Community News, October 18, 2013

Oct. 18, 2013 @ 12:56 AM
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. 
 
The Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to help deliver meals. Call Diane Allen at 287-1233.
 
Advance Care Planning: Free sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County at 245-0095 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
 
Friday, October 18
Shred-It Event: at Forest City Police Department from 12 to 3 p.m. Destroy your sensitive documents free. Documents will be shredded on site.
 
30 year reunion - RS Class of ’83.  If you or someone you know were a part of the Class of ’83, please forward current contact information via email to Gwen Scoville gwen@alphagraphics.com or David Odom davidodom87@gmail.com or Dee Ledbetter deeledbetter@ymail.com or call 828-289-8749
 
Chase High School class of '75 Tailgate Party at 6 p.m. Bring your own chair and favorite snacks.
 
Senior Center: Book club, table tennis and pink Friday.
 
Hermit Crab Night at KidSenses! Design our very own whimsical hermit crab shells and get an up-close and personal look at real live hermit crabs. This activity begins at 5:30 and lasts until 8 pm and is free with regular admission.
 
Saturday, October 19
Centennial Craft Show: Green Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Space is 10 x 8, includes one table; limited to 30 vendors. Table rent is $20 per spot. Vendor registration deadline is Sept. 30. Contact Wendy Craig at 828-527-7474 or breezyh77@hotmail.com
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays. Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays also or by request. Call 828-625-1042 for appointment.
 
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drive: Victory Baptist Church, 531 Soco Gap Road, Ellenboro, from 11 am to 3 pm.
 
R-S Central Class of 93: 20-year reunion at the Carolina Event Center in Forest City from 7 to 12 pm. Visit our website at  www.rscentralclassof93.com and buy tickets online through PayPal or pay by check made to Class of 93 and mail to 431 Arlington Street, Forest City, NC 28043. Tickets are $30 and deadline is October 1st. Call Tosha Spicer Ramsey at 828-429-6565  for info.
 
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport, noon until 3 p.m., weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike.
 
Zumba(r) Fitness Party in Pink (TM) at Lifestyle Wellness and Spa in Forest City (partnering with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research) from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10
 
Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach Presents The 2013 Autumn Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.; downtown Lake Lure across from the beach. Arts and crafts from over 70 local artisans, on-site demonstrations, great food, wonderful local entertainment, creek-side picnic area and kids activities. 
 
Miniature Golf Tournament at Putt and Go Video, 126 Frontage Road, Forest City at 10 a.m. Practice begins at 9 a.m. $10 per person includes three rounds of golf, lunch and chance to win a prize. Sponsored by Chase Lions Club to help blind and visually impaired in the Chase Community.
 
Week of Caring: Today through Saturday, Oct. 26. A great opportunity for families and friends to come together to help those in need in our community. Local companies can put together a team also! Call at 828-248-3431. Projects include: yard clean-up, window washing, gutters cleaned, spring cleaning, trimming plants, building and repairing ramps, porches and steps.
 
Spooky Pumpkin Decorating Mania at KidSenses! Turn ordinary pumpkins into beautiful and spooky works of art. Pumpkins will be provided to all children for free. The artistic fun begins at 10 am and lasts until 2 pm and is free with regular admission.
 
RS Youth Football & Cheerleading Fundraiser: car wash, bake sale and yard sale in the parking lot at Roses in Forest City from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Proceeds for  cheerleaders warm up suits and boys football jerseys. For questions please call our hotline 286-7686.
 
Monday, October 21
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
The  October 21 regular meeting of the Rutherford County Planning Commission will be held in a Conference Room  of the Isothermal Community College Foundation, Performing Arts Theater just outside the auditorium. 
 
Savvy Social Media Strategy for Small Businesses at ICC in the Communication Technology Building, Room 108 from 6 to 9 p.m.; instructor Russ Seagle; explore the promotional opportunities in online social media. To register call 828-395-1416 or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu or online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75260
 
Hospice of Rutherford County Volunteer Training: October 21 - 23 from 10 am – 3 pm at the Carolina Event & Conference Center.  Call Mary Richardson at 245-0095 to register or for information.
 
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.
 
Senior Center: Recipe club, and chili cook off.
 
Fall Book Sale at Mooneyham Library in Forest City Monday though Friday.
 
Tuesday, October 22
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drive: Milliken & Company, 2080 NC Hwy 226, Bostic, from 1 to 5:30 p.m.
 
Cash Flow Essentials for Survival of your Business at ICC in the Communication Technology Building, Room 108 from 6 to 9 p.m.; instructor Tim Dannelly. To register call 828-395-1416 or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu or online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75260
 
Senior Center: craft time
 
Wednesday, October 23
Senior Center: write your life story and trip to Strawberry Hill.
 
Thursday, October 24
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Rutherford Regional Goes Pink: from 10 a.m. to noon, Norris Biggs Conference Room at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; pamper yourself with manicures and chair massages; learn about mammograms and other services for women; a wreath making demonstration and cooking demonstration are planned; door prizes. For more information, call 828-245-4596.
 
Senior Center: Name that tune and just dance
 
Friday, October 25
East High School class of 2003 ten-year reunion Friday and Saturday. Homecoming game Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at Chimney Rock State Park at 11 a.m. Admission and food costs for the park is $23.95 per adult and $13.45 per child ages 6 and up; 5 and under free. Money should be turned in by early October. Call 828-289-8527 for info.
 
Senior Center: Pink walk, chair exercises, table tennis, pink Friday
 
Saturday, October 26
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport, noon until 3 p.m., weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike.
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays. Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays also or by request. Call 828-625-1042 for appointment.
 
Spaghetti Dinner at Bills Creek Community Center sponsored by Lake Lure Lions Club. Adults $10, ages 6-19 $5, 5 and under free. Proceeds for blind and hearing impaired. Tickets purchased at the door or in advance from any Lake Lure Lion member or by calling 625-4931. 
 
Country Breakfast at Whitehouse Community Center from 7 to 10 a.m. Adults $5, Ages 6-12 $2.50, under 6 free.
 
Baynard Reunion at Green River Plantation, Coxe Road, Rutherfordton from 11 a.m until 3 p.m. Bring family and food 828-223-1112.
 
 
Monday, October 28
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Senior Center: pink zumba.
 
Annual Board Meeting Rutherford Life Services, Inc. Board of Directors will meet
at 12 noon at 230 Fairground Road, Spindale.
 
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.
 
RS Central High School Pep Rally at Rutherfordton Court House lawn. Vendors start at 5:30 with games and food and the Pep Rally starts at 7 p.m.
 
Tuesday, October 29
Go Green and Save at ICC in the Communication Technology Building, Room 108 from 6 to 9 p.m.; instructor Matt Rudisill. Learn how to adjust personal, home, and business habits to help save money and the environment. To register call 828-395-1416 or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu or online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75260
 
Chase Corner Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mobile Food Pantry at Providence United Methodist Church on 161 Providence Church Road in Forest City. The giveaway begins at 10 a.m. Please call 828-247-0096 if you have questions.
 
Senior Center: pumpkin bocce, chair exercises and Bingo.
 
Rutherford County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on a proposed ordinance to regulate Commercial Solar Farm Development in Rutherford County at the Rutherford County Office Building, 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton at 6 p.m.
 
Wednesday, October 30
Senior Center: scavenger hunt, write your lifestory.
 
Thursday, October 31
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Senior Center: birthday recognition, just dance, wear black and orage day.
 
Friday, November 1
Senior Friday at Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure from 10:30 – 2. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
The 3 B's (Big, Black and Beautiful) at Isothermal Community Collge in Spindale at 8 p.m. Tickets $15 pre-sale and $18 at the door. For tickets, Ulysses D. Miller 646-294-1899, George Miller Jr. 828-223-8451, Mary gist 828-447-0208, Music City 828-245-1701. A Carver High School All Class Alumni Association Event.
 
The Rutherford County Shag Club will dance in the Forest City Diner dance room at 8 p.m. Buffet dinner will be available at 7 p.m. Free beginner lessons for club members beginning November 4. For info call 287-9228. 
 
Saturday, November 2
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport, noon until 3 p.m., weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike.
 
Lost Playwrights will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. at Gardner-Webb University, in room 160 in the Tucker Student Center. All persons interested in any aspect of theatre or professional writing are encouraged to attend. The meeting is open and free of charge.
 
Baby and Me Club for Siblings: from 10 to 11 a.m., 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.
 
Monday, November 4
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
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.
 
Pink Ladies Support Group: First Monday of every month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer; for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Tuesday, November 5
Childbirth Education Class: Tuesdays for four weeks, 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.
 
Thursday, November 7
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Nutrition During Cancer Treatment: First Thursday of each month at 1 p.m., Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation; presented by Rutherford Regional dietitians; to register for the class, call 828-245-4596. 
 
Friday, November 8
The Celtic Tenors in concert: at 7:30 p.m., Isothermal Community College’s Performing Arts Center; presented by Rutherford Regional Health Foundation, sponsored in part by Rutherford Radiological Associates; tickets are $25 to $30, and proceeds benefit Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center. For tickets, call 828-286-9990 or visitFoundationshows.org.
 
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.  
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays. Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays also or by request. Call 828-625-1042 for appointment.
 
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport, noon until 3 p.m., weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike.
 
Monday, November 11
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
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.
 
Look Good, Feel Better: 2 p.m., Cancer Resource Center; specially-trained cosmetologists teach women techniques to cope with skin changes and hair loss as they undergo treatment for cancer; to pre-register, call 828- 245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com or Debbie.buchanan@cancer.org.
 
Thursday, November 14
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Diabetes Health Event:  Recognizing American Diabetes Month; at 6 pm at Rutherford Regional Medical Center in the Norris Biggs Classroom. Special Speaker: Dr. Terry Kersey, Cardiologist. No registration required. Free to community.  For more information call the Diabetes Department at (828) 286-5062.
 
Saturday, November 16
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport, noon until 3 p.m., weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike.
 
Monday, November 18
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
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.
 
Survivin’ Cancer Support Group: Third Monday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for anyone who has heard the words “you have cancer;” for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Thursday, November 19
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.
 
Thursday, November 21
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
$5 Jewelry and accessories sale: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 22, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Norris Biggs Classroom at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; proceeds presented by Rutherford Regional’s Auxiliary to RRHS for patient care services; for information, call 828-286-5338. 
 
Saturday, November 23
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport, noon until 3 p.m., weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike.
 
One-Day Childbirth Education Class: from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; free for families having their babies at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; registration is required; call Lucy Calhoun, 828-286-5065, or e-mail lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com to confirm class dates and times and to register.
 
Saturday, November 23
Ellenboro Fiddlers' and Bluegrass Convention at Ellenboro School Gymtorium, 813 Piney Mountain Church Road in Ellenboro at 6:30 p.m. Adults $8, Children under 10 $1. Barbecue Supper from 4 p.m. until - Adults $8, 6-12 $4, 5 and under free.
 
Monday, November 25
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
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.
 
Thursday, November 28
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Saturday, November 30
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport, noon until 3 p.m., weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike.
 
Monday, December 2
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Pink Ladies Support Group: First Monday of every month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer; for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Thursday, December 5
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Friday, December 6
Senior Friday at Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure from 10:30 – 2. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
Saturday, December 7
Christmas with the King - A tribute to Elvis: Travis Powell live in concert at 7 p.m. at The Performing Arts Foundation at ICC. Sponsored by Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Association and Johnny Rockstar Entertainment. Houseseats $25, Meet and Greet Seats $35. Box Seats $50. Group Rates (10 or more) $20 each (house seats only). Ticket info 704-481-9535 or michellecrka@aol.com.
 
Monday, December 9
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
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.  
 
Monday, December 16
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Monday, December 23
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Monday, December 30
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.