Community News, December 6, 2012

Dec. 06, 2012 @ 12:48 AM

 

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and the PATH Shelter are in desperate need of old cell phones to be given to victims of domestic violence. If you have cell phones that are not being used, please contact Detective Jamie Keever at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office at 828-287-6084.
 
Bennett Classics Antique Auto Museum is a Designated Toys for Tots drop off
Located at 241 Vance St. Forest City, NC  828-247-1767
 
Rutherford County Library Society is holding a raffle for two Kindle Fire HDs. One will be given away at Haynes Branch and one at Main Branch at noon Monday, Dec. 10. Tickets may be purchased at both branches and are $2 each or three for $5. Proceeds will go into the general fund to be used to support the libraries. 
 
Silent auction: Yokefellow Service Center, now through Dec. 1 at 4 pm. Auction winners will be notified by phone and do not have to be present to win. To view auction items and rules visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/YokefellowServiceCenter. Bids can be accepted only in Yokefellow’s Thrift Store.
 
Advance Care Planning: Sessions consist of individualized assistance with understanding the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Sessions are free. Call Joey Revis at 245-0095 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
 
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. 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.
 
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.
 
Thursday, December 6
16th Annual Festival of Trees: from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Carolina Event & Conference Center. An event that offers people an end-of-year opportunity to
support patient care and a perfect way to honor or memorialize loved ones during the holidays. Ornament order forms are available at the CECC and online at www.hospiceofrutherford.org. Call 245-0095 for more information.
 
Extended Hour Christmas Sale: Yokefellow Service Center, from 6 to 8 p.m. Everything in store will be half-price. Cash, credit, and debit accepted. No checks, please. 
 
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
 
Girl Scout Spaghetti Dinner: at First Baptist Church in Forest City from 5 to 7 p.m.; $5 adult, $3 child; proceeds split between Girl Scout Council and Troop 20166.
 
Christmas Tree Lighting Extravaganza at KidSenses: Create your very own edible Christmas tree and create beautiful Christmas ornaments! Fun begins at 5:30.  Christmas Tree lighting at 6:30!
 
Music at the Mills: Supper at 6 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. featuring Single Hollow Congregational Choir &, Homegrown
 
Saturday, December 8
Blood Drive: Cliffside Masonic Lodge from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; call 429-0212 for appointment; chance to win $1,000 gift card; breakfast provided.
 
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.
 
20th Annual Holiday Tour: featuring the home of Greg and Kally Dotson; Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.; welcome center at Rutherfordton Elementary; $8 advance. $10 at the door. Tickets at Fireside Books Forest City, Vassey Hemphill Spindale, Spindazzle inside Spindale Drug and Monograms and More Rutherfordton. Sponsored by Family Resources.
 
Wintry Wreath Workshop at KidSenses: Using your handprint and colorful strips of paper, you will become a wreath making pro! The workshop fun will begin at 11.
 
Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic: Noon until 1 p.m. at Thunder Road Animal Hospital, 827 Thunder Road, Spindale; Rabies shots: 1-yr. $12 and 3-yr $14. Other discounted vaccines available.
 
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.
 
Monday, December 10
Rutherford Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. at The First Baptist Church on Main Street in Rutherfordton. Members and visitors welcome. For info call 625-2484.
 
Tuesday, December 11
The Cover to Cover Book Club will meet at 6 pm at The Forest City Diner to discuss "On Folly Beach" by Karen White. All are welcome!
 
American Legion Post 74 will hold the regular meeting. Dinner at 6 p.m.; meeting to follow. Legion riders will meet following legion meeting; Chuck Brooks, Commander, 287-1294
 
Wednesday, December 12
The Blood Connection will be conducting a blood drive in the front parking lot of the  Rutherford Health Department from 8 AM - 4 PM.  Please call Brandi Saine at 287-6124 to make an appointment.
 
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 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
 
Music at the Mills: Supper at 6 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. featuring Most Wanted Bluegrass
 
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 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.
 
Monday, December 17
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 
 
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.
 
Blood Drive: Chase High School, 1603 Chase High Rd., Forest City, from 8 a.m. ‑ 1:30 p.m.; Free tshirt to all donors!
 
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
 
Widow/Widower’s Lunch Bunch: from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Ryan’s in Forest City
for anyone in the community who has lost a spouse. This is a dutch treat lunch and participants must register in order to reserve lunch. Call Travis Smith at 245-0095 for more information.
 
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.