Community Calendar, November 21, 2012

Nov. 21, 2012 @ 12:41 AM

 

Could you be the voice for a child? Volunteer with the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem program, and learn how to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. There is a need here in Rutherford County. Please call Charity Robinson at 828-287-3929 or email at charity.robinson@nccourts.org. If you’d like to find out more about being the voice for a child, call 1-800- 982-4041, visit ncgal.org, or go to facebook.com/ncGuardianAdLitem.
 
Thanksgiving BackPack Program: Forest City Chiroipractic P.A. will collect items for the Rutherford County Backpack program during the month of November. Foods collected: Individual Cereal Boxes, Instant Oatmeal, Pop Tarts, Mac & Cheese, Little Debbie Snacks, Pudding Cups, Juice Boxes, Potted Meat, Vienna Sausages, Ramen Noodles, Lunch/Noodles, Peanut Butter Crackers, Fruit cups, Ravioli/Spaghetti. For more information call (828) 245-8962 or e-mail chirofc@bellsouth.net
 
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is kicking off the 2012 holiday season with its annual ‘Puppies for Patients’ program whereby donors who give blood in November and December will be able to sign a tag that will then be attached to a stuffed puppy and delivered to children in area hospitals.
 
Be a Holiday Hero!  CBCC will award one $1,000 scholarship to a student who organizes and hosts the most successful blood drive during the holidays. The blood drive must occur November 18 - 25 or December 22 - January 6. Students interested in becoming a holiday hero can call 704-972-4727.
 
Mastectomy fittings: Every other Thursday by appointment, Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith’s Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment, call 828-245-4596.
 
Tuesday, November 20
Childbirth Education Class: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; free for families having their babies at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; registration is required for all classes; please call Lucy Calhoun, 828-286-5065, or e-mail lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com to confirm class dates and times and to register.
 
Stroke Support Group: Third Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for more information, call 828-286-5509.
 
Monthly Meeting of PWA – Professional Women Association at 12 Noon at Tuscany Italian on Oakland Road in Spindale. Speaker is Dr. Nolan Newton DENR retiree. Visitors are welcome.
 
Wednesday, November 21
Low Cost Spay/Neuter for your Pets,  call 828-287-7738 for an appointment, Community Pet Center
 
KidSenses is open from 9am-2pm.
 
Thursday, November 22 
KidSenses is closed for Thanksgiving holiday.
 
Thanksgiving Dinner: for needy people in the community; at The Grace of God Rescue Mission starting at 11 a.m.
 
Christmas Decorations Lighting & Santa Open House: 500,000 lights, ceremony at the fountain area with music, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Followed by an appearance of Santa at his Santa House. Town of Forest City.
 
Chase Corner Ministries will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving
 
Friday, November 23
Music at the Mills: Closed
 
Winter Skate: at the Santa House in Forest City every weekend through New Year's; Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m. - Saturdays, 2 to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 2 to 6 p.m. Cost is $7 adults and $5 children under 12; Sponsored by Kidsplay
 
KidSenses is open 9am-8pm! Join us for Stained Glass Leaves Creations and huge Black Friday Sale in the Museum Shop! We will be constructing beautiful window hangers resembling that of stained glass. The fun will begin at 5:30 and will last until 8 p.m.
 
Washburn Community Outreach Center: all clothing 50% off Friday and Saturday. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Friday and Saturday hours are 9 am - 2 pm. We are located at 2934 Piney Mountain Church Road in Bostic.
 
Saturday, November 24
Join us at KidSenses for Nature Book on a Stick Creations. Your handmade nature book will be perfect as a journal, for travel notes, for sketching, as a diary or even as a gift! The book making fun will begin at 11:00 and will last until 2:00.
 
Sunday, November 25
Christmas Parade: Forest City downtown begins at 3:00 p.m.
 
Monday, November 26
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 jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Promise: a support group for parents who have lost an adult child. Session begins at 10:00 a.m. at Hospice of Rutherford; call 245-0095 to register.
 
Tuesday, November 27
Tickets go on sale for Women Together: Women Together, which will be Feb. 2, 2013, at Isothermal’s Performing Arts Center, will feature Jeanne Robertson; tickets are $29 or $34, depending on seat location, and proceeds will go to Rutherford Regional Health Foundation to benefit programs offered through Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for tickets, call the ICC box office at 828-286-9990.
 
Childbirth Education Class:  6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; free for families having their babies at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; registration is required for all classes; please call Lucy Calhoun, 828-286-5065, or e-mail lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com to confirm class dates and times and to register.
 
Magazine Scavenger Hunt: Rutherford Senior Center at 10:30 a.m.
 
Hope Grief Support Group: Hospice of Rutherford will support group for any adult who has lost a loved one. Call 245-0095 to register.
 
Beach Bingo: The Forest City Diner at 6 p.m.; proceeds go to Community Pet Center spay/neuter program. We are also collecting aluminum cans and old shoes. 50 cents per game.
 
The Rutherford County Library Society is celebrating its first birthday with an annual meeting, at 7 p.m. at the Main Branch in Spindale. All members, as well as newcomers, are invited to attend. 
 
Wednesday, November 28
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas November 2012 Blood Drive — RS Central High School, 641 US 221, Rutherforton; 8 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.; free t-shirt to all donors.
 
Candy Bingo: Rutherford Senior Center at 10:30 a.m.
 
Operation: Lunch Line (by Kid Power) 10:00 a.m. The Foundation Performing Arts & Conference Center. For more information, go to www.FoundationShows.org  
 
Thursday, November 29
Chair Volleyball: Rutherford Senior Center at 10:30 a.m.
 
REVERSE RAFFLE tickets are for sale at the Chamber office. Have your friends and neighbors call the Chamber office to purchase their tickets. ONLY 200 left!
 
Friday, November 30
Music at the Mills: Supper at 6 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. featuring Carolina Thunder, Julie Walker & Homegrown
 
Hay rides: downtown Forest City; from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $2 per person, children and adults. A great way to see the holiday lights on a hay wagon, two treats in one. Wagon will load across from fountain area.
 
Winter Skate: at the Santa House in Forest City every weekend through New Year's; Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m. - Saturdays, 2 to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 2 to 6 p.m. Cost is $7 adults and $5 children under 12; Sponsored by Kidsplay
 
Artisan Show: Obsessions Beads from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; featuring jewelry, pottery, glass works, fiber craft and much more. 
 
Canned Food Drive: Everyone who brings 5 cans of food to the TJCA basketball game (played at Cool Springs Gym, beginning at 4:30) will receive free admission to the game!
 
Saturday, December 1
Spindale/Rutherfordton Christmas parade begins at 3:30 p.m. in Spindale and 5:00 p.m. in Rutherfordton.
 
Town of Bostic - Play by Rutherford Community Theatre at 3:00. Open house at Bostic Lincoln Center show casing new miniature toy soldier collection. Special music at 4:30 and Santa arrives at 5:00. There will be prizes and refreshments.
 
Hay rides: downtown Forest City; from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $2 per person, children and adults. A great way to see the holiday lights on a hay wagon, two treats in one. Wagon will load across from fountain area.
 
Lost Playwrights will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. at the official residence of Princess Diana Lenska, 450 West Main Street, Forest City, a yellow brick house next to First  Presbyterian Church. Parking is in the rear.
 
Washburn Community Outreach Center entire store will be 50% off (Christmas mrechandise excluded). Store hours are 9 am - 2 pm Thursday-Saturday. For more information please call 828-245-5603.
 
Sunday, December 2
Ellenboro Christmas parade begins at 3:00 p.m.
 
Want to Be A Make-A-Wish Volunteer? We are recruiting Wish Granters in your area. Join us from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Asheville Four Points Sheraton. Email alilley@ncwish.org to RSVP and submit any inquiries.
 
A Christmas Carol (by Nebraska Theatre Caravan): 7:30 p.m. The Foundation Performing Arts & Conference Center. For more information, go to www.FoundationShows.org 
 
Santa Paws: Photo with your pets, from 2 to 6 p.m. Bring your pet for a photo with Santa. Sponsored by the Community Pet Center as a fund raiser for a $5 donation. No human children on Sunday please.
 
Ellenboro Christmas Parade: at 3:00 pm. Bands, floats, antique cars, motorcycles, fire trucks, etc. If interested in having an entry in our parade, contact Sandra Weeks at 828-453-8932 or Ellenboro Town Hall at 828-453-8611.
 
Tuesday, December 4
Childbirth Education Class:  6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; free for families having their babies at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; registration is required for all classes; please call Lucy Calhoun, 828-286-5065, or e-mail lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com to confirm class dates and times and to register.
 
Friday, December 7
Hay rides: downtown Forest City; from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $2 per person, children and adults. A great way to see the holiday lights on a hay wagon, two treats in one. Wagon will load across from fountain area.
 
Santa House: downtown Forest City from 6 to 9 p.m. 
 
Winter Skate: at the Santa House in Forest City every weekend through New Year's; Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m. - Saturdays, 2 to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 2 to 6 p.m. Cost is $7 adults and $5 children under 12; Sponsored by Kidsplay
 
Saturday, December 8
Carriage Rides: downtown Forest City from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $7 adults and $3 for children under 12. Last tickets sold between 8 and 8:30. 
 
Santa House: downtown Forest City from 2 to 9 p.m. 
 
Fundraiser Breakfast: Fatz from 7 until 10 a.m.; Tickets $7; pancakes, link sausage, fruit cup, coffee, juice or milk; tickets can be purchased at Community Pet Center or from volunteers.
 
Sunday, December 9
Santa Paws: Photo with your pets, from 2 to 6 p.m. Bring your pet for a photo with Santa. Sponsored by the Community Pet Center as a fund raiser for a $5 donation. No human children on Sunday please.
 
Thursday, December 13
The Belles of Rutherford County: A dinner theater production by the Forest City Repertory Theater at 6:30 p.m.; Matinee, $20.00 includes dinner at Forest City Club House, 106 Westview St.
 
Friday, December 14
Hay rides: downtown Forest City; from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $2 per person, children and adults. A great way to see the holiday lights on a hay wagon, two treats in one. Wagon will load across from fountain area.
 
Santa House: downtown Forest City from 6 to 9 p.m. 
 
The Belles of Rutherford County: A dinner theater production by the Forest City Repertory Theater at 6:30 p.m.; Matinee, $20.00 includes dinner at Forest City Club House, 106 Westview St.
 
Winter Skate: at the Santa House in Forest City every weekend through New Year's; Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m. - Saturdays, 2 to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 2 to 6 p.m. Cost is $7 adults and $5 children under 12; Sponsored by Kidsplay
 
Saturday, December 15
Carriage Rides: downtown Forest City from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $7 adults and $3 for children under 12. Last tickets sold between 8 and 8:30. 
 
Santa House: downtown Forest City from 2 to 9 p.m. 
 
The Belles of Rutherford County: A dinner theater production by the Forest City Repertory Theater at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Matinee, $20.00 includes dinner; Forest City Club House, 106 Westview St.
 
Sunday, December 16
Santa Paws: Photo with your pets, from 2 to 6 p.m. Bring your pet for a photo with Santa. Sponsored by the Community Pet Center as a fund raiser for a $5 donation. No human children on Sunday please.
 
Tuesday, December 18
Mental Illness Family Support Group: Cleveland County Red Cross Building, 1333 Fallston Road, Shelby; 6:30 to 8 p.m. third Tuesday of each month.
 
Friday, December 21
Hay rides: downtown Forest City; from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $2 per person, children and adults. A great way to see the holiday lights on a hay wagon, two treats in one. Wagon will load across from fountain area.
 
Santa House: downtown Forest City from 6 to 9 p.m. 
 
Winter Skate: at the Santa House in Forest City every weekend through New Year's; Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m. - Saturdays, 2 to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 2 to 6 p.m. Cost is $7 adults and $5 children under 12; Sponsored by Kidsplay
 
Saturday, December 22
Carriage Rides: downtown Forest City from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $7 adults and $3 for children under 12. Last tickets sold between 8 and 8:30. 
 
Santa House: downtown Forest City from 2 to 9 p.m. 
 
A Victorian Tea, Christmas Concert and House Tour at Lenska Palace with carriage ride: from 4 to 6 p.m. with carriage ride to follow. $35 per person. Have tea before the carriage rides at one of our historic homes in downtown 450 W. main street (the Lovelace-Ragin mansion)
 
Sunday, December 23
Santa Paws: Photo with your pets, from 2 to 6 p.m. Bring your pet for a photo with Santa. Sponsored by the Community Pet Center as a fund raiser for a $5 donation. No human children on Sunday please.
 
Monday, December 31 
Victorian New Years Eve Ball at Lenska Palace: from 8:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. A 19th century ball filled with music,conversation, buffet dinner, parlor games and entertainment. Advanced limited ticket sales only. $35.00 per person. Call 828-382-0081 for more information.