Community Calendar: April 9, 2014

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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Thursday, April 10

Mastectomy Fittings: Every other Thursday at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith's Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment call 828-245-4596.

Free Small Business Center Seminar: Taxes for Small Businesses with Dan Thomas; held from 6-9 p.m. at Isothermal Community College, Communication Technology Building, Room 108; small business taxation will be discussed in depth during this seminar; to register, contact Dee Spurlin at 828-395-1416 or

Friday, April 11

Youth Empowerment Annual Fish Fry: Fish, hot dogs, fries, potato salad, desserts and more at Youth Empowerment, located on Sparks Drive behind Bojangles in Forest City; event begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.; plates are $9 and all proceeds benefit Youth Empowerment; to pre-order a plate call 828-288-1021 or email

Superhero Night: Join KidSenses for a night of superheroes; kids can come dressed as their favorite superhero and make their own superhero jet packs; the fun begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m.; event is free with paid admission to the museum.

Saturday, April 12

RIMA Pavement Pounder 5K: Fourth annual race to benefit Relay For Life of Rutherford County; race starts at 8 a.m. with early registration from 6:30-7:30 a.m.; race will be held at Rutherford Internal Medicine Assoc., 181 Daniel Road in Forest City; online registration is available at; for more information call Janine Clapp at 980-487-2477 or email

Bostic Lincoln Spring Festival: All-day free entertainment beginning at 10 a.m. at the Bostic Lincoln Center; open house 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., food and craft vendors, student art show, Lincoln Hill tour, antique cars and more; egg hunt for children 6 and under and egg race for children 7-12 from 12:15-1:15 p.m.; gospel soloist Billy Hodges performing at 1:15 p.m. and performance of "Nancy Hanks, Bondwoman" at 2:15 p.m.; for a complete schedule of events, call 828-245-9800 or visit

Pet Parade: Trinity Christian School presents its inaugural Pet Parade on its campus, beginning at 10 a.m.; pet contests for best trick, best voice, best smooch and more start at 11:30 a.m.; a BBQ lunch will be served 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; a 40th Anniversary Celebration begins at noon and will include a silent auction, live entertainment and special dedication ceremony; a portion of the proceeds will benefit Rutherford County Animal Shelters; for more information visit or call 828-286-3900.

All-Star Cheer Placement Clinic: Anyone already involved in the competitive cheerleading squad or interested in joining are welcome; clinic begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m.; IGA Adventure Center, 340 Industrial Park Road in Rutherfordton; the squad is for girls ages 6-18; for more information call 288-3547.

April Showers Bring May Flowers: Join KidSenses for an "April Showers Bring May Flowers" celebration; create rainbow crafts and handprint flowers in the Creation Station; after the crafts, kids will work together to conduct a rain cloud experiment; the fun begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.; event is free with paid admission to the museum.

Community Candlelit Vigil: Help bring awareness to child abuse in the county at a vigil beginning at 6:30 p.m.; courthouse lawn in Rutherfordton.