Community News, May 11, 2013

May. 11, 2013 @ 12:08 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 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.
 
The Lake Lure Spring Fling Festival has been rescheduled for today. The event will be held at Morse Park beginning at 11 a.m. Activities will include a silly string arena, cake eating contests, games, inflatables venders and music. 
 
Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show at Long Branch Road Baptist Church, 621 Long Branch Road, Forest City from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; vehicle entry fee $20; trophies awarded; inflatables, food, face painting, silent auction, and more. For information call 828-429-4479
 
Buffet Breakfast: Gilkey School Community Center 7 to 10 a.m.; adults $5, kids 6-12 $3; all you can eat. Proceeds for community center.
 
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries is having a $1 sale on all tops, bottoms, and shoes. Dress will be sold for $2. Some restrictions and limitations do apply. These prices good for this day only. 
 
Community Pet Center 7th Annual Festival: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at Crowe Park, Forest City; Blessing of the Animals , Puppy Kissing Booth, Hot Dogs-Hamburgers-BBQ-Dessert, Critter Camp and Potbelly Acres - petting zoos, Adopt-A-Thon, Education Booth, Pet Costume Contest, Pet Contests, Dog Egg Walk, Music by Garth Germack, Games, Bingo, Face Stamping, Pet Nail Trims.
 
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.
 
Chase FFA Alumni Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Agriculture Department, Chase High School; Contact: chaseffaalumni@gmail.com (828) 447-3134.
 
Rutherford County Board of Commissioners Special Meeting: 12 noon at Rutherfordton Elementary School, 201 Bob Hardin Road, Rutherfordton; discussion with board of education. 
 
Rutherford County Board of Commissioners Special Meeting: 2 p.m. at Rutherford County Office Building, 289 North Main St., Rutherfordton; budget workshop. 
 
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.
 
Harris HIgh School Alumni and Friends Breakfast has been cancelled. For more info: Joan at 828-245-2658 or gerjoj@aol.com.
 
American Legion Post 74 will hold a regular meeting at the Legion Hut, 947 US 221 S Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting to follow. American Legion Riders will also meet at the same time.
 
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.
 
Hot Dog and Hamburger Supper at American Legion Post 423, Boss Moore Road, Caroleen from 5 to 7 p.m.; take outs available. One hot dog with chips, beans, dessert and drink is $5, 2 is $6; one hamburger with fixings is $6, 2 is $7.
 
Rutherford County Board of Commissioners Special Meeting: 3 p.m. at Rutherford County Office Building, 289 North Main St., Rutherfordton; budget workshop. 
 
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.
 
Cookie Decorating Night at KidSenses: turn ordinary cookies into edible works of art! All of the delicious fun starts at 5:30 and lasts until 8!
 
Saturday, May 18
BUG DAY at KidSenses: spend the afternoon examining all sorts of interesting insects and amazing arachnids! We will have vast collection of preserved and live bugs for children to observe and hold! Don’t miss out on all of the creepy-crawly fun that will begin at 12 and end at 4. 
 
 
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.
 
Farm Day: an all-day event hosted by Chase FFA Alumni  from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Chase High School; features both urban and rural displays, antique and modern farm equipment, barnyard animals, live music, vendors, and plenty of food. Admission is free. For more information, visit Facebook.com/chaseffaalumni
 
Child Car Seat Inspection at Big Lots in Spindale; from 9 a.m. until noon. Sponsored by Safe Kids Rutherford County.
 
Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School alumni and Heritage Banquet: at Old Dunbar Community Center from 3 until 12 p.m. $25 per person, $145 per class table (seats 6);  Paul L. Dunbar and Family Matters Museum Tour from 3 to 4 p.m.; banquet 4 to 6 p.m.; post banquet tour 6 to 8; and Reception - Meet and Greet Old School Party from 8 until midnight. Dr. Janet Sims-Wood, National VP Association for the Study of African American Life and History keynote speaker; previous principals and teachers welcome.
 
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.
 
Rutherford County Board of Commissioners Special Meeting: 9:30 a.m. at Rutherford County Office Building, 289 North Main St., Rutherfordton; budget workshop. 
 
Rutherford County Board of Commissioners Special Meeting: 12 p.m. at Rutherford County Office Building, 289 North Main St., Rutherfordton; discussion with Isothermal Community College Board of Trustees. 
 
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.
 
Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival - Saturday, Sunday and Monday  (10 am - 5 pm); at the Lake Lure Arcade area across from the beach. Food, entertainment and arts and crafts from over 75 exhibitors. Hand crafted items include: pottery, sculptures, paintings, stained glass, photography, and all kinds of art, wood carvings, furniture, jewelry, candles, kitchen and garden crafts, toys and much more.
 
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.
 
Book Sale at Mooneyham Library (downstairs) in Forest City, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 until 4:30 p.m.
 
Blood Drive: Gilkey School Community Center from 3 to 7 p.m.; to schedule an appointment call 287-4120; donors will be entered into a drawing for $1,000 gift card.
 
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
 
Thursday, June 6
Rutherford County Board of Commissioners Special Meeting: 3 p.m. at Rutherford County Office Building, 289 North Main St., Rutherfordton; budget adoption. 
 
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 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 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 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 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 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.