Community Calendar: April 26, 2014

Apr. 26, 2014 @ 07:30 AM

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Saturday, April 26

Country Breakfast Fundraiser: The Whitehouse Community Center will be hosting its first country breakfast of the year from 7-10 a.m.; 5408 Painters Gap Road in Union Mills; adults are $5, children ages 6-12 are $2.50 and children 6 and under are free; everything is made from scratch including sausage, liver mush, applesauce, jams and more; for more information contact Kerrie Hillman at 828-738-8437.

44th Annual Kiwanis Auction/Bake Sale: The Kiwanis Club of Rutherfordton will hold its annual auction and bake sale from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.; City Public Works Garage, 131 Washington Street in Rutherfordton.

Rutherford County Humane Society (RCHS) Plant Sale: Selection of flowering baskets, small bedding plants and tomato and pepper plants 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.

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.

30th Anniversary of Pioneer Day: Food, music, crafts, kid's activities and historical programs beginning 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Mountain Gateway Museum, 102 Water Street in Old Fort, NC; for more information call 828-668-9259, email or visit

2nd Annual Chase FFA Alumni Farm Day: Event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m., rain or shine; check out antique farm equipment, a silent auction, good eatin', live music, barnyard animals, tractors and trucks, master trades and beekeeping; the fun takes place at Chase High School; admission is free.

Young at Heart: Meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Tri-City Cafeteria in Forest City.

Ride for Iceman: Benefit motorcycle ride and live auction for Phillip Walker, a.k.a. "Iceman," who was in a motorcycle accident; ride starts at 11 a.m. at the Rutherford County Moose Lodge; $10 for single riders and $15 for double riders; hot dogs and all the fixings for participants; for more information contact Bruce and Shannon Bradley at 828-453-9635 or 828-429-4236.

Annie Mae Watkins Foundation Annual Golf Tournament: Beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Meadowbrook Golf Course; cost is $60 per player or $300 for a team sponsorship; all proceeds will go to help the homeless and for a scholarship sponsored by the foundation; to sign up, email foundation president Tanis Watkins at or call the golf course at 828-863-2690.

Lanier Library Poetry Festival: Daylong event in Tryon featuring writing workshops, readings and signings by noted poets including Cathy Smith Bowers, George Bilgere and Elizabeth Cox; luncheon with keynote speakers and winners of library's annual Sidney Lanier Poetry Competition announced; for more information or to sign up for workshops, call 828-859-9535 or visit

Lost Playwrights of Western North Carolina: Meeting from 2-4 p.m. at Village Coffee on Oak Street in Forest City; all persons interested in any aspect of theatre or creative writing are encouraged to attend.

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.

Lil Roy and Lizzy Show: Performance at the Ellenboro Elementary School beginning at 7 p.m.; tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door; Lil Roy, who formerly sang with The Lewis Family, started the Lil Roy and Lizzy Show in 2009; for more information or for tickets call 289-3993.

Sunday, April 27

Half-Price Sale: Chase Corner Ministries is having a half-price sale on all clothing; sale runs through Wednesday, April 30.

3rd Annual So-Mo Dis-Go: Disc golf tournament designed for church youth groups; located at South Mountain Christian Camp; begins at 1:30 p.m. with free lunch for all players; 18-hold tournament begins at 2 p.m.; longest throw competition and putting contest; the camp executive director, Steve Collins, will lead a Bible devotional at 5 p.m.; entry fee is $2 per person; call 828-245-3322 for more information.

Tate MacQueen's Bus Stop Tour & Voter Registration Drive: Event will be located outside the Main Street Meetings Building, 108 East Main Street in Forest City, beginning at 2 p.m.; appearance by Lisa Harris Bralley, candidate House featured speaker.