Community Calendar: April 17, 2014

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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Thursday, April 17

Beach Bingo: Lane's Hog Heaven BBQ bingo from 6-8 p.m.; cards are .50 cents each per game; all proceeds go to the Community Pet Center.

Free Small Business Center Seminar: Three-hour course on Financing Your Small Business from start to success, led by Nick Hawks; helping business owners determine financing needs to start and make a business successful; seminar is 6-9 p.m. at Isothermal Community College, Communication Technology Building, Room 108; to register or for more information contact Dee Spurlin at 828-395-1416 or

Friday, April 18

Ice Cream Night at KidSenses: Come enjoy homemade ice cream and design ice cream crafts in the Creation Station; the fun begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m.; event is free with paid admission to the museum.

Art by Young Artists: Work on display at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center from artists in the ongoing afternoon classes taught by artist Judy Ockert; exhibit runs through May 3; the center is located at 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.; for information on the display call 828-288-5009.

Yarn Lovers Open Studio: For anyone working with yarn, Friday's from 10 a.m. until noon at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center, 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; free for members of the artists guild and $5 per session for non-members; for more information call 828-288-5009.

Music at the Mills: Free live bluegrass music by Virginia-based Clinch Mountain Misfits; doors open at 5 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m.; Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road in Union Mills; for more information call 828-748-7956.

Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser: Beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m.; Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road in Union Mills; plates are $5 per person; free music from 7-9 p.m.; for more information call 828-748-7956.

Saturday, April 19

When Seconds Count CPR Class: Instructors with the Isothermal Community College EMS program offering a special CPR class to help prepare people for emergencies; class runs from 8 a.m.-noon at the Rutherford Learning Center, housed in the old Rutherfordton Elementary School; students will receive a CPR card with the training; cost is $30 and to sign up contact Jerry Hinson at 828-395-1766 or Chris St. Clair at 828-395-4203.

Shooting for a Cure: Relay for Life benefit at Old Hickory Rifle & Pistol Club, Gun Club Road in Bostic; event begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.; handgun competition and shotgun trap games; bring your own shotgun, pistol and ammo; shotgun ammo will be available for purchase; hotdogs and hamburgers will be for sale; sponsored by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, Butler's Jewelry & Loan and the Old Hickory Rifle & Pistol Club.

Easter Eggstravaganza: Join KidSenses for its Easter Eggstravaganza and Discovery Garden Grand Re-Opening; kids can participate in an Easter egg hunt in the garden at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.; there will also be an egg drop contest using real eggs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; event is free with paid admission to the museum.

Rutherford County Humane Society (RCHS) Plant Sale: Nice selection of flowering baskets and hanging ferns for sale at Autumn Lanes Bowling Alley, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; live music from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. featuring Phil Ruff and his band Carolina and Pacific playing a mix of classic rock and Americana music; animals will be available for adoption at event; all proceeds benefit animals at the RCHS; for more information call 980-4000.

Carolina Faith Riders Fourth Annual Cruise-in: Blessing of the bikes and fan-voted bike show beginning at 11 a.m. at the Rutherford County Moose Lodge, 548 East U.S. Highway 74B in Bostic; blessing at 1 p.m. and bike show awards at 2 p.m.; music by Blood Bought, food, drinks and door prizes; for more information call 828-289-1944.

Blood Drive: Community Blood Center of the Carolinas blood drive from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; McDonald's in Spindale located at 456 West Main Street.

Easter Egg Hunt: Mary B. Mullen Bible Camp, Inc. hosting third annual Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.; 1900 Freemantown Road in Lake Lure; games, egg rolls, egg toss, spoon relay and more; prizes and refreshments; in case of inclement weather, event will be moved to St. John Missionary Baptist Church around the corner from the camp; for more information call Dianne at 625-8588 or Willie Mae at 625-9194.

American Legion District Meeting: American Legion Post 74 will host a district meeting at Legion Post 406 Boss More Road in Caroleen; members of Post 74 and Post 423 invited to attend; will be electing a new 23rd District Commander and officers; lunch at noon and meeting at 1 p.m.

Easter Egg Drop: All children ages 12 and under are invited to Gilkey Community Center for an Easter egg drop; the fun begins at 12:30 p.m.; three golden eggs will be included in the drop, and whoever finds them will each win a prize; refreshments will be available; for more information call 828-286-1172.

American Legion Flag Disposal: American Legion Post 74 will hold a flag disposal at noon at the Legion Hut, 947 U.S. Highway 221S in Rutherfordton; anyone with a flag to dispose of can drop it off at the flag drop box at Wal-Mart or take it by the Legion Hut and place it in the container on the patio; for more information contact Commander Chuck Brooks at 828-287-1294.

19th Annual Barbecue Supper: BBQ pork, chicken, slaw, baked beans and hushpuppies at Hopewell Hollis Community Clubhouse; supper begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.; adults are $9 and children 6-12 are $5; for more information call Tim Callahan at 704-519-7640.

Rutherford County Humane Society (RCHS) Thrift Shop Sale: Half-price sale on all furniture today only; shop located at 305 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure, across from Apple Valley Golf Course; all proceeds benefit animals at the RCHS; for more information call 447-3280.

Sunday, April 20

Easter Service and Egg Drop: Element Church will hold its annual Easter Service and children's egg drop beginning at 10 a.m. at McNair Stadium in Forest City; thousands of prize-filled eggs will be dropped from a helicopter following the service.