
 
Thursday, May 23
Senior Center: needlework at 9, Lake Lure cloggers at 10:30, bridge 12 to 4, computer assistance 12:30 to 2, play rehearsal at 12:30, trip to Strawberry Hill at 1, Just Dance at 1.
 
Friday, May 24
Senior Center: aerobics at 8:45, SilverStriders at 9, fun/fellowship/singing at 10, comedy program at 10:30, program - Pisgah Legal Executing a Healthcare Power of Attorney/Living Will at 11:15, slow-moving exercise at 12:30, butterbean auction at 1.
 
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.
 
Monday, May 27
Senior Center: closed in observance of Memorial Day.
 
Tuesday, May 28
Senior Center: needlework at 9, computer assistance 10 to 11, yoga t 10, program - GMO, part 1 at 10:30, play rehearsal at 12:30.
 
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.  
 
Senior Center: Wednesday walk at 8:30, aerobics at 8:45, stitchery at 9, line dancing at 10, program - GMO part 2 at 10:30, oil art group at 12:30, slow-moving exercise at 12:30, play rehearsal at 12:30.
 
Thursday, May 30
Senior Center: needlework at 9, Understanding Hearing Loss and Effective Communication at 10:30, bridge 12 to 4, computer assistance 12:30 to 2, play rehearsal at 12:30 Just Dance at 1.
 
Friday, May 31
Senior Center: aerobics at 8:45, SilverStriders at 9, fun/fellowship/singing at 10, program - Joint Replacement at 10:30 birthday celebration at 11:30, slow-moving exercise at 12:30, Pisgah Legal Meeting with applicants who qualified for service by appointment only.
 
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.